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Richard LaMarita is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and has been a chef/instructor since 1986.  He has worked in many popular restaurants in NYC including Tabla. He has been practicing and studying Ayurveda for 25 years.  He holds a Master's Degree from Maharishi Vedic University and has worked with accomplished Ayurvedic masters such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Dr. B.D. TriGuna. He has led seminars on Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition, Cooking, Yoga, and Meditation throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia. Presently, he is a chef instructor at the NGIHCA, teaches classes in specialty and ethnic cooking, and is a private chef.

Health-Supportive Cooking & Specialty Classes / Basics 1-4

Basics 2: Knife Skills

Learning to use a sharp knife properly and safely is essential to good cooking.  You'll prepare your meals in half the time as you effectively master knife techniques for mincing, dicing, slicing, shredding and more!  You'll learn how to select and care for your knives as well as how to sharpen and hone your knives and your skills!  A light meal will be served from the ingredients you cut. (Register for the Basics 1-4 package and save $75. Call 212 645-5170 ext. 4)

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Instructor: Richard LaMarita
  • Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Class FullClass Code: 2a_SS14
Other classes for this course are also available:
  • Monday, May 12, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Space AvailableClass Code: 2b_SS14
  • Thursday, June 19, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Space AvailableClass Code: 2c_SS14
  • Thursday, July 17, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Space AvailableClass Code: 2d_SS14
  • Saturday, August 9, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Space AvailableClass Code: 2e_SS14
  • Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Space AvailableClass Code: 2f_SS14

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