Classes

May
25

Lobster 101

Brendan Ready / May 25, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

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!

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June
10

Night Out on Bourbon Street

Julia Hoy / June 10, 2018 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Hands-On Couples' Class
Most are familiar with one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world, New Orleans' French Quarter. While known for being the birthplace of jazz and many celebrations and festivals, it's the cuisine that we're celebrating today. Join Julia for this menu that will have you pining for a visit to this exciting destination. Crab Canapé, Andouille Kale Soup, Asparagus Salad with Creole Vinaigrette, Shrimp Etouffée and Summer Berry Bread Pudding. This menu will be paired with wine.

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June
12

One Pan Wonders- Gluten Free!

Dawn Somerlot Vaflor / June 12, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $65

This class is for those of us who don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen but still want home cooked meals. Dawn will show us how to make easy gluten free meals in under 20-30 minutes - all of which are healthy and delicious! These meals, packed with protein and nutrition-rich ingredients will get your family well-fed, safely, quickly and deliciously. If you have a large skillet and some simple ingredients, you can make a great meal that even your pickiest eater will love.

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June
20

Exploring Indian Cuisine Teen Class

Julia Hoy / June 20, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM / $75

Hands-On Teen Class (ages 12-Up)
The robust flavors of spices and herbs used in Indian cooking, along with fresh vegetables and fruits, make it one of our favorite cuisines. Join us for this culinary adventure, whether you're sampling Indian food for the first time or if it's a familiar cuisine; Julia will show you how attainable these popular restaurant dishes are to create at home. Vegetable Samosas: savory pastry stuffed with a variety of vegetables; Tomato Dal: a delicious and popular lentil preparation. Butter Chicken: a creamy stew-like dish using variety of spices, served with fragrant Basmati Rice; and Peach and Apricot Kheer with Pistachios and Almonds.

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June
21

Easy Breezy Small Plates and Summer Wines

Chef Carrie Walters / June 21, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

We love summer for the relaxed, unhurried mind-set that sets the tone for easy and effortless entertaining. Join us for this class where Chef Carrie will demonstrate simple light dinners that are full of big flavors and short on prep time. Wine educator, George will pair both whites and reds that are perfect for sipping on warm summer nights. Scallops with Corn and Hazelnuts; Charred Country Ribs with Watermelon and Tomato Salad, Ribeye with Butter Radish Toast and Frozen Blackberries with Yogurt and Honey.

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June
22

Puerto Rican Cuisine

Susie and Ivan Nunez / June 22, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
We're excited to welcome Iván and Susie Núñez to the Culinary Center. Together they've developed a comfortable blend of international cooking styles that have evolved into their distinctive Casa Núñez flavor! Using traditional elements from both the Mediterranean and Puerto Rico, Susie and Iván fully incorporate the rustic art of food preparation into their daily cooking and are happy to share this practice with us. Come meet and cook with this delightful couple who share our passion for celebrating the love of food, family and friends. Plantain Baskets, Avocado and Shrimp Salad, Roast Pork Shoulder, Rice with Pigeon Peas, Yuca con Mojo and Bread Pudding This menu will be paired with wine.

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June
24

Roman Holiday

Mary Cooney / June 24, 2018 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Hands-On Couples' Class
Each of Italy's regions is home to its very own cuisine, and the Eternal City is no exception. Staying true to Roman culture, this menu features fresh, seasonal ingredients. Join Mary as she teaches you how to create this menu you'll love sharing with family and friends. White Bean Soup; Cacio de Pepe with Homemade Pasta; Chicken Saltimbocca; Charred Broccoli Rabe with Hazelnuts and Mint; Peaches with Mascarpone Cheese and Nuts. This menu will be served with wine.

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June
25

British Summer Desserts

Megan Smith / June 25, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Inspired by her summer on the seashore in Western England, picnicking on the vast acres of castle pasturelands, Megan made sure to leave room in her schedule for afternoon tea each day. It was the British summertime desserts that won her heart. Join Megan for this class where you'll make some of England's favorites. Eaton Mess, Queen of Puddings and Courgette Cake. We'll enjoy a few savory bites with this menu and, by all means, a proper cup of tea!

