February 15, 2020
“sous vide” is a French culinary term meaning “under vacuum” and is a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic bag or glass jar and cooked under carefully controlled water or steam temperatures. The intent is to cook the food items evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked while retaining moisture and without overcooking the outside. Four different recipes will be explained, demonstrated, sampled and enjoyed in the class. Sample various sous vide vegetables, chicken and steak.
March 05, 2020
Homemade pasta is easy and delicious. In this class, learn to make traditional egg pasta, spinach pasta and tomato pasta from scratch. Take the pasta a step further and fill homemade ravioli with a delicious cheese and herb filling before cooking to perfection. We will also make a big batch of homemade marinara sauce to try in class and take some home for later. We will be using Kitchenaid attachments and our old fashioned pasta rollers including rolling pin!
March 12, 2020
Our Popular Soup Exchange Class with New Recipes: Prepare for your winter meals by having several soups on hand to make up a quick meal. In this class we will break up in to teams, each team will make one of Chef Char’s delicious soups and enough for everyone in class. All will go home with a 32 ounce container of three different soups (enough for 12 average size meals) to enjoy for a quick meal by adding some garnish and a side salad. We will make these three soups: Vegetable Beef Barley, Corn Chowder and Pozole Verde De Pollo (Mexican Roasted Vegetables with Chicken and Hominy) Class is limited to 12 people.
March 14, 2020
Are you thinking about buying an electric cooker (Instant Pot) but are not sure if this cooking gadget will be a good investment? Do you already have one and are not sure how to use it? Or are you an Instant Pot pro and would just like new recipe ideas? In this two-hour class, Chef char will show you the various ways to use an electric pressure cooker and make five different recipes for your tasting. Recipes will be shared and lots of tips on using a pressure cooker. These appliances will help you get dinner on the table faster and they are a major upgrade from the pressure cookers that we might know from our past. Come to class hungry!
March 21, 2020
Muskegon’s little bakers can come together to get creative and competitive in the kitchen over cupcakes. Learn to make delicious ganache and fruit fillings, assorted buttercream frostings and decorate with professional piping tips. Sprinkles and edible glitter will be on hand to accommodate the creative whims of Muskegon’s tiny chefs. Each baker will take home a dozen cupcakes that they have decorated.
Ages 7 and up
March 26, 2020
Gather your favorite girlfriends over 21 and enjoy this class that mixes the science of working with chocolate and the art of fun plating and chocolate desserts. Pair your chocolate creations with selected wines for a classy evening out with the ladies.
Must be 21 and provide valid ID
April 4, 2020
Magic Food Recipes and Fun Potions for Muskegon Muggles. Dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character and come learn all the culinary secrets to Butter Beer (nonalcholic), Hogwarts Magic Envelope Pockets (baked meat and vegetable pies) and Polyjuice Potion (fruit and vegetable juice smoothies). We will be making own own food magic in the kitchen.
April 9, 2020
Learn the basics to homemade stocks and broths as the foundation to several soup possibilities. We will be making hearty bread bowls to go along with loaded potato soup made in class.
April 11, 2020
It is so much fun to make different variations of cheesecake just by switching out the crust or filling ingredients. Recipes for three different cheesecake crusts, fillings and toppings will be available in this class. Go home with tiny cheesecakes in the following flavors: pumpkin marble with ginger snap crust, triple chocolate with Oreo bottom, and New York style with graham cracker crust and fruit topping.