Cook Like A Pro Series:
Christmas Festive Edition

Course Overview

Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, bringing families and friends together to create lasting memories. This year-end, Reliance brings you a course that will help you prepare a delicious Christmas feast that will impress your family and friends. You will learn how to create classic Christmas dishes like roast poultry, roasted potatoes, and cakes. You will also have the opportunity to practice your cooking skills and experiment with different ingredients and techniques.

By the end of the course, you will have the skills and confidence needed to create a delicious Christmas dinner that loved ones will enjoy!

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to prepare a delicious Christmas feast, including classic dishes like roast poultry, roasted potatoes, and cakes
  • Cooking skills specific to Christmas dishes, such as roasting
    techniques and baking methods
  • Opportunity to experiment with different ingredients and techniques to personalise your Christmas menu
  • Confidence in planning and executing a festive and memorable Christmas dinners
  • Tips and tricks for ensuring a successful and impressive holiday meal for family and friends

About Reliance College

Reliance College, which was established in the early 1980s, is a trailblazer in the field of tourism and hospitality education, turning out highly regarded professionals on a global scale. We've come to realize over the years that this is a vibrant, quickly expanding field that needs leaders with our same level of assurance, expertise, and enthusiasm.  Offering a curriculum that combines essential management abilities with highly skilled practical training, we are committed to developing the next generation of hospitality industry leaders.

Who Should Join this Course?

  • Individuals looking to enhance their Christmas cooking skills
  • Home cooks wanting to prepare a memorable Christmas feast
  • Those interested in learning to make classic Christmas dishes
  • Individuals who enjoy experimenting with ingredients and techniques in the kitchen
  • Anyone seeking to build confidence in preparing a festive and impressive Christmas dinner

What You Will Learn

Session 1 (Saturday)

7th Dec 2024 - (10pm-3pm)

  • Focaccia Bread With Pesto Sauce: A rustic Italian bread, typically topped with a vibrant and flavourful pesto sauce made from fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. It offers a harmonious blend of savoury and herbal notes, with a slightly crispy exterior and a soft, chewy interior.
  • Lasagna: A classic Italian pasta dish consisting of layers of wide flat noodles, rich tomato sauce, creamy béchamel sauce, seasoned ground meat (often beef or sausage), and a generous amount of melted cheese, typically mozzarella and Parmesan. It's a hearty and comforting meal, beloved for its comforting flavuors and satisfying textures.
  • Vanilla Chiffon Trifle: A delightful dessert featuring layers of light and airy vanilla chiffon cake, vanilla custard or pudding, and whipped cream, often garnished with fresh berries or fruit. It's a decadent yet delicate treat, perfect for indulging in during special occasions or gatherings.

Session 2 (Sunday)

8th Dec 2024 - (10am-3pm)

  • Shepherd's Pie: A traditional British dish featuring a hearty base of seasoned ground meat (often lamb or beef) cooked with onions, carrots, and peas, topped with a layer of creamy mashed potatoes,
  • Roasted Stuffed Chicken with Roast Potato, Assorted Vegetables, Pan Sauce and Cranberry Sauce: A festive main course consisting of succulent roast chicken stuffed with flavourful fillings such as herbs, breadcrumbs, or a savoury stuffing mix. It's accompanied by crisp and golden roast potatoes, a medley of seasonal vegetables, and rich pan sauce for added flavour.
  • Shepherd's Pie: A quintessential comfort food, Shepherd's Pie is a hearty dish that originated in the United Kingdom. It typically consists of a base layer of flavourful minced meat, traditionally lamb (hence the name), cooked with onions, carrots, and peas in a savory gravy or sauce.

Chef Profile

Puon Swee Kent
Chef & Lecturer (Reliance College)

With a culinary journey steeped in tradition and a
commitment to excellence, Chef Kent is a distinguished expert in Chinese Cuisine. Graduating with honors from the prestigious Le Gordon Blue, he has seamlessly merged the artistry of western and Asian cuisine with the rich tapestry of local flavors. Chef Kent embarked on his culinary experience through his working adventure in top-notch hotels. This exposure has ignited his passion for the culinary arts and laid the foundation for a remarkable career. He has shared his knowledge and expertise by teaching at renowned culinary schools for almost 9 years. His passion, talent, and unwavering dedication to the culinary craft ensure that each dish he creates is nothing short of culinary magic.

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