Let’s Get Cooking!
WELCOME TO YOUR
We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for your Potato Empanadas Experience with Chef Alejandro Morgan by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!
1. MEET YOUR CHEF
Alejandro is the Executive Chef at El Techo de Lolinda, Flores, and Lolinda. At his restaurants, he and his staff offer Costa Rican favorites and popular choices from other Latin American countries – all with a modern flair, but deliciously authentic. He has cooked in Japan and Spain, including at the three-star Michelin Restaurant Akelarre in San Sebastian, Spain.
- Executive Chef at El Techo de Lolinda, Flores, and Lolinda
- cooked at three-star Michelin Restaurant
- Pan-Latin STYLE infused with Californian flare
2. PREPARE YOUR TOOLS
- Large bowl
- Large pot
- Small frying pan
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring tools
- Rolling pin
- Cookie sheet
3. PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS
If they haven’t already, the ingredients for your Potato Empanadas will arrive soon. When they do, please refrigerate and keep them safe (i.e. away from hungry teenagers!)
In addition to the ingredients in your delivery, you’ll also need to prepare a couple of pantry staples, including:
- Cooking oil
For those who did not opt for ingredient delivery, here’s the full list of ingredients to prep.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (included in ingredient box)
- 1/3 cup vegetable shortening (included in ingredient box)
- 1 tbsp salt
- 5 yukon potatoes (included in ingredient box)
- 1 medium yellow onion (included in ingredient box)
- 4 garlic cloves (included in ingredient box)
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander (included in ingredient box)
- 1/4 tsp allspice (included in ingredient box)
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (included in ingredient box)
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 tbsp chili flake (included in ingredient box)
4. DOWNLOAD ZOOM
Please download the Zoom app on your desktop (not your phone). This will ensure a quality experience for you!
For a more interactive event, we encourage all guests to turn their video on during the experience.
YOU’RE ALL SET!
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR EXPERIENCE WE’LL SEND THE EVENT LINK TO YOUR INBOX. In the meantime, CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE TIPs or KITCHEN games.
(Yeah, we’d choose the games too.)
Prepare your space – Make sure you have a strong internet connection with little background noise if possible.
Mute yourself when not speaking – This will eliminate background noise (like sizzling pans!) that makes it difficult for others to hear the speaker.
Be sure to come prepared – Come with ingredients and supplies ready! Set yourself up in the kitchen where you have ample counter space and access to a sink.
Please come 10 minutes early – This way we can get to know each other and start right on time!
Amplify your experience with these extracurricular activities!
Pour yourself a glass of wine – Sometimes cooking is more fun with a light refreshment in hand. Pair it perfectly to your dish with this helpful chart.
Brush up on your kitchen jargon.
One last thing!
Kickstart your cooking experience with a cocktail. Download the Avital Cocktail Guide for recipes, history, trivia, glassware highlights, and more.