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Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter

Riesling Wine & Food 

Wine educator George and Chef Carrie are back and this time it's all about Riesling! Known for being extremely food friendly and versatile, George will explore German, Alsace, and Australian varietals while Chef Carrie pairs a beautiful Springtime menu highlighting these delicious wines. Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork; Charcuterie Plate with Paté; Velvety Poached Salmon; Ham Steaks with a Unique Glaze; and DLM's Fresh Fruit Tart with Vanilla Pastry Cream.

Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterThursday, April 24 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Kelly Allen

Couples Cooking with Beer 

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and start cooking with your favorite partner while you learn all about cooking with beer! Join classically trained Chef Kelly Allen as she takes you through a delicious menu highlighting the flavor of beer. Belgian-Style Salad; Cream of Mushroom Soup; Beer-Infused Mac & Cheese; Beer-Braised Chicken; and a fabulous Chocolate Stout Cupcake with Creamy Mascarpone Frosting. This menu will be paired with beer!

Kelly AllenSunday, April 27 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $135.00 per couple  

Lee Anne  House
Justin Mohler

Olive's Paleo Party 

Chef Lee Anne and Chef Justin from Olive, an Urban Dive in Dayton will show us how to cook up a Paleo dinner party. Olive utilizes local farmers, shops, and purveyors while delighting their diners with the local products they source regardless of dietary needs, restrictions, or choices. They’ll show you how good modern, clean eating can be with: Vegan Tacos; "Spring in a Bowl", A Delightfully Paleo Platter; and Chef Justin's Made-From-Scratch Dessert.

Lee Anne House and Justin MohlerWednesday, April 30 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Mary Cooney

Roman Holiday 

Hands-On Couples Class
Join in on our popular weekend couples’ classes! Instructor Mary Cooney will demonstrate how easy it is to make a lovely dinner party with classic Italian flavors. Couples will work on recipes together, then sit down and enjoy this fabulous menu while we pour the wine. Mushroom & Pepper Rustic Tart; Bucatini with Tomato and Pancetta; Oven-Roasted Porchetta; Broccoli Rabe with Garlic; and early spring Berries & Cream.

Mary CooneySaturday, May 3 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00  

Chef Tim Schonsheck

Casual Dining with Chef Tim Schonsheck 

Casual, delicious, and do-able comfort food from one of Dayton's newest local chefs, Tim Schonsheck. You will learn how easy it is to make dishes that will become part of your regular repertoire at home. Join us for a dinner class that is full of flavor and learn some great tricks and tips for the home cook. This menu will be served with wine.

Chef Tim SchonsheckMonday, May 5 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Elizabeth Wiley
Chef Liz Valenti

The Contemporary Pantry with the Meadowlark 

Armed with a few good made-from-scratch pantry items, many which lean toward the Mediterranean, a whole new world of quick snacks, flavor boosters, and easy dinner options present themselves. Both Chef Wiley and Chef Liz will demonstrate how to prepare a few of their favorites, and how you might deliciously apply them to make great-tasting food! Citrus Salad with Olive Pistou; Homemade Ravioli with Homemade Ricotta Cheese and Garlic-Braised Mushrooms; Fresh Fish with Lemon Oil and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes; Pan-Roasted Chicken with Sage Shake; and Fresh Cheese or Ice Cream with Seasoned Honey and Wiley's Rosemary Nuts. This menu will be paired with wine.

Chef Elizabeth Wiley and Chef Liz ValentiTuesday, May 6 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $95.00  

Julia Hoy

Summer Salad Mix-Up 

Join Julia as she shows you how salads can be enjoyed as main dishes or side dishes at just about any time of day. Enjoy all the wonderful produce that's in season with these go-to salad recipes for summer parties, cookouts, or just plain chillin': Crab Salad on Chive Corn Cakes; Jalapeño Potato Salad; Watercress Salad with Eggs, Goat Cheese, and Seeds; Rapini Orecchiette Pasta Salad with Pine Nuts and Chicken; Exotic Thai Beef Salad Lettuce Wraps; and Blueberry and Cucumber Salad with Feta. This menu will be paired with wine.

Julia HoyWednesday, May 7 • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM • $65.00  

Chef Patrick Sartin

Harvest Mobile Cuisine  

Get the inside scoop on food trucks! Chef/Owner Patrick Sartin of Harvest Mobile Cuisine, Dayton’s favorite food truck, is back at the DLM Culinary Center and this time he is bringing his truck! Patrick will prepare a flavorful spring meal including a lesson on making vinaigrettes, as well as the many uses of chicken from our local friends at Hill Family Farm. Patrick’s menu will consist of the very best ingredients the late-spring season has to offer.

