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If you want to enhance your abilities in the kitchen, then you’ve come to the right place with The Seasoned Chef in Denver! Our cooking classes will show you what to cook and how to cook it!

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The Seasoned Chef Cooking School

999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States

September 2013

Secrets of the French Bistro – from Le Grande Bistro

September 4, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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It's quite possibly the most romantic place to have an intimate dinner: the French Bistro. The food sings of simple passion and attention to detail. Chef John's magic touch is never more present than in this format as he teaches you how to make Gazpacho with Cucumber Coulis; Ratatouille; Steak au Poivre; Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette; Striped Bass with Bouillabaisse Jus; Butter Lettuce and Red Endive Salad with Blue Cheese, Almonds and Rosemary Vinaigrette; Beet Carpaccio with…

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The Big Easy: Creole – from Gypsy Kitchen

September 9, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Executive Chef Jon Robbins, recently Chef de Cuisine at Mizuna, is opening his own hot, new supper club named the Gypsy Kitchen - based on the traveling chefs and multiple cuisines that each has mastered from their impressive stints around the world, including Paris, Africa, Spain, the Virgin Islands and New York City. The Supper Club's transition from a bi-monthly pop-up concept, at Mizuna, is now Jon's full-time endeavor as an exciting, new restaurant featuring elaborate tasting menus and a…

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Catch of the Day: Fresh Fish

September 10, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Everybody tells you that you should eat fresh fish because it's so good for you, yet we think of it as difficult to select and prepare properly. It's not! Selecting and preparing fish and seafood is much easier with good fundamental knowledge and techniques. Chef Dan's time-honoured class has helped hundreds of cooks make seafood a regular and easy part of their culinary repertoire. You will learn to sauté, roast, and grill any type of seafood you desire. We will…

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The Techniques of Authentic Mexican Cuisine – Day One

September 11, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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True Mexican cuisine is a delight to the senses and not the cheese drenched Tex-Mex cookery that we’re used to seeing. These true flavours sing with subtlety and spiciness, turning simple ingredients into a garden of earthly delights. This two-day workshop will focus on techniques and ingredients to help you create authentic Mexican flavors.  We will have time to explore Braised Meats for Tacos and other preparations – and we will not have to cheat! Grilled meats, fish and vegetables…

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The Techniques of Authentic Mexican Cuisine – Day Two

September 12, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Day Two of a Two-Day Class. To register, please go to Day One. True Mexican cuisine is a delight to the senses and not the cheese drenched Tex-Mex cookery that we’re used to seeing. These true flavours sing with subtlety and spiciness, turning simple ingredients into a garden of earthly delights. This two-day workshop will focus on techniques and ingredients to help you create authentic Mexican flavors.  We will have time to explore Braised Meats for Tacos and other preparations…

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Tag: Sugar Mill Pastries & Desserts – from The Sugar Mill

September 16, 2013 @ 6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Pastry Chef Noah French of Troy Guard's award-winning Tag, Tag Raw Bar and Tag Burger Bar has now become co-owner of one of Guard's new ventures, the Sugar Mill, a bakery/dessert bar concept, opening this Fall in the Ballpark District. French and Guard met working together and sharpening their culinary chops in New York City and have been friends, business consultants and colleagues ever since. Noah has held acclaimed stints, perfecting desserts, mentoring other pastry chefs and absorbing the best…

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Artisan Bread Techniques – Day One

September 18, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Rome wasn't built in a day. Weave the art of bread-making into your daily life with minimal effort and stress. Chef Amy shares her experience with dough fermentation; the autolyse method; sponge technique and the shaping and baking of fresh doughs. Learn how you can separate the steps of making quality artisan bread in your own kitchen into smaller components that can be done at different times of the day at your convenience. We will also use many sweet and…

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Artisan Bread Techniques – Day Two

September 19, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Day Two of a Two-Day Class. To register, please go to Day One. Rome wasn't built in a day. Weave the art of bread-making into your daily life with minimal effort and stress. Chef Amy shares her experience with dough fermentation; the autolyse method; sponge technique and the shaping and baking of fresh doughs. Learn how you can separate the steps of making quality artisan bread in your own kitchen into smaller components that can be done at different times…

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Iron Chef Co-op

September 21, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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All of our classes are led by professional chefs passing on their culinary knowledge; but another perfect opportunity for learning is to simply interact with your peers, passing information and experience back and forth. Led by Chef Amy, we will assemble a mystery basket for you and your team of three. You will have 90 minutes to prepare your meal, and then each team will serve the rest of the participants. This will be followed by a round table discussion…

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Coastal Contemporary Mexican Cuisine – from Lola

September 23, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Owner and Executive Chef Jamey Fader of the hugely popular restaurant, Lola, and culinary director for six highly acclaimed Boulder restaurants (Jax Fish House, Zolo Grill, Centro Latin Kitchen, The Bitter Bar and West End Tavern) is deservedly at the top of the culinary scene and has reached career heights that few chefs ever see. Jamey is considered one of Colorado's most influential chefs as shown by his celebrated returning alumni status to New York's James Beard House and the…

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Mafia Movie Favorites – from KEZW’s The Main Course

September 25, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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There's nothing like a well-fed cast of characters. These timeless recipes reflect the best of Italian American cuisine and are inspired by some of the most memorable television and movie personalities. Chef Michael will take you into the mafia kitchens from the Godfather, Goodfellas, and the Sopranos. Pasta Bolognese a la Peter Clemenza; Sausage and Peppers "Canapés" for Frankie Five Angels; Lobster Pasta with Very Thin Garlic from Big Paulie; Artie Buco Chicken Vesuvius; and Connie Corleone Cassata Sicilian Wedding…

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Date Night for Foodies: Gourmet Cuisine and Cocktail Pairing – The Avenue Grill

September 27, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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The Marriage of Food and Drink. While wine has always been considered the gold standard with whites for lights and reds for darks, there are other delicious beverages that can complement your favorite entree. Chef Andrew will guide you through the important points to remember when matching the perfect dish with the perfect glass. Maine Mussels in Cava Broth with Saffron and Piquillo Peppers paired with Presecco; Grilled Chicken Crostini with Goat Cheese and Chorizo served with Peruvian Purple Corn…

