Cooking Classes

Brunch Part Duex

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Brunch is the meal that means you don’t have to get up early. It is congenial, relaxing and always a visual feast. Gain some tips to keep it easy for the cook as well as the guests. On the menu: Smoked Salmon Canapés with Herbed Cream Cheese, Shaved Red Onion, Capers and Dill; Herbed Ricotta Filled Crepes with Banana Maple Syrup and Chopped Hazelnuts; Portuguese Baked Eggs. Hands on and optional wine.

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Summer Grillin’

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Join us for a backyard BBQ in our Co-op Garden! Grills aren’t just for meat. We’ll put some Romaine Hearts and corn ears on the grill for the beginnings of a stunning mid summer meal. Recipes include: Grilled Romaine Hearts with Crispy Bacon, Croutons, Parmesan and an Olive Tapenade Dressing; Grilled Beef and Veggie Kabobs with Summer Pesto; and Grilled Corn and Tomato Herb Salad. Hands on and optional wine.

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Mexican Kitchen

Change up your Mexican repertoire with inspiration from Chef Braden. A Green Chili and Tomatillo Sopa recipe with Braised Pork and Roasted Corn is the perfect venue for demonstrating how to prepare chilies and tomatillos for cooking. The Sopa is topped with Crema and Cotija Cheese. Make tender, moist Carne Asada for Tacos and then pair it with Cabbage Chipotle Slaw, Guacamole , Spanish Rice and Refried Beans. Hands on and optional wine.

Flavors of Provence

Like the Italians, inhabitants of Provence love to blend intense flavors and simple ingredients. Their dry warm summers are perfect for growing the sun ripened vegetables that are a basic part of Provence cuisine along with seafood, fresh herbs and robust extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy these traditional flavors beginning with Crostini topped with Olive-Fig Spread and Goat Cheese. The main course is a traditional Salad Nicoise, literally meaning “Nice-style salad”.

The Whole Bird: How to Prepare and Utilize An Entire Chicken

Take the challenge from a Chef! Each class participant will have a whole chicken to cut into useful parts under the guidance of Chef Braden. Learn the ultimate economy of buying a whole chicken and making a variety of meals plus stock from the parts. Besides stock you will make Legs Braised with a Saffron Marinara and Olive Sauce to be served with pasta and Kosher Breasts. Enjoy a lovely meal and take home the leftovers! Class size is limited to 10 participants.

Sweet Summer. Gluten Free!


If the thought of creating a dessert for company sends chills up your spine, Karen would love to help you allay those fears. In this gluten free class you will learn how to create: a delicious Almond Pound Cake with Italian Butter Cream; Chocolate Raspberry Tortoni (a delightful frozen layered concoction with chocolate cake) and a Fresh Berry Trifle. Karen will also share simple tricks and tips that will have you creating stunning desserts that taste as good as they look.

Spanish Tapas Party at Home

Learn three easy make ahead Tapas to share with guests. Start with Mushroom Duxelles Spread with Parmesan, Cream Cheese and Spinach on Crostini. Then prepare the traditional Tortilla Espanola; Eggs, Potatoes, Manchego, and Smoked Paprika served with a Sherry Vinaigrette dressed spring salad. Wine Braised Mussels and Clams with Olive Tapenade, Lemon Aioli and Bread complete the menu. 

Grillin’ and Chillin”

Anticipate long evenings out on the deck, add some variety to your picnic and grilling fare! See how an adaptable spice rub can enhance meat or fowl or how an all-purpose molasses-maple barbecue sauce can perfectly finish fish, tofu or tempeh. And to accompany it all? How about Cole Slaw with a tangy twist and some fruit on the grill, not to mention extra recipes for make-ahead Baked Beans and a delectable Pulled Turkey.

Read Your Face: Take the Guess Work Out of Eating Well Encore Class!

Co-op owners $10 general public $12

When you eat what your body can assimilate, your facial features beam out that you’re thriving! This lively class features a Power Point presentation with before and after photos of clients who changed their diet and reclaimed their health. Time permitting; there will be in-class facial diagnosis. Please bring a hand mirror to class.