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Julia Hoy
Family Night - Thai Favorites 
Hands-On Class
The sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy flavors, combined with the textures and colors of Thai food, make it irresistible. Join Julia and learn how to create these Thai dishes that are as much fun to make as they are to eat. Chicken Satay; Pad Thai; and Coconut Rice Pudding. $75.00 for two people.
Julia HoySunday, March 25 • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Teresa Kearney
Italian Food and Wine 
Come learn about the finer nuances of Italian food and wine pairing with us. Wine educator Teresa will guide us through Mary's courses with wines that are sure to enhance the flavor and texture of these dishes. Mary will demonstrate making her famous ravioli for all to enjoy. Antipasta Plate; Pesto Shrimp; Homemade Mushroom Ravioli with Marsala Cream Sauce; Arugula Salad in a Frico Cup; Rosemary Lamb Chops; Broccolini with Gremolata; and Chocolate Almond Biscotti with DLM Vanilla Gelato.
Mary Cooney and Teresa KearneyThursday, March 29 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter
Wine Up Down Under 
Join wine educator George Punter and Chef Carrie for a fun filled food and wine class that's all about Down Under! Chef Carrie will pair some distinctive Australia and New Zealand signature dishes that will take us on a Down Under culinary journey, and George will pair these dishes with the new world varieties produced by this region. Menu includes: Prawn Cocktail; Salt and Pepper Calamari; Sausage Roll; Lamb on the Barbie and Pavlova with Fruits and Macadamia Nuts. We will also sample Fairy Bread and Vegemite.
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterFriday, April 6 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Family Night - Italian Favorites 
Hands-On class
A pot of soup on the stove and a pasta casserole in the oven - did someone say Italian comfort food? Bring a friend or family member to Mary's class and learn to make recipes you'll crave. These dishes are not only delicious the day they're made, but days following as well. Italian Wedding Soup; Stuffed Shells; Cheesy Garlic Bread and Cannoli Dip. $75 for two people.
Mary CooneySunday, April 8 • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM • $75.00
Julia Hoy
Taco Tuesday Goes Global 
We're going outside the box with the perfect hand-held food treat. Join Julia for this class and travel the culinary world with these global recipes. We'll be creative with fillings, toppings and even the shells to create exciting fusion tacos. Join this class and explore new flavor profiles and wake up those taste buds! Ahi Poke with Seaweed Salad; Shrimp and Grits -blackened shrimp, crispy grits charred tomatoes; Frenchie - Roasted Chicken, Dijon Mustard Greens, Gruyere; Argentinean Flank Steak with Chimichurri and smoked potatoes; Korean Pork Belly Tacos with Caramelized Kimchi. This menu will be paired with beer.
Julia HoyTuesday, April 10 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Zebbie Borland
Petite Chefs' Asian Adventure 
Petite Chefs' Hands-On Class
Zebbie will guide young chefs through creating this fun Asian-inspired menu perfect for springtime meals. Students will learn to make spring rolls using fresh vegetables. They'll learn how simple and versatile stir-frying can be by changing protein and vegetable choices. These healthy dishes will be finished with a fun ice cream dessert. Spring Rolls, Chicken and Vegetable Stir-fry, and Toasted Coconut and Mango Sundaes.
Zebbie BorlandWednesday, April 11 • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • $45.00
Mary Cooney
Spring Lamb Dinner 
Couples' Hands-On Class
Nothing says spring like a beautiful lamb roast at the center of the dinner table. Join Mary for this class and learn how to roast a leg of lamb to perfection. This is a lovely menu that celebrates the fresh bounty of spring. Mushroom and Gruyere Cheese Tart; Oven Baked Leg of Lamb; Roasted Fingerling Potatoes; Asparagus with Lemon and Olive Oil; Baby Spinach Salad with Strawberries; and Lemon Ricotta Cake. This menu will be paired with wine.
Mary CooneySunday, April 15 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Chef Carrie Walters
Knife Skills 
Hands-On Class
Would you like to learn how to execute various basic knife cuts and shapes, like the julienne, dice, brunoise, and others? Mastering these knife cuts can improve the quality of the food you cook. Chef Carrie will explain the importance of how consistent cutting techniques ensure your food is cooked to a uniform degree of doneness, as well as enhance visual appeal. You will also learn how to select, wield, sharpen, and store knives. Bring your own chef's knife or use ours. A discount on all knives will be offered the day of class. A small appetizer plate will be served.
