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Our Summer Cooking Class Schedule has just been published and we are so excited to showcase several fabulous culinary instructors who are new to our kitchens:

  • Jesse Gilroy, chef of Cucina Pazzo, will make stuffed pastas on May 27.
  • Nathaniel Reid, an accomplished French pastry chef, will demonstrate jams and jellies on June 16, flaky tarts on July 21, and then French tea cakes and cookies on August 18.
  • Robin Wheeler, owner of Subterranean Homemade Food, preserves food in a variety of ways (dried, salt-cured, confit, and vinegar) on June 25, plus she will make jams and pickles on August 15.
  • Dan Drake — Dr. Dan The Pancake Man — will show off his creative pancake art on June 30.
  • Dustin Parres, bar manager at Gamlin Whiskey House, teams up with chef Gilberto Espinoza for a steak-and-whiskey class on June 30 and then pairs with sushi chef Vu Huong for sushi-and-sake class on July 14.
  • Christina Lane, a food blogger who just published a new cookbook Dessert for Two, bakes small batches of desserts on July 9.
  • John Messbarger, chef of Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co, brings in lots of fresh lobsters on August 3.
  • Amy Hubbard focuses on paleo and gluten-free Italian foods on August 8.
  • Britt Simpson, who joins up with chef Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro, will bake her best French macarons on August 11.
  • Larysa Enk, a Russian translator, makes her native cuisine (including pirogi) on August 16.

A few other chefs are returning to our kitchens after a hiatus; please welcome back these favorites:

  • Jeff Davis has a ritzy lunch of crab-stuffed salmon and mac-and-cheese on June 27
  • Jason Tilford, chef-owner of Milagro Modern Mexican, will demystify traditional Mexican moles on July 7.
  • Ivy Magruder, chef of Panorama at the Art Museum, meets up with a basket of fresh fish and seafood from Bob’s Seafood on July 8.
  • Senada Grbic, chef of Grbic Restaurant, makes her TV Food Network winning dishes on July 12.
  • Toni DiGregorio of DiGregorio’s Market on The Hill brings imported Italian specialties for home-cooking on July 22.
  • Karen Mitcham-Stoekley, author of A Culinary Legacy: From Escoffier to Today, has a Southern French Provencal menu perfect for hot summer days on July 29.
  • Chris Bolyard, owner of Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions, teams up with farmer Bobbi Sandwisch for fresh, local foods on August 24.

Register now for cooking classes!