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Class Schedule: All Classes

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  

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  

Mary Cooney

Hands-On Teen Class: Pasta from Scratch 

Hands-On Class
Join Mary Cooney for this hands-on class and learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch! You will get expert instruction and learn the skills necessary to make fresh pasta and turn it into these delicious entrées: Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil; Meat Filled Ravioli with a simple Homemade Tomato Sauce; and, for the perfect side to go along with these dishes a Baby Greens Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette that you will make over and over again. We'll end the meal with a sweet treat!

Mary CooneySaturday, November 1 • 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM • $75.00  

Matthew Somich

Beef 101 

Learn fundamental skills in this information-packed class with all new beefy recipes. Leave this class with delicious recipes perfect for a family dinner or formal dinner party. Chef Matt Somich will teach you how to make Beef Goulash with Spaetzle; Chili Con Carne with Skillet Corn Bread; Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast; and Grilled T-Bone Steak with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions. This menu will be paired with wine.

Matthew SomichMonday, November 3 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Julia Hoy

Souper Winter Meals 

Julia Hoy will show you how soups can range from simple to complex with an almost endless array of interchangeable ingredients to make them your own. Come warm yourself with these wonderful versatile recipes: Asian Egg Drop Soup; Traditional Mexican Albondigas Soup with Meatballs, Fresh Herbs, and Vegetables; Julia Child's Classic Potato Soup with variations; a lighter version of New England Clam Chowder with Bacon, Thyme, and Sherry; and a sweet, dessert-style Warm Spiced Plum Soup. This menu will be paired with wine.

Julia HoyTuesday, November 4 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Chef Carrie Walters

How To: Thanksgiving Dinner 

Thanksgiving dinners are known for complicated menus with numerous dishes to prepare, and the whole process can be very intimidating. In this class, Chef Carrie will teach you everything you need to know to serve up a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner your guests are sure to remember. Carrie will show you that with a proper plan in place, even the gravy will turn out perfect. Recipes are updated and are all "real food" - no cans of soup here! The menu includes Home-Style Dressing; Homemade Mashed Potatoes and Gravy; Green Bean Casserole; Fresh Cranberry Relish; Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crunch Topping; and, of course, the Turkey - a free-range, vegetarian-fed, fresh bird - roasted to juicy perfection; and, for dessert Grandma Tobias Pumpkin Pie, fresh from the market. This menu will be paired with wine.

Chef Carrie WaltersMonday, November 10 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Ed Bartush

Knife Skills 101 with Wüsthof Expert Ed Bartush 

Hands-On class
Wüsthof expert Ed Bartush will help you become more confident in the kitchen as he teaches fundamental knife skills essential for food preparation. Ed will discuss the importance of sharpening, and how to hold your knife for maximum performance and efficiency. He will demonstrate proper cutting techniques and guide you through hands-on practice. This is the perfect class to learn about different types of knives and the benefits of different blades. Each student will go home with a Wüsthof 3.5" Classic Pairing Knife - a kitchen essential! Light snacks will be served.

Ed BartushWednesday, November 12 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Rick Schaefer

Holiday Celtic Breakfast 

Dayton's popular hometown Caterer Chef Rick Schaefer, has been on the catering scene since 1986. Help us welcome him to DLM's Culinary Center while he shows us how to make an outstanding Holiday Celtic Breakfast. Chef Rick is excited to share his passion for food and entertaining. He will share some tricks of the catering trade to help you survive this busy season in the best of taste! We'll get this menu started with Irish Coffee; Traditional Irish Scrambled Eggs with Chives and Crème Fraîche on Toasted Farmhouse Bread; Corned Beef Hash; Grilled Scottish Salmon with Chef's Dill Sauce; Colcannon, and for a delicious ending; Guinness Cupcakes.

Chef Rick SchaeferThursday, November 13 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Jiffie Hart

How to Host a Food and Wine Event Like a Pro 

Looking to host a decidedly different dinner party? Invite your friends and have your own food and wine event. Wine educator, Jiffie Hart, will show us how to host (and cook) a fabulous evening of good food and affordable wine that elevates each course! With her down-to-earth approach, as well as her well deserved reputation as hosting some of the BEST dinner parties, she'll treat us to an evening full of fun, wine information, and a delicious dinner! Menu will be seasonal and each course paired with wine.

Jiffie HartFriday, November 14 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Elizabeth Wiley

A Day in the Kitchen with Chef Wiley 

Hands-On Class
Spend the day in the Culinary Center with Chef Elizabeth Wiley, creator and owner of The Meadowlark and Wheat Penny Oven and Bar . The day will begin with the class developing a menu in the CC with Wiley and then shopping together at the market, gathering more inspiration along the way. There are no set menus and no recipes provided before, during, or after the experience. We suggest taking notes! The best part is that students help prepare dishes with Wiley's guidance, and then dine together on the creations. One or two wines or beers will also be selected, according to what the chef feels will best complement the food. Our Day in the Kitchen classes offer an intimate, unique, and highly educational experience gleaned from one-on-one interaction with the chef, plus a whole lot of fun!

