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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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That's Amore: Sweet Expectations! ENCORE!! 2/18/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join us in the Whisk kitchen for a romantic selection of classic Italian desserts. Carrie will share her techniques for creating decadent tarts and cookies that will dazzle your dolcezza (sweet tooth). Bring that someone special and create deliciousness together.  GREAT VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT!

What You'll Cook +
  • Chocolate dipped pizzelles with crushed hazelnuts
  • Amaretto cookies con amore parfait
  • Italian cream tart with chocolate crust and winter berries
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1472

A Valentine's Spa-licious Celebration 2/21/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Champagne, chocolate, raspberry & roses...celebrate the season of friendship while learning how to mix up a batch of DIY anti-oxidant age-defying body product.  Exfoliate then luxuriate in ultra-moisturizing whipped body butter as Kim teaches you to make seasonally-inspired small plates and all natural skincare products to take home.  Grab your mom, your sister, and your BFF's because it's time to eat, drink, and exfoliate!  Great gift for her!

What You'll Cook +

 

  • French Kir Royale (Champagne with Chambord) 
  • Lemongrass Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai)
  • Thai Pork Satay with Peanut Sauce
  • Chocolate Raspberry Mousse
  • Champagne & Raspberry Sugar Scrub
  • Lemongrass & Rose Facial Toner
  • Chocolate Decadence Whipped Body Butter
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1476

Mastering Knife Skills: A Technique Class 2/24/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Dan Saklad
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Dan Saklad 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 $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1473

Cake Decorating Workshop 2/25/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Melissa Majchrzak
About the Class

Join Melissa for a deliciously sweet technique class. Students will learn how to layer and decorate their own personal gourmet cake while mastering bead borders, Swiss dots, shell borders, and fliligrees. Step up and learn how to make the beautiful cakes of your dreams! This also makes a great gift!

What You'll Cook +
  • Vanilla cake
  • Strawberry jam filling
  • Vanilla Italian meringue buttercream
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1474

Culinary Basics and Beyond - 2/28/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Gain kitchen confidence while learning essential culinary skills. In this hands-on class, Cherisse will teach you how to make dough, sautée, braise, and produce a dessert pastry.  And, once you have mastered these basic principles, you will have the skills and self-assurance to take your everyday cooking to a new level.  This class is 2-1/2 hours.

What You'll Cook +
  • (Working with dough) Flammkuchen - German flatbread
  • (Breading and sauteeing) Chicken schnitzel with kasespaetzle
  • (Braising vegetables) Rotkohl - braised red cabbage
  • (Pastry) Apple strudel 
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1475

A Night at the Oscars...Party with the Pros! 3/1/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Rebecca Shigley
About the Class

Join us for a hands-on "Academy Awards" party filled with technique, laughter, and delicious flavors.  Rebecca and Joan will teach you how to pipe, bake, and skewer with a style that will enchant your friends on the big night. Enjoy delicious flavors, presentation techniques, and tips from successful caterers.  Perfect Girls Night Out! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Sparkler bar
  • Handmade rosemary-thyme crackers and crudites piped with whipped herbed cheese
  • Lemon ginger marinated shrimp
  • Beef roulades with mushroom duxelle, gruyère, and caramelized shallots
  • Romaine hand salads with gorgonzola cheese, glazed hazelnuts, and cherries
  • Crêpes Suzettes
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1479

Upper Crust: Irresistible Pot Pies 3/3/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Everybody LOVES comforting and delicious pot pie with its crisp crust, tender meat, and flavorful vegetables.  Join Carrie in this hands-on class where you will learn chefs' advance-prep secrets while mastering polenta, phyllo, and flaky artisanal butter crust.  It's pie time, so grab a friend for an irresistable and technique-driven Whisk workshop!

What You'll Cook +
  • The "ultimate" chicken pot pie with sour cream pastry
  • Italian beef ragu with polenta crust
  • Spring vegetable pie with phyllo crust
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1480

Sunday Prep for Weeknight Wonders 3/4/18

Interactive

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

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

For busy people, advance prep Sunday pays off all week long!  Join Cherisse as she guides you through a game plan for cooking once, then using your bounty to produce varied and scrumptious meals throughout the week.  Whether you are feeding a small group or a large crowd, this deliciously efficient class is for you!