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June
26

New England Style Grill

Chef Carrie Walters / June 26, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

We've chosen classic summer foods of New England for this grill class. Outdoor entertaining is no doubt something we look forward to each year and the New England food scene is the perfect theme for making your backyard parties a breeze. Join Chef Carrie for this fun culinary trip through New England with these dishes: "Surf and Turf" Grilled Lobster and Filet with Old Bay Butter, Maryland Style Hot Dog with Crab, Cheesy Bay Biscuits and Nutella Banana S'Mores. This menu will be paired with wine and beer.

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June
27

Buddha Bowl Craze

Julia Hoy / June 27, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

A nourishing meal, beautifully presented, packed into a bowl - a Buddha Bowl may consist of just about anything you wish; however, one generally consists of a grain or starch portion (rice, barley, millet, sweet potatoes, corn, etc.), a protein portion (chicken, tofu, chickpeas or beans), and an assortment of various vegetables, both raw and/or cooked. The presentation is most important, consisting of a variety of vibrant colored food, therefore making it healthful and beautiful! Julia will demonstrate how to create these delicious works of art to feed your body and soul!

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July
1

Grilling Italian

Mary Cooney / July 1, 2018 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Hands-On Couples' Class
If you're looking for something a little different when planning your next cookout, try it Italian-style! The key is using good olive oil and fresh herbs. Join Mary for this delicious menu perfect for al fresco dining! Pesto Shrimp; Homemade Cavatelli with Grilled Vegetables in Browned Butter and Herbs; (mushrooms, red onion, red pepper, asparagus, zucchini, tomatoes); Grilled Fresh Herbs and Garlic Marinated Chicken Thighs; and Fresh Raspberry Tart. This menu will be paired with wine.

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July
9

Petite Chefs' Summertime Kitchen

Zebbie Borland / July 9, 2018 / 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM / $250

Hands-On Petite Chefs' Camp (grades 1-3)
July 9-13. 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
This week's theme epitomizes the best of summer's everyday fun and food-filled festivities. Come and enjoy creating the sunny season's best with these menus: Picnic Time: Grilled Chicken Wraps, Pasta Salad Salad, Lemon Bars. Beach Blast: Strawberry Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips, Oven Fried Chicken, Broccoli Raisin Salad. Fun at the Fair: Nachos, Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Lemon Shakeups. Backyard BBQ: Bacon Burger, Potato Salad, Cheesy Corn, Brownie Hot Fudge Sundae. Mystery Box Day: Students will team-up and use their newly-learned skills and creativity to create their very own summer favorite menus.

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July
11

Seasonal Baking; Summer Tarts

Mary Cooney / July 11, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Join us as we relish in the ultimate flavors of the summer season. We're taking full advantage of the bounty of fresh fruits to create the most luscious tarts. Mary will show you how easy it can be to make fruit and cream fillings for topping delicious crust variations. Fresh Strawberries with Lemon Mascarpone Cream with a Coconut Almond Crust, Summer Peach Tart with a Buttery Crust, Raspberry Curd Topped with Meringue with a Pâte Sucrée Crust, Fresh Fruit Tart with Pastry Cream with a Puff Pastry Crust. Light snacks will be served.

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July
12

Get Your Grill On

Chef Carrie Walters / July 12, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Grilling season is well underway and you may be needing some inspiration to get out of your grilling "box". Join Chef Carrie for this class and she'll show you how to take your grilled chicken, fish and steak and kick it up a notch or two with flavorful Rubs, Relishes, Marinades and Salsas. Not only will we learn to make some of each, but we'll also sample and taste a lot of what DLM has available to make your next cookout special! This menu will be paired with beer and wine.

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July
13

Cook the Book: The Pioneer Woman

DLM Culinary Center Staff / July 13, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $50

This class will feature a few recipes from the queen of comfort food. Ree Drummond, famous for her witty personality as well as her down-to-earth, family-friendly style of cooking, was an easy choice for our cook the book series. Who doesn't love to find easy-to-use recipes that are incredibly tasty? Join us for this hearty supper, well-suited for the cowboy/cowgirl appetite in us all. Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Tomatoes, and Blackberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream..

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July
15

Southern Comfort

Sherry Monaghan / July 15, 2018 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Couples' Hands-On Class
What could be more welcoming than good southern food? Join other couples and cook your way to southern comfort heaven. These dishes make us think of the lazy hazy days of summer. Sherry will guide you through the recipes Y'all! Roasted Beet Salad, Whiskey Molasses Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Smoked Jalepeño Sauce and Apple Salsa, Goat Cheese Grits with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, and Blueberry Peach Cobbler with Whiskey Cream. This menu will be paired with wine.

