Our classes are taught by Chef Natasha who is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York City and spent 14 years creating culinary curriculum for Williams-Sonoma stores worldwide. Natasha has been recently selected to represent Kansas on the Today Show & was the winner of Guy’s Grocery Games – Clearance Wars episode. Teaching cooking and understanding food is Chef Natasha’s passion. You will leave with great culinary information, detailed recipes, & a full belly!
Class cost: $55 per person (unless otherwise specified) includes 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 a 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.
Jan 22 @ 3pm: KNIFE SKILLS
It’s time to freshen up our knife skills! Chef Natasha will teach you about the different types of knives, their uses, their construction, and proper handling techniques for ultimate safety. Then we will move on to the hands-on part of the class where you will get to use a large variety of knives, learn basic and special knife cuts; how to handle your knife correctly. We will also cover knife sharpening and maintenance. You are welcome to bring your favorite knife to class.
Jan 29 @ 3 pm: SATISFYING SOUPS & STEWS
Hearty soups and stews make cold days more bearable. These are soups that will warm you up and leave you satisfied. On the menu: Lasagna Soup with Tomato Bruschetta, Pozole with classic accompaniments, and Barley-Leek Soup with Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese Crostini.
Feb 12@ 3 pm: MAKE & TAKE: VALENTINE BEEF WELLINGTON
Valentine’s day is days away; perhaps this year you are opting to eat at home. Let us help you prepare the main dish – Beef Wellington for 2! You will learn how to make this classic entrée while making one for you and your love to eat together. *Due to the cost of ingredients – this class is $65 per person. This class is hands-on! If you can, please bring a rolling pin and a sheet pan or something to transport your Wellington home.
Feb 19 @ 3 pm: THE MAKINGS OF MARDI GRAS
Fat Tuesday is in 2 days – let’s create a Mardi Gras menu, you can recreate at home. We will be whipping up a batch of hurricanes for the occasion too! On the menu: Remoulade Deviled Eggs, Shrimp Etouffee, Classic Red Beans & Rice, and of course a “wow” dessert – Bananas Foster.
Feb 26 @ 3 pm: TAPAS PARTY
Turn your next cocktail party into a sophisticated Spanish-themed party by serving these delicious tapas along with a glass of Tinto de Verano (a popular Spanish wine cocktail for our guests that are 21 years old or older). On the menu: Tortilla Española (potato omelet), Croquetas de Pollo y Jamón (chicken & ham croquettes), Albóndigas en Salsa de Almendra (meatballs in almond sauce), and Patatas Bravas (fierce potatoes).
March 5 @ 3 pm: WEEKNIGHT DINNER WINNERS
Certain recipes are on repeat at Chef Natasha’s house because they make everyone happy and are easy to get on the table on a busy weeknight. Come learn some of her family’s favorites:
On the menu: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Celery-Blue Cheese Topping, Sheet Pan Steak Nachos with Homemade Guacamole, and Apricot Glazed Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Jamaican Rice & Beans (Peas).
March 12 @ 3 pm: SAVOR ST. PATTY’S DAY
St Patrick’s Day is only a few days away – and this year we are teaching you how to make an unconventional Irish menu that your family and friends will want more than once a year! On the menu: Reuben Dip with Rye Toast Points, Guinness BBQ Beef Shepherd’s Pie with Charred Cabbage Steaks, and last but not least Marmalade & Whiskey Bread Pudding.
To sign up for classes – please call the restaurant at 316-928-2899 or sign up online – https://www.ediningexpress.com/live20/607/1679/