Join us at Jags for a summer seafood bake. A laid back picnic of fresh New England seafood. Our chefs will entertain you with a variety of mixed cocktails, wine and New England beers, along with all the New England staple cuisines.
Five local Chefs will be the featured instructors for the 37th annual American Field Service (AFS) Cooking school series of cooking classes being offered at Centerville High School this February and March. Each evening’s class includes chef demonstration and class participation of a 3 course meal preparation. Chefs and their restaurants provide an amuse bouche as well as all the food for the night. Classes conclude with students and chef sitting down to enjoy the dinner they’ve just helped prepared.
AFS Dayton Chapter announces it’s 37th annual cooking class
February 4…..…………………………………………Chef Liz Valenti of Wheatpenny Oven and Bar
February 11…………………………………………….Chef Carrie Walters of DLM Culinary Center
February 25…………………………………………..Chef Dave Rawson of Meadowlark Restaurant
March 4…………………………………………………..Chef Melissa Deaton of Dublin Pub
March 11…………………………………………………Chef Bryan Ondre of Coco’s Bistro
Monday evenings, 6:30-9:00 pm
Classes take place at Centerville High School Consumer Science Room C272 Central Unit
Cost is $50 per person per class. To make reservations, send payment with completed registration form to the address below. SPACE IS LIMITED to 20 students per class. These classes are very popular, so seats fill quickly!!! Once a particular class is filled, a wait list is created. All registrations are taken on a first received, first recorded basis. A completed registration form, with payment (checks only) must be in the hands of the coordinator to reserve a seat. Feel free to mail or deliver your paperwork to the address below. A box will be on the front porch for deliveries. Write the date and time you drop off yours and place in the box. Mail is collected daily. Questions? Reach me at [email protected]
“So where do you get your protein?” A somewhat annoying question but people are truly curious. In this class, we will become formula with plant-based protein sources like grains, legumes, and other plants.
Protein is important and essential to building healthy and strong muscles. Plus when you choose plant protein it helps the environment and your well being.
In this class we will be focusing on Seitan and the different ways to prepare it. This class contains gluten and soy, may contain nuts.
Hearty Vegetable and Seitan Stew (Seitan Basic)
Itailian Mushroom Seitan Sausage (steamed)
Seitan Holiday Roast (roasted)
Chimichurri Seitan (multi complex)
Rice and Sauteed Vegetables
menu subjected to change
There will be some hands on learning but not required.
Must be 16 and up to join class.
Since the devastating fire shut down Salar on Dec 29th, there has been a void in the Dayton culinary scene. Chef Margot Blondet presented Peruvian and world fusion cuisine in her Oregon District eatery. While waiting for fire inspectors, insurance companies and the landlord to work out the rebuilding plan, Chef Margot has no idea when they’ll be able to reopen. We feel for her and her staff and hope that they’ll be able to come up with a timeline soon. But in the meantime there’s still a way you can get some of her amazing food.
Chef Margot will teach a cooking class at The Spicy Olive at Austin Landing on Thursday, Feb 15th from 6:30 – 8pm.
If you are craving her delicious creations, then this is the class for you!
Calling all foodies and cooks! Got flavor infused Olive Oils? How about flavored Balsamic vinegar? This class does!
Attendees can sit back, relax and enjoy seven different plates. Each one made with fresh olive oils and balsamics, of different specialty flavors. This is not a “hands on” class, but each dish will be prepared step by step by 3 different cooks, and recipes will be supplied.
Now is your chance to check out the Spicy Olive Oil store and hang out all evening with the Food Adventure Crew!
Join The Big Ragu, Hungry Jax and Chef House as they share some of their favorite dishes.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
WHERE: The Spicy Olive at Austin Landing – 3650 RIGBY ROAD MIAMISBURG, OHIO 45342
WHEN: Wed Feb 17th, at 6:30pm
COST: $35 per person, limited seating – call 937-247-5969 for tickets
*** PLEASE NOTE, YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN WINE, BOOZE, ETC. to THIS EVENT !
HERE IS OUR “MUST EAT” MENU in order by courses:
1) Appetizer: Prosciutto skewers: Hungry Jax will demo a very simple, yet delicious app, skewering prosciutto, fresh mozz, and cantaloupe and drizzled with espresso balsamic.
2) Salad: Winter fruit salad: Lee Anne will teach how to use supreme blood oranges. The salad will include: Blood oranges, Minneola tangelos and grapefruit with pistachio, goat cheese, fresh herbs and drizzled with the Sicilian lemon white balsamic.
