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Tie up your apron strings and join us in the teaching kitchen in 2016!  


Culinary Essentials: Skills to Know
Monday, April 25, 2016
Matt Henry, 128 Pecan

This class taught by chef Matt Henry of 128 Pecan will cover the basic science behind culinary arts. A simple introduction to pairing foods, spice/herb uses, and guidance on the essentials of knife skills, food handling, and safety. Most importantly, participants will learn the art of saute which allows for making thousands of simple, delicious meals in only a few minutes. Matt is a licensed culinary instructor who holds a structured, but fun and creative classroom!

Summer Appetizers on the Porch
Monday, May 9, 2016
Susie Buckner

With summer entertaining right around the corner, join culinary expert and instructor, Susie Buckner in making simple but delicious appetizers and beverages that can be made in advance and pulled out at a moments notice. Wow your guests with these goodies, and they will think you spent hours in the kitchen. There is nothing like enjoying friends, families and creative foods on warm southern summer evenings.

Cucina Rustica-Country Italian Cooking
Monday, May 16, 2016
Susan Lachmann, Women on Air

Susan Lachmann of  WETS Women on Air will be in the teaching kitchen to share flavorful specialties learned from her first generation Sicilian ancestors.  The ingredients are simple and the cooking style is basic, with ingredients chosen from seasonal gardens and local producers.  With a firm belief that cooking is art making,  the class will prepare and taste from a menu of pollo limone, funghi polenta, savory greens, plus a surprise or two!  Susan promises family stories and musical sound tracks during this lively session in the kitchen.  You can expect to gain some essential techniques as well as personal recipes.  Susan has taught Italian cooking in Pennsylvania, Children’s programs,  as well as appeared on Daytime Tri Cities and other cooking shows.  She is known as “the chef with an easy style and high flavor”.

Summer Salads from Around the World

Monday, May 23, 2016
Shaun Crookshank, Chef

Take a trip around the world and explore the fascinating and delicious salad favorites from other countries. Stop along the way to sample such classics as France’s Salad Nicoise and authentic Eastern Tabbouleh. Enjoy side trips to several other countries to learn about their unique traditional salads. During this hand-on class, Chef Shaun will lead you from start to finish and demonstrate how to be creative when presenting your salads. Your trip will end as you enjoy a salad sampler from around the world! All aboard the Magical Salad Train!

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Summer Sizzlin’ in the Kitchen:  A Four Day Teen Cooking Camp              

June 20-23, 2016

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM  Mon-Wed     9:00 AM-1:00 PM Thursday

Ages:  12-17

Cost:  $150.00

Enjoy four days of sizzlin’ in the teaching kitchen with four culinary experts.  Students, ages  12-17, will learn the basics, getting creative and  enjoy collecting recipes.  On the final day students will prepare a graduation lunch for parents.

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Limited 20

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