Series

The goal of this four-night beginner series is about building 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.

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: (April 2) Basic Knifes Skills; Simple Stocks and Soups; Easy Vegetable Prep
Week 2: (April 9) Moist Heat Cooking Methods; Simple Sauces; Equipment for Moist Heat
Week 3: (April 16) Dry Heat Cooking Methods; Simple Sauces; Equipment for Dry Heat
Week 4: (April 23) Pasta, Rice, and Grains; Modern Casseroles; Pantry Extras

Classes are held on consecutive Thursdays this spring. 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: Thu   Apr 2  
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ages: 18+
Price: $300
(Seats Available)
Date: Sat   Apr 4  
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ages: Adults
Price: $0

* Class Full *

Workshops

A plan and a pan – that’s all we need to make dinner, fast. A well-seasoned cast-iron skillet is our go-to pan, but these meals can be made in any good 12” skillet. We’ll provide ideas for sides dishes to round out the entrees, too. On the menu:

  • Shrimp Fried Rice with Broccoli
  • Spiced Chicken and Couscous
  • Greek Meatballs with Lemon Sauce
  • Savory Dutch Baby with Prosciutto and Herbs
  • Saute of Sausage and Grapes
Type: Hands On
Date: Tue   Apr 7  
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages: Adults
Price: $75
(Seats Available)
Date: Fri   Apr 10  
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ages: Adults
Price: $0

* Class Full *

Date: Sat   Apr 11  
Time: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Ages: Adults
Price: $0

* Class Full *

Couples

We think that the cuisine of Belgium –and its beers – should be better known. So, come and get to know both! In this menu, we cook with beer and have some for you to sample, too. This is a great end-of-the-winter menu (there’s still snow on the ground!) On the menu:

  • Belgian Endive Gratin
  • Carbonnade Flamande (Flemish Beef and Beer Stew)
  • Roasted Potato and Green Bean Salad, Garlic Confit
  • Speculoos Mousse

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: Sat   Apr 11  
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ages: Adults
Price: $150
(Seats Available)
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