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.

Julia Hoy

Vibrant Summer Salads and Soups 

These fresh and bright dishes full of seasonal fruits and vegetables will top your list of go-to recipes for summer meals. Chilled Carrot Soup with Coconut and Lemongrass; Moroccan Chicken Salad; Fresh Corn and Chili Chowder; Black Quinoa Salad with Lemon, Avocado, and Pistachios; Roasted Tomato Bread with Kale Pesto; Orzo with Grilled Shrimp; and Summer Vegetables with Lemony Herb Vinaigrette. This menu will be paired with wine.

Julia HoyTuesday, July 7 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

DLM Culinary Center Staff

The Social Table  

Come join us for the first Social Table at DLM Culinary Center. There is a new trend happening right now in the dining scene and it's one we'd like to share. Think of it as a dinner party full of good people who have a passion for great food! Of course you can bring a friend, but the idea is no one is truly a stranger- especially at the table. This is the perfect excuse for what can be essentially a really good dinner party with a bunch of people you've never met! Our summer Social Table will highlight a lot of the local food available right here at DLM! Panzanella (Rustic Bread & Tomato Salad); Grass-Fed Beef Salad with Cucumber and Herbs; Ed Hill's Flat Chicken with Ratatouille and Corn Pudding; and Grilled Stone Fruit with Honey and Ricotta. This menu will be paired with wine.

DLM Culinary Center Staff Friday, July 10 • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Mary's Kitchen 

Join us in celebrating the arrival of Mary Cooney's first cookbook, Mary's Kitchen. Mary's book is a compilation of recipes she grew up with as well as additional recipes she's added over the years - and a lot of love! In this class Mary will make several delicious dishes from her book. The book will be available for purchasing (and signing). Pizza Ricotta; Nonna's Chicken Soup with Cheese Balls; Homemade Lemon Pepper Fettuccini; Chicken Thighs with Fresh Herbs; Salad with Fennel, Oranges, Dried Cherries and Almonds; Garlic Bread and Tiramisu. This menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneyTuesday, July 28 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Katherine Dean

Cake Decorating 101  

Hands-On Class
Find inspiration and develop a creative eye for cake design with DLM LOVE Cakes 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 learn 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, August 3 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Summer Al Fresco 

Hands-On Couples' Class
Join Mary at the grill as she teaches us how to prepare and cook one of summer's most perfect fish choices, whole branzino. This meal, with this outstanding entrée, is one you'll want to duplicate at home. Grilled Lemon- and Herb-Stuffed Branzino; Penne Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil; Fresh Blueberry Pie with Whipped Cream. This menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneySunday, August 9 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple  

Chef Liz Valenti

Pasta, Wheat Penny and Chef Liz 

Hands-On Class
How could you go wrong with this class? Chef Liz Valenti of Wheat Penny Oven & Bar has had an amazing cooking career and we are so lucky to have her talent in Dayton. Her newest passion is pasta. Come join us as she takes us on a cooking journey exploring some the most delicious seasonal pasta dishes that you can recreate at home. This menu will be paired with wine.

Chef Liz ValentiThursday, August 13 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $95.00