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Inn on Randolph
411 Randolph Street
Napa, CA, 94559, USA
(707) 257-2886
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Join a master of allergen-free baking and gluten free gourmand, Jeffrey Larson, at the Inn on Randolph for a weekend of baking, eating, wine and relaxation – all without the wheat! This hands-on culinary experience is designed for those who are new to gluten-free cooking as well as those who are frustrated by failed attempts. Jeff’s chocolate chip cookie recipe alone should be lure enough for anyone who has fought (and lost) the hard battle of perfecting the gluten-free cookie. Jeff has developed all of his own recipes, and presents his material in a way that is easy, approachable and geared towards people with busy lives. Participants will walk away with more than fifteen original recipes and the know-how to replicate them in their own kitchens.

                                      Schedule:

Friday January 9, 2014

5:00 - 5:30 Meet and greet. Appetizers will be served

5:30 - 6:30 Lecture: How to source and combine gluten free flours for successful baking. Converting your kitchen to a gluten free environment

7:00 - 8:00 Tour the famous Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa and have dinner at one of Napa’s three completely gluten free restaurants

After Dinner: Join Chef Jeff in the kitchen for dessert as he teaches and shares the ultimate basic cookie recipe that is the base for his six fabulous cookies

Saturday January 10, 2014

9:00 Breakfast at the inn. Chef Paul will be preparing one of his outstanding GF breakfasts. Chef Jeff will serve his “Inn on Randolph Scones” hot from the oven

10:30 - 12:30 Bread Baking! Jeff will share his secrets and tips for creating 7 different types of breads that do not require yeast

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch on your own

2:00 - 3:00 Pizza and Focaccia

3:00 - 4:00 Flat Breads and Crackers

4:00 - 5:30 Break

5:30 - 6:30 Happy Hour! We will taste some of Napa’s amazing wines while enjoying the fruits of our labor

6:30 Dinner on your own. The staff at the Inn on Randolph will be happy to help you book a reservation

8:30 - 10:30 - Dessert in the sitting room at the Inn on Randolph. Join us after dinner and enjoy some of Jeff’s sweet specialties. You will be taking home these yummy recipes too

Sunday January 11, 2014

9:00 Breakfast at the inn. Chef Paul will be preparing one of his outstanding breakfasts. Chef Jeff will serve his “Inn on Randolph biscuits” hot from the oven

10:00 - 11:00 Weekend Wrap Up - Questions and answer session in the Neiman Room

Class Cost - $400.00 (room cost is separate)

Please call the Inn on Randolph to reserve your class space and room

(707) 257-2886

Bio: Jeffrey Larsen is a food stylist, recipe developer, pastry chef and cooking instructor, specializing in allergen-free cooking and baking. He has a special talent for creating beautiful, delicious food that also happens to be gluten free, so no one ever knows what’s missing. Jeff has contributed to several cookbooks and cooking magazines. His expertise in food aesthetics were put to use on two recent titles for which he served as food stylist: Nicole Spiridakis’ Flourless and Gluten Free Baking, authored by Kristine Kidd and published by Williams-Sonoma. Jeff is also a contributing recipe writer and food stylist for Gluten Free Forever Magazine (G.F.F). Jeff’s foray into allergen-free cooking started on a personal note, when he began developing recipes for his dairy and gluten intolerant mother more than a decade ago. In helping his mother, Jeff gave himself a head start when he discovered that he is also gluten and dairy intolerant. In addition to teaching, Jeff now consults with individuals and businesses on developing menus, crafting gluten-free products and creating allergen-free kitchen environments. "I find tremendous reward in helping others come to the understanding that there is no need to live without the foods we enjoy."