The Chef's Garden is open to guests who sign up for Smith's Saturday "Garden to Grill" cooking classes. And in total Ritzy style each guest cook gets his or her own personalized chef's jacket, an apron and a chef's hat of course. Then the cooking begins. First, Chef Jaco reviews the menu for lunch, then we pick what we need from the garden and assemble it all in an outdoor kitchen and on the grill. The best part is when other guests walk by and wonder "What's going on here?" "Who are these people in the chef's hats?" "How can I join the fun?" Simply sign up for the next class! The menu morphs with the seasons and Chef Jaco gave us the scoop on what's next, "We are expanding the garden to include Fall crops including pumpkins, squash and winter greens."
(Chef Jaco's lesson: use fresh rosemary sprigs as skewers for grilled shrimp)
(Chef Jaco's lesson: use sourcream instead of mayo for warm potato salads b/c the mayo will separate when heated)