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Looking to brush up on your cooking skills? Searching for the newest social hot spot for a date, girls night out,corporate event or a team building exercise? Stop by Whisk, Cary, NC’s destination for premier cooking classes. Several times a week, we host classes taught by some of the Triangle’s most renowned chefs. There is something for everyone with our topical and themed cooking classes, which change depending on the time of year. Some of our themes and topics include Young Chefs, Holiday Entertaining, Just Desserts, and more.

At Whisk, our Cary cooking classes go far beyond just teaching you a recipe from a cookbook. You can’t walk into a restaurant and ask the chef how he makes a certain dish. At Whisk, you can learn from many different chefs from all over Triangle and ask them your own questions.

Our chefs aim to teach you about the tools, skills and techniques that you need to create a great dish - what other places do you know of that will let you have a one-on-one conversation with a professional chef? We want you to be able to use your new set of skills to master any recipe you want to bring to life. Whisk is proud to provide cooking classes to customers in Cary, Apex, Raleigh and surrounding areas in NC.

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Indian Vegetarian Feast

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Sonali and Parag Birla
About the Class

The traditional food of India has long been appreciated for its use of exotic herbs and spices. Sonali and her husband Parag return to Whisk as they teach you how to replicate their native, arromatic, and warming cuisine. Join them on a trip to Nirvana! Great Gift.

What You'll Cook +
  • Masala papad (a great indian snack)
  • Coconut curry soup
  • Kale pakoras
  • Mutter paneer (a northern Indian vegetable dish)
  • Jira rice (rice spiced with garam masala)
  • Served with naan bread
  • Indian fudge and masala chai tea
Sign Up $59.00
This class is full
Class Code 990

New World Food and Wine Pairing 2/11/16

Interactive

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Join us for the ultimate foodie and wine enthusiast's evening with Whisks Chef/ Sommelier, Teresa Fox . She will provide a practical understanding of New World major grape varieties and styles, pairing them with a delicious array of complimentary foods. You will learn how to buy, open, and store your wine, but most importantly, you will have a new found appreciation of the wonderful world of grapes! Great gift!

What You'll Cook +
  • Smoked salmon rilles with a dry riesling
  • Wild mushroom soup with a Sauvignon Blanc
  • Beef tenderloin with a Pinot Noir sauce
  • Truffled mashed potatoes
  • Flourless chocolate cake with a salted caramel sauce, served with a cabernet Sauvignon
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 992

Be Mine......A Romantic Dinner for Two

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Friday, February 12, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana and Octavio Soares
About the Class

Spend the evening with Whisk's own Ana and her Hubby, Octavio, as they share a luscious Valentine’s Day menu that reflects their passion for cooking. Enjoy this romantic holiday with that special someone, while you learn chef secrets while feasting on flavorful and creative dishes with an international flair!

What You'll Cook +
  • Blood orange warm spiced wine
  • Brie and caramelized onion marmalade crostini
  • Proscuitto wrapped pork tenderloin
  • Creamy sunchoke puree
  • Broccolini with lemon, garlic, and pine nuts
  • Caramel pots de crème with chocolate nib cookies
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 980

A Chicago Speakeasy Valentine’s Day

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Kim Korb
About the Class

We have a great Valentine’s Day alternative to crowded restaurants. Kim and Joan will teach you and your sweetheart how to cook a 4-course Chicago Speakeasy dinner that you can replicate anytime.  Come eat, drink, and find romance at Whisk!  Wine pairings included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Sweetheart cocktail with prosecco, pomegranate, and citrus
  • Dreamy Belgian Endive Topped with Roquefort Cheese and mapled walnuts with a balsamic glaze
  • Rich and Silky Lobster Bisque with Dilled Crouton Garnish
  • Hearty Root Vegetable Smash seasoned with Applewood Bacon and Smoked Salt
  • Bold and Spicy Beef Brochettes with a Mushroom Demi-Glace
  • Romantic Fruit-filled Crepes in a Rum Butter Sauce 
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This class is full
Class Code 975

Valentine's Day Brunch

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Begins at 12:00pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Plan to spend Valentine's Day with your special someone as the two of you create an indulgent and unique brunch. Sip the bubbly as Renee puts a fresh spin on beloved classics. This will make a great gift!

