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Cooking Classes in Las Cruces, New Mexico

April 15th, 2014

Join me for my hands-on classes at the beautiful Kitchen Kraft Store.

Details:

-Cooking Classes May 2014-

 “A TASTE OF ITALY”

Monday, May 19 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78

With so many regions to choose from and so many delicious dishes to sample from; tonight we prepare a menu of the best regional delicacies from around Italy. Our menu includes such goodies as: Chick Pea Flatbread with Rosemary & Pecorino (Cecina from Tuscany), Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Spinach Salad, Lamb & Artichoke Stew from Sardinia, Chicken Caccitora from Tuscany, and for dessert Ricotta Fritters with Rosewater. Don’t miss this scrumptious visit to this beloved cuisine. Molto Bene! Hands-On)

 “SUMMER THAI”

Tuesday, May 20 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78

The fabulous flavors we love in Thai cooking; Lemon grass, ginger, kaffir lime, garlic, galangal, and chiles all make for tasty and light warm weather dishes. Tonight we visit this distinctive cuisine and give you some delicious new dishes to add to your repertoire. Out menu includes: Pad Thai, Grilled Thai Beef Salad, Steamed Tamarind Salmon, Thai Style Barbecued Chicken with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce, Seared Scallops with Asian Noodle Salad, and Fresh Ginger Sorbet for dessert. Cook like a Thai Master Chef after taking this informative class!  (Hands-On)

 “GLUTEN-FREE, LOW CARB BAKING”

Wednesday, May 21 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78

Another great class exploring this popular trend. Whether you are eating gluten-free and low-carb for health or weight issues, tonight we arm you with some delicious recipes that will insure you achieve the best and tastiest results. Tonight we focus on baked goods. We will discuss alternative grains, how to substitute flour in any recipe, and then prepare a gourmet gluten-free meal. Our dishes include: Rosemary Flatbread with Roasted Garlic, Green Chile Chicken  Stew with Cheddar Cheese Dumplings, Gluten-free Pizza, Asparagus Risotto, Thumb Print Cookies, and more. All gluten-free and definitely yummy! (Hands-On)

Our Chef:

Chef John (Johnny Vee) Vollertsen is director of

the 12 year old Las Cosas Cooking School in

Santa Fe. His cooking and restaurant management

career has taken him to New York City, Sydney,

and Wellington, New Zealand. John writes a

regular food column for The Santa Fe New

Mexican and is the Food + Dining Editor for The

Santa Fean magazine. www.chefjohnnyvee.com

Classes are held at:

Kitchen Kraft- 980 N Telshor Blvd

Las Cruces, NM 88011

For Registration:

Please Call (575) 525-8466 and have ready:

Date & Time of class, Credit Card # or pay by check,

(Please allow 3 days for check to arrive) or stop into

Kitchen Kraft and register in person at our customer service counter.

 

Please Note: Reservations:

Once your class has been reserved, please make a note of the day as we do not

send out reminder notices. All classes must be paid for in advance to hold

your space. Cancellations: If for any reason, you find it necessary to

 cancel your reservation, you must notify us 7 days in advance to receive

 a refund or class credit. If you cannot attend at late notice, you may

 send someone in your place. We reserve the right to cancel any class due to

 insufficient enrollment. We will contact you by phone and refund your fee or issue you

class or store credit. All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise stated in

course description. General Information: Fees for classes include instruction,

 recipes, sampling of foods prepared & beverages.

Some menus may vary due to market availability of products.

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking Classes in Santa Fe, New Mexico

April 15th, 2014

Join me for my hands-on classes at the Las Cosas Kitchen Shop & Cooking School

Schedule posted here:

http://www.lascosascooking.com/Assets/images/classes040514to051714.pdf

Here is my list of Cooking classes for March 2014 at Kitchen Kraft in Las Cruces…Come cook with me!!

February 26th, 2014

-Cooking Classes March 2014-

 

“DINNER IN A DASH”

Monday, March 10 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78

Just because our lives are getting busier and busier, doesn’t

mean we have to sacrifice tasty, healthy meals after a long day.

Tonight we discuss shortcuts for quick, easy and delicious

dishes that will make you feel as though you’ve spent hours in

the kitchen. Our menu includes: Tomato Soup (or Sauce!),

Pickle Jar Vinaigrette, Quick Green Chicken Stew with Biscuits,

Won Ton Ravioli, Oven Polenta, Glazed Asparagus, and for

Dessert- Texas Dump Cake. Yummy doesn’t have to be

complicated!(Hands-On)

 

“MORE TASTY THAI”

Tuesday March 11 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78

Lemon grass, ginger, kaffir lime, garlic, galangal, and chiles all

bubbling in a pot or wok-that’s truly tasty Thai, perfect for the

cold weather. Join this culinary celebration of the delicious flavors

of Thailand as we prepare: Grilled Pork Skewers, Salmon Cakes with

Spicy Slaw, Pad Thai, Sour Orange Fish Curry, Deep Fried Shrimp with

 Garlic & Pepper, Coconut Rice, and Toasted Coconut Tart. Cook like a Thai

Master Chef after taking this informative class!  (Hands-On)

 

 

“GLUTEN-FREE, LOW CARB & GOURMET”

