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Join a cooking class, plan your team building event or invite a chef to your party!

While the fresh salad and wonderful pasta dish created here is certainly spectacular, the main draw of this class is learning how to make one of the most delicious Italian desserts ... morein existence, Tiramisu! This beloved sweet treat consists of ladyfingers drenched in espresso. These ladyfingers are then layered with a sinfully delicious mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese! This is a dessert that many people think is too complicated to make at home, yet here you will learn how to re-create this dish that is sure to please the whole family!
every Friday and Saturday
$
50
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$
200
/ Gift Card
As holiday shopping season approaches, it’s good to remember that experiences beat out material items every time. Selfup has got you covered with gift cards to fun-filled cooking nights ... morethat are sure to be the perfect present for anyone in your life, whether they are a college student, a newly married couple, an amateur home cook, or someone kitchen-averse!

Selfup offers highly-rated cooking class accessible to all skill levels. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, it’s a deliciously enjoyable night out as well as a BYOB cooking and dining experience. Selfup gift cards will give your friend, family member, significant other, or coworker a plethora of class options to choose from, depending on what they love to eat. All classes are taught by professional chefs and include a multi-course dinner.

This holiday season, give a Selfup gift card available in amounts of $50, $100, or $200 to treat a loved one (or yourself!) to a one-of-a-kind experience.

These cards are valid 1 year from the date of purchase.
E-Cards Delivered Same Day
 (11)
$
79
/ Person
It can be intimidating to participate in a cooking class, particularly if you are learning a technique that is unfamiliar. In the Home Made Dumplings class, Chef Patty Chan and Chef ... moreMarco make their participants feel immediately at home by beginning the session with a simple introduction. “The first thing we ask them is to tell a story,” Chef Marco explains. “And that’s the hardest part for most people. It’s not the dumpling making but telling a story about their experience with food. Food is a gathering point…. We try to express how this is going to be a story in their book.”

Chef Patty Chan seeks to impart her passion for dumpling cooking upon each and every one of the class participants. She honors her family’s heritage and her own personal memories by carefully yet informally instructing students in the art of dumpling making. Here you will learn everything you need to know about dumpling making, from constructing the skin to creating the fillings to learning the five traditional folding and crimping techniques!

In this class we will make:

Round 1 Delicious pork dumplings, Taipei and Beijing shape

Round 2 Iconic Pork Soup Dumplings

Round 3 All vegan yummy dumplings 
13 Dec | 14 Dec | 15 Dec (and more)
If you love chocolate, you'll love this introductory chocolate-making class, led by a French-trained, award-winning chocolatier. You’ll enjoy some chocolates, learn how chocolate is ... moremade, and try your hand at creating delicious truffles, bark, and other tasty confections. You’ll be amazed by what you can make in just one afternoon in a home kitchen, and you’ll leave with plenty of chocolate treats to share with family and friends.
11 Jan
Make Better Cocktails! Make better cocktails with the DrinkMaster Craft Cocktails Class. The Craft Cocktails Mixology class is an entertaining, hands-on demonstration and coaching ... moreof techniques to prepare flavorful, well-balanced craft cocktails. Includes real cocktail tastings and appetizers.

Achieving a well-balanced cocktail involves a combination of factors, including, better equipment, better techniques, better ingredients, and a better recipe. Come join us for a fun night out of making and tasting delicious craft cocktails.

The cocktails class is perfect for couples, cocktail enthusiasts, and home bartenders. The setting is relaxed and entertaining. Learn and enjoy as your instructors demonstrate and coach you on how to build, shake, stir and taste your creations. Your cocktails will be a hit the next time you’re shaking up drinks for yourself, your friends or family.

Learn better techniques on how to prepare and store simple syrups, homemade bitters, fresh citrus, and clear bar ice.

