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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.

Teenager in the Kitchen: Cooking for College

Saturday, August 02, 2014 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Hands-On with Our Cooking School Staff

For ages 13-17. You don't have to live off of Ramen Noodles or Pizza! Let Chef John show you how easy it is to cook real food on campus! Recipes include Mac n Cheese, Sloppy Joes and more — all the comforts of home!

Registration: $25.00

Wonderful Watermelon

Sunday, August 03, 2014 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hands-On with Angela King

This time of year you can't go wrong with this juicy summertime fruit. Make sweet and savory dishes along with a Watermelon Cake for dessert.

Registration: $50.00

Fresh and Healthy

Thursday, August 07, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Rhonda Schuldt of Local Goodness

Join Rhonda to cook up a fabulous, heart-healthy lite summer menu including Chilled White Gazpacho, Mediterranean-Style Israeli Couscous Salad, Fresh Catch Kebabs with Chimichurri sauce and Summer Berries with Grand Marnier in Phyllo Cups. YUM!

Registration: $50.00

Wine Tasting: Wine vs. Beer

Friday, August 08, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wine Tasting with Deb Mortillaro of Dreadnought Wines

Cabernet or Kölsch? Pinot or Porter? Who says you can't love both? The objects of our libational affections square off in this fun, informative class, finding common ground for beer and wine lovers alike. Must be 21 years of age. Photo ID required. COST OF SIX 2-OZ POURS OF WINE IS INCLUDED IN TOTAL CLASS PRICE.

Registration: $35.00

Summer Desserts: Cooking with Beer

Saturday, August 09, 2014 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hands-on with Alex Kwolek

Beer for dessert? Yesiree! Chef Alex shows you how easy it is to turn your favorite brews into superb final course. Recipes include Hard Root Beer Floats, Berry Cider Reduction and more!

Registration: $50.00

From Farm to Table

Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hands-On with Alex Kwolek

It doesn't get any fresher than local! Create a meal with Chef Alex utilizing all the farm-fresh goodness summer has to offer!

Registration: $50.00

Lunch on the Go

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Hands-On with Angela King

Sometimes those summer days aren't so lazy and that's when a quick lunch is a welcome repast. Learn to make a variety of dishes in less time with more taste!

Registration: $25.00

French Basics

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with David Bulman of Verde

Join Chef Bulman for a get-started course in French cooking. Learn basic sauces, techniques, recipes and presentation — sophistication made simple.

Registration: $50.00

Couples Class: Date Night

Friday, August 15, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Our Cooking School Staff

Why go out for date night when you can stay in with us, cooking, eating and learning with each other. Join us as we make a delicious, easy meal you'll want to make together again at home! $50 per person.

Registration: $50.00

Small Fry: Italian Favorites

Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Hands-On with Our Cooking School Staff

For ages 5-8. Fresh pasta is easier then you think. Make Italian favorites that your family will request again and again.

Registration: $20.00

Tween Chef: Italian Favorites

Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hands-On with Our Cooking School Staff

For Ages 9-12. Fresh pasta is easier then you think! Learn to make it and create Italian favorites your family will ask for again and again.

Registration: $20.00

Lidia's Common Sense Recipes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Jeremy Voytish of Lidia's Pittsburgh

Chef Jeremy will share with you some of Lidia's favorite fail-proof recipes including Belgian Endive, Apple and Walnut Salad, Tomato and Ricotta Crostini, Spaghetti and Artichoke Carbonara, Skillet Gratin of Mushroom and Chicken, and Peach Bread Pudding for dessert. You won't leave hungry!

Registration: $50.00

Restaurant Favorites

Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Angela King

Help Chef Angela recreate signature dishes from some of the popular chain restaurants we all know and love.

Registration: $50.00

Beer Tasting: Summer Beer Splash

Friday, August 22, 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Taught by Brian Meyer

After a tough day of shopping, stop by our Cooking School to sample a few refreshing summer beers! Join Brian as he shares his favorites from our 700+ selection of specialty brews. Yummy food pairings included. Must be 21 years of age. Photo ID required. COST OF FIVE 4-OZ. POURS OF BEER ($2 EA.) INCLUDED IN TOTAL CLASS PRICE.

Registration: $20.00

Regional Barbecue

Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hands-On with John Hanni

In this class you'll explore regional takes on barbecue while making a variety of dry rubs and sauces, and talking about the ingredients used in each.

Registration: $50.00

Small Fry: Back-to-School Lunches

Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Hands-On with Angela King

With the craziness of back-to-school schedules, make back-to-school lunches can be a break. Learn to create healthy, yet delicious brown bag alternatives that make lunch time something to relish — ha!

Registration: $15.00

Tween Chef: Back-to-School Lunches

Sunday, August 24, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hands-On with Angela King

With the craziness of back-to-school schedules, make back-to-school lunches can be a break. Learn to create healthy, yet delicious brown bag alternatives that make lunch time something to relish — ha!

Registration: $20.00

Gourmet Sandwiches

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Mario Porreca

Who doesn't love a good sandwich? If your like us, you won't want to miss this class where you’ll make and eat Blue Cheese Chicken Salad, Crab and Avocado on Roasted Garlic Bread, a Steak and Cheese Calzone and that’s just for starters!

Registration: $50.00

More Herbs, Less Salt

Friday, August 29, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On with Our Alex Kwolek

It's national More Herbs Less Salt day (would we make something like that up?) and we are celebrating by cooking up some delicious dishes doing just that!

Registration: $50.00

Teenager in the Kitchen: Football Fever

Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hands-On with Our Cooking School Staff

Ready to play Champion Chef? Get ready for game day with this fan-favorite menu including Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites, Sesame Soy Glazed Wings, Queso Dip and Gridiron Pizzas.

Registration: $25.00



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