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The Art of Presentation (COOKING CLASS)
Dec
26
6:30 PM18:30

The Art of Presentation (COOKING CLASS)

We eat not only with our taste buds and noses but also with our eyes.  Do you want your food to look as good as it tastes and smells?  Simple touches and a little care can make all the difference.  Learn how to plate individually or on platters.  Your buffet presentation should be as beautiful as your plated meals.  Come learn how to present your food beautifully and earn all those “wows” at the table.

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Getting Saucy (COOKING CLASS)
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Getting Saucy (COOKING CLASS)

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Getting Saucy (Cooking Class)
 with Chef Kitty Philips

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Guests will be presented with the menu and recipes at the beginning.  An amuse-bouche and a glass of sparkling wine will be served.  Dinner will then be prepared with instructions from Chef Kitty and served to participants.  Questions answered during class.

Getting Saucy – Do pan sauces or gravies cause you to dread a recipe or to skip it entirely? Love eggs benedict but worry about the hollandaise?  How about a great sauce for a pork tenderloin?  A plain chocolate pudding can really be elevated with a silky vanilla sauce.  You will learn the basics for good pan sauces, a sweet sauce for desserts, and mastering vinaigrettes.

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Mixed Greens and Fruit w/Orange Vanilla Vinaigrette

Pork Tenderloin w/Mustard Shallot Pan Sauce

Sauteed Asian Greens w/Parmesan Shards

Chocolate Pudding/Vanilla Sauce

Chef Kitty was amazing! Food was awesome, great hosts (Diane and Carl) in their kitchen and friendly fellow diners. Looking forward to another visit.
— Katrina C.

CHEF KITTY PHILIPS

Not only do we host local chefs from many of the best restaurants in the Palm Beaches and Martin County, we also have a our own resident chef who works along side them at every dining event at Kai-Kai Farm. Chef Kitty is not only part of the team, she's like family. And boy can she cook! Don't miss a change to taste some of her fabulous cooking at one of our many farm-to-table dinners this season. 

A 9th generation native Floridian, Kitty grew up in North Florida near Tallahassee.  From a large family in a very rural community, she learned to cook at her grandmother’s side from an early age.  Cooking has been a joy throughout her life.  After working for many years as a programmer and analyst, she started cooking as a professional.  Brought along by another chef, she honed her skills in the kitchen and now is a private chef.  She has taken cooking classes in Spain and Italy.  She leans toward classic French cuisine but puts a Southern edge to her dishes.  She makes her own condiments along with a line of rubs, spice blends, and flavored oils and vinegars.  She enjoys making jams, jellies, and marmalades.  She is married with 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.  She and her husband have been in Palm Beach County for 15 years.

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French Pastry Unmasked (COOKING CLASS)
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

French Pastry Unmasked (COOKING CLASS)

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 French Pastry Unmasked (Cooking Class)
 with Chef Kitty Philips

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Guests will be presented with the menu and recipes at the beginning.  An amuse-bouche and a glass of sparkling wine will be served.  Dinner will then be prepared with instructions from Chef Kitty and served to participants.  Questions answered during class.

French Pastry Unmasked  – Pâte sucrée?  Pâte brisée?  Puff?  Tarts, clafoutis, galettes.  What are all of these things?  Learn how to make the basic French pastries in both sweet and savory versions.  We will learn how to make pie crusts, tart crusts, and a few classic French pastries. And what all those French words mean!

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Savory Palmiers

Mushroom Tart – Puff Pastry

Tomato Mozzarella Quiche

Blueberry Galette with a Pecan Crust

Chef Kitty was amazing! Food was awesome, great hosts (Diane and Carl) in their kitchen and friendly fellow diners. Looking forward to another visit.
— Katrina C.

CHEF KITTY PHILIPS

Not only do we host local chefs from many of the best restaurants in the Palm Beaches and Martin County, we also have a our own resident chef who works along side them at every dining event at Kai-Kai Farm. Chef Kitty is not only part of the team, she's like family. And boy can she cook! Don't miss a change to taste some of her fabulous cooking at one of our many farm-to-table dinners this season. 

A 9th generation native Floridian, Kitty grew up in North Florida near Tallahassee.  From a large family in a very rural community, she learned to cook at her grandmother’s side from an early age.  Cooking has been a joy throughout her life.  After working for many years as a programmer and analyst, she started cooking as a professional.  Brought along by another chef, she honed her skills in the kitchen and now is a private chef.  She has taken cooking classes in Spain and Italy.  She leans toward classic French cuisine but puts a Southern edge to her dishes.  She makes her own condiments along with a line of rubs, spice blends, and flavored oils and vinegars.  She enjoys making jams, jellies, and marmalades.  She is married with 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.  She and her husband have been in Palm Beach County for 15 years.

