All Available Classes

All Available Classes

Southern Cuisine

April 30, 2017

You've been begging for a class where you get to do fried chicken well we have heard your pleas and you can bet your hat there will be collard greens and black eyed peas!

Workshop Price: $65 (7 Available)

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Kids Sushi 8-12 yrs old

April 30, 2017

For Kids 8-12 yrs old We provide all the ingredients and prep and you learn to roll your own sushi in this fun class for those that love sushi. Come and learn about sushi, make rolls and have a sushi feast!

Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)

Tamales

May 1, 2017

There are few things we like more than tamales. Winning the lottery might be second runner to how excited we get about all the possibilities tamales hold. How about dessert tamales? Yes, please! Learn the technique and the tamale is your oyster. We'll also be showing you different sauces that go great with each tamale you make in class. Great, now we're hungry.   

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (5 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (5 Available)

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Sushi

May 4, 2017

We provide all the ingredients and prep and you learn to roll your own sushi in this fun class for the whole family. Come make a super sushi spread with sake!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (9 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (9 Available)

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Principles of Cooking Part 2

May 4, 2017

Even if you haven't taken Principles of Cooking 101, Part 2 is great for everyone who wants to take the guess work out of cooking methods like proper poaching, steaming, grilling with brine, marinades and rubs, frying with batters and more! Come learn the science and technique behind perfectly executed food!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (7 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (7 Available)

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Pasta from Scratch

May 5, 2017

Fresh pasta is like a blank canvas. You are only limited by your imagination, but first you have to have the canvas. Learn how to make beautiful sheets of pasta, linguini, tagliatelli ravioli, tortellini, bow ties and other pasta shapes in this class. Once you learn how the texture of the dough looks and feels like, you will be able to whip up your own fresh pasta at home.There is no meal in this class but you get to take home all of the pasta that you make! 

Kids under 12 Price: $45 (8 Available)
Workshop Price: $45 (8 Available)

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Vegetarian / Vegan Delight-All New Menu!

May 5, 2017

Learn to create delicious, vibrant and healthy vegetarian and vegan meals, even for that devout meat eater you know. Whether you are a long-time vegan or just want to incorporate more vegetables into your life, this class will give you easy, and delicious ways to naturally do so without bringing weird meat substitutes into your kitchen.

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (4 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (4 Available)

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German Favorites

May 6, 2017

I love being able to teach what I want to eat! Spaetzle, schnitzle, kraut, charcuterie and sausages! We're going to have a blast in this classes making German favorites and keeping on our winter warmth. Hope to see you!  

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

Kids Pizza

May 6, 2017

Just for kids from 6-12 years old! We'll teach them to make pizza from scratch, they'll get to make their own dough and learn home to cut up all the vegetables themselves as well as the sauce! Give your kids a gift of a new skill that will start them on a lifetime of learning in the kitchen. 

Workshop Price: $45 (2 Available)

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Artisan Breads Part 2

May 6, 2017

These are all new breads from the first Artisan Bread class, there is no prerequiste to take the 2nd part. Discover how to make wonderful home baked artisan breads in this introductory class. Learn tips and technique to make delicious loaves, rolls and more. We'll be doing an Oatmeal Apricot Wheat Bread and Poppy Seed Stars. 

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (8 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (8 Available)

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Thai Street Food

May 7, 2017

We often get a bit of the watered down version of foods from around the world when we go out to eat. Take this class to learn about the true and authentic flavors of Thailand. You won't learn how to make Pad Thai here...but you will learn about the intense and spicy dishes found at rickety carts and stalls dotting the streets of Thailand.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

Kids Cookies

May 7, 2017

You know you want to foster a love for cooking with your kids, what better way then letting them contribute to the house with cookies! They will be so proud that we promise, they'll want to be in the kitchen again!

