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Class Schedule: October 2014 Classes

Chef Carrie Walters
Jacqui Kung

Flavors of Vietnam 

Hands-On Class
Chef Carrie Walters pairs up with our newest Culinary Instructor, Jacqui Kung, as they explore the nuances of Vietnamese cooking. Blending both East and South Asia with a touch of the West, this cuisine is as fun to eat as it is to cook! You'll learn hands-on how to combine bright citrus flavors with fresh herbs and a variety of textures. Spring Rolls with Pork and Shrimp; Vermicelli Noodle Bowls; Soft Shrimp Roll with Hoisin Peanut Sauce and Lemon Grass Beef. This menu will be paired with both wine and beer.

Chef Carrie Walters and Jacqui KungWednesday, October 1 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Sherry Monaghan

Magic of Maple 

The homey scents and flavors of autumn describe this delicious menu in which one of everyone's childhood favorite flavors; Maple, is the star. Join Sherry Monaghan as she creates wonderful recipes rich with maple flavor. Fennel Maple Breakfast Sausage with Cinnamon Maple Applesauce; Fall Salad with Maple Vinaigrette; Chipotle Maple BBQ Brisket Taco; Mustard Maple Grilled Salmon with Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts; and we'll finish with a fall favorite; Apple Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce. This menu will be paired with beer.

Sherry MonaghanThursday, October 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Kelly Kresge


Couples Hands-On Class
Beer is what we're cooking with in this fun, football friendly menu from our Beer Queen, Chef Kelly. To kick it off you'll make Beer Cheese and Beer Bread; along with Spicy Beer Nuts! Then on to her Beer Soaked Chicken Wings and delicious Slow Braised Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Slaw. Just in case of overtime - don't worry; Chocolate Beer Brownies with a Beer Caramel Sauce will cover it!

Kelly KresgeSunday, October 5 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00  

Matthew Somich
George Punter

Craft Beer and Bacon 

Join Chef Matt and George Punter team up for this delicious bacon and craft beer inspired class. Bacon is undeniably one of the most enticing flavors of all and the latest trends and offerings of craft beers are truly exciting. Matt will teach you how to make these delicious recipes and George will educate you on how to make that perfect beer choice. The Ultimate BLT; Bacon Wrapped Monkfish with Potato Chive Pancakes and Porcini Mushroom Foam; Porter Braised Pork Belly with Celery Root Purée; and Pain Perdue with Guinness Bacon Ice Cream.

Matthew Somich and George PunterTuesday, October 7 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Jenn DiSanto
George Punter

Mediterranean Tour 

Join Chef Jenn DiSanto, and wine educator George Punter, for the best of the Med! Jenn pulls out all the stops and shares her favorite recipes from cities along the coast. George will highlight a variety of wines from that sundrenched region. Each course will be paired with wine. Tapas Mixta: Crispy Cauliflower and Chick Peas with Harissa; Patatas Bravas; Warm Marinated Olives; and DLM Speciality Cured Meats and Cheeses; A salad of Slow Roasted Beets, Apples, and Arugula with Sugar and Spice Pistachios; Za'atar Marinated Chicken Skewers with Homemade Yogurt Sauce; Olive Oil Poached Swordfish with Preserved Lemons, Moroccan Olives, and Slow Roasted Tomatoes and to finish, Galaktoboureko - a Greek Custard Cake.

Chef Jenn DiSanto and George PunterWednesday, October 8 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Kate Kennard

Clean & Lean Weeknight Dinners 

Spend an evening at the Culinary Center with Kate Kennard, a Holistic Health Coach, and learn how to plan and prep a week's worth of Clean & Lean dinners for your busy family. In this class you will learn what you need to prep ahead so that you can pull that weeknight meal together in a snap! Complete with grocery list, a prep sheet, and the recipes for the week, this class is a must for that busy family or those looking to eat for health, weight loss, and nutrition. Kate's menu includes: Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps with Avocado Lime Dressing; Super Food Stir-Fry with Brown Basmati Rice; Zucchini Boats with Southwest Quinoa Filling; and Black Beans & Forbidden Rice with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing.

