Cooking School at Southern Season - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Upcoming Classes

Downton Abbey Dinner

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Chef: Amanda Fisher

Step back in time to Downton Abbey and have dinner upstairs with the Crawleys! Amanda Fisher of Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company will show you splendid dining from a bygone era. This is a smaller version of a dinner Service à la ... more details

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Seafood: Fresh and Local

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Ricky Moore of Saltbox

Born in New Bern, N.C., Chef Ricky More has spent more than 20 years in the restaurant business across the U.S.and in Europe. He is now the chef and owner of the highly acclaimed Saltbox Restaurant in Durham. His cooking ... more details

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French Grilling

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Brian Adornetto

Join Chef Brian, a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, for this hands-on class as he teaches you how to make an elegant yet easily recreated French countryside meal on the grill.

Menu: Grilled Tuna Pan Bagnat style; Grilled Tomatoes ... more details

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Learn at Lunch: Summer English Lunch Party

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Amanda Fisher

Simple and elegant entertaining is a Southern staple and with the twist of English recipes from Amanda Fisher of Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company, this class is sure top lease and add some new classics to your recipe repertoire.Fine English summer weather ... more details

Register$30.00

Lighten Up, Y’all

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Virginia Willis

A popular Southern food authority and cookbook author,Virginia Willis is also a talented cooking school instructor.Classically trained in France but with Southern roots, she worked as the kitchen director for Martha Stewart and Bobby Flay and is a contributing editor to Southern ... more details

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Basics of Baking II

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Gwen Cummings Maller

When baking, do you ever wonder when to use pastry flour and when to use all-purpose flour? When should ingredients be creamed? Promising to de-mystify baking at a basic level,Gwen will discuss ingredients, tools and techniques and demonstrate three basic recipes ... more details

Register$45.00

Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Sandra Gutierrez

Who better to teach a class on this festive day than Sandra Gutierrez Join Sandra, local author and nationally renowned expert of Latin American cuisine, as she launches her newest cookbook, Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America with a menu fit ... more details

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Indian Cooking

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Caitlin Burke

Do you love Indian food but find the ingredients and cooking techniques intimidating? Join Cooking School Instructor Caitlin Burke, for this hands-on introduction to the tastes and cooking techniques of Indian food.

Menu: Potato-Pea Croquettes with Tomato Curry; Sweet and Sour Chickpeas;Cashew ... more details

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The Magic of Buttermilk

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Debbie Moose

Do you love buttermilk? Join Debbie Moose, freelance writer and author of Buttermilk: A Savor the South Cookbook, as she makes a variety of tantalizing recipes using the magic of buttermilk. Buttermilk can do so many things- a flavor,a leavening booster, ... more details

Register$40.00

Learn at Lunch: Simple Salmon

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Susan Hearn

Searching for some new ways to cook delicious and healthy salmon? Join Chef Susan Hearn to learn (and taste) new recipes and cooking methods you can share with family and friends. This is a one-hour class.

Menu: White Asparagus Soup; Apple Horseradish Glazed ... more details

Register$30.00

Food of México: Seafood from Coast to Coast

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Marcelo Villasuso

Seafood is Mexican cuisine’s best-kept secret and the eclectic dishes made with it–striking a perfect balance between acidity and spiciness–are one of the main foundations of Mexican food. Join food and travel expert Marcelo Villasusoas he takes attendees on a culinary tour ... more details

Register$40.00

Mother’s Day: Cooking in Parchment

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Lucindy Willis

Parchment cooking involves wrapping a parcel of food,usually fish or chicken with vegetables, in parchment paper and baking it. It is healthy cooking since the food steams inside the parchment. Results include tender meat and vegetables, flavored with whatever herbs, spices ... more details

Register$45.00

Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Cathy Barrow

Join author and canning expert Cathy Barrow for a strawberry festival. You’ll learn the secrets to making strawberry jam as well as other fun recipes. The author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry and the food blog Mrs.Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen, she writes the “Canning ... more details

Register$45.00

Summer Tailgate

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Amanda Fisher

Pack up a picnic and enjoy a day out with family and friends! This easy and delicious menu is quick to make and easy to transport and serve. Amanda Fisher of Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company will show you how!