Workshop Price: $45 (6 Available)

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Gourmet Gifts for Mothers Day

May 8, 2017

We're going to be making flavored sugars, salts, and a preserve or two and even a gourmet body scrub that are going to make excellent gifts for Mother's Day!  Instead of doing the same thing for her, show your Momma how much you care with the gift of food. You take home everything you make!  

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (10 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (10 Available)

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Asian Dumplings

May 9, 2017

Scrumptious, delectable and succulent are all the adjectives that come to mind when we think about Asian dumplings. From Japanese Gyoza to Chinese steamed dumplings, Xiao Long Bao-Shanghai Steamed Soup Dumplings... that's soup on the inside! Learn to make these pockets of dreamy goodness and all the dipping sauces that accompany them at our hands-on workshop!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

Cuisine of Italy

May 10, 2017

We'll fly across the regions of Italy with delicious dishes that highlight the wonderful foods of the region. Dazzle your friends at your next dinner party with a trip to Italy!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (11 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (11 Available)

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Perfect Pasta Sauces

May 10, 2017

So maybe you've taken the Pasta from Scratch class, or maybe you just want to learn some amazing sauces! Put down the jar of Ragu and come make bolognese, killer pesto, and an alfredo that rocks, you'll be learning many sauces and enjoying your loot! We'll have a meal with this class!

Kids under 12 Price: $45 (10 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (10 Available)

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Pie oh My!

May 11, 2017

Tired of tough crust and soggy fillings? You will learn to make fabulous crusts from scratch from the classic to the unique. From fruit pies to cream pies and beyond!  You'll make your own pies and take them home too!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (5 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (5 Available)

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Principles of Cooking: Just the Facts

May 11, 2017

Technique and basic cooking methods will be covered in this class. You will learn how to saute, braise, grill, poach, sear, bake, roast and pan fry. Learn how to master the basics and demystify great tasting, well executed meals. Come hungry, we will FEAST at the end of class!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (9 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (9 Available)

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Spring Seasonal Spread

May 12, 2017

The sun is out... we hope! The veggies are growin' in the garden and we are ready to feast on all it has to offer. Come and join us to enjoy the spring bounty. We'll be doing a four course meal chock with all that local stuff that we can't get enough of! If you're lucky it might be out of PCW's own Urban Garden!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (14 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (14 Available)

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Wine and Cuisine of Spain

May 12, 2017

We'll pair wines from across the region of Spain with delicious dishes that highlight the wonderful foods of Spain. You'll visit Andalucia, the interior, coastal and northern regions to learn how to prepare amazing food. From Paella, to Chocolate Chestnut Truffle Cake, dazzle your friends at your next dinner party with a trip to Spain from what you learn at the workshop.

Workshop Price: $85 (0 Available)

Ramen!

May 13, 2017

Hey You! Back away from the 'Top Ramen' packet. Have a love of fresh ramen and want to learn how to make the noodles from scratch, the broth and all the fixings? This is the class for you! We'll also cover different styles of ramen in class and feast on our bowls of heaven!

Kids under 12 Price: $45 (1 Available)
workshop Price: $65 (1 Available)

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Kids Breads

May 13, 2017

Discover how to make wonderful home baked artisan breads in this introductory class. Learn tips and technique to make delicious loaves, rolls and more. Kids 8-12 yrs old

Workshop Price: $45 (5 Available)

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Couples Cooking

May 13, 2017

Work together as a team, and spend some quality time making food for two. In this relaxed fun class we will create a four course menu catered just for you and your sweetie. Then sit and enjoy your creations with a tasty beverage provided by us, take away recipes for two and an experience you shared. This class is $75 per person

Workshop Price: $75 (0 Available)

Mother's Day Brilliant Brunch

May 14, 2017

Think huge mimosa bar, egg souffles, compound butters, hot flaky biscuits with gravy and poached eggs and lemon hollandaise. All breakfast should be this awesome. Come and share Mother's Day with us and enjoy a fabulous meal you make yourself! 

