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At Whisk, our cooking classes go far beyond just teaching you a recipe from a cookbook. Our renowned local chefs are passionate about getting you involved in the cooking process, further inspiring you to strengthen your skills in the kitchen. With a wide array of classes from how to cook international cuisine to sharpening your knife skills, we’ve got endless possibilities to choose from. Grab your sweetheart for a date night or invite your coworkers for team building, either way, a cooking class at Whisk is an exciting way to grow your skills!

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“My team enjoyed your holiday cooking class and it exceeded my expectations in every way! So much fun learning how to cook with winter vegetables, the food was outrageously delicious, and the chef was amazing. We had a great time.”

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The Four Basics of Culinary School -- Italian Edition 4/26/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
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 +
  • Spring vegetable minestrone (stocks and soup)
  • Chicken cacciatore with mascarpone polenta (braising)
  • Parmesan-roasted broccoli (roasting)
  • Classic tiramisu (custard, whipping cream, and layering)
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1290

Making the Most of Your Herb Garden

Interactive

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

Friday, April 28, 2017
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Karen Bosse
About the Class

Just a snip of fresh herbs can take an ordinary meal and transform it into an extraordinary one!   Whisk's own herb whisperer, Karen Bosse, will teach you how to infuse both familiar and unique varieties into your everyday recipes. Spring is just around the corner, so sign up now to learn the best techniques for drying and freezing herbs, as well as preserving their flavors in compound butters, olive oils, and vinegars. Herbal tea, and snacks enriched with fresh herbs will be served! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Lemongrass mint tea
  • Herb compound butter
  • Tabouli vegetable salad
  • Cherry grapefruit basil sorbet
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1291

Everybody Loves Pies and Tarts 4/29/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Begins at 10:30am
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join Carrie as she teaches you techniques and recipes for flawless and buttery crusts that are guaranteed to elicit ooohs! Using the finest ingredients, you'll make two delicious creations, one that is savory and one that is sweet. Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the pies and tarts of your dreams.

What You'll Cook +
  • Strawberry pie with lemon cream
  • Asparagus, sweet pea and prosciutto tart
  • Butter flaky pie crust
  • Sour cream pastry crust
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1292

Everybody Loves Pies and Tarts - Encore 4/29/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join Carrie as she teaches you techniques and recipes for flawless and buttery crusts that are guaranteed to elicit ooohs! Using the finest ingredients, you'll make two delicious creations, one that is savory and one that is sweet. Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the pies and tarts of your dreams.

What You'll Cook +
  • Strawberry pie with lemon cream
  • Asparagus, sweet pea and prosciutto tart
  • Butter flaky pie crust
  • Sour cream pastry crust
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1293

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Una Noche en Barcelona

Interactive

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Travel to Barcelona with Ana as she recreates some contemporary classic dishes that are ideal for both spring and summer entertaining. Ana recently returned from a "food study" tour of Spain and is ready to share this flavorful, mediterranean cuisine. Be prepared for a Catalonia education and get your Whisk passport stamped!  Sangria will be served. Ole!

What You'll Cook +
  • Charred spring onions with romesco sauce
  • Chickpea, cabrales, and spinach salad
  • Seared shrimp with chorizo butter
  • Cumin sofrito rice
  • Almond cake with olive oil ice cream, and sherry whipped cream
  • Ana's Sangria
Sign Up $89.00
This class is full
Class Code 1294

Mastering Knife Skills 4/30/17: A Technique Class with Kim Korb

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
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 $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1295

La Boulangerie Française: A Hands-On Bread Baking Workshop

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Melissa Majchrzck
About the Class

Join Pastry Chef Melissa for a French bread baking workshop where you will learn how to mix, knead, and shape beautiful loaves and rolls.  Rise methods, shaping, yeast options, and flavor variations will be covered in this hands-on class.  Best of all, you will be taking home freshly baked rolls to share with your family and friends!

What You'll Cook +
  • Traditional French baguette
  • Asiago-rosemary dinner rolls
  • Sun-dried tomato and olive rolls
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1298

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Charming Charleston 5/4/17

Interactive

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker and Joan Baumer
About the Class

Back by popular demand, we're giving you an evening that is "Charming Charleston" at its best! Inspired by the extraordinarily talented chefs working at FIG, Husk, and Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, Joan and Cat will teach you how to make some of your favorite foods with that special King Street twist. Make a date today to travel to South Carolina because Charleston is always a good idea! Get your Whisk passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • Southern mint and lemon prosecco sparkler
  • Romaine lettuce salad with gorgonzola, strawberries, candied southern pecans, and balsamic glaze
  • Low country crab cakes with key lime sauce
  • Stone ground grits with mascarpone
  • Collards with caramelized onions and hickory smoked bacon
  • Sweet butter biscuit strawberry shortcake
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1299

