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Think Like a Chef!: Take Command of Your Kitchen

Dates:April 14, 2024
Meets:One Sun., 9AM-3:30PM 04/14 (MT)
Location:Colorado Free University in Lowry.
Cost: $113.00

Sorry, this course has been cancelled. Please contact our office to see if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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Ready to take your culinary skills to the next level? In this full-day cooking experience you will learn the secrets of professional chefs so you can cook with creativity, precision, and confidence. When you "think like a chef" you adopt a mindset and an approach that goes beyond following recipes and gives you mastery of your kitchen.

We'll spend the morning laying the foundation, covering the basics such as food safety, the keys to a well-stocked pantry, culinary measurement, and tips and tricks for reading recipes, and more. We'll explore the concept of "mise en place" so you can organize your kitchen for maximum ease and efficiency.

After a half hour lunch break, we'll spend the afternoon putting it all together while mastering culinary knife skills. In this hands-on portion of the class you will learn to handle a knife safely and correctly. Find out what different knives do best and practice a variety of cuts like dicing, chopping, chiffonade, and julienne that are essential for cooking and for creating a pleasing presentation. We'll cover the basics and some of the fancy too!

At the end of class we'll sit down together and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Chef Trusan has spent many years in the culinary world working with world-class chefs and offers private, in-home cooking classes, as well as personal chef and catering services. He is excited to share his love and knowledge of cooking along with his experiences and stories. The materials fee includes food and handouts and is non-refundable without advanced class cancellation.


$12 materials fee paid at registration, non-refundable if student cancels under 48 hours before class. Please bring a good chef's knife with you to class if you have one as well as a cutting board.
Fee: $113.00

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Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-Member$ 101.00
Mandatory FeeMaterials$ 12.00

Colorado Free University in Lowry.

CFU is at 7653 E 1st Pl. Denver, CO 80230 (NE corner of Red Cross Way & 1st Pl). From 1st Ave and Quebec St, head east on 1st Ave to the stop sign at Roslyn St. Make a left on Roslyn and then a quick right on 1st Pl, heading east 2.5 blocks (past Red Cross Way) as the parking lot is on the east side of the building. Turn left into the parking lot, once in the lot we are on your left in the 2-story light tan brick building with red tiled roof. If you hit Spruce Street you've gone too far.