Cooking Classes in Metro Orlando
Let’s have a cooking class in your home or mine?
I provide 3 hour classes according to your schedule anywhere in metro Orlando.
Why not have a small group of friends, couples or just yourself, and have some fun cooking with Lynn!
What does a cooking lesson consist of?
- Pick from 4 different menus (or a menu can be customized to your needs.)
- Each menu includes an appetizer, main course, side dish, and a dessert.
- Each person learns how to cook and put together the complete meal, and then we sit down to eat!
Cooking Class Examples
Below are just a few ideas from our cooking classes. We also create menus for classes according to your tastes and dietary needs.
Sample of Appetizers:
- Boursin Stuffed Tomatoes with Pistachio Nuts
- Bacon Wrapped Scallops or Shrimp
- Olive Tapenade with Naked Pita Chips
- Artichoke, Cherry Tomato, and Black Olive Skewers
Sample of Main Course:
- Chicken, Mushroom, Sun dried Tomatoes with Noodles
- London Broil with French Cream Sauce
- Rack of Lamb with Honey Mint Dressing
- Chicken with Mustard-Citrus Sauce
Sample of Side Dishes:
- Lynn’s Special Salad
- Lynn’s Fabulous Potatoes
- Steamed Broccoli
- Risotto with Kalamata Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Asiago Cheese
Sample of Desserts:
- Fresh Fruit in season & Cheese Kebobs
- Lava Cake
- Mocha Shortbread
- Berries and Cream Dessert Triangles
More About Our Cooking Classes
The cooking classes we offer are not to learn fancy techniques; it is about learning how to put a complete meal together, inspiring, combining flavors, herbs, and learning how to eat healthy. Healthy cooking doesn’t mean that you have to become a gourmet chef or invest in expensive cookware. You can use basic cooking techniques to prepare food in healthy ways.
In addition to the cooking classes, you’ll learn “Herbs 101”. Fresh herbs can alter and enhance the flavor of any dish. To chefs, they’re basic ingredients. To novices, they’re intimidating. It can be tough to identify herbs and even more difficult to know how to us them.
Using healthy cooking techniques, you can cut fat and calories. Consider, for instance, that each tablespoon (about 14g) of oil you use when frying adds 14 grams of fat and more than 100 calories. To put it in perspective – a healthy adult eating a 1,800 calorie diet should have no more than about 70 grams of fat a day. By switching to roasting, you not only eliminate added oil but also allow any fat in the food to drip away.
Just as important as eating healthy is to study your food labels. Food and ingredient decisions are more difficult than ever. In our cooking class you’ll learn how food companies often misrepresent or mislead us into buying products with little or no nutritional value. The food label is where you go for the real information. Use it to compare products and discover what they truly contain so you can make healthier choices.
Learning how to have a well-stocked kitchen is all part of the process. When you don’t have the right ingredients in the house, it’s hard to eat well. In our cooking class you’ll learn how to keep a well stocked pantry, fridge, condiments, and freezer. All of this gives you options to pull together a variety of delicious and wholesome meals in a pinch.