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Pickles, Preserves and Pro-biotics

September 28, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - September 29, 2013 @ 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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It's one of the hottest trends in the restaurant industry right now! Pickled vegetables and sweet, savory preserves dress many of the menus in Denver's finest dining establishments. Capture the essence of late summer in these mouth-watering sauces and relishes to use throughout the fall and winter or to give as welcome holiday gifts. Learn to safely preserve in a variety of ways, including canning and fermentation. You'll also learn troubleshooting and the differences between fermenting and brining. Chef Amy's…

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Fish Finesse: French Style – from Coohills

September 30, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Nationally recognized Executive Chef Tom Coohill, of the award-winning, French LoDo hotspot, Coohills, has been a chef since he was 17 years old, has been trained by some of the finest chefs in the world and cooked in some of the most illustrious kitchens in the country. After holding coveted positions at L'Auberge de Champs in Kentucky, Le Francais in Illinois, L'Oustau de Baumaniere in France and Ma Maison in Los Angeles, Tom opened the renowned Ciboulette restaurant in Atlanta.…

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October 2013

Classic Northern Italian

October 1, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - October 2, 2013 @ 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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You don't have to travel to Italy to enjoy classic Northern Italian cuisine. We can teach you the basics. Although the French will never admit to it, their cuisine is rooted in the techniques of Florence, Tuscany and Milan. Northern Italian cuisine is based on familiar ingredients but prepared with elegant precision. Workshop 1 Tapenade Duo: Crostini with Tomato-Kalamata Olive & Roast Garlic White Bean; Caprese Salad with Balsamic Drizzle; Potato Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce; Breaded Chicken Cutlets with Lemon…

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Super Fast, Super Fresh

October 3, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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It's autumn and that means back to busy schedules - but you can still serve your family delicious, healthy dinners made with fresh ingredients that they will love. Lee Clayton Roper, author of the award-winning cookbook A Well-Seasoned Kitchen, will introduce you to what will become your new go-to busy day recipes that will dazzle your friends and family - dishes that are uncomplicated, sophisticated and full of flavor. Best of all, prep time is kept to a minimum, meaning…

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Dhungar: Grilled and Smoked Indian Delicacies – from Royal Bengal Kitchen

October 5, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Chef Roma Melrose was born and raised in Kolkata, India. Her inspiration to become a chef was her talented mother who learned, practiced and taught Roma many different styles of Indian cooking. That early tutelage certainly paid off! With one culinary award after another, and reviews such as, "Roma is a Spice Magician and a Culinary Healer who creates amazingly complex fare with layer upon layer of flavor. Whether cooking at home, or catering, or at her restaurant, her food…

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Fall Harvest Time – from The Avenue Grill

October 8, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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With the days of summer behind us, our bodies naturally crave the foods that are the bounty of fall. We want warm, cozy, comforting earthy flavors as the leaves fall and the days shorten. And nothing speaks of autumn more than mushrooms, root vegetables and orchards bursting with apples. Tonight we'll be cooking Wild Mushroom-Cipollini Onion Bruschetta with Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil; Butternut Squash Bisque with Nutmeg Cream; Coffee-Crusted Colorado Lamb Carpaccio Flatbread with Aioli; Cider Grilled Half Chicken…

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Nonconfusion Fusion – from KEZW’s The Main Course

October 9, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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The jet age brought us foods from around the world. Then the avant garde chefs brought us cuisine combinations from their travels from afar, finding commonality amongst the diversity of ethnic cuisines. Chef Michael brings his unique artistry to this concept of world cuisine, helping you understand how to cross borders and take your creative cuisine to an entirely new level. France Meets Japan: French Riviera Sashimi - Tuna with Lemon, Capers, Banyuls and Tomato; Ramen Provenҫal with Fresh Egg…

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Couples Night – Salsa for Lovers, the Dish and the Dance

October 10, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Are you ready to get HOT? In this fun couples class we will learn the techniques to create great salsa – both the dish and the dance! For the first part of the class we will concentrate our energy on learning the techniques to create great salsas from around the world. From Italy – Salsa Verde - a Bright Green Herb Salsa to be used with Seafood. From Spain – Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Nut Sauce; From South America…

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Regional French Perfected Market Soups & Salads – Coohills

October 14, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Nationally recognized Executive Chef Tom Coohill, of the award-winning, French LoDo hotspot, Coohills, has been a chef since he was 17 years old, has been trained by some of the finest chefs in the world and cooked in some of the most illustrious kitchens in the country. After holding coveted positions at L'Auberge de Champs in Kentucky, Le Francais in Illinois, L'Oustau de Baumaniere in France and Ma Maison in Los Angeles, Tom opened the renowned Ciboulette restaurant in Atlanta.…

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Autumnal Dining – from Spuntino

October 15, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Chef John Broening, Executive Chef of Le Grand Bistro and Co-Owner with wife Yasmin Lozada-Hissom of Spuntino, an Italian-inspired restaurant in the charming Highlands neighborhood, grew up in France, Portugal and the Soviet Union. After graduating from College and Culinary school, Broening worked in some of New York's top restaurants, including China Grill and Metro before moving to the food scene in San Francisco where he could be found working in the kitchens of some of the city's most well-known…

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The Techniques of Braising

October 16, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - October 17, 2013 @ 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Braising is a fundamental and vital culinary technique. Tough cuts of meat are slow cooked until they practically fall off the bone and vegetables gain flavor and tenderness slowly simmered in delicious broths. Once you've mastered braising, you will get tremendous value out of lesser expensive ingredients. Over two days, we will learn Steamed Mussels in White Wine and Garlic Broth; Braised Chicken with Apples and Sage; Asian Short Ribs; Lamb Osso Buco over Cannellini Bean Stew; Pork Carnitas with…

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Signature Dishes – from The Kitchen

October 21, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Award winning Executive Chef Kyle Mendenhall, of The Kitchen - an absolute gem and standing culinary highlight in the "Nation's Foodiest City" of Boulder, (as listed by Bon Appetit magazine), is bringing us his expertise and fresh, Farm-to-Table philosophy in this not-to-miss class. Kyle was one of three local chefs invited to present "Celebrating Colorado's Bounty" at New York's James Beard house, recently, impressing all in attendance with the caliber of product and his innovative talent. In this class, Chef…

