(Ormond Beach, Florida, United States) – The My Big Fat Greek Cooking Class, which is taught by chef Elaine Pitenis, announces its upcoming class schedule. By popular demand, the Chef Elaine has added an extra day to the school’s original lineup. On May 19, 2016 from 4 PM – 7:30 PM at The Casements in Ormond Beach, she will host a second evening teaching participants how to cook a classic Chicken Souvlaki dinner. The menu will include chicken souvlaki, rice pilaf, tzatziki, Greek village salad, and spanakopita. The original, sold out Chicken Souvlaki class is taking place on May 26 at the Casements. The class will participate in preparing the meal together and each student will take home some of the meal. The $80 fee includes the instruction, supplies, wine tasting, and a recipe booklet so that students can prepare the meals at home.
The goal of Chef Elaine’s My Big Fat Greek Cooking Class is to show people how to prepare traditional Greek dishes. The school has been in business for 12 years and over time, the classes have grown in popularity. Ms. Pitenis grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She moved her family to Athens where they lived for several years. During her time in Greece, she learned how to cook authentic Greek foods from some of the country’s most notable chefs. She now lives in Daytona Beach, Florida. The cooking school takes place at The Casements, which was the winter home of John D. Rockefeller. She focuses on teaching her students a combination of traditional Greek cooking techniques as well as her own innovative methods. The class is hands-on, which means that each student walks away with the knowledge of how to cook each of the foods.
Here’s a sampling of some of the upcoming class offerings: