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John Chico
Fried Chicken and Fixins 
Salty, crispy, juicy, delicious! Fried chicken done well is a dish that's hard to resist. Join John for this class and learn the process of how to make delicious fried chicken. We'll be serving fixin's that pair perfectly with this crispy treat, including, Pimento Cheese Mac & Cheese; Bacon Braised Green Beans; and Buttermilk & Sour Cream Cornbread.
John ChicoFriday, April 28 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Surf & Turf  
Couples' Hands-On Class
The traditional pairing of beef and seafood is the ultimate main course in Mary's menu for this class. You'll want to roll up your sleeves and join in the preparation and sharing of this delicious meal. Seared Scallops on Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing; Beef Tenderloin with Steak Diane Sauce; Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Garlic Roasted Herb Potatoes; and Chocolate Almond Raspberry Tart. This menu will be paired with wine.
Mary CooneySunday, April 30 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Zebbie Borland
Pin-Worthy Beautiful Desserts 
Zebbie loves celebrations of all kinds. Her party ideas and creativity are put to good use with her many family celebrations! There's always something to celebrate when you have 7 children and 13 grandchildren! In this class, Zebbie will demonstrate how you can make your desserts special with creative techniques and tips. Glazed Fresh Fruit Tart; Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake with Chocolate Shavings; Lemon Bundt Cake with Glaze and Lemon Twists and Pansy Shortbread Cookies. Samples of Zebbie's desserts and a small appetizer plate will be served in this class.
Zebbie BorlandTuesday, May 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Zebbie Borland
Flavors of Mexico 
Junior Chefs' Hands-On Class
The popularity of Mexican cuisine cannot be denied. The flavors and ease of preparation make for great appetizers, entrées and side dishes. Join this class with Zebbie and she'll show you how to whip up these tasty dishes that you'll want to make for your family and friends. Black Bean Salsa with Grilled Corn, Red Pepper and Avocado; Mexican Lasagna; and Festive Mexican Wedding Cookies.
Zebbie BorlandWednesday, May 3 • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • $45.00
Sherry Monaghan
Weekend Mornings 
Couples' Hands-On Class
There's something comfortably pleasant about making breakfast on a weekend morning. In this class you'll cook along with Sherry to create breakfast dishes that will inspire you to roll out of bed, put the coffee on and cook! Spring Vegetable Frittata; Italian Sausage Bread; Cheesy Grits with Tasso Ham Gravy; Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Enchiladas; and Lemon Blueberry Loaf.
Sherry MonaghanSunday, May 7 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Todd Templin
French Libation Wine Dinner 
Join us for a lovely four course dinner by our own Chef Carrie as we taste our way through France with French Libation partner, Kelsey Laderriere and Todd and George from DLM. French Libation is a small, family grower centric company based in Provence that works with the wine team at DLM to import great French wine from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Provence, Champagne, Beaujolais and Loire amongst others.
Todd TemplinWednesday, May 10 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter
Italian Red Wine & Food 
Italy is well known throughout the world for its amazing variety of wine. Join certified wine educator George Punter and Chef Carrie as they explore some of Italy's specific wine regions. Wines will be paired perfectly with this progressive menu. Antipasto Plate; Baked & Stuffed Mushrooms; Eggplant Stack Salad; Veal Saltimbocca and Spumoni Torta.
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterWednesday, May 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew
Patio Party with the Food Adventures Crew 
Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew are local food bloggers for Dayton Most Metro. They enjoy highlighting locally owned and operated restaurants and venues to help spread the word about our area's delicious eateries! Join the crew at the grill as they throw an awesome patio party right here at the Culinary Center! The menu for this event includes Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad with Basil Lemon Ricotta; Grilled Spicy Hawaiian Pizza; Italian Style Grilled Salmon and Grilled Clams; Bourbon Peanut Butter Milkshakes; Grilled Zucchini Skewers with Fresh Mozzarella and Pistachio Arugula Pesto; and Peachy Sriracha Shrimp Lettuce Tacos. This menu will be paired with beer and wine.
Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew Thursday, May 18 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Chef Carrie Walters
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!
Chef Carrie WaltersFriday, May 26 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $90.00
Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter
Italian White Wine & Food 
Italy is well known throughout the world for its amazing variety of wine. Join certified wine educator George Punter and Chef Carrie as they explore some of Italy's specific wine regions. Wines will be paired perfectly with this progressive menu. Antipasto Plate; Baked White Fish Wrapped in Potato with Garlic Spinach; Linguine with Shrimp; Chicken Vesuvio and Affogato allo Zabaglione.
