The Stocked Pot and Company
381 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC, 27104

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Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location

Tue, Mar. 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Tue, Mar. 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Chef Don starts this very popular series with the absolute basics.
 This is a requisite class to begin our COOKING SCHOOL cook training classes. The complete culinary school training course is 4 months, and consists of 4 seminars, each a month long, (4 classes each), and concludes on the last class as a class cooking competition/graduation. Certificates of course completion will be awarded each student who completes the course.
 Many people inquire how they may obtain a cooking school basic training,
 but do not have the time to sign up at a culinary college.
 Our series will prepare you for a lifetime of creative experiences in the kitchen,
 and just maybe a entree to a culinary career. Our class will explain all the knives found in most kitchens,
 how to select and care for them. We will also cover the wide variety of cooking utensils,
 what they are used for and how to properly use them. Food safety is all important and this knowledge
 will be shared to get you started in the right direction. Many knife techniques will be covered including
 fish and chicken which each student will actually learn.  Types of cooking will be demonstrated and the class
 will prepare Seafood Stew, Roast Chicken with Herbs, Rice Pilaf and Saute Vegetables, which we will share
 to celebrate completion of our first class.

CLASS #2: Chef Don presents another segment in the Back to Basics series. Join us to get the scoop on baking.
 Chef Don will lead this hands-on class in the preparation of; Crusty French Bread, Easy Yellow Cake with
 Chocolate Ganache, Cranberry Muffins, and Pate a Choux dough, from which we will create lovable and delicious
 Cream-Puff Swans. The creative ideas from this class will assure you baking success!

CLASS #3:Our guests expect vegetables on their plate so it
is up to you to prepare exciting vegetable additions to your meals. Sign up for our in-depth class on properly
 preparing a variety of vegetables using different methods; Grilled, Micro-waved, Fried, Baked, Sautéed,
 Broiled and Raw. Our menu is Sautéed Green Beans with Almonds, Mixed Vegetable Tempura with dipping sauces,
 Broccoli Polonaise, Carrots Vichy, Grilled Zucchini, Stir-Fried Oriental Vegetables, Creative Crudités
 Vegetable basket with Hand Carved Vegetables, and so much more, without vegetables on your plate it is
just not a meal!


Chef Don’s popular series for the novice cook continues with meat cookery. Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Veal will be
 covered in detail using popular methods. Our class will learn to grill Lamb Kabobs, braise Pork Chops, stewed
 Veal Paprika, bake a zesty Meat Loaf, and roast whole Top Round of beef. The proper techniques of cutting meat
 will be explained in great detail as well as choosing meat in the supermarket.

2 openings available


Chef Don

Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location

Tue, Mar. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Tue, Apr. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

This series is a continuation of our popular 101 cooking series. Please see the class description for detailed information about each class.

This semester is part of our cooking school series, and a certificate of completion will be awarded to each student who completes the four semesters.

    • Our first class will start with the foundation of all sauces and soups, Stocks made from scratch.
    • Veal Stock
    • Vegan Vegetarian Stock
    • Chicken Stock
    • Seafood Fumet. 


  • After we have mastered these requisites, we will prepare sauces using the following.
  • Roux
  • Beurre manie
  • Slurries
  • Liaisons
  • Reductions
  • This is a hands-on class and size is limited.


Our second class in The Back to Basics 201 series gets into the heart of cooking, advance sauces and made from scratch soups.

  • Tomato
  • Hollandaise
  • White
  • Brown
  • Mayonnaise
  • Beurre Blanc
  • These sauces will be used as a foundation for advance sauces.
  • Demi Glace
  • Béarnaise Sauce
  • Chowders
  • Russian Sauce
  • Tomato Basil Soup

Understanding the selection and preparation of quality center of the plate entrees, is more than an art, it is a learned experience. One does not simply follow a cookbook recipe and expect a desired success. It is important to know how to select, butcher, season, and select the proper method of cooking your protein selection. Our class will demystify the above requisites and prepare you for a life time of creative meat cookery. In class we will review the proper selection of meats, cover the grade and inspection values, butcher various muscles of pork, beef and lamb, and create a understanding of the importance of proper seasonings, and marinades.

  • Stuffed Leg of Lamb
  • Swiss Steaks
  • Bone out a whole loin of pork
  • Barbeque Pork Rib
  • Fried Chicken

Properly cooking seafood is all important to enjoying this healthy menu choice. The variety of seafood choices leaves one to quit before they start the process of preparing any new dish. Chef Don will instruct our hands-on students on how to select, store, cook, season, combine, and create the right sauces for a wide variety of seafood.

  • Mussels
  • Clams
  • Oysters
  • Scallops
  • Tuna
  • Sole
  • Squid
  • Salmon
  • Catfish
  • Crab.
  • The cooking techniques we will cover are:
  • Stewing
  • Sauté
  • Grilling
  • Broiling
  • Baking
  • Frying.


12 openings available


Chef Don