Zonta’s Accidental Gourmet is celebrating its twelfth year of the popular cooking class series which allow hands on participation at the University of Alaska’s real-life training kitchen.
Founded by Chef Patrick Hoogerhyde, the winner of the 2002 Chef of the Year award, Chef Patrick continues to provide support with new chefs and technical direction. Our guest chefs have selected some of the best recipes from all over the world and are preparing to bring them to you including handmade sushi, homemade hamburgers, crème brulee and many other delicious recipes and cooking techniques.
Each class begins with a brief talk about the food to be prepared that night, a review of the recipes, interesting facts and then the fun begins! Naturally, you get to eat your hard work when all courses are complete but you won’t have to lift your finger to clean a single pot or pan.
Walking, eating and raising money. It’s as easy as that! The 5K course around downtown Anchorage showcases specialty foods from local restaurants and ends at the Dena’ina Convention Center for deserts and prizes at the ‘WOW’ event. Each year we put together a team (with real and virtual walkers) to walk in the name of Zonta. Each team can donate their raised funds to the charity of their choice as long as they raise more than $500. We designate our funds to the Yellow Rose Foundation and have a wonderful time at this event. Next year’s walk is on Friday, May 8, 2015.