During preparation, the Chef provides guidance to each team.
The Club Sommelier also speaks to the wine pairing for each course. A quick cleanup brings the evening to a close at around ten thirty. While the tone is informal, courtesy and respect at all times prevails, and attention to directions and diligence of purpose necessary to ensure success.
A prospective member may be proposed for Club membership, subject to approval of the Executive Board. Team Members for one course also have ample opportunity to learn the technique and special preparation tips for the other courses.
Club Members meet monthly at least eight times per year where, under the tutelage of a guest chef, gourmet meals are prepared and served by Members for the benefit of each other, paired with fine wines chosen by the Club Sommelier. Members maintain their good standing by regular attendance at monthly events, keeping annual dues and event fees current and supporting regulations on safety, gentlemens dress and behaviour during club events.
The primary focus of Club cooking events edmonton a culinary education; however, it is expected that this is to occur within an atmosphere of camaraderie and fellowship.
A toast by a Member begins each course, and during the meal, the preparation and presentation of each course is explained by the team and the Chef provides additional comment and constructive critique. Except for some final, finishing touches, the major preparation is completed by approximately and accompanied by a wine that has been specially selected to enhance each course, Members sit to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Members in good standing may invite a guest to attend any of the club Events. At the end of the meal, the guest Chef provides his final summation and Members show their appreciation for the creativity and gentlemens of the Chef. A typical monthly meeting of the Club begins around six in the evening as Members gather to enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine, meet the guest Chef, and hear the Chef explain edmonton gourmet menu created for the evening.
Teams are formed and each team assumes the responsibility to prepare one of the courses and to serve it to the Members and the guest Chef.