Tour of Asia A Four-Part Series
Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 | $150 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Chef Peng Jones as she leads you on a culinary Tour of Asia without leaving Colorado Springs. Our first stop will be Korea where you will prepare Mandu (Korean meat and vegetable dumpling) and Bulgogi (BBQ Beef). At our next stop, Japan, you will learn to prepare Miso Soup and Tempura. From there we will travel to The Philippines and cook up some Sinigang (A Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour and savory flavor) and Pork Adobo, a very popular dish in their cuisine. At our final destination, Indonesia, Chef will guide you in the preparation of Gado Gado (vegetable salad with peanut sauce) and Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice). Chef Peng from Asian Cookery teaches cooking classes in her home in addition to here at Chefs. In this hands-on class, please bring and apron and chef's knife.
Un-St. Paddy's Day
Monday, March 10, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Chef Don Louie as he presents new and unconventional ways with corned Beef and Cabbage. Enjoy sampling fare such as Corned Beef Spread on Cucumber Round, Guinness Corned Beef with Bacon Sauté Cabbage and more. Chef Don's approach to food preparation is to make it innovative, simple and fun. He is an independent Chef and Restaurant Consultant.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Learn to bake successfully in Colorado as Angela Valencia teaches you the tricks and tips to baking in high altitudes. In this hands-on class, you will learn about working with meringues, leaveners and flour/sugar/butter ratios. A savory snack will be served. Please bring an apron.
Monday, March 17, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Save time, energy and learn to cook healthier and better tasting food using today's safe pressure cookers. Chefs Kathy Anderson and Stephanie VanIwaarden from Crazy Good Chefs will teach you how versatile and easy it is to prepare your meals "under pressure" in this demonstration class. You will sample Creamy Cauliflower Soup, Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie (finished off in the oven), Italian Chicken Cacciatore and more. Crazy Good Chefs specialize in home customized classes and dinner parties.
Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014 | $150 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
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, pantry set-up along with meal planning. In the first class the students will prepare Macaroni and Cheese, Roasted Chicken, Seasonal Vegetable and Apple Crisp. Subsequent class menus will be planned and prepared by the students. Please bring an apron, a paring knife and a chef's knife.
Tapas and Spanish Wines
Thursday, April 3, 2014 | $70 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Escape to Spain and experience the art of food and wine pairing with Chef and Executive Sommelier Jocelyne Fay. In this demonstration class Chef Fay will show you how to prepare a selection of Spanish Tapas such as Spinach and Chorizo Empanadas, Stuffed Mini Red Peppers with Goat Cheese and more. The Chef's specially selected wines will pair with the tapas enhancing the flavors you experience. Chef Fay's passion for food and wine has led her to work both here and abroad. Buen Provecho!
Monday, April 7, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Having unexpected guests in your home? Or perhaps running out of time to go to the grocery store? Let Chef Don Louie inspire you as he creates appetizers using ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer. You will sample items such as Waffle Shrimp Salad, Pizza Pork Slider with Caramelized Onion and much more. You will even learn to make your own "faux caviar" using a little kitchen science. Chef Don's approach to food preparation is to make it innovative, simple and fun. He is an independent Chef and Restaurant Consultant. This is a demonstration class.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 | $55 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Chef Alan Roettinger as he shares some innovative ways to prepare a delicious vegan meal, from appetizer to dessert. In this demonstration class, you will sample Avocado Relish with Preserved Lemon on Crostini, Strozzapreti with Mushrooms, Tea-infused Chocolate Sorbet, and more. This is a great class for the seasoned vegan or for anyone who wants new ideas for a meatless dinner. Chef Alan is author of Omega 3 Cuisine, Speed Vegan, and Extraordinary Vegan. He was also Personal Chef to the stars. Follow his blog on www.alanroettinger.com.
Monday, April 21, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Crazy Good Chefs, Stephanie VanIwaarden and Kathy Anderson as they take you through steps to preparing a "No Stress" Spring Brunch just in time for Mother's Day, graduations and other gatherings of family and friends. They will demonstrate menu items such as Blintzes Two Ways, Cream of Asparagus Soup, Santa Fe Egg Scramble and more, including a hands-on experience of crepe-making.
Intermediate Cooking Series
Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014 | $175 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Learn more advanced kitchen skills in this four-part series taught by Chef Angela Valencia. In this hands-on class you will learn techniques such as butterflying chicken, tying large cuts of meat for even cooking, braising, baking, making sauces and so much more. In the first class students will prepare Smoked Pork Ribs and Sauce, European Potato Salad, a Seasonal Vegetable, and a Fruit Cobbler. Subsequent class menus will be planned and prepared by the students. Whether or not you participated in the Beginning Series, this class is great for anyone who wants to further develop their culinary skills. Please bring an apron, chef's knife and paring knife.