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Orland Park, IL 60467

Kitchen Basics


  • Kosher salt
  • Good quality olive oil
  • Grapeseed oil and/or canola oil
  • Flour
  • Panko bread crumbs                                                                                       
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dried herbs, garlic salt, pepper
  • Pasta such as orzo, penne and linguine
  • Rice such as wild, Arborio or jasmine
  • Canned tomatoes and tomato paste
  • Chicken and beef broth
  • Roasted red peppers, capers, olives
  • Specialty marinades


  • Unsalted butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Organic eggs
  • Sour cream
  • Creamy cheese such as goat, ricotta or gorgonzola
  • Lemons and limes
  • Lettuces such as romaine and arugula
  • Celery, carrots and onions
  • Garlic and shallots
  • Seasonal greens and vegetables                                                                                 


  • Meats such as chicken breasts, beef and pork tenderloin      
  • Vegetables such as corn, peas and spinach
  • French bread
  • Shrimp and fish fillets (properly packaged)

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"Thank you for organizing such a comprehensive class.  I took away a great deal more than I thought possible.  I am not quite fearless yet, but I don't break out in a cold sweat in the kitchen anymore.  I look forward to future events and your cooking expertise."


Kathy S., Orland Park