After three successful years operating corporate team building events and culinary classes at Belle Isle Square, owner Cyndi Sterne will segue her popular Yes, Chef! Culinary Events into a virtual format. Known for providing a warm, welcoming environment and engaging culinary techniques, numerous Fortune 500 Companies have been utilizing Yes, Chef Culinary Events for Team Building Activities for many years. Now, Chef Cyndi transitioned her business to provide these same interactive classes virtually. Chef Cyndi has been spearheading virtual events where corporations have team members cooking along from their own kitchens. She’s found that virtual team building classes are a great way for remote employees to stay connected. Families living apart, can enjoy a Zoom cooking class together. Chef Cyndi will deliver pre-packaged ingredients and a list of kitchen tools necessary, to everyone. YesChefAtlanta.com
Grain Stuffed Baked Squash
1 cup rice, farro, barley or hearty grain
1 quart veggie stock or salted water
Pine nuts, fresh herbs, dried cranberries, or roasted squash seeds
4 mini dumpling or acorn squash (about 4 inches)
Preheat oven to 350. Carefully cut the top off of the squash and set aside. Scoop out the seeds, clean and roast to add to the rice mixture or snack. If your squash is wobbly, cut a little off the bottom so it sits on a sheet pan. Add 1 cup of stock or water to each of the squash and roast iuntil water starts to bubble (20-30 minutes). Mix the dried rice, herbs, salt, and pinenuts together. Remove the squash from the oven, and add ¼ cup of rice mixture to each squash. Stir to incorporate the liquid with the rice, and place back in the oven for an additional 45 minutes, when the squash is tender and rice is cooked.