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Private, in-home cooking lessons

Ready to take your kitchen chops to the next level? I Want To Cook can be your personal trainer in the kitchen.

In addition to writing this blog and for The Orange County Register, I offer private cooking classes for individuals and small groups. We cook a dish or two, enjoy an amazing meal, and have a whole lotta fun doing it.

My approach is laid-back. The way I see it, the more you enjoy making the meal, the better it will taste.

In addition to tasting as good or better than what you’d get in a restaurant, home-cooked food will also save you a bundle of money. If you learn to cook just one new dish and make it once a week for the rest of your life, you’ll save thousands of dollars vs. eating out.

I currently help clients in the Orange County, California, area (though if you want to fly me to wherever you are, we can discuss that option). I come to you so you can best learn to use the tools in your own kitchen, and bring all food items necessary to prepare what we are making. You’re also welcome to come into my humble kitchen if that is more convenient.

Rates start at $150 for two people, and lessons last about an hour and a half. In addition to learning to cook the particular dish you’re interested in (examples below), you’ll get knife-handling skills, a laminated copy of the recipe we are making for future use, and a gift that is an essential tool in the kitchen.

Recipe examples include:

  • Pan-roasted chicken in a white-wine reduction with garlic-rosemary mashed potatoes
  • Poached salmon in court bouillon with roasted asparagus spears
  • Penne with homemade bolognese meat sauce
  • Egg, potato and cheese frittata (great for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Any recipe you’ve seen featured on I Want To Cook

If you are interested in a private cooking lesson, e-mail matt@iwanttocook or call me at 714-256-1312 and we’ll discuss a recipe, any dietary needs, and a time that is convenient for you to learn how to be a kitchen star

I look forward to cooking with you!

-Matt

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