What You'll Cook +
  • Pineapple strawberry mimosas
  • Four cheese spinach puffs
  • Bananas Foster French toast
  • Heavenly scrambled egg souffle with oven-roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, and crispy pancetta
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This class is full
Class Code 978

Apres Ski Ladies Night Out

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Better than hot chocolate by the fireplace, this cozy winter meal will warm you from the inside out. Share an evening with Renee and your friends as you prepare a healthy and comforting meal featuring roast chicken with wild mushrooms and pearl onions. Come in from the cold for a delicious evening of fun, laughter, and cooking inspiration.

What You'll Cook +
  • Winter lettuce salad with pears and champagne vinaigrette
  • Balsamic roasted chicken with wild mushrooms and pearl onions
  • Creamed spinach with feta and pine nuts
  • Slow roasted tomato gratin
  • Spiked, salted caramel affogato
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This class is full
Class Code 1001

Mastering Marinades and Savory Sauces 2/18/16

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Liven up your menus with a variety of sauces and marinades that are bursting with flavor. Drizzled over meats, seafood, or vegetables, you can sauce it up with Teresa as she teaches you chefs’ secrets for layering flavors!!

What You'll Cook +
  • Date syrup marinade (for pork)
  • Tandoori spiced marinade (for chicken, beef, or pork)
  • Chocolate, red wine sauce (for beef stew)
  • Tarragon and morel cream sauce (for chicken, seafood, and vegetables)
  • Gluten free Romesco sauce
Sign Up $59.00
This class is full
Class Code 994

Table for One

Interactive

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Karen Bosse
About the Class

With minimal dishwashing, cooking for one can be fun! Karen's easy, delicious, and healthy dishes can be made utilizing just a few pans and dishes. She will also teach you how to shop, prepare, and freeze so that you have just the right amount of leftovers with zero waste. These recipes are so tasty, you'll be happy that you don't have to share.  Beer and wine includedl

What You'll Cook +
  • Atlantic salmon with a vegetable medley en papillotte
  • Tuscan chicken skillet
  • Brie, proscuitto, apple and arugula quesadilla
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This class is full
Class Code 989

Homemade Pizza Workshop 2/21/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, February 21, 2016
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Jeff Grimm
About the Class

Love wood-fired pizza? In this class, Chef Jeff will teach you everything you need to know about making pizza in your own oven, including dough making, rising, stretching, and shaping. This is a participation class, so get ready to dig in! Your reward? A tasty family style meal, complete with beer and vino!

What You'll Cook +
  • Mixed green salad with a light Italian vinaigrette
  • Create-your-own savory pizza
  • Decadent dessert pizza
Sign Up $59.00
This class is full
Class Code 987

Pasta Making Workshop: Winter Edition 2/24/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Catherine Parker
About the Class

Handmade pasta making is simple and satisfying once you have mastered a few techniques and tips. In this class, Catherine will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and angel hair pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Gnocchi with sage brown butter and pancetta
  • Angel hair with wild mushrooms, ricotta and toasted walnuts
  • Fettuccine with 3-meat bolognese sauce and parmesan
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This class is full
Class Code 1002

Cake Decorating Workshop 2/25/16

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Liz Reedy
About the Class

Learn the skills of professional pastry chefs so you can beautifully decorate a special occasion cake! Decorating fundamentals will be covered including torting cake into layers, crumbing, buttercream icing, piping shell borders, decorative lettering and drop flowers. Cake will be provided for you to decorate and take home and A $40 CAKE DECORATING SUPPLY KIT is included!

What You'll Cook +
  • Basic yellow cake and buttercream
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1000

Mastering Knife Skills 2/27/16: A Technique Class with Michael Portanova

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Michael Portanova
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Michael Portanova as he teaches classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance, and knife safety. If you want to take your cooking to the next level, we highly recommend this class.

What You'll Cook +
  • Snacks will be served.
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 988

Cake Decorating Workshop 2/28/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Liz Reedy
About the Class

Learn the skills of professional pastry chefs so you can beautifully decorate a special occasion cake! Decorating fundamentals will be covered including torting cake into layers, crumbing, buttercream icing, piping shell borders, decorative lettering and drop flowers. Cake will be provided for you to decorate and take home and A $40 CAKE DECORATING SUPPLY KIT is included!

What You'll Cook +
  • Basic yellow cake and buttercream
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 982

Gluten Free Goodness: Baking Workshop 3/2/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor JP of JP's Pastry
About the Class

Reinvent the rules of baking with JP from JP's Pastry as he creates delicious wheat-free confections with a whimsical twist. During this 2-1/2 hour class, he will educate you on the stocking of your pantry while sharing the science and techniques behind creating gluten-free pastries that EVERYONE will love. Take the plunge and revamp the rules of baking so that you can produce cakes, cookies, and pies that are every bit as good as traditional versions.

