CAST IRON COOKING
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

CAST IRON COOKING

Instructor: George Stilphen

We’re introducing a new cast iron brand to the store, Finex, and this class will feature some of Finex’s cast iron cookware. You don’t have to purchase Finex to enjoy this experience, but we will offer a special 15% off all Finex purchases the night of the class!  Menu will include rosemary boneless rump roast of beef, maple balsamic roasted carrots, turkey hash with soft cooked eggs, and apple pie in a skillet.

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ORGANIC WREATH MAKING
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

ORGANIC WREATH MAKING

Instructor: Sarah Kearns

In this class, learn how to create a beautiful, unique, and organic wreath out of materials you can buy and forrage in your yard! Participants will each make their own wreaths to take home, plus we will serve snacks and wine for a fun afternoon!

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COMFORT FOOD NATION
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

COMFORT FOOD NATION

Instructor: Jeff Bacon (Triad Community Kitchen)

The latest trend in the culinary world is elevated comfort foods. The hottest chefs in LA, New York and Chicago are cooking meatloaf, mashed potatoes and Pot Roast. Learn the science behind the magic that makes these techniques yield dishes that are amazing and satisfying as well as the tips that the pros use to take your everyday dishes to the next level.

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CAULIFLOWER 101 WAYS
Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

CAULIFLOWER 101 WAYS

Instructor: Erin Pfeiffer

Learn why this versatile vegetable is all the rave as a gluten-free, paleo-friendly, nutrient-rich alternative to flour, rice, and grains. Discover cauliflower pizza crusts, fried "rice" lettuce wraps, cauliflower falafel bowls, detox salads, crispy poppers, dips, sauces, and more!

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EAT FOR A CAUSE: ETHIOPIAN
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

EAT FOR A CAUSE: ETHIOPIAN

**ALL MONEY COLLECTED FOR THIS CLASS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE REFUGEE TEACHING IT!**

Join us for a unique experience as we team up with RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Society of Entrepreneurs) and the Y's ESL programs for a memorable night around the table. Refugee women will prepare a meal and share their stories with the help of a translator in this cross-cultural and delicious class.

Sena Dhina is our Ethiopian Chef. She arrived last spring with her 3 children. She speaks Amharic and Arabic fluently and is currently attending English classes to improve her English.

TO AVOID THE EVENTBRITE TICKET FEE: call the store to sign up!

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HANDS ON SEAFOOD
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS ON SEAFOOD

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Working in teams of 2 the class will prepare seafood dishes using various methods to make seared and poached salmon, stir fried shrimp, and roasted cod along with complementary sauces, herbs and spices. Then enjoy dinner that includes a sampling of each dish...along with a glass of wine.

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FRESH, FAST, & FIT: SPIRALIZER
Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

FRESH, FAST, & FIT: SPIRALIZER

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

This kitchen gadget makes fun, healthy and beautiful dishes. Who knew that turnips and squash could be yummy noodle alternatives? This one-hour demo (including lunch) features turnips and brussels sprouts with pesto and a refreshing cucumber salad. Delicious and healthy.

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EAT FOR A CAUSE: SYRIAN
Jan
20
5:00 PM17:00

EAT FOR A CAUSE: SYRIAN

**ALL MONEY COLLECTED FOR THIS CLASS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE REFUGEE TEACHING IT!**

Join us for a unique experience as we team up with RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Society of Entrepreneurs) and the Y's ESL programs for a memorable night around the table. Refugee women will prepare a meal and share their stories with the help of a translator in this cross-cultural and delicious class.

More information about the Syrian refugee who will be leading this class coming soon...

TO AVOID THE EVENTBRITE TICKET FEE: call the store to sign up!

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COOKING WITH TRADER JOE'S
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

COOKING WITH TRADER JOE'S

Instructor: George Stilphen

Do you love Trader Joe’s as much as we do? In this class, learn how to cook with ingredients from our neighbors at TJ’s! The menu will include an artichoke and basil spread over baguette slices, pecan vinaigrette green beans, grilled swordfish with mango salsa, and cocoa raspberry mini cakes.

