I will teach you how to cook delicious home-style or gourmet meals at a fraction of the cost dining out.
Tinta de Toro brings years of culinary experience to you in a casual atmosphere.
For the investment you will learn a life long skill of how to cook. No longer will you have to spend all your money on dining out or frozen dinners.
You will learn to cook, hands on gaining valuable knife skills and cooking techniques. At the end of class you will get to dine on the dishes you and your fellow classmates make in class. You will have the opportunity to learn knife skills and how to cook with the best equipment and kitchen appliances. You will receive detailed and easy to read recipes; lecture and instruction on use of ingredients and equipment.
Cooking class is limited to 6 participants, which are the smallest cooking classes in town. You will benefit from the personal, one on one instruction and adequate space to cook safely.
As of November 2012, Tinta De Toro is offering private instruction at your home. As I always say "I have equipment and travel". This is a great opportunity to learn to cook in the element you are comfortable with, your own kitchen. We can personalize the cooking class to fit your skill levels and food interests.
With adequate notice, I am able to rent co-op kitchen space for larger parties. Please call or e-mail me for more details to personalize your own private cooking class. You will have the opportunity to choose your own menus and recipes.
The Beginners and Intermediate Cooking Class series are offered at Chefs Catalog Outlet Store, in Colorado Springs, on Thursday nights. Please see the cooking class schedule page for the updated cooking class schedule for Tinta De Toro.
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Cooking Class Overviews:
Now a look at some of the classes I offer year round:
This class is perfect for those just starting out in the kitchen, even children. No experience is necessary. I will teach you the cooking techniques and knife skills to be successful in your kitchen.
Recipes are created to incorporate all types of cooking styles and techniques, from boiling and broiling to braising and baking. A combination of cooking and baking will be covered in each class and recipes are provided.
Sample beginners class menus:
Italian Cooking with pasta with sauces-Traditional Bolognese or marinara
Greek Cooking with Grilled Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki and Hummus
Oven Fried Chicken with Homemade Mac and Cheese, Brownies for dessert
Roasted Chicken, French vegetable soup and homemade biscuits
Mexican Fiesta, featuring green chili
Intermediate Class is geared more to the “seasoned” home cook, those with some cooking experience and knife skills.
Gourmet recipes created with ingredients like beef tenderloin, lamb and veal accompany detailed cooking techniques. This is a great follow up to beginners cooking.
Sample Intermediate Menus:
Hand Made Pasta and Tortallini with decadent Fonduta Sauce
Leg of Lamb and Lamb Chops with delicious side dishes Rib Roast (a.k.a prime rib)
Chicken breasts stuffed with artichokes and sundried tomatoes
Cooking Class Payment Policy:
A deposit is required at time of booking.
All Cancellations require 72 hours notice for full refund.
Payment by cash or check only please.
Private Cooking Class Payment Policy:
Private Parties are welcome. Please contact me to discuss your own special menu and prices.
All Private Parties will require a $100 down payment due at time of booking and remainder due on day of class. You will be invoiced for the balance.
Learn to cook hands on in your own kitchen.
You will create a delicious meal of your choosing that you and your guests will have great fun preparing.
Private In home Cooking Classes:
Food Cost plus $35 per hour for instruction, menu planning and shopping.
Number of participants in Cooking Classes in your home is limited to amount of space available to safely conduct class.