We're fully stocked with new items for Fall cooking and baking.  Come look!

x
Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes in Cary, Apex, Raleigh & Beyond

CLICK TO VIEW OUR CARY CLASSES

Sign Up For a Cooking Class at Whisk!

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!

Cooking Class Review:

“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.”

- December 12, 2016
View Class Cart (0)

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Cocktail Party 101

Interactive

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Take the evening off, ladies!  Grab your gal pals for a festive class full of flavor. Renee will show you how you can incorporate innovative dishes into your menus at home for holiday entertaining, book clubs, or happy hour. You're halfway to the week-end...time to party while you learn!

What You'll Cook +
  • Autumn apple sangria
  • Polenta crostini with butternut squash, ricotta, and sage
  • Apple cider meatballs
  • Gruyere mushroom caramelized onion bites
  • Mini brown butter bourbon pies
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1393

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: The Spice is Right...Flavors of Morocco

Interactive

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Join Ana for a culinary journey to Morocco where she will combine classic sweet and savory flavors that are the trademark ingredients of this cuisine.   Entertain your senses as you learn about tagine cooking and fragrant spice mixes.  Sign up today and get your PASSPORT STAMPED because this class promises to be a colorful evening and a perfect date night!

What You'll Cook +
  • Roast cauliflower and almond soup with chermoula garnish
  • Chicken and vegetable tagine with couscous
  • Carrot and date salad
  • Phyllo cups with warm cheese, walnuts, honey, and orange blossom syrup
Sign Up $79.00
4
Spots
left
Class Code 1394

Wok This Way 10/20/17

Interactive

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

Friday, October 20, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
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!  Served with Asian beer

What You'll Cook +
  • Moo shu pork served on Chinese spring pancakes
  • Mongolian beef
  • Pineapple shrimp and vegetable fried rice
  • A surprise dessert
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1395

Discovering Latin America: Market Field Trip and Cooking Class - 10/21/17

Interactive

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Begins at 9:30am
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

To know Ana is to love her. To go on a field trip with her is an adventure. She will navigate you through a Latin market in Durham and educate you about a huge variety of ingredients from Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. She will demystify spices, produce, dairy, proteins, etc. so that you will feel comfortable incorporating them into your own cooking. After shopping, it's back to the whisk kitchen to make a memorable lunch. Cerveza included. Caravan will leave from Whisk at 9:30am. The class will be from noon to 2:00pm. Expect a very bien dia! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Chihuahua cheese quesadillas con salsa fresca
  • Nopales con chorizo
  • Beef pinchos with chimmichurri sauce
  • Guava and cheese quesitos
Sign Up $89.00
Class Code 1396

Mastering Knife Skills: 10/25/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Join Kim as she takes you beyond the fundamental knife skills class to the next level with classic small dice, brunoise, julienne, and an introduction to garnishing. She will have you cutting like a pro in no time. This is a perfect gift for you or for someone special!

What You'll Cook +
  • Snacks will be served
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1398

Entertaining Expert Elizabeth Heiskell of the Today Show and Southern Living Magazine - a Meet & Greet Event

Interactive

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chef/Instructor Elizabeth Heiskell
About the Class

Southern Living Magazine feature writer and NBC Today Show regular Elizabeth Heiskell is coming to Whisk!  Please join us for an evening of wine, appetizers, and fun conversation with Elizabeth.  Whisk will have her new book, "What Can I Bring" for sale and Elizabeth will be happy to sign it for you!           https://www.whiskcarolina.com/events/an-evening-with-elizabeth-heiskell

What You'll Cook +

Wine and appetizers from Elizabeth's book will be served.       PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A COOKING CLASS.  IT IS A MEET AND GREET EVENT.

