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Art of Cookery

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October 2019

Culinary Class – Pumpkin Pie from a Pumpkin

October 24 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on November 8, 2019 at 5:15pm

Get ready for the taste of Autumn and the holidays with pumpkin pie! Learn to make a fabulous pumpkin pie, from a real PUMPKIN. There truly is a difference in flavor when making a pumpkin pie from natural ingredients…and we mean the pumpkin too. You’ll learn from Chef Valerie Hanson how to easily make a pumpkin pie by opening ZERO cans of anything. You’ll start by seeing how easy it is to roast your own pumpkin, then, make the pastry…

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Culinary Class – Pie Perfection

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2019 at 5:15pm

One event on October 22, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 5:30pm

Learn to make a great pie from Chef Valerie Hanson, an award winning pie baker. There are great tips and tricks to be learned! Starting with making the pastry yourself and following up with how to assemble and bake the pie with certainty. You will go home with a pie, recipes, and a LOT of confidence to make more. $35 per person making one pie or $65 for two people making one pie (Must mention both names at registration) Register…

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Culinary Class – Pumpkin Pie from a Pumpkin

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on November 8, 2019 at 5:15pm

Get ready for the taste of Autumn and the holidays with pumpkin pie! Learn to make a fabulous pumpkin pie, from a real PUMPKIN. There truly is a difference in flavor when making a pumpkin pie from natural ingredients…and we mean the pumpkin too. You’ll learn from Chef Valerie Hanson how to easily make a pumpkin pie by opening ZERO cans of anything. You’ll start by seeing how easy it is to roast your own pumpkin, then, make the pastry…

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Pasta and Pinot

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fresh pasta, sauces, and wine… you can’t argue with that combination as it has stood the test of time and will always be a fantastic way to spend an evening. This class is an adult only cooking class where you’ll enjoy a couple complimentary glasses of wine, or you can bring your own favorite wine to enjoy as you learn how to hand roll pasta, create ravioli, gnocchi, tortellini, linguini and more. The class will be different based on season,…

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Culinary Class – Pierogi Paradise

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 12, 2019 at 5:15pm

Pierogi are essentially filled dumplings that are boiled and then often fried. They hail from central and eastern Europe. Homemade pierogi are a traditional Christmas Eve food in many homes. But these delicious little gems shouldn’t be limited to one day of the year and can be adjusted in both fillings and sauces to every season. They freeze well and make great last minute meals. Come and learn from Chef Valerie Hanson this wonderful food that can be both savory…

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Keep it Clean (Soapmaking)

October 29 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

The holidays are right around the corner!  Do you need gifts for party hosts, mail carriers, and/or teachers?  Has your family decided on a homemade gift exchange?  Perhaps you want to treat yourself to a wholesome natural soap that doesn’t have a lot of chemicals and additives.  This class is for you! Join us for a soapmaking session filled with interesting natural ingredients. We will be using the original heritage soapmaking ingredient, lye. This is not melting glycerine and pouring…

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Culinary Class – Pate a Choux

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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One event on November 5, 2019 at 12:00pm

Make Pate a Choux Pate a Choux is a unique dough that is the base for cream puffs, eclairs, beignets, churros, and many other pastries. Once the technique for making the dough is mastered, the pastries are a breeze and impressive to serve. In this session with Chef Valerie Hanson, learn to make this unique cooked dough; and, finish by experiencing how easy cream puffs are to make with it! Register via email ICan@artcookery.com or calling 231-740-4065; or online by…

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Culinary Class – How To Series: Great Gravy!

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 5, 2019 at 5:30pm

Learn how to: Make Great Gravy from now on! Do you skip making the gravy from scratch for that holiday meal because it is lumpy, too salty, runny, too thick, etc? You are not alone. Millions of jars/cans/envelopes of gravy are sold in the US each year. Yet, it is truly easy to make flawless gravy at home, in minutes. It is one of the best ways to remove extra additives you can’t even pronounce and salt from your food.…

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Culinary Class – Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

October 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Want to go out on Halloween but don’t want the loud party scene? Join Chef Valerie at Art of Cookery for a frighteningly good time and good food! Remember the old-fashioned Chicken Sunday dinners that everyone sat at the table and enjoyed together? But you have a busy household and have very little time to cook a delicious and nutritious meal? Just getting into cooking for yourselves instead of restaraunt and take-out? Need some basic cooking skills? Seeking to save…

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November 2019

Delicious Demise

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 9, 2020

One event on October 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on March 28, 2020 at 5:00pm

Come to this fun event and solve the untimely demise of someone. Once a month, from October through May, we offer a Delicious Demise event. Participants act out the roles (with scripts and as much hilarity as they wish!) This is so much fun. You will be emailed your character, costume suggestion (easy and optional) prior to arrival. The mystery activities last from 5 pm until around 8 pm on Saturday. To register online, click the link below and find…

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Culinary Class – Pate a Choux

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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One event on November 5, 2019 at 12:00pm

Make Pate a Choux Pate a Choux is a unique dough that is the base for cream puffs, eclairs, beignets, churros, and many other pastries. Once the technique for making the dough is mastered, the pastries are a breeze and impressive to serve. In this session with Chef Valerie Hanson, learn to make this unique cooked dough; and, finish by experiencing how easy cream puffs are to make with it! Register via email ICan@artcookery.com or calling 231-740-4065; or online by…

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Culinary Class – How To Series: Great Gravy!

