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 Kale
Chef Jim Davis for Harris Teeter shows you all the different ways to cut kale.
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Jim Davis: Hi! I'm Jim Davis for Harris Teeter. I'm going to show you all the different ways to cut kale.
How To Chop KaleInstead of using a big knife, like your chef knife, use a small utility knife. Fold the kale over, and cut out the heavy stem. This is not edible. Then, if we're going to chop it, we just simply cut it lengthwise and cut it crossways. That's how you chop kale. How To Slice Kale I take my kale, hold it down, and slice it into about eighth inch, quarter inch slices. That's how you slice kale.