Welcome to Culinary Skills and Techniques!
This is a 3 Day Course. This course was developed to help the home cook better understand and execute the skills and techniques used in the home kitchen.
Day1 - BRAISING
QUICK BRAISED VEGETABLE:
- Cut and washing Vegetable
- Browning Vegetable
- Simmering Vegetable
- Plating the dish with garnishing
LONG BRAISED PROTEIN : Braised Short Ribs
- Cut and wash Protein
- Browning Protein
- Simmering Protein
- Plating the dish with garnish
Day 2 - ROASTING
ROASTED WHOLE CHICKEN:
- Vegetables prepped and ready for roasting
- Chicken trussed, prepped, and ready for roasting
- Finishing a sauce and demonstrating consistency
- Plated dish with garnish
Day 3 - STEAMING
- Cut out paper or foil
- Preparing Vegetables and Protein
- Wrapping the Parchment Paper Purse
- Opening after baking
- Plating of dish with garnish
- Shallot reduction
- Whisking of butter into sauce
- Achieving a Nappé consistency
Cooking Classes at our “ Cookshop” take place at 45 East Main Street, Babylon. You’ll have a workstation equipped with all the tools and ingredients you’ll need for each recipe, and you’ll have time to enjoy everything you make. We will also provide you with recipes and "at home" instructions for all the menu items.
We will provide you with an apron, but we recommend wearing casual clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit messy in. We ask that you wear flat comfortable shoes. Please do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals. Please pull long hair back.
- Cost is per 1 person, unless class states otherwise ( 'Kids & Adult Class tickets are for 2)
- Classes are approximately 2.5 - 3 hrs
- Kids (10-15) classes run 1.5hrs, guardians are welcome to wait or drop off
- Kids (5-9) are approx. 1hr and require at least one guardian to stay the duration of class
- Our classes are capped at 16-18 students usually working in groups of 2 – 4 , Individuals will be paired with a partner. If you prefer to work solo please notify us in the space provided during booking - or call our store at 631-818-1100
Please note all allergies or special needs in the space provided at checkout.
We understand that sometimes class cancellations are necessary, and this policy describes what happens in the event of a cancellation.
- For cancellations made up to 48 hours before the scheduled start time of a class, Babylon Mercantile will provide you with credit towards a future class in the form of a e-Gift Card.
- If cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled start of a class, we are not able to offer any refunds or in-store credit.
- (Cancellations or changes can be made (1) in person or by calling 631-818-1100 and speaking directly to a Babylon Mercantile representative. We cannot accept or honor cancellations made by email or left on voicemail.
- BootCamp or "Special Event" cancellations: Any cancellation made 1 week prior to the event will receive a credit towards future classes, 1 week to 48 hours prior will receive 50% credit, and 48 hours prior to class we cannot provide any credit or refund
- When we cancel a class due to inclement weather, or other circumstances beyond our control (e.g., power outages, facility issues, etc.), we will endeavor to contact you by email or telephone with as much notice as possible and issue a full refund to the original form of payment (or, if you prefer, issue you a refund in the form of a Babylon Mercantile gift card). However, if we do not affirmatively cancel a class by email or telephone and you are unable to attend, our standard cancellation policy applies.
- Classes with Less than 4 Students may be cancelled
Covid Cancellations: If you become ill, please attempt to test at least 48 hours before class and inform us of a positive result as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate you by offering the following alternatives:
1: Customer finds someone to take their spot(s) - and will receive 20% off a future booking.
2: BM provides customers with their meal/ingredients in a take-home kit. Kit includes instructions and a personal call with the chef to review the recipe. Plus, the customer receives 20% off a future booking
Babylon Mercantile reserves the right to modify class menus at any time due to ingredient availability or seasonality.)
The intent of our classes is to teach, the results of a dish or pastry may differ from class to class and by the student. In some classes, specifically, pastry & baking weather may affect the outcome of the recipe.
Online Cooking Class Wavier and Media Release
PARTICIPANT hereby grants permission to Babylon Mercantile, to use any images (photographs and/or video) for use in Media publications. PARTICIPANT hereby waives any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and PARTICIPANT waives any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the image.
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By purchasing this class, you agree to Babylon Mercantile cooking class terms and conditions, including cancellation policies.