SU - Pakistani Cooking Class & Cultural Conversation with Kausar Ahmed


When: Sunday, March 27, 3-5 p.m.
Where: via Zoom

Fill your kitchen with the aromas of Karachi as we cook a Pakistani meal together.

Our two-hour journey, led by Chef Instructor Kausar Ahmed, will feature three dishes and keep you cooking for the duration of the class. As we cook, your party host, Shelby Reynolds, will facilitate a casual interview so we can learn more about Kausar's love of food, her childhood home of Karachi, and her work with local refugee and immigrant communities. If you were lucky enough to be a part of last year’s auction class with Kausar, you can expect new stories and an entirely new menu of delicious Pakistani food to make together.

Class attendees will be provided an ingredient list in advance, along with some short food prep steps. Also in advance of the class, you will be invited to pick up a party favor bag that includes two full-size products from The Karachi Kitchen, Kausar's family-owned and operated Seattle-based business specializing in Pakistani food. You will receive a chutney and a spice blend that will be used to accompany and create your meal. (Pick-up will be set up on Shelby's covered porch with multiple dates leading up to the party for easy, convenient pick-up.)

You will finish the class with a meal for your family's dinner simmering on the stove and stories to reflect on as you dine!

Kausar Ahmed is a cookbook author, food and prop stylist, chef, and cooking instructor with over 25 years of experience in culinary arts, education, and advertising. She is an internationally-acclaimed entrepreneur who has taught culinary classes to over 300 public school students in Karachi, Oakland, Los Angeles, and New York. Her culinary program in underprivileged communities in Karachi, Pakistan is focused on training women in culinary education, healthy eating and hygiene, empowering them, and supporting them to set up small businesses. Kausar is an educator at heart and is a Chef Instructor at Project Feast, a local non-profit.

Once you purchase this party, mark your calendar for the party's date & time. Prior to the party's date, your host will reach out with an official invite and any needed details.

Value: $60
Category: Sign Up Parties
Donor(s): Shelby Reynolds