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

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

- December 12, 2016
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Healthy-ish! 8/22/18

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Rebecca Shigley and Tara Wind
About the Class

We all want to eat healthy but we still crave a bit of decadence. Join registered dietician Tara and "caterer extraordinaire" Rebecca for a class filled with vibrant dishes that are good for you and can be prepared quickly. Summer is a great time to invest in you. Time to get healthyish! 

Class Menu +
  • Skinny lemon basil prosecco spritzers
  • Roasted tomatoes stuffed with turkey and arugula
  • Creamy Greek cucumber and radish salad
  • Grilled avocados
  • Skewered spiced shrimp with pico de gallo
  • "Healthyish" grilled peach shortcakes
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1885

Fresh Catch: Seafood 101 8/23/18

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Dive in and learn various methods of working with seafood so that you will have the ability to confidently prepare restaurant quality dishes in your home kitchen. Under Teresa's guidance, you will learn the principles for treating ANY variety of fish that comes your way as you become a seafood master.  Sign up today for a delicious technique-driven class that will provide you with the skills to prepare virtually everything that comes from under the sea!  All paired with appropriate wines.

Class Menu +
  • Miso, sake, ginger glazed Atlantic salmon with black rice
  • Flounder en papillote with julienne vegetables and a citrus herb beurre blanc
  • Pan seared fillet of cod with tomatoes provencal, olives, and red peppers served with Israeli couscous
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Class Code 1886

Mastering Knife Skills 8/24/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, August 24, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Whisk’s Teresa Fox 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.

Class Menu +
  • Snacks will be served
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1887

Summer in Italy: The Amalfi Coast 8/24/18

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Rebecca Shigley and Joan Baumer
About the Class

Stretching along the southern side of Italy's Sorrentine peninsula, the Amalfi coast dazzles with its mysterious grottos, craggy cliffs and shimmering bays. Take a seat at Whisk's seaside trattoria as Rebecca and Joan entertain and educate, sharing the specialities of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Join us on the Amalfi coast for an evening filled with magic, music, and the aroma of vine-ripened tomatoes. 

Class Menu +
  • Sorrento sparkler with limoncello
  • Caprese bruschetta with buffalo mozzarella, garden fresh tomatoes, and basil
  • Cioppino with homemade pasta
  • Crusty Italian bread
  • Rocket salad with lemon vinaigrette and parmigiano reggiano
  • Hazelnut cake with fresh berries
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Class Code 1888

The Four Basics of Culinary School 8/25/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Learn essential techniques taught at every culinary school: egg cookery, braising, searing/sautéeing and baking. 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 3 hours.

Class Menu +
  • Spinach and cheese quiche 
  • Pan roasted tarragon chicken 
  • Ratatouille 
  • Profiteroles 
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This class is full
Class Code 1889

Summer Pie and Canning 101 8/26/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Preserving summer flavors for winter pies, crepes or cake fillings is the secret weapon of great bakers!  Join Teresa for a delicious and technique-driven class where you will learn about fruit selection, water bath canning and safety tips.  Join us in the Whisk kitchen as you grow summer from 3 to 12 months a year!

Class Menu +

 

  • Green tomato pie filling
  • Bourbon peach pie filling
  • Very berry pie filling
  • Flaky butter crust
  • Shortbread crust
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Class Code 1890

Smart Strategies for Weeknight Winners 8/30/18

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

For busy people, advance prep pays off all week long!  Join Cat as she guides you through a game plan for cooking once, then enjoying five straight days of culinary success using the base proteins prepared on the weekend. Join in on this "weekend sanity-saver" with fresh recipes and techniques that are delicious, nutritious, and family-friendly. 

Class Menu +
  • Quick mu shu pork bowl with julienne vegetables
  • Cauliflower cakes with fontina and an arugula walnut pesto
  • Angel hair pasta with chicken and figs with balsamic reduction  
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Class Code 1891

Lunch and Learn: Ooh La La Paris! 8/31/18

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Travel to a café  in Paris with Joan as she guides you through the city of lights and prepares a refreshing and sophisticated luncheon featuring "fresh from the market" produce, shrimp, and chocolate.  Get your berets in place because everyone will be flipping crepes.  C'est Magnifique!

