Know Your Kitchen! Workshops: Learn New Skills, Sharpen Your Technique

by William Pilgrim

The Portland Restaurant Workers Association (PRWA) is proud to present Know Your Kitchen!, a four part series of job skill training workshops at Bargreen & Ellingson’s test kitchen facility. Led by award winning chef Andrew H. Garrett, workshops begin June 7 and will cover everything from product identification to knife skills and butchery.

The PRWA is hosting these workshops to help restaurant workers refine or acquire new kitchen skills. The Know Your Kitchen! series will be presented with the highest degree of professionalism, while still remaining accessible to the widest possible degree of restaurant workers. The workshops will provide workers with skills they need to advance in the restaurant industry, and allow already familiar workers to hone their skills.

Andrew H. Garrett, who will be leading the classes, began his career at 16 as a dishwasher at a pizzeria in California. Since then he’s arrived in Portland, becoming the Sous Chef at 23 Hoyt and ultimately taking the reigns at Cafe Nell. Garrett is excited to contribute to these workshops. He’s gained recognition through the People’s Choice Award as “Portland’s Original Iron Chef,” the Oregonian’s “Restaurant of the Month” and he continues to receive accolades in the local press for his work.

The Know Your Kitchen! workshops will cover everything from the basics to more advanced skills, catering to both novice and experienced workers. The workshops are provided free of charge, but the participants will be asked to become PRWA Solidarity Members. Space is limited, so registration is required.

For complete details and to register, visit Know Your Kitchen!

Know Your Kitchen! Workshop Schedule:
Classes will be held each Monday in June from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
6/7/10 : Product Identification & Sanitation and Safety
6/14/10 : Knife Skills
6/21/10 : Stocks and Sauces
6/28/10 : Butchery

Workshop Location:
Bargreen & Ellingson: Foodservice Supply & Design
3232 NW Industrial St.
Portland, OR 97210

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