School is back in session and Lucca Restaurant is hosting a multi-date event entitled Food 101. The event is a five-class course featuring five different speakers, each with a distinct realm of expertise in the culinary world who will share their knowledge during a casual lunch at Lucca. Classes begin on Saturday, September 26, and are taught every other week. A broad spectrum of topics will be covered, such as: Burgers, Food Photography, Food Industry Trends, Wine, and Innovative Culinary Techniques. Each speaker will work in collaboration with Chef Ian MacBride to create dishes for the lunch that accompany the discussion and enhance the learning experience. All classes will take place in a casual setting at Lucca Restaurant, 1615 J Street, Sacramento, CA.
Saturday 9/26/15 Rodney ‘Burger Junkie’ Blackwell – the founder of the Sacramento Burger Battle and creator of the blog, “Burger Junkies” has built a lifestyle traveling around the world, experiencing & rating hundreds of burgers. His topics may include: the best burger preparation techniques, home recipes, what’s new in the burger scene and even Instagram tips.
Saturday 10/10/15 Debbie Cunningham – a contributing photographer for Sacramento Magazine & Edible Sacramento who specializes in food & restaurant photography has worked with countless top restaurants and been published in numerous other venues. Her topics may include: how to take the best food pictures, composition lighting and editing — all ranging from using a professional camera to a mobile phone.
Saturday 10/24/15 Catherine ‘Ms. Munchie’ Enfield – the creator of the Sacramento Food Film Festival; Have an Offal Day; her blog, Munchie Musings; and the owner of SacFoodTrucks.net. Her topics may include: upcoming trends & predictions of the culinary industry and food trucks, tips for amateur food bloggers and community involvement of local food bloggers.
Saturday 11/7/15 Mike Dunne – the writer of a weekly wine column for The Sacramento Bee and is The Bee’s former food editor, wine columnist and restaurant critic. His topics may include: tasting, pairing and writing about wine; as well as touching on observations and predictions of the California wine scene.
Saturday 11/21/15 Hank Shaw – the creator of the blog, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook; author of the books, Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast, and Duck, Duck Goose: Recipes and Techniques for Ducks and Geese, both Wild and Domesticated; and an award-winner from both the James Beard Foundation & the International Association of Culinary Professionals. His topics may include: innovative & unique methods of preparing seafood, wild game and sausage.
• Tickets are $30 for each class
• Each ticket includes cuisine that enriches the educational experience
• Classes are limited to 50 seats
Purchase tickets here