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5432

Sat, Feb. 24, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
BIG GREEN EGG
SKILLS & TECHNIQUES CLASS
INDIRECT PIZZA STONE
 





PIZZA STONE INDIRECT COOKING

Learn how to master indirect cooking method for Pizza at this Big Green Egg skills & techniques class at the Rolling Pin. This class is designed for backyard cooks and grill masters of ANY skill level. Learn to make fresh homemade dough and then cook your pizza on the BGE. 

We are sure you'll win the award of 'best pizza cook in the neighborhood' after taking this class.  Pizza on the BGE is AWESOME!

MENU
Making Fresh Pizza Dough
Margherita Pizza
Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza (OMG GOOD)

6 openings available

$30.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5420

Sat, Feb. 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
MAKING FRESH PASTA
HANDS ON!
 
MAKING FRESH PASTA: HANDS ON!

If you have never made or eaten fresh pasta, you are in for quite a treat. Making it can be a group event and really fun. Fresh pasta is delicate and has a richer texture than dry packaged pasta. You will learn to make the basic dough and use a pasta machine to work and shape it.

After this class, you may never eat packaged pasta again!



Tonight's Menu:


Pappardelle with Pork Ragu

Four Cheese Ravioli with Red Sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, iced tea and coffee and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class! 


0 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5431

Sun, Feb. 25, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING
BROWNIES
 


THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING:

BROWNIES

We all need a comprehensive understanding of the science of baking and the techniques NECESSARY to bake sensational desserts for your loved ones!    Once you understand the HOW AND WHY behind extraordinary cakes, pies, cookies, and desserts in general, you can go on to individualize your baking to your particular tastes. 

THESE ARE LIFETIME SKILLS to pass down to generations to come!  We all bake because we want to please our loved ones!  

ALL SCIENCE OF BAKING CLASSES MAY BE TAKEN SEPARATELY.  You do NOT have to take all of them or in order. 

Each course includes instructor information and demonstration, and execution of selected baking items. 

STUDENTS WHO WANT TO PREP WITH THE INSTRUCTOR: Students may choose to arrive early and help prep for the class with the instructor.  Please put your request in the "Comment" section of your registration. 

STUDENTS PROUDLY "SHOWING OFF": Students who elect to take multiple classes are encouraged to "show off" their skills and their prized family recipes.   If you wish to do this, let Sharon know and bring enough so all students and assistants can sample. 

TODAY'S CLASS:

As a teenager, I became familiar with baking outcomes and realized that I liked two things about brownies, their chew, and their shiny crust!  Interesting that today it is that shiny crust that is sought by almost everyone and there are so many points of view about what you need to do to achieve it. 

Alice Medrich was my mentor and my hero, and crowned the chocolate guru of the world so that’s good enough for me!  Alice says that there are two “tricks” that affect the gloss and crackle of the top surface of a brownie.


The first is that letting the chocolate and butter mixture get hot when you melt it (about 150 degrees) and continuing the recipe without cooling it.  Sugar and cold eggs are added immediately, followed by vigorous beating of the batter with a  wooden spoon.
The second is that refrigerating the brownie batter in the pan for several hours, or as long as two days before baking, greatly improves the glossy surface as well.  Another example of science reinventing how we bake today!

I will demonstrate an Andes Mint Brownie covered with both mint and chocolate frosting as well as an extraordinary Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie.  Both are celebration worthy!

The class will be divided into three groups baking three different brownie recipes which will render different textures:  The Souffle Brownie, The Cocoa Brownie, and the Classic  Brownie,

MENU:

DEMONSTRATION:

Andes Mint Brownie with Chevron Frosting
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

HANDS ON:

Alice Medrich’s World Famous Cocoa Brownies
Alice Medrich’s Classic Chocolate Brownies
Alice Medrich’s Souffle Brownies, which I call Kelly’s Birthday Brownies!

 

This is a PARTICIPATION style class.   

Wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included with this class.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. 

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!


CHEF'S BIO

Sharon moved to San Francisco for three years because she wanted to be a great cook and baker.  She finished her culinary training at a local home chef cooking school but went on to take professional classes at Tante Marie’s Cooking School.  It was both a culinary school and a pastry school and where she took numerous classes in both, but specialized her training in the pastry end. 

She then returned to Pittsburgh where she started teaching full time as a Chef Educator at Bidwell Training Center’s Culinary School.  She was the lead educator demonstrating in a large class instruction setting.  Her team also cooked lunch for the 500+ students at the facility.

Sharon has taught at The Versatile Gourmet and ended up designing and supervising their adult education program.  She  continued teaching in her home and still does so when she returns to Pittsburgh.

Though she can teach anything in the culinary realm, her love is baking. Hopefully you will sign up to experience her teaching techniques and improve your skills. 

9 openings available

$45.00

INSTRUCTOR, SHARON BASKIN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5438

Sun, Feb. 25, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
THAI FAVORITES
 

THAI FAVORITES


The Thai people are polite, reserved, and respectful.  Their cuisine reflects that reverence and complexity.  Creating these amazing dishes is not difficult, but does take a bit of know how. 

Join Chef Dave as he recreates some traditional favorite Thai dishes for you.  They are soon to become your favorites, too.  Hope you can join us. 

Tonight's Menu:

Moo Satay (Pork Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce)

Traditional Tom Ka Soup

Elegant Shrimp Pad Thai (Traditional Noodle and Shrimp)

Sticky Rice with Mango


This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

0 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5423

Sun, Feb. 25, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
COOKING CLASS ASSISTANT ORIENTATION
 

YOU ARE INVITED!

WE ARE INCREASING MEMBERSHIP IN OUR COOKING CLASS ASSISTANT PROGRAM

As a guest at one or more RP Cooking Classes, I am sure you have noticed our wonderful Cooking Class Assistants.  These dedicated individuals come in one hour in advance of all classes, help the chefs prepare and set up, assist the chef during class, serve and assist you and do all the clean up.  We typically have 3-5 assistants at each class.  These ladies and gents do a great job of making sure you have everything you need and keep the chef in line too! 

We are accepting new assistants into the program.
If you are interested, check out the benefits and requirements of the program.  We would love to have you join us. 


Benefits

Assist 5 times and receive $50 credit to take additional classes AND $50 RP Gift Card to be used for classes and/or merchandise

Learn new cooking skills and techniques

Work with talented, professionally trained chefs/instructors

Meet new people

Receive a serving of each recipe prepared in class

Requirements

Be self motivated, friendly and hard working

Ability to multitask and take instruction from multiple directions

Complete Knife Skills 1 class

Complete one regular class (most of you have already done this)

Attend RP Cooking Class Assistant Orientation (One hour, scheduled at least once per month and we can also set up one-on-one orientations if needed.)

We would ask that you assist at least monthly as much as possible

If you have additional questions, drop me an email

dwest@rollingpinonline.com

HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE KITCHEN SOON!

Already a RP Cooking Class Assistant...Bring in a NEW Assistant and receive a $25 RP gift card if they become an assistant!

If you are available WEEKDAYS, during the day, we have an ADDED BONUS. 
Assist at 4 sessions of Kids/Tweens Summer Cooking Camps and receive Rewards for 5!

4 openings available

$0.00

Assistant Coordinator Keri Wickham

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5450

Thu, Mar. 1, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
MAKING FRESH PASTA
HANDS ON!
 
MAKING FRESH PASTA: HANDS ON!

If you have never made or eaten fresh pasta, you are in for quite a treat. Making it can be a group event and really fun. Fresh pasta is delicate and has a richer texture than dry packaged pasta. You will learn to make the basic dough and use a pasta machine to work and shape it.

After this class, you may never eat packaged pasta again!



Tonight's Menu:


Pappardelle with Pork Ragu

Four Cheese Ravioli with Red Sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, iced tea and coffee and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class! 


5 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5422

Fri, Mar. 2, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES COOKING
SUNNY SPAIN
 

COUPLES COOKING
SUNNY SPAIN!
PRICING IS PER PERSON

THIS EVENT IS ALSO GOOD FOR A GROUP OF FRIENDS

We offer simple and elegant recipes for two chefs cooking together with the aim of turning the routine daily task of making dinner into a relaxing and romantic bonding experience for two.

These recipes are designed for busy working couples who find themselves with limited time for just about everything – including preparing dinner and for spending quality moments with each other.  PLUS you get to enjoy cocktails too! 

Couples cooking together is always fun and exciting.  This style class has a maximum of 16 guests.  We work in smaller groups of four.  Each couple will be paired with another as they work through the recipes.  Come as a couple or as a group. Learn some new recipes and meet some new people, too!   

Tonight's Menu:

Fruity Sangria Cocktail

Grilled Bread with Roasted Mixed Pepper and Arugula

Classic Seafood Paella

Spanish Tres Leche Cake

 

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Join Insider Rewards and receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!
 

4 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5475

Sat, Mar. 3, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
IRISH ISLES
(AGES 6-9)
 

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

IRISH ISLES

(Ages 6-9)

Rolling Pin Kid's Cooking Classes are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes, and meet lots of new friends. The only things you need to be prepared are closed-toe shoes and a restraint for shoulder-length or longer hair.  We provide all the ingredients, tools, and FUN! 

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

Students are taught how to properly use REAL kitchen tools, knives, and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age-appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and to have fun learning while building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent, or take it home. 

Today's Menu:

Shrimp and Corn Fritters with Basil Aioli

Irish Beef Stew

Puff Pastry Apple Pie


Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

This is a HANDS-ON style class that lasts 2 1/2 HOURS

Seats are limited, so sign up early.

 
 

15 openings available

$45.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5512

Sat, Mar. 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
LADIES OF THE CROWN
CRUMPTON
 

PRIVATE PARTY

Ladies of the Crown/Crumpton

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!

 

Menu: Steakhouse

Arugula, Orange and Walnut Salad with Orange Vinairgrette

Grilled Rib eye steak

Chive and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Honey and Ginger Carrots

Flourless Chocolate Tart with Whipped Cream

 

Type: DEMONSTRATION

Preliminary Number of Guests: 23

Final Number Confirmed: Feb 282018

50 % Non-refundable Deposit: individuals will sign up 

Gratuity: Included

Beverages: Included

$60.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5453

Sun, Mar. 4, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
FRESH CHEESE MAKING
HANDS-ON
 

FRESH CHEESE MAKING


HANDS-ON


Freshly made mozzarella is a royal treat, best devoured when the cheese still glistens with whey. Creamy fresh ricotta cheese is sublime and, when done correctly, makes store-bought a distant second. 

Join us in the Culinary Center today to learn to make both of these tasty cheeses and to enjoy them at their freshest. 


Today's Menu:

Fresh Ricotta Cheese

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and Olive Oil

Sweet Ricotta Crostini with Honey and Lime

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class! 

