1721 Monroe Street
Madison, Wisconsin
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844

Tue, Jan. 9, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
STEAMED BAO BUNS
 

This class will offer a culinary and cultural experience with steamed Chinese Dim Sum dough.  Soft, fuffy steamed buns (Bao) are the cornerstone of Chinese cuisine. Chef Paul will deomstarte how to prepare the dough, and you will try your hand at forming the Bao.  You will enjoy:

  • Xiao-long-bao
  • Egg Drop Soup

Demonstration and Participation

Paul Tseng - Instructor at Madison College's Culinary Program, Cook at Willy West

 

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Paul Tseng

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
860

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
DISCOVER ITALY - HANDMADE PASTA, MEATBALLS & SAUCES
 

Savor the authentic taste of three Italian favorites in this class led by Chef Ethan.  Put your apron on and and learn how to form your own ravioli and make meatballs from scratch. Help prepare:

  • Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Walnut and Sage Brown Butter Sauce
  • Italian style Meatballs with Linguini and Tomato Sauce
  • Rustic Nectarine and Blackberry Crosata with Vanilla Gelato

Demonstration / Participation

Ethan Kaercher -Executive Chef/Owner Mad-City Chefs, a service oriented catering company offering small event catering services for groups from 2-150.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Ethan Kaercher

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
846

Sun, Jan. 14, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
BREAD SKILLS - BETTER BAGELS
 

Let Jessie teach you how to make a great Bagel in your own home, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. In this hands-on class, you will help prepare:

  • Plain, Sesame, and Poppy Seed Bagels
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Hands-On

Jessie Light - Bread Baker Extraordinaire

Ages 18 and older

1 opening available

$45.00

Jessie Light

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
847

Wed, Jan. 17, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
RISOTTO WORKSHOP
 

Smooth and creamy risotto is one of the all-time comfort foods on a cold winter's night. Chef Rob will de-mystify this classic Italian dish by preparing:

  • Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Sherry Risotto
  • Roasted Squash, Pine Nut, and Sage Risotto
  • Spinach Puree, Toasted Garlic, and Hook's Sweet Constantine Cheese Risotto

Demonstration

Rob Grisham - Chef and Owner of Isthmus Dining Company, a Madison based start-up that hosts pop-up dinners, in-home dinners, and other collaborative food events throughout the city. Rob was the chef at Brasserie V for 7 years.

Ages 18 and older.

 

 

0 openings available

$45.00

Chef Rob Grisham

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
849

Sun, Jan. 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
PASTRY SKILLS - PUFF PASTRY WITHOUT TEARS
 

Puff Pastry isn't so tough, especially with the tips and techniques Master Baker Punky will demonstrate in this hands-on class. Punky will help you make perfect Puff Pastry and you'll try your hand at Lattice Coffeecake, Cream Horns, and Pinwheels.

Of course, there will be lots to take home, including dough to make more goodies at home.

 

Demonstration/Participation

Punky Egan - Retired Head of Madison College's Baking and Pastry Arts, and one of only 200 Certified Master Bakers in the US.

Ages 18  and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Punky Egan

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
853

Mon, Jan. 22, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
A SUPER BOWL OF CHILI
 

Have you ever been to a chili cook-off? If not, you're in for some fun this evening! Chef Jeff will demonstrate how to create three blue-ribbon regional chilis, the most iconic of American dishes. Sample:

  • Texas "Bowl of Red" Chili (as prescribed by the International Chili Society)
  • Chili Verde (New Mexico Green Chili)
  • Green Bay Chili (a la Chili John's)

Demonstration

Jeff Doyle-Horney has won regional chili cook-offs and is a third generation Texas chili cook. He is also an award winning Pastry Chef, having won the Family Favorite Fruit Pie at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair, as well as First Prize Winner and Best Of Division in the 2012 State Fair. He is a retired school teacher who currently is the resident pie baker and biscuit maker at  the Gates & Brovi Restaurant on Monroe Street.

