Knife Skills 101 + Vegan Kimchi Class at Graze

Mon, May 06, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Knife Skills 101 + Vegan Kimchi Class at Graze


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Chef Jess Rice will be teaching a classic knife skills and kimchi workshop at Graze in East Nashville on Monday evening, May 6th from 6pm - 8pm. Participants will learn how to make vegan kimchi hands-on and will leave with their own jar of kimchi + 3 of Chef Rice's signature recipes including her recipe for kimchi spring rolls!

**All participants must bring their own chef's knife AND cutting board to class.** Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before class starts to set up.

Last year, Jess made her Food Network debut on Trisha Yearwood's show, "Trisha's Southern Kitchen." On the show (aptly titled, "Sharpen Up!"), Jess went over knife skills, knife safety and other useful kitchen tricks with Trisha and her sister Beth. Now, you can learn those same tricks and a few healthy vegan recipes firsthand with Jess at Graze!

All participants will leave with their own jar of vegan kimchi, the recipe for Jess' Kimchi Spring Rolls and Raw Pad Thai Sauce, and sharper knife skills.

All recipes are raw, vegan and gluten-free. If you have any special dietary restrictions or food allergies, please let us know in advance.

WHAT: Knife Skills + Vegan Kimchi Workshop

WHO: Chef Jess Rice, hosted and sponsored by Graze Nashville

Learn more about Chef Jess via Instagram & Facebook

WHEN: Monday, May 6th, 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Graze Nashville 1888 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

Organizer Info:

Jess Rice is a dedicated advocate of the plant-based lifestyle and has created gourmet, organic cuisine across the United States, in Indonesia and Canada. In her former career, Rice worked in public relations and marketing. She was drawn to experiment with plant-based foods in response to the toll late nights spent networking and long days sitting at a desk eventually took on her health. She experienced life-changing results once she eliminated animal-based foods, GMOs and gluten from her own diet. Gradually, she began helping others do the same and decided to pursue formal training as a chef and holistic health coach.

Leaving her sedentary office job in 2013, Rice focused on her business full-time, supplying local Nashville, TN eateries with healthy raw foods and began teaching plant-based nutrition classes independently and with Metro Nashville’s Community Education Commission. Between 2013 and 2014, Rice completed culinary training at celebrated chef Matthew Kenney’s Culinary Academy in Santa Monica, California and obtained detox coaching and holistic chef certifications with Naturopath Dr. Amy Rachelle in Bali, Indonesia.

In 2015, Rice opened her first restaurant, AVO (pronounced "ah-voh" as in "avocado"), and made waves in the vibrant dining scene in Nashville, TN; AVO is the city's first plant-based restaurant to win “Best New Restaurant” in the annual and highly-anticipated Nashville Scene Reader’s Poll. Rice’s taking a completely health-focused and locally-sourced approach to preparing plant-based cuisine has driven her success. Jess was named one of the US’ “Hottest Plant- Based Chefs” in Thrive Magazine before she appeared as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Nashville VegFest. Rice has given presentations at every Nashville VegFest since.

Rice sold AVO in February of 2016. The restaurant is still open under new ownership in West Nashville. The menu still features some of Rice’s best-selling creations including her kimchi spring rolls, AVOcado margarita, and raw cheesecakes.

After selling AVO, Rice hit the road with legendary recording artist, Neil Young, working as his and Daryl's Hannah's personal chef. Tying together her past in the entertainment world and her passion for food, Jess has cooked for a number of artists including Depeche Mode, Daryl Hannah, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Wayne Coyne and Kellie Pickler. Jess appeared on Trisha Yearwood's Food Network show, "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" earlier this year, helping Trisha and her sister Beth sharpen up their knife skills in the kitchen.

Jess is excited to be back in Nashville for a short period of time before hitting the road with Neil Young again for the entire summer season.

To learn more about Jess and to find dozens of free vegan, raw, and gluten-free recipes, follow her on Instagram: @mypoortiredliver

My Poor Tired Liver

Organizer of Knife Skills 101 + Vegan Kimchi Class at Graze
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