for up to 15-20 people at a time and are hands on. We supply all the food, you
learn the tools, methods and leave with the recipes – simple as that. We
also offer 1/2 off the fourth class if you take three classes.
Holiday Gift Certificates Available
We'll email your certificate in time to put it under the tree. The next
class (Flamboyant Desserts - see below) is on January 11, 2013.
From our Pastry Chef– Date TBD
... $65.00 per person
Making various pastries from scratch and frozen purchases. Finished
items can be glazed, iced with ganache or built up to 4” for a
Flamboyant Desserts – January 11 ... $65.00 per person
Ranging from how to create desserts in minutes that look like they have
been labored over for hours to almost catching the house on fire.
Appetizer Delights – Date TBD ... $65.00 per person
Over 20 different wonderful appetizers from around the world.
Hey do you want to make pasta? – Date TBD ... $65.00 per person
Using your hands to roll pici pasta (hand rolled spaghetti) from
scratch, ravioli’s and learning how to use an inexpensive machine to
make spaghetti, fettuccini, etc. - flash freezing and fillings.
Cooking Skills (Teen classes) – Date TBD ... $120.00 per person
This will be a three day (three session ) class since it takes more that
one evening to learn to cook. The class sessions will cover working
with protein (meat), sauces, vegetables and desserts. The class size
will be limited to allow a more personal experience.
Adult Cooking Classes –
Friday or Saturday evenings 6:00 to 9:00 pm ... $ 65.00 per person Sign up and we will email you the menu; plus, this is BYOB. Note
that once you sign up for the class, more details will follow.
We started with Rosemary Focaccia bread dipped in olive oil with herbs
... Yum - it was hard to not fill up on it. It was washed down
with a little wine/or beer that people brought (BYOB). We had an offset
smoker running charcoal and apple wood and a gas grill with a searing
burner. The corn for the corn salsa was roasted and smoked in the offset
smoker before being mixed with the other ingredients giving it a nice
smoky flavor. Sweet potatoes were foil wrapped and baked, Veggies
(yellow squash, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, etc. were grilled on the
searing burner. The chicken was finished in the gas grill, while the
ribs and brisket were in the smoker. There were three sauces made on the
stove: Kansas City, Vinegar and mustard and Texas Style - after having
each a couple of times, I still couldn't decide which I liked better -
they were excellent! After all that, desert was served, a Raspberry,
Blackberry, Strawberry Trifle. It was light, delicious but
unfortunately, no one was able to handle a second helping. The
class left stuffed and happy around 10 PM.
About our other cooking classes:
The first two classes were fantastic! See some of the
Classes are for cooking with economics in mind making bread,
desserts, appetizers and entrees. We also look at how to take one item
and use it for
Cost for adult classes generally vary from $55 to $65 per person depending
on what is being served (you expect to pay more for a steak than for
We bring nutrition into the equation and consider the foods we eat
and the value of freshness. However, this class is practical, so will
talk about where we purchase our Buckwheat Sprouts and
We would be amiss if we didn’t include cooking for children. Here
they learn how to read a recipe, cook a simple dish, roll bread
sticks, etc. No one younger than seven, please.
Also, if you'd like to see a class on a particular subject,
let us know:
Some ideas we are considering are:
A variety of ethnic foods
The other white meat
Wine & appetizer pairings
We can handle groups as well, so just let us know your needs. Signing
up must be a commitment with a credit card to hold the seat as we will
close the class once we have reached capacity.
Bye the way, in the
left column of this page you will find student comments about the
classes and links to pictures from past classes. You will find more