SUMMER INDIAN FEAST
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

SUMMER INDIAN FEAST

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Enjoy a true summer Indian feast with a wide and varied menu full of flavor. Recipes will include a Sprouted Moong and pomegranate salad, pan seared fish with mango masala, mint-flavored vegetable pilaf, chicken tikka skewers with cilantro chutney, garlic Naan bread, cucumber raita (yogurt), & finished with mango kulfi (ice cream).

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BRUNCH EGG-STRAVAGANZA
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

BRUNCH EGG-STRAVAGANZA

Instructor: Michael Hastings

Get ready to host the perfect brunch with some crowd-pleasing recipes! In this egg-focused brunch class, learn the proper way to poach, scramble, boil, & bake eggs and make the perfect omelet. Menu will include such recipes as Eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, and Creole baked eggs.

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

INDIAN-STYLE BARBEQUE

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Expand your barbequing repertoire with this delicious menu full of flavor. We will enjoy beef sheekh kebabs with cilantro chutney, parchment pocket sour mango fish, tava (pan-seared) shrimp, whole grilled cauliflower in tandoori masala, Naan (Indian bread), beetroot and mango salad with arugula, and a mango lassi (smoothie).

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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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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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SUMMER MEDITERRANEAN
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

SUMMER MEDITERRANEAN

Instructor: Michael Hastings

Be transported to the Mediterranean Sea with this menu featuring classic dishes including Panzanella (tomato-bread salad), easy eggplant Parmigiana, and Greek oregano-lemon chicken kabobs with tzatziki sauce.

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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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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 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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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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LA FIESTA CUBANA
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

LA FIESTA CUBANA

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Host a dinner party with Cuban flair after learning these delightful recipes. The menu tonight will include tostones with salsa, empanadas, Cuban mojo coleslaw, black bean soup & rice with chicken, poached eggs and shrimp enchiladosall served with Cuban bread and finished with Pastellitos de guayava for dessert.

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FRIED CHICKEN, WELL SHUT MY MOUTH!
Sep
5
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. This is a duplicate class, because the September 12th class sold out in 1 day!

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CRAFT COCKTAILS
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

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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DESTINATION THAILAND
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

DESTINATION THAILAND

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Explore the exotic flavors of Thailand with these popular Thai dishes. The menu will include chicken lettuce wraps, shrimp satay and peanut sauce, Tom yum soup, glass noodle bowls with shrimp, meatballs in red curry sauce and rice, all finished with Thai donuts for dessert.

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FALL BRUNCH
Sep
15
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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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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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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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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FEAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

FEAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Take a culinary tour of Middle Eastern flavors in this class full of exotic favorites. Tonight’s menu includes Chicken Shawarma, tabouli salad,Babaganoush,Batata Harra, Vermicelli and rice pilaf with pine nuts, and Sheesh Kebab - all ending with Umm Ali & phylo cup baklava for dessert!

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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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CRAFT COCKTAILS
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

CRAFT COCKTAILS

Instructor: Tam Benefiel

Want to make delicious cocktails at home? This 1-hour class will focus on creating 2 specialty cocktails - 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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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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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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CRAFT COCKTAILS
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

CRAFT COCKTAILS

Instructor: Tam Benefiel

Want to make delicious cocktails at home? This 1-hour class will focus on creating 2 specialty cocktails - 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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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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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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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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CRAFT COCKTAILS
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

CRAFT COCKTAILS

Instructor: Tam Benefiel

Want to make delicious cocktails at home? This 1-hour class will focus on creating champagne cocktails - 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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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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HANDS-ON SEAFOOD
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON SEAFOOD

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Working in teams of 2, seafood will be prepared using several techniques & flavors including: fish steamed in parchment with summer vegetables and herbs, fish tacos with Mexican slaw, Asian poached salmon with soba noodles, and seared salmon with citrus vinaigrette. Cook and then enjoy a lively seafood dinner with wine and new friends!

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A TOUR OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

A TOUR OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

This class will combine an assortment of Lebanese, Israeli, Arabic and Moroccan foods for a feast of Mediterranean flavors. We will start with a mezze platter of homemade hummus, baba ganoush, tabouli salad and olives served up with warm pita flavored with za’atar. Then we will learn to make Israeli fish cakes, Arabic arayes, couscous pilaf with harissa-flavored meatballs, and end the evening with the sweet Lebanese Namoura cake.

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HAPPY HOUR WORKSHOP: TERRARIUMS
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

HAPPY HOUR WORKSHOP: TERRARIUMS

Instructor: Anna Jarrell

Grab a friend or your momma, have a glass of wine, and learn how to make a mossy terrarium in this hands-on class! Terrariums are very low maintenance, last for years, and make beautiful centerpieces, gifts or just a touch of life around your home. Each participant will enjoy wine & snacks, plus will go home with a completed round glass terrarium!

