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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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Chillin' and Grillin' Ladies Night Out 7/26/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, July 26, 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 cantaloupe ginger 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 +
  • Cantaloupe ginger prosecco spritzers
  • Watermelon, feta, mint skewers
  • Chili lime shrimp tacos with avocado crema
  • Lemon chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce
  • Blackberry mojito sorbet
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1347

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Discovering Italy - The Amalfi Coast

Interactive

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Carrie DiPietro
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 Carrie 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. 

What You'll Cook +
  • 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
This class is full
Class Code 1348

Mama Mia's Greek Taverna

Interactive

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

Friday, July 28, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Travel to the Greek islands where you will enjoy authentic, grilled haloumi cheese and fresh caught seafood found in this balmy paradise.  Ana will educate and entertain your palate as you envision the cobalt blue Aegean Sea next to sparkling white beaches .  Wine, good company and music from Mama Mia included.  No passport required.  Opa!

What You'll Cook +
  • Skordalia and grilled halloumi with pita
  • Market fresh roast fish with ouzo, olives, tomatoes, lemon and capers
  • Grilled vegetable and orzo salad with artichokes
  • Classic baklava
Sign Up $79.00
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Class Code 1349

The Perfect Steak

Interactive

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Nick Santucci
About the Class

One of summer's finest flavors is a perfectly cooked steak. And no one knows how to do that better than Nick Santucci of The Butcher's Market.  He will educate you on sourcing, handling, and marinating three deliciously different cuts. Your grill is waiting... sign up today! Beer and wine included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Pan seared filet mignon with a truffled brown butter pan sauce
  • Reverse seared cowboy steak with a mustard seed and peppercorn au jus
  • Asada marinated broiled flank steak with a salsa verde
  • Served with Whisk's smokey corn and tomato salad
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1350

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Brazil! Tira Gostos

Interactive

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

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

Ana is off on another international adventure!  And this time, she is heading home to Brazil, where the culinary world is influenced by many diverse cultures. In this procession of dishes, you will experience Japan, Italy, Africa and Germany...all with a Brazilian twist. Get your Whisk passport stamped! Felicidades!

What You'll Cook +
  • Mango and edamame salad with sesame vinaigrette (Japan)
  • Ham and cheese bread lasagne (Italy)
  • Escondidinho -- prime beef tips with yucca puree (Native Brazil)
  • Arroz rico -- aromatic rice from Portugal
  • Mogucca de camarao -- African shrimp with coconut and palm oil
  • Sagu de vinho -- tapioca pearls with vanilla cream from Germany
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1351

Homemade Biscuit Workshop - Summer Edition 8/6/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, August 6, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

In this hands-on class, biscuit expert Cat Parker will share the history, heritage, and chemistry of the beloved biscuit. As the primary building block for staples such as cobblers and pot pies, mastering the biscuit is a critical first step. Cat will also go beyond the basics, utilizing the freshest seasonal farmer's market ingredients. Plan to enjoy your handiwork with freshly made butter, country ham, pimento cheese, coffee and tea.

What You'll Cook +
  • Classic flakey butter biscuits
  • Southern shortcake with blackberry compote
  • Open-faced tomato pie biscuit
  • Summer sparkling fruit salad with mimosa dressing 
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1352

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: La Dolce Vita - Summer on the Italian Coast

Interactive

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Join Carrie as she cooks her way through the  Italian Riviera! Take a seat at her seaside trattoria as she entertains and educates, sharing seafood specialities and seasonal produce at its peak. Magic, music and the aroma of vine-ripened tomatoes…sign up today!

What You'll Cook +
  • Peach and arugula salad
  • Spaghetti with shrimp, lemon zest, tomato and almonds
  • Rigatoni Tonno with fresh tomato sauce and mint
  • Blueberry limoncello cake
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1353

Ana's Authentic Summer Tamales Workshop 8/12/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Begins at 11:00am
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Tamales are a staple at Hispanic family gatherings around the world. It's a traditional way of having loved ones cook and eat together. Ana will teach a variety of delicious tamales using fresh masa, corn husks, and perfectly spiced fillings.  Served with Cerveza, of course.

