Bringing Cooking Lessons
Home To You



Serving Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and suburbs including Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland areas

Member, American Culinary Federation





Chef Professor's In-Home Personal Cooking Classes

Where the Chef Comes To Your House to Teach You
(and maybe some of your friends, too).


Chef Professor offers Personal Cooking Classes presented in a client's home in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland suburbs including Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland areas.

Chef Professor students have been busy, working professionals who've had little time to learn about cooking on their own. Some have been gourmets or frustrated gourmets, and some have wanted to learn about specific cuisines or dishes they've seen on the Food Network and some just want to learn how to cook one thing as well as their mothers or mother-in-laws.

Each class is personalized to so that you can learn something you really want to learn. The number of people in a class is limited based on the size of the client's kitchen and the goal of the class. Chef Professor offers in-home personal cooking classes in one of two ways: As A mileage surcharges may apply when classes or parties are located more than 50 miles from ChefProfessor In-Home Cooking Classes headquarters.

Personal Cooking Lessons--
Class for 2 for $400.00*
One-on-one, hands-on, private cooking instruction in your kitchen with Chef Professor. The cooking lessons may be on a technique or cuisine you are interested in mastering or some recipe or food problem you want to conquer with the class size limited two students. A Chef Professor cooking lesson, beginning at $400, lasts about four-hours, The tuition cost includes all food products needed for the class. The Chef Professor brings all tools and equipment needed for the lesson. The final products stay in your kitchen.
[*Additional food cost surcharges may apply to "Seafood" or "Meats" lessons, depending upon whether market price of items dictates]
Personal Cooking Class Party --
Class for up to 6 for $450.00**

Chose a cooking class focussed party with the Chef Professor preparing a four or five course meal in your home before your guests. The cooking class is primarily demonstration, but party guests are invited to put on an apron, pick up a knife, and try their hand if they'd like. A Chef Professor Personal Cooking Party, beginning at $400 (for "skills & technique classes" for 6 guests), lasts about five hours. The tuition includes all food products needed for the cooking class. Chef Professor brings all required tools and equipment to prepare the party. Our clients have found the cooking class party to be a very fun event -- if for no other reason that all the guests have an excuse to hang out in the kitchen which seems to happen to most parties anyway. The size of the kitchen has been the only limiting factor for hosting this type of event.
[**Additional foot cost surcharges may apply to "Seafood" or "Meats" lessons, depending upon whether market price of items dictates. Additional charges for more than 6 guests. ]






Some examples of classes offered by
Chef Professor

BASIC CULINARY SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES.

Each skills and technique class includes a hands-on cooking segment and an information-sharing segment. The Chef Professor instructor tailors each class to the client's level (beginner to gourmet), interests, and food preferences. The instructor writes a tailored class menu and recipes, shops for the products to present the class, and provides informational handouts for each class.
Introduction to Cooking Techniques
Includes practical application of the principles and processes of cooking such as steaming, poaching, grilling, braising, sautéing, deep fat frying, boiling, roasting, and stewing.
Meats
Looks at the cuts of meat available, how to cook different meat cuts, saving money in meat purchasing based on cut of meat, applying to right cooking techniques to different cuts of meat.
Poultry
Practice boning techniques on chickens and turkeys, different ways to use boned poultry for variety and cost savings. Apply different cooking techniques for different results.

For fun, we'll make a chicken lollipop!
Seafood
looks at different types of fish, matches fish to cooking techniques. Reasons for and techniques for boning whole fish.
Appetizers
Lots more than meat balls and chicken tenders.
Go for a variety of new wave or upscale hot and cold appetizers and garnishes.
Soups and Sauces
Learn to make stocks from scratch and to make the five master sauces. Learn about thickening agents and basic soup styles from consommé to cream.
Mastering this course will make you a more versatile chef!
Grilling and Barbecue
Upgrade your grilling and barbecue techniques and expand the possibilities for backyard cooking.
Fires up your culinary imagination along with the grill.
Herbs, Rubs, and Marinades
Explores using and combining herbs, spices and other ingredients to create rubs and marinades and what foods these combinations enhance.

EXPLORING CULINARY CUISINES

Each culinary cuisine class includes a hands-on cooking segment and an information-sharing segment. The Chef Professor instructor tailors each class to the client's tastes and preferences. The instructor writes a tailored class menu and recipes, shops for the products to present the class, and provides informational handouts for each class.

The class listings below have been client favorites, but there are many more cuisines that Chef Professor can help you explore. When you contact ChefProfessor, if you have another cuisine in mind, we can tailor a class for you.
Northern Italian Cooking
Learn about the regional specialties of Northern Italy.
Southern Cooking
Learn about the original American melting pot cuisine updated with a millennium twist
Cajun and Creole Cooking
Learn about two very special American regional cuisines - explore cooking from the bayou to Bourbon Street
Mediterranean Cooking
Learn about the unique products and flavors from the many countries that border the Mediterranean Sea
Provencial French Cooking
Learn about the specialities of French country cuisine.
Vegetarian Cooking
Learn about creating delicious Vegetarian dishes or meals for yourself or for your Vegetarian friends.
Personal Cooking Classes
Private Dinner Parties
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Updated December 2012. Copyright August 2002 ChefProfessor In-Home Cooking Class Services, Upper Marlboro, MD. All Rights Reserved.