Abbey Farms will host a alternative of seven cooking classes, kicking off with the artwork of barbecue June 13 on the agritourism farm in Batavia Township.
It’s the inaugural season of “Abbey Farms Fresh Flavors – Cookin’ with Chef Dave” demonstrations, a information launch said. All classes happen at Abbey Farms: The Emporium, 2855 Hart Road, Aurora, with doorways opening at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Adam Voirin, chief operations officer of Abbey Farms, stated the classes advanced from complimentary suggestions concerning the meals served on the seasonal Pine Tree Café, which opened in 2015.
“Dave Voirin (Chef Dave) creates and cooks all of our menu items that we serve in the Pine Tree Café during the Christmas season,” Adam Voirin said within the launch. “Since I first employed him to make the chili for the concession stand throughout Pumpkin Daze, Dave has enthusiastically jumped into each problem with each ft.
“We always get questions from purchasers for ideas about using our jarred food products, too,” he stated. “The classes are a way we can continue to challenge Chef Dave, as well as showcase some of our popular food items.”
Dave Voirin is a retired police officer who is aware of his approach across the kitchen as effectively because the streets of Aurora, the place he was a beat officer for a few years. As the fifth little one of 13, he hung round his mom’s busy kitchen, watching her prepare dinner. He peppered her with questions as a result of a lot of her recipes have been “all in her head.”
Chef Dave is a self-professed foodie who collects recipes and cookbooks – after which cooks them, including his personal aptitude. When tasked with working the kitchen at Abbey Farms in 2015, he knew he needed to up high quality management, so he took meals security and preparation classes. Since his retirement from the Aurora Police Department, he additionally works periodically on the Wheaton Meat Co. in Wheaton.
Each purchaser of the $39.95 cooking class ticket will obtain two drink tickets for a choice of wine or beer; hors d’oeuvres utilizing Abbey Farms’ merchandise and a Chef Dave snack; class demonstrations with samples of three or extra recipes; and suggestions and tips in an interactive dialogue.
Details and tickets could be discovered at www.abbeyfarms.org/tickets. Information additionally is obtainable at 630-966-7775, ext. three. Perks are provided for taking a number of classes.
The dates and matters will probably be June 13, Did Someone Say BBQ?; June 27, Super Snazzy Summertime Salads; July 11, Fantastic Finger Foods; July 25, Christmas Chili in July?; Aug. eight, Back That Hitch Up – Let’s Tailgate!; Aug. 22, Beat the Heat with These Sweet Treats; and Sept. 12, Picture Perfect Pumpkin Party.
The nonprofit farm is celebrating 70 years in 2019. All proceeds from occasions and product gross sales profit the monks of Marmion Abbey.