Cooking Class - Soul Warming Stews

When it's cold and wet outside, warm up inside during this hands-on cooking class.

'Tis the season for stewing and braising! Beginning with a brief lecture and tasting, Chef Gene will instruct on the process of preparing a versatile homemade stock and the difference between homemade stocks and pre-prepared bases.

Chef Gene will show you how to utilize these stocks to cook hearty seasonal dishes that are sure to warm your insides during a winter in the Pacific Northwest. The main dishes include a sweet and savory apple cider and roasted pork stew, and an earthy, yet elegant smoked chicken and butternut squash stew.

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

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, Gourmet, Group, Holiday, New American

Reviews guests left for this experience



31 Jul 2018

Gene was accommodating and went out of his way to make the team building experience fun and enjoyable. Everyone enjoyed making pasta and learning new skills in the kitchen. The food was GREAT!



24 Jan 2018

Super fun and learned a few skills! Tonnes of great food to eat when you are finished.



22 Jan 2018

Gene was a lot of fun to work with and I appreciated him giving my team some fine instruction. I would definitely do this again. I've also forwarded the info to another larger team at our office so that they can also do this.

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With over 20 years of experience in the culinary and hospitality industry, Chef Gene is the entertaining and knowledgeable host of a variety of engaging cooking classes that bring out the best of the Pacific Northwest. Chef Gene holds degrees in culinary arts, hospitality, and educational leadership, and has had the privilege of opening two culinary education facilities in his career. These accomplishments showcase his passion for teaching as well as his outstanding culinary skills.

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