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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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Hands-On Sushi Canning for Beginners
Jul 30 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
5 available!
Jul 31 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
5 available!
Hands-On Sushi Canning for Beginners
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. Always interested in learning how to home can foods but not sure where to start?  The Canning Diva® will break down the steps required to safely home can goods in your very own kitchen.  From simple water bathing recipes to delicious pressure canned meals, The Canning Diva® will demystify and simplify the art of home canning!
Summer Grill Party Canning - Natural Thickening Agents
Aug 6 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
8 available!
Aug 7 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
11 available!
Summer Grill Party Canning - Natural Thickening Agents
A relaxed host is the key to a successful dinner party. With this quick and easy summer menu, you and your guests will enjoy fabulous food without all the fuss. Come alone, bring a friend, or invite your entire supper club for a uniquely casual but elegant dining experience. In this informative class The Canning Diva explores the variety of thickening agents used in home canning.  She dives into the three main forms of natural thickening agents and their uses – pectin, natural foods and Canning Gel.  She will demonstrate several recipes which exemplify how to use each thickener efficiently when creating jams and jellies, pie fillings along with soups and stews.
Salads and Vinaigrettes Everything Tomatoes!
Aug 13 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
9 available!
Aug 14 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
9 available!
Salads and Vinaigrettes Everything Tomatoes!
With local greens in abundance at this time of year, we take a moment to teach the basics of vinaigrettes and how to pair them with various greens.  Salads are a perfect option for a nice light summer meal.  Learn to make them like a pro! As we approach tomato season gain the skills and knowledge necessary to safely home-can the wonderful fruit, the tomato!  Giving the variety of tomatoes grown in Michigan, learn which are the safest for home canning, learn valuable tools for blanching and prepping tomatoes and have fun exploring new recipes which incorporate both a water bather and pressure canner.  The Canning Diva shows you how!
Italian Summer Natural Grill
Aug 19 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
(Wait List)
Aug 20 @ 6PM
$65.00 /person
7 available!
Italian Summer Natural  Grill
Learn to cook a healthy and tasty meal that celebrates the summer flavors of Italy. We will use fresh and seasonal ingredients that are at the peak of their flavor. Join me to create farm-fresh, summer meals on the grill that include local, grass-fed beef steaks from local farms and organic produce from the bounty of farmer's summer harvest. Learn to make some mouth-watering and healthy dishes from ingredients that might be new to you.
GrillMaster - Ribs Gourmet Burgers
Aug 27 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
4 available!
Aug 28 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
7 available!
GrillMaster - Ribs Gourmet Burgers
Whether you prefer baby backs or spare ribs - ribs are the best way to show your pit skills in the summertime. We'll explore the different cuts, sauces and rubs. You will leave this class with the knowledge and confidence to make great ribs at home. Burgers are quintessentially American - nothing better represents our culinary tradition. In this class we will learn how to stuff them, season them, grill them, and top them to perfection.
Sushi Rolls Italy's Summer-End
Sep 3 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
7 available!
Sep 9 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
3 available!
Sushi Rolls Italy's Summer-End
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. Learn to cook a healthy and tasty meal that celebrates the summer flavors of Italy. We will use fresh and seasonal ingredients that are at the peak of their flavor.
Tastes of Thailand CBC 1 - Knife Skills & Stocking
Sep 10 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
10 available!
Sep 16 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
9 available!
Tastes of Thailand CBC 1 - Knife Skills & Stocking
One of the most popular cuisines of current culture, Thai cooking can be a fun way to eat as well as entertain.  Join us for an introduction to Thai cuisine featuring popular ingredients and easy to master techniques. 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.
The Tuscan Sun CBC 2 - Stocks & Broths
Sep 17 @ 6PM
$65.00 /person
11 available!
Sep 23 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
10 available!
The Tuscan Sun CBC 2 - Stocks & Broths
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. 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.
Herbs & Spices CBC 3 - Sauces & Condiments
Sep 24 @ 6PM
$65.00 /person
10 available!
Sep 30 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
10 available!
Herbs & Spices CBC 3 - Sauces & Condiments
Herbs & Spices is an indispensable reference that shows how to prepare fresh and dried herbs, how to use herbs and spices in cooking, and details everything that other books on the subject leave out. It contains a unique collection of recipes that will encourage cooks to think creatively and experiment on their own. 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.
Autumn Ravioli and Sauces CBC 4 - Soups & Salads
Oct 1 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
10 available!
Oct 7 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
10 available!
Autumn Ravioli and Sauces CBC 4 - Soups & Salads
There's nothing like the flavor and texture of handmade pasta and ravioli. In this extension of my first ravioli class, you will make colorful, flavored pasta and new fillings and sauce from scratch. Then we will make, stuff, and form ravioli for a memorable meal. 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.
   
 
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