Sip, Savour and Smile Talks

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Wendi Hiebert

Looking for a speaker for your next conference, business meeting or workplace lunch and learn?

As a food consultant and educator and a Professional Home Economist, I have a wealth of experience sharing my knowledge about the foods we eat.

I love to tell food stories, teach cooking lessons, and give dining etiquette instruction in a way that enlightens, entertains and inspires people to think about how and what they eat.

I’m pleased to offer a series of Sip, Savour and Smile presentations. Any would be ideal as a conference workshop, meeting presentation, or workplace ‘lunch and learn’. Choose from one of these food or etiquette-themed presentations, or request a talk on a food-related subject that best suits your group’s interests.

Presentations are generally 30 to 90 minutes, but can be adapted to suit a specific event or situation. Related handouts and/or recipes are usually included, and sometimes door prizes too! And, depending on the topic, there may be food samples and/or an interactive activity.

For more information including availability and cost: email me at wendihiebert@gmail.com or call my office at 519-742-0873.

Sip, Savour and Smile Topics:

* Is That My Dinner Roll or Yours?
Learn the do’s and don’ts of dining etiquette for family meals, entertaining, business meals, dining out and formal eating occasions such as weddings and company banquets. Learn how to set a table as well as practical tips for dining including the correct use of your dinnerware and silverware (which fork to use when!), and how to handle eating difficult foods and pronounce foreign words on a menu.

* How to Crack an Egg and other Timely Tips for Cooking with Confidence
101 best tips and techniques for buying, storing, and cooking food. You’ll learn many simple ways to save time and money in the kitchen and to organize yourself for maximum efficiency in the kitchen.

* You Want Me to Eat What??
Throughout history, various foods and diets have fallen in and out of favour. This presentation explores some of the food fads that have captured our attention and exploited our desire to improve our health or lose weight.

* Beyond Spilled Milk and Burnt Toast: Klutzes in the Kitchen
No matter if you’re a seasoned cook or you have limited experience in the kitchen, you’ve likely made a cooking faux pas or two. Hear a collection of true tales of recipes gone wrong, food flops, dinner disasters, and general chaos in the kitchen. You’ll laugh….you’ll cry….and you just might be inspired to share your own cooking catastrophe.
(If you have a personal cooking disaster you’d like to share, I’d love to hear about it. Please email your story to me at: wendihiebert@gmail.com)

* Mealtime Madness Makeover
Answer the daily “What’s for Dinner?” question with an efficient meal planning strategy that enables you to create flexible, nutritious weekly meal plans based on favourite family foods, and get dinner on the table with minimal stress. Participants will leave with a personalized 3-week menu plan.

* Tea Tales
Discover the fascinating and somewhat murky history of tea, the second most popular beverage in the world. Learn proper etiquette for taking tea, and find out about tea traditions around the world. Understand the difference between High Tea and Afternoon Tea and learn the proper way to brew and store different types of tea.

* Afternoon Tea cooking class
This class will teach the basics about hosting and preparing an afternoon tea. Learn how to make scones, finger sandwiches, and sweets for an unforgettable tea party. Tips will also be given on the proper preparation and serving of tea. Wear your most fabulous hat!

* Edible Gifts from the Heart
Giving a gift of food often solves a gifting dilemma, and it’s truly appreciated by those at the receiving end. See a demonstration of recipes and packaging ideas for food gifting perfect for special occasions and holidays, or just to show you care!

* Creating Your Own Family Cookbook
Learn how to record and organize recipes to produce a personal cookbook that celebrates your own or your family’s favourite recipes and is a legacy of homegrown traditions and memories for generations to come. Presentation also includes tips for photographing food and family events where food is an important focus.

* A Dozen Things You Should Know About Eggs
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about eggs including….. How fresh are store-bought eggs? Are omega-3 eggs worth the additional cost? What’s the effect of eggs on your blood cholesterol level? How safe are raw eggs? How can I tell if an egg is fresh without cracking it open? Why are hard-cooked eggs sometimes difficult to peel? You may be surprised at what you didn’t know you didn’t know about eggs! Take home a dozen delicious egg recipes.

* Chocolate Unwrapped
A talk and tasting that uncovers the history and mystery of chocolate. This presentation takes participants from cocoa bean to chocolate bar and beyond.

Email me at wendihiebert@gmail.com for more information including availability and cost.

 

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