Are you looking to put your culinary skills to the test? If so, Kiss Z Cook has a class for you. Starting Sept. 5, the Carmel cooking school will offer Foundations 2, a continuation of its popular Foundations 1 course. The school promises longer classes, tougher recipes, and a stronger focus on plating and presentation.
Now, at $480, the Foundations 2 series is a pretty big investment in your culinary skills. So, I checked in with manager Jay Rivett to get more information about the series.
How many people have been through the Foundations 1 program? Do most people do the whole series, or do they tend to pick and choose the sessions they want?
Over the last year and a half, we have had 30+ people complete our Foundations 1 series! We typically have more people signed up for the first class (knife skills).
You say that Foundations 2 will "put your skills to the test." What types of techniques will people be learning?
Foundations Series 2 will focus more on presentation and plating, as well as more in-depth recipes. The classes will be two hours longer than the Foundations 1 classes to ensure plenty of time for the students to hone their skills on the techniques our chef will be showing them. Some of the techniques will include how to butcher your own meats and seafoods, pastry and bread making, and tourines and pates.
Can you give us a hint about what some of the recipes might be?
Unfortunately, I don't have any idea what the recipes will be. Our chef likes to wait until the last minute to include me in that information!
Aside from the Foundations series, which of your recent classes have been the most popular?
Our most popular classes have been our Date Night classes. We travel all over the world for those, so there is a different style of cuisine each time. That makes it fun for people to keep coming back to learn more about fun foods, as well as enjoy a great night out.