Monday, September 26, 2011

Chef Michael Reyes to lead class at Arboretum

Fresh: Celebrating The Table

Cooking at the Arboretum

$45 members / $50 non-members; Reservations Required - Please Call 626.821.4623

Chef Michael Reyes

Wednesday, October 5th



Come one, come all to a fabulous appetizer/small plate class taught by Michael Reyes, a talented young chef who has brought himself more acclaim in his tenure behind the stove than many ever do. Olympic baseball took him to Germany in 1996. It was there he stopped running the bases, and for two years worked in several name restaurants as an apprentice. He came back to the states and attended Pasadena’s

Le Cordon Bleu.

In 2001, our pal Gale Kohl chose him to open her Gale’s Restaurant and also help with catering. After he moved on to work as executive chef for executive dining and catering with Brighton Collectibles, Gale still calls on Michael to be her caterer from time to time. Michael has remained one of Gale's favorite chefs. We are so happy that she tipped us off about his large talent and helped get him to the Arboretum to let us in on his talent!

Michael is going to demonstrate small plates and appetizers for this Fresh class, with a strong emphasis on cooking techniques—Michael is a natural born teacher. He will cover knife skills, basic cooking techniques, and the regimen for a true cooking school that is not too intimidating. You will understand why the Culinary Arts at the Art Institute in San Diego and the Inland Empire have him on staff -- also the Southwestern Community College in San Diego! Further, Michael will show us how these delicious recipes use ingredients that can be incorporated into many different plates!


Ahi Tuna Poke with Wasabi-Sesame Gastic

Shrimp Ceviche with Mango and Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Tea-Smoked Pork Belly with Asian Slaw

Braised Short Ribs with Roasted Root Vegetables

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Spiced Cream

Sign up now for this “homerun” cooking class! Please call 626.821.4623

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Avenue

Arcadia, CA 91007-2697

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