Culinary Demo with Special Guest Chef Chris Shepherd 1

Greek Island Cooking | Guest Chef Amanda Cushman

Amanda Cushman of Chapel Hill Cooking Classes is a culinary educator, cookbook author, writer and recipe developer who has cooked professionally for over thirty years. She teaches privately for groups of two to twenty students in their home as well as having taught in venues such as Sur La Table, The Institute of Culinary Education, The Natural Gourmet Cooking School and Williams Sonoma. She has hosted corporate team building classes for companies such as; Fitness Magazine, Exxon Mobile, Hugo Boss, Yahoo, Nike, Google, Guess Jeans, Direct TV and Toyota.

Her food career began in Manhattan where she worked with some of the top NYC caterers; Martha Stewart, Panhandlers and Glorious Foods. While in NYC

Amanda worked in the test kitchens of; Food and Wine, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Fine Cooking and Ladies Home Journal. She was a private chef to a number of clients including James Robinson; CEO of American Express and Amy Levin the Editor in Chief of Glamour. Her private classes were a big hit in Los Angeles where she taught for ten years, with clients such as Neil Patrick Harris, Molly Sims, Anne Archer and Randy Newman.

Her cookbook Simple Real Food is on its third printing and focuses on clean, global recipes that are easy to follow and prepare in the home kitchen. Amanda is a member of IACP and Southern Foodways Alliance.

Sneak Preview:

Greek Island Cooking
Minted Zucchini Fritters with Lemon Yogurt Sauce
Garlic Marinated Swordfish Kebobs
Mixed Greens with Crispy Feta Chunks
Grilled Figs with Honey Yogurt Drizzle

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