Savannah actually began her career in cooking right here at The Culinary Center. She discovered her passion for creating good food while taking our Professional Culinary Arts Series. A short time later, she moved to Colorado where she began working her way through the restaurant industry, learning everything from Farm to Table cuisine to specializing in dietary restrictions.Â While in Colorado, she helped open The Cooking Studio Fort Collins, where she managed and taught for two years and then, having trained under more than 30 chefs, she decided to start the food blog Cleaver Cooking to share her recipes.
With the new food blog a success, she hit the road, documenting the food and travel on her blog.Â First stop: New Orleans. She spent four months at New Orleans School of Cooking, learning the cuisine and experimenting with recipes.
When sheâ€™s not teaching people to cook or blogging, you can find her hiking, biking or hanging out at a local brewery with her boyfriend Tony, and she’s always within four miles of somewhere that serves coffee.
Savannah will be in Kansas City for a special cooking class on Sunday, December 3. Don’t miss out. Click on the class title below for more information and to register online:
Your New Favorite Holiday Recipes
Sun, Dec 3,Â 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Limited Hands OnÂ |Â TastingsÂ |Â $55
Itâ€™s a conundrum at any time of the year but especially at the holidays â€“ â€œWhat am I going to make for dinner?â€ “What will I serve at my next cocktail party!”Â We all need those â€œgo toâ€ recipes and cooking techniques for the busy weeknights as well as the parties.Â Savannah will walk you step-by-step through comforting, low-stress dishes and menus that will leave you plenty of time to wrap those presents, attend holiday shows at your kidsâ€™ school or just enjoy a quiet night at home away from the hustle and bustle.Â Weâ€™ll start off by learning a special lightened-up holiday cocktail that youâ€™ll enjoy while Chef Savannah teaches easy cooking techniques like basic knife skills, sautÃ©ing, the proper way to whisk, tips to making a homemade broth and more.Â Learn to make comforting dishes like Caramelized Onion Beef Stew , Roasted Winter Squash Soup and Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette. Weâ€™ll cap off the evening with a fancy-schmancy New Orleans dessert â€“ Bananas Foster.