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Cooking Classes

Following is our complete list of October – December 2014 classes. Registration is first-come, first-served. Sign up soon — seating is limited and classes fill quickly!

Hands-on classes accommodate 12 students at cooking stations where you make recipes as instructed.

Demonstration classes seat 18 and allow you to watch first-hand how recipes are prepared. After, savor the delicious dishes 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.

SMALL FRY: EASY GLUTEN INTOLERANCE AND DAIRY FREE SNACKS

Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Hands-On with Sandy Campbell

For Ages 5-8.

It can be challenging to find tasty gluten and dairy free snack ideas for your kids. Let them help! We'll learn to make easy no-bake granola with oats, peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate and wash it down with a "Monkey Business" smoothie. Then we'll create fruit pumpkins and scary ghosts just in time for Halloween!

Registration: $15.00

TWEEN CHEF: EASY GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE SNACKS

Sunday, October 05, 2014 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hands-On with Sandy Campbell

For Ages 9-12.

It can be challenging to find tasty gluten and dairy free snack ideas for your kids. Let them help! We'll learn to make easy no-bake granola with oats, peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate and wash it down with a "Monkey Business" smoothie. Then we'll create fruit pumpkins and scary ghosts just in time for Halloween!

Registration: $20.00

OKTOBERFEST

Monday, October 06, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Cooking School Staff

We aren't ready to quit celebrating this fall time favorite! Join us to recreate some of the authentic dishes that define this culinary festival and enjoy samples of some of our favorite Oktoberfest beers.

$50.00 — COST OF FOUR 2-OZ POURS OF BEER INCLUDED IN TOTAL CLASS PRICE.

Registration: $50.00

FAMILY STYLE (LEAF)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Jeremy Voytish of Lidia's Pittsburgh

Join Jeremy for a night of good ole’ family style cooking just like mamma used to make. Some recipes include, Montasio Cheese crisp filled with Crab and Scallions, Pork Stuffed with Bourbon Soaked Apricots and for dessert, Espresso Zabaglione with Whipped Cream and Biscotti.

Registration: $50.00

BEER TASTING: THE GREAT PUMPKIN

Friday, October 10, 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Taught by Brian Meyer

Must be 21 years of age. Photo ID required.

After a tough day of shopping, join Brian as he shares his favorites from our 700+ selection of specialty brews. Yummy food pairings included.

$20 — COST OF FIVE 4-OZ. POURS OF BEER INCLUDED IN TOTAL CLASS PRICE.

Registration: $20.00

COOKING BASICS - SIX-PART SERIES

Saturday, October 11, 2014 12:00 PM to Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:00 PM
Hands-On with Our Cooking School Staff

Saturdays, October 11 – November 15, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

(SESSION 1)
October 11 — Knife Skills & Basic Vegetable Cookery

Learn introductory knife skills, how to use and care for your knives and how to cut basic items. Then make delicious recipes using the skills you’ve learned! Exercises include dicing, mincing, slicing and several vegetable cuts.

( SESSION 2)
October 18 — Stocks & Soups

Learn stock-making basics for beef, chicken and vegetables, and then make a purée, a broth and a stew. Learn why we roast some bones and not others, why we call the stock a fond and why some stocks cook for hours and others for only one.

( SESSION 3)
October 25 — Sauces
Learn to prepare basic hot and cold sauces, understanding thickeners and when to use them. All of the “Mother Sauces” will be included, along with a few exciting derivatives.

( SESSION 4)
November 1 — Meat & Poultry Techniques
Learn basic preparation and cooking methods for beef and poultry. Learn the basics of sautéing, pan-frying and roasting, as well as how to truss a chicken and tie a roast.

( SESSION 5)
November 8 — Seafood Cooking Techniques
Learn to cook several types of fish and shellfish using basic techniques that you can build on. Sauté, pan-fry and poach.

( SESSION 6)
November 15 — Baking Basics
Build a solid foundation for baking as you learn the differences between flours, the importance of weighing rather than measuring while baking Pie Dough, Bread, and a French classic… Soufflé.