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A Meal on the Grill (COOKING CLASS)
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

A Meal on the Grill (COOKING CLASS)

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A Meal on the Grill (Cooking Class)
 with Chef Kitty Philips

Wednesday, March 27th, 2018

Guests will be presented with the menu and recipes at the beginning.  An amuse-bouche and a glass of sparkling wine will be served.  Dinner will then be prepared with instructions from Chef Kitty and served to participants.  Questions answered during class.

Dinner on the Grill – Grilling food is a great way to make entertaining easy and fun.  It’s casual and your guests will want to get involved.  With a little preparation in advance, you can cook a wonderful meal mostly on the grill.  This is also a chance to have fun with colorful table linens and glassware.  What could be better on a beautiful evening or Sunday afternoon?

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Bruschetta with Topping

Arugula Salad w/Grilled Watermelon and Feta

Grilled Chicken w/Sorrel Sauce

Grilled Vegetable Platter

Grilled Pineapple w/Lemon Vanilla Cream

Chef Kitty was amazing! Food was awesome, great hosts (Diane and Carl) in their kitchen and friendly fellow diners. Looking forward to another visit.
— Katrina C.

CHEF KITTY PHILIPS

Not only do we host local chefs from many of the best restaurants in the Palm Beaches and Martin County, we also have a our own resident chef who works along side them at every dining event at Kai-Kai Farm. Chef Kitty is not only part of the team, she's like family. And boy can she cook! Don't miss a change to taste some of her fabulous cooking at one of our many farm-to-table dinners this season. 

A 9th generation native Floridian, Kitty grew up in North Florida near Tallahassee.  From a large family in a very rural community, she learned to cook at her grandmother’s side from an early age.  Cooking has been a joy throughout her life.  After working for many years as a programmer and analyst, she started cooking as a professional.  Brought along by another chef, she honed her skills in the kitchen and now is a private chef.  She has taken cooking classes in Spain and Italy.  She leans toward classic French cuisine but puts a Southern edge to her dishes.  She makes her own condiments along with a line of rubs, spice blends, and flavored oils and vinegars.  She enjoys making jams, jellies, and marmalades.  She is married with 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.  She and her husband have been in Palm Beach County for 15 years.

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Vegetarian For All (COOKING CLASS)
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Vegetarian For All (COOKING CLASS)

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 Vegetarian For All (Cooking Class)
 with Chef Kitty Philips

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Guests will be presented with the menu and recipes at the beginning.  An amuse-bouche and a glass of sparkling wine will be served.  Dinner will then be prepared with instructions from Chef Kitty and served to participants.  Questions answered during class.

Vegetarian for All – Vegetarian doesn’t need to be boring nor does it mean you will leave the table hungry.  With eggs, great cheese, and foods that have a great umami flavor, you can make a wonderful, tasty, and filling meal from appetizer to dessert and please even devoted carnivores.  Join us for a great evening without meat.

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Warmed Olives with Lemon and Herbs

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad

Pasta w/Mushroom Ragu

Grilled Garlic Bread

Olive Oil Cake

Chef Kitty was amazing! Food was awesome, great hosts (Diane and Carl) in their kitchen and friendly fellow diners. Looking forward to another visit.
— Katrina C.

CHEF KITTY PHILIPS

Not only do we host local chefs from many of the best restaurants in the Palm Beaches and Martin County, we also have a our own resident chef who works along side them at every dining event at Kai-Kai Farm. Chef Kitty is not only part of the team, she's like family. And boy can she cook! Don't miss a change to taste some of her fabulous cooking at one of our many farm-to-table dinners this season. 

A 9th generation native Floridian, Kitty grew up in North Florida near Tallahassee.  From a large family in a very rural community, she learned to cook at her grandmother’s side from an early age.  Cooking has been a joy throughout her life.  After working for many years as a programmer and analyst, she started cooking as a professional.  Brought along by another chef, she honed her skills in the kitchen and now is a private chef.  She has taken cooking classes in Spain and Italy.  She leans toward classic French cuisine but puts a Southern edge to her dishes.  She makes her own condiments along with a line of rubs, spice blends, and flavored oils and vinegars.  She enjoys making jams, jellies, and marmalades.  She is married with 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.  She and her husband have been in Palm Beach County for 15 years.

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Make Your Own Pasta (COOKING CLASS)
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Make Your Own Pasta (COOKING CLASS)

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Make Your Own Pasta (Cooking Class)
 with Chef Kitty Philips

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Guests will be presented with the menu and recipes at the beginning.  An amuse-bouche and a glass of sparkling wine will be served.  Dinner will then be prepared with instructions from Chef Kitty and served to participants.  Questions answered during class.

Make Your Own Pasta – Have you shied away from making your own pasta?  Don’t have a pasta roller or machine?  No worries.  Come learn how to make pasta the Sicilian way – no pasta roller required.  We will make cavatelli and a dessert ravioli.  You can wow your friends and this will open the door to the world of pasta at home.

