Makifood Cookery School in Budapest will have Elliott Prag from New York as a guest chef on May 20th, 2011 (6 pm – 9 pm). Elliott is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet’s Chef’s Training Program and holds a Bachelors Degree from Wayne State University. He has been a full-time instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) since 1999. He is an executive chef and restaurateur specializing in natural foods and health-supportive cuisine. He has worked in numerous New York natural food restaurants and as a private chef, he is a frequent contributor to Vegetarian Times and is the founder of Siegfried & Prag Caterers. The friendly, always smiling chef will teach Middle Eastern vegetarian cuisine and cooking, making dishes like za-atar bread, baba ghanouj, muhammarah, chickpea soup, mujadarah, etc.
About Makifood Cookery School
Maki Stevenson - alias Chef Maki, as she is known in Hungary - was born into a food obsessed Japanese family. She learned to savor gourmet foods at an early age. Her parents were gourmets and her mom also held cooking classes, so they always ate well. After finishing culinary school in New York at NGI for Health and Culinary Arts, Maki honed her skills at renowned Manhattan restaurants like Megu and Craft. Her cooking style is slow food, pure ingredients, nutritionally balanced and with a hint of flavors from faraway places.
In the fall of 2007 Chef Maki offered cookery classes strictly on an experimental bases to her circle of friends in Budapest and after receiving positive feedback and encouragement, the school moved to its current downtown location just a few blocks from the Parliament. Each three-hour class is small (max.10 students), all hands-on and includes a tasting session. Seasonal and locally grown, organic ingredients are used as much as possible. On request the school provides private cooking classes for companies (team building training), for families and friends in Hungarian or in English. From time-to-time the Makifood cookery school invites guest teachers specializing in fields like Chinese medicinal cooking, modern Hungarian cuisine and Hungarian Jewish cooking.
For more information and to register for Elliott’s class on May 20th, visit makifood.com (’Registration’ menu).
Event post and photos by Zizi
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