 

 

3 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5454

Sun, Mar. 4, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
CHICKEN 101
 

CHICKEN 101

Cooking with chicken can be extremely easy, as long as you know the basics. Here are some tips for cooking with chicken, including what to buy at the store, how to clean it, and suggestions for cooking.

During this class, you will learn how to properly cut up a whole chicken and prepare a few great chicken recipes. Purchasing whole fowl allows you to control the cuts and portion size and keep the bones for stock.

Tonight's Menu:

Broiled Balsamic Chicken Wings with Bleu Cheese Dip

Classic Whole Oven-Roasted Herb Chicken


Perfectly Breaded Chicken Breast with Lemon-Butter Sauce

This is a HANDS-ON style class.

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

6 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5451

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
KNIFE SKILLS
 
KNIFE SKILLS


Choosing the correct knife for the job and knowing how to properly use it is the secret to fast, easy cooking.  Learn the basics of knife construction, how to choose the correct knife, safety, sharpening, and proper storage of knives.

You will practice proper techniques for chopping, mincing, slicing, and julienne. 

We will use our skills to make homemade vegetable soup and designer grilled cheese sandwiches.

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class.

 

8 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5455

Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMET CUPCAKE MAKING
FLAVOR GROUP 1!
 
GOURMET CUPCAKE BAKING
FLAVOR GROUP 1


You’ve been asking, we heard you, and here it is! In this hands-on class, Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, will coach you to success as we bake SIX delicious cupcake recipes. 



Pina Colada with Pineapple Filling
Lemon-Blueberry with White Chocolate Icing
Best Ever Banana with Cream Cheese Icing
White Wedding Cake with Buttercream
Orange Dreamsicle
Triple Salted Caramel

To accomplish all this in one class, students will divide into baking teams and make two different recipes. Every student will take home one of each of the six different cupcakes. Three of the cupcakes will be extensively doctored cake mix recipes (semi-homemade). The other three recipes are completely from scratch. All are delicious. You decide your favorites.


Unlike other decorating classes, WE supply everything you need to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to bake.  If you decide you want to get into cupcake baking and decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off all retail items except BGE products the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class

Wine, beer, iced tea and coffee are included with this class.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Given this is a cupcake baking class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  

 

0 openings available

$50.00

INSTUCTOR, GIGI BERMUDEZ

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5514

Fri, Mar. 9, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
CLEARLY CLASSIC
STEAKHOUSE CUISINE
 

CLEARLY CLASSIC
STEAKHOUSE CUISINE

Steakhouses serve large portions of hearty, filling heartland food that is focused on meat and potatoes. We prefer to add a bit of variety to our menus while adhering to some simple elements...showy salad or appetizer, a meat, a starch, a sauce, and a sumptuous side. We always finish the meal with an amazing dessert.

Join us to explore a popular menu in steakhouses.  Flavorful steaks, aromatic soups, salads, and decadent desserts make for an evening of full enjoyment .

All accompanied by good wine, good laughs, and a great time with friends.  Hope to see you in the kitchen!


Tonight's Menu:

Crab Cake with Remoulade Sauce

Grilled Rib-eye with Sauteed Mushrooms served Tagliatta Style

Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes with Benton's Bacon, Gruyere Cheese and Scallions

Classic Individual Creamy Spinach Gratin

Dense and Delicious Flourless Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberry Puree


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class

House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

16 openings available

$60.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5458

Sat, Mar. 10, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
CHEF BARB HOSTS
LADIES AFTERNOON TEA
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
 

AFTERNOON TEA
ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Ladies Afternoon Teas at the Rolling Pin consist of a freshly baked scone, tea sandwiches or tea time savory bites, and a bit of something sweet to finish. 

Our Afternoon Teas feature world renowned HARNEY & SON'S Teas and are served throughout the event.

So sit back, relax, converse with a friend or make some new ones as the chef prepares each of the recipes from scratch just for you.


Today's Menu:


Tea:

Gunpowder Green

Scone:
Irish Soda Scone with Clotted Cream

Savories:
Shamrock Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Corned Beef Tea Sandwiches with Mustard Butter
Potato Leek Soup

Sweet:
Lemon Mint Cheesecake Bars

 

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

Add wine or beer for additional $5 per person the day of class.

26 openings available

$30.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5459

Sat, Mar. 10, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
TAP & TABLE
LAND AND SEA
 

TAP & TABLE
LAND AND SEA

Tonight's event will include sampling of each course with a paired beer. 

      

Steakhouses serve large portions of hearty, filling heartland food that is focused on meat and potatoes. We prefer to add a bit of variety to our menus while adhering to some simple elements...showy salad or appetizer, a meat, a starch, a sauce, and a sumptuous side. We always finish the meal with an amazing dessert.

Join us to explore a popular menu in steakhouses.  Flavorful steaks, aromatic soups, salads, and decadent desserts make for an evening of full enjoyment .

All accompanied by good wine, good laughs, and a great time with friends.  Hope to see you in the kitchen!


Tonight's Menu:

Cedar Plank Salmon with Orange Miso Glaze and Mixed Greens - India Pale Ale

Grilled Rib-eye with Sauteed Onions and Blue Cheese Crumbles - Imperial Stout

Oven Roasted Baby Golden Potatoes with Roasemary and Garlic

Roasted Asparagus with Toasted Pinenuts and Lemon

Apple and Tart Cherry Strudel -
Dunkelweizen


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class

House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

5 openings available

$55.00

CHEF ROB REESE

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5461

Sun, Mar. 11, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING
PIE & TART DOUGHS
 


THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING:

PIE & TART DOUGH: COLD PIE, HOT OVEN

We all need a comprehensive understanding of the science of baking and the techniques NECESSARY to bake sensational desserts for your loved ones!    Once you understand the HOW AND WHY behind extraordinary cakes, pies, cookies, and desserts in general, you can go on to individualize your baking to your particular tastes. 

THESE ARE LIFETIME SKILLS to pass down to generations to come!  We all bake because we want to please our loved ones!  

ALL SCIENCE OF BAKING CLASSES MAY BE TAKEN SEPARATELY.  You do NOT have to take all of them or in order. 

Each course includes instructor information and demonstration, and execution of selected baking items. 

STUDENTS WHO WANT TO PREP WITH THE INSTRUCTOR: Students may choose to arrive early and help prep for the class with the instructor.  Please put your request in the "Comment" section of your registration. 

STUDENTS PROUDLY "SHOWING OFF": Students who elect to take multiple classes are encouraged to "show off" their skills and their prized family recipes.   If you wish to do this, let Sharon know and bring enough so all students and assistants can sample. 

TODAY'S CLASS:

We all love a tender flaky pie crust.  Most Pastry Chefs either love or hate pie dough depending on where they are on the expertise scale.

Students will learn how to make pie dough, how to roll it out, and how to line a pie shell and a tart pan.  Learn quick and easy ways to crimp the edges!

Pie dough is easy when you learn why you do what you do.   You need to know which ingredients to use, and the method to combine them. Come to class and learn the science  (COLD PIE HOT OVEN)  behind pie doughs and how to use that science to your benefit.  Pies and tarts?  Take one to a party and see who is the most popular person there!

All aspects of pie dough will be demonstrated and the class will break up into groups, making the pie dough, rolling it out, and lining a pie shell.  The edge will be crimped and the group will each make a Fruit Galette, which is a free form pie with fruit filling. 


MENU:

DEMONSTRATION:
Make a pie dough in the food processor, roll it out, and make a fruit galette.  
Demonstrate ways of rolling a pie dough, lining a pie shell, and crimping a pie crust including leaves and woven pie doughs.

HANDS ON;
Each of 3 groups will make a pie dough, roll it out, and line a pie shell and/or a tart pan.
Each of 3 groups will experiment with crimping.
Each group will make 2 Galettes, a free form pie dough filled with fruit and baked. 

 

This is a PARTICIPATION style class.   

Wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included with this class.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. 

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!


CHEF'S BIO

Sharon moved to San Francisco for three years because she wanted to be a great cook and baker.  She finished her culinary training at a local home chef cooking school but went on to take professional classes at Tante Marie’s Cooking School.  It was both a culinary school and a pastry school and where she took numerous classes in both, but specialized her training in the pastry end. 

She then returned to Pittsburgh where she started teaching full time as a Chef Educator at Bidwell Training Center’s Culinary School.  She was the lead educator demonstrating in a large class instruction setting.  Her team also cooked lunch for the 500+ students at the facility.

Sharon has taught at The Versatile Gourmet and ended up designing and supervising their adult education program.  She  continued teaching in her home and still does so when she returns to Pittsburgh.

Though she can teach anything in the culinary realm, her love is baking. Hopefully you will sign up to experience her teaching techniques and improve your skills. 

12 openings available

$45.00

INSTRUCTOR, SHARON BASKIN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5426

Sun, Mar. 11, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
BIG GREEN EGG
SKILLS & TECHNIQUES CLASS
THE BEST CORNED BEEF EVER!
 

CONVECTION HEAT
THE BEST CORNED BEEF EVER!

Class is 1 1/2 - 2 hours

With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, forget about boiling a corned beef for your dinner! Learn how to make the best corned beef EVER on your Big Green Egg.

Egghead Josh will be showcasing how to take a regular brisket and turn it into an amazing corned beef and will also show you how to dress up your store-bought corned beef so that it comes out perfect on the Big Green Egg. 

Come join us for a not-so-traditional Irish lunch (Reuben sandwich) and learn how to make corned beef better than you've ever imagined before!

13 openings available

$30.00

EGG HEAD - JOSH TAHAN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5444

Tue, Mar. 13, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
SPRING BREAK
COOKING CAMP
KIDS (AGES 6-9)
 

SPRING BREAK
COOKING CAMP

KIDS
(Ages 6-9)

PRICING INCLUDES ALL 3 DAILY SESSIONS

Rolling Pin Spring Break Camps are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes and meet lots of new friends. The only things you need to be prepared are closed toe shoes and a restraint for shoulder-length hair.  We provide all the ingredients, tools, and FUN!

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

Students are taught how to properly use REAL kitchen tools, knives, and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and to have fun while building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent, or take it home.

DAY 1

MARCH 13, 2018   10:30 am - 1:00 pm

MENU:  Sweet Shop

Cast Iron Sticky Buns

Chocolate Donuts with Ganache

Chewy Blondies

10 openings available

$150.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5443

Tue, Mar. 13, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
SPRING BREAK
COOKING CAMP
TWEENS/TEENS (AGES 10-15)
 

SPRING BREAK
COOKING CAMP

TWEENS/TEENS
(Ages 10-15)

PRICING INCLUDES ALL 3 DAILY SESSIONS

Rolling Pin Spring Break Camps are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes and meet lots of new friends. The only things you need to be prepared are closed toe shoes and a restraint for shoulder-length hair.  We provide all the ingredients, tools, and FUN!

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

Students are taught how to properly use REAL kitchen tools, knives, and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and to have fun while building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent, or take it home.

