HOPOUT: Who’s Cooking Tonight?

Chef Magowen prepares a dishOn Thursday, March 30, students gathered in the Charles Commons kitchen to participate in “Who’s Cooking Tonight?”, an all-new cooking workshop led by master chef Ian Magowen, assistant director of Dining Programs at Johns Hopkins University. The workshop was held as part of the “HOPOut” series, a collaboration between the Second-Year Experience program and the Off-Campus Housing Office designed to provide guidance and support to second-year Blue Jays as they transition to living off-campus. Over the course of the evening, students learned how to create dishes of exquisite quality with a hint of home and simplicity, resulting in a meal that could easily have been served in a restaurant in Little Italy.

At the end of the evening, students were presented with a variety of tips on healthy eating and cooking at home. When chef Magowen revealed that the cost of the entire meal had boiled down to only $5.05, the students’ jaws dropped. Now, with this recipe and eating guidelines in hand, the students were fully equipped to make their own world-class cuisines at home.

Below is a breakdown of ingredients used in the meal, all of which can all be purchased at the Charles Street Market.

Ingredient Cost per Serving
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil$0.24
1/16 cup red wine vinegar $0.07
kosher salt$0.01
chicken breast$2.31
3 cups day-old bread $0.18
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes$0.74
1/4 small red onion$0.15
1/4 cup torn basil leaves$0.60
1/2 cup chicken stock$0.16
1/2 tbsp butter$0.05
1/2 tbsp flour$0.01
1.5 fresh rosemary sprigs$0.25
Total Cost: $5.05 per serving

Special thanks to the Johns Hopkins Dining Programs, Off-Campus Housing, and Second-Year Experience program for hosting the event!