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterWednesday, May 31 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Italian Al Fresco 
Hands-On Couples' Class
Join Mary as she welcomes summer with an Italian menu packed full of the fresh ingredients we crave all season long. This Sunday afternoon we'll kick off the summer season cooking and dining Al Fresco style! Heirloom Tomato Napoleon with Parmesan Crisps and Herb Salad; DLM Flat Chicken Marinated in Fresh Herbs with Salsa Verde; Buccatini Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Garlic Basil Oil; Pan Seared Zucchini and Corn; and Fresh Strawberry Granita. This menu will be paired with wine.
Mary CooneySunday, June 11 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
 
Northern Indian Cuisine 
Monika Arora Chicken Tikka Masala (marinated chicken with spiced cream sauce; Gobi Alu (sautéed cauliflower and potatoes; Chana Masala (curried chick peas in zesty tomato sauce; Grilled Lamb Kebabs (minced lamb and chicken with onions, chilies, cilantro and spices; Raita (yogurt with cucumber and Tomato and Basmati Rice.
Monika AroraWednesday, June 14 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
John Chico
Homemade Pretzels Teen class 
Hands-On Teen Class (12-Up)
Learn to make homemade soft pretzels! John will walk us through how to make everyone's favorite snack food! Students will roll up their sleeves and join in making Classic Buttery Pretzels. John will demonstrate a variety of pretzel variations and flavors guaranteed to be a big hit when you make them at home!
John ChicoThursday, June 15 • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM • $75.00
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Local Supper Club 
The very best of local- right here at DLM! If you want to eat fresh, healthy, colorful, tasty food then come for dinner! The DLM Culinary Staff will cook and serve a delicious dinner using our best locally sourced foods. (We love our farmers!) Panzanella (Rustic Style Bread & Tomato Salad); Grass Fed Beef Salad with Cucumbers and Herbs; Hill Family Farm Flat Chicken with Ratatouille and Corn Pudding and Grilled Fruit with Honey and Ricotta. We'll have wine and beer for purchase with this menu.
DLM Culinary Center Staff Friday, June 16 • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • $35.00
Art Chatfield
Dutch Oven Artisan Style Bread 
Join us as Art Chatfield shows you how to make this fabulously crusty and chewy artisan-style bread. This easy-to-put-together bread dough gets its complex flavors and chewy interior from a long, slow fermentation. You will learn the hands-on techniques for mixing, shaping and baking this wonderful bread. Bread will be served with an entrée salad and wine.
Art ChatfieldSaturday, June 17 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $50.00
Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter
Château de Campuget Wine & Food 
Château de Campuget Wine & Food
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterTuesday, June 20 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter
Rosé All Day 
We love Rosé here at DLM and wine educator George Punter and Chef Carrie are back for an exciting evening focusing on their favorite summer wine varietal. We'll taste different Rosé blends and enjoy them with delicious summer small plates. We'll end All Day Rosé with a night cap of Frosé, the trending frozen wine slushy perfect for your next summer fling!
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterFriday, June 23 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Zebbie Borland
Petite Chefs Camp: American Regional 
Hands-On Petite Chef Camp (grades 1-3)
Young chefs will explore dishes distinctive to areas of the US where the character of the region is largely defined by its foods. Menus for the week include: New York (The Bronx): Spaghetti and Meatballs; New York-Style Chopped Salad; Garlic Sticks; Gelato; Texas: Pulled Beef BBQ Sandwich; Oven Baked Beans; Cheesy Grits; Texas Sheet Cake; Southern California: Chinese Chicken Salad; Mango Salsa; Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake; Chicago: Thick Crust Pan Pizza; Antipasto and Fudge Brownie Sundae; Ohio Local: Pine Club Pasta Salad; Montgomery Inn Ribs and Chicken; Watermelon Salsa; Tomato Salsa; Corn Bread with Fresh Corn Kernels; and Amish Peach Cobbler.
