Classes

Enjoy an evening of hands-on learning with In The Kitchen cooking classes. We emphasize the use of seasonal, local and organic produce. Our menus range from season-based fare, special vegetarian classes to basic skills classes. Kids classes typically are held in the afternoons, while adult classes are held in the mornings and evenings. Classes include a meal prepared by YOU, knife skills and bits of culinary wisdom.

At the end class, we sit down in the dinning salon and toast each other and our culinary efforts and enjoy a home-cooked meal!

In The Kitchen is a culinary adventure that is sure to have you coming back for seconds!

In the Kitchen is proud to partner with BriarPatch Co-op Natural Foods Community Market offering a 10% class discount to Owners/Members!

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Thursday, July 12th
Raw Snack Dehydration Class
6-8pm $35 / $30 Co-op owners

In this class we demonstrate and teach even the novice raw foodie fan how to confidently fill up the dehydrator. Focusing on healthy go-to, nutrient-packed snacks, Eva and Atma of Next Level Foods will dazzle with some all-time favorite goodies such as kale chips, seed crackers, cookies, and much, much more. All ingredients, as always, are raw, organic, plant-based, gluten- and soy-free, low-glycemic, and delicious.

Email or call Mellisa at (530) 272-5333 ex. 129 or email at mellisah@briarpatch.coop


Thursday, July 19th
Japanese Home Cooking With Kiyoko Wilcox
6-8pm $35 / $30 Co-op owners

Many basic Japanese meals are made up of rice, miso soup, a seasonal dish, and tukemono (Japanese pickles). The Japanese enjoy seasonal ingredients in these simple meals. Come and enjoy Kiyoko’s recipes for summer meals using BriarPatch’s fresh and healthy ingredients: Homestyle Chinashi-zushi (sushi mixed with cooked vegetables); Seasonal vegetable dish; Miso soup; Tukemono.

Email or call Mellisa at (530) 272-5333 ex. 129 or email at mellisah@briarpatch.coop


Saturday, July 21st
PIES AND TARTS!
10am-12:30pm
$45

Learning how to perfect the crust (with variations demonstrated) and master the fillings. How to obtain the flaky crusts while still maintaining a moist pie filling.

Email or call Valerie Bringolf at (530) 913- 0417 or email at Fitforakingdesserts@yahoo.com


Monday, July 23rd
Fabulous French
6-8:30
$45

Monday,
French cooking can actually be quite simple and easy. In fact, these are perfect dishes to whip for a dinner party! Your guests will feel honored and you wont feel overwhelmed! In this class we will cook some elegant classics like Musscles in white wine, garlic and butter, Coq au Vin with fresh herbs, a light peppery salad and chocolate mousse!

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Thursday, July 26th
Make Your Own Sausage
6-8pm $35 / $30 Co-op owners

With Johnny Miccio, BriarPatch Meat Department Manager and Thomas Kimmel, meat cutter.
BriarPatch’s sausage experts show you how to make and cook your own flavorful sausages with fresh ingredients.

Email or call Mellisa at (530) 272-5333 ex. 129 or email at mellisah@briarpatch.coop


Saturday, August 4th
Baking 101 with KIDS in The Kitchen!
10am-12:30pm
$25

For kids who love to have fun int he kitchen, come learn some tricks of the trade and make your own baked creation. Ages 6-10

Email or call Valerie Bringolf at (530) 913- 0417 or email at Fitforakingdesserts@yahoo.com


Sunday, August 12th
Cake Basics
10am-12:30pm
$45

Tips for perfecting a moist, fluffy cake. An in-depth overview on methods and techniques to ensure success including ingredients substitutions and allergy variations.

Email or call Valerie Bringolf at (530) 913- 0417 or email at Fitforakingdesserts@yahoo.com


Monday, August 13thth
Knife Skills 101
6-8pm
$35

Are you a cooking newbie and looking for a place to begin? Are you a wiz in the kitchen but still don’t have basic knife skills? This class is perfect for everybody! We will learn how to slice and dice with ease and grace. We will cover knife care and discuss what knives are essential and which ones you can leave behind. In this very HANDS-ON class we will create an innovative one pot meal to enjoy at the end of class! Bring a knife you have one you love, otherwise, I have plenty to share!

