Cooking Class - The Art and Science of Cooking

Discover what can happen when you approach cooking as both an art and a science.

In this hands-on class with Chef Alan, you will learn how to prepare an impressive four-course dinner menu emphasizing proper culinary techniques that result in deliciously artful displays of fresh, high-quality ingredients.

Some of the dishes you can look forward to mastering in this class include a blue cheese bruschetta with homemade Sicilian relish, a tropical take on a composed salad with a homemade toasted pine nut vinaigrette, gourmet fire-roasted stuffed poblano peppers with duck and goat cheese, and spiced poached pears with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Date Night, Fusion, Group, Italian, New American

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16 Sep 2019

Chef Alan is a personable, talented chef and accomplished improvisational musician. The improv thinking definitely translates into his cooking because I've never thought to put some ingredients together (i.e. mango, crab, and asparagus). I adored the tuna tempura and finished every last bite. I'll be attempting that one soon myself because I can't stop thinking about it. Thanks for cooking and hosting me, Alan! 

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Chef Alan is a restaurant consultant, cookbook author, and award-winning executive chef with nearly 40 years of high-level professional culinary experience under his belt. He regularly participates in the annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles event — a celebration of the city's best chefs and tastemakers — and specializes in a variety of cuisines, including Asian, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Californian, and Floribbean.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Chef Alan will travel to guests within Chicago for this experience.

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