January 2019

Vegan Burgers That Rock

Get ready to be inspired with these plant protein packed burgers. When you choose to have a burger, it should satisfy your craving for a hearty, simple meal. This one of a kind menu will get your creative juices flowing, and you’ll find new alternatives to explore when making a meat free patty and unique condiments to adorn them with. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on…

Cheryl Perry

Wednesday, January 23

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On

Elegant Vegan Cupcakes

These gourmet cupcakes are almost too pretty to eat! Join us for a sweet evening of baking, filling, and decorating vegan cupcakes with dreamy pastel frostings, all made from natural ingredients. You’ll learn a variety of decorating techniques from our expert chef – everything from piping flowers and ribbons to adorning with chocolate lace and candied fruit peels. Leave with your own box of goodies to enjoy as well as the inspiration and know-how to create flawless cupcakes every time.…

Olivia Roszkowski

Friday, January 25

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Basic Cooking Techniques: 1-Week Intensive Course

NGI’s one-week immersion course is designed for those committed to learning the fundamental skills of healthful cooking in a concentrated period of time. Each day, students will prepare delicious, balanced meals emphasizing high quality ingredients such as fresh vegetables, whole grains, beans, sea vegetables, seeds, nuts, unrefined oils (coconut and olive oils), and natural sweeteners (pure maple syrup and honey), with optional use of pastured eggs, sustainable seafood, chicken, and grass-fed dairy. The course highlights a wide-range of professional culinary techniques,…

NGI Chef’s Training Program Faculty

Monday, January 28

9:30am — 4:00pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Intensive

Sensational Soups and Salads

Take your soup and salad creations to the next level. These entrée-worthy dishes are exactly what you need on days that you crave a simple yet satisfying meal. You will learn how to use complementary flavors and textures to compose dishes that are complex but never complicated, giving you a sensationally balanced meal. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on experience with each recipe, they will learn techniques for each and be…

Ann Nunziata

Tuesday, January 29

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

February 2019

Pickling and Fermenting Foods at Home

Many people are curious but often hesitant to try the art of fermentation at home. Fermenting food is a fantastic way to increase a healthy gut, preserve food, and excite your palate with new flavors. In this class you will learn how to make vibrantly preserved lemons, effervescent kombucha, and savory miso from beginning to end among other techniques. This class is suitable for beginners who are just starting to dive into at-home pickling and fermenting. Students will make a variety of…

Richard LaMarita

Saturday, February 2

10:30am — 1:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Knife Skills

Learning to use a sharp knife properly and safely is essential to good cooking. You’ll prepare your meals in half the time as you effectively master knife techniques for mincing, dicing, slicing and more. You’ll learn how to select and care for your knives as well as how to sharpen and hone them along with your skills. A satisfying, seasonal vegan meal will be served from the ingredients you cut. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering…

Hideyo Yamada

Sunday, February 3

10:30am — 1:30pm

Hands-On

Vegan Entrées for Meat Lovers

Who says you have to be a vegetarian to enjoy hearty and heart healthy meat free meals? This class was especially designed for those who enjoy a full satisfying meal. Perfect for anyone transitioning into a plant preferred lifestyle. These dishes will inspire the pickiest of eaters and take a traditional into a transitional success. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on experience with each recipe, they will…

Ann Nunziata

Monday, February 4

10:30am — 1:30pm

Hands-On

Kitchen Pharmacy: Home Remedies for Common Ailments

Looking for a natural way to cure your headache or help you fight the flu? In this class our NGI chef will teach students how to create natural and home-made remedies for common, everyday ailments. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on experience with each recipe, they will learn techniques for each and be able to taste all completed dishes at the end of the class. All students will leave…

Jill Burns

Tuesday, February 5

10:30am — 1:30pm

Hands-On

Upgrade Your Desk Lunch

A great lunch should be a delicious and healthful mid-point meal between breakfast and dinner, sustaining your energy and helping you avoid crashing in the second half of the day. Join our NGI chef for a full menu that will inspire you to make more satisfying desk lunches and less Standard American Diet meals. Whether you meal prep your lunches for the week or take leftovers from dinner, this class will give you the opportunity to learn how to make a variety of…

Ann Nunziata

Sunday, February 10

10:30am — 1:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Souping is the New Juicing

Soup has made its way to the forefront in this informative class. You will learn the abc’s of building a health supportive base, then build strong flavor all while creating a meal that will support your immune system and fill you with warmth. In this class, our NGI chef will show you the difference between types of thickening agents that are not only healthy for you but easy substitutes for classic ingredients that may not be a healthy choice. You…

Olivia Roszkowski

Monday, February 11

10:30am — 1:30pm

Hands-On

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