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Monday, January 25, 2010

Exciting News! I'm Teaching!

For several years, friends have encouraged me to offer cooking classes. In fact, I've even done plenty of impromptu instruction (how to chop an onion/shallot/garlic, rolling out a pie crust, chocolate making, tofu tricks, knife skills) and it's all been well recieved. Sometime last summer, I started to think more and more about holding classes in my kitchen.

Last month, I sent an email around to a few friends who had indicated an interest. I asked them to gather some friends and come to a class, just to give me a chance to practice, to see if I liked it, how my kitchen would work, and to see if I even *could* teach.

Right before New Years, I held an appetizer class. Six students gathered around and we made tasty, fancy appetizers. We all had a lot of fun. Then, in mid-January, I offered a Dinner Party class - six people came, watched and participated, and in under three hours, appetizer, main course and dessert were made (no prep! all before their eyes!) About a week later, I showed another group how to put together three healthy soups, and how to make it all fancy-schmancy with some garnishes.

I am here to report that

1) The students seemed to have a good time while learning recipes, tips and tricks.
2) I had fun. And,
3) I want to keep teaching.

So, (drumroll, please!) here is the Spring Class Schedule in Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Kitchen.
Classes are $50. each
Prepay, and four classes are the price of three - $150.

Email me at to sign up.
There are only six places per class, first come, first served, and they go fast!

Sunday March 7 11a-2p
: Mini-Fritattas, Homemade Sausage Patties, Strawberry Rosemary Skewers,
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Monday, March 15 1-4p

Saturday March 20 12-3

Sunday, April 11 11a-3p
DINNER PARTY: Shitake Thai Sticks, Chicken in Striped Pajamas, Sweet Potato Fries,
Perfect Salad, Crème Brulee

Saturday, April 17 1p-4p

Monday, April 26 11a-2p

Coming -- Summer, 2010
Basics of Canning: Jams
 & Chutneys
Basics of Canning: Tomatoes from Sauce to Salsa
Main Dish Salads

Indian Flavors

Quick Pastas

One Chicken Three Ways
Thai Take Out at Home

Saturday May 1 10a – 1p Class for Dads and Kids/Daughters? (three pairs max.)

Learn to Make Brunch for Mother’s Day

Mrs. Wheelbarrow is available to teach in your kitchen, too. Custom design a menu.
Maximum six guests. $250. includes groceries.


Maggie said...

Love this. Congrats!

Jenna said...

That is awesome! Congrats on your new venture.

Winnie said...

Congrats to you! Wish I could come!

Kathi D said...

Sounds like the beginning of something big!

Hey, my captcha is rechl--awfully close to, well, you know.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. And great menus for class. Nice job!


Jennifer Hess said...

This is so wonderful. I might have to make a special trip down just to attend a class or two :)

AmyRuth said...

Congratulations! Just reading your sequence of posts to get acquainted. I live in Missouri and have an acquaintance through blogging with a blogger in St. Louis who does the same thing you do. I am so impressed with your talent and hope you continue to enjoy.

Rivka said...

Congrats! What an exciting next step!