Centered Chef-Educate Entertain & Inspire Wellness http://centeredchef.com Event Venue Space Loft, Healthy Cooking Classes & Nutritional Programming Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:30:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=480 Chef Ryan Appears on WGN Lunchbreak to Talk about Seasonal Produce! http://centeredchef.com/2014/06/chef-ryan-appears-on-wgn-lunchbreak-to-talk-about-seasonal-produce/ http://centeredchef.com/2014/06/chef-ryan-appears-on-wgn-lunchbreak-to-talk-about-seasonal-produce/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:53:01 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3090 Check out Chef Ryan’s latest appearance on WGN Lunchbreak where he demonstrates how his ‘clean, simple and sexy’ cuisine is highlighted by seasonal produce!

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Chef Ryan Appears on WCIU You & Me This Morning! http://centeredchef.com/2014/06/chef-ryan-appears-on-wciu-you-me-this-morning/ http://centeredchef.com/2014/06/chef-ryan-appears-on-wciu-you-me-this-morning/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:47:09 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3083 Chef Ryan on WCIU You & Me This Morning sharing his easy ways to jazz up fruits & vegetables!

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Chef Ryan Hutmacher Nominated as one of 2014′s Most Innovative Event Professionals http://centeredchef.com/2014/06/chef-ryan-hutmacher-nominated-as-one-of-2014s-most-innovative-event-professionals/ http://centeredchef.com/2014/06/chef-ryan-hutmacher-nominated-as-one-of-2014s-most-innovative-event-professionals/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:09:33 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3078 2014_InnovatorBadge01Congratulations to Chef Ryan Hutmacher for being nominated as one of 2014′s Most Innovative Event Professionals by BizBash! Nationwide, thirty seven innovators were chosen due to their unique and engaging contributions to the event world. From hosting groundbreaking brainstorms featuring interactive food demonstrations to bringing his ‘clean, simple and sexy’ cuisine to the forefront of the wedding world, Chef Ryan has helped change the face of today’s event industry!
To learn more about Chef Ryan and the other innovators nominated, visit www.bizbash.com/innovators-2014. 
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Chef Ryan Appears as Weight Watchers Chef on WCIU’s “You & Me” Morning Show March 3 http://centeredchef.com/2014/03/chef-ryan-appears-as-weight-watchers-chef-on-wcius-you-me-morning-show-march-3/ http://centeredchef.com/2014/03/chef-ryan-appears-as-weight-watchers-chef-on-wcius-you-me-morning-show-march-3/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:13:51 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3064 As the news of Chef Ryan winning ABC’s The CHEWCIU logoW cooking competition “The Search for the Weight Watchers Chef” has made its way back to Chicago, Chef Ryan shares one of his favorite recipes from the competition with “You & Me This Morning” host, Melissa Forman.  As a friend of the show, they always appreciate Ryan’s style of connecting people to food that’s healthy, and prepared simply.

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MARCH 18th: ABC’s THE CHEW “Search for the Weight Watchers Chef” Cooking Class Experience with Chef Ryan Hutmacher, The 1st Ever Weight Watchers Chef http://centeredchef.com/2014/02/march-18th-abcs-the-chew-search-for-the-weight-watchers-chef-cooking-class-experience-with-chef-ryan-hutmacher-the-1st-ever-weight-watchers-chef/ http://centeredchef.com/2014/02/march-18th-abcs-the-chew-search-for-the-weight-watchers-chef-cooking-class-experience-with-chef-ryan-hutmacher-the-1st-ever-weight-watchers-chef/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:04:47 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3060 MARCH 18th 6-9pm at Centered Chef Food Studios

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

After thousands of applicants and 6 weeks of culinary competition on ABC’s The CHEW, The Search for the Weight Watchers Chefcompetition is over, with Chef Ryan as the last chef standing!  This earned him the distinct title as the first ever Weight Watchers Chef!

Join us & celebrate on March 18th from 6-9pm, with a hands on cooking class experience led by Chef Ryan Hutmacher, where you’ll recreate all of his winning recipes from ABC’s The Chew Weight Watchers Chef Competition!

