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WELCOME TO YOUR
CHEFINAR EXPERIENCE

We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for your Farro Succotash Experience with Chef Brooke Siem by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!

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1. MEET YOUR CHEF

Brooke Siem

Brooke began her culinary career in New York with tenures at Bar Boulud, WD~50, and a season of winemaking at Bedell Cellars. In 2011, she co-founded Prohibition Bakery, NYC’s first boozy bakery. She was named one of Zagat’s 30 Under 30 and went on to publish a cookbook based on her bakery. Brooke is also a Food Network ‘Chopped’ Champion and spent a year traveling around the world and cooking with grandmothers along the way. Since moving to Vancouver, Canada in 2017, she works as a recipe developer and food writer and has been published in EatingWell, Tasting Table, and Working Against Gravity.

  • CO-FOUNDED PROHIBITION BAKERY, NYC’S FIRST BOOZY BAKERY
  • ZAGAT’S 30 UNDER 30
  • FOOD NETWORK ‘CHOPPED’ CHAMPION
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2. PREPARE YOUR TOOLS

  • Fine-meshed colander
  • Medium pot with cover
  • Nonstick pan or saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Grater
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3. PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS

If they haven’t already, the ingredients for your Farro Succotash 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:

  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 TBSP Butter

For those who did not opt for ingredient delivery, here’s the full list of ingredients to prep.

  • 1 1/2 Cups Farro (included in box)
  • 3/4 Cup Red Onion, Diced (included in box)
  • 4 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Stock (included in box)
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated (included in box)
  • 1/2 Lemon, Juiced (included in box)
  • Garlic (included in box)
  • Vegetables: 1/2 cup each of Green Beans, Carrots, and Corn Kernels (included in box)
  • 1/2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 TBSP Butter
  • Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper
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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.

Download Zoom

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.)

VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE

Prepare your spaceMake sure you have a strong internet connection with little background noise if possible.

Mute yourself when not speakingThis will eliminate background noise (like sizzling pans!) that makes it difficult for others to hear the speaker.

Be sure to come preparedCome 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 earlyThis way we can get to know each other and start right on time!

KITCHEN GAMES

Amplify your experience with these extracurricular activities!

Head to the kitchen! – Transport yourself to the Avital kitchen with this downloadable Zoom background.

Pour yourself a glass of wine – Sometimes cooking is more fun with light refreshment in hand. Pair it perfectly to your dish with this helpful chart.

Brush up on your kitchen jargon.

Or check out these hilarious food memes!

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One last thing!

Kickstart your cooking experience with a cocktail. Download the Avital Cocktail Guide for recipes, history, trivia, glassware highlights, and more.