Chef Elizabeth WileySunday, November 16 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $95.00  

Sherry Monaghan

Around the World in a Dish 

Chicken and Rice for dinner again? - not tonight! Join Sherry Monaghan for this class and she'll show you how to change it up with these international dishes that are easy and uncomplicated and will have your family running to the dinner table. French Onion Soup; Moroccan Beef Tangine; Pork Tinga; Spicy Chicken Pad Thai; and a French Canadian Meat pie, traditionally served at the holidays; Tourtiere. This menu will be paired with wine.

Sherry MonaghanMonday, November 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Matthew Somich

Chicken 101 

Chef Matt is back for another great chicken class with all new recipes. Matt will once again concentrate on basic cooking methods, knowledge, and techniques with delicious results. Join this class and learn how you can turn one of our favorite staples into something special. Paprika Chicken with Herbed Spaetzle; Oven Roasted Citrus Chicken with Baked Rice Pilaf and Pan Gravy; Vietnamese Chicken Bahn Mi Sandwich; and Sautéed Chicken Cutlets with Port Wine and Mushroom Pan Sauce. This menu will be paired with wine.

Matthew SomichTuesday, November 18 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Christmas Candy 

Hands-On Class
Give a gift of homemade candy this holiday season. In this hands-on class, Mary Cooney will show you how to master the techniques of candy making so that you will be ready for giving the perfect hostess gift. Recipes include: Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle; Mini Snickers Almond Bars; Fudge; and Pine Nut Logs (chewy nougat covered in caramel and rolled in toasted pine nuts). Each student will bring home a sample box of candy. Light snacks will be served.

Mary CooneyWednesday, November 19 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter

All About Beaujolais 

Join Chef Carrie and Wine Educator, George Punter for the release of Beaujolais in this food and wine celebration class! This highly underrated and very affordable wine is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. We'll learn all about the nuances of the different types of Beaujolais plus Chef Carrie will show us how to whip up a delicious menu that will pair beautifully. Charcuterie Plate with Sausages and French Cheeses; Bistro Salad with Bacon Batons; Pasta Provençal; Chicken Luberon and Raspberry Mascarpone Mousse.

Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterThursday, November 20 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Festive Holiday Cookies 

Hands-On Class
Bring your favorite apron and get ready for an afternoon of holiday cookie baking. We know you will love Mary's all new holiday cookie recipes that are sure to add to the magic of the season! Chocolate Butter Pecan Sandwich Cookies with Brown Butter Pecan Filling; Italian Butterhorn Cookies with a Cinnamon and Walnut Filling; Lemon Rosemary Sliced Cookies; and Pistachio Cookies. Each student will bring home a sample box of cookies. Light snacks will be served.

Mary CooneySunday, November 23 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $75.00  

Sherry Monaghan

Family Night: Spanish  

Hands-On Class
Today's menu celebrates the vibrant and rich tradition of Spanish cuisine. Sherry Monaghan will teach you how to prepare these fun and tasty Spanish dishes that will add a new take on the family dinner! Catalan Tomato Bread; Red Onion and Orange Salad; Albondigas (Meatballs) en Salsa; Pinchiots (Pork Kebabs); Chorizo Grilled Cheese; and el postre; Catalan Crème. $75.00 for 2 people.

Sherry MonaghanSunday, November 30 • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM • $75.00  


Mastering Pizza 

Join Chef Ruth Gresser, from Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington, DC, along with Chefs Wiley and Liz from Meadowlark and Wheatpenny Oven and Bar, for an evening of fun and great food as they share their kitchen stories and cooking techniques. These three great chefs will teach us how to master the technique and skills to craft the perfect pizza at home. This class will include a signed copy of Chef Ruth's book: Kitchen Workshop - Pizza. This class will be paired with beer and wine.

Chef Ruth Gresser and Chef Elizabeth WileyThursday, December 4 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Winter Dinner Party 

Couples Hands-On Class
Our couples' classes are very popular and this one is sure to please. Grab your partner or a friend and join Mary Cooney for this fabulous menu that you will create and enjoy together! Stromboli filled with Sopressata, Mushrooms, Onions, Red Peppers and Cheese; Salad with Fennel, Orange, Dried Figs and Walnuts; Creamy Polenta with Tomato and Port Ragu; Sautéed Broccolini with Garlic; and the perfect ending to this delicious meal; Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes topped with Buttercream Icing and Toasted Hazelnuts. This menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneySunday, December 7 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple  

Zebbie Borland

Let's Decorate A Gingerbread House 

Hands-On class
Decorating a gingerbread house during the holiday season is a traditional family pastime. Join Zebbie Borland for this hands-on class and learn the step-by-step process for decorating your very own gingerbread house. All icings and candies for decoration will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own to personalize your house. This is a great activity for parents and children to do together. Sign up early; Seating is limited.

