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Culinary Arts Workshops are back at IFAC!
Enjoy fresh tastes of the season and discover culinary tips while perfecting gourmet recipes created by professional chefs.
All workshops are hands-on unless noted as “demo” in course title/description. Instructor/Chef(s): Christianne Winthrop,
Sharon Murphy and Mark McDonald.
To learn more about the chefs, please read their bios below.
Please click here to view all the culinary workshops and register.
$59 (IFAC Member: $51) per workshop.
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Holiday Hors d'oeuvres Celebrate the season’s festivities and impress guests with a party menu that’s sure to spark holiday cheer - and a satisfied appetite! Menu includes buckwheat blini with smoked salmon & lemon, sweet & spicy mixed nuts, citrus marinated olives, stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, and sparkling pomegranate punch.
Tu Dec. 10 6:30–9pm $59 #130282 Inst: Chef Winthrop
Nutrition at its Best Discover the keys to balanced nutrition while exploring the world of spices and how to healthfully incorporate them into your cooking. In addition, learn how to juice with greens and vegetables, adding ingredients for flavorful variety.
Tu Dec. 17 6:30–9pm $59 #130277 Inst: Chef Murphy
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More information about the instructors:
Christianne Winthrop is a Los Angeles area-based freelance food, health and parenting writer, recipe developer, culinary instructor and boutique caterer with writing credits in The Los Angeles Times, SeriousEats.com, CBS Local's "Best of LA" blog, BrainWorld magazine and more. She is a Chef Instructor for the Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories in Santa Monica, for Sur La Table in Costa Mesa, and for the Garden School Foundation - a non-profit focused on teaching children about gardening and healthy eating. Christianne has invaluable experience as Healthy Eating Educator at Whole Foods Markets in the LA Westside as she has launched and implemented the "Health Starts Here" programs for customers and employees where she has developed and lead trainings for 650+ employees on nutrition, food allergies, and dairy & sugar alternatives. She has been a Food Stylist on Good Day LA and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Sharon Murphy, formerly the lead chef instructor at Sur La Table and owner of One Fine Fig, has mastered her skills through formal culinary training and her many world travels. Her formal education includes the Culinary Institute of America, New York, as well as supplemental classes from Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Caroline Caromaya and Chef Marie/Paris. Sharon has cooked for chefs such as Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Thomas Keller and Ina Garten. She has served as a Sous Chef for Le Giraffe in Santa Monica as well as a Culinary Expert at Williams-Sonoma in Newport Beach for 6 years.
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