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Cooking 101 Skills Class


If you're looking for a class for beginners, here it is. We'll start with the basics and you'll leave feeling confident in the kitchen.  

Chef will start with a mini “Knife-Skills” class, where you'll mince, dice and julienne your way to a delicious Panzanella Salad. Then working at your own cooktop you'll learn proper vegetable cookery techniques by making sautéed Asparagus with Balsamic Pancetta.  Chef will walk you through common herbs and how to use them to elevate your home cooking. You'll complete your culinary education by creating your own pan-seared Chicken Filet with 2 Pan Sauces. One with wine and broth and another using cream. Bring your curiosity, questions and your appetite.

Cook...Eat...Repeat at Home! 

Guests receive a 20% discount on future classes and 10% discount on any in-store purchase on the day of class!

Menu:
  • Panzanella Salad
  • Pan Seared Chicken Filet with 2 Pan Sauces
  • Sauteed Asparagus with Balsamic Pancetta
  • Rhinegeist Beer, House and Premium Wines available for purchase
Skills:
  • Deglazing
  • Dredging
  • Knife Skills
  • Plating
  • Saucing
  • Searing
  • Seasoning
  • Whisking

Chef Instructor: James Hanser
Chef James grew up in rural northwest Ohio, moved to Cincy in 1998 and started working in the restaurant industry.  He fell in love with the craft.  Mostly self-taught, he has honed his skills over the years working for nearly every restaurant group in town... Jeff Ruby's Steakhouses, Boca Restaurant Group, Orchids at Netherland Plaza, Whole Foods Market, Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, and many independently owned restaurants along the way.  In 2018, James started his own company called "Have Knives. Will Travel." as a personal chef, caterer, and in home instructor.  He loves all types of food, but he is totally obsessed with braising, curing, and smoking meats and pickling. Inspired by his mother, a lifelong teacher, he began teaching at The Learning Kitchen and is loving every minute of it!


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.

A minimum 48-hour notice via phone or in-person (not email) is required for class cancellations or rescheduling for reservations of one to three guests.  A minimum 7-day notice via phone or in-person is required for class cancellations or rescheduling for reservation of four or more guests. If you are unable to attend a class, you are encouraged to send someone in your place. We cannot make exceptions.

If you have a large group, consider a private party!

Got questions? Call, email, or check our FAQ page.

Classes are two hours, but duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes, it is best to plan accordingly.

For same-day booking, call us at 513.847.4474

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