Like learning to juggle, learning to cook requires patience, a distraction-free environment, and the ability to handle multiple eggplants at once. Become the ringmaster of your kitchen with today's Groupon: for $49, you get two adult cooking classes at Let’s Cook Alaska (a $100 value). Classes generally take place Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., but Tuesday sessions will be added as needed.
Over the course of two hours, the talented foodsmiths at Let’s Cook Alaska guide novice culinarians through hands-on cooking classes, instructing them on the basics of preparing an entire meal and teaching them how to master fare-taming techniques and terminology. Visit the culinary classroom on September 15th, to craft a homemade, noodly nosh with pasta and made-from-scratch sauces. Or try the Mexican cooking class on October 6th to make salsa that will pique the palates of your dinner guests so you won’t have to push them mouth-first into a pool of curry. Meanwhile, the all about chicken session harnesses the belly-pleasing power of poultry, and the Chinese takeout class can successfully eliminate carryout cravings.
Let’s Cook Alaska stocks a selection of fresh and local ingredients to fuel lessons, and classes are capped at about 4–10 students to allow for personal attention and occasional breaks to build a human pyramid. Flip this link with your cursor spatula for a complete listing of class dates and times.
Let's Cook Alaska
Let's Cook Alaska's talented teaching chef, Josie McKinney, fell in love with cooking at a young age. By the age of 12, she was preparing Thanksgiving dinner for her family. Now, as a mother of four, she shares her joy of cooking by inviting students into her “dream kitchen,” where they develop culinary confidence by working with her recipe box full of diverse meal ideas. In her cooking classes, she aims to transform cooking from chore to adventure. Josie’s fun, hands-on teaching style encourages students to get their hands messy by trying techniques for themselves and clean by stuffing them into their friends’ mouths. While students prepare entire meals, Josie circulates among them dispensing tips. Classes stay small—around 4 to 10 students—to ensure lots of individual attention and extra servings to go around when the class sits down together to enjoy their creations. Menus rotate with a monthly theme, such as comfort food and international fare, prepped with fresh, local ingredients.