Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes in Cary, Apex, Raleigh & Beyond

CLICK TO VIEW CLASSES

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.

View Class Cart (0)

Sushi, Sushi, Sushi 9/3/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 3, 2016
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor David Wells
About the Class

Artist and Chef David Wells returns to Whisk from Tokyo to share with you the role that sushi plays in Japan. In this hands-on class, you will learn the creative art and technique for perfect rice, traditional rolls, hand rolls, and pressed sushi. Time to break out the chopsticks!

What You'll Cook +
  • Various rolls using fresh tuna, shrimp, pickled vegetables, egg, avocado, shiso leaves, plum paste (mat-rolled sushi, hand rolls, pressed sushi)
Sign Up $79.00
2
Spots
left
Class Code 1116

Everybody Loves Pie - Early Autumn Edition 9/4/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Begins at 2:00pm
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 +
  • Grandma's cinnamon crumble apple cherry pie
  • Savory rustic Italian tart with fresh tomatoes, basil, cheese, and Italian sausage
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1117

The Four Basics of Culinary School 9/6/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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 +
  • Slow-roasted tomato crostini (slow roasting)
  • Chicken chardonnay (pan searing and sauces)
  • Roasted potatoes with lemon and parsley (roasting)
  • Asparagus hollandaise (egg cookery)
  • Chocolate molten cakes with crème anglaise whipped cream (egg cookery)
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1118

The Italian Trattoria 9/7/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Travel to the countryside of Italy and celebrate its warm and fresh from the garden flavors. Carrie will share a vibrant menu that will take you back to Nonna's kitchen. Mangia! Vino included!

What You'll Cook +
  • Eggplant caponata w/crostini
  • Gamberi al Rosmario (shrimp with pancetta and rosemary) w/zucchini spaghetti
  • Orange & Chocolate Cannoli Tart (hazelnut crumb crust)
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1119

Whisk's 3rd Anniversary Autumn Harvest Dinner

Interactive

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

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

In honor of our 3rd Anniversary, Teresa will share her passion for cooking with a menu that celebrates the beginning of fall with rich, warm and unforgettable flavors. Seats are limited. Sign up early! Beer and wine included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Baked Brie En Croûte with Apple Compote  
  • Arugula, Pecorino, Pine Nut, and Pear Salad      
  • Trofie Pasta with Chicken, Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Pumpkin Sage Cream Sauce          
  • Plum Crisp with Almond Mascarpone & Goat Cheese Cream
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1120

Gourmet Pizza and Pints: Late Summer Edition 9/10/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 10, 2016
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 +
  • Pear, prosciutto, and Gorgonzola pizza
  • Grape, brie, and arugula pizza
  • Caramelized onion, pepper and Italian sausage pizza
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1121

Gluten Free: Baking 101 9/11/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Melissa Majchrzak
About the Class

Reinvent the rules of baking with Pastry Chef Melissa as she creates delicious wheat-free confections with a whimsical twist. During this class she will educate you on the stocking of your pantry while sharing the distinctive techniques and secrets to 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 +
  • Apple cinnamon scones – hands-on
  • Sea salt and pepper crackers – hands-on
  • Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream – demo   Coconut macaroon cookies – demo
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1122

The Four Basics of Culinary School 9/14/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Begins at 11:00am
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 +
  • Slow-roasted tomato crostini (slow roasting)
  • Chicken chardonnay (pan searing and sauces)
  • Roasted potatoes with lemon and parsley (roasting)
  • Asparagus hollandaise (egg cookery)
  • Chocolate molten cakes with crème anglaise whipped cream (egg cookery)
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1133

Mastering Knife Skills 9/14/16: A Technique Class with Kim Korb

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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 $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1123

Dim Sum and Then Some 9/17/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Wendy Pannell
About the Class

Shanghai native Wendy Pannell teaches traditional Chinese techniques and recipes for building these irresistible little packages. Learn, participate and be inspired to customize and create your own tasty combinations.