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The Art and Science of Baking

October 24, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - October 25, 2013 @ 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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If you're passionate about baking, it doesn't matter whether you are just starting on your baking journey or have already mastered the recipes of your favorite baked goods, this two-day class is for you! Chef Amy will start you with quick breads and easy doughs and then move onto elegant cakes, fillings and frostings that can be used in unique and diverse presentations. You can become your own cake designer. Students will learn high altitude adjustments along with basic techniques…

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Amore! Where Food Marries Art – from Luca D’Italia

October 28, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Luca D'Italia, rated the top Italian restaurant in the Western United States by Zagat's, is Frank Bonanno's "Valentine" - where food marries art – and pays homage to the kind of food he grew up with - from the finest restaurants in New York to his mother's home kitchen in New Jersey. Strictly Italian spoken here! In this class, Chef Tim Murphy, who has created and expertly executed a large part of the canvas where Denver's most talented culinary artists…

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Fall and Holiday Tarts and Pies

October 29, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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As the weather turns cooler, our thoughts turn to warm, buttery crusts and delicious sweet fillings; the classic American dessert. These easy, yet elegant recipes place an exclamation point at the end of any meal. Chef Amy will show you the basic technique of flaky pastry and you'll master it to make Mocha, Pecan and Marshmallow Tart; Pumpkin Cheese-Cake Pie with a Gingersnap Crust; Sour Cream Apple Pie with Lattice Crust; Cranberry Meringue Pie; Savory Pear and Cheddar Tart; and…

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Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead

October 30, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Dia de los Muertos – or Day of the Dead – is one of the largest celebration days in Mexico. Every year on – November 1st and November 2nd, families gather to celebrate their deceased ancestors with food, drink, and activities that the dead relatives would have enjoyed in life. On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share the celebration with their loved ones. Colorful altars, or ofrenda…

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November 2013

Dishes From South India – from Royal Bengal Kitchen

November 2, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Chef Roma Melrose was born and raised in Kolkata, India. Her inspiration to become a chef was her talented mother who learned, practiced and taught Roma many different styles of Indian cooking. That early tutelage certainly paid off! With one culinary award after another, and reviews such as, "Roma is a Spice Magician and a Culinary Healer who creates amazingly complex fare with layer upon layer of flavor. Whether cooking at home, for catering or at her restaurant, her food…

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Four-Star Basics – from Restaurant Kevin Taylor

November 4, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Executive Chef Austin Cueto, of the acclaimed Restaurant Kevin Taylor (Denver's only Four-Star, Four-Diamond Restaurant), has been overseeing culinary operations for the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group (now six), since 2009. Austin learned his love for the culinary arts, admiring the renowned European chefs of Michelin star restaurants. His training began learning the rigorous techniques of a classical brigade kitchen directly from Michelin-trained chefs at venues such as The Sage & Onion in Santa Barbara, CA. His passion and career inspirations…

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Cooking With Craft Beer – from Chef n Brew

November 5, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Denver, Colorado is ground zero for the craft beer movement, with our city hosting the Great American Beer Fest, our Governor having started his career as a brewer, and with the proliferation of world class craft breweries that dot our city like beer happy patches on a hops quilt! Chef Michael Long, formerly of Opus restaurant and current co-founder of the chef-centric festival " Chef & Brew " will guide you as you create local inspired craft beer dishes, with…

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Couples Holiday Entertaining – Little Plates; Big Flavors

November 7, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Cooking together can be romantic and fun. And these modern American classic dishes are easy to prepare, yet provide big, mouth-watering results. Grab your matching aprons, pop in some holiday tunes and meet in the kitchen to make some delicious fare for family and friends. Grilled Asparagus with Smoked Bacon and Black Olive Caper Tapenade; Wild Mushroom Gratin with Three Herb Crust; Roasted Winter Squash Soup; Baked Shrimp and Beet Salad with Chèvre Croutons and Sherry Vinaigrette; Pan-Roasted Turkey Breast,…

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Catch of The Day: Fresh Fish

November 9, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Everybody tells you that you should eat fresh fish because it's so good for you, yet we think of it as difficult to select and prepare properly. It's not! Selecting and preparing fish and seafood is much easier with good fundamental knowledge and techniques. Chef Dan's time-honoured class has helped hundreds of cooks make seafood a regular and easy part of their culinary repertoire. You will learn to sauté, roast, and grill any type of seafood you desire. We will…

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Kitchen Magic – from The Inventing Room

November 11, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Kitchen Magician, Chef Ian Kleinman is a Colorado native who has been cooking in some of the state's most beloved restaurants since he was a boy. The critically acclaimed chef and member of the Colorado Institute Hall of Fame, Chef Kleinman's love of food and whimsy has led to him becoming a leader in the Colorado molecular gastronomy field and to three invitations to cook at the James Beard House in New York. He is currently one of the Denver…

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Restaurant Level Master Sauces: Italian – from The Avenue Grill

November 12, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Elevate your family meals to a new level. Nothing adds flavor and excitement to a dish like a well prepared sauce. The Avenue Grill has become a Denver landmark for beautifully created and sauced meals and Chef Andrew's engaging and down to earth style will help you take an in depth look at two of the world's most popular ethnic cuisines. You will learn the secrets to changing flavors to adapt to your family's particular tastes. Why not sign up…

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Restaurant Level Master Sauces: Asian – from The Avenue Grill

November 13, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Elevate your family meals to a new level. Nothing adds flavor and excitement to a dish like a well prepared sauce. The Avenue Grill has become a Denver landmark for beautifully created and sauced meals and Chef Andrew's engaging and down to earth style will help you take an in depth look at two of the world's most popular ethnic cuisines. You will learn the secrets to changing flavors to adapt to your family's particular tastes. Why not sign up…

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Appetizers To Go

November 15, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Many hands make light work, as the saying goes, and we will take advantage of that very concept in this fun class. Pre-preparation and planning is the secret to successful entertaining and nothing starts a party off better than delicious appetizers to be shared amongst your newly arriving guests. Chef Amy will help you plan, organize and create delightful and tasty nibbles that are easy to freeze and will be certain to dazzle your guests. Mini Blue Corn Muffins Stuffed…

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Holiday Gifts From The Kitchen

November 16, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Make your gift giving special with tasty homemade delicacies. Friends and family will appreciate the love and thoughtfulness wrapped up along with your unique gourmet gifts. Amy's clever gift wrapping and tips will make your package even more appealing: Apple Cider Pancake and Waffle Syrup; Homemade Nutella; Craisin-Pistachio Muesli; Lemon-Thyme Jelly; Goat Cheese-Stuffed and Preserved Olives; and Cheddar Crackers.