DAY 1

MARCH 13, 2018   2:00 - 4:30 PM

MENU:  Sweet Shop

Cast Iron Sticky Buns

Chocolate Donuts with Ganache

Chewy Blondies

10 openings available

$150.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5444

Thu, Mar. 15, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
SPRING BREAK
COOKING CAMP
KIDS (AGES 6-9)
 

SPRING BREAK
COOKING CAMP

KIDS
(Ages 6-9)

PRICING INCLUDES ALL 3 DAILY SESSIONS

Rolling Pin Spring Break Camps are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes and meet lots of new friends. The only things you need to be prepared are closed toe shoes and a restraint for shoulder-length hair.  We provide all the ingredients, tools, and FUN!

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

Students are taught how to properly use REAL kitchen tools, knives, and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and to have fun while building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent, or take it home.

DAY 3

MARCH 15, 2018   10:30 am - 1:00 pm

MENU: Pizza Parlour

Italian Antipasti Salad

Homemade Pizza Dough

Personal Pizza with Assorted Toppings

10 openings available

$150.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5443

Thu, Mar. 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
SPRING BREAK
COOKING CAMP
TWEENS/TEENS (AGES 10-15)
 

SPRING BREAK
COOKING CAMP

TWEENS/TEENS
(Ages 10-15)

PRICING INCLUDES ALL 3 DAILY SESSIONS

Rolling Pin Spring Break Camps are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes and meet lots of new friends. The only things you need to be prepared are closed toe shoes and a restraint for shoulder-length hair.  We provide all the ingredients, tools, and FUN!

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

Students are taught how to properly use REAL kitchen tools, knives, and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and to have fun while building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent, or take it home.

DAY 3

MARCH 15, 2018   2:00 - 4:30 PM

MENU: Pizza Parlour

Italian Antipasti Salad

Homemade Pizza Dough

Personal Pizza with Assorted Toppings

10 openings available

$150.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5463

Thu, Mar. 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
EXPERIENCE THE WORLD
THROUGH FOOD
 
EXPERIENCE THE WORLD
THROUGH FOOD

GREEK CUISINE

Come join Chef Rob in a Culinary Experience to the Greek Isles.  Experience the region through the food and travels of Chef Rob. Tonight he will share with you traditional dishes of the country and region. 

This is an amazing menu of foods that define the area.  Fresh and full of flavor. 

Look for other  "EXPERIENCE THE WORLD THROUGH FOOD" with Chef Rob each month.  
 
 
Tonight's Menu

Avgolemono - Traditional Egg and Lemon Soup

Moussaka - Ground Meat and Eggplant Casserole with White Sauce Topping

Tzatziki - Cucumber, Yogurt and Zesty Lemon Sauce

Galaktoboureko - Greek Dessert Pasty of Custard and Crispy Phyllo Dough

 

 

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

30 openings available

$50.00

CHEF ROB REESE

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5433

Fri, Mar. 16, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT
CHEF NICK MALGIERI
ANTIPASTI BUFFET
 

**SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT**

CHEF NICK MALGIERI
Presents

ANTIPASTI BUFFET

Some of the best recipes in Italian cooking are for appetizer foods served at the table before the second course of pasta or soup.  Antipasti may be as varied as a simple focaccia, vegetable pickles and salads, or light meat- or fish-based dishes.  Mix and match these dishes for a casual party or serve one or two before pasta and a light main course. Plus a surprise dessert!

NICK MALGIERI, former Executive Pastry Chef at Windows on the World and 1996 inductee into Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, is the founder of baking programs at the Institute of Culinary Education.

The author of PASTRY, BREAD and 10 other cookbooks, including the James Beard winner How to Bake and the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook award-winner Chocolate, Nick’s recipes have been published widely, including in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Gourmet and Bon Appetit. He is a contributing editor of Dessert Professional, and a frequent contributor to Saveur. Nick has appeared on national morning shows and local television throughout the United States, as well as on the Food Network and with Julia Child and Martha Stewart. 

Visit Nick’s website at www.nickmalgieri.com.

Don't miss Chef Nick's only appearance in Florida this year.  Sign up early! 

Some of Chef Nick's Cookbooks will be available for purchase and he will gladly sign them for you. 


Tonight's Menu

Focaccia alla Pugliese:  Thick-crust focaccia with caramelized onion or rosemary oil

Aulivi cunzati:  Sicilian olive salad with garlic and herbs

Zucchine gratinate:  Zucchini, aromatic vegetables and herbs baked together and served at room temperature

Caponatina:  Sicilian eggplant and olive relish

Gamberetti Abruzzese Anna Teresa:  A shrimp salad with a tangy dressing

Arancine di riso:  Rice “oranges,” round fritters with a surprise veal sauce center


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

9 openings available

$65.00

Chef & Cookbook Author Nick Malgieri

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5434

Sat, Mar. 17, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT
CHEF NICK MALGIERI
ALL CHOCOLATE, ALL THE TIME!
 

**SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT**

CHEF NICK MALGIERI
Presents

ALL CHOCOLATE, ALL THE TIME!

Nick is back with more great chocolate sweets up his sleeve.  Learn essential techniques of working with chocolate for dessert making and some elegant truffles too. 

NICK MALGIERI, former Executive Pastry Chef at Windows on the World and 1996 inductee into Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, is the founder of baking programs at the Institute of Culinary Education.

The author of PASTRY, BREAD and 10 other cookbooks, including the James Beard winner How to Bake and the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook award-winner Chocolate, Nick’s recipes have been published widely, including in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Gourmet and Bon Appetit. He is a contributing editor of Dessert Professional, and a frequent contributor to Saveur. Nick has appeared on national morning shows and local television throughout the United States, as well as on the Food Network and with Julia Child and Martha Stewart. 

Visit Nick’s website at www.nickmalgieri.com.

Don't miss Chef Nick's only appearance in Florida this year.  Sign up early! 

Some of Chef Nick's Cookbooks will be available for purchase and he will gladly sign them for you. 


Tonight's Menu

Chocolate Eminence:  Flourless chocolate cake layers with crunchy hazelnuts, filled with a dark chocolate cream, and topped off with a slick cocoa finish

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Fluffy Icing:  For kids of all ages

Torta Divina:  Creamy, rich chocolate mousse cake that takes minutes to prepare

Chocolate Orange Walnut Tart:  Easy chocolate crust with a rich chocolate filling with a hint of orange and walnuts

Fudgy Brownies with a chocolate crumble topping

Champagne Truffles:  Elegant cocoa-dusted truffles flavored with a hint of Cognac and rum.

 

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

21 openings available

$65.00

Chef & Cookbook Author Nick Malgieri

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5409

Sat, Mar. 17, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
REGIONAL SPANISH COOKING
SHRIMP SALTEADO
 

REGIONAL SPANISH COOKING

SHRIMP SALTEADO

     

In an Ybor City household this dish was consider only for special occasions.  Shrimp was not regularly on the menu. This is a variation on the more traditional Filete Salteado (beef tenderloin Salteado).  Shrimp cooked with chorizo, ham, peas, potatoes, mushrooms etc. which is where the term salteado (scattered) comes from. 

The combination of flavors is a treat to your palette. 

Join Chef Anthony and Linda for a night of Spanish flavors and a bit of the old Tampa Bay.


Tonight's Menu:

Appetizer:  Manchego with Honey Brown Butter

Main Course:  Shrimp Salteado - Shrimp cooked with chorizo, ham, peas, potatoes and mushrooms

Side dish:  Spanish white rice and sweet platanos

Dessert:  Spanish Almond Custard Tort


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

12 openings available

$55.00

Chef Anthony

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5479

Sun, Mar. 18, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
CLASSIC SAUCES
 

Chef Dave Presents

CLASSIC SAUCES


In this class you will learn how to make the five mother sauces; Bechamel (white-cream base), Veloute (white-stock base), Espagnole (brown-stock base), Tomate (tomato base) and Hollandaise (egg-based emulsion).

Some of these sauces may seem unfamiliar; but they are the BASES for many popular sauces.  Mastering these great sauces will take your meat and potato dishes to a new level.


Today's Menu:
 

Coquille St. Jacques with Bechamel

Chicken Stew with Veloute

Pan-Seared Pork with Espagnole

Pasta with Sauce Tomate

Steamed Asparagus with Hollandaise

This class will be approximately 3 hours

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

 

0 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5427

Sun, Mar. 18, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
BIG GREEN EGG
SKILLS & TECHNIQUES CLASS
TEXAS-STYLE BRISKET
 

CONVECTION HEAT
TEXAS-STYLE BRISKET

Class is 1 1/2 - 2 hours

The class you've been waiting for--a deep dive into how to perfect brisket on the Big Green Egg. This in-depth skills class will give you the knowledge and recipes crucial to mastering a brisket, one of the most coveted cuts of meat you can make on the Big Green Egg.

Learn the true 'Texas-Style' way to cook a perfect brisket and how to make best, melt in your mouth, burnt ends you've ever tasted. 

Seating for this class is limited so don't delay! This is a class every Egg owner should take! 

6 openings available

$30.00

EGG HEAD - JOSH TAHAN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5366

Wed, Mar. 21, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 1
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the FIRST day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.

Tonight's Menu

OVEN ROASTED TOMATO and PESTO BRUSCHETTA

CHICKEN CACCIATORE

GOAT CHEESE POLENTA

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE with RASPBERRY COULIS


House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

10 openings available

$275.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5467

Thu, Mar. 22, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
DISCOVER THE ORIENT
 

 DISCOVER THE ORIENT

VIETNAMESE QUICK & EASY PHO
Pho is the Vietnamese bowl of soup filled with meat and noodles that always arrives table side with a plate of herbs and vegetables so you can customize your Pho to your taste. It is eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in fine restaurants and at road side shacks while perched on a child’s plastic chair.

Our Pho will start with preparing the soup broth using both pre-prepared stock and fresh herbs and spices. This shortcut makes Pho an easy and simple dish to prepare.

While our Pho stock is simmering, we will prepare rice paper wrapped summer rolls filled with shrimp, herbs, crunchy lettuce and rice vermicelli. These are served with two dipping sauces, a rich peanut sauce and the bright and sharp nuoc maam dipping sauce flecked with hot red chili. In addition, we will go a little towards modern Vietnamese cuisine with a dish of seared sesame seed crusted tuna on a lightly dressed herb salad with a reduction sauce of soy and orange.

We will then finish and serve our Pho along with all the add-in ingredients traditionally served with alongside a bowl of Pho.

To end the evening, we will take notice of Vietnam’s status as a former French colony and serve a classic French dessert of a chocolate almond cake with raspberries and a warm chocolate sauce.
 