Chef Patrick SartinThursday, May 8 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Jack Zindorf

Grilling 101 

Our main focus in this basic grill class will be protein! Jack will show you how to clean and care for the grill while sharing these popular grilling techniques. Learn how to tell when thick-cut steaks and chops are cooked to your liking. Jack will show you how not to burn the BBQ chicken! We will grill the freshest fish we can get our hands on, and learn all about grilling sausages and burgers. We will serve DLM Deli sides with our beautifully grilled meats! This menu will be paired with beer and wine.

Jack ZindorfMonday, May 12 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Sherry Monaghan

Teen Cuisine-Mexican Fiesta 

Teen Hands-On Class!
Join Sherry for this fun Mexican class and she'll show you how you can make this popular take-out food at home! This is a menu you are sure to love! Chicken Tortilla Soup; Carnitas; Corn Salsa Black Bean Dip; Guacamole; Mexican Rice; and Dulce De Leche Pudding.

Sherry MonaghanTuesday, May 13 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Matthew Somich

Seafood 101  

Become more confident when preparing seafood at home! Chef Matt will share his knowledge of how to choose the best product and walk you through techniques and skills that help you become more seafood savvy. Citrus-Glazed Scallops with Fennel and Grapefruit Salad; Pan-Fried Trout; Bouillabaisse; and Grilled Salmon. This menu will be paired with wine.

Matthew SomichThursday, May 15 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters

Thai One On 

Learn how easy it is to make delicious Thai food at home! Chef Carrie will demonstrate some of her favorites from the first course to the last with ingredients that are easily accessible and delicious; Mee Krob - a unique crispy, crunchy, candied noodle dish; Larb with Glass Noodles; Basil Beef; Thai Fried Rice; and for dessert, a coffee-infused Saigon Sundae.

Chef Carrie WaltersFriday, May 16 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Robin Davis

Mother/Daughter Brunch 

Hands-On Class!
Grab your mom and enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon together creating a delicious brunch menu along with The Columbus Dispatch Food Editor Robin Davis. Robin will teach us how to create these lovely recipes perfect for this luxuriously lazy afternoon meal. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls; Mushroom Egg Casserole; Crab Salad with Endive Leaves; and Strawberry Mimosas.

Robin DavisSunday, May 18 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $135.00  

Jack Zindorf

Ribs, Ribs, Ribs 

Dust off your grills and get ready for RIBS! Jack's main focus in this fun grill class will be ribs and plenty of them! We'll grill Spare Ribs; Baby Back Ribs; Country Style; and those delicious Short Ribs. Jack will share lots of his rubs and sauces so you can mix and match, depending on your taste and heat level! The ribs will be paired with local beers and served up with some of the best sides we make here at DLM!

Jack ZindorfTuesday, May 20 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Chef Carrie Walters

Knife Skills 

Hands-On Class!
Good knife skills are crucial to mastering basic culinary techniques. In this hands-on class, Chef Carrie will demonstrate how to select, wield, sharpen, and store knives, and teach you how to chop, dice, and julienne your way to culinary success! Bring your own chef's knife or use ours. A discount on all knives will be offered the day of class.

Chef Carrie WaltersWednesday, May 21 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

John  Ready
Brendan Ready

The Lobster Guys Host 'Lobster 101' 

The "Lobster Guys", John and Brendan Ready, 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 guys are very entertaining and full of knowledge! Menu includes: Lobster Rolls; a decadent Lobster Mac and Cheese; and traditional Boiled Lobster, plus all of the how’s and why’s of everything lobster. We will end on a sweet note with Chef Carrie’s Blueberry Cobbler. And of course, we will pair all of this delicious lobster with wine!

John Ready and Brendan ReadyThursday, May 22 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

John  Ready
Brendan Ready

The Lobster Guys Host 'Lobster 101' 

The "Lobster Guys", John and Brendan Ready, 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 guys are very entertaining and full of knowledge! Menu includes: Lobster Rolls; a decadent Lobster Mac and Cheese; and traditional Boiled Lobster, plus all of the how’s and why’s of everything lobster. We will end on a sweet note with Chef Carrie’s Blueberry Cobbler. And of course, we will pair all of this delicious lobster with wine!

John Ready and Brendan ReadyFriday, May 23 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Dana Downs
George Punter

Modern Italian Seafood with the Roost 

Chef Dana Downs from Roost Modern Italian is back sharing some of her favorite Italian seafood! George Punter, our resident wine expert, will be pouring some delicious vino and sharing his knowledge of Italian wines that are perfect companions for Chef Dana's modern cuisine. Calamari 'Cannelloni" with Soffritto; San Marzano Zuppa with Roasted Fennel & Mussel Butter Crostini; Sicilian Lifeguard Pasta; Olive Oil Poached Tuna; and Salmoriglio Potato Salad & Preserved Lemon Aioli.

Dana Downs and George PunterWednesday, May 28 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $95.00  

Kelly Allen

Homemade Pantry 

Stop buying the same items and learn how to make them for yourself at home! Join Chef Kelly Allen as she teaches you how to make some of her favorite pantry items. They are nice to have on your shelf but make a neat gift idea, too. We will learn how to make Chai Tea Mix, Vanilla Bean Marshmallows, Chocolate-Mint Graham Crackers, and Homemade Ritz Peanut Butter Crackers!