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 5, 2019 at 5:30pm

Learn how to: Make Great Gravy from now on! Do you skip making the gravy from scratch for that holiday meal because it is lumpy, too salty, runny, too thick, etc? You are not alone. Millions of jars/cans/envelopes of gravy are sold in the US each year. Yet, it is truly easy to make flawless gravy at home, in minutes. It is one of the best ways to remove extra additives you can’t even pronounce and salt from your food.…

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Culinary Class – How To Series: Create a Charcuterie Board

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on October 17, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 5:30pm

In this session of our How To Series, join Chef Valerie Hanson in making and dining on a group charcuterie board. Impressed by a beautifully presented charcuterie board? Want to feed a group with varied tastes? Learn tips to making one for your next gathering. Create a full board with others & dine on its deliciousness while learning variations to make it in your own style. You can purchase a new board to take home (for $25 and serves 4…

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Culinary Class – Pumpkin Pie from a Pumpkin

November 8 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on November 8, 2019 at 5:15pm

Get ready for the taste of Autumn and the holidays with pumpkin pie! Learn to make a fabulous pumpkin pie, from a real PUMPKIN. There truly is a difference in flavor when making a pumpkin pie from natural ingredients…and we mean the pumpkin too. You’ll learn from Chef Valerie Hanson how to easily make a pumpkin pie by opening ZERO cans of anything. You’ll start by seeing how easy it is to roast your own pumpkin, then, make the pastry…

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Culinary Class – Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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One event on November 13, 2019 at 5:15pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 5:15pm

These cookies are a tasty way to celebrate any holiday…even everyday. They are easy, non-fussy, and tasty. In this class with Chef Valerie Hanson, make the sugar cookies, learn tricks to make royal icing easily and how to frost your cookies to look like a pastry chef did it. Discover ways to change flavors to suit your desired results without loosing the tender cookie quality. At the end, divide up the cookies and take them home…or eat them immediately. You…

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Culinary Class – Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

November 10 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 13, 2019 at 5:15pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 5:15pm

These cookies are a tasty way to celebrate any holiday…even everyday. They are easy, non-fussy, and tasty. In this class with Chef Valerie Hanson, make the sugar cookies, learn tricks to make royal icing easily and how to frost your cookies to look like a pastry chef did it. Discover ways to change flavors to suit your desired results without loosing the tender cookie quality. At the end, divide up the cookies and take them home…or eat them immediately. You…

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Culinary Class-Jam Session

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on August 30, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on September 3, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on November 21, 2019 at 12:00pm

Enjoy time with Chef Valerie Hanson while learning to make jam using fresh fruit. Trust us, you’ll go home with a fantastic flavored jam with many uses. It also makes great gifts. Students divide up the jam made and take home their jars. This is also a great way to learn Water Bath Canning methods. Register either online using the link below, or, by emailing ICan@artcookery.com; or calling 231-740-4065 $25

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Culinary Class – Pierogi Paradise

November 12 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 12, 2019 at 5:15pm

Pierogi are essentially filled dumplings that are boiled and then often fried. They hail from central and eastern Europe. Homemade pierogi are a traditional Christmas Eve food in many homes. But these delicious little gems shouldn’t be limited to one day of the year and can be adjusted in both fillings and sauces to every season. They freeze well and make great last minute meals. Come and learn from Chef Valerie Hanson this wonderful food that can be both savory…

Find out more »

Culinary Class – Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

November 13 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 13, 2019 at 5:15pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 5:15pm

These cookies are a tasty way to celebrate any holiday…even everyday. They are easy, non-fussy, and tasty. In this class with Chef Valerie Hanson, make the sugar cookies, learn tricks to make royal icing easily and how to frost your cookies to look like a pastry chef did it. Discover ways to change flavors to suit your desired results without loosing the tender cookie quality. At the end, divide up the cookies and take them home…or eat them immediately. You…

Find out more »

Culinary Class – Pumpkin Pie from a Pumpkin

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on November 8, 2019 at 5:15pm

Get ready for the taste of Autumn and the holidays with pumpkin pie! Learn to make a fabulous pumpkin pie, from a real PUMPKIN. There truly is a difference in flavor when making a pumpkin pie from natural ingredients…and we mean the pumpkin too. You’ll learn from Chef Valerie Hanson how to easily make a pumpkin pie by opening ZERO cans of anything. You’ll start by seeing how easy it is to roast your own pumpkin, then, make the pastry…

Find out more »

Culinary Class-Jam Session

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 30, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on September 3, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on November 21, 2019 at 5:30pm

Enjoy time with Chef Valerie Hanson while learning to make jam using fresh fruit. Trust us, you’ll go home with a fantastic flavored jam with many uses. It also makes great gifts. Students divide up the jam made and take home their jars. This is also a great way to learn Water Bath Canning methods. Register either online using the link below, or, by emailing ICan@artcookery.com; or calling 231-740-4065 $25

