Seafood Paella Mastery & More: January 20th, ForkLift, DC Metro Area - 2024

Seafood Paella Mastery & More: January 20th, ForkLift, DC Metro Area - 2024

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Seafood Paella Cooking Class at FORKLIFT Virginia

Date and Time: January 20th, 11:00am-1:00pm Location: FORKLIFT Virginia, 75 Lawson Rd SE Unit 109, Leesburg, VA 20175 Price: $85 per person

Description: Dive deep into the aromatic and colorful world of Spanish cuisine with our specialized Seafood Paella cooking class at FORKLIFT Virginia. Taught by our team of professional chefs, this 2-hour session is tailored to provide participants with an immersive experience into the intricate art of crafting authentic seafood paella.

What You'll Learn:

  • The history and cultural significance of paella in Spain.
  • Tips for selecting the freshest seafood ingredients.
  • Techniques for achieving the perfect "socarrat" - the coveted crispy rice layer.
  • Balancing and building flavors using traditional Spanish spices and ingredients.

Class Highlights:

  • Hands-on cooking experience in a state-of-the-art kitchen.
  • A step-by-step guide to crafting a mouth-watering seafood paella.
  • Tasting and enjoying your creation at the end of the class, complemented by complimentary Spanish wine and house-made charcuterie.
  • Opportunity to ask questions and learn directly from seasoned chefs.

What's Included:

  • All ingredients and materials required for the class.
  • A recipe card to recreate the dish at home.
  • An unforgettable culinary experience in a vibrant and interactive setting.

Whether you're a seasoned cook wanting to add another dish to your repertoire or a beginner looking to dive into Spanish cuisine, this class promises a mix of fun, learning, and delectable flavors.

Limited spots available! Ensure you reserve your place to embark on this culinary journey.

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This class is taught by Chef Sebastian Vasquez, originally from Quito, Ecuador, combines a Bachelor's degree in International Business with an Associate in Science in Culinary Arts Management from the Miami Culinary Institute. His mentor, Chef Rich Rosendale, has guided him through an impressive eight-year culinary journey, enhancing his already substantial business experience.

Sebastian has contributed his skills to prestigious venues like Casa Mariano in Doral, recognized as a standout in Miami's culinary scene, and B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale. His role in the Rosendale Task Force has seen him manage high-profile events, including catering for BTS and NFL gatherings in Las Vegas, as well as hosting Dom Perignon events at the Ocean Reef Club.

As a lead instructor for the Rosendale Collective, Sebastian is currently teaching at FORKLIFT Virginia, a boutique culinary school. His expertise is invaluable to students of all levels, as he continues to share his passion and knowledge in the culinary arts.


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