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Pierogi Workshop


Sep 24,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pierogi Workshop:  Monday September 24 Now you can learn all you need to know to make your own creative fillings and the secrets to a great dough.  Fillings – what is good in a pierogi? Are your fillings the right consistency? Will fillings leak out of the pierogi? Dough – is dough soft yet elastic? How do you make vegan dough? Rolling dough – how to use a dough roller or rolling pin to get dough thin but not too thin. Filling pierogies – how to keep the filling  inside and how to pinch them. Autumn will also cover pierogies that explode in the pot or stick to the  bottom, and show you how to sauté, describe how to steam, bake, deep fry and boil pierogies.  Please bring a  container to take home any pierogies you do not eat.  Autumn Johnston  (The Pierogi Lady); 6:30–9:00pm; $75

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Pierogis

French Cooking Basics - Desserts


Sep 25,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 The French are well known for their pastry and desserts.  Having a few of these desserts in your baking arsenal will make you a kitchen rock star.  We will learn how to make Crepe Suzette (crepes cooking in an orange butter with orange liquor); Tarte Tatin ( French inverted apple tart); and Mocha Pots de Creme (means “pot of cream” or “pot of custard”) Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 Fr Desserts

Getting Lean - Sides & Salads


Sep 26,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Getting Lean with Greens! How to use plant foods to slim down, eat more and weigh less! If you are curious about eating more plant friendly or would like to “try out” being a part time “vegan” this series is just for you! We will explore how to prepare delicious, beautiful foods using no oil or sugar and only a minimum amount of salt. You will feel satisfied without adding to your waistline. These are tasty and easy to prepare. Soups for Fall/Winter: Wednesday September 19 Side Dishes & Salads: Wednesday September 26 Tired of the same old boring salads? Wondering how you can “dress them up”? We will be making the Tu-No Salad, Lime-Mango Bean salad, Red quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn and Thai Slaw.  Easy, common ingredients, little fuss great, great taste! Diane Lambert 6:30 - 9:30 pm; $75 Dressings & Dips: Wednesday October 3 Guilt Free Desserts: Wednesday October 10

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Lean Sides

Date Night - Farmers Market


Sep 29,2018 - Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date Night You do not need to be a couple to enjoy these classes.  Just sign up in groups of two and you are all set.  Join us for these very popular Friday and Saturday classes.  We set the table, do the shopping, organize the ingredients and do the dishes.  Chef Catherine will guide you through these causal and fun cooking classes where you will eat a full 4-5 course dinner.  You may bring wine or beer to the dinner/class, but we prefer that you wait till all the knife work is done before you break open a bottle.  So grab your significant other, BFF, or someone you love to cook with and come eat good food and make some new friends.  These classes always sell out so do not delay. Date Night Italy - Pasta: Friday September  14 Date Night Farmers Market: Saturday September 29 As the Summer begins to fade and we find ourselves preparing for Fall we will take advantage of the end of summer fruits and vegetables.  This menu will be completely vegetarian (not vegan).  Please keep in mind that we base this menu on what is available at the market that day and things may change.  This is the fun of cooking from a farmers market, you must adapt to what the farmers have that day.  We will start with a Vegetable Crostini sitting on a bed of Lucky Penny Goat Cheese and drizzled with Lemon Oil; End of Summer Tomato Soup with Basil Paste and Grilled Cheese Croutons; Zucchini Fritters with Herb Yogurt drizzle; We will also create a Vegetable Pasta using fresh vegetables from the market; our dessert will focus on Apples with French Apple Turnovers with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Homemade Caramel Sauce. Catherine St. John, 6:00- 9:00 pm, $180 per couple (select 1 when registering) Date Night India: Friday  October 12 Date Night Southern Comfort: Friday Nov 9 Date Night French Bistro: Friday November 30 Date Night Holiday Cocktail Party: Friday Dec 14

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 180.00 DN Farmers

Kids Boot Camp - S. Comforts


Sep 30,2018 - Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kids Kitchen Boot Camp (KBC) Teaching kids to cook can not only be fun for us and them it is a life skill they will never forget.  In this 6 part cooking series they will boost their confidence, learn to create, how to measure, read a recipe, prep for a meal, knife skills, kitchen safety and so much more.  Even if you have a picky eater on your hands you will find that they are much more willing to try new foods if they have had a hand in making the meal.  Each class will focus new skills while reinforcing ones we have already covered. These classes may be taken as individual or as a series.   Catherine St. John; 1:30-3:30 pm; $60 per class or $300 for the series (a savings of $10 per class)  Please wear Closed Toed Shoes and bring a few containers for leftovers.  Ages 10-15. KBC: Knife Skills Chinese Style: Sunday September  16 KBC: Southern Comforts: Sunday September 30 There is nothing more comforting than sitting down to a big family-style meal.  In this class we will make some true comfort foods.  Creamy Stove Top Mac and Cheese; Pan Fried Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce and Braised Green Beans with Garlic and Bacon. Catherine St. John; 1:30 - 3:30 pm; $60 KBC: French Cooking: Sunday October 7 KBC: Halloween Fun: Sunday October 28 KBC: Thanksgiving Pies: Sunday November 18 KBC: Holiday Cookies: Sunday December 9

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 KBC South

Knife Skills


Oct 2,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Knife Skills:  Tuesday October 2: This is probably one of the most popular and requested classes we offer.  Having good knife skills is essential to being efficient in the kitchen whether you are cooking at home or in a professional kitchen.  This class will focus on basic knife cuts and since an 8-10 – inch chefs knife does 80-90% of your work in the kitchen we will be primarily using this knife.  Please bring a chefs knife to class.  If you do not have a chefs knife we have plenty in the kitchen for you to use.  Come to class early and we will sharpen 1 knife for free ($5 value).  You will learn how to slice, chop and dice vegetables to make your kitchen work a breeze.  Chef Catherine will then create 2 dishes based on what is produced in class for you to try.  We will cover buying knives, maintaining and sharpening knives, what knife to use for which job and so much more.  Remember if you wish to purchase a new knife you will receive a 15% class discount. Please bring some zip lock baggies to take home some of your cut up vegetables. Please bring an 8 or 10 inch chef\'s knife with you. Don\'t have a  knife? You are also welcome to use one of ours.  Catherine St. John; 6:30 – 9:00pm; $75