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (5 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (5 Available)

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Mom & Kiddos Cupcake Decorating

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day! How about learning how to make buttercream frosting from scratch and decorating your own cupcakes together in this fun 'Cooking Together' class.  We'll show you all sorts of different decorating techniques that you can use for fun desserts and Birthdays to come! You'll be taking home all the cupcakes you decorate in class.  $45 Each participant 

All tickets Price: $45 (0 Available)

Vietnamese Cuisine

May 15, 2017

A sensual and intoxicating culinary experience awaits in this class where you will learn what makes Vietnamese cuisine soo amazing! From the subtle to the bold, in this class you will learn how to make simple flavorful dishes from a culture and cuisine so full of life and flavor and culinary GREATNESS!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

Thai Street Food-All New Menu!

May 16, 2017

We often get a bit of the watered down version of foods from around the world when we go out to eat. Take this class to learn about the true and authentic flavors of Thailand. You won't learn how to make Pad Thai here...but you will learn about the intense and spicy dishes found at rickety carts and stalls dotting the streets of Thailand.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

No Time? No Problem Meals!

May 17, 2017

Too tired and busy to cook an elaborate meal, but want fresh wholesome, tasty ingredients?  This time-saving class will help you to incorporate fresh ingredients into your kitchen repetoire, while keeping it SIMPLE!!  Learn time-saving tips and easy preparations to feed you and/or your loved ones on those days there just aren't enough hours in the day!  *class will include meat, vegetable and grain preparations.  

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (1 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (10 Available)

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Knife Techniques

May 17, 2017

This crucial class will take the chore out of the kitchen. You will learn how to hold and use a knife properly, what you need to have in your arsenal at home and what you don't need, as well as showing you how to keep your knife sharp. We will show you a series of tricks that professionals know that will cut down on the time you spend prepping in the kitchen. No meal involved just a lot of practice! 

Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)

Knife Techniques

May 18, 2017

This crucial class will take the chore out of the kitchen. You will learn how to hold and use a knife properly, what you need to have in your arsenal at home and what you don't need, as well as showing you how to keep your knife sharp. We will show you a series of tricks that professionals know that will cut down on the time you spend prepping in the kitchen. No meal involved just a lot of practice! 

Workshop Price: $45 (8 Available)

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Sushi and Sake

May 18, 2017

We provide all the ingredients and prep and you learn to roll your own sushi in this fun class for the whole family. Come make a super sushi spread with sake!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (4 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (4 Available)

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Using Fresh Herbs and Spices

May 19, 2017

This class will walk you through not only the history and origins of many common herbs and spices, but the not-so-common will be covered and used in class. You will learn flavor proviles and combinations with many different dishes. What works and what doesn't and how to best use herbs and spices in your kitchen will open up a whole new world of culinary delights! We'll of course also be tasting foods in class and have a feast to test out come herbacious creations. Yum!

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (16 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (16 Available)

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Gettin' Saucy in the Kitchen Pan and Mother Sauces

May 19, 2017

We will be starting with the most important components of flavorful well made stocks and using them to make modern reduction base sauces. In this hands-on class learn the variety of sauce making from beurre blanc, to a port wine reduction. Making sauces is easy if you understand the technique and you will master it!

Kids Under 12 Workshop Price: $45 (10 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (10 Available)

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Couples Cooking

May 19, 2017

Work together as a team, and spend some quality time making food for two. In this relaxed fun class we will create a four course menu catered just for you and your sweetie. Then sit and enjoy your creations with a tasty beverage provided by us, take away recipes for two and an experience you shared. This class is $75 per person

Workshop Price: $75 (0 Available)

Spring Seasonal Spread

May 20, 2017

The sun is out... we hope! The veggies are growin' in the garden and we are ready to feast on all it has to offer. Come and join us to enjoy the spring bounty. We'll be doing a four course meal chock with all that local stuff that we can't get enough of! If you're lucky it might be out of PCW's own Urban Garden!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (8 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (8 Available)

