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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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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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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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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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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COOKING DINNER FOR THE MEN YOU LOVE
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

COOKING DINNER FOR THE MEN YOU LOVE

Instructor: George Stilphen

This menu is perfect for the men - and just in time for Father’s Day! Start with a classic Caesar salad with fresh made croutons and dressing, then indulge in beer mac and cheese, grilled skirt steak with cherry barbecue sauce, and sweet and spicy grilled shrimp with chili-garlic sauce and honey.

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FRESH, FAST, & FIT: NO-COOK PASTA
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

FRESH, FAST, & FIT: NO-COOK PASTA

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

In this 1-hour lunch class get some recipes for easy, breezy, no-cook pasta sauces for summer! No sweat, just lots of flavor with fresh herbs and summer vegetables - and fast, too! Lunch will include cold sesame noodles and Mediterranean Pasta Salsa Cruda and Penne tossed with red pepper sauce, arugula and cheese.

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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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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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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.

More information about the chef coming soon…

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INDIAN WITH A TWIST
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

INDIAN WITH A TWIST

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

Two cuisines, two different worlds, and two sets of flavors come together in this interesting class which fuses Indian with Spanish. Come taste Indian food served with a Spanish flair and indulge your taste buds with this gastronomical treat. We will make naan tacos with tandoori chicken filling, open-faced samosa fluatas, salsa flavored with garam masala and much more!

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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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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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FRESH, FAST, & FIT: SUMMER CORN
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

FRESH, FAST, & FIT: SUMMER CORN

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Fresh, sweet summer corn is delicious solo, but it will be sassed up in this one-hour demo. We will feast on spicy pakoras (sautéed patties) with mango chutney, a salad of greens, avocado, corn & tomato, plus corn relish on the side. So corny, so delicious!

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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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HANDS-ON SOUTHERN BAKING
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

HANDS-ON SOUTHERN BAKING

Instructor: Barbara Johnson

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of hands-on baking! Today we will be baking a Southern favorite, Hummingbird Cake. Participants will also use various piping tips for decorating, and then we will all sample our delicious creations!

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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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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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HANDS-ON PIZZA
May
17
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! A perennial favorite.

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COOKIE DECORATING 101
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

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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LAMBSTRAVAGANZA
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

LAMBSTRAVAGANZA

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti

Join us for this unique class with Chef Tim Grandinetti and featuring everything lamb! The menu will include Lamb "Lolli-Chops" with Fiery Sweet Chili Glaze, Braised Lamb Shoulder & Wild Mushroom Ragout, and a West Indies Fry Bread.

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HOMEMADE PASTA (NOODLEMANIA!)
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

HOMEMADE PASTA (NOODLEMANIA!)

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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HANDS-ON SEAFOOD
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

HANDS-ON SEAFOOD

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Working in teams of 2, we will prepare seafood using several techniques including: poached with Asian flavors, roasted a la Provencal, salmon Nicoise and simple seared shrimp with orzo and vegetables. This class is a great way to improve your seafood preparation skills and try new recipes!

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FARM-TO-TABLE FEATURING PASTURED PORK
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

FARM-TO-TABLE FEATURING PASTURED PORK

Instructor: Kim Eyer

Join farmer Kim Eyer for a feast featuring food straight from the farm! The menu will include local pastured pork chops, new potatoes, red onion, and local oyster mushrooms marinated and roasted in a balsamic vinaigrette with fresh herbs and local goat cheese. And for desert –local apples in a decadent sweet white sauce!

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EAT FOR A CAUSE: SYRIAN
Apr
28
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.

More information about the chef coming soon…

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KID CHEF: FIESTA NIGHT
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

KID CHEF: FIESTA NIGHT

Instructor: George Stilphen

It’s taco time, join us for a Mexican fiesta! Kids will enjoy a hands-on class featuring foods from across the boarder: fresh pico de gallo, crispy chicken mini tacos, frittatas with eggs and cheese, and Mexican oatmeal cookies made with Mexican chocolate.  Kids 8+ are invited to sign up!

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SPRING-INSPIRED WINE DINNER
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

SPRING-INSPIRED WINE DINNER

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti

Welcome spring with this sumptuous wine dinner that features a decadent menu paired perfectly with the chef’s wine choices. Dinner will consist of pan-roasted scallops atop potato pancakes, petite Filet Mignon with spinach, mushroom & goat cheese strudel, and a white chocolate bread pudding with a bourbon salted caramel drizzle.

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HOW TO CATER YOUR OWN PARTY
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

HOW TO CATER YOUR OWN PARTY

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Entertaining family and friends should be fun and stress-free! In this class, you’ll get easy tips for planning your next celebration, small or large, casual or elegant. It’s all about organization and menu selection. Enjoy a simple but bountiful and beautiful buffet (including easy hors d’oeuvres and dessert suggestions). You’ll be mailing invitations the next day!

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FLORALS WITH A TOUCH OF FRUIT
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

FLORALS WITH A TOUCH OF FRUIT

Instructor: Amy Lynne

While fresh fruit is attractive all on its own, it’s even more eye-catching when it’s placed next to beautiful flowers. For this class we will use some stunning spring blooms and an assortment of fresh fruit to create a low centerpiece that will brighten your home and spark interest at your table. Wine and snacks will also be served!

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CITRUS THE "INA GARTEN" WAY!
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

CITRUS THE "INA GARTEN" WAY!

Instructor: George Stilphen

Join us for a class featuring recipes from Ina Garten and showcasing citrus flavors!  Start the evening with a “Juice of a Few Flowers” drink, with orange, pink grapefruit, lemon and lime juice and Gray Goose.  Then feast on fiesta corn and avocado salad with lime, skillet roasted lemon chicken, and finish with apple and dried cherry turnovers with orange zest and juice.

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