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HEALTHY COOKING HACKS
Jan
26
5:30 PM17:30

HEALTHY COOKING HACKS

Instructor: Mary Ross Fowler, RD

Learn simple ways to cut calories in the kitchen without losing flavor! We will make a creamy soup without cream, enjoy a salad with an oil-free balsamic dressing, sauté and roast vegetables without oil, and learn how to use dates to create delicious desserts. Menu will include a cream of mushroom soup, green salad with apples, walnuts, & balsamic vinaigrette, roasted root vegetables with Dijon vinaigrette, quick spaghetti squash with herb marinara, and several desserts including mini cinnamon rolls, chewy chocolate turmeric bars, and peanut butter cookies.  All recipes are vegan, GF, oil-free, and free of refined sugars!

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HANDS ON BREADMAKING
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

HANDS ON BREADMAKING

Instructor: Erin Pfeiffer

Gain a diverse repertoire of homemade breads that will become a staple for everyday use and elegant entertaining. This class will include a Crusty Artisan Boule, Celebration Challah, Focaccia, and Pesto Swirl Loaf.

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PARTY FOOD: SUPER BOWL FAVORITES
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

PARTY FOOD: SUPER BOWL FAVORITES

Instructor: George Stilphen

Get ready for the biggest party of the year with these fresh and delicious finger foods that will have your guests more interested in the food than the game! Menu will include cod fish tacos with shredded cabbage and spices, spicy chicken tenders with sauce, shaved cucumber salad, and super nachos with all the toppings!

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SAVORY PIES & TARTS
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

SAVORY PIES & TARTS

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Today we will make warm and comforting savories for cold winter nights! The menu will include a rustic vegetable tart, a cheese and onion tart on puff pastry, and chicken pot pie (complete with veggies) in homemade pastry dough

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PASSPORT TO INDIA
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

PASSPORT TO INDIA

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Get to know the exotic, delicious flavors of India with this approachable menu sure to please. Menu will include a chicken and lentil soup flavored with ginger and cumin, chicken legs marinated with tandoori spices grilled in your oven, pan fried fish with a zesty masala topping, and a yogurt condiment so delicious and unique. We will talk about how to doctor up store-bought naan bread with something fresh and flavorful, and then we will finish with a sweet and scrumptious bread pudding that's creamy, syrupy and nutty.

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EAT FOR A CAUSE: KARENNI
Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

EAT FOR A CAUSE: KARENNI

**ALL MONEY COLLECTED FOR THIS CLASS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE REFUGEE TEACHING IT!**

Join us for a unique experience as we team up with RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Society of Entrepreneurs) and the Y's ESL programs for a memorable night around the table. Refugee women will prepare a meal and share their stories with the help of a translator in this cross-cultural and delicious class.

More information about the Karenni refugee who will be leading this class coming soon...

TO AVOID THE EVENTBRITE TICKET FEE: call the store to sign up!

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MORE FLAVOR, PLEASE!
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

MORE FLAVOR, PLEASE!

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Is your food dull and boring? In this class you’ll learn how to add flavor to food with fresh herbs, spices and citrus. What flavors are complimentary? How much do I add? Learn the answers and dine on a delicious, full meal

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A ROMANTIC DINNER
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

A ROMANTIC DINNER

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti (Spring House Restaurant & Quanto Basta)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn how to impress your date with this menu (or buy 2 spots and bring your Valentine!). The dinner will include baby romaine hearts with goat cheese souffle, lobster, shrimp, & mussel paella, and a flourless chocolate cake

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VALENTINE'S DINNER
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

VALENTINE'S DINNER

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Instructor: George Stilphen

The way to someone's heart is through their stomach, right?! Enjoy a night of fun while learning to prepare these fabulous dishes: 3 cheese mac and cheese, beef strips with a chimichurrie sauce, shaved rainbow carrot salad, strawberry shortcake with whipped cream

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EAT FOR A CAUSE: CONGOLESE
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

EAT FOR A CAUSE: CONGOLESE

**ALL MONEY COLLECTED FOR THIS CLASS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE REFUGEE TEACHING IT!**

Join us for a unique experience as we team up with RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Society of Entrepreneurs) and the Y's ESL programs for a memorable night around the table. Refugee women will prepare a meal and share their stories with the help of a translator in this cross-cultural and delicious class.

