$40 for a Let's Start with the Basics! Cooking Demo Class at Cooking Skills Academy in Itasca ($80 Value)

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Jen K. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed May 15, 2018
Such a great experience, great price, and food was wonderful, learned a lot! Only thing I would have liked to have is instead of watching the chef cook the entire meal then us go do it, it would have been better we think if he was cooking at the same time as us and talking us through it, because as a new cook, it was hard to go back to 45 minutes ago and remember what the first thing he talked about and the little details were lost on each particular dish because it had been so long ago since we watched that particular dish, and then we were just on our own to guess what went with what. just a learning technique that personally feel would be better, as I have seen it done this way in other classes, just not this one. overall great experience and will definitely be back!!!


Johnny I. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed April 30, 2018
Great time, great people, great experience! Definitely would go back and recommend to friends and family.


Victoria L. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed April 28, 2018
Awesome!! I would be great if they put the instructions on the tables also. It a bit hard to remember step by step after watching the chef.

What You'll Get

Before cooking classes, novice chefs were constantly thwarted by common rookie mistakes such as switching the sugar with the salt and the salt with the neighbor's begonias. Learn to navigate this confusing culinary art form with today's Groupon: for $40, you get admission to the Let's Start with the Basics! cooking demo class at Cooking Skills Academy in Itasca (an $80 value).

Cooking Skills Academy's award-winning chef Patsy Bentivegna boasts 25 years of culinary experience as a chef, bakery owner, and cooking instructor, imparting her knowledge to novice hash-slingers during her demonstration-led Let's Start with the Basics! class. Patsy's intimate gourmet kitchen allows for close interaction as the master meal-maker instructs participants on cooking skills and techniques such as knife basics, steaming, sautéing, caramelizing, deglazing, pea juggling, and stove-top baking. During the demo session, guests mouth-wateringly watch as chef Patsy and her culinary team turns basic ingredients into meal-ready healthy masterpieces such as lemon-thyme chicken breast, tropical upside-down cake, and a model of the Arc de Triomphe made entirely of zucchini squash. Students will get to nosh on the delectable demo items, and will also leave the kitchen-taming class with a copy of the session's recipes to replicate for their own pots and pans. Check the calendar for a list of class times and dates.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Cooking Skills Academy

Cooking Skills Academy's resident chefs hail from many area restaurants, and some are even veterans of popular television cooking competitions, like Mario Rizzotti from Iron Chef America. Instructors oversee each two-hour, hands-on cooking classes in a custom-designed gourmet kitchen. Over 350 classes are offered on rotation, including such fancifully named "La Cuisine Francaise", "My Latin Girlfriend", "Paella Y Mas", "Happy Italian Boyfriend", and "#OMG #CEVICHES". Amateur food artists can bring their own beverages and snack on their masterpieces as they go, and take home a copy of each recipe used in the session. Check Cooking Skills Academy’s online calendar for a full list of class times and dates.

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