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Kitchen Basics

FULL - Buttercream Basics - Fri Feb 23rd

$6499

with Alisha Axe

Calendar Feb 23, 2024 at 1 pm

Ditch the canned frosting for good and come discover how delicious and easy Homemade Buttercream can be! In this class we will explore and taste variations of buttercream from the classic American Buttercream to Chef Alisha's go-to Italian Buttercream. Then the fun really starts when each student gets to decorate their very own tray cake to take home. We will learn how to properly fill and hold a piping bag to avoid mess; review and practice piping techniques using a variety of basic tips; and discuss flavoring and coloring of buttercreams.

All students will receive a piping bag, coupler, and four basic tips as part of their class fee.

The instructor has requested that this class be age 14+. Once she has taught the class a couple times, she plans to add parent/child classes to upcoming schedules.

Dietary/allergen info: Class ingredients include gluten and dairy.

If the class you want is full, please click anyway and get on the waiting list. Thanks!

Full Course

FULL - Basic Knife Skills - Tues Feb 27th PM

$6499

with Amy Church

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Kitchen Basics Class

Our popular hands-on knife skills class gives every student the opportunity to practice new skills as the class progresses. Have you ever wondered how the chefs on TV and at restaurants chop and slice so quickly and easily? The keys are proper technique and lots of practice! Learn what every home cook should know about chopping, slicing, dicing, and julienne. You will also learn the proper way to hold your knife, and how to maintain your knife with a honing rod to keep it sharper longer. This class always fills up fast so don't miss it!

PLEASE NOTE: Knives are provided for use during this class. You are welcome to bring your own knife as well if you wish, but we promise ours will be sharper! Please also bring an apron if you wish to wear one.

This class is for ages 14+.

**Class attendees will receive a special $15 discount card towards their choice of Wüsthof German-made cutlery. 

If the class you want is full, please click anyway and get on the waiting list. This helps me gauge interest in adding more class dates. Thanks!

Full Course

FULL - Basic Knife Skills - Thurs Feb 29th PM

$6499

with Amy Church

Calendar Feb 29, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Kitchen Basics Class

Our popular hands-on knife skills class gives every student the opportunity to practice new skills as the class progresses. Have you ever wondered how the chefs on TV and at restaurants chop and slice so quickly and easily? The keys are proper technique and lots of practice! Learn what every home cook should know about chopping, slicing, dicing, and julienne. You will also learn the proper way to hold your knife, and how to maintain your knife with a honing rod to keep it sharper longer. This class always fills up fast so don't miss it!

PLEASE NOTE: Knives are provided for use during this class. You are welcome to bring your own knife as well if you wish, but we promise ours will be sharper! Please also bring an apron if you wish to wear one.

This class is for ages 14+.

**Class attendees will receive a special $15 discount card towards their choice of Wüsthof German-made cutlery. 

If the class you want is full, please click anyway and get on the waiting list. This helps me gauge interest in adding more class dates. Thanks!

Full Course

FULL - Classic Mother Sauces Part One - Tues Apr 2nd PM

$6499

with Amy Church

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Kitchen Basics Class

(This class is a completely updated version of a kitchen basics class which was offered many years ago. Please email Amy at info@salemcooks.com if you have any questions.)

This class will explain in detail three of the Mother Sauces of Classic French Cuisine. You will learn about the building blocks of traditional sauce-making: stock and roux. Learn the difference between white and brown stock; and white, light, and dark roux. From there, Chef Amy will demonstrate how to properly combine and cook the stock, roux, seasonings, and flavorings into two classic mother sauces: Velouté and Tomate. She will also demonstrate a third mother sauce: everyone's favorite, Hollandaise. Each mother sauce will be flavored and transformed into a "small sauce" or variation, and served in three courses. Class discussion will include an exploration of modern updates to these classic sauces.

A delicious sauce is often the difference between a good home-cooked meal and a fine restaurant meal. Learn how to give your home cooking an upgrade in this class!

This class is Part One of a two-part series. Part Two will be included on the May-July schedule, and both classes will be repeated on future schedules. You do not need to take the classes in order. Part One includes Hollandaise, Tomate, and Veloute; while Part Two discusses Mayonnaise, Bechamel, and Espagnole.

Dietary info: The recipes for this class may include the following common allergen ingredients: eggs, dairy, and wheat. One of the recipes includes pork.

If the class you want is full, please click anyway and get on the waiting list. This helps me gauge interest in adding more class dates. Thanks!

Full Course

Classic Mother Sauces Part One - Thurs Apr 4th AM

$6499

with Amy Church

Calendar Apr 4, 2024 at 11 am

Kitchen Basics Class

(This class is a completely updated version of a kitchen basics class which was offered many years ago. Please email Amy at info@salemcooks.com if you have any questions.)