Menu: Leek and ... more details

Register$40.00

Early Summer Stars: Peas, Snapper and Strawberries

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Kim Calaway

Join Cooking School Lead Kim Calaway to welcome the special foods of early summer. You’ll learn new recipes for family fare or entertaining in this hands-on class.

Menu: Spring Pea Bruschetta with Crab and Charred Spring Onion Relish,Carolina Snapper with Grits and Tarragon ... more details

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Heritage Meats From Joyce Farms

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Nate Morgan

Join Joyce Farms Corporate Chef Nate Morgan as he discusses and demonstrates basic butchery of poultry, how poultry is raised and processed, and the difference between the commodity poultry industry and pasture-centered programs like that of Joyce Farms.After this enlightening evening of ... more details

Register$45.00

Nick Malgieri’s Pastry

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Nick Malgieri

FOP (fear of pastry) got you down? Learn some easy and foolproof techniques for mixing, handling, and rolling different types of dough that will make FOP a thing of the past. Pie and tart recipes, both savory and sweet, from Nick’s latest ... more details

Register$50.00

Nick Malgieri’s Chocolate

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Nick Malgieri

Everyone loves chocolate and here are half a dozen new ways to get excited by it! Famed master baker Nick Malgieri returns to lead you as you discover delicious and fun new things to create with chocolate.

Menu: Total Heaven Chocolate Almond Cake; ... more details

Register$50.00

Late Spring Farm Dinner

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb

North Carolina farmers and entrepreneurs Jamie and Richard,owners of Coon Rock Farm, Bella Bean Organics, Heirloom Provisions and Piedmont Restaurant, bring the bounty of their farm to the class. Join them as they create a late spring dinner ... more details

Register$45.00

Let Them Eat Cake

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Gesine Bullock-Prado

Renowned Vermont-based baker Gesine Bullock-Prado is not about limiting anyone when it come to dessert so she has now made her drool-worthy creations accessible to all with gluten-free and other healthy variations. In this class she’ll be sharing recipes from her new ... more details

Register$45.00

Cocktails: All Spirits!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Gary Crunkleton

Gary, from the famed Chapel Hill watering hole that bears his last name, will show you the fundamentals in a cocktail from each of the basic spirits: Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Bourbon and Scotch – six cocktails in all!

Menu: Light snacks will ... more details

Register$40.00

Cooking from the Spring Farmer’s Market

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Ben and Karen Barker

We are again honored to welcome Chefs Ben and Karen Barker,who left a legacy in Durham with the late and great Magnolia Grill. Both chefs are James Beard Award-winners and in 2012 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern ... more details

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Cooking With Wine

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Chef: Amanda Fisher

Join Amanda Fisher and learn how to use wine in your cooking,from everyday dinners to meals worthy of celebrations! We will explore French classics and Amanda’s own twists on her favorite wine-based recipes. There will also be wine pairings from Southern Season’s fabulous ... more details

Register$40.00

Southern Cornbread

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Some prefer cornbread a little soft and sweet, and others prefer it crusty and savory. Join the cooking school staff for an exploration of both types. You can be the judge of which types reigns supreme in your house.

Menu: Outer Banks ... more details

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Pasta Fresca

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Pasta fresca (fresh pasta) is both gratifying to make and wonderful to eat. Under the guidance of the Cooking School staff you will learn to make three types of pasta: fettuccine, ravioli and spaghetti. Each will be served with a homemade ... more details

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Play with Your Food

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Gwen Cummings Maller

Kids love to use their hands so let them use those hands to create dinner! In this hands-on class Chef Gwen will lead the children through the making of each dish so it can all be eaten and enjoyed at ... more details

Register$35.00

Coffee with Scott Conary of Carrboro Coffee

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: Scott Conary

Carrboro Coffee Roasters is a premier farmer-direct artisan roaster that has drawn international attention and acclaim with their expertise and emphasis on quality and relationships at coffee origins. Join Scott, President of Carrboro Coffee, to learn the path their direct relationship coffee ... more details

Register$35.00

A Fresh Taste of Early Summer

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Sheri Castle

Warm weather yields farmers’ market baskets brimming with the bounty of the season. Join popular chef and cookbook author Sheri Castle as she teaches you to prepare a sumptuous meal with the best the early summer has to offer

