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Light and Delicious

Healthy eating shouldn't mean eating "diet" foods. We feel the best way to eat healthier is by using all natural, clean foods and learning techniques to cook with less fat and calories.

We like to say, "if the company has removed the fat or the sugar, they have probably replaced it with chemicals and salt."

In this class you’ll make a very healthy menu consisting of a Fresh Italian Salad with Homemade Dressing, then cooking at your own cooktop, you'll prepare Chicken Cacciatore, which is a pan-roasted chicken breast with tomato and mushroom sauce. You'll serve this delicious chicken over Roasted Vegetable Risotto, a cooking technique that is a great skill to learn.


  • Italian Salad with Homemade Italian dressing with tomatoes, olives, cannellini beans and parmesan
  • Chicken Cacciatore with Tomato and Mushroom Sauce
  • Roasted Vegetable Risotto
  • Rhinegeist Beer, House and Premium Wines available for purchase
  • Flavor Balancing
  • Knife Skills
  • Plating
  • Reduction
  • Risotto Technique
  • Saucing
  • Simmering
  • Searing
  • Seasoning
  • Whisking

7-Day Cancellation Policy.  Call for same day scheduling.

Chef Instructor: Samantha Wickham

Chef Sam is a Dayton, Ohio native. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York with a degree in Culinary Arts, and got her experience on the line in restaurants in New York and Washington D.C.  While working at Chef Dan Barber’s Blue Hill Restaurant, she fell for the farm to table concept and eventually for the lifestyle and vocation of farming. Sam has now been farming for 9 years with her husband Rich, who together own and run Foxhole Farm in Brookville, Ohio (along with their little girl Marion). They feed the Dayton community via Oakwood and Centerville farmers markets, Dorothy Lane Market, and various restaurants.  Sam also offers private chef services via her second business, Farmer to Table. Her culinary specialties include farm-to-table cooking, and Spanish, Italian, and French cuisine.  Teaching others how to cook is one of Sam’s favorite outlets.

Our recipes use common ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc. If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction we should be aware of, please call or email before attending the class. We may or may not be able to accommodate.


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.