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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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Chillin' and Grillin' Ladies Night Out 8/17/17

Interactive

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Everyone loves happy hour, so grab your gal pals for a fun-filled and delicious evening that will inspire you to entertain all summer. Renee will share an array of plates with bold flavors. Time to celebrate food and friendship.

What You'll Cook +
  • Cantaloupe ginger prosecco spritzers
  • Watermelon, feta, mint skewers
  • Chili lime shrimp tacos with avocado crema
  • Lemon chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce
  • Blackberry mojito sorbet
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1357

Height of the Season Decadent Dessert Workshop

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Come in from the heat to learn how to make creative, cool treats. With a few new tips and techniques, you will be confident in making these on your own for friends and family at your next get together. We are sure that you will find inspiration in Carrie's technique driven menu. Time to chill out!

What You'll Cook +
  • Limoncello dream pie with flaky butter crust
  • Spumoni (frozen dome with pistachio, chocolate, and cherry vanilla ice cream)
  • Grilled peach and amaretti parfait with bourbon cream and pecans
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1358

Homemade Pizza Workshop 8/20/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
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 +

Pizzas:

  • Big Kahuna -- Kahlua pork and grilled pineapple
  • Farmer's Market -- sweet corn and charred tomatoes
  • Ricotta, peach and prosciutto
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Class Code 1359

New England Lobstah!

Interactive

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Friday, August 25, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Jenn Makseyn
About the Class

In this lively date night class, you will enjoy a menu rich in the traditions of the New England coast. Join Joan and Jenn as they celebrate the epicurean heritage of the area with local summer bounty. Join us for an evening of lobstah, lore, and Boston creme pie.  Yummm! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Zucchini and sweet corn cakes with fresh tomato salsa
  • Maine lobster rolls with homemade buns
  • New England style cole slaw
  • Baked truffle fries
  • Boston creme pie parfaits with wild Maine blueberries
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1360

Beef, Bacon and Beer 8/26/17

Interactive

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

What can we say? This isn't a spa class. It is not a vegetarian class either. It's a beef, beer, and porkapalooza. Come hungry! Great date night.

What You'll Cook +
  • Bacon wrapped dates with gorgonzola cheese
  • Chopped salad with grilled seasonal vegetables and honey saison vinaigrette
  • Pineapple and bacon shrimp
  • "Gargantuan meatball" stuffed with smoked sausage, bacon, and egg
  • Pimiento mashed potatoes
  • Root beer and milk stout float with candied bacon ice cream
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1361

Four Basics of Culinary School -- 8/30/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, August 30, 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 +
  • Composed seasonal green salad with melon, avocado, and toasted almonds (foolproof emulsifying)
  • Grilled bruschetta with whipped feta, balsamic tomatoes, and basil (layering of flavors)
  • Asparagus, prosciutto and provolone stuffed chicken roulade with fines herbes chardonnay pan sauce (searing and pan sauces)
  • Torta della nonna with fresh berry coulis (pâte sucrée and custard preparation)
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This class is full
Class Code 1362

Mastering Knife Skills 8/31/17: A Technique Class with Kim Korb

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, August 31, 2017
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 $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1363

The Perfect Steak 9/6/17

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Danny Zaffuto
About the Class

One of summer's finest flavors is a perfectly cooked steak. Join Danny Zaffuto of The Butcher's Market as he educates you on sourcing, handling, and marinating three deliciously different cuts. Your grill is waiting... sign up today! Beer and wine included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Pan seared filet mignon with a truffled brown butter pan sauce
  • Reverse seared cowboy steak with a mustard seed and peppercorn au jus
  • Asada marinated broiled flank steak with a salsa verde
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1364

Le Cakerie: A Hands-on Crêpe Cake Workshop 9/7/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Take your crêpe making to the next level as Joan shows you how to delight your friends and family with special occasion crepe cakes! Learn how to make foolproof batter, flip like a professional, then build and decorate your cakes with irresistible fillings, fruits, nuts, and flowers. Sign up today for this hands-on extravaganza. Note:  All students will go home with a cake!