Samples of Tastings*

Sparkling Cocktail - Elderflower Liqueur
Old Fashioned - House-made Turbinado Syrup, Luxardo Cherry
1930's Havana, Cuba Daiquiri - House-made Orange Bitters
Prohibition-style Bees Knees - Lavender-infused Acacia Honey
Pear Brandy Fix - House-made Pear Syrup, Egg White
House-made Coffee Liqueur - Organic Cuban Coffee, Cacao Nips
House-made Ginger Beer - (non-alcoholic)

*Samples may vary.
*Full Cocktails are not served. Cocktail tastings are provided in conjunction with an educational class.
Must be 21 years old or older. All guests must present ID upon arrival.
Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions at least 3 days prior to class
Every other Saturday
Goat Cheese and Onions Tart, Clementine Salad with Miso-Ponzu dressing, Garlic-studded Rib Roast with Mushroom port sauce served over Forbidden rice, Roasted herbed tomatoes, Creamed ... morespinach, Organic Bananas Foster

Hosting a Holiday Extravaganza but not sure how or what to do? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Learn how to make this fabulous feast in time for the holidays and you’ll be sure to wow family and friends. This is a beautiful and sumptuous feast that won’t leave you feeling like you were a slave to your guests. We start off with a crisp tart with the contrasting flavors of goat cheese and caramelized onions followed by a Clementine salad as a refreshing palate cleanser. The main course is Jeff’s rib-roast with a mushroom-port sauce served over Emperor’s Forbidden black rice with a side of roasted herbed tomatoes and creamed spinach. We will finish with a de-light-ful Louisiana original, flambéed Bananas Foster, served over organic vanilla ice cream. In between, we will discuss tips on wine-pairing, table setting and creating a festive and elegant ambiance.

Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

Address provided 48 hours before event.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
8 Dec | 15 Dec
 (20)
$
100
/ Person
In this class, our chef will instruct you on the timeless art of constructing fresh and delicious pasta! The majority of Boston cooking classes tend to not focus upon authentic Italian ... morefare, so this is a real treat, as just about everyone loves pasta!

You will learn how to make different kinds of pasta here, such as tortellini and gnocchi. Tortellini has a very distinctive ring shape and is typically stuffed with all sorts of delicious fillings from various cheeses to different kinds of meats. Gnocchi is a small kind of dumpling that is generally thick in texture and flavored with various herbs. 

Menu for this class:

Italian Salad in Parmesan Crust Baskets

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese 

4 Kinds of Pasta

Tiramisu
13 Dec | 14 Dec | 20 Dec | 21 Dec (and more)
Cauliflower fritters, Indian-style Organic Chicken Curry served with Mango chutney over Basmati rice, Mixed Salad greens , Fried apples drizzled with cardamom and Pistachios honey ... more(Gluten Free) 

In this class, we start with one of our fave apps, crisp cauliflower fritters served with an easy-to-make and flavor-packed tomato dip. Learn to make garam masala from scratch, the primary spice blend we will use in our main course: a yogurt-based Indian Chicken curry Marlene grew up with, typically served in British establishments in Manila with an awesome mango chutney even Major Grey would be proud of! A salad of organic greens cleans the palate and we cap the evening with lip-smacking golden-fried apples with an exotic honey drizzle.

Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

Address provided 48 hours before event.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
31 Jan
The title of this class literally translated to everything cheese, and who doesn’t love cheese? Here you will learn about the importance of various cheeses in creating delicious Italian ... morefood! This class features cheese as the star of the show, creating a parmesan crusted salad with fresh mozzarella paired with Quadro Formaggi pasta!
13 Dec | 14 Dec | 20 Dec | 21 Dec (and more)
Pork and Shrimp Lettuce Wrap, Grapefruit Salad, Thai Green Chicken Curry, Coconut Pandan Jelly (Gluten Free) Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her childhood ... moreand from traveling extensively throughout Asia. On a mission to introduce more Asian dishes, Marlene & Jeff went on a culinary immersion early this year, taking classes in five cooking schools in Bangkok, Bali and Siem Reap. In this class, we will make green curry paste from scratch which will be the base for both our delectable appetizer and the mildly spicy and bursting- with- flavor Thai Green Chicken Curry, one of Marlene’s all-time favorites! A Grapefruit salad will be a refreshing palate cleanser and we finish with a light dessert of Coconut Pandan Jelly.

Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

Address provided 48 hours before event.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
*We will be using sustainably-farmed shrimp for this class
5 Jan | 21 Mar
 (8)
$
100
/ Person
A healthy cooking class that places emphasis on preparing tasty, satisfying vegetarian dishes. You will be so impressed with the flavors produced here that you will never miss the ... moremeat! Some of the delicious dishes created here include manicotti, tubular shaped pasta which encapsulates a savory filling of cheeses and herbs and pasta arrabbiata, a famous vegetarian dish known for its spicy and flavorful sauce!
13 Dec | 14 Dec | 20 Dec | 21 Dec (and more)
 (3)
$
103
/ Person
Fig and Three Cheese Pizza, Breaded Cod-Loin with white wine and capers, Roasted butternut squash with sage butter sauce, Cacao and Hazelnut cookies served with Organic Vanilla Ice ... moreCream

Get ready to roll out some dough—we’re going to make this elegant pizza of organic figs and three cheeses that’s an absolute favorite with friends. And that’s just the appetizer. Jeff will share a restaurant secret in making perfectly cooked cod loin, and we will prepare a compound butter that's a match-made-in-heaven with roasted butternut squash. Finally, we’ll cap the evening with divine cacao and hazelnut cookies served with a dollop of our favorite organic ice cream.

Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook! 

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

Address provided 48 hours before event.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
12 Jan | 6 Mar
In this class, Chef Larsen works with small groups of four to ensure that each child receives the individual attention and instruction they deserve. She carefully instructs them in ... morethe timeless art of creating healthy and delicious meals. Each child is responsible for creating four separate dishes, including the main course, a vegetable, a desert and a bread/granola item that they can take home to share with the whole family!

Cooking is an important life skill, and it is Kathleen’s goal to put a smile on each and every child’s face that takes her class. Parents are absolutely blown away by the results they see as well. “I get testimony after testimony from parents saying their kids are more interested in cooking,” Larsen states. “They’re so proud of themselves that they can make dinner… That’s what it’s all about!”
educational and fun!
 (3)
$
103
/ Person
Fresh Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls, Organic Chicken Mango Coconut Curry, Organic Salad Greens with a Soy and Sesame dressing, Organic Brown Rice, Banana Fritters (Gluten Free)... more

Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her childhood and from traveling extensively throughout Asia. Classes are often inspired by cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, and China. Asian cuisine is largely gluten-free and one of the tastiest and healthiest cuisines in the world.

Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

Address provided 48 hours before event.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
4 Jan | 2 Feb
 (6)
$
100
/ Person
Many people who are allergic or intolerant to gluten presume that they cannot enjoy authentic Italian food. This is simply not true, and this class will prove it! In this class, we ... morewill put that rumor to rest once and for all, as you will learn how to make pasta that is both delicious and gluten-free! This healthy cooking class begins with a salad made with fresh mozzarella and, of course, Italian wine before you move on to the main course, creating delicious gluten-free pasta dishes!
every Friday and Saturday
This is one of the most intriguing food classes in Boston you will ever find! Not only do you have the opportunity to learn directly from Chef Walker’s experiences and travels, you ... morewill literally learn how to take apart an entire animal!

While most butchering classes will only teach you how to obtain certain cuts of meat, in Chef Walker’s class, absolutely nothing goes to waste. You work with every part of the animal, from head to tail, learning the best preparation methods for each and every cut of meat you obtain.

The whole butchery not only promotes a greater respect for the animal you are utilizing, it encourages creativity, as you will be working with cuts of meat that may not be familiar to you! In this class, Chef Walker brings people together for incredible moments of education mixed with information and of course, fun.
whole animal butchering class
$
103
/ Person
Shrimp Lemongrass Skewers, Thai Beef Salad, Shrimp Pad Thai, Mango Coconut Sago with Sesame seeds (Gluten Free) Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her ... morechildhood and from traveling extensively throughout Asia. On a mission to introduce more Asian dishes, Marlene & Jeff went on a culinary immersion early this year, taking classes in five cooking schools in Bangkok, Bali and Siem Reap to bring you this largely Thai-inspired menu centered on the quintessential favorite, Pad Thai. Asian cuisine is largely gluten-free and one of the tastiest and healthiest cuisines in the world. You’ll learn how to make authentic Pad Thai as you’ve never had!

Take your cooking skills to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series, fun social events that give you tasty tips on preparing healthy, gourmet dinners. Come with friends or meet new ones. This is a friendly gathering of up to 8 people.

Your hosts are a wife and husband team who are passionate about great food and hosting sumptuous dinner parties. Learn new culinary techniques, efficient shortcuts, and unique plating ideas to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. Watch and socialize or get hands-on experience in the kitchen, or a little of both. 

