DLM Culinary Center

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About Chef Carrie Walters

As the corporate chef and culinary director for Dorothy Lane Market, Chef Carrie is always cooking up something wonderful. Not only will you taste her menus brought to life at top-tier DLM events, like the Food & Wine Show and Spring Fling, but you'll find her influence when you visit the DLM Culinary Center where she also helps shape the class programming. Don't be surprised to see her listed as an instructor on the class schedule as well, as her passion for food is contagious and she's always eager to share it with others. Carrie's influence can be found in the recipe development of many of the DLM-made foods that you'll find around the store. As a prolific traveler, she's always soaking in food trends and styling tips from around the world, and is excited to bring them to life at DLM and share them in any number of multimedia ways, whether it be in our printed Market Report or in instructional videos.

Give the Gift of Cooking

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

Girls' Night Out Holiday Bash

December 07, 2022
Wednesday, December 07th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $110

It's time for our annual girls' night out holiday party with Chef Carrie and wine educator Teresa Kearney! Sign up early for this fun evening as we pair a festive holiday menu with Teresa's expert wine pairings. This is a great way to take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle. Join us for a relaxing evening with friends, great food, and great wine! This menu includes: Shrimp Cakes, French Ham and Comté Tart, Frisée Salad, Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Tomatoes and Shallots, and Pavlova with Plums and Figs.

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Over the Top: A Champagne and Food Celebration

December 08, 2022
Thursday, December 08th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $125

It’s the celebratory time of year when our thoughts turn to ringing in the New Year in style and there’s only one drink worthy of the toast—Champagne. What could be better for feasting and merrymaking than the wine of the season? Join Chef Carrie and wine educator George Punter for a fun evening as they pull out all the stops with Champagne and food pairings. We’ll start the evening with an amuse-bouche of Truffle Popcorn Caviar paired with our first effervescent sip, and move on to this sensational menu: Oysters on the Half Shell With Sauce Mignonette, Cha Gio (Vietnamese Fried Crab and Pork Spring Rolls), Lobster Risotto, and Miso Glazed Salmon. 

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Let's Do Lunch! Holiday Party

December 09, 2022
Friday, December 09th 12:00PM - 1:00PM | $39

Take a break from busy holiday activities and join us for lunch. Chef Carrie will give you great ideas for a make-ahead entrée and teach you how to put together a stress-free dessert. You’ll enjoy a three-course meal while we demonstrate the recipes. We’ll do our best to get you out in an hour and you’ll take home the recipes. Coffee and water will be included. We’ll have a perfectly paired wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Apple and Serrano Salad, Mushroom and Leek Lasagna, and Sgroppino (a Lemony Boozy Dessert).  

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Girls' Night Out Holiday Bash

December 14, 2022
Wednesday, December 14th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $110

It's time for our annual girls' night out holiday party with Chef Carrie and wine educator Teresa Kearney! Sign up early for this fun evening as we pair a festive holiday menu with Teresa's expert wine pairings. This is a great way to take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle. Join us for a relaxing evening with friends, great food, and great wine! This menu includes: Shrimp Cakes, French Ham and Comté Tart, Frisée Salad, Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Tomatoes and Shallots, and Pavlova with Plums and Figs.

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Umami Pantry

January 19, 2023
Rescheduled to Thursday, January 19th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $90
(Previously: Thursday, October 6th 2022 6:00PM - 8:00PM)

The Japanese translation of umami as "pleasant, savory taste" or "yummy." Join Chef Carrie Walters as she explores key ingredients full of umami and how to use them to make everyday foods more flavorful. We'll taste some pantry-friendly umami boosters and learn how to introduce them when a dish needs a little something extra to make it zing. Of course, she'll cook up some of her favorite umami-rich dishes. This menu includes: Wild Mushroom Tartine, Tomato and Anchovy Pasta, Bao Buns, Kimchi Fried Rice, and Miso-Peanut Butter Cookies. This menu will be paired with wine.

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