Zebbie BorlandMonday, June 26 • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM • $250.00
Julia Hoy
Miami Dreaming 
In this class Julia will transport your taste buds to one of the most thriving dining locations without leaving Dayton. Known for it's beautiful weather and beaches, Miami is also known for it's full-flavored foods with Caribbean, Cuban and South American influences. You will feast on these popular South Florida dishes. Shrimp Stuffed Avocado; Roasted Corn and Herb Salad; Cuban Style Grilled Pork and Ham Sandwich with Grilled Pepper and Mangoes; Black Beans and Plaintains and Coconut Flan. This menu will be paired with beer and wine.
Julia HoyWednesday, June 28 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Italian Supper Club 
Hands-On Couples' Class
We've got the menu, the capocuoco, and the background music essential for creating the ultimate Italian Supper Club experience. Mary will guide you through the recipes to create this classic Italian meal with gusto! Warm Marinated Olives; Tri-Color Salad with Garlic Parmesan Dressing; Italian Cheese Bread; Steak Delmonico; Pasta Carbonara; Bacon Wrapped Green Beans and Spumoni. This menu will be paired with Italian wines.
Mary CooneySunday, July 9 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Zebbie Borland
Junior Chefs Camp: Going Global 
Junior Chefs Camp Going Global (grades 4-6)
We'll travel around the culinary world celebrating flavors of our favorite distinctive cuisines. Each day of week we'll explore a new country. Mexico: Queso Fundido; Chicken Enchiladas; Tres Leche Cake; Greece: Chicken Lemon Soup; Athenian Chicken; Honey Doughnuts; Thailand: Chicken Satay; Pad Thai; Mango and Sweet Sticky Rice; Brazil: Steak with Chimichurri; Rice and Beans; Papaya Crème. Friday will be a "Mystery Basket" Day when young chefs will team-up and use their newly-learned skills and creativity to create their very own menus.
Zebbie BorlandMonday, July 10 • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM • $250.00
Sandy Bergsten
Summer's Bounty Dinner Party 
Head out to the farm stand (DLM has one right in the center of our store), fire up the grill and invite a fun group of folks over for a relaxed summer spread. Sandy Bergsten will show you how easily it's done with a menu that celebrates summer deliciously! Gazpacho with Shrimp and Avocado; Grilled Marinated Flank Steak; Fresh Corn Relish; Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Sauce; and Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits. This menu will be paired with wine.
Sandy BergstenWednesday, July 12 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Sherry Monaghan
Summer Sous Chefs: Chop Chop 
Hands-On Teen Class (ages 12 and up)
This class will cover basic skills and techniques every sous chef needs to be confident in the kitchen. Students will begin by learning how to handle a chef's knife while practicing specific knife cuts used in vegetable preparation. After honing these skills, students will toss a delicious salad and make a mean stir fry!
Sherry MonaghanTuesday, July 18 • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Best of Summer Fruit Pies 
Hands-On Class
Picture the perfect pie with a flaky, buttery pie crust, baked to golden perfection, and bursting with sweet, tangy fresh fruit! In this hands-on class, Mary will teach you how to make all-butter pie crust and fruit fillings with the abundance of fruit summer provides. Fresh Strawberry; Blueberry Lattice and Rustic Peach. This class will be paired with ice cream! Light snacks will be served.
Mary CooneyWednesday, July 19 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Chef Carrie Walters
Grilling Myths Debunked with Chef Carrie 
Join Chef Carrie as she debunks popular and common outdoor cooking myths in this unique grilling class. We'll topple lots of old school rules while eating all of the research! Menu will include Reverse Seared Steaks; Beer Brined Pork Loin; Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast; Bacon Wrapped Shrimp; and Chef's Favorite Grilled Dessert. This menu will be paired with wine and beer.
Chef Carrie WaltersThursday, July 20 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Summer Sous Chefs: Meat & Potatoes 
Hands-On Teen Class (ages 12 and up)
Sous chefs will learn the basics and then some! These skills and techniques will prove useful each and every time they're in the kitchen. In this class they will learn: how to cook a steak and determine doneness; braise a tough cut of beef; grill a juicy burger; make classic French fries; and whip up some garlic aioli.
Mary CooneyFriday, July 21 • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM • $75.00
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Local Supper Club 
The very best of local- right here at DLM! If you want to eat fresh, healthy, colorful, tasty food then come for dinner! The DLM Culinary Staff will cook and serve a delicious dinner using our best locally sourced foods. (We love our farmers!) Corn-Bacon Fritters with Herb Aioli; Sweet and Spicy Barbecued Hill Family Farm's Chicken with Fennel, Celery and Apple Slaw; Zucchini with Cumin, Basil, Mint and Ricotta; and Spiced Peach Bread Pudding. We'll have wine and beer for purchase with this menu.
