Founded by chef and restaurant owner Mehmet Ak after he lost more than 100 pounds on a raw food detox diet, Raw Gourmets International trains students in the preparation of healthy raw and vegan foods. The schedule of three-hour workshops each focus on a different type of cuisine, cycling between Asian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, and Italian styles. The instructor will teach students how to fashion a delicious uncooked organic vegan meal out of each cuisine's common ingredients, paying special attention to substitutes for animal-derived products such as meat, fat, and barnyard noises. At the end of each workshop, students sit down to eat the creations whose life cycles they've overseen during a delectable dinner while washing down the raw cuisine with a toted-along tipple.
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I Wish Lessons’ professionally guided classes convene in various venues throughout Chicago, Boston, DC, and Detroit, uniting and educating like-minded learners in vibrant social settings. The company’s hundreds of teachers have educated countless learners while introducing them to new friends and planning private events, including birthday parties and baby showers. Classes broach a multitude of engaging, lighthearted subjects, such as beer and bacon pairing, scotch tasting, cupcake decorating, and sushi rolling.
A row of brown aprons lines the seafoam green wall in the kitchen at Give Me Some Sugar. Students wrap themselves in these aprons in preparation for lessons taught by seasoned chef instructors. In basic classes, students squeeze piping bags filled with fresh buttercream to adorn pre-made cakes with rosettes, shells, and blueprints of perpetual-motion machines. Specialty classes show students how to work with specific ingredients, such as fondant classes in which participants cut out shapes and letters, or cake ball classes in which students learn to decorate round shapes with sprinkles and candy and how to pump basketballs full of cake. Students age 8 and up of almost any skill level can find a class that fits and don't have to worry about procuring their own icing bags or aprons, because the studio provides all needed supplies. Staff members will also ensure gluten-free or vegan supplies are on hand with prior arrangement.
Baristas like add an extra flavor to each of Ipsento’s signature drinks—lattes get a sprinkle of cayenne and mochas are made with direct-trade Ghanaian chocolate. The coffee is direct-trade, too, and roasted onsite in small batches. Daily Shot of Coffee praised Ipsento’s Guatemalan roast for its blend of chocolaty, earthy, and smoky notes.