What You'll Cook +
  • Chinese scallion pancakes
  • Steamed pork and shrimp dumplings
  • Vegetarian spring rolls
  • Tapioca coconut pudding with fresh fruit
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1124

Master Sushi Workshop 9/18/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Isamu Tsuneoka
About the Class

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

What You'll Cook +
  • California roll with sesame seeds
  • Asian pickled vegetable roll
  • Rainbow Roll
  • Shoyu, edamame
Sign Up $79.00
1
Spot
left
Class Code 1125

Fabulous Fondant Cake Decorating with Anne Bailey

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Anne Bailey (Award-winning cake designer)
About the Class

Learn the skills of an award-winning cake designer as you decorate a unique and beautiful special occasion cake! This technique driven class will focus on two popular uses of fondant as well as color and flavor for enhancing your designs. Be a part of this small hands-on class with 2012 and 2014 winner of the National Gingerbread House Competition! Note: This class is primarily hands-on with some interactive elements.

What You'll Cook +
  • Three tiered lemon, basil sponge cake with a lemon buttercream filling
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1126

Crème de la Crêpes Workshop: Autumn Edition 9/22/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Take your crêpe making to a new level as Joan shows you how to entertain and delight your friends and family with a make-ahead meal and a "show-stopping" 20 layer crepe cake. Learn to make foolproof batter, flip like a professional, and master a variety of folds as you load your creations with irresistible fillings. Make a date today for this hands-on extravaganza!

What You'll Cook +
  • Savory salad crepes with fresh figs, glazed walnuts, prosciutto, and gorgonzola 
  • Stonewall Kitchen preserve-filled crepes
  • Cafe au lait gateau de crepe mille – 20 layer crepe cake filled with mocha pecan spread and cinnamon-flavored whipped ganache
Sign Up $69.00
2
Spots
left
Class Code 1127

Delicious Desitinations: a Mexican Cantina Fiesta

Interactive

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

Friday, September 23, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger and Ana Soares
About the Class

Join us for a lively Mexican fiesta full of culture, flavor, and fun. Ana and Renee will share her their vast knowledge of the vibrant and unusual ingredients that go into the contemporary favorites you love. Join us in the Whisk kitchen for a fabulous fiesta and ice cold Cerveza!

What You'll Cook +
  • Fresh guacamole and trattoria chips
  • Shrimp tacos with jicama, pineapple slaw
  • Pork carnitas with picled onions
  • Mexican rice and refried beans
  • Margarita sorbet
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1128

Handmade Pasta Workshop: Early Autumn Edition 9/24/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Cat 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 angel hair, fettuccine and ravioli pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Angel hair pasta with basil pesto, chicken and roasted cherry tomatoes
  • Southern corn ravioli with a sweet herb cream sauce
  • Fettuccine in a fresh garlic tomato sauce, fine herbs, and parmesan
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1129

Handmade Pasta Workshop: Early Autumn Edition 9/24/16 - Encore

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Begins at 2:30pm
Chef/Instructor Cat 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 angel hair, fettuccine and ravioli pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Angel hair pasta with basil pesto, chicken and roasted cherry tomatoes
  • Southern corn ravioli with a sweet herb cream sauce
  • Fettuccine in a fresh garlic tomato sauce, fine herbs, and parmesan
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1130

Artisanal Bread Baking Workshop: 9/25/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Begins at 1:00pm
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 glazes 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 +
  • French baguettes
  • Rye bread
  • Dinner rolls
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1131

Thai One On! The Best of Southeast Asia

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Join Cat as she shares her recent adventures in Southeast Asia with exotic flavors and techniques for making authentic versions of recipes from the region. 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 +
  • Classic shrimp pad Thai
  • Pork dumplings with soy dipping sauce
  • Galangal chicken
  • Phnom Penh (banana fritters with sesame seeds)
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1132

Mastering Knife Skills 10/1/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Begins at 10:00am
Chef/Instructor Karen Bankowski
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Karen Bankowski 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
Class Code 1134

Mastering Knife Skills 10/1/16 - Encore

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Karen Bankowski
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Karen Bankowski 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
Class Code 1135

Una Noche en Espana

Interactive

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

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares and Jay White
About the Class

Join Jay and Ana as they share a multi-course classic Spanish menu featuring paella as the star of the show. You can expect fresh and seasonal ingredients as well as beautiful presentations that can be easily replicated at your own tapas and paella party. Fun, laughter, and sangria included.  Ole!

