Jambalaya and Gumbo Cooking Class

Bring the flavors of the Big Easy to you with this Berkeley cooking class.


Chef Kevin Hogan
Kitchen on Fire

Kitchen on Fire

4.7 stars (52+)
5.0 (2)

3 hours Class size 1 to 15 (public classes), 10 to 100 label $145

Our New Orleans Jambalaya and Gumbo cooking class is the perfect way to learn how to make some of Creole cuisine's most iconic dishes.

In this Berkeley cooking class, Chef Kevin, of Kitchen of Fire, will show you step by step how to prep, cook, and serve these delicious recipes.

On the menu:
- Black Eyed Pea Salad
- Creole Jambalaya
- Seafood Gumbo
- Calas (Sweet Rice Fritters)

Chef Kevin will walk you through all the techniques and ingredients for making both jambalaya and gumbo from scratch. Both are hearty, flavorful dishes that will leave you feeling like you're right in the heart of the Big Easy.

This is a fun activity to do with your food-loving friends or give a gift experience to a special someone who loves getting creative in the kitchen. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class, making it a festive time!

When your class is over, you will take the lessons you've learned into your own kitchen so you can enjoy these dishes at home.

Please note

  • All in-person classes will be limited to 10 students.
  • Masks must be worn at all times, except while eating at the table.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required and reviewed by the chef prior to entry into the kitchen.
  • A snack will be served at the beginning of class and you will eat the dishes you make at the end of class. Unfortunately, our zoning permit does not allow students to take food home.
  • If you think you might be allergic to anything on the menu, please get in touch prior to your class.
  • Teens under 18 will be required to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.



Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
All of the ingredients and use of kitchen tools to make your recipes.
 
What to bring
  • Close-toed shoes are mandatory. High heels, open-toed shoes, sandals, flip flops are not allowed in the kitchen.
  • Shoulder-length hair or longer needs to be worn back and away from your face; we have plenty of hair ties in the kitchen for you to use and keep.
  • Feel free to bring a favorite apron or a knife you want to practice with but know that we will supply aprons and all the tools you need for use during class.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, bachelorette party or bachelor party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom or Father's Day gift.


Chef Kevin Hogan (your teacher) is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Location

Berkeley, CA

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Chef Kevin Hogan

Chef Kevin Hogan


Kevin Hogan is a San Francisco native who grew up far from the Bay area. The son of a US health department administrator, Kevin got an early introduction to the foods and flavors of the world while living in France, Switzerland, Nigeria and Côte D’Ivoire. Food, the gateway to culture, was a particular fascination for him while living in foreign countries, eating in restaurants, home kitchens, and market stalls, and he learned to love new and unusual flavors.

Kevin’s culinary interests always centered on the unique qualities of home cooked food, and he learned at an early age to prepare simple meals. High school years in Atlanta GA included summer jobs in restaurants, washing pizza pans, bussing tables, chopping onions, and making lots of biscuits, yet it was still the food coming from home kitchens in the American south that inspired Kevin’s passion for cooking.

In his years as the wine buyer for Berkeley specialty food retailer The Spanish Table, Kevin began sharing his repertoire of vernacular kitchen wisdom with customers, in passing conversation at first, then in printed recipes, newsletters and live demonstrations. The unique flavors of home-cooked food inspire Kevin’s classes at Kitchen On Fire where he has been teaching for over ten years. His classes mix historic context with practical advice to make shopping, preparing, and serving delicious meals at home a source of pride and pleasure for cooks of all skill levels.




Your host
Kitchen on Fire
Kitchen on Fire

4.7 stars (52+)
5.0 (2)

Kitchen on Fire offers hands-on cooking experiences in Berkeley and Oakland. Since 2005, Chef Olive and professional chef instructors have been sharing their knowledge and love for cooking through public classes, team-building and corporate wellness events. Lisa Miller teaches classes with a nutrition focus, promoting healthy living through meals made with high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking methods.

With a deep passion for sharing delicious food and life-long dedication to healthy living, co-owners Olivier Said and Lisa Miller can be found in the kitchen or working with students or clients in some capacity every day of the week.

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