Let’s Get Cooking!
WELCOME TO YOUR
We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for your Paella Experience with Chef Jonah Miller by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!
1. MEET YOUR CHEF
Growing up in New York, Jonah was drawn to food at a young age and began his career as a fourteen-year-old summer intern in the kitchen of the legendary restaurant, Chanterelle. Jonah attended NYU, majoring in Food Studies and Restaurant Management and continued to cook in places such as Gramercy Tavern and Savoy. While in college, he studied abroad in Madrid, living on the iconic Calle de las Huertas and eating up everything Spain had to offer. After three impactful years in the kitchen at Danny Meyer’s Maialino, ready to strike out on his own, he traveled back to Spain to put the finishing touches on his vision for Huertas.
- RECEIVED 2-STARS FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
- named Forbes 30under30
- James Beard Semi-Finalist
- AUTHOR OF The New Spanish cookbook
2. PREPARE YOUR TOOLS
- Large stockpot
- Largest sauté pan
- Wooden spoon
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
3. PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS
If they haven’t already, the ingredients for your Paella 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
And if you’d like to make a heartier dish, feel free to bring additional ingredients, such as: Shrimp, chorizo, chicken, fennel, fava beans or edamame, or fresh herbs, like chives, parsley, or carrot tops. These ingredients are completely optional.
For those who did not opt for ingredient delivery, here’s the full list of ingredients to prep.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 Spanish onion (included in ingredient box)
- 1 large carrot (included in ingredient box)
- 1 tablespoon paprika (included in ingredient box)
- 1 chorizo sausage (included in ingredient box)
- 1 cup Calasparra, Bomba, or Arborio rice (included in ingredient box)
- 4 cups vegetable stock (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 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.