Tonight's Menu

Cold Summer Rolls with Shrimp & Herbs

Peanut Dipping Sauce & Nuoc Maam Dipping Sauce

Seared Sesame Crusted Tuna with Herb Salad and Soy-Citrus Reduction

Easy Pho Noodle Soup with Beef, Bean Sprouts and Fresh Herbs

Chocolate & Raspberry Financier Cake


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

12 openings available

$50.00

INSTRUCTOR, KITTI URBAN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5472

Fri, Mar. 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES COOKING
ITALIAN
 

COUPLES COOKING
ITALIAN!
PRICING IS PER PERSON

THIS EVENT IS ALSO GOOD FOR A GROUP OF FRIENDS

We offer simple and elegant recipes for two chefs cooking together with the aim of turning the routine daily task of making dinner into a relaxing and romantic bonding experience for two.

These recipes are designed for busy working couples who find themselves with limited time for just about everything – including preparing dinner and for spending quality moments with each other.  PLUS you get to enjoy cocktails too! 

Couples cooking together is always fun and exciting.  This style class has a maximum of 16 guests.  We work in smaller groups of four.  Each couple will be paired with another as they work through the recipes.  Come as a couple or as a group. Learn some new recipes and meet some new people, too!   

Tonight's Menu:

Fresh Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta

Pasta Puttanesca

Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Sauce

Rose and Strawberry Panna Cotta

 

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Join Insider Rewards and receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!
 

12 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5476

Sat, Mar. 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
TEENS & TWEENS IN THE KITCHEN
(AGES 10-15)
 

Teens & Tweens In the Kitchen

IRISH ISLES

(Ages 10 - 15)


Rolling Pin's Tweens Cooking Classes are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes, and meet lots of new friends. The only things you need are closed toe shoes and a restraint for shoulder length hair.  WE provide all the ingredients, tools, and FUN! 

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

Students are taught how to properly use REAL kitchen tools, knives, and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and to have fun while learning and building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent, or take it home. 

Today’s Menu: 

Shrimp and Corn Fritters with Basil Aioli

Irish Beef Stew

Puff Pastry Apple Pie

This is a HANDS-ON style class that lasts 2 HOURS and 30 MINUTES

Seats are limited, so sign up early.



Join Insider Rewards and receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

 

9 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5477

Sat, Mar. 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
CHARLESTON
LOW COUNTRY
CELEBRATION DINNER
 

CHARLESTON

LOW COUNTRY

CELEBRATION DINNER

Seems Chef Dave turned 60 recently.  Karen arranged for a trip to his favorite food city, Charleston SC and some amazing restaurants.

Tonight you get to experience some of the wonderful foods and cooking techniques found in the restaurants of Old Charleston and South Carolina Low Country. 

This dinner is for any TRUE Southerner or Foodie transplant!


Tonight's Menu: 

Smoked Oysters with Champagne Vinegar Mignonette, Creme Fraiche and Herb Crackers

Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage Gravy 

Slow Cooked and Seared Chicken Breast with Butter Beans

Charleston Gold Rice with Sea Island Red Peas, Hominy, Collards and Smoked Ham

Peanut Butter Caramel Bar with White Chocolate Ice Cream and Buterscotch Drizzle


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class

House wine, beer, Iced Tea and Coffee are included.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class! 

0 openings available

$60.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5462

Sun, Mar. 25, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING
PIE & TART FILLINGS
 


THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING:

PIE & TART DOUGH FILLINGS

We all need a comprehensive understanding of the science of baking and the techniques NECESSARY to bake sensational desserts for your loved ones!    Once you understand the HOW AND WHY behind extraordinary cakes, pies, cookies, and desserts in general, you can go on to individualize your baking to your particular tastes. 

THESE ARE LIFETIME SKILLS to pass down to generations to come!  We all bake because we want to please our loved ones!  

ALL SCIENCE OF BAKING CLASSES MAY BE TAKEN SEPARATELY.  You do NOT have to take all of them or in order. 

Each course includes instructor information and demonstration, and execution of selected baking items. 

STUDENTS WHO WANT TO PREP WITH THE INSTRUCTOR: Students may choose to arrive early and help prep for the class with the instructor.  Please put your request in the "Comment" section of your registration. 

STUDENTS PROUDLY "SHOWING OFF": Students who elect to take multiple classes are encouraged to "show off" their skills and their prized family recipes.   If you wish to do this, let Sharon know and bring enough so all students and assistants can sample. 

TODAY'S CLASS:

America is synonymous with apple pie!  There’s a reason most restaurants include pies or tarts on their dessert menu!  WE JUST LOVE THEM! 

Now that you’ve learned how to make a very tender exceptional pie crust, come to class and learn about great fillings.  No its not that can of pie filling.  Using top quality ingredients have as much to do with a perfect pie as using exceptional pie dough recipes.  Learn how to thicken a filling based on scientific ingredients. 

Learn how to make a two crust fruit pie, strawberry cream pie, banana cream pie, raspberry cream pie and an outstanding savory zucchini custard tart. 


MENU:

DEMONSTRATION:
Two Crust Apple or Peach Pie, depending on the season, we will make one.
Zucchini Custard Tart
Pastry Cream

Hands On;
Three Groups.  Each group will make one pie using variations of pastry cream.  
Group 1:  Blind Baking and Strawberry Pastry Cream Pie On top of pastry cream
Group 2:  Blind Baking and Banana Pastry Cream Pie Underneath the pastry cream
Group 3:  Blind Baking and  Raspberry Pastry Cream Pie On top of pastry cream

 

This is a PARTICIPATION style class.   

Wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included with this class.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. 

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!


CHEF'S BIO

Sharon moved to San Francisco for three years because she wanted to be a great cook and baker.  She finished her culinary training at a local home chef cooking school but went on to take professional classes at Tante Marie’s Cooking School.  It was both a culinary school and a pastry school and where she took numerous classes in both, but specialized her training in the pastry end. 

She then returned to Pittsburgh where she started teaching full time as a Chef Educator at Bidwell Training Center’s Culinary School.  She was the lead educator demonstrating in a large class instruction setting.  Her team also cooked lunch for the 500+ students at the facility.

Sharon has taught at The Versatile Gourmet and ended up designing and supervising their adult education program.  She  continued teaching in her home and still does so when she returns to Pittsburgh.

Though she can teach anything in the culinary realm, her love is baking. Hopefully you will sign up to experience her teaching techniques and improve your skills. 

13 openings available

$45.00

INSTRUCTOR, SHARON BASKIN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5452

Sun, Mar. 25, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
KNIFE SKILLS
 
KNIFE SKILLS


Choosing the correct knife for the job and knowing how to properly use it is the secret to fast, easy cooking.  Learn the basics of knife construction, how to choose the correct knife, safety, sharpening, and proper storage of knives.

You will practice proper techniques for chopping, mincing, slicing, and julienne. 

We will use our skills to make homemade vegetable soup and designer grilled cheese sandwiches.

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class.

 

 

14 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5366

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 2
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the SECOND day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.



Tonight's Menu


SHRIMP  RISOTTO

FILET MIGNON with RED WINE PAN SAUCE

VEGETABLE au GRATIN

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

 

House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

10 openings available

$275.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5468

Thu, Mar. 29, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
OH MY, PIZZA PIE!
 
OH MY, PIZZA PIE!
 

No more frozen or delivery pizzas for you!  Tonight you learn to make your own dough: perfect pizza dough and then roll them out for some really interesting pizzas. 

Grab your pizza stone and peel, tonight we make great new pizzas! 


Tonight's Menu:

Italian Salad

Perfect Pizza Crust

Thin and Crispy Margherita (Fresh Mozzarella, Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Basil)

White Pizza with Fresh Spinach, Caramelized Onions and Smoked Cheese

Rocky Nutella Pizza

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

 

4 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5473

Fri, Mar. 30, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
S.A.L.T
SHARING AND LEARNING TOGETHER
 

S.A.L.T
SHARING AND LEARNING TOGETHER

THIS EVENT IS GREAT FOR INDIVIDUALS AS WELL AS SMALL GROUPS OF FRIENDS

 

The chef will offer simple and elegant recipes that are single friendly so you don't have to eat left overs for a week, many can be portioned and frozen, AND they can be increased for use for a couple or for a few friends as you entertain. 

The recipes are designed for busy folks who find themselves with limited time and/or energy for most things, but want a meal that is satisfying and pleasant.   

The SALT classes are also meant as a way for you to meet new folks and connect with others for an evening out where you can LEARN - COOK - ENTERTAIN.  There will be plenty of time between courses to chat with others and share food experiences.

We hope to make this style class what YOU want it to be and to host it monthly.  So join in the fun, be one of the first to put your stamp on the experience and meet some great folks.     

Tonight's Menu:

Roasted Pear with Brie and Pistachio

Black-eyed Pea Salad in Lettuce Cups

Stove-top Chicken Pot Pie

Chocolate Souffle with Creme de Menthe Chocolate Sauce


This is a HANDS-ON style class.  Seats are limited to 24.  Guests will be divided into small groups to work together on the recipes.  Groups will rotate in and out of the kitchen preparing the menu and taking time to engage with others.


House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Join Insider Rewards and receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!
 

21 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5470

Sat, Mar. 31, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
**NEW MENU***
CREATIVE CREPES
 

*** NEW MENU ***
CREATIVE CREPES

Crepes are simple and tasty. This typically French "wrap" has ties in most cultures. Though usually sweet, they can be savory and indulgent. You will learn a basic crepe recipe and how to cook variations on it.

Today's Menu:

Savory Herb Crepe Batter

Sweet Crepe Batter

Asparagus, Mushroom and Brie Savory Crepe

Shrimp and Crab Dip Savory Crepe

Classic Sweet Crepes with Seasonal Fruit and Cream Cheese

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

5 openings available

$50.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5515

Sat, Mar. 31, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
SEMPER FI FUND
HALL
 

PRIVATE PARTY

SEMPER FI FUND - HALL

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!

 

Menu: Southwestern

Roasted Corn Salsa with Tortillas

Southwest Risotto

Marinated Skirt Steak

Flan

 

Type: DEMONSTRATION

Preliminary Number of Guests: 15

Final Number Confirmed: March 242018

50% Non-refundable Deposit: Due

Gratuity: 20 % off final billing

Beverages: TBD

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5449

Sat, Mar. 31, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
SENSATIONAL SUSHI MADE SIMPLE
 
SENSATIONAL SUSHI MADE SIMPLE


Chef Dave will teach you the fundamentals of sushi making, what tools are needed, and how to select high quality ingredients.

You will learn to make ginger-miso soup, spicy tuna maki (sushi roll), and hand rolls.

Additionally, we will have a station with a large variety of items so that you can customize your own maki and hand rolls.

This is a techniques class, so once you master the basics, the variations are endless. We will have tools in stock for you to purchase if you wish. Come hungry, there is always to plenty to eat.

This is a HANDS-ON style class. Please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length or longer hair. 

No raw protein products may be taken out of the Culinary Center. 

House wines, beer, Iced Tea and coffee are included.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class! 

1 opening available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5366

Wed, Apr. 4, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 3
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the THIRD day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.

