Cooking
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Our instructional kitchen provides a classrooms setting for a variety of hands-on cooking classes tought be experienced professional chefs.
(additional fee + membership not required)

Single Classes

All classes include learning how to prepare healthy menu items, as well as sampling creations. The classes will introduce recipe stations, ingredients, and equipment and will allow participants to explore new recipes with the help and guidance of the chef. Come enjoy this culinary experience and share your techniques and cooking experience with friends.

Cozy Comfort Foods Made Healthy

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Description:

Comfort foods are always a favorite and you'll learn how to make these delicious dishes healthy as well. Who doesn't love Mac-n-Cheese or a really good meatloaf or fried chicken? The wait is over, come to this very special evening while you enjoy preparing home-style dishes. Menu: Classic Mac-n-Cheese, Classic Perfect Meatloaf, Crispy Fried Chicken, Sinful Chocolate Cake.

Dinner 30 Minutes or Less

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Description: 

Sure you can order in or pick up take out in 30 minutes, but how about a fresh, healthy meal prepared in the same amount of time--and you know what's in your food! In this very practical class, Robyn will show you chef-coveted secrets to streamline your cooking so dinner is on the table fast. You'll learn what to always have on hand and what unnecessary efforts you can just do without. You'll learn a variety of main dishes that just need pairing with a salad and side vegetables. Menu: Caramelized Onion Chicken, Salmon in Parchment Paper, Pasta Agli Olio, Main Dish Quesadillas


2-Part Cooking Series

Throughout each two-part series, participants learn time-saving techniques and basic cooking skills designed to quickly make simple and easy meals. In addition to learning new skills, Robyn ensures that no one walks away hungry from her classes – each session includes a full meal!

Essential Technique Class: Savory Soups and Sumptuous Salads

Saturday, January 28 & February 4, 2017
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Description:

Savory Soups: It's doesn't matter what climate you live in, a bowl of satisfying, healthy soup should make its way into your meals. In this crucial class you will learn from A-Z on how to make the perfect soup, starting with fabulous homemade, easy-to-prepare stock, sautéing methods, adding flavor bases and much more. So grab a bowl and a spoon and dig in. Menu: Garden Vegetable and Bean Soup with Farro, "Cream of" Potato and Leek Soup, Indian Style Lentil Soup, Homemade Herb Crackers( a perfect go-along with soup)

Sumptuous Salads: Have you ever said to yourself that salads prepared out taste better than what you prepare at home? Well, you are going to be the master of all things salad after this class! Great salad making follows a specific blueprint and lucky for you Robyn knows that formula inside and out. You'll be creating main dish and side salads like you've never made before with perfect, inexpensive dressings to perk everything up! Menu: Garden Salad with Candied Walnuts and Savory Balsamic Dressing, Asian Chicken Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette, Multi Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers and Capers, a variety of salad dressings you'll be able to take home!

Savor the Flavor: All About Herbs and Spicing it Up

Saturday, February 18 & 25, 2017
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Description:

All About Herbs: Want to make your food really taste great? Then you need to learn exactly how to use fresh herbs in your cooking. In this dynamic class, you'll learn all about growing your own herbs and if you don't  want to grow them, you'll learn how to select the best from your grocer. Then we will get in the kitchen and cook up a flavorful, healthy meal. Menu: Tomato, Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad with Basil Pesto, Roasted Tuscan Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic,  Greek Lemon Oregano Potatoes, Lemon Thyme Apple Cake

Spice It Up: Deep rich-flavored spices are the key to absolute flavor. Working with spices is very different than cooking with herbs and in this special class, Robyn will unlock the savory secrets to cook properly and healthfully with spices. You'll even make your own spice blend to take home! Menu: Butter Lettuce Salad with Oranges and Avocado with Cumin Dressing, Dukkah Spiced Pork Loin, Roasted Tomatoes with Cinnamon, Blueberries with Crystalized Ginger, Lemon and Mint

The Healthiest Cuisines in the World: It's All Greek to Me and Perfect Provençal

Saturday, April 1 & April 8, 2017
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Description:

It's All Greek To Me:  The people of Greece have the most impressive longevity rates in the world. Much of it is attributed to their cuisine. In this class, you'll learn the secrets to their delicious recipes that will impress your friends and keep you healthy at the same time! Menu: Country Greek Salad, Spanakopita( Greek Spinach Pie), Fassoulada( green beans with tomatoes and herbs), Baklava

Perfect Provençal: The sunny south of France is redolent with healthy foods and the people who reside there live long lives. Come learn the taste of fresh food at its best, bold in flavor, yet extremely easy to prepare. Menu:  Salade Nicoise, Provençal Braised Fish, Gratin of Potatoes, Fresh Peach and Berry Tart


Private Cooking Classes

Interested in holding a private cooking class for a group of friends or special event? Student organizations, University of Miami departments, and non-UM affiliated community members are welcome to schedule a private cooking class for their group. Groups work directly with a chef to select their menu. Price varies based on the number of participants, duration of the class, food costs, and UM affiliation status. Contact Christina WooChing for more information.

Note: The Instructional Kitchen is closed during the summer months (June-August). Kitchen space is not available for use by outside chefs.


About Chef Robyn

Robyn Webb is an award-winning cookbook author, nutritionist and the long time Food Editor of Diabetes Forecast Magazine. She has been profiled by and written for CNN, Lifetime TV, Discovery Channel, Food Network, ESPN, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Fine Cooking, Martha Stewart Radio and numerous health, cooking and travel blogs. As the successful owner of the 25 year-old Robyn Webb Associates, a culinary and nutrition company, her services have now moved from Washington DC to Miami! She has taught culinary skills to thousands of students including famous athletes and prominent business executives.


Registration Information

Visit our registration page to register for any of our cooking classes.

Single Class 2-Part Series*
UM Student Member: $30 $55
Non-Student Member: $40 $70
Non-Member: $45 $80

 Note: *Receive 20% the second class when you purchase both classes of the 2-part series. Single classes are available at the “Single Classes” rates listed above. You must register for the second class over the phone or in-person at the sales office to receive the discount.