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

Address provided 48 hours before event.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
7 Feb | 28 Mar
Cauliflower fritters, Classic Tomato Soup, Roasted (or Grilled) Vegetables with Spinach Lasagna, Coconut Panna Cotta with Organic Berries (Gluten Free)... more

You’re not going to miss meat with this luxuriously decadent vegetarian fare. In this class, we’ll learn about soffritto and mirepoix that puts the “classic” in our Tomato Soup and a French sauce that transforms this lasagna into “food for the gods”. Finish off with a no-dairy luscious dessert that’s super easy to make! This class is gluten-free as we will use gluten-free lasagna noodles from Italy.

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Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

Address provided 48 hours before event.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
24 Jan
$
103
/ Person
Cauliflower fritters, Indian-style Mixed Vegetable Curry served with Mango chutney over Basmati rice, Mixed Salad greens , Fried apples drizzled with cardamom and Pistachios maple ... moresyrup (Gluten Free)

This is the vegan version of our British-style Indian curry class. We start with one of our fave apps, crisp cauliflower fritters served with an easy-to-make and flavor-packed tomato dip. Learn to make garam masala from scratch, the primary spice blend we will use in our main course: a Mixed Vegetable curry with an awesome mango chutney even Major Grey would be proud of! A salad of organic greens cleans the palate and we cap the evening with lip-smacking golden-fried apples with an exotic maple syrup drizzle.

Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

Address provided 48 hours before event.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
28 Feb
Introducing the Gadgets n Gizmos series, cooking class parties where we feature one or more of our fave kitchen appliances at home. We have fun with our toys but best of all, they ... moremake it easy for us to create sumptuous dishes when we’re busy. Playtime!

Set It and Forget It
Gizmo: rotisserie

Three- Cheese Fig pizza, Spice-rubbed rotisserie Organic Chicken with Steamed broccoli, Pecan Date balls served with Mint tea

On any lazy day, we just might pick up a plump whole organic chicken from our favorite grocery, give it a nice spice rub, pop it in the rotisserie then set it and forget it! And that's exactly what we're doing in class. With some time to kill, we’ll get fancy and roll out home-made dough to make an elegant three-cheese pizza of organic figs as a starter-- an absolute favorite with friends. Maximizing broccoli’s phytonutrients, we’re steaming it to accompany our juicy rotisserie chicken. Pecan Date balls are a sweet finish served with refreshing mint tea.

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Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
18 Jan | 21 Feb
Introducing the Gadgets n Gizmos series, cooking class parties where we feature one or more of our fave kitchen appliances at home. We have fun with our toys but best of all, they ... moremake it easy for us to create sumptuous dishes when we’re busy. Playtime!

Smoke it!
Gizmo: Stove top smoker

Creamy Asparagus soup with smoked salmon, Smoked Salmon Avocado salad, Fried Vegetarian Spring rolls, Organic Raspberry Chocolate tart (with gluten-free option)

We love our stove-top smoker because it only takes twenty minutes to smoke Omega 3-rich salmon and we’re serving these beauties two ways just because we can. We start with an asparagus soup inspired by a French meal Marlene had years ago, topped with smoked salmon and crème fraîche. Our second course will be Fried vegetarian spring rolls followed by our main feature, Smoked salmon and Avocado salad. We finish with a Raspberry Chocolate tart.

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Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
7 Dec | 17 Jan | 16 Feb
Introducing the Gadgets n Gizmos series, cooking class parties where we feature one or more of our fave kitchen appliances at home. We have fun with our toys but best of all, they ... moremake it easy for us to create sumptuous dishes when we’re busy. Playtime!

Under Pressure!
Gizmo: pressure cooker, rice cooker

Stuffed endive goat cheese canoes, Chinese Five-spice Pork Shoulder with leeks served over red rice, Roasted organic squash with sage butter sauce, Mango flambé (gluten-free)

Freddie and David may have had a different kind of pressure in mind, but we agree that we can give love, especially when we taste the results! The East-West flavor fusion came to fruition for Marlene and Jeff’s anniversary dinner. We featured a house favorite, pork shoulder, pressure-cooked to tenderness with leeks and Chinese spices, and paired it with the New England flavors of sweet roasted squash and sage. We’re replicating the menu because we love it, and know you will too. Capping the meal on either end are Stuffed endive goat cheese canoes and Mango flambé for starter and dessert. 

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Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks in the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)

Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural

Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)

Includes complimentary beverage specially selected by our resident wine consultant

Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)

Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on

Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.

For the consideration of all parties, we reserve the right to ask guests to leave if we deem their behavior inappropriate.
10 Jan | 22 Feb | 15 Mar

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