FEAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

FEAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

It’s a feast in the Middle East and you are invited. Start in Lebanon with the classic chicken shawarma with tabbouli salad. Then walk into the streets of Saudi Arabia to sample sheesh kebabs over toasty pine nut flavored pilaf. Enjoy spicy batata harra and babaganoush from Morocco and finish your culinary tour in Egypt with the delicious Umm Ali desert.

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FRESH, FAST, & FIT: FALL SALADS
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

FRESH, FAST, & FIT: FALL SALADS

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

We will pack in a trio of healthy and flavorful salads in this 1-hour lunch class. Learn to make a Kale & Mushroom salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, a Curried Waldorf salad, and a salad featuring Lentils with Quinoa & Arugula - beautiful and delicious additions to any menu!

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HOW TO THROW A COCKTAIL PARTY
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

HOW TO THROW A COCKTAIL PARTY

Instructor: Anna Jarrell

Ever wanted to host a great cocktail party but don’t know where to begin? We will talk about etiquette, supplies lists, make a few simple cocktails, and of course make a variety of yummy appetizers and finger foods to please your crowd, including thyme gougeres and Asparagus straws.

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SAMOSAS & CHAI
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

SAMOSAS & CHAI

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

An Indian staple, samosas are a must have appetizer. Come learn to make this savory pastry filled with potato curry and served with a drizzle of tamarind chutney. Did we mention that it happens to be a vegan delight! Enjoy hot samosas with a cup of creamy cardamom chai in this 1-hour class!

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FALL BRUNCH
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

FALL BRUNCH

Instructor: Willard Doxey

Enjoy a special morning out and learn how to host your own tasty brunch at home! This fall-inspired brunch will feature a specialty cocktail and delicious fall treats perfect for a satisfying brunch.

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HANDS-ON CRAFT COCKTAILS
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

HANDS-ON CRAFT COCKTAILS

Instructor: Tam Benefiel

Want to make delicious cocktails at home? This 1-hour class will focus on creating a Margarita and a Salted Caramel Martini - we will discuss and sample the best liquors to use and make everything from scratch. Participants will enjoy ingredient tastings, 2 cocktails plus some light snacks.

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HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING

Instructor: Laurel Orrell

If you love baking, you are in for a treat! In this class, Laurel will teach you the secrets behind creating beautiful cookies that look as good as they taste! Participants will get recipes for the cookies and icing, and everyone will get lots of guided hands-on practice using various techniques to decorate.

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HANDS-ON PIZZA
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON PIZZA

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Pizza making is fun and a great way to get guests involved in making dinner! Join us for this hands-on class where you will learn to make your own dough, sauce, and a variety of pizzas! This class is a perennial favorite.

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SPANISH TAPAS
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

SPANISH TAPAS

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Learn how to make your own Spanish tapas, or small plates, in this fun night that will transport you to Spain. The menu will include Romesco sauce with crostini, pear and arugula salad, warm spinach and chick pea salad, chorizo bites, Moorish pinchos morunos, Albondigas with tomato sauce, Gazpacho, and Tarta de Santiago for dessert.

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HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING

Instructor: Laurel Orrell

If you love baking, you are in for a treat! In this class, Laurel will teach you the secrets behind creating beautiful cookies that look as good as they taste! Participants will get recipes for the cookies and icing, and everyone will get lots of guided hands-on practice using various techniques to decorate.

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LITTLE DESSERTS
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

LITTLE DESSERTS

Instructor: Anna Jarrell

Whether it’s a baby shower, family reunion, or meeting at your home, it’s great to have a repertoire of bite-sized desserts. Think beyond lemon squares and brownie bites! We will make raspberry brown butter tarts, chocolate madeleines, and a few other delights.

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CLASSIC, RESTAURANT-STYLE INDIAN
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

CLASSIC, RESTAURANT-STYLE INDIAN

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Have you ever wanted to make your favorite Indian restaurant dishes like tikka masala or vindaloo at home? This collection of recipes has every item on your list & will help you create a delicious & beautiful meal in the comfort of your home. Wow your friends and family while making it look easy! Dinner will include Mulligatawny soup, Tandoori platter with salad, Chicken tikka masala, Pork vindaloo, Saag paneer, Naan,Papadums & assorted chutneys, and finished with Mango kulfi (ice cream).