Viva Mexico! Cinco de Mayo 5/5/17

Interactive

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

Friday, May 5, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Join us for a lively Mexican fiesta full of culture, flavor, and fun. Ana will share her personality and vast knowledge of unusual ingredients to create these contemporary favorites. Cerveza included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Ana's guacamole and trattoria chips
  • Shrimp tacos with jicama and pineapple slaw
  • Pork carnitas with cheesy frijoles Mexican rice, and pickled onions
  • Lime margherita sorbet
  • Cerveza included!
Sign Up $79.00
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Class Code 1300

Four Basics of Culinary School -- Summer Edition 5/6/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Learn four essential techniques taught at every culinary school:  emulsifying, searing/sautéeing, pan sauces, 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 +
  • Composed seasonal green salad with strawberries, avocado, and toasted almonds (layering of flavors and foolproof vinaigrette)
  • Tomato-basil crostini with grilled zucchini and goat cheese
  • Asparagus, prosciutto and provolone stuffed chicken roulades with fines herbes chardonnay pan sauce
  • Torta della nonna with fresh berry coulis
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Class Code 1301

Grandma DiPietro's Homemade Ravioli Workshop 5/7/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join Carrie for a hands-on ravioli workshop as she shares her grandmothers' secrets for making these delicate pasta pillows.  In addition, she will share Grandma Rubino's classic filling and 3 different sauces. It is time to "up" your Italian game and impress your family and friends with Carrie's fun and foolproof recipes. Mangia!

What You'll Cook +
  • Spring pea ravioli with prosciutto, pea shoots and a lemon-butter sauce
  • Ricotta ravioli with asparagus, morel mushrooms, and a crispy spring onion gremolata
  • Cheese ravioli with caramelized leeks and a mint and pine nut pesto
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1302

Dumplings Around the World

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Dumplings are a marvel of world cuisine, both simple and complex, and enjoyed as an entrée, snack, or as a dessert.  In this hands-on class, Ana will share her knowledge and tips for creating these mouthwatering morsels of stuffed goodness that you can prepare for friends and family or freeze for another time. Save-the-date for this delicious and fun-filled class. 

What You'll Cook +
  • Sweet corn, cheese, and caramelized onion empanada
  • Beef gyoza with a garlic, soy ginger sauce
  • Korean steamed dumpling with kim chee, and a sweet and spicy dipping sauce
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1303

Beauty, Bubbly and Culinary Delights: a Spa-licious Girls Night Out

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Okay ladies, you asked for it!  Enjoy a prosecco cocktail as Kim teaches you how to mix up a batch of DIY anti-oxidant age-defying white wine exfoliant scrub! Luxuriate in ultra-moisturizing strawberry whipped body butter as you learn how to make seasonally-inspired hors d'ouvres and all natural skincare products to take home. Grab your mom, your sister, and your girlfriends because it it time to eat, drink, and exfoliate!  Makes a great Mother's Day gift.

What You'll Cook +
  • Lemon drop prosecco sparkler
  • Spring asparagus and cheese strata
  • Strawberry dulcimer rose sorbet
  • Lemon wine sugar exfoliant scrub
  • Hydrating rosewater facial toner
  • Strawberry whipped cream body butter
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1304

Coastal California Date Night 5/12/17

Interactive

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

Friday, May 12, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Indulge in the fresh and seasonal flavors of coastal California as Cherisse shares bright new recipes that reflect this sunny destination. We haven't forgotten about the state's amazing grapes -- all will be served with exquisite California wines!

What You'll Cook +
  • Fresh spring greens salad with avocado, strawberries, and a white balsamic, basil vinaigrette
  • Champagne poached shrimp with shaved asparagus, parmesan, and orecchiette pasta
  • Grilled chicken with sun dried California apricots, and a citrus pistachio gremolata
  • Limoncello tiramisu parfaits
Sign Up $79.00
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Class Code 1305

Everybody Loves Pies and Tarts -- Mother's Day Edition 5/13/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Begins at 10:30am
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join Carrie as she teaches you techniques and recipes for a flawless, buttery crust that is guaranteed to elicit ooohs! Using the finest ingredients, you'll make a seasonal sweet berry pie and a flaky and savory French tart.  Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the pies of your dreams!

What You'll Cook +
  • Sun-dried tomato, fontina cheese, olive, and artichoke tart with with flaky butter crust
  • Very berry pie with an oatmeal and marcona almond crumb topping
  • Butter flaky pie crust
  • Sour cream pastry crust
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1306

Everybody Loves Pies and Tarts -- Mother's Day Edition, Encore 5/13/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join Carrie as she teaches you techniques and recipes for a flawless, buttery crust that is guaranteed to elicit ooohs! Using the finest ingredients, you'll make a seasonal sweet berry pie and a flaky and savory French tart.  Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the pies of your dreams!

What You'll Cook +
  • Sun-dried tomato, fontina cheese, olive, and artichoke tart with with flaky butter crust
  • Very berry pie with an oatmeal and marcona almond crumb topping
  • Butter flaky pie crust
  • Sour cream pastry crust
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1307

Wok This Way 5/17/17

Interactive

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Liu, Zhong Yuan
About the Class

Join Beijing native, Zhong Yuan (aka Wendy), for an introduction to the essential technique of stir-frying. Once you have mastered this fun and versatile cooking form, it will influence your creativity as you approach daily meal preparation.  Learn, participate and be inspired to customize and create your own crunchy and colorful dishes.  Wok this way!

