Tomato Bootcamp with Aunt Katrina’s Organic Tomatoes

Aug 25th

frame (academy)
Tomato Boot Camp
Aunt Katrina’s Organic Tomatoes

Few foods are more synonymous with Michigan crops than Summer Tomatoes. In frame’s outdoor Tomato Boot Camp, our favorite tomato farmer gal-around-town, Katrina Iott, of Aunt Katrina’s Organic Tomatoes and Beau Bien Fine Foods will show us start to finish everything we need to know about preserving tomatoes. Meaning we’ll learn how we can enjoy our home-grown amazing summer Michigan Tomatoes any time of the year.

Learn from start to finish how to roast, freeze, blend, cook, water-bath and jar tomatoes.
Snack on charcuterie and ask all the tomato growing questions you’ve ever dreamt of asking from an expert. Take-home recipes and instructions, plus a Tomato goody bag of Kat’s famed Kat-Chup and Sweet and Spicy Tomato Preserves to enjoy all season.

Tuhmey-toh …  Tuhmah-toh …  which ever way you choose to pronounce it ; we’ll be ready for you on the patio@frame.

Please know that each work station will be socially distanced and adhere to our response plan that includes every measure of protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training.

August 25th
6:30pm outside on the patio @ frame
$65 per person + tax and service fee
Each workshop is limited to 20 guests

A 2-hour Tomato Workshop on the patio@frame, showing start to finish how to preserve tomatoes led by Katrina Iott, of Aunt Katrina’s Organic Tomatoes and Beau Bien Fine Foods. Charcuterie boards for snacking during class and take home a goody bag!

++ a-la-carte beer, wine ++ frame cocktails

Rain Date Options:
In the chance Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate on the evening of your frame workshop, we will have socially distanced indoor frame seating for this workshop.

Pre-Covid canceled frame tickets:
If you have a frame credit that you would like to use for this experience please email us here and we will happily honor your credit. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we re-schedule with each chef and maker during these tricky times.

Covid Protocols at frame
Please know that our response plan includes every measure of the protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training for both dine-in and carry out. Masks are required when entering frame and walking around the building but can be taken off once seated for your workshop.

Private Events on the patio @ frame
the patio @ frame is available for private buyouts!  We’d be honored to host your summer entertaining, as we assume by now….you’re all sick of all of cooking and cleaning. Please reach out to us HERE

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Tucked quietly behind joebar, frame is a revolving creative hub, home to a carefully curated programs of chef residencies and all round awesome experiences. 

Chef residencies, Sunday at Nonna’s Dinners, rap battles, art workshops, live acoustic sessions, cocktail pairings,  you name it… explore your interests, hone your skills, master a new art craft. meet new friends, share a meal. drink cocktails.  No two days here are ever the same. Seasonal, locally sourced and above all delicious, we’ve built our reputation on the food and drink we serve at frame.

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