Opening Fully!!

Art of Cookery is Reopening Fully for In-Person Classes

Like so many other small businesses, Art of Cookery shut down in March 2020.  Many attempts were made to provide live online classes via Zoom.   However, those classes just were not engaging public interest.

Recently, we’ve done a few small group live classes for people who are in the same “bubble” while we wore masks.  

Now, we are fully vaccinated and the CDC recommendations are that it would be safe enough to increase class sizes and allow unrelated class participants who are vaccinated to attend and no masks are required!!  That’s pretty exciting.  Unvaccinated persons cannot attend unmasked in a mixed group of unrelated persons.

There are many classes on the schedule including some youth classes.

Upcoming Classes

There are too many classes on our schedule to list them all here, and some are booked out with no more tickets available, but here is a highlight of some you may be interested in.

Pickled Asparagus on June 7th at 5:30 pm.  Learn how to make this delectable and unique local delicacy.  Learn some home canning techniques too!

Quiche on June 12 at 2 pm.  Learn tips and techniques for this quintessential brunch/breakfast dish.

Kids Young Chef Series June 14, 21, 28, July 12 & 19 at 11 am.  It is for young people ages 10-16 who are interested in truly learning how to cook.

Condiment Series: Ketchup o!n June 17 at 5:30.  Learn how to make ketchup from scratch and to control what goes into this condiment favorite.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner on June 23 at 12 noon.  Together make this delicious and vibrant full meal…and then sit down and enjoy it at Art of Cookery

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing on July 2 at 1 pm.  These are great to celebrate any holiday

Cookery Creations Meal Kits are A Hit

The meal kits were rolled out for orders in early May and are well received.  These aren’t boxes with whole, raw produce and proteins.  The veggies have been prepped to the recipe and much of the dinner is so close to finished that you have only a few steps. 

They tend to take between 20 to 30 minutes for a hearty, complete meal. 

The second menu set was just posted today.  Check it out!  There’s something for everyone…even a vegan option.

Make Your Own Chili Powder

Did you know chili powder is not simply powdered dry chilies? It is a blend of various spices.  Chef Valerie makes most spice blends she uses instead of purchasing them.  

Here is a great chili powder recipe.  Ideally you blend it in a small food processor or, better yet, a coffee grinder, but you don’t need to.

Chili Powder

This quick mix is a very tasty chili powder and was developed by Chef Valerie at Art of Cookery
Prep Time5 mins
Author: vkhanson

Equipment

  • Coffee Grinder

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 2.5 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Mix everything together and pulse in coffee grinder. Store the resulting chili powder in a sealed container.

Young Chef Cooking Series – Session V

Kids:  Young Chef Cooking Series

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16.
This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery.  This  is a five session series with the first four lasting 1 1/2 hours and the last one lasting 2 hours:

Session V: Young Chef Skills Demonstration:

In this fifth and final session. Students will be planning and making a full meal that demonstrates their progressive learning over the previous 4 young chef sessions. One adult per student has the option to join the class at the end and dinner is served!

Onsite:  $55

Adult attending for the meal at the end: $15

No online class available

 


Young Chef Cooking Series – Session IV

Kids:  Young Chef Cooking Series

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16.
This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery.  This  is a five session series with the first four lasting 1 1/2 hours and the last one lasting 2 hours:

Session IV: More advanced Knife Skills and Fruit/Vegetables:

Peeling potatoes and cubing them, peeling apples and slicing them are part of this session. As is making a basic vinaigrette. Foods made in this session are Roasted Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, and Apple Tart.

Onsite:  $40

No online class available

 


Young Chef Cooking Series – Session III

Kids:  Young Chef Cooking Series

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16.
This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery.  This  is a five session series with the first four lasting 1 1/2 hours and the last one lasting 2 hours:

Session III:  Food Safety and Pastry:  

Students will learn to avoid contamination of foodborne illness. Additionally, they will learn more delicate baking methods. Foods made in this session are mini-meat loaves, pan frying chicken medallions, and making a tart pastry.

Onsite:  $40

No online class available

 


Young Chef Cooking Series – Session II

Kids:  Young Chef Cooking Series

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16.
This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery.  This  is a five session series with the first four lasting 1 1/2 hours and the last one lasting 2 hours:

Session II:  Introduction to Baking and Pan Frying: 

This session lightly engages the students in foundation skills for baking (proper way to measure, how to crack eggs, not overworking certain doughs) and for pan frying (how to properly heat the pan, adding oil, when to flip, safety). Foods made in this session are muffins and a fun breakfast food called “Toads in a Hole.”

Onsite:  $40

No online class available

 


Young Chef Cooking Series – Session I

Kids:  Young Chef Cooking Series

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16.
This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery.  This  is a five session series with the first four lasting 1 1/2 hours and the last one lasting 2 hours:

Session I:  Knife Skills and Food and Kitchen Safety: 

To provide a sound foundation for future lessons, students will learn safe use of a stovetop, basic kitchen conduct, terminology, and knife skills. Foods made in this session will be filled celery, carrot sticks, deviled eggs, and applesauce.