Find out more »

December 2019

Culinary Class – Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

December 3 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 13, 2019 at 5:15pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 5:15pm

These cookies are a tasty way to celebrate any holiday…even everyday. They are easy, non-fussy, and tasty. In this class with Chef Valerie Hanson, make the sugar cookies, learn tricks to make royal icing easily and how to frost your cookies to look like a pastry chef did it. Discover ways to change flavors to suit your desired results without loosing the tender cookie quality. At the end, divide up the cookies and take them home…or eat them immediately. You…

Find out more »

Delicious Demise

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 9, 2020

One event on October 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on March 28, 2020 at 5:00pm

Come to this fun event and solve the untimely demise of someone. Once a month, from October through May, we offer a Delicious Demise event. Participants act out the roles (with scripts and as much hilarity as they wish!) This is so much fun. You will be emailed your character, costume suggestion (easy and optional) prior to arrival. The mystery activities last from 5 pm until around 8 pm on Saturday. To register online, click the link below and find…

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Culinary Class – Kid’s Foodie Bootcamp

December 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on September 7, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on December 30, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on January 18, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on April 7, 2020 at 10:00am

Does your child have an interest in food and/or becoming a chef but has a busy schedule? This day long course will cover the topics in our five week Young Chef Series but all in one day. They will begin with kitchen safety and knife skills and end by sitting down to a full meal they prepared. They will experience hands-on baking, frying, sautéing, proper measuring, kitchen etiquette, and more. Ages 11 to 17 $195.00

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Culinary Class-Young Chef Series: Knife Skills and Kitchen Safety

December 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on December 31, 2019 at 12:00pm

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16. This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery. Skills learned are Food Safety, Basic Culinary Skills, Basic Knife Skills, Kitchen Etiquette, and Self-Esteem. Students do not need to register for all the classes at the same time. But they must complete them in order of the series. There is a special price break for registering for the whole series.…

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January 2020

Culinary Class-Young Chef Series: Baking and Frying

January 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on January 2, 2020 at 12:00pm

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16. This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery. Skills learned are Food Safety, Culinary Skills, Basic Knife Skills, Kitchen Etiquette, and Self-Esteem. Students do not need to register for all the classes at the same time. But they must complete them in order of the series. There is a special price break for registering for the whole series. If…

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Delicious Demise

January 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 9, 2020

One event on October 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on March 28, 2020 at 5:00pm

Come to this fun event and solve the untimely demise of someone. Once a month, from October through May, we offer a Delicious Demise event. Participants act out the roles (with scripts and as much hilarity as they wish!) This is so much fun. You will be emailed your character, costume suggestion (easy and optional) prior to arrival. The mystery activities last from 5 pm until around 8 pm on Saturday. To register online, click the link below and find…

Find out more »

Culinary Class – Kid’s Foodie Bootcamp

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 7, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on December 30, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on January 18, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on April 7, 2020 at 10:00am

Does your child have an interest in food and/or becoming a chef but has a busy schedule? This day long course will cover the topics in our five week Young Chef Series but all in one day. They will begin with kitchen safety and knife skills and end by sitting down to a full meal they prepared. They will experience hands-on baking, frying, sautéing, proper measuring, kitchen etiquette, and more. Ages 11 to 17 $195.00

Find out more »

February 2020

Delicious Demise

February 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 9, 2020

One event on October 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on March 28, 2020 at 5:00pm

Come to this fun event and solve the untimely demise of someone. Once a month, from October through May, we offer a Delicious Demise event. Participants act out the roles (with scripts and as much hilarity as they wish!) This is so much fun. You will be emailed your character, costume suggestion (easy and optional) prior to arrival. The mystery activities last from 5 pm until around 8 pm on Saturday. To register online, click the link below and find…

Find out more »

Culinary Class – Young Chef Series:Advanced Knife Skills/Fruits/Veggies

February 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 14, 2020 at 12:00pm

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16. This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery. Skills learned are Food Safety, Culinary Skills, Basic Knife Skills, Kitchen Etiquette, and Self-Esteem. Students do not need to register for all the classes at the same time. But they must complete them in order of the series. There is a special price break for registering for the whole series. If…

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Culinary Class – Young Chef’s Skills Culinary Demonstration

February 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 12:00pm

Designed for young people, aged 10 to 16. This series of classes is designed for young people who are interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of food mastery. Skills learned are Food Safety, Culinary Skills, Basic Knife Skills, Kitchen Etiquette, and Self-Esteem. Students do not need to register for all the classes at the same time. But they must complete them in order of the series. There is a special price break for registering for the whole series. If…

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April 2020

Delicious Demise

April 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 9, 2020

One event on October 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on March 28, 2020 at 5:00pm

Come to this fun event and solve the untimely demise of someone. Once a month, from October through May, we offer a Delicious Demise event. Participants act out the roles (with scripts and as much hilarity as they wish!) This is so much fun. You will be emailed your character, costume suggestion (easy and optional) prior to arrival. The mystery activities last from 5 pm until around 8 pm on Saturday. To register online, click the link below and find…

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