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EAT FOR A CAUSE: SYRIAN
Jun
23
4:30 PM16:30

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 & 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.

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CAROLINA CATCH: COOKING WITH NC SEAFOOD
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

CAROLINA CATCH: COOKING WITH NC SEAFOOD

Instructor: Debbie Moose

Explore the delicious variety of North Carolina fish and shellfish with Debbie Moose as she offers easy recipes and cooking techniques from her new cookbook, "Carolina Catch: Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast." Learn to give some love to unfamiliar fish, overcome any "fear of fish," and find out more about the state's bounty.

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HEARTY GRAIN SALADS FOR SUMMER
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

HEARTY GRAIN SALADS FOR SUMMER

Instructor: Michael Hastings

These healthy but filling salads are the perfect accompaniment or main dish for your next summer cookout or backyard bash. Recipes include lentil & rice salad with asparagus, olives and almonds, chicken & rice salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and Southwestern shrimp, rice and bean salad.

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SUMMER SALAD THROW DOWN
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

SUMMER SALAD THROW DOWN

Instructor: Jeff Bacon

Join certified executive chef Jeff Bacon as he explores the bounty of nature’s summer offerings. Learn pro techniques for crafting delectable salads and dressings. Several local farms will be featured and participants will walk away with a seasons worth of original recipes.

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ITALIAN STYLE PICNIC
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

ITALIAN STYLE PICNIC

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti

Celebrate the start of summer with an Italian-style picnic! Begin your meal with Sicilian Caponata and a chilled tortellini salad, then feast on a cast iron skillet hanger steak with shallot marmalade & Parmesan fonduta. Finally, end your evening with Mom's Vanilla Pudding and "PTA" cookie bars.

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SUNDAY SUPPER: SUMMER SALADS & BISCUITS
Jun
9
1:30 PM13:30

SUNDAY SUPPER: SUMMER SALADS & BISCUITS

Instructor: Cynthia Graubart

Spend an hour with James Beard award winning author Cynthia Graubart in this class featuring recipes from her latest cookbook “Sunday Suppers”! The menu will include Watermelon and Fennel Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Lady Pea Salsa, and Pillowy Biscuit Rolls.

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HANDS-ON SEAFOOD
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON SEAFOOD

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Working in teams of 2, we’ll prepare seafood using several techniques including: fresh salmon cakes with dill sauce, a salad of greens, corn, avocado, and seared shrimp, poached salmon with lemon, caper, & herb sauce, and roasted cod with tomatoes and onions. Improve your skills, get a delicious seafood lover’s meal, and go home with new recipes!

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EAT FOR A CAUSE: SYRIAN
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

EAT FOR A CAUSE: SYRIAN

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

Join us for a unique experience in this cross-cultural and delicious class featuring Syrian food cooked by Syrian refugees Hiam and Munzer. Hiam and Munzer Al Sakhita, along with their 3 daughters, left Damascus, Syria in 2013 for Instanbul, Turkey where they lived until 2015 when they moved to the United States as refugees. Both Hiam and Munzer come from large families where cooking has been a long family tradition. Hiam's mother began teaching her as a young teen and she would cook for their family of 11 children. Munzer learned his family's recipes as a young adult and fine-tuned his skills working in a Damascus restaurant. Though they both went on to pursue successful careers, Munzer as the CFO of the Syrian Ministry of Health and Hiam as the director for a hospital lab, cooking remained a central part of their daily lives. Later, when their 3 daughters came along, they taught them the family recipes, which had been passed along for generations. 

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SPRING SOIREE
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

SPRING SOIREE

Instructor: Michael Hastings

Join us for a memorable meal featuring dishes just right for your next party. Learn to make a creamy, rich and delicious risotto with butternut squash and sage, fresh sole stuffed with shrimp, capers and tomatoes, and crab-stuffed avocado.

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CEVICHE FOR DINNER
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

CEVICHE FOR DINNER

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Learn how to prepare cool and refreshing ceviche; in this class, we’ll be “cooking” several kinds of fresh seafood (both fish and shellfish) in tasty, bright marinades with different flavor notes (Asian, Peruvian and Mexican, for example). Dinner will include complementary dishes for each flavor. A perfect meal for hot summer nights!

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COOKIE DECORATING 101
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

COOKIE DECORATING 101

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 making the dough and using various techniques to decorate. The theme will be summer & beach-themed cookies!

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