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JANUARY CLASS SCHEDULE

VIRTUAL CLASS INFORMATION

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Join our virtual class for a live demonstration featuring three recipes with instruction by one of our top Sweet Basil Cooking School chefs. The chef will lead you through the entire cooking process. Participate by making one or all the recipes along with the chef in the comfort of your own kitchen or just watch and make the recipes later. Simply print out the shopping list and suggested equipment information we provide you. It’s that simple!
GETTING READY
Enroll either online or by calling our store at (480) 596-5628. Two days before class you will receive recipes, a shopping list for ingredients and an equipment list that you can print out at home. You’ll also receive a special zoom link that will allow you to enter the class.
JOINING THE CLASS
Prior to class, make sure to download the Zoom app on the device you are going to use for viewing the class.

Log into class 5 to 10 minutes before the start time. Simply click on the Zoom link that was emailed to you to “sign in.”

You will be placed in a virtual “waiting room.” As the class time approaches, you will be let into the class by the chef or Sweet Basil Gourmet Cooking School class moderator.

SOME ZOOM TIPS
You will be muted when you enter the class. We ask that you stay muted so that we don’t have people trying to talk over each other.

We also ask that you turn off your video once you enter the class. If everyone has their video on, our class video may appear grainy.

QUESTIONS DURING CLASS
Turn on your chat feature on the Zoom application. You can ask questions to the chef instructor by typing your question into the chat feature. Throughout the class the moderator will direct your questions to the chef. If the chef is not able to address all the questions, there will be an allotment of time after class to address them.
AFTER THE CLASS
After class, we will ask you to complete a comment card for your thoughts about the class. We value your feedback and want to know what you enjoyed along with any suggestions you might have.

Hands-On Class Information

Join us in our comfortable modern kitchen for lots of exciting classes. For our in house classes, at this time and for everyone’s safety, we require students to provide their own masks and wear them during class. Hands-on classes begin with a lecture about the recipes being prepared. Students are invited into the kitchen (gloves will be provided) to choose the recipes they want to prepare. Preparation and cooking take place until the recipes are completed. Students are then served a meal of the foods prepared. The instructor will review the recipes with the group with input from each team.

Demonstration classes will require masks to be provided by the student and worn during class. We will require students to social distance in our seating area. We are limiting our class size to 10 people in order to maintain correct social distancing.

AMERICAN COMFORT FOODS

Enjoy a class that is all about comfort, feeling good and preparing foods that are fun to make and are satisfying evert time you eat them. Our session includes: Baja Grilled Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw Chipotle Crema & Salsa Fresca; Roasted Sunday Chicken Dinner with Mash Potatoes and Gravy; Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy, and BBQ Spareribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Jan 2

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2:00 – 5:00 PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

Easy Sauce Making

Adding a Sauce to a dish can turn an ordinary meal into one that is extraordinary. Come to learn the fundamentals of Sauce making. We’ll keep it fun and easy. Our lesson is Grilled Asparagus with Bacon Lardons, Poached Egg and Hollandaise; Bechamel Alfredo Sauce with Fettucine and green peas; Seared Chicken Breast with a Mushroom White Wine Pan Sauce; New York Steak with a Red Wine Sauce, and Churros with Crème Anglaise and Berry Coulis.

This Is a Hands-on Class

Tues Jan 5

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9:30AM-12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

Healthy Finger Foods

In this fun lesson you’ll learn to prepare “snack” foods which are delicious, easy to prepare. And guilt free. Our virtual lesson is Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Vegan Ranch Dressing; Nut-Free Chewy Granola Bars and Spanish Spiced Roasted Chickpeas.

This Is a Virtual Class

Wed Jan 6

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4:00-6:00 PM

Lisa Brisch

30.00

Pasta Pleasures

Learn to make Pasta from scratch so you can enjoy fresh flavors from these light and easy combinations. Each person will have the chance to make Pasta by hand, from mixing, kneading, stretching and cutting using a pasta machine. From there we’ll make a Sauce to best complement each Pasta. Come for a fun evening to learn this great skill! Our lesson is Black Pepper Fettucine Alfredo; Ricotta Stuffed Homemade Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce; Hand Made Pappardelle with Fresh Marinara; Fettucine with Vodka Cream Sauce, and Mushroom Ravioli with Roasted Tomato Sauce.

This Is a Hands-on Class

Thurs Jan 7

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6:30-9:30 PM

Linda Martin

FULL

LUNCH & LEARN

Enjoy a delightful lunch and lesson that could be fun to recreate and share with friends. Our DEMONSTRATION will show you how to prepare this great menu. Join us for Artichoke Crusted Chicken Breasts served with Cauliflower Rice with Spring Peas, fresh Rosemary and Carrots. Dessert will be Chocolate Raspberry Crème Brûlée. We’ll enjoy lunch with a Sunset Champagne Cocktail.

