Learn how to master essential cooking techniques that will help you become a more confident cook. Each one of John’s delicious recipes will use a key technique that you will find yourself using over and over again: poach salmon for a French nicoise salad variation made with potato, cannellini beans, seasonal vegetables and a tangy yoghurt, lime and horseradish dressed; sear on a grill and then oven bake tamari, honey and ginger spiced chicken fillets to go with pan fried shallots, steamed rice and seasonal Asian vegetables: sear and oven roast rosemary seasoned spring lamb rumps to serve with crisp baked potatoes and pan-made red wine and mustard sauce; parboil and bake a mix of Tuscan style vegetables tossed with garlic, herb and olive oil; and finally, grill the perfect beef steak to compliment any grain or leafy green salad.
The Clever Cook: Essential Techniques
Simple techniques with delicious results
Whether you want to explore a new cuisine, learn some new techniques or simply expand your cooking repertoire, our highly experienced instructors will show you how to prepare delicious dishes that are guaranteed to impress. Click here for more information the class format.
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About the Chef
Executive Chef/National Manager Aveo Group, Author of Live, Life, Cook
John’s professional career began with a cooking apprenticeship at the Southern Cross, one of Melbourne’s past iconic hotels. During this time John represented Australia at the Culinary Olympics in Germany, winning a prestigious Gold Medal. Since then, John has experienced 30 years working with celebrated chefs such as Stephanie Alexander and elite athletes such as Cathy Freeman. In 2009 John co-founded Dineamic Australia, a healthy solution to ready-made meals borne from a shared vision in conjunction with a former professional footballer, Jason Johnson and Karen Inge, a leading sports dietitian. Currently John manages over 70 kitchens insuring fresh, healthy meals are prepared for over 13,000 residents within the Aveo Group. John is also the author of Live, Life, Cook, a cookbook filled with recipes that show you how easy it can be to eat well.