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.

 

Gluten Free

GLUTEN FREE BAKING - BREADS

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

Embark on a delightful journey into the world of gluten-free baking with our Gluten Free Bread class. This highly requested workshop will guide you through the process of baking Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Pumpkin Bread, wholesome Flax Bread, and the timeless classic, Irish Soda Bread. Elevate your gluten-free baking expertise and savor the satisfaction of creating bread that is not only surprisingly free from gluten but is also bursting with flavor.

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.

Around the World

AROUND THE WORLD CURRIES

Friday, Feb. 23, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75| Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

Let’s travel the world & explore exotic spices & delightful curries. We’ll visit India, Japan, Thailand & more. We’ll also learn different types of rice & how to prepare them with or without a rice cooker. Topped with aromatic garnishes, curries are fulfilling & the ultimate comfort food. Plant-based instruction with vegetarian & gluten-free options.

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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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GREEK TO YOU

Thursday, Mar. 14, 6 – 8 p.m. | $62| Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

You’ll shout “Opa!” after learning to make handmade pita bread, flaming cheese, souvlaka, pastitio, baklava and more.

Suggested Beverage Pairing: Pinot Grigio, Syrrah

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TACO NIGHT

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2 – 4 p.m. | $70| Instructor: Chef Jacob Cook

Always one of my favorite nights, Taco Night. Mexican food can seem intimidating when you think of preparing it at home. This menu features my go-to dishes: Spanish rice and beans, carne asada tacos, mushroom and veggie tacos, fresh salsas, and handmade tortillas. Enjoy these authentic flavors made with love to complete the perfect meal.

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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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GOURMET HOT COCOA BOMBS

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2 – 4 p.m. | $65| Instructor: Chef Nicole Williams

Indulge your senses in the world of gourmet hot cocoa bombs. Join Chef Nicole for an immersive workshop where you will master the art of crafting these luxurious delights. Dive into the traditional techniques and chocolate melting methods and discover the joy of infusing your creations with a burst of creativity. Each participant will craft three exquisite hot cocoa bombs in this unforgettable culinary adventure.

Viet Nom Nom

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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GLUTEN FREE WRAPS AND ROLLS

Friday, Apr. 5, 6 – 8 p.m. | $70 | Instructor: Chef Jamelah Kauffman

Embark on a culinary adventure with this gluten-free workshop. Students will discover the art of crafting irresistible gluten-free goodies. Chef Jamelah will guide students through the creation of perfectly fluffy cinnamon rolls and buttery crescent rolls, all without compromising on taste or texture. Students will also learn the secrets behind special gluten-free wrap dough that mimics the versatility of tortillas, pitas, and even Naan bread.

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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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THIRSTY THURSDAY: TEQUILA

Thursday, Apr. 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Annie Patel

Curious about plata, reposado, anejo, extra anejo, joven, and cristalino? Join Annie to learn more about the flavorful world of tequila. What is the history of tequila? How is it made? Is there a difference in taste when the traditional Tahona milling process is used? What are the different classifications and NOM’s? This spirit is no longer just a liquor used for margaritas, and participants will learn which tequilas are ideal for shots, mixing, and sipping.

Must be 21+ to enroll.

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TUSCAN VILLA FEAST

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

No region of Italy is better known for its food than Tuscany, the gorgeous wine-growing country centered around Florence. In this class we’ll do a deep dive into such Tuscan favorites as papparedelle al ragu, steak Florentine, fagioli con salsicca, panzanella and tiramisu.

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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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TAX TIME BEST VALUE REDS

Wednesday, Apr. 24, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Jamie Stratton

Wine does not have to be expensive to be great. As a matter of fact, there are a plethora of great values out there in the wine world that exceed their value to price ratio. Come explore these great wines that you should be drinking now to give your pocketbook a break during tax time.

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

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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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CINCO DE MAYO MIXOLOGY

Friday, Apr. 26, 6 – 8 p.m. | $70| Instructor: Pat Pelkowski

Unleash your inner mixologist! Guests will blend the art of mixology with the spirit of Cinco De Mayo. Delve into the world of cocktails inspired by the vibrant hues and rich traditions of Mexico. Participants will master three signature drinks: the historic Battle of Puebla, the creamy Horchata, and the spicy Margarita Jalapeno. Our fun and informative class will equip you with the skills to impress your friends at your next 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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ESPRESSO 101

Saturday, Apr. 27, 9 – 11 a.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.

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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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WORLD BURRITOS

Wednesday, May 1, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

Create bold burrito flavors with authentic fusion ingredients from around the world, featuring a complementary pairing of both Mexican food with Asian flavors, honoring each culture. Learn how to create a made-from-scratch stew for your protein, tortillas, lime rice and a Kim-Chi pickled topping. All ingredients are 100 percent plant based. 

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LATTE ART

Saturday, May 4, 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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MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

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

Celebrate mom by treating her to a memorable culinary experience at this “Mother’s Day Brunch” workshop. Show her how special she is with a spread of delightful brunch ideas that she’ll cherish. From savory breakfast bakes to a gluten-free pancake bread pudding accompanied by a refreshing blueberry lemon compote, Chef Jamelah will guide students through crafting dishes that speak straight to the heart. Join us as we create moments to savor, laughter to share, and memories to treasure with mom.

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FOODIE FUN AND FLAVOR

Tuesday, May 7, 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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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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VODKA 101

Thursday, May 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Annie Patel from The Liquor Cabinet

Do all vodkas really taste the same? Come join Annie to gain a better understanding of this misunderstood spirit. In this month’s class, We will touch on Vodka’s characteristics, flavors, aromas and how to pair it with food. We will try different vodkas made of various grains to taste the difference. We’ll even discuss flavored vodkas and appropriate mixers. Join us for this fun interactive class.

Must be 21+ to enroll.

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(BELATED) CINCO de MAYO

Tuesday, May 14, 6 – 8 p.m. | $65 | Instructor: Chef Jamelah Kauffman

Apologize for missing the Cinco de Mayo festivities by indulging in this belated Cinco de Mayo workshop, where we’ll transport guests to Mexico with a gluten-free feast fit for celebration. Learn the art of crafting mouthwatering enchiladas, create personalized tostadas with an array of vibrant toppings, and satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent gluten-free Mexican chocolate cake. Embrace the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with all the flavor and flair that makes this holiday so special. ¡Vámonos!

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SIX COUNTRIES SIX GEMS

Wednesday, May. 15, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75| Instructor: Jamie Stratton

There are currently amazing wines coming into the market from around the world. As a major wine consuming country, just about every serious producer abroad looks at the U.S. as a great place for their wines to land. For this class we will taste some seriously great wines new to the market from countries around the world. Think France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Argentina, Chile, and beyond.

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

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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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WOK FRIED RICE

Wednesday, May 22, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef Nina Winter

Fried rice is fun to cook and the ultimate comfort food. Learn how to use the enigmatic wok and harness its special technique, heat and energy to create your own wok fried rice flavors. This class is also a great foundation to learn different types of Asian rice, soy sauces, seasonings and more. All ingredients are 100 percent plant based. 

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SOUTHERN SOUL PICNIC

Tuesday, 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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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.

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. 

Gluten Free

GLUTEN FREE BAKING

Saturday, June 15, 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.

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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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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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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YOU HAD ME AT CHOCOLATE

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-4 p.m. | $66 | Instructor: Chef Pam Bugler

Take your taste buds on an indulgent and chocolaty journey as you make scrumptious treats that are surprisingly gluten free! Workshop attendees will learn to cook a batch of baked goods before enjoying their creations at the end of class. Menu includes cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats to share with family and friends this holiday season!

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