Tonight's Menu

LINGUINI
with CLAM SAUCE

BEEF STEW with GARLIC and ONIONS


VANILLA PANNA COTTA with SEASONAL BERRIES


House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

10 openings available

$275.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5484

Thu, Apr. 5, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
HANDS-ON
GNOCCHI WORKSHOP
 

HANDS-ON
GNOCCHI MAKING WORKSHOP


A pasta dish light as a feather, gnocchi are wonderful, tasty treats.  You may have been told that gnocchi are difficult to make and very time consuming.  Not so!  After this hands-on workshop, you will find them to be worth a bit of work, but not too difficult.


Today's menu:


Potato Gnocchi with Sage, Butter, and Parmesan Sauce


Gnocchi Sorrentina - Tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese baked


Sweet Ricotta Gnocchi with Chocolate and Walnut Sauce


This is a HANDS-ON style class


House wine, beer, coffee, and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on day of class!


8 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5487

Fri, Apr. 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES COOKING
NEW ORLEANS
 

COUPLES COOKING
NEW ORLEANS
PRICING IS PER PERSON

THIS EVENT IS ALSO GOOD FOR A GROUP OF FRIENDS

We offer simple and elegant recipes for two chefs cooking together with the aim of turning the routine daily task of making dinner into a relaxing and romantic bonding experience for two.

These recipes are designed for busy working couples who find themselves with limited time for just about everything – including preparing dinner and for spending quality moments with each other.  

Couples cooking together is always fun and exciting.  This style class has a maximum of 16 guests.  We work in smaller groups of four.  Each couple will be paired with another as they work through the recipes.  Come as a couple or as a group. Learn some new recipes and meet some new people, too!   

Tonight's Menu:

Steamed Shrimp With Classic Remoulade Sauce

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo with Rice

Crawfish Etouffee in Puff Pastry

Bread Pudding Souffle with Whiskey Sauce
 
 

 

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Join Insider Rewards and receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!
 

8 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5508

Sat, Apr. 7, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!
(AGES 6-9)
 

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

There's an App for That!

(Ages 6-9)

Rolling Pin Kid's Cooking Classes are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes, and meet lots of new friends. The only things you need to be prepared are closed-toe shoes and a restraint for shoulder-length or longer hair.  We provide all the ingredients, tools, and FUN! 

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

Students are taught how to properly use REAL kitchen tools, knives, and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age-appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and to have fun learning while building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent, or take it home. 

Today's Menu:

Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites with Homemade Cucumber Ranch Dip

Meatball Sliders with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Baked Zucchini Fritters


Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

This is a HANDS-ON style class that lasts 2 1/2 HOURS

Seats are limited, so sign up early.

 
 

16 openings available

$45.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5501

Sat, Apr. 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
GO HOG WILD!
BIG GREEN EGG
THE OUTDOOR COOKING DEVICE
 


GO HOG WILD!

BIG GREEN EGG

THE OUTDOOR COOKING DEVICE




Increase Your Food IQ 

 
Egghead Josh is back at the Rolling Pin this spring to showcase new and exciting ways to grill pork on the Big Green Egg. 

All attendees will learn how to make a variety of pork dishes that are great to serve on any occasion from brunch, weekday dinners, BBQ's or parties!

Come hungry and ready to 'pig out' with us! 

TONIGHT'S MENU

Blueberry Muffin Stuffed Pork Sausage (trust us, this is delicious!)

Sweet and Savory Stuffed and Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Cauliflower 'Steaks'

Spinach and Pine Nut Cous Cous

Maple Bacon Oatmeal Cookies

 

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise EXCEPT BGE PRODUCTS on the day of class!


Josh has been cooking and serving innovative, BBQ-inspired food since buying his first Big Green Egg in 2011. While mastering the 'classic dishes' (pulled pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs), Josh has developed some tasty BBQ-fusion dishes that folks in and around Florida just can’t seem to get enough of.


On most weekends Josh can often be found serving his food & teaching the new wave of ‘backyard cooks’ during appearances at meat markets, kitchen stores and specialty grill stores across the Sunshine State. His passion and creative spin on pit-cooked foods has secured his status as one of Florida’s top BBQ instructors.

In 2016, Josh launched his boutique catering business "True Craft BBQ." Visit TrueCraftBBQ.com for more information.

24 openings available

$55.00

EGG HEAD - JOSH TAHAN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5485

Sun, Apr. 8, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
SPRING/SUMMER FLAVORS
CLASSIC FRENCH MACARON COOKIES WORKSHOP
 

Chef Barbara

Presents

SPRING/SUMMER FLAVORS

CLASSIC FRENCH MACARON COOKIES WORKSHOP

Sophisticated and elegant, French macaron cookies have long been the gold standard for beautiful and tasty treats. 

French macarons have spawned specialty shops, dedicated baking pans, and entire cookbooks.  This small cookie is the hottest rage in sweets today. 


Join in the fun as Chef Barbara coaches you through the techniques of classic French macaron cookie making! 

 



Today's Menu:


Tiramisu - Coffee flavored macaron with mascarpone filling

Toffee - Pecan flavored macaron with dulce de leche filling

Nutella - Hazelnut flavored macaron with Nutella orange filling

Pistachio - Pistachio flavored macaron with whipped cream and strawberries

Coconut - Coconut flavored macaron with citrus curd 

Cocoa - Chocolate flavored macaron with framboise ganache


This is a HANDS-ON style class


House wine, beer, sparkling water and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

10 openings available

$50.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5489

Sun, Apr. 8, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
HOME SAUSAGE MAKING
 
 HOME SAUSAGE MAKING


One of the best things a real farmhouse cook can do is make is homemade sausage. Each region and country has its own amazing variations of these ground delicacies. The process seems overwhelming to most, but with the correct tools, perfect ingredients and classic techniques, you too can make your own sausages.

Join Chef Dave to learn the basics of sausage making.  You will learn that you can control the ingredients to create amazing sausages your family will enjoy. 

Today's Menu

Sausage Making from Scratch

American Breakfast Sausage with Toasted Muffins and Cheese

Spicy Italian Sausage with Roasted Red Peppers, Onions and Bow Tie Pasta

This is a HANDS-ON style class


Wine, beer, sparkling water, and coffee are included with this class.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. 

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class! 


15 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5366

Wed, Apr. 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 4
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the FOURTH day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.

 

Tonight's Menu

COCONUT SHRIMP with THAI CURRY SAUCE

COQ AU VIN with BUTTERED NOODLES

BON-TON BREAD  PUDDING with VANILLA SABAYON


House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

10 openings available

$275.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5498

Thu, Apr. 12, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
NEW IN-HOUSE CHEF
NINA IN THE KITCHEN
SUNNY SICILY
 

NEW IN-HOUSE CHEF

NINA IN THE KITCHEN

SUNNY SICILY

Take a culinary trip to sunny Sicily with this menu of dishes that embody the simplicity of the Italian kitchen, and stresses the importance of quality ingredients. 

Great food happens when the one cooking understands techniques and quality. Chef Nina wants to bring the lost art of cooking food back to our kitchens.  Preparing fresh, seasonal foods, and knowing where to splurge is the start to making any meal special and memorable.

Hope you decide to join her and the RP team in the kitchen for the evening. 

Tonight's Menu
Bruschetta with Italian Pan Roasted Sweet Peppers - Sweet bell peppers “roasted” in Extra Virgin Olive Oil gently flavored with garlic

Stracciatella with Crostini - A delicious egg drop soup that comes together in minutes. Served with 
pan-fried garlic bread, Struffinato style (or rubbed). It is much more subtle than our American garlic bread

Pasta Puttanesca with Salmon - Like it's name sake, this dish has big, bold flavors.  As a twist on the classic
puttanesca, Salmon is cooked in the sauce, a perfect pairing served with linguine pasta

Classic Cannoli - One of the most popular Italian desserts is a perfect finish to a Sicilian dinner.  A filling of sweet ricotta cheese, finished with chopped pistachios, or chocolate and powered sugar.


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

21 openings available

$50.00

NINA IN THE KITCHEN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5488

Fri, Apr. 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
SENSATIONAL SUSHI MADE SIMPLE
 
SENSATIONAL SUSHI MADE SIMPLE


Chef Dave will teach you the fundamentals of sushi making, what tools are needed, and how to select high quality ingredients.

You will learn to make ginger-miso soup, spicy tuna maki (sushi roll), and hand rolls.

Additionally, we will have a station with a large variety of items so that you can customize your own maki and hand rolls.

This is a techniques class, so once you master the basics, the variations are endless. We will have tools in stock for you to purchase if you wish. Come hungry, there is always to plenty to eat.

This is a HANDS-ON style class. Please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length or longer hair. 

No raw protein products may be taken out of the Culinary Center. 

House wines, beer, Iced Tea and coffee are included.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class! 

9 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5497

Sat, Apr. 14, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
CHEF BARB HOSTS
LADIES AFTERNOON TEA
SPRING IF FINALLY HERE!
 

AFTERNOON TEA
SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!

Ladies Afternoon Teas at the Rolling Pin consist of a freshly baked scone, tea sandwiches or tea time savory bites, and a bit of something sweet to finish. 

Our Afternoon Teas feature world renowned HARNEY & SON'S Teas and are served throughout the event.

So sit back, relax, converse with a friend or make some new ones as the chef prepares each of the recipes from scratch just for you.


Today's Menu:


Tea:
English Breakfast

Scone:

Apricot Cream Scone

Savories:
Herb Egg Salad Tea Sandwich
English Pea Salad in Phyllo
Guava Glazed Shrimp

Sweet:
Berry Financiers

 

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

Add wine or beer for additional $5 per person the day of class.

23 openings available

$30.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5510

Sat, Apr. 14, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
BEST THING I EVER ATE
BROKEN SPANISH
 

BEST THING I EVER ATE

Broken Spanish

We all have one...The Best Thing I Ever Ate!  Join Chef Dave tonight as he prepares another menu in his series of classes that showcases the best things he has ever eaten.  Each class features a themed menu. 

Latin recipes are earthy, full flavored and satifying.  Don't let this menu scare you off..it is amazing!   You will not be disappointed.  

Hope to see you in the kitchen!

 

Tonight's Menu: 

Traditional Posole - Slow cooked pork and hominy soup

Chicharron with Pickled Red Onions - Pork Belly seasoned with garlic confite, Chili de arbo and mojo sauce, sous vide and then fried crisp

Green Beans with Sofrito and Cotija Cheese

Tres Leche Cake
 

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class. 

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

32 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5504

Sun, Apr. 15, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING
SOUFFLES
 


THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING

SOUFFLES

We all need a comprehensive understanding of the science of baking and the techniques NECESSARY to bake sensational desserts for your loved ones!    Once you understand the HOW AND WHY behind extraordinary cakes, pies, cookies, and desserts in general, you can go on to individualize your baking to your particular tastes. 

