Team Building & Private Classes
How culinary classes work
The Bravo! culinary program teaches how to cook and entertain. We provide an authentic experience while offering our guests easy access to a wide variety of hands-on cooking classes appropriate to all skill levels. In a fun and interactive environment we educate guests on classic and innovative cooking techniques, Global flavors and emerging trends.
- Our hands-on classes are fun, dynamic and educational; students work together to prepare each dish.
- We teach fundamental cooking techniques as the building blocks for a lifetime of success in the kitchen. Great cooking is about knowing and understanding the fundamentals, not about recipes.
- Classes last 2 ½ to 3 hours.
- Students enjoy the meal at the end of the class, plated and served by the chef and kitchen assistants.
- Classes are taught by trained chef instructors in the Community Culinary School teaching kitchen.
- Students receive a recipe packet with every class that includes: head notes giving history, variations and color to the recipes, if applicable; recipes; a special needs equipment list; and a glossary of terms if appropriate (Thai, India, etc.)
- Each class includes a game plan outlining the flow of the class.
- For every class, a chair is provided for each student with a clipboard and apron (clipboard has recipe packet and class evaluation).
- Customers are warmly welcomed by a designated “concierge” as they arrive. Each student is given a name tag. Students are made to feel comfortable and offered coffee/tea/water.
- Midway through class a break is taken and the Chef gives a tour of the facilities and services.
- Students will be served food within 30 minutes of arrival; if one of the recipes cannot be completed and served within that time frame, a snack is served at the start of class.
- Class concludes by the chef thanking everyone for coming, asking for feedback via the class evaluation form, and thanking the kitchen assistants. Chef invites guests to meet the kitchen assistants and ask about their experiences.
- Kitchen assistants eat after the class is over and all students have left the kitchen.