Ages 18 and older

5 openings available

$45.00

Jeff Doyle-Horney

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
852

Tue, Jan. 23, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
CHINESE TAKE-OUT AT HOME
 

No need to call for takeout when you can make these delicious favorites at home: Learn to prepare and sample:

  • Moo-shu  Pork
  • Sweet & Sour Seafood Medley
  • Beef lo-mein

Demonstration / Participation

Paul Tseng - Culinary Instructor at Madison College, Cook and Instructor at Willy West

Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Paul Tseng

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
845

Thu, Jan. 25, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
HERITAGE DINNER
 

Celebrate Wisconsn's rich and diverse European heritage by taking a culinary tour through Switzerland, Germany, Poland, and Ireland. Sample:

  • Fondue
  • Golobki (Polish Stuffed Cabbage)
  • Jager Schnitzel
  • Cheddar Stout Soup

Demonstration

Tom Wolowik - a Fishmonger at Madison's Seafood Center for 15 years, currently works at Bistro 101 in Mt. Horeb. Tom is now concentrating on teaching cooking classes and catering for small groups.

Ages 18 and older.

 

 

3 openings available

$45.00

Chef Tom Wolowik

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
858

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
 

Even though Fat Tuesday is over 2 weeks away, this menu is so good we had to start early! Enjoy a class filled with Cajun and Creole dishes that celebrate the festival. We'll supply the beads! Enjoy:

  • Crawfish Pies
  • Jambayala with Chicken and Andouille Sausage
  • Chile Gumbo (a recipe that won America's Best Firehouse Chili competition, by a firefighter in Cajun Country)
  • King Cake

Demonstration

Ellen Cook - Ellen was born on a bayou in Houma, Louisana with her Cajun mother and sugar cane farmer father. After her retirement as a career scientist at UW,  she followed the encouragement of friends and colleagues and started Cajun Cook, a company devoted to bringing authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine to Madison. She provides catering and personal chef services and produces Cajun Cook Jambalaya Starter kits.

Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Ellen Cook

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
861

Tue, Jan. 30, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHOCOLATIER - MADISON CHOCOLATE COMPANY
 

Megan will demonstrate how to make fresh Chocolate Truffles using single origin chocolates in the classic French tradition. In this hands-on class, students will learn how to: temper chocolate, make a basic ganache, and hand roll their truffles to take home. Students will also sample some of Megan's signature truffles and chocolate confection with a glass of bubbly.

Demonstration/Participation

Megan Hile - Owner of Madison Chocolate Company located at the corner of Monroe Street and Glenway.

 

18 years and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Megan Hile

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
854

Wed, Jan. 31, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
MEXICAN FIESTA
 

Come celebrate the flavors of Mexico in your own kitchen. Learn to make Masa dough and create your own home-made tortillas. Lily will demonstrate how easy it is to bring a taste of Mexico to your own home. Ole!

  • Hot Queso & Chorizo Dip
  • Tacos (hand-made tortillas) with Slow Cooked Beef in Salsa, with Mexican Slaw and Avocado Crema
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Refried Beans
  • Mangoes Flambe with Cane Sugar, Rum, and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Demonstration/Participation

Lily Kilfoy - a cooking instructor and freelance chef from Madison. Owner of The Kids Chef, where she teaches kids ages 5 and up how to cook.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Lily Kilfoy

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
867

Thu, Feb. 1, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
OTTOMAN PALACE DELIGHTS
 

Turkish cuisine is a myriad of tastes and textures. Instructor Leyla will introduce you to the basics of Turkish cooking with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and techniques. Sample and help prepare:

  • Mahmudiya (a sweet Chicken recipe from 1539 from one of the banquets of the Topkapi Palace in Instanbul)
  • Safranli Pilav (Rice with Saffron and Garbanzos)
  • Irmik Helvasi (Semolina Dessert with Ice Cream)

Demonstration / Participation

Leyla Topal - Organizes and leads food oriented trips to Turkey for couples and small groups. She spends the winters in Madison and the rest of the year in Turkey. Leyla is known for her extensive dinner parties.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Leyla Topal

