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Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes in Cary, Apex, Raleigh & Beyond

Carb-Conscious Cooking

Interactive

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Join Kim in the Whisk kitchen as she creates a satisfying meal that is nutritionally balanced, yet indulgent and delicious without sacrificing flavor. Plan to be inspired by the endless variety of options available to you when you choose healthy proteins and fresh produce for your carb conscious meals. Learn, eat smart, drink, repeat.

What You'll Cook +
  • Mandarin orange prosecco spritzer
  • Market fresh vegetable pizza with a cauliflower crust
  • Bacon stuffed eggplant rollatini
  • Roasted basil parmesan shrimp
  • Low-carb skillet brownies with peanut butter drizzle
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1378

Everybody Loves Pie 9/30/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

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

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

What You'll Cook +
  • Butter flaky pie crust
  • Sour cream pastry crust
  • Apple-pear pie with caramel drizzle and toasted pecans
  • Savory North Carolina sweet potato, ricotta hand pies with sage
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1379

Master Sushi Workshop 10/1/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Begins at 1:00PM
Chef/Instructor Supharat "John" Ratana
About the Class

Prepare for a feast as you rock and roll with Chef "John" Supharat Ratana! Get one-on-one pointers in this small, HANDS-ON class. Chef "John" will demonstrate knife skills, share knowledge on using the highest quality ingredients, and show you what tools you need to become a sushi master in your own home.

What You'll Cook +
  • California roll with sesame seeds
  • Asian pickled vegetable roll
  • Rainbow Roll
  • Shoyu, edamame
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1381

Crazy for Cast Iron: A Fall Harvest Menu 10/4/17

Interactive

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor David Summer
About the Class

We love cooking for family and friends, especially when we are working with cast iron cookware. Using this versatile tool, "Mad Scientist" Instructor David will teach you the differences between types of cast iron, how to  braise, sautée, sear and care for it as he prepares an amazing autumn menu. Make a date and prepare for layers of flavor and fragrant aromas in this technique-driven class!

What You'll Cook +
  • Sauteed wild mushrooms and goat cheese quesadillas
  • Braised chicken with sundried apricots, almonds, and honey
  • Cider-glazed pan seared root vegetables with thyme
  • Bourbon-chocolate bread pudding
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1382

Four Basics of Culinary School - Autumn Edition 10/5/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Learn four essential techniques taught at every culinary school: soups, braises, 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 +
  • Curried leek and apple bisque (soup foundation)
  • Cider-glazed braised chicken (braising)
  • The "ultimate" mac 'n cheese (bechamel sauce)
  • Roasted maple root vegetables with thyme (roasting and herb use)
  • Pear-almond tart (pastry dough, creme anglaise)
Sign Up $79.00
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Class Code 1383

Charming Charleston 10/6/17

Interactive

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

Friday, October 6, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Cat Parker
About the Class

Join us for an evening that is "Charming Charleston" at its best! Inspired by the extraordinarily talented chefs working at FIG, Husk, and Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, Joan and Cat will teach you how to make some of your favorite foods with that special King Street twist. Make a date today to travel to South Carolina because Charleston is always a good idea!

What You'll Cook +
  • Buttermilk biscuits with country ham, grainy dijon, and cornichons
  • Low country crab cakes with key lime sauce
  • Stone-ground grits with mascarpone, smoked gouda and chives
  • Collards with caramelized onions and hickory-smoked slab bacon
  • Sweet potato pie with cinnamon whipped white chocolate ganache
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1384

Dim Sum And Then Some 10/7/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Liu, Zhong-Yuan
About the Class

Shanghai native, Wendy Pannell, 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 +
  • Chinese scallion pancake-wrapped Peking duck with plum sauce
  • Steamed pork and crab soup dumplings
  • Crab Rangoon with cream cheese
  • Roasted apple, chestnut, and cream-cheese filled "purse" served with Asian ice cream
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1385

Gourmet Pizza and Pints 10/8/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 8, 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 +
  • Pear, goat cheese, and sausage pizza
  • Butternut squash and caramelized onion pizza
  • Maple apple bacon blue cheese pizza
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1386

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Italy Con Gusto!

