Culinary expert Myrna Kallergis teaches students techniques in meal preparation & party planning in two-hour themed classes
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What You'll Get
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 to Silver Whisk Cooking School. Choose from the following options:
- For $44, you get class registration for one person (an $89 value).
- For $80, you get class registration for two people (a $178 value).
- For $480, you get a private class for 12 people (a $1,068 value).
Groups of 12 should call ahead to schedule an appointment. For one- and two-person registration, choose from the following classes and dates:
- Dinner Party 101 on Tuesday, September 27
- Greek Isle Cooking on Thursday, September 29
- Date Night: Fall Harvest on Tuesday, October 4
- Fall Soups & Homemade Bread on Tuesday, October 11
- Halloween Costume & Cocktail Party on Tuesday, October 18
- Holiday Souffles on Tuesday, November 1
- Iron Chef Chili Cook-Off on Tuesday, November 8
- Thanksgiving Sides & Stuffings on Tuesday, November 15
- Knife Skills & Cooking Basics on Tuesday, November 29
Classes take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
With experience working alongside acclaimed chefs Sara Moulton and Ted Allen, Chef Myrna Kallergis draws on her extensive culinary training to teach students how to execute decadent meals and lavish gatherings. In each specialized two-hour class, gourmet greenhorns separate into individual groups, converging around tables of gleaming equipment and fresh ingredients to create up to two recipes from scratch. As dishes come to fruition, chef Kallergis tours the room, dispensing personalized tips, accommodating her students' varying degrees of kitchen experience by adjusting chopping techniques, tweaking sautéing strategies, and altering harmonies in bread-rising lullabies. Classes culminate with a tasting of the group's collective creations.
Kitchen warriors can choose from a variety of themed classes, exploring the flavors of the Mediterranean in Greek Isle Cooking or testing the batteries on the tongue's naturally occurring smoke detectors in the Iron Chef Chili Cook-Off. Dinner Party 101 and the Halloween Costume & Cocktail Party each show scholarly socialites the ins and outs of party planning, menu selection, and space decoration with a wealth of shindig-friendly recipes. Students create inventive dressings with cornbread and ciabatta in the Thanksgiving Sides & Stuffings course, and the Knife Skills & Cooking Basics class helps prepare pupils for the slicing and steaming sections of the SAT.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 9/24/11. Valid only for option purchased. Must register 48hr in advance. 48hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability. Minimum of 10 students for class to run. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Silver Whisk
In her hands-on cooking classes, Chef Myrna Kallergis imbues students with some of the culinary expertise that has landed her gigs at the Austin Wine & Music Festival and working with Food Network's Ted Allen. At weekly customized sessions, she and occasional guests chefs–such as 2007 James Beard Award nominee Monica Pope–teach pupils how to make burgers, gourmet pizzas, and tarts from scratch. She also instructs youngsters on cooking fundamentals at summer camps, where kids enjoy light, nutritious lunches in between lessons built around themes such as food from around the world. Along with teaching, Chef Myrna helps guests improve their eating habits with calorie-counted, portioned, and packaged meal plans designed around specific wellness goals. Her venue is also designed to host small private events.