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You'll be surprised to discover how many unique flavors you can taste in chocolates crafted with cacao beans grown in different parts of the world. Along the way, you'll gain a deeper ... moreappreciation for how chocolate is made, all the steps involved in chocolate production that affect both flavor and texture, and how to tell the difference between high-quality chocolates and mass-market products.

Under the guidance of Beth Kirsch, Boston’s Chocolate Connoisseur, you’ll explore the tastes of three milk chocolates and three dark chocolates (please note in the comments if your group prefers to taste more milk or more dark chocolate). Everyone in the group will receive a takeaway bag of Beth's Chocolate bark.
chocolate journey around the world
If you are looking for a fun evening to entertain friends or family at your home, consider booking this husband and wife duo for a lively evening where you will learn to create your ... morevery own Asian dumplings! Dumplings are an essential part to many different Asian cuisines, and while they may seem quite difficult to make, this entertaining pair will ensure that you learn the skills properly all while being kept laughing and eating the yummy results!

Chef Chen and Chef Shulman 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 Shulman 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.”

True to form, this is certainly not an uptight or rigid class. In fact, Chef Patty Chen and Chef Marco are more than happy to travel, bringing the class right to your front door! This is an excellent option for bringing people together and celebrating special occasions, such as a birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette outing, or even something as simple as a group date night!
An Asian Favorite
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 expresso. 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!
The Most Delicious Dessert Ever
The celebrity Pitmaster himself comes to you with a single mission: teaching you how to master the art of barbecue like a World BBQ Champion! It’s considered common knowledge that ... morethe star of any barbeque is the meat, and here, you will learn everything you need to know for making the ultimate barbecue feast.

In this class, award-winning Chef Andy Husbands will guide you through the fundamentals for creating marinades, rubs and seasoning, as well as how to perfect your grilling game to get that rich, sought-after smoky flavor! Of course, you will also get the insider’s look into preparing Husbands’ signature barbeque sauce, along with classic BBQ sides, including cornbread and mac & cheese to complete the feast!
Learn from the Master!
Chef Gatto is passionate about creating all of his food from scratch. In this class, he will come to you to teach you how to create a delicious meal from the absolute ground up. This ... moremeans that you will be making your own bread, creating your own sauces, grinding your own meat, etc! He will show you how creating foods from scratch not only eliminates unhealthy preservatives, it also gives the food you are making a far deeper flavor and more delicious texture!
Nothing Boxed or Bagged
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 ... morein 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! 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.

Thai Organic Chicken and Shrimp Lemongrass Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai), Chinese Five-Spice Pan-fried All Natural Pork tenderloin Medallions, Sautéed Shanghai petite bok choy, Steamed Organic brown rice, Pandan and Coconut Jelly (Gluten Free) 

Event details:

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)
Class size 6-8 participants

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural
Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)
Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first-rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)
Instruction style is a combination of demonstration and hands-on
cooking class party
Chef Larsen thrives upon teaching children how to cook healthy meals in order to increase their confidence. In this class, she will visit your home and entertain groups of up to five ... morechildren for the afternoon while teaching them some of the most valuable skills they can learn! Cooking is a wonderful way for kids to build confidence in themselves, yet many working parents simply don’t have the time to teach their children the basics of culinary creation. This is where Chef Larsen comes in! Don’t worry about having to clean up a dirty kitchen afterward, as she will make sure that everything is left in the same condition it was found in!

The small group size ensures that each child gets the individual attention and instruction they need and deserve. She carefully instructs her pupils in the timeless art of creating healthy and delicious meals. Each child is responsible for creating four separate dishes, including a 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
If you’re looking for the perfect group activity—for family, friends, wedding parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special celebrations—this is it! Relax and have fun as you ... moreenjoy tasting and making chocolates. Beth Kirsch, Boston’s Chocolate Connoisseur, will take you on a chocolate journey around the world as you compare the surprisingly diverse flavors of craft chocolates made from cacao beans grown in many different countries.

Then you’ll roll up your sleeves and make some chocolates! There’s no cooking involved…just a good time making and decorating chocolate disks known as mendiants. These French chocolates are traditionally topped with nuts and dried fruit, but here's your chance to be creative (or not!) as you choose from a variety of toppings. You’ll leave with a new appreciation for chocolate along with a box of your creations to share with family and friends.
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