Whether you’re cooking for one, two, or ten, it’s always good to have a couple of great recipes up your sleeve. And during the summer months, we all love a good barbecue or dinner party. But putting together a great meal for friends and family can be beyond stressful! And knowing what to pick out of the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking is not something we’d like to even think about. But there’s a way to master the art of a few foolproof, delicious, and stress-free party meals, and that’s through a cooking class! We’ve put together a list of some fun and affordable cooking class options that’ll make for a fun summer day’s activity, and will certainly pay back in the long run. Before you know it, all of your friends will be asking for your secret recipes!
La Cucina at Avanti Savoia
First things first: conquering the best of Italian food. Sure, we’re all pretty skilled when it comes to tossing a frozen pizza into the microwave, but to really impress your guests, sign up for cooking classes at La Cucina at Avanti Savoia. Taught by Chef Joseph Lowery alongside the occasional guest chef, you’ll learn the ins and outs of pizza (actually made from scratch!), jalapeno poppers stuffed with prosciutto, and of course, lots and lots of pasta. Even if you’re just getting acquainted with your kitchen, this class is a surefire way to become a deep-dish pro!
Cookbook Club at Williams-Sonoma
We can bet that there isn’t a single person on this planet who doesn’t love Williams-Sonoma. The only thing that store leaves us wanting more of is how to use all of their fancy kits and tools. Now, you can learn the real tricks of the trade and enjoy everything Williams-Sonoma has to offer. Call and register to take classes, and call now! The classes certainly fill up quickly when the content is so coveted!
Sure, the entrée is important. But we all know that the lingering flavor of dessert is what you remember most. To round out your newly acquired cooking skills, head over to Sugar Bakers to learn the fine art of baking! Making the perfect batch of cupcakes is easier said than done…and there are a wide variety of classes to choose from with class times all over the calendar so you can find something to fit your busy schedule!