Whether it’s the secret to making a good stock, the knife skills
needed to debone a chicken, or the basics of bread making, cooking
classes can enhance the repertoire and recipes for at-home cooks. To
begin — or even continue — your kitchen education locally, here we
rounded up seven options.
From Willamette Valley wine to Scandinavian cuisine,
this community center’s classes cover a wealth of interests.
Demonstration classes include tastings, of course, and the calendar
is always filled with at least half a dozen classes every month.
Chef Dave Swanson and his able staff offer three
types of classes. Single-session courses include basics like knife
skills or Mexican street food. Semester-long, intensive classes
cover cooking and baking fundamentals, while private classes can be
designed to suit you and your group.
Il Mito Trattoria
Private, couple and group culinary classes are taught
by chef Michael Feker. Classes are designed around students’ own
desires and cooking levels, and can be hosted Tuesday through
Saturday afternoons, based on availability.
Vegetarian Indian cooking classes, including vegan
and gluten-free options, are regularly offered at Indian Groceries
and Spices in Wauwatosa. Upcoming classes are scheduled for Tuesday,
April 24, and Thursday, May 24, both from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
From whole-food detox classes to basic knife skills
and Thai cuisine, the lineup of classes at the Milwaukee Public
Market is ever-changing, but it’s always enticing. And if Mimma’s on
Brady Street used to be one of your favorite restaurants, then you
might just have to sign up for one or more of the upcoming classes
taught by none other than Girolama “Mimma” Megna herself.
The Petite Chef
As the name suggests, kids can learn to cook at The
Petite Chef. But as the name doesn’t suggest, adults can take
classes here too. Birthday parties, corporate events and even
private cooking challenge classes are offered.
farm and education center offers an eclectic selection of classes,
from beekeeping to foraging to food as medicine. Plus, save the date
for Wellspring’s annual farm-to-table dinner, scheduled this year
for Saturday, Sept. 8.