Fri Jan 8

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12:00Noon-1:00 PM

Terri Milligan

32.00

GOURMET COUPLES

Make a date with your partner for an evening of gourmet fun to learn a three-course menu. You’ll work as a team with other couples. Our meal will be served with a sampling of wines. Join us for Chili dusted Shrimp Amuse with Corn, Fresh Ginger, & Avocado Relish served with Sauvignon Blanc. The entrée is Grill Roasted Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Red Wine Sauce; Saffron & Bacon Risotto and Grilled Peppers with Caper-Basil Vinaigrette, served with Merlot. Dessert will be Deconstructed Apple Pie with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Fri Jan 8

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6:30-9:30 PM

Linda Martin

FULL

KIDS MAKE EASY DESSERTS

Here is a class your kids will absolutely love If they are aged 8 or above, “Treat” them to a fun lesson teaching them to make their own sweet treats! Our lesson is Little Black Dress Chocolate Cake; Pineapple Upside Down Cake; Lemon Tart, Peach Cobbler and Vanilla Pudding.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Jan 9

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9:30AM-12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

FULL

OODLES OF NOODLES

Noodles provide an interesting and satisfying flavor component to meals in every culture. Come gain an understanding of how to prepare a variety of American, Italian, and Asian Noodles in this fun class. Our lesson will be Fettuccini al Limone; Singapore noodles (Dan Dan Noodles) with homemade Chile; Udon Noodle Salad with Ancho Chile and Citrus; Soba Noodles with Carrot Ribbons, Roasted Beets and Sesame, and Rice Vermicelli, Mango and Basil Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Jan 9

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2:00-5:00 PM

Terri Milligan

65.00

SOUP AND BREAD

Soups are satisfying any time of the year. When you make your own Soup from scratch, you’ll be able to enjoy the best flavors that come from using fresh ingredients. Come for a fun lesson and learn the techniques to making fresh Soup. We’ve paired these Soups with a Quick Bread for an accompaniment that makes a meal. Our lesson is New England Clam Chowder with Parker House Rolls; Chicken Tortilla Soup with Homemade Flour Tortillas; Tomato Tortellini Basil Soup with Focaccia Bread; Chili Con Carne with Cast Iron Corn Bread, and North African Vegetarian Soup with Lentils and Pasta with Home Made Pita Bread.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Tues Jan 12

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9:30AM – 12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

ESSENCE OF COOKING

This 12-week culinary course is for those who want to learn about all facets of cooking to become good well-rounded cooks at home. This series includes lectures; written materials; demonstrations of culinary terms; techniques & tools; ingredient selection; menu planning & presentation techniques. Hands-on lessons with new recipes will be: Kitchen Basics, Terminology & Knife Skills; Sauces; Soups; Sautéing & Braising; Eggs; Grilling & Roasting; Fish & Shellfish; Potatoes, Pasta & Rice; Quick Breads & Yeast Breads; Desserts, Hors d’oeuvres; International Cuisine, & Graduation Dinner.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Tues Jan 12-Mar 30

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

780.00

KNIFE SKILLS

Some of the most important tools in a kitchen are the knives you use. This class offers a unique hands-on experience teaching how to easily use a chef’s knife and paring knife. Each participant will have an array of Vegetables and Fruits along with a chef’s knife and paring knife to work with. As the instructor leads you through the lesson you’ll learn how to easily and safely chop, slice, dice and julienne. Learn what knife to use with each job and how to maintain your knives at home.

This is A Virtual class

Wed Jan 13

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4:00-6:00PM

Lisa Brisch

30.00

SUSHI STYLE

Making Sushi is fun and easy to prepare when you know the preparation techniques. Come learn here so you can make Sushi at home whenever you want! We’ll start by preparing Sushi Rice then move on to learning how to roll it. Our lesson includes understanding what Fish are Sushi-grade and where to find it. Come for a fun and inspiring class & learn to make Spicy Tuna, Avocado, Cucumber, & Black Sesame Inside-Out Roll; Shrimp Tempura Roll with Radish & Wasabi; Nitro Roll with Sriracha, Ahi Tuna, Cucumber, Garlic, & Pickled Ginger; Beef Tataki Roll with Ginger, Chives, Fresh Radish, and Fresh Salmon Nigiri with Garlic Mayo & Tobiko.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Thurs Jan 14