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Gourmet Mexican Street Food – from Pinche Taqueria

November 18, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Executive Chef and Owner, Kevin Morrison, of Pinche Taqueria, one of Denver's newest Hot Spots, has taken the taco and made it into a gourmet concoction of foodie bliss – taking ingredients, like its texture-rich, fresh pork belly and scallops and turning them into the most spectacular Mexican street food around! Chef Kevin and his award-winning Taqueria's are enjoying every minute of this much-deserved attention - from one culinary-reviewing giant after another! Out of fifty restaurants in the country, two…

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Olive Oil Demystified

November 20, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Explore the world of extra virgin olive oil, beginning with an olive oil tasting and presentation from the owners of EVOO Marketplace, Colorado's Original Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Sampling Room. Learn the difference between various olive oils, pairing options, and how to spot "imposters". Then, Lee Clayton Roper, author of the gold medal-winning cookbook A Well-Seasoned Kitchen, will walk you through how to apply what you have just learned as you make various delicious new dishes, using EVOO Marketplace's…

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December 2013

Signature Favorites – from Root Down

December 2, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Executive Chef Jeremy Kittelson of the lower Highlands hotspots, Root Down and Linger, is a chef with one very impressive background. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu’s Scottsdale Culinary Institute, he headed to Chicago and landed in the kitchen of one of the most revered chefs in the world, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, of Vong and Charlie Trotter’s, then onto what he’d found to be the “biggest break of my career”, with chef Paul Kahan of the famed Blackbird - one of…

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Make Ahead Dishes For Holiday Entertaining

December 4, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Expand your repertoire of make ahead dishes that will allow for stress-free entertaining during the busy holiday season. Lee Clayton Roper, author of the gold-medal winning cookbook A Well-Seasoned Kitchen, will share her favorite uncomplicated, sopisticated and delicious holiday recipes, all of which can be prepared at least one day before your party. In addition Lee, recognized as an expert hostess by The Denver Post, will share her top tips on how to throw a successful dinner party. Toasted Clam…

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Holiday Escape: The Caribbean Islands – The Avenue Grill

December 5, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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As the weather turns cold, our thoughts turn to…sunny island beaches filled with white and balmy breezes. Warm up with these terrific Caribbean flavors, with Chef Andrew as your personal cruise director. Jerk Chicken Skewers with Homemade Pickapeppa Sauce and Yucca Chips; Jamaican Meat Patties in Flaky Pastry with Mango Salsa; Cuban Paella with Yellow Rice, Shrimp, Sweet Peppers and Peas; Spicy Tilapia Baked in Banana Leaves with Black Beans and Jicama Salad; Tropical Salad with Sour Orange Vinaigrette, Hearts…

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Catch of the Day: Fresh Fish

December 6, 2013 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Everybody tells you that you should eat fresh fish because it’s so good for you, yet we think of it as difficult to select and prepare properly. It’s not! Selecting and preparing fish and seafood is much easier with good fundamental knowledge and techniques. Chef Dan’s time-honoured class has helped hundreds of cooks make seafood a regular and easy part of their culinary repertoire.  You will learn to sauté, roast, and grill any type of seafood you desire. We will…

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Christmas Cookie Decorating

December 7, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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If you have always envied those glamorous, elegantly decorated Christmas cookies, this is the class for you. Learn to make, cut out, bake and decorate Christmas cookies for holiday entertaining and gifts, tree ornaments or just plain munching. Learn the technique for making Royal icing and using a pastry bag with decorative tips. We'll make, decorate and enjoy: Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread People. Please bring a container; you'll take cookies home. **Knife Sharpening Available

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Christmas In Tuscany

December 11, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Tuscan food is one of the most glorious of Italian foods. When prepared correctly, your guests can actually taste the passion in the cooking. This holiday season, Chef Dan can help you create this lovely menu in a make ahead fashion so you're already relaxed and waiting to greet your guests as they arrive. Warm Mussel Salad with Olives and Oranges; White Bean Soup with Pancetta and Chard; Fresh Linguine with Sweet Pepper and Roasted Prawns; Veal Rollatini with Artichokes…

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Holiday Candy Box

December 14, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Embellish the holidays with sweet memories of delicious homemade candy. Chef Amy will teach you to successfully make a selection of delectable, decadent treats as you learn the fundamental skills of sugar cookery, which can be tricky at high altitudes. These great treats are perfect for holiday gift-giving: Toffee; Cranberry-Pistachio Nougat; Chocolate Meringue Kisses; Sweet and Spicy Cashew Brittle; and Peanut Butter and Caramel Candy Bars.

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The Art of Asian Finger Food: Dim Sum

December 16, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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In this class, Chef Andrew Lubatty will guide you through the centuries old art and intricacies of Dim Sum. Over time, these traditional Asian snacks, finger foods, small-plates and delicate morsels have climbed into a leading role at top restaurants, with the innovation and creative twists of talented chefs such as Andrew. Come enjoy this wonderfully entertaining class where an adventurous smorgasbord of steamed, sautéed and sauced nibbles awaits! We will be making: Cheong Fun (Rice-Noodle Wraps); Pork Shumai; Xie…

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Winter In New England – from The Avenue Grill

December 18, 2013 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Chef Andrew's back on the road this winter; this time in the snowy villages of New England. This is modern classic fare at its best and you can just imagine yourself sitting at a table in an eighteenth century, low-timbered inn in front of a roaring fire savoring Vermont Cheddar Cheese Soup with Caraway Pumpernickel Croutons; Maine Mussels Steamed in Sam Adam's Beer with Grilled Ciabatta Crostinis; Cider Glazed Cape Cod Scallops with Green Apple Slaw; Maple Glazed Pork Medallions…

