Here’s your definitive guide to choosing, cooking and serving steak to perfection. Founder of Food Craft Institute and CEO of Belcampo, Anya Fernald, will be leading a unique two hour sensory session focusing on dry aged beef.
We’ll Geek Out on:
– the process of dry and wet aging beef and impact on texture and flavor
– grain versus grass fed beef and what this means for your steak
– different steak cuts and how to buy, cook and serve them
– tasting to identify the differences between several ages of steak
Anya will share expert tips and tricks as she demonstrates how to perfectly cook steak at home. Over a glass of wine, we’ll do a side-by-side tasting of various cuts, plus raising and aging methods.
You’ll walk away empowered with knowledge about well sourced and aged meat, a better understanding of the science behind aging beef, some mad steak cooking skills and a happy palette.
All proceeds from Geek Out events will support FCI’s educational scholarships for low-income food makers. Since 2011 FCI has helped over 100 small food businesses launch or grow, with over 65% of students being women or minorities and 50% receiving financial aid.
Anya Fernald has developed her expertise in sustainable food, business development, and innovation in food and agriculture with over 15 years of hands-on experience in leadership roles in the sector. She is the co- founder and CEO of Belcampo, a group of innovative agricultural companies in California and Belize that strive to make good food the old fashioned way on a larger scale than ever before. Belcampo employs over a hundred people and plans to grow awareness, availability, and production of sustainably farmed food. Anya has been recognized as one of the 40 under 40 by Food & Wine Magazine, named a Nifty Fifty by the New York Times, appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America on the Food Network for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons, and has co-authored two books for Slow Food’s international publishing house. In 2011, Anya founded the non-profit Food Craft Institute and currently serves as its board chair.
For the first time, The Food Craft Institute (FCI) is opening its doors to the public for its new Geek Out tasting series covering coffee, charcuterie, beer and more. Working with our wide network of Bay Area’s founders, masters and makers, we’re inviting dedicated food fans to geek out on the styles, science, techniques and tools of your favorite foods – giving you access normally reserved for industry pros. Whether you’re a casual foodie or a serious aficionado you’ll walk away with mad new skills and knowledge.