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00

Getting Lean - Dressings & Dips


Oct 3,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Getting Lean with Greens! How to use plant foods to slim down, eat more and weigh less! If you are curious about eating more plant friendly or would like to “try out” being a part time “vegan” this series is just for you! We will explore how to prepare delicious, beautiful foods using no oil or sugar and only a minimum amount of salt. You will feel satisfied without adding to your waistline. These are tasty and easy to prepare. Soups for Fall/Winter: Wednesday September 19 Side Dishes & Salads: Wednesday September 26 Dressings & Dips: Wednesday October 3 Quick and easy dips and dressings beyond “Good Seasons and Wishbone Italian”. Delicious Halle’s Guacamole, Chickpea Spread, Red Pepper Hummus, Jane’s easy 3,2,1, dressing and Creamy Green Avocado dressing. You’ll find a new favorite in this class! Diane Lambert 6:30 - 9:30 pm; $75 Guilt Free Desserts: Wednesday October 10

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Lean Dips

Mezes & Small Bites


Oct 4,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Cooking Along the Mediterranean Mediterranean cooking has been popular for a while now and for good reason.  The whole idea behind Mediterranean cooking is using fresh, flavorful ingredients in a healthy and exciting manner.  We will take a culinary trip to four different regions of the Mediterranean.  You will discover how to cook with spices, herbs, olive oils and lots of vegetables.  There is a reason why the Mediterranean Diet comes up as one of the healthiest ways of eating. Mezes and Small Bites: Thursday October 4 Mezes are much like Spanish Tapas.  They are small bites of different types of food.  They can precede a meal or they can be the meal.  Starting with Mediterranean Eggplant Sandwiches, which are roasted slices of eggplant that are then filled with a feta and ricotta mixture, breaded and fried in Kalamata olive oil (This is a recipe I learned while I was doing my internship fresh out of Culinary school on the Isle of Crete).  We then serve them with Greek yogurt and lemon.  We will also make Salad of Roasted Peppers, Kalamata Olives, Lemon, Olive Oil and Feta Cheese;  Coriander Braised Mushrooms; Roasted Butternut Squash and Tahini Dip.  We will serve our Mezes with our own homemade warm Pita bread.   Our last stop for this class will be dessert: a Greek Yogurt Cake served with fresh fruit.. Catherine St. John; 6:30-9:30 pm; $75 Middle Eastern Favorites: Thursday October 11 North African Coast: Thursday October 25 Spanish Feast: Thursday November 1

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Mezes

Parent/Child - Pumpkins


Oct 6,2018 - Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Parent/Child Classes (PC) Come spend some quality time with your child, grandchild or the kid next door  in the kitchen.  Each class will focus on a particular theme and will be fun for both child and grown up.  Getting kids in the kitchen is a great way to expand their taste buds, build confidence and have a great time cooking together.  These classes are always a big hit and sell out quickly, so do not delay.  Please note that these classes are sold in groups of 2 and we limit classes to 6 pairs (12 people depending upon the class). Kid Ages 7-13; Parents and Grandparents of any age. PC Farmers Market: Saturday September 8 PC Baking & Cooking with Pumpkin: Saturday October 6 We are in the time of year where we start thinking about pumpkins, pumpkin spice and all things pumpkin.  In this class we will create some pumpkin treats that will keep you satisfied all season long.  We will begin with a Hot Apple Cider with Pumpkin Spice as you enter the kitchen and get settled for your Pumpkin Fun. We will begin with some Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup and Sauteed Apples; Pumpkin Muffins with a Strussel Topping and we will finish with Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with a Spiced Maple Cream Cheese Filling. Please bring a few containers to bring home what you do not eat. Catherine St. John; 11:00am - 1:30pm;  $110 per pair (select 1 when registering)  Children ages 7 – 13. PC Family Thanksgiving: Sunday  November 11 PC Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen: Saturday  December 15

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 110.00 PC Pumpkins

Kids Boot Camp - French Cooking


Oct 7,2018 - Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kids Kitchen Boot Camp (KBC) Teaching kids to cook can not only be fun for us and them it is a life skill they will never forget.  In this 6 part cooking series they will boost their confidence, learn to create, how to measure, read a recipe, prep for a meal, knife skills, kitchen safety and so much more.  Even if you have a picky eater on your hands you will find that they are much more willing to try new foods if they have had a hand in making the  meal.  Each class will focus new skills while reinforcing ones we have already covered. These  classes may be taken as individual or as a series.   Catherine St. John; 1:30-3:30 pm; $60 per class or $300 for the series (a savings of $10 per class)  Please wear Closed Toed Shoes and bring a few containers for leftovers.  Ages 10-15. KBC: Knife Skills Chinese Style: Sunday September  16 KBC: Southern Comforts: Sunday September 30 KBC: French Cooking: Sunday October 7 French cooking is considered to be the cuisine that chefs are trained on.  There are so many techniques that can be transferred into other cuisines.  We will introduce your child to some French basics that they are sure to love.  We will begin the class by learning how to make Pate au Choux this dough can be made into so many different things.  We will use our dough to make Classic French Cheese Puffs known as  Gougère\'s.  Who does not love a Crepe?  We will make French Crepes filled with Ham & Cheese.  We will then use more Pate a Choux to make Vanilla Pastry Cream filled Puffs dipping in Chocolate. Catherine St. John; 1:30 - 3:30 pm; $60 KBC: Halloween Fun: Sunday October 28 KBC: Thanksgiving Pies: Sunday November 18 KBC: Holiday Cookies: Sunday December 9