Chef Carrie WaltersMonday, April 16 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Megan Smith
Food Photography & Food Styling Workshop 
Hands-On Class
You spend hours making the perfect dessert ... or minutes whipping up a genius, impromptu dinner that puts a winner of Chopped to shame. It's a masterpiece in front of your eyes, but the photo you've just posted on Instagram & Facebook doesn't quite bring that masterpiece to life for your Aunt Sue our in Alaska. Join Megan Smith, founder and editor in chief of CAKE&WHISKEY, The Sweet & Spirited World of Business Magazine, for this class. You will not only eat and drink some of DLM's newest seasonal treats, you'll learn techniques for styling and photography with your phone camera to take your food and entertaining photos to the next level. This is a great class for bloggers, small business food owners, chefs, and at-home cooks.
Megan SmithTuesday, April 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Cook the Book: Food 52 Genius Recipes 
The recipes in this book are a conglomeration of cookbook authors, chefs and bloggers our staff trusts for great recipe ideas. These are what Food52 Executive Editor Kristen Miglore calls genius recipes. Great recipes don't need to be complicated or labor intensive and this book is a perfect example of that. This book contains 100 of the most essential recipes with tips and techniques for creating simply delicious food. Ricotta Crostini with Kale Pesto, Sticky Balsamic Ribs, Gratin of Zucchini, Rice and Onions with Cheese, and New Classic Coconut Macaroons with Lime Zest and Cinnamon. This menu will be paired with wine.
DLM Culinary Center Staff Wednesday, April 18 • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM • $50.00
Chef Liz Valenti
Chicago Style 
Chef Liz and Chef Carrie share a special bond - their love for their hometown of Chicago. Growing up and eating through the melting pot that is Chicago's food scene has influenced both of these talented women making them the wonderful chefs they are today. Don't miss this fun filled evening watching friends cook a few of their favorite dishes from the great Windy city! This menu will be paired with wine.
Chef Liz ValentiTuesday, April 24 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $90.00
Dana Downs
All About Sauces with Chef Dana 
Chef Owner Dana Downs, and her Sous Chef Dayton Stone, will showcase sauces in all of their glory! A fun teaching duo, Dayton, (a self-proclaimed food nerd) along with Chef Dana, will thoroughly entertain you while making everything saucy! These two will show us how simple steps for beautiful sauce work can elevate a dish to new heights in your home kitchen. We'll pair this menu with wine.
Dana DownsThursday, April 26 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Sherry Monaghan
Weekends In Ann Arbor 
Couples' Hands-On Class
Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a great weekend destination for food lovers of all kinds. The beautiful downtown area offers an array of restaurants, from casual diners to exquisite dining and amazing bakeries. Join Sherry for this class and she'll share a few favorite recipes she's cooked up from her many dining experiences in Ann Arbor. Lentil Soup, Braided Reuben Bread, Potato Pancakes, and Zingerman's Bakehouse Lemon Poppy Seed Cake. This menu will be paired with wine.
Sherry MonaghanSunday, April 29 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Julia Hoy
Everyday Vegetarian  
If you're stuck in a vegetarian recipe rut, this is the class you've been waiting for. Julia is kicking up the flavor with these meatless and dairy-free recipes that will become your new favorites. Get a fresh approach to cooking healthy as you discover new ingredient options. She'll show you how easy it is to use local and organic ingredients to make satisfying appetizers, entrées and desserts. Come to this class and recharge! "Not Cho" Cheese Dip and Chips; Tofu Bahn Mi Sandwich; Black Bean Tamales with Pico De Gallo; Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups With Herbed Cashew Ricotta; and Fudgy Cacao- Tahini Brownies.
Julia HoyTuesday, May 1 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter
Rosé All Day 
Join us for this class as George explains the subtle yet distinct differences of rosé wines. Rosé is produced in many countries and George will explain why they vary in flavor and color. Chef Carrie will create and pair dishes with each wine that are sure to enhance the fruity, citrusy flavors of these most refreshing wines. Seared Duck Breast Salad with Berries & Nuts, Trio of Tartines, Roasted Fish with Figs, Olives and Almonds, Chorizo Gnocchi and a "Frenchy" Cheese Plate.
