Master the Basics Series: Beginner

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  Sep 26
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
16+
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
5

Our goals for this four evening beginner series is to build your skills and confidence, as well as training your taste buds. At the completion of the Beginner series, you will be ready to put together simple meals for yourself and family from basic pantry items.

Students will learn the basics of knife skills, simple soups and stocks, and sauces; easy vegetable preparations; how to cook eggs; and the methods for cooking familiar cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and fish. We will cover building a pantry of ingredients and selecting a small battery of equipment, as well as tips for menu planning, nesting tasks, shopping the grocery store, and sources for ingredients.

Who should take it: Individuals who can cook as long as they have a recipe in front of them, or for those who have been cooking for years but have never had formal training and lack confidence about what they’re doing in the kitchen.

Week 1:  Basic Knifes Skills; Pasta, Rice, and Eggs [September 26] Week 2: Soups, Stocks, and Simple Sauces [October 3] Week 3: Poach and Steam, Stew and Braise [October 10] Week 4: Saute, Sear, Stir-fry [October 17]

Classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays. A light snack prepared by our staff and non-alcoholic beverages provided – so you can survive!


 

EXCERPT:
Beginners, build your skills and increase your kitchen confidence in our four week [evening/daytime] series.

Couples Night: American Steakhouse

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Sep 29
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

A retro steakhouse menu to kick off autumn – the Rat Pack would approve. On the menu:

  • Oinkers in Overcoats, Sweet-Hot Mustard
  • Dirty Martini Steaks, Cracked Black Pepper Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion
  • CU Spinach Salad
  • Hot Fudge Sundaes for Adults
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.

Private Event

One-Day Intensive Boot Camp: How to Boil Water

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Oct 6
Time:
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Ages:
16+
Price:
$200
Slots Available:
3

Attention, culinary newbies! We offer a one-day Saturday workshop that will get you started in the kitchen. Students begin with knife skills and work their way through the 12 essential recipes we believe everyone should know. These recipes call for just a few simple ingredients, minimum equipment, and are open to lots of interpretations. And the techniques you learn will last a lifetime.

This class is great for college students, college-bound students, post-grads, newlyweds, and people whose parents have finally kicked them out of the nest. For more details, especially concerning your level of expertise, please give us a call.

You don’t need to bring anything – we provide an apron for use during class as well as plenty of take-away containers. You may bring along a chef’s knife (non-serrated) if you have one, and we’ll sharpen it for you.

Note: Enrollment is limited; we want to keep the class small and focused!

Private Event

Couples Night: Sushi

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Fri  Oct 12
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
2

Oh, there’s nothing like the experience of hand-rolling sushi together to strengthen a relationship. Learn about ingredients – especially the correct way to make rice – and basic techniques in this hands-on class, then get rollin’. And eating.

(Note: we will be using raw fish, so you know the caveats that apply regarding the consumption of raw or undercooked fish – if not, just ask!).

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.

Couples Night: Sicilian Specialties

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Oct 13
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

So many recipes, so little time! Simple techniques, complex flavors are at their best in a class that covers some typical Sicilian dishes. On the menu:

Pasta with Pesto Trapanese
Swordfish Rolls, Salmoriglio Sauce
Orange, Olive, and Fennel Salad
Cannoli

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.

Kids Cooking Club: Road Trip

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Mon  Oct 15
Time:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Ages:
10-12
Price:
$200
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Basic cooking knowledge is solid grounding for a self-sufficient life, so we offer the junior version of our adult beginner’s series for budding chefs for students 10-12 years of age.

Students cover everything from basic knife skills to the techniques for preparing simple, real food. It’s not just about the recipes: this is about problem-solving, time management, everyday arithmetic, and applied creativity.

Each week, students will prepare a three-course meal that can be prepared with adult supervision in the kitchen,

Classes meet every Monday afternoon from 4:30-6:30 beginning October 15.  Students receive all the recipes at the end of the four-week capsule.

For more details and an application form, please email or call.

Session 1: Boston’s North End
Sunday Gravy and Pasta
Garlic Bread
Cannoli, Of Course!

Session 2: Philadelphia Bakery
Mini Chicken Pot Pies
Sticky Buns
Shoo-fly Cupcakes

Session 3: Appalachian Mountains
Chicken and Dumplings
Green Beans ‘n Bacon
Molasses Cookies

Session; 4: Little Havana in Miami
Caldo Gallego Soup
Cuban Sliders
Vanilla Cake Roll with Guava

Five Ways with Salmon

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Oct 18
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
9

Everyone’s favorite fish – or maybe it just seems that way. In this workshop, learn the differences among the different types of salmon, how to select it, how to use it in recipes beyond just grilling it. On the menu:

Blitz Gravlax, Rye Toast
Home-Smoked Salmon Chowder with Salmon “Bacon”
Spinach-stuffed Salmon Steaks
Crunchy Salmon Cakes with Corn
Slow-roasted Salmon Tacos

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.

French Macaron Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Fri  Oct 19
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
2

Learn how to make the perfect French macaron! These delicacies are all about technique, from making and forming the batter to preparing the rich buttercream filling. Each student will get prepare, bake, and take home assorted French Macarons, in seasonal colors and flavors.