Sign Up $10.00
Class Code 1380

Alsatian Sensation Oktoberfest and Bond Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner

Interactive

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb and Whit Baker - Cicerone and Co-Founder of Bond Brewery
About the Class

The combination of German heartiness and French delicacy is what characterizes Alsatian food. Kim has created a rich and luxurious menu that will pair perfectly with the seasonal beer from Bond Brewery. Whit, who refers to himself as a "beer geek" will be on-hand to educate about brewing, nuances of different beer types, and pairing with food. This is a crowd-pleasing class you won't want to miss. Sign up early!

What You'll Cook +
  • Flammenkueche / Tarte flambee (Alsatian bacon and onion tart)
  • Salade Alsacienne with gruyere & ham         
  • Farmhouse chicken in vinegar and riesling sauce over herb spaetzle
  • Apple-cranberry clafoutis
  • Bond Brewery pairings
Sign Up $89.00
Class Code 1399

Halloween Kids Cooking Spooktacular

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Jackie Williamson
About the Class

It's time for a day of artistic expression! With Jackie, your children will learn fundamental kitchen skills while cooking up spooky treats that they can replicate at home. Happy Halloween! (Note: Parents may drop off their children after signing in. Price is per child.)

What You'll Cook +
  • Oatmeal pumpkin cream pies
  • Marshmallow ghost and fruit skewers
  • Witches's hat cupcakes
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1400

CHEFS' SECRETS: Contemporary Sauces

Interactive

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Once you have mastered the basics of contemporary sauce making, your culinary options will be endless! Cherisse will share tips and techniques that will expand your skill set and spark your creativity. And best of all, you'll return home with the confidence to easily create your own customized creations for friends and family. Sauce up your life today!

What You'll Cook +
  • Romesco (served with crudites)
  • Chermoula (served with braised chicken)
  • Tomato-mushroom ragu (served with penne rigate)
  • Port wine balsamic pan sauce (served with pan seared pork medallions)
  • Salted caramel sauce (served with spiced baked apples)
  • NOTE: "Dippers" will be prepared in advance of class.
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1401

Empanada Workshop 11/2/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

It's empanada time with Ana!  Learn the secrets of shaping, filling and baking our favorite pocket pies from Latin America.  And, once you have mastered the technique, you will be able to use your imagination to create an endless variety of fillings and pastry packages for holiday entertaining. 

What You'll Cook +
  • Argentinian beef empanadas
  • Brazilian shrimp empanadas
  • Guava and cheese empanadas (pastelitos de guyaba con queso)
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1402

Oh My Pizza Pie! A Hands-on, Party Style Workshop 11/3/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, November 3, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Carrie DiPietro
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 sauce and dough so that you can make a freshly baked pie 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 +
  • Big Italian salad with aged parmigiano-reggiano
  • White pie with smoked mozzarella, butternut squash, and caramelized onions
  • Classic margherita pie with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella
  • Red pie with sausage and shaved fennel
  • Served with Italian ice
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1403

Thai One On! 11/4/17

Interactive

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

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Spice up your holiday season with a world of exotic flavors combined with simple techniques as you make authentic versions of Thailand's most popular recipes. Join Ana for an entertaining and educational class as she teaches you how to balance hot, sour, salty and sweet flavors to create perfect dishes. Sign up to Thai One On in the Whisk kitchen!

What You'll Cook +
  • Tom Yum soup with shrimp
  • Green curry chicken
  • Thai spiced vegetables
  • Mango coconut sticky rice
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1404

Breakfast Pastries 101 - Holiday Style!

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Kristina Drozdowski
About the Class

If you have been dreaming about the upcoming holidays with family and friends, now is the time to take the first step towards showing the love. Join Kristina for a technique driven, hands-on workshop filled with tips and tricks for making the world's best sticky buns, scones, and apple turnovers. Without a doubt, these "make-ahead" pastries will turn you into the hostess with the mostest, without breaking a sweat.  Sign up today!