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January 2014

Regional Italian Delights – from Panzano

January 7, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Panzano, continually listed as one of Denver's Top Restaurants, has absolutely flourished under Executive Chef Elise Wiggins, whose style, innate talent and engaging personality just make people happy! Chef Elise, through her impressive travels, tutelage and ambition, progressively moved through the culinary ranks, honing skill after skill and developing talents that have won numerous awards and accolades for her distinctive, contemporary Northern Italian cuisine. In 2005 Elise was named Colorado Chef of the Year. In this class, Elise will bring her mouthwatering delights…

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Preparing Seafood Like a Pro

January 9, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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OK, it's been long enough, it's time to stop being intimidated by seafood, and learn the secrets to creating spectacular dishes like a pro! In this class, we'll focus on all things from the sea, cover many aspects of fish and seafood cookery and take the mystique out of preparing this light and flavorful fare. You'll soon be producing these globally-inspired restaurant-style dishes at home, as Chef Michael Long, one of Denver's most creative and talented professionals, imparts his impressive…

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Perfecting the Pig: Pork Cookery 101 – from Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

January 13, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Although Chef Matt Lewis of Jax Fish House and former Executive Chef of Bones – one of Frank Bonanno’s award-winning restaurants - is serving up the best fish in the city each day, his notable stints in other top kitchens have honed his passions in a multitude of other cuisines. Chef Matt is bringing his innovative, enticing and approachable culinary talent to this great class which features just one main ingredient - THE PIG! This celebrated, demanding, but fun-loving chef is a…

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Contemporary Comfort Food – from Steuben’s

January 14, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Executive Chef Brandon Biederman creates food at Steuben's that people crave, returning again and again for that special menu item. He has taken Regional American Classics and, with the highest quality ingredients, recreated these favorites in Denver. Brandon helped launch The Steuben’s Food Truck, bringing the Steuben’s menu and culture to the streets of Denver – both of which got the attention and resulting airtime of The Food Network. This past year marked Brandon’s second trip to cook at The…

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Spanish Paella and Beyond – from The Avenue Grill

January 15, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Escape to the beautiful country of Spain, with the charming, talented Chef Andrew, and discover the secrets of one of the richest and varied cuisines in the world. Spanish cooking has firmly taken its place in the forefront of global cuisine – with three of the world’s top ten restaurants among its residents - each featuring their own, regional specialties. In this class, Andrew is giving a nod to both the past and the future - featuring Spain’s most iconic,…

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The Incredible Edible Egg!

January 20, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Think outside the (egg) box! Often referred to as nature's perfect food, and one of the most common and nutritious food sources, the egg in its parts can be daunting for home cooks beyond the basic scramble. There are endless possibilities for the humble egg, and in this class, we'll teach you how to really get the most from that dozen you have sitting in the pantry right now! All it takes is a little inspiration, and you can really explore the versatility and diversity of…

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Contemporary European Cuisine – from Charcoal

January 21, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Executive Chef Patrik Landberg of Charcoal Restaurant, listed as one of 5280’s Top New Restaurants and one that prompted reviews that began with “Go Now!” enrolled in culinary school in Stockholm, Sweden when he was only fifteen years old. This early interest, ambition and innate talent paved the way for many opportunities, including cooking for Nobel Prize heavyweights; invitations that created life-changing experiences (both culinary and otherwise) in Greece, Europe and The Big Apple. Lucky for Colorado, Patrik’s inspiration never stopped…

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Seafood of the Yucatan

January 22, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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When we go to the Yucatan, nearly every meal is seafood-centered. The variety and freshness is beyond compare. The seafood is paired with and complimented by the fresh ingredients and spicy chilies found in this area. From icy cold seafood cocktail to banana leaf wrapped fish we will learn the techniques to bring out the best in this fresh bounty. I can feel the breezes and hear the waves now! Tosatditas Salipicon with Octopus; Shrimp Mojo de Ajo – Shrimp…

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Indian Vegetarian Cuisine: Inspired by the Mother House – Roma’s Catering and Royal Bengal Kitchen

January 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Chef Roma Melrose was born and raised in Kolkata, India, just a few blocks from Mother Theresa’s Mother House and Boy’s Town. Her inspiration to become a chef was her talented mother who learned, practiced and taught Roma many different styles of Indian cooking, but it was through many girlhood visits with her saintly neighbor that she understood important lessons that come to play in her food, such as Mother Theresa’s directives to "Be faithful in small things, because it…

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Family Dining: In the Chinese Style

January 26, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Even in the feverishly, fast-paced world of today’s modern China, eating dinner together as a family is a very important - almost religious part of the day - in their culture. The word for that is tuen yuen, in Cantonese, meaning “to be together, whole or complete,” and symbolizes both the importance of sociability and reinforcement of family unity.  Why not start this new year with a similar mindset, with the talented Chef Amy leading the way, in this very…

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The New Year: Getting Back on Track – from Whole Foods

January 28, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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It's that time again. We say it every year and we have great intentions, but, well, it takes effort. And the hype always sounds good, but how does it really taste? Julie Magnussen, a Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods Market in Denver, understands the power of food, and believes that health begins in the kitchen. Her focus is on deliciously nutritious recipes centered around plant-based ingredients that heal the body and deliver clean energy - all without sacrificing time…

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year – from The Avenue Grill

January 29, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Come celebrate the always festive, traditional Chinese New Year with our equally festive Chef Andrew! 2014 is the Green Horse Year.  In this class, we are focused on becoming acquainted with a fun, culinary destination and acquiring the knowledge and skill of this delicious, celebratory cuisine! We will be making Pork and Black Bean Sauce with Wok Vegetables; Chicken and Baby Bok Choy with Sweet and Sour Cherry Sauce; Szechuan Bang Bang Chicken Lo Mein; Kung Pao Shrimp with Snow Peas, Carrots and…

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Catch of the Day: Fresh Fish

January 30, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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This class will also be offered on: Wednesday, February 19 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Saturday, March 1 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday, April 14 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Everybody tells you that you should eat fresh fish because it’s so good for you, yet we think of it as difficult to select and prepare properly. It’s not! Selecting and preparing fish and seafood is much easier with good fundamental knowledge and techniques. Chef Dan’s…

