Culinary Retreat Nov 3-5 See below
Chef Eva has no scheduled cooking classes for 2017. At this point, only private classes can be reserved. Private classes and culinary retreats will be the focus in the first quarter of 2017. A private class consists of at least five participants or minimum of $540. Additional participants over five is $90 each. For more information call 903-645-3232.
Once again a new year has arrived and with it the opportunity to expand your culinary boundaries by participating in some of the most unique cooking classes available in north Texas. Many have returned to take several classes a year and they in turn bring their friends and family members making it a special tradition. Chef Eva's reputation has grown by word of mouth from satisfied class participants and with the publication of each new article about our family farm. Southern Living designated it as one of "America's Secret Farm Hideaways".
The Dallas Morning News said "In the course of the classes, amateur cooks take turns exclaiming at the revelations chef Eva casually drops. Not only do you push back from the Greer's table with appetite and taste buds sated, but you also go back home to your own kitchen with refreshed pleasure in the process".
Texas Co-Op Power magazine designated our farm and Chef Eva's cooking classes as a place for a learning vacation. "During the whirlwind three-hour class in the spacious, well-lit kitchen, we watched Eva prepare beef roast, lamb chops, pork loin, butternut squash, potatoes, mint sauce, gravy, roasted fruit and toasted pound cake. She handled this complex dance with practical ease, even managing to involve us in pureeing, seasoning, turning, beating and mixing. Delectable smells permeated the kitchen, and we dug appreciatively into the finished dishes. Chef Eva made it fun and had us convinced that we could cook like this ourselves".
Many have scheduled private classes to bring together family or friends. Some rent all the cabins and make it a weekend event. The menu possibilities for these classes are very flexible.
New this fall will be a weekend culinary retreat at the farm; November 3-5. In addition to three cooking classes, there will be ample time to roam the farm, walk the trails help collect eggs and feed animals. The farm has its own herb garden and we will utilize fresh vegetables from our farm or local farms where possible and our own natural eggs, lamb, chicken, beef and pork.
Chef Eva will seek input for the class menus in advance of the retreat.The weekend will start with snacks and complimentary wine on your arrival Friday late afternoon or evening. Saturday morning (after farm chores for those that want to participate) will be a continental breakfast. You can participate in preparing the breakfast at your option. All of the classes are hands on and the participants will be divided into small teams to work on different menu items. There will also be demonstration of culinary techniques. The morning class will focus on using fresh vegetables and fruit for a menu that is lighter and healthy. There will be a break after lunch. The late afternoon class will be hearty and feature meat dishes, seasonal vegetables, a unique dessert and complementary wine. Sunday morning the class will focus on a farm house breakfast with a twist. The Saturday classes will be 3-4 hours depending on the complexity of the menu.
Minimum participation for the retreat will be eight persons (cabin has queen bed and queen sofa bed) sharing the four log cabins. The loft is available for other participants (queen bed and twin in downstairs bedroom, queen bed in loft, and queen sofa bed if needed) Cost is $450 per person (assuming two persons in a cabin or loft). Additional participants in the same cabin or loft is $350. State taxes apply only to the cabin rental and not the classes. Gratuity optional. We are very flexible in making the accommodation arrangements. For more information or to make a reservation please call 903-645-3232 or text 903-452-9738.
Event to be planned
Only private classes available
Farm to Fork Cooking Classes at the Greer Farm have become a tradition for many. It’s an activity that enables you to get away for a few hours or a weekend if you choose to stay in one of our lakeside log cabins or the loft apartment while learning about different kinds of food and how to prepare it. All classes are hands-on participation, not a lecture presentation. Come prepared to be involved, learn, laugh and enjoy the great food you prepare.