Saute Culinary Academy

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    Tamale Making

    You’ve tried them, you love them, but you have have never imagined you could actually make them. Step out of your comfort zone and get your hands dirty learning to make one of your favorite dishes with the help of an expert instructor in this introductory course. Tamales are the perfect blend of seasoned meat and dough that makes the flavor combination all too obvious how tasty Mexican food can be. Learn about all of the steps necessary to create this amazing flavor, from preparing the masa dough to selecting and preparing your filling. You’ll not only add a new dish to your cooking portfolio, but you’ll work up new skills in the kitchen as well.
    Tamale Making

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn the essentials of the zestful art of tamale making
    • Practice making masa dough, choosing fillings, and folding and cooking your tamales
    • Receive expert advice from your professional instructor
    • Up your cooking game and be the hit of your next potluck
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    French Cuisine

    French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines, and its criteria are used widely in Western cookery. In this class you will learn to plan and cook a meal that includes an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. All parts of your meal will feature delicious seasonal produce you will prepare practicing proper technique in this hands-on, learning experience. France is a creative hub of delicious recipes that are both healthy and refined. You will leave able to prepare a simple and delicious meal for healthy living in a way that is compatible with your everyday busy life.
    French Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn about the traditions and common ingredients found in French cuisine
    • Plan and cook a meal that includes an appetizer, main dish, and dessert
    • Practice new cooking techniques as you prepare a delicious meal
    • Eat your delicious creations or take them home to share
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    Spanish Tapas Cuisine

    Spain is a nation of traditions, none as significant as the traditions around food production and eating. Because of the traditional late dinner hour, tapas emerged as a way of staving off some of the earlier hunger pangs. This class will introduce students to an assortment of traditional Spanish tapas served with sangria. Learn how to incorporate the dishes into your own tapas party or serve them as appetizers to any great meal. Your dinner parties are going to be on a whole new level after you perfect these tasty treats.
    Spanish Tapas Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn how to create an assortment of traditional Spanish tapas under the guidance of a skilled instructor
    • Sip sangria as you practice new cooking techniques, learn about new ingredients, and create a delicious meal
    • Understand the tradition behind the food and the cultural history of this dish
    • Eat your tasty creations and practice your new skills at home for your family and friends
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    Sushi Making

    Show off to your friends at your next dinner party with your own homemade Sushi. In this hands on class you will learn important techniques like making sushi rice and selecting ingredients. Your talented instructor will walk you through the Japanese style of making sushi using raw fish, shellfish and vegetables. You will gain knowledge about the different ingredients you can use to make your sushi special as you practice your rolling skills. After this class you’ll be confident to explore new recipes and techniques on your own, so you can have the perfect Sushi party for you and all your friends.
    Sushi Making

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Practice the art of Sushi making under the guidance of a talented instructor
    • Learn about the different ingredients that go into the process and where to get them
    • Perfect your sushi-rolling technique as well as other preparation processes
    • Eat your tasty creations or take them home to share with your family and friends
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    Cooking Korean Cuisine

    Korean cuisine is not only full of flavor, it’s also full of tradition. With rice as the backbone for every meal, different combinations of vegetables and meat are paired to make a satisfying dish that reflects Korean culture and culinary practices. Learn all about the history and processes behind making extraordinary dishes through the guidance of a professional instructor ready to answer your questions and assist you in developing the proper techniques. As you practice making your dishes, you’ll discover just how important culture is to our food and walk away with the skills necessary to bring new flavors into your own home.
    Cooking Korean Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Experience an introduction to Korean cuisine with a hands-on approach
    • Learn about the side dishes, rice, and other major elements of Korean cooking
    • Discover how to make Korean cuisine in the comfort of your home
    • Gain a deeper appreciation for another culture through the medium of culinary arts
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    Italian Cuisine

    Do you sometimes feel like you should have been born in Italy, so you could enjoy the food whenever you wanted? Why not make it yourself? In this hands-on cooking class you will learn the fundamentals of Italian cuisine under the guidance of a skilled instructor. You will make fresh pasta from scratch and turn those noodles into Italian delicacy with delicious sauces like fresh Pesto, Alio Olio, and Sauce Carbonara. By the end of this class you won’t need to go to Italy or even a nearby restaurant to enjoy an amazing Italian meal. You can create delicious pastas and sauces whenever you want, right at home.
    Italian Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn how to amazing Italian cuisine including your own noodles and sauces
    • Practice new cooking techniques to achieve the perfect noodle texture
    • Follow the thoughtful directions of a skilled instructor as you prepare savory sauces
    • Eat your delicious creations or take them home to share with your family and friends
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    Basic Knife Skills

