Culinary Arts Workshops

 

There are no refunds or transfers for Culinary Arts Workshops if canceled 7 days or fewer before the event.
Those who cannot attend a previously purchased culinary arts workshop may find a friend or family member to take their place.

 

Shushi Celebration

SUSHI SAMPLER

Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Learn to roll your own sushi in this class that also sends you home with your own sushi rolling mat. You’ll master California rolls, inside out rolls, deep-fried rolls and all the tasty dipping sauces that go with them.

Suggested Beverage Pairing: Pinot Grigio or Sparkling Wine

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JOY OF SIX

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Sometimes simple is best. Enroll in this class and learn how to make six tasty and quick dinners (including main and side dish), each consisting of just six ingredients. Lavash Pizza with Pecan-pear Salad, Steak Shawarma with Orzo, African Chicken with Roasted Garlic Couscous and three more delicious menus.

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COASTAL CAROLINA

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62| Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

The Carolina coasts are teeming with great seafood and recipes. We’ll do a Low Country seafood boil, naturally, along with shrimp & cheese grits, catfish rolls, jalapeno hush puppies, Carolina-style BBQ and more. Everybody is welcome, but seafood lovers should especially enjoy it.

Suggested Beverage Pairing: American Ale, Pinot Grigio

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FOODIE FUN AND FLAVOR

Thursday, Mar. 28, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62| Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Learn kitchen tricks and techniques that produce restaurant quality dishes, such as how to poach eggs, season and perfectly grill a steak, use a mandoline, make pan sauces and more.

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VIET NOM NOM

Tuesday, Apr. 2, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Vietnamese food has been called the world’s most beautiful cuisine and it’s among the healthiest, too. Join us and learn to make spring rolls, papaya salad, pho noodle soup, Vietnamese barbecue, banh mi sandwiches and more.

Suggested Beverage Pairing: Asian Beer, Pinot Noir.

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THE ART OF MATCHA

Thursday, Apr. 4, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

With its earthy sweet flavor & numerous health benefits, Matcha is a nutritious superfood. Learn the difference between ceremonial and culinary grades, as well as the significance and preparation of a matcha tea ceremony. Green matcha curry, mochi, green tea brownies, and other popular desserts will also be on our matcha menu.

Plant-based instruction with vegetarian & gluten-free options.

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KILLER KOREAN

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Korean food is quickly gaining in popularity and this class shows why: dishes like Kalbi (barbecued short ribs), Bibimbap and Japchae are practically irresistible. Throw in spicy twice-fried Korean chicken and Korean tacos and you’ll see why this country’s food is winning fans all over. Beverage recommendation: Cabernet, Asian beer.

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GOURMET CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 6 – 8 p.m. | $65| Instructor: Chef Nicole Williams

Embark on a delightful journey into the world of artisanal treats as you learn the art of crafting gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. Immerse yourself in the traditional techniques while embracing your creative spirit to design and arrange these delectable treasures into edible works of art. Chef Nicole will teach participants the intricacies of freehand patterns, textures, and shapes that can turn each strawberry into a unique masterpiece. Each participant will craft six unique gourmet treats to eat or take home and share with family and friends.

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THE ART OF A NOURISH BOWL

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2 – 4 p.m. | $65 | Instructor: Chef Jamelah Kauffman

Join Chef Jamelah as she demystifies the process of transforming simple ingredients into delicious and healthy nourishing bowls. Students will experience the balance of flavors, textures, and colors as they craft both savory and sweet nourishing bowls that are not only a treat for the taste buds, but also a feast for the eyes and soul.

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NEW MEXICAN MAGIC

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Kansas’ near neighbor to the southwest boasts a uniquely delicious cuisine built around its Hispanic heritage and native chiles. This class will feature New Mexican classics such as “Christmas chile” (red and green), stacked enchiladas, carne adovada, tamales, chile rellenos and sopas. Beverage recommendation: Cabernet, Mexican beer.

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CULINARY HERBS

Thursday, Apr. 25, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

Learn all about essential herbs that elevate Spring cuisine to a whole new level. Chef Nina will show you how to cook with, propagate and grow culinary herbs such as Basil, Thai Basil, Rosemary, Mint and more indoors saving both time and money. On the menu: green god/goddess avocado sandwich, tomato rosemary soup, pesto pasta, and cinnamon basil ice cream. All ingredients are 100 percent plant based. 

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SAVORING SOUTH AMERICA

Tuesday, Apr. 30, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Take a culinary dash around South America for a sample of this continent’s most famous dishes: Steak chimichurri and empanadas (Argentina), arepas (Venezuela), ceviche (Peru), fried plantains, feijoada (Brazil), dulce de leche ice cream for dessert and more.

