Let’s Get Cooking!
WELCOME TO YOUR
We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for your Sundried Tomato & Mushroom Risotto Experience with Chef Brooke Siem by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!
1. MEET YOUR CHEF
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
2. PREPARE YOUR TOOLS
- Medium-sized pot
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Wooden spoon
3. PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS
If they haven’t already, the ingredients for your Risotto 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:
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Optional: Butter, white wine
For those who did not opt for ingredient delivery, here’s the full list of ingredients to prep.
- 4 tbsp mild extra virgin olive oil
- 1 shallot (included in ingredient box)
- 1 cup carnaroli risotto rice (included in ingredient box)
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 3 ½ cups vegetable stock (included in ingredient box)
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese (included in ingredient box)
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup dry mushrooms (included in ingredient box)
- 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (included in ingredient box)
- Salt and pepper
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!
One last thing!
Kickstart your cooking experience with a cocktail. Download the Avital Cocktail Guide for recipes, history, trivia, glassware highlights, and more.