Cooking lessons give clients the skills they need to host successful dinner parties and confidently explain the food pyramid to a roomful of senior executives. Take culinary knowledge to the next level with today's Groupon: for $42, you get a home-cooking class at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts (up to an $85 value).
Escoffier’s chef instructors kindle flames of passion on stovetops and in their students' hearts with expert lessons detailing techniques, new recipes, and healthy at-home alternatives for amateur cooks. Groups of 16 students gather in professionally equipped kitchens to acquire new skills they can use at home or in department-store displays under the tutelage of academy staff or guest chefs from local restaurants. Common topics cover regional staples such as Texas barbecue or illuminate artisanal cheese making and other gourmet subjects. Seasonally themed holiday courses, such as gingerbread-house making or gluten-free desserts, share festive alternatives to peppermint forts and tinsel-chip cookies.
Escoffier holds classes on Friday evenings, with a smattering of Saturday and Sunday offerings frosting their schedule. Certain sessions may meet more than once, though most typically take a single day to introduce new topics and avoid lengthy debates on the pros and cons of fire.