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February 2014

Sweet Valentine Treats – for Parent & Child

February 2, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Did someone say homemade Oreos? Share the love this Valentine's Day, as you start a new tradition by gathering the whole family together and creating a feast of unique and delicious sweet treats for everyone to share! This special day is the perfect time to spend quality time with your loves ones, as you cook up a variety of delectable delights for all ages to enjoy. In this class, you and your child/children will join Chef Amy as she guides…

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Signature Desserts – from Sugarmill

February 3, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Pastry Chef Noah French of Troy Guard’s award-winning Tag, Tag Raw Bar and Tag Burger Bar has now become co-owner of one of Guard’s new ventures,  Sugarmill, a bakery/dessert bar concept, which opened this past November, in the Ballpark District. French and Guard met working together and sharpening their culinary chops in New York City and have been friends, business consultants and colleagues ever since. Noah has held acclaimed stints, perfecting desserts, mentoring other pastry chefs and absorbing the best…

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Asian Favorites with a Spin – from Ace

February 4, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Executive Chef Brandon Biederman is known for creating food that people crave; making them return again and again for that one special menu item. Things are no different at Ace, the newest of restaurants brought to you by the team behind Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben’s. Ace serves Asian inspired dishes that are all conducive to sharing and socializing.  It’s becoming known as a unique and creative new place to eat, drink, and play (check out their ping-pong hall!) in…

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Global Gastropub! Food and Drink Pairings – from The Avenue Grill

February 5, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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If you're seeking good food without reservations, nothing beats the simple satisfaction of bar food, all of which are meant to go well with a pint. The idea of the Gastropub was intended to take that concept to a new, impressive level. Award-winning Chicago chef Paul Kahan even took this concept on as an innovative, eye-opening project - discovering the satisfaction and power in pairing up specialty beers and spirits with gourmet foods that held specific, flavor notes - impeccably…

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Roll Out the Red Carpet! Academy Awards Viewing Party

February 10, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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It’s all about glitz, glamour and fabulous parties! The Academy Awards is America’s biggest movie event of the year. As Hollywood A-listers turn out for the Oscar event, you can hold a viewing party of your own that rivals those of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Whether you’re hosting an intimate evening with family or rolling out the red carpet in a formal affair, Lee Clayton Roper, author of the award-winning cookbook A Well-Seasoned Kitchen, will introduce you to this show-stopping…

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For Couples: All Things Chocolate – ‘The Food of the Gods’

February 11, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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We all know it. Chocolate is sensual, chocolate is sinful, and chocolate is for lovers! A well-known aphrodisiac, and totally addictive, it is always at its very best when shared. Not just for desserts, the ubiquitous cacao bean can be used in many different guises, and can impart an array of flavors and tastes that will surprise and delight you both! Create something different for Valentine's Day this year in this special couples class, and join Chef Dan as he…

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Couples French Aphrodisiac – from Le Grand Bistro

February 12, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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People have been looking for edible ways to boost romance since at least 300 BC and while aphrodisiacs aren’t scientifically proven, their popularity and intrigue have never ceased. In this class, John will focus on a lot of fun, delicious, aphrodisiac ingredients and draw on experiences from his notable stints in Paris, New York and San Francisco – along with bringing his continuous wow factor as executive chef of Le Grand Bistro and his own Denver gem, Spuntino. This is a…

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Passion on a Plate: Cooking for Your Favorite Valentine

February 13, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Candles, flowers, music, lights, check….now it's time for the best part - the food! Who needs a restaurant reservation, when you can have your very own party for two in the privacy of your own home? Enhance the romance in your life this year as we highlight those enigmatic and beloved aphrodisiacs that are said to put everyone firmly in the mood, and teach you the secrets to using these luxurious ingredients to their very best advantage. Nothing says 'I…

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Mile High Baking

February 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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If your cakes flop and your muffins resemble rocks, discover how to prevent baking disasters at our mile-high elevation. We’ll discuss how altitude influences various ingredients and learn to adjust recipes to compensate. Each team of students will prepare and demonstrate their recipe to the class—with Amy’s guidance and instruction—so everyone will learn to master “mile high” baking! Angel Food Cake; Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake; Mile High Chocolate Chip Cookies; Blueberry Streusel Muffins; Espresso Fudge Brownies; Irish Soda Bread.…

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The Perfect Duck – from Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

February 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Chef Matt Lewis of Jax Fish House and former Executive Chef of Bones, is bringing his innovative, enticing and approachable culinary talent to this great class! Although Matt is daily serving up the best fish in the city, his notable stints in other top kitchens have honed his passions in a multitude of other cuisines. This celebrated, demanding, but very fun-loving chef is also a wonderful teacher, with a particular fondness for that “Fifth Taste” (signature of a notable chef).…

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Catch of the Day: Fresh Fish

February 19, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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This class will also be offered on: Saturday, March 1 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday, April 14 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Everybody tells you that you should eat fresh fish because it’s so good for you, yet we think of it as difficult to select and prepare properly. It’s not! Selecting and preparing fish and seafood is much easier with good fundamental knowledge and techniques. Chef Dan’s time-honoured class has helped hundreds of cooks make seafood…

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The French Masters: Iconic Cuisine

February 20, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Chef Michael Long, former owner and executive chef of celebrated restaurants Opus and Aria, has been referred to as a “Culinary Wizard.” Having had his cuisine garner such accolades as Westword's "Genius on Plate," Rocky Mountain News’ "Glorious Culinary Masterpiece," and 5280 Magazine's "Impeccable Cuisine", he brings an incredibly artistic and creative approach to new modern cuisine. When he's not creating enticing new menus, Michael is a co-host for KEZW Radio's The Main Course. In this class, Chef Michael turns…

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The Joy of Salmon

February 22, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Chef Keith Jones is a true salmon expert. You may know this talented chef for his prominent role with Honey Smoked Salmon, as primary chef and television spokesman – along with his weekly spots on ESPN and his own “Eatertainment” culinary show. Chef Keith was also a featured chef on Spike TV's fun show, Bar Rescue. This class will showcase Chef Keith’s unique ability to bring simple and elegant together – all in a very fun, energetic and entertaining environment, as well…