More information about the Congolese refugee who will be leading this class coming soon...

TO AVOID THE EVENTBRITE TICKET FEE: call the store to sign up!

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COOKING WITH MOM: PARENT/CHILD CLASS
Feb
17
to Feb 18

COOKING WITH MOM: PARENT/CHILD CLASS

Instructor: George Stilphen

Moms, enjoy a special date with your child at this special parent/child class! Together, you and your child will make grilled turkey burger sliders with cheese, sweet potato fries, roasted green beans, and a pink lemonade cake.

The $125 cost of the class is for 1 parent and 1 child, so it pays for 2 spots at the counter!

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IMPRESS WITH INDIAN
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

IMPRESS WITH INDIAN

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

This meal is so easy to prepare, yet everyone will love it! Start by steaming fish marinated in coconut cilantro pesto, a super hit with every crowd. Then make grilled chicken kebobs flavored with mellow herbs, creamed spinach with cottage cheese cubes, all served alongside minty yogurt and naan bread. End this feast with saffron-flavored rice pudding.

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HANDS-ON PIZZA NIGHT
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON PIZZA NIGHT

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! A perennial favorite.

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GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE PARTY
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE PARTY

Instructor: Erin Pfeiffer

Throw an impressive (and easy!) party based on a gourmet version of your favorite childhood comfort food, while suiting all of your guests’ palate preferences with a diverse representation of ingredients. We will work brie, goat cheese, and fresh mozzarella as well as caramelized onions, kale, avocado, roasted tomatoes and more!

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HOW TO BOIL WATER: AN INTRODUCTION TO COOKING
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

HOW TO BOIL WATER: AN INTRODUCTION TO COOKING

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Are you, or someone you know, a complete novice in the kitchen? In this class, participants will get a basic introduction to the kitchen, including how to read a recipe, basic knife skills, fundamental cooking techniques, and simple recipes to recreate at home. We recommend this class for students going to college, college kids about to graduate, or young professionals needing basics skills.

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CRUISING THE CARIBBEAN
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

CRUISING THE CARIBBEAN

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

We may still be in North Carolina, but at least you’ll feel like you’re dining in the Caribbean! Menu will include tropical spring rolls, jerk chicken, fragrant fried rice, salsa, and a pineapple upside down cake

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RUSTIC ITALIAN
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

RUSTIC ITALIAN

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti (Spring House Retaurant & Qanto Basta)

Learn from the master of Italian food himself in this class that focuses on rustic Italian favorites, including caponata & tortellini, chicken & roasted vegetable manicotti with a wicked rich parmesan cream sauce, and a homemade pasta with puttanesca sauce.

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CUBAN FLAVOR
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

CUBAN FLAVOR

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Add a punch of flavor to dinner with these Cuban dishes that are delicious and flavorful. The menu will include flank steak with fresh mango and cumin lime sauce, beans & rice, salad with citrus vinaigrette, and a Tres Leches Cake.

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EAT FOR A CAUSE: SYRIAN
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

EAT FOR A CAUSE: SYRIAN

**ALL MONEY COLLECTED FOR THIS CLASS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE REFUGEE TEACHING IT!**

Join us for a unique experience as we team up with RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Society of Entrepreneurs) and the Y's ESL programs for a memorable night around the table. Refugee women will prepare a meal and share their stories with the help of a translator in this cross-cultural and delicious class.

More information about the Syrian refugee who will be leading this class coming soon...

TO AVOID THE EVENTBRITE TICKET FEE: call the store to sign up!