Onsite:  $40

No online class available

 


Young Chef Cooking Challenge (ages 12-17)

Kids:  Young Chef Cooking Challenge

Designed for young people, aged 12 to 17.
This session is about cooking at a higher level while having fun and feeling comfortable in the kitchen… creating a good meal from random ingredients, the way it was done in days long gone. There was no quick trip to the grocery store for ingredients for that one recipe, meals were prepared based on what was available. 

This is a competition that will be judged by  Chef Valerie.  Judging is based on these criteria:  Overall meal plan, Competent kitchen skills, Final Results (taste/cohesive foods). 

Prize is a $25 gift certificate toward a future class and an award certificate.

Participants will be making various dishes for a meal of their own design, and along the way, demonstrating their kitchen skills, like knives, measuring properly and how to select salty, crunchy, sweet, acidic…etc. to enhance flavors.  Valerie guides and assists to ensure the best outcomes and gives tips for skills enhancement.

Each participant will be making an appetizer, a main entrée, and a dessert.  They will need to make 3 of each round, one for judging, and two for themselves and their adult guest (if there is one).

Everyone sits down to dine together on their unique and flavorful meal. One parent/guardian can join the ending dinner for additional $15. Enjoy food, fun, and new friends. A minimum of 3 participants needed to run this session and it only costs $49! Think of that…your teen is getting some great kitchen skills, and interesting and memorable experience, a full hearty and delicious meal.

Onsite:  $49

Adult attending meal: $15


Kids’ Foodie Bootcamp

Kids’ Foodie Bootcamp Day long event

Designed for young people, aged 11 to 15.
This daylong is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery.  Skills learned are Food Safety, Basic and Intermediate Culinary Skills, Basic Knife Skills, Kitchen Etiquette, and Self-Esteem.  

Topics covered as the day (and their skills) progress:

  1. Knife Skills and Food and Kitchen Safety: To provide a sound foundation for future lessons, students will learn safe use of a stovetop, basic kitchen conduct, terminology, and knife skills.
  2. Introduction to Baking and Pan Frying: Lightly engages the students in foundation skills for baking (proper way to measure, how to crack eggs, not overworking certain doughs) and for pan frying (how to properly heat the pan, adding oil, when to flip, safety).
  3. Food Safety and Pastry: Students learn to avoid contamination of foodborne illness. Additionally, they learn more delicate baking methods.
  4. More advanced Knife Skills and Fruit/Vegetables: Peeling potatoes and cubing them, peeling apples and slicing them are part of this session. As is making a basic vinaigrette.
  5. Young Chef Skills Demonstration: In this fifth and final session. Students will be planning and making a full meal that demonstrates their progressive learning throughout the day. One adult per student has the option to join the class ($15 for this ticket) at the end and dinner is served!

Use the Book Now button below to book this daylong bootcamp that is from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, with any participating adults arriving for the end of the day meal prepared by their young chefs at 4:00 pm.  Alternatively go back to the Kid’s Cooking Class main page to select specific shorter courses.

Kids aged 11-15: $195

Adult attending day’s end meal: $15


Kid’s Young Chef Series ages 10-16

Kids:  Young Chef Cooking Series

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16.
This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery.  Skills learned are Food Safety, Basic Culinary Skills, Basic Knife Skills, Kitchen Etiquette, and Self-Esteem.  Students do not need to register for all the classes at the same time.  But they must complete them in order of the series.  There is a special price break for registering for the whole series.  If using the price break, the sessions must be in a row.  Each session 1 through 4 is $40, session 5 is $55 – Register for all five:  $195.

Sessions cover:

  1. Knife Skills and Food and Kitchen Safety: To provide a sound foundation for future lessons, students will learn safe use of a stovetop, basic kitchen conduct, terminology, and knife skills.
  2. Introduction to Baking and Pan Frying: This session lightly engages the students in foundation skills for baking (proper way to measure, how to crack eggs, not overworking certain doughs) and for pan frying (how to properly heat the pan, adding oil, when to flip, safety).
  3. Food Safety and Pastry: Students will learn to avoid contamination of foodborne illness. Additionally, they will learn more delicate baking methods.
  4. More advanced Knife Skills and Fruit/Vegetables: Peeling potatoes and cubing them, peeling apples and slicing them are part of this session. As is making a basic vinaigrette.
  5. Young Chef Skills Demonstration: In this fifth and final session. Students will be planning and making a full meal that demonstrates their progressive learning over the previous 4 young chef sessions. One adult per student has the option to join the class ($15 for this ticket) at the end and dinner is served!

Use the Book Now button below to book the whole series.  Alternatively go back to the Kid’s Cooking Class main page to select specific courses as listed above.

Kids aged 10-16: $195 for full series.

Adult attending session 5 meal: $15


Kid’s Classes

In each box below, click on the name of the class you are interested in to see it’s description and schedule.  Remember you can request a class to be scheduled that suits your calendar.  Use the Select by Category box to jump around by various topics.

Kid's Foodie Bootcamp

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Young Chef Series - Ages 5 to 9 (COMING SOON)

Learn about and Book all 6 sessions in this Young Chef Series

Young Chef (5-9) Session 1

Young Chef (5-9) Session 2

Young Chef (5-9) Session 3

Young Chef (5-9) Session 4

Young Chef (5-9) Session 5

Young Chef (5-9) Session 6

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Young Chef Series - Ages 10 to 16

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Young Chef Cook-off Challenge - Ages 12-17

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