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Let us take you to the tropics this winter - without the long plane ride! We're bringing you a seasonal & local twist on the traditional flavors of Puerto Rican cuisine at our Farm-to-Kitchen cooking class with Chef Addy. Chef Addy uses primarily New England produce to make tropically-inspired recipes using spices and intense flavors that make this cuisine so delicious!
In this lively, hands-on cooking class you’ll learn how to utilize the produce and products of local farmers and artisans to create an exciting multi-course meal and increase your comfort in the kitchen through new knife skills, techniques, and flavor profiles.
All cooking classes at Appleton Farms are BYOB. Feel free to bring your own wine and/or beer.
This menu can be made vegetarian, but not gluten-free or vegan. To request a vegetarian option or to inquire about allergies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Appleton Farms is not a gluten or nut-free facility and there's always a slight risk of cross contamination.
Our hands-on cooking classes are structured as a group learning experience; you’ll work with other students to create a seasonal meal led by our professional chef instructors. We focus on learning new cooking styles and techniques to increase your confidence and enjoyment in your own kitchen. Here are a few things to know before booking a class with us:
Tickets: $72 for Trustees member and $90 for Non-Trustees Members.
As a native New Yorker, Addy was enveloped in a rich and diverse culinary world that inspired her passion for culinary arts and taught her the invaluable life lesson that sharing food creates opportunity for human connection. After graduating from Skidmore College, Addy became the executive pastry chef for BOCA in Stamford, Connecticut before moving to California. There she had the opportunity to be part of the original team as the founding chef in opening EVE Encinitas, a vegan cafe just north of San Diego that highlighted organic, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. It was during the creation of the first iteration of the menu that Addy was able to draw from her New York background, highlighting recipes and techniques taught to her from neighbors that arrived from all over the world. In mastering vegan cuisine, Addy became adept at changing her menu to fit a variety of restrictive diets and food intolerances. Over time Addy realized that her passion for food was rooted in deeper values of food access, food justice, farming practices that protect the environment, and participation in local systems. She and her husband moved to New England to pursue a life in agriculture with the dream of one day connecting more of their community to the land they occupy by sharing and preparing food!
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This event is part of the Appleton Cooks! program. For more information about Appleton Cooks! and similar events please click here.