Your Ah Haa Moment: "Sumptuous Summer Grilling" With Chef Bud

Chef Bud, cooking with kids at Ah Haa

Chef Bud, cooking with kids at Ah Haa

Grilling is as American as, well, fireworks on the Fourth of July. But has the thrill of the grill eluded you? Or are you are a backyard pro who wants to kick up his game? If “yes” is the answer to either of those questions, join Chef Bud (Thomas) for “Sumptuous Summer Grilling,”

“Sumptuous Summer Grilling” is part of a series of cooking and wine classes being offered through the Ah Haa School for the Arts for the first time this season.

On Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., participants will learn simple tricks for successful grilling, including the pros and cons of gas and charcoal grills to how to test for doneness (put that knife away!). While working with students to prepare one of his favorite summer meals – grilled pork tenderloin with charred veggies and Cuban mojo sauce –  Chef Bud plans to cover all the basics for grilling success, no matter what ingredients you choose to throw on the flame. The day is topped off with a dessert of balsamic grilled strawberries and Chantilly cream.

(Note: Let Ah Haa know in advance if you’d like to substitute beef or chicken for the pork.)

And please remember, grills just want to have fun.

To register online go here or for further information call 970-728-3886.

About Chef Bud:

There are not many things Chef Bud Thomas enjoys more than sharing his craft of making delicious food. He learned the skills required to run a successful, award-winning kitchen while working as a chef in top restaurants such as Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort and Café Terra Cotta in Tucson, Ariz., Les Saveurs and The Collection in London, England, and The Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa in Telluride.

Now you can find him all over town in his quest to get people excited about food: As Chef de Cuisine at Hotel Madeline, Mountain Village; on the Board for Telluride Wine Festival; hosting Books and Cooks at Wilkinson Public Library; cooking with the Tomboy Bride at the Telluride Historical Museum; and at Ah Haa, where he demystifies the art of cooking great food by starting with quality ingredients, using simple techniques and having just plain fun in the kitchen.

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to Chef Bud talk about his life and work.

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