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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.”

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Summer in Provence! 7/20/18

Interactive

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

Friday, July 20, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Tara Wind
About the Class

Join Tara and Joan for an evening in Provence as they share a French 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 and authentic gougères, bouillabaisse and a Valrhona chocolate custard. Close your eyes and you are there.  Great night out! 

Class Menu +
  • Cheese gougères served with cherry tomatoes and an olive assortment
  • Salad of microgreens, fruit of the season, baby cucumbers, chives, and a French-Asian vinaigrette
  • Bouillabaisse with shrimp, lobster, and mussels in a saffron-flavored broth
  • Crusty French bread
  • Valrhona frozen chocolate custard with glazed nuts and cherries
Sign Up $89.00
This class is full
Class Code 1870

Mad Genius: Sous Vide for the Home Cook 7/21/18

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Gennady Etin
About the Class

Enjoy restaurant worthy results at home with these perfectly cooked seasonal recipes. Gennady will guide you through "no fail" techniques for incredibly tender proteins, fruits, and vegetables while preserving the flavor of these fine ingredients. It is time to master the equipment and the steps to perfect sous vide cooking!

Class Menu +
  • Atlantic Asian Salmon with Mirin and Soy Sauce
  • Perfectly Poached Corn on the Cobb and asparagus 
  • Honey Bourbon peaches served with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • All served with a Watermelon and Ricotta Salada Salad with Mint and Basil
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1871

Herbalicious! 7/22/18

Interactive

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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Begins at 12:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Learn how to creatively cook and improvise "in the moment" with summer's bounty of herbs and microgreens! Joan will demystify the process of moving beyond your basic basil and parsley with entrees, drinks, and desserts that marry beautifully with a vast range of "fresh from the garden" herbs.  Sign up today for this seasonal class that will flavor-up your kitchen creations with the abundance of Farmer's Market herbs available to us all summer long!  Note:  This class lasts 90 minutes. 

Class Menu +
  • Peach and basil bellini
  • Variety of herbal iced teas
  • NC shrimp salad with corn, heirloom tomatoes, fine herbs, and microgreens
  • Served with crusty French bread and herbed compound butter
  • Cherry thyme clafoutis plated with a chocolate drizzle and fresh herbs
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1872

Top Chef Junior Summer Camp 7/23/18-7/26/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018
Begins at 10:00am
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox and Cat Parker
About the Class

We're Whisking your child away for "summer abroad" without ever leaving the kitchen. Your kids will learn real cooking techniques, basic knife skills, food safety, and travel through multiple international cuisines. They will be able to make new friends, use their creativity, and have a blast! Click here for full details and menus. Sign up now!

Class Menu +
  • Monday: Chinese Take-Out, Kitchen Basics and Knife Skills!
  • Tuesday: Viva Mexico!
  • Wednesday: Bravo Italia!
  • Thursday: Made in the USA!
Sign Up $250.00
This class is full
Class Code 1814

Low Country Crab Boil 7/26/18

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Cat Parker
About the Class

Summer in the low country is decadent and filled with the foods we all love. Enjoy appetizers on the veranda, followed by an irresistible blue crab and shrimp boil, and finish with a warm South Carolina peach cobbler. Cat and Joan will teach you how to cook Southern with a modern twist. Beer and bibs are included.  Great night out!

Class Menu +
  • Maple glazed southern pecans
  • Indulgent pimento cheese stuffed twice-baked potatoes
  • Dill pickled seasonal baby vegetables
  • Low country shellfish boil loaded with shirmp and blue crabs
  • Cucumber tomato salad with a balsamic and fresh herb vinaigrette
  • Peach cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream
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Class Code 1873

Una Noche en Espana 7/27/18

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Tapioca Soares
About the Class

Get ready for a lively evening with Ana as she teaches traditional and contemporary versions of Spain's most treasured dish, PAELLA! You will learn about the Spanish pantry while eating tapas, a summer soup, and an irresistable dessert.  Served with Rioja (for educational purposes, of course). Great night out!

Class Menu +
  • Pan con tomate
  • Ajo blanco (cold soup with green grapes)
  • Seafood paella with chorizo, shrimp, clams and mussels
  • Summer vegetable paella with artichoke hearts, chickpeas, roasted red peppers, and yellow squash
  • Rioja steeped oranges and strawberries over a flourless almond cake
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1874

Modern Ice Cream Truck 7/28/18

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Celebrate summer with your family as Renee teaches you tips and tricks for making fresh ice cream and toppings.  Learn how to temper chocolate for a Mexican sauce for "choco tacos" and plan to master an irresistible and versatile salted caramel sauce that can be replicated year round. Treat your family to a special "Sundae" because everybody loves ice cream!

