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Let’s Get Cooking!

WELCOME TO YOUR
CHEFINAR EXPERIENCE

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

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1. MEET YOUR CHEF

JOHN SILVA

John has worked in food and events since he was 15 years old. He’s been a galley cook, butcher, event manager, instructional chef, florist, event planner, and private chef, just to name a few. He’s now the Founder & Chief Visionary for Culinary Eye Catering and Events in San Francisco. With his wealth of knowledge and years of experience, John creates experiences and dishes unique to each event.

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2. PREPARE YOUR TOOLS

  • Medium-sized pot
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ladle
  • Grater
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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
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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!

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.