Chef Olivier Said was awesome! He is extremely knowledgable, and clearly LOVES to teach and share his accumulated culinary wisdom.
Our company held our holiday party here yesterday. We were divided into teams for a sort of Iron Chef competition, with each team being responsible for preparing one dish for everyone to eat, along with a presentation plate for the judges. Each team had a station with a recipe and the ingredients set out, and Chef Said and his sous chefs were circulating to answer questions and offer advice. This was kind of a glimpse into working in a commercial kitchen, with people moving every which way between the pantry, refrigerators and the ranges / ovens.
The menu was focused on organic ingredients, and Chef Said went through the ingredients sharing tips on how to select, store, and prepare the various proteins and vegetables. The event was an absolute blast, and everyone had fun regardless of prior cooking experience.