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VEGAN SUSHI

Wednesday, May 8, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

Sushi is an art form and delicacy originating from Japan. In this innovative class, students will learn the basics of plant-based cooking as well as preparing sushi from scratch. Dive into three popular rolls and flavors: tofushi (similar to a California roll), unagi eggplant (sweet and savory), and mushroom maki (creamy BSCR roll). Prepare to step into a creative world where food meets art. All ingredients are 100 percent plant based. 

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BIG EASY EATS

Tuesday, May 21, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Learn how to make dishes from New Orleans, considered the county’s top food city by many people. Jambalaya, muffalettas, Bananas Foster and crawfish pie – me-oh-my-oh! – are just some of the dishes you’ll master. Wine recommendation: Cabernet or Beaujolais.

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SOUTHERN SOUL PICNIC

Thursday, May 23, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Barbecue, pan-fried chicken, baked mac and cheese, the world’s best cornbread and pecan pie top the menu of this class that will have you itching to host an outdoor party with a Southern twist. Wine recommendation: Chardonnay, Cabernet.

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ASIAN STREET FOOD

Wednesday, May 29, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

Travel to Asia and embark on its widely popular night markets and enticing street food. Create delicious appetizers such as Japanese takoyaki, Korean kimbap, Chinese dumplings and last but not least, anything and everything on a stick. All ingredients are 100 percent plant based. 

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THE CREPE ESCAPE

Thursday, May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Crepes are a thing again and this class shows you how to make both the sweet and savory kind, just like your favorite creperie or food truck. Crepes Suzette, Black Forest Ham and Cheese, Blintzes, Blinis and more. (And since we’re at it, we’ll make a little chicken and Belgian waffles, too!) Beverage recommendation: sparkling wine (orange juice for mimosas provided).

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SUMMERTIME MIXOLOGY

Friday, May 31, 6 – 8 p.m. | $70| Instructor: Pat Pelkowski

Unleash your inner mixologist! Guests will blend the art of mixology with a summertime flair. Delve into the world of cocktails inspired by the vibrant hues and rich flavors of summer. Participants will master three signature drinks: the Mojito, the Mai Tai and Cheap Sunglasses, which consists of tequila, hibiscus flower, lime and honey syrup. Our fun and informative class will equip you with the skills to impress your friends at your next summertime gathering.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks and light eats. No outside alcohol is permitted. Must be 21+ to enroll.

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LEBANESE PLEASE

Tuesday, June 4, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Wichita is a mecca for great Lebanese food. Now you can learn how to make all those great dishes – from hummus and baba ghanoush to lavash, stuffed grape leaves, gyros and baklava – on your own. Wine recommendation:  Merlot or Syrah.

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ADVENTURES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Wednesday, June 5, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

Explore faraway lands and authentic Southeast Asian cuisine from different regions. Students will prepare and cook a Laotian Papaya Salad, an Indonesian grilled Sate appetizer, Cambodia’s national dish Amok Curry and more. Prepare to experience new worlds and flavors. For the Adventurer at heart. All ingredients are 100 percent plant based. 

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AGED SPIRITS FOR DADS

Thursday, June 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Annie Patel from The Liquor Cabinet

Everyone wants to buy Dad a perfect bottle for Father’s Day, but what? This class is designed for everyone who struggles picking out the perfect extra-nice alcoholic gift for their friends, family and loved ones. Join Annie as she breaks down aged spirits and teaches tips for picking out the perfect spirit, age, and blend for that special someone. Guests will sample some of the store picks by The Liquor Cabinet.

Must be 21+ to enroll.

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ESPRESSO 101

Friday, Jun. 7, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Alberto Maturino

Learn the origins and art behind espresso, what makes espresso different from other coffees, and most importantly how to make good espresso. Join an engaging workshop packed with both a theory presentation and hands-on espresso extraction. There will be several different espresso machines on hand for you to test your new skills.

This workshop is taught by a Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) certified instructor, Alberto Maturino, and is intended for someone who has never pulled a shot of espresso but is also great for more experienced attendees who want to sharpen their espresso skills.

Thai

THAI ME UP

Tuesday, June 11, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Thai food is one of the world’s most enticing cuisines thanks to its blend of hot (as in spicy!), sour, salty and sweet ingredients. Take a culinary trip to the other side of the world while learning to make Pad Thai, Beef Satay, Coconut Chicken Curry and more. Wine recommendation: Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling.

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SUSHI CHARCUTERIE

Wednesday, June 12, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

This workshop is for sushi lovers, artists, and dreamers. Learn how to create food art and visually-appealing sushi rolls in this specialized class. No sushi experience required. Students will dive into the world of origami and create florals, animals and nature from fruits, veggies and more. This is a wonderful class to take your sushi skills to the next level, entertaining with imagination and intention. All ingredients are 100 percent plant based. 

