In the upcoming months, Blue Sky Organic Farm will be hosting a series of cooking classes, led by our own RJ Johnson.
RJ has been cooking all his life. We’re very lucky to have his expertise. It all started with his grandmother, who first brought him into the kitchen.
Then, he said, “My mom became a single mom. She worked a lot, and I did a bunch of the cooking. After that, my first jobs were as a waiter and I became interested in the kitchen as I progressed in my restaurant management career.”
He discovered that in order to be a chef, though, he needed further education, so he attended culinary school to hone his craft.
Some of his favorite things to cook? Surprisingly, eggs. He likes showing people that eggs don’t have to be just for breakfast. In fact, he’s a big proponent of eggs for dinner.
One of the goals of his cooking classes are “One Dish Meals.” RJ said, “People are busy, and that’s often their excuse for not eating well.” Following a class with RJ, that excuse won’t stand, because he’ll show you how to prepare a good meal in limited time with no muss or fuss.
Other classes will include baby food (less expensive ways to feed babies with less chemicals, sugars, and GMOs), cooking with greens (what do you do with kale, chard, and collards anyway?), and RJ’s passion, EGGS!
For RJ, food is an integral part of life. He said, “I love what food does to people. It slows us down, reminds us of family and good times, and causes us to become convivial.”