DLM Culinary Center Staff Friday, July 21 • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • $35.00
Sherry Monaghan
American Honey  
Hands-On Couples' Class
Join Sherry for a tribute to one of her favorite southern eateries, The Tupelo Honey Café. These recipes are southern through and through and sure to hit that comfort food spot. Beet Carpaccio; Shrimp and Goat Cheese Grits with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce; Root Beer Molasses Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Apple Salsa and Peach Blueberry Cobbler.
Sherry MonaghanSunday, July 23 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Sherry Monaghan
Summer Sous Chefs: Which Came First? 
Hands-On Teen Class (ages 12 and up)
This class will focus on various cooking methods an techniques for preparing everyone's favorite protein staples. Students will learn: how to roast a perfect chicken; sauté a chicken breast; poach an egg; make a French omelet; and whip up a meringue.
Sherry MonaghanTuesday, July 25 • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM • $75.00
Julia Hoy
Main Course Salads 
These dinner salads will become your favorite warm weather go-to meals. Julia will show you how to beat the heat by tossing up these seasonal, hearty main dish salads. Grilled Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad with Miso; Citrus Grilled Chicken, Black Quinoa and Spinach Salad with Lemon, Avocado and Pistachios; Salade Nicoise with Tuna; Thai Beef Salad with Greens and Spicy Asian Dressing; and we'll finish with a Peach Sorbet and Berry Bellini. This menu will be paired with wine.
Julia HoyWednesday, July 26 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Summer Sous Chefs: From Scratch 
Hands-On Teen Class (ages 12-up)
There are many benefits of baking from scratch. In this class students will learn how they can control what goes into their food, how economical it is and how much better homemade food tastes. Mary will teach students the fundamentals for baking all sorts of homemade goodies. They will bake a tender cake with homemade chocolate butter cream frosting; master pie dough for making blueberry cream hand pies; and learn the techniques for making a savory biscuit.
Mary CooneyThursday, July 27 • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Crazy for Tomatoes! 
Hands-On Couples' Class
We can't get enough of those homegrown tomatoes! Let Mary show you how to use those beauties in these mouth-watering recipes you will help create and enjoy! Rustic Tomato Tart; Pecan Crusted Mozzarella Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes; Homemade Cavatelli with Roasted Multi-Colored Grape Tomatoes, Spinach and Mushrooms in Garlic Cream Sauce; Parmesan Chicken Tenders with Tomato Basil Salad; Fresh Green Beans with Tomatoes and Onions and Almond Cake. this menu will be paired with wine.
Mary CooneySunday, July 30 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Sherry Monaghan
Endless Summer - West Coast Brunch 
Couples' Hands-On Class
Join Sherry for this class as she shares her love of the beautiful west coast cuisine. These recipes epitomize farm-to-table freshness and flavor. Tiki Toast: French Toast Sticks Topped with Fresh Berries, Toasted Coconut and Caramel Drizzle; Baja Salad: Grilled Shrimp, Pineapple, Mango, Fennel, Avocado on Arugula; Chicken Chilaquiles with Green Tomatillo Sauce; Cottage Coffee Cake with Strawberry Jam and Honey Butter and Fruity Mimosas.
Sherry MonaghanSunday, August 6 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Katherine Dean
Kids' Cake Decorating Class; Junior Chefs 
Hands-On Class; Junior Chefs (4-6 grades)
Join Katherine, Manager of DLM's LOVE Cakes for this fun class and learn the basics of cake decorating! Katherine will teach students techniques and offer creative ideas for decorating cakes and cupcakes. Each student will go home with their uniquely decorated cake. Snacks will be served.
Katherine DeanWednesday, August 9 • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM • $45.00
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Julia Child Birthday Celebration 
This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun! Julia Child
A few years ago our culinary staff had a Julia Child birthday celebration (Julia's birth date: August 15, 1912). Each of us brought a dish to share using a recipe from one of her cookbooks. Needless to say, it was one of the most delicious pot-lucks any of us had ever been part of! Join us for this class where every recipe demonstrated will be from one of her critically acclaimed books. Julia Child is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public and we think this is cause for celebration! This class will be paired with French wines.
DLM Culinary Center Staff Tuesday, August 15 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00