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Risotto Workshop

Making risotto may sound intimidating, but Chef will take all the mystery out of it in this class. After a salad first course, you'll learn the steps to creating a quality risotto, and how turn it into something fantastic, a Rich Wild Mushroom & Bacon Risotto! Because we like to have options, you'll also make a Fresh Herb & Parmesan Risotto with Peas.  The Chef will also demonstrate a Dessert Risotto with Vanilla and Orange. 

This class is easily made vegetarian by omitting the bacon and swapping chicken stock for vegetable stock, just let us know ahead of time if you'd prefer this and we can prepare some extra mushrooms for you!

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

  • Salad w/ Apples, Walnuts, & Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Wild Mushroom & Bacon Risotto
  • Fresh Herb, Parmesan, & Peas Risotto
  • Dessert Risotto Pudding
  • Rhinegeist Beer, House and Premium Wines available for purchase

Skills and Information:
  • Knife Skills
  • Plating
  • Seasoning
  • Risotto Cookery
  • Toasting
  • Layering Flavors

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.

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.