Iconic Eats of Wichita

ICONIC EATS OF WICHITA

Tuesday, June 18, 6 – 8 p.m. | $77| Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Based on the book by the same name, this class covers old and new Wichita favorites such as Saigon Restaurant’s No. 29, Mama Love’s Baked Mac and Cheese, Flying Stove’s Chicken Doobie, Anthony Card’s Seared Salmon, Garlic Salad and more. Price includes a signed copy of the book.

Suggested Beverage Pairing: Merlot, American Ale

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TUSCANY - WONDERFUL WINES ABOUND

Wednesday, June 19, 6 – 8 p.m. |$80| Instructor: Jamie Stratton

Although wine abounds in all regions of Italy, there is no doubt that Tuscany leads the charge. Especially when it comes to wines sought from collectors around the world. For this Tuscan class we will touch upon the most popular regions of Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti Classico, Super Tuscans and more. This region truly is magical for wine!

Must be 21 to enroll. Guests are encouraged to bring food to enjoy with their wine.

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THAI & VIET CUISINE

Thursday, June 20, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

A delectable dance of vibrant hues, fresh flavors and healing spices come to mind when we think of both Thailand and Vietnam. Learn how to create healthy dishes with an emphasis on balancing hot, cold and spicy ingredients. On the menu: Vietnamese vegan pho, banh xeo crepe appetizer, Thai basil “chicken” with rice and a sticky rice mango dessert. All ingredients are 100 percent plant based. 

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LATTE ART

Saturday, June 22, 9 – 11 a.m. | $50| Instructor: Emily Hankins

Learn the foundations of milk frothing and how to pour basic latte art.  After attending this class, you will have the basic building blocks to practice your own latte art at home.

Note: This this a latte art class, not how to make espresso. 

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PIZZA NIGHT

Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Jamelah Kauffman

Get ready to elevate your pizza game with our gluten-free pizza workshop, where Chef Jamelah will guide students through the art of crafting mouthwatering pies from scratch. Explore the versatility of gluten-free pizza dough as we create pizza two ways, alongside irresistible pizza rolls that are perfect for snacking or sharing. But the experience doesn’t end there – complement your pizza creations with a refreshing antipasto salad featuring homemade dressing, adding a burst of flavor to your culinary adventure.

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Dim Sum YUM

Wednesday, June 26, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

Small plates of steamed barbecue buns, dumplings, savory mustard greens and more are the basis of Chinese Dim Sum. Learn how to create made-from-scratch appetizers and snacks to celebrate the Year of the Wood Dragon. All ingredients are 100 percent plant based. 

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GREEK TO YOU

Thursday, June 27, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62| Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

You’ll shout “Opa!” after learning to make handmade pita bread, flaming cheese, souvlakia, pastitsio, baklava and more. Beverage recommendation: Pinot grigio, Syrah.

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GOURMET CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Friday, June 28, 6 – 8 p.m. | $70 | Instructor: Chef Nicole Williams

Embark on a delightful journey into the world of artisanal treats as you learn the art of crafting gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. Immerse yourself in the traditional techniques while embracing your creative spirit to design and arrange these delectable treasures into edible works of art. Chef Nicole will teach participants the intricacies of freehand patterns, textures, and shapes that can turn each strawberry into a unique masterpiece. Each participant will craft six unique gourmet treats to eat or take home and share with family and friends.

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GLUTEN FREE BAKING

Saturday, June 29, 2 – 4 p.m. | $70 | Instructor: Chef Jamelah Kauffman

Dive into the delightful world of gluten-free baking from scratch with this workshop designed to elevate summer entertaining. Explore the art of crafting perfect summer desserts and breads, from the classic strawberry shortcake to zesty lemon bars that burst with sunshine flavors. But that’s not all – master the creation of savory gluten-free bread paired with indulgent butter compounds, adding a savory twist to your culinary repertoire. This workshop is filled with delicious creations that will impress even the most discerning palates, making summer gatherings truly unforgettable.

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HOSTING WITHOUT HASSLES

Tuesday, July 16, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Chances are you’ll throw at least one dinner party this summer. Keep it light, lively and most of all easy with delicious dishes such Sweet-Chile Lamb Lollipops and Seared Salmon with Mango Salsa accompanied by appys, sides and desserts. The course covers two full dinner mnues.Wine recommendations: Cabernet or sauvignon blanc.

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GIN 101

Thursday, July 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Annie Patel from The Liquor Cabinet

Join Annie to learn more about the complexities and individuality behind gin and how to drink it.  This class is perfect for beginners as well as individuals that already love gin but want to learn more about the nuances behind various types while learning how to craft the perfect gin cocktails.