Menu: Garden Pea ... more details

Register$50.00

Chocolate for Kids

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Gwen Cummings Maller

Join Chef Gwen for this introduction to cooking with chocolate.The kids will have a hands-on mini-lesson and tasting of different chocolates then make some of their soon to be favorite chocolate desserts. This class is (just) for kids age 6 ... more details

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Biscuits I

Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Once upon a time, every good Southern cook knew the secret to making biscuits. Unfortunately, it’s becoming a lost art. We’re here to help, however, and in this hands-on class you’ll learn from the pros how to make this staple just ... more details

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Knife Skills

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Brian Adornetto

Brian Adornetto Learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly, as well as how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class series with Brian. After practicing your knife skills, a snack will be ... more details

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The Foods of Chile

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Sandra Gutierrez

Each Latin American country has its own distinctive cuisine.The food of Chile has a clear German and Eastern European influence intermixed with indigenous flavors of the area. Join Latin American expert and cookbook author Sandra Gutierrez as she demystifies the succulent foods ... more details

Register$45.00

Bread Revolution: Sprouted Grain Flour Breads are the Next Frontier

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Peter Reinhart

Sprouted flour is, according to Peter Reinhart, the next big frontier in baking, partly because it is the most nutritious form of whole grain but, even more importantly, because it tastes better than any other version of whole grain bread. It ... more details

Register$50.00

Sushi

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Masa Tsujimura

Finally learn to savor sushi in your own home. Born in a fishing village in western Japan, Chef Masa Tsujimura of Waraji Japanese Restaurant in Raleigh has over 30 years of experience in sushi preparation and has trained dozens of sushi ... more details

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Pizza From the Expert

Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Elana Iaciofano

You won’t be making any plain boring pepperoni pizzas in this class. Instead, expert Elana will be sharing her passion for preparing healthy, seasonal pizza recipes. The author of Top Your Pizza for Colavita Olive Oil, Elana will open your yes to ... more details

Register$35.00

Kids and Parents: Italian Feast

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Brian Adornetto

Do you know a child who is interested in cooking? Join Chef Brian Adornetto for this hands-on cooking class and create lasting memories while learning new skills. Impress family and friends by inviting them to an Italian family-style dinner you will now ... more details

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Italian

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Yvonne Hoffman

Chef Yvonne Hoffman went to school in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Join her as she discuses and shares the food and culture of this region including, of course, such favorites as Prosciutto, Balsamic vinegar, Parmesan cheese, and many others.

Menu: Bianco Pizza ... more details

Register$40.00

Learn at Lunch: Brunch Made Easy

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Lisa Piper from the Small Street B&B

Located in Pittsboro, N.C., Small Street B&B Cafe serves breakfast and lunch using all the farmers and seasonal ingredients they can to make a fresh and changing menu every day. You’ll learn some of their secrets to ... more details

Register$30.00

The New Southern Table: Flavorful, Local, and Good For You!

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Lee Newlin

New Southern cuisine is light and healthy, ditching the deep-fried,sugar laden and heavy stuff. Incorporating the freshest organic produce, Lee creates a new take on traditional recipes using smart seasonings and healthful ingredients. All of the recipes will highlight a healthier twist ... more details

Register$45.00

Creole Soul Picnic

Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Mel Melton

In New Orleans and the bayou country, the summers are sweltering. On Sunday afternoons back before AC came along,many families and friends headed to the lake, beach or riverbank to catch a breeze, fish, and enjoy the summer bounty of food.This menu ... more details

Register$45.00

Ramen Noodles

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Susan Hearn

If you are thinking of the dried ramen noodles from the package,think again! Join Chef Susan Hearn to learn how to make homemade ramen noodles and then use them in several delicious and versatile recipes.

Menu: Asian Crunchy Slaw with Toasted Almonds and ... more details

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Vegetable Heaven

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Brendan Cox – Oakleaf

Acclaimed chef Brendon, from Oakleaf in Pittsboro, N.C., is an expert at serving creative seasonal cuisine. Join him on this trip to his “Vegetable Heaven” made delicious and entertaining with his skill as a chef, educator and storyteller.

