Instructional Videos

You don’t have to be a chef to prepare and enjoy great food but it helps to learn the basics from a qualified professional.

The City Kitch’s Chef/Owner, Carrie Hegnauer has been a Senior Culinary Instructor with Johnson & Wales University for more than 20 years. She is also a graduate of JWU with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Service Management, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors.

Chef Hegnauer holds an FMP (Food Management Professional) designation from the National Restaurant Association, a CHE (Certified Hospitality Educator) designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and two advanced certificates with WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust). She has long been the Faculty Advisor for the JWU Oenology Society.

Chef Hegnauer has been profiled by several publications including Vibrant Living Magazine and SouthPark Magazine as well as appearing on the cover of Today’s Charlotte Woman Magazine.

She has appeared frequently on The Charlotte Today Show, FOX News Rising and has been a featured chef for Time Warner Cable’s “Cooking With Johnson and Wales”. Chef Carrie developed a series of culinary technique instructional videos with Time Warner Cable’s “Carolina on Demand” of which the videos appearing here were a part.

We hope these videos help you on your way to becoming the chef you want to become…or at least a darned good (and educated) cook.

Want to learn more? We’ll be re-formatting our classes soon to become more intimate and educational.
Check back soon for more information.

Please learn and enjoy!

Chef Carrie Hegnauer

Chef Carrie Hegnauer of The City Kitch
Lesson 1: Culinary Terms
Lesson 2: Kitchen Essentials
Lesson 3: Knife Skills
Lesson 4: Cooking Methods
Lesson 5: Umami
Lesson 3: Knife Skills
Lesson 7: Stock
Lesson 8: Bechamel
Lesson 9: Hollandaise
Lesson 10: Meat
Lesson 11: Herbs
Lesson 12: Glazes & Marinade