Cooking Skills Academy

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Professional chef teaches students to braise, sauté & caramelize fresh ingredients for quick, healthy meals in custom-designed kitchen

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Like becoming a stunt double, learning to cook requires an open mind, a steady hand, and accepting that your Julia Child costume might end up in flames. Don protective gear and grab today's Groupon: for $99, you get a hands-on cooking class for two at Cooking Skills Academy in Itasca (a $240 value).

Cooking Skills Academy's resident professor, Chef Aaron, oversees hands-on cooking classes in a custom-designed gourmet kitchen. During a Quick and Easy, One Pot Wonders class, students learn to prepare four healthy, flavorful meals in 20–30 minutes each, honing an arsenal of cooking techniques more efficient than trying to convince raw asparagus to walk across hot coals. In an It's All About the Stove Top course, chefs-to-be practice culinary arts such as braising, knife handling, sautéing, and caramelizing to craft a menu of applejack pork, Southwestern rice, and lemon-blueberry bread pudding or balance flavor and texture to concoct piquant sauces, soups, stews, and pasta dishes in a Let's Sauce It Up session. Like sculptors constructing busts of Martin Luther from limburger cheese, amateur food artists can 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.

Cooking Skills Academy

Cooking Skills Academy's four resident chefs oversee hands-on cooking classes in a custom-designed gourmet kitchen. During the 15-Minute Meals class, students learn to prepare healthy, flavorful meals in 15 minutes each and hone an arsenal of cooking techniques more efficient than trying to convince raw asparagus to walk across hot coals. Other classes include Sushi class, Asian noodles workshops, and Grandma's meatballs and Sunday gravy. Like sculptors constructing busts of Martin Luther from limburger cheese, amateur food artists can 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 for such sessions as hands-on pasta making, Knife Skills 101, and Date Night Sushi 101.

Customer Reviews

What a awesome experience! girlfriend and I loved it 👍🏻
Mario M. · February 1, 2017
this class was so much fun!!! We didn't just learn how to cook a dish, we actually cooked two full dinners and he taught us so many helpful hints in between that we use every day now!
Kelly F. · January 12, 2017
A wonderful experience, great classes, and super fun!
Monica M. · January 12, 2017
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    1201 Norwood Ave.

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