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 KBC French

French Cooking Basics - Saute


Oct 9,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 Learning to Saute is a very important and once you learn the technique and the basics of making a chicken saute you can interchange your ingredients and create your own dishes.  The word saute means “to jump” meaning that the pan is hot enough to make the food jump in the pan.  Sauteing is usually a quick form of cooking on top of the stove.  We will cover making 2 different chicken saute recipes and 1 sauteed vegetable recipe.  Chicken Provencal (white wine, garlic and tomatoes); Saute of Chicken with Wild Mushrooms; Saute of Seasonal Vegetables.  Catherine St. John, 6:30 - 8:30 pm; $60 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 Saute

Getting Lean - Desserts


Oct 10,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Getting Lean with Greens! How to use plant foods to slim down, eat more and weigh less! If you are curious about eating more plant friendly or would like to “try out” being a part time “vegan” this series is just for you! We will explore how to prepare delicious, beautiful foods using no oil or sugar and only a minimum amount of salt. You will feel satisfied without adding to your waistline. These are tasty and easy to prepare. Soups for Fall/Winter: Wednesday September 19 Side Dishes & Salads: Wednesday September 26 Dressings & Dips: Wednesday October 3 Guilt Free Desserts: Wednesday October 10 A date with dessert! Think you can’t enjoy a sweet treat if you are trimming down? These desserts are yummy and easy to prepare. Again, in keeping with the plant friendly theme, these treats have no added oils or sugars. Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Breakfast Muffins with apples, raisins and dates, Banana Bread and Cherry Almond Nirvana Cookies. These will taste decadent without the guilt!   Diane Lambert 6:30 - 9:30 pm; $75

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

Middle East Favorites


Oct 11,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Cooking Along the Mediterranean Mediterranean cooking has been popular for a while now and for good reason.  The whole idea behind Mediterranean cooking is using fresh, flavorful ingredients in a healthy and exciting manner.  We will take a culinary trip to four different regions of the Mediterranean.  You will discover how to cook with spices, herbs, olive oils and lots of vegetables.  There is a reason why the Mediterranean Diet comes up as one of the healthiest ways of eating. Mezes and Small Bites: Thursday October 4 Middle Eastern Favorites: Thursday October 11 Many countries in the Middle East border the Mediterranean and draw from the early spice trade in the area for their flavors.  Spices that we use in our sweet desserts are often used in their savory dishes.  We will focus on Lebanese cooking for this class.  Lebanese cooking is full of flavor and spices.  By spices we do not necessarily mean “hot”, but flavorful.  We will be making Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip); Falafel (fried balls or patties of chickpeas, spices and herbs); Tabbouleh (salad of parsley, lemon and bulgar wheat); Fattoush (salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, toasted pita and herb dressing); Hummus with Spiced Lamb & Lemon Sauce; Grilled Lebanese Flat Bread (Between a pita and naan) Catherine St. John; 6:30-9:30 pm; $75 North African Coast: Thursday October 25 Spanish Feast: Thursday November 1

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 ME Favs

Date Night - India


Oct 12,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Date Night You do not need to be a couple to enjoy these classes.  Just sign up in groups of two and you are all set.  Join us for these very popular Friday and Saturday classes.  We set the table, do the shopping, organize the ingredients and do the dishes.  Chef Catherine will guide you through these causal and fun cooking classes where you will eat a full 4-5 course dinner.  You may bring wine or beer to the dinner/class, but we prefer that you wait till all the knife work is done before you break open a bottle.  So grab your significant other, BFF, or someone you love to cook with and come eat good food and make some new friends.  These classes always sell out so do not delay. Date Night Italy - Pasta: Friday September  14 Date Night Farmers Market: Saturday September 29 Date Night India: Friday  October 12 In the past this has been one of our most popular themes for a Date Night class.  So here it is again with more great flavorful dishes to enjoy. We will be cooking from one of my favorite Indian cookbooks Made in India:  Recipes From An Indian Family Kitchen by: Meera Sodha. We will begin with a few starters, Chili Paneer (Indian Cheese); and Oven Roasted Chicken Tikka Skewers.  We will then prepare Wild Mushroom Pilau (think of a wild mushroom Pilaf with spices and basmati rice); Roasted Butternut Squash Curry w/ Garlic and Tomatoes; Homemade Naan Bread and Whole Roasted Masala Chicken.  We will finish off our meal a Chia-Spiced Chocolate Pudding. Catherine St. John; 6:30-9:30 pm; $180 per couple (select 1 when registering) Date Night Southern Comfort: Friday Nov 9 Date Night French Bistro: Friday November 30 Date Night Holiday Cocktail Party: Friday Dec 14

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 180.00 DN India

Italian Breads


Oct 13,2018 - Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bread with Kathy Lehr French Bread:Saturday September  15 Italian Breads: Saturday October 13 We will start the class by shaping a traditional Ciabatta and baking them. Next we will be making a Prosciutto and Black Pepper roll.  The black pepper combines so well with the prosciutto, you may want to make loaves of this!  Finally to the region of Sicily to make a traditional Semolina Bread…a great flavor and a great bread with soup or salad.  We will be making one of the doughs at the end of class.  Kathy Lehr; 10:00 am – 1:30 pm; $80.  Bring:  gallon sized zip-lock bags or medium bowl (to take home your doughs),  and lunch sized brown paper bags (to take home your baked breads).   Breads as an Appetizer: Saturday November 10 Holiday Breads: Saturday December 8

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 80.00 Italian Br

Bailey's Sweet Treats


Oct 14,2018 - Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
NEW!  Pastries with Anna Weisend Upset the Apple Cart: Saturday September 22 Bailey\'s Sweet Treats: Sunday October 14 Bailey’s can add the perfect amount of yum to any sweet treat!  We will be making a Chocolate Bailey’s Crepe Cake, Bailey’s Marshmallows, Pistachio Bailey Shortbread Cookies, and Irish Coffee Cupcakes.  Anna Weisend; 1:30 – 4:30pm; $75 Please bring a container or sheet pan to bring home any of your baked goods (that is, the ones you do not eat!) Holy Cannoli: Sunday November 4 Cookie Decorating Fun: Saturday December 1 Holiday Dessert Buffet: Sunday December 16

