Cooking Classes

Our classes are taught by Chef Natasha who is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York City, spent 14 years creating culinary curriculum for Williams-Sonoma stores worldwide, recently selected to represent Kansas on the Today Show and was the winner of Guys Grocery Games – Clearance Wars episode. Teaching cooking and understanding food is Chef Natasha’s passion.

You will leave with great culinary information, detailed recipes and a full belly.

Sunday, Oct 4th – 3 pm: THE MAGIC OF SOUP

As the air chills and fresh produce becomes a little harder and more expensive to get – soup becomes the star of the season! Soup can stretch to feed unexpected visitors, soup can be made ahead of time and often frozen, soup is economical – those are only a few reasons to add to your soup library. In this class we will start with how to make a stock (and taste the difference between homemade and store bought. Then we will move into making some soups to add to your repertoire. On the menu: Homemade Chicken Stock, Chicken & Bacon Chowder with Buttermilk Chive Dumplings, Saffron Fregola with Seafood, and Smoky Split Pea Soup with Ham & Crispy Proscuitto.

Sunday, Oct 18th – 3 pm: AUTUMN COMFORT FOOD

Everyone’s definition of comfort food is different but for many chicken is the star of our comfort dish! In this class – you will learn how to make delicious crispy fried chicken starting with an herb buttermilk brine. While mashed potatoes are a common partner of fried chicken – we will learn how to make creamy parmesan polenta with wilted baby greens and a hot pepper drizzle. On the menu: Candied Walnut-Brie & Brussels Sprout Bites, Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken with Parmesan Polenta, Wilted Greens and a hot pepper drizzle and fall stone fruit dessert.

Sunday, Nov 1st – 3 pm: MASTERING THE ART OF PIE CRUST

The stress of flaky pie crusts begins as pie season prepares for its grand event – Thanksgiving! In this class we will get our hands messy as we learn together how to make pie crust from scratch. How to maintain our ingredients, create flaky pie crust, rolling dough, transferring, holding, freezing and last but not least decorating our pies. Each guest will make and take home 2 pie crust made in the class.

Sunday, Nov 15th – 3 pm: SHOW STOPPING SIDES

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if your family is like mine – there is very little I’m able to change on the menu. Everyone has their favorites! But if like me – you want to shake things up, crave a little something new to the table and yes, receive numerous compliments; the way to do it is through delicious fall side dishes. On the menu: Savory Bread Pudding with Mushrooms, Kale and Parmesan, Duchess Potatoes, Sweet Corn Spoonbread, Fennel & Citrus Salad and Sweet Potato Biscuits.

Class cost $45 per person include demonstrations, recipes and a generous tasting from the class. Cancellations must be 36-hours prior to class for a refund or to be moved to another class. Just like any event ticket (even movie ticket) – we cannot refund, reschedule or find you a replacement (though you are welcome to find someone in your stead) after those 36-hours.

To sign up for classes – please call the restaurant at 316-928-2899 or stop in!