*vegetarian and gluten free

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Wednesday, August 15
Mama Says Eat Your Greens!
6-8pm
$35
Delicious recipes and inspiration to help your whole family enjoy
eating more greens, with as little hassle as possible. This class is
hands-on, yet we will discuss some important points about maximizing
your nutrient absorption from the greens you eat. Both raw and cooked
methods will be demonstrated.

Email or call Mielle at (510)290-5508or email at pieceofmyheartkitchen@gmail.com


Monday, August 27th
Home Canning and Preserving Workshop- Canning Tomatoes!
6-8:30
$50

Tomatoes……if there is one food that you should learn to can, it is tomatoes! This is a one that in the dead of winter, I am so glad to have available to me from last years harvest. In this class we will learn how to preserve your own tomatoes, both whole and as a sauce. We will be using the water bath method and discussing pressure canning. Go home with jars of tomato goodies to inspire your own canning sessions.

*vegetarian and gluten free

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Friday, August 31st
HeartMatters Cooking
6-8pm
$45

Robin Mallery and Wendy Van Wagner share their love of health, cooking and living the good life in a cooking class geared towards making healthy changes in your diet! Join us to learn some delicious new recipes as well as enjoy an evening of fun and learning!
Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Saturday, September 1st
Fresh Market Salads
$45/person
10-12 noon

There is nothing I love more than a colorful, FLAVORFUL and well composed salad. In this class we will create 5 salads and make my signature vinaigrette “go-to” dressings.

We will make:
Panzanella Salad
Watermelon, mint and Parmesan salad
Fennel and summer squash with feta, arugula and pine nuts
Carrot and three seed slaw
Quinoa a seasonal veggie grain salad

*vegetarian and gluten free

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Sunday, September 9th
Chemistry of Baking
1:30-3:30 pm
$45
Come unravel the mysteries of baking with Susan Meagher, owner of Nana’s Artisan Bakery. We will explore basic concepts of successful recipes and techniques. Susan will share tips learned over 30 years of baking. Learn how to tell when good ingredients have gone bad; why cakes rise (and fall), why cookies have a mind of their own in the oven; a foolproof way to measure dry ingredients and much more. We will sample treats from Nana’s during the class.

Email or call Susan at 478-0669or email at srmeagher@yahoo.com


Monday, September 17th

Home Canning and Preserving Workshop-
Lacto-Fermenting with In the Kitchen
6-8:30
$50

Join us as we explore the amazing flavor and health benefits of lacto-fermenting! It is one of the easiest ways to preserve food, while maintaing and even adding nutritional bonuses! We will learn how to preserve food with lactic fermentation, a technique which requires neither canning or vinegar.
We will make sauerkraut, kimchi and dill pickles through the lacto-fermentation process. You will go home with goodies which will continue fermenting so you can experience the entire process. We will not be having a whole meal in class but there will be lots of sampling and snacks on hand. Space is limited.

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Wednesday, September 26th
Foundations of Flavor
6-8:30pm
$45
Learn to build extraordinary flavor with an array of simple
professional techniques. Discover methods of flavor balancing, and
learn to build on 6 easy regional “Mother Sauces” which can enhance
everything in your repertoire from plain rice and steamed veggies to
soups, meats, beans, pasta, grains, tacos, even desserts. We will also
develop 4 classic and versatile dressings (each one from basic to more
complex) which can be used on leafy green salads, pasta, potato and
bean salads, and marinades, and you’ll find out how to keep the oil
and vinegar from separating in your homemade dressings. Suitable for
herbivores and omnivores, and accommodations will be made for those
who avoid gluten, soy, nightshades or dairy.

Presented by Mielle Rose, recently transplanted from the Bay Area.
She helped develop Cafe Gratitude of SF/Berkeley, and recently
authored Piece of My Heart, A Collection of Vegan Recipes and Cooking
Techniques. Her meals have been compared to the thrill of being on an
amusement park ride. She strives to live up to the compliment.

Email or call Mielle at (510)290-5508or email at pieceofmyheartkitchen@gmail.com


Monday, October 1st
Knife Skills 101
6-8pm
$35

Are you a cooking newbie and looking for a place to begin? Are you a wiz in the kitchen but still don’t have basic knife skills? This class is perfect for everybody! We will learn how to slice and dice with ease and grace. We will cover knife care and discuss what knives are essential and which ones you can leave behind. In this very HANDS-ON class we will create an innovative one pot meal to enjoy at the end of class! Bring a knife you have one you love, otherwise, I have plenty to share!