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Bailey\'s

French Cooking Basics - Stocks


Oct 23,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 In this class we will cover the heart of the French cooking.  Learning to make stocks will change the way you cook. While this class will focus on making Chicken Stock, Beef Stock, and Vegetable Stock we will serve a simple dish made with each style of stock.  We will use the chicken stock to make a Chicken Pot Pie; Beef Stock will be used for  Brown Sauce served with a Chop Steak; and the Vegetable Stock be used for a Vegetable Pot Pie. Catherine St. John, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, $60 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 Fr Stocks

Visit Morocco


Oct 25,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Cooking Along the Mediterranean Mediterranean cooking has been popular for a while now and for good reason.  The whole idea behind Mediterranean cooking is using fresh, flavorful ingredients in a healthy and exciting manner.  We will take a culinary trip to four different regions of the Mediterranean.  You will discover how to cook with spices, herbs, olive oils and lots of vegetables.  There is a reason why the Mediterranean Diet comes up as one of the healthiest ways of eating. Mezes and Small Bites: Thursday October 4 Middle Eastern Favorites: Thursday October 11 North African Coast: Thursday October 25 This class will focus on Morocco.  This cuisine is the perfect example of using spices that we are used to finding in our desserts in their savory cooking.  We will start with a Moroccan Orange and Olive Salad; we will then move on to a Hearty Lentil Harira: Lentil and Spiced Lamb Soup; What would a trip to Morocco be without a Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Olive?  We will serve our Tagine with an Onion and Raisin Couscous.  We will end the evening with a traditional Moroccan Meskouta Orange Cake. Catherine St. John; 6:30-9:30 pm; $75 Spanish Feast: Thursday November 1

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Morocco

Sushi Workshop


Oct 27,2018 - Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sushi Workshop: Saturday October 27 Have you ever wondered how to make sushi? Think it would be nice to make sushi at home with your friends and family? Maybe have a sushi party at  home? Come learn how to make this very popular dish and what equipment you will need to make it.  We will cover ingredients, equipment and technique in making sushi. Once you learn how to make the rice and the techniques for rolling, the combinations are endless. California Roll (krab, cucumber and and avocado); Spicy Tuna Roll (tuna with a sriracha mayo); Kappa Maki (cucumber roll); Smoked Salmon Asparagus Roll; and Avocado Mango Roll. We will be learning a traditional style roll and an inside out roll Please bring a container to take home any extra sushi.  Catherine St. John; $85; 11:00am-2:00 pm

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 85.00 Sushi

Kids Boot Camp - Halloween


Oct 28,2018 - Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kids Kitchen Boot Camp (KBC) Teaching kids to cook can not only be fun for us and them it is a life skill they will never forget.  In this 6 part cooking series they will boost their confidence, learn to create, how to measure, read a recipe, prep for a meal, knife skills, kitchen safety and so much more.  Even if you have a picky eater on your hands you will find that they are much more willing to try new foods if they have had a hand in making the meal.  Each class will focus new skills while reinforcing ones we have already covered. These  classes may be taken as individual or as a series.   Catherine St. John; 1:30-3:30 pm; $60 per class or $300 for the series (a savings of $10 per class)  Please wear Closed Toed Shoes and bring a few containers for leftovers.  Ages 10-15. KBC: Knife Skills Chinese Style: Sunday September  16 KBC: Southern Comforts: Sunday September 30 KBC: French Cooking: Sunday October 7 KBC: Halloween Fun: Sunday October 28 Even with a fun topic like Halloween we can still learn some cooking techniques.  Get ready to get your spook on by making Mummy Wrapped Baked Brie with Raspberry Sauce; Chicken Pot Pie with Crawling Hands (hands made of puff pastry coming out of the pot pie); and we will end things with creating our own Monster Mash Cookies. Catherine St. John; 1:30 - 3:30 pm; $60 KBC: Thanksgiving Pies: Sunday November 18 KBC: Holiday Cookies: Sunday December 9

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 KBC Halloween

French Cooking Basics - Souffle


Oct 30,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Learning how to make a proper French Souffle takes some technique and patience.  The power of the egg white is the key for creating a light souffle.  You will learn how to make a Cheese Souffle; Spinach Souffle and a Chocolate Souffle. Catherine St. John, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $60 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 Souffle

Spanish Feast


Nov 1,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Cooking Along the Mediterranean Mediterranean cooking has been popular for a while now and for good reason.  The whole idea behind Mediterranean cooking is using fresh, flavorful ingredients in a healthy and exciting manner.  We will take a culinary trip to four different regions of the Mediterranean.  You will discover how to cook with spices, herbs, olive oils and lots of vegetables.  There is a reason why the Mediterranean Diet comes up as one of the healthiest ways of eating. Mezes and Small Bites: Thursday October 4 Middle Eastern Favorites: Thursday October 11 North African Coast: Thursday October 25 Spanish Feast: Thursday November 1 We will end our 4 part Mediterranean series with a stop in Spain.  Spain offers many different culinary delights and among them are a variety of Tapa\'s (remember our first class focused on Mezes), these are the small bites of Spain.  Enjoy Patatas Bravas crispy roast potatoes with a homemade garlic mayonnaise and tomato sauce; Chilie-Garlic Shrimp (Gambas Al Ajillo), these shrimp are cooked in a hot cast iron pan with tons of garlic and red Thai chiles. After we have enjoyed our Tapas we will create a traditional Paella with Chicken, Chorizo Sausage; Shrimp and Mussels.  And if you possibly have room after all that you will devour a piece of Tarta de Santiago (Almond Cake with Cream Sherry and Brandy).  Catherine St. John; 6:30-9:30 pm; $75

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Spanish Feast

Pasta Workshop


Nov 3,2018 - Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pasta Workshop: Saturday November 3 Learn how to make your own pasta from scratch.  You will learn how to make a Semolina Egg Pasta Dough that we will turn into Fettuccine and serve with a Tomato Sauce with Fresh Vegetables.  We well then make a Squid Ink Pasta Dough (don\'t worry it only gives the pasta a black color, no squid flavor) we will then cut it into Linguine and serve with Shrimp and a Lemon Cream Sauce.  Please bring a sheet pan to take home any leftover pasta.  Catherine St. John; $75;11:00am-2:00 pm

