January 14 (Monday) 6:30 pm - February 11 (Monday) 9:00 pm
Parkside Community College
Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH
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Brief Description: This course will show you how to produce dishes that will earn you compliments whilst building your confidence in the kitchen. A typical cookery evening will commence with the
This course will show you how to produce dishes that will earn you compliments whilst building your confidence in the kitchen. A typical cookery evening will commence with the tutor providing a demonstration of the recipe that you will be cooking, this usually take 30 minutes. During the demonstration they will provide pointers such as knife skills and kitchen safety. Once the demonstration is complete you will have the chance to sample the dish. Then it is your time to cook at your own pace, your tutor is very much hands on and will guide you from start to finish.
Once you have finished cooking and cleaned and washed down, the following weeks recipe is handed out so as you can obtain the ingredients in plenty of time for the following weeks lesson. Each lesson is a total of 2 and a half hours long.
The dishes to be made over the 5 weeks are:
● Deboning plaice/ fish fumet/ spicy fish soup with vermicelli.
● Egg battered sardines/ mackerel escabeche & parsley sauté potatoes.
● Mozzarella, tomato basil grilled stuffed calamari & red quinoa.
● Monkfish, prawns, mussels & clams paella.
● Cod & tomato olive tapenade, broad bean and chorizo mash.
You will need to bring a dishcloth, tea towel and containers to take your food home in.
The lessons are run on an informal basis, which is fun to do whilst learning some new recipes and techniques.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed.
By the end of the 5-week course participants will have the opportunity to:
● Learn and improve practical skills.
● Help to build confidence and enjoyment in cooking.
● Understand the benefits in eating fish and seafood more often they are among the healthiest foods in the world, high in protein, low in fat, rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which are very important for your body and brain.
● Distinguish between wild and farmed fish/ seafood.
● Understand the importance of health and safety in the kitchen.
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:
You will be given an ingredients list weekly and will be asked to bring the ingredients for the following week’s recipe at a cost of between £5 to £10 (max) weekly.
For the first session you will need to bring:
£4.00 for ingredients – paid directly to the tutor. An apron, Tea Towel, Dish Cloth. You will also need to bring a container to take cooked goods home.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
The college offers lots of exciting cookery classes throughout the year.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
Joao MartinsI have been working in the Hotel and Catering business all over the world for the last 40 years. I have a vast experience of real gourmet dining. I have been involved in planning and organising large Catering for the last 2 years at Cambridge Assessment, where I am part of a team, as a Senior Chef to provide excellent food and service for 2500 people daily.