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
859

Mon, Feb. 5, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHEF – OSTERIA PAPAVERO
 

Celery Root (Celeriac) may not be the most beautiful vegetable on the outside, but with Chef Francesco's expertise, it will get the attention it deserves.  Francesco will prepare:

  • Two Celery Soup
  • Celery Root Slaw
  • Celery Root "sformato" (a savory flan)
  • Roasted Celery Root

Demonstration

Francesco Mangano - Owner of Osteria Papavero, where he focuses on authentic regional foods from the Emilia-Romagna and Toscana regions of Italy.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Francesco Mangano

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
862

Wed, Feb. 7, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
DO IT YOURSELF NIBBLES
 

In tonight's class, Rob will demonstrate how to make all the components of a appetizer board at home for easy entertaining. You'll sample:

  • Citrus Marmalade
  • Toasted Flax Crackers
  • Glazed Pecans
  • Homemade Goat's Milk Ricotta

Demonstration

Rob Grisham - Chef and Owner of Isthmus Dining Company, a Madison based start-up that hosts pop-up dinners, in-home dinners, and other collaborative food events throughout the city. Rob was the chef at Brasserie V for 7 years.

Ages 18 and older.

 

 

9 openings available

$45.00

Chef Rob Grisham

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
850

Thu, Feb. 8, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
BACK TO FRANCE IN LE CREUSET
 

Le Creuset is the quintessential French cookware.  Sandra will demonstrate some classic French dishes you can create using Le Creuset, and Deb will talk about the history of this beautiful line of cookware.  Enjoy:

  • Cake Sale (the French answer to a Ham and Cheese Quick Bread)
  • Lentil Salad with Whipped Goat Cheese
  • Coq au Vin Mousseux
  • Cranberry Clafoutis

Students will receive a free gift for attending this class:  a Heritage Stoneware Loaf Pan (a $50.00 value).

Demonstration

Sandra Purnell & Deb Apuli

5 openings available

$65.00

Sandra Purnell

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
851

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
PASTRY SKILLS - NEVER FAIL MERINGUES!
 

In this class you will learn to make Italian meringue, as well as the basics of sugar boiling. The class will also cover how to use a pastry bag to pipe out cookies, rosettes, and individual bases to make Vacherins and Pavlovas.

Demonstration / Participation

Bert Beverluis trained as a Pastry Chef in his native Netherlands. He was pastry Chef at the Captain Cook Hotel In Anchorage and also taught Advanced Pastry Techniques at the University of Alaska Culinary School. He is now an award-winning draftsman/designer in the remodeling industry.

Ages 18 and older.

6 openings available

$45.00

Bert Beverluis

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
878

Sun, Feb. 18, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
PASTRY SKILLS - BREAKFAST PASTRIES
 

The gooeyness of a Pecan or Cinnamon Roll, the tenderness of a freshly baked coffeecake - all from your own kitchen with Punky's help. Master Baker Punky will demonstrate a versatile sweet dough that will let you create:

  • Pecan Rolls
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cinnamon Tea Ring
  • Nut Swirl Coffeecake

Demonstration/Participation

Punky Egan - Retired Head of Madison College's Baking and Pastry Arts, and one of only 200 Certified Master Bakers in the US.

Ages 18  and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Punky Egan

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
856

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
EVERYDAY ITALIAN
 

Italians are the masters of transforming simple ingredients into quick, satisfying meals. Chef Giovanni will share the recipes he grew up with in his Italian family. Savor:

  • Rigatoni with Basil Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmigiano, and Ricotta
  • Lingue alla Puttanesca with Olives, Capers, Anchovies, Cherry Tomatoes, and Parsley
  • Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Guanciale, Caramelized Onion, Pecorino, and Egg Yolks

Demonstration

Giovanni Novella - Executive Chef Fresco. Giovanni grew up in Torre del Greccos, Italy - a fishing port between Naples and Sorrento. After culinary school in Sorrento, he cooked across Europe, expanding his horizons to Germany, Greece, France, all around Italy. He relocated to San Diego in 2011, and Madison in 2016.

