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Class Schedule: Foundation/Basics Classes

Every good cook needs to start somewhere and these classes will help! Whether it's a basic class on chicken, learning essential knife skills or a specific foundation skill like learning how to make fresh pasta; these classes will help build a solid foundation of cooking knowledge.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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