    When you’re preparing your meals, do you spend more time trying to avoid your fingers than focusing on the type of cut you’re making? In this class you’ll begin to cut like the pros as you learn how to Chop, Slice, Julienne, and Dice vegetables quickly and efficiently. You will explore the more complicated Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and Tourne knife cuts as you feel more confident. This is a great class to add variety to your dishes and improve your skills in the kitchen. Leave with a ton of new tricks up your sleeve to show off at your next dinner party!
    Basic Knife Skills

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn how to Chop, Slice, Julienne and Dice vegetables quickly and efficiently
    • Explore the more complicated Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and Tourne knife cuts
    • Get more confident in your knife skills and create more variety in your everyday dishes
    • Follow the careful instruction of a trained chef to perfect your technique
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    Cooking Thai Cuisine

    Thai cuisine is a popular choice all around the world and for good reason. Each dish has a delicate, aromatic quality with just the right edge of spice. It blends complex flavors matched with simple ingredients focused on five fundamental taste senses: sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and spicy. Learn how to find the proper balance between these senses as you prepare your own Thai dishes with the help of a professional instructor. You’ll develop proper techniques and a strong understanding of the ingredients needed to make your meal sing. As you prepare your food, you’ll find yourself delving into another culture and expanding your palate along the way.
    Cooking Thai Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn the fundamentals of cooking Thai cuisine as you prepare your own dishes
    • Develop your artistic culinary skills with the help of a professional instructor
    • Gain a deeper appreciation for the food you order
    • Discover new flavor profiles and recipes for your kitchen
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    Cooking Cuban Cuisine

    Cuba is full of life, energy, music, art, and history. See how these elements are infused in the dishes of a culture as you learn to prepare Cuban cuisine. In this introductory course, you’ll come to understand the fundamentals of Cuban cuisine such as the importance of roots, rice, plantains, and chicken in many dishes. You’ll also try your hand at preparing dishes and experimenting with the flavor profiles of this lively culture. Let your professional instructor teach you the proper techniques and assist you in developing new kitchen skills as you cook. In the end, you’ll walk away with a new style of cooking as well as a richer understanding of another culture.
    Cooking Cuban Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Discover the secrets to cooking exquisite Cuban cuisine
    • Create your own dishes with the help of a professional instructor
    • Learn about the ingredients and methods used to fashion each dish
    • Develop a deeper appreciation for another culture through its culinary traditions
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    Cooking Vegetarian Cuisine

    When you see vegetables, do you conjure childhood memories of bland boiled potatoes and unseasoned steamed broccoli? No offense to the chefs of the house, but they obviously weren’t aware of how to make their veggies stand out. In this course, you’ll find a new appreciation of vegetarian cuisine as you learn how to select seasonal vegetables, store them for maximum taste, and prepare them to complement that natural taste with the perfect seasoning. Whether you’re looking to make your vegetarian meals tastier or just start out on your journey towards making your plate a little greener, this is the perfect class for you.
    Cooking Vegetarian Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn the fundamentals of vegetarian cooking from produce selection to preparation
    • Understand how to select ingredients, properly store them, and prepare a flavorful dish
    • Develop a deeper appreciation for vegetarian cuisine
    • Engage with new menu options and a healthier way of eating
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    Mediterranean Cuisine

    The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the healthiest on the planet. It’s no wonder so many people are learning the art of Mediterranean cuisine. Its top ingredients include seafood, vegetables, whole grains, herbs, and plenty of olive oil. In this class you will be focusing on the cuisines of Southern France, Eastern Spain, Italy, and Greece, whose coasts surround the Mediterranean. All parts of your meal will feature delicious seasonal produce you will use to practice proper technique in this hands-on, learning experience. You will leave able to prepare an appetizer, main dish, and dessert in a way that is healthy and compatible with your everyday busy life.
    Mediterranean Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn about the traditions and common ingredients found in mediterranean cuisine
    • Plan and cook a meal that includes an appetizer, main dish, and dessert
    • Practice new cooking techniques as you prepare a delicious meal
    • Eat your delicious creations or take them home to share
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