10 Essential Spices for the Everyday Cook
This class is co-sponsored by Savory Spice Shop
When you walk into a spice shop do you wonder what your food might be like if you stepped out of your comfort zone and tried something new? Spices have long and ancient histories that creative cooks can learn to embrace in thier cooking. In this class we're picking 10 essential spices and will make use of them to create a lineup of exceptional dishes . And best yet, you'll be sitting down to a fascinating meal at the end of class. Join us for a class where you'll learn to take your cooking to the next level.
In class we will dedicate 30 minutes of menu discussion, 30 minutes on knife skill demonstration and then move into assignments for the hands-on portion of class. The Chef and kitchen assistants will guide the class in the kitchen, helping each student practice their knife skills while creating a delicious meal designed to challenge and engage every student.
Equipment needed: All kitchen equipment, knives, aprons, food, spices and herbs are provided. This is an immersion, hands-on class and you will be on your feet most of the class. Please wear comfortable shoes with closed toes for safety purposes.
Time : Class is 3 to 4 hours long. Depending on the menu and the flow, some classes are shorter and others can go longer. Clean up is done by the kitchen assistants, so you will leave after sharing the meal you’ve created with the Chef, kitchen assistants and your fellow students.
Materials: Handouts are provided and include notes on the knife skills covered, the menu, recipes and tips from the Chef.
Class size: Classes are limited to 15 students due to the hands on nature of the instruction
Who will be the Chef Instructor?
We have a very talented group of Chef Instructors teaching at The Cooking Studio who also work at local restaurants or are teaching at Professional Culinary Schools, own catering businesses or working as Personal Chefs.
All Chef Instructors are highly skilled in their topic area and bring that skill, passion and personality to class.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available in the parking garage directly behind The Opera Galleria. The cost is $1/hour. If you prefer it, the MAX stop is just a block away. Please don’t park on the street as the parking limit is 2 hours and classes will typically run 3hrs or more. Biking to Old Town is always and option of course. Don’t forget to bring a backpack or basket in case you want to carry leftovers home after class.
(It is not recommended that you bike to Pie making classes as you will go home with the pie(s) you made and that can get tricky on a bike!)
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Trish O’Neill email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You will use the code we send you to register for the class. You don’t need to bring anything to the class.
What is the cancellation policy?
Class registrations are non-refundable. However, if you can’t attend we will help you transfer your registration to another class. This needs to be done 7 days before the class you have registered for. If it is less than 7 days before the class you are welcome to give or resell the class to a friend or family member. Sorry, but missed classes can’t be made up.
It is very rare for us to cancel classes due to weather, but we’ll email you if that should happen.
What is the refund policy?
We require a minimun of 6 students per class. If less than 6 students are registered then class will be cancelled due to low enrollments and you will be notified by email. Refunds will be issued for all cancelled classes.
What if there is a waitlist?
If the class you want to register for is full, please add your name to the waitlist and we’ll email you if an opening comes available. We may decide to add an additional session to satisfy demand so you’ll want to be sure we have your best contact information. You don’t need to pay when putting your name on the waitlist, you can pay when there is an opening and you register for the class.
What about wine and beer?
Wine and beer are availble for purchase during class, but of course you must be 21yrs or older to be served.
Additional information: Food allergies can be accommodated, but please share them when registering for class.
Date and Time
The Cooking Studio Fort Collins
123 N College AveMain floor of the Opera Galleria
Fort Collins, CO 80524