Students will advance to more challenging knife skills and knife sharpening; will be taught how to identify and shop for different cuts of meat and 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: (September 23 ) Advanced Knife Skills; Working with Herbs and Spices; Complex Sauces
Week 2: (September 30) Advanced Moist Heat Methods
Week 3: (October 7) Advanced Dry Heat Methods
Week 4: (October 14 ) Simple Artisan Foods to Make at Home; Extras

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!

Type: Hands On
Date: Wed   Sep 23  
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ages: 18+
Price: $300
(Seats Available)
Date: Thu   Oct 8  
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages: Adults
Price: $0

* Class Full *


People ask us for “healthy cooking” classes all the time – what’s healthier than soup? We offer a collection of 30-minute soups, made from scratch (including stock), that are as whole, clean, and lean as you could wish. (And, yes, you can adapt most of these to the Crockpot, too.) Kids love soup – they love to make them in their classes – so we encourage you to make soup a weekly dinner at your house. On the menu:

Creamy Fish Chowder
Smoky Vegetable Soup with Pasta
CU Kid’s Chicken and Dumplings
Spiced Red Lentil
BBQ Pork and Potato “Stoup”

Type: Hands On
Date: Tue   Oct 13  
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages: 16+
Price: $75
(Seats Available)

A little more upscale than a bistro, the brasserie sports white tablecloths and a printed menu. We will go a little upscale tonight with a menu that’s sure to please. And since brasseries were traditionally breweries, we’ll pair our menu with a French beer. On the menu:

Escargot and Mushrooms in Puff Pastry
Seared Steak with Herb Salad
Pommes Puree with Goat Cheese
Apple Galette

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. 


Type: Hands On
Date: Fri   Oct 16  
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ages: Adults
Price: $150
(Seats Available)

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!


Type: Hands On
Date: Sat   Oct 17  
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ages: 16+
Price: $175
(Seats Available)
Date: Sun   Oct 18  
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ages: Adults
Price: $0

* Class Full *

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