What You'll Cook +
  • Crepe Cake Flavors:
  • Whipped mochatella decorated with glazed hazelnuts and white chocolate curls
  • Cinnamon apple and dulce de leche crepe cake decorated with fruit and herbs
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1365

Time for Thai 9/8/17

Interactive

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Friday, September 8, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Explore a world of exotic flavors combined with simple techniques as Ana makes authentic versions of Thailand's most popular recipes. Learn to balance hot, sour, salty and sweet flavors to create perfect dishes. Any time is a good time for Thai!

What You'll Cook +
  • Spicy green papaya salad
  • Massaman chicken curry
  • Shrimp Pad Thai
  • Mango sorbet
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Class Code 1366

GLOBAL DESTINATION JAPAN: Hibachi and Sushi Technique Workshop

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor David Wells
About the Class

In honor of Whisk's 4th anniversary, Chef David is flying in from Tokyo, Japan!  An acclaimed author, artist, and chef, David will share his unique perspective of the Japanese food culture and how it relates to the land and its people. By blending hibachi with sushi-making while applying traditional Japanese techniques and sauces, you will enjoy the best of Tokyo's food scene. Get your passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • Hibachi meat and seafood (market freshness will guide choices)
  • Perfect sushi rice
  • Miso sauce for chicken
  • Yuan sauce for fish
  • Garlic soy sauce
  • Lemon soy sauce
  • Sushi rolls
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1367

Homemade Pasta Workshop 9/10/17 - Late Summer Edition

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Begins at 12:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Handmade pasta is simple and satisfying once you've mastered a few techniques. In this class, Cat will teach you how to make fresh agnolotti, fettuccine, and gnocchi from scratch. So grab your significant other or a group of friends for this hands-on afternoon of Italiano fun!

What You'll Cook +
  • Agnolotti with Italian sweet sausage, roasted peppers, and parmesan
  • Fettuccine with wild mushrooms, ricotta, and toasted walnuts
  • Heirloom squash gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1368

LADIES' NIGHT OUT: Girls just want to have FUN!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Plan to go wild at Whisk as you enjoy food, fun, and friends. Renee will introduce you to some festive party flavors that will spruce up any occasion. Grab your bestie or a bunch of friends and help us celebrate Whisk's 4th anniversary! These recipes will become instant classics.

What You'll Cook +
  • Seasonal sparkler
  • Honey-chili baked chicken wings
  • Mini shrimp tacos with mango salsa
  • Vineyard pizette with grapes, toasted walnuts, gorgonzola, and caramelized onions
  • Spinach dip bites
  • Mocha cream cheese touchdown brownies
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1369

Wok This Way 9/15/17

Interactive

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Liu, Zhong-Yuan
About the Class

Join Beijing native, Zhong Yuan, 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 find inspiration for customizing and creating your own crunchy and colorful dishes.  Wok this way!

What You'll Cook +
  • Pan seared pork dumpling
  • Taiwanese three cup chicken
  • Vegetable stir fried rice
  • Mango rice pudding
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1370

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Homemade Pasta Workshop 9/16/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Join us for a little fun and mess-making in the kitchen as we Whisk the kids to Italy for a delicious afternoon of homemade pasta making and so much more. Ages 7-13.

What You'll Cook +
  • Butternut squash and ricotta ravioli with a light butter sauce
  • Fettuccine with beef marinara sauce
  • The "ultimate" garlic bread
  • Served with Italian ice
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1371

Mas Tapas Por Favor

Interactive

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Join Ana for a Whisk night OUT with family and friends. Enjoy a flavorful and fun-filled evening of tapas as you travel to Spain and feast on an assortment of robust flavors that will inspire your upcoming parties. Remember to say "blanco" or "rojo" as you get your passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • Manchego and marcona almond stuffed dates with serrano ham
  • Pan con tomate
  • Shrimp ajillo with sherry
  • Tortilla espanola
  • Mini crema catalana
  • Sangria
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1372

