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Team Cooking Program

Improve your group's dynamic or stage a memorable party with one of our made-to-order cooking classes. These lively classes encourage teamwork and cook up delicious fun for participants young and old. We use cooking as a way to encourage and improve collaborative effort and team building to create a unique learning experience.

Before entering the kitchen, we organize a series of activities and workshops that hone team skills to enhance communication, collaboration, and effectiveness. They focus on team planning, effective use of resources, leadership, and recognition of team and individual accomplishments

The team format is a lunch or dinner where cooking is part of the entertainment, these special events are great for corporate team building, as well as, personal celebrations, such as birthdays, anniversaries, bridal showers, and special reunions.

Our staff is prepared for both the eager novice and the experienced home cook or professional. A typical party runs 2 ½ to 3 hours including hor d' oeuvres, a sit down, full service three-course dinner where all enjoy the meal that they have just made.

Equipment and Kitchen Tools:
You may bring your own knives to the class, however, we provide all the equipment and tools that you need. Our kitchen is outfitted with an array of top-quality kitchen tools including authentic Mexican comales, molinos and other items. We recommend that you wear comfortable, casual clothing, for safety students should wear closed-toe shoes for all classes. You will receive a recipe for every dish prepared in class.

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Cooking Classes

Palo Alto Adult SchoolPlease join Chef Ron at some of the finest culinary programs in the Bay Area and beyond. The programs provide the opportunity for you to become a celebrity in the kitchens of the top culinary schools. Please select on the class listing below for a complete information on this class.

 

New Classes Offered Location

BAKING AND PASTRY 101 - Wednesday January 12, 2011
Instructor: Ron Kent

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This is a great course for those of you who hesitate when it comes tomaking pastries or baked goods. We will learn in this evening how to make perfect doughs - Pate Brisee and Pate Choux. The menu will include Tarte Tatin, Market Fresh Pear Frangipane, Lemon Chess Tart, Chocolate Eclairs and Profiteroles. You must bring containers for this class!

One session 6:30–9 p.m.

Palo Alto High School; Rm 103 • $50

ARTISAN SOUPS AND BREADS - Wednesday February 16, 2011
Instructor: Ron Kent

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Learn to make perfectly prepared soups and the secrets to successfully working with yeast, shaping and baking artisan breads. On the menu: Roast Butternut Squash Soup, Vegan and Gluten Free Tomato Soup, Fresh Corn Soup with Chipotle. Herbed Focaccia and Walnut Bread.

One session 6:30–9 p.m.

Palo Alto High School; Rm 103 • $50

OAXACAN ANTOJITOS - Wednesday February 23, 2011
Instructor: Zaida Kent

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Diverse regional wonders. Zaida Kent, a native Oaxaqueña, helps you master authentic antojitos all made with fresh stone ground masa. Corn Tortillas a Mano, Memelas, Empanadas with Amarillo and Chicken and other Oaxacan specialties. Some other items on the Menu will be Atole Blanco and Champurrado, the pre-Colombian drinks made of corn and
chocolate. Black Beans and Mexican Rice will be offered to round out the meal.

One session 6:30–9 p.m.

Palo Alto High School; Rm 103 • $50

MEXICAN STREET FOOD Wednesday March 30, 2011
Instructor: Ron Kent www.oaxacankitchenmobile.com

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Eating is far and away the most popular pastime in Mexico. You can find street vendors preparing fresh food from the tiniest Pueblos to major metropolitan Cities . Tonight, Chef Ron Kent will introduce a menu of some of the most popular casual dishes in Mexico. Memelas - hand pressed Corn Tortilla topped with Black Beans, Mole Negro, Queso Fresco, Cabbage, Guacamole, and Salsa; Chorizo and Potato Molotes with Black Bean Puree, Queso Fresco and guacamole; Local Fish Ceviche; Tacos de Carnitas; and of course Churros, the Mexican Classic! Agua de Jamaica the refreshing, floral, hibiscus drink will be served.

One session 6:30–9 p.m.

Palo Alto High School; Rm 103 • $50

FISH BASICS Thursday April 7, 2011
Instructor: Ron Kent www.oaxacankitchenmobile.com

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Tonight, students learn proper purchasing, storing and handling of fresh fish. We will show how to filet and remove bones from a whole fish, and practice a variety of cooking techniques including baking, pan seared, roasting, grilling and frying. Crispy Pan Fried Fish Fillets with a Fresh Herb Remoulade; Black Cod with a Miso Glaze served with Stir Fried Bok Choy; Pan Seared Seasonal Fish with Moroccan Glaze and Couscous; Baja Fish Tacos; Grilled Salmon Salad with market fresh Vegetables and Lemonette.

One session 6:30–9 p.m.

Palo Alto High School; Rm 103 • $50

AN EVENING IN OAXACAIn Spanish Wednesday April 27, 2011
Instructor: Zaida Kent www.oaxacanfoods.com

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Oaxaca City is located in Southern Mexico. Oaxaca, known for its complex Moles and naturally gluten free delicacies, is the culinary epicenter of Mexico. Tonight, Zaida Kent, a native Oaxaqueña will teach you how to make and enjoy the following: Chicken Pozole; Enchiladas with Mole Coloradito and Roast Vegetables; Roast Butternut Squash Tamale with Fresh Corn, Zucchini and Guajillo Salsa; Mexican Rice and Oaxacan Black Beans and Agua de Horchata.

One session 6:30–9 p.m.

Palo Alto High School; Rm 103 • $50

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA Wednesday May 4, 2011
Instructor: Zaida Kent www.oaxacanfoods.com

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Cinco de Mayo is one of Mexico’s most beloved holidays, celebrate the victory with a traditional Mexican meal: Mole Verde with Pork, fresh off of the comal (griddle): various styles of Tacos and Quesadillas. Learn how to make classic Salsas and Guacamole with fresh Tortillas.

One session 6:30–9 p.m.

Palo Alto High School; Rm 103 • $50

Palo Alto Adult School
50 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650.329.3752
Fax: 650.329.8515
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