No-Fear Fish Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Feb 8
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
7

Eat more fish! Yes, it’s expensive, but please don’t fear it: we’ll teach you to select it and use different techniques to prepare it in some easy, upscale recipes. Paired with a simple side or sauce, these are fish-cooking methods you’ll use again and again – with confidence. On the menu:

Salmon Rillettes on Toast
Calamari Tempura Maki Roll
Clam Linguine, Chili Flakes, Almond Breadcrumbs
Fish Reuben, Slaw, Key Lime Tartar
Seared Scallops with Grits and Greens

 

Farm-to-Table: Seasonal Pasta Sauces

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Fri  Mar 23
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
5

Working with local produce from Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, students will prepare five fast, seasonal pasta sauces – all vegetarian, all delicious. On the menu:

  • Orrechiette with Greens Pesto and Ricotta Salata
  • Linguine with Caramelized Fennel and Pine Nuts
  • Pasta with Spinach and Sweet Leeks
  • Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Fettuccine
  • Broccoli Pesto, Sausage and Penne

Farm-to-Table: Grass-Fed Beef

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Feb 27
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
9

We love grass-fed beef! It can be tricky to cook, though, since it is so much leaner than the supermarket stuff. Students will learn tips and techniques for cooking our locally-sourced grass-fed beef and avoid any…misteaks. On the menu: 

  • Sous Vide Carpaccio, Arugula Mayonnaise
  • Minced Beef and Crisp Greens
  • Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef, Roasted Winter Veggies

Farm-to-Table: Winter Pizza

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Jan 23
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$65
Slots Available:
1

No vine-ripened tomatoes, no fresh basil, no pizza? Thanks to our friends at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, winter pizza toppings can be just as delicious as their summer counterparts, and even more creative. On the menu:

  • Butternut Squash and Fresh Sage Pizza
  • Potato-Pancetta Pizza
  • Winter Greens, Bacon, Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

Teen Cooking Club – Celebrations

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Jan 18
Time:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Ages:
13-15
Price:
$200
Slots Available:
2

Basic cooking knowledge is solid grounding for a self-sufficient life! So we offer junior version of our adult beginner cooking series designed for teens ages 13-15.

Students cover everything from basic knife skills to the techniques for preparing simple, whole food. These classes are not just about recipes; they also focus on problem-solving, time management, everyday arithmetic, and applied creativity.

Each week, students will prepare a three-course meal that they can prepare at home with minimal adult supervision.

Classes meet once a month on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:30 PM beginning January 18.

Teen Cooking Club – Celebration

Class 1/January 18
Antipasto Salad
Homemade Pizza with Assorted Toppings
Cannoli Cake

Class 2/February 15 – Year of the Dog
Chinese Jiaozi Dumplings
Soy Sauce Chicken
Venerable Sticky Rice
Sweet Lychee Tarts

Class 3/March 15 – St Patrick’s Day
Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes)
Irish Stew with Brown Bread
Lemon Syllabub

Class 4/April 12 – Patriot’s Day
NE Chowdah!
Chicken Roulade with Spring Veggies
Brown Sugar Cake with Rhubarb Sauce

Weeknight Meals: One-Pan Dinners

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Jan 16
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
7

If you love one-pan dinners, this class is for you. We favor a cast-iron pan (and we’ll walk you through the care and feeding of this pan), but any sturdy skillet will do. One pan meals are a favorite for quick weeknight meals. On the menu:

Buffalo Chicken and Spuds Skillet
Tortellini and Sausage Skillet
Skillet Steak Fajitas
Fish in Crazy Water
Black Bean and Rice Skillet

Kids Vacation Camp: Hometown Bakery

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Apr 17
Time:
9:30 am-1:00 pm
Ages:
10-15
Price:
$215
Slots Available:
9

Love to bake? So do we, and we want you to learn about the science of baking – how to all those ingredients work together to become such baked deliciousness. And it’s not all sweet stuff either, kiddo – savory baking takes it’s proper place too.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The camp is for students ages 10-15 years of age (no exceptions!)
  • CU will provide beverages and snacks for our students while they work.
  • The series is 3 half-days, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM, April 17-19.

Pasta Master: Five Seasonal Sauces

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Jan 25
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Cold weather calls for heartier dishes – but we still like to keep our pasta seasonal but light. We’ll make a big batch of homemade pasta from scratch – no, you don’t need a machine! –  and pair it with a variety of fast, fresh sauces using in-season ingredients. On the menu:

  • Lemon Rosemary Chicken
  • Broccoli Rabe, Mint, and Feta
  • Roasted Cauliflower Alfredo
  • Spicy Salami, Olive, and Pecorino Romano
  • Pasta, Potatoes, and Green Beans

Kids Vacation Camp – Little Italy

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Feb 20
Time:
9:30 am-1:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$215
Slots Available:
4

Our theme for this winter’s vacation camp is Little Italy –a tour of some of America’s best Italian-American cuisine! Bring your skills and your appetite as we explore this delicious American regional cuisine. Mangia bene!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The camp is for students ages 10-15 years of age (no exceptions!)
  • CU will provide beverages and lunch for our students while they work.
  • The series is 3 half-days, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM, February 20-22.

Couples Night: French Bistro

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Mar 3
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
1

Back to the bistro – simple, satisfying, and very French. These are recipes to try with uncomplicated wines – save the premier stuff for another occasion. On the menu:

  • Celery Root Remoulade
  • Pan-seared Duck, Pomegranate Gastrique
  • Potatoes Anna
  • Stir-fry of Savoy Cabbage and Shallots
  • Pineapple in Kirsch Syrup
We have wine and beer available for purchase, by the bottle or glass. (Southborough is not a BYOB town.) Note: Tuition price is per couple.