What You'll Cook +
  • Decadent sticky buns
  • Pear and walnut scones
  • Honeycrisp apple turnovers with autumn spices
  • Served with mimosas!
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1405

GLOBAL DESTINATIONS: An Evening with Sassool 11/8/17

Interactive

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

Wednesday, November 8, 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 +
  • Mujamarra (red pepper and walnut dip with fresh pita chips)
  • Seven spice rice and roasted chicken
  • Lebanese green beans and mushrooms
  • Holiday cabbage salad
  • Pumpkin-chocolate-walnut baklava
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1420

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Holiday Cocktail Party 101

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Jackie Williamson
About the Class

Join us for nibbles, noshes, and sweets as Joan and Jackie share tips for throwing parties with stress-free, make-ahead hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and festive drinks. Enjoy a hands-on workshop filled with irresistable cocktail food that will inspire creations for your visiting holiday guests. Grab your gal pals...it's party time!

What You'll Cook +
  • Cranberry citrus prosecco sparklers with glaceed cranberries
  • "Make and freeze" spinach and artichoke hand pies
  • Jam-braised Swedish meatballs with horseradish dipping sauce
  • Spiralized pear and pomegranate salad "martinis"
  • Bruléed mini apple pie cheesecakes with cobbler crust
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1419

Heavenly Holiday Pies and Tarts

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, November 10, 2017
Begins at 11:00am
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 pastries, 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
  • Gingersnap crust
  • Rum pumpkin chiffon pie
  • Roasted root vegetable tart with thyme, garlic and gruyere
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1406

Mastering Knife Skills with Special Guest Ethan Hamme 11/11/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Begins at 10:30am
Chef/Instructor Ethan Hamme
About the Class

Practice makes perfect! Sharpen your knife skills with Messermeister's Ethan Hamme 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
Class Code 1407

Mastering Knife Skills with Special Guest Ethan Hamme - Encore 11/11/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ethan Hamme
About the Class

Practice makes perfect! Sharpen your knife skills with Messermeister's Ethan Hamme 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
Class Code 1408

Master Sushi Workshop 11/12/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Supharat "John" Ratana
About the Class

Prepare for a feast as you rock and roll with Chef "John" Supharat Ratana! Get one-on-one pointers in this small, HANDS-ON class. Chef "John" 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 1409

Napa Style!

Interactive

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

Friday, November 17, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Enjoy a spirited evening as Kim takes you on an adventure through the famed Napa Valley culinary trail. Feast on exquisite food and wine pairings as you learn about current culinary trends and how to incorporate northern CA flavors into your "at home" cooking. Grab a friend or come alone for a special night spent with fun, food-minded people, just like YOU!

What You'll Cook +
  • Fig and goat cheese filled Belgian endive
  • Caramelized onion and champagne soup
  • Oven-roasted pork with brussel sprouts
  • Apple, leek, and pumpernickel stuffing
  • Pumpkin hazelnut clafoutis
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1410

Pâte à Choux Magic with Award-Winning Pastry Chef Jenny McCoy

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Begins at 12:00pm
Chef/Instructor Jenny McCoy
About the Class

NYC award-winning Pastry Chef and author, Jenny McCoy, is traveling to Whisk to share the magic of pâte à choux.  In this hands-on class, she will share skills that she mastered at the restaurants of Charlie Trotter, Thomas Colicchio, and Emeril Lagasse.  Learn how to prep, pipe and fill these versatile and tender delicacies as Jenny puts a contemporary spin on this beloved French pastry.  Note:  Jenny will have a book signing after the class!

What You'll Cook +
  • Pate a choux
  • Cream puffs
  • Nutella cream puffs
  • Double espresso eclairs
  • Lemon meringue pie eclairs
Sign Up $89.00
This class is full
Class Code 1411

Under Pressure and Praise for Braise

Interactive

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor David Summer
About the Class

Join David for an informative lesson in the art of pressure cooking and braising. Learn how to use the right equipment, and how to layer ingredients and brown properly. Enjoy short ribs and mushroom risotto while learning professional tips including the conversion formula for switching up your traditional recipes. 'Tis the season for praise of the braise and pressure cooking!

