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    Italian Desserts

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    Tarts, cakes, pies, and biscotti. The Italians make some of the tastiest pastries on the planet. This cooking skills workshop will give you a great introduction into Italian desserts under the guidance of a bonafide dessert specialist. If you're looking to up your confectionary game with some hands-on culinary training, this is a perfect opportunity to do so. You'll be working in a dynamic kitchen with fellow foodies on a number of different recipes that will wow at your next dinner party or event. Join in the fun as you find out how making cake can be as easy as .... pie.
    Italian Desserts

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn to make desserts Italian-style in this confectionery cooking class
    • Receive guidance and advice from a professional chef
    • Discover new recipes to unveil at your next party
    • Enjoy making treats in a vibrant learning environment
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    3 positive reviews
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    Eggrolls on the FRY!

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    There's nothing quite so delicious as a nice, crisp egg roll, and nothing quite so offputting as a soggy one. Learn to make authentic egg rolls the right way during this gourmet workshop. Under the guidance of a frypan pro, you'll learn to properly prepare your eggroll ingredients first, making sure they are drained of excess moisture so your finished product doesn't come out all wet. You'll then learn how to properly wrap your ingredients nice and tight, so when they hit the frying pan, they don't fall apart on you, and get a nice, crispy, through-and-through cook. And then ... You eat! If you've been wasting your time pushing eggs downhill all your life to little or no success, this is a class you might want to check out!
    Eggrolls on the FRY!

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to make crispy and delicious egg rolls
    • Mix and match ingredients to prepare rolls to match your tastes
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new skills
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    3 positive reviews
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    Cooking Parm Crusted Chicken

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    Parmesan makes just about everything taste better: pasta, soup, probably even pretzels. But if you didn't know, Parmesan and chicken are perfect pairs. Are you ready to try it? In this hands-on cooking class, learn the proper breading techniques and secrets behind a perfect Carbonara sauce. From there, your menu for the night includes Parmesan crusted chicken with linguine carbonara, and a brussels sprout salad. As you cook this delicious meal, make sure to keep your own booze and appetite nearby. This will be the best meal you've had in a while... and you made it yourself!
    Cooking Parm Crusted Chicken

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to bread chicken with a delicate Parmesan crust
    • Make the perfect Carbonara sauce for your linguine
    • Bring your appetite and taste your way through this match made in heaven
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    Intro to Artisan Breads

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    Is there anything more satisfying than a warm piece of bread with a crispy crust and steam rippling out of the inner dough? Hungry just thinking about it? Wish you knew how to create this delicious bread you're now fantasizing about? At Cooking Skills Academy, first uncover the science behind bread baking, such as measurements of water, dough, and yeast. Once you have the basics covered, you'll explore your bread-making skills as you craft a tasty rustic bread with fluffy insides and firm, crispy crust. Improve every meal you cook with homemade bread! A sample menu for the class includes:
    • 5-Seeds Lavash Cracker
    • Pain A L'ancienne (Rustic Bread)
    • Hummus
    Note: This class is BYOB.
    Intro to Artisan Breads

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn bread baking basics as your uncover the science behind successful baking
    • Properly knead your dough to create a tender center and crispy crust
    • Taste your doughy creations in this BYOB class
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    Fun with Bagels & Cream Cheese

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    Is there a better breakfast than a doughy bagel with lox and cream cheese? Take your breakfast one step further by creating your own, chewy, New York style bagel. At Cooking Skills Academy, uncover the secrets behind making, shaping and baking the perfect bagel. Mastering the simple techniques, you will also make flavorful cream cheeses to pair with your homemade bagels. Are you a cinnamon raisin bagel kind of person? Or are you a poppy seed? No, you're a honey almond. No matter what your favorite bagel may be, you'll be able to make it whenever you want! A sample menu includes:
    • Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
    • Poppy Seed Bagel
    • Sesame Seed Bagel
    • Whole Wheat Bagel
    • Plain Bagel
    • Vegetable Cream Cheese
    • Honey Almond Cream Cheese
    • Berry-Berry Cream Cheese
    Fun with Bagels & Cream Cheese

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover how to create your own homemade New York style bagels
    • Master the techniques to create flavorful cream cheeses
    • Taste test a variety of bagels and cream cheeses to satisfy your taste buds
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    Foccacia Bread Baking