Menu:

Appetizer: Salsa Joe Boats ”10 out of 10 on Taste” -Chef Michael Simon

Entree 1: Comfort-licious Cornbread Pot Pie “One of the best things I’ve tasted this year!”-Chef Mario Batalli

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Entree 2: Citrus & Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Eggplant Puree, Citrus Tabbouleh & Dill Yogurt Sauce

“So easy to prepare… delicious, bright & very yummy!” -Chef Carla Hall

Dessert:Layers of Love Chocolate Trifle  “A feast for the eyes!”-Daphne Oz

 

Please join us for this uniquely fun and entertaining evening, celebrating the notion that “healthy & delicious can be attainable” and celebrate his excitement for his new collaboration in supporting Weight Watchers as their chef!  For more one Chef Ryan’s journey on the CHEW check out this link to The Chew’s Search for the Weight Watchers Chef.

Fine Print: BYOB.

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Chef Ryan on Chicago’s ABC 7 and his upcoming appearance on The CHEW http://centeredchef.com/2014/01/chef-ryan-on-chicagos-abc-7-and-his-upcoming-appearance-on-the-chew/ http://centeredchef.com/2014/01/chef-ryan-on-chicagos-abc-7-and-his-upcoming-appearance-on-the-chew/#comments Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:22:26 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3052

 

Want some inspiration for some simple, affordable and healthy nosh for the the Grammy’s or Big Game? Perhaps a sexy, salsa bar?

Check out Chef Ryan’s latest TV segment on ABC 7 Chicago’s Morning Show, as he promotes his upcoming appearance on The CHEW’s “Search for the Weight Watchers Chef” cooking competition airing this Wednesday at 12 noon.

 

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Chef Ryan selected to compete on ABC’s The CHEW talk show and their “Search for the Weight Watchers Chef”! http://centeredchef.com/2014/01/3045/ http://centeredchef.com/2014/01/3045/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:27:39 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3045
As Chef Ryan is fairly seasoned as a media chef, his skills will be put to the test yet again in NYC. As a finalist in the Weight Watchers Chef search, he will be going head to head with five other chefs for a one year consulting contract worth $75,000, with live TV appearances, media content development and live cooking demonstrations across America.
The cast of ABC’s The CHEW will be judging his culinary homage of the notion that “healthy food can be delicious.” The cast includes Iron Chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon, Top Chef Carla Hall, “What Not to Wear’s”  Clinton Kelly, and Daphne Oz, best selling author and daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Stay tuned to Centered Chef’s Facebook Page for contest results and air times starting in mid-January.  Click here for the official press release and viewing details.
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June 15th: Father’s Day Sausage Making Class (Farm 2 Fork) http://centeredchef.com/2013/12/june-15th-fathers-day-sausage-making-class-farm-2-fork/ http://centeredchef.com/2013/12/june-15th-fathers-day-sausage-making-class-farm-2-fork/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:24:31 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3040 Fathers Day Sausage Making Class 6.15.2014Father’s Day Sausage Making Class!

GRIND, SEASON, STUFF, COOK, EAT, AND CARRY!

Want a special Father’s Day that you and your Dad will always remember? Why not celebrate the rich old world tradition of sausage making! In partnership with Centered Chef, Red Meat Market is proud to introduce another unrivaled hands-on meat experience with our premiere sausage making and tasting class. You will be taught by the best; Red Meat Market’s Master Butchers and award winning sausage makers!  This amazing experience connects participants with the principals behind sustainability and pure-pastured, local livestock.

You’ll get:

  • An overview and appreciation for the fine art of Sausage Making.
  • You’ll meet the Farmer who raised the animal
  • One on One expert instructions on meat cutting and knife skills
  • Great comradery with other meat lovers and aspiring Butchers
  • An amazing lunch cooked by our amazing Chef!
  • 6-8 pounds of fresh sausage to take home (You just made!)
  • A FREE RMM Baseball Cap
  • FREE Wine and Beer!