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6:30-9:30PM

Linda Martin

FULL

LUNCH & LEARN

Join us for a wonderful lunch and DEMONSTRATION of how to use a wood plank to prepare a delicious Salmon dish. Our menu is Oven Roasted Cedar Plank Salmon with Fresh Herb Pesto served with Grilled Corn & Watercress Salad with Balsamic & Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette. Dessert will be fresh Apple Crisp with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

THIS IS A DEMONSTRATION CLASS

Fri Jan 15

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12:00 Noon - 1:00PM

Linda Martin

30.00

GOURMET COUPLES

Plan a special evening with your partner to learn to prepare this three-course meal served with a pairing of wines. Our lesson is Chorizo Taquito Amuse with Fresh Orange & Tomato Relish and Tomato, Avocado, & Radish Sprout Tower Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette & Basil Oil, served with Chardonnay . The entrée is Cast Iron Blackened Rib Eye Steak with Homemade Béarnaise Sauce and Charred Asparagus with Red Wine Braised Cipollini Onions, served with Cabernet Sauvignon. Dessert will be Flourless Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Sauce & fresh Raspberries.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Fri Jan 15

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

FULL

STREET FOODS OF THE WORLD

Come explore cuisines from around the world learning amazing foods from each culture. Street foods are favorites because they are eaten everywhere right on the street. Come for a fun class & learn Carne Asada Tacos with all the fixings; Indian Samosa Chaat (Stew) with Chickpea Curry and Yogurt; Harissa Tuna (braised and fresh) and Egg Bourak (Egg Turnover wrapped in Puff Pastry); English Fish And Chips; Indonesian Es Teller – a national Dessert with Coconut and Condensed Milk, Avocado, Jell-O, Cherries and Pomegranate Juice. Amazingly wonderful!

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Jan 16

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2:00 - 5:00PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

FRENCH BISTRO

Learn to create these French specialties for yourself for your enjoyment, and that of your family and friends. Our delightful lesson of French classics teaches French Onion Soup; Salad Niçoise; Steak Frites with a Green Pepper Corn Sauce, and Chicken Paillard with wilted Greens and Beurre Noir. Dessert is Tarte Tatin with Crème Fraîche.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Tues Jan 19

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9:30M - 12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

SOUS VIDE

As a way of cooking in a temperature-controlled water bath, the Sous Vide method ensures that food will be cooked perfectly every time. Food cooks with its’ own moisture; maximum flavor is achieved by poaching inside sealed bags. Learn from your own kitchen how the technique is done. Our lesson is Sous Vide Shrimp & Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette; Easy Peel Deviled Eggs and Individual Lemon Raspberry Cheesecakes.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS

Wed Jan 20

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4:00 - 6:00 PM

Lisa Brisch

30.00

ITALIAN FINGER FOODS

Feel like you can never get enough of the wonderful Italian flavors found in our favorite restaurants? Come for an inspiring class to learn to make your own wonderful Italian foods that everyone you prepare for will really enjoy. A perfect theme for a gathering of friends. Our lesson is Crostini with White Beans, Roasted Tomatoes, & Basil Oil; Prosciutto Rolls with Figs, Goat Cheese, & Baby Arugula; Grilled Steak Skewers with Pan Roasted Tomato-Basil Sauce; Hand Stretched Pizza with Fontina, Prosciutto, & Watercress, and Sweet Espresso-Mascarpone Tarts. We’ll enjoy our Italian finger food feast with a Prosecco Cocktail.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Thurs Jan 21

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

65.00

LUNCH & LEARN

Treat yourself to a healthy and delicious Middle Eastern lunch at our DEMONSTRATION lesson. Enjoy a lesson of this distinctive flavors including Grilled Turmeric-Yogurt Chicken Skewers served with a Grilled Salad of Basmati Rice, Cucumber, Yogurt, and Mint with Jalapeno Roasted Garlic Confit. Dessert will be melt in your mouth Crepes with Nutella Whipped Cream and Sugared Berries.

