I love to cook and I’ve been doing it a long time but I want to get better. I even have toyed with the idea, like many people have, of owning a small cafe on the coast when I retire. 🙂
I doubt I’ll actually do it, but just in case, I should perfect some of my culinary skills. Problem is, there aren’t a lot of hands-on cooking classes around the Northwest, and I am a hands-on learner for sure!
Surja Tjahaja is a chef from West Linn, who up until COVID, taught cooking classes. He says it may be awhile before he resumes, even though he has a passion for teaching others. A lot of chefs must feel the same because I’ve had a hard time finding a class I can take. Surja says if you can’t get to a cooking lesson, patience is the key. If a dish doesn’t turn out the first time, practice really does make perfect. Plus, now you can take online classes, or just google recipes until you get it right.