Class Menu +
  • Churro waffle tacos with Mexican chocolate sauce and fresh berries
  • Summer peach ice cream with almond tuille and salted caramel sauce
  • Raspberry jam swirl ice cream
Sign Up $59.00
This class is full
Class Code 1875

Floral Design Workshop! 7/29/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Amanda Malone
About the Class

Whisk welcomes Amanda Malone from Petals on the Go, the Triangle's first local flower truck! Under her guidance, you will learn how to conceptualize and design beautiful centerpieces utilizing bright summer blooms. And while you're working, you'll be served Whisk's savory Mediterranean "trifle" with farmer's market fresh ingredients (the perfect one dish wonder for seasonal entertaining and potlucks). Sign up today for a flower and food extravaganza!  

Class Menu +
  • Flower centerpieces
  • Bouquet demonstration 
  • Served with Whisk's summer trifle of grilled lemon chicken with hummus, artichokes hearts, olives, feta, and roasted peppers
  • Prosecco sparkler included.
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1876

Top Chef Junior Summer Camp 7/30/18-8/2/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Monday, July 30, 2018 to Thursday, August 2, 2018
Begins at 10:00am
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox and Cat Parker
About the Class

We're Whisking your child away for "summer abroad" without ever leaving the kitchen. Your kids will learn real cooking techniques, basic knife skills, food safety, and travel through multiple international cuisines. They will be able to make new friends, use their creativity, and have a blast! Click here for full details and menus. Sign up now!

Class Menu +
  • Monday: Chinese Take-Out, Kitchen Basics and Knife Skills!
  • Tuesday: Viva Mexico!
  • Wednesday: Bravo Italia!
  • Thursday: Made in the USA!
Sign Up $250.00
Class Code 1815

Everybody Loves Pie: Summer Edition 8/4/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Join Teresa 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 three delicious pies, one that is savory and two that are sweet. Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the pies of your dreams.

Class Menu +
  • Nectarine raspberry streusel pie
  • Plum and frangipane galette
  • Green tomato pie with lattice crust
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1877

Bubbles & Brunch! 8/5/18

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Sunday, August 5, 2018
Begins at 12:30pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Weekends are made for the greatest meal of the week, BRUNCH! Join Renee for a festive feast that you can vary seasonally all year long. It's time to take a vacation in the Whisk kitchen with bubbles and brunch! 

Class Menu +
  • Blackberry prosecco cocktail
  • Breakfast tacos with bacon, avocado, and heirloom tomatoes
  • Strawberry and feta salad with a basil and agave vinaigrette
  • Blueberry lemon French toast
  • Garden herb roast potatoes
  • Peach scones with a brown sugar glaze
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1878

Top Chef Junior Summer Camp 8/6/18-8/9/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Monday, August 6, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 2018
Begins at 10:00am
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox and Cat Parker
About the Class

We're Whisking your child away for "summer abroad" without ever leaving the kitchen. Your kids will learn real cooking techniques, basic knife skills, food safety, and travel through multiple international cuisines. They will be able to make new friends, use their creativity, and have a blast! Click here for full details and menus. Sign up now!

Class Menu +
  • Monday: Chinese Take-Out, Kitchen Basics and Knife Skills!
  • Tuesday: Viva Mexico!
  • Wednesday: Bravo Italia!
  • Thursday: Made in the USA!
Sign Up $250.00
Class Code 1816

Margaritaville 8/9/18

Interactive

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

It's time to change your latitude with a tropically-inspired feast featuring vibrant seasonal ingredients! Expect the unexpected with Renee as she shares her knowledge and passion for food while providing techniques for creating dishes that are perfect for warm weather entertaining.    Make a date to enjoy Margaritaville because it's five o'clock somewhere!!

Class Menu +
  • Blackened mahi mahi tacos with mango avocado salsa
  • Sweet corn and black bean salad with yellow rice
  • Volcano tequila shrimp
  • Key lime parfaits
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1879

Beef, Bacon and Beer with Southern Peak Brewery 8/10/18

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Friday, August 10, 2018
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Tapioca Soares and Nathan Poissant
About the Class

August is a great month to get out of the heat and join the gang in the Whisk kitchen for the ultimate beef, bacon, and Southern Peak Brewery beer! Ana will teach you how to prepare and "sparkle up" your steak with chimichurri and irresistible sides while Nathan shares his expeertise as a brewmaster. So sign up now for a lively and delicious evening that will inspire your cooking creativity.