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    Developed in Ancient Rome, foccacia bread is said to have enticed the tastebuds of ancient Romans. Still today, foccacia satisfies people throughout the world, whether it be a foccacia-based pizza or just the bread with a sprinkling of rosemary and olive oil -- you can practically taste it now! In this class, you'll learn how to make a variety of foccacia breads, including rosemary foccacia, asiago focaccia, and even foccacia used as a base for Sicilian pizza. Loosen your inhibitions and get ready to smell the bread. You don't just want to take this class, you knead it.
    Foccacia Bread Baking

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to make a variety of foccacia breads
    • Master the techniques behind baking bread such as yeast and water measurements
    • Taste test the collection of homemade foccacia breads you make
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    15-Minute Pasta

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    Time to toss out the spaghetti-o's from your meal plan? Learn to make delicious, healthy pasta dishes that you can have prepared in minutes during this fast food workshop. You'll be working with a variety of pastas and pasta accompaniments during this hand-on class. learning recipes that you can easily work into your daily schedule. This class is perfect for people who live jam-packed lives, as you'll be learning dishes that are quick to cook and full of carbs to keep you fueled. Learn to make authentic pasta dishes. Don't settle for an impasta!
    15-Minute Pasta

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover several easy-to-prepare pasta dishes you can add to your culinary repertoire
    • Get hands-on experience cooking these simple, fun meals
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new moves
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    3 positive reviews
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    Making Puff Pastry

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    How good does an Apple Tart sound right about now? What about a smoked salmon and chive mille-feuille pastry? Puff pastry is among the most time-consuming processes in the culinary world. Never thought you'd have the time to try it, did you? Oh contraire! During this cooking class, you'll mix, roll, and fold your own puff pastry to create a delicate, flaky treat. Once you've mastered a perfect crust, prepare an assortment of savory and sweet puff pastries. Whether you're expanding your culinary knowledge or you've simply always wanted to make puff pastry, this class is the best spot to give it a shot.
    Making Puff Pastry

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to make a puff pastry with an assortment of sweet and savory fillings and toppings
    • Master the techniques of preparing a quick homemade puff pastry mix
    • Enjoy the expedited way of making one of the most time-consuming dishes
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    Desserts & Pastries

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    Every dinner party needs a dessert... as does every Friday night at home in front of Netflix. Wait, every night deserves a delicious dessert or pastry. What better way to relax after work? If you don't know where to start when it comes to desserts, here's the perfect cooking class for you. At Cooking Skills Academy, you'll learn how to make everything from decadent chocolate souffles and French lemon tarts to famous French Beignets (also known as fancy donuts) topped with chocolate and fresh fruit. This hands-on class has your sweet tooth aching already!
    Desserts & Pastries

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn the process behind making classic French desserts and pastries
    • Concoct chocolate souffles, French Beignets, and even a decadent French lemon tart
    • Taste each of your creations with a relaxing drink
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    15-Minute Indian Meals

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    Love living life in the fastlane, but tired of too many microwave meals? This class will spice things up for you! You'll learn to make savory Indian dishes that can be put together in minutes. You'll get hands-on experience under the guidance of a culinary pro in making multiple traditional foods, including meat dishes and vegetable dishes. Indian foods are among the most flavorful and exotic in the world, so the recipes you learn in this class are sure to curry favor at the dinner table. Enjoy!
    15-Minute Indian Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover several easy-to-prepare Indian dishes you can add to your culinary repertoire
    • Get hands-on experience cooking these simple, fun meals
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new skills
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    3 positive reviews
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    15-Minute Cajun Meals

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    Do you like it hot and fast? Learn to make delicious Cajun style cuisine in minutes! This culinary workshop features easy-to-make meals with a Louisiana legacy. You'll receive hands-on cooking instruction under the guidance of a professional chef, picking up recipes, and cooking tricks and tips that will fit into your home kitchen cooking with ease. Foods could feature the so-called "holy trinity of Cajun cooking" - bell peppers, onion, and celery - along with any number of other traditional ingredients particular to this style of rustic cooking. You'll be amazed at the intensity of the aromas and flavors of these fast foods. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
    15-Minute Cajun Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover several easy-to-prepare Cajun dishes you can add to your culinary repertoire
    • Get hands-on experience cooking these simple, fun meals
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new skills
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    3 positive reviews
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    20 Minute Meals

