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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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The Tuscan Sun CBC 2 - Stocks & Broths
Sep 17 @ 6PM
$65.00 /person
CLASS SOLD OUT
Sep 23 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
1 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
8 available!
Sep 30 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
CLASS SOLD OUT
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
1 available!
Oct 7 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
2 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.
CBC 5 - Grilling & Broiling Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
Oct 14 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
5 available!
Oct 15 @ 6PM
$65.00 /person
6 available!
CBC 5 - Grilling & Broiling Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
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. 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. We'll teach you the revolutionary secret from this top-rated cookbook.
CBC 6 - Roasting & Baking Three Quick Pastas
Oct 21 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
7 available!
Oct 22 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
9 available!
CBC 6 - Roasting & Baking Three Quick Pastas
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! Pasta is a perfect, go-to weeknight meal for many families, but it is easy to get stuck in a rut when time is tight. We will prepare three new, quick, flavorful pastas dishes to add to your family's list of favorites.
CBC 7 - Sauté & Stir Fry Sushi Rolls
Oct 28 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
7 available!
Oct 29 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
CLASS SOLD OUT
CBC 7 - Sauté & Stir Fry Sushi Rolls
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. 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.
Hearty Autumn Soups CBC 8 - Pasta, Starches & Grains
Nov 5 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
11 available!
Nov 11 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
7 available!
Hearty Autumn Soups CBC 8 - Pasta, Starches & Grains
Soups and stews are an essential element in the cooks toolkit as we move into cooler weather. They are comforting, hearty, and easy to make. Learn some tricks and tips to make these easy one-pot meals. Learn about different rice types, pastas, and potatoes. Then we'll go beyond to learn about new ingredients such as couscous, spelt, and quinoa. We will make fresh pasta, fillings, and sauce from scratch, and stuff ravioli for a meal sure to impress.
Extra Virgin: Our Tuscan Kitchen CBC 9 - Stewing & Braising
Nov 12 @ 6PM
$70.00 /person
2 available!
Nov 18 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
7 available!
Extra Virgin: Our Tuscan Kitchen CBC 9 - Stewing & Braising
Debi Mazar and Gabrielle Corcos are ambassadors of contemporary Tuscan cooking. In Extra Virgin, food, family, and style come together in a celebration of the pleasures of the rustic Italian table with 120 recipes for simple yet exquisite meals that are accessible, full of fresh flavor, and easy to prepare. 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.
Autumn Flavors Soups CBC 10 - Steaming and Poaching
Nov 19 @ 6PM
$55.00 /person
11 available!
Nov 25 @ 6PM
$60.00 /person
7 available!
Autumn Flavors Soups CBC 10 - Steaming and Poaching
There are few things as comforting as a steaming bowl of homemade soup. Come learn how to transform the warm flavors of autumn like pumpkin, squash, apples, and pears into a hearty meal. 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.
Mastering Knife Skills
Nov 26 @ 6PM
$50.00 /person
11 available!
Mastering Knife Skills
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.
   
 
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