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2380

Wed, Dec. 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR COOKING CAMP: HOGWARTS BOXING DAY CELEBRATION
 

It's Boxing Day in the UK, and at Hogwarts.  For anyone staying at school for the holiday it's a quieter celebration than Christmas.   According to Luna Lovegood it's also the one day a year the Pygmy Puffs sing.

Our menu includes:

  • Bubble and squeak
  • Pygmy Puff Cupcakes
  • Mrs. Weasley's Fudge

Working in small groups, campers will have a hands-on experience of cooking and will learn about kitchen safety, table etiquette, nutrition and more while developing kitchen skills and confidence by preparing real and wholesome food. Snacks and a meal are prepared and students will take home the recipes.

Please wear closed-toe shoes.

 

 

 

$75.00

Grades 2-5

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2379

Wed, Dec. 26, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN COOKING CAMP: HOGWARTS BOXING DAY CELEBRATION
 

It's Boxing Day in the UK, and at Hogwarts.  For anyone staying at school for the holiday it's a quieter celebration than Christmas.   According to Luna Lovegood it's also the one day a year the Pygmy Puffs sing.

Our menu includes:

  • Bubble and squeak
  • Pygmy Puff Cupcakes
  • Mrs. Weasley's Fudge

Working in small groups, campers will have a hands-on experience of cooking and will learn about kitchen safety, table etiquette, nutrition and more while developing kitchen skills and confidence by preparing real and wholesome food. Snacks and a meal are prepared and students will take home the recipes.

Please wear closed toe shoes.

 

 

 

$75.00

Grades 6-12

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2377

Thu, Dec. 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
2-DAY JUNIOR COOKING CAMP: WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
 

The solstice is a time of celebration in cultures around the world, from Christmas and Hanukkah to Kwanzaa and St. Lucia Day.  In this two day class we'll learn about the foods that are such an important tradition when it comes to celebrating.  Our menu includes:

  • Chicken Junkanoo, a chicken and veggie dish from the Bahamas
  • Lussekatter, sweet saffron rolls for St. Lucia Day
  • Potato Latkes to celebrate Hanukkah
  • Jollof Rice, a Nigerian dish for Kwanzaa
  • Dumplings to celebrate Dongzhi, a festival in China and Southeast Asia

Working in small groups, campers will have a hands-on experience of cooking and will learn about kitchen safety, table etiquette, nutrition and more while developing kitchen skills and confidence by preparing real and wholesome food. Snacks and a meal are prepared each day and students will take home the recipes at the end of the second day.

THIS IS A TWO-SESSION PROGRAM (3 hours per day, 10 am - 1 pm) for children in Grade 2 through Grade 5. Begins Thursday and ends Friday.

Please wear closed toe shoes.

 

 

$150.00

Grades 2-5

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2378

Thu, Dec. 27, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
2-DAY TEEN COOKING CAMP: WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
 

The solstice is a time of celebration in cultures around the world, from Christmas and Hanukkah to Kwanzaa and St. Lucia Day.  In this two day class we'll learn about the foods that are such an important tradition when it comes to celebrating.  Our menu includes:

  • Chicken Junkanoo, a chicken and veggie dish from the Bahamas
  • Lussekatter, sweet saffron rolls for St. Lucia Day
  • Potato Latkes to celebrate Hanukkah
  • Jollof Rice, a Nigerian dish for Kwanzaa
  • Dumplings to celebrate Dongzhi, a festival in China and Southeast Asia

Working in small groups, campers will have a hands-on experience of cooking and will learn about kitchen safety, table etiquette, nutrition and more while developing kitchen skills and confidence by preparing real and wholesome food. Snacks and a meal are prepared each day and students will take home the recipes at the end of the second day.

THIS IS A TWO-SESSION PROGRAM (3 hours per day, 2 pm - 5 pm) for children in Grade 6 through Grade 12. Begins Thursday and ends Friday.

Please wear closed-toe shoes.

 

 

$150.00

Grades 6-12

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2405

Sat, Dec. 29, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
NEW YEARS APPETIZER PARTY! SPECIAL PRICE TONIGHT
 

It's our annual New Years Appetizer Party cooking class tonight--come join the fun and at a special price, too! We'll show you how to prepare a host of appetizers well-suited to New Year's celebrations. 

In this hands-on class, you'll prepare savory and sweet bites that you'll enjoy making, serving and eating again and again. The more students, the more appetizers we'll be making--all enough for a full meal. 

