BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This class is perfect for busy parents, the home cook, or even for young adults heading off to college.

A two-part introductory cooking class, Making of the Home Chef 101 covers a variety of basic, easy-to-master techniques essential to all culinary success.

Join Trefethen Family Vineyards Winery Chef Chris Kennedy Aken as he teaches you the basics of meal planning, smart shopping, food safety, and food preparation. Aken will demonstrate essential knife skills and give you plenty of hands-on practice as he works with you to prepare meals using the best local fresh ingredients.

Covering the fundamentals of sear, sauté, and roasting Aken will teach you how to prepare perfectly cooked chicken and stock. Making soup from scratch, you’ll discover the secret to every great homemade soup and how simple it can be to make a fresh vinaigrette. Last, but not least, Aken will guide students out on a sweet note with a decadent chocolate mousse made with just a few ingredients.

Materials covered in this class will give all students the confidence and knowledge to tackle any meal!



  • Starting Monday, February 4th, 2019, repeated every week on Monday until Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.