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Class Schedule: Holiday Entertaining Classes

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  

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  

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  

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  

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