3) Side: Big Ragu will demo Savannah style hoe cakes, using Butter infused olive oil, drizzled with locally made maple syrup.
4) Entree: Hungry Jax will cook up her Linguine pomodoro with grilled chicken, utilizing the traditional balsamic as well as your pesto!
5) Entree: Big Ragu will be serving up his awesome Shrimp scampi, over rice, using Garlic infused olive oil and Milanese flavored oil as well for an Italian twist.
6) Entree: Chef House will make us drool with her Pork tenderloin: Pan seared pork tenderloin medallions with a whole grain mustard and Vermont maple balsamic sauce. Served with grilled squash and zucchini.
7) Dessert: Hungry Jax wraps it up with her Chocolate balsamic cupcakes with fresh raspberry buttercream
Please join us for this 7 plate Food Adventure in cooking! Come try the various dishes made with the freshest olive oils and balsamics in Dayton. Browse the Spicy Olive Store and take advantage of specials.
We will have door prizes, trivia, and fun giveaways. The class promises to be delicious and fun.
** IMPORTANT: Seating is VERY limited, so call 937-247-5969 to reserve your spot!
Looking to learn a new skill, save money by eating out less, or trying to eat healthier? You might just benefit from taking a cooking class.
Here are 10 reasons you’ll want to sign up for a class:
1. Tasting is believing. You’ll usually have an opportunity to sample the food and experience how different dishes complement each other on a suggested menu. There may even be a wine pairing for one or all of the courses.
2. Get organized, get ready. You’ll get tips on which components of a menu can be prepared ahead for easy assembly later. Or do you wish you knew how to chop 300 carrots a minute? A cooking class can teach new techniques that can make you look and feel like a pro.
3. Try new ingredients. You may see unusual ingredients used for the first time. There’s nothing quite like opening one’s first package of frozen banana leaves to find that they unfold into three-foot wrappers perfect for steaming food. Bonus points if you sign up for a class that teaches you about pairing wines, as you’ll get to sip those all evening as well.
4. Meet the chef. Cooking classes often offer an opportunity to meet that cookbook author, Food Network star, or even local restaurant chef that you’ve long admired. And you’ll usually have an opportunity to ask questions about techniques and ingredients during the demonstration.
5. Cooking in real time. It can be difficult to estimate just how long it takes to put a dish–especially one with multiple steps or ingredients—together. Seeing a chef at work in the classroom takes away the guesswork.
6. Be an armchair chef. If you love to watch cooking shows, taking a class takes the experience up a notch. And there’s no shopping for ingredients or cleanup involved.
7. A safer kitchen. Whether you’re bringing ingredients to high temperatures to make things like seed or nut brittles or prepping foods that can cause irritation (like chiles), a good teacher will offer tips to help avoid mishaps and get great results when making, serving, and storing food.
8. Tired of dinner and a movie? A cooking class is a fun way to differentiate from your usual date night routine. Surprise your honey by signing up for a class, or make it a monthly ritual.
9. Recreate and share the experience. You’ll often have an opportunity to buy a signed and personally inscribed cookbook by your teacher—perfect for yourself or to tuck away for gifts!
10. You don’t have to wash dishes. Avid the whole, “I cooked it, you clean it” debate. In a cooking class you don’t have to flip a coin for who gets stuck with dish duty. You get the fun of cooking with none of the cleanup.
The DLM Culinary Center in Centerville was completely renovated in 2014 and can hold up to 64 students. They offer classes by local Chefs, as well as their own culinary team and classes sell out very quickly. Look for the classes that pair wine with food for the most fun! Special kids classes, work team building events and summer camps are also available. Registration for the winter classes opens Jan 6th and classes start at $45.
Cook’s Wares Inc, a family owned business located in Springboro at The Marketplace at Settler’s Walk offers cooking classes in their kitchen that holds about 20 people. Instructors range from local chefs, cookbook authors and and staff. Classes range from $40-70. Their January classes are open for registration, with the rest of the winter classes coming soon.
The Little City Cooking School, located in residential Oakwood is owned and operated by Chef Jo. A very intimate setting, classes hold up t0 8 guests and are taught at night and you are even encouraged to bring your own wine. Head around the house to the back entrance and down the stairs to enter the cooking studio. Classes run from $55-$70, kids classes and private events are also offered.
Also keep your eyes on restaurant websites. El Meson, Meadowlark and Salar have been know to host cooking classes.