Cooking lessons help people survive in today’s fast-paced world, and also tomorrow’s faster-paced world ruled by sentient vegetables. Stockpile culinary moves with today’s Groupon to Jeanette Warne Pastries in Ellicott City. Choose from the following options:
- For $60, you get a cooking class for one (up to a $135 value).
- For $90, you get a cooking class for two (up to a $270 value).
- For $119, you get a cooking class for three (up to a $405 value).
- For $149, you get a cooking class for four (up to a $540 value).
Today’s deal is valid toward adult classes or the following kids’ classes: Junior Pastry Chef, Junior Master Chef, and No School Today Cooking Sessions. Classes for two, three, or four can be redeemed by adults and/or children, and adults and children are welcome to redeem simultaneously.
A pastry chef, graduate of the pastry-arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and self-taught cook, Jeanette Warne hails from Sierra Leone and spreads her multicultural culinary wisdom during three-hour cooking classes. Students glean kitchen skills through demonstration or hands-on classes and have access to all of the supplies and fresh, local ingredients necessary for the day’s menu. Students can explore vegetarian or gluten-free seminars or, during classes such as A Holiday Dinner, learn skills like how to prepare a holiday feast including roasted turkey and root vegetables with a dessert of profiteroles with apple-cinnamon compote. Chef Jeanette also conducts many dessert-oriented classes as well as world-cuisine courses that explore Asian curries and West African dishes.
Jeanette Warne Catering
Influenced by her upbringing in Sierra Leone—where the food culture emphasizes local, artisanal ingredients shared by neighbors—Jeanette Warne guides small groups of adults, teens, and kids in themed cooking classes geared toward age group. In how to-style classes, budding chefs learn such fundamentals as how to cook with wine, how to prepare classic French dishes, or how to tell the difference between a baguette and a baseball bat. The class lineup also covers specializations, such as pastry-chef techniques and cooking for specific dietary needs. Courses typically yield 3–4 dishes.
Warne also lends her expertise to party planners by catering international-themed feasts that feature passed hors d'oeuvres, Mediterranean dinners, and eclectic four-course buffets. The company maintains environmentalist practices, not only through sourcing ingredients locally, but also by buying biodegradable flatware and minimizing the use of single-use paper airplanes that carry food to diners' plates.