Jim Davis, a native of West Virginia, has had two successful professional careers, one traveling the world building hospitals in seven countries and another as a Mortgage Broker in the Gaithersburg Area.
Jim is a graduate of the part-time Professional Program of L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg and has been a teaching assistant at the Bethesda location of L’Academie for more than 8 years and has assisted both local and world-renowned chefs in more than 500 classes. He has been teaching more than forty cooking classes in all disciplines each year for the last 8 years for the Montgomery County Recreation Department and also is an instructor at Bryan’s Kitchen, a Cooking Studio in the Kentlands section of Gaithersburg, MD, owned by his son, Bryan Davis.
Jim also has a strong interest in wine and has studied wines with leading wine educators. He teaches a monthly wine and food pairing class for the Montgomery County Recreation Department and teaches private wine and food pairing parties and classes in the clients home or at Bryan’s Kitchen. Jim is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.
Jim was named “Chef of the Year,” 2005-2006, in July 2005 at the Annual Summit of the American Personal Chef Association in New Orleans, LA. Jim is also the Eastern Regional Director of the APCA.
Jim and Sandra have been married for 48 years, have four married children and six grandchildren.
How To Cut Cabbage
Chef Jim Davis for Harris Teeter shows you all the ways to cut cabbage.
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Jim Davis: Hi! I am Chef Jim Davis for Harris Teeter, and I am going to show you all the ways to cut cabbage.
How to Chop CabbageWe have a whole head, we'll cut it in half right down through the middle of the root. The cabbage heart, this hard part right here in the center, make sure you don't want to eat that, that's very hard and bitter.
We are going to cut it in half again right down through that heart again, and then we want to cut the heart out. Just cut it out like that and then we are going to cut our cabbage into sections like that, turn it around and that is chopped cabbage.
How to Slice CabbageWe will slice it in very thin slices. If are making Coleslaw, this is a great cut for Coleslaw. Slice it very thin, using your knuckles as a guide with your knife, and that's how you slice cabbage.