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    What can you do in twenty minutes? You won't make it through a television program. It fits the minimum requirements for a workout, but then you have to factor in shower time. Bet you didn't think cooking dinner was only twenty minute endeavor! In this hands-on cooking workshop, discover just how easy it can be to cook a healthy dinner in such a short amount of time. As you hone your culinary chops, learn tidbits on how to thicken a sauce, incorporate sweet and savory flavors into your dishes, and pick the correct ingredients that will mesh perfectly together. In twenty minutes or less, you'll be eating a delectable dinner before even the six 'o'clock news finishes. Put down the phone and cook dinner for a change! A sample menu includes:
    • Seared Pork and Apple Compote, Served with Garlic Whipped Potatoes
    • Port Wine Steak and Peppers, Served with Jasmine White Rice
    • Sweet Citrus Salmon and Roasted Asparagus
    Note: This class is BYOB.
    20 Minute Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to prepare a healthy dinner in twenty minutes or less
    • Discover culinary secrets like how to quickly thicken a sauce or how to incorporate sweet and savory flavors into your dishes
    • Taste each meal you cook with a bevvy of your choice
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    15 Minute Asian Meals

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    Chinese delivery is always surprisingly fast. It's actually so fast you wonder if anything could be cooked so quickly. Come find out the secret at Cooking Skills Academy. This class is dedicated to the art of the fifteen minute meal. With a focus on Asian cuisine, dissect the Asian flavors in chicken chow fun, Mongolian beef, and a variety of other Asian dishes. As you learn the flavors, you will cook each meal. In fifteen minutes or less, you'll have a complete, delicious dinner right under your nose. It's so fast you'll wonder why Chinese delivery takes so long. A sample menu include:
    • Chicken Chow Fun
    • Mongolian Beef
    • Szechwan Chow Mein
    • Sesame-Soy Vegetable Tofu
    • Jasmine Rice
    Note: This class is BYOB.
    15 Minute Asian Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to cook a variety of quick, easy, and authentic Asian dishes
    • Accustom your taste buds to Asian flavors and spices
    • Prepare and taste a delicious Asian dinner in fifteen minutes or less
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    15 Minute French Meals

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    Making great French cuisine shouldn't be this easy. Hors d'Å"uvres and entrées are both on the menu, as you learn to make a variety of foods under the guidance of a culinary expert. French dishes are traditionally very eclectic, consisting of a variety of ingredients ranging from vegetables such as leeks and truffles, fruits such as tangerines and blackberries, and meats such as squab and lamb. No matter what you prepare, you can be certain it will delight the palate and eye, while be being easy enough to prepare in the future that you won't have to sacrifice time out of your busy day in order to eat healthy and delicious meals. Bon Appétit!
    15 Minute French Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover several easy-to-prepare French dishes you can add to your culinary repertoire
    • Get hands-on experience cooking these simple, fun meals
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new moves
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    3 positive reviews
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    15-Minute Greek Meals

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    Why settle for crusty microwave lasagna when you could just as easily be eating homemade moussaka? This workshop will teach you to make quick Greek-style meals so you don't have to sacrifice good food in order to live your life on the go. Under a Greek culinary specialist, you'll get hand-on training in the kitchen in preparing several different recipes that are as easy to make as they are delicious. The dishes are sure to be a hit with any tummy, featuring the eclectic ingredients that make Greek food so popular. You can be a gyro, baby.
    15-Minute Greek Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to make quick, easy and delicious Greek meals
    • Get hands-on experience cooking these simple, fun meals
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new skills
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    3 positive reviews
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    15 Minute Latin Meals

