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Cooking with a 'Cane

Updated: Feb 11, 2022

Can you handle a University of Miami x Plates by Lisa takeover?!

University of Miami Alumni Association presented “Cooking with a ‘Cane: Plates by Lisa,” a live virtual cooking class.

Chef Lisa shared her talents + flavorful recipes for an audience nationwide! 208 guests from all over the country tuned in to bring magnificent cocktails + dishes to life. The event broke records as Carol Shipman, University of Miami Alumni Relations said “it was the best + most successful virtual event UM has ever had!”

Attendees were offered a glimpse into a celebrity chef’s kitchen, which featured organic ingredients, luxurious creations + unmatched positive vibes!

President of Los Angeles ‘Canes, Dawn Minkow, moderated the event for an interactive experience. Guests asked direct questions about recipe steps, participated in fun audience polls + shared photos on Instagram for a chance to win a Plates by Lisa farmers market + cooking experience!

There were lots of fun comments on the massive salmon sourced for the demonstration. Chef Lisa: “She was fabulous + vibrant! Just like the Cooking with a ‘Cane audience!”

Chef Lisa even spilled the tea on how to impress guests with dazzling tablescapes + details on hosting. She shared her effortless tricks, like adding fresh sprigs of rosemary or lavender to your napkins + scattering candles for that intimate touch.

And to top off the beautiful cuisine, a dash of green + orange glitter was the perfect way to show it’s great to be a Miami Hurricane.

Everyone could feel the UM comradery through their screens, which left guests sharing nostalgic memories of their UM experiences with the community.

As a University of Miami Alumna, Chef Lisa loved sharing her passions with the university that provided her an amazing college experience + a strong foundation to become the businesswoman she is today.

Chef Lisa: “I’ve always had a strong entrepreneurial mindset, but UM helped me learn how to build a business from the ground up. The UM community creates an indescribable sense of home that allows every student to flourish + step outside their comfort zones, while never feeling alone in the process. I couldn’t have dreamed of anything else from my college experience.”

Check out the recipes + save them for later to recreate the dishes from “Cooking with a ‘Cane”:

Passion Fruit Lemonade:

Hawaiian Roasted Salmon with Mango Salsa:

Herbacious Brown Rice:

Wild Arugula Salad:

Chef Lisa loved curating an environment for her Alma Mater. We hope that “Cooking with a ‘Cane” allowed UM alumni + friends to feel the Plates by Lisa sparkle in their homes.

Chef Lisa: “My recipe is just a blueprint for what you want to create in your life…I am deeply excited about this opportunity. I feel your energy here.”

And a big congrats to attendee, Grace, the winner of a farmers market + personal cooking experience with Chef Lisa. We can’t wait to get into the kitchen with you!

Plates by Lisa is fortunate to have collaborated with these fabulous partners for “Cooking with a ‘Cane: UM Alumni Association, UM Los Angeles ‘Canes, Tres Generaciones Tequila, Haku Vodka, Petal Sparkling Botanicals, Fancy Sprinkles + Cutluxe

Want to do it again? Alumni: Let’s get your girl a cooking show on TV, connect my people with your people and let’s make some magic.

Calling all UM Alumni: why go on vacation without taking your very own ‘Cane celebrity chef?! Chef Lisa will always travel with a fellow ‘Cane to elevate your getaway Plates by Lisa style.

Book your very own (in-person) Plates by Lisa curated experience inquire at

Relive + watch the full recording here: "Cooking with a Cane: Plates by Lisa"

Read Chef Lisa's feature in the University of Miami Alumni Magazine (February issue): Creativity and entrepreneurial savvy make culinary magic

Chef Lisa representing The U at "Cooking with a 'Cane"

Chef Lisa ready to go live for 'Cane Nation

Passionfruit Lemonade Cocktail with Lavender + Mint ft. Haku Vodka
Passionfruit Lemonade Cocktail ft. Tres Generaciones Tequila

Petal Sparking Botanicals + Fancy Sprinkles

Passionfruit Cocktail ft. Petal Sparkling Botanicals

Hawaiian Roasted Salmon with Mango Salsa ingredients ft. Cutluxe

A Cut Above Ordinary: Cutluxe
Hawaiian Roasted Salmon with Mango Salsa ft. Cutluxe

Chef Lisa at Cooking with a 'Cane

Check out a few clips from Cooking with a 'Cane:

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