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A food chronicler for the radio program Le Grand Miam on France Bleu Gironde, Chef Jésus treated us to a virtual session from his kitchen, sharing tips with Vatel Bordeaux students on two recipes: a Chinese noodle stir fry and arlettes (crunchy swirl cookies).

Spanish teacher Jésus Hurtado, aka Chef Jésus, decided to turn his love of cooking into a career in the late 1990s. In 1998, he earned a vocational certificate in restaurant services at IFCA Bordeaux. He ran the kitchen at the brasserie Le Carpe Diem in Talence from 2000 to 2010. In 2009, he combined his two passions, cooking and teaching, by founding his own cooking school. The concept involves making simple fare, in groups of four to six people, using seasonal products, in a blend of regional specialties and exotic flavors.

His desire to share his love of tasty dishes spread to the radio waves in 2012, when he became the co-host of Le Grand Miam on France Bleu Gironde.

Passion, commitment & excellence: Chef Jésus and Adrien Ferran, chef at Les Tables Vatel, share the same values. They were destined to attend the same events. In November 2018, for example, they participated, side by side, in the 5th edition of Bordeaux S.O Good. And then again, in February 2019, they concocted a dinner together for a movie night dedicated to the Vatel film. And this partnership with Vatel Bordeaux doesn’t stop there. Chef Jésus regularly hosts students from the school doing their work placements.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chef Jésus is now offering virtual cooking classes via a variety of online platforms. A look back at the class given for and with Vatel Bordeaux students (and, in some cases, their parents).

Would you like to make these recipes and learn Chef Jésus’s tips and tricks? Watch the video (in French) below.

Here ere the two recipes in English:

Stir-fried Chinese Noodles

Fruits and Chantilly ‘Arlettes’