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July
17

Homemade Ramen Noodles Teen Class

Julia Hoy / July 17, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM / $75

Hands-On Teen Class (ages 12-Up)
This class is all about that quintessential staple in most home kitchens - Ramen Noodles. Ramen is one of the most enjoyed foods made popular by the ease of preparation and comforting quality. Roll up your sleeves and join Julia to make a fresh version of these versatile noodles and we won't be using that seasoning packet! We'll start with making Shrimp Tempura, and then use the fresh ramen to make Miso Ramen, and Pork Ramen.

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July
19

Light Summer Supper

Bryn Mooth / July 19, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Bryn's seasonal menu spotlights the summer's abundant produce and is one of the reasons we love gathering around the table on warm summer evenings. It's so refreshing to eat lighter and more healthful without giving up flavor. You'll love having this recipe lineup handy for your next casual dinner party! Pink Peppercorn Goat Cheese with Crostini and Quick Pickled Strawberries; Salad with Peaches and Crispy Prosciutto; Broccoli and Grilled Chicken Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette; Spiral Summer Squash with Parmesan and Summer Berry Pudding with Whipped Cream. This menu will be served with wine.

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July
20

French Bistro

Julia Hoy / July 20, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Bistro dining is very popular among Parisians. The food is served leisurely and informally and each bistro is known for its unique ambiance. Unpretentious and subtle, yet flavorful French food describes Julia's menu for this evening's class. Trio of Canapes; Nicoise Salad; Sole Meuniere; Summer Vegetable Tian; and Summer Fruit Charlotte. This menu will be paired with wines by wine educator, Teresa Kearney.

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July
23

Going Global Junior Chefs' Camp

Zebbie Borland / July 23, 2018 / 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM / $250

Hands-On Junior Chefs' Camp (grades 3-6)
July 23-27 . 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Come explore the wonderfully diverse foods of the culinary world where each day we will celebrate the delicious cuisines of these countries: Italy: Meatballs with Marinara, Homemade Fettuccine with Olive Oil and Parmesan Cheese, Vanilla Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting. Mexico: Burrito Bowls with Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast, Cilantro Rice, Black Beans, Variety of Salsas, Flan. Greece: Saganaki (fried cheese), Gyros, Tzatziki Sauce, Honey Donuts. America: Fried Chicken Thighs, Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Green Beans with Bacon, Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling. Mystery Box Day: Young chefs will team-up and use their newly-learned skills and creativity to create their own menus.

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July
24

How to Ferment Vegetables

Casey Moninghoff / July 24, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $50

Hands-On Class
Kimchi and Kombucha - we all know that these healthy concoctions are good for us, but have you given any thought to making your own? Fermented foods are a creation of super healthy and gut-friendly byproducts like enzymes and b-vitamins. These foods, preserved naturally, are loaded with immune-boosting properties. You can literally ferment whatever vegetables you like. They're perfect for snacking or adding to your meals for a probiotic boost. Join Casey Moninghoff for this class and he'll teach you how to get started on this very healthful DIY process. Students will sample fermented foods and beverages and take home a jar of their own sauerkraut.

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July
27

Spanish Tapas

Susie and Ivan Nunez / July 27, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Susie and Iván Núñez know a thing or two about Spanish cuisine. Through Iván's Air Force duty at the U.S. Embassy, the pair made their first home together in Madrid, Spain. While making their home there, the couple began collecting authentic recipes from Spanish acquaintances. Join them for this class as they share their experiences and teach us how to create tapas: festive and delicious appetizers perfect for get-togethers or summer dinner parties. This menu will be paired with Spanish wines.

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July
29

Destination Tuscany

Mary Cooney / July 29, 2018 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Hands-On Couples' Class
Take a mini getaway trip to Tuscany with this delightful upscale menu. Tuscan cooking doesn't use complicated seasonings or elaborate creations because they're not needed. Instead it's made using fresh, high-quality ingredients that bring out the natural flavors in each dish, simple or not. Mary will be your guide on this culinary adventure. Chicken Liver Pate; Fennel and Radicco Salad; Handmade Pappardelle with Wild Mushroom Sauce and Biscotti di Prato (twice-baked cookies) with Vin Santo. This menu will be paired with wine.

