Cooking with Class Summer Soirée and Chef’s Demo to Benefit Shelter, Inc.

Summer is upon us and it’s the perfect time to finally reconnect with friends, food, and fun! Join us in supporting Shelter Inc.’s mission help children build safer, healthier and brighter futures while learning how to impress your guests with a delicious and dazzling culinary display that is actually quite simple to put together.

Register now for free access to the live chef’s demo:

Executive Chef Chris Blackburn of Great Full Plate will demonstrate how to prepare and plate an elevated summertime classic that combines a familiar, fresh summer salad in a pinwheel of smoky, mesquite roasted chicken. It’s the best flavors of the summer season all tied up in a pretty little bow – literally, we’ll be using cooking twine!

Participants can use the ingredients listed below and items from their pre-ordered Boxed Parties to create the dish at home, or kick back and enjoy the live chef’s demonstration while sipping a summer cocktail.

Chef Blackburn will be making:

Chicken Caprese Roulade

This dish features perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes, basil pesto, and melted mozzarella cheese stuffed inside a chicken breast glazed with balsamic vinegar and a kiss of smoked salt – all elegantly rolled into a roulade on a bed of fresh artisan greens.

Ingredient Shopping List

Ingredients for 2 Servings

8 oz skinless chicken breast
1 large heirloom tomato
2 oz fresh mozzarella
1 bunch basil leaves
2 garlic cloves
2 cups arugula
2 oz parmesan cheese
1 oz pine nuts (optional)
1/4 cup olive oil
pinch smoked salt
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 oz butter, diced

Equipment List

2 cutting boards
chef’s knife
butcher’s twine
sauté pan
metal spoon
small bowl
food processor

Recipe Guide

Livestream Access

The livestream event will start at 6:30 PM central on Friday, May 21 and registrants will receive log-in instructions via email. Participants will need access to the internet, a digital device (tablet, phone, computer), and the Zoom application.