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COOKING WITH CAST IRON
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

COOKING WITH CAST IRON

Instructor: George Stilphen

Make the most of your cast iron skillet with this menu full of delicious dishes! The menu will include no-knead olive-Rosemary focaccia with pistachios, baked pasta with mushrooms, sausage & Parmesan cream sauce, pan-roasted chicken with vegetables & Dijon, and a pan-roasted peach pie for dessert!

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A NIGHT INSPIRED BY THE KATHARINE
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

A NIGHT INSPIRED BY THE KATHARINE

Instructor: Adam Barnett

Join us for a night you won’t forget with Chef Adam Barnett from “The Katharine”! Begin with an Apple and Rutabaga Soup with Vanilla Oil and Chives, and then enjoy a Poached Pear Salad with Baby Kale, Blue Cheese, Hazelnut Dressing, and Granola. Feast on Braised Lamb Neck ‘Bolognese’ Pappardelle with Red Pepper, Arugula, & Feta,and finish your evening with Apple and Fennel Strudel with Crème Anglaise and Pistachio Ice Cream.

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COUPLES IN THE KITCHEN
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

COUPLES IN THE KITCHEN

Instructor: Caroline Chambers

Join us for this special event with cookbook author and Winston-Salem native Caroline Chambers as she provides tips, tricks, and menus perfect for couples! Menu will include Sweet Potato Biscuits with Prosciutto, Honey Mustard Goat Cheese, and Arugula, Rotisserie Chicken Two Ways, and a Rustic Cherry Pistachio Galette.

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COOKING WITH NC CRAFT BEER & BOURBON
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

COOKING WITH NC CRAFT BEER & BOURBON

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti

Enjoy North Carolina beer & bourbon with and in your meal! This dinner features dishes inspired & prepared with beer & bourbon, including Flash Fried Cheeto-crusted Chicken “Nuggets,” Foothills Brewing inspired Beer Cheese, Sesame Crusted Salt & Pepper Pork with Lemon Chive Aioli, and a Double Chocolate Nirvana Cake.

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HARVEST FEAST
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

HARVEST FEAST

Instructor: Michael Hastings

Learn how to create a feast featuring fall-focused dishes perfect for your next dinner party or intimate date night. The menu will include pork tenderloin with port-wine reduction, pear salad, rice pilaf, and fresh apple cake.

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HANDS-ON PASTA
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON PASTA

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

This class is for pasta lovers only! Learn how to make homemade pasta dough (it’s really very forgiving) and turn it into Pesto Fettuccini, Ravioli Filled with Lemon/Herb Ricotta, and Vegetarian Lasagna (carnivores will love it too). Bring a hearty appetite; it will be a big dinner with wine!

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HOW TO BAKE YOUR OWN BREAD
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

HOW TO BAKE YOUR OWN BREAD

Instructor: Erin Pfeiffer

Nothing smells or tastes better than fresh bread from the oven! Learn the foundations of making your own bread with simple ingredients, gaining a repertoire of homemade breads that will become a staple for everyday use and elegant entertaining. The course will include a Crusty Artisan Boule, Braided Pesto Bread, and Focaccia.

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CONSTRUCTING YOUR HOLIDAY BUFFET MENU!
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

CONSTRUCTING YOUR HOLIDAY BUFFET MENU!

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

So, the big family/friend holiday feast guest list now includes: 2 vegetarians, 1 pescatarian, 1 Paleo, 1 gluten intolerant, 1 dairy intolerant, 2 little ones (very picky), 2 teenage boys (eat tons of everything) and 2 old aunts with really tricky stomachs. What are you going to serve? Sounds like buffet time! In this demo we’ll construct a tasty menu that will satisfy everyone and hopefully reduce your stress and strain. Tweak it to fit your fussy family and friends, and enjoy your holiday time! Dinner will include grains, proteins, vegetables & tasty condiments...and wine!

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HANDS-ON PIE-MAKING
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON PIE-MAKING

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Just in time for the holidays! Working in teams of 2 participants will learn how to make flakey, buttery pie crust for holiday desserts (think pumpkin and pecan) plus a savory quiche (great for the Christmas brunch). So much better than store-bought, easy to do and you can stack them in your freezer so they’re ready to fill when you’re ready to bake.

