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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
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Looking for a great way for your team to connect and spend quality time together? The Asian Dumpling Party is an excellent option for bringing people together, as you will learn to ... morecreate to cook your own dumplings in a fun, informal setting!

Chef Chen 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 have:
Chinese Tapas (may include a selection of skewers, wontons, bao and dessert dumplings)
Imported Chinese Tea
Scallion Pancakes
Savory Dumplings (Choose two: Signature Pork, Chicken, Vegetarian, Seafood)
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
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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 ... 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.
more eating…less cooking

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Cooking parties are more than just learning new culinary skills. It’s a great way to personally interact and make memories with those closest to you.

Whether you are looking for team building events or private cooking parties, this is the place to be.

The iconic Boston chefs will show you how to recreate some of the best cuisines locally and internationally. And show you and your crew how to have fun while doing it!

So if you are looking for cooking party ideas, keep reading and start making mouthwatering meals.

Here are 7 Delicious Meals You Will Make At Private Cooking Parties

Meal #1: No Frills Dumplings Cooking Parties

Dumplings are a popular dish originating from Asia. This class is perfect for spending a significant amount of time together as a group. The excitement of learning how to make a foreign cuisine from the master chefs is worth it.

The dumplings cooking class party is ideal for learning how to prepare the skin and fillings and finally serve.

Depending on what you want, you can have this private class at the comfort of your home or the venue.

Meal #2: Chocolate Making and Tasting Cooking Parties

At least 9 out of 10 women love chocolates! Chocolates make people happy.

So if you are looking for a bachelorette party cooking class, chocolate making, and tasting is for you.

With a bachelorette party of 12 or fewer ladies, you will share an unforgettable chocolate experience. Our award-winning chocolatier will teach you how to make delicious chocolate treats using basic techniques.

No fancy equipment is needed, only your passion for chocolate. You also get to learn how to pair different ingredients with chocolate such as nuts and dried fruits.

The class is fun, tasty and the lessons you get will last you a lifetime. You make and eat your own chocolates!

During the tasting, you will identify different cocoa beans and ingredients used to make a variety of chocolates. You will compare flavors from different countries to gain a deeper appreciation.

Meal #3: Italian Dinner With Tiramisu Finale Cooking Parties

Italy has long been associated with pasta. So how about learning how to make your own pasta from experienced Italian chefs? Everything about this class is on freshness; making your own ingredients from scratch.

This will require a lot of passion and that why it is more enjoyable to do it as a group or with a partner. A strong support system will bring the fun out of the experience.

But this cooking class dinner party is not just about making pasta and fresh salad. You get to make the most classic Italian desserts – Tiramisu. This dessert is made up of ladyfingers soaked in espresso. They are then layered with eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese.

Whereas this dessert sounds complicated, the chefs will show you the simple and quick tricks involved.

Meal #4: Best Barbeque Cooking Parties

The beauty about this selfup barbeque class is that you get to make barbeque like a professional chef!

The great thing about this cooking class is that you learn technique, seasoning, and flavoring.

The award-winning chef will show you how to make world-class barbeque through a one on one session. Such cooking parties are ideal for meat and barbeque lovers.

And what’s a barbeque without sauce? You’ll learn how to make the most delicious barbeque sauce, marinade, sides and rubs.

This class is also about knowing how to butcher, size, prepare cornbread etc. This will give you the full American barbeque experience.

Meal #5: Cooking From Scratch Cooking Parties

Cooking from scratch is no longer kids cooking parties alone. The fun and learning experience attached to making everything from scratch is unforgettable.

This cooking lesson will show you how to have fun making fresh pasta, tamales, grinding meat etc. You will make your own bread and sauces and learn how to remove unhealthy preservatives.

Your culinary instructor will show you quick tricks to make the process fast, simple and effective.

Cooking from scratch is one of those cooking party ideas that are best learned in a group. For instance, if you want a birthday party cooking class, invite everyone to learn new culinary skills.

Meal #6: Taste of Asia Cooking Parties

This class is a social event aligned towards healthy gourmet cooking. Taste of Asia is about learning new techniques and preparing healthy delicious food.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be a chore. The chefs show you how to make a lifestyle out of eating flavorful healthy meals. The ability to create a constant supply of dishes that are tasty, delicious and nutritious is the goal.

This selfup class is one of the most popular bachelorette party cooking classes. This is because ladies want to prepare healthy and tasty meals for their families.

It is also ideal for kids cooking parties as a way of encouraging children to eat healthy.

If you are having a birthday party cooking class, you will learn how to make a gluten-free cake. You will also learn how to prepare alternatives to unhealthy snacks prepared during birthday parties.

Meal #7: Healthy Cooking For Kids Cooking Parties

This kids cooking party is meant to increase confidence in kids by teaching them how to prepare healthy meals.

The class is perfect for full time working parents whose concern is preparing three meals per day for their kids. You want to ensure they are well fed but are also getting maximum nutrition.

So why not teach them how to prepare healthy meals and save valuable time?

The chef personally makes a home visit to teach the kids all the culinary skills they need. They are taught about knife techniques, ingredients, methods of preparation and healthy flavorful treats.

The group setting makes it more fun for kids as they learn and make mistakes together. This confidence booster will prompt them to start preparing healthy meals around the home.

Parents attest that this selfup class enables kids to cook healthy and even start making dinner for the whole family!

Which selfup Cooking Parties do you want to join?

Don’t enjoy any of these experiences alone. Whether you are planning an event for a bachelorette, anniversary, birthday or kids cooking party, selfup is the best place to be.

So tag along and enroll now for any of these classes here.

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