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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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Everyday Thai Cuisines of China
Apr 28 @ 6PM
$65.00 /person
(Wait List)
Apr 30 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
5 available!
Everyday Thai Cuisines of China
Thai cooking can be a fun way to eat as well as entertain. Learn how easy it is to bring Thai flavors into you home kitchen and take home your own copy of Katie Chin's top-rated cookbook. Chinese society greatly values gastronomy and a number of different styles contribute to Chinese cuisine. The best known are Cantonese, Hunan and Szechuan cuisine. These styles are distinctive from one another and we will prepare dishes from each.
CBC 6 - Steaming and Poaching The Tuscan Sun
May 1 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
5 available!
May 7 @ 6PM
$65.00 /person
(Wait List)
CBC 6 - Steaming and Poaching The Tuscan Sun
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. This region of Italy is blessed with natural beauty and an amazing array of food products. We'll explore the region's cuisine by making dishes from Frances Maye's top-rated cookbook.
CBC 7 - Stewing & Braising Thai Curries
May 8 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
1 available!
May 12 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
1 available!
CBC 7 - Stewing & Braising Thai Curries
Wet cooking is used for less expensive, tough cuts of meat and vegetables. Learn to properly brown meat, cookware choices, the best cuts of meats to use, and how to cook them to perfectly delicate tenderness. We'll create delicious stews and braised dishes from around the globe. 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.
Forks Over Knives CBC 8 - Sauté & Stir Fry
May 14 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
6 available!
May 15 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
6 available!
Forks Over Knives CBC 8 - Sauté & Stir Fry
(Plant-based Cooking Techniques) Join plant-based chef Sue Stauffacher as she explains the fundamentals of a whole-foods, plant-centered diet and shows students how to deliciously transition their favorite comfort food recipes to be completely plant-based (that means no eggs, dairy or meat). These dry cooking methods are perfect for quick meals. We'll bust out our wok and sauté pans for a night of exciting international dishes. Topics include choosing the right pans, utensils, oil vs. butter, plus the inside scoop on non-stick coatings.
Pickling 101 Mastering Knife Skills
May 17 @ 10AM
$55.00 /person
8 available!
May 21 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
8 available!
Pickling 101 Mastering Knife Skills
Learn an age-old canning technique with The Canning Diva!  While dill pickles are perhaps the most common pickle, the scope of home-canned fruit and vegetable pickles is endless! 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.
CBC 9 - Roasting & Baking Savory Salsas
May 22 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
5 available!
May 28 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
10 available!
CBC 9 - Roasting & Baking Savory Salsas
Using the oven as our heat source for cooking, we'll learn about searing, trussing, brining, convection, determining doneness, and choosing the right oven temperatures. From the juicy roasted meats to perfectly broiled fish and deliciously tender vegetables, there will be a whole lot of cooking going on! Tired of making traditional salsa and looking to create a fun new recipe your family will enjoy?  Then this class if for you!  The Canning Diva will demonstrate how to create her Signature Strawberry Salsa as well as her Zesty Tomato Salsa in this informative class.
CBC 10 - Grilling & Broiling The Grilling Book
May 29 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
3 available!
Jun 4 @ 6PM
$75.00 /person
10 available!
CBC 10 - Grilling & Broiling The Grilling Book
Grilling is likely the first cooking method used by humans - no other quite imparts the flavor and appeal. We'll explore how to successfully grill everything from fish to fruit, while creating fantastic dishes with your newly learned techniques. Whether you've been grilling for years or have never bought a bag of charcoal in your life, The Grilling Book is the only book you'll need in your backyard this summer—or any summer. Features more than 350 foolproof recipes, dozens of luscious full-color photographs, crystal clear illustrations, and plenty of here's-how-to-do-it guidelines. Hardcover edition included.
Preserving & Cooking with Herbs GrillMaster - Pizza
Jun 5 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
11 available!
Jun 10 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
11 available!
Preserving & Cooking with Herbs GrillMaster - Pizza
The Canning Diva® will teach you several fun ways to preserve the robust flavor of herbs for use in meals, as meal starters and as a condiment.  She will incorporate three preservation methods (canning, freezing and dehydrating) in this informative class.  Learn the many benefits of preserving herbs as well as their many uses when creating meals your family will love! If you’ve ever enjoyed wood-fired pizza, you know what great flavor a little smoke can add to your favorite pizza. We will cook and taste recipes for traditional favorites and not-so-traditional combinations that will jazz up your menu.
Hands-On Sushi Real Grilling - Cookbook
Jun 11 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
11 available!
Jun 17 @ 6PM
$65.00 /person
11 available!
Hands-On Sushi Real Grilling - Cookbook
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. Real Grilling celebrates the joy of gathering around the grill. Complete with more than 200 simple, drop-to-your-knees delicious recipes, this book explores the foods and flavors that are made for grilling: the very best recipes for beef, pork, poultry, and seafood, small plates, vegetables and sides, desserts, and the best rubs, marinades, brines, and sauces.
Big Green Egg - Barbecue Self-Sufficiency through Food Preservation
Jun 18 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
11 available!
Jun 21 @ 10AM
$55.00 /person
11 available!
Big Green Egg - Barbecue Self-Sufficiency through Food Preservation
BBQ has many, mostly erroneous, meanings in our language. In the South - BBQ means pork! We'll explore the history and different variations of American BBQ and how to make it on on the Big Green Egg. If a tornado, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water and electricity for days or even weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide for your entire family.  The Canning Diva® will teach you several methods of cost effective food preservation by way of dry and cold storage, home canning and dehydrating.