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August 2014

Learn the secrets of preparing and enjoying deliciously healthy cuisine and take the Lake Austin Spa Resort experience with you. Join us August 11-17, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Lunch and Learn- Hands on Cooking Class
Shrimp in Lettuce Wraps, Wok Seared Salmon with Steamed Vegetables
Beef Fried Rice and frozen yogurt with fresh fruits
With Special Guest Chef: Dorothy Huang

As Texas’s renowned Chinese cooking teacher, Dorothy Huang has taught thousands of students to cook Chinese in their own homes. Her gorgeous cookbook, Chinese Cuisine Made Simple, is the most sought-after cookbook in Chinese Cuisine. It contains160 mouth-watery recipes that emphasize nutritional values, easy preparation, and taste appeal
A native of Canton, China, Huang came to the United States to seek graduate studies. She received her master’s degree in Education, minoring in Foods & Nutrition. Throughout the years, Huang has returned frequently to Asia to study and hone her skills under distinguished chefs in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Huang has delivered her own brand of Asian cooking and the latest culinary trends to her eager students for over 30 years. Infusing teaching with her personal ingredients: warmth and clarity, she quickly won a devoted following. Her classes are always informative, entertaining, and delicious!

Dorothy has appeared on many television and radio shows. Highly respected as a Chinese food consultant, Dorothy has developed recipes for major cookware and food companies. She is a member of the Houston Culinary Guild and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.


Friday, August 15, 2014
That’s Entertaining!
With Special Guest Chef: Elizabeth Stone
Elizabeth Stone, President and Executive Chef, silverStone Events
For 25 years, Elizabeth Stone, as president, owner and Executive Chef of The Stone Kitchen Catering & Special Events, has impressed clients with extraordinary experiences, superb service, fabulous food and exceptional event design.  What started in her mother’s kitchen in the late 1980’s as a favor for a friend blossomed into a booming multi million dollar company. 
With her remarkable energy and relentless passion, Elizabeth rebranded her company to honor her 25 years in business and to offer new and expanded services to her clients.  SilverStone’s philosophy will incorporate the experience of over 15,000 events and the “Whatever it Takes” attitude to “Create the Event Experience”  for each customer.  The new company will continue t have a “Commitment to Excellence”, and will serve our clients with trust, integrity, innovation, exceptional service and professional enthusiasm.   
Elizabeth has won numerous awards, the most recent being Dessert Chef of the Year for two years at Woodlands Food and Wine Grand Tasting Competition.  She has also published her first entertaining book, An Invitation to Entertain, Recipes for Gracious Parties.