Chef Curt

Chef Curt

5.0 (16)
3 years in business

About this pro

Want to learn how to cook like a restaurant chef in your home kitchen? Do you want to know the secrets the best chefs use to enhance flavors and presentation to creat a five star meal in the comfort of your own home? Then, you need Chef Curt. 

Chef Curt is a culinary school trained chef with years of experience as an in-home private chef. Chef Curt knows all of the tips and tricks that home chefs need to know to to produce restaurant quality meals in their home kitchens. 

Wow your friends, impress your co-workers, and excite your spouse with Chef Curt's easy home cooking system.

I especially enjoy those breakthrough moments: that moment when someone who had convinced themselves they "weren't a cook" or didn't have the "talent for cooking" produce a really beautiful seared scallop, or a delectably flaky pie crust. Cooking is a skill that can be taught, not some mystical essence that only some people have. Anyone can learn to be a great cook, all it takes is a great teacher!

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Credentials

Washington, DC 20010
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16 Reviews

5.0

  • Monne Williams

    My introduction to Chef Curt’s cooking genius was over ten years ago. She would whip up creations from whichever awesome ingredients she found at the farmers market. I still reminisce about the first time I tried her homemade tomato sauce. In addition to sampling many of her delicious meals I’ve learned many tips, tricks and recipes over the years to improve my own amateur cooking game. Her culinary skill and impeccable sense of humor make her lessons a “must do” for anyone looking to learn and have a great time!

  • Tammi Hayward

    She is amazing. I bought new knives because she taught me how essential they are to good cooking. Her food is great.

  • Beverly Stroud of Washington, DC

    I was able to sample and enjoy her fresh french bread and delicious pastries. They were each very professionally prepared and satisfying. She has a flare for cooking and puts her heart and soul in every dish she dishes up. I highly recommend this talented cook and feel certain you will enjoy her cooking.

  • Elease Robinson

    Chef Curt knows food and she knows food prep! Her dishes looked like artistic masterpieces, AND tasted spectacular. I'm an experienced cook, I was surprised there was something else I could learn; with Chef Curt I did!


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FAQs


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

New students tend to have to conquer the first hurdle, which is, believing in themselves. Many people think cooking is some magical gift, but it's simply a skill that can be taught and learned. New students need patients, explicit instructions, and encouragement! 


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

I am a culinary school graduate, and a former live-in private chef. I have worked as a tutor for children in math and science, and have also taught adult education courses at the local community college.


How did you get started teaching?

I have always loved to teach. Even in elementary and middle school, I enjoyed explaining concepts to classmates, and helping those around me who needed it. In culinary school, I discovered that combining my passion for food and my love of teaching was the ideal situation for me. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages and levels, from children to adults. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently taught my mother how to bake bread. On a recent visit back home, we spent two weeks making different bread recipes. I taught her how to fold the dough, and shape it, and how to bake it using water in the oven to make steam and create a crispy crust. My favorite part, of course, was the time we spent together.


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

Look for a teacher who understands that everyone has different skills. A teacher who is flexible, and knows different methods of teaching will be able to reach any student. Also, look for teachers who teach skills, and not just recipes. Once a student familiarizes themselves with a variety of cooking methods, they can replicate any recipe. 


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

Students should have at the very least a basic idea of the skills they want to learn. Or, gather a few recipes they would like to learn, and the instructor can teach the skills to go along with recipes. 


Lessons offered

Cooking Classes Baking Classes Knife Skills Classes French Cooking Classes Italian Cooking Classes Pasta Making Classes