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A chef cracks an egg into a mixing bowl at a Chef du Jour class.

Chef du Jour

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a few hours to spend with a culinary expert? Wait no more! Register today for one of our Chef du Jour classes to sample new cuisines or to learn new and fun ways to prepare the foods that you've always enjoyed!

These are not your typical cooking "demonstrations."

In many similar classes, you sit back and watch a chef do all of the cooking as he or she demonstrates a variety of cooking techniques. Our classes are not for onlookers, but rather for those of you who are ready to get your hands (and clothes) a little messy. You will actually be doing the cooking, learning three to five new recipes in the process. So come to class dressed comfortably and be ready for some fun!

Offered approximately once a month, our Chef du Jour classes take place at the McCutchen House, located on the historic Horseshoe, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays (unless otherwise specified). Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes fill quickly so make your reservations early.

Fall 2019 Chef du Jour Classes


Fish and Seafood

Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ever wonder why your fish is too dry or rubbery to eat? Learn some simple techniques as we cook up a sea-full of items such as shrimp, crab, salmon and tuna. Both moist and dry cooking methods will be taught. Price $65.

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Vegetarian Cooking

Saturday, October 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tired of the same old vegetables, cooked the same way every day? Want to change your eating habits into healthier ones? This class is not just for the vegetarians. We will demonstrate and practice using a variety of different vegetables, grains, legumes, and pastas to add to your healthy eating routine. Price $65.

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Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Don’t dessert us, join the class and learn how easy and fun making desserts from scratch can be. We will explore pies, cakes and mousse for starters. Price $65.

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Family Gingerbread House Making

Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bring your children and get creative! Have fun constructing and decorating a gingerbread house for Christmas. We will provide the gingerbread house pieces, icing and some candy for decorating. Feel free to bring additional edible decorations (more candy) for your house. Gingerbread dough and icing recipes will be provided so you can continue to make more houses at home.
Registration: $65 includes one house and materials. Additional houses are $15.
Beverages and snacks will be provided while you work.

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Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.