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July
30

Italian Desserts Teen Class

Mary Cooney / July 30, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM / $75

Hands-On Teen Class (12-Up)
Mary chose three of her favorite desserts for this class. Come satisfy your sweet cravings and learn how to make the perfect finish for an Italian meal or a special occasion dessert. You'll make a Creamy Filling for Cannoli Shells, a beautiful Italian Cream Cake, and everyone's favorite, Tiramisu. Delizioso! Lunch will be included in this class.

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August
3

Cook the Book; Bobby Flay

DLM Culinary Center Staff / August 3, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $50

Bobby Flay, one of the most popular celebrity chefs, is not just a reality TV personality. Flay has won many awards and accolades. He's the owner and executive chef of several restaurants, including Mesa Grill in Las Vegas and Gato in New York City. It was difficult to choose recipes from this Iron Chef's repertoire due to his numerous styles of cuisine. Limiting the list to seasonal fare, the following recipes fit the bill: Grilled Asparagus Salad, Honey Mustard Chicken, Corn and Goat Cheese Grits, Balsamic & Garlic Marinated Grilled Vegetables, and Flay's famous Throwdown Chocolate Chip Cookies. This menu will be paired with beer.

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August
7

Sushi for the Whole Family

Julia Hoy / August 7, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Are you looking for a way to get the whole family involved in meal prep? Why not try rolling sushi? Depending on your family's preferences you can be creative with ingredients. Using fresh vegetables, seafood or other proteins, homemade sushi is a wonderful way to expose the family to another culture's food while creating a beautifully decorative meal. Join Julia for this class and she'll show you the technique for rolling your own. Raw fish will not be used in this class. Green Goodness Roll, California Roll, Buffalo Chicken Roll, BLT Hand Roll and Rice Crispy Sushi.

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August
8

Modern Mexican Fiesta

Sherry Monaghan / August 8, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM / $75

Hands-On Teen Class (ages 12-up)
Join Sherry for this class and learn how to create a "modern" Mexican menu. We'll elevate Mexican-American cuisine, often viewed as heavy and high in calories, into fresh, updated and healthful dishes. Carne Asada Taco; Chorizo Asado Taco; Red Cabbage Slaw; Ancho Chile-Rubbed Grilled Corn; Celery-Spiked Guacamole with Chilies; and Mini Mango Bundt Cakes.

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August
9

Girls' Night Out Local Garden Party

Chef Carrie Walters / August 9, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Grab a girlfriend and come celebrate the bounty of local Ohio. The freshest of the season's local produce, beef and dairy will be featured in Chef Carrie's menu, and wine educator, Teresa will pour beautifully paired food-friendly, affordable wines with these dishes: Ohio Garden Gazpacho, Grass Fed Caprese Burgers, Chicken with Herb Roasted Tomato Sauce, Corn Griddle Cakes and Blackberry Crumble with Macerated Peaches.

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August
12

Fiesta Time!

Julia Hoy / August 12, 2018 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Hands-On Couples' Class
The sunny season is beginning to wind down but we're not ready to say goodbye to the dog days of summer quite yet. We'll keep summer in full swing with Julia's flavor filled menu. Caldo Tlalpeno (Adobo Chicken Vegetable Soup); Caesar Salad; Chili Rubbed Steak Tacos with Guacamole; Quinoa Enchilada Casserole; and Baked Churros with Mexican Chocolate Pudding. This menu will be paired with beer.

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August
15

Julia Child Birthday Celebration

DLM Culinary Center Staff / August 15, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.~ Julia Child
Julia Child's birthdate, August 15, (1912), gives us good reason to celebrate the work of this culinary genius. Join us for this class where every recipe demonstrated will be from one of her critically acclaimed books. Child is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public, and we think this is cause for celebration! Lobster Bisque, Supremes de Volaille aux Champignons, Pommes Anna, Ratatouille, and Reine de Saba. This menu will be paired with wine.

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August
16

At the Thai Night Market

Chef Carrie Walters / August 16, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Thailand is famous for its hot balmy nights and some of the best street food in the world. Join us as we learn to cook and eat some of Chef Carrie's favorites from her travels in Thailand. Thai Beef Jerky, Pad See Ew - a charred rice noodle and egg dish, Chiang Rai Fried Chicken, Crab Fried Rice and Pork Herb Sausage and Grilled Sweet Corn with Coconut Glaze. This menu will be paired with both wine and beer.

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