GLOBAL DESTINATION: Late Summer in Sicily

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Regione Siciliana, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is known for its sun-drenched climate and amazingly fresh and delicous produce and seafood. Take a seat at Osteria Whisk as Carrie entertains, educates, and shares the specialities of Palermo, Catania, and Messina.  Plan for an evening filled with magic, music and the aroma of the best vine-ripened tomatoes in the world!   And don't forget to get your passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • Antipasto - sweet and savory caponata crostini
  • Primi - Sicily's own pasta alla norma, with San Marzano tomatoes, eggplant, basil, ricotta salata, garlic, and toasted bread crumbs
  • Secondi - Italian isle baked fish
  • Dolci - Biscotti Regina
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1373

WHISK'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Discovering the Wonders of the Caribbean with Brigid Washington

Interactive

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Brigid Washington
About the Class

In honor of Whisk's 4th anniversary, we welcome journalist and chef, Brigid Washington as she takes us to her native Trinidad and Tobago.  Using the flavors of the West Indian table, she will highlight seasonal bounties and the four major Caribbean flavors found in her cookbook, Coconut, Ginger, Shrimp, and Rum.  Plan to arrive early for a "meet and greet" from 5-6pm, where you can purchase a signed copy and have a chat with the author. Class begins at 6:15. Limited seating.

What You'll Cook +
  • Apple, sage, and parmesan galette
  • Chicken fine-herbes and coconut blistered parsnips
  • Pan-fried new potatoes
  • Nutmeg and rum pots de creme
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1374

Papa DiPietro's Pizza Party -- Late Summer Edition 9/22/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro and Joan Baumer
About the Class

Travel to the mountains of Acerno, Italy with Carrie and Joan as you make authentic white, red, and margherita pies. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the DiPietro secrets for dough making, stretching, shaping, and baking off your pizzas. And, as a special bonus, you will go home with sauce and dough so that you can make a freshly baked in your own oven.  Join us at Whisk for a Friday night filled with the Italian pizza pies of your dreams. Beer and vino included!

What You'll Cook +
  • Rocket salad with lemon, olive oil, and parmigiano reggiano
  • White pie with smoked mozzerella, butternut squash, and caramelized onions
  • Classic margherita pie with market market fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella
  • Red pie with sausage and fennel
  • Served with Italian ice
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1375

GLOBAL DESTINATION: Four Course French Dinner paired with wines. An Improvisational Culinary Journey with Kim

Interactive

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

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

It is time for a very special travel experience.  We are starting with a plane ticket, a passport, a blank slate for a menu and Chef Kim Korb -- who will take you with her on a journey through the Rhône River Valley in southern France from August 10-20.  Each day, on our Facebook page, Kim 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/), track her travel and weigh in on dishes she shares.   This will be a truly inspired menu and a class that  you don't want to miss!  Get your Whisk passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • TBD
Sign Up $89.00
Class Code 1376

Artisanal Bread Baking Workshop 9/24/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Melissa Majchrzak
About the Class

Join Pastry Chef Melissa for a bread baking workshop where you will learn how to mix, knead, and shape beautiful loaves and rolls.  Fermentation, yeasts, starters, rise methods 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! (Note: This is a 3 hour class.)

What You'll Cook +
  • Marbled rye loaves
  • Classic white
  • Homemade basil parmesan rollsMarbled rye loaves
  • Classic white
  • Homemade basil parmesan rolls
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Class Code 1377

Carb-Conscious Cooking

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Join Kim in the Whisk kitchen as she creates a satisfying meal that is nutritionally balanced, yet indulgent and delicious without sacrificing flavor. Plan to be inspired by the endless variety of options available to you when you choose healthy proteins and fresh produce for your carb conscious meals. Learn, eat smart, drink, repeat.

What You'll Cook +
  • Mandarin orange prosecco spritzer
  • Market fresh vegetable pizza with a cauliflower crust
  • Bacon stuffed eggplant rollatini
  • Roasted basil parmesan shrimp
  • Low-carb skillet brownies with peanut butter drizzle
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1378

Everybody Loves Pie 9/30/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 30, 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 two delicious pies, one that is savory and one that is sweet. Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the pies of your dreams.

What You'll Cook +
  • Butter flaky pie crust
  • Sour cream pastry crust
  • Apple-pear pie with caramel drizzle and toasted pecans
  • Savory North Carolina sweet potato, ricotta hand pies with sage
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1379