Menu: Fresh Mozzarella, ... more details

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Beer Basics

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Kathlene Revie

Do you want to learn about classic beer styles and the food that pair best as well as gain an understanding of the basic beer geek-speak, such as fermentation and bottle conditioning?Join Kathlene, Wine Department staff member and beer aficionado for this ... more details

Register$45.00

Wine Dinner: Taste of North Caolina

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Caitlin Burke and Elizabeth Cooper

Early summer in the South brings a bounty of wonderful weather and foods. Join Cooking School Instructor Caitlin Burke and Wine Manager, Elizabeth Cooper, for this celebration of early summer in the North Carolina and learn to create a ... more details

Register$40.00

Learn At Lunch: Summer Porch Suppers

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Susan Hearn

Are you dreaming of a summer porch supper with friends and family? Join Chef Susan Hearn in a one-hour class for this new and delicious approach to a southern summer pleasure.

Menu: Chunky Tomato and Fruit Gazpacho; Simple Green Salad with Cucumber Herb ... more details

Register$30.00

Lemuel Butler of Counter Culture Coffee

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00am

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Chef: Lemuel Butler of Counter Culture Coffee

Join Lemuel Butler of Counter Culture Coffee to explore the relationship between coffee processing, coffee roasting and coffee extraction, but more importantly how to make coffee taste great.During the class you will have the chance to learn about ... more details

Register$35.00

Food of México: Hip Tacos Part II

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Marcelo Villasuso

The success in a taco is not to fill it with “cliche” Mexican ingredients, it is about finding the right balance between vegetables, fruits and proteins respecting their own textures and flavors. The mouth-watering salsa used and the quality of the tortilla ... more details

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Main Dish Salads

Monday, June 22, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Ellen Clevenger-Firley

As the weather gets warmer a fresh crisp dinner salad can be the answer for a weeknight meal or easy entertaining. Join Cooking School Manager Ellen Clevenger-Firley for some new ideas to keep your dinner fresh and healthy

Menu: Salad Nicoise with Seared ... more details

Register$40.00

Terrapin Cove Fish Camp Dinner

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Lucindy Willis

For this class, popular Chef Lucindy returns to her Louisiana roots with a down-home catfish fry and all the fixin’s. Learn three seafood sauces, the art of light and fluffy hush puppies,and of course, tips on frying catfish, as well as ... more details

Register$45.00

Art of Blending

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Jason Tesauro, Barboursville Vineyards

Instead of just tasting great wine, why not try to make your own? In this class you’ll get to see a little of what it’s like to be an actual winemaker. Sommelier Jason from Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia’s most honored winery, brings ... more details

Register$50.00

Cool Dishes for Hot Summer Days

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Sheri Castle

Beat the heat with some refreshing and fun culinary creations.Join popular chef and cookbook author Sheri Castle as she teaches some perfect recipes for summer that use the best of what the season has to offer.

Menu: Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with ... more details

Register$50.00

Shop the Market

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: Caitlin Burke

Summer farmers’ markets are a celebration of the senses—the aromas, the colors, the flavors… the list goes on and on. Instructor Caitlin Burke will guide you through an adventure to the famers’ market where you will purchase fresh summer produce for ... more details

Register$45.00

Spatchcocked Grilling

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Susan Hearn

Spatc hcocked grilling is when poultry or game has been prepared for grilling by removing the backbone of the bird and flattening out before cooking. Join Chef Susan Hearn in this hands-on class to learn about this new method of preparing your ... more details

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Harry Potter Luncheon

Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Gwen Cummings Maller

Head to Platform 9 3/4 and get ready to spend the afternoon at Hogwarts! Feel free to wear your robes and bring your wands. We’ll be eating and drinking like Harry, Ron and Hermione and cooking like House-Elves! Join Chef ... more details

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Easy Glamorous Summer Dining

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Susan Hearn

In the summertime, living and eating outside is easy. Join Chef Susan Hearn for this summertime approach to outdoor entertaining and dining. In this hands-on class you’ll try new recipes to impress your friends and family next time you entertain.

Menu: Cucumber Wrapped ... more details

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