Partial Menu:

*  Swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam

*  Moroccan tagine chicken

*  Peppermint white chocolate bark

*  Brownie bites with Irish Cream frosting

Enjoy some prosecco with your creations to toast the new year.  (2 1/2 hrs)

This program NOT eligible for any additional promotional pricing.

 

 

$50.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2398

Sun, Dec. 30, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
CHEF'S TABLE: SUNDAY SUPPER--NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER DINNER
 

Warm and filling, chock-a-block with fat clams and tender potatoes--New England style clam chowder is a perfect solution to a simple Sunday dinner during the winter. Bake up some tender corn muffins to slather with butter and honey, and a pear/apple crisp to round out your meal.

This 2 to 2.5 hour class is a demonstration style Chef's Table. You sit back and relax while we prepare the meal for you tableside with tons of tips and techniques and opportunities to ask questions. Children 14 and up with a parent may attend this class.  

$59.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2404

Mon, Dec. 31, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
ELEGANT NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER
 

Come for an early evening, prepare a delectable meal, and still have time to go visiting friends and family to ring in the new year.

You'll create a five-star menu of:

     * Apple-Shallot-Gruyere Appetizer

     * Cream of Brie Soup

     * Holiday Salad

     * Traditional Beef Wellington

     * Fondant Potatoes

     * Green Bean Almandine

Accompanying your meal is a champagne toast, a glass of wine with the meal and a chef-prepared dessert. 

This class is limited to 10 participants and is scheduled to run from 5 to 8 pm. 

$105.00

Age 21 or older

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2375

Wed, Jan. 2, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
3-DAY JUNIOR COOKING CAMP: WINTER BAKING
 

It's time to get warm and cozy in the kitchen with three days of baking some of our favorite comfort foods.

  • Day One: It's a breakfast celebration. We'll be making variations of doughnuts and cinnamon rolls.
  • Day Two: Pie!  We'll be learning about pie crusts and making both sweet and savory pies, and hand pies.
  • Day Three: Make it mini.  Food is always more fun when it's small.  We'll be creating mini treats including individual oreo cheesecakes, petit fours, and bite sized tarts.
The class will focus primarily on sweet treats, but there will be a savory every day.

Working in small groups, campers will have a hands-on experience of cooking and will learn about kitchen safety, table etiquette, nutrition and more while developing kitchen skills and confidence by preparing real and wholesome food. Snacks and a meal are prepared each day and students will take home some of the recipes at the end of the third day.

THIS IS A THREE-SESSION PROGRAM (3 hours per day, 10 am - 1 pm) for children in Grade 2 through Grade 5. Begins Wednesday and ends Friday.

Please wear closed toe shoes.

 

 

$225.00

Grades 2-5

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2372

Wed, Jan. 2, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
3-DAY TEEN COOKING CAMP: THE GREAT PLEASANTON BAKE OFF
 

Are you in love with the Great British Bake Off? Do you love to play with butter, flour, and sugar?  Do you love to express your creativity?  We won't be baking in a tent (and sorry, no Paul Hollywood either) but for three days we'll be creating our own baking experience.  No knowledge of the British Bake Off is necessary.  No fancy skill level required.

  • Day One: A grounding in the basics. We'll discuss how to measure, cream butter and sugar, make choux pastry, play with flavors, and more.
  • Day Two: The challenges. Like the GBB we'll have a signature bake and a technical challenge. Working in a team you'll take what you know and add creativity to crate delicious and fun treats.
  • Day Three: The Showstopper. As a class we'll work on a grand project.
The class will focus primarily on sweet treats, but there will be a savory dish every day.

Working in small groups, teens will have a hands-on experience of cooking and will learn about kitchen safety, table etiquette, nutrition and more while developing kitchen skills and confidence by preparing real and wholesome food. Snacks and a meal are prepared each day and students will take home some of the recipes at the end of the third day.

Please wear closed toe shoes.

THIS IS A THREE-SESSION PROGRAM (3 hours per day, 2 pm - 5 pm) for children in Grade 6 through Grade 12. Begins Wednesday and ends Friday.

 

 

$240.00

Grades 6-12

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2387

Sun, Jan. 6, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
4th ANNUAL PARENT-CHILD SOUPER LUNCH
 

Back for it's fourth year--a parent-child souper meal.

