Jean Brady Cooking School

Jean Brady Cooking School

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About this pro

I have over forty years experience in Los Angeles as owner of the Jean Brady Cooking School which was located in Rustic Canyon. My students included chefs, caterers and folks who just wanted or needed to put a creative meal on the table. 
I also offerred classes by guest teachers who included Jacques Pepin, Paula Wolfert and Nancy Silverton. 
i had one student, my cilantro stemmer, who took classes for fourteen years and attended almost every guest class as well. Some students confessed that although they never cooked, they loved the food and the new friends they made along the way!!!

My work is totally creative. I love the planning of the menus, the shopping for fresh and often unique ingredients and meeting each and every new student. 
i especially enjoy watching people go from insecure to confident as they cook my exact recipes then extrapolate to make dishes their own. 

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Piedmont, CA 94618
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  • Lorin Blum

    Amazing teacher. Down to earh and fun


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Speak to them on the phone and assess what theyvwant and if I can provide it. After allthese years I can tell if someone might cause trouble in a class and not take that person. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Studied in France and have had innumerable crlebity guest chefs teach for me. I have prepped their classes and assisted them. I also taught high school English and Public Speaking. Both put me into my comfort zone. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Depends if it is a private group, one class or a series. Geneally in a series the classes average $75 per class

How did you get started teaching?

I lived near a French chef who approaced me to teach with her. We started in a clubhouse in Rustic Canyon near Los Angeles and things took off from there. 

What types of students have you worked with?

hundred so from home makers to caterers to those wishing to change careers. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Taught a private party where they put bottles of wine in opaque bags so people had to blind taste

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

come to learn but also tl have fun and enjoy. Cooking is the one art where you can eat your mistakes. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How can they get comfortable in the kitchen. How can they invite people and not spend half of the time in the kitchen?

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