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TAPAS FOR DINNER WITH AN ASIAN FLAIR
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

TAPAS FOR DINNER WITH AN ASIAN FLAIR

Intructor: Rashmi Gurnani

We’re taking the tapas style dinner to the next level with an Asian focus that will leave you begging for more! Everything will be served on small plates and served with lots of sauces and condiments on the side, so come hungry. Menu will include Hot and sour soup, Bang bang chicken, Malay curry puffs, Chicken lettuce wraps, Shrimp satay with peanut sauce, Veggie Fried rice, and Coconut rice with ripe mangoes.

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EAT FOR A CAUSE: SOMALI
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

EAT FOR A CAUSE: SOMALI

**ALL MONEY COLLECTED FOR THIS CLASS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE REFUGEE TEACHING IT!**

Join us for a unique experience as we team up with RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Society of Entrepreneurs) and the Y's ESL programs for a memorable night around the table. Refugee women will prepare a meal and share their stories with the help of a translator in this cross-cultural and delicious class.

More information about the Somali refugee who will be leading this class coming soon...

TO AVOID THE EVENTBRITE TICKET FEE: call the store to sign up!

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HANDS ON PASTRY
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS ON PASTRY

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Learn how to make your own flakey, buttery piecrust from scratch - so much better than store bought! (Plus, it’s easy and freezer friendly.) Working in teams you’ll make dough, knead it, and roll it. Recipes will include a gluten-free version, too. Dine on savory and sweet samplings created in class - so come hungry!

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PHO-GET-IT
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

PHO-GET-IT

Intructor: Erin Pfeiffer

Broaden your international cooking repertoire with a traditional Vietnamese feast. Explore the history, differences, and techniques used in making the classic Vietnamese national dish—Pho—accompanied by traditional rice and fresh vegetarian rice paper spring rolls. From the rich broths to an assortment of fillings, learn how to make several varieties of the Vietnamese entrée soup and sides for elegant entertaining as well as a quick no-cook option for an easy weeknight meal.

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PERSIAN LUNCH
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

PERSIAN LUNCH

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Persian Wedding Soup, called Asheh reshtey, is a hearty vegetarian chowder that’s a must for special occasions. Enjoy this Persian delicacy with scrumptious tamarind and pomegranate spiced chicken legs, sweet, tangy and juicy at the same time.

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KID CHEF: PIZZA NIGHT
Mar
30
4:00 PM16:00

KID CHEF: PIZZA NIGHT

Instructor: Erin Pfeiffer

Make your own pizza party! Learn how to create and roll your own dough and top with your favorite combination of toppings. This hands-onclass will teach kids the basics of cooking measurement and safety skills while getting to have fun in the kitchen. (And bonus: they will be ready to make your next family dinner!) Kids 8+ are invited to sign up!

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COOKING & CONVERSATIONS: SWEET TREATS
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

COOKING & CONVERSATIONS: SWEET TREATS

Instructor: Naomi Gingerich (Lavender + Honey Kitchen)

Through storytelling and cooking Naomi will lead this class in the art of enjoying being around the table.  This class will focus on sweet treats just right for the holiday season, including eggnog cinnamon rolls, mini pecan tarts, and other holiday treats.

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HOLIDAY FLOWER ARRANGING
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

HOLIDAY FLOWER ARRANGING

Instructor: Amy Lynn Originals

Join us for this special night with Amy Lynne as we create seasonal centerpieces just in time for the holidays! Amy will demonstrate how to create a centerpiece mixed with dried and live elements that can be changed out to get you all the way through the holiday season, and then you get to make your own. Clippers, apron, flowers, materials, and vessel will all be provided in addition to wine and snacks! Sure to be a memorable night, indeed.

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THANKSGIVING SIDES & APPETIZERS
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

THANKSGIVING SIDES & APPETIZERS

Instructor: George Stilphen

We all know sides are really what the Thanksgiving meal is all about! In this class, we will prepare roasted red pepper pesto crostini, riced mashed potatoes baked with shredded cheddar cheese, cream, bacon, & chives, green beans with lemon-butter breadcrumbs & toasted almonds, and a shaved rainbow carrot salad.