THIS IS A DEMONSTRATION CLASS

Fri Jan 22

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12:00 Noon - 1:00PM

Omar Elmukhtar

30.00

GOURMET COUPLES

If you and your partner enjoy great food, come learn this amazing menu so you can prepare it for yourselves. Come have fun with a group of couples learning together. We’ll serve it with a sampling of wines. Our lesson is Shrimp Tempura Amuse with Garlic-Mirin Soy Sauce and Roasted Beet & Baby Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Dressing, served with Chenin Blanc. The entrée is Poached Red Snapper with Fennel & Vermouth with Orange-Herb Vinaigrette and Oven Roasted Shaved Zucchini with Parmesan & Garlic, served with Pinot Noir. Dessert will be Deep Fried Bananas Dessert with Homemade Coconut Ice Cream & Chocolate-Rum Sauce.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Fri Jan 22

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

FULL

ASIAN FLAVORS

Gift yourself with a class that offers an introduction to Asian foods from several cultures. Learn how to create these distinctive flavor combinations. You’ll gain an understanding of oriental ingredients, spices and flavorings as we prepare these delicious recipes. Come have fun and learn Thai Beef Salad; Fried Calamari with Sweet and Hot Chile Sauce; Vietnamese Greens and Tofu; Filipino Lechon (Pork Belly) with Rice and Dipping Sauces, and Korean-Style Fried Chicken. Dessert will be Coconut Tapioca.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Tues Jan 26

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9:30AM - 12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

SOUPS OF WINTER

Through the winter months, a bowl of steaming hot soup with all the great flavors is so satisfying. Nothing compares to home-made soups as these recipes will prove. Join us from the comfort of your own home and learn to make. New England Clam Chowder; Sausage Soup with Greens & Rice and Creamy Root Vegetable Soup with Carrots, Potatoes, Parsnips, Leeks and Celery.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS

Wed Jan 27

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4:00 - 6:00PM

Lisa Brisch

30.00

SAUCE & SAUTÉ

A Sauce can make a regular meal special with the flavors it brings to a bowl. Sauce making can be quick and easy with a little know-how and good recipes. The art of Sauté is a skill that is easily learned with a little instruction on technique. We’ll put these two lessons together for a dynamic class on the “how-to” of each subject. Come for a great evening of cooking so you can add these skills to your cooking repertoire. Our lesson is Sautéed Shrimp with Saffron-Cream Sauce; Chicken Sauté with Balsamic Pan Sauce; Pan Sautéed New York Steak with Sauce Diane; Sautéed Fresh Vegetables with Puttanesca Sauce & Basil Oil, and Sautéed Cherries Jubilee Flambé with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Thurs Jan 28

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

FULL

LUNCH & LEARN

Here is a yummy lunch with a satisfying menu you could use for your own entertaining needs. Come to learn in our DEMONSTRATION Bourbon glazed Salmon, served with Pecan Maple Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Oven roasted Asparagus. Dessert will be Nutella Mocha Mousse. We’ll enjoy it all with a Golden Bubbles Champagne Cocktail.

THIS IS A DEMONSTRATION CLASS

Fri Jan 29

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12:00 Noon - 1:00PM

Terri Milligan

FULL

GOURMET COUPLES

Friday is a great night for date night. Make this class a special date night experience and invite your partner to share a gourmet cooking lesson with you. Couples will work together to create an amazing gourmet three-course meal, then will enjoy it with a sampling of wines. Join us to learn Seared Sea Scallop Amuse with Thai Chili Black Bean Sauce and Baby Kale Caesar Salad, served with Chardonnay. The entrée is Pan Seared Rib Eye Steak with Rum-Chili Sauce and Poblano Gratin with Roasted Corn & Crema, served with Merlot. Dessert will be Flourless Cappuccino Cake with Espresso Zabaglione.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Fri Jan 29

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

FULL

KIDS, PARENTS & SNACK FOODS

Moms, Dads and kids! This class opens the door to kid-inspired foods great for any time you’re hungry and need a pick-me up! You’ll work together as a team to learn this menu including Hamburger Sliders with fresh made Fries with Dipping Sauces; Chicken Quesadillas with Homemade Salsa and Guacamole; Super Cheesy Mac and Cheese; Quick and easy Pizza Party, and amazing homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Jan 30

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9:30AM-12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

60.00 per person

FRENCH GALETTE DELIGHTS

Enjoy an afternoon learning to bake the perfect Crusts filled with savory and sweet French combinations of ingredients. Join us to learn Asparagus and Ricotta Puff Pastry Galette; Caramelized Onion and Tomato Galette with fresh Chives; Stone Fruit Dessert Galette; French Apple Galette with Salted Caramel, Wild Mushroom upside down individual Galettes.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Jan 30

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2:00 - 5:00PM

Terri Milligan

65.00

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you must cancel a class, we can refund the amount or give you credit for another class up to one week before the class. Up to 72 hours before the class, we can give you credit for another class. No refunds or credit can be given for cancellations less than 72 hours before a class.

HOLIDAY COOKIES CANCELLATION POLICY

Please select class dates and times carefully as there can be no switching, refunds or credits for these classes. You may send someone else in your place.

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