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Hands-On, Lecture

Intuitive Cooking Without Recipes

Saturday, June 3

9:30 am - 4:30 pm


5 out of 14 available
Intuitive Cooking Without Recipes (6/3/17) 9:30am-4:30pm$130.00

This workshop will encourage you to learn the fundamentals of cooking from scratch, without a recipe. Have you ever wanted to walk into the kitchen and whip something up, utilizing what’s already in your pantry? Chef Elliott Prag will teach you core techniques to understand flavor profiles, techniques and practical creativity to become a great home cook. During the class you will learn knife skills and a variety of tools to make you feel at home in your own kitchen.

  1. Knife safety and practice
  2. Pressure cook and puree
  3. Sear, braise, and broil tofu
  4. Boil/Simmer (pasta method)
  5. Grill
  6. Roast vegetables
  7. Bake pies and tarts


About the Instructor

Elliott Prag, full-time Chef Instructor and Curriculum Development Manager, joined Natural Gourmet Institute in 1999. Elliott holds a Bachelor's Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from NGI's Chef’s Training Program in 1995. Thereafter, he worked in numerous New York natural food restaurants before pursuing and developing his private chef business. In 1999, he expanded his business by founding Siegfried & Prag, Caterers. In 2003, Elliott traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria for two years, where he opened, as Executive Chef, Kibea Restaurant, the first health-supportive restaurant in the Balkans. Elliott is a frequent contributor to Vegetarian Times.

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