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Cooking Classes

Tuesdays, April 9th through May 14th ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “Basic Training 101 ~ Technique Classes” Hands On Class ● Lelia Gentle – DreamCatcher Farm ● $525.00 for a Six Week course. A six-week series of HANDS ON training, guaranteed to have you cooking like a pro in no time! This class is designed for all students from the beginning cook to the cook who wants to fine tune their skills and understand the “whys” of cooking! During this course, you will learn proper knife skills, stocks and basic sauce making, soups, salads, vinaigrettes, techniques such as sautéing, roasting, braising, slow roasting, pan frying, deep-frying and grilling. You will learn how to break down a whole chicken into individual pieces & how to truss meat correctly. You will learn about cooking beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and starches. After this course, you will feel much more confident in the kitchen & motivated to try out new dishes and create your own recipes! Feel free to bring your cook’s knife and an apron to class each week, if you wish. Class is limited in size, so sign up early to ensure your seat! Aprons are not provided.

Event Date 04-23-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-23-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 14
Price $525.00
525.00 $ 14

Wednesday, April 24th 6:30 – 9:00 pm “A Tour of Italy ~ Umbria” Demonstration Class Sandra Gugliotta – Dining Elegance Caterers ● $55.00   This region of Italy is the most centrally located in the country.  It is also one of Italy’s smallest regions.  Its capital is Norcia.  One of the most recognizable cities of the region is Perugia, known mostly for its chocolate. This region uses mostly pork as a staple meat and the black truffle as a favorite culinary delight which is available seasonally from Christmas through March.  Wild caught birds are also a delicacy in this region as they are often hunted & served both at home and in local restaurants.  Menu: Minestra di Riso e Lenticchie ~ Rice and Lentil Soup ~ a hearty almost stew rich flavored soup of lentils, parsley, garlic, tomatoes sausage and rice topped with grated peccorino cheese ● Bistecchine in Teglia ~ pan cooked thin beef steaks with prosciutto, mushrooms, fresh parsley, lemon and broth, accompanied by garlic rubbed toasted bread ● Pomodori Ripieni al Umbra ~ Regianal Stuffed Tomatoes ~ vine ripened tomato halves stuffed with a parsley, garlic & extra virgin olive oil seasoned bread stuffing oven baked and served with your favorite meat dish ● Birbanti ~ Baked Pine Nut, Citrus and Cinnamon Dessert Balls

Event Date 04-24-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-24-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 10
Openings Available 4
Price $55.00
55.00 $ 4

Friday, April 26th ● 6:30 – 8:30 pm “Date Night” Hands On Class ● David Moeller – Sullivan University ● $105.00 for TWO individuals Menu: Risotto with Leeks, Chevre and Sundried Tomato Pesto ● Fish and Shellfish Pot au Feu with Spicy Lobster Broth with Garlic, Lemongrass and Fresh Lime ● Chocolate Mascarpone Trifle with Amaretto Cookies and Whipped Cream  *Remember when registering ~ 2 individuals = 1 table, so please use the number(s) of tables you desire when making your reservation.  Aprons are not provided.

Event Date 04-26-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-26-2019 8:30 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 0
Price $105.00
105.00 $

KIDS CLASS! Saturday, April 27th 11:30 – 1:30 pm Basics of Cake Decorating ~ Kids Class Hands On Class Ages 7 – 12 years old Gail Shackelford – ACF Certified Pastry Chef ● $50.00 Please welcome Gail to the Cottage for her first kids’ class in our new kitchen! Learn all of the basics of cake decorating. Some of the topics that will be covered in this class are assembly, filling, crumb coating and flat icing the cake, borders and piping techniques, coloring the frosting, making homemade “bakery” buttercream frosting and much more. Each student will be provided with a 6 inch cake to decorate and take home, show off and enjoy! This is not a Wilton cake class…it’s SO much more!  ** (parents will not be permitted to stay during class; our staff will be on hand to assist the chef and the students and provide extra supervision) *** when registering, please list the child’s name and age in the comment section.

Please arrive early, with your supplies, as we will begin promptly at 11:30 am.

***Ask for your supply list at signup. We offer these items for sale at the Cottage along with a 10% class discount on your purchase and would be happy to put a kit together for you ahead of time; just let us know by phone or email. 

Event Date 04-27-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 04-27-2019 1:30 pm
Capacity 12
Openings Available 4
Price $50.00
50.00 $ 4

Saturday, April 27th 6:30 – 8:30 pm “Date Night” Hands On Class ● Mike Cunha – Sullivan University ● $105.00 for TWO individuals Menu: Candied Bacon and Kale Frittata with Savory Cream Topping ● Filet of Salmon en Croute served with Lemon Caper Veloute and Glazed Carrots ● Apple, Pear and Walnut Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream *Remember when registering ~ 2 individuals = 1 table, so please use the number(s) of tables you desire when making your reservation.  Aprons are not provided. 