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterWednesday, May 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Brunching with Friends 
Hands-On Couples Class
It's so much fun to get company involved in the cooking when you're hosting party or casual spur-of-the moment get together! Mary's brunch menu is perfect for such occasions. Everyone will want to pitch-in, or perhaps just observe with a mimosa in hand! Join others and help prepare this delicious menu. Frittatas with Sausage, Cheese, Mushrooms and Onion; Roasted Red Pepper Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary; Dutch Babies with Apples; Fresh Fruit Skewers with Lime Yogurt Sauce; and Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake.
Mary CooneySunday, May 6 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Chef Carrie Walters
The Best of Asian Wraps 
Hands-On Class
Join Chef Carrie for one of her all time favorite hands-on classes! We'll learn step by step how to wrap and roll some of Asia's best appetizers. Vietnamese Style Crab Spring Rolls; Fresh Shrimp and Pork Rice Paper Rolls; Saigon Grilled Beef Parcels; Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps; and Steamed Shu Mai Dumplings. We'll pair this menu with beer and wine.
Chef Carrie WaltersTuesday, May 8 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Cake Decorating 101 
Hands-On Class
Find inspiration and develop a creative eye for cake design with LOVE Cakes Sabrina Fiffe. Students will decorate cakes and cupcakes using buttercream icing. The class will teach basic techniques from preparing the cake: leveling, filling, and icing a cake smoothly. Students will also learn to recognize the proper icing consistency for piping and decoration, as well as which tips to use for the best flowers, leaves, bows, balloons and basket weaves, as well as decorative writing. Students will decorate their own special occasion cakes with a personalized message to take home. Although this class is a beginner's class, it is fast paced and full of information needed to decorate cakes at home. Light snacks will be served.
Sabrina FiffeWednesday, May 9 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Mother's Day Tea 
Join us for a relaxing afternoon full of sweet and savory bites. Zebbie, Peggy, Terry & Ruth will be preparing savory and sweet confections that you'll want to recreate for your home tea party. We'll have a DIY tea bar so that you may help yourself to a variety of teas. We'll demonstrate how to make these tea delights and share our ideas for creating the most charming tea party for all of your tea party occasions.
DLM Culinary Center Staff Saturday, May 12 • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM • $75.00
Julia Hoy
Instant Pot Multicooking 
The Instant Pot is all the rage with passionate foodies and home cooks. Join Julia for this class and she'll show you why it's so popular. Instant Pots may be used for virtually every kitchen task imaginable: sautéeing pressure-cooking, steaming, even making yogurt and cheesecakes. Julia will demonstrate how easy it is to use and how you be able to get dinner on the table in a snap. She'll demonstrate several recipes that show the versatility of this amazing multicooker.
Julia HoyThursday, May 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Old School Italian 
Couples' Hands-On Class
Picture a cozy setting with red and white checkerboard covered tables, wine bottles with dripping candle wax, a Sinatra playlist, bowls of homemade pasta covered in a rich red sauce with over-sized meatballs, buttery garlic bread and table wine. This is old school Italian at its finest. Join Mary for this class and she'll share her simply delicious authentic version of these dishes. Come with a healthy appetite and share the food made with amore! Wine will be paired with this class. Chopped Salad; Spaghetti and Meatballs; Chicken Alfredo; Garlic Rolls; and Tiramisu.
Mary CooneySunday, May 20 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Brendan Ready
John  Ready
Lobster 101 
Join us for our traditional kick-off to summer Lobster Fest! The Ready Family are flying in from Maine and will be our featured instructors at the DLM Culinary Center hosting this 'Lobster 101' class. Full of great lobster tales, no pun intended, these folks are very entertaining and full of knowledge! Menu includes: Lobster Rolls; a decadent Lobster Mac and Cheese; and traditional Boiled Lobster, and Chef Carrie's famous Blueberry Cobbler. And of course, we will pair all of this delicious lobster with wine!
Brendan Ready and John ReadyFriday, May 25 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $90.00