Master the Basics Series

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  Feb 27
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

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 [February 27] Week 2: Soups, Stocks, and Simple Sauces [March 6] Week 3: Poach and Steam, Stew and Braise [March 10] Week 4: Saute, Sear, Stir-fry [March 20]

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

 

French Macaron Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Mar 21
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adult
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

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.

Parent/Child: Cupcake Wars

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Mar 23
Time:
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages:
7-9
Price:
$85
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Spend some time in the kitchen together, learning some cake decorating skills – and then put them to use in our cupcake decorating event! We’ll provide the cupcakes, frosting, and decorations – students bring their vision and creativity! Our instructors will show you the ropes, reveal our theme for the day, and then set you loose. And to make things a little more interesting, our judges will pick a winning team.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The camp is for students ages 7-9 (no exceptions!)
  • Enrollment is limited to one adult and one child
  • CU will provide beverages and a light snack for the kids
  • Aprons are provided for the kids to use in class

 

Couples Night: French Bistro

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Mar 23
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Tonight’s  menu features some great bistro favorites (it’s always difficult to choose – so many great dishes!). This menu is deceptively simple, but incredibly impressive. On the menu:

Gourgeres
Coq au Riesling, Pommes Puree
Petite Pois a la Francaise
Chocolate Chestnut Sundae

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.

Baking for Non-Bakers

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Mar 26
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
2

You know who you are! We have five really great dessert recipes for you to master – they are easy, they are all you need to ever know about baking, and they will make your reputation as an all-around great cook. Put down that box cake mix and stop stalling! The list:

  • Simple Vanilla Sponge Cake
  • Molten Lava Cakes
  • The Versatile Scone
  • Biscotti
  • Rustic Apple Tart

 

Private Event

One-Day Intensive Boot Camp: How to Boil Water

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Apr 13
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!

Kids Vacation Camp – French Bistro

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Apr 16
Time:
9:30 am-1:00 pm
Ages:
10-15
Price:
$215
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Working with our contemporary French bistro 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 16-18.

 

Parent/Child: Sushi Day!

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Apr 20
Time:
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages:
7-10
Price:
$85
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Making maki rolls is fun; the best part is making them with the things you like inside – or inside-out! Sweet, cold sorbet round out the menu. On the menu:

  • Assorted Maki Rolls
  • Mango Sorbet

PLEASE NOTE:

The camp is for students ages 7-9 (no exceptions!)
Enrollment is limited to one adult and one child
CU will provide beverages and a light snack for the kids
Aprons are provided for the kids to use in class

Tour of Little Italy Camp (Morning)

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Mon  Jul 8
Time:
9:30 am-1:00 pm
Ages:
10-15
Price:
$425
Slots Available:
2

Back by popular demand, a culinary tour of some of America’s best “Little Italy” neighborhoods. So many recipes, so many techniques – so little time! Students learn some solid culinary skills, tap into their creativity, and work together in a fast-paced environment. Bring your skills and your appetite as we delve into regional Italian-American recipes.

  • The camp is for students ages 10-15 years of age (no exceptions!)
  • CU will provide beverages and light snacks in addition to the meals that the students prepare.
  • The series is 5 half-days, Monday-Friday, July 8-12 , 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.  Please note our allergy policy.
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.