What You'll Cook +
  • Browned butter blueberry muffins
  • Glazed cinnamon-chocolate scones
  • Tender classic crumb cake
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1005

Mastering Knife Skills 3/3/16: A Technique Class with Kim Korb

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Whisk's Kim Korb as she teaches classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance, and knife safety. If you want to take your cooking to the next level, we highly recommend this class.

What You'll Cook +
  • Snacks will be served.
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 993

Homemade Pasta Workshop: Date Night 3/4/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, March 4, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Catherine Parker
About the Class

Hand-made pasta is simple and satisfying once you have mastered a few techniques. In this class, Cat will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and angel hair pasta. So grab your significant other or a group of friends for this “hands-on” evening of Italiano fun!

What You'll Cook +
  • Gnocchi with sage brown butter and pancetta
  • Angel hair with wild mushrooms, ricotta and toasted walnuts
  • Fettuccine with 3-meat bolognese sauce and parmesan
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1006

The Four Basics of Culinary School: A Hands-on Workshop

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Learn four essential techniques taught at every culinary school:  searing/sautéeing, pan sauces, roasting, and egg cookery. Once you have mastered these basic principles, you will have everything you need to take your everyday cooking to a new level. This class is 2-1/2 hours.

What You'll Cook +
  • Pan-seared steak
  • Shallot red wine pan sauce
  • Parmesan roasted potatoes
  • Herb roasted seasonal vegetables
  • Chambord chocolate lava cakes
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1007

Una Bella Giornata in Roma – A Beautiful Day in Rome

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Executive Chef Paolo Gavazza of Enrigo's
About the Class

We welcome back Enrigo's Executive Chef, Paolo Gavazza. In this class he will take you to a traditional Sunday family gathering in his beloved hometown of Rome while preparing regional favorites that have stood the test of time. Buon appetito! Vino included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Filetti di baccala alla Romano (crispy cod Fillet Roman-style)
  • Bucatini alla Amatriciana (a tomato based sauce with guanciale pancetta)
  • Crostada ai fruitto di bosco (shortbread topped with mixed berry compote)
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1008

Vietnamese Cuisine 101 3/9/16

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Travel to Saigon with Ana as she shares some of Vietnam's bold and spicy signature dishes. She will introduce you to the herbs and spices that are key ingredients of this aromatic cuisine while entertaining you with her wit and wisdom. Enjoy exotic travel with no passport required!

What You'll Cook +
  • Vegetable and beef pho soup
  • Glass noodle salad with shrimp
  • Lemongrass chicken
  • Mango-coconut pudding with mango and lychee
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1009

Crème de la Crêpes Workshop: Tropical Edition 3/10/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Join Joan for a crepe-making extravaganza! Learn to make fool-proof batter, flip like a professional, and master a variety of folds as you load your creations with seasonal fillings that will inspire your early spring celebrations.  Add a little magic to your life by flipping perfectly golden crepes in the Whisk kitchen!

What You'll Cook +
  • Savory crepes filled with a tropical salad of baby greens, shrimp, pineapple, avocados, and applewood smoked bacon, then drizzled with a mango balsamic reduction
  • White chocolate-coconut ganache and mango crepe cake served with butter rum sauce, macadamia nuts, and caramelized banana slices.
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 996

Elegant Easter Brunch 3/13/16

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Begins at 12:30pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Join Teresa for a festive and elegant Easter brunch filled with fresh flavors. You will delight family and friends when you easily and efficiently recreate this holiday menu. Bright spring flavors, timesaving tips and a beautiful setting…this could be more fun than an Easter egg hunt!

What You'll Cook +
  • Frozen orange cream mimosa
  • Fennel and smoked salmon salad
  • Cheese, leek and herb souffle casserole
  • Baked almond French toast
Sign Up $59.00
Class Code 1010

Mastering Knife Skills 3/16/16: A Technique Class with Ana Soares

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Whisk's own Ana Soares as she teaches classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance, and knife safety. If you want to take your cooking to the next level, we highly recommend this class.