Zebbie BorlandMonday, December 8 • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $50.00  

Kelly Kresge

Homemade Holiday Gifts to Go 

Hands-On Class
Looking to give something special this year that is made from the heart and delicious? Chef Kelly pulls out all the stops as she shares and shows you how easy it is to make this holiday a little sweeter! Homemade Hot Cocoa with Vanilla Bean Marshmallows; Candied Walnuts; Kolacky; Chai Tea Mix; Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches; and Classic Cranberry Walnut Bread. Light snacks will be served.

Kelly KresgeTuesday, December 9 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Zebbie Borland

Let's Decorate A Gingerbread House 

Hands-On Class
Decorating a gingerbread house during the holiday season is a traditional family pastime. Join Zebbie Borland for this hands-on class and learn the step-by-step process for decorating your very own gingerbread house. All icings and candies for decoration will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own to personalize your house. This is a great activity for parents and children to do together. Sign up early; seating is limited.

Zebbie BorlandWednesday, December 10 • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $50.00  

Sandy Bergsten
Teresa Kearney

Girls' Night Out: Party Time! 

In this Girls' Night Out class with Sandy Bergsten, and wine educator Teresa Kearney, you will learn creative ideas, shortcuts and tips for hosting your next get together, as well as ideas for show stopping ideas to take to someone else's soiree. This is the time for impromptu parties and Sandy is the expert at entertaining with ease. She'll show you how you can pull together elegant entertaining ideas without a lot of fuss. Grab a girlfriend (or two), enjoy a glass of vino (or two), and learn how to channel your inner hostess with the mostess! You'll enjoy a variety of appetizers; small plates and canapés and, of course, Teresa's perfect wine choices.

Sandy Bergsten and Teresa KearneyThursday, December 11 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Hands-On Young Chefs Class: Christmas Cookies 

Hands-On Class
Attention all cookie lovers! Do you want to be the best cookie baker in the family - just in time for the holidays? Join Mary Cooney for this class and she'll teach you everything you need to know to impress family and friends with delicious homemade holiday cookies. Make, cut-out and decorate; Holiday Sugar Cookies; Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints; and everyone loves this fruity favorite; Raspberry Crumb Bars. Each student will bring home a sample box of cookies. Light snacks will be served.

Mary CooneySaturday, December 13 • 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM • $75.00  

Anna Marie Armstrong

A Christmas Tea 

Hands-On Class
Looking for a fun holiday event to treat your girlfriends or spoil mom? Take a break from shopping this busy season with Pastry Chef Anna Marie Armstrong as she shows us how to create and serve a wonderful afternoon of Traditional Tea Service. If you love the tradition of high tea or just can't wait for the new season of Downton Abbey to begin, this afternoon is for you! Menu includes a trio of delicious tea sandwiches including Roasted Chicken; Cucumber & French Ham; and Crisp Apple with Fig, Blue Cheese & Walnuts. For the finale we'll have Traditional Scones; Vanilla Mousse with Candied Cranberries and Mini Pumpkin Tarts.

Anna Marie ArmstrongSunday, December 14 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $75.00  

Julia Hoy

Holiday Cookies from Around the World 

Hands-On Class
Add some international flare to your holiday sweets in this homemade cookie class. Julia Hoy will teach you how to make these authentic cookie recipes that will expand your holiday cookie collection. Authentic Chinese New Year Almond Cookies; German Lebkuchen; (Christmas Spice Cookies); French Meringue Kisses; Italian Spumoni Ice Box Cookies; and Persian Pistachio Rice Cookies. (These are great for your gluten-free friends.) Students will take home a sample box of cookies. Light snacks will be served.

Julia HoyMonday, December 15 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Jack Zindorf

Crêpes Savory and Sweet - All New Recipes 

Hands-On Class
Jack Zindorf is back with all new recipes in this hands-on crêpes class. Crêpes are one of the most versatile and simple, yet classic ways to make an ordinary meal extraordinary whether it be breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. You will learn the basic techniques of making the perfect recipe that will hit the spot for that savory or sweet craving. Crêpes Quiche Lorraine; Cheese Blintzes topped with Preserves; Savory Crêpes filled with Wild Mushrooms and Cheese Filling; and Bananas Foster Dessert Crêpes. This menu will be paired with wine.

Jack ZindorfTuesday, December 16 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00