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COOKING & CONVERSATIONS: A MENNONITE MEAL
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

COOKING & CONVERSATIONS: A MENNONITE MEAL

Instructor: Naomi Gingerich (Lavender + Honey Kitchen)

Through storytelling and cooking Naomi will tell us about the traditions of her Mennonite heritage and why she is so passionate about the dinner table.  This class will feature a full traditional Mennonite meal of "haystacks" (a casserole in a bowl) and Amish Neighbor Cake.

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LET'S TALK TURKEY
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

LET'S TALK TURKEY

Instructor: George Stilphen

In this special 3-hour class we will walk through all the steps of preparing & cooking the perfect turkey. 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.

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SOUTHERN HOLIDAYS
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

SOUTHERN HOLIDAYS

Instructor: Debbie Moose (local cookbook author)

Meet Debbie, local author of many cookbooks, and learn about how to host the perfect Southern Holiday party based on her Southern Holidayscookbook. Menu will include apple bacon collard roll-ups, Cajun rice dressing, Faux Fryers from buttermilk (good wings party food!), and Jan’s Pound Cake from buttermilk.

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SOULFUL SIDE FAVORITES
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

SOULFUL SIDE FAVORITES

Instructor: Stephanie Tyson (Sweet Potatoes Restaurant)

Come learn from the ladies at Sweet Potatoes Restaurant how to cook their favorite holiday side dishes for the season!  Menu will include a 3-cheese and country ham macaroni soufflé, sweet potato cornbread, and a sweet potato cornbread stuffing.

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FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING: HANDS ON!
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING: HANDS ON!

Instructor: Emily Blanton (Cana Farms)

Spend a Sunday afternoon creating your own floral arrangement in this special, hands-on class! Enjoy wine and snacks while creating your own centerpiece with beautiful flowers from local Cana Farms. Clippers, flowers, supplies, and vessel are all included, so come and be inspired by the beauty of the season.

Hands On!

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FRESH, FAST, & FIT: FALL GRAIN BOWLS
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

FRESH, FAST, & FIT: FALL GRAIN BOWLS

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Learn how to put together healthy and delicious grain bowls (or “Buddha bowls” if you prefer!) using the bountiful harvest of fall! Learn how to combine whole grains with vegetables, protein and sauces to create a nutritious, delicious and pretty meal in a bowl. Try them for breakfast, lunch or dinner ... and a great way to use leftovers. After a 1 hour demo, enjoy a yummy healthy lunch featuring Asian and Mexican bowls.

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FLAVORFUL FALL ENTERTAINING
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

FLAVORFUL FALL ENTERTAINING

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Learn how to host an easy and fabulous dinner party with these crowd-pleasing favorites! Enjoy chicken Marbella with dried fruit and olives served with spiced couscous and Brussels sprouts and poached pear with chocolate sauce for the grand finale!

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A TASTE OF ITALY
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

A TASTE OF ITALY

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

See how easy it is to make homemade ravioli! Dine on herby marinated and roasted chicken, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and sautéed Swiss chard. Finish with Orange Olive Oil Cake (my fave - so good anytime!).

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EVERYTHING PUMPKIN
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

EVERYTHING PUMPKIN

Instructor: George Stilphen

It’s fall, y’all! Learn how to select the right pumpkins for cooking as well as where to purchase them locally. The menu will include chicken thighs with a pumpkin molé sauce of cocoa and chiles and a pumpkin soup with pumpkin seeds on top. Finish off with a pumpkin dessert just right for the weather.

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COOKING WITH NC CRAFT BEER
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

COOKING WITH NC CRAFT BEER

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti (Spring House Restaurant & Quanto Basta)

Enjoy a perfect menu inspired by the growing local beer scene!  Menu will include Foothills Brewing inspired beer cheese, sesame crusted salt & pepper pork with lemon chive aioli, and a double chocolate nirvana cake.

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FREE DEMONSTRATION
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

FREE DEMONSTRATION

Instructor: Naomi Gingerich (Lavender + Honey Kitchen)

Learn how to bake cardamom sugar buns with Naomi! We will take reservations for up to 12 people to sit around the kitchen counter, afterwards anyone is welcome to stand and observe.

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