Classes

Register online to reserve your place in one of our upcoming classes or call us at (816) 554-3755. All cooking classes must be paid for at time of reservation.  Please, do NOT wait to register - class sizes are extremely limited and will fill up quickly! If a class is full, please contact the store to be added to the wait list.
 
All classes are BYOB! Please feel free to bring your own wine or beer with you to enjoy with your meal. We’ll provide the glasses and openers! Water will be provided.
 
We will remain open for your private shopping during and after class.

Cancellation Policy:  If you cannot attend a class for which you are registered, you must notify us at least 7 calendar days prior to the class date. We will gladly refund your class fee or transfer you to another class as long as your request is made more than 7 calendar days prior to the class date. If you discover that you are unable to attend class within the 7 days prior, we encourage you to find a substitute to take your place. Please understand that we cannot make exceptions. Full payment is expected at time of registration.  

May 24, 2022 - Homemade Pizza...the Real Stuff! w/ Chef Francesca Martin
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Homemade Pizza...the Real Stuff!
Tuesday, May 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Come sample different types of great pizza-Sicilian & Neapolitan style.  Watch and learn how to make great pizza crust.  Chef Francesca will share with you how she learned to make her momma’s pizza and what ingredients to have on hand to make your own great pizza at home.  She will be serving a nice salad with red wine vinaigrette, many different types of pizza, and a fun dessert, Affogato. Guest singers, Frank and Grace Ancona, will be there to entertain you, Italian style!

$65 per person

Homemade Pizza...the Real Stuff!
Wednesday, May 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

This one is so popular, we had to add a second night!!!  Come sample different types of great pizza-Sicilian & Neapolitan style.  Watch and learn how to make great pizza crust.  Chef Francesca will share with you how she learned to make her momma’s pizza and what ingredients to have on hand to make your own great pizza at home.  She will be serving a nice salad with red wine vinaigrette, many different types of pizza, and a fun dessert, Affogato. Guest singers, Frank and Grace Ancona, will be there to entertain you, Italian style!

$65 per person

NEW DATE - June 7, 2022 - Asian Noodles w/ Chef Sophia Chatfield
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Asian Noodle Dinner
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Noodles are considered a staple for many cuisines such as Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese. These versatile pastas come in many shapes and sizes and can be made from wheat flour or rice flour.  Chef Sophia will show you how to make fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls with a peanut dipping sauce. Then you will get to sample a Japanese Soba Noodle Dish that is oh so good!  Next, Chef Sophia will show you how to build a simple, but awesome Ramen bowl like you would order in a fine restaurant. A traditional dish of Chinese Noodles in a black bean sauce with beef tips sounds different but is a truly delicious dish will round out this delicious meal.

$65 per person

Pacific Rim, exotic foods from Guam to the Philippines
Monday, June 13, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Menu coming soon...

$65 per person

June 17, 2022 - Classy Italian Dinner w/ Chef Francesca Martin
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Classy Italian Dinner
Friday, June 17th from 6:00 to 8:00PM

Prepare to spend an elegant 7-course meal with Chef Francesca. From her trip to Rome, she will reenact her date night using the great Italian foods served to her and her husband.  It will be more of a dinner experience and not a “class”.  With Italian music playing in the background, you will start with Caprese Salad Bites & Julienne Veggies with creamy dill dip, Zuppa Tuscana with Garlic Herbed Crostini, Strawberry Pecan Salad with Dark Chocolate & Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette, Mozzarella Crusted Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage, and a Delicate White fish over polenta and asparagus spears.  She will finish the evening with a variety of Italian Cheeses, Apples & Grapes and her homemade Meyer Lemon and Basil Sorbet. 

$75 per person

June 21, 2022 Cast Iron Pizza Three Ways w/ The Electrified Cooks
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Cast Iron Pizza Three Ways
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Join us as we explore how to use that trusty cast iron skillet to make the best pizza.  First, you will enjoy an Italian style salad with an Italian vinaigrette.  Then on to pizza with recipes and tips for crusts, sauce and toppings. For a busy family evening, we will show you to prepare Quick and Easy Crust, with Easy-Peasy Sauce, topped with Italian Sausage and Pepperoni.  We bet you will love the 24-hour Artisan Crust and we will top it with vegetables and goat cheese.  And no pizza class would be complete without a deep-dish, Chicago style pizza. For a sweet dessert to end the class we will serve a treat from our cookbook, The Best Cast Iron Baking Book.

$65 per person 

Cast Iron Pizza Three Ways
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

This class is so popular, we added another night!!!  Join us as we explore how to use that trusty cast iron skillet to make the best pizza.  First, you will enjoy an Italian style salad with an Italian vinaigrette.  Then on to pizza with recipes and tips for crusts, sauce and toppings. For a busy family evening, we will show you to prepare Quick and Easy Crust, with Easy-Peasy Sauce, topped with Italian Sausage and Pepperoni.  We bet you will love the 24-hour Artisan Crust and we will top it with vegetables and goat cheese.  And no pizza class would be complete without a deep-dish, Chicago style pizza. For a sweet dessert to end the class we will serve a treat from our cookbook, The Best Cast Iron Baking Book.

$65 per person 

BBQ

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

It's BBQ Time!!!!  Who doesn't love a BBQ?  Tonight, Chef Aristo is going to share with you his recipes for Watermelon & Feta Salad, Ribs, Beans, Cheesy Corn Bake, and Rocky Road Brownies.  Yum!

$65 per person

Italian Steak Sandwich Dinner
Thursday, July 7th from 6:00 to 8:00PM

“My grown boys still ask me for these all the time!” - Chef Francesca Martin.

Delicious breaded Italian steak is drenched in marinara sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese, and then toasted.  Chef Francesca will also show you how to make two easy side dishes that pair wonderfully with this dinner.  Like her traditional family dinners often end, she will make fresh brewed espresso with an authentic coffee pot and frothy cream.  She will serve up her biscotti too!

$65 per person

Summertime Dinner
Wednesday, July 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

It's going to be hot outside, so come cool off with this refreshing Summertime menu with Chef Aristo.  Tonight you'll enjoy Wild Greens Salad, Pork tenderloin Sliders, Baked Potato Salad, and Roasted Peaches.

$65 per person

Julia Child presents Summer in Provence
Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

This fun and delicious class will present the flavors and recipes of Provence, the southern region of France along the Mediterranean coastline, and of course, the wonderful dishes inspired by the acclaimed chef Julia Child. In true French fashion, we will begin the evening with gourgères. Then, enjoy Roasted Salmon on Greens, accompanied by Julia’s Braised Rice and Stuffed Tomatoes Provencal.  For dessert, Le Vacherin, a meringue dessert.

$65 per person 

Sicilian Summer Nights
Wednesday, August 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Celebrate with Chef Francesca as she shows you how her Sicilian family would enjoy the summer months   with, of course, food!! She will talk with you about her momma’s favorite picnic items:  Italian Sausage sandwiches with green peppers and onions, Olive Schiacciate, Italian Potato Salad with Green Beans, Slices of Watermelon, Sfingi (Sicilian doughnuts) and a cup of American coffee. 

$65 per person

Dinner from the Farmer's Market
Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

The local farmers’ market is filled with fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as herbs, meat, chicken and more. This class will focus on those delicious, fresh ingredients—whether from the market or your own garden. We will begin with a cucumber-basil dressing on tomatoes. A refreshing watermelon cooler will cleanse your palate. Then enjoy Summer Chicken Parmesan with Cherry Tomatoes and Zucchini, accompanied by Orzo with Roasted Vegetables.  For dessert, there will be a delicious Cast Iron Peach Crostata.

$65 per person