THESE ARE LIFETIME SKILLS to pass down to generations to come!  We all bake because we want to please our loved ones!  

ALL SCIENCE OF BAKING CLASSES MAY BE TAKEN SEPARATELY.  You do NOT have to take all of them or in order. 

Each course includes instructor information and demonstration, and execution of selected baking items. 

STUDENTS WHO WANT TO PREP WITH THE INSTRUCTOR: Students may choose to arrive early and help prep for the class with the instructor.  Please put your request in the "Comment" section of your registration. 

STUDENTS PROUDLY "SHOWING OFF": Students who elect to take multiple classes are encouraged to "show off" their skills and their prized family recipes.   If you wish to do this, let Sharon know and bring enough so all students and assistants can sample. 

TODAY'S CLASS:

Fearless Souffles, honest.  They are not fragile but they do require that you eat them when they exit your oven!  And who wants to wait anyway?  These are easier than you think and we are going to have so much fun making all kinds of souffles, both sweet and savory.  This Spinach Souffle is marvelous on its own but dynamite for a dinner party.  

Chocolate Souffle Tartlets are perfect for any dinner party be it friends or family.  

Fresh Raspberry Souffle and a Cheese Souffle or Corn Souffle depending on the season.  

This is your chance to demonstrate your baking talents as well as enjoy the deliciousness of these soufflés.


MENU:

DEMONSTRATION:

Spinach Souffle focusing on the methods and techniques key to soufflé success.


HANDS ON:

Chocolate Souffle with Red Raspberry Couli

Raspberry Souffle

Cheese Souffle or Three Cheese Souffle, depending on availability.  

 

This is a PARTICIPATION style class.   

Wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included with this class.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. 

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!


CHEF'S BIO

Sharon moved to San Francisco for three years because she wanted to be a great cook and baker.  She finished her culinary training at a local home chef cooking school but went on to take professional classes at Tante Marie’s Cooking School.  It was both a culinary school and a pastry school and where she took numerous classes in both, but specialized her training in the pastry end. 

She then returned to Pittsburgh where she started teaching full time as a Chef Educator at Bidwell Training Center’s Culinary School.  She was the lead educator demonstrating in a large class instruction setting.  Her team also cooked lunch for the 500+ students at the facility.

Sharon has taught at The Versatile Gourmet and ended up designing and supervising their adult education program.  She  continued teaching in her home and still does so when she returns to Pittsburgh.

Though she can teach anything in the culinary realm, her love is baking. Hopefully you will sign up to experience her teaching techniques and improve your skills. 

10 openings available

$45.00

INSTRUCTOR, SHARON BASKIN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5490

Sun, Apr. 15, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
DIM SUM & THEN SOME
 

DIM SUM & THEN SOME

The original dim sum houses originated in Canton, and were a lot like diners: small, roadside establishments that served tea along with a bit of sustenance for weary travelers or rural workers. Just like Spanish tapas, which were originally simple accompaniments to glasses of sherry, these simple Cantonese tea snacks eventually became the main focus of the meal, though tea is, of course, still served. These days, in many parts of Southern mainland China, and in Hong Kong in particular, it's become a weekly ritual family meal, generally taken on weekend mornings.

Food comes served in steam table trolleys stacked high with bamboo or metal steamer baskets. They get pushed around the restaurant from table to table, and diners order by pointing at the dishes they want. Each table gets a card that's stamped with the number of dishes ordered (generally for a couple bucks apiece, though price can vary by dish), and you pay when you leave.

Join Chef Dave as he takes you to China for a taste of Dim Sum and Then Some!



Tonight's Menu:

Pan Seared Shrimp amd Chicken Dumplings with Dipping Sauce

Steamed Pork Buns

Egg and Scallion Pancakes with Traditional Spread

Sweet Red Bean Mini Spring Rolls with Vanilla Ice Cream


This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

11 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5366

Wed, Apr. 18, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 5
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the FIFTH day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.

 

Tonight's Menu

CRAB & SHRIMP REGGIANO CASSEROLE

WHITE FISH WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO with LEMON MAYONNAISE


ASPARAGUS and BACON with PORT WINE SHALLOT SAUCE

TARTE TATIN


House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

10 openings available

$275.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5469

Thu, Apr. 19, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
DISCOVER THE ORIENT
 

 DISCOVER THE ORIENT

THAI SUMMER EVENING MEAL

Thai cuisine is filled with the freshness of Thai basil, lemongrass, a little spiciness, and a lot of flavor. We will be preparing traditional Thai dishes perfect for our beautiful Florida evenings.

Larb is a quick and easy salad of minced pork, onion, and herbs dressed with a bright and flavorful Thai vinaigrette. The streets of Thailand’s cities are filled with the aromas of grilling meats and we will make one of the most popular...Thai marinated and grilled chicken marinated in a mix of coriander, cilantro, lemongrass, and more. Along with our grilled chicken we will prepare what is probably the most popular Thai salad, a green papaya salad. Crispy, juicy, crunchy and seasoned to perfection, green papaya salad is the perfect accompaniment to the richness of the grilled chicken.

To complete our meal with a little bit of sweetness, we will prepare an upside down cake with caramelized bananas and a cardamom scented cake....with a scoop of ice cream. Because ice cream is always a great idea! Throughout the evening we will talk about the various ingredients that are utilized in Thai cooking, what they are, how to use them, and where to find them.

Tonight's Menu

Roasted Edamame

Larb (Warm minced pork & herb salad)

Green Papaya Salad with Prawn Crackers

Thai Grilled Chicken and Jasmine Steamed Rice 

Banana & Cardamom Spiced Upside Down Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream



This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

20 openings available

$50.00

INSTRUCTOR, KITTI URBAN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5503

Fri, Apr. 20, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES COOKING
ELEGANT AND EASY
 

COUPLES COOKING
Elegant and Easy

PRICING IS PER PERSON

 

We offer simple and elegant recipes for two chefs cooking together with the aim of turning the routine daily task of making dinner into a relaxing and romantic bonding experience for two.

These recipes are designed for busy working couples who find themselves with limited time for just about everything – including preparing dinner and for spending quality moments with each other.  

Couples cooking together is always fun and exciting.  This style class has a maximum of 16 guests.  We work in smaller groups of four.  Each couple will be paired with another as they work through the recipes.  Come as a couple or as a group. Learn some new recipes and meet some new people, too!   


Tonight's Menu:

Mesclun Salad with Dried Cherries, Walnuts, Benton's Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing

Cheese Tortellini with Sauteed Butternut Squash in a Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Grilled Sugar and Spice Rubbed NY Strip with Beefsteak Tomato Salad

Elegant Chocolate Souffles

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!
 

14 openings available

$60.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5509

Sat, Apr. 21, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
TEENS & TWEENS IN THE KITCHEN
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!
(AGES 10-15)
 

TEENS & TWEENS IN THE KITCHEN

There's an App for That!

(Ages 10 - 15)


Rolling Pin's Tweens Cooking Classes are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes, and meet lots of new friends. The only things you need are closed toe shoes and a restraint for shoulder length hair.  WE provide all the ingredients, tools, and FUN! 

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

Students are taught how to properly use REAL kitchen tools, knives, and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and to have fun while learning and building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent, or take it home. 

Today’s Menu: 

Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites with Homemade Cucumber Ranch Dip

Meatball Sliders with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Baked Zucchini Fritters


This is a HANDS-ON style class that lasts 2 HOURS and 30 MINUTES

Seats are limited, so sign up early.



Join Insider Rewards and receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

 

14 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5506

Sat, Apr. 21, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
STEAKHOUSE CUISINE
 

STEAKHOUSE CUISINE

Steakhouses serve large portions of hearty, filling heartland food that is focused on meat and potatoes. We prefer to add a bit of variety to our menus while adhering to some simple elements...showy salad or appetizer, a meat, a starch, a sauce, and a sumptuous side. We always finish the meal with an amazing dessert.

Join us to explore a popular menu in Steakhouses.  Flavorful steaks, aromatic sides, salads and decadent desserts for an evening of full enjoyment .

All accompanied by good wine, good laughs and great time with friends. 

Hope to see you in the kitchen!


Tonight's Menu

Smoked Mullet Dip with Grilled Flatbread

Filet Mignon with Crab Cream Sauce

Creamy Polenta with Parmesan and Green Onions

Sauteed Snap Peas and Pearl Onions

Pecan Cake with Caramel Mousse


 This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

16 openings available

$60.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5492

Sun, Apr. 22, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
COOKIE DECORATING
SPRING DESIGNS
 

Cookie Decorating

Spring Designs


You know Chef Dave does not bake or decorate.  Chef Barbara got him to make some awesome cookies.

Her shortbread cookies as a base are to die for!  The icing and decorations make you want to bite all of them.  Trust us, you will love this class!

Chef Barbara Pugliese is a graduate and blue ribbon recipient in Culinary and Pastry Arts from Peter Kump's New York Cooking School, now known as the Institute of Culinary Education. 

With instruction you will learn the basic techniques of outlining, filling, flooding and decorating cookies.  In a short amount of time your cookies will look like works of art!

Unlike other decorating classes, WE supply all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into cake/cookie decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get 10% off ALL retail items except BGE the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class  - Designs pictured may not be representative of the actual designs


House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements. 

17 openings available

$50.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5491

Sun, Apr. 22, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
MAKING FRESH PASTA
HANDS ON!
 
MAKING FRESH PASTA: HANDS ON!

If you have never made or eaten fresh pasta, you are in for quite a treat. Making it can be a group event and really fun. Fresh pasta is delicate and has a richer texture than dry packaged pasta. You will learn to make the basic dough and use a pasta machine to work and shape it.

After this class, you may never eat packaged pasta again!



Tonight's Menu:


Pappardelle with Pork Ragu

Four Cheese Ravioli with Red Sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, iced tea and coffee and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class! 


15 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5494

Wed, Apr. 25, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING
 
INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING

 

For years, buttercream icing has reigned supreme in the world of cake, and rightfully so. This creamy, sweet, delectable icing is secretly everyone's favorite part of the cake.

Come learn to how to level, fill, stack, and ice your cake. Staff Instructor Gigi Bermudez, will show you how to get a super smooth, crumb-free finish.  You will also learn how to assemble and fill a piping bag and then finish your cake with a gorgeous, whimsical design that will dazzle and delight your friends and family.

The techniques we show you are so user-friendly - you won’t believe how easy it is to create a professional looking masterpiece!  All of the tools you need, including the cake and a delicious buttercream recipe, are included in the price of this class!

Unlike other decorating classes, WE supply all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into cake decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get 10% off ALL retail items except BGE the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class


House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements. 

 

12 openings available

$45.00

INSTUCTOR, GIGI BERMUDEZ

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5464

Thu, Apr. 26, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
EXPERIENCE THE WORLD
THROUGH FOOD
 
EXPERIENCE THE WORLD
THROUGH FOOD

CARIBBEAN CUISINE

Come join Chef Rob in a Culinary Experience to the Caribbean.  Experience the region through the food and travels of Chef Rob. Tonight he will share with you traditional dishes of the country and region. 