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Bruschetta with Topping

Fennel, Orange, and Onion Salad

Cavatelli with Sicilian Olive Pesto

Chocolate Ravioli with Raspberry Sauce

 

Chef Kitty was amazing! Food was awesome, great hosts (Diane and Carl) in their kitchen and friendly fellow diners. Looking forward to another visit.
— Katrina C.

CHEF KITTY PHILIPS

Not only do we host local chefs from many of the best restaurants in the Palm Beaches and Martin County, we also have a our own resident chef who works along side them at every dining event at Kai-Kai Farm. Chef Kitty is not only part of the team, she's like family. And boy can she cook! Don't miss a change to taste some of her fabulous cooking at one of our many farm-to-table dinners this season. 

A 9th generation native Floridian, Kitty grew up in North Florida near Tallahassee.  From a large family in a very rural community, she learned to cook at her grandmother’s side from an early age.  Cooking has been a joy throughout her life.  After working for many years as a programmer and analyst, she started cooking as a professional.  Brought along by another chef, she honed her skills in the kitchen and now is a private chef.  She has taken cooking classes in Spain and Italy.  She leans toward classic French cuisine but puts a Southern edge to her dishes.  She makes her own condiments along with a line of rubs, spice blends, and flavored oils and vinegars.  She enjoys making jams, jellies, and marmalades.  She is married with 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.  She and her husband have been in Palm Beach County for 15 years.

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Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

How to Prepare Superfoods...Super Fast (COOKING CLASS)

A PLANT BASED WHOLE FOOD COOKING CLASS

With CHEF ELIZABETH GERMAIN

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TUESDAY, November 13, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Join us for a hands-on, scratch cooking, fun loving, sensory driven experience. You will learn how simple it is to feature nutrient rich foods in easy to prepare dishes. We will focus on developing techniques, the benefits of traditional flavor combinations and why stocking your pantry with quality ingredients are key.

The evening will begin with Chef Germain providing guidelines for preparing each recipe while you sample some superfoods. Then you’ll work together in groups to create each dish. Come prepared to cook! Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes with your hair tied back. The evening will end with us sharing a meal featuring our creations. Go home with recipes, inspiration and strategies for vibrant health.

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Moroccan-Style Red Lentil Soup

Arugula, Radicchio, Escarole Salad

with Fennel, Oranges & Almonds

Quinoa Salad with Beets, Scallions & Herbs

Dark Chocolate Date Walnut Energy Bites (gluten-free)


Private Chef Elizabeth Germain is passionate about ensuring vitality and stress-free meals. She eagerly shares her skills and wisdom garnered over her lifetime. New York City born of Italian descent, Elizabeth’s passion for sustainable cuisine has guided her from organic farms to fine dining restaurants to highend caterers and into celebrity homes for over twenty-five years. She has studied and practiced health supportive cooking, natural healing techniques and yoga for decades. Among her many accolades, hundreds of her recipes and dozens of her articles have been published and featured in Cooks Illustrated, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street, Natural Health Magazine and Body & Soul Magazine. She has ghostwritten seven books and appeared as a returning guest on Martha Stewart Radio. As a culinary crusader she organized conferences on behalf of Chefs Collaborative, served on the Board of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, and is a past president of Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard. Since relocating to Palm Beach County from Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Elizabeth is growing awareness on how to Re-Charge Your Body and Awaken Your Spirit Together with Good Food and Good Vibes.

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*SOLD OUT* Italian for Company
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

*SOLD OUT* Italian for Company

Kai-Kai Farm Presents

Italian for Company (Cooking Class)
 with Chef Kitty Philips

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

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Italian for Company – Italian doesn’t always mean pasta.  Italian cuisine is as varied as the landscape in Italy.  Not only seafood but beef, pork, poultry, and game play a major role in Italian cuisine.  Learn how to make a great Italian meal with just a bit of pasta

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Roasted Tomato Crostini

Parmesan Shards

Pasta with Arugula and Pancetta

Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes

Blackberry Crostata

Chef Kitty was amazing! Food was awesome, great hosts (Diane and Carl) in their kitchen and friendly fellow diners. Looking forward to another visit.
— Katrina C.

CHEF KITTY PHILIPS

Not only do we host local chefs from many of the best restaurants in the Palm Beaches and Martin County, we also have a our own resident chef who works along side them at every dining event at Kai-Kai Farm. Chef Kitty is not only part of the team, she's like family. And boy can she cook! Don't miss a change to taste some of her fabulous cooking at one of our many farm-to-table dinners this season. 