To many of us from the Midwest, the summer season is about two things: cold beers and tasty sausages.  Our Master Sausage Butchers will lead and teach you all you need to know about how to make great sausage! You’ll mix, stuff and learn to link sausages by hand just like an old German sausage maker!

Learn to make Four Classic Sausages:

  • Traditional Breakfast Sausage
  • Wisconsin Beer Brats
  • British Bangers
  • Sweet Italian Sausage

Making sausage may sound as archaic today as churning your own butter, but it is not as intimidating as it sounds. Not only is it fairly easy, it is very gratifying to know and you’ll be able to control the freshness of the ingredients!  You’ll enjoy working with fresh locally pastured pork. Locally pastured meat is better for you, raised without any antibiotics, hormones or steroids. Our Red Meat Market Pork is gently raised by Local Pork Farmers in SW Wisconsin, in green pastures under blue skies. This natural and humane care makes the meat taste sweet and tender.

MAKE, COOK, EAT, AND CARRY HOME!  WE’LL PROVIDE EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Our special Make, Cook & Carry Butcher classes offer foodies, grillers, chefs and meat lovers the opportunity to learn the art of butchery from Master Butchers beginning with how to break down a carcass, to the art of cooking local fresh meats.  Specific to this Sausage class, participants will have the opportunity to take home 6-8 pounds of the sausage they made. Our Sausage class includes a free Red Meat Market Baseball cap and a delicious meal of sausage you (and your Dad) just made!

Centered Chef will demonstrate how to prepare your pure-pastured sausages and serve up “deliciously sausalisous” dishes after class! You’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor with a hot tasty link on a homemade bun with onions, peppers, and mustard! Don a dirndl or lederhosen, and you and your Dad might forget you’re not in Germany!

Open to everyone, husbands, daughters, moms, uncles, grandpas and sons! Treat your family or give it as a gift!  But hurry!  Reserve your spot now – we fill up!

Each class is limited to 24 people, so reserve your spot today!

CARRY

Participants will take home wrapped meat they cut! Check out pictures from our last classes! You’ll have fun for sure!

MAKE IT A COUPLES EXPERIENCE, TREAT YOURSELF OR GIVE AS A GIFT BUT HURRY! Our classes always sell out so reserve your spot now – we fill up fast!

If you’re buying it as a gift, simply reserve a spot and email Janet at janet@RedMeatMarket.com. We’ll send you a certificate for your gift giving! Questions? Give Janet a call!  Her direct line is: 773-904-2849.

Register Here

 

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May 3rd: Bull Breakdown Cooking & Butcher Class (Farm 2 Fork) http://centeredchef.com/2013/12/may-3rd-bull-breakdown-cooking-butcher-class-farm-2-fork/ http://centeredchef.com/2013/12/may-3rd-bull-breakdown-cooking-butcher-class-farm-2-fork/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:07:05 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3030 Cinco de Mayo Whole Bull Class 5.3.2014

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May 3rd: Bull Breakdown Cooking & Butcher Class (Farm 2 Fork)

Centered Chef, in partnership with Red Meat Market, is proud to present our unrivaled hands-on Berkshire Whole-Hog Breakdown butcher class and tasting experience. We welcome everyone with a wide range of culinary and carnivorous habits who have passion or simply a curiosity for the art of butchery. We’ll provide everything you need!

You’ll get:

  • An overview and appreciation for the fine art of Butchery
  • You’ll meet the Farmer who raised the animal
  • One on One expert instructions on meat cutting and knife skills
  • Great comradery with other meat lovers and aspiring Butchers
  • An amazing lunch cooked by Centered Chef!
  • 6-8 pounds of fresh meat to take home (You just cut!)
  • A FREE RMM Baseball Cap
  • FREE Wine and Beer!

