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 Lettuce
Chef Jim Davis for Harris Teeter shows you all the ways to cut lettuce.
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Jim Davis: Hi! I am Jim Davis for Harris Teeter. We are going to show you all the ways to cut lettuce.
How to Chop LettuceFirst of all, we want to remove this dark outer leaf from the lettuce. There are usually just two that you have to remove.
Once, those are done. Very simple, this is the core that we want to remove from the lettuce. The easiest way to do that is just push it down hard on a board and pull it out. Pull it out, and there we go, and pull it out.
Now we are going to cut the lettuce in half. Then we are going to cut it into pieces about a half inch wide. Then, turn it. That's how you chop lettuce.
How to Slice LettuceWe are going to cut it in half around through that core. Then to slice it very thin slices kind of across the grain.
That's how you slice lettuce for sandwiches.