Cooking Class - The Best of New American Cuisine

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Put a savory gourmet spin on some classic domestic dishes with an elevated all-American menu.

American favorites take on a whole new character in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Darnell. He'll demonstrate his techniques for reinventing familiar tastes by adding intriguing new elements.

You'll begin by assembling an arugula salad topped with dried cranberries and toasted almonds, dressed with fresh blue cheese. Then, prepare a roasted chicken flavored with thyme and Dijon mustard, with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed broccolini on the side. And for a tempting twist on a beloved dessert, whip up a brownie and berry Napoléon with fresh strawberries.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Couples, Date Night, New American

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Darnell



14 Aug 2023

Chef Darnell was amazing for our dinner party of 8. He arrived early, was friendly and engaging, and prepared a delicious 3 course meal that far exceeded our expectations. Our guests were so impressed. We cant wait to hire him again! I would give him 10 stars if I could.



09 Jul 2023

Great chef. Great selection. Great flavor. Great presentation. Chef Darnell earned several “wows” from my guest. He was prompt, personable and professional.



23 Apr 2023

Chef Darnell created an unforgettable experience for my husband’s birthday celebration. The interactive elements of the cooking class was fun and educational, and he explained very well each step l, including any prep he had done beforehand. The meal was excellent as well - very tasty, with beautiful presentation. This was a fun and different way to do a small dinner party, and we will definitely recommend this experience to anyone interested in learning a little while also enjoying an excellent meal.

$ 85 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 3-course meal.

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Having cooked since the age of 15, Chef Darnell has built a rewarding career in the culinary arts. Through his years of service, he's received awards and prepared meals for celebrities and royalty around the world. He has a genuine passion for helping aspiring chefs gain confidence in the kitchen. A true culinary creative, Chef Darnell adds a generous helping of heart to everything he dishes up!

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

Chef Darnell will travel to guests within Washington, D.C. for this experience.

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