Kids Cooking Club: March Madness

Type:
Hands-on
Date:
Mon  Mar 6
Time:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Ages:
10-15
Price:
$145
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+ 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; one class is devoted to after-school snacks.

Classes meet every Monday afternoon from 4:30-6:30 PM beginning November 28. Students receive a packet of recipes at the end of the four-week capsule.

Take the entire series, or individual classes. For more details and an application form, please email or call 508-904-6589.

KIDS COOKING CLUB – MARCH MADNESS

March 6 – Visit to the North End
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Garlic Bread
Cannoli Cups

March 13 – St. Paddy’s Day!
Irish Shepherd’s Pie
Green Beans ‘n Bacon
Irish Potato Candy

March 20 – Strawberry Day
Strawberry Caprese Salad
Turkey Quesadillas with Strawberry Salsa
Strawberry Shortcakes

March 27 – Oodles of Noodles
Lori’s Special Ramen
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Spaghetti Pie

Masters the Basics – Beginner (PM)

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  Mar 15
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
3

Our goals for this four-day 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: (March 15) Basic Knifes Skills; Easy Vegetable Prep; All About Eggs
Week 2: (March 22) Soups, Stocks, and Simple Sauces
Week 3: (March 29) Moist Heat Cooking Methods;
Week 4: (April 5) Dry Heat Cooking Method

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

One-Day Intensive Boot Camp: How to Boil Water

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Apr 1
Time:
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$175
Slots Available:
5

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

Cast Iron Fish and Shellfish

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Apr 4
Time:
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
5

The cast iron skillet is our favorite piece of equipment for cooking our ocean favorites (other than the grill!). Learn how to season and care for your skillet and the basic techniques for preparing classic fish and seafood recipes. On the menu:

  • Perfect Seared Fish
  • Fillets Roasted Mussels in Beer
  • Pan-smoked Salmon
  • Cajun Blackened Fish
  • Iron Chef Seafood Tempura

Couples Night: Bourbon and Bacon

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Apr 8
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Two of our favorite ingredients in one class. We take a simple menu and raise the power with the help of our friends Jim and Jack. Join us! On the menu:

  • Bacon and Chorizo Dates, Bourbon Glaze
  • Seared Steak with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce
  • Our Tasty Bacon Risotto
  • Rebel Yell Spinach Salad
  • Tipsy Turtle Sundaes
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: Tapas

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Apr 13
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
1

The little plates of Spain – we love them! But there are so many and we have only so much time. Our tapas are fun, easy, and varied – and we’ll mix up a big batch of Sangria to enjoy with them. On the menu so far:

  • Pan con Tomate (Grilled Bread with Blistered Vine Tomatoes)
  • Manchego Crackers with Sherried Fig Tapenade
  • Bunuellos de Bacalao (Cod Fritters with Jalapeno Remoulade)
  • Duck and Chorizo Pintxos
  • Garlic Mushrooms
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 Vacation Camp: American Steakhouse

Type:
Hands-on
Date:
Tue  Apr 18
Time:
9:30 am-1:00 pm
Ages:
10-15
Price:
$175
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Working with our contemporary American steakhouse theme, students will determine a restaurant “concept”, develop a menu, and create the recipes to serve our restaurant critics on the last day of camp. Students learn some solid culinary skills, tap into their creativity, and work together in a fast-paced environment. We’ll be eating of our “test” recipes each day, too. Interested applicants apply now!

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 through Thursday, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM, April 18-20.

Couples Night: Sushi, Etc.

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Apr 22
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

This is a night of prepping, rolling, frying, and enjoying a variety of Japanese restaurant favorites. After a brief demo on prepping ingredients and rolling maki, students get to work putting together a “bento box” of recipes. Don’t bother to bring your chopsticks – we supply them! On the menu:

  • Kakiage Tempura
  • Assorted Maki Rolls
  • Yakisoba Noodles
  • Cucumber Salad
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: Tour the USA

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Mon  Apr 24
Time:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Ages:
10-15
Price:
$145
Slots Available:
7

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+ 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; one class is devoted to after-school snacks.

Classes meet every Monday afternoon from 4:30-6:30 PM beginning April 24. Students receive a packet of recipes at the end of the four-week capsule.

Take the entire series, or individual classes. For more details and an application form, please email or call 508-904-6589.

KIDS COOKING CLUB – USA Tour

AROUND THE COUNTRY

April 24: Welcome to Philly
Pepper Pot Soup
Philly Cheesesteaks
Sugar Jumbles

May 1: Aloha, Hawaii
Huli-Huli Chicken
Hawaiian Chow Mein
Guava Cupcakes 

May 8: Appalachian Mountains
Chicken and Dumplings
Green Beans ‘n Bacon
Apple Slab Pie

May 15: Visit San Juan
Puerto Rican Meat Pies
Rice with Chicken and Pigeon Peas
Tropical Ice Cream