Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Day with Chef Brad

     Recently I hosted a day cooking event in my training center in Mesa Az.  It is really a house next to my home in Mesa that I have converted into a training center, test kitchen, and demonstration kitchen.  It's where all the magic starts, and where I create all my recipes.  I love this home and every year it gets better and better.  We do garden parties here and other events. This fall I am offering day events and information will be posted soon on my website.  This post is all about a recent "Day with Chef Brad".
     A "Day with Chef Brad" is just what it sounds like. The day starts at 9:00 and ends at 4:00.   It is filled with classes, fun, and food.  From bread making to pressure cooking, and everything else I can fit in between.  It is filled from the time it starts until it ends.  Testimonials are at the end of this blog and you can e-mail me if you are interested in attending or sponsoring a "Day with Chef Brad".   Sponsering is when someone, usually a mother, grandmother, mother-in-law or friend sponsers by paying for others to attend the event.  You can e-mail me at chef@chefbrad.com if you want more information about a "Day with Chef Brad".  There are four different "days" or topics to choose from, each one is designed with certian topics, but the underlying theme is always Health and Nutrition, feeding our families in todays unhealthy world.  

     I hope you enjoy the visual tour of a "Day with Chef Brad".  Perhaps I will see you at one of these events in the future.  A "Day with Chef Brad" will change your life forever.  Chef Brad~America's Grain Guy

The room is ready and waiting for class to begin. 

The gift bags are filled and ready.

The Beverage station is ready.  I always serve great beverages.  This time it was
 Ginger Lemonade and Lavendar Lemonade

     I have to say that to be healthy you need three peices of equipment, every home needs them to be healthy.  A mixer,  a mill, and a pressure cooker.

Fresh baked cookies and jars for vinegar bottles we made in the class. 

The Happy Group,  ready to learn.  I love to keep them small, 8 to 10 is ideal.  

Freah baked rolls.  

One of the best parts is eating and yes we do a lot of that in the "Day with Chef Brad".

I love gift bags.  I always give them and each event is different.  I think it is important and it adds so much to the day.

     I have to say I love these classes.  They are the highlight of all I do.  It is the perfect teaching day.  On this event I asked at the beginning why they were here, the response from serveral was that they were there for Mom and didn't know what to expect.  Please read the testimonials below.  Chef Brad~America's Grain Guy

Testimonials for Day with Chef Brad 

Thank you for such a great time! 

Who knew grains and eating healthy could be so fun! I am so motivated to cook healthier for my family! Thank you for the wealth of information and the tasty treats! I feel I can cook healthier on my own with the help of your wonder advice and cook books! Chef Brad is such a treasure waiting to be found by those who enjoy food and life! I had a blast and can't wait to take more classes!

Thanks again! My two oldest sons were jealous and want to take a class too some day!


I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Chef Brads cooking class!! I loved learning about Grains I didn't even know existed!! His ideas about adding Grains to meals you already make are brilliant! I also enjoyed his 80/20 idea...teach your family to like healthier foods by letting them enjoy the healthy with some of the less healthy!! I think his ideas are completely doable and I am excited to put them into play in my own home! I would recommend Chef Brads class to all my friends! Can't wait to go to his Pressure Cooking Class!!! 


I attended a small class with Chef Brad. I was amazed at how much I learned. I was so excited to go home and try out new grains and use my Bosch mixer and pressure cooker for quick nutritious meals.  
The next day after class I made five loaves of the best tasting and healthiest bread I have ever made, and it took less than two hours from pouring ingredients to taking it out of the oven! My family loved it! Then I used my pressure cooker for the first time and made a healthy dinner in record time! This was just what I needed as a mom of three who works full time. 
That one day was a life changing experience, not only for me, but for my family. I cannot thank you enough Chef Brad!

Danielle H.

Thank you so much Chef Brad! I really, really enjoyed your class. I have to admit that i wasn't really excited about spending an entire Saturday learning how to eat healthy, but I ended up loving it & am so glad i was there. I loved learning that you don't have to give up ALL the good things your family likes to be eating healthy. How you can add grains to your casseroles, veggies, salads & breads & still enjoy the butter, sour cream & salad dressings.

it was so nice to hear about all the different grains out there & what their nutritional values are & what they can do for my body.  I never knew there were so many, WOW, & that they taste so good. I loved the pearled barley! It was delicious in the salad & added to the bread. I didn't even know I was eating healthy it was that good, & I it was very satisfying, I wasn't even hungry for dinner :-)   (It would be nice to be able to sample more of them, maybe in another class)

It was great to see that making bread & rolls is not an all day event!! I can do that & still have a day for me.

Probably the thing that hit me hardest was when you were talking about vandalism & dirt on & inside churches & nice buildings. That we need to treat our bodies like we would a church or special building. If I were to see the inside of my body it wouldn't be very clean & healthy. Talking about that really made me want to eat healthier, and feed my family healthier so we can feel cleaner, special and be ready for inspiration. 

I loved learning about the different oils & vinegars & how you can combine all kinds of different ones to get different flavors, I didn't know there were so many different flavors of those either & they are delicious too!

I just absolutely loved everything about the class! I'm no where near where you are but I hope to be one day. I'm starting small right now & making changes where I can.

Thanks for the gifts and cookbooks, I've already used the cookbooks several times! Thank you again for doing the class & spending your Saturday with us, it was definitely time well spent for me & the time flew by! Can't wait to take more of your classes!!


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