Class Menu +
  • Shrimp filled Crepes topped with a Champagne lobster sauce
  • Mixed green salade with brie and haricots verts and drizzled with a fine herbe dijon vinaigrette
  • Mousse au chocolate parfait with berries and glazed nuts
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Class Code 1892

Boozy Baking Cake Workshop! 9/6/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

The holidays are just around the corner and this is the perfect time to learn the art of cake baking. In this hands-on class, pastry chef Teresa will share the fundamentals of mixing cake batter, stacking layers, as well as the frosting secrets of the professionals. Let them eat cake! (Note: Allow 3 hours for this class.)

Class Menu +
  • Rosemary limoncello cake with limoncello icing and candied lemon
  • Irish cream mudslide cake with caramel sauce
  • Amaretto almond cake with amaretto glaze
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Class Code 1893

Homemade Pasta Date Night 9/6/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, September 6, 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 knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh tortellini and fettucine. So grab your significant other or a group of friends for this hands-on evening of Italiano fun!

Class Menu +
  • Farmer's market vegetable lasagna with fontina cheese
  • Angel hair with sauteed wild mushrooms, walnuts, mozzarella and ricotta
  • Grown-up mac 'n cheese with lobster and truffles
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Class Code 1914

Culinary School: Soufflé and Custards 101 9/7/18

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Friday, September 7, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Expand your repertoire of skills with "light as airFrench soufflés and creamy English custards.  Join Teresa for a sweet and savory technique driven class that will inspire your creamy, dreamy, and fluffy kitchen creations for years to come.  Pick up the phone and spread the word that it is time for another Lunch and Learn at Whisk!

Class Menu +
  • Classic creme brulée 
  • Butterscotch budino
  • Chocolate soufflé 
  • Creme anglaise
  • Cheese and herb soufflé 
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Class Code 1894

Pappa DiPietro's Pizza Party 9/7/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, September 7, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Travel to the mountains of Acerno, Italy with Carrie 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. Join us at Whisk for a Friday night filled with the Italian pizza pies of your dreams. Beer and vino included!

Class Menu +
  • Pesto alla genovese with fresh garden tomatoes, zucchini, and Italian sausage pizzza
  • Summer herb garden pie with spicy red sauce and smoked mozzarella pizza
  • Grilled shrimp and arugula pizza

 

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Class Code 1895

Global Destinations: Japan! Yakisoba, Sake, and More 9/8/18

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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor David Wells
About the Class

Whisk welcomes back David Wells for an authentic gourmet cultural experience based on his 30 year residency in Tokyo. Prepare for a "September to Remember" as this Taste of Japan gold medal winner focuses on Yakisoba and its endless variations. Paired with sake, David will share culinary stories and variations of this treasured dish. Sign up today to experience the refined, balanced, and aesthetic traditions of Japanese culture.

Class Menu +
  • Shira-ae with tofu, soy, tahini, and miso dressing
  • Seafood yakisoba with grated daikon 
  • Classic Japanese vegetable and chicken yakisoba
  • Spicy sesame yakisoba
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Class Code 1896

Global Gluten Free 9/13/18

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Tapioca
About the Class

Join Ana for an International adventure with an indulgently delicious menu loaded with the creative use of spices and layers of exotic flavors. And as she shares tips on recipe modifications to accomodate individual food preferences, you will master the principles for applying these concepts to all of your personal gluen-free food creations. Served with wine and gluten free beer!

Class Menu +
  • Moroccan carrot salad with dates and oranges
  • Greek baked feta and Turkish tabbouleh
  • Thai chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce
  • Spanish saffron shrimp
  • Brazilian Romeo and Juliet guava parfait
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1897

French Patisserie: Pâte à Choux Workshop 9/14/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, September 14, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Expand your repertoire of skills with amazing pâte à choux, the light pastry dough that works as the foundation for eclairs, profiteroles, beignets, and so much more.  In this hands-on class, Teresa will share approachable techniques for dough preparation, piping, fillings and ganaches that will amaze! Plan for a perfect day with perfect pastries in the Whisk kitchen.  YUMM!

Class Menu +
  • Cream puffs
  • Eclairs
  • Vanilla bean pastry cream
  • Bittersweet chocolate ganache
  • Herb and cheese gougeres
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1899

Tuscan Steakhouse 9/14/18

Interactive

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker and Kim Korb
About the Class

Travel to Tuscany for a lively evening of time tested, seasonal recipes paired with wines from one of our favorite regions. Time to celebrate Italy as Cat and Kim educate and entertain you with this 5-course regional feast. Viva Italia!

