This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.
This will be a day of good fortune because we will wrap it up with a monument to umami: a two-handed bacon cheeseburger, slathered in mushroom mayo and topped with creamy cheese. There will be some science and a few culinary tricks to overcome any superstition. Plus, a load of yummy steak fries to fill up the corners of our tummies.
Umami Mommy – Bacon Cheeseburger with Mushroom Mayonnaise
Homemade Parmesan Buns
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This menu contains the following common allergens: wheat, soy, dairy If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail email@example.com before purchasing a ticket.
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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.