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    How often do you resort to takeout because there's not enough time to cook dinner? Well, in the time it takes to order and then have it delivered, you might realize you are much better off cooking instead. In this cooking class, you'll make a delicious Latin meal in only fifteen minutes or less. Now, this isn't your typical Chipotle burrito kind of dinner -- this is the real deal. These dishes include steak with ranchero sauce, tortas, chicken mole and rice, and even roasted pork with pico. In fifteen minutes, you'll capture the essence of Latin flavors, and they'll be in your mouth before delivery ever arrives. A sample menu includes:
    • Bistec Ranchero (Steak & Ranchero Sauce)
    • Mini Tortas with Pork Milanesa and Cilantro-Lime Cream
    • Chicken Mole and Rice
    • Cochinita Pibil (Roasted Country Style Pork and Plantain Pico De Gallo)
    Note: This class is BYOB.
    15 Minute Latin Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to cook a collection of quick, easy, and authentic Latin meals
    • Dissect and taste the Latin flavors in each dish
    • Prepare a full-blown Latin dinner in fifteen minutes or less
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    3 positive reviews
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    Gluten Free Cooking

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    Gluten-free products are on the rise, which is good news for people with celiac disease. But it can still be difficult to stay creative when you're living a gluten-free lifestyle. This culinary workshop will make that task a little bit easier. You'll be introduced to many gluten-free recipes that you can incorporate immediately into your diet, as well as ingredients with which you can restock your arsenal of creative options. You'll get hands-on experience in preparing various dishes. Plus, you'll get to eat the yummy products of your labor! If you have celiac disease, or want to learn to cook for someone who does, this the perfect class to showcase the options that are available to you. Everyone deserves the right to a delicious meal!
    Gluten Free Cooking

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover how to make gluten-free dishes that are every bit as delicious as gluten-laden ones
    • Learn about gluten-free substitutes that you can use to make your favorite foods
    • Master several recipes that you can make with ease
    • Enjoy seeing just how delicious the products of your labor are firsthand
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    3 positive reviews
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    15 Minute Italian Meals

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    Italian food consists of more than late-night pizza and ten minute spaghetti. Also, ketchup on rigatoni doesn't count as an "Italian" dinner. In this class, learn an array of quick Italian culinary techniques behind meals that aren't spaghetti or pizza. Embrace the Italian flavors using cheeses, rosemary, herbs, tomatoes, and of course, a little wine. Taste your way through the country that gave the world some of the best food, and enjoy the eclectic flavors that are sure to liven your taste buds. A sample menu may include:
    • Chicken Francese pasta campanella, white wine-rosemary butter sauce, & sun-dried tomato chutney
    • Pork Roulade stuffed & rolled pork loin, mozzarella cheese, prosciutto de parma, wild mushroom sherry wine sauce, pan fried herbed potatoes
    • Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia zucchini squash, black olives, capers, sicilian tomatoes, orzo pasta, & sauteed garlic spinach.
    Note: This class is BYOB.
    15 Minute Italian Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Cook up delicious, Italian dinners in 15 minutes or less
    • Learn how to make Chicken Francese, Pork Roulade, and Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia
    • Enjoy the relaxed, BYOB atmosphere
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    3 positive reviews
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    Steaks & Chops

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    Think you've got the chops to make great chops? Learn to prepare beef cuts like a pro during this all-meats workshop. You'll receive instruction in preparing a variety of steak and chop dishes from a culinary artist in a vibrant learning kitchen, alongside other students that share your passion for meats. Learn how to choose the best cuts of beef, as well as techniques best suited to turn those cuts into perfectly cooked, mouth-watering entrees. After this class is done, you'll be heading straight to the butcher's shop to put your new meat skills to work. Steak your claim as a meat virtuoso!
    Steaks & Chops

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover the techniques to produce perfectly cooked steaks and chops
    • Get hands-on experience cooking a variety of different cuts
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new moves
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    3 positive reviews
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    Sushi Making

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    Ever wonder what it'd be like to make your own sushi like Jiro? With sushi prices seemingly exorbitant, it's about time you learned how to make your own... and a lot of it! In this hands-on cooking class, learn how to make California rolls, spicy tuna rolls, and spicy mayo. During the process, you'll distinguish vinegars, sushi rice, and the proper technique to rolling sushi. You want sushi, not rice and fish pancakes, right? Come hungry because this sushi night is going to fill you with knowledge and even more nibbles.
    Sushi Making

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to make your own sushi: California rolls, spicy tuna rolls, and spicy mayo
    • Master making the perfect sushi rice, and how to differentiate between vinegars
    • Learn the proper technique of rolling sushi
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews

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