What You'll Cook +
  • Sunday dinner: Herb-roasted chicken, potatoes, and root vegetables
  • Meals for the week: 
  • Leek, mushroom, and chicken soup
  • Korean bibimbap style chicken and quinoa bowls
  • Chicken, sweet potato, and black bean hash
  • Dessert: Chocolate chip pecan cookie dough
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1481

EVERYBODY LOVES PIE CELEBRITY EVENT: Happy Hour and Meet & Greet with Kate McDermott

Interactive

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

Monday, March 5, 2018
6:15 PM
Chef/Instructor Kate McDermott
About the Class

Come meet and mingle with Kate McDermott, nationally acclaimed chef and cookbook author.  Enjoy shopping, a book signing, wine, and delicious pie samples from her cookbook, “Art of the Pie”.  She truly is a “pie whisperer”!

Here are just some of the places that Kate McDermott and "Art of the Pie" have been featured:

Bon Appétit, Cosmopolitan, Country Woman, Elle Décor, Food52, Food & Wine, Huffington Post, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Relish Magazine, Saveur Magazine, Simply Recipes, The Splendid Table, Woman’s Day Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.

Bring your own book or buy one at Whisk.  Either way, Kate will be happy to sign it!

What You'll Cook +

PLEASE NOTE:  This is NOT a cooking class.  This is a "meet and greet" event.  We will be serving pie samples from Kate's "Art of the Pie" cookbook, and wine.

Sign Up $10.00
Class Code 1498

Gluten-Free Kitchen from Morning 'til Night 3/7/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

From gluten-free pasta to pie, this workshop promises to be your one-stop shop for making a great day of food without wheat.  In this hands-on class, Cat will share tips and tricks for making delicious and satisying gluten-free food.   Today is the day to sign up for the class that will expand your repertoire!  PLEASE NOTE:  Food will be prepared in a kitchen that is not an exclusively gluten-free environment.

What You'll Cook +
  • Almond breakfast torte with fresh seasonal berries
  • Cauliflower cakes with creamy herb dip
  • Classic gnocchi with brown butter and pancetta
  • Chocolate chess pie
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1482

Chinese Cooking Essentials: Tradition, Techniques, and Aromatics 3/8/18

Interactive

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

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Tanika Bantukul
About the Class

Chinese cooking is built on two components.  One is the holy trinity of ginger, garlic, and scallions.  The other includes warming and flavorful spice blends and sauces.  It is time to take your Chinese cooking to the next level as Tanika teaches you both the art and science of authentic home-style meals.

What You'll Cook +
  • Scallion pancakes with sweet chili jam
  • Wok-fried Chinese greens with garlic
  • Cured and braised five spice pork belly with homemade sriracha, pickled daikon, and cucumber
  • Wok fried snapper with garlic, ginger, and scallions
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1483

GLOBAL DESTINATION: Toujours Provence! 3/9/18

Interactive

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

Friday, March 9, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Cat Parker
About the Class

Join Cat Parker and Joan Baumer for an evening in Provence, France as they share a Mediterranean menu that reflects the region's influences from the mountains, the farmlands, and the sea.  Sip on Côtes de Rhône wine while you learn how to make crusty French bread, bouillabaisse and crème brulée. Close your eyes and you are there.  Bon appétit!  Get your Whisk passport stamped! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Olive tapenade with crusty Le Creuset French bread
  • Spring asparagus with dijon-champagne vinaigrette
  • Classic bouillabaisse with shrimp, seasonal whitefish, mussels, and clams
  • Lemon and lavendar crème brulée
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1484

Pasta Perfect Workshop 3/10/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
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, Cat will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnudi, fettuccine and ravioli pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Spring pea ravioli with prosciutto and pine nuts
  • Fettucine with mushroom, fennel, and tomato bolognese sauce
  • Ricotta gnudi with chicken and spring vegetables
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1485

Better With Bacon! 3/10/18

Interactive

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

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

What can we say? This isn't a New Year's Resolution class. It is not a vegetarian class either. It's a beef and porkapalooza served with craft beer! Come hungry! Great gift for HIM!

