College Kids in the Kitchen
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | $45 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Living off campus and no "meal plan"? Learn to make "home-cooked" meals while living on a budget. Brittaney Lopez will teach you how you can prepare a variety of easy dishes using store-bought rotisserie chicken Asian Chicken Salad, Pasta Primavera, Chicken Pot Pies! You'll learn to make your own crust for the Pot Pies and use the same crust to create a delicious dessert. Brittaney will also share tips on wise food shopping and cover basic knife skills in this hands-on/demonstration style class.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 | $55 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Chef Tom Schaefer and his team from Fort Carson Culinary Academy will take the mystery out of making cheese at home in this hands-on class. You will learn to make Ricotta, Farmer’s Cheese and Mozzarella.
Starters and Sangria
Monday, July 21, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Chef Angela Valencia as she gives you fresh summer ideas for appetizers which are prepared with very little cooking (so you can keep your kitchen cool). In this demonstration class you will sample items such as Sharp Cheddar Cheese Spread; Apricot, Pistachio and Goat Cheese Crostini; Smoked Salmon With Basil Oil and more. Chef Angela will also teach you how to prepare delicious White and Traditional Red Sangria for your summer entertaining.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | $60 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Chef Peng Jones as she presents to you an introduction to Vietnamese Cooking. In this hands-on/demonstration class you will learn how to make popular Summer Rolls, Vietnamese Grilled Pork, and Cold Honeydew melon Soup for a refreshing light summer dessert. In addition to teaching classes at CHEFS, Chef Peng conducts Asian Cooking classes in her home.
Berries - Sweet & Savory
Thursday, July 24, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Berries are abundant this time of year and are versatile to use in a variety of dishes. Join Chef Brent Beavers, Chef and Instructor at Aspen Pointe Café, as he demonstrates sweet and savory ways to enjoy these summer berries. You will sample dishes such as Seared Beef Short Rib with Blackberry, Guajillo Coulis and Bourbon Bacon Syrup; Blueberry and Almond Pot Stickers and more. Chef Brent was previously Executive Chef and owner of Sencha, winner of several "Best of Springs" awards.
Beer and Food Pairing
Monday, July 28, 2014 | $65/each $110/couple | 6:00 to 8:00pm
With the evolution of beer, there are now more varieties than ever before. Which beer pairs best with certain foods? Join Chef Greg Soukup of Creative Catering Solutions as he teaches you the concepts of Food and Beer Pairing. In this demonstration class, Chef Greg will prepare a variety of sweet and savory bites Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Mushroom en Croute, Wild Boar Sausage, Chocolate Pot de Crème and more each paired with the Chef's beer of choice. Great for a date night!
Meal Starters for Any Season
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | $60 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Chef Darrin Bristol, chef and instructor at Aspen Pointe Café in this hands-on class. You will learn to prepare Curry Chicken Canapes and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms and the chef’s own version of Beer Cheese Soup – great start to any meal.
Sharpening Your Knife Skills
Monday, August 4, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Good knives and good knife skills are foundational to gaining confidence in the kitchen. In this class, Chef Heather Mitchell will instruct you in classic knife skills (chop, slice, dice). You will also learn how to supreme an orange and break down a whole chicken with which she will prepare a simple chicken soup. Fresh vegetables and whole chickens will be provided for each class participant in this hands-on class. Please bring a Chef's Knife and Paring Knife.
Wok and Roll
Monday, August 11, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Learn the techniques of stir-frying and making an assortment of egg rolls in this hands-on/demonstration class. Join Chefs Peng Jones and Don Louie as they team up to teach you how to use a wok to prepare Hoisin Sticky Ribs and Mongolian Beef. Then start rolling as you learn to make Chinese Egg Rolls and Thai Egg Rolls. Chefs Peng and Don will also give you tips on the best Asian ingredients to use and where to shop for them.
Farm To Table
Monday, August 25, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Chefs Kathy Anderson and Stephanie VanIwaarden as they inspire you to cook with our locally farmed meats and produce. Crazy Good Chefs Kathy and Stephanie will take their finds from the Farmers' Market and demonstrate preparing dishes such as Pasta Caprese and Stuffed Calabacita (a summer squash abundant in Colorado) and more. You will also learn how to butterfly, stuff, roll and tie a Flank Steak.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | $65 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
Join Chef Michele Hopkins from The Manna Mobile as she teaches you how to make your own tortillas. In this hands-on class each participant will learn to make both corn and flour tortillas using a press and rolling them by hand. You will make a delicious Pica de Gallo and a filling for the tortillas for a delicious main dish - and what Mexican meal would be complete without warm sopapillas? Ole!