Our cooking classes introduce a number of fundamental techniques, including menu-planning and plating, basic butchery, preparation of sauces and purees, and a demonstration of key dessert techniques.
But it’s not all work! As part of your class, the kitchen brigade will prepare a delicious three-course meal for you to sit back and enjoy.
Cooking classes run three hours.
Session One (45 min)
You are introduced to the chefs and given a tour of the Bearfoot Bistro kitchen. Everyone is assigned to a personal workstation and provided with a Bearfoot Bistro apron.
Our pastry chef will introduce you to a selection of basic dessert techniques and show how simple plating skills can create an elegant and sophisticated look.
Session Two (45 min)
Preparation of first course: you learn the basics of emulsions and light flavor combinations, and how important portion control and plating style are to a successful first course.
Session Three (45 min)
Preparation of main course: after an introduction to basic butchery, learn how to cook protein to temperature and the fundamentals of making perfect sauces and purees. The importance of butter at each stage will become clear.
Session Four (45 min)
Sit back, relax and allow our chefs to prepare your three-course meal.
We offer a choice of two menus with optional wine pairings (price does not include instructor cost):
Menu $68 per person/ Wine Pairing $55 per person
grilled mushroom salad, wild mushroom arancini, pecorino, truffle mayo
pan-seared wild salmon, citrus beurre blanc, celeriac puree, green beans, roasted almonds
frozen nougat, passion fruit caramel, exotic fruit salsa
Menu $88 per person/ Wine Pairing $75 per person
seared scallop, green pea and chorizo risotto, cajun oil
seared beef tenderloin, butternut squash puree, roasted pemberton beets, brussels sprout leaves, hazelnuts, red wine jus
warm chocolate tart, chocolate chantilly, chocolate streusel
Executive Chef Melissa Craig $1000
Sous Chef $300
Cooking Class Instructional Balance:
Every class requires 1 Chef and 1 Sous Chef.
For every additional 10 guests, 1 additional Sous Chef is required.