Interactive

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

With pleasure, we're bringing you a regional Italian feast. Join Carrie in the Whisk kitchen where she will incorporate the finest trattoria dishes, utilizing local, seasonal ingredients. Prepare for technique, high flavor, and fun as you get your PASSPORT STAMPED. Saluti! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Pizzettes with roasted pears, pecorino, and walnuts
  • Roasted pumpkin with sage and pancetta
  • Rigatoni with broccoli rabe, Italian sausage, and butternut squash
  • Apple torta della nonna
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1387

Fall Harvest Dinner with Foggy Ridge Cider Pairing

Interactive

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Stacey Sprenz and Joseph Fasy
About the Class

Join special guests, Stacey and Joseph for a locally sourced autumn harvest menu paired with sparkling cider.  Joseph, from Hook and Cleaver will take the lead in teaching you how to make a seasonal, locally sourced and delicious feast.  Stacey, Foggy Ridge's ambassador, will head up cider pairings, providing the education and the know-how for selecting a festive beverage that will bring out the best in your food.  This magical evening is a one-time only event and will fill up quickly, so sign up today.

What You'll Cook +
  • Elevation Trilogy-Serious Cider
  • Trilogy of Goat Lady Dairy Cheese Truffles
  • Foggy Ridge Serious Cider
  • Heritage Farms Cheshire Bacon wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions 
  • Parsnip and Butternut Squash Farro Wheat Pilaf
  • Foggy Ridge First Fruit Cider
  • Spiced Mountain Apple Buttermilk Custards with a Cider Caramel
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1388

Lobstah and Chowdah in New England!

Interactive

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

Friday, October 13, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro and Jenn Makseyn
About the Class

Happy as clambake! Time to put on your bibs because it might get messy in the Whisk kitchen. Join Carrie and Jenn as they share their favorite nostalgic recipes from autumn clambakes in New England. Make a date for a flavor-packed feast complete with Samuel Adams! 

What You'll Cook +
  • New England clam chowder with homemade soup croutons
  • All-in-the-Big-Pot: Lobster, mussels, shrimp, smoked sausage, new potatoes, corn on the cob
  • BBQ chicken with bourbon jalapeno sauce
  • Apple berry crisp
Sign Up $89.00
Class Code 1389

Homemade Pasta Making Workshop 10/14/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 14, 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, Catherine will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and agnolotti pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Fettuccine with wild mushrooms, ricotta, and toasted walnuts
  • Pumpkin agnolotti with sausage, parmesan, and toasted pepitas
  • Heirloom squash gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1390

Homemade Pasta Making Workshop 10/14/17 -- Encore

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
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, Catherine will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and agnolotti pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Fettuccine with wild mushrooms, ricotta, and toasted walnuts
  • Pumpkin agnolotti with sausage, parmesan, and toasted pepitas
  • Heirloom squash gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1391

Rise to the Occasion - Homemade Biscuit Workshop 10/15/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Begins at 1:00pm
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. Plan to enjoy your handiwork with freshly made butter, pimento cheese, coffee and tea.

What You'll Cook +
  • Fluffy Southern biscuit
  • Pimiento cheese
  • Compound butter made with Stonewall Kitchen jam
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1392

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Cocktail Party 101

Interactive

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Take the evening off, ladies!  Grab your gal pals for a festive class full of flavor. Renee will show you how you can incorporate innovative dishes into your menus at home for holiday entertaining, book clubs, or happy hour. You're halfway to the week-end...time to party while you learn!

What You'll Cook +
  • Autumn apple sangria
  • Polenta crostini with butternut squash, ricotta, and sage
  • Apple cider meatballs
  • Gruyere mushroom caramelized onion bites
  • Mini brown butter bourbon pies
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1393

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Rock the Casbah with the Flavors of Morocco

Interactive

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Join Ana for a culinary journey to Morocco where she will combine classic sweet and savory flavors that are the trademark ingredients of this cuisine.   Entertain your senses as you learn about tagine cooking and fragrant spice mixes.  Sign up today and get your PASSPORT STAMPED because this class promises to be a colorful evening and a perfect date night!

What You'll Cook +
  • Roast cauliflower and almond soup with chermoula garnish
  • Chicken and vegetable tagine with couscous
  • Carrot and date salad
  • Phyllo cups with warm cheese, walnuts, honey, and orange blossom syrup
Sign Up $79.00
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Class Code 1394

Wok This Way 10/20/17

Interactive

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

Friday, October 20, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Liu, Zhong-Yuan
About the Class

Join Beijing native, Zhong Yuan (aka Wendy), for an introduction to the essential technique of stir-frying. 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!