Kelly AllenSunday, June 1 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $65.00  

Faith Durand

What the Internet Wants to Eat 

Get a look and taste of some of the popular things that people want to eat. From the essentials, such as how to make the best Pork Chops and Steak; to some of the more unique (and fun) treats that populate Pinterest, like Two-Toned Jell-O Shots and Hasselback Potatoes. Spend an evening with Ohio's own Faith Durand, Executive Editor of the popular home cooking website thekitchn.com, a companion site to Apartment Therapy, read by more than five million home cooks a month. Pinners unite!

Faith DurandMonday, June 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $65.00  

Matthew Somich

Chicken 101  

Chef Matt is back for another great chicken class. Matt will once again concentrate on basic cooking methods, knowledge, and technique with tasty results! Roasted Chicken with Pan Gravy and Matt's mom's famous dressing; Coq au Vin; Chicken Picatta; and everyone's favorite - Thyme Buttermilk Fried Chicken. This menu will be paired with wine.

Matthew SomichTuesday, June 3 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Kelly Allen

Couples Cooking with Beer 

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and start cooking with your favorite partner while you learn all about cooking with beer! Join classically trained Chef Kelly Allen as she takes you through a delicious menu highlighting the flavor of beer. Belgian-Style Salad; Cream of Mushroom Soup; Beer-Infused Mac & Cheese; Beer-Braised Chicken; and a fabulous Chocolate Stout Cupcake with Creamy Mascarpone Frosting. This menu will be paired with beer!

Kelly AllenSunday, June 8 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $135.00 per couple  

Chef Carrie Walters

Sushi 101 

Hands-On Class
After taking this hands-on Sushi class with Chef Carrie, you will know the ins and outs of ingredients, preparation, and what tools to use so that you will be able to roll and serve beautiful sushi rolls! You will enjoy the fruits of your labor and eat the sushi you have created. Sushi Rice; Spicy Tuna Hand Roll; Ebi (Shrimp Finger Rolls); California Roll; and Sake (Smoked Salmon and Sushi Rice).

Chef Carrie WaltersTuesday, June 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters
Teresa Kearney

Argentina Food & Wine 

DLM Culinary Center takes on Argentina for an evening highlighting great food and phenomenal wines! Wine educator Teresa Kearney will teach us all about the special wines of this unique country. Chef Carrie will create an Asado, an elaborate meal of grilled meats including Beef Flank Steak, Lamb, and Chorizo. We will demonstrate some of Argentina's culinary traditions along with a Dulche de Leche Trio for dessert.

Chef Carrie Walters and Teresa KearneyThursday, June 19 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Hands-On Pasta  

Couples Class
Get hands-on experience learning how to make pasta from our Culinary Center expert instructor, Mary Cooney. Grab a partner and have fun making Fresh Ravioli and Vegetable Lasagna–all from scratch! We will also create an Italian House Salad with plenty of Antipasto ingredients and finish with a pair of Mini Desserts. This menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneySunday, June 22 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple  

Chef Liz Valenti

The Art of Pizza 

Hands-On Class
Join Chef Liz Valenti from Dayton's new Wheat Penny Oven & Bar and learn all the tips and tricks of making fabulous pizza at home! The menu at Wheat Penny is full of rustic, bold, and simply delicious food. Chef Liz is full of enthusiasm and expert advice on everything pizza. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work next to the best Sicilian-style pizza maker in Dayton! You'll be making a couple of the restaurants' favorite pies, like Taylor Street. This menu will be paired with wine.

Chef Liz ValentiTuesday, June 24 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $95.00  

Jack Zindorf

Grilled Cheese Central 

Hands-On Class!
If you love grilled cheese, this is the class for you! Grab a friend or family member and let's start toasting up some unbelievable grilled cheese sandwiches. Jack will start us off with his favorite Tomato Basil Soup. We’ll then move on to a smorgasbord of our favorite melting cheeses from around the world. With all of our different fresh Artisan Breads, unique pantry items, and the best Deli in southwest Ohio, we will sample the most creative sandwiches! $75.00 for 2 people.

Jack ZindorfSunday, June 29 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $75.00  

Katherine Dean

Cake Decorating 101 

Find inspiration and develop a creative eye for cake design with our Cakes by DLM manager Katherine Dean. Students will decorate cakes and cupcakes using buttercream icing. Katherine will teach basic techniques from preparing the cake; leveling, filling, and icing a cake smoothly; finishing the cake with crumb coating; boarding designs; and decorative writing. Students will also lean to recognize the proper icing consistency for piping and decoration as well as which tips to use for the best flowers, leaves, bows, and basket weaves. Each student will decorate their own special occasion cake with a personalized message to take home.

Katherine DeanMonday, July 14 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00