 

Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Giovanni Novella

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
866

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
PASTRY SKILLS - FEARLESS FILO
 
If working with Filo fills you with fear, this is the class for you. Susie will demonstrate how to make the layers of filo and it's applications (triangles, mini cups, strudel rolls, etc). She will also make the sweet and savory fillings for the students to use when making their own filo creations.

Demonstration/Participation

Susie Feest - Pastry Chef at Bunky's Cafe and Culinary Instructor at Madison College

Ages 18 and older

7 openings available

$45.00

Pastry Chef Susie Feest

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
884

Sun, Feb. 25, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
SENSATIONAL SANDWICHES
 

The sandwich may well be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Find out why with a globe-spanning sandwich feast!

After preparing the fillings (including the mayo) Keith will make:

  • Banh Mi (pickled veggies, chicken liver paté and ham)
  • Cubano Sandwiches (pressed and griddled roast pork, ham and cheese with pickles)
  • Pan Bagnat (A French pressed sandwich filled with tuna and olive tapenade)
  • Chocolate and Olive Oil toasts

Demonstration

Keith Lepinski is a staff member at Orange Tree Imports and Cooking School Manager

Ages 18 and older.

10 openings available

$45.00

Keith Lepinski

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
868

Mon, Feb. 26, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHEF - CENTO - HANDS ON GNOCCHI
 

Discover how easy it is to make tender Italian gnocchi at home with Chef Chris's guidance.  In this hands-on class, you will have the opportunity to create:

  • Ricotta Gnocchi with Pesto, Asparagus, amd Lemon
  • Potato Gnocchi  with Panchetta, Radicchio, and Parmesan
  • Broiled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Focaccia

Demonstration/ Participation

Chris Myers - Executive Chef Cento. Chris has been in the restaurant industry his entire working life. He started in 2000 and never looked back. "The restaurant industry abducted me, and I've been happily brainwashed ever since".

Ages 18 and older

1 opening available

$45.00

Chris Myers

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
855

Tue, Feb. 27, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
TOSS YOUR OWN PIZZA- IAN'S PIZZA
 

Start your evening by enjoying a glass of wine and sampling four of Ian's most popular pizzas. After learning how to stretch and toss the dough like a pro, you'll create two freshly baked pizzas of your own to take home, featuring toppings and sauces such as: Mac n Cheese; locally produced Sausage and Ham; Grilled and Barbequed Chicken; Fresh Spinach, Portabello Mushrooms, and Roasted Peppers; Blue, Feta, Cheddar, and Pepper Jack Cheeses; and BBQ, Ranch, Pesto, and Creme Fraiche Sauces. The possibilities are endless!

Sample and create some of Ian’s favorites:

  • Mac n’ Cheese Pizza
  • Smoked Brisket and Tots
  • BBQ Chicken with Bacon and Ranch
  • Spinach, Feta, and Pesto

Hands-On

Nick Martin & Staci Fritz


All students must be at least 18 years old.

5 openings available

$50.00

Nick Martin

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
869

Thu, Mar. 1, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
THE SPICE BOX
 

Huma returns with another serving of authentic Pakistani cooking. You will learn how to make:

  • Authentic Chicken Curry with Huma's signature Garam Masala blend
  • Tandoori Squash cooked with Tandoori Masala and Coconut Milk
  • Matar Pulao - Basmati Rice cooked with Turmeric, whole spices (Green Cardamoms, Cloves, and Cinnamon), and Green Peas
  • Ras Malai - Ricotta Cheese baked with Green Cardamoms and Sugar, soaked in Half and Half

Demonstration

Huma Siddiqui – author of Jasmine in her Hair, a book about the culture and cuisine of Pakistan, and President of White Jasmine, a spice company based in Mount Horeb.

 

Ages 18 and older.

