Kids Cook: Holiday Candy Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Mon  Dec 18
Time:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Ages:
10-15
Price:
$45
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Candy gifts – the best kind, made with chocolate and love. Learn to chop, melt, temper, and dip. Everyone takes home a 1 pound box of confections for sharing or giving. On the menu:

Holiday Bonbons
Peppermint Mendiants
Visionary Sugarplums

Kids Holiday Party Camp

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  Dec 27
Time:
9:30 am-1:00 pm
Ages:
10-15
Price:
$215
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

We’re turning our end-of-the-year party over to our students again this year!

In this three-day culinary camp (December 27-29), our junior students compose an extensive party menu of appetizers and desserts (within a budget, of course!), develop a plan of action, and prepare the recipes (many of them do-ahead). On the final day, we invite the parents, sibs, grandparents, nannies, and the like to attend our celebration and partake of these creations. We think it’s a great way to ring out the old year: 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!

 

 

Couples Night: Tuscany

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Fri  Jan 5
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Begin the new year with a simple Italian menu from Tuscany. On the menu:

Lemon-Pancetta Orzo Risotto
Tuscan Pork with Herbs with Pear Mostarda
Broccoli Rapini and Roasted Tomatoes
Spiked Affogato

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.

Master the Basics Series – Beginner

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  Jan 10
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
16+
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
8

The 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: January 10: Basic Knifes Skills; Easy Vegetable Prep; All About Eggs
Week 2: January 17:  Soups, Stocks, and Simple Sauces
Week 3: January 24: Moist Heat Cooking Methods;
Week 4: January 31: Dry Heat Cooking Method

Classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the session.

A light snack prepared by our staff and non-alcoholic beverages provided – so you can survive!

Secrets of the Instant Pot

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Jan 11
Time:
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$35
Slots Available:
4

An Instant Pot is a small appliance that goes big, working as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker all in one. It can feel a bit intimidating to use, though – all those buttons! We will demystify the ‘pot in this demo workshop and get you started with some easy basic recipes.

 

Couples Night: Apres Ski

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

This is cold-weather cooking, too, from the mountains. It’s a great meal for a mid-winter night. On the menu:

Salmon Rillettes
Choucroute Garni with Homemade Mustard and Potatoes
Salade Muenster
Gewurztraminer Apples and Ice Cream

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.

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:
5

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

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:
1

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

Parent/Child: Knife Skills

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Jan 20
Time:
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages:
7-10
Price:
$65
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Knives make people nervous – especially in the hands of children. But they’ve got to learn sometime! In this class, parent works with child to master the basics of knife safety, how to hold the knife correctly, and how to master basic slicing and dicing techniques. Students will put together some simple recipes to practice their skills! On the menu:

Salsa and Chips
Pasta Salad
Fruit Fantasy

Couples Night: Canadian Pub, eh?

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Jan 20
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
2

Who loves beer more than our northern neighbors? No one! We have a pub night devoted to some classic Canadian favorites. Poutine is the best, eh? On the menu:

Smoked Salmon Rillettes
Beer-Braised Beef Poutine with Homemade Curds
Roasted Broccolini
Maple Espresso Affogato

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.