*vegetarian and gluten free

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Monday, October 15th
Grain, Bean and DIP!
6-8:30
$45

Grain Salad, Bean Salad and DIP!
The perfect transition class that will take you through the seasons. We will be making hearty, flavorful grain and bean salads that are perfect for dinner, great for lunch and best of all GLUTEN FREE!
We will also learn to make some fun dips that can be used as appetizers or even on sandwiches and wraps!
*vegetarian and gluten free

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Sunday,October 21st
Cinnamon roles and scones
1:30-3:30 pm
$45
Scones and Cinnamon Rolls
Local baker Susan Meagher offers a hands on class focusing on 2 of Nana’s Artisan Bakery’s favorites. You will make a batch of scone dough to take home to bake, and we will learn how to work with yeast doughs. Learning how to cut butter into dough will also teach you how to make great pie crust! We will also be sampling scones and cinnamon rolls made by Nana.

Email or call Susan at 478-0669or email at srmeagher@yahoo.com


Monday, November 12th
Soup Focus Group!
6-8pm
$45

We all love a warming bowl of soup! This class will teach you the basics of soup making. We will make 4 different soups and some fun, fancy, yet easy additions to take your soup to the next level!
Potato Leek with Dill Oil
Creamy Butternut Soup with dollop of creme fraiche
Warm Russian Beet Borscht
Cauliflower and Gorganzola Soup

*vegetarian and gluten free

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Monday, November 19tht
A Trip to India!
*vegetarian
6-9pm
$50

Let Joe Meade take you on a culinary and personal journey through India. He will regail you with stories as well as culinary wisdom as you prepare up to 9 traditional Indian dishes to share as a feast at the end of class! In this class you will make raita, seasonal fruit chutney, pakoras (fried Indian snack) several curried vegetables preps, chipatis (flat bread) and curd (fresh cheese). We will cook, sweat, laugh and then feast together In the Kitchen!

*vegetarian

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Monday, December 3rd
Knife Skills 101
6-8pm
$35

Are you a cooking newbie and looking for a place to begin? Are you a wiz in the kitchen but still don’t have basic knife skills? This class is perfect for everybody! We will learn how to slice and dice with ease and grace. We will cover knife care and discuss what knives are essential and which ones you can leave behind. In this very HANDS-ON class we will create an innovative one pot meal to enjoy at the end of class! Bring a knife you have one you love, otherwise, I have plenty to share!

*vegetarian and gluten free

Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Monday, December 17th
The Coolest Cocktails Party
6-8 pm
$45

Let’s be honest, the cocktails at a cocktail party are the easy part! It’s the food that most people fret over! Appetizers, Hors d’oeurves, tapas…..where to begin! Let’s learn how to make a bunch of tiny, yummy, crowd pleasing, bold bites that wont hold up your time while throwing a party. Your guests will feel fabulous and so will you! We will also learn how to expertly assemble a very classy cheese platter!
Endives stuffed with gorgonzola and roast pears
Dates wrapped in bacon stuffed with goat cheese
Grapes with goat cheese rolled in pistachios
Warm crab dip with sourdough bread
Endive salad boats
Spicy marinated mushrooms
Classic cheese platter
Email or call Wendy at 478-0669 or info@wendyvanwagner.com


Private Classes

In The Kitchen offers private classes for groups of 6 or more. Private classes are a great way to celebrate birthdays, bridal showers, team building events, or just getting friends together!

Some possible classes to choose from are

French

Indian

Sushi Making

Soups and Stews

 

Appetizers and Apertifs

Classes are $50/person and as always, include a meal at the end of class!

Feel free to bring you own wine to enjoy with dinner.

Book your class in advance and have your choice of dates!

info@wendyvanwagner.com


Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule your class, you may do so as long as this is up to 48 hours before the class. Students are requested to notify In The Kitchen via email with any cancellation requests. Please let us know the date and class title, and if you wish to receive a makeup for a future class, or a refund. If it is past the 48 hour mark and you find that you cannot attend, you will still receive the class recipes but your tuition/option to reschedule will be forfeit. Please note: You may always send someone in your place!