Want to learn new tips and tricks with a fun cooking class? Read on as we chat with a local chef about her cooking studio, hands-on classes, upcoming culinary events, and what would be a palate-pleasing present for the foodie on your list this year.
At Tablespoon Cooking Co., it’s all about teaching those who have a passion for cooking, no matter their skill level, how to cook good food. To help their students achieve this, Tablespoon Cooking Co. offers hands-on cooking classes and culinary events.
“We offer private events and custom classes for parties, showers, team buildings, and corporate functions,” says Chef and Owner Jordan Hamons.
Hamons says that she knows just how intimidating cooking can be. But it’s her belief that cooking should be fun that she launched Tablespoon Cooking Co. and strives to help chefs of all levels learn, practice, and master basic skills and recipes to help making cooking an enjoyable experience.
“Our staff of friendly, professional chefs bring years of experience into the classroom to guarantee delicious and easy results,” she adds.
Hamons herself is a classically-trained chef, cooking teacher, and food and beverage consultant. “My experience includes working as a professional corporate chef, private chef, and caterer,” she says. “I love to travel and learn international cooking techniques and sample food from around the globe.”
Tablespoon Cooking Co. operates out of Findlay Kitchen at Findlay Market as well as the Incubator Kitchen Collective in Newport.
Classes are welcoming to those of all skill levels. “Our chefs and assistants will adjust the class to your pace and make sure you feel comfortable and are learning,” says Hamons. Classes are also hands-on and Hamons says she and her team encourage all students in the classes to fully participate.
Knife Skills classes offered at Tablespoon Cooking Co. come with a light dinner at the start of class. The other hands-on classes eat what is made during the class. Most classes also include local craft beer and wine, and some classes have a specialty cocktail pairing.
Hamons says that all equipment and ingredients for class are provided for you, including knives and aprons, so you just need to bring along containers and bags to take home any leftovers. But, of course, they also have bags available for purchase.
What you wear to class is also important, as Hamons wants everyone to be safe. “Please wear closed-toe, non-slip shoes and hair should be pulled back or tucked under a hat,” she says. “We recommend wearing comfortable clothes that could potentially get a little dirty.”
Coming up through the holidays, Tablespoon Cooking Co. is hosting holiday-based classes, including a pie-making class and a cocktail party. To see a list of upcoming classes, click here.
To learn more about Tablespoon Cooking Co., visit http://tablespooncookingco.com/. You can also “like” them on Facebook, follow along on Instagram, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 419-297-2907. You can check out Hamons’ culinary travel blog at The Hungry Traveler.