Must be 21+ to enroll.

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SPANISH HOLIDAY

Tuesday, July 23, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Take a culinary tour of one of Europe’s largest and most interesting countries from a food standpoint. We’ll start with tapas like Garlic Shrimp and Wine-Braised Chorizo, feat on Paella and Patatas Bravas and finish with Churros and Chocolate.

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GOURMET CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Friday, July 26, 6 – 8 p.m. | $70 | Instructor: Chef Nicole Williams

Embark on a delightful journey into the world of artisanal treats as you learn the art of crafting gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. Immerse yourself in the traditional techniques while embracing your creative spirit to design and arrange these delectable treasures into edible works of art. Chef Nicole will teach participants the intricacies of freehand patterns, textures, and shapes that can turn each strawberry into a unique masterpiece. Each participant will craft six unique gourmet treats to eat or take home and share with family and friends.

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FARMERS MARKET FUN

Tuesday, July 30, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Nothing tastes better than fresh, locally grown food. This class shows you what to do with all those tomatoes, peppers, greens and other produce you can source from area farmers markets. Beverage suggestions: Local craft beer or hard cider.

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COASTAL CAROLINA COOKING

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62| Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

The Carolina coasts are teeming with great seafood and recipes. We’ll do a Low Country seafood boil, naturally, along with shrimp & cheese grits, catfish rolls, jalapeno hush puppies, Carolina-style BBQ and more. Everybody is welcome, but seafood lovers should especially enjoy it.

Suggested Beverage Pairing: American Ale, Pinot Grigio

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GOURMET CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Friday, Aug. 9, 6 – 8 p.m. | $70 | Instructor: Chef Nicole Williams

Embark on a delightful journey into the world of artisanal treats as you learn the art of crafting gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. Immerse yourself in the traditional techniques while embracing your creative spirit to design and arrange these delectable treasures into edible works of art. Chef Nicole will teach participants the intricacies of freehand patterns, textures, and shapes that can turn each strawberry into a unique masterpiece. Each participant will craft six unique gourmet treats to eat or take home and share with family and friends.

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NAPLES NOSHING

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Naples is the capital of Italy’s red sauce region and so much more. Learn how to make Neapolitan-style pizza, spaghetti puttanesca, Caprese Salad, gelato and other enticing dishes from southern Italy. Beverage suggestions: Chianti, Prosecco.

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GLOBAL GRILLING

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Ever since the invention of fire, man has been cooking food over it. No wonder the world is full of great grilling recipes. This class shows you how it’s done from Australia (Shrimp on the Barbie) to South America (Chimichurri), with stops in Asia (Korean BBQ), the Caribbean (Jerk Chicken) and more. Beverage suggestion: Sauvignon blanc, American lager.

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GOURMET CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Friday, Aug. 23, 6 – 8 p.m. | $70| Instructor: Chef Nicole Williams

Embark on a delightful journey into the world of artisanal treats as you learn the art of crafting gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. Immerse yourself in the traditional techniques while embracing your creative spirit to design and arrange these delectable treasures into edible works of art. Chef Nicole will teach participants the intricacies of freehand patterns, textures, and shapes that can turn each strawberry into a unique masterpiece. Each participant will craft six unique gourmet treats to eat or take home and share with family and friends.

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CRAVE CULINARY FESTIVAL MOROCCAN MAGIC

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Naples is the capital of Italy’s red sauce region and so much more. Learn how to make Neapolitan-style pizza, spaghetti puttanesca, Caprese Salad, gelato and other enticing dishes from southern Italy. Beverage suggestions: Chianti, Prosecco.

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CRAVE CULINARY FESTIVAL: GOURMET CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 – 8 p.m. | $69.00| Instructor: Chef Nicole Williams

Embark on a delightful journey into the world of artisanal treats as you learn the art of crafting gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. Immerse yourself in the traditional techniques while embracing your creative spirit to design and arrange these delectable treasures into edible works of art. Chef Nicole will teach participants the intricacies of freehand patterns, textures, and shapes that can turn each strawberry into a unique masterpiece. Each participant will craft six unique gourmet treats to eat or take home and share with family and friends.

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HOT, SOUR, SALTY, SWEET

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet — Inspired by the classic cookbook of the same name, this class explores the exotic cuisine of southeast Asia, where these four flavors are combined to perfection. In this session you’ll prepare and sample summer rolls, pad thai, coconut curry, thik kho, volcano soup and more from Vietnamese, Thai and other southeast Asian cuisines. Beverage recommendation: Sauvignon Blanc, Asian beer.

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