JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST:

DLM CULINARY CENTER

View Cart

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.
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Cook the Book: The Barefoot Contessa 
Celebrity chefs are famous for a reason - their recipes work and the food always looks amazingly appetizing. Are these recipes really as easy as they make them look on tv? Join us for this class and we'll show you a few of our favorite recipes from cookbooks we love. You'll learn how to create these dishes in your home kitchen to look and taste just like the pictures. Our culinary staff chose recipes from a few books that we use frequently and think you'll enjoy as well! Ina Garten's recipes are some of our culinary staff's favorite go-tos. Maple Roasted Carrot Salad; Engagement Roast Chicken; Potato-Fennel Gratin; and Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake . This class will be paired with wine.
DLM Culinary Center Staff Wednesday, January 24 • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM • $50.00   Registration begins December 19 at 10:00 a.m. in person and via internet & phone
Mary Cooney
Gnocchi & Gnudi 
Hands-On Class
You'll master the technique for making these incredibly simple but unique pasta dumplings. Mary will teach you how these little gems are made, explaining the texture and taste differences. Gnocchi are a denser, chewier version of the dumpling, made with potatoes, flour and eggs. Gnudi are made with ricotta and parmesan cheeses which result in a more delicate texture. Both dishes will be finished in sauces that turn these simple dumplings into delicacies. This class will be paired with wine.
Mary CooneyThursday, February 15 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00   Registration begins December 19 at 10:00 a.m. in person and via internet & phone
Bryn Mooth
Hearty Winter Grains 
Discover new ways to incorporate whole grains into your everyday healthy lifestyle. Bryn will show you how easy it is once you learn a few tips for correct ratios and cooking methods. These recipes are not only delicious but nutrient-rich too. Quick Whole Grain Bread -a simple, yeasted quick bread that's perfect with lots of butter; Tuscan Farro Soup- rib sticking and flavorful, a great soup for winter; Barley & Tomato Salad with Smoked Mozzarella,- one of my all-time favorite recipes; ideal for a potluck; Cheesy Butternut Squash & Wild Rice Bake - total comfort food; and French Yogurt Cake - we're departing from the whole gain theme here, but this little cake is still on the healthier side.

Bryn MoothMonday, February 19 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $50.00   Registration begins December 19 at 10:00 a.m. in person and via internet & phone
Mary Cooney
Proper Sunday Roast 
Hands-On Class
Many happy family memories are made around the Sunday dinner table and there's nothing more comforting than the aroma of a beef roast at the center of the table. Mary will show you how to create a hearty meal with a few new twists that will inspire this cherished tradition. Endive and Watercress Salad with Apples and Blue Cheese; Crispy Duck Fat Potatoes; Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots; Roast Beef with Shallot-Mushroom Gravy and Popovers. This class will be paired with wine.
Mary CooneySunday, February 25 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $75.00   Registration begins December 19 at 10:00 a.m. in person and via internet & phone
Mary Cooney
Family Night - Chinese at Home 
Hands-On Class
Mary will show us how our favorite take-out dishes can become our favorite homemade meals. These popular Chinese eats are fun to make and quick too! No need for those take-out containers - these recipes are winners, no leftovers here! Crab Rangoon; Orange Chicken; and Vegetable Fried Rice. $75 for two people.
Mary CooneySunday, March 11 • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM • $75.00   Registration begins December 19 at 10:00 a.m. in person and via internet & phone
Sherry Monaghan
Not Your Momma's Meatloaf 
Couples' Hands-On Class
This is company-worthy meatloaf. Sherry is changing up this comfort food family favorite with an Italian twist. Join other couples in the kitchen and help make a meal that you'll want to duplicate at home. After preparing these dishes, you'll sit down and enjoy it with new friends and a glass of wine. Tossed Greens with Red wine Vinaigrette; Stuffed Italian Meatloaf; Creamy Polenta; Seasonal Vegetable Medley; and Mini Chocolate Raspberry Tarts. This menu will be paired with wine.
Sherry MonaghanSunday, March 18 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple   Registration begins December 19 at 10:00 a.m. in person and via internet & phone
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   Registration begins December 19 at 10:00 a.m. in person and via internet & phone
Julia Hoy
Every Day 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 you 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   Registration begins December 19 at 10:00 a.m. in person and via internet & phone
Julia Hoy
Pressure Cooking  
Pressure cooking is a great way for the busy home cook to save time, energy and retain food nutrients. Julia will show you how you can create healthy meals in minutes. You'll be amazed how dishes like risotto can become part of an everyday meal once you learn how little effort it takes to make from start to finish. We'll show you how to use and care for your pressure cooker and how to find good recipes to add to your pressure cooking repertoire. South West Potato Salad; Carnitas Tacos; Collard Greens with Andouille and Red Beans; Chicken Jambalaya and Flan. This class will be paired with wine and beer.
Julia HoyThursday, May 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00   Registration begins December 19 at 10:00 a.m. in person and via internet & phone