What You'll Cook +
  • Pork and vegetable lettuce wraps
  • Shrimp stir fried rice
  • Chinese lemon chicken
  • Served with fortune cookies
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1308

An Evening with Sassool

Interactive

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Simone and Mounir Saleh
About the Class

Whisk welcomes Sasool owners, Mounir and Simone Saleh for an evening of food and culture. While preparing beloved family recipes (not to be found on the restaurant's menu), they will share their knowledge of Mediterranean ingredients used in creating the fresh and zesty Lebanese dishes that we crave. Sahiyy! Beer and wine included. 

What You'll Cook +
  • Lebanese style garden salad 
  • Mounir's Mediterranean salad with tuna
  • Mjadarah Saleh (with carmelized onions, cracked wheat, and kidney beans)
  • Mtabel (roasted eggplant with garlic)
  • Namoura (Lebanese semolina cake)
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1309

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Tapas and Petiscos, an Improvisational Culinary Journey with Ana

Interactive

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

Friday, May 19, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

This class is a first time experience. We are starting with a plane ticket, a passport, a blank slate for a menu and Chef Ana Soares -- who will take you with her on a journey to Spain and Portugal from April 11-27. Each day, on our Facebook page, Ana will take you to a different site where you will explore food markets, go inside local "hidden gem" restaurants, and see what inspires her menu creation. If you want to help design the menu for this class, head over to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WhiskCarolina/), watch Ana travel through the Iberian Peninsula, and weigh in on dishes she shares through video. This will be a truly inspired menu and a class you don't want to miss! Get your Whisk passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • Inspirational dishes from her recent trip to Barcelona and Portugal
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1310

Gourmet Pizza and Pints 5/20/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Begins at 10:30am
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

It's time to take pizza making to the next level as you make the perfect crust and top it with unique and delicious toppings. Renee will teach you everything you need to know about making pizza in your own oven, including dough techniques, rising, stretching, and shaping. This is a hands-on class complete with beer and wine.

What You'll Cook +
  • Thai shrimp pizza
  • Spring pea, sausage, and herbed ricotta pizza
  • Arugula & prosciutto pizza
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1311

Gourmet Pizza and Pints - Encore 5/20/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

It's time to take pizza making to the next level as you make the perfect crust and top it with unique and delicious toppings. Renee will teach you everything you need to know about making pizza in your own oven, including dough techniques, rising, stretching, and shaping. This is a hands-on class complete with beer and wine.

What You'll Cook +
  • Thai shrimp pizza
  • Spring pea, sausage, and herbed ricotta pizza
  • Arugula & prosciutto pizza
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1312

Master Sushi Workshop 5/21/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Chef "John" (Supharat Ratana)
About the Class

Prepare for a feast as you rock and roll with Chef John! Get one-on-one pointers in this small, HANDS ON class. John will demonstrate knife skills, share knowledge on using the highest quality ingredients, and will show you what tools you need to become a sushi master in your own home. Itadakimasu!

What You'll Cook +
  • California roll with sesame seeds
  • Asian pickled vegetable roll
  • Rainbow Roll
  • Shoyu, edamame
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1313

Mastering Knife Skills 5/24/17: A Technique Class with Kim Korb

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Whisk's own 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 $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1314

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Viva Puerto Rico

Interactive

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Travel to Old San Juan for a taste of the Caribbean with Spanish influences. Recently returned from a Puerto Rican retreat, Cat was inspired to create a menu reflecting indigenous ingredients and seasonings. Join her in the Whisk kitchen for an evening filled with fresh flavors, warm breezes and hispanic charm. Get your Whisk passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • Traditional picadillo with rice, sofrito, and tostones
  • Coconut crusted fish tacos with shaved greens, cilantro, lime and a pineapple mango salsa
  • Guava rum cake
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1315

Magnificent Macarons 5/27/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Amanda Boury
About the Class

Learn to make these perfect French cookies in our small, hands-on class. Expert confectioner Amanda Boury will feature summer flavors this month, as she teaches the secret tips and techniques to making these popular “best sellers”. 

What You'll Cook +
  • Lemon lavender
  • Chocolate caramel
  • Strawberry
  • Pina colada
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1317

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Tapas and Petiscos, an Improvisational Culinary Journey with Ana - Encore

Interactive

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

This class is a first time experience. We are starting with a plane ticket, a passport, a blank slate for a menu and Chef Ana Soares -- who will take you with her on a journey to Spain and Portugal from April 11-27. Each day, on our Facebook page, Ana will take you to a different site where you will explore food markets, go inside local "hidden gem" restaurants, and see what inspires her menu creation. If you want to help design the menu for this class, head over to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WhiskCarolina/), watch Ana travel through the Iberian Peninsula, and weigh in on dishes she shares through video. This will be a truly inspired menu and a class you don't want to miss! Get your Whisk passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • Inspirational dishes from her recent trip to Barcelona and Portugal
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1318