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HANDS-ON SEAFOOD
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON SEAFOOD

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Working in teams of 2, you will prepare seafood using different techniques and flavors. Tonight’s menu includes cod in parchment with coconut milk and Thai flavors, salmon in puff pastry with mustard sauce, shrimp étouffée and seared Salmon Provencal. The class will share dinner and wine after all dishes are prepared. You will earn various techniques and leave with new recipes!

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EXOTIC FLAVORS OF PERSIA
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

EXOTIC FLAVORS OF PERSIA

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

If you’re looking for something unique and tasty to try, look no further than this Persian dinner class! The menu tonight is full of exotic flavors, including Tamarind Fish in parchment pockets, Borani esfanaj with pita, Persian jeweled rice, Maygu sabzi (shrimp with leeks), pomegranate and walnut braised chicken legs, Salad Shirazi, and Shole Zard (saffron rice pudding) for dessert.

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PREPARING THE PERFECT TURKEY
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

PREPARING THE PERFECT TURKEY

Instructor: George Stilphen

In this special 3-hour class we will walk through all the steps of preparing & cooking the perfect turkey from start to finish. In addition to cooking the turkey, we will prepare sourdough bread dressing with mushrooms, hot Italian sausage, onion, & celery, an apple-orange cranberry relish, and Cremini mushroom turnovers with Gruyere cheese, shallots, and fresh herbs. This class sold out fast last year! 

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HANDS-ON CRAFT COCKTAILS
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

HANDS-ON CRAFT COCKTAILS

Instructor: Tam Benefiel

Want to make delicious cocktails at home? This 1-hour class will focus on creating two rum cocktails - we will discuss and sample the best liquors to use and make everything from scratch. Participants will enjoy ingredient tastings, 2 cocktails plus some light snacks

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COOKIES WITH STORIES (+ FREE COOKBOOK!)
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

COOKIES WITH STORIES (+ FREE COOKBOOK!)

Instructor: Anne Byrn

Some of America’s most treasured cookies have stories that take us back to the place and time when they were first baked. Come bake and listen as bestselling cookbook author Anne Byrn (the Cake Mix Doctor!) shares these stories and recipes with us so we fully appreciate our foodways’ heritage in the cookie-baking month ahead.  All participants will receive a complimentary copy of Anne’s book “American Cookie”!

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THANKSGIVING SIDES
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

THANKSGIVING SIDES

Instructor: Michael Hastings

Side dishes are the best part of the meal, right? Learn some new recipes that you’ll want to recreate for your family over and over. Tonight’s menu will include Cranberry Salsa, Kale Salad with Apples and Walnuts, Sweet & Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Braised Green Beans With Mushrooms and Shallots.

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SHOW-STOPPING HOLIDAY TRIFLE
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

SHOW-STOPPING HOLIDAY TRIFLE

Instructor: Anna Jarrell

Want to knock the socks off your guests? Make them this Almond Cherry Trifle, it’s a must have in the Jarrell house at Christmas. We will make an almond sponge cake, sherry syrup, praline topping, real custard and whipped cream. It’s an impressive and delicious undertaking that can all be done ahead of time!

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SPECTACULAR FALL BAKING
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

SPECTACULAR FALL BAKING

Instructor: Anna Simeonides

Spend an afternoon baking fall goodies! We will make Anna’s Award Winning Pumpkin Caramel Cake with homemade Pralines. You'll learn how to make brown butter pumpkin cake, homemade caramel, and traditional pralines! Along with bejeweled cinnamon buns, rolled with cranberries and orange zest inside.

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COOKING WITH CAST IRON
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

COOKING WITH CAST IRON

Instructor: George Stilphen

Make the most of your cast iron skillet with this menu full of delicious dishes! The menu tonight features brown butter cornbread, cast iron vegetable stir fry, perfect pan-seared pork chops, and pan-roasted apple pie for dessert.

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THE PERFECT HOLIDAY ROAST
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

THE PERFECT HOLIDAY ROAST

Instructor: Jeff Bacon

Learn pro tips from Certified Executive Chef Jeff Bacon of Providence! This demo will include tons of recipes and techniques that you can add to your culinary “toolbox” so that you can wow friends and family this holiday season and make the perfect holiday roast.