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Kids Thai

May 20, 2017

JUST FOR KIDS 8-12! We often get a bit of the watered down version of foods from around the world when we go out to eat. Take this class to learn about the true and authentic flavors of Thailand. You won't learn how to make Pad Thai here...but you will learn about the dishes found at rickety carts and stalls dotting the streets of Thailand.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (2 Available)

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Wine and Cuisine of Argentina

May 20, 2017

Whisk off to Buenos Aires in this wonderful class on the cuisine of Argentina. From delicious grilled meats, flavorful sauces and sides. We'll be feasting on your creations with a bonus of an amazing education about Wines of Argentina from Maxine Borcherding a certified Sommelier and talented teacher. You are in for a treat if you take this class!

Workshop Price: $85 (2 Available)

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Principles of Cooking: Just the Facts

May 21, 2017

Technique and basic cooking methods will be covered in this class. You will learn how to saute, braise, grill, poach, sear, bake, roast and pan fry. Learn how to master the basics and demystify great tasting, well executed meals. Come hungry, we will FEAST at the end of class!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (5 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (5 Available)

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Kids Pasta from Scratch

May 21, 2017

This is for kids 8-12 years old! Fresh pasta is like a blank canvas. You are only limited by your imagination, but first you have to have the canvas. Learn how to make beautiful sheets of pasta, linguini, tagliatelli ravioli, tortellini, bow ties and other pasta shapes in this class. Once you learn how the texture of the dough looks and feels like, you will be able to whip up your own fresh pasta at home.There is no meal in this class but you get to take home all of the pasta that you make! 

Workshop Price: $45 (10 Available)

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Fresh Cheese 101

May 22, 2017

We admit it, we have a problem with cheese. If you consider eating too much of it and loving cheese a problem! Fresh cheese is a wonderfully fulfilling skill to learn and our cheese 101 class will walk you through the steps of making your very own fresh goat and cows milk and yogurt cheese. Learn how to flavor your cheeses with herbs, sundried tomatoes and basil, or citrus to accompany any dish. You'll have a "problem" with cheese too after this class!

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (6 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (6 Available)

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Sumptuous Soups

May 23, 2017

Don't forget that everyday is the PERFECT time to make amazing soup! With so many wonderful fresh ingredients to choose from, this class will show the basic techniques to build a huge variety of amazing soups. Fresh and light, bold and unique, to delicate chilled soups, Sumptuous Soups in one of our favorite classes and favorite ways to use farm fresh produce!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (10 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (10 Available)

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Principles of Cooking: Just the Facts

May 24, 2017

Technique and basic cooking methods will be covered in this class. You will learn how to saute, braise, grill, poach, sear, bake, roast and pan fry. Learn how to master the basics and demystify great tasting, well executed meals. Come hungry, we will FEAST at the end of class!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (14 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (14 Available)

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Couples Cooking

May 24, 2017

Work together as a team, and spend some quality time making food for two. In this relaxed fun class we will create a four course menu catered just for you and your sweetie. Then sit and enjoy your creations with a tasty beverage provided by us, take away recipes for two and an experience you shared. This class is $75 per person

Workshop Price: $75 (6 Available)

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Cold Smoked Treats

May 25, 2017

Because we can!! And it's almost spring and we have our house made cold smoker so we'll talk to you about how to for all your smoking needs. And currently will be doing  smoked salt, flour, chocolate, cheese, at the least is on the menu, you'll be going home with a little package of smoked deliciousness! Come join us for this new class. 

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (11 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (11 Available)

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Dessert Bonanza

May 25, 2017

We're working on an all new menu!  We're going to try and teach you the techniques for a bunch of different desserts without getting a sugar rush.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (7 Available)
workshop Price: $65 (7 Available)

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Thai Curries

May 26, 2017

New Class- we love Red, Green, Yellow, Panang deliciousness so we decided to have a whole class with just Thai curries! Join us for this brand new class!  

