Penn State program teaches how to cook like a chef at home

September 06, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook delicious dishes just like a professional chef? The College of Health and Human Development and the Department of Nutritional Sciences are pleased to offer Home Chef: The Basics with chef Kristi Branstetter. This hands-on program in Room 7 of the Henderson Building will inspire you to cook like a chef at home. Choose between Saturday, Sept. 28, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or Friday, Oct. 18, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Participants will learn the basic techniques of searing, roasting and braising, as well as an introduction to creating their own sauces.

“These interactive, hands-on classes are the best way for people to learn professional techniques and what it really means when a recipe says to sauté or braise,” said Branstetter. 

Participants will work with fresh ingredients to create a multi-course meal using classic French culinary techniques. In the Saturday class, the group will then sit down and enjoy the delicacies while discussing the meal and the cooking experience. Those in the Friday evening class will prepare and taste throughout the evening.

Preregistration is required. The program fee for either course is $65 and includes instruction, a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared by the participants, and a take-home manual with recipes and helpful tips.

For more information, visit or call 814-865-8898.


Last Updated September 06, 2013