Food & Wine Enthusiast Program

Attendees are paired together in groups or they work individually under the direction of the Chef in an intimate culinary school kitchen setting. Small class sizes ensure that students receive one-on-one time with the Chef and lots of hands on cooking experience. A printed recipe package is provided and at the end of each class students feast on the fruits of their labor! Search recipes from our kitchen.

Culinary Adventures are a special way to experience artisan food production, purchasing and eating from a Chef’s perspective! Explore culinary hot spots of the East Bay, Bio-diverse Farms and Cheesemakers in Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties, San Francisco’s Chinatown and much, much more!

Upcoming Food & Wine Enthusiast Classes

French Wines & Cheeses: How to Pair

October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to pair French wine and cheese!Fromage extraordinaire! While we know that great cheese can come from all over the world, what other country has nearly 250 classified, regulated and protected by law cheeses? In this tasting class we will learn “the eight families of cheese,” sample some examples, learn how to select them, store and serve, and discover your favorite way to pair the French wines with the cheeses you love! Beret is optional. Pre-registration required. Demo-Tasting

Learn how to make restaurant style steak, at home!Chef Pat Burke and Sommelier Traci Dutton join forces to share their passion for cooking, wines, and cocktails, as they prepare with you the most classic Steak House recipes of meats, sides, and beverages. This hands on class will inspire your creativity for your own steakhouse style dinners for the Fall season! Pre-registration required. Hands-On

Simple Delicious Thai Dishes

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn hoe to make delicious Thai dishes!Come join Ranida Sunshine Thammarin to learn how to make Fun delicious authentic Thai cuisine you can master at home! Dishes will include Thai Chicken Salad, Tom Yum Soup, Crab Fried Rice, and Kanom Krook. Note: All dishes on the menu can be accommodated for any dietary restrictions. Pre-registration required. Hands-on

Sweetie Pies Seasonal Pies with Toni Chiapetta

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get ready for pie season!Getting ready to reconnect with friends and family for the Holidays? Then don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most beloved bakers in the Napa Valley, founder and owner of Sweetie Pies in Napa, Pastry Chef Toni Chiapetta. She will guide you through her time-tested secrets of making the perfect pie crust and much, much more. These will be the most scrumptious “pies” de resistance of your upcoming winter holiday celebrations! Sign up soon! This class will fill up [...]

Holiday Sides Reinvented

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Serve something new and different this holiday season!Looking to up your holiday-dinner-game by serving something new and different? Learn to make Butternut Squash Mac’n Cheese, a Mushroom Galette, Cheddar Cheese and Onion Biscuits, a Citrus and Fennel Salad, Mini Poke Bowls, Crab Cakes with a Siracha Sauce, and Thai Shrimp Bruschetta with Thai Basil and Peanut Sauce. Signup soon to get a jump ahead of not only the holidays, but before this class with the well-known and talented Chef Miraglia fills up! Pre-registration required. Hands-on

Sugar Cookies and Decorating

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get ready for the holidays!Everyone loves sugar cookies, especially this time of the year for the holidays! You will learn to make the best butter cookies and to bake them into all kinds of shapes. Then we will learn how to decorate them with royal icing! (Not to mention eat some too!) Chef Stephanie Lenhardt will teach you the easiest and most successful ways to pipe, decorate, and write to make the perfect sugar cookies for your holiday season. Pre-registration required.

Thai Street Food

December 3 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring Thai food to your home kitchen!Come join us for a fun class making the Simple and Delicious and Authentic Thai food that you can easily make at home. Have fun creating (and eating) four delicious Thai street food courses – Gyoza, Mango Salad, Pad See Ew, and Kanom Krook . All menus or recipes can be accommodated for any dietary restriction. Pre-registration required. Hands-on

Quiche and Cobbler

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get ready for the holidays with these sweet and savory recipes!Get ready for the holidays with some sweet and savory recipes to share! Learn how to make a traditional pâte brisée (French flaky pastry dough) which can be used for quiches, tarts, pies and galettes. We will use local and in-season ingredients to make our quiche and to make a buttermilk drop biscuit cobbler. Get a head start on the holiday baking and sign up soon! Pre-registration required. Hands-on