Vegetarian Cooking Classes in Boston

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Vegetarian Cooking Classes

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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!
15 Nov | 16 Nov | 22 Nov | 23 Nov (and more)
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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!

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.

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 syrup (Gluten Free)
Indian-style Mixed Vegetable Curry
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 at 6:00 pm
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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
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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

15 Nov | 16 Nov | 22 Nov | 23 Nov (and more)
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!

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. 

Cauliflower fritters, Classic Tomato Soup, Roasted (or Grilled) Vegetables with Spinach Lasagna, Coconut Panna Cotta with Organic Berries (Gluten Free)
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Vegetarian dishes have for a long time been considered effective in preventing diseases. Vegetarians have a lower risk of getting heart disease or diabetes. Because of the plant-based nutrients in vegetarian foods, your body does not store saturated fats. Moreover, you get a high fiber content and maintain a healthy weight.

If you love vegetarian foods but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place! Vegetarian cooking classes are a great way to learn how to cook nutritious meals.

When you attend a vegetarian cooking class, you will learn from the most iconic Boston chefs.

9 top skills you will learn in a vegetarian cooking class

Skill #1: Working Your Way around the Kitchen

Vegetarian cooking classes in Boston are certainly not limited. However, it’s important that you find a cooking class that teaches you the basics of vegetarian cooking. Before you begin, you need to know how to use kitchen tools properly. Knife techniques, cooking terms and vegetable recipes are important elements you will need to know.

In this class, you will learn how to use the right pots, pans, knives, etc. You will understand processes like grilling, sautéing and baking. You will also learn the proper way of shredding vegetables such as julienne or cubing to make vegetable salads. In baking, you will be taught things like how to prepare dough for the bread and preheating your oven.

Safety techniques and kitchen hygiene will also be taught during these vegetarian cooking classes.

Skill #2: Knowing Your Vegetables and Recipes

Since this is a vegetarian cooking class, it only makes sense that you know the vegetables you’ll be working with. Almost all vegetarian cookery schools in Boston comprehensively teach on vegetables. This is because all the protein is plant-based.

In this class you will learn how to creatively use different vegetables to creative mouthwatering dishes. The chefs will show you simple and quick ways to whip up foods from vegetable recipes. You will get to know which vegetables work well together and how to avoid mistakes such as overcooking.

Also, you will get to know how to prepare dough for pizza, bread, cake, etc. Additionally, you will discover new vegetable recipes from the chefs and learn how to cook without a recipe.

Skill #3: How to Cook with Leftovers

This is a fantastic way of adding flavor to food. Leftover foods can be revived in taste and texture when done right.

The chefs will show you how to creatively use those leftover vegetables to recreate a tasty meal.

Whether the vegetables are cooked or uncooked, you can add them to different dishes to boost the flavor. For instance, adding grilled leftover vegetables to a pizza or lasagna or pureeing them to make a delicious soup.

Skill #4: Understanding Legumes, Beans, Lentils, Peanuts, and Peas

This is a critical lesson in which you will learn the difference between legumes and beans. You will also learn how different they are from lentils. Legumes enclose seeds such as peas and green beans in their pods.

A vegetarian class on these protein-packed ingredients will teach you how to make delicious and healthy meals. Learning where and how to use a popular ingredient like peanuts will also be taught.

Skill #5: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Vegetable Recipes

As a vegetarian, it’s important that you get adequate nutrition from all your meals. The chefs will practically train you on how to create healthy vegetarian meals for breakfast. Some of these include; banana-egg pancakes, almond oatmeal, and quinoa muffins.

For lunch, you will learn how to make some of the following dishes: lentil and quinoa salad and chickpea soup.

For vegetarian suppers, you will know how to make dishes such as vegetable fried rice and black bean soup.

Skill #6: How to Cook Gluten-Free Vegetarian Meals

Going on a gluten-free diet has immense benefits to your health. Your skin clears up, your metabolism is increased, you lose weight and reduce inflammation. As you opt for vegetarian meals, ensuring they are gluten-free will boost your overall health even more.

One of the best experiences you get through a vegetarian class is knowing how to cook gluten-free foods. Here you will know how to use gluten-free flour, grains and how to identify ingredients containing gluten. You will also learn how to substitute ingredients containing gluten and still achieve maximum flavor.

Skill #7: Preparing Vegetable Dressings, Flavorings and Sauces

A good dressing has the ability to completely alter the taste and flavor of a dish. If you are making a salad, you need to know how to make the right dressing.

The same applies to flavorings and sauces. You must know how to combine ingredients well. As well you will be shown different alternatives you can use for these dressings.

Knowing how to mix different ingredients well such as olive oil, vinegar and pepper is equally important. Not only will you learn how to make these dressings, but also how to make delicious flavorings. Preparing the sauces will help you creatively pair them with some of the most popular vegetarian foods.

Skill #8: Vegetable Desserts

At the end of a full course meal, we all look forward to a delicious dessert! This is the final touch to a fully satisfying vegetarian meal.

Desserts are meant to be sweet and memorable. In this class you will get to use different vegetables to create different desserts. For instance, you will know how to make a carrot cake with chocolate frosting or a creamy avocado lassi.

Skill #9: Food Presentation

The way you present food adds aesthetic appeal and increases desire. Our professional Boston chefs will show you the skills they use to make food presentable. Some of these include:

  • Choosing the right size, color and shape of the plate to serve
  • How to avoid overcrowding your plate
  • Layering food to create texture and a combination of flavors
  • Using wet/moist ingredients as the base of your dish
  • Creating shapes and patterns on the plate etc.

Sign up for a vegetarian class near you, contact us here and start making delightful meals!