Kate KennardThursday, October 9 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Taste of Gluten-Free - Fall 

Join cookbook author and blogger, Caroline Shannon-Karasik, and learn how to make deliciously festive gluten-free recipes that you will enjoy during the fall season as well as the fast approaching holidays. Caroline's recipes are sure to please even those not on a gluten-free diet. Sweet Potato Pizza with Kale, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, & Toasted Walnuts; Roasted Acorn Squash Rings Stuffed with Cranberry Citrus Wild Rice; Thai Style Green Bean & Mushroom Casserole; Roasted Cauliflower with Scallions, Garlic, Dates, and Pine nuts; and Apple Spice Cookies with Cinnamon Frosting.

Caroline Shannon-KarasikFriday, October 10 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Jack Zindorf

Stir Crazy 

No one knows how to use a wok like culinary instructor, Jack Zindorf. In this stir fry class, Jack will show you how to become expert at stir frying for throwing together that quick weeknight meal. You will learn how to season and care for your wok, as well as learn the many uses to whip up that quick and tasty dinner. Jack's menu includes: Bang Bang Shrimp; Stir Fried Beef Stroganoff; Thai Basil Chicken; and Vegetarian Pad Thai. This menu will be paired with wine.

Jack ZindorfMonday, October 13 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Jiffie Hart

Food & Wine Pairings 101 

Wine Educator Jiffie Hart, will take us on a solid journey of basic wine education through taste! Lucky for us - Jiffie likes to drink and use wine that is not only affordable but highlights the true characteristic of each grape varietal. You'll compare and contrast wine and food components including sweetness, tannins, umami, acidity and other main flavors. Jiffie is an outstanding home cook. We'll pair some of her favorite doable dishes to understand the how food and wine affect each other and how to pair with outstanding results. Menu will be seasonal and easy to replicate at home.

Jiffie HartFriday, October 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Zebbie Borland

Princess Tea Party 

Attention little princesses! Bring your mom or grandma to the Culinary Center today for an afternoon Princess Tea Party. Come dressed in your frilliest frock and join our Queen tea party expert, Zebbie Borland for an afternoon of lovely tea party confections that will make this afternoon one to remember. Zebbie will teach you how to serve a proper English tea. Along with your tea you will dine on Warm Scones with Devonshire Cream and Strawberry Jam; a variety of Tea Sandwiches; Fruit Wands; Mini Blueberry Muffins; Pretty Petit Fours; Homemade Mints; and Pretty Pink Punch with an Ice Mold made with Edible Flowers! Each princess will decorate her own Teapot Cookie to take home. $45.00 for one adult and one child.

Zebbie BorlandSaturday, October 18 • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $45.00  

Mary Cooney

Fabulous Fall Pies 

One of the most loved comfort foods is homemade pie. Join Mary Cooney for this class as she shares all new delicious pie recipes perfect for baking on a cool autumn day. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready to enjoy a piece of pure comfort. Apple and Dried Fig Pie with Hazelnut Crust; Sweet Potato Meringue Pie with Traditional All-Butter Pie Crust; and Toasted Coconut Cream Pie with Whipped Cream and a Pâte Sucrée Crust. Light snacks will be served.

Mary CooneySunday, October 19 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $65.00  

Zebbie Borland

Petite Chefs: Scary Good Treats 

Hands-On Class
Petite Chefs, join Zebbie Borland for this frightfully fun Halloween class where you will learn to make ghoulish recipes that will trick and treat your families and friends. You will learn to make: Bat Bites (Cheddar Cheese Balls with Tortilla Chip Wings and Poppy Seed "Fur"); Cheesy Monster Eyes (3-Cheese Stuffed Shells with Homemade Marinara Sauce; and one of everyone's favorite Halloween candy flavors made into a milkshake, Candy Corn Milkshakes!