A 9th generation native Floridian, Kitty grew up in North Florida near Tallahassee.  From a large family in a very rural community, she learned to cook at her grandmother’s side from an early age.  Cooking has been a joy throughout her life.  After working for many years as a programmer and analyst, she started cooking as a professional.  Brought along by another chef, she honed her skills in the kitchen and now is a private chef.  She has taken cooking classes in Spain and Italy.  She leans toward classic French cuisine but puts a Southern edge to her dishes.  She makes her own condiments along with a line of rubs, spice blends, and flavored oils and vinegars.  She enjoys making jams, jellies, and marmalades.  She is married with 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.  She and her husband have been in Palm Beach County for 15 years.

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Spring Tapas Party (Cooking Class)
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Tapas Party (Cooking Class)

Kai-Kai Farm Presents

Spring Tapas Party (Cooking Class)
with Chef Kitty Philips

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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Spring Tapas Party – Small bites are very popular in Spain.  A tapas party is easy and fun.  Lay it all out and everyone can help themselves.  Serve a wonderful dry sherry or a fruity sangria and you are all set.

 

Menu

Warmed Olives with Lemon and Herbs

Tomato Toast with Chorizo

Dates Two Ways

Garlic Shrimp

Herb Fried Almonds

Croquettes with Serrano Ham and Manchego

Anchovy Dip with Baguette

Bread with Chocolate and Olive Oil

Chef Kitty was amazing! Food was awesome, great hosts (Diane and Carl) in their kitchen and friendly fellow diners. Looking forward to another visit.
— Katrina C.
 

CHEF KITTY PHILIPS

Not only do we host local chefs from many of the best restaurants in the Palm Beaches and Martin County, we also have a our own resident chef who works along side them at every dining event at Kai-Kai Farm. Chef Kitty is not only part of the team, she's like family. And boy can she cook! Don't miss a change to taste some of her fabulous cooking at one of our many farm-to-table dinners this season. 

A 9th generation native Floridian, Kitty grew up in North Florida near Tallahassee.  From a large family in a very rural community, she learned to cook at her grandmother’s side from an early age.  Cooking has been a joy throughout her life.  After working for many years as a programmer and analyst, she started cooking as a professional.  Brought along by another chef, she honed her skills in the kitchen and now is a private chef.  She has taken cooking classes in Spain and Italy.  She leans toward classic French cuisine but puts a Southern edge to her dishes.  She makes her own condiments along with a line of rubs, spice blends, and flavored oils and vinegars.  She enjoys making jams, jellies, and marmalades.  She is married with 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.  She and her husband have been in Palm Beach County for 15 years.

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Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner Party (Cooking Class)

Kai-Kai Farm Presents

Dinner Party (Cooking Class)

with Chef Kitty Philips

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

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Hosting a small dinner party is a wonderful time.  So many people don’t entertain this way because they think it is so much work and they don’t have the skills necessary to pull it off. Planning is key.  We will learn how to plan, prep, serve, and most of all, have fun with your guests. BYOB.


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Marcona Almond Stuffed Dates

Mango Chutney and Brie Puffs

Kai-Kai Farm Grilled Greens Salad with Caesar Dressing

Chicken Pot Pies the French Way

Lemon Pound Cake with Berries and Crème Anglaise

BYOB

Chef Kitty was amazing! Food was awesome, great hosts (Diane and Carl) in their kitchen and friendly fellow diners. Looking forward to another visit.
— Katrina C.
Thank you for a most memorable evening! Our group of friends really loved the superb meal prepared by your chef (especially the fresh produce), your hospitality and stories, the setting and tour, We can’t say enough great things about Kai Kai Farm!
— Ann & Tim
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Upscale Mexican Dinner with Chef Kitty
Dec
27
6:30 PM18:30

Upscale Mexican Dinner with Chef Kitty

Upscale Mexican Dinner with Chef Kitty

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
6:30 pm


 

Explore the finer points and tastes of Mexican food beyond tacos and beans!  Be our guest in the farm house kitchen as Chef Kitty prepares, instructs and serves you recipes inspired by Diana Kennedy and Miguel Ravago.

Questions answered during class. Guests are welcome to BYOB.

 

Menu
Ceviche Veracruzano – White Fish Ceviche

Ensalada de Noche Buena – Christmas Eve Salad

Borrego – Lamb Loin Chops in Chipotle Rub

Calabasa y Pina – Squash and Pineapple Casserole

Flan Almendrado – Almond Flan

WHILE I ENJOY BEING WINED AND DINED AT GREAT RESTAURANTS, NOTHING CAN BEAT HAVING DINNER ON THE FARM.
— Florida Food & Farm
THE PEACEFUL SETTING, THE GORGEOUS SURROUNDINGS, THE FRESH-FROM-THE-FARM INGREDIENTS — ALL BRING ME TO A FEELING OF ZEN, A FEELING THAT I’LL BE HAPPY TO RETURN TO TIME AND TIME AGAIN.
— Florida Food & Farm
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