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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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GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Viva Puerto Rico

Interactive

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Travel to Old San Juan for a taste of the Caribbean with Spanish influences. Recently returned from a Puerto Rican retreat, Cat was inspired to create a menu reflecting indigenous ingredients and seasonings. Join her in the Whisk kitchen for an evening filled with fresh flavors, warm breezes and hispanic charm. Get your Whisk passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • Traditional picadillo with rice, sofrito, and tostones
  • Coconut crusted fish tacos with shaved greens, cilantro, lime and a pineapple mango salsa
  • Guava rum cake
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1315

Magnificent Macarons 5/27/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Amanda Boury
About the Class

Learn to make these perfect French cookies in our small, hands-on class. Expert confectioner Amanda Boury will feature summer flavors this month, as she teaches the secret tips and techniques to making these popular “best sellers”. 

What You'll Cook +
  • Lemon lavender
  • Chocolate caramel
  • Strawberry
  • Pina colada
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1317

California Surf and Turf: Summer Entertaining with Style

Interactive

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

Friday, June 2, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Jennifer Seay
About the Class

Join Jennifer and Joan for a fabulous celebration of summer's best flavors.  Plan to learn the secrets for both making and presenting fresh seafood ceviche, grilled tri tip steak Florentine with chimichurri dipping sauce, delicate cheese sablés, and so much more.  Join us for an inspirational evening filled with technique, laughter and irresistible summer fare!

What You'll Cook +
  • Strawberry-basil prosecco sparklers
  • Shrimp ceviche "martinis" with fresh melon
  • Pistachio and parmesan cheese sablés
  • California Dreaming salad with goat cheese, nectarines, and avocado
  • Grilled Tri Tip Steak Florentine with chimichurri sauce
  • Blueberry shortcakes with mascarpone-vanilla cream
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1319

One Pan Wonders: Efficient, Foolproof Recipes 6/3/17

Interactive

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Karen Bosse
About the Class

This class is a must for people who enjoy entertaining at home AND spending time with their guests. You will learn to make flavorful meals that require only one pan for preparation (and minimal clean-up for you). Karen 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!

What You'll Cook +
  • Chicken fajitas with chipotle crema
  • Salmon vegetable medley en papillote
  • Dutch baby with fresh seasonal berries
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1320

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Tapas and Petiscos, an Improvisational Culinary Journey with Ana - Encore

Interactive

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

This class is a first time experience. We are starting with a plane ticket, a passport, a blank slate for a menu and Chef Ana Soares -- who will take you with her on a journey to Spain and Portugal from April 11-27. Each day, on our Facebook page, Ana will take you to a different site where you will explore food markets, go inside local "hidden gem" restaurants, and see what inspires her menu creation. If you want to help design the menu for this class, head over to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WhiskCarolina/), watch Ana travel through the Iberian Peninsula, and weigh in on dishes she shares through video. This will be a truly inspired menu and a class you don't want to miss! Get your Whisk passport stamped!

What You'll Cook +
  • Inspirational dishes from her recent trip to Barcelona and Portugal
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1318

Dim Sum and Then Some 6/4/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Liu, Zhong-Yuan (Wendy)
About the Class

Shanghai native (Liu, Zhong Yuan) teaches traditional Chinese techniques and recipes for building these irresistible little packages. Learn, participate and be inspired to customize and create your own tasty combinations.

What You'll Cook +
  • Pork and shrimp lettuce wraps
  • Steamed vegetable dumplings
  • Scallion pancakes with egg
  • Coconut tapioca pudding with watermelon
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1321

Baja Fresh Summer: Vegetarian

Interactive

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

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Shanah Bell
About the Class

Join Shanah for a vegetarian and gluten-free class filled with reinvented recipes that are foolproof and as delicious as their traditional counterparts. With her background in nutrition, she will share her extensive knowledge of ingredients as well as time saving techniques for establishing a delicious gluten-free kitchen.

What You'll Cook +
  • Toasted pumpkin seed guacamole
  • Black bean burgers with smoky peach salsa, havarti, and avocado
  • Colorful quinoa salad with fresh pineapple and berry chutney
  • Mini cheesecakes with GF crust and blueberry preserves
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Class Code 1322

Beef, Bacon & Beer!

Interactive

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

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Okay beer aficionados, how well do you know your brews? Ana will incorporate top rated North Carolina favorites into a dynamic menu while pairing her creations with craft beer selections. She will make different styles shine in each of her delicious preparations. Grab your date or some friends for this sipping Saturday night.

What You'll Cook +
  • Lager-braised shrimp with bacon, jalapeno and cilantro
  • Warm potato salad with IPA-whole grain mustard dressing
  • Pale ale and agave marinated steak and chicken brochettes
  • Root beer and vanilla bean stout ice cream floats
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1323

SPECIAL EVENT: New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Kay Andrews

Interactive

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

Monday, June 12, 2017
6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Mary Kay Andrews (EVENT. Not a class.)
About the Class

Come join us for a special “meet and greet” event with New York Time Bestselling Author, Mary Kay Andrews.  Mary Kay will be at Whisk to sign any one of her 24 novels, and we will be cooking samples from her new Beach House Cookbook.  You don't have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes, cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients.  What a great book club outing!  (Please note:  This is not a cooking class.  You will be meeting the author.  Whisk will be serving wine & samples and have cookbooks for sale.)
 

