Thursday, May 23, 2013 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Does the idea of cooking seafood intimidate you, or do you want fresh ideas for serving fish to your family or friends? Let Chefs Kathy Anderson and Stephanie VanIwaarden demonstrate various ways to prepare seafood dishes – mussels, cioppino, and salmon. You will go home with a new confidence for preparing your next seafood dinner.
Food Fermentation Basics
Thursday, May 30, 2013 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Your grandmother did it, maybe your mother even did it, and now Elizabeth Roberts, Natural Food Chef, will teach you how to do it. Fermentation, that is. Foodies and frugal shoppers alike will enjoy this class where you learn the skills needed to make simple, delicious, and healthy, probiotic-packed foods. Learn to make flavorful almond-mint chutney, pickled veggies, and sauerkraut so yummy your family will actually want to eat it. If you can chop and measure, you can master the skill of fermenting food naturally. This is a demonstration class.
Monday, June 3, 2013 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Get a taste of Northern Africa as Chef Heather Mitchell, Certified Natural Chef, demonstrates the techniques and preparation of popular Moroccan food. You will enjoy the rich spices characteristic of Moroccan cuisine in dishes such as Carrot Salad with Harrisa-Lemon Dressing and Lamb Tagine. Each student will also learn how to make a Ras el Hanout (spice blend) and take some home. This fiery fare is not for the sensitive palate.
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013 | $150 | 6:15 to 8:15pm
Learn the basics of meal preparation in this 4-session, hands-on class taught by Chef Angela Valencia from Tinta de Toro. You will learn knife skills, food safety, and pantry set up, along with meal planning. A different menu is prepared each class. Please bring an apron, a paring knife and a chef's knife.
Wine & Charred Fare With A Spring Flair
Thursday, June 6, 2013 | $70 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Jeff Knight, Chef and Sommelier, as he demonstrates the art of pairing fine wine with grilled and charred gourmet dishes. You will experience delicious creations such as Lemon Pepper Honey Smoked Salmon Bruschetta, Chargrilled Medallions of Marinated Pork… and more, each combined with specially selected wines. Chef Jeff’s past experiences include that of Executive Chef and General Manager of The Craftwood Inn, writing food and wine pairings for The Gazette, and is currently a representative of Grand Vin, a supplier of fine wine.
Cold Summer Soups
Monday, June 10, 2013 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Soup is more than comfort food on a cold winter day. Now is the time to experience refreshing soups to cool you off on a hot summer afternoon. Let Chefs Kathy Anderson and Stephanie VanIwaarden from Crazy Good Chefs demonstrate how to prepare cold soups from savory to sweet, such as Southwestern Corn and Shrimp to Pineapple Kiwi Soup and more.
Meatless Summer Dinner
Thursday, June 13, 2013 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Looking for new ideas for your summer fare? How about nutritious dinners that happen to be meatless? Chef Alan Roettinger will inspire you as he prepares a four-course dinner using the freshest of ingredients available to us. Chef Alan is author of Omega-3 Cuisine and Speed Vegan and was Personal Chef to the stars. Follow his blog on Vegan Ascent.
Pig ‘n Pinot
Thursday, June 20, 2013 | $70 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Preparing pork and bacon is no ordinary thing for Chef Brother Luck as he focuses on the pig in this demonstration class. From appetizer to dessert, Chef Brother will create extraordinary dishes, each one to include pork as an ingredient. A few items on the menu include Chicharron Popcorn, Grilled Pork Chop with Cherry Risotto and Root beer Reduction, Bacon Jam Ice Cream Sandwich, and more. Wine will also be specially selected. Brother Luck is Executive Chef of The Craftwood Inn and owner of crEATe719 Kitchen. Check out his new business at www.create719.com.
Monday, June 24, 2013 | $70 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Let Chef Jason Gust, Executive Chef of Tapateria transport you to sunny Spain as he demonstrates the steps to preparing beautiful paella. You will also explore a variety of meats and cheeses from Spain. Wine will be served in this demonstration class.
Edible Food Art
Thursday, June 27, 2013 | $50 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Impress your guests at your next gathering with artfully designed food. Chef Daniel Bartlett, TV Celebrity Chef, will teach you about fruit and vegetable sculpting and turning food into edible garnishes in this hands-on class. A few items will consist of Fluted Mushrooms, Radish Roses, Melon Sculptures, and more. Chef Daniel was described as "…the next Willy Wonka, Dr. Seuss, and the Mad Hatter combined, playing with food in ways that will trick the senses…" The Gazette. Check out his website at www.chefdanielbartlett.com. Bring a paring knife. A light snack will be served.
Soft Goat Cheese
Monday, July 15, 2013 | $50 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Learn to make this versatile soft cheese using goat milk in this hands-on class. Lindsey Aparicio, The Goat Cheese Lady, will show you the techniques, equipment used (things you probably already have in your kitchen), and the process of turning goat milk into a delicious cheese you can take home with you ready to eat. You will also have an opportunity to incorporate various seasonings into the cheese. A light snack will be served.