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Cutting root vegetables                                    Caramelizing onions


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CORPORATE TEAM-BUILDING CLASSES
PRIVATE GROUP CLASSES and PARTIES
PRIVATE CLASSES and PARTIES
KID'S CLASSES and PARTIES


      Chef Suzan "Z" Gray
 
  NRAEF ServSafe Certified

          


Kids love to make homemade pasta from scratch at a
PASTA MAKING CLASS for a group of 10 year olds


Choose from CUSTOMIZED HANDS-ON or DEMONSTRATION CLASSES for all levels!
Beginner to Advanced
Team Building, Education and FUN are on the menu of cooking classes led by a professional Chef!

Chef Z is NRAEF ServSafe Certified

 Cooking Lessons and Cooking Parties
are custom designed according to skill level and desires.
 
Together we decide if a "hands-on" or "demonstration" class fits your needs best!

Whether completely new to cooking, or just wanting to learn some new skills and cooking styles while having FUN....our PRIVATE LESSONS and COOKING PARTIES are great for children (aged 10 and up) and adults, in both residential and corporate venues!

Makes a great gift for both private individuals and corporations.
For more information, please scroll to the bottom of the page for contact information.

Private Hands-on Class Rates:
Group rate of $150 per hour for 2 - 6 students + cost of food at actual cost
A three hour minimum applies. Larger groups accepted, please inquire.
CLASSES HELD AT YOUR HOME or BUSINESS, or at my home in Central VA

Private Demonstration Class Rates:
Group rate of $150 per hour for 2 - 6 students + cost of food at actual cost
A three hour minimum applies. Larger groups accepted, please inquire.
CLASSES HELD AT YOUR HOME or BUSINESS, or at my home in Central VA

Chef Z teaching a Thai Pesto class with Salmon

Corporate Hands-On Class Rates:
Group rate of $250 per hour for groups of up to 10 participants + cost of food at actual cost.
 Additional students at $80 each. For groups over 10, please add 15% for an assistant to the Chef.

A 3 hour minimum applies with a 1 hour setup fee. Larger groups accepted.
CLASSES HELD AT YOUR PLACE OF BUSINESS


Chef Z's class on ROASTED VEGGIES and TURMERIC NAAN FRIED BREAD

Corporate Demonstration Class Rates:
Group rate of $200 per hour for groups of up to 10 participants + cost of food at actual cost.
Additional students at $60 each. For groups over 10, please add 15% for an assistant to the Chef.

A 3 hour minimum applies. Larger groups accepted.
CLASSES HELD AT YOUR PLACE OF BUSINESS


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Some satisfied students are willing to share their comments:

Chef Z,

 Thank you very much for taking the time with my son and I, to teach us the basics of knife cutting skills for proper food preparation. In addition, your ideas concerning food combinations, preparation techniques for various types of meals, as well as the philosophy behind those combinations has been extremely useful and practical. You have made a positive effect on our eating habits. Thanks very much.

Paul L. Keswick, VA 

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Hi Chef Z!
Oh my gosh, dinner was so good. I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful first training session and absolutely amazing dishes to nourish our family for the next few days. 

We were kind of in a rush to get to our son's baseball game and I think I undercooked the scallops just a bit. I also forgot to add the water to the polenta to reheat. That almost resulted in a phone call to you but I re-read your instructions and realized my mistake. Doug liked everything and the kids really enjoyed their tastes of the flank steak with shallots and pomegranate sauce. I can't wait until tonight to make the fresh arugala-mache salad with your dressing and the Chicken Michaelangelo!
I can't wait for our next class and hope to be able to take your WORST COOKS COOKING SERIES class!

Again, thank you, thank you!!
Stefanie F. Midlothian, VA

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Hi Chef Z,
Thanks for the note--we had a blast!  I really appreciated your patience with the kids.  It made for a fun time for all.
 
I've attached a picture of the gang in action...lots of hard working hands in the kitchen!
All the best,
KELLY G. Crozet, VA

 
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Dear Chef Z,
We want to thank you for your intensive, in-house B & B cooking course! What a benefit to learn all the time-saving techniques to prepare gourmet meals in a jiffy for our hungry guests!

Your creativity has enhanced our presentations so much that our guests continually compliment our presentation, and many run back upstairs – after giving stern commands to their companions not to touch a thing – to grab their cameras and photograph their plates.

Your energy, creativity, knowledge, and sparkling personality blessed our hearts, home, and business, and we can’t wait to have you back again!

Kathryn and David Stemac
Hartzell House Bed and Breakfast
Addison, Pennsylvania, US
www.hartzellhouse.com
 
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Dear Chef Z,
I had a blast yesterday and am very impressed with what I learned during the BASIC COOKING 101 class. I used my $5.00 coupon today at All Good groceries & made Ron the Zucchini dish which he now "likes better than salad". I also made the sweet potatoes, green beans and honey - could not find sesame seeds so I used sun flower seeds. NOT as good as yours but Ron didn't know the difference. :-) I also did the Salmon with potato chips& he loved it. I do want to attend more classes, it was well worth the money spent.
KATHY F. Charlottesville, VA

 
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Chef Z,
I had a blast at your "30 MINUTE GOURMET" class last week! I’ve made the chicken, the grape salad (now my personal favorite!), and the dessert. I actually do not own a meat pounder/tenderizer, and I discovered WHY you should pound the meat so flat. However, it was still yummy! Just not as pretty as yours was.
KATE B. Charlottesville, VA

 
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for inquiries and reservations please contact Chef Z

ChefZ@ChefSuzanGray.com
www.ChefSuzanGray.com
Kitchen Office 434. 242. 7638

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