How about a shared cooking adventure with your child (age 8-14)?  Sarah will guide small working groups in preparing 3 different soups along with a quick baked bread and a fruity dessert.

Hands-on instruction (geared to the parent who assists their young sous chef), full meal, and take-home recipes. (About 2.5 hours)

Pricing is bundled for the two of you (just select one seat at checkout)

$89.00

Chef Sarah

Food Studio

Event/Date Description Price/Location
2390

Sat, Jan. 12, 2019 @ 11:30 AM
FLASH CLASS: IT'S A DATE
 

Chef Linda will just be returning from Palm Springs this weekend and eager to share recipes that use the nutritious and delicious date. During this 1.5 hour demonstration class, learn about the common varieties of dates found in the U.S. and then see how some tasty dishes featuring dates are made.

The menu's a secret... mostly because it's being researched and tested the week before class. Come and learn all sorts of tips and techniques, enjoy tastings (enough for a lunch!), and take home recipes so you can make the dishes at home, too.

$29.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2389

Sat, Jan. 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT IN MOROCCO
 

North African cuisine is influenced many Mediterranean cuisines. Tonight, prepare a meal that's both exotic and familiar at the same time.  Begin with a spice lesson and create your own ras al'hanout mix to take home. Then prepare a chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemon, grilled salmon with chermoula and harissa, spiced squash tagine, fruit-and-nut studded couscous and traditional Ghoribas for dessert. 

This is a hands-on class about 3 hours in length. You'll learn tons of tips and techniques and take home recipes. If you'd like, BYOB to enjoy with your multi-course meal.  

Please register for two seats.

 

$79.00

Age 21 or older

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2402

Sun, Jan. 13, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
KNIFE SKILLS
 

Cooking is far easier if you learn or bone up on how to select, use and maintain the most important tool in your kitchen--the knife!

After a thorough review of knife fundamentals about how knives are made, how to select, store and maintain your knives, you'll learn various cutting techniques essential for building the confidence needed to slice, dice and mince your next masterpiece! (about 3 hours; about half the time is spent on hands-on activity and snack preparation)

No matter how ugly, old or dull, we recommend you bring your own chef's and paring knives to the class to see how well they can perform for you. We offer fee-for-service knife sharpening once a month, usually on the 4th Thursday. Please consult our class calendar for the next visit from Perfect Edge.  

This class is a pre-requisite for Culinary Assistant. If you would like to find out about our Culinary Assistant program, information will be provided at the end of the class or you can contact the store anytime for information. 


$65.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2407

Sun, Jan. 13, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
TAMALES WORKSHOP AND DINNER
 

Join us today as we show you how to make tamales from scratch with homemade (and pre-made) masa, with meat, vegetarian and sweet fillings. This hands-on class includes a salad with our signature cilantro pepita dressing. Que rico! (about 3 hours--please enjoy a snack before arrival so you can wait to enjoy a meal of your creations at the end of class).

Hands-on instruction, full meal and take-home recipes. 

This is a 3 hour program for adults.  Please, no open-toe shoes.

$79.00

Age 21 or older

Food Studio

Event/Date Description Price/Location
2363

Tue, Jan. 15, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN CUISINE
 

The history and geography of India has resulted in rich and varied culinary traditions. This evening, immerse yourself in the flavors of the Asian subcontinent. You'll learn how to make your own curry powder (to use in class and take extra home) and paneer cheese, then you'll make a delicious biryani (rice dish), saag paneer (cheese and spinach), murgh makhani (butter chicken), and a lightly spiced rice pudding with coconut.

Hands-on instruction with a full meal and take home recipes. About 3 hours in length. Please do not wear open toed shoes to class.

$79.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2388

Wed, Jan. 16, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
FOUNDATIONS IN COOKING A 6-WEEK SERIES FOR THE SERIOUS COOK
 

FOUNDATIONS IN COOKING

January 16 through February 20

If you're serious about learning or deepening your understanding of cooking, then there's nothing like Foundations in Cooking. We strive to expand your knowledge and confidence in the kitchen and help you on your journey to "intuitive cooking."

In this 6-session program, you'll learn about

  • knife skills
  • meat, poultry, fish, and sauces
  • how to build a basic cook's pantry and tool kit
  • timing a meal
  • nutritional insights
  • how to utilize various cooking techniques like braising, sauteing, poaching and steaming, even sous vide

Each class includes lecture and printed reference materials, then everyone dons their own chef's coat (to keep) and prepares a multi-course meal that employs the principles reviewed that evening. 