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

Wine and Cuisine of France

May 26, 2017

We'll pair wines from across France that highlight wonderful, classic dishes. From coq au vin, to creme brulee, join us for an evening of learning to cook delightful French cuisine and wine education and tasting! 

Workshop Price: $85 (6 Available)

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Glorious Grilling

May 27, 2017

Learn how to control the heat on your grill to get the best results for succulent chicken, marinated flank steak, sausages and perfect vegetables. Come join us in our awesome outdoor patio and also learn how to turn your gas grill into a great smoker! We'll cook on both charcoal and gas grills in this great summer class.

kids under 12 Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

Kids Pie oh My!

May 27, 2017

Tired of tough crust and soggy fillings? You will learn to make fabulous crusts from scratch from the classic to the unique. From fruit pies to cream pies and beyond!  You'll make your own pies and take them home too!

Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)

Couples Cooking

May 27, 2017

Work together as a team, and spend some quality time making food for two. In this relaxed fun class we will create a four course menu catered just for you and your sweetie. Then sit and enjoy your creations with a tasty beverage provided by us, take away recipes for two and an experience you shared. This class is $75 per person

Workshop Price: $75 (0 Available)

Pasta from Scratch

May 30, 2017

Fresh pasta is like a blank canvas. You are only limited by your imagination, but first you have to have the canvas. Learn how to make beautiful sheets of pasta, linguini, tagliatelli ravioli, tortellini, bow ties and other pasta shapes in this class. Once you learn how the texture of the dough looks and feels like, you will be able to whip up your own fresh pasta at home.There is no meal in this class but you get to take home all of the pasta that you make! 

Kids under 12 Price: $45 (1 Available)
Workshop Price: $45 (1 Available)

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Principles of Baking

May 31, 2017

Join us for this brand new addition to PCW's line up. We are going to bake amazing treats that are going to make sure you learn all the essential baking techniques to make you a pro at anything at home! Covered in class is the creaming method, biscuit method and quick bread method.  You will be producing seasonal items for each of these methods. Prepare your sugar buds! 

Kids Under 12 Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

Couples Cooking

June 2, 2017

Work together as a team, and spend some quality time making food for two. In this relaxed fun class we will create a four course menu catered just for you and your sweetie. Then sit and enjoy your creations with a tasty beverage provided by us, take away recipes for two and an experience you shared. This class is $75 per person

Workshop Price: $75 (12 Available)

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Ramen!

June 7, 2017

Hey You! Back away from the 'Top Ramen' packet. Have a love of fresh ramen and want to learn how to make the noodles from scratch, the broth and all the fixings? This is the class for you! We'll also cover different styles of ramen in class and feast on our bowls of heaven!

Kids under 12 Price: $45 (2 Available)
workshop Price: $65 (2 Available)

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Artisan Breads

June 23, 2017

Discover how to make wonderful home baked artisan breads in this introductory, yet technique focused class. Learn tips and proper methods to make delicious loaves, rolls and more.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (7 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (7 Available)

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Kids Baking and Pastry Camp - Whole Week 7-12 yrs old

June 26, 2017

Baking and Pastry Camp for 7-12yrs olds! 9am-11am each day, $200 for the whole week with a fun, hands-on full integration course. The entire week will focus on baking and pastry techniques! If you have a budding baker at home, we'll send them home a young pastry chef!

Week's Workshops Price: $200 (0 Available)

Teen Baking and Pastry Camp - Whole Week 13-17 yrs

June 26, 2017

Baking and Pastry Camp for 13-17 yrs olds! Noon-3pm each day, $300 for the whole week with a fun, hands-on full integration course. The entire week will focus on baking and pastry techniques! If you have a budding baker at home, we'll send them home a young pastry chef!

