Name: Jo Horner, CCP
Location: Newton, MA
I find it very difficult having to sum myself up in a sentence, it always was the toughest question at an interview.
What do I do?
For the last 5 years I have taught cooking in and around the Boston area. I'm a graduate of the Professional Chef's program at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. I have a lifelong love of cooking and a great interest in food history, regional cuisines and sourcing great ingredients. In addition to the classes I teach listed below I do in-home cooking lessons, private parties, guided shopping tours and the occasional personal chef jobs. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have at jo.amusebouche AT gmail DOT com.Where I am now:
Owner: Create a Cook in Newton. We offer cooking classes for kids starting as young as age 3. We have summer and school vacation cooking camps for kids and on the weekends we offer cooking birthday parties and teen cooking classes. During the week we offer adult cooking classes that are very unique. Each person executes the same recipe, learns the same technique AND they bring home all the food they prepare. We also offer adult cooking parties where you can gather up to 28 of your friends and we will provide the menu, the chef, the food and the clean up. You just bring the wine and have a great time. I am always looking for new instructors, so if you think you have something to offer, drop me a line anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
I also teach here:
Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, I've taught many of the rec classes here including the fabulous Back to Basics series.
Williams-Sonoma in the Burlington Mall. I teach a few of their Sunday morning sessions every quarter. These are the only classes I do that are demo, all other classes are hands on.
Newton Community Education. I used to teach the Thai class every semester, but life has ramped up and i haven't been able to do classes here as often as I used to.
Eurostoves, Beverly MA. I don't get to teach here as often as I like lately. it is really an amazing place. It's a high quality kitchen appliance store with an entire culinary center incorporated in one half. customers can come in and try the equipment out, cook on it and get a feel for how it would be in their kitchens. On evenings and weekends they run cooking classes and parties. Sometimes I have to go up and visit just to stroke the Aga and bake some bread.