Cooking
fruit bowl

Sharpen Your Knife Skills

The knife is the first and most used tool in the kitchen. Learn about different types of knives and their specific uses. Know when to hone and when to sharpen your knife and also how to properly care for and use it safely.

Chef John will demonstrate how to make the most useful cuts and how it affects flavor and visual appeal. Participants will practice cuts and put together a fruit platter for tasting.

Participants need to bring their own cutting board and knife.
As a safety precaution participants should wear covered shoes and long pants. Aprons, kitchen towel and other personal items can also be brought to class.

Instructor: John McGough 
Class meets: Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm
Location: Hale Akoakoa 132
Cost: $75
HOSP7006      2/28     1 mtg.
chocolate covered strawberries

The Way of The Strawberry

Spring signals the peak of strawberry season. This popular antioxidant fruit is often eaten plain and pairs beautifully in other ways. Let’s learn how to prepare them dipped in chocolate, as a macerated filling for a strawberry shortcake and cooked down as a jam to be saved as a treat when the season is over.

Chef John will share his recipe and techniques to achieving these delicious and attractive desserts. Taste these three dishes and bring your takeout container to take home some samples.

Participants need to bring their own cutting board and knife.
As a safety precaution participants should wear covered shoes and long pants. Aprons, kitchen towel and other personal items can also be brought to class.

Instructor: John McGough 
Class meets: Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm
Location: Hale Akoakoa 132
Cost: $75
HOSP7007   3/28 1 mtg.
drinks
Japanese pupu
salad noodles and ice cream
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John McGough 
received his Patisserie & Baking Certificate from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has over 20 years in the restaurant industry as a chef, pastry chef, baker’s assistant, pastry cook, cook and restaurant manager at notable restaurants in Las Vegas, Honolulu/Waikiki. John is the owner/pastry chef of Hau‘oli Pastry Company where he prepares customized dessert menus for a la carte dining, banquets and special functions.