Cooking Classes in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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


-Cooking Classes May 2014-


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)


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)


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.

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.






Chef Johnny VeeCooking Classes in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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