What You'll Cook +
  • Blue cheese, bourbon bacon jam canapes
  • Loaded ranch steak and crispy potato stacks with chives
  • Sauteed shrimp with bacon and jalapenos with cheesy grits
  • Upside down candied bacon cake with vanilla bean ice cream
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1499

Homemade Biscuit Workshop 3/11/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

In this hands-on class, biscuit expert Cat 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 butter, freshly made pimento cheese, preserves, coffee and tea.

What You'll Cook +
  • Classic flakey butter biscuits                                                                      
  • Southern shortcake with Stonewall Kitchen pink grapefruit marmalade
  • Open-faced pimento cheese and applewood bacon biscuit
  • Sparkling fruit salad with mimosa dressing  
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1486

Homemade Biscuit Workshop 3/11/18 - Encore

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

In this hands-on class, biscuit expert Cat 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 butter, freshly made pimento cheese, preserves, coffee and tea.

What You'll Cook +
  • Classic flakey butter biscuits                                                                      
  • Southern shortcake with Stonewall Kitchen pink grapefruit marmalade
  • Open-faced pimento cheese and applewood bacon biscuit
  • Sparkling fruit salad with mimosa dressing  
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1487

Baja Fresh Fiesta! 3/14/18

Interactive

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

For a lively evening, think Baja Fresh!  Join Renee as she shares her techniques and tips for flavor-packed dishes from salsa to tres leches.  Make a date to liven up your "south of the border" repertoire while sipping Dos Equis.  Delicioso y divertido!

What You'll Cook +
  • Smoky shrimp tacos with jicama-pineapple slaw
  • Corn tortillas
  • Skillet seared corn and jalapeno fritters with avocado crema
  • Mixed greens with orange, toasted pepitas and a cilantro vinaigrette
  • Tres leches cupcakes with toasted coconut
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1488

Pasta Perfect! Spring Edition 3/15/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
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 fettuccine and lasagna noodles from scratch. So grab your significant other or a group of friends for this hands-on evening of Italiano fun!

What You'll Cook +
  • Fettucine Bolognese
  • Broccoli rabe and wild mushroom lasagna with fontina
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1489

Upper Crust: Irresistible Pot Pies 3/16/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, March 16, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Everybody LOVES comforting and delicious pot pie with its crisp crust, tender meat, and flavorful vegetables.  Join Carrie in this hands-on class where you will learn chefs' advance-prep secrets while mastering polenta, phyllo, and flaky artisanal butter crust.  It's pie time, so grab a friend for an irresistable and technique-driven Whisk workshop!

What You'll Cook +
  • The "ultimate" chicken pot pie with sour cream pastry
  • Italian beef ragu with polenta crust
  • Spring vegetable pie with phyllo crust
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1800

GLOBAL DESTINATION: Spain - A Paella Party! 3/16/18

Interactive

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

Friday, March 16, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Tapioca Soares
About the Class

Travel to Spain and learn the time-honored technique of layering flavors to make paella, Spain's most popular dish. Using aromatic saffron as an essential ingredient, this crowd pleaser is fun to make, meant to be shared, and great for entertaining a crowd. Reserve a seat for yourself and another one for a friend. Olé Espana!  Get your Whisk passport stamped! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Espinacus esparraderas (braised chickpeas and spinach)
  • Chicken, chorizo, and shrimp paella
  • Mixed greens salad with seville oranges, piquillo peppers, olives, and sherry vinaigrette
  • Cava orange-strawberry sorbet
Sign Up $79.00
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Class Code 1497

St. Paddy's Day! Luck of the Irish with Bond Brewery 3/17/18

Interactive

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

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb, Jen Makseyn, and Whit Baker of Bond Brothers
About the Class

Join us in the Whisk kitchen for an evening of luck and good fortune. Travel to the Emerald Isle with Kim and Jen for some classic fare, cheer, and shenanigans. A titch of this and a sip of that will have you cooking like leprechauns in no time!  Each dish will be paired with a beer from Bond Brewery!