What You'll Cook +
  • Sangria
  • Manchego with membrillo
  • Spanish tortilla
  • Fennel, orange, and olive salad
  • Paella two ways (chicken and chorizo, and vegetarian)
  • Churros with hot chocolate
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1136

"Rock and Roll" Sushi Workshop

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Canaan James
About the Class

We are taking traditional sushi rolling techniques and blending them with new and innovative ingredient combinations in this HANDS-ON extravaganza!  Canaan will teach you knife skills, how to make perfect rice, and the professional rolling techniques that will make you a sushi star in your own kitchen.  Join us at Whisk as you make the switch from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY!

What You'll Cook +
  • Vegetarian Hotel California Roll (with couscous)
  • Crunch 'n Munch Shrimp Roll
  • Mountain Ring of Fire Roll (with chile-infused rice paper, crabmeat, cucumber, cream cheese, and wasabi mayo)
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1137

A Night in France with Le Creuset

Interactive

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

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

Join us for an inspired French dinner party using Le Creuset's trusted and treasured cookware.  Classically trained in French cooking,  Kim will educate and amuse you as she shares the versatility of the French oven, skillet, and covered gratin dish.  Préparer un repas exquis.  Le vin est inclus!

What You'll Cook +
  • Caramelized shallot and roasted garlic dip with French oven bread
  • Autumn squash gratin
  • Classic coq au vin
  • Dark chocolate, caramel and date tart with walnut crust
Sign Up $69.00
2
Spots
left
Class Code 1138

Cookbook Club: The Joy of Cooking

Interactive

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

Friday, October 7, 2016
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Jay White
About the Class

If you read cookbooks like other people read novels, it is time to join Whisk's Community of Cooks Book Club!   This month, we'll pay tribute to The Joy of Cooking, focusing on tried and true techniques that have influenced and inspired our cooking adventures.  Join us at our communal table for good conversation and a sampling of recipes gleaned from the pages of this iconic cookbook.

What You'll Cook +

Samplings will be provided:

  • Pastry "Snails" (pastry pinwheels)
  • Spinach souffle
  • Pound cake
Sign Up $30.00
Class Code 1139

Papa DiPietro's Pizza Party 10/7/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, October 7, 2016
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 margarita 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 freshly made dough and sauce so that you can build a create-your-own pie in your home 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 heirloom tomatoes, lemon, olive oil, and parmigiano reggiano
  • Red pie with sausage, fennel, and pepperoni
  • White pie with smoked mozzarella, red pepper flakes and Italian parsley
  • Margherita pie with thinly sliced tomatoes and fresh basil
  • Italian Ice for dessert!
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1140

Homemade Pasta Workshop 10/8/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Cat 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 tortellini, fettuccine and ravioli pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Fettuccine with spinach, bacon and parmesan
  • Tortellini with sauage, sauteed mushrooms, and garlic
  • Squash and goat cheese ravioli with a nutty brown butter sauce
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1141

Homemade Pasta Workshop 10/8/16 - Encore

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Begins at 2:30pm
Chef/Instructor Cat 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 tortellini, fettuccine and ravioli pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Fettuccine with spinach, bacon and parmesan
  • Tortellini with sauage, sauteed mushrooms, and garlic
  • Squash and goat cheese ravioli with a nutty brown butter sauce
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1142

Everybody Loves Pie 10/9/16 - Autumn Edition

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Begins at 2:00pm
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 +
  • Caramel pumpkin pie
  • Italian sausage, spinach, and ricotta pie
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1143

Thai One On! 10/12/16

Interactive

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Explore a world of exotic flavors combined with simple techniques as you make 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 +
  • Chicken Satay with spicy peanut dipping sauce
  • Green papaya salad
  • Shrimp Pad Thai
  • Coconut sticky rice with mango
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1144

Café Lifestyle: Autumn Feast Farmer's Market Fresh

Interactive

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

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

We love autumn's crisp air and the seasonal produce found at the farmer's market.  Featuring apples, pears, squash, and kohlrabi, Teresa has created a delicious vegetarian menu that EVERYONE will love.  Get ready to savor the flavor!