Class Menu +
  • Bacon, broccoli, and avocado salad with herb aoli
  • Flat iron beef and bacon roulade with a chimichurri sauce
  • Soft pretzels with an amber lager, smoked gouda and cheddar beer sauce
  • Roast potatos with pancetta
  • Prosciutto wrapped grilled peaches and amaretto caramel with porter reduction
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1880

Happy Birthday Julia! 8/12/18

Interactive

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Join Renee on August 12, as we celebrate Julia Child's birthday. Enjoy masterful classics paired with a perfect rosé wine from Provence. Bon appétit!

"Learn how to cook. Try new recipes. Learn from your mistakes. Be fearless, and above all, have fun." - Julia Child

 

Class Menu +
  • Salad nicoise
  • Moules mariniere - mussels with shallots, white wine, and fresh herbs, served with crusty French bread
  • Classic ratatouille
  • Tarte au citron (lemon tart)
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1881

Market Fresh Decadent Dinner and Wine Pairing 8/16/18

Interactive

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Elevate your cooking with fresh from the market flavors paired with cool and crisp coastal wines from the Mediterranean!  Teresa will offer new flavor combinations with creative flair that will wake up your palette and take your cooking repertoire to a new level.  Summer is here and it's the perfect time to apply chefs' secrets to the market's amazing produce.  Wine pairings included.

Class Menu +
  • Heriloom tomato, roasted yellow pepper, and burrata tart
  • Roast pork loin with cherry salsa and charred corn salad
  • Fresh peach cake with fig balsamic reduction
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1882

Pastry Perfection 101 8/17/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, August 17, 2018
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Teresa Fox
About the Class

Join us in the Whisk kitchen for a class on mastering the fundamentals of baking. Teresa will share chef's secrets for mixing, baking, and creating freezer-friendly, moist and flavorful baked goods.  Life is short, eat your dessert and pastries first!

Class Menu +
  • Summer peach cake
  • Lemon blackberry eclairs with mascarpone
  • Asiago and sundried tomato scones with fresh basil compound butter
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1883

Summertime Dim Sum and Then Some 8/18/18

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Liu, Zhong-Yuan
About the Class

Why travel halfway around the world to enjoy authentic Dim Sum when you can learn from "the best" right here in Cary!  Make a date to join Shanghai native, Liu, Zhong-Yuan for a hands-on class filled with traditional Chinese techniques and humor that will keep you laughing as you master the art of building these irresistible little packages. Make a date to attend this very special class.

Class Menu +
  • Shanghai juicy soup dumplings
  • Chinese scallion pancakes served with braised pork belly
  • Crab rangoon stuffed with sweet summer corn and cream cheese drizzled with honey
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1884

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
  • Ground turkey and cheese stuffed roasted tomatoes with arugula
  • Grilled avocados with spiced shrimp and pico de gallo
  • "Healthyish" grilled peach shortcakes
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1885

Fresh Catch 101: Mastering Seafood 8/23/18

Interactive

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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 tackle round, flat, and steak cut fish. Under Teresa's guidance, you will learn the principles for treating ANY variety that comes your way as you become a confident seafood master.  Sign up today for a delicious de-mystification session that will provide you with the skills to prepare virtually everything that comes from under the sea!  

Class Menu +
  • Miso, sake, ginger glazed Atlantic salmon
  • Flounder en papillote with julienne vegetables and a citrus herb beurre blanc
  • Pan seared fillet of cod with tomatoes provencal, olives, and red peppers
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1886

Mastering Knife Skills 8/24/18

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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

Amalfi Coast Summer 8/24/18

Interactive

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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
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1888

The Four Basics of Culinary School 8/25/18

Hands On

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 
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1889

Canning 101: Summer Pie Fillings 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
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1890

Smart Strategies for Weeknight Winners 8/30/18

Interactive

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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  
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1891

Lunch and Learn: Café de Paris

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

Everyone loves Paris in the summer!  Join Joan as she guides you through this international foodie city as she 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.  Formidable!

Class Menu +
  • Crepes filled with fruits de mer (shellfish in a light sauce)
  • Composed salade d'herbes with haricots verts and champagne dijon vinaigrette
  • Mousse au chocolate parfait with berries and glazed nuts
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1892