Savory Eats By Beth Cooking Lessons
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Beth was a pleasure to work with and really made the cooking lesson an enjoyable experience for me and my children. The food we cooked together came out delicious and I have been using her recipes since. I look forward to getting more lessons from Beth in the future!Apr 9, 2019Verified
Beth is the consummate professional. She is a wonderful chef and a lovely, approachable person. I always felt comfortable asking questions. The cooking class was fun and useful! My favorite tips were how to properly clean leeks, how to bread fish so that the breading doesn’t fall off when cooked , and how to chop like a pro. I highly recommend Beth’s classes for small and large groups. She is a talented chef and teacher!!Oct 9, 2018
I’ve been the fortunate recipient of Chef Beth’s cooking on numerous occasions and can assure you that she is the best of the best. Her cooking is healthy and clean, she uses the freshest of ingredients and most importantly, the food is incredibly flavorful and rivals that of five star restaurants. She is very accommodating and attentive to the various dietary needs of our family. Every experience I’ve had with Chef Beth has been enjoyable, most professional and she makes it very easy to work with her. Beth is knowledgeable in the kitchen, patient, funny, and a terrific teacher. I highly recommend her services.Oct 10, 2018
Beth is more than professional. She is an astounding cook, teacher and hostess. I would recommend her to anyone. She has been the leader of our gourmet group and is forever showing off her wonderful talents. Beth is the Best!Oct 9, 2018
I was all thumbs in the kitchen. Fortunately I was familiar with Chef Beth’s amazing culinary talents from having her as a personal chef. When Chef offered cooking lessons I jumped at the chance. Her ease in the kitchen and tender loving care as a teacher made an unfamiliar experience easy to grasp and fun to learn! I will have her to thank for not only my new found skills in the kitchen but having to invest in a new wardrobe!Oct 31, 2018
Beth Feldman Volpe
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Classes are $125 per person, all-inclusive with a two person minimum. Each additional person after the first two is $75 per person Included in the price, host will receive a Savory Eats by Beth Apron and all guests receive copies of recipes Classes can be custom designed or you can select from the class list below Techniques (knife skills, kitchen tips, etc.) are included in each class Classes take 2.5-4 hours to complete (this depends on the complexity of the menu and the client's skill level) Classes include all ingredients Classes are intended to be hands on. However, if you would prefer the class to be demonstrated by me, I can do that as well There will be a preliminary brief meeting prior to your class for me to become familiar with your kitchen setup and appliances. We will go over the pots, pans and utensils needed to prepare the selected course. You will be provided a list of any items you will need to have available for the lesson if you do not already have them At the conclusion of the initial meeting I will take a 50% deposit for time and food HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN A CLASS? I would prefer to keep class size between 1-6 people. For more than 6 people, please contact me. All classes are designed as "hands on" unless a demonstration class is preferred. WHAT DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE? There is a preliminary brief meeting so I can get acquainted with your kitchen and appliances. You will be provided with a list of any items you will need to have available for the lesson that you do not already have. Most of these items required you will have in your home already and they are recipe specific. If you don’t have a vegetable peeler for example, you will need to acquire one before the lesson. HOW LONG WILL THE CLASS BE? Classes will run between 2-4 hours depending on your skill level and the complexity of the dish. WHO DOES THE SHOPPING FOR THE FOOD? I personally do the shopping prior to coming to your home to teach (this is included in the pricing for the lesson). CLASSES AVAILABLE (CUSTOM CLASSES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST) HORS D’OEUVRES #1 Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Mini Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce Parmesan Palmiers (flaky rolled puff pastry wheel with Parmesan Cheese HORS D’OEUVRES #2 Chicken Empanadas Three Hummus (Roasted Red Pepper, Edamame, Garlic with Pita Chips Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Pancetta SALADS #1 Classic Wedge Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese Buttermilk Dressing Caprese Salad with Black Olive Tapenade and Basil Dressing Butter Lettuce Salad with Warm Goat Cheese Rounds and Champagne Vinaigrette SALADS #2 Italian Antipasto Salad with Italian/Parmesan Dressing Raspberry Spinach Salad with Macadamia Nuts and Raspberry Vinaigrette Jicama Mango Salad with Cilantro and Lime SIDES #1 Brussels Sprouts with Blue Cheese or Feta, Bacon and Balsamic Reduction Baked Cheese Polenta with Swiss Chard Sautéed Mushrooms SIDES #2 Beth's Potato Salad Twice Baked Potato Casserole or Twice Baked Potatoes Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes SOUPS #1 French Onion Soup Minestrone Soup Butternut Squash Soup SOUPS #2 Mexican Gazpacho (Cold Soup) New England Clam Chowder Chicken Tortilla Soup SAUCES Classic Marinara Sauce Pesto Alfredo/Truffle POULTRY #1 Chicken Milanese with Tomato Onion Salad Chicken Cordon Bleu Chicken Parmesan POULTRY #2 Turkey Meatloaf Chicken Dijon White Chicken Chili MEATS #1 Skirt Steak with Shallot-Mustard Sauce Dry Rubbed Tri-Tip Stuffed Flank Steak (Stuffed with Spinach, Bacon, Artichoke Hearts, Breadcrumbs) with a Mushroom Onion Sauce MEATS #2 Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Rack of Lamb Baked Pork Chops with Parmesan-Sage Crust FISH #1 Maryland Style or California Style (with Remoulade Sauce) Crab Cakes Chilean Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers Seared Ahi Tuna with Avocado, Soy, Ginger and Lime FISH #12 Miso Marinated Black Cod Salmon with a Maple Mustard Glaze Pan Seared Scallops with Bacon and Spinach SUMMER DINNER PARTY Baby Back Pork Ribs (oven version that taste like they were grilled) Corn on the Cobb with Chili Lime Butter Potato Salad Cole Slaw ITALIAN DINNER PARTY Caesar Salad Classic Marinara Sauce Meatballs (Beef, Veal and Italian Sausage) Cheesy Garlic Bread FORMAL DINNER PARTY (An additional charge of $50 will be added to this class) Tomato and Burrata Salad Filet Mignon Parmesan Risotto with Peas Asparagus with Garlic Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce ADDITIONAL CLASSES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I will first want to meet with you briefly in your home to see your kitchen set up and appliances so that I can gear the class towards working within your kitchen structure. A 50% deposit will be picked up at the conclusion of the meeting and we will schedule your class.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a graduate of the elite Escoffier International Culinary Academy where I have completed the Culinary Arts Program in May 2015. I graduated at the top of my class and I was featured in Escoffier's Graduate Spotlight, "Healing Ailments With Aliment: Beth Volpe". I have successfully completed "The Business of Doing Business as a Personal Chef "through the American Personal & Private Chef Association and am honored to be a member. I also am a certified California Food Handler through the National Restaurant Association (ServSafe).