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Culinary Arts Workshops are back at IFAC! Enjoy fresh tastes of the season and discover culinary tips while perfecting gourmet recipes created by professional chefs.
All workshops are hands-on unless noted as “demo” in course title/description. Instructor/Chef(s): Christianne Winthrop,
Sharon Murphy and Mark McDonald.
To learn more about the chefs, please read their bios below.
Please click here to view all the culinary workshops and register.
$59 (IFAC Member: $51) per workshop.
Classic Chicken Dishes Every Chef Should Know Practice traditional and classic chicken recipes known to impress and satisfy any dinner guest. Menu includes chicken picatta, chicken Cordon Bleu and Mornay sauce, chicken Paillard with sage, brown butter and mashed sweet potatoes.
Tu Mar. 11 6:30–9pm $59 #135722 Inst: Chef Winthrop
Pasta Party Everybody loves pasta…learn to make homemade pasta from scratch along with three Italian complimentary sauces: Pesto, Puttanesca, and pork Ragu.
Tu Mar. 18 6:30–9pm $59 #135725 Inst: Chef Murphy
Taste of the Mediterranean Travel on a culinary journey as you learn to cook with the unique flavors and tastes of the Mediterranean. Menu includes bean and feta cheese toasts, prosciutto-wrapped fish with lemon potatoes, classic Greek salad, and poached fruit with yogurt, honey and walnuts.
Tu Mar. 25 6:30–9pm $59 #135724 Inst: Chef Winthrop
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More information about the instructors:
Christianne Winthrop is a Los Angeles area-based freelance food, health and parenting writer, recipe developer, culinary instructor and boutique caterer with writing credits in The Los Angeles Times, SeriousEats.com, CBS Local's "Best of LA" blog, BrainWorld magazine and more. She is a Chef Instructor for the Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories in Santa Monica, for Sur La Table in Costa Mesa, and for the Garden School Foundation - a non-profit focused on teaching children about gardening and healthy eating. Christianne has invaluable experience as Healthy Eating Educator at Whole Foods Markets in the LA Westside as she has launched and implemented the "Health Starts Here" programs for customers and employees where she has developed and lead trainings for 650+ employees on nutrition, food allergies, and dairy & sugar alternatives. She has been a Food Stylist on Good Day LA and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Sharon Murphy, formerly the lead chef instructor at Sur La Table and owner of One Fine Fig, has mastered her skills through formal culinary training and her many world travels. Her formal education includes the Culinary Institute of America, New York, as well as supplemental classes from Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Caroline Caromaya and Chef Marie/Paris. Sharon has cooked for chefs such as Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Thomas Keller and Ina Garten. She has served as a Sous Chef for Le Giraffe in Santa Monica as well as a Culinary Expert at Williams-Sonoma in Newport Beach for 6 years.
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