Wednesday March 12 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78

Whether you are eating gluten-free and low-carb for health or weight issues,
tonight we arm you with some delicious recipes that will insure you
achieve the best and tastiest results. We will discuss alternative
grains, how to substitute flour in any recipe, and then prepare a
gourmet gluten-free meal. Our dishes include: Spiced Butternut
Squash Soup, Green Chile Cornbread, Grilled Portobello, Spinach
& Tomato Salad, Chicken Milanese, Wild Mushroom Risotto,
and Gluten-Free Bittersweet Decadence Cookies. All gluten-free
and definitely yummy! (Hands-On)

 

 

 

 

 

Our Chef:

Chef John (Johnny Vee) Vollertsen is director of

the 12 year old Las Cosas Cooking School in

Santa Fe. His cooking and restaurant management

career has taken him to New York City, Sydney,

and Wellington, New Zealand. John writes a

regular food column for The Santa Fe New

Mexican and is the Food + Dining Editor for The

Santa Fean magazine. www.chefjohnnyvee.com

Classes are held at:

Kitchen Kraft- 980 N Telshor Blvd

Las Cruces, NM 88011

For Registration:

Please Call (575) 525-8466 and have ready:

Date & Time of class, Credit Card # or pay by check,

(Please allow 3 days for check to arrive) or stop into

Kitchen Kraft and register in person at our customer service counter.

 

Please Note: Reservations:

Once your class has been reserved, please make a note of the day as we do not

send out reminder notices. All classes must be paid for in advance to hold

your space. Cancellations: If for any reason, you find it necessary to

 cancel your reservation, you must notify us 7 days in advance to receive

 a refund or class credit. If you cannot attend at late notice, you may

 send someone in your place. We reserve the right to cancel any class due to

 insufficient enrollment. We will contact you by phone and refund your fee or issue you

class or store credit. All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise stated in

course description. General Information: Fees for classes include instruction,

 recipes, sampling of foods prepared & beverages.

Some menus may vary due to market availability of products.

 

 

 

 

Here is a list of my January 2014 Cooking Classes in Las Cruces at Kitchen Kraft

January 14th, 2014

Classes are held at:

Kitchen Kraft- 980 N Telshor Blvd

Las Cruces, NM 88011

(575) 525-8466

-Cooking Classes January 2014-

 

“BEAUTIFUL BRAISING”

Monday, January 27 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78

Nothing is more delicious and comforting than a slow braised dish

perfect for hearty meals and cold weather. Tonight we explore the

major brands of braising cookware including Le Creuset, Staub, and

Chantal as well as Fissler Pressure Cookers and prepare a terrifically

tender meal that includes: Green Chile Stew, Cuban Chicken Fricassee,

Lamb & Fennel Tagine, Penne with Classic Italian Ragu Meat Sauce,

Smoked Beef Chili, and Poached Pears in Red Wine Syrup with Basil Ice

Cream for dessert. Warm up with this yummy menu! (Hands-On)

 

“WINTER THAI”

Tuesday January 28 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78

Lemon grass, ginger, kaffir lime, garlic, galangal, and chiles all

bubbling in a pot or wok-that’s truly tasty Thai, perfect for the

cold weather. Join this culinary celebration of the delicious flavors

of Thailand as we prepare: Curried Butternut Squash Soup,

Bangkok Fisherman’s Soup, Fat Noodles with Curried Beef &

Sweet Black Bean Sauce, Spicy Stir-Fried Shrimp with Chiles &

Basil, Coconut Rice, and Black Sticky Rice Pudding. Cook like a Thai

Master Chef after taking this informative class!  (Hands-On)

 

“CELEBRATING THE CHILES OF NEW AND

OLD MEXICO”

Wednesday January 29 @ 6 PM-9 PM -&78

Tonight we explore the fabulous chiles of Mexico and New Mexico

and create a menu that shows off their complexity and versatility.

Pasilla, guajillo, chipotle, ancho, chiles de arbol, and poblano

will be covered in this informative and delicious class. Our Menu

includes: Tortilla Soup, Queso Fundido with Roasted Poblanos,

Shrimp Empanadas with Guajillo Masa & Two Salsas, Classic

Chicken Mole, Arroz Verde, and Chocolate Chile Torte with Tres

Leches Ice Cream. Deliciosa! (Hands-on)

 Our Chef:

Chef John (Johnny Vee) Vollertsen is director of

the 12 year old Las Cosas Cooking School in

Santa Fe. His cooking and restaurant management

career has taken him to New York City, Sydney,

and Wellington, New Zealand. John writes a

regular food column for The Santa Fe New

Mexican and is the Food + Dining Editor for The

Santa Fean magazine. www.chefjohnnyvee.com

 

For Registration:

Please Call (575) 525-8466 and have ready:

Date & Time of class, Credit Card # or pay by check,

(Please allow 3 days for check to arrive) or stop into

Kitchen Kraft and register in person at our customer service counter.

 

Please Note: Reservations:

Once your class has been reserved, please make a note of the day as we do not

send out reminder notices. All classes must be paid for in advance to hold

your space. Cancellations: If for any reason, you find it necessary to

 cancel your reservation, you must notify us 7 days in advance to receive

 a refund or class credit. If you cannot attend at late notice, you may

 send someone in your place. We reserve the right to cancel any class due to

 insufficient enrollment. We will contact you by phone and refund your fee or issue you

class or store credit. All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise stated in

course description. General Information: Fees for classes include instruction,

 recipes, sampling of foods prepared & beverages.

Some menus may vary due to market availability of products.

 

 

 

Cooking Classes in Santa Fe

January 14th, 2014

Here is a link to my January/February Cooking Classes at The Las Cosas Cooking School- 505-988-3394

http://www.lascosascooking.com/Assets/images/janfeb2014.pdf