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Basic Bread Baking

February 23, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Nothing is as rewarding as homemade bread fresh from the oven—but nothing seems as daunting as creating a perfect loaf. Chef Amy teaches you fundamental bread-baking skills as you make a variety of flavorful breads and rolls. You will discover the secrets of working with yeast, learn shaping techniques and discuss helpful equipment as you make Artichoke Pesto Rolls; Whole Wheat Basil Loaf with Walnuts; Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks; Sticky Buns; Sweet Potato Cornmeal Bread; and Sweet and Savory Braids.…

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Everything’s Better with Bacon

February 24, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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It's been said that bacon is the candy of the meats; a treat for all the senses. There are entire websites, blogs, stores, television shows, books, poems - all devoted to this crispy, yet chewy, sinfully salty, cut of pork. What was once exclusively a breakfast item can now be consumed with every meal of the day, even down to dessert. Chocolate covered bacon anyone? How about a bacon martini? These days, there's no end to the inventive ways one…

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Cooking with Gourmet Cheese

February 25, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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There’s nobody better to help you enhance your sophistication in gourmet cheeses than this globe-trotting chef who has been the consultant for many popular restaurants and is currently Whole Foods fine cheese and gourmet-pairing expert. In this class, Chef Devin will introduce you to some delicious new cheeses in a variety of creamy, crumbly and distinctive, stand-out recipes that will open your eyes to the endless possibilities of this classic, satisfying, world-wide favourite. With these new skills and fresh knowledge,…

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The Art of Asian Mexican Fusion – from The Avenue Grill

February 26, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Travel from Latin America to the Pacific Rim without leaving Denver! What has become a culinary sensation – combining the exotic flavors of Latin fare with the elegance and simplicity of Asian technique - allowing wondrous, unexpected flavor combinations - is presenting a vast array of new and exciting ideas to one innovative chef after another. Join Chef Andrew Lubatty, of the Avenue Grill, as he guides you through an artful blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors while teaching you…

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Fine Cuisine in Minutes; Without Reservations

February 27, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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It’s Monday night, the week’s already going in the wrong direction and you’re starving; the kid’s have just finished soccer practice and they’re starving; your spouse had a lousy day at the office and is starving. You ordered in the past three nights and will not respect yourself in the morning if you do that again. You’re tired, crabby, and yes, we determined starving. What’s a cook to do to beat the clock and have a nutritious, hot and flavorful…

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March 2014

Catch of the Day: Fresh Fish

March 1, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States

This class will also be offered on: Monday, April 14 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Everybody tells you that you should eat fresh fish because it’s so good for you, yet we think of it as difficult to select and prepare properly. It’s not! Selecting and preparing fish and seafood is much easier with good fundamental knowledge and techniques. Chef Dan’s time-honoured class has helped hundreds of cooks make seafood a regular and easy part of their culinary repertoire.…

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Contemporary Oaxacan Mexican Cuisine – from LOLA

March 3, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Owner and Executive Chef Jamey Fader of the hugely popular restaurant, Lola, and culinary director for six highly acclaimed Boulder restaurants (Jax Fish House, Zolo Grill, Centro Latin Kitchen, The Bitter Bar and West End Tavern) is deservedly at the top of the culinary scene and has reached career heights that few chefs ever see. Jamey is considered one of Colorado's most influential chefs as shown by his celebrated returning alumni status to New York's James Beard House and the small, select group of "FIVE"…

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Mardi Gras: A N’awlins Celebration

March 4, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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So it’s Fat Tuesday and you’re stuck in Denver instead of on the gaslit streets of the French Quarter enjoying the craziness that is so Mardi Gras. No worries! Laissez les bon temps rouler with us as we don our purple, green and gold beads and cook up a mess of down-home delish Cajun and Creole cookin’.  After the cookin’ comes the eatin’ and there might even be a few lagniappe pralines and spiked snowballs for the takin’. Mini Louisiana Crab…

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Choice Colorado Cuisine

March 5, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Join Chef Keith Jones as he shares his unbridled talent, charming personality and great brand of fun as he places his focus on our own uniquely delicious Colorado products. We will work with some of the items that Colorado is known for, such as Lamb, Peaches, and Buffalo, in several easy-to-create recipes that will wow any dinner guest. Chef Keith has an unmatched ability to bring simple and elegant together, all in a very fun, energetic environment! In this class,…

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Sushi and The Japanese Grill – from The Avenue Grill

March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Close your eyes and you could be in uptown Tokyo! As most of us have seen or experienced at a top Japanese restaurant, or in Japan, itself, there is an artistic symmetry that is always solidly executed in each dish and its presentation. There is a delightful combination of great textures and tastes - all of which make a very memorable evening. Imagine doing this, effortlessly, at home! Join the personable Chef Andrew as he expertly guides you through creating…

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Slow & Low: Sunday Brunch – from Russell’s Smokehouse

March 10, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Executive Chef Tim Murphy of Russell's Smokehouse - Frank Bonanno's shrine to smoked meats and heartfelt nod to the Colorado Cowboy era, is here to share his progressive culinary knowledge as he guides you through his contemporary version of the spirit of the West. In this case, Brunch! This restaurant, its chefs and its unique, nostalgic methodology deliver a high-end Western-style cuisine that you will not soon forget. From the very beginning, Tim’s skill, personality and notable technique stood out to Denver’s Best of…

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Momofuku Milk Bar Inspired Cookies and Bars

March 11, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Momofuku Milk Bar is the bakery-inspired dessert branch started by renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi and award-winning Momofuku restaurant group chef/ founder, David Chang, in New York City’s East Village. The now famous Milk Bar currently has 5 New York locations and one in Toronto, Canada. Since the beginning, they have focused on putting a playful and approachable spin on familiar home-style desserts and savory snacks, using quality ingredients and locally sourced dairy. Daily, they sell their favorite handmade and…

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The Italian Oven: Amazing Regional Dishes

