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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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