Presenting the 2017 Centerpiece Display Chicago Toy Soldier Show @ Woodfield Hyatt.
This is the same castle I use for my Medieval Meals Cooking Program. Currently 50% complete:)
Special rates are applied to non profit and public library hosts. Programs include all flatware, plates & napkins. The programs are fire code compliant, health code compliant and fire code compliant. I do take requests if you have an interest that is not listed here as long as it is in my field of expertise. Portions are substantial in size when served. Children’s classes, teen and adult programs are suitable for all skill levels. No kitchens are needed, just banquet tables , electric outlets and occasionally running water. The programs are guaranteed to be held if for any reason a situation occurs that inhibits or prevents the program from taking place including weather.
Hosting a dinner party, brunch or special occasion like a baby shower or bachelorette party? Accommodations can be made. Exceeding your expectations is where my bar is set. Customizing a menu to suit tastes, cuisine, budget and occasion only takes one phone call.
NO PRICE INCREASE FOR PROGRAMS OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS!!
This program gives the all too familiar pancake a major upgrade with simple and comfortable tuning to please all of the hungry friends & family at your table. Make the mundane into a much-anticipated meal. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
Layered French Toast Breakfast
The sky is not the limit, it’s your appetite! This mouth watering approach to serving a morning favorite meal will be an instant hit at your table. Interesting and familiar flavor combinations will be served and explored. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
In Home Condiments for Your Table.
Why buy seasoning blends and table top condiments when you can put together better versions for much less money? Shelf stable seasoning blends without the fillers and cost. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
Cooking With Not So Common Fresh Herbs and Extracts.
An introduction to fresh herbs and extracts that fly below the general public radar. The varieties will be handled and prepared in familiar dishes. Combinations and varieties are determined by availability seasonally. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
Stuffed Beignets with Wonderfully Addictive Fillings.
Get your creative juices flowing with savory and interesting flavor combinations matched up with different consistencies like fruit purees, butters and cream fillings. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
Serving Hybrid Vegetables & Their Cousins.
You may see them in the markets and keep on going. Here is your opportunity to learn more about their handling, preparation and serving and serving. From the local markets to your table this program will give your table top meals an interesting side dish twist. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
Protein Rich Grains.
Here is an instant boost to your diet in a familiar flavor profile. Straight forward preparation methods will make pleasing all palates a done deal. No matter served as a side dish or an entrée these fiber and protein rich dishes will round out a healthy diet. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
Artisan Ice Cream.
Indulge in summer’s arguably favorite dessert. No machines are needed. Utilizing familiar flavors in uncommon combinations this classic dessert will not fail to deliver the satisfaction we have fallen in love with. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
Savory Chocolate Desserts.
Decadent yet quite simple and straightforward to prepare mouth watering chocolate recipes and their application. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
The preparation and serving of various heirloom vegetables is the focus of the program. Brief history and nutritional values plus their storage & handling are reviewed. Variety and dishes served are subject to market availability and the season the program is presented. Appropriate for all kitchen skill levels.
Dairy and non-dairy combinations will be prepared and sampled. A better understanding of how to achieve texture and consistency will be presented. Expand your horizons with an over looked way to satisfy your need to chill this summer. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
Baked Potato Frenzy
We are taking the idea of the baked & double baked potato and running with it. Fast savory upgrades, preparation methods, myth busting and combinations will take this simple side dish to new levels of enjoyment. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
The Dessert Triple Crown of Fruit, 1 of 4 choices per program:
Jackfruit – Lime – Kiwi.
Hibiscus – Strawberry – Banana.
Cherry – Guava – Plum.
Blood Orange – Tangerine – Peach
This program opens the door to familiar desserts though with great combinations of flavors. Prepared recipes will change with the seasons. Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
Bacon Take Over.
This program features some slick twists to traditional dishes using both American and Canadian bacon. How to incorporate bacon and its preparation are keystones to expanding the use of arguably American’s favorite meat. Tastings center around appetizers and mini sandwiches. There will be a fair amount of myth busting and pro tips in the cooking & handling of bacon! Appropriate for all food preparation skill levels.
SERIOUS CHILI TO WARM THE SOUL 9 VERSIONS ADULT
HEARTY & HEALTHY POLISH COOKING 3 VERSIONS ADULT
UBER COOL GINGERBREAD HOUSES CHRISTMAS AND HALLOWEEN VERSIONS ADULT & YOUTH
DOMINATE YOUR GRILL INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VERSIONS ADULT
CHOCOLATE OVERDOSE 6 VERSIONS ADULT & YOUTH
CREATING ICE CREAM DREAMS! 3 VERSIONS ADULT & YOUTH
HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES 3 VERSIONS ADULT
A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO EATING ADULT
COSTA RICAN COOKING ADULT
FRENCH NOUVELLE CUISINE 3 VERSIONS ADULT
PASTA LOVERS 3 VERSIONS ADULT
MARDI GRAS FEASTIVAL 4 VERSIONS ADULT
TIMELESS BRUNCH FARE 3 VERSIONS ADULT
COOKING WITH SPIRITS 3 VERSIONS NICE FOR HALLOWEEN
SPRING BREAK FEAST 2 VERSIONS ADULT
FABULOUS SORBETS 3 VERSIONS ADULT & YOUTH
GLUTEN FREE COOKING BASICS 2 VERSIONS ADULT
RUN YOUR KITCHEN LIKE A RESTAURANT ADULT INCLUDES KITCHEN UTENSIL AND EQUIPMENT INFORMATION
SENSATIONAL SALAD DRESSINGS 2 VERSIONS ADULT
BATTER BREADS! ADULT
ORGANIZING YOUR HOLIDAY FEAST ADULT
ENHANCING YOUR MEALS ADULT
PROFESSIONAL SAUCE MAKING ADULT
PROFESSIONAL SOUP MAKING ADULT
APPETIZERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS 2 VERSIONS ADULT
SUMMER PICNIC & BARBECUE SIDE DISHES 2 VERSIONS ADULT
COOKING DURING THE CIVIL WAR HUGE PRESENTATION INCLUDES DIORAMAS, ARTIFACTS AND MUCH MORE
ADULT & YOUTH
MEDIEVAL MEALS HUGE PRESENTATION WITH ONE OF A KIND CASTLE ADULT & YOUTH
PIZZA PIZZA! 2 VERSIONS ADULT AND YOUTH
COOKING WITH CHEESE 2 VERSIONS ADULT
INTERNATIONAL CHEESE TASTING 3 VERSIONS ADULT
SURVIVAL OF THE FOODIES YOUTH GAME SHOW STYLE PROGRAM
RETURN OF THE TOY SOLDIERS HUGE PRESENTATION – YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAM
KITCHEN MYTH BUSTING! ADULT
PARTY PLANNING – HOT CHOCOLATE BUFFET ADULT AND YOUTH PROGRAM
SOUTHWESTERN COOKING ADULT
A FRESH APPROACH TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY ADULT
INDULGING VALENTINE’S DAY ADULT
FUSION COOKING 5 VERSIONS ADULT
ITALIAN SAUCES 3 VERSIONS
REGIONAL U.S. COOKING SOUTHWESTERN, SOUTHEASTERN, MIDWEST, NORTHEASTERN, NORTHWESTERN
2 VERSIONS OF EACH
COMFORT FOOD FOR ALL 2 VERSIONS
NUTS ABOUT FOOD 2 VERSIONS, COOKING AND BAKING