March 12, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Who doesn't adore Italian food? In this country, we continue to maintain our love affair with all things Italian, and this European cuisine remains one of the most beloved in the world. In this hands-on class, the innovative and creative Chef Michael Long concentrates on just one method of cooking to create a host of hearty baked dishes - hot and flavorful, and straight from the oven! You'll learn the various techniques needed to successfully cook a variety of delicious…

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Charcuterie & Wine; Pairing & Tasting – Not Hands-On

March 14, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Our favorite globe-trotting chef, Devin Lamma, is the Fromager for Whole Foods Cherry Creek. He loves to travel and spends several weeks or months at a particular destination where he can study and immerse himself in the cuisine of the region. On a recent stint in Italy, Devin worked extensively with cheese and charcuterie experts and tonight he will share the knowledge he gleaned with you. This is not a hands-on cooking class but an interactive pairing and sharing of delicious…

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Classic American Southwest – from Boulder’s Zolo Grill

March 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Executive Chef Justin Goerich of Zolo Southwestern Grill – declared by 5280 as “Absolutely the Hottest Restaurant in Boulder” – skillfully delivers award-winning, modern southwestern cuisine, while consistently bringing the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients to the table. Justin’s intention is to create flavorful, balanced, soulful food that awakens your senses! In this class, Chef Justin will feature classic Southwestern ingredients, recipes and contemporary techniques. This will include customer favorite dishes from Zolo Grill, all of which he is very excited…

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Melting Pot: Extraordinary Fondue – from The Avenue Grill

March 19, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Fondue has made a huge comeback over the last couple of years. Having moved far beyond the classic Swiss party dish and turning into a multi-faceted culinary delight! With innovative flavored broths, unique oils, and chocolate blends, fondue cooking delivers some of the most amazing flavors in seared meats, delicate seafoods, the freshest vegetables and heavenly desserts! At this chilly time of year, what better than to sit down and share something warm and satisfying with someone you love or a…

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Mastering the Chef Knife

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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This class will also be offered on: Thursday, April 10 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm The Chef’s Knife is the most important tool in the kitchen. And the most dangerous. This hands-on class will focus on knife safety; storage; honing and sharpening; construction; as well as, the proper grip of the knife and the product you are cutting. Whether you are dicing, slicing, mincing or making julienne, Chef Dan will provide the foundation for all your fundamental knife work.  With…

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Encore! Fine Cuisine in Minutes: Without Reservations

March 22, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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It’s Monday night, the week’s already going in the wrong direction and you’re starving; the kid’s have just finished soccer practice and they’re starving; your spouse had a lousy day at the office and is starving. You ordered in the past three nights and will not respect yourself in the morning if you do that again. You’re tired, crabby, and yes, we determined starving. What’s a cook to do to beat the clock and have a nutritious, hot and flavorful…

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Sweet Genius: The Art of Dessert Plating – from Root Down

March 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Samm Sherman is the celebrated pastry chef at award-winning hotspots Linger and Root Down, and she's back to teach yet another incredible dessert class! The woman behind the sweet creations that have placed Linger in Westword’s “Top Ten Dessert Spots," Samm's innovative and cutting-edge approach to dessert-making has garnered her numerous awards and achievements. In this class, the Food Network's Sweet Genius winner will teach you how to create head-turning desserts as well as guide you through the art of plating and garnishing…

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Renowned Chefs: Their Works and Techniques

March 26, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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There have been many great chefs, both classic and contemporary, but there are only a select few that have made the impact of Jean-Louis Palladin, of La Table des Cordeliers, Eric Ripert, of Le Bernadin, Thomas Keller, of The French Laundry or Judy Rodgers of Zuni Café. What has made each of them stand out is not only a unique, innate talent, but a fearless passion for their craft, freeing up certain cuisine and technique from hidebound orthodoxy and leaving…

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Mastering Sauces

March 27, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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You know you are a great cook when your dish includes the perfect sauce! It's that one element that can really elevate your cooking to the next level, and help you create restaurant-style dishes for your family and friends, time and time again. Sauces are the foundation of fine cuisine, and in this hands-on class, Chef Dan will help you master the simple but elusive techniques for making the five “mother” sauces and become a “saucier” as you make, sample…

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Unraveling the Secrets of Phyllo Dough

March 28, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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This delicate Greek pastry can either help you make beautiful delicious dishes or drive you completely crazy! Get the "feel" of Phyllo and make it a wonderful part of your culinary repertoire. Phyllo Purses with Goat Cheese, Date and Bacon; Pistachio-Honey Baklava; Italian Spanikopita; Apple Strudel with Walnuts and Whiskey; Phyllo Cups with Toasted Coconut Cream and Candied Ginger; and Parmesan Phyllo Nests with Arugula Salad and Shaved Parmesan. Buy two or more and get 25% off.

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New Orleans’ French Quarter Classics – from The Avenue Grill

March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Take a memorable stroll with us to the fun, tradition-driven, Big Easy! Join Chef Andrew as he guides you through the art and pure pleasure of Cajun and Creole cooking, two of the original, ancestral cuisines that make New Orleans a mecca of culinary temptations. (Remember, temptation and atonement are part of the culture and most locals wouldn’t have it any other way!) You’ll learn, hands-on, how true New Orleans dishes have refined French influences with European and African roots, combined…

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Encore! Basic Bread Baking

March 30, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Nothing is as rewarding as homemade bread fresh from the oven—but nothing seems as daunting as creating a perfect loaf. Chef Amy teaches you fundamental bread-baking skills as you make a variety of flavorful breads and rolls. You will discover the secrets of working with yeast, learn shaping techniques and discuss helpful equipment as you make Artichoke Pesto Rolls; Whole Wheat Basil Loaf with Walnuts; Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks; Sticky Buns; Sweet Potato Cornmeal Bread; and Sweet and Savory Braids.

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Modern Seafood – from Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

March 31, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80220 United States
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Chef Matt Lewis of the award-winning Jax Fish House, named one of the Best Seafood Restaurants in the U.S by Travel and Leisure and the Best Seafood Restaurant in Denver by Westword, is bringing his innovative, enticing and approachable culinary talent to this great class! This celebrated, passionate, demanding, but very fun-loving chef is also a wonderful teacher, with a particular fondness for that “Fifth Taste” (signature of a notable chef). As such, he has chosen to focus his classes…

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