6 openings available

$45.00

Huma Siddiqui

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
865

Mon, Mar. 5, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL SOUPS
 

What's better than a steaming bowl of soup on a frosty February night?  Tom's international line-up will include:

  • Mushroom Bisque
  • New England Seafood Chowder
  • Real Ramen (not the kind from a plastic bag)

Demonstration

Tom Wolowik - a Fishmonger at Madison's Seafood Center for 15 years, currently works at Bistro 101 in Mt. Horeb. Tom is now concentrating on teaching cooking classes and catering for small groups.

Ages 18 and older.

 

 

3 openings available

$45.00

Chef Tom Wolowik

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
876

Tue, Mar. 6, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
SPICY LATIN AMERICAN COOKING
 

Latin America covers a region that includes the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. Ethan will help you explore the diversity of these similiar but differentt cuisines.  Students will help prepare the Tostones.

  • Seared Citrus Mojo Tiger Shrimp with Veggie-Polenta Cakes
  • Citrus and Herb Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce
  • Tostones with Magic Green Sauce
  • Vanilla Flan with Caramel Sauce and fresh Berries

Demonstration / Participation

Ethan Kaercher - Executive Chef/Owner Mad-City Chefs, a service oriented catering company offering small event catering services for groups from 2-150.

Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Ethan Kaercher

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
871

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
EVERYDAY ASIAN
 

Introduce some new flavor profiles to your everyday line-up. Lily will demonstrate how easy it is to bring a taste of southeast Asia to your own home. Learn how to make:

  • Hoisin Pork & Vegetable Lettuce Wraps
  • Orange & Coriander Spiced Pork Roast with Soy Ginger Sauce
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots and Broccoli
  • Caramelized Banana and Nutella Wontons

Demonstration

Lily Kilfoy - a cooking instructor and freelance chef from Madison. Owner of The Kids Chef, where she teaches kids ages 5 and up how to cook.

Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Lily Kilfoy

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
872

Sun, Mar. 11, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
BREAD SKILLS - DINNER ROLLS & MORE
 

Working with only one dough, students will be able to improve their dough skills by practicing several different dinner roll shapes including: Pull-Aparts, Clover Leaf, Knotted Roll, Figure Eight, Butter Flake, and Parker House.

Hands-On

Jessie Light - Bread Baker Extraordinaire

Ages 18 and older

6 openings available

$45.00

Jessie Light

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
880

Mon, Mar. 12, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
PASTIES, EMPANADAS, & MEAT PIES
 

Survey the globe with a sampling of savory hand and meat pies. A great flaky pie crust pairs equally well with savory ingredients. Help prepare and enjoy:

  • Cornish Pasties
  • French Canadian Tourtiere
  • Latin Picadillo Empanada
  • Vegetarian Hand Pies


Demonstration / Participation

Jeff Doyle-Horney is an award winning Pastry Chef, having won the Family Favorite Fruit Pie at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair, as well as First Prize Winner and Best Of Division in the 2012 State Fair. He is a retired school teacher who currently is the resident pie baker at the Gates & Brovi Restaurant on Monroe Street. His specialty is fruit lattice-top pies.

 

Ages 18 years and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Jeff Doyle-Horney

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
873

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
INDIAN CUISINE IN THE HEARTLAND
 

Learn how to make authentic Indian Paneer and Flat Bread in this hands-on vegetarian class. Help prepare and sample:

  • Creamed Spinach (Spinach cooked with fresh Tomatoes, Onions, Green Chilies, and Yellow Lentils) with home-made Paneer
  • Tandoori Roti - unleavened Whole Wheat Flat Bread
  • Cachumbar - Cucumber Salad, an important part of any Indian meal

Participation / Demonstration

Neeta Saluja - author of Six Spices: A Simple Concept of Indian Cooking


Ages 18 and older

 

 

1 opening available

$45.00

Neeta Saluja

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
870

Thu, Mar. 15, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
TOSS YOUR OWN PIZZA- IAN'S PIZZA
 

Start your evening by enjoying a glass of wine and sampling four of Ian's most popular pizzas. After learning how to stretch and toss the dough like a pro, you'll create two freshly baked pizzas of your own to take home, featuring toppings and sauces such as: Mac n Cheese; locally produced Sausage and Ham; Grilled and Barbequed Chicken; Fresh Spinach, Portabello Mushrooms, and Roasted Peppers; Blue, Feta, Cheddar, and Pepper Jack Cheeses; and BBQ, Ranch, Pesto, and Creme Fraiche Sauces. The possibilities are endless!

