Meet Me in the Kitchen (in-person)

Meet Me in the Kitchen (in-person)

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Jul 1

“Meet Me in the Kitchen” is a five week course designed to empower LightHouse students with the non-visual techniques needed to prepare and present delicious meals independently. This course is created and taught by Bobbi Pompey, a Independent Living Skills Specialist with a passion for cooking and teaching. Each week you will learn non-visual kitchen skills, general cooking tips and tricks, and prepare a snack or meal.

Skills You Will Learn Include

  • Organizing, labeling, and preparing your kitchen and work space
  • Measuring wet and dry ingredients
  • Using knives, kitchen appliances, blindness/low vision gadgets and other “tools of the trade”
  • Understanding how to build flavor profiles, decipher lingo used in recipes, and determine the doneness of food
  • Serving, garnishing, and presenting meals with multiple dishes to friends and families
  • Spots in this fun and educational course are limited, so secure your participation by contacting Briana Kusuma, bkusuma@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7335.

Course Schedule

  • Session 1-  Welcome and Course Overview- This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, a tour of the kitchen, and an introduction to basic techniques for navigating a kitchen. Class will conclude with a lesson on pouring and spreading and the preparation of a snack.
  • Session 2 -  Cracking the Code- By the end of this session, you will understand how to decipher common recipe lingo, develop delicious flavor profiles with spices stock a pantry with basic staples, and shop for groceries independently. Techniques for measuring will be used to create a spice rub and/or basic sauce.
  • Session 3 - Getting the Job Done- Knife skills are the main focus of this session. Students will make a simple one-pot soup and learn to determine when food is done.
  • Session 4 - Learning to Spin All the Plates- This class marks the transition into the more advanced portion of the course. Labeling, organizing, blindness devices, kitchen gadgets, and the use of small appliances will be covered as ways to add efficiency to meal preparation. You will prepare a three part meal during this session.
  • Session 5 - Putting On the Finishing Touches- Taking all the skills of previous classes you will learn to; serve themselves, serve others, set a table, decorate and/or garnish a meal.

To RSVP, please contact Bobbi Pompey, 415-694-7613, bpompey@lighthouse-sf.org.

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