Welcome to the Yale Club of Houston - Cooking Class


Cooking Class

With Houston chef, Soren Pedersen

Enjoy learning how to cook with one of Houston's finest chefs. Using a "hands-on" approach, Soren Pedersen will instruct a group of 30 Yale Club devotees and guests in preparing a four-course dinner. Jessica Zachary, the president of the Yale Club, will provide each participant with printed recipes and recipe variations. Of course, eating what is prepared is part of the package. 

The menu looks good--

1st course: seared sugar- chili cured scallop on fresh local green pea puree and citrus salad;

2nd course: ricotta dumpling in spinach- sweet basil broth;

3rd course: coffee marinated filet mignon with squash hash and chimichurri sauce;

dessert: caramelized plums with cinnamon spiked Creme Fraiche and spearmint 


The chef has recommended wine to accompany each course:

Wine for scallops and dumplings: 2013 Domaine Wachau Gruner Veitliner or 2013 Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

Wine for  filet mignon: 2012 Sur de Los Andes Malbec Classic or 2013 Kermit Lynch Monferrato Rosso

Wine for caramelized desert: NV Dandelion Pedro Jimenez Legacy  


Please Note: the deadline to sign up for this event is Wednesday August 13 at 11:00 pm.  


Tiime: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm. The class will begin at 6:30 pm

Where: 2314 Dunlavy St, Houston, 77006 (in a three-story pinkish stucco building) 

Prices: $50 young alums / guests                                                                                                                                                               $70 members / guests                                                                                                                                              $80 Non-members / guests

  Participation will be limited to the first 30 persons who purchase tickets. The price of the wine is not included in the price                          listed above. 

 About Soren Pedersen:  

Chep Pedersen was born in Denmark and learned from his immediate family how to cook healthy inexpensive meals. It was in Denmark where Soren's inspiration for local and seasonal ingredients was sparked. 

Chef Pedersen built on that foundation beginning with an apprenticeship in Denmark. His culinary skills were enhanced as he worked in a variety of venues globally that ranged from exclusive clubs to blackboard style restaurants. In 1995, Chef Pedersen's pursuits led him to the United States. Houston was his first destination and he continued to venture to major U.S. cities from Houston to Washington State. In 2003, Soren married his lovely wife Maria. They decided to make Houston their home and continue to reside in Montrose.

Beginning May 25, Chef Pedersen began his latest adventure: a television show titled "Currant Kitchen, where locals grow". The show focuses on his lifelong culinary philosophy of using locally grown vegetable and local farmed raised products: turning them into simple, delicious, unique meals that can be shared with family and friends. 

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