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Students in this course will learn fundamental cooking techniques, mastering both knife skills and multiple meat, grain, and vegetable preparations. Learn about:Knife Skills (everything you need to know)Browning Meats (perfect skillet steak) Making Pan Sauces (red wine-shallot pan sauce) Cooking Grains (lemon-herb rice pilaf)Roasting Roo

$100
+1000 pts
T.   Aug 26th, 6pm
Beginner

Explore the vast variety of health-supportive foods including whole grains, beans, sea vegetables, condiments, oils and natural sweeteners; why we use them and how to gradually stock your pantry with these high-quality staples. Demonstration and LectureIn the first session, we’ll discuss the ABC’s of menu planning and how to create nutritious b

$170
+1700 pts
T.   Aug 5th - Aug 12th, 6:30pm
Beginner
Tuesday August 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 2 Sessions $170
Monday October 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm 2 Sessions $170
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Once you master basic cooking techniques like roasting, sautéing, and steaming, you can cook perfect dishes every time. Rather than recipes, this class focuses on the techniques themselves, which you will learn and then apply in a variety of dishes that include Perfect Roast Chicken and Steamed Mussels with Thai Curry. You will also master the te

$115
+1150 pts
F.   Aug 8th, 6pm
All levels
Friday August 8 6pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $115
Wednesday August 13 10am - 2:30pm 1 Session $115
Friday September 19 6pm - 10:30pm 1 Session $115
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In three relaxed, fun-filled classes, we'll get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to prepare simple, healthful, delicious food. You want to make great food in a minimum amount of time but don't have a clue how to go about it. Or you're on your own for the first time and have discovered that eating out is expensive and takeout is tiresome.

$335
+3350 pts
Sa.   Sep 6th - Sep 20th, 10am
Beginner
Saturday September 6 10am - 1:30pm 3 Sessions $335
Monday October 20 10am - 1:30pm 3 Sessions $335
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These are the classes on which our recreational program’s reputation was built. Over 15,000 students have taken this series. Once you master essential cooking techniques, you possess the culinary grounding to cook both classical cuisines and the latest cooking styles. These full-participation classes teach fundamental skills, not recipes. Instea

$605
+6050 pts
M.T.W.Th.F.   Aug 18th - Aug 22nd, 10am
All levels
Monday August 18 10am - 3pm 5 Sessions $605
Sunday September 7 10am - 3pm 5 Sessions $605
Monday September 8 6pm - 11pm 5 Sessions $605
Monday September 15 10am - 3pm 5 Sessions $605
Monday September 29 10am - 3pm 5 Sessions $605
Tuesday October 7 6pm - 11pm 5 Sessions $605
Monday October 20 10am - 3pm 5 Sessions $605
Monday November 10 10am - 3pm 5 Sessions $605
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In this class, we will teach you how to chop, dice, and mince vegetables. One of the most important culinary skills are your knife skills. This is the foundation of great cooking. This class will provide you such techniques. The veggies we practice our chopping on won't go to waste as we will use them to make a delicious fresh salsa and baked tort

$75
+750 pts
T.   Sep 30th, 7pm
All levels
Tuesday September 30 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $75
Thursday October 9 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $75
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Learn five different ways to cook fish, as well as the how-to’s of buying, storing, and substituting one fish for another. Learn to cook:Parchment-Roasted Wild Salmon Fillets with Orange-Olive-Caper Relish Crispy Tilapia with Lemon-Caper ButterAsian Braised Cod with Bok Choy, Tomatoes and ScallionsGarlic-Chile Shrimp, Spanish StylePe

$100
+1000 pts
T.   Aug 12th, 7pm
All levels

Learn how to select, prepare, and store dishes using basic cooking techniques that will make your meals appealing and easy to prepare. Master the skills of cooking quick and enticing dishes using a variety of summer ingredients.Section 1Traditional gazpachoFrisee salad with tomatoes, avocado, mango & toasted pine nuts"Greek salad" couscousSimpl

$95
+950 pts
Th.   Aug 14th, 7pm
All levels

Learn fundamental knife cuts, the basics of making a sauce and the essential skill of making pastry dough, and put them together to create the ultimate comfort food —vegetarian pot pie.Intensive Kitchen Basics is our version of cooking boot camp. If you don’t even know how to properly boil water or simply need a basics refresher, this series of

$125
+1250 pts
M.   Sep 29th, 7pm
Beginner

The Belgian staple of steamed mussels and fries seems complicated, but is a remarkably easy dish for a novice cook to conquer and serve for a crowd. Students will learn a template for a good steaming broth, and how to flavor with different spices and ingredients. Think chorizo and tomato, leek and lemon, In addition, students will learn to fry up t

$125
+1250 pts
Th.   Sep 18th, 7pm
Beginner

Students will learn the basics of buying, storing, and cooking shellfish to tender perfection. This is a great follow-up to our How to Cook Fish class or for anyone who loves their shellfish.Learn to make:Spaghetti alla Vongele (classic white clam sauce)Braised Shrimp PuttanescaSteamed Mussels Provencal with Garlic CroutonsSeared Scallops w

$100
+1000 pts
Th.   Aug 7th, 7pm
All levels

This class is our version of cooking boot camp. If you don’t even know how to properly boil water or simply need a basics refresher, this series offers it all. Students learn basic knife skills along with fundamental cooking techniques such as (depending on the class) sauce-making, sautéeing, frying and butchering. The bistro classic of steak a

$125
+1250 pts
W.   Aug 27th, 7pm
All levels

Learn Ayurvedic cooking from Mukti: dishes full of flavor and nutrition which brings comforts and satisfaction to your kitchen. Come to Mukti’s Kitchen to learn how to cook an entire meal. Let me teach you the basics of healthy Indian-style cooking, from the names and special characteristics of Indian spices, to the secrets that will give you the

$75
+750 pts
Sa.   Jul 26th, 4pm
All levels

Love food but not sure where to get started in the kitchen? In Simple, Seasonal Suppers, we teach students how to cook with seasonal ingredients by relying on their own skills and gumption. In addition, students will learn about basic knife skills, equipment, pantry staples and recipes to get you started. All of our classes end with a convivial mea

$135
+1350 pts
T.   Sep 9th, 7pm
All levels

The food of the Philippine Islands reflects Malay, Chinese and Spanish influences. Led by Chef-Instructor Regina Aragon Espino, who grew up in the Philippines, discover the basics of this rich cuisine by making: Adobo (chicken and pork slow-cooked in vinegar); Pancit Guisado (stir-fried noodles with vegetables); Kare-Kare (oxtail in peanut stew);L

$115
+1150 pts
Th.   Aug 14th, 6pm
All levels
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