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Cooking Classes

The following is a complete list of classes for our Robinson store. Registration is first come, first-served. Sign up soon - seating is limited and classes fill up quickly! Demonstration classes seat 18 and allow students to watch first hand how recipes are made. Hands-on classes accomodate 12 students at cooking stations where they make recipes as instructed. Afterward, savor the delicious meal you just made.

Most adult classes include wine parings for those age 21 and over. Wine and beer pairing classes are for those age 21 and older. Those wishing to consume alcohol must present valid identification.  No exceptions.

We will continue to add classes over the year. You can stay up to date by checking this page.

Thai Curry

Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Carey Palenchar

Explore the world of Thai curries with Chef Palenchar! Make four different kinds, two with a store-bought curry paste and two totally from scratch! Recipes include Green Curry with Tofu and Eggplant, Red Curry with Shrimp and Vegetables, Yellow Curry with Chicken and Squash, Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes and to cool down, a little Coconut Ice Cream!

Registration: $50.00

Tween Chefs: Neat Sweet Treats

Friday, April 18, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hands-On with Our Cooking School Staff

Ages 9-12

It’s the time of year for when baskets full of goodies come and go. Why not learn to make your own Marshmallows available year round. You’ll also make a Chocolate Fondue that you can dip all sorts of treats in from Fresh Berries, Pound Cake, Brownies, Bacon — and Marshmallows, of course!

Registration: $20.00

Small Fry: Build Your Own Easter Basket

Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Hands-On with Our Cooking School Staff

Ages 5-8

Hop to it and learn to make everything you need for a picture-perfect Easter basket, including chocolates, colored eggs and more. Then we’ll wrap it all up with Easter grass and cellophane so you can take your beautiful basket home!

Registration: $15.00

Regional Cuisine: Mexican!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Jason Bengasis of Biba

Fresh salsa sounds easy enough, but Chef Jason is going to kick it up a notch! He'll show you how to make great Tacos, Salsa and Sauces, and give you tips and tricks he uses in the restaurant to make every meal a fiesta. And then you’ll finish off the evening with authentic Key Lime Pie!

Registration: $50.00

Wine Tasting: Everyday Drinking Wines

Friday, April 25, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wine Tasting with Deb Mortillaro of Dreadnought Wines

Must be 21 years of age. Photo ID required.

Deb will share the wines she picks up for sipping on the couch while watching TV and eating a casual dinner. Reds and whites from Côtes du Rhône, an old region in France that is often overlooked, will be spotlighted.

Registration: $35.00

Sweet Techniques: Cake Decorating

Saturday, April 26, 2014 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hands-On with Maureen Joyce of Bella Christie’s & Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique

You to can be a buttercream boss! Mastering the pastry bag may take years of dedication and practice, but Maureen will show you some tricks that will turn frosting into fantastic flowers! Price includes cost of starter kit with pastry bag and tips.

Registration: $60.00

French Bistro Lunch

Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hands-On with Angela King

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon bistro style! You’ll make fantastic fare including French Onion Soup, Eggplant Napoleon with Chèvre and Grilled Skirt Steak with Pommes Frites and a Homemade Basil-Tarragon Mayo. Then, top it off with classic Crêpes! Bon Appetit!

Registration: $50.00

Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Mario Porreca & Kirk Kolich


A snazzy party is a snap with Mario and Kirk. Learn to make Champagne Cocktails with Champagne Poached Shrimp, Hard Sweet Tea with Cajun Chicken, Blackberry Mint Julep with Blackened Mini Lamb Chops, and more!

Registration: $50.00

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