What You'll Cook +
  • Wild mushroom risotto
  • Beaujolais braised beef short ribs
  • White bean and sun dried tomato terrine
  • Pumpkin pomegranate cheesecake
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1417

GLOBAL DESTINATION: Una Noche en Sevilla

Interactive

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Join Ana for a visit to Sevilla, with a four course meal packed with seasonal and traditional flavors including a show-stopping paella as the main dish. Tapas, sangria, and a stunning dessert follow. Mas espana? Ole!

What You'll Cook +
  • Sangria!
  • Braised leeks with jamon and bechamel sauce
  • Spanish onion and potato tortillas with a spicy tomato sauce
  • Chicken and chorizo paella
  • Almond cake with olive oil ice cream
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1412

Waffle Wonders 11/19/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
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 canapé for hors d'oeuvres, a sandwich, an irresistable brunch entree, or as a decadent dessert. Come join the fun because the options are endless!

What You'll Cook +
  • Apple cider waffles with maple-glazed apples
  • Sweet potato waffles with candied pecans and cinnamon ice cream
  • Leftover turkey stuffing waffles with cranberry compote, turkey, and gravy
  • Waffle breakfast home fries with chorizo, eggs, and chef Ana's spicy tomato sauce
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1413

Make and Take Holiday Cookies 11/25/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Join Joan for a hands-on cookie workshop filled with deliciously divine recipes that will become family favorites.  Master cut, scooped and filled cookies as well as tips and tricks for perfect rugelach.  Roll up your sleeves and jumpstart the Christmas season. Holiday tea service and hot chocolate included!  (Ages 12 — all the way up.)

What You'll Cook +
  • Sparkling hazelnut and raspberry sandwich cookies
  • Apricot jam and walnut filled rugelach crescents
  • Chewy chocolate ginger snaps
  • Holiday tea service
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1414

Make and Take Holiday Cookies - Encore 11/25/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Begins at 2:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Join Joan for a hands-on cookie workshop filled with deliciously divine recipes that will become family favorites.  Master cut, scooped and filled cookies as well as tips and tricks for perfect rugelach.  Roll up your sleeves and jumpstart the Christmas season. Holiday tea service and hot chocolate included!  (Ages 12 — all the way up.)

What You'll Cook +
  • Sparkling hazelnut and raspberry sandwich cookies
  • Apricot jam and walnut filled rugelach crescents
  • Chewy chocolate ginger snaps
  • Holiday tea service
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1415

KIDS: Holiday Top Chef Competition

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, November 26, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Mix up Master Chef, a cookie competition, and your creative kiddos for an afternoon of friendly fun and mess-making in the Whisk kitchen. Cat will teach your aspiring chefs about food safety, techniques for creating a delicious menu, and will finish with a Food Network experience as the students incorporate holiday inspired mystery ingredients into the sweet finale.  Give your child a fun, festive, and creative experience she/he will never forget!

What You'll Cook +
  • Snow-man and snow-woman pizzas
  • Turkey cheese paninis with sweet cranberry relish
  • Santa's workshop cookie competition
  • Served with Christmas tree crudite and dip
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1416

GLOBAL DESTINATION: Great British Pub Grub

Interactive

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Bronwen Carson and her mom, Isobel
About the Class

Join mother-daughter team, Isobel and Bronwen, as they teach you the jolly ways of ye olde British pub fare (aka British comfort food). This interactive class will cover beloved dishes such as bubble and squeak, and toad-in-the-hole. Join in for a scrummy taste of Great Britain and a cracking good time for all. Cheers, mate!

What You'll Cook +
  • Mullagatawny soup
  • Bubble and squeak cakes
  • Toad-in-the-hole with mustard gravy
  • Banoffee pie
  • Shandy, Guinness, and cider
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1418