Class Menu +
  • Primi Plati Pasta - ravioli stack  with an arugula base
  • Roma tomato, burrata, and shaved fennel salad with chianti vinaigrette
  • Bistecca alla Florentina with arugula
  • Shrimp with cannelini beans and pancetta
  • Limoncello tiramisu
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Class Code 1898

Cake Decorating 101 9/15/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Begins at 11:30am
Chef/Instructor Tiffany Ivy
About the Class

Join Tiffany for a deliciously sweet decorating technique class as you master roses, basket weave, borders, leaves, and scrollwork. Step up and learn how to adorn the beautiful cakes of your dreams!  Sign up today because space is limited.

Class Menu +
  • Spice cake cupcakes
  • Italian meringue buttercream
  • Cream cheese icing
  • Banana pudding jars  
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1900

Whisk's 5th Anniversary Dinner: Napa Style 9/15/18

Interactive

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Rebecca Shigley
About the Class

Enjoy a "September to Remember" as we travel to Napa to celebrate Whisk's 5th anniversary.  Rebecca and Joan will be teaching and serving a "fresh from the market" dinner in honor of the Saklads, the Whisk team, and our fabulous students who have joined us on this culinary journey.  Paired with Napa wines, this promises be a September to Remember!

Class Menu +
  • Figs stuffed with goat cheese and drizzled with aged balsamic
  • Beef Roulades with Mushrooms Duxelle, Gruyère, and Caramelized Shallots
  • Seasonal salad with baby arugula, microgreens, fresh peppers, tart apples, and glazed pecans, dressed with champagne vinaigrette
  • Truffled mashed potatoes with fines herbs
  • Warm crepes filled with mochatella ganache and salted caramel sauce, then topped with freshly whipped cream
Sign Up $89.00
Class Code 1901

Gourmet Pizza and Pints 9/16/2018

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, September 16, 2018
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.

Class Menu +
  • Pizzas:
  • Rosemary pistachio
  • Shaved asparagus with fresh mozzarella
  • Caramelized onion, goat cheese, and sausage
  • Served with local craft beer
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1902

Rockabilly Farm Four Course Dinner with Deborah Stanton 9/19/18

Interactive

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Deborah Stanton
About the Class

Whisk welcomes acclaimed New York executive chef and farmer, Deborah Stanton.  Prepare for a memorable four-course menu where vegetables take center stage and meat is incorporated as a creative side dish. Sign up early for this superb seasonal dinner. Space is limited.

Class Menu +
  • Smokey caviar lentils and charred long bean salad with tomato-ginger vinaigrette
  • Falafel waffles and Rockabilly Farms lamb brats
  • Pickled cucumber, red onion salad and dill raita
  • Sizzling 'shroom lettuce tacos with king and shiitake mushrooms, roasted sweet potatoes, and candied jalapeno
  • Served with coconut ice cream with lavender preserved lemon
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1903

Cooking with Cast Iron 9/20/18

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Learn how to make crowd pleasing one-skillet meals with incredibly flavorful results. With Teresa, you will discover how to get the most from your cast iron, whether it is Lodge or Le Creuset. And, of course, care and cleaning of cast iron will be covered so you can confidently hand down your cherished cookware from generation to generation. Sign up today!

Class Menu +
  • Farro risotto with mushroom, peas, and a poached egg
  • Mediterranean pan roasted chicken, potatoes, and chickpeas
  • Penne pasta with sausage, pumpkin and fennel
  • Honey, ginger, and pear crumble with vanilla bean frozen yogurt
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1904

Mastering Knife Skills: A Technique Class 9/22/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Terea Fox 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.

Class Menu +
  • Snacks will be served.
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1905

Wok This Way: Fall 9/22/18

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
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 fry. 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!

Class Menu +
  • Steamed pumpkin and pork stuffed dumplings
  • Stir fried orange beef
  • Shrimp and vegetable fried rice
  • Warm Hawaiin-Chinese banana and apple cake
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1906

One Pan Winners 9/23/18

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Sunday, September 23, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Rebecca Shigley
About the Class

This class is a must for people who enjoy quickly preparing delicious and creative meals. You will learn to make flavorful dishes that require only one pan for preparation (and minimal clean-up for you). Rebecca will show you how to shop wisely and cook efficiently, while inspiring limitless variations. Whether you are entertaining your family or a crowd of friends, this class is for you! 

