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Cooking classes are held at our showroom kitchen located at:

6275 28th St. S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Tastes of Thailand Cooking with Herbs and Spices
Feb 3 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
CLASS SOLD OUT
Feb 4 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
CLASS SOLD OUT
Tastes of Thailand Cooking with Herbs and Spices
Thai food is one of the world's most highly regarded cuisines but still intimidating to some in the West. We'll demystify it by showcasing the ingredients and techniques used in some of our favorite Thai recipes. You'll see the exquisite contrast in taste and texture that results from blending hot, sweet, sour, and salty components. A primer on the world of herbs and spices and how to use them appropriately. We will explore the differences between fresh vs. dried herbs and whole vs. ground spices and how to use these flavor enhancers to make your food really explode.
Indian Cuisine Wok This Way!
Feb 10 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
1 available!
Feb 11 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
CLASS SOLD OUT
Indian Cuisine Wok This Way!
Indian food reflects a wide range of flavors and regional cuisines, driven by historical factors such as invasions, spice trade and religious influences. With the diversity of soil type and climate, these cuisines vary significantly from each other. Come experience the flavors and ingredients of this popular cuisine. Thousands of years ago, Chinese cooks figured out how to prepare healthy food quickly using a simple, versatile piece of equipment: the Chinese wok. Come learn some exotic stir-fry and steamed recipes using this versatile cooking tool.
Modern American Cuisine Sushi Rolls
Feb 17 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
1 available!
Feb 18 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
CLASS SOLD OUT
Modern American Cuisine Sushi Rolls
Modern American cuisine reflects our history and culture - a stew of different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. American chefs are preparing food that uses local produce, fish, and meat, unpretentiously prepared but, with international flair. Come and learn how to create your own modern American fare at home. Sushi is healthy, fun and easy to make at home, once you know the techniques. Learn to cook perfect sushi rice and make simple maki rolls using classic ingredients like cucumber, salmon, flying fish roe, and avocado with nori.
Mastering Knife Skills Thai Curries
Feb 24 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
8 available!
Feb 25 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
1 available!
Mastering Knife Skills Thai Curries
Learn the techniques to become confident with an array of cuts including slicing, dicing, mincing, chopping, julienne, and segmenting. Also explore topics such as sharpening and honing, choosing the right knife for you, and cutting board differences. Thai is one of the most popular cuisines. Discover the difference between Thai curries: massaman, red, yellow, and green.  Learn to make a variety of Thai food with these easy curry dishes.
St. Patty's Under Pressure CBC 1 - Knife Skills & Stocking
Mar 17 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
8 available!
Mar 18 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
9 available!
St. Patty's Under Pressure CBC 1 - Knife Skills & Stocking
Join us for a traditional St. Patrick's Day meal made in the pressure cooker. Pressure cooking is the perfect solution for today’s cooks who are looking to feed their families healthy meals using less time and energy. Modern pressure cookers are safe and simple. They cook with less water at a high heat, so your food retains many of the nutrients that are lost in simmering or boiling. We start with the most essential skills in the kitchen with your most important tools - your knives. We’ll explore knife care, cutting techniques, and how to keep your fingers cut-free forever. Learn about stocking the kitchen, setting up a work area, and keeping food fresh and safe.
Sushi Maki CBC 2 - Stocks & Broths
Mar 24 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
2 available!
Mar 25 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
10 available!
Sushi Maki CBC 2 - Stocks & Broths
Sushi is healthy, fun and easy to make at home, once you know the techniques. Learn to cook perfect sushi rice and make simple maki rolls using classic ingredients like cucumber, salmon, flying fish roe, and avocado with nori. Stocks and broths are the foundation of classic sauces. We'll learn how to get the best flavor and mouth feel and a few modern shortcuts that do not sacrifice flavor or quality.
Flavors of Thailand CBC 3 - Soups & Salads
Mar 31 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
4 available!
Apr 1 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
10 available!
Flavors of Thailand CBC 3 - Soups & Salads
Thai food is one of the world's most highly regarded cuisines but still intimidating to some in the West. We'll demystify it by showcasing the ingredients and techniques used in some of our favorite Thai recipes. You'll see the exquisite contrast in taste and texture that results from blending hot, sweet, sour, and salty components. Using the broths from the earlier class, we will create soups ranging from beautifully simple seasonal broths to hearty chowders and pureed and creamed soups. We will also learn vinaigrettes and emulsions to create salads and dressings.
Springtime Ravioli CBC 4 - Sauces & Condiments
Apr 7 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
11 available!
Apr 8 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
8 available!
Springtime Ravioli CBC 4 - Sauces & Condiments
Nothing matches the flavor and texture of fresh pasta. Combined with the flavors of spring, like garden vegetables and citrus, it makes for a meal sure to impress your family or guests. Learn to make colored pasta dough, fillings, and sauce from scratch, and raviolis filled with Springtime. With our newfound expertise with stocks, we can create the classic Mother sauces and the more complex derivative sauces we all know and love. We will excite our palates with saucy goodness from velvety demi-glace to creamy cheese sauces, spicy barbeques, coulis, pestos, chutneys, and salsas.
Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day CBC 5 - Pasta, Starches & Grains
Apr 14 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
4 available!
Apr 15 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
10 available!
Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day CBC 5 - Pasta, Starches & Grains
If you shy away from baking bread because it is too difficult and time consuming, have we got a secret for you! Making good artisanal bread at home is easy - without kneading, proofing yeast, or high maintenance starters. Come learn the revolutionary secret! Learn about different rice types, pastas, and potatoes. Then we'll go beyond to learn about new ingredients such as couscous, spelt, and quinoa. Whether rich and creamy, hearty and nutty, or light and fluffy, we'll create delicious recipes that make great sides or shine as entrees on their own.
Healthy and Flavorful Cooking CBC 6 - Steaming and Poaching
Apr 21 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
11 available!
Apr 22 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
10 available!
Healthy and Flavorful Cooking CBC 6 - Steaming and Poaching
If you strive to cook more healthy, but are afraid that your food will be bland - this class if for you.  We'll explore healthier cooking techniques & the uses of herbs, spices & other flavor-enhancing ingredients. Steaming, poaching, parboiling, simmering, and blanching are all about cooking food in water. We'll master these cooking techniques by learning the definition of each term followed by a practical application on various foods.
   
 
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