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- Perfect Risotto (made with parmesan, lemon, and spring-fresh peas)

- Lemon Curry Basmati Rice (a unique rice that will often become your long-grain white rice replacement)

- The Best French Fries (crispy, delicious, cooked the proper way - no need to go to McDonald's)

- Greek-Style Roasted Potatoes (crispy)

- Quinoa Pilaf (pilaf is a style of preparing rice or any other grain. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain originally used in South America)

- Morroccan-Style Couscous (with dried fruit, almond, and honey)

Are you interested in culinary school, but don't have the time or money? Have you been cooking for years and just want something new and exciting? Are you a novice interested in getting in the kitchen for the first time? Then the Fundamentals classes are the ones for you! 

These classes are for those who are serious about learning how to cook. We offer 20+ different courses to choose from throughout the year that can be taken in any order (except Knife Skills 2, which must be taken after Knife Skills 1). 

As always, we provide you with a relaxing and warm environment for learning, and have the best instructors who are passionate about teaching. For those who complete the necessary 20 courses, we will give both a Certificate of Completion in the Culinary Arts as well as a chef jacket embroidered with your name on it. This certificate proves your completion and can be used to gain employment, should you choose to follow a career in food. 

We're so confident you'll learn more than in any other class offered by the competition that we guarantee it or your next class is on us! 

Cooking Techniques classes focus on specific cuts of meat or vegetables, teaching the most-used techniques of the classically trained chef. We focus on braising, stewing, poaching, steaming, sweating, frying, pan frying, sauteeing/browning, roasting, grilling, and broiling. Each class will focus on proper cooking and food temperatures.. You will learn about how the animals are raised, best practices for sustainability, how to choose the right cuts, farming practices, butchering techniques, and more.

Sometimes the hardest part of a meal is coming up with great side items.  These starches are staples for many meals, but often because they are so common, we never really learn the proper way to make them their best.  Also, we have gotten away from the use of grains, many of which are making comebacks from their "ancient" days.  




Approximately 3 hours


This class can accommodate diets that are: 




What Is Your Age Restriction Policy?


At this time children under the age of 12 are NOT allowed to participate in ANY of our classes. No exceptions.

If you would like to enroll a teenager in one of our classes, a parent or guardian must be in attendance with him/her. He/she may ONLY attend baking classes, cooking fundamentals classes, and Saturday morning or afternoon classes.

PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF OUR EVENING CLASSES. All classes are BYOB and persons under the age of 18 MAY NOT attend evening classes - PERIOD. If anyone under the age of 18 arrives for an evening class, he/she will not be allowed to participate and monies will not be refunded.