Week's Workshops Price: $300 (4 Available)

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Kids Culinary Camp - Whole Week 7-12 yrs old

July 10, 2017

Summer Culinary Camp for 7-12yrs olds! 9am-11am, $200 for the whole week with a fun, hands-on full integration course. Each day will build on the last lesson to give your child a big head start with life skills!  Example week  Day 1 Knife techniques mire poix knife skills fresh fruit knife skills making stock Day 2 finish stock Sauces lunch using sauces made Day 3 Principles of Cooking Lunch with items learned in class Day 4 International Cuisine Travel the world in a single day in the kitchen! Day 5 Dessert day!

Week's Workshops Price: $200 (0 Available)

Teen Culinary Camp - Whole Week13-17 yrs old

July 10, 2017

Summer Cooking Camp for 13-17 yr olds! Noon-3pm each day, $300 for the whole week with a fun, hands-on full integration course. Each day we build on the skills from the last to give your teen valuable life skills!  Sample week  Day 1 Knife techniques mire poix knife skills fresh fruit knife skills making stock Day 2 finish stock Sauces lunch using sauces made Day 3 Principles of Cooking-Basic Cooking Method covered Lunch with items learned in class Day 4 International Cuisine Travel the world in a single day in the kitchen! Day 5 Dessert day!

Week's Workshops Price: $300 (1 Available)

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Kids Baking and Pastry Camp - Whole Week 7-12 yrs old

July 24, 2017

Baking and Pastry Camp for 7-12yrs olds! 9am-11am each day, $200 for the whole week with a fun, hands-on full integration course. The entire week will focus on baking and pastry techniques! If you have a budding baker at home, we'll send them home a young pastry chef!

Week's Workshops Price: $200 (0 Available)

Kids Baking and Pastry Camp - Whole Week 7-12 yrs old

July 24, 2017

Baking and Pastry Camp for 7-12yrs olds! 10am-1pm each day, $200 for the whole week with a fun, hands-on full integration course. The entire week will focus on baking and pastry techniques! If you have a budding baker at home, we'll send them home a young pastry chef!

Week's Workshops Price: $200 (0 Available)

Kids Culinary Camp - Whole Week 7-12 yrs old

August 14, 2017

Summer Culinary Camp for 7-12yrs olds! 9am-11am, $200 for the whole week with a fun, hands-on full integration course. Each day will build on the last lesson to give your child a big head start with life skills!  Example week  Day 1 Knife techniques mire poix knife skills fresh fruit knife skills making stock Day 2 finish stock Sauces lunch using sauces made Day 3 Principles of Cooking Lunch with items learned in class Day 4 International Cuisine Travel the world in a single day in the kitchen! Day 5 Dessert day!

Week's Workshops Price: $200 (0 Available)

Kids Culinary Camp - Whole Week 7-12 yrs old

August 14, 2017

Summer Culinary Camp for 7-12yrs olds! 9am-11am, $200 for the whole week with a fun, hands-on full integration course. Each day will build on the last lesson to give your child a big head start with life skills!  Example week  Day 1 Knife techniques mire poix knife skills fresh fruit knife skills making stock Day 2 finish stock Sauces lunch using sauces made Day 3 Principles of Cooking Lunch with items learned in class Day 4 International Cuisine Travel the world in a single day in the kitchen! Day 5 Dessert day!

Week's Workshops Price: $200 (0 Available)

Culinary Culture Trip to Vietnam!

