At 8 years old Alexandra Blagdon fell in love with cooking. Her culinary adventure started with apple and ham omelettes for her mother and mastering the easy bake oven. For the remainder of her elementary school life, she made all sorts of creations - which included a cheesecake business at one point that turned over zero profit but always made enough to provide another cheesecake. Little did she know this was the life of a chef at any age! She attended Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland which focused on fresh produce and respect for all ingredients. With the luxury of having 100 acres of organic farm land came harvesting the vegetables and milking the cows. They truly embraced the farm to table mentality which inspires her to forage here in Newfoundland. Shortly after culinary school, she went back to Newfoundland to join the kitchen at The Reluctant Chef. They would create a 5 course tasting menu that changed bi-weekly and was redesigned to accommodate any food aversions. While working directly under the chef in a kitchen the size of a closet, she learned a wide variety of cuisines and skills that would follow her throughout her career. After a year at The Reluctant Chef Alexandra moved to Tuscany, Italy to work at Villa Bordoni. Surrounded by olive tries and vineyards, Villa Bordoni focused on traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist. Throughout her stay she focused on making fresh pastas, picking fresh figs and lemons in the back yard, tasting the varieties of olive oil, and enjoying all things food and wine. After experiencing the authenticity of food culture in Europe she couldn’t stop travelling and cooking in various countries. Creating experiences for guests in Canada, Italy, France, New York, Croatia, etc. vowing not to stop until her tastebuds fall off!
Oui Chef offers a range of cooking classes that can change depending on the experience and travels Alexandra encounters! Her classes are ran through both Oui Chef and Cod Sounds with Lori McCarthy.
The classes that you book through Oui Chef will be taught out of the clients home as a private event with friends, family or loved ones! A 3-4 hour classes will always encourage the guests to roll up their sleeves and get involved hands on as well as demonstrations and a break down of the basics. Towards the end of the class you'll get a chance to sit down and enjoy a meal revolved around everything you've just learned!
Classes now being offered ($120 per person - minimum 4 per class) : Fresh pasta Basic breads Dinner party Pastries
Classes offered through Cod Sounds can be bought individually on Cod Sounds website! These classes will be out of the cookery school set on specific dates.
Experience the luxury of fine dining in the comfort of your own home.
Oui Chefs dinner parties are designed to create the dining experience foodies crave but without the hassle of parking, getting taxis, finding babysitters or booking a table! We understand your busy work weeks and the hectic schedule that comes if you have kids so just sit back and let us do all the work! The chef will create a menu based on your interest and dietary restrictions to deliver a memorable evening. Everything from the food to setting the dining table and the service in-between is all taken care of. Wine pairings can be provided upon request for an additional price. For additional information on numbers and prices please contact email@example.com .
Boards & Hors D'oeuvres
Hosting events and parties can definitely be exhausting and take away the enjoyment for the person making sure things run smoothly. Instead of spending all day in the kitchen and cleaning the house or putting together trays of food to take to the event why not order them instead!
Oui chef offers boards and hors d'oeuvres to be delivered and you even have the choice to have servers that ensure evening runs smoothly! From cheese boards and charcuterie to cured salmon and fresh bread, this catering service takes away the sandwich trays and replaces them with local ingredients and handmade products that are guaranteed to keep your guests happy. You can add on additional hors d'oeuvres to be served throughout the evening and help to clean throughout the event.
Looking to celebrate a birthday, wedding, bridal party, baby shower, graduation or casual Monday?? With everything from cakes to cupcakes and cookies we take orders to satisfy your craving!
Who wants to join my supper club? Join Alexandra Blagdon and some soon to be friends for dinner and embark on a culinary adventure that could be located anywhere! This months will be sitting by the wood stove, trying some delicious foods, telling stories and drinking wine. This dinner will be in collaboration with Lori McCarthy of Cod Sounds and with a small contribution you could be part of a real foodies experience! Direct message or email firstname.lastname@example.org We can only fit so many people around the hand made wooden dining table so act fast!
This months dinner is sold out! Stay tuned for upcoming dates!