What You'll Cook +
  • Snacks will be served
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1003

A Caribbean Spring Break 3/18/16

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Friday, March 18, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Imagine warm breezes, white sandy beaches, and maybe a little rum. Diverse tropical flavors based on a fusion of multicultural influences will delight your palate while taking you away to the islands. Enjoy a delicious Caribbean spring break in Cary…no passport required!

What You'll Cook +
  • Jamaican jerk chicken
  • Pineapple and avocado shrimp
  • Mango-jicama salad
  • Arroz con gandules
  • Mojito sorbet
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1011

Scandinavian Easter Bread Baking Workshop 3/19/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Scandinavian yeast breads are known throughout the world as the gold standard for Easter holiday baking. Sip coffee with Joan while preparing Swedish, Danish, and Finnish favorites including a very special Kringle. This year, surprise and delight your holiday guests with buttery, tender, and fruit-studded holiday breads!

What You'll Cook +
  • Swedish kanelbullar – cinnamon buns with cardamom-flavored dough
  • Danish braided Kringle
  • Finnish paasiaisleipar – citrus, raisin, and almond studded round loaf
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This class is full
Class Code 1012

KIDS: Easter-themed Cooking and Pottery Camp 3/20/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Liz Reedy
About the Class

Whisk and Color Me Mine are teaming up, this time for for a big, delicious helping of food, fun and art to celebrate Easter. With Liz, your children will learn fundamental kitchen skills while baking charming holiday treats. And with Tammy, they will create a holiday-inspired masterpiece to bring home. Perfect for ages 7-11 years. Parents may drop off their children after signing in. Price is per child. 3 hours.

What You'll Cook +
  • Cadbury chocolate egg cupcakes
  • Ham and cheese bunny buns
  • Easter egg fruit pizza
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1013

Mastering Knife Skills 3/23/16: A Technique Class with Scott Perry

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Scott Perry
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Mateo's sous chef, Scott Perry, as he teaches classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance, and knife safety. If you want to take your cooking to the next level, we highly recommend this class.

What You'll Cook +
  • Snacks will be served
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1014

Masala Magic: Everyday Indian Favorites 3/24/16

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Shruti Parikh
About the Class

Blogger Shruti Parikh will share her secrets for the perfect chicken masala that we all love. She will delight you with her knowledge of the characteristics of Indian spices and how to best use them. Master some of the most fragrant and distinct dishes in India's rich and varied cuisine.

What You'll Cook +
  • Chicken Tikka Masala (the national dish of Great Britain)
  • Lasan vali jhinga (Indian style garlic shrimp)
  • Green beans with ajwain (green beans seasoned with carom seeds)
  • Naan (delicious Indian bread)
Sign Up $59.00
This class is full
Class Code 1004

Everyday Italian: the DiPietro Way – Take Home Easter Pies 3/26/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join Carrie as she teaches you techniques and recipes for authentic Italian crusts and creamy fillings that are guaranteed to elicit ooohs! Get a headstart on your Easter meal preparations as you build two delicious holiday pies that can be transported home to be freshly baked on the big day. Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the Italian Easter pies of your dreams.

What You'll Cook +
  • Italian cream pie
  • Lemon ricotta pie
  • Vino santo
Sign Up $59.00
Class Code 1015

Northern Italian Classics 3/26/16

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Jay White and Willard Doxey
About the Class

Eat, sip and learn as Jay and Willard whisk you away to northern Italy. In this class, you will learn authentic recipes of the region famous for an abundance of fresh produce, gorgonzola cheese, and hazelnuts. And so easy to recreate in your own kitchen, the menu will inspire your next dinner party. Mangia!

What You'll Cook +
  • Prosecco/bellini
  • Tuscan white bean bruschetta and homemade grissini wrapped in prosciutto with a honey drizzle
  • Arugula, gorgonzola, and pear salad with toasted hazelnuts
  • Wild mushroom and sausage ragu over creamy polenta
  • Espresso granita and limoncello panna cotta
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Class Code 1016

Burgundy Food and Wine Pairing 3/31/16

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Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Discover the wine and food of France's Burgundy region with chef and sommalier, Teresa Fox. She will share her expertise for well thought out pairings from this famous wine-producing region in southeastern France. The classic dishes will transport you...no passport required!

What You'll Cook +
  • Ultimate French onion soup with gruyere toast (white burgundy/chardonnay)
  • Poached oysters w/a watercress cream sauce (chablis)
  • Classic coq au vin (pinot noir)
  • Pear and red wine custard tart with hazelnut crust (champagne blanc noir)
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1017