What You'll Get
Give a guy a fish, and he'll eat for a day; teach a guy to make perfect sushi rolls, and he'll be the culinary king of the cul-de-sac. Today's Groupon can save you from embarrassing Thanksgivings, disastrous dinners with in-laws, and foolhardy tamale-making face-offs. With today's deal, $12 gets you $29 worth of cooking classes of your choice from The Cooking Store (many classes are $29, but if you want to take a more expensive course, you can pay the difference). Find out why your soufflé always falls or learn the basics of braising and roasting and the dark art of broasting. Check out The Cooking Store's calendar of upcoming classes.
Whether you're vegetarian, lactose intolerant, partial to open-faced sandwiches, or allergic to legumes, you'll find a course to please your palate. Get schooled in the art of saucing (you'll hone your food-topper skills with stock, gravy, and glazes, $79) or learn to whip up roadside diner faves at the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives class ($39). The kitchen gadget and gizmo emporium has a gourmet in-store kitchen featuring state-of-the-art appliances and seating for up to 40 students. Observe expert instruction through four flat-screen TVs, each with a separate camera angle of the kitchen to ensure you don't miss any of the culinary pandemonium.
Fancy utensils and glistening, supple produce pilfered from an organic farm mean nothing if you don't know what you're doing behind the stove. Cooking classes will save you from a life of frozen dinners and microwavable meals, charm dates, and secure your invitations at future potlucks and dinner parties.
InlandSoCal recommends The Cooking Store's classes, saying:
- Last week my friend Samantha and I had a personal cooking class at the Cooking Store in Mission Grove, where we were treated to the sights, smells and tastes of great food, and the amazing personalities of Chuck Machado and Robert Sevaly. Robert is an Executive Chef and the owner of The Cooking Store and I was impressed by his casual and comforting demeanor as he prepared the food. He didn't talk over our heads and had a real passion for the food and for cooking. – Lesley North, InlandSoCal
- [My class] was fun, informing and we got to try a lot of food. I've taken two classes there now and am signed up for a third but I plan to take many others after that. Especially interesting to me is the Culinary School Fundamentals class which is a half-day hands-on class. Chef Sevaly is nice, funny, and sure knows how to cook! The staff are extremely nice and helpful as well. – Coleen B., Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 29, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only. Classes subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.