What You'll Cook +
  • Sage roasted butternut squash, raclette cheese, and apple compote
  • Butter roasted, charred kohlrabi over creamy polenta and greens
  • Pear clafoutis with ginger creme anglaise
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1145

An Evening with Food Network Star Sara Moulton!

Interactive

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

Friday, October 14, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Sara Moulton
About the Class

Whisk is pleased to welcome Food Network star and award winning cookbook author Sara Moulton. As a protégée of Julia Child and executive chef of Gourmet magazine, Sara's delightful personality and cooking style have been an inspiration to people everywhere. This will be a night to remember! Autographed books will be available for purchase.

What You'll Cook +
  • Tomato paella soup
  • Greek shrimp, farro, and greens
  • Apricot souffle
Sign Up $99.00
This class is full
Class Code 1146

Rise to the Occasion: A Homemade Biscuit Workshop 10/15/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Willard Doxey
About the Class

In this hands-on class, biscuit expert Willard Doxey will share the history, heritage, and chemistry of the beloved biscuit. As the primary building block for staples such as cobblers and pot pies, mastering the biscuit is a critical first step. Plan to enjoy your handiwork with freshly made butter, country ham, pimento cheese, coffee and tea.

What You'll Cook +
  • Fluffy Southern biscuit
  • Pimiento cheese
  • Compound butter made with Stonewall Kitchen jam
Sign Up $59.00
Class Code 1147

Rise to the Occasion: A Homemade Biscuit Workshop 10/15/16 - Encore

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Willard Doxey
About the Class

In this hands-on class, biscuit expert Willard Doxey will share the history, heritage, and chemistry of the beloved biscuit. As the primary building block for staples such as cobblers and pot pies, mastering the biscuit is a critical first step. Plan to enjoy your handiwork with freshly made butter, country ham, pimento cheese, coffee and tea.

What You'll Cook +
  • Fluffy Southern biscuit
  • Pimiento cheese
  • Compound butter made with Stonewall Kitchen jam
Sign Up $59.00
Class Code 1148

The Four Basics of Culinary School 10/16/16 -- Fall Edition

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Begins at 2:00pm
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 +
  • Roasted butternut squash soup (soups, roasting)
  • Coq au vin (braising)
  • Potato parsnip puree
  • Haricots verts with herb butter (blanching/shocking, compound butter)
  • Poached pears with creme anglaise (poaching, egg cookery)
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1149

The Authentic Mexican Table

Interactive

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Adrian and Andrea Black
About the Class

Be transported to the colorful, vibrant kitchens of Mexico with Adrian, a former chef at the well-known Frontera Grill in Chicago. With a rich knowledge of fresh seasonal ingredients that are key components for creating this cuisine's depth of flavor, he will bring the fiesta to the Whisk kitchen. Ole!

What You'll Cook +
  • Yucatan Sikil Pak (pumpkin seed dip)
  • Roasted tomatillo and garlic guacamole
  • Braised chicken in winter squash and red pipian sauce
  • Pumpkin spice arroz con leche
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1150

Delicious Destination: Oktoberfest in Munich

Interactive

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

Friday, October 21, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Chris Lopez
About the Class

We’re throwing an Oktoberfest dinner party featuring updated classic German recipes, beer, and merrymaking.  Join Chris as you celebrate Bavarian history and tradition through its cuisine. Great date night! Prost!

What You'll Cook +
  • Soft pretzels with pilsner mustard
  • Pork schnitzel with pickled red cabbage, whipped parsnips, and beef beer jus
  • Quark (German soft cow's milk cheese)
  • Cheesecake with German chocolate and raspberries
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1151

The Versatile Vitamix: Recipe Inspiration for the Holiday Season

Interactive

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Kathy Dawson
About the Class

This is our favorite time of year, and we are ready to get into the holiday spirit! Professional Vitamix expert, Kathy Dawson, will share 8 seasonal recipes and techniques for you to sample.  Whether you own a Vitamix or you are thinking about it, this is the perfect time to  explore just how quick and efficient it is to prepare delicious holiday recipes for friends and family.

