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DLM Culinary Center

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About Mary Cooney

Mary Cooney is a first-generation Italian-American who has a passion for teaching that is hard to equal. She loves to share her knowledge of authentic Italian dishes as well as baking pies and desserts. She has been on staff at the SOC since 2005.

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The perfect gift for the food lover in your life, our DLM Gift Cards not only unlock a plethora of gourmet foods and scrumptious sweets to explore, but they also offer an opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure at our DLM Culinary Center! From hands-on classes and kids’ camps to multi-course meals and more, our wide array of Culinary Center classes are gifts that are sure to be cherished.

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Upcoming Classes

Homemade Potato Gnocchi With Two Sauces

March 29, 2023
Wednesday, March 29th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $90

Hands-On Class

Roll up your sleeves and join us for one of our most popular classes. What's not to love about this light, little tender Italian dumpling? Mary Cooney will give you great instruction and tips for making this comforting, rustic dish. We'll make a delicious creamy Tuscan Sauce With Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Spinach and Mary's Special Tomato Sauce. This menu will be complete with an Italian Salad and DLM Gelato. This menu will be paired with wine.                                                                                

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Fresh Spinach Pasta Two Ways

March 30, 2023
Thursday, March 30th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $90

Hands-On Class

You’ll agree this pasta is worth the extra step when you taste the results. Join Mary Cooney as she guides you through making handmade spinach pasta and two delicious ways for enjoying it. The simplicity of homemade Marinara Sauce and the richness of Lasagna Bolognese with creamy Béchamel Sauce are recipes you’ll want to make over and over. This menu will be complete with an Italian Salad, Gelato, and paired with wine.

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Classic Italian Desserts: Homemade Cannoli and Tiramisù

April 05, 2023
Wednesday, April 05th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $90

Hands-On Class

This pure dessert bliss is well worth the effort of making from scratch. You’ll learn to make Cannoli Dough, how to roll and fry it to a crispy texture, and fill it with an irresistible Sweet Ricotta Filling. Mary Cooney will teach you how to get the perfect consistency of the cannoli filling, and (when) and how to fill the shells. We’ll also make another Italian favorite, Tiramisù, a creamy dessert of espresso-soaked ladyfingers surrounded by Italian Pastry Cream with shaved chocolate. This is a great make-ahead stunner.

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Teen Cooking Camp: Baking and Pastry

June 19, 2023
Monday, June 19th 10:00AM - 1:00PM | $375

After attending this weeklong baking camp, you’ll want to shelf that box mix. Students will learn skills and techniques for making incredible homemade desserts from scratch. Each day we’ll delve into new topics such as Italian Ciambella Cake, French Chocolate Mousse, and All-Butter Pie Crust to fill with juicy Apple Filling, to name a few. Mary Cooney is passionate about baking and creating delicious confections for family and friends, and she’ll inspire you to do the same. This week may be the sweetest you’ve ever experienced!

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Teen Cooking Camp: International Cooking Adventure

June 26, 2023
Monday, June 26th 10:00AM - 1:00PM | $375

Join Mary Cooney for an international culinary excursion right here in the DLM Culinary Center! Students will venture into the wonderful world of food as we explore the cuisines of Italy, India, Mexico, and France, as well as American southern comfort food. You’ll learn to make a few favorite dishes and add fresh choices for a welcome change to your weekly menus.

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