Learn to Cook like a Chef in July

The first of a series showcasing areas around the Palm Beach county area offering cooking courses, both free and paid.  If you have an eatery you’d like to have featured here feel free to leave a comment with your contact information.  Enjoy!

BICE

313 Worth Ave, Palm Beach
(561) 835-1600
  • Bice’s Favorite Pasta Sauces
    5:30-8 p.m. July 27. $45

    For this “Tutti a Tavola” (everyone to the table) class, guests will receive one glass of wine, the collection of recipes and generous samples of everything being prepared. Featured wine will be available for purchase at a discounted rate after the first class.
    Insalatina tricolore in olio e limone
    Tricolor salad in lemon and oil (citronette) and shaved Parmesan cheese
    Melanzana alla Parmigiana in salsa di pomodoro
    Eggplant Parmesan in tomato sauce
    Chitarra alla bolognese
    Homemade spaghetti in traditional Bolognese sauce
    Fettuccini in salsa Alfredo
    Homemade fettuccini in Alfredo sauce
    Dentice alla Livornese
    Snapper Livorno style (onions, caper, kalamata olives, garlic, basil, oregano in tomato sauce)

CAKES, ETC.

2800 N. Military Trail #111, West Palm Beach
(561) 615-4431
  • Intermediate Cake Decorating Class
    6:30-8:30p.m. Call for schedule.

    Tuition is $40 plus supplies.
  • Basic Cake Decorating Class
    6:30-8:30p.m. Call for schedule.
    Tuition is $40 plus supplies.
  • Basic Candy Molding Class
    6:30-8:30p.m. Call for schedule.
    Tuition is $20, supplies included.

IN THE KITCHEN

Gallery Square North, 389 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta
561-747-7117
  • Summer in Tequesta
    6:30-8:30pm. July 23. $60
    Learn to make summer treats such as Grilled Tuna w/ Grapefruit and Sweet Onion, Vine-ripened Tomato Salad, Grilled Argentinean Flank Steak with Cilantro-Lime Cream, Fresh Peach Shortcake and more!
  • Off the Hook
    6:30-8:30pm. July 27. $60
    Learn an assortment of assorted Florida fish dishes.
    South Beach Ceviche, Crabcake Salad, Sweet Potato Crusted Snapper, Mojito Sorbet w/ tropical Fruit Shooter.

LEILA

120 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
(561) 659-7373
  • Lebanese Cooking Class
    5:30-8 p.m. July 27  $50

    Guests will receive one glass of wine, the collection of recipes and generous samples of everything being prepared. The featured wine, Lebanese beer and pomegranate martinis will be available at a special price during the class.
    Falafel: Delicate Chickpea Croquettes with aromatic spices
    Foul Salata: Fava Beans simmered in garlic, lemon and olive oil
    Shish Kebab: Juicy beef tips marinated to tender perfection
    Leila Signature Sokseh: Delicious chocolate infused with a sweet biscuit and powdered sugar

PUBLIX APRON’S COOKING SCHOOL

Polo Club Shoppes, 5030 Champion Blvd, Suite D2, Boca Raton
561-994-4461 or 561-994-4883
  • Summer of Love: Lobster Meets Beef
    6:30pm. July 24. $50
    Learn to cook dishes that will unite these two flavors.
  • Intermediate Techniques
    10am & 6pm. July 26. $200
    Four-part food class for food enthusiasts with a significant comfort level in sauteing, slicing & dicing.
  • Basics of Culinary
    10am & 6pm. July 27. $300
    First in a six-part series that will teach techniques used by professionals, including knife skills, sauces, sauteing, roasting, grilling and braising.

RISTORANTE SAPORI

99 Royal Palm Plaza, Boca Raton
(561) 367-9779
  • Beginner Cooking Classes
    11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $50
    Every other Saturday. Chef Marco Pindo offers these classes for three. Must call to arrange a spot. Classes are geared to beginners, and include pastas, quick sauces and basics on fish, vegetables and other food.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 691-8550
  • Fresh Summer Cuisine with Chef Joe Angelucci
    5 p.m. July 26. Free.

    Chef Joe Angelucci of Cocktails & Dreams in Palm Beach Gardens will take you on culinary tour sure to tantalize your taste buds!  Registration required.
  • Back to School Block Party
    5:30-7p.m. July 27. Free.

    Schools almost back in session, what a perfect time to get some new tasty lunchbox ideas!

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

1400 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 447-0000
  • Panda Kitchen Cooking Demonstration with Chef Brian Aaron
    6:30-8 p.m. July 23. Free.
    Master Chef, entrepreneur and visionary Brian Aaron is the man behind his sought-after successful catering company, AARON’S CATERING International & Gourmet.  Combining food, science and irresistible charm, Brian Aaron is poised to make an everlasting impression.  Chef, television personality and entrepreneur, Aaron is recognized for sending one’s five senses on the ultimate roller coaster ride.
  • Vegan Delights
    7-8 p.m. July 26. $5

    Let’s go vegan for the night!  You won’t miss your meat and potatoes when you join this class full of creative and appealing dishes for you and your family.  So get your tastes buds ready to try some unique foods to help create a well-balanced, healthful diet.  Recipes include:  Quick & Easy Falafels, Orange Glazed Tempeh over a Pinto Bean Salad, and Vegan Coconut Cake for Dessert!

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

2635 State Road 7, Wellington
(561) 904-4000
  • Chef Chris Paul’s American Classics
    7 p.m. July 30. $35
    Enjoy a five course, five-star meal, prepared by Master Chef Chris Paul from Wild Orchids Fusion.  The night begins with an introduction to the three wines that you will taste throughout the evening, then you will be dazzled by the chef as he creates the most delectable dishes you will ever taste!
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