Cooking Classes

“… no one is born a great cook. One learns by doing.” – Julia Child

Check out the cooking classes we are doing for Communiversity with the University of Cincinnati. Click here to enroll in any of the classes listed below. A user account is required to enroll and purchase tickets. All classes are held at Findlay Kitchen, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Interested in a private class at home, or at Findlay Kitchen? Please fill out this quick form and someone from our team will be in touch within 48 business hours. Please book at least two weeks prior to your desired date.

 

Upcoming Classes

Farm to Table | Wednesday, September 20th | $75
A greater emphasis on sourcing only local food items will be utilized in the development of this class menu. Seasonal and local fruits and vegetables will be provided for the creation of a gourmet entrée salad. A variety of locally sourced and or organic meats will be roasted, grilled and sautéed to showcase the appropriate variety of cooking techniques to apply to each menu item. Multiple dressing and vinaigrettes will be created to offer a “tasting” of the variety of local flavors and ingredient.

In this class, participant chefs will learn basic safety, sanitation, knife skills, and cooking techniques. Ingredient identification, proper storage, handling and preparation techniques will be introduced as well.  Each group will participate in the meal preparation of this menu and will be able to create and take home a sample of their own dressing or vinaigrette.

Gastro Pub | Wednesday, September 27th | $75
Imaginative, upscale cooking techniques and ingredients prepared and showcased in a casual, approachable manner. We will share some of our signature brewery menu items we have developed for local brewery events. We will partner with a local brewery to incorporate beer into every dish. A side dish and main entrée will be prepared. Gastro pub fare focuses on locally sourced, seasonal and artisanal ingredients. A suggested beer pairing will be offered with this menu.

In this class, participant chefs will learn basic safety, sanitation, knife skills, and cooking techniques. Ingredient identification, proper storage, handling and preparation techniques will be introduced as well.  Each group will participate in the meal preparation and all participants will have the opportunity to cook portions of their own dishes to their liking. A beer “treat” will be provided for all guests to take home.

Tapas! | Thursday, October 5th | $75
This fun, festive and internationally themed class will showcase traditional and modern takes on Spanish Tapas style menu items. Ingredients and dishes such as marinated olives, Manchego cheeses, Serrano ham, calamari, chorizo, potatoes bravas, croquettes and Marcona almonds will be introduced, tasted and combined to create a Tapas meal.

In this class, participant chefs will learn basic safety, sanitation, knife skills, and cooking techniques. Ingredient identification, proper storage, handling and preparation techniques will be introduced as well.  Each group will participate in the meal preparation and all participants will have the opportunity to cook portions of their own dishes to their liking. Participants will also get to take home an authentic Spanish style-seasoning blend that they will get to create during the class time.

Italy: North & South | Thursday, October 12th | $75
This Italian themed class will introduce an abundance of ingredients and cooking techniques from Northern and Southern Italy. Southern Italy is known for tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, capers, pasta, and sardines! Northern Italy is known for rice and corn cookery (risotto and polenta), as well as the abundance of cattle and hogs (prosciutto!!). These two regions will come together in this class to create a multi course, small bite meal featuring the fusion of the two’s specialty ingredients.

In this class, participant chefs will learn basic safety, sanitation, knife skills, and cooking techniques. Ingredient identification, proper storage, handling and preparation techniques will be introduced as well.  Each group will participate in the meal preparation and all participants will have the opportunity to cook portions of their own dishes to their liking. Participants will also get to take home an infused olive oil that they’ll learn to prepare in class.

Vegan | Thursday, October 26th | $79
This vegan cooking class will teach you about vegan cooking and the ingredients used for vegan cooking. The dietary choices of the vegan diet will be explained and appropriate nutritional substitutions will be identified. You will enjoy dishes such as a Summer Grain Buddha bowl and a delicious Sesame Tahini Cookies.

In this class, participant chefs will learn basic safety, sanitation, knife skills, and cooking techniques. Ingredient identification, proper storage, handling and preparation techniques will be introduced as well.  Each group will participate in the meal preparation and all participants will have the opportunity to cook portions of their own dishes to their liking. Participants will also get to take home a sample of their own dressing they make.

Culinary Basics | Friday, November 10th | $59
This class will review basic culinary techniques: such as proper knife skills, safety and sanitation, kitchen etiquette, cooking techniques, sauces and soup cookery. Participants will get to practice their knife skills, learn the basics of roux cookery and other thickening agents used for sauces and soups. Each participant will prepare a sauce and get to assist with the thickening and final cookery of several soups. Participants will get to take home a combination of dried herb and vegetable based soup garnishes.

Contact Lindsey at thejadedfork@gmail.com or 513-593-3303 with any questions.

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