New England Pies
Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
NEW ENGLAND PIES
Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
Celebrate the heritage of New England in this Shepherd's Pie & Apple in Pastry cooking class
Food tells a story of history and this is one of our very favorite versions of tracing footsteps across the world. Shepherd's pie has origins in England, Scotland and Ireland with the first recipes dating to the 1700's. As the story goes, peasant housewives were trying to use up every bit of leftovers from their Sunday roasts. Often having leftover lamb, they would get creative, topping the minced meat with potatoes (intended to look like fur). Yes, that's the story - and thus it was named Sheppard’s Pie. When the Brits invaded America through New England, they brought this classic recipe with them. The hearty winters made Shepherd's Pie a staple and the new "New Englanders" quickly made it their own.
And then there's the apples... Who doesn’t love a decadent apple tart for dessert topped with delicious maple cream sauce. This will become a staple dessert in your home once you learn the technique of working with Phyllo.
In this private virtual cooking class, Chef Ted will video conference into your home, live from New England. Together you'll prepare a classic New England Shepherd's Pie then move on to an impressive warmed Apples in Pastry topped with Maple Cream. This class will teach you fundamental learning, kicked up - restaurant style.
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.
Cooking Class Menu
The base price of this class is $799 USD which allows up to 10 households in the class. Each additional household is an additional $79 USD. Small Group and Multiple Class discounts are available. Please note, additional days and times may be available. Looking for private 1:1 classes? Explore here.
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