UKSF Chutney Workshop with Alison McQuade
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Create & Can Your Own Chutney!
Alison McQuade, of McQuade's Celtic Chutney, will teach the class the art of making chutney, leading it in a hands-on workshop that will involve sampling various flavor combinations, mixing a custom blend of spices, and canning a recipe using fresh persimmons from the farmers' market.
Participants will leave with armed with a jar of chutney, their own spice blend, and the recipes and knowledge necessary to make their own chutney at home.
Date & Time: October 30th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: CUESA Dacor Teaching Kitchen at San Francisco's Landmark Ferry Building
*Sliding scale pricing available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Alison McQuade has been creating and preserving her delicous chutneys since 2005. She first started making jars of chutney as Christmas presents for friends, but was soon encouraged to found McQuade's Chutney with her partner, Jay Marden. Once a small company selling initially through Cowgirl Creamery, McQuade's is now at markets big and small, including Bi-Rite, Cheese Plus, Fallettis, Say Cheese and Rainbow, and is featured on some of the best restaurant and sandwich menus in the city, and beyond.
Alison loves to create rich, complex chutneys utilizing spices and flavours from all corners of the world. She is also an ardent supporter and believer in working with the local community. She particularly enjoys interacting with fantastic producers, farmers and cafe owners around the region, many of whom have become good friends. They help support the seasonality of the McQuade's range, which relies on their amazing fresh produce to make chutneys like Cranberry Mandarin and Persimmon Habanero (both winter specials) or their year round best-seller, Fig 'n Ginger.
Please note UKSF's cancellation policy: Refunds are available if notice is given 48 hours prior to the event. There are no refunds after that point, but you're welcome to pick up any materials and supplies handed out in class. Please be sure to email email@example.com *before* class to ensure that your items are held for you. Without advanced notice, we may not be able to save everything. Please make sure to pick it up by the Saturday following the class as materials tend to be perishable.
When & Where
Urban Kitchen SF
Urban Kitchen SF (www.urbankitchensf.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to help reconnect urban dwellers to the sustainable creation, preservation and / or production of their food.
UKSF hosts affordable, single-purpose workshops themed around the DIY Slow Food concept. Classes incorporate hands-on learning with instruction by area experts. Spaces are offered on a sliding-scale basis where necessary, and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
Topics include food preservation, brewing Kombucha, baking bread, butchery, urban gardening, and more. Learn more about UKSF at www.urbankitchensf.org!