The Mediterranean Garden: Classic Greek Recipes

Saturday April 27th, 2019

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $60-65

Instructor: Jennifer Hostetter

Greek food is among the most cherished and delicious of Mediterranean cuisines. It’s also prized for being highly nutritious, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce and deeply-flavored, anti-oxidant rich olive oil. In this class, we’ll celebrate the flavors of Greece as we prepare various sweet and savory dishes, including Stuffed Grape Leaves with Tzatziki Sauce, Traditional Greek Salad, Fresh Pita Bread and the iconic and delectable Baklava.

Adults of drinking age are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the class, if desired. Suggested pairings: Light-bodied red or dry white wines, particularly from Greece or the Mediterranean, rosés, sparkling wines, or light and crisp lager or pilsner beers. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, bring some Greek Ouzo or Raki, the traditional anise-flavored spirits enjoyed throughout the islands.

Jennifer Hostetter is a classically-trained chef with 20 years of experience in the food industry. She received a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson and Wales, and a Master’s degree in Food Culture & Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. Early in her career, she honed her skills working in restaurants and for caterers. More recently, Jennifer has worked as a recipe developer, food editor, and writer. Currently, she runs her own catering and personal chef business, where she enjoys cooking and teaching about foods from around the world. Jennifer also serves as a Chef Instructor at the UCF Rosen School of Hospitality.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to FNGLA Certified Professionals upon request.

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