Chowder & Crab Cakes
Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
CHOWDER & CRAB CAKES
Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
Learn how to make the New England classics - Clam Chowder and Seafood Cakes
One of the earliest American dishes, Clam Chowder was said to be invented by the Pilgrims who landed near Plymouth Rock in 1620. Hungry and with nothing to eat, they turned to clams commonly found on New England's shores. They added those odd looking clams into pots, filled them with water, and then boiled them over an open flame. The version of Chowder we all know and love today became popular at the beginning of the 19th century, and by the end of it, there were regional versions of the dish, Manhattan Clam Chowder, Rhode Island Clam Chowder, Delaware Clam Chowder, and more… Chowder is an institution in New England. In certain parts of the region, there are even laws dictating what is constituted as a proper chowder and it's regularly celebrated with competitions, festivals, chowder lovers societies and even boat races. And we get it. A classic Clam Chowder is truly one of the most satisfying dishes, whether it's winter or summer - it's always a wonderful seafood treat.
In this cooking class, Chef Ted Fondulas will video call into your home live from New England. Together you'll prepare fresh clams and clam stock, then move on to create a superb clam chowder, and finally - one of the most popular dishes from his legendary restaurant in Vermont - Scallop and Crab Cakes, with a Sweet Corn and Vanilla salad.
Book a private virtual cooking class with Chef Ted, and bring the taste of New England into your home kitchen for a memory you'll never forget.
Complimentary 20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready for your cooking class
2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished chef who lives where the recipe originated
Personalized step-by-step coaching
An awesome and authentic meal
Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience
Recipe Booklet to recreate your dishes again and again!
What You Get
**Classes make a hearty meal for up to four people to enjoy. If you have a larger group eating, please know, additional fees may apply. Please message us in advance of booking to ensure you have an amazing experience.
Meet The Chef
New England, United States
Featured in Esquire; Discovery Channel, Great Chefs of the East; Condé Nast Traveller; and in Food & Wine as owner of one of the Top 25 Restaurants in the US.
Ted Fondulas started his restaurant career at the age of five--frying baloney and cooking minute rice on the radiator! After these early years hanging out in the kitchens of his grandmother and restaurateur grandfather, Ted pursues a career in literature; and after trips to Europe wandering through some grand kitchens in France and Italy his interest in food is reignited. He then works in hotels and restaurants in New York and California, eventually settling in New England as part of the back-to-the-land movement in the early seventies.
In 1982 Ted and his wife, Linda, open Hemingway’s Restaurant in Killington, Vermont which eventually receives critical acclaim. Chef Ted’s trailblazing dedication to using local ingredients paves the road for Vermont’s eventual farm to table movement. In addition to receiving Four-Star and Four-Diamond travel guide honors for many consecutive (a boat load of?) years, the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence, is presented to Chef Ted who is among other culinary luminaries including Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller, Todd English, and Daniel Boulud.
Chef Ted Fondulas now owns a new culinary experience in Vermont and we are excited to bring everyone an opportunity to learn how to cook with him in our own private cooking classes at The Chef & The Dish.
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