This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.
With the weather heating up,, it is time for some bright and hearty Food Truck Food! Some huge fun flavors, like a chili-spiked papaya agua fresca! A piadina Caesar salad – quick Italian flatbread rolled around the blast of garlic, anchovy, and Parmigiano-dressed spears of Romaine. No baby greens for this grown-up salad! Then we will finish our salute to the Spring with a two-handed sandwich…no, that is too wimpy a word…lets go with a “Grinder”: one hearty roll of great bread, split and slathered with a foundation of white bean puree, stacked with juicy cumin scented lamb, piled high with crunchy cucumber and pickled onion salsa and feta cheese, then drizzled with the one-two punch of spicy harissa yogurt!
Chili-spiked Papaya Agua Fresca
Black Pepper Piadina Caesar Salad
Cumin Lamb and White Bean Grinder, Cucumber Pickle Salsa, Harissa Yogurt
Equipment and Ingredient List for this class will be linked here soon.
This menu contains the following common allergens: wheat, fish. 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.