Summer School

It’s always seemed fitting that Boston chefs are so willing to share their knowledge with the common non-professional, Boston being the educational capital of the country and all. Sign up for classes with the area’s best chefs and sommeliers to see how they create some of your favorite menu items or choose appropriate pairings. Or join some of your favorite chefs in their respective kitchens for in-house cooking classes

At the Boston Learning Society
Classes at the Boston Learning Society tend to fill up fast, especially when they feature talented chefs, like pastry chef Shane Gray of Mistral. Sign up soon for his class on Tuesday, June 17th by calling the Boston Learning Society directly at 800.432.5520. On the menu for the evening’s program is Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Coconut Sorbet. From start to finish learn the secrets to preparing and serving this summer dessert. Chef Gray will bring another specialty of Mistral for all to taste and recipes provided. The class costs $39 for non-members and $29 for members.

In-House Cooking Classes
Delphin’s Gourmandise School of Pastry will soon be adding three-day workshops to their roster of classes. The classes, which will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are designed for the busy person who wants to explore new ideas in one of seven course topics like Plated Desserts, Morning Pastry or Sugar Decoration to name a few. The classes won’t debut until the fall. In the meantime, check out the current offerings at Delphin’s by clicking here or call 781.639.2311 for more information.

Taranta is now offering in-house corporate cooking classes, cooking demonstrations and wine dinners for groups. Call them at 617.720.0052 for details.

Chef Jody Adams is now offering special, private cooking classes for groups of from as few as ten to as many as fifty. The classes will offer guests an opportunity to see first hand the skill and creativity involved behind the scenes at Rialto. The classes can be designed for all levels of ability and interest and are followed by a three-course lunch or dinner complete with wine pairings. Along with great food and stunning wines, you’ll get a solid dose of fun with the award-winning chef herself. Call Rialto at 617.661.5049 for pricing and more information.

How about a bread baking workshop? Every Tuesday, Sel de la Terre pastry chef Michael Rhoads teaches an hour long class demonstrating the basics of baking bread. The class costs $25 per person and includes a three course lunch. Call 617.720.1300 for more information and to save yourself a spot.

Whether you’ve always wanted to be a professional chef, or are searching for the perfect gift for someone who seems to have everything, L’Espalier offers classes that will give culinary enthusiasts an opportunity to go behind the scenes with chef Frank McClelland, sous chef James Hackney, sommelier Erik Johnson, Maitre d’ and cheese expert Louis Risoli, and pastry chef Lucy Glod. Classes are given in three 4-hour installments or in a one-day intensive class. As part of the class, student will receive a professional chef’s jacket as well as a complimentary dinner at L’Espalier. The cost of the course is $1000, and space is extremely limited. Call 617.262.3023 for dates, times and reservations.

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