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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are no longer hosting in-person cooking classes but we are excited to gather with you virtually! Check out our food business-focused workshops and our Discover Series classes, which give local chefs, food makers, and businesses a platform to share their stories and knowledge.
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When fall is in the air, it’s time to put cider in your cup! Join us on Thursday, September 24th for a virtual celebration all about apples and the art of cider making with Jason Dayton and Rob Fisk of Minneapolis Cider Company, a local cider company based in Northeast, Minneapolis. In this free class, you’ll learn about the different varieties of local cider and spirits made at Minneapolis Cider Company. Head Cider Maker, Rob Fisk, will share insight into…Find out more »
Prepare yourself for a knife class like no other! Stephen Aysta, owner of Tera Forge Knives will walk you through the basics of knife anatomy and construction and common knife terms and their meanings. Stephen will also go in-depth into the styles of knives and their intended uses, steel considerations, edge angle mysteries, and easy maintenance tips. Who better than someone with over 20 years of knife making and sharpening experience to help you hone your knowledge on the most…Find out more »
SOLD OUT! If you'd like the recording of this event, please email [email protected] The holidays are always hectic but may end up being extra weird this year; smaller gatherings and last-minute surprises (both drop-ins and cancelations) seem likely. Staying flexible with menus and plans will help, so cocktail aficionado (and WCCO Meteorologist!) Mike Augustyniak designed a cocktail class for us with that in mind. Using some of the ingredients you already have in your fridge, and with a little prep…Find out more »
Get into the holiday baking spirit in this hour-long virtual baking bonanza with Sadie Sayre, owner of Babe in the Woods Baking Company! A veteran of the Twin Cities restaurant industry (and TGA's Kitchen Coordinator!), Sadie has long dreamed of a better world in foodservice that isn't tied to chef culture: grueling hours, poor working conditions, divisive kitchen environments. Instead, she celebrates food that is magical, imaginative, and accessible - with these tenants in mind Babe in the Woods Baking…Find out more »
Join in as our Farm Share Manager, Karin Davey talks all things farm share! From what's in the box to where you can pick up, we'll take a deep dive into the program while answering questions you've submitted prior to the event and in real-time. Special guests include Mike Braucher of Sunshine Harvest Farm, our meat add-on supplier, and LyLee Vu of LV Gardens who has been growing for our farm share since its inception. At the end of this event, we hope you’ll have a…Find out more »
In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a virtual soulful cooking class led by TGA’s Culinary Education Manager, Chef Lachelle Cunningham. Chef Lachelle will guide you through the plant-based foundations of soul food and reveal some of the healing properties of the common herbs and spices used to build flavors of this distinctly American cuisine. Hear about how this cuisine and its evolution has impacted Lachelle’s personal food story and then follow along as she demonstrates one of…Find out more »
Knowing your why is the foundation to any successful business. This virtual workshop will help you find your why, and will get you asking the right questions; not can you make this product, but should you? Through virtual interactive group discussion, real-world examples, and focused writing prompts you will create and define your unique value proposition. You’ll leave this workshop with the confidence to pitch your business, develop your product, and know your why. Click here to register. This event is…Find out more »
You’ve got your why, now where do you go from there? Building your business starts with a clear blueprint. Knowing who you are and where you want to go will help you stay on course as you navigate the next steps. In this virtual workshop, we’ll take the fear out of business plan writing by helping you to create a one-page plan designed to be a tool that you’ll actually use and come back to as you grow. The second…Find out more »
Join us for a virtual gathering in celebration of The Perennial Kitchen Simple Recipes for a Healthy Future, the newest book from James Beard Award-winning author, and TGA Board Member, Beth Dooley! From Beth's own kitchen, she'll walk you through one of her favorite recipes from the new book, while discussing tips for sourcing various regenerative crops - crops that help to improve soil health, increase crop yields, and build water resilience - all crucial elements of farming in our…Find out more »
Celebrate the start of the gardening season in a power-packed hour! Local farmer, educator, activist, Tiffany LaShae, will share her basic tips for starting a vegetable garden and navigating common gardening solutions. Topics she'll cover include: how to start a garden in 5 easy steps, sourcing garden materials, seed starting, basics of sun, soil, and water, plant selection, garden bed preparation, planting, harvesting, and seed saving. This workshop will primarily be a demonstration with time at the end for Q&A.…Find out more »
If you are interested in joining the ranks of skilled culinary professionals working in area public school kitchens, look no further than our Vocational Culinary Training Program, VoCul! Join us Thursday, May 6th at 5 pm for a Zoom webinar all about this paid training program intended to teach you everything you need to know for a career in a school kitchen. The 14-week program begins in July and ends with an internship in a partnering kitchen in the fall. During the…Find out more »
Join us for our second annual season preview, a virtual event that will give you an inside look at the climate and conditions local growers are facing this growing season. Our featured speakers include UMN Climatologist Mark Seeley, and The Good Acre’s Farm Program Director, David Van Eeckhout. Mark will kick things off with an in-depth look at current climate and weather trends and will share his farm-focused forecast for the growing season ahead. Next, David will talk about how…Find out more »