Jan 2 2022

Prep School 2022

Prep School is comprised of five, three-hour courses over a 5-week period, and will arm you with techniques that will change the way you cook (and eat!) forever. Throughout the course, you’ll learn dozens of cooking techniques and terms including: braising, roasting, grilling, sautéing, poaching, steaming, blanching, stocks, soups, seasonings, sauces, salads, yeast breads, pasta and desserts. To sum it up…Prep School will do just that; prepare you for whatever recipe may come your way.

Our classes cover a variety of topics such as:

  • Developing a Balanced Menu: Learn how to prepare a completely balanced and delicious menu.
  • Taste seasonal ingredients and identify flavors.
  • It’s all about timing! Discover how to perfectly time a meal and learn the art of the prep!
  • Tools of the trade: Arm yourself with the best tools and gadgets for the job!
  • Dive into the concepts behind the recipes and take your cooking for the next level, ultimately allowing you to create your own menus and personal recipes.

The cost is $500 per 5-class session. Register online by clicking below links or call 216-228-2285.

Winter Prep School 2022
Wednesdays, January 26, February 2, 9, 16 & 23 6-10 pm

Prep School 2022 Winter Session

Week 1
Introduction to the kitchen and an overview of the tools and techniques we’ll be practicing during the next four weeks. We’ll focus on basic knife skills and simple yeast bread techniques. For supper, we’ll enjoy a hearty vegetable soup and herb focaccia bread.

Week 2
Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Feta & Pecans
Halibut en Papillote with Clementine Gremolata
Classic Rice Pilaf
Sauteed Green Beans
Vanilla Crème Brulee

Week 3
Chicken Stock
Caesar Salad with Croutons
Coq au Vin – Braised Chicken In Wine with Mushrooms & Pearl Onions
Spinach Gnocchi
Chocolate Biscotti

Week 4
Roasted Garlic and Winter Squash Soup
Frissee Salad with Orange and Toasted Hazelnut
Beef Stroganoff
Homemade Herb Buttered Egg Noodles
Gruyere Croutons
Chocolate Tart with Whipped Cream

Week 5
Grilled Shrimp, Sausage and Pepper Skewers
Warm Cabbage Salad
Pork Medallions with Sherry Vinegar Sauce
Broccoli Rabe and Spaghetti Squash
Irish Soda Bread
Wine Poached Pears with Mascarpone Ice Cream

Spring Prep School 2022
Wednesdays, March 30, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 6-10 pm

Prep School 2022 Spring Session

Week 1
Introduction to the kitchen and an overview of the tools and techniques we’ll be practicing during the next four weeks. We’ll focus on basic knife skills and simple yeast bread techniques. For supper, we’ll enjoy a hearty vegetable soup and herb focaccia bread.

Week 2
Hot and Sour Mushroom Soup
Cucumber Salad
Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry
Basmati Rice
Almond Tuille Cookies

Week 3
Caramelized Onion Tart
Spring Greens with Roasted Beets & Grilled Baby Leeks
Chicken Piccata
Fettuccine Alfredo
Yogurt Lemon Cake

Week 4
Risotto with Asparagus, Peas and Shrimp
Butter Lettuce with Sugar Snaps and Mint Dressing
Grilled Lamb Chops with Rosemary
Roasted Artichokes and Cipollini Onions
Herb Biscuits
Chocolate Dipped Eclairs

Week 5
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Spinach Salad with Eggs and Bacon Dressing
Panko-crusted White Fish
Orzo with Roasted Carrots and Fennel
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Summer Prep School 2022
Wednesdays, June 1, 7, 14, 22 & 29 6-10 pm

Prep School 2022 Summer Session

Week 1
Introduction to the kitchen and an overview of the tools and techniques we’ll be practicing during the next four weeks. We’ll focus on basic knife skills and simple yeast bread techniques. For supper, we’ll enjoy a hearty vegetable soup and herb focaccia bread.

Week 2
Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms
Poached Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing
Green Lentil & Bulgur Salad
Grilled Pizza – Aioli/Marsala Mushrooms/Pesto/Grilled Vegetables
Cherries Jubilee & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Week 3
Gazpacho
Nicoise Salad with Seared Tuna
Grilled Tri-tip Steak
Roasted New Potatoes
Corn Relish
Strawberry Shortcake

Week 4
Apple, Cabbage & Jicama Cole Slaw
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Macaroni & Cheese
Cornbread
Chocolate Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Week 5
Corn Chowder
Shrimp, Avocado & Grapefruit Salad
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs
Potato Salad
Fresh Berry Crostata with Lemon Whipped Cream

Fall Prep School 2022
Wednesdays, September 28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26 6-10 pm

Prep School 2022 Fall Session

Week 1
Introduction to the kitchen and an overview of the tools and techniques we’ll be practicing during the next four weeks. We’ll focus on basic knife skills and simple yeast bread techniques. For supper, we’ll enjoy a hearty vegetable soup and herb focaccia bread.

Week 2
Mussels in Wine Sauce
Mixed Green Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette
Chicken Marsala
Eggplant Parmesan
Spaghetti Marinara
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Week 3
Beef Stock
Curried Cauliflower and Carrot Soup
Harvest Salad with Pears, Spiced Pecans and Sherry Vinaigrette
Roast Chicken and Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Cornbread Dressing
Apple Strudel

Week 4
Cheese Straws
Roast Acorn Squash Salad
Beef Bourguignon
Ciabatta Rolls
Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar and Chocolate Glaze

Week 5
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Apple Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Winter Fruits and Port Sauce
Wild Rice Pilaf
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Pecan Pie and Bourbon Ice Cream