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Cuisine as Culture: Vegetarian East Asian-Thailand - Jay Cuisine

Saturday Oct 05, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chef Elena Sirignano

In this Cuisine as Culture/Heritage Kitchen hands-on classes led by Executive Chef Elena Sirignano, you will take a virtual journey to Thailand-noted for their rich history of vegetarian cuisine. Your culinary travels will take you to the produce rich waterways of Thailand's rice noodles and coconut based Thai curries. Each of these classes can be taken individually or as a full three-part complementary series. Pre-registration required by October 1.
Hands On - Cost: $75 - #75393 - (Register Online)

All Things Pickled and Preserved

Wednesday Oct 09, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chef Chris Kennedy Aken

How does a fruit or vegetable become a pickle? Can you really pickle anything? In this class, Trefethen Family Vineyard Winery Chef Chris Kennedy Aken breaks down the art and science of food preservation, teaching you how to use pickling and preserving techniques to enjoy that seasons best offerings during any season of the year. You will learn the basic steps for home canning, which you can use to preserve pickles, jams, and other high-acid foods for shelf storage. If you're like us, you always have an abundance of garden cucumbers and tomatoes at the end of summer. So, come join chef as he leads you through what to do with that bounty and demystifies the complex world for food preservation. Chef Demo with some Hands-on and Take-home. Pre-registration required by October 4.
Hands On - Cost: $80 - #75395 - (Register Online)

"Chopped" with Pat Burke

Saturday Oct 12, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Pat Burke

Since 2001, Pat Burke has competed professionally in BBQ competitions in California, Tennessee and Virginia. With a passion for live fire cooking and a deep dedication to community, Burke can frequently be found BBQing for good at charity fundraising competitions throughout the Napa Valley and beyond. A member of numerous champion BBQ teams, including the Barnyard Roasters based in Columbus, Mississippi and The Vineyard Roasters from Napa, and most recently the Too Ashamed to Name BBQ from San Jose, Pat won back-to-back Reserve Grand Championships at Smoke on the River in Sacramento and at the San Francisco BBQ Festival in 2016. Pat has also competed several times at the World BBQ Championships at Memphis in May, finishing with a 5th place Whole Hog in 2003.

Where everyone is a winner and goes home with a belly full of delicious meat chops! Join your fellow "Chopped" enthusiasts in an all-win class as Chef Pat Burke returns to the kitchen and opens his basket of culinary tricks to show you multiple ways to prepare delectable lamb chops, pork chops, and beef chops. This "hands-on" class will also feature wonderful sides that complement each unique chop. Bring your appetite as you'll then enjoy a lunch while critiquing all of the winning meats! Pre-registration required by October 7.
Hands On - Cost: $90 - #75413 - (Register Online)

Biscotti and Scones

Saturday Oct 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Greg Miraglia

Back by popular demand and with something new, it's Greg Miraglia and his beloved biscotti and scones! Come and get your hands in some dough and learn how to make the perfect scone and delicious biscotti at home in this fun hands-on class. Sweet or savory, you will impress your family and friends when you make them from scratch and with your favorite flavors. After you learn the techniques, you will have a buffet of flavors and ingredients to use while creating your own personalized batch of scones or biscotti. Pre-registration required by October 14.
Hands On - Cost: $65 - #75396 - (Register Online)

Pizza and Pinot with Chef Savanna

Saturday Oct 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chef Savanna Duchala

Using the Cooking School's fabulous wood-fired pizza oven, Chef Savanna will teach you how to create and pair delectable homemade wood-fired pizzas with different noted Pinot Noirs. Learn how to make crispy, chewy pizza dough with a few different sauces to go with it. Toppings galore will entice your creativity. Best pizza and Pinot pairing wins a prize! Pre-registration required by October 21.
Hands On - Cost: $85 - #75397 - (Register Online)

Fiesta Mexicana with Chef Savanna

Saturday Nov 02, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chef Savanna Duchala

Salsa dance your way into the Mexican culinary culture using the big bold flavors, colors, and spices widely used across the beautiful country. In this class you will learn different techniques used to create dishes that you love, giving you the confidence to recreate them back at home on your own. Come play with your food in this fun class that ends with one of the most flavorful lunch buffets! Pre-registration required by October 28.
Hands On - Cost: $85 - #75403 - (Register Online)

Cuisine as Culture: Vegetarian East Asian-Japan-Shojin Ryori Cuisine

Saturday Nov 09, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chef Elena Sirignano

In this Cuisine as Culture/Heritage Kitchen hands-on classes led by Executive Chef Elena Sirignano, you will take a virtual journey to Japan-noted for their rich history of vegetarian cuisine. In your culinary journey, you will experience the elegant tradition of Japanese Shojin Ryori cuisine, where balance and harmony are the keys to interacting flavors. Each of these classes can be taken individually or as a full three-part complementary series. Pre-registration required by November 4.
Hands On - Cost: $75 - #75394 - (Register Online)

Seasonal Pies with Toni Chiapetta

Saturday Nov 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pastry Chef Toni Chiapetta

Just in time for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most beloved bakers in the Napa Valley, founder and owner of Sweetie Pies in Napa, Pastry Chef Toni Chiapetta, as she guides you through her time tested secrets of making the perfect pie crust and shows you how to make your very own pecan pie and sweet potato meringue pies that will be the scrumptious "pies" de resistance of your upcoming winter holiday celebrations. Pre-registration required by November 15.
Hands On - Cost: $95 - #75399 - (Register Online)

Friends and Family Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Saturday Dec 07, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chef Derek Corsino

Want a fun way to celebrate the season with your friends, family, and work associates? How about a little cooperative gingerbread house decorating? Working together and in teams, students in this festive afternoon workshop will learn the secrets to assembling and decorating exquisite and unique gingerbread houses from our pastry chef extraordinaire Derek Corsino whose world-class pastry skills will ensure that the end product - not to mention the whole process - of today's workshop will put you and yours in great holiday spirits. Pre-registration is requested (but not required) by December 2.
Hands On - Cost: $75 - #75401 - (Register Online)

Cookie Exchange Ideas with Toni Chiapetta

Saturday Dec 07, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pastry Chef Toni Chiapetta

Who doesn't love holiday cookies? From tradition-bound standards to innovative stand-outs, cookies exchanged during the holidays make the perfect heartfelt (and delicious!) gift. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping to grab a pal or family member and spend the morning together with Pastry Chef Toni Chiapetta, founder and owner of Sweetie Pies in Napa, enjoying one of the greatest simple pleasures of the season, making holiday cookies to share. We will prepare Russian Tea cookies, basic chocolate chunk, pinwheel cookies (chocolate & pecan) & shortbread. Pre-registration required by December 2.
Hands On - Cost: $95 - #75400 - (Register Online)

Feast of the Seven Fishes - "Festa dei sette pesci"

Saturday Dec 14, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 Greg Miraglia

Come learn a multi-cultural version of this traditional Italian Christmas Eve feast that you can prepare for your family and friends at home. Celebrate a wonderful Italian culinary tradition with Greg Miraglia's favorite uses of seafood based on traditions from around the globe including Oysters Rockefeller, Fish Tacos, Tuna Poke', Thai Prawns, crab cakes, shell fish pasta, olive oil poached salmon, and, of course, a tasty dessert. Pre-registration required by December 9.
Hands On - Cost: $125 - #75402 - (Register Online)