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Pasta

Cannoli Workshop


Nov 4,2018 - Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
NEW!  Pastries with Anna Weisend Upset the Apple Cart: Saturday September 22 Bailey\'s Sweet Treats: Sunday October 14 Holy Cannoli: Sunday November 4 Learn to make authentic Sicilian Cannoli from a family recipe.  Once we’ve made our shells we will fill them with two different ricotta fillings, Chocolate, Cherry, and Almond, and Pistachio and Orange.  Anna Weisend; 1:30 – 4:30pm; $75 Please bring a container or sheet pan to bring home any of your baked goods (that is, the ones you do not eat!) Cookie Decorating Fun: Saturday December 1 Holiday Dessert Buffet: Sunday December 16

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Cannoli

French Cooking Basics - Julia's Classics


Nov 6,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 For us Americans and for many around the world Julia Child is the Mother of French Cooking.  She brought classic French Cooking to the forefront.  We will learn a few of Julia\'s favorite and most popular recipes in this class.  Quiche Lorraine (pastry crust baked and filled with a custard of bacon and leeks); Mussels Mariniere (steamed mussels with lemon and garlic); Beef Bourguignon (beef braised in red wine). Catherine St. John, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, $60 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 Julia 1

Date Night - Southern Comforts


Nov 9,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Date Night You do not need to be a couple to enjoy these classes.  Just sign up in groups of two and you are all set.  Join us for these very popular Friday and Saturday classes.  We set the table, do the shopping, organize the ingredients and do the dishes.  Chef Catherine will guide you through these causal and fun cooking classes where you will eat a full 4-5 course dinner.  You may bring wine or beer to the dinner/class, but we prefer that you wait till all the knife work is done before you break open a bottle.  So grab your significant other, BFF, or someone you love to cook with and come eat good food and make some new friends.  These classes always sell out so do not delay. Date Night Italy - Pasta: Friday September  14 Date Night Farmers Market: Saturday September 29 Date Night India: Friday  October 12 Date Night Southern Comfort: Friday Nov 9 As the weather gets cooler and our need for comfort food sets in join us for this interactive fun evening of Southern Comfort food.  We will greet you with a Pimento Cheese Spread with Buttermilk Drop Biscuits.  Once you are settled in we will move on to Southern Crab Cakes with a Remoulade Sauce; Skillet Fried Chicken with Black Pepper  Gravy; Baked Macaroni and Cheese and Bacon Braised Green Beans.  Let top this off with Sweet Potato Pie with Whipped Cream.   Catherine St. John; 6:30-9:30 pm; $180 per couple (select 1 when registering) Date Night French Bistro: Friday November 30 Date Night Holiday Cocktail Party: Friday Dec 14

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 180.00 DN S. Comforts

Bread Appetizers


Nov 10,2018 - Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bread with Kathy Lehr French Bread:Saturday September  15 Italian Breads: Saturday October 13 Breads as an Appetizer: Saturday November 10 In this class, you will use one dough to make three delicious appetizers.  We will fill the dough with Cheese and Herbs and cut them into breadstick with a nice crunch on the outside and a chew in the interior.  Next we will take a Lemon and Goat Cheese filling and make individual pockets.  The last thing we will make with this dough is a pin-wheel filled with Stilton and Walnuts.  At the end of class, you will be making the dough to take home.  Please bring a medium size bowl to take home your dough.  Kathy Lehr; $80; 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Holiday Breads: Saturday December 8

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 80.00 Bread Apps

Parent/Child - Thanksgiving


Nov 11,2018 - Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parent/Child Classes (PC) Come spend some quality time with your child, grandchild or the kid next door  in the kitchen.  Each class will focus on a particular theme and will be fun for both child and grown up.  Getting kids in the kitchen is a great way to expand their taste buds, build confidence and have a great time cooking together.  These classes are always a big hit and sell out quickly, so do not delay.  Please note that these classes are sold in groups of 2 and we limit classes to 6 pairs (12 people depending upon the class). Kid Ages 7-13; Parents and Grandparents of any age. PC Farmers Market: Saturday September 8 PC Baking & Cooking with Pumpkin: Saturday October 6 PC Family Thanksgiving: Sunday  November 11 Looking for some new ideas for Thanksgiving this year?  Come and get some great ideas and get the kids involved too.  We will work our way through a Thanksgiving meal and then sit at our Family Style Table to enjoy our feast.  We will begin by getting some Homemade Fluffy Dinner Rolls ready to go in the oven.  We will then turn our attention to the main event and prepare a Butterflied Dry Brine Roast Turkey; Cheesy Potatoes; Homemade Green Bean Casserole; Cornbread and Apple Dressing and Herb Gravy.  We will finish our meal with a Pumpkin Cream Cheese Mousse with Ginger Snaps. Catherine St. John; 1:00pm-4:00pm; $125 per pair (select 1 when registering)  Children ages 7 – 13. PC Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen: Saturday  December 15

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 125.00 PC Tday

French Cooking Basics - Brunch


Nov 13,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 Brunch is that meal we usually reserve for the weekend.  It is a late meal some place between breakfast and dinner.  We will enjoy some brunch classics while learning some more French techniques.  Poaching eggs can be intimidating, but with a few techniques under your belt you will become a pro. Ratatouille with Poached Eggs with French Bread Garlic Croutons; French Style Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus and Smoked Salmon; Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Whipped Cream (Belgium has very close ties to France and these are very common in both countries).  Catherine St. John, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, $60 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 Fr Brunch

