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cooking class

Take Home Cooking To The Next Level

cooking class

Take Home Cooking To The Next Level

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
cooking class

Take Home Cooking To The Next Level

cooking class

Take Home Cooking To The Next Level

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Our goal will be broken up into two concepts: creating consistent cooking practices and elevating your home cooking with simple techniques. Most of cooking is pretty straightforward across the board; through this experience we will demonstrate a ton of different techniques you can use in multiple settings. INTRO: -I will introduce myself and the experience and take a moment to meet each other. -Menu will be introduced, will go over recipes and any questions anyone may have. -We talk safety + sanitation, the two first most important ingredients to cooking. PART 2: TECHNIQUES -I will break down the techniques we will be learning, how/when to use them best. Here are examples of techniques we will go over: +knife cuts +seasoning with acidity +mise en place +searing/basting meat properly +one-pot wonders +using all five senses +dehydrators/sous-vide +smart storage +clean as you go +perfect purees +brining/dry-rubbing PART 3: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER -From here we will take everything we have prepped thus far and get it all ready to share with each other. We will demo all the different cooking techniques "a la minute" and will take turns executing plates for our meal. -We will go over setup procedures that will make cleanup an easy and seamless process. (Winter Menu: tomato bruchetta, winter citrus salad, pan-seared steak, fennel chicken, roasted seasonal vegetables, cookies)

Your host

Learn more about Virgil

Virgil

My journey as a chef began very modestly. I was pretty nervous when I began at my first fine dining restaurant, however after finding my niche in cooking I quickly used my talents to conquer every kitchen I came across. I worked through every hot line in Sacramento to make my way up the ranks in SF. I learned everything I could, including front of house work: bartender, sommelier, management, it all became seamless work for me. It was in 2019 when I realized what my industry was missing and how I am able to utilize my talents to help those around me thrive. I created Our Friends Career Development, a nonprofit dedicated to job training and job placement in the restaurant industry. I educate our workers and cultivate their work ethic in a way they can create opportunities for themselves. Needless to say, I love to teach.

What's included

Food
Tomato Bruchetta Pan Seared Steak Fennel Chicken Winter Citrus Salad Roasted Seasonal Vegetables Cookies
Drinks
N/A beverages provided

Where you'll be

This experience will take place in my home in Midtown, Sacramento. My place is easy to get to by car (street parking available) uber, or lyft.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should be prepared to face any fear they have in the kitchen.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Virgil
Take Home Cooking To The Next Level
New experience
$69/person
New experience
$69/person