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ASIAN TAPAS
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

ASIAN TAPAS

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Here’s a fun way to serve Asian food on small plates and make it a tasting menu. Learn to make some popular and delicious Asian foods with fresh vegetables, fruits and meats. Menu will include Hot and sour chicken soup, Malay curry puffs, Bang bang chicken, Chicken lettuce wraps, Shrimp satay with peanut sauce over glass noodles, and scrumptious Thai donuts. With a variety of sauces and condiments to spruce up your meal this will be an unforgettable culinary experience.

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HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING

Instructor: Laurel Orrell

If you love baking, you are in for a treat! In this class, Laurel will teach you the secrets behind creating beautiful cookies that look as good as they taste! Participants will get recipes for the cookies and icing, and everyone will get lots of guided hands-on practice using various techniques to decorate.

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HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING

Instructor: Laurel Orrell

If you love baking, you are in for a treat! In this class, Laurel will teach you the secrets behind creating beautiful cookies that look as good as they taste! Participants will get recipes for the cookies and icing, and everyone will get lots of guided hands-on practice using various techniques to decorate.

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HOSTING A FALL-INSPIRED DINNER PARTY
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

HOSTING A FALL-INSPIRED DINNER PARTY

Instuctor: Dianne McConnell

Company is coming! Host with ease using this flavorful dinner menu, including tasty pork tenderloin with mustard sauce, farro with shaved brussels sprouts & toasted almonds, and warm kale salad with mushrooms & balsamic vinegar. We will finish the evening with poached pear compote. Your guests will be delighted!

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LATE GARDEN HARVEST
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

LATE GARDEN HARVEST

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti

Celebrate the end of summer produce with this scrumptious dinner, menu including a Shrimp Beignet with Roasted Beet & Horseradish Remoulade, and Spicy Sweet Corn Crepe with Slow Cooked Porkand Pickled Peach Vinaigrette. Finish off your evening with Butterscotch Pudding with Salted Caramel Drizzle.

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THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CAKE

Instructor: Anna Jarrell

You will learn how to make perfect, moist chocolate cake layers (hint - it involves beer!) then a few boozy simple syrups, dark chocolate ganache, hazelnut brittle, and a traditional frosting so you have the repertoire to mix and match to your heart’s content. We will also demonstrate a few simple decorating techniques that will wow! This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to make family birthday cakes or a holiday dessert that people will request over and over again.

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FRIED CHICKEN, WELL SHUT MY MOUTH!
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

FRIED CHICKEN, WELL SHUT MY MOUTH!

Instructor: Stephanie Tyson

Join Chef Stephanie and Vivian of Sweet Potatoes restaurant for an evening of Southern cooking at its finest! Learn how to make your own mouthwatering fried chicken with sides to accompany it.

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KNIFE SKILLS (+FREE CHEF'S KNIFE)
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

KNIFE SKILLS (+FREE CHEF'S KNIFE)

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Learn and practice proper knife techniques in this popular hands-onclass. Each participant will receive a FREE CHEF’S KNIFE (valued at $69.95) in addition to a full meal, so come hungry!

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DESTINATION THAILAND
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

DESTINATION THAILAND

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Thai cuisine is known for its use of fresh ingredients and mouth-watering flavors. Come explore some known and some new flavors in this dinner class that is sure to sweep you off your feet. Start with the classic zesty and sour Tom yum soup with shrimp. Then build your own chicken lettuce wraps, a glass noodle bowl with veggies and chicken, a rice bowl with meatballs flavored with red curry. Finish with Thai donuts that will make you forget Dunkin!

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COOKIE-PALOOZA
Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

COOKIE-PALOOZA

Instructor: Anna Simeonides

Learn how to make 5 gourmet cookies in this tasty class! Recipes will include oatmeal raisin, cranberry orange walnut, ginger zinger, chocolate bombs, and lemon shortbread! Get ready for cookie exchanges, afternoon teas, or just a fun weekend with these yummy cookies!

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HANDS-ON CRAFT COCKTAILS
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

HANDS-ON CRAFT COCKTAILS

Instructor: Tam Benefiel

Want to make delicious cocktails at home? This 1-hour class will focus on creating the perfect Dirty Martini and a Chocolate-Cherry Mudslide Martini - we will discuss the best liquor to use and make everything from scratch. Participants will enjoy 2 cocktails plus some light snacks.