Sample and create some of Ian’s favorites:

  • Mac n’ Cheese Pizza
  • Smoked Brisket and Tots
  • BBQ Chicken with Bacon and Ranch
  • Spinach, Feta, and Pesto

Hands-On

Nick Martin & Staci Fritz


All students must be at least 18 years old.

8 openings available

$50.00

Nick Martin

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
879

Tue, Mar. 20, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
MOMO MOJO
 

Get your mojo going with this Nepali class. Instructor Gabriel Heck is back to share his love and lore of authentic Nepalese cooking in this class featuring familiar ingredients combined in a whole new way. Try your hand at forming Momos, the traditional Himalayan dumplings.

His all-vegan menu includes:

  • Momos
  • Momo Chatni (a savory dipping sauce for Momos)
  • Thukpa (Tibetan Vegetable Soup)
  • Tareko Alu (Nepali Fried Potatoes)

Demonstration/Participation

Gabriel Heck

 

 

All students must be 18 years old.

6 openings available

$45.00

Gabriel Heck

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
881

Wed, Mar. 21, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
SOUTHERN BRUNCH
 

Easter is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate with family and friends than a traditional southern brunch! Enjoy:

  • Pecan French Toast Casserole
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Sausage Biscuits with Bacon Jam
  • Blushing Mimosas

Demonstration

Ellen Cook - Ellen was born on a bayou in Houma, Louisiana with her Cajun mother and sugar cane farmer father. After her retirement as a career scientist at UW,  she followed the encouragement of friends and colleagues and started Cajun Cook, a company devoted to bringing authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine to Madison. She provides catering and personal chef services and produces Cajun Cook Jambalaya Starter kits.

Ages 21 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Ellen Cook

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
883

Thu, Mar. 22, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
PASTRY SKILLS - CAKE ROLLS & PETIT FOURS
 
This class is all about sponge cake and its many uses.  Susie will demo a fail safe method for the perfect sponge cake. We will make two varieties of cake rolls and assorted petit fours. Perfect for Easter! Help prepare and sample:
  • Lemon Cake Roll with Lemon Curd and Lemon Mousse Filling
  • Chocolate Cake Roll with Chocolate Ganache and Chocolate Mousse
  • Assorted Petit Fours

Demonstration/Participation

Susie Feest - Pastry Chef at Bunky's Cafe and Culinary Instructor at Madison College

Ages 18 and older

7 openings available

$45.00

Pastry Chef Susie Feest

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
874

Sun, Mar. 25, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
SPRING MACARONS
 

This cookie is perhaps the most difficult to make correctly. Even though there are only four ingredients, the method of putting them together is extremely technical. Master Baker Punky will go through the process step by step so that you learn the correct way to make this French cookie. You will learn how to:

  • Pipe and bake the Macarons
  • Different Fillings (Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache)
  • Assembly

Students will bring home a box of their own Macarons.

Demonstration/Participation

Punky Egan - Retired Head of Madison College's Baking and Pastry Arts, and one of only 200 Certified Master Bakers in the US.

Ages 18  and older.

6 openings available

$45.00

Punky Egan

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
885

Thu, Mar. 29, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
CHINESE HOME COOKING
 

Sharon will guide you through the basic Chinese sauces, their applications and variations. She will prepare Scallion Pancakes to showcase the sauces. Enjoy:

  • Scallion Pancakes with assorted Dipping Sauces
  • MaPo Tofu & Rice

Demonstration

Sharon Long - Sharon learned "East meets West" from her grandmothers who both emigrated from Southern China.  As an avid foodie, Sharon has supplemented her cooking skills by taking many cooking classes including ones in Sardinia and Paris.

Ages 18 and older.

10 openings available

$45.00

Sharon Long

1721 Monroe Street