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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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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
This class is full
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 Carrie DiPietro
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
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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
This class is full
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 and Isobel Carson
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
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Class Code 1418

Pasta Perfect! 12/2/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Handmade pasta making is simple and satisfying once you have mastered a few techniques and tips. In this class, Cat will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and orzo pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Fetuccine bolognese
  • Gnocchi casseruola with mushrooms and roasted brussel sprouts
  • Orzo salad with dried cranberries, almonds, and feta
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1421

A Sparkling Holiday Brunch for a Bunch! 12/3/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Begins at 12:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Plan to enjoy a holiday brunch with your special someone as the two of you create an indulgent and unique brunch. Sip the bubbly as Cat puts a fresh spin on beloved classics. This will make a great gift!

What You'll Cook +
  • Mimosas
  • Winter salad brunch bowl with farro, arugula, feta, roasted squash, pomegranate seeds, and a lemon-herb vinaigrette
  • Ham, goat cheese and spinach frittata
  • Root vegetable pot pies
  • Dark chocolate bark with dried fruit and cashews
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1423

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Joyeux Noël with Julia Child!

Interactive

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

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

Travel with Renee to the south of France where Julia celebrated the holidays with Paul and Simone Beck. Her humor, passion, and expertise are still inspiring. Time to Master the Art of French Cooking, Julia's way!

What You'll Cook +
  • Coq au vin blanc (chicken braised with white wine and onions)
  • Gratin dauphinois (potato gratin dauphinois)
  • Salade de haricots verts (green bean salad with peas, chard, and a champagne-tarragon vinaigrette)
  • Reine de Saba cake (chocolate almond cake)
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1424

GLOBAL DESTINATION: Italian Holiday Classics 12/7/17

Interactive

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join Carrie as she takes you on a holiday journey to Italy, where the day begins and ends with family meals, good cheer, and amazing regional cuisine. With a seafood-loaded cioppino that is a nod to the Feast of the Seven Fishes and an Amalfi coast lemon and hazelnut cake, there is no need to travel this holiday season.  Mangia on classic ingredients and techniques that will make you confident in your own cucina!  (Remember to get your passport stamped!)

What You'll Cook +
  • Antipasti
  • Eggplant and roasted red pepper stuffed bread
  • Mixed seafood cioppino with homemade linguine
  • Ravello lemon cake with hazelnuts
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1425

Merry and Bright: A Hands-on Holiday Workshop Party 12/8/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, December 8, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join us for a hands-on holiday party loaded with nibbles and noshes. Carrie and Joan will share tips for throwing an international, stress-free, make-ahead hors d'oeuvres and festive drinks party. Be prepared for an amazing range of perfect cocktail food that will impress your friends and family. 'Tis the season to be jolly!

What You'll Cook +
  • Mrs. Santa’s favorite Pomegranate-lime-ginger prosecco sparklers
  • Savory Holiday Pastries with three festive fillings:  1. Porcini mushroom and caramelized onions 2. Tortière (French Canadian meat pie) and 3. Greek spinach (spanakopita)
  • Dilled Gravlax with mustard sauce
  • Holiday dips served with a Crudite Christmas Tree
  • Chocolate Truffles 
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1426

Nonna Rubino's Ravioli and Manicotti Workshop 12/9/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join Carrie for a hands-on ravioli and manicotti workshop as she shares her grandmother's secrets for making these classic filled pastas.  In addition, she will share Grandma Rubino's classic filling and two different sauces. It is time to "up" your Italian game and impress your family and friends with Carrie's fun and foolproof recipes. Mangia!

What You'll Cook +
  • Antipasti
  • Traditional ricotta ravioli with puttanesca sauce
  • Broccoli rabe and Italian sausage manicotti with a light gorgonzola cream sauce
  • Served with Italian Christmas cookies
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1427

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Gingerbread House Decorating 12/10/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Melissa Majchrzak
About the Class

Join Melissa in the Whisk kitchen for a little fun and mess making with candy and royal icing techniques. Time to kick off the holiday season while creating your own masterpiece to take home. Deck the halls!  (Ages 7-12)

What You'll Cook +
  • Gingerbread house components
  • Royal icing                                                              
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1428

Masala Magic! Everyday Indian Favorites 12/13/17

Interactive

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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Nikhat Khan
About the Class

Your own kitchen can be transformed into your favorite Indian restaurant with just a few tips and techniques. Nikhat will demystify and introduce the world of traditional Indian spices. Travel to India with your friends and family this season while you enjoy the warming flavors of chicken tikka masala, biryani, and more!   (Remember to get your passport stamped!)

What You'll Cook +
  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Chicken biryani
  • Green chutney
  • Raita
  • Served with Shahi Tukda
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1429

Make and Take Holiday Cookies 12/14/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
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, punched, and filled cookies, as well as tips and tricks for perfect biscotti.  Roll up your sleeves and jumpstart the Christmas season.  Spiked hot chocolate included!  (Ages 12 — all the way up!)