Koftas, Kababs & Pickles


Nov 14,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Indian Vegetarian Cooking “SEE WHAT (Indian) VEGETARIAN CAN DO FOR YOU!” Get ready to impress your family and friends this holiday season with an entirely new meatless menu. Learn to make mouthwatering vegetarian Indian food. Appetizers, Dips, Chutneys, Pickles, Side Dishes and More.   Koftas, Kababs and Pickles: Wednesday November 14 Cook it once, Love it forever! These colorful and flavorful vegetarian dishes can be served as appetizers or sides. You’ll gain a whole new respect for zucchini, cabbage, beets etc. Zucchini/Cabbage Koftas in tomato sauce; Beets/Paneer Kebabs; Veggie Delight Kebabs (beans, carrots, cabbage, peas, potatoes); Lemon/Ginger/Chili Pickle; Sweet and Sour Veggie Pickle (turnips, cauliflower, carrots). Neelam Bhatia 6:30 - 9:30 pm; $75 Chaats, Chutneys and Salads: Wednesday November 28 Southern Comfort – Northern Sides: Wednesday December 5 Incredible Paneer (Indian Cheese): Wednesday December 12

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Indian Veg

Product Demonstration


Nov 16,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a fun evening while Chef Catherine will be cooking for you while showing off knife skills and cooking techniques using the unique cutlery and US Made cookware from Hammer Stahl that\'s specially priced for this event. She will prepare some awesome recipes for you to sample and you will receive a 20% discount off any Hammer Stahl cookware product.  We will place orders for you and contact you when product arrives.  What a great way to kick off the Holiday shopping season. You may bring beer/wine to class

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 10.00 Demo

Kids Boot Camp - Pies


Nov 18,2018 - Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kids Kitchen Boot Camp (KBC) Teaching kids to cook can not only be fun for us and them it is a life skill they will never forget.  In this 6 part cooking series they will boost their confidence, learn to create, how to measure, read a recipe, prep for a meal, knife skills, kitchen safety and so much more.  Even if you have a picky eater on your hands you will find that they are much more willing to try new foods if they have had a hand in making the meal.  Each class will focus new skills while reinforcing ones we have already covered. These  classes may be taken as individual or as a series.   Catherine St. John; 1:30-3:30 pm; $60 per class or $300 for the series (a savings of $10 per class)  Please wear Closed Toed Shoes and bring a few containers for leftovers.  Ages 10-15. KBC: Knife Skills Chinese Style: Sunday September  16 KBC: Southern Comforts: Sunday September 30 KBC: French Cooking: Sunday October 7 KBC: Halloween Fun: Sunday October 28 KBC: Thanksgiving Pies: Sunday November 18 Be the hero at Thanksgiving Dinner and bake the pies.  We will make a Classic Pumpkin Pie and a Dutch Apple Pie.  Each student will make a mini pie of each kind to take home.  You will learn how to make the crust; roll and line the pie tin, fill the pie and bake the pie.  I think you can figure out how to eat the pie.  We will provide the disposable pie plates and all the knowledge to make the pies. Catherine St. John; 1:30 - 3:30 pm; $60 KBC: Holiday Cookies: Sunday December 9

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 KBC Pies

French Cooking Basics - More Julia


Nov 27,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 We would be remiss if we did not include a French class around Julia Child\'s classic Coq au Vin (chicken braised in Red Wine) served with glazed Mushrooms and Pearl Onions.  This recipe teaches so many French techniques it would be a shame not to include it in this series.  We will serve our Coq au Vin with Handmade Buttered Noodles and a Simple French Style Salad. Catherine St. John, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, $60 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 More Julia

Chaats, Chutneys & Salads


Nov 28,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Indian Vegetarian Cooking “SEE WHAT (Indian) VEGETARIAN CAN DO FOR YOU!” Get ready to impress your family and friends this holiday season with an entirely new meatless menu. Learn to make mouthwatering vegetarian Indian food. Appetizers, Dips, Chutneys, Pickles, Side Dishes and More. Koftas, Kababs and Pickles: Wednesday November 14 Chaats, Chutneys and Salads: Wednesday November 28 No Cooking, No Fuss. Just chop, cube, dice, and slice, to create delicious appetizers and sides. Apple and Grapes Chaat with lime; Potato Chaat with cilantro; Crispy Paapri (pita chips type flat crackers) with Chickpeas, topped with spicy yogurt, tamarind and mint chutney, garnished with peanuts & raisins; 3 Bean Salad (can beans, peas, tomato tossed with lemon juice, sweet onion and cilantro); Pakori (dumplings made with chickpea flour) Raita with mint; Poha (cooked and flattened rice) with potato, peas and carrots; Tamarind and Mint Chutneys. Neelam Bhatia 6:30 - 9:30 pm; $75 Southern Comfort – Northern Sides: Wednesday December 5 Incredible Paneer (Indian Cheese): Wednesday December 12

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Indian Veg

Date Night - French Bistro


Nov 30,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Date Night You do not need to be a couple to enjoy these classes.  Just sign up in groups of two and you are all set.  Join us for these very popular Friday and Saturday classes.  We set the table, do the shopping, organize the ingredients and do the dishes.  Chef Catherine will guide you through these causal and fun cooking classes where you will eat a full 4-5 course dinner.  You may bring wine or beer to the dinner/class, but we prefer that you wait till all the knife work is done before you break open a bottle.  So grab your significant other, BFF, or someone you love to cook with and come eat good food and make some new friends.  These classes always sell out so do not delay. Date Night Italy - Pasta: Friday September  14 Date Night Farmers Market: Saturday September 29 Date Night India: Friday  October 12 Date Night Southern Comfort: Friday Nov 9 Date Night French Bistro: Friday November 30 French Cooking does not have to be hard and labor intensive.  This is the hallmark of Classic French Bistro Cooking.  Come enjoy this French menu that will have you begging for more.  We will start with French Onion Soup with Hot Melted Cheese and French Baguette; Salad of French Green Beans with a Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette; our main course will be a Bistro Classic  Steak Frittes (we will do a lighter version and roast the French fries and then toss them with Rosemary and Garlic) we will use Flat Iron Steak and serve with a Bearnaise Sauce.  Fruit desserts are a French favorite and we will prepare Roasted Pears with Blackberries and Creme Fraiche. . Catherine St. John; 6:30-9:30 pm; $180 per couple (select 1 when registering) Date Night Holiday Cocktail Party: Friday Dec 14

