Monday, November 1, 2010

Cooking with Andy...

This past week my husband and I were in Arizona for an oil and gas conference, the committee surprised the wives of the attendants with a private cooking lesson with Chef Andy Broder! We were so excited about it, we certainly did not know what o expect, but the class was so much fun, we actually got to cook our food, we learned a lot a easy to apply tips for our daily cooking, and we got detailed recipe instructions to take home!

Andy graduated from law school, majored in literature and minored in psychology, after practicing for several years in the court room, he decided it was time to follow his true passion, cooking.

He enrolled in the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and graduated with a 4.0 GPA, then interned in Los Angeles Times as their food section editor and finally he decided to share with us his marvelous recipes! He specializes in giving group lessons at his studio located at:

7000 E Shea Blvd # 1740
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5289
For more information you can contact them at (480) 951-2400

To find out more about Andy and how his private lessons click here, you'll enjoy their site!

Here are some pics from our amazing lunch: Guacamole with goat cheese, home made tortillas, Southwestern Chicken with lime, fish paddies and mixed green salad, and some Mexican chocolate cheesecake cups.

This is the amazing set up, we had all that we needed set up in stainless
steel prepping tables and enlarged step by step instructions to help
us follow each recipe

Chef Andy giving us some helpful tips to make our lives in the 
kitchen not only better but shorter too!

Our corporate group had sent us some vino to enjoy
with our fabulous meal!

I think all of us had an amazing afternoon cooking, talking, 
and learning a little more about Southwestern cuisine in a
very unique way.

Thank you so much Andy and all the wonderful staff for your time,
I will highly recommend anyone who stops by Scottsdale to try and 
visit the cooking studio, and set up a private lesson, it is soooooo worth it!

Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who gratefully allowed me to
take all this pictures of them while they cook and use them for my blog.
If anyone would like a printable copy of any of the pictures just send me 
an email to Veronica Schiller, I will gladly email you back!

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