Join us cooking American or ethnic favorites in our Five Week Courses and Single Session Classes, or create your own classes in Create A Class. Browse through some sample recipes from our classes. Classes are taught as either Demonstration or Participation and are held in Boston, Massachusetts, or in Bluehill, Maine, in summer. Whether you are a novice, or an experienced cook, we can teach you to prepare enjoyable flavorful, interesting dishes.
Our small classes provide not only regularly scheduled 5-Week Courses (maximum course duration), and Single Session Classes, but you may also Create A Class. The classes are a generous three hours and are limited to groups of 8 persons for Participation Classes or up to 18 for Demonstration Classes at our location, or more at yours. Students will dine on the food prepared in the class in either buffet style or seated in the dining room. All of the recipes and materials are provided except for your favorite pen or pencil.
Our Courses in Boston:
5-Week Courses - These classes meet once a week in the morning or evening for five consecutive weeks. The classes are small; usually fewer than eight students and all materials are provided. Of course you will dine on the food prepared.
Gourmet Cooking - In this course you learn the fundamentals of fine cooking. We demonstrate how to sauté, roast, broil, etc. You will gain knowledge of the basic sauces, correct techniques of food preparation to enhance flavors and create delicious desserts. The class starts the novice on the right path while helping the experienced cook better understand the techniques of cooking.
Italian Cooking - The foods of Italy have captured the taste buds of food lovers for centuries. These easily prepared, delectable dishes are so appealing whether from the sophisticated north, rustic south or any province in between. The menus provide variety, flavor and healthy food. Join us to explore the breadth of the Cucina Italiana.
French Provincial Cooking - Travel France in your own kitchen and learn the healthy heartwarming foods of this fabulous cuisine. We describe the specialties of each region as we visit and create the foods of this extraordinary cuisine.
Asian Cookery - The foods of Asia fascinate us with their delicate, light, tastes and ease of preparation. We focus the classes on the wishes of the students providing menus from Thailand, Vietnam, China, Burma, and Japan.
Baking and Desserts - Learn to prepare the luscious, beautiful desserts you have enjoyed in fine restaurants, or those heartwarming home made delights. We teach you to prepare the pastries, fillings and icings. We will teach you not only how to prepare fabulous desserts, but also the pastries for savory hors d'oeuvre and main courses.
Foods around the World - Learn the enormous variety of foodways from any country of your choosing. Enjoy the delights of Scandinavian, Austrian, South African cooking and many more.
Spanish Cookery - In recent years, the increased interest in Spain and its foodways has been dramatic. Although the ingredients are similar to Italian and as enjoyable, the results are very different. Whether the fabulous seafood, lovely cheeses wonderful vegetables it is a cuisine that deserves your interest and attention
Single Sessions - These classes concentrate on a particular area of cookery. The classes meet morning or evening, at 10:00AM or 6:30 PM, on the dates scheduled. Or, we can make them available for a couple of friends or up to 18 people.
Breads - Master how to use yeast to create such favorites as French bread, foccaccia and holiday sweet breads. Discover how to make quick breads, such as scones, biscuits and tea breads. This class will prepare you to create virtually any bread recipe.
Casseroles - Company coming? Are you concerned about spending too much time in the kitchen? Want something wonderful available for emergencies? Casseroles are the answer. You will learn to prepare delicious quickly prepared delights to have on ready for when you need them, without a lot of last minute attention.
Hors D’oeuvre - One of our most popular classes: our years as a caterer have given us a matchless ability to teach you to prepare hors d'oeuvre for every occasion. You will master all that you need to know for successful entertaining, whether you are planning a nibble before dinner, or need to organize a full scale cocktail party.
Pasta - Store bought? Freshly prepared? What sauce? We answer all of these questions while teaching how to prepare delectable pasta dishes. We explore the enormous variety of this subject.
Chocolate - Indulge yourself. In this class you will discover how to work with chocolate to prepare the most impressive, sensuous desserts. We cater to your wishes to create gateaux, torten, mousses and candies with skill and ease.
Vegetarian Cooking - Learn to prepare delicious vegetarian meals for family and friends. Nutritious and delicious, these dishes will please all.
Tapas - Tapas are delicious dishes that can be eaten as a snack, a first course or a selection of them can make a meal in themselves. Whether seafood, meat or vegetables there is a great variety of foods to enjoy with family and friends.
Create your Own Class - we are able to customize our classes to meet your needs. Whether you want a class for a special occasion such as a shower, or to celebrate a birthday, or to learn a particular dish or technique, we can meet your needs. We are delighted to work with you to set up a class or course for you and your friends, specifically designed to meet your particular needs. Ordinarily, we offer this option at our location, but we can go to your location if suitable.
Summer Cooking Classes in Maine
Salads and Breads - As the summer vegetables start to appear in all their glory, we show you how to turn them into the delicious salads of the season. To accompany these we will make breads to accompany them for an easy light meal for this time of the year.
Hors D'oeuvre - Mr. Janericco is the author of the largest work on the subject. He uses his many years of catering experience to provide new, and delectable hors d'oeuvre for you to serve at your next event.
Casseroles - This class shows you how to entertain and still enjoy the party. We select recipes that can be prepared ahead and served when needed. In many instances only a salad and some fruit for dessert is all that is needed for a complete meal.
Mainely Seafood - Long one of our most popular summer classes, we teach you how to prepare the local seafood to bring out its finest qualities.
Italian Cooking - A delicious meal based on the glorious fresh natural foods of Italy. This endless subject will provide an entirely different group of recipes for cocktail entertaining than the July session.
Spanish Cooking - My recent trip to Spain has opened me to another cuisine. Join me as we try new flavors.
Dinner in Provence - We end the season with a luscious meal based on the foods of Southern France.
Special Classes - We can come to you to teach a class in your home. You get to choose the time and menu, and to celebrate the teaching and dining with your own group. Please contact us for further information.
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