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Kitchen Skills for Life

welcome to industry

move beyond recipes


Check out upcoming shows In and around sacramento

If you love food, then welcome to Industry – a collection of live kitchen shows designed to introduce you to how restaurant-industry professionals look at food. 

The Nuts and Bolts of the Kitchen

Chef Dave Nelson started “Industry” in response to what he saw as the disconnect between recipe-based cookbooks or shows, and how chefs are trained to look at recipes as a series of techniques that come together onto a finished plate. 

Cooking Isn’t Rocket Science

While cooking is a broad subject, you will see that the techniques behind a recipe are common-sense and simple to understand. Each industry course is packed full of knowledge that you can use every day! 

Industry is Simply Different

No cuts, burns or special shoes! Just enjoy the show! Take one class and you’ll see the difference. Our simple discussion & demonstration model allows Industry to offer short, informative courses that fit into your life.  

Cooking Classes for the Masses have never been more relevant

In a culture that has lost its connection with real food – the simple empowerment of being able to feed yourself can be life-changing. 

Industry Events


At the Sacramento Natural Foods Coop!

Monday october 15, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op: Introduction to Industry Cooking Classes

This lecture course defines just what a chef is talking about when using terms like: sauté, sear, simmer, poach and boil. We’ll take ......


Learn three sauces that are the base for countless classic kitchen concoctions. If you’ve ever been curious about French sauces,......

Check Out the Industry Events Page! 







Chef Dave gave me the principles and processes to feel confident enough to cook without recipes
— Happy Camper