March 11, 2018

Vietnam Culinary Cultural Trip March 11th-20th, 2018 Total Price $2300 per person, with a deposit due upon booking of $1150 per person. We start the trip in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)  Airfare is not included in the tour price. Balance of $1150 ea due September 1, 2017 Itinerary:  March 11th Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi where our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our Hotel.   Day 2: Enjoy a biking tour that explores Hanoi's spectacular surrounding countryside.  Cross floating pottery villages on the banks of the Red River and view lush rice paddies at every turn.  After touring the countryside, return to the hotel in Hanoi and get ready for an afternoon walking street food tour with a local food expert where we'll be sampling different dishes, visiting the city's famous 'wet market' and discovering the old quarter.  Day 3: We'll join a local chef trained by the City's famous Ms Tuyet at her family home to have a hands-on cooking class of North Vietnamese dishes.  After learning Ms Tuyet's grandmother's family recipes, we'll feast on the lunch we've learned to prepare.  We'll then depart for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon and settle into our hotel. Day 4: Our first day in Ho Chi Minh City has us learning southern style dishes at the hands of a local chef who will teach us at one of the city's culinary schools in a downtown historic building at the Hoa Tuc Cooking School. After a quick respite at the hotel, we'll spend the afternoon touring a couple of museums learning about Vietnamese culture and history.  We'll finish the day's activities at the home of Mrs. Tuyet Mai and Mr Dinh Linh, who studied music and art at the National Academy of Music.  They will show us traditional Vietnamese musical instruments, play for us and even give us lessons on the instruments.  Day 5: Today we will depart for the Mekong Delta and arrive in Ben Tre Province and take a ride on the back of a xe-loi, a combination of two seat cart and motorcycle, through the paths, coconut palms and fruit farms.  We'll meet up with the 'Mango Cruise' and venture through the canals to visit local workshops and depart the cruise to hop on bicycles to visit Phong Nam village visiting a home where they process coconut by hand and then on to a rice noodle factory.  We'll then visit a family that lives on fishing and shrimp farming, exploring the winding maze of canals in the area. Back on board the Mango Cruise, we'll continue on to the Mango Home Stay where we'll dine on local dishes for lunch. After lunch and learning about rice paper and sticky rice production, we'll make our way to our boutique hotel on the Delta, the Island Lodge on Thoi Son Island (Unicorn Island), where we will be treated to splendid tranquility at the lodge.  Day 6: Enjoy a short boat ride on the Tien River to meet our guide to take us on a 5 mile mountain bike tour of the area, through lush agriculture, stopping at a cacoa plantation, where the farmer will show us the planting, harvesting, and fermenting process of cacoa before it gets made into your favorite chocolate treat! After meandering through coconut palms, and rice paddies along the shaded paths of the delta, arrive back at the Lodge to freshen up and even take a dip in the pool before our lunch and afternoon departure. (roads along the bike path can be rough and muddy.  You may choose a less active morning and walk around the area upon request) Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Day 7: Start the day along side a local chef who will take us on a 'secret' street food tour.  We'll hop on the back of motorbikes, driven by experienced professional drivers as we wind our way around the city, sampling the local food. Get ready to try many local dishes you won't find on the average tourist plate!  Transfer back to the hotel in the afternoon and depart by plane to Phu Quoc Island. Day 8-10 Spend the next two days and nights relaxing at the Mango Bay Resort on the beautiful tropical island of Phu Quoc.  We learned from our last tour of Vietnam, that a couple of days finishing up with laying on a beach and eating the freshest seafood grilled next to the waves is the perfect way to wrap up the tour. Enjoy the tropical end to the trip at also one of the best resorts on the island known for their food. We wouldn't have it any other way! Day 10: Depart for arrival to Ho Chi Minh City and your flight home. Info and disclosures:  Hotels: Hanoi: The Ann Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City: Liberty Central Riverside Hotel, Mekong Delta: The Island Lodge on Thoi Son Island, Phu Quoc: The Mango Bay Resort. You will need to arrange a visitors visa in order to be allowed entrance in to Vietnam.  It is recommended but not required that you receive certain common travelers vaccines, please inquire with your health care provider. The price of the trip includes hotels, transfers, domestic Vietnamese flights during the tour and meals provided in the daily itinerary.  There may be meals that are an independent cost outside of our planned meals. (We've never gone hungry on our tours, however!) In the event you cancel your registration, $200 is non refundable at time of booking.  The full deposit is non-refundable after September 1, 2017. Itinerary details subject to change.  Please Contact PCW's co-owner and trip organizer, Susana with any questions you might have.  susana@portlandsculinaryworkshop.com    

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