Master the Basics – Intermediate

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  May 3
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

In this series, students will advance to more challenging knife skills and knife sharpening; will learn how to identify and shop for different cuts of meat and to perform simple butchery at home; will learn more complex sauce techniques; and will delve into some DIY artisan techniques for making simple cheeses, homemade sausage, and yeast bread.

The focus of these four one-night classes is building on your existing skills, expanding your taste range, and becoming less recipe-dependent and more creative. At the completion of this series, students will confidently cook for family and entertain friends as well.

Who should take it? Students who have completed the Master the Basics: Beginner series or who have solid knife skills and feel comfortable cooking without slavishly following recipes, and are ready to experiment with some professional guidance.

Week 1: (May 3) Advanced Knife Skills; Herbs and Spices; Complex Sauces
Week 2: (May 10) Advanced Moist Heat Methods
Week 3: (May 17) Advanced Dry Heat Methods
Week 4: (May 24) Simple Artisan Foods to Make at Home

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!

Private Event

Private Event

The Grilling Boot Camp

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Jun 3
Time:
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$175
Slots Available:
4

Attention, grill newbies! We offer a special edition of our one-day Saturday workshop that will get you started outside at the grill.

Students will learn how about basic equipment, how to fire up the grill, the importance of multi-zone cooking to control temperatures, and learning to determine “doneness”. Students begin with a knife skills review, then work their way through the 12 essential recipes we believe every grill master should know – everything from grilling the perfect burgers to rubs, mops, and marinades. These recipes call for just a few simple ingredients and are open to lots of interpretations.

This class is great for anyone who has never had the nerve to light the grill – and that includes cooks who feel comfortable inside, but not in the open air! 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.

This is a rain or shine event (okay, if it’s a monsoon, we might reschedule…). Bring you fears and your appetite: we will quench both.

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

Private Event

Couples Night: Pizza Grill

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Jun 10
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Bringing back a CU annual favorite class – the Pizza Grill!  Why pizza on the grill?  Because we believe it’s simply the best way to cook and eat pizza. On the menu:

  • Grilled Caesar Salad
  • Grill Pizzas with Assorted Toppings
  • Grilled Fruit Skewers with Coconut-Rum Glaze
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: Father’s Day Fest

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Jun 17
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
1

It’s time to celebrate dear ol’ Dad!  Whether Dad is an expert cook or can’t locate the kitchen, the menu is sure to make him smile. (C’mon –  burger bombs?!)

  • One-Bite Tostados
  • Bacon-wrapped Burger Bombs
  • Jalapeno Hasselbacks
  • Blue Cheese Wedge
  • Root Beer Floats (Adults Only!)
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: Spicy Italian

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Fri  Jun 23
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
4

Even though italian food isn’t typically considered “spicy” we have found some small region that are home to wonderful spicy dishes.

  • Piadini (Flatbread) with Ricotta and Chili Jam
  • Linguine Vulcanico with Homemade Nduja Sausage
  • Pepperoncini and Prosciutto Salad
  • Ice Cream and Honey and Figs
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 Camp: Earl of Sandwich Celebration

There’s more to a sandwich than slapping a slice of cheese between two slices of bread. Have you ever had a doner kebab? Or a Uruguayan hamburger, the chivito? How about Welsh rarebit or a beautiful composed sandwich from Denmark? Hot or cold, open or closed, vegetarian or pile-on-the-meat – you can travel the world and eat nothing but sandwiches the whole time! Students will also prepare homemade breads and rolls, condiments, and classic sides for their creations.

The camp is for students ages 10-15 years of age (no exceptions!)
CU will provide beverages and lunch for our students each day.
The series is 5 half-days, Monday-Friday, July 10-14 , from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM each day.
Upon registration, you’ll receive a information packet with a form to complete and return to us.


CAMP CANCELLATION POLICY; Camp cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the first day of your child’s camp. There are no exceptions. No refunds, credits, or camp rescheduling will be provided for cancellations made after this time. Camp cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the start of camp will receive a full refund.

Kids Camp: Great British Bakery

There’s nothing like a cuppa and a scone! The goodies that come out of ovens all over the British Isles is pure heaven. Many of the breads and pastry we enjoy in America have their roots in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland and we’ll be preparing them for our bakery.

Students will spend the first four days of camp learning the basic of European breads, cakes, and pastries. Garnishing and presentation will be very important, too. Students learn some solid culinary skills, tap into their creativity, and work together in a fast-paced environment. On the last day of camp, our students will open their bakery to “the public”, where you can partake of their treats.

The camp is for students ages 10-15 years of age (no exceptions!)
CU will provide beverages and lunch for our students each day.
The series is 5 half-days, Monday-Friday, July 17-21 , from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM each day.
Upon registration, you’ll receive a information packet with a form to complete and return to us.

CAMP CANCELLATION POLICY; Camp cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the first day of your child’s camp. There are no exceptions. No refunds, credits, or camp rescheduling will be provided for cancellations made after this time. Camp cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the start of camp will receive a full refund.