Ever wanted to learn how to cook more and better food for less money?
Join us for the third annual Cooking from Scratch series of cooking classes at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen, which is located in the First Presbyterian Church (505 Sawmill Creek Road).
This year’s series features two events with national-award-winning chef Lionel Uddipa of SALT restaurant in Juneau (Chef Nel is in town courtesy of the Sitka Seafood Festival). There also will be a class on healthy desserts by Sitka nutritionist Holly Marban, and a class on using root vegetables taught by Sitka dietitian and health educator Lisa Sadleir-Hart.
Here is the list of classes (click on the class title for a direct link to the online registration page, link will open when it’s available).
- Fish ‘N Veggies — 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, taught by national-award-winning chef Lionel Uddipa of SALT restaurant in Juneau (guest of the Sitka Seafood Festival).
- Great American Seafood Cook-Off Demonstration — 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, Lionel Uddipa demonstrates his winning dish of Sea Asparagus Risotto With Alaska King Crab (this demonstration is $20 and large, nearly meal-sized samples will be available, due to seafood availability and cost, Chef Nel will use spot prawns instead of crab for the demonstration).
- Healthier Holiday Baking: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and (Mostly) Naturally Sweetened Holiday Treats — 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, Nourish class taught by Holly Marban.
- Rediscovering Roots And Learning to Love Them: An Exploration Of Humble Root Vegetables — 6-8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, taught by Lisa Sadleir-Hart.
There also may be a rescheduled Beans 101 class taught by Lisa Sadleir-Hart in late November or December (this class was originally supposed to take place on Oct. 30).
The Cooking from Scratch series goal is to teach basic cooking skills using high-quality ingredients, and to help Sitkans take back their kitchens and reduce their food budgets. Interested individuals can register at https://sitkakitch.eventsmart.com/ (click on the event title to register). Please pre-pay online using credit/debit cards or PayPal. If you want to pre-pay using cash or check, please contact Chandler or Clarice at Sitka Conservation Society (747-7509) to arrange payment. We need at least eight students registered for each class to guarantee they happen.
Class size is limited, so register early. The usual class cost is $27.50 per class, plus a food/supply fee that will be divided among registered participants (the demonstration is $20 and we will allow up to 40 people at this event). The registration deadline is late on the second night before each class (both of Chef Nel’s events will be open until late the night before each event).
For more information about the class series, call Lisa Sadleir-Hart at 747-5985 or Jasmine Shaw at 747-9440.