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Class Schedule: Baking/Desserts Classes

Breads, tarts, pies, cakes, candy, etc. For some of us, the best part of a meal! All the yummy things that make us happy can be found here!
Art Chatfield
Loaf of Bread 
Hands-On Class
The Culinary Center welcomes our newest baker, Art Chatfield. Art has become expert at baking bread and rolls and will share his knowledge and passion for bread baking in this hands-on class. You will learn the secrets to baking delicious white bread - a staple for sandwiches, toast or just plain eating enjoyment. You'll learn the techniques of mixing, kneading, shaping and baking this easy but elegant yeast bread. This is a very reliable process that will bring great results every time. With our freshly baked warm bread we'll enjoy a DLM nut butter/jam/jelly tasting bar!
Art ChatfieldSaturday, January 28 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $45.00
John Chico
Game Day Favorites: Homemade Pretzels & Chili 
Hands-On Class
Grab a friend, your partner, or a kid and learn to make homemade soft pretzels! John will make sure you're ready for your superbowl party with a menu perfect for kids of all ages. John's not only famous for his homemade soft pretzels but his chili is very popular too! Students will make their own soft pretzels and enjoy a warm bowl of chili. Homemade Buttery Soft Pretzels; Beef and Pork Chili; and Peanut Butter Brownies.
John ChicoThursday, February 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Art Chatfield
Dutch Oven Artisan Style Bread 
Join us as Art Chatfield shows you how to make this fabulously crusty and chewy artisan-style bread. This easy-to-put-together bread dough gets its complex flavors and chewy interior from a long, slow fermentation. You will learn the hands-on techniques for mixing, shaping and baking this wonderful bread that will become your go-to bread for serving with soup or showing off at parties. Soup and wine will be served at this class.
Art ChatfieldTuesday, February 7 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $50.00
Karri Perry
Creative Cakes and Cupcakes 
Hands-On Class
Join Karri Perry, award-winning baker and author of the blog, Blue Ribbon Kitchen, as she teaches basic techniques using buttercream icing. Karri will share her best tips for preparing the cake; leveling, filling, and icing a cake smoothly. Students will also learn to recognize the proper icing consistency for piping and decorating; which tips to use for making flowers, leaves, bows, and adding texture and fun details, such as decorative writing. Students will decorate floral, and cactus themed cupcakes and decorate a special occasion cake with a personalized message to take home. Although this is a beginner's class, it is fast paced and full of information needed to decorate cakes at home. Light snacks will be served.
Karri PerryFriday, February 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Mary's Cookie Table 
Hands-On Class
The Cookie Table is a large table at a wedding reception, arranged creatively and decoratively with many varieties of favorite homemade cookies. Many of you have heard of this popular wedding reception tradition that is said to have originated in Southwestern Pennsylvania (although Youngstown takes credit for the idea too). Some say the wedding cake takes a back seat to the large array of delicious homemade cookies! In this class Mary will teach you how to make four of her family favorites you may want to include on that special cookie table of your own! Chocolate Ricotta Iced Cookies; Chewy Almond Horn Cookies Dipped in Chocolate; Lemon Raspberry Cookies and Toffee Pecan Shortbread. Light snacks and Prosecco Cocktails will be served.
Mary CooneyMonday, March 13 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Karri Perry
Crazy for Chocolate! 
Hands-On Class
Chocolate anyone? In this class, you will learn to make not just one - but two decadent chocolate desserts! Join Karri Perry, award winning baker and author of the blog Blue Ribbon Kitchen as she shares her award winning recipes for both Chocolate Cream Pie and her 2016 Ohio State Fair, first- prize winning Chocolate Cake with Caramel Icing! In this class, students will learn Karri's award winning Pie Crust recipe, and learn how to blind bake a crust. Students will make a miniature chocolate cream pie to take home. Karri will demonstrate how to make the chocolate cake and caramel icing. Samples of both desserts will be served. A light appetizer plate will be served.
Karri PerryTuesday, March 21 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Art Chatfield
60-Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls 
Hands-On Class
Would you like to learn how to make great looking and fabulous tasting dinner rolls in a about 60 minutes? Join Art Chatfield for this class and you'll learn the secrets to making light and airy dinner rolls. This is a very dependable recipe that you can serve warm or make ahead and freeze for special occasions. At this hands-on class you will learn several ways to shape these rolls and you'll take a few home too!
Art ChatfieldTuesday, April 11 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $45.00
Zebbie Borland
Pin-Worthy Beautiful Desserts 
Zebbie loves celebrations of all kinds. Her party ideas and creativity are put to good use with her many family celebrations! There's always something to celebrate when you have 7 children and 13 grandchildren! In this class, Zebbie will demonstrate how you can make your desserts special with creative techniques and tips. Glazed Fresh Fruit Tart; Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake with Chocolate Shavings; Lemon Bundt Cake with Glaze and Lemon Twists and Pansy Shortbread Cookies. Samples of Zebbie's desserts and a small appetizer plate will be served in this class.
Zebbie BorlandTuesday, May 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00