Zebbie BorlandMonday, October 20 • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • $45.00  

Sherry Monaghan

The Heart of it All: Midwest Favorites 

Come hungry to this class! Sherry Monaghan will have your mouth watering as she shows you how to make these simple and hearty Midwest legendary favorites. From Minneapolis comes the Juicy Lucy - an incredibly cheesy burger; from Cincinnati; Chili, of course; from Up North; the Pastie; a hearty savory pie that eats like a sandwich; from Chi-town; the classic Italian Beef; and from America's Dairyland; Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup. This menu will be paired with beer.

Sherry MonaghanWednesday, October 22 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Kelly Kresge

Craft Beer - A Cooking and Pairing Class 

For hundreds of years people have enjoyed the pleasures of good food and beer. Now with the explosion of smaller, independent breweries, (with some fabulous ones right here in Dayton) the options are huge! Check out Chef Kelly's fall menu that's perfect for pairing our favorite craft-style beers. Stout Soaked Mushroom & Goat Cheese Crostini; Autumn Salad with Pecan Ale Vinaigrette; Beef Stout Stew; and to finish a Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Drizzle.

Kelly KresgeThursday, October 23 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Lee Anne House


Join us for one hot cooking class! Chef Lee Anne House is the developer of her very own award-winning HouseMade Sriracha. Lee Anne has gained knowledge and experience working in Dayton's best local restaurants and she'll show off her cooking prowess highlighting her sauce in unique and delicious ways. Sriracha Veggie Hummus Taco; Shrimp and Kale Grits; Zucchini and Squash "Noodles" Red Curry Flank Steak; and Coconut Bread Pudding with Hot Chocolate Sauce. We'll pair this class with both wine and beer.

Chef Lee Anne HouseFriday, October 24 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Julia Hoy

Family Night: All American Meal 

Hands-On Class
In this class, Julia Hoy will teach you how to make traditional family favorites healthier and lighter without sacrificing taste. These recipes will satisfy any night of the week. Learn to make a classic but Quick Tomato Soup that is great as a starter or side dish. Julia will also make a lighter version of Breaded Chicken Tenders; and everyone's favorite comfort food, Macaroni & Cheese; for dessert, the perfect fall treat Pumpkin Maple Walnut Bars with a Nutty Streusel topped with ice cream. $75.00 for 2 people.

Julia HoySunday, October 26 • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM • $75.00  

Zebbie Borland

Junior Chefs: Creepy Crawly Halloween 

Hands-On Class
Junior Chefs, join Zebbie Borland for this class and learn how to make your Halloween party fright-filled when you serve these scary and fun Halloween party recipes that will make your friends forget about the candy bowl! Spider Bread Bowl with Saucy Dip and Hairy Legs as Dippers; Tentacle Pot Pie; and a deliciously creepy dessert, Spider Web Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Zebbie BorlandMonday, October 27 • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • $45.00  

Matthew Somich

How To: Sausage Making 

Hands-On Class
Join Chef Matt for this hands-on class and you will learn how to make your own sausage! You'll be amazed at how much better fresh sausage tastes and how easy it is to make at home. We'll use the freshest ingredients to make: Bratwurst; Red Wine and Garlic Sausage; and Chicken Fontina and Basil Sausage. This menu will be paired with beer.

Matthew SomichTuesday, October 28 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Anna Marie Armstrong

Fun with Phyllo 

Hands-On Class
Pastry Chef Anna Marie Armstrong will show you hands-on how to create beautiful and downright delicious dishes using phyllo dough. Known for its delicate layers and distinctive crunch, phyllo dough has many uses in the contemporary kitchen besides dessert! Menu includes classic Spanikopita; Mushroom Gruyere Cups; a Unique Quiche; Citrus Rolled Baklava; and Chef Anna Marie's Decadent Baklava.

Anna Marie ArmstrongWednesday, October 29 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00