This class will explain in detail three of the Mother Sauces of Classic French Cuisine. You will learn about the building blocks of traditional sauce-making: stock and roux. Learn the difference between white and brown stock; and white, light, and dark roux. From there, Chef Amy will demonstrate how to properly combine and cook the stock, roux, seasonings, and flavorings into two classic mother sauces: Velouté and Tomate. She will also demonstrate a third mother sauce: everyone's favorite, Hollandaise. Each mother sauce will be flavored and transformed into a "small sauce" or variation, and served in three courses. Class discussion will include an exploration of modern updates to these classic sauces.

A delicious sauce is often the difference between a good home-cooked meal and a fine restaurant meal. Learn how to give your home cooking an upgrade in this class!

This class is Part One of a two-part series. Part Two will be included on the May-July schedule, and both classes will be repeated on future schedules. You do not need to take the classes in order. Part One includes Hollandaise, Tomate, and Veloute; while Part Two discusses Mayonnaise, Bechamel, and Espagnole.

Dietary info: The recipes for this class may include the following common allergen ingredients: eggs, dairy, and wheat. One of the recipes includes pork.

If the class you want is full, please click anyway and get on the waiting list. This helps me gauge interest in adding more class dates. Thanks!

Will run

Classic Mother Sauces Part One - Thurs Apr 4th PM

$6499

with Amy Church

Calendar Apr 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Kitchen Basics Class

(This class is a completely updated version of a kitchen basics class which was offered many years ago. Please email Amy at info@salemcooks.com if you have any questions.)

This class will explain in detail three of the Mother Sauces of Classic French Cuisine. You will learn about the building blocks of traditional sauce-making: stock and roux. Learn the difference between white and brown stock; and white, light, and dark roux. From there, Chef Amy will demonstrate how to properly combine and cook the stock, roux, seasonings, and flavorings into two classic mother sauces: Velouté and Tomate. She will also demonstrate a third mother sauce: everyone's favorite, Hollandaise. Each mother sauce will be flavored and transformed into a "small sauce" or variation, and served in three courses. Class discussion will include an exploration of modern updates to these classic sauces.

A delicious sauce is often the difference between a good home-cooked meal and a fine restaurant meal. Learn how to give your home cooking an upgrade in this class!

This class is Part One of a two-part series. Part Two will be included on the May-July schedule, and both classes will be repeated on future schedules. You do not need to take the classes in order. Part One includes Hollandaise, Tomate, and Veloute; while Part Two discusses Mayonnaise, Bechamel, and Espagnole.

Dietary info: The recipes for this class may include the following common allergen ingredients: eggs, dairy, and wheat. One of the recipes includes pork.

If the class you want is full, please click anyway and get on the waiting list. This helps me gauge interest in adding more class dates. Thanks!

Will run

Intermediate Knife Skills - Tues Apr 16th PM

$6499

with Amy Church

Calendar Apr 16, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Kitchen Basics Class

If you’ve already taken our Basic Knife Skills Class and are ready to learn more, check out this hands-on class. We'll start with a quick review of the chopping, slicing, dicing, and julienne techniques taught in the beginning class. Then we'll progress with more advanced techniques including the contour cut for peeling items such as melon and citrus; using the knife tip to quickly and thinly slice delicate foods such as mushrooms; the drag cut for wet foods; cutting up pineapple and peppers; plus, fun drink garnishes! The class will end with demonstrations of how to easily truss a whole chicken for roasting and how to properly cut up a whole chicken into parts.

PLEASE NOTE: Knives are provided for use during this class. You are welcome to bring your own knife as well if you wish, but we promise ours will be sharper! Please also bring an apron if you wish to wear one.

This class is for ages 14+.

ALSO: The chicken segment at the end of this class is demonstration only. However, if you'd like to bring your own whole chicken, you are welcome to do so and follow along with Chef Amy. Please remember to bring a container to take home your chicken pieces. Thanks!

**Class attendees will receive a special $15 discount card towards their choice of Wüsthof German-made cutlery. 

If the class you want is full, please click anyway and get on the waiting list. This helps me gauge interest in adding more class dates. Thanks!

Spring Cupcake Bouquet - Wedn Apr 24th

$6499

with Alisha Axe

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 1 pm

The kitchen is in full bloom! In this hands-on class you will learn to make Basic Buttercream Flowers and decorate your own beautiful Cupcake Bouquet. Chef Alisha will demonstrate different flower styles and techniques and guide you as you create your own work of art. All the tools for this class will be provided, along with recipes for the components used. Each student will take home their spring bouquet of six cupcakes.

All students will receive a large piping bag, coupler, and four basic tips as part of their class fee.

The instructor has requested that this class be age 14+. Once she has taught the class a couple times, she plans to add parent/child classes to upcoming schedules.

Dietary/allergen info: Class ingredients include gluten and dairy.

If the class you want is full, please click anyway and get on the waiting list. Thanks!





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