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 180.00 Dn Fr Bistro

Cookie Decorating


Dec 1,2018 - Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
NEW!  Pastries with Anna Weisend Upset the Apple Cart: Saturday September 22 Bailey\'s Sweet Treats: Sunday October 14 Holy Cannoli: Sunday November 4 Cookie Decorating Fun: Saturday December 1 - MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD Get ready for the Holidays and learn to decorate some festive cookies. We\'ll be making two kinds of cut out cookies and learning several decorating techniques to adorn them, including outlining and flooding.  A light lunch will be served. Please bring a sheet pan or two to bring home any of your cookies (that is, the ones you do not eat!) Anna Weisend; 11:00am – 2:00pm; $80 Holiday Dessert Buffet: Sunday December 16

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 80.00 Cookie Dec

French Cooking Basics - Pate au Choux


Dec 4,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 A patissier called Avice perfected the paste in the middle of the eighteenth century and created choux buns. The pâte à Popelin became known as pâte à choux, since only choux buns were made from it. (Choux buns were the same shape as small cabbages. Choux is the French word for cabbage.) So much can be made with Pate au Choux.  Everything from savory to desserts.  We will be making Gougère\'s (cheese puffs), we will make small ones that can be floated on top of a soup and larger ones that we can fill with an herb goat cheese and smoked salmon to make Smoked Salmon Puffs.  We will then make larger puffs that we will fill with a Vanilla Pastry Cream and dip the tops in Chocolate to make a dessert puff. Catherine St. John, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, $60 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 Pate au Choux

North India Sides


Dec 5,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Indian Vegetarian Cooking “SEE WHAT (Indian) VEGETARIAN CAN DO FOR YOU!” Get ready to impress your family and friends this holiday season with an entirely new meatless menu. Learn to make mouthwatering vegetarian Indian food. Appetizers, Dips, Chutneys, Pickles, Side Dishes and More. Koftas, Kababs and Pickles: Wednesday November 14 Chaats, Chutneys and Salads: Wednesday November 28 Southern Comfort – Northern Sides: Wednesday December 5 Delicious soups, flavorful eggplant sides, and aromatic rice biryani. Your taste buds will beg for more. Eat it once, Savor it forever! Sambhaar (Spicy Southern Indian yellow lentil soup with vegetables);  Rice Biryani with Veggies; Tomato Rasam (Southern Indian soup); Eggplant Bhurta cooked with onions and tomato;  Eggplant Raita (baked eggplant in yogurt sauce). Neelam Bhatia 6:30 - 9:30 pm; $75 Incredible Paneer (Indian Cheese): Wednesday December 12

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Indian Veg

Holiday Breads


Dec 8,2018 - Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bread with Kathy Lehr French Bread:Saturday September  15 Italian Breads: Saturday October 13 Breads as an Appetizer: Saturday November 10 Holiday Breads: Saturday December 8 To get ready for the holidays we will be making three unique breads, all using various braiding techniques.  First is a delicious Challah, using a three strand braid.  Next is the Chocolate Babka, a dough braid which is cut.  The last is a pesto braid that will form a circular loaf.   Please bring a medium size bowl to take home your dough. Kathy Lehr; $80; 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 80.00 Holiday Breads

Kids Boot Camp - Cookies


Dec 9,2018 - Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kids Kitchen Boot Camp (KBC) Teaching kids to cook can not only be fun for us and them it is a life skill they will never forget.  In this 6 part cooking series they will boost their confidence, learn to create, how to measure, read a recipe, prep for a meal, knife skills, kitchen safety and so much more.  Even if you have a picky eater on your hands you will find that they are much more willing to try new foods if they have had a hand in making the meal.  Each class will focus new skills while reinforcing ones we have already covered. These  classes may be taken as individual or as a series.   Catherine St. John; 1:30-3:30 pm; $60 per class or $300 for the series (a savings of $10 per class)  Please wear Closed Toed Shoes and bring a few containers for leftovers.  Ages 10-15. KBC: Knife Skills Chinese Style: Sunday September  16 KBC: Southern Comforts: Sunday September 30 KBC: French Cooking: Sunday October 7 KBC: Halloween Fun: Sunday October 28 KBC: Thanksgiving Pies: Sunday November 18 KBC: Holiday Cookies: Sunday December 9 Who does not love cookies, especially at the Holiday\'s.  Whether you plan to give them away or keep them for yourself it is always fun to bake and decorate cookies.  We will have Sugar Cut out Cookies ready for you to learn how to decorate using the flooding method with royal icing.  You will also make one of my favorite Holiday cookies the Double Ginger Crackles.  Please bring a ½ sheet pan for your cut out cookies and a container for the Ginger Crackles. Catherine St. John; 1:30 - 3:30 pm; $60

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

French Cooking Basics - Seafood


Dec 11,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 All through out France you will find seafood being cooked in many different ways.  Tonight we will focus on 3 different preparations.  We will start with learning how to peel and clean shrimp.  You may ask why should I learn how to do that when I can buy them P&D (peeled and deveined) ?  The answer is simple.  You are missing out on the most flavorful part of the shrimp.  And what is that you may ask? It is the shells!  You do not eat them, but you can create the most wonderful sauces, soups and butters from the shrimp shell.  We will be making A Simple Saute of Shrimp with Tomatoes and Spinach; Shrimp Bisque (a creamy soup made with the flavor from the shells) and we will also make a Fish Fumet (stock made from fish bones) that we will then create a traditional French Seafood Stew). Catherine St. John, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, $60 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 Fr Seafood

Making Paneer


Dec 12,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEW!  Indian Vegetarian Cooking “SEE WHAT (Indian) VEGETARIAN CAN DO FOR YOU!” Get ready to impress your family and friends this holiday season with an entirely new meatless menu. Learn to make mouthwatering vegetarian Indian food. Appetizers, Dips, Chutneys, Pickles, Side Dishes and More. Koftas, Kababs and Pickles: Wednesday November 14 Chaats, Chutneys and Salads: Wednesday November 28 Southern Comfort – Northern Sides: Wednesday December 5 Incredible Paneer (Indian Cheese): Wednesday December 12 Make it once, Get Hooked forever! Not just for cheese lovers, it is a versatile cheese that can be served cold, at room temperature, fresh or cooked as a snack or side dish. How to make Paneer; Paneer Cutlets; Paalak Paneer (spinach with paneer); Mattar Paneer (green peas with paneer).  Neelam Bhatia 6:30 - 9:30 pm; $75