What You'll Cook +
  • Rajas con Queso - roasted poblano, sweet peppers, Oaxaca cheese and tomatoes with a roasted tomato and tomatillo salsa
  • Chorizo con nopales - served with Chihuahua cheese and crema
  • Guayaba con Queso -- guava and requezon filling served with sweet cream
Sign Up $79.00
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Class Code 1354

Hands-on Workshop: A Buzz Worthy Brunch

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Begins at 12:00pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Combine a dash of technique with a splash of prosecco and market-fresh ingredients for a delicious and entertaining hands-on class. Joan will share family secrets for making a flavorful strata as well as flakey rugelach filled with home-made peach jam.  Celebrate the passing of the Brunch Bill with a festive and sparkling cocktail in this action packed technique class!

What You'll Cook +
  • Lemon and berry prosecco sparklers
  • Rugelach with homemade peach preserves
  • Vegetable strata with rosemary, thyme, and pecorino romano, served with an heirloom tomato salsa.
  • Stone fruit and berry salad with ginger, lime and mint
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1355

Julia Child's French Classics

Interactive

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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Join Renee on August 16, 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

What You'll Cook +
  • Pate a choux au fromage
  • Vine ripened tomato quiche provencal
  • Classic vichyssoise
  • Moules a la marinier
  • Clafoutis aux cerises
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1356

Chillin' and Grillin' Ladies Night Out 8/17/17

Interactive

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Everyone loves happy hour, so grab your gal pals for a fun-filled and delicious evening that will inspire you to entertain all summer. Renee will share an array of plates with bold flavors. Time to celebrate food and friendship.

What You'll Cook +
  • Cantaloupe ginger prosecco spritzers
  • Watermelon, feta, mint skewers
  • Chili lime shrimp tacos with avocado crema
  • Lemon chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce
  • Blackberry mojito sorbet
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1357

Height of the Season Decadent Dessert Workshop

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Come in from the heat to learn how to make creative, cool treats. With a few new tips and techniques, you will be confident in making these on your own for friends and family at your next get together. We are sure that you will find inspiration in Carrie's technique driven menu. Time to chill out!

What You'll Cook +
  • Limoncello dream pie with flaky butter crust
  • Spumoni (frozen dome with pistachio, chocolate, and cherry vanilla ice cream)
  • Grilled peach and amaretti parfait with bourbon cream and pecans
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1358

Homemade Pizza Workshop 8/20/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, August 20, 2017
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.

What You'll Cook +

Pizzas:

  • Big Kahuna -- Kahlua pork and grilled pineapple
  • Farmer's Market -- sweet corn and charred tomatoes
  • Ricotta, peach and prosciutto
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1359

New England Lobstah!

Interactive

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

Friday, August 25, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Jenn Makseyn
About the Class

In this lively date night class, you will enjoy a menu rich in the traditions of the New England coast. Join Joan and Jenn as they celebrate the epicurean heritage of the area with local summer bounty. Join us for an evening of lobstah, lore, and Boston creme pie.  Yummm! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Zucchini and sweet corn cakes with fresh tomato salsa
  • Maine lobster rolls with homemade buns
  • New England style cole slaw
  • Baked truffle fries
  • Boston creme pie parfaits with wild Maine blueberries
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1360

Beef, Bacon and Beer 8/26/17

Interactive

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

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

What can we say? This isn't a spa class. It is not a vegetarian class either. It's a beef, beer, and porkapalooza. Come hungry! Great date night.

What You'll Cook +
  • Bacon wrapped dates with gorgonzola cheese
  • Chopped salad with grilled seasonal vegetables and honey saison vinaigrette
  • Pineapple and bacon shrimp
  • "Gargantuan meatball" stuffed with smoked sausage, bacon, and egg
  • Pimiento mashed potatoes
  • Root beer and milk stout float with candied bacon ice cream
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1361

Four Basics of Culinary School -- 8/30/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, August 30, 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 melon, 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 and custard preparation)
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1362

Mastering Knife Skills 8/31/17: A Technique Class with Kim Korb

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Sharpen your knife skills with Whisk's Kim Korb 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
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Class Code 1363