What You'll Cook +
  • Chocolate cheesecake cookies with mascarpone glaze
  • Orange-scented Linzer cookies with raspberry jam
  • White chocolate dipped biscotti with pistachios and cherries
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1430

The Four Basics of Culinary School: Holiday Entertaining Edition 12/15/17

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You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Friday, December 15, 2017
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Learn essential techniques taught at every culinary school:  soup basics, toasting, quick sauces, vegetable cookery, yeast dough, and cake 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 2-1/2 hours.

What You'll Cook +
  • Gingered carrot bisque with crispy wonton chips (soup basics)
  • Herb roasted beef on brioche with horseradish cream and red onion marmalade (quick sauces)
  • Prosciutto and persimmon flatbread (yeast dough)
  • Roast winter crudite with spinach-ricotta dip (vegetable cookery)
  • Black forest parfaits (cake baking)
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1431

Homemade Holiday Tamale Workshop 12/16/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Begins at 10:00am
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Delicious tamales are a celebrated tradition of the holiday season in Latin culture. Ana will share her secrets for creating these festive bundles that you can prepare for friends and family or freeze for another time. Feliz navidad! Cerveza included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Puerto Rican pasteles with green plantain and yautia with pork in banana leaves
  • Mexican tamales rojos y verdes (corn masa with chicken and chile verde)
  • Pepper, onion & oaxaca cheese with salsa rustica (vegetarian filling)
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1432

Mastering Stocks, Soups, and Stews

Interactive

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

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Jennifer Seay
About the Class

Join Jennifer for a master class in soup foundations that will give you the skill set to take your soups from ordinary to extraordinary!  From basic stock to hearty stews, she will enable you to build a rich base, layer flavors and prepare toppings that will move your creations to a new level of deliciousness.  Invest in this class today for lifetime of soup excellence!

What You'll Cook +
  • Paella soup with chicken, chorizo and shrimp         
  • Roast chestnut, celery root and apple bisque with crispy pancetta         
  • Pork ramen miso and vegetable bowl           
  • Basic roast chicken stock 
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1434

Spa La La Ladies Night 12/20/17

Interactive

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

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Enjoy a prosecco cocktail as Kim teaches you how to mix up a batch of DIY anti-oxidant age-defying cranberry vanilla exfoliant!  Luxuriate in ultra-moisturizing cinnamon body butter as you learn how to make holiday inspired hors d'ouvres and all natural skincare products to take home. Grab your girlfriends because it it time to eat, drink, and exfoliate. 

What You'll Cook +
  • "Grinch" holiday prosecco cocktail
  • Bacon wrapped apricots with sage
  • Baked shrimp bisque risotto
  • Chocolate cinnamon molten lava cake
  • DIY beauty treatments:                                                                   
  • Age-defying cranberry vanilla sugar scrub
  • Balancing sage herbal toner
  • Cinnamon body butter
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1435

Buns, Bread, and Stollen for your Holiday Table! 12/21/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Glenda Jetter
About the Class

European yeast breads are known throughout the world as the gold standard for holiday baking. Enjoy Swedish glogg with Glenda and  Joan while preparing Swedish, German, and Eastern European favorites including a very special stollen.  This year, surprise and delight your holiday guests with buttery, tender, and beautiful holiday breads!

What You'll Cook +

 

  • Stollen                                                                                             
  • Chocolate Babka                                                                               
  • Saint Lucia buns served with Scandinavian Glogg
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1436

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Santa's Cookie Decorating Workshop 12/23/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Jackie Williamson
About the Class

Celebrate the season while your kids use their imaginations to decorate festive holiday cookies to take home for gift giving. Join us for a little mess making in th Whisk kitchen with cookies, sprinkles, candy, and a DIY hot chocolate bar. Ho ho ho!

What You'll Cook +
  • Hot chocolate bar
  • Chocolate Crackle Cookies                                                             
  • Sugar Cookies                                                                                         
  • Cream Cheese Royal Icing                                                               
  • Sprinkle and candy bar for decorating

 

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Class Code 1437

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Santa's Cookie Decorating Workshop 12/23/17 Encore

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Jackie Williamson
About the Class

Celebrate the season while your kids use their imaginations to decorate festive holiday cookies to take home for gift giving. Join us for a little mess making in th Whisk kitchen with cookies, sprinkles, candy, and a DIY hot chocolate bar. Ho ho ho!

What You'll Cook +
  • Hot chocolate bar
  • Chocolate Crackle Cookies
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Cream Cheese Royal Icing
  • Sprinkle and candy bar for decorating
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1438

Sippin' at the Ritz: An Afternoon Tea in London 12/30/17

Interactive

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

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Join us with your family and friends for a traditional English Tea filled with cooking, conversation, and holiday specialties. Celebrate the season with Renee, as she shares some of her favorite recipes that are practical enough to duplicate at home. It's going to be positively brilliant!  Sign up early because seats are limited. (Age 7 years to adult.)

What You'll Cook +
  • Ham and gruyere gougères
  • Classic English cucumber sandwiches
  • Maple glazed gingerbread scones
  • Peppermint bark madelines
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1439