What You'll Cook +
  • Cheddar beer soup 
  • Corned beef and cabbage boxty with mustard-stout sauce
  • Bangers and mash with roasted creamed parsnips and warm greens
  • Irish cream chocolate bacon bread pudding
Sign Up $79.00
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Class Code 1490

Sunday Family Fun Day! Chinese Take-Out 3/18/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Liu, Zhong-Yuan
About the Class

Chinese take-out? Yes please! Join Wendy in the Whisk kitchen for some family fun where you will learn to make some of your favorites, from scallion pancakes to the delicious General Tso's chicken. Sign up today so you can "take-in" rather than "take-out." Perfect class for adults and kids to take together.

What You'll Cook +
  • Scallion pancakes
  • General Tso's chicken
  • Vegetable lo mein
  • Fruit and chocolate dipped fortune cookies
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1491

Breakfast for Dinner (Brinner) 3/22/18

Interactive

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Tapioca Soares
About the Class

It is time for some indulgent and unbelievably delicious fun! Ana will share a practical and flavorful set of recipes that will inspire and impress as you prepare make-ahead dishes for friends and family. So go ahead, grab a friend or two and treat yourself to breakfast for dinner. Beer, wine and mimosas included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Crispy potato waffles
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon and egg souffle casserole
  • Chocolate, walnut and cheese pinwheels
  • Breakfast quinoa with dried fruit and nuts
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1492

Perfecting Pate a Choux 3/23/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, March 23, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Jasmine Michel
About the Class

Pastry Chef Jasmine Michel will take you on a pate a choux journey in this hands on technique class. She will incorporate how to perfect the basic dough, to it's versatile variations,
and teach you how to practice the pairings of it's components (pastry cream, sweet and savory). The recipes range from classic to clever, and are all irresistible, from gougeres, gnocchi, and eclairs. You will master both baked and boiled methods. C'est Manifique! Sign up early! THIS IS A NEW CLASS.

What You'll Cook +
  • Spinach ricotta garlic baguette (snack)
  • Gruyere gougeres with herb and sun dried tomato goat cheese with toasted walnuts
  • Parisian gnocchi with blistered tomatoes, thyme, zucchini, and aged parmesan
  • Nutella eclairs
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1781

An Italian Easter Feast 3/23/18

Interactive

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

Friday, March 23, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Explore the fundamental skills needed to create some of Italy's most trusted recipes. With incredible flavors and authentic ingredients, you will be able to recreate this meal at home for Easter, or any festive occasion! Easter is early this year so sign up today.  Buon Appetito!

What You'll Cook +
  • Asparagus and scallion salad with crispy pancetta
  • Herb roasted porchetta with roasted baby artichokes and new potatoes
  • Olive oil cake with citrus cream
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1493

The Easter Bread Basket 3/24/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Melissa Majchrzak
About the Class

Time to roll up your sleeves and get busy mixing, kneading, shaping, and baking these traditional Easter breads from France, England, and Eastern Europe. These yeast-based breads are fun to make and share once you have mastered a few basic techniques. And you might want to double the recipes because they won't last long!

What You'll Cook +
  • Bunny shaped brioche
  • Hot cross buns
  • Lemon kolaches
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1494

Surf and Turf Night Out! 3/24/18

Interactive

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

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Tapioca Soares
About the Class

Join Ana for a lively Saturday night feast as she uses the finest ingredients from land and sea! Her flavor combinations are both authentic and innovative and her stories will keep you entertained as well as inspire your culinary curiosity.  Join us in the Whisk kitchen for a perfect date night!

What You'll Cook +
  • Gambas rojas - jumbo Spanish prawns with garlic, sherry, and smoked paprika
  • Brazilian churrasco steak with Argentinean chimichurri sauce
  • Orzo with artichokes, sundried tomatoes, feta, and spinach
  • Root beer float with candied bacon ice cream
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1495

Napa Style 3/29/18

Interactive

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

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Travel to the legendary Napa valley, where wine and fresh food go hand in hand. Join Renee for a dynamic interactive class as she shares her chef's secrets for an authentic Napa experience that you can recreate in your own kitchen.  It will be an evening that is as fresh and fabulous as California!

What You'll Cook +
  • Gruyère, mushroom, and caramelized onion crostini
  • Braised chicken and artichokes with chardonnay
  • Napa salad with olives, toasted almonds, and fig vinaigrette
  • Lemon lavender parfaits
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1496