Class is limited to 8 students to ensure plenty of personal attention.  (4.0 hrs per class, some a little longer)

Note: If you've taken our Knife Skills class previously, we have a special accommodation for you.  Please contact the store for details.   

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FOUNDATIONS IN COOKING I, WED., 1/16   

This first installment of Foundations in Cooking covers knife skills--selection, maintenance and cutting techniques.  Afterwards, enjoy a quick potato-caramelized onion soup, salad with citrus basil vinaigrette, chicken roulade, and apple strudel.  (Menu subject to change.)

Series-only pricing; classes start Wednesday, January 16.

FOUNDATIONS IN COOKING II, WED., 1/23:

This second installment of Foundations in Cooking covers soup basics along with pantry and tool kit essentials.  Afterwards, enjoy a quick and hearty chicken soup with homemade noodles, clam chowder, chive and cheddar scones and from-scratch chocolate pudding.  (Menu subject to change.)

Series-only pricing; classes start Wednesday, January 16.

FOUNDATIONS IN COOKING III, WED, 1/30

This third installment of Foundations in Cooking covers the world of fish and seafood--how to select and what cooking methods bring out the best flavors.  Afterwards, enjoy a tuna melt pizza, Shrimp Louis, fresh fish entree(s), and an old-fashioned cream roll.  (Menu subject to change.)

Series-only pricing; classes start Wednesday, January 16.

FOUNDATIONS IN COOKING IV, WED, 2/6:

This fourth installment of Foundations in Cooking covers meats and poultry--selection, cuts and optimal cooking techniques.  Afterwards, enjoy grilled steak with creamy poblano sauce, cilantro pepita caesar salad, Cuban-style beans and Mexican chocolate sundaes.  (Menu subject to change.)

Series-only pricing; classes start Wednesday, January 16.

FOUNDATIONS IN COOKING V, WED, 2/13:

This fifth installment of Foundations in Cooking builds on previous lessons and covers roasting and braising cooking techniques.  Afterwards, enjoy roast chicken, braised veggies and roasted apples in spiced walnut oil. We'll spend part of the lecture portion on nutritional insights and fielding your questions on food trends. (Menu subject to change.)

Series-only pricing; classes start Wednesday, January 16.

FOUNDATIONS IN COOKING VI, WED, 2/20:

This sixth and last installment of Foundations in Cooking covers the gentle, healthy cooking techniques of steaming and poaching.  Afterwards, dine on an Asian-inspired meal of sesame fish in parchment, Chinese pearl balls, potstickers, foil-wrapped chicken, and mango mousse.  (Menu subject to change.)

Series-only pricing; classes start Wednesday, January 16.

The $595 fee covers all six sessions of lecture, hand-on cooking, meals, materials and a voluminous take-home reference guide with recipes and a Pans on Fire chef's coat.

Additional Information:

  • Sometimes life gets in the way of a schedule, so if you have to miss a Foundations class, you will be notified of the next Foundations series and take the missed session at that time.
  • You will be in a class with others with different levels of experience, some with very little, some with more. Over the years, we have time and time again found that everyone is supportive of each other and committed to learning together despite their skill level. So, if you're more of a novice, don't worry, and if you're an experienced cook, you'll be delightfully surprised at all you'll learn.

$595.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2403

Sat, Jan. 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SKILLS
 

Cooking is far easier if you learn or bone up on how to select, use and maintain the most important tool in your kitchen--the knife!

After a thorough review of knife fundamentals about how knives are made, how to select, store and maintain your knives, you'll learn various cutting techniques essential for building the confidence needed to slice, dice and mince your next masterpiece! (about 3 hours; about half the time is spent on hands-on activity and snack preparation)

No matter how ugly, old or dull, we recommend you bring your own chef's and paring knives to the class to see how well they can perform for you. We offer fee-for-service knife sharpening once a month, usually on the 4th Thursday. Please consult our class calendar for the next visit from Perfect Edge.  

This class is a pre-requisite for Culinary Assistant. If you would like to find out about our Culinary Assistant program, information will be provided at the end of the class or you can contact the store anytime for information. 


$65.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2366

Sat, Jan. 19, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
SOUS VIDE WORKSHOP AND DINNER
 

Sous vide is a cooking technique becoming more popular (and economically accessible) every year. Using the new Freiling sous vide stick and Sous Vide Supreme box unit, we'll go over the fundamentals of sous vide cooking and then you'll get to prepare a number of dishes with your new-found skills.