$240 FOR ALL 6 SESSIONS. MUST SIGN UP FOR ALL SESSIONS.

Registration: $240.00

SMALL FRY: POPCORN BALLS AND RICE KRISPY TREATS

Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Hands-On with Alex Kwolek

For Ages 5-8.

Classic Halloween treats that are frighteningly fun to make and definitely worth goblin up!

Registration: $15.00

TWEEN CHEF: POPCORN BALLS AND RICE KRISPY TREATS

Sunday, October 12, 2014 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hands-On with Alex Kwolek

For Ages 9-12.

Classic Halloween treats that are frighteningly fun to make and definitely worth goblin up!

Registration: $20.00

TASTE: QUINOA

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Hands-On with Our In Store Dietician Jessica Tones

Keen-Wah! Ever wish you could try and ingredient before you bought it? Now's your chance! If you don't know what quinoa is or how to cook with it, join Jessica for this very informative class. You'll make and taste dishes featuring this amazing grain and learn to easily incorporate it into your own home menu.

Registration: $25.00

KICK THE FLU

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Alex Kwolek

It's that time of year again! Learn natural, dietary ways to "kick" those flu bugs with alternative, natural ingredients that help get your body back to normal again. Recipes include Roasted Garlic and Chicken Soup, Apple Cider Toddies with Raw Honey (and Bourbon) and a healthy number of others!

Registration: $50.00

PUMPKIN FAVORITES

Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Mario Porreca

Savor the flavor of fall as you work with Mario to create rich, seasonal dishes such as Pumpkin Butter, Applewodd Smoked Bacon and Pumpkin Risotto, and Pumpkin Tiramisu for dessert!

Registration: $50.00

DATE NIGHT: FRENCH FAVORITES AT HOME

Friday, October 17, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Angela King

Celebrate a night of Amore as you and your date immerse yourself in the elegant cuisine of France.

Registration: $50.00

TEENAGER IN THE KITCHEN: HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hands-On with Alex Kwolek

For Ages 13-17.

Come enjoy a fun afternoon and create some bewitching party foods that will have your guest screaming for more!

Registration: $25.00

SHOP, CHOP AND TALK WITH THE CHEF

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Brandon Barragan

Experience a one-on-one with Chef Brandon as you explore the many unique and delicious foods we have here at Market District, and then use them to create a fabulous meal!

Registration: $50.00

WINE TASTING: AUTUMN FAVORITES

Friday, October 24, 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.

Autumn is upon us and it's time to sip something seasonal. Join Deb to sample wines, whiskey cocktails and ciders -- six fall and fireplace favorites. Must be 21 years of age. Photo ID required.

$35 — COST OF SIX 2-OZ POURS OF WINE IS INCLUDED IN TOTAL CLASS PRICE.

Registration: $35.00

SMALL FRY PARENT AND CHILD: HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Hands-On with Alex Kwolek

For Ages 5-8.

Come together for fun in the kitchen as you create some scary good dishes that are dead-on delicious!

$30 PER COUPLE

Registration: $30.00

TWEEN CHEF PARENT AND CHILD: HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Sunday, October 26, 2014 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hands-On with Alex Kwolek

For Ages 9-12.

Come together for fun in the kitchen as you create some scary good dishes that are dead-on delicious!

$30 PER COUPLE

Registration: $30.00

ONE POT MEALS

Monday, October 27, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Angela King

Pull that slow cooker out of the cupboard and fire it up. Learn to make some of the best, hearty meals in just one pot!

Registration: $50.00

PIEROGIES: A PITTSBURGH FAVORITE

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Angela King

It’s easier than you think to make these delicious potato filled delights! You will make dough from scratch along with a variety of fillings that aren’t just your traditional cheese and potatoes.

Registration: $50.00

MEXICAN 102

Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with David Bulman of Verde

Love Mexican? So does Chef David, and he's here to share his expertise in South-of-the-Boarder specialties with you. Make authentic recipes that you can take home to share with your padres!

Registration: $50.00



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