Spring Cooking Classes

My classes for the spring are out. Don't see something you like? Send me an email, I love to teach personal cooking classes.

How to Boil Water - Full

Soups from Scratch
Saturday, March 27, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM, $65
Rachael Rydbeck

This is the ideal class for aspiring home chefs who want to expand their repertoire. We'll split into groups and start with stocks, then chop, measure and work our way to stellar flavor combinations. Join us at Cooks and go home with the skills you need to make delicious gourmet soups all your own.

Menu: Homemade Stock; Mulligatawny Soup with Lamb; West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup; Creole-Style Shrimp Gumbo.

Rents and Runts: Play with Your Food
Tuesday, March 30, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, $55
Rachael Rydbeck

Prepare to get your hands -- and pretty much everything else -- dirty! Rachael has put together a menu that's chock full of gooey, sticky fun. Parents and kids will learn some basic cooking techniques for making peanut butter, pasta and some of the best chocolate chip cookies you've ever had. You'll even whip up a batch of play-dough to take home. This class is intended for 'rent and runt pairs: one 6-12 year old child and one adult. Though the 'rents come into the kitchen too, the runts do most of the "work." Join Chef Rachael to play with your food, then let us clean up the mess! Price is per person attending the class

Menu: Play-Dough; Mini Peanut Butter and Marshmallow-Chocolate Snacks; Homemade Pasta with Meatballs; the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever.

3-30 Minute Meals for May
Saturday, May 1, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, $65
Rachael Rydbeck

"Not enough time" is just an empty excuse. If you have time to watch "Wheel of Fortune," you have time to whip up a well-balanced meal. Rachael is here to share some of her secrets to fitting a delicious dinner into your busy life.

Menu: Meal One: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Horseradish Sauce and Four-Bean Salad. Meal Two: Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin and Brussels Sprouts in Browned Butter and Prosciutto; Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Linguine and Sauteed Green Beans.All classes are at Cooks of Crocus Hill.