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About Denver Cooking Classes
Denver Cooking Classes was created to bring custom menus, seasonal packages, and local ingredients to the comfort of your own home. From basic knife skills to advanced pasta making, we bring it to the table. Your table!
Whether you’re hosting a party, a team building experience or you just want to learn something new, Denver Cooking Classes has you covered!
*Consultation on wine, beer, or cocktail pairings is available and subject to different package pricing
Ranging from $85.00-$120.00 per student
** 5 student minimum**
About Our Chefstructors
Because we respect our clients and their homes, Denver Cooking Classes requires that all in-home chefs have extensive experience and pass a background check.
Owner | Foodie | Chefstructor
Sarah grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has worked in the food industry in and around Denver and Colorado for over 18 years. She’s worked as a line cook and a caterer, including her own small catering company, FoodieFood. Teaching is her second passion, as is utilizing local ingredients for the table.
Anne is originally from St. Louis and has been working in the culinary field for over 17 years. She has a strong background in pastry and baking and loves teaching the home cook. Things like bread basics, pastry 101, and cooking on a budget are her specialties.
Meet our Beverage Specialist
Sommelier | Owner of Salta Events
Denver Cooking Classes partners with Denver sommelier and beverage specialist, Christina Mau, owner of Salta Events to consult on wine and cocktail pairings, and develop our wine tasting and mixology curriculum. Christina uses her background in education, events, and the alcohol industry to bring a fun, consumer-friendly approach to wine and beverages. Christina loves creating a custom experience for guests, and she believes that the perfect wine or cocktail pairing is the one that you love-and she's right there to help you find it!
WHAT TO EXPECT
You and up to 10 of your friends will enjoy a 3 hour hands-on, private class including seasonal & local ingredients. We will always begin with a cheese board or crudite' platter to munch on as we get set up, and we always finish with a sit-down dinner to enjoy the fruits of our labor!
Our classes are energetic, collaborative, and informative! Expect to have fun, use your hands, and develop your instincts around cooking and the kitchen!
Close toed shoes and no loose clothing
We offer classes 7 days a week.
***Times and prices vary
our menus rotate according to colorado's growing season to
ensure the highest quality of ingredients possible.
MENUs: 5 student minimum
** Each menu includes a light appetizer for snacking, a salad course from our hydroponics vendor, and a mason jar vinaigrette. ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOMED. GF, DF, Veg, & Vegan options all available with warning
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce
In this class, we will hand make a simple dough and gnocchi using a classic fall ingredient-Pumpkin! Envision golden brown pillows of deliciousness bathing in a buttery sage sauce. Learn to make a simple fall salad, vinaigrette, and hone a few basic knife skills.
Roasted Game Hens with Mustard & Herbs, & Roasted Brussel Sprouts
In this class, we will learn all about roasting meats and veggies by roasting a classic fall ingredient-the Cornish Hen! We will also learn to roast the versatile brussel sprout by utilizing two different recipes. Learn to make a delicious sauce, a vinaigrette, and a few different knife skills.
Fall Soups & Salads: Butternut Squash Soup with Sausage, Parsnip & Pear soup, Waldorff Salad & Kale & Farro salad
In this class, we learn the basics of stocks & soups, how to make vinaigrette, and salads that can be the star at any fall gathering. From a flavorful vegetable stock to a creamy bisque-these soups will warm you year round. Last but not least-we will garnish our soups with cheesy croutons, pumpkin seeds, pomegranates, and even a little bacon.
In this course, students will get the opportunity to watch and practice breaking down an entire side of Hamachi, a common Japanese fish used in sushi and served raw. We we learn a few fun techniques to pull this plate together, using citrus, lime, and avocado. Included in this package is:
-Crudite' for snacking while we prep
-Seaweed Salad with a mason jar vinaigrette
-Main course: Hamachi Crudo
we’re proud to bring you beverages and ingredients from these local businesses
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Do you have a commercial kitchen?
Denver Cooking Classes does use a commercial kitchen which is subject to different pricing. Our classes are designed to be small and intimate, and to help clients navigate and get comfortable cooking in their own space
We will teach a minimum of five and up to ten of your guests in your kitchen space. Anything over ten is considered a private class and is subject to different prices and the use of our kitchen