This is an amazing menu of foods that define the area.  Fresh and full of flavor. 

Look for other  "EXPERIENCE THE WORLD THROUGH FOOD" with Chef Rob each month.  
 
 
Tonight's Menu

Caribbean Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Sweet and Sticky Jumbo Caribbean Shrimp

Jasmine Rice with Black Beans, Cilantro and Fresh Lime

Seasoned and Roasted Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

31 openings available

$50.00

CHEF ROB REESE

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5496

Fri, Apr. 27, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING WITH FRESH HERBS
 

COOKING WITH FRESH HERBS

You have seen them in the grocery store...green, funny looking, leafy things over in the produce aisle. 

When you bought your home, there was this stuff outside that continues to grow no matter what you do to it.  You think it might be something to eat, but you are not sure how to cook it or if you should. 

You hear voices calling you nearer, but your mind says "step away from the green stuff". 

What are you to do? 

Rest assured, you are not alone.  These odd things are actual good tasting accents to your ever increasing repertoire of culinary dishes.  The little leafy things are actually HERBS! 

OK, so I may have exaggerated just a bit.  Join me tonight as I help you find your way through the tangled maze of herbs.  We will attack and cook with the 7 most popular herbs; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Basil and Tarragon.   We will talk about storage too.

Trust me, these are all really tasty treats!  


Tonight's menu:
Classic Caprese Salad

Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Rosemary and Sage Crostini


Linguine Pasta with Tomatoes, Parsley and Oregano


Chicken Cordon Blue with Tarragon Mustard

Rice Pilaf with Thyme

Lemon and Thyme Pound Cake with Chocolate Sauce

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

29 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5495

Sat, Apr. 28, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
DOUGHNUT WORKSHOP
 

Chef Dave Presents

DOUGHNUT WORKSHOP



A doughnut - or donut - is a type of fried or baked dough confectionery or dessert food. The doughnut is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade and embellished with ease. They are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing.

The two most common types are the toroidal ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, which is injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings. A small spherical piece of dough may be cooked as a doughnut hole. Other shapes include rings, balls, and flattened spheres, as well as ear shapes and twists - the variations are almost endless. Doughnut varieties are also divided into cake and risen type doughnuts.

Now that we have the proper definition, we can now get into the real deal.  Let's fry and bake these babies and start eating amazing homemade creations. 

Hope you can join in the making of sweet treats! 

Today's Menu:

Classic French Cruller with Maple Sugar Glace

Baked Cake Doughnut with Chocolate Ganache Icing

Sweet Potato and Carrot Doughnut with Butter Cream Frosting

Lemon Curd Filled Yeast Doughnut

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, ice tea and coffee soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class! 

12 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5507

Sat, Apr. 28, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
S.A.L.T
SHARING AND LEARNING TOGETHER
 

S.A.L.T
SHARING AND LEARNING TOGETHER

THIS EVENT IS GREAT FOR INDIVIDUALS AS WELL AS SMALL GROUPS OF FRIENDS

The chef will offer simple and elegant recipes that are single friendly so you don't have to eat left overs for a week, many can be portioned and frozen, AND they can be increased for use for a couple or for a few friends as you entertain. 

The recipes are designed for busy folks who find themselves with limited time and/or energy for most things, but want a meal that is satisfying and pleasant.   

The SALT classes are also meant as a way for you to meet new folks and connect with others for an evening out where you can LEARN - COOK - ENTERTAIN.  There will be plenty of time between courses to chat with others and share food experiences.

We hope to make this style class what YOU want it to be and to host it monthly.  So join in the fun, be one of the first to put your stamp on the experience and meet some great folks.     

Tonight's Menu:

Mango Avocado Bruschetta

Arugula with a Bacon Viniagrette

Smoked Salmon Quiche

Almond Praline Cakes


This is a HANDS-ON style class.  Seats are limited to 24.  Guests will be divided into small groups to work together on the recipes.  Groups will rotate in and out of the kitchen preparing the menu and taking time to engage with others.


House wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Join Insider Rewards and receive a 10% discount on all regular price retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!
 

24 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5505

Sun, Apr. 29, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING
ANGEL FOOD CAKES
 


THE SCIENCE & TECHNIQUES OF BAKING

ANGEL FOOD CAKES

We all need a comprehensive understanding of the science of baking and the techniques NECESSARY to bake sensational desserts for your loved ones!    Once you understand the HOW AND WHY behind extraordinary cakes, pies, cookies, and desserts in general, you can go on to individualize your baking to your particular tastes. 

THESE ARE LIFETIME SKILLS to pass down to generations to come!  We all bake because we want to please our loved ones!  

ALL SCIENCE OF BAKING CLASSES MAY BE TAKEN SEPARATELY.  You do NOT have to take all of them or in order. 

Each course includes instructor information and demonstration, and execution of selected baking items. 

STUDENTS WHO WANT TO PREP WITH THE INSTRUCTOR: Students may choose to arrive early and help prep for the class with the instructor.  Please put your request in the "Comment" section of your registration. 

STUDENTS PROUDLY "SHOWING OFF": Students who elect to take multiple classes are encouraged to "show off" their skills and their prized family recipes.   If you wish to do this, let Sharon know and bring enough so all students and assistants can sample. 

TODAY'S CLASS:

These sponge cakes use beaten egg whites to leaven their cakes.  The key is understanding how to whip the egg whites and when to stop.  Flo Braker, a world famous baker, headed up the Baker’s Dozen, an organization for Pastry Chefs.  She sent all 60 members a recipe for Angel Food Cake and they were to bring it to the meeting.  There was no consistency, as every cake was different  Her point was that recipes are written without details, and everyone has a different view of how far to beat egg whites.

We will make this famous Angel Food Cake from Flo with Strawberries.  Pretty in Pink Angel Food Cake is too pink for words and we must have a  Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting.  

Angel Food Cupcakes with sprinkles round out this tender tasty treat.   

 

MENU:

DEMONSTRATION:

Flo Braker’s Angel Food Cake with Strawberries or Raspberries


HANDS ON:

Each group will make one of the following:

Pink Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Angel Food Sprinkle Cupcakes

 

This is a PARTICIPATION style class.   

Wine, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included with this class.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. 

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!


CHEF'S BIO

Sharon moved to San Francisco for three years because she wanted to be a great cook and baker.  She finished her culinary training at a local home chef cooking school but went on to take professional classes at Tante Marie’s Cooking School.  It was both a culinary school and a pastry school and where she took numerous classes in both, but specialized her training in the pastry end. 

She then returned to Pittsburgh where she started teaching full time as a Chef Educator at Bidwell Training Center’s Culinary School.  She was the lead educator demonstrating in a large class instruction setting.  Her team also cooked lunch for the 500+ students at the facility.

Sharon has taught at The Versatile Gourmet and ended up designing and supervising their adult education program.  She  continued teaching in her home and still does so when she returns to Pittsburgh.

Though she can teach anything in the culinary realm, her love is baking. Hopefully you will sign up to experience her teaching techniques and improve your skills. 

13 openings available

$45.00

INSTRUCTOR, SHARON BASKIN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5486

Sun, Apr. 29, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
KNIFE SKILLS
 
KNIFE SKILLS


Choosing the correct knife for the job and knowing how to properly use it is the secret to fast, easy cooking.  Learn the basics of knife construction, how to choose the correct knife, safety, sharpening, and proper storage of knives.

You will practice proper techniques for chopping, mincing, slicing, and julienne. 

We will use our skills to make homemade vegetable soup and designer grilled cheese sandwiches.

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class.

 

 

14 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5481

Sat, May. 12, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
MOTHER'S DAY AFTERNOON TEA
 

MOTHER'S DAY AFTERNOON TEA

Teas at the Rolling Pin consist of a freshly baked scone, tea sandwiches or tea time savory bites, and a bit of something sweet to finish. 

Our Afternoon Teas feature world renowned HARNEY & SON'S Teas and are served throughout the event.

For our Mother’s Day Tea Champagne, House Wine or Beer is also included. 

So sit back, relax, converse with a friend or make some new ones as the chef prepares each of the recipes from scratch just for you.  


Today's Menu


Tea:

Cherry Blossom


Scone:

Caramelized  Peach Lavender Scone


Savories:

Black Forest Ham, Brie, and Apple on Rye Tea Sandwich 

Smoked Salmon Pizzaette

Mango Avocado Bruschetta


Sweet:

Chocolate Frosted Eclairs
 


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class
.

Champagne, House wines, beer, Iced Tea and coffee are included.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!  

30 openings available

$40.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5513

Sat, May. 12, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
STEAKHOUSE CUISINE
 

STEAKHOUSE CUISINE

Steakhouses serve large portions of hearty, filling heartland food that is focused on meat and potatoes. We prefer to add a bit of variety to our menus while adhering to some simple elements...showy salad or appetizer, a meat, a starch, a sauce, and a sumptuous side. We always finish the meal with an amazing dessert.

Join us to explore a popular menu in Steakhouses.  Flavorful steaks, aromatic sides, salads and decadent desserts for an evening of full enjoyment .

All accompanied by good wine, good laughs and great time with friends. 

Hope to see you in the kitchen!


Tonight's Menu

Benton's Bacon Biscuits with Pimento Cheese Spread

Sweet Chili and Smoked Paprika Rubbed New York Strip

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Pesto

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Bake with Cojito Crumble

Walnut Turtle Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream


 This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

28 openings available

$60.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5483

Sun, May. 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
MOTHER'S DAY CHAMPAGNE LUNCH
 

MOTHER'S DAY CHAMPAGNE LUNCH

Today we will have a wonderful lunch that are favorite recipes frome women who have greatly influenced the food industry and are also Mom’s. 

Mother, Mutter, Madre, Mere, Mara, or just plain Mom, today is your day, the day we celebrate who you are and all you have done.  

Treat your Mom or, if you are a Mom, treat yourself to a relaxed delicious meal prepared by Chef Dave just for YOU.  


Today's Menu:

Champagne

Ratatouille Mini Tartlets -  Kelsey Nixon

Spiced Crab Cakes with Mint Chutney - Padma Lakshmi

Crispy Bacon and Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with a Soy Sauce Vinaigrette- Alex Guarnaschelli

Chicken Cordon Blu Casserole - Ree Drummond

Chocolate Ricotta Pie - Giada de Laurentis

 

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.
  

Champagne, House wines, beer, iced tea, and coffee are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

 

30 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5439

Thu, May. 17, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
*EXCLUSIVE EVENT*
CHEF VIRGINIA WILLIS
SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE
 

**EXCLUSIVE EVENT**

Southern Chef and Cookbook Author

CHEF VIRGINIA WILLIS
Presents

SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE

Dinner and Cookbook Signing

Join us for a wonderful evening of learning, eating, and conversation with one of Rolling Pin's most beloved guest chefs...Virginia Willis! 