What You'll Cook +
  • Moo shu pork served on Chinese spring pancakes
  • Mongolian beef
  • Pineapple shrimp and vegetable fried rice
  • A surprise dessert
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1395

Discovering Latin America: Market Field Trip and Cooking Class - 10/21/17

Interactive

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Begins at 9:30am
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

To know Ana is to love her. To go on a field trip with her is an adventure. She will navigate you through a Latin market in Durham and educate you about a huge variety of ingredients from Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. She will demystify spices, produce, dairy, proteins, etc. so that you will feel comfortable incorporating them into your own cooking. After shopping, it's back to the whisk kitchen to make a memorable lunch. Cerveza included. Caravan will leave from Whisk at 9:30am. The class will be from noon to 2:00pm. Expect a very bien dia! 

What You'll Cook +
  • Chihuahua cheese quesadillas con salsa fresca
  • Nopales con chorizo
  • Beef pinchos with chimmichurri sauce
  • Guava and cheese quesitos
Sign Up $89.00
Class Code 1396

An Apple a Day! A Hands-On Tart and Sweet Treat Workshop

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Melissa Majchrzak
About the Class

We love satisfying and delicious North Carolina apples!  And in this class, you will be adding a little caramel, building a warm galette,and flavoring up some warm cider to make them even more special, Join Melissa for this technique-driven, hands-on workshop that includes caramelization, tart pastry, spiralizing methods, and candy-making!  Cheers to the all-American apple!

What You'll Cook +
  • Apple galette
  • Tarte tartin
  • Apple cider caramels
  • Warm spiked cider
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1397

Mastering Knife Skills: Level 2 10/25/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Join Kim as she takes you beyond the fundamental knife skills class to the next level with classic small dice, brunoise, julienne, and an introduction to garnishing. She will have you cutting like a pro in no time. This is a perfect gift for you or for someone special!

What You'll Cook +
  • Snacks will be served
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code 1398

Meet & Greet Book Signing Happy Hour with Elizabeth Heiskell

Interactive

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chef/Instructor Elizabeth Heiskell
About the Class

Southern Living Magazine feature writer and NBC Today Show regular Elizabeth Heiskell is coming to Whisk!  Please join us for an eveining of wine, appetizers, and fun conversation with Elizabeth.  Whisk will have her new book, "What Can I Bring" for sale and Elizabeth will be happy to sign it for you!           https://www.whiskcarolina.com/events/an-evening-with-elizabeth-heiskell

What You'll Cook +

Wine and appetizers from Elizabeth's book will be served.       PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A COOKING CLASS.  IT IS A MEET AND GREET EVENT.

Sign Up $10.00
Class Code 1380

Alsatian Sensation Oktoberfest and Bond Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner

Interactive

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb and Whit Baker - Cicerone and Co-Founder of Bond Brewery
About the Class

The combination of German heartiness and French delicacy is what characterizes Alsatian food. Kim has created a rich and luxurious menu that will pair perfectly with the seasonal beer from Bond Brewery. Whit, who refers to himself as a "beer geek" will be on-hand to educate about brewing, nuances of different beer types, and pairing with food. This is a crowd-pleasing class you won't want to miss. Sign up early!

What You'll Cook +
  • Flammenkueche / Tarte flambee (Alsatian bacon and onion tart)
  • Salade Alsacienne with gruyere & ham         
  • Farmhouse chicken in vinegar and riesling sauce over herb spaetzle
  • Apple-cranberry clafoutis
  • Bond Brewery pairings
Sign Up $89.00
Class Code 1399

Halloween Kids Cooking Spooktacular

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Jackie Williamson
About the Class

It's time for a day of artistic expression! With Jackie, your children will learn fundamental kitchen skills while cooking up spooky treats that they can replicate at home. Happy Halloween! (Note: Parents may drop off their children after signing in. Price is per child.)

What You'll Cook +
  • Oatmeal pumpkin cream pies
  • Marshmallow ghost and fruit skewers
  • Witches's hat cupcakes
Sign Up $69.00
Class Code 1400