Get the opportunity to create a perfectly balanced start-to-finish meal, complete with wine and sauces.
- Andy worked in the kitchen of Chez Panisse before he was 21
- Create a full meal with Andy while enjoying some wine
- Hone your own basic kitchen and knife skills before sitting down to eat
There’s indescribable beauty in watching someone who knows exactly what they’re doing articulate a craft seamlessly. Whether it’s an athlete rounding the bases, an artist putting the finishing touches on a painting or, in this case, a skilled chef perfectly combining techniques and ingredients to create a delicious, balanced meal.
Enter Andy Baraghani. A former Michelin-starred restaurant apprentice, Andy’s taken on some of the biggest cooking hurdles and tackled them with ease. For example, he once went on an all out quest to master Bengali food (something he’d never made before) at the request of a client. After a short bout of research, he ended up wowing the attendees with the authenticity and flavors in his food. Point blank: Andy knows what he’s doing in the kitchen. Now, he’s sharing his passion with you at this totally hands-on experience.
Grab a glass of wine and get ready to witness greatness when you meet Andy at Saveur Magazine's stunning, world-class test kitchen. You’ll spend some time practicing simple knife skills under Andy’s watchful and instructive eye before heading to the stove to cook up an amazing meal. (And don’t forget to ask a lot of questions - Andy’s been known to pull a few unique cooking tricks out of his hat.) After everything’s had time to simmer and sizzle, pull a chair up to the table to enjoy your mouth-watering creations.
The minimum number of bookings for this SideTour to take place is 4 spots.
Meet the Host
As a first generation American, I first fell in love with cooking while watching my mother prepare traditional Persian cuisine at our home in the San Francisco Bay Area -- observing as she conjured dishes to feed the endless stream of relatives and family friends that flowed through our home. My...More about this host
Jim FultonI can't speak highly enough about the experience Andy provides. This is not a cooking class in a contemporary "here is a recipe, chop the onions" type manner, but rather an exploration of food and cooking with preparing food being only one element. Andy is passionate about cooking and his passion is infectious.
Alex AndrejkoAndy is up front from the beginning about this not being a cooking class and he was right... it was a cooking adventure. What a pleasant and informative afternoon with a talented, knowledgeable and personable leader. Great group, great original recipes and flavors. Bravo!
Julia BlanterFantastic evening cooking and learning from Andy. The food was really delicious and the company was a lot of fun!
Brad SvrlugaAn evening with Andy is a unique pleasure! An enormous talent and a phenomenal personality. He is a fascinating guy, brilliant chef, first rate teacher, and a real student of the intersection of cuisine and culture. I couldn't recommend Andy more highly.