The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of freedom-hungry lobsters. Learn to navigate this danger zone with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $34 for a cooking class and three-course meal for one (a $69.99 value)
- $64 for a cooking class and three-course meal for two (a $139.98 value)<p>
Chefs demonstrate techniques while preparing three courses, with students working to emulate them, snacking on hors d’oeuvres, and sipping wine. At the end of the class, students put aside provided aprons, knives, pots, and monogrammed chef’s jackets and gather to dine on their creations. Although chef Gerald Bennett and his team don’t solidify their menus until close to class time, March classes focus on Caribbean-Latin fusion fare, April events cover American bistro fare, and May sessions reveal grilling secrets. See all the class dates.<p>
Food Fun Adventure
When Gerald Bennett began work as head chef at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, he was accustomed to whipping up dishes for celebrity clientele. But when the royal family of Dubai came to visit and he served them in their opulent suite, he never thought they'd ask him to leave with them as their personal chef. Since returning to the states and stepping into his role as the president of the Private Chef Association, Gerald has worked to bring his gastronomic prowess to the masses through Food Fun Adventure’s classes and tours. He passes along a visible passion for culinary fusion, which shines through in dishes blending French and Thai or American and German influences.
Culinary tours take participants to local sushi houses, steak houses, and bistros, each highlighting specialty dishes. When head chefs come out to greet their visitors, they often divulge culinary secrets and answer questions about curfew hours for free-range ingredients while doling out tapas and other small plates.
In a more hands-on culinary experience, customers gather in classes and learn to refine dishes based on a chosen theme. Using mostly local and organic ingredients in two kitchen classrooms, chefs show students how to craft delicacies such as scallion waffles with orange-zest chicken and tagine-roasted rack of lamb. In one kitchen, which doubles as an art gallery, knives flick through ingredients, and pots clatter at island stations and small burners. The company’s event center, Heaven, fills with chatter as up to 40 pairs of students filter in. Beneath projectors for screening chef demonstrations and documentaries about the life of a paring knife, separate kitchens equipped with ovens and burners fill with the bustle of creation, which gives way to reverent exhalations as patrons finally sample the fruits of their labor.