Tonight's recipes are from her NEWEST Cookbook!



As the daughter and granddaughter of consummate Southern cooks and a classically trained French chef, Virginia has a gift for giving French recipes a down-home Southern feel. Her acclaimed first book,  Bon Appetite, Y’all , is a passionate homage to her culinary roots. In her demonstration of the recipes from her new book,  Lighten Up, Y’all , Virginia will show you how to take a tasty basic recipe and transform it, via a technique, garnish, additional step, or short recipe, into a show stopper - without the guilt!

Georgia-born French-trained Chef Virginia Willis has cooked Lapin Normandie with Julia Child in France, prepared lunch for President Clinton, catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily -- but it all started in her grandmother’s country kitchen. 

The Chicago Tribune praised her as one of "Seven Food Writers You Need to Know." She is the author of a number of cookbooks in addition to those mentioned previously. Her legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French cooking a down-home feel and reimagining Southern recipes en Français. She writes the popular comfort food blog called Down-Home Comfort that celebrates comfort food cooking for Food Network and the Cooking Channel. Her eponymous food blog receives rave reviews for her recipes and stories celebrating her unique culinary niche.

She is a contributing editor for Southern Living and her articles have appeared nationally including Food52 and CNN.com as well as Country Living, Fine Cooking, All-Recipes, and Eating Well. As a nationally recognized Southern food and beverage expert she has been featured in the Washington Post and USA Today as well as quoted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

She is the former TV kitchen director for Martha Stewart Living, Bobby Flay, and Nathalie Dupree. Virginia has appeared on Food Network's Chopped, Fox Family and Friends, Martha Stewart Living, Paula Deen's Best Dishes, and as a judge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay.



She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Les Dames d'Escoffier, Georgia Organics, and the Southern Foodways Alliance. Virginia is on the advisory boards for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force. She participates in Chef's Move to Schools and is also part of the No Kid Hungry Blogger Program for Share our Strength.

To learn more about what Chef Virginia is up to go to:

 Seats are limited, so sign up early!


Tonight's Menu:
NEW SOUTHERN COOKING

Asian Cajun Shrimp on Grilled Baguette with Fresh Salad Greens

Skirt Steak with Vidalia Onions and Peanut Romesco 

Tomato Ginger Green Beans 

Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Bourbon Cream


This is a DEMONSTRATION style event.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines are available by the glass and bottle at an additional charge. 
 
Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on day of class!

24 openings available

$65.00

Chef Virginia Willis

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5499

Thu, May. 17, 2018 @ 10:30 PM
PRE-ORDER NOW!
CHEF VIRGINIA'S NEWEST COOKBOOK
SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE
 

PRE-ORDER NOW!

CHEF VIRGINIA'S NEWEST COOKBOOK

SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE

Pre-order your copy of this amazing new cookbook by one of RP's favorite Celebrity Chefs...Chef Virginia Willis!

RP Insider Price

$27

Includes autograph when attending one of her classes

Regular Price $30

Chef Virginia's other cookbooks will be available in a limited supply during her 2 Florida Appearances at RP

$27.00

Chef Virginia Willis

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5440

Fri, May. 18, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
*EXCLUSIVE EVENT*
CHEF VIRGINIA WILLIS
SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE
 

**EXCLUSIVE EVENT**

Southern Chef and Cookbook Author

CHEF VIRGINIA WILLIS
Presents

SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE

Dinner and Cookbook Signing

Join us for a wonderful evening of learning, eating, and conversation with one of Rolling Pin's most beloved guest chefs...Virginia Willis! 


Tonight's recipes are from her NEWEST Cookbook



As the daughter and granddaughter of consummate Southern cooks and a classically trained French chef, Virginia has a gift for giving French recipes a down-home Southern feel. Her acclaimed first book,  Bon Appetite, Y’all , is a passionate homage to her culinary roots. In her demonstration of the recipes from her new book,  Lighten Up, Y’all , Virginia will show you how to take a tasty basic recipe and transform it, via a technique, garnish, additional step, or short recipe, into a show stopper - without the guilt!

Georgia-born French-trained Chef Virginia Willis has cooked Lapin Normandie with Julia Child in France, prepared lunch for President Clinton, catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily -- but it all started in her grandmother’s country kitchen. 

The Chicago Tribune praised her as one of "Seven Food Writers You Need to Know." She is the author of a number of cookbooks in addition to those mentioned previously. Her legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French cooking a down-home feel and reimagining Southern recipes en Français. She writes the popular comfort food blog called Down-Home Comfort that celebrates comfort food cooking for Food Network and the Cooking Channel. Her eponymous food blog receives rave reviews for her recipes and stories celebrating her unique culinary niche.

She is a contributing editor for Southern Living and her articles have appeared nationally including Food52 and CNN.com as well as Country Living, Fine Cooking, All-Recipes, and Eating Well. As a nationally recognized Southern food and beverage expert she has been featured in the Washington Post and USA Today as well as quoted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

She is the former TV kitchen director for Martha Stewart Living, Bobby Flay, and Nathalie Dupree. Virginia has appeared on Food Network's Chopped, Fox Family and Friends, Martha Stewart Living, Paula Deen's Best Dishes, and as a judge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay.



She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Les Dames d'Escoffier, Georgia Organics, and the Southern Foodways Alliance. Virginia is on the advisory boards for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force. She participates in Chef's Move to Schools and is also part of the No Kid Hungry Blogger Program for Share our Strength.

To learn more about what Chef Virginia is up to go to:

 Seats are limited, so sign up early!


Tonight's Menu:  DOWN HOME COMFORT


Black Pepper Cream Cheese Biscuits with Pear Moustarda and Country Ham

Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Summer Vegetables 

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Bake 

Sorghum Butter Roast Chicken

Moravian Sugar Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream


This is a DEMONSTRATION style event.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines are available by the glass and bottle at an additional charge. 
 
Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE except Big Green Egg products on day of class!

21 openings available

$65.00

Chef Virginia Willis

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5500

Fri, May. 18, 2018 @ 10:30 PM
PRE-ORDER NOW!
CHEF VIRGINIA'S NEWEST COOKBOOK
SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE
 

PRE-ORDER NOW!

CHEF VIRGINIA'S NEWEST COOKBOOK

SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE

Pre-order your copy of this amazing new cookbook by one of RP's favorite Celebrity Chefs...Chef Virginia Willis!

RP Insider Price

$27

Includes autograph when attending one of her classes

Regular Price $30

Chef Virginia's other cookbooks will be available in a limited supply during her 2 Florida Appearances at RP

$27.00

Chef Virginia Willis

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5502

Sat, May. 19, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
SURF & TURF...THE PERFECT PAIRING
BIG GREEN EGG
THE OUTDOOR COOKING DEVICE
 


SURF & TURF...THE PERFECT PAIRING

BIG GREEN EGG

THE OUTDOOR COOKING DEVICE




Increase Your Food IQ

The ultimate dinner pairing, fish and beef!  Learn how to cook both to perfection on the same grill on the same night!  Don't choose between one or the other, learn how to make both and step up your grilling game this spring! 

Guests will enjoy a full meal and instruction from Egghead Josh during this special dinner event.

TONIGHT'S MENU
 
Pimento Cheese Drop Biscuits
 
Perfectly Grilled New York Strip
 
Chilean-Style Grilled Fish with Pebre Sauce
 
Grilled, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
 
Rice and Barley Pilaf
 
Grilled Pound Cake with Berries

 

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise EXCEPT BGE PRODUCTS on the day of class!


Josh has been cooking and serving innovative, BBQ-inspired food since buying his first Big Green Egg in 2011. While mastering the 'classic dishes' (pulled pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs), Josh has developed some tasty BBQ-fusion dishes that folks in and around Florida just can’t seem to get enough of.


On most weekends Josh can often be found serving his food & teaching the new wave of ‘backyard cooks’ during appearances at meat markets, kitchen stores and specialty grill stores across the Sunshine State. His passion and creative spin on pit-cooked foods has secured his status as one of Florida’s top BBQ instructors.

In 2016, Josh launched his boutique catering business "True Craft BBQ." Visit TrueCraftBBQ.com for more information.

30 openings available

$60.00

EGG HEAD - JOSH TAHAN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5471

Thu, May. 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
DISCOVER THE ORIENT
 

 DISCOVER THE ORIENT

CHINESE TAKEAWAY

Chinese food is one of America’s favorite takeaway cuisines. But it is also quick and easy to make at home. We will start with handmade dumplings filled with a tasty mix of pork and crunchy water chestnuts. Just like modern Chinese families trying to work and still get a healthy meal on the table every evening, we will use pre-prepared dumpling wrappers.

Our minced chicken lettuce wraps may not be a traditional Chinese dish but the mix of chicken, mushroom, and hoisin have quickly made this one of the most popular Chinese menu items in America.

We will prepare a classic Canton Province dish of chicken in black bean sauce. Moist chicken, crunchy red bell peppers, and Chinese black beans combine in an umami rich stir fry dish served with white rice. If you’ve never tried a Chinese black bean stir fry take a chance on this one, it’s delicious!

As a counter balance to the richness of the chicken in black bean sauce, we will prepare a quick stir fry of crisp broccoli with Szechuan peppercorns and a light garlic sauce. The perfect way to enjoy broccoli.

And finally, dessert. Dessert for this class has absolutely no relationship at all to anything Chinese. But it is a great recipe to have for those times when you need a quick dessert and you realize that you are not a pastry chef today. It utilizes frozen fruit, handmade or store bought pie dough, and an almond filling that mixes up in less than 10 minutes to create a rustic free form galette or tart. We will use blackberries for our fruit and our pastry will be sprinkled with Demerara sugar to give the tart a little glisten and crunch. 

Tonight's Menu

Pork & Water Chestnut Dumplings with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Minced Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken with Black Bean Sauce with Steamed Jasmine Rice

Stir Fried Broccoli with Szechuan Peppercorns

Blackberry & Almond Frangipane Tart



This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

House wine, beer, coffee and iced tea are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Become a RP Insider and receive a 10% discount on all retail merchandise except Big Green Egg products on the day of class!

19 openings available

$50.00

INSTRUCTOR, KITTI URBAN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5442

Mon, Dec. 31, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
''No Jacket Required''
 

"No Jacket Required"

New Year's Eve Celebration

Here is your chance to attend a demonstration style class early enough in the evening to still get to a New Year's Eve Party or to get home before the crazies get out on the road.

Chef Dave will prepare gourmet dishes before your eyes as you sip wine throughout the evening. Wine and champagne are included! 

Hope you can join in the fun and food!
   

Celebration Menu: 

TBD

 

Champagne, Fine Wine, Beer, Ice Tea and Soft Drinks are included  


Happy New Year!

30 openings available

$110.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive