I’ve done numerous cooking classes and personal chef services over the years. It never fails that someone in the dinner party or class asks why I use a particular cooking utensil or brand of ingredient. It occurred to me that many people use any brand and don’t know there are various qualities of ingredients. If they had more knowledge of use they would produce better meals.
So I created this page of products that I prefer and more importantly, “Why”. The items that I use will be featured on the accessible front page of “Products I use”. While the “Why I use these products.” page will be reserved for former and future Cooking Class Students. Each class has different topic that come up during the class. So all students will continuously benefit from this page.
Cooking Aids I like
Brochette Express makes Shish Kabobs so easy
Brochette Express with Bamboo Skewers $29.99
I discovered this product at product show I attended. If you’ve ever cooked shish kebabs, you know its time consuming, even for just your family. Imagine for a large group. I had to prepare some for a surprise birthday party last year. Needless to say, it took a lot of time. I wish I had this product then. It’s the Brochette Express.
So if you are planning for a birthday, holiday. It’s a great gift that the Grill Master in your family will love.
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Brochette Express with Stainless Steel Skewers $39.99
The stainless steel skewers are another option that will last for years.
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Stainless Steel Skewers for $14.99.
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Brands of Protein I Like.
Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., now Tyson Fresh Meats,
IBP, Inc. is the brand I use almost exclusively for my award winning Pulled Pork, Fork Tender Beef Roast, Herb Crusted Rib Eye Steaks and my award winning BBQ Ribs. This brand is simply the best most consistent quality you can find. I’ve tried other brands that are okay but IBP, Inc., is what I always come back to.
In my research to create this page, I discovered that Tyson Foods acquired IBP, Inc. in 2001. No wonder I like Tyson Foods’ chicken especially for my Hot Wings and BBQ Wings.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
I don’t know if you ever purchased generic chicken but you can really get small pieces. I hate that. It’s nothing worse then getting an order of really small chicken wings.
During the 2013 Football Season, I was retained by Linksters Taps Pub to provide a buffet for their VIP regulars. I literally cooked thousands of Hot Wings And BBQ Wings during these months to a hundreds of hungry Football Fans. I only used Tyson because I know the quality is good and the size were hearty. The fans loved them.
Storage I Use
If you are surprised that I use Pampered Chef products then you haven’t ever used their products. I’ve had the Pampered Chef Mandoline Slicer that I use about 15 years. I’ve had the kitchen shears about 12 years. These are just 2 items out of about 10 that I use every time I cook. The fact that I use them every day for this long speaks volumes about the durability and quality. The knives never had to be sharpened. The products are just plain good quality.
When I started teaching cooking classes in 2011, I realized that I needed to have an attractive kit/containers for the equipment, and seasonings. I turned to my friend and Network Group member Jo Collins who is a Tupperware representative. She helped me select ideal containers for all my needs. Everything fit neatly together and made me look professional.