 

 

 

CUT

Our 3 hour, hands-on class will guide you through the process from the moment the carcass is delivered to when it reaches the kitchen! Participates will have the opportunity to breakdown a whole carcass, raised without antibiotics from local Farms. You’ll then take each part and break it into standard and some special cuts traditionally not found at your local grocer! Learn knife skills, butchering techniques and how to breakdown a whole hog carcass into tasty pork cutlets, tenderloins, roasts and ground!  You’ll feel the meat between your fingers, experience the smooth cut of the knife, smell the fresh aromas and be part of the renaissance of the local butcher.

COOK

This butcher class will be held in the KITCHEN at Centered Chef!  As part of your experience, our Centered Chef will show you how to prepare pork dishes that honor the purity of this fresh, local product, in his clean-comfort style!  As practice makes permanent, you’ll not only be learning about sustainability and practical cooking techniques, but you’ll also be savoring those new found meat cookery skills throughout the event!

CARRY

Participants will take home wrapped meat they cut! Check out pictures from our last classes! You’ll have fun for sure! MAKE IT A COUPLES EXPERIENCE, TREAT YOURSELF OR GIVE AS A GIFT BUT HURRY! Our classes always sell out so reserve your spot now – we fill up fast!

If you’re buying it as a gift, simply reserve a spot and email Janet at janet@RedMeatMarket.com. We’ll send you a certificate for your gift giving! Questions? Give Janet a call!  Her direct line is: 773-904-2849.

Register Here

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April 5th: Spring Lamb Cooking & Butcher Class (Farm 2 Fork) http://centeredchef.com/2013/12/april-5th-spring-lamb-cooking-butcher-class-farm-2-fork/ http://centeredchef.com/2013/12/april-5th-spring-lamb-cooking-butcher-class-farm-2-fork/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:01:09 +0000 http://centeredchef.com/?p=3028 Spring Lamb Class 4.5.2014

Register Here

April 5th: Spring Lamb Cooking & Butcher Class (Farm 2 Fork)

Centered Chef, in partnership with Red Meat Market, is proud to present our unrivaled hands-on Berkshire Whole-Hog Breakdown butcher class and tasting experience. We welcome everyone with a wide range of culinary and carnivorous habits who have passion or simply a curiosity for the art of butchery. We’ll provide everything you need!

You’ll get:

  • An overview and appreciation for the fine art of Butchery
  • You’ll meet the Farmer who raised the animal
  • One on One expert instructions on meat cutting and knife skills
  • Great comradery with other meat lovers and aspiring Butchers
  • An amazing lunch cooked by Centered Chef!
  • 6-8 pounds of fresh meat to take home (You just cut!)
  • A FREE RMM Baseball Cap
  • FREE Wine and Beer!

 

 

 

CUT

Our 3 hour, hands-on class will guide you through the process from the moment the carcass is delivered to when it reaches the kitchen! Participates will have the opportunity to breakdown a whole carcass, raised without antibiotics from local Farms. You’ll then take each part and break it into standard and some special cuts traditionally not found at your local grocer! Learn knife skills, butchering techniques and how to breakdown a whole hog carcass into tasty pork cutlets, tenderloins, roasts and ground!  You’ll feel the meat between your fingers, experience the smooth cut of the knife, smell the fresh aromas and be part of the renaissance of the local butcher.

COOK

This butcher class will be held in the KITCHEN at Centered Chef!  As part of your experience, our Centered Chef will show you how to prepare pork dishes that honor the purity of this fresh, local product, in his clean-comfort style!  As practice makes permanent, you’ll not only be learning about sustainability and practical cooking techniques, but you’ll also be savoring those new found meat cookery skills throughout the event!

CARRY

Participants will take home wrapped meat they cut! Check out pictures from our last classes! You’ll have fun for sure! MAKE IT A COUPLES EXPERIENCE, TREAT YOURSELF OR GIVE AS A GIFT BUT HURRY! Our classes always sell out so reserve your spot now – we fill up fast!

If you’re buying it as a gift, simply reserve a spot and email Janet at janet@RedMeatMarket.com. We’ll send you a certificate for your gift giving! Questions? Give Janet a call!  Her direct line is: 773-904-2849.

Register Here

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