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Paneer

Date Night - Cocktail Party


Dec 14,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Date Night You do not need to be a couple to enjoy these classes.  Just sign up in groups of two and you are all set.  Join us for these very popular Friday and Saturday classes.  We set the table, do the shopping, organize the ingredients and do the dishes.  Chef Catherine will guide you through these causal and fun cooking classes where you will eat a full 4-5 course dinner.  You may bring wine or beer to the dinner/class, but we prefer that you wait till all the knife work is done before you break open a bottle.  So grab your significant other, BFF, or someone you love to cook with and come eat good food and make some new friends.  These classes always sell out so do not delay. Date Night Italy - Pasta: Friday September  14 Date Night Farmers Market: Saturday September 29 Date Night India: Friday  October 12 Date Night Southern Comfort: Friday Nov 9 Date Night French Bistro: Friday November 30 Date Night Holiday Cocktail Party: Friday Dec 14 Don\'t have a Holiday Party go to tonight?  Come  to ours and enjoy making and eating a creative collection of Holiday (or any time of year) appetizers.  We will greet you with a glass of Prosecco to get things started along with a Charcuterie Board.  Just about every party I go to has a shrimp platter.  Usually frozen cooked shrimp with jarred cocktail sauce.  Tonight we will show you that with just a little effort you can create a Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with a Trio of Sauces (cocktail, citrus plum, and herb tartar sauce); Catherine will teach you how to make Cheese Puffs filled with Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon; Spinach and Feta filled Phyllo Cups; Roasted Butternut Squash and Tahini Dip with Pita Triangles; and BLT Salad Bites.  Catherine St. John; 6:30-9:30 pm; $190 per couple (select 1 when registering)

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 190.00 DN Cocktails

Parent/Child - Gifts from Kitchen


Dec 15,2018 - Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Parent/Child Classes (PC) Come spend some quality time with your child, grandchild or the kid next door  in the kitchen.  Each class will focus on a particular theme and will be fun for both child and grown up.  Getting kids in the kitchen is a great way to expand their taste buds, build confidence and have a great time cooking together.  These classes are always a big hit and sell out quickly, so do not delay.  Please note that these classes are sold in groups of 2 and we limit classes to 6 pairs (12 people depending upon the class). Kid Ages 7-13; Parents and Grandparents of any age. PC Farmers Market: Saturday September 8 PC Baking & Cooking with Pumpkin: Saturday October 6 PC Family Thanksgiving: Sunday  November 11 PC Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen: Saturday  December 15 Nothing means more than a hand made gift and what\'s even better the recipient will get to eat it.  We will work together to prepare 3 gifts from the kitchen.  Chocolate Pretzel Bark with Sea Salt and White Chocolate Drizzle; Irish Shortbread Toffee Bars and we can\'t forget that very special member of the family your Dog (and if you do not have a dog I am sure you know someone who does).  We will make Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits.  Please let us know if there is a Peanut Allergy.  Catherine St. John; 11:00am-1:30pm; $110 per pair (select 1 when registering)  Children ages 7 – 13.

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 110.00 PC Gifts

Holiday Desserts


Dec 16,2018 - Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
NEW!  Pastries with Anna Weisend Upset the Apple Cart: Saturday September 22 Bailey\'s Sweet Treats: Sunday October 14 Holy Cannoli: Sunday November 4 Cookie Decorating Fun: Saturday December 1 Holiday Dessert Buffet: Sunday December 16 Learn to make a variety of special holiday desserts for a buffet or chose your favorite for a more intimate affair.  Gingerbread trifle, Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues, Salted Caramel Bailey Tartlets, Pistachio Raspberry Thumbprints, and Brulee Spoons.  Anna Weisend; 1:30 – 4:30pm; $75 Please bring a container or sheet pan to bring home any of your baked goods (that is, the ones you do not eat!)

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 75.00 Holiday Desserts

French Cooking Basics - Hors d'ouevres


Dec 18,2018 - Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NEW!  French Cooking Basics (Participation & Demo) Certificate awarded for taking all 12 classes. In this 12 week series you will learn many of the techniques that are important to Classic French Cooking.  Mastering these techniques will improve your over all cooking and allow you to apply them to other types of cuisine.  These 2 hour classes will be a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking allowing you to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  So come ready to learn, eat and have some fun in the kitchen. Catherine St. John, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60 per class or $600 for the 12 week series (that\'s 2 classes for free). Mise en Place: Tuesday September 11 Soups French Style: Tuesday September 18 French Dessert for Fall: Tuesday September 25 Art of Saute:Tuesday October 9 French Stocks: Tuesday October 23 French Soufflé: Tuesday October 30 Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 6 French Brunch: Tuesday November 13 More Julia\'s Classics: Tuesday November 27 Pate au Choux:  Tuesday December 4 Seafood French Style: Tuesday December 11 French Hors d\'ouevres : Tuesday December 18 With the holidays upon us nobody does Hors d\'oeuvres like the French.  We will end our 12 part French series with the beginning (so to speak).  These are great small bites you can serve for Christmas Eve, Christmas or New Years Eve (or anytime of year).  Potato Blini\'s with Caviar and Creme Fraiche; Mini Onion and Bacon Tarts; Olive Tapanade with Lemon Ricotta and Figs; and Assorted Canapes (we will have a selection of ingredients to create our own French style canapes).   Catherine St. John, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, $60

Location

Western Reserve School of Cooking
140 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Event Fees:

$ 60.00 Hors d\'ouevres



Contact Us

Western Reserve School Of Cooking
140 North Main St.
Hudson, Ohio 44236

Tel: 330.650.1665

Email: info@wrsoc.com