Event Date 04-27-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-27-2019 8:30 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 1
Price $105.00
105.00 $ 1

Monday, April 29th 6:30 – 9:30 pm “Flawless French Macarons” Hands On Class Gail Shackelford – ACF Certified Pastry Chef ● $60.00  Learn to perfect the skills needed to create stunning French almond macarons, perfectly domed and footed, as well as making 2 types of buttercream for the filling. You will practice the preparation of ingredients, a fool proof way of mixing the batter, piping and baking these popular cookies. Each student will take home a small package of macarons to enjoy!  Please bring an apron with you to class! Menu: Lemon Lavender Macarons ● Honey Vanilla Bean Macarons ● Bourbon Bean-To-Bar Cocoa Powder Macarons

Event Date 04-29-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-29-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 16
Openings Available 0
Price $60.00
60.00 $

Tuesdays, April 9th through May 14th ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “Basic Training 101 ~ Technique Classes” Hands On Class ● Lelia Gentle – DreamCatcher Farm ● $525.00 for a Six Week course. A six-week series of HANDS ON training, guaranteed to have you cooking like a pro in no time! This class is designed for all students from the beginning cook to the cook who wants to fine tune their skills and understand the “whys” of cooking! During this course, you will learn proper knife skills, stocks and basic sauce making, soups, salads, vinaigrettes, techniques such as sautéing, roasting, braising, slow roasting, pan frying, deep-frying and grilling. You will learn how to break down a whole chicken into individual pieces & how to truss meat correctly. You will learn about cooking beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and starches. After this course, you will feel much more confident in the kitchen & motivated to try out new dishes and create your own recipes! Feel free to bring your cook’s knife and an apron to class each week, if you wish. Class is limited in size, so sign up early to ensure your seat! Aprons are not provided.

Event Date 04-30-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-30-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 14
Price $525.00
525.00 $ 14

Tuesdays, April 9th through May 14th ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “Basic Training 101 ~ Technique Classes” Hands On Class ● Lelia Gentle – DreamCatcher Farm ● $525.00 for a Six Week course. A six-week series of HANDS ON training, guaranteed to have you cooking like a pro in no time! This class is designed for all students from the beginning cook to the cook who wants to fine tune their skills and understand the “whys” of cooking! During this course, you will learn proper knife skills, stocks and basic sauce making, soups, salads, vinaigrettes, techniques such as sautéing, roasting, braising, slow roasting, pan frying, deep-frying and grilling. You will learn how to break down a whole chicken into individual pieces & how to truss meat correctly. You will learn about cooking beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and starches. After this course, you will feel much more confident in the kitchen & motivated to try out new dishes and create your own recipes! Feel free to bring your cook’s knife and an apron to class each week, if you wish. Class is limited in size, so sign up early to ensure your seat! Aprons are not provided.

Event Date 05-07-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 05-07-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 14
Price $525.00
525.00 $ 14

Wednesday, May 8th ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “Sweet Breads ~ Coffee Cake, Scones, Biscuits & Cinnamon Rolls”Demonstration ClassBrad Dillon – Black Sheep Bakery ● $50.00  Springtime brings out the sweet side of the Black Sheep Bake Shop. So, just in time for Mother’s Day, not to mention gift giving from your heart and kitchen, break out the mixing bowl and the rolling pin, and prepare to WOW your friends with your baking skills. We will begin with an amazing Cinnamon Chip Coffee Cake that will become an instant favorite. We will also work on traditional scone skills with Almond Dried Cherry Scones and then learn the “Way to Easy” No Butter Scone that produces a very light, delicious sweet with little fuss or mess. And for your Thanksgiving table, Brad will show you how to make the Simplest Biscuit Recipe Ever ~ only two ingredients. Last, but not least, to save you that long trip to the mall, we will make a new and improved version of his “To Die For” Cinnamon Rolls from scratch, that will save you both gas money and calories. 

Event Date 05-08-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 05-08-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 32
Openings Available 17
Price $50.00
50.00 $ 17

Thursday, May 9th 6:30 – 9:00 pm “International Meatballs ~ 3 Global Variations ~ Milk Street Class”Partial Hands On Class ● Lelia Gentle ● $75.00  In this class we’ll explore global variations on a classic comfort food – meatballs! You’ll learn to make Turkish, Indian, and Vietnamese versions. We’ll cook, eat, and discuss technique throughout class so come hungry and ready to get your hands dirty.  Menu: Turkish (Beef) Meatballs with Lime Yogurt Sauce ● Cashew-Coconut (Beef) Meatballs with Creamy Spiced Tomato Sauce ● Vietnamese (Pork) Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Event Date 05-09-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 05-09-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 24
Openings Available 19
Price $75.00
75.00 $ 19