What You'll Cook +
  • Apple pie smoothie
  • Pumpkin spice syrup
  • Pumpkin pie latte
  • Traditional cheese fondue
  • Holiday squash soup
  • Raspberry maple dressing
  • Dark chocolate mousse
  • Mixed spice sorbet
Sign Up $59.00
Class Code 1152

The Versatile Vitamix: Recipe Inspiration for the Holiday Season, Encore

Interactive

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Kathy Dawson
About the Class

This is our favorite time of year, and we are ready to get into the Holiday spirit! Kathy Dawson, a professional Vitamix expert, will share special techniques and 8 varied recipes for you to sample. Explore just how quick and efficient it is to prepare these delicious holiday recipes to share with friends and family.

What You'll Cook +
  • Apple pie smoothie 
  • Pumpkin spice syrup 
  • Pumpkin pie latte 
  • Traditional cheese fondue 
  • Holiday squash soup 
  • Raspberry maple dressing 
  • Dark chocolate mousse 
  • Mixed spice sorbet
Sign Up $59.00
Class Code 1153

Gourmet Pizza and Pints 10/23/16 -- Fall Edition

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
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 +
  • Butternut squash and caramelized onion pizza
  • Maple, apple, blue cheese and bacon pizza
  • Pear, goat cheese, and Italian sausage pizza
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1154

Delicious Destinations: New Orleans, the Crescent City

Interactive

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Karen Bankowski
About the Class

Join Chef Karen as she shares her passion for Creole and Cajun cuisines. Formerly of Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico Restaurant, she will help you master the "best of their best" recipes. Get ready for boo-coo fun as you travel to New Orleans! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Roasted beet salad with micro herbs, goat cheese, walnuts and a pomegranate molasses vinaigrette
  • Crawfish etoufee with “dirty rice” and Cajun collard greens
  • Classic bananas Foster
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1155

Waffle Wonders...Breakfast and BEYOND!

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, October 28, 2016
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Jay White
About the Class

We love the smell and the taste of freshly made waffles!   Join Jay in a hands-on workshop as he unleashes the full potential of this versatile delight.  Waffles deliver all day long as a canape for hors d'oeuvres, a sandwich, a showstopping brunch entree, or as a decadent dessert.  Come join the fun because the options are endless!

What You'll Cook +
  • Toasted pecan waffle canapés with whipped fig goat cheese and crispy proscuitto
  • Falafel waffle with a Mediterranean couscous salad
  • Cubano wafflewich ( finger sandwiches with mojo pork, ham, chipotle cheese, beer mustard, and a pickle)
  • Belgian waffle suzette flambe ( with caramelized sugar, orange zest, and grand marnier)
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1156

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Trick or Treat Cooking and Art Camp

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Begins at 12:00pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Whisk and Color Me Mine are teaming up, this time for a ghoulish day of artistic expression. With Renee, your children will learn fundamental kitchen skills while cooking up spooky treats that they can replicate at home.  And with Tammy, they will create a special masterpiece to bring home. Perfect for ages 7-11 years. Parents may drop off their children after signing in. Priced per child. 3 hours.

What You'll Cook +
  • Pretzel spider webs
  • Halloween pinwheel cookies
  • Jack-o'-lantern floats
  • A Halloween-inspired pottery project at Color Me Mine
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1157

Delicious Destinations: Napa Valley Food and Wine Trail

Interactive

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

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb and Joan Baumer
About the Class

Enjoy a spirited evening with your host instructors, Joan and Kim, as they take you on an adventure through the famed Napa Valley culinary trail. Feast on exquisite food and wine pairings while you learn about current culinary trends and how to incorporate these California flavors into your "at home" cooking repertoire. Make a date for this special night where you will meet fun, food minded people just like you.

What You'll Cook +
  • Black Mission fig preserves with Humboldt Fog cheese on flatbread crackers            
  • Napa cabbage veloute
  • Apple, leek, and pumpernickel stuffing
  • Oven roasted pork shoulder with roasted brussel sprouts, sweet onions, and sherry vinegar
  • Pumpkin hazelnut clafoutis with whipped cinnamon ganache
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1158

Master Sushi Workshop 10/30/16

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Isamu Tsuneoka
About the Class

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

What You'll Cook +
  • California roll with sesame seeds
  • Asian pickled vegetable roll
  • Rainbow roll
  • Shoyu, edamame
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1159