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A NIGHT INSPIRED BY THE KATHARINE
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

A NIGHT INSPIRED BY THE KATHARINE

Instructor: Adam Barnett

Join us for a night you won’t forget with Chef Adam Barnett from “The Katharine”! Begin your evening with a canapé of Liptauer with prosciutto and a toasted baguette. Then enjoy Peach Salad “Gourmande” with tiny green beans, frisee, arugula, red onion, and sherry vinaigrette, Roasted Tri Tip Steak with Hungarian Style Pepperonata and Herb Roasted Potatoes, and finish with Brown Butter Roasted Peaches, Basil, Lemon, and Vanilla Ice Cream.

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LA FIESTA CUBANA
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

LA FIESTA CUBANA

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Visit Havana with us to enjoy some of their delicious selections. Double fired Plantains with mango salsa, mojo slaw, black bean soup and rice, shrimp enchilado with poached eggs, and end sweetly with guava - cream cheese pastry bites. You will learn the dishes by their Spanish names and be ready to host a dinner party with Cuban flair....que rico!

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COOK THE BOOK: BAREFOOT CONTESSA
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

COOK THE BOOK: BAREFOOT CONTESSA

Instructor: George Stilphen

This summer herb-centric class will feature recipes from Ina Garten’s Cooking with Jeffrycookbook. The menu will include herbed fromage blanc cheese with dill, chives & parsley, roasted vine tomatoes with basil, couscous with pine nuts & mint, and roasted salmon tacos with herbs.

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HANDS-ON PIZZA
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON PIZZA

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Pizza making is fun and a great way to get guests involved in making dinner! Join us for this hands-on class where you will learn to make your own dough, sauce, and a variety of pizzas! This class is a perennial favorite.

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HANDS-ON PIE & TARTS
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

HANDS-ON PIE & TARTS

Instructor: Anna Jarrell

If you love dessert, this class is for you. We will bake with 2 types of crust so that you go home with a wide repertoire to perfect. Together, we will make an Italian almond tart with a true tart crust and raspberry jam on the bottom, and a chocolate bourbon pecan pie with a flaky butter piecrust.

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HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING

Instructor: Laurel Orrell

If you love baking, you are in for a treat! In this class, Laurel will teach you the secrets behind creating beautiful cookies that look as good as they taste! Participants will get recipes for the cookies and icing, and everyone will get lots of guided hands-on practice using various techniques to decorate.

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MAKE YOUR OWN VEGGIE BURGERS!
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

MAKE YOUR OWN VEGGIE BURGERS!

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Hasta la vista carne! Today we will be making quinoa and beetroot burgers with avocado and roasted corn salad. Wholesome, healthy and guilt-free, this vegetarian goodness, paired with the lemony avocado salad is a complete meal in itself, with or without the bread. Grilled or pan fried- Delicious and satisfying!

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FRESH FROM THE GARDEN
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

FRESH FROM THE GARDEN

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti (Spring House Retaurant)

Begin your evening with White Sangria and Jumbo Shrimp with Chipotle Glaze & Roasted Corn Salsa. Then feast on Smoked Chicken with Rosemary Peach Confiture and Rib-eye Steak with Basil Butter & Summer Succotash. Summer perfection!

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HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON COOKIE DECORATING

Instructor: Laurel Orrell

If you love baking, you are in for a treat! In this class, Laurel will teach you the secrets behind creating beautiful cookies that look as good as they taste! Participants will get recipes for the cookies and icing, and everyone will get lots of guided hands-on practice using various techniques to decorate.

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INDIAN-STYLE BARBEQUE
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

INDIAN-STYLE BARBEQUE

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Add to your barbecuing repertoire with flavors of India minus the cumbersome tandoor oven. Minced meat kebab skewers served with tangy cilantro chutney, sour mango fish baked in parchment pockets, cast iron pan- seared shrimp, tandoori masala flavored whole cauliflower, and of course naan. Accompanied with beetroot mango salad served over arugula and a delicious mango lassi (smoothie).

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CRAFT COCKTAILS
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

CRAFT COCKTAILS

Instructor: Tam Benefiel

Want to make delicious cocktails at home? Learn how to craft the perfect Margarita and Salted Caramel Martini from scratch (no mixers!). We will be sampling a variety of ingredients to compare the difference between Cointreau and triple sec, and enjoying our two cocktails. Light snacks will accompany the cocktails, but please eat before class!

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