Class Menu +
  • Flank steak with roasted fingerling potatoes, broccoli, and red peppers (one sheet pan)
  • Lemony shrimp pasta with spinach and mushrooms (one Dutch oven)
  • Bruschetta chicken with fresh mozzarella pearls and orzo (one Dutch oven)
  • Warm fresh raspberry hazelnut cream trifle (one casserole dish)
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1907

Crème de la Crêpes: Autumn Edition 9/26/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Take your crepe making to another level as Joan takes you to France with a seasonal, make-ahead meal and a show-stopping dessert. 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. 

Class Menu +
  • Crepe cake filled with mochatella ganache and topped with cinnamon whipped cream and seasonal toppings
  • Savory crepes filled with an autumn salad composed of baby spinach, fresh figs, glazed nuts, prosciutto and gorgonzola
  • Stonewall Kitchen jam roll-ups
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1908

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner 9/27/18

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Once you have learned our chef's tips and tricks for roasting and carving a perfect chicken, your foundation for an endless number of quickly prepared seasonal dishes has been set. Renee will combine technique with market fresh produce to create three distinctly different dishes that you can vary and utilize all year long for any occasion, anywhere, anytime!

Class Menu +
  • Whole herb roasted chicken with a roast garlic jus and a melange of sauteed summer vegetables
  • Tuscan chicken salad with artichoke hearts, olives, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and an arugula pesto vinaigrette ( made from the leftover roast chicken )
  • Tequila lime chicken taquitos with a mango and avocado salsa
  • Blueberry buttermilk ice cream floats
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1909

Taco-tacular Lunch and Learn

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Ana Tapioca
About the Class

Every day is a fiesta when there are tacos, salsas, tortillas and cervezas. Join Ana in this high spirited class filled with unexpected and authentic flavors. It's time to elevate the ordinary taco into one that's extraordinary. Celebrate the incredible flavors of Mexico!

Class Menu +
  • Roasted poblano, black beans, corn and cotija tacos
  • Crispy fish tacos with jicama, pineapple slaw and Mexican tartar sauce
  • Grilled chicken tacos with mojito salsa
  • Agua de Horchata
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1910

Autumn Harvest Pies 9/29/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Begins at 12:30pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Fall into Fall with Teresa as she teaches you techniques and recipes for irresistable pies with the perfect complimentary crusts! Using the finest ingredients, you'll make three delicious and seasonal pies. Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the pies of your dreams.  (Note: This class may run 3 hours.)  

Class Menu +
  • Maple cinnamon apple pie
  • Flaky butter crust
  • Triple pear and dried cranberry pie
  • Pecan crust
  • Bourbon pumpkin pie with a salted hazelnut brittle
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Class Code 1911

Taco-tacular Saturday Night Fiesta 9/29/18

Interactive

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Tapioca
About the Class

Every day is a fiesta when there are tacos, salsas, tortillas and cervezas. Join Ana in this high spirited class filled with unexpected, authentic flavors. It's time to elevate the ordinary taco into one that's extraordinary! Celebrate the incredible flavors of Mexico!

Class Menu +
  • Housemade guacamole with tortilla chips
  • Pork belly tacos al pastor
  • Steak tacos asada
  • Shrimp and lobster tacos
  • Smokey chipotle and pecan salsa
  • Pickled onions
  • Creamy tomatillo and avocado salsa
  • Served with cheesy refried beans and Mexican fiesta rice
  • Top shelf hibiscus magarita sorbet
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1912

Korean BBQ Wrap and Roll 9/30/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Mallory Smith
About the Class

While living in Korea for three years, Chef Mallory learned to make a wide variety of delicious and seasonal dishes typically made by home cooks.  Join her for this hands-on class as she teaches you a variety of techniques including the making and filling of your own smoky, sweet, and spicy bulgogi roll.  Life is short, so sign up today for a Korean culinary adventure!

Class Menu +
  • Bulgogi kimbap -- spinach, julienned carrots, and pickled vegetable wrap with Korean marinated beef (soy, mirin, garlic, sesame seeds and Asian pear)
  • Tteok bokki -- spicy stir-fried rice cake with gochuchang sauce (fermented chili paste)
  • Garaetteokk -- long, cylinder-shaped rice
  • Hotteok -- sweet pancakes with brown sugar and nut filling
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1913