What You'll Cook +

This is a meet & greet event.  Whisk will serve samples from the cookbook and wine.

Sign Up $10.00
Class Code 1333

Mastering Knife Skills 6/14/17: A Technique Class with Cherisse Byers

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Whisk's own Cherisse Byers 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.

What You'll Cook +
  • Snacks will be served
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1324

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Under the Tuscan Sun

Interactive

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

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

Travel to Tuscany for an evening of authentic, traditional flavors with a DiPietro twist. This class will showcase fresh and pure ingredients that are the pride of the region. Get your Whisk passport stamped as you prepare memorable Tuscan taste temptations. Vino served. Saluti!

What You'll Cook +
  • Peach and arugula salad with pancetta and ricotta salada
  • Classic grilled eggplant and local tomatoes with parmigiano reggiano-basil crumb topping
  • Grilled fish with artichoke caponata
  • Honey whipped mascarpone "martinis" with seasonal berries, vin santo, and pistachios
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1325

Charleston Low Country Crab Boil

Interactive

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

Friday, June 16, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
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 shellfish boil, and finish with a warm South Carolina peach cobbler. Cat and Joan will teach you how to cook Southern with a modern twist. Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale and bibs are included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Glazed pecans
  • Pickled baby vegetables
  • Pimiento cheese stuffed twice-baked potatoes
  • Low Country Boil with shrimp, crab, andouille sausage, and corn
  • Cat's cucumber tomato salad with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Warm peach cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1326

Four Basics of Culinary School -- Summer Edition 6/21/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Learn four essential techniques taught at every culinary school: searing/sautéeing, pan sauces, roasting, and egg cookery. 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 +
  • Composed seasonal green salad with blueberries, avocado, and toasted almonds (foolproof emulsifying)
  • Grilled bruschetta with whipped feta, balsamic tomatoes, and basil (layering of flavors)
  • Asparagus, prosciutto and provolone stuffed chicken roulade with fines herbes chardonnay pan sauce (searing and pan sauces)
  • Torta della nonna with fresh berry coulis (pâte sucrée)
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1327

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Hola Havana! A Taste of Cuba Date Night

Interactive

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Travel to the magical port city of Havana and enjoy its rich cultural heritage and delicious culinary traditions. Sip, eat, and live la vida loca! You will learn about their unique and flavorful ingredients as well as the islanders' special cooking methods. Bring your fedora and your date! It's time to salsa! Cerveza and vino included!

What You'll Cook +
  • Chile lime tostones
  • Black beans and yellow rice (frijoles negros)
  • Mojo marinated pork cubanos
  • Tres leches cupcakes with toasted coconut whipped cream frosting
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1328

SPECIAL EVENT: An Evening with Cookbook Author Brigid Washington

Interactive

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

Friday, June 23, 2017
6:15 PM
Chef/Instructor Brigid Washington (EVENT. Not a class.)
About the Class

There remains a special brand of magic found in the Caribbean islands, its people, and especially it's food.  At this special “meet and greet” event, cookbook author Brigid Washington will be sharing stories from her new book “Coconut.  Ginger.  Shrimp.  Rum.  Caribbean Flavors for Every Season.”  A native of Trinidad & Tobago and current resident of Raleigh, Brigid’s book is filled with simple ways you can marry the mouthwatering bounty of the Triangle’s four seasons to the great flavors of the Caribbean table.  If you are looking for new ways to create exciting and unique dishes with seasonal produce, this cookbook is for you!  (Please note:  This is not a cooking class.  You will be meeting the author.  Whisk will be serving wine & samples and have cookbooks for sale.).

 

What You'll Cook +

This is a meet & greet event.  Whisk will serve samples from the cookbook and passion fruit sparklers.

Sign Up $10.00
Class Code 1332

Papa DiPietro's Pizza Party -- Summer Edition 6/24/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro and Joan Baumer
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 build a create-your-own pie that can be transported home to be freshly baked 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 +
  • Rocket salad with lemon, olive oil, and parmigiano reggiano
  • White pie with roasted zucchini, smoked mozzarella, and red pepper flakes
  • Classic margherita pie with market fresh Roma tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella
  • Red pie with sausage and fennel
  • Served with Italian ice
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1329

KIDS: Master Chef Junior

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Mix up Master Chef, Cupcake Wars, and your creative kiddos for an afternoon of friendly competition 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 mystery ingredients into the sweet finale. Prizes will be given for overall taste and creativity.

What You'll Cook +
  • Mango strawberry smoothies
  • Cheesy beef taco wonton cups 
  • Fresh salsa and trattoria chips
  • Creative cupcakes with mystery ingredients

 

Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1330

Chillin' and Grillin' Ladies Night Out

Interactive

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Everyone loves happy hour!  So grab your gal pals for a delicious and fun-filled evening that kicks off with blackberry prosecco cocktails followed by your favorite summer foods. Make a date today to celebrate good food and good friends as Renee provides the inspiration to entertain all summer long. 

What You'll Cook +
  • Blackberry ginger prosecco spritzers
  • Watermelon, feta, mint skewers
  • Chili lime shrimp tacos with avocado crema
  • Lemon chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce
  • Mini strawberry shortcake parfaits
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1331