* "Poached" Eggs (for eggs Benedict)

* Shrimp (for elegant Shrimp Cocktail)

* Pork Tenderloin (finished with a balsamic-port sauce)

* NY Strip Steak (need we say more?)

* Dulce de Leche (for dessert, of course!)

This is a hands-on program; please wear closed toe shoes. In addition to a full meal, you'll take home a recipe booklet to work on a few other dishes, too. About 3 hours.

$79.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2410

Sun, Jan. 20, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
4th ANNUAL PARENT-CHILD SOUPER LUNCH
 

Back for it's fourth year--a parent-child souper meal.

How about a shared cooking adventure with your child (age 8-14)?  Sarah will guide small working groups in preparing 3 different soups along with a quick baked bread and a fruity dessert.

Hands-on instruction (geared to the parent who assists their young sous chef), full meal, and take-home recipes. (About 2.5 hours)

Pricing is bundled for the two of you (just select one seat at checkout)

$89.00

Chef Sarah

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2409

Sun, Jan. 20, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
TAMALES WORKSHOP AND DINNER
 

Join us today as we show you how to make tamales from scratch with homemade (and pre-made) masa, with meat, vegetarian and sweet fillings. This hands-on class includes a salad with our signature cilantro pepita dressing. Que rico! (about 3 hours--please enjoy a snack before arrival so you can wait to enjoy a meal of your creations at the end of class).

Hands-on instruction, full meal and take-home recipes. 

This is a 3 hour program for adults.  Please, no open-toe shoes.

$79.00

Age 21 or older

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2385

Mon, Jan. 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN - MLK's FAVORITE FOODS
 

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a special love for the comfort foods of the South.  In honor of MLK day we'll be preparing some of King's favorites.  Our menu inculdes:

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • Macaronni and Cheese
  • Peach Cobbler

Class includes instruction in measuring, knife skills, safe food handling, and cooking techniques as well as a full lunch and recipes before the kids head home. (3 hrs.)

Parent or guardian must be present to register child at the start of class; please call the store if other arrangements are required. Please, no open toe shoes.

$75.00

Grades 2-5

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2386

Mon, Jan. 21, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
TEENS IN THE KITCHEN - MLK's FAVORITE FOODS
 

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a special love for the comfort foods of the South.  In honor of MLK day we'll be preparing some of King's favorites.  Our menu inculdes:

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • Macaronni and Cheese
  • Peach Cobbler

Class includes instruction in measuring, knife skills, safe food handling, and cooking techniques as well as a full lunch and recipes before the kids head home. (3 hrs.)

Parent or guardian must be present to register child at the start of class; please call the store if other arrangements are required. Please, no open toe shoes.

$75.00

Grades 6-12

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2392

Tue, Jan. 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
WINTER SOUPS AND SALADS
 

Bring winter flavors to your table. Working in small groups, you'll prepare 3 soups and 2 salads then sit down to enjoy a buffet of your creations. This is a hands-on class, so we require closed toe shoes. You'll receive tons of tips and techniques in this class, a booklet of the recipes and a full meal. (About 2.5 hours)

Planned Menu:

  • Butternut squash soup
  • Potato - Caramelized Onion Chowder
  • Bourbon roasted pear and gorgonzola salad
  • Winter crunch pasta salad

If you reside in Pleasanton, you can save a little by booking through the Parks & Recreation Department. Click here to access their activities brochure to register for the program.  

Special Shopping Discount: Enjoy a special 15% off regularly priced merchandise purchases in the store on the day of class

 

$65.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio

 
Event/Date Description Price/Location
2364

Thu, Jan. 31, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
IZAKAYA - JAPANESE TAVERN FOOD
 

The Spanish have small plates called tapas; the Greeks call it meze. Japan's version is Izakaya cuisine.

Tonight, splurge on a variety of dishes you'll make and enjoy. Spiced edamame (soy beans), karaage (fried chicken bites), goma-ae (vegetable salad with sesame dressing), kakuni (braised pork belly), and finish with yakisoba noodles. Feel free to bring Japanese beer or sake to enjoy with your meal.

Hands-on instruction, about 3 hours, full meal and take home recipes. Please no open-toed shoes.

$79.00

Chef Linda

Food Studio