This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. If you’re new to 18 Reasons online, please read this guide: How to Take an Online Class at 18 Reasons. Five calendar days before class, 18 Reasons may decide to cancel this class if not enough tickets are sold. We will notify registrants by email about cancellations.
Modern times call for modern approaches. The old warhorses, the classic Mother sauces, will always have their place. But sometimes it is a weeknight, and it is Summer, and you just need an excellent dinner on the table. Modern Sauces to the rescue! Light, bold, and simple, these make for a vegetarian-friendly and soul-satisfying meal. We will start with a fresh corn chowder, garnished and lit up with a drizzle of chimichurri. Then either chicken thighs or firm tofu will be braised in a pineapple mojo. Yum! A little spice, a little heat, and tons of flavor for your thoroughly modern meal!
Fresh Corn Chowder with Chimichurri
Chicken Thighs or Tofu Braised in Pineapple Mojo
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This menu contains the following common allergens: none! If you have allergies or dietary restrictions please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing a ticket.
Born in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, Mike Weller grew up in suburbs of San Jose, where he discovered cooking as his first profession and lifetime passion. After wandering through typical teenage jobs at pizza joints and ice cream parlors, Mike’s first “restaurant” job was with Sambo’s Coffee Shops, slinging hash and cooking eggs for the bar rush and Sunday breakfast crowds. He moved on to help open several restaurants, attend the California Culinary Academy, and study under European chefs with Michelin backgrounds. Later, Mike served as an executive chef for catering companies, wineries and country clubs. When his son was born, Mike transitioned his career into teaching, returning to the CCA where he eventually became the Executive Chef and Director of Academics. Mike also returned to school for training in his new field, earning a Master’s Degree in Education. Having taught for Le Cordon Bleu North America in both online and brick and mortar schools, Mike is thrilled to return to teaching in a neighborhood-based community. When he is not teaching he reaps the benefits of his backyard garden, kept in perfect order by his Master Gardener wife.