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Food & Nutrition


Classes are for Adults 18 yrs. and older. This program includes educational workshops and classes that feature the latest cooking trends, ethnic cuisines and teach nutrition. To register please use the Adult Registration Form that can be found on the "Registration" and send in with payment or Register over the phone (414) 482-1000 using a Visa or Mastercard.

 

Cooking Demonstration Classes

Gonzo for Gumbo

Tuesday, September 24

Facilitator: Staci Joers

Cost: $25

Registration Deadline: September 17

 

October 12th is National Gumbo Day and New Orleans is one of my favorite places in the whole world! So we are going to celebrate the vibrant food and culture of this historic city and of course sample some Gumbo! I'll prepare...

Hurricanes

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Pralines

Bananas Foster

 

 

Utterly Oatmeal

Wednesday, October 30

Facilitator: Staci Joers

Cost: $25

Registration Deadline: October 23

 

October 29th is National Oatmeal Day and I am going to take simple ingredients, easy directions, and plenty of fiber and protein make the beloved healthy breakfast staple more delicious than ever. You'll sample...

Cinnamon-laced Latin American-style Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal with Cream

Overnight Swiss-style Oatmeal with a build your own topping bar

 

 

Delicious (but non-traditional) Holiday Dinner

Tuesday, November 19

Facilitator: Staci Joers

Cost: $25

Registration Deadline: November 12

 

Most families like to stick to the traditional dishes and flavors during the holiday season. After all, food is family and old favorites are comforting. But I like to change it up and stray away from the traditional and introduce new flavors and recipes. Asian flavors are my inspiration for this year’s family feast. You'll sample...

Puff Pastry wrapped Ham with Asian inspired Pineapple Sauce

Easy Garlic Chinese Broccoli

Stuffing with Asian Flavors

Mandarin Orange Cake with Semi-homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream

 

 

Grandma's Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 11

Facilitator: Staci Joers

Cost: $25

Registration Deadline: December 4

 

Every year my Grandma would make French Meat Pie for Christmas Eve. This remains one of my favorite foods from childhood! I've decided to take inspiration from Grandma and create an updated menu for this year's holiday. I'll prepare...

Mulled Wine

French Meat Pie with Chipotle Ketchup

Easy Pickled Beets

Grandmas Date Bars

 

 

Cioppino-the ACTUAL San Francisco Treat!

Wednesday, January 22

Facilitator: Staci Joers

Cost: $25

Registration Deadline: January 15

 

Cioppino is a fish stew originating in San Francisco, California. It is an Italian-American dish and is related to various regional fish soups and stews of Italian cuisine called Cioppin or Cioppio. It is hearty and satisfying and perfect for a cold winter night. I will prepare my version of Cioppino along with a few other recipes to make a perfect menu for entertaining. You'll sample...

No-knead Sourdough Bread

Apricot-Almond Baked Brie

Cioppino

Lavender Creme Brulee for a crowd

 

 

February is for Foodies!

Tuesday, February 4th

Facilitator: Staci Joers

Cost: $25

Registration Deadline: January 28

There is an abundance of food holidays during the month of February so I picked out some of my favorites and built a class around them. You'll sample...

Sangria (February 18 is National Drink Wine Day)

Tortellini Alfredo with Roasted Broccoli (February 7 is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day and February 13 is National Tortellini Day)

Crab Stuffed Flounder (February 18 is National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day)

Nutella Crescents (February 5th is World Nutella Day)

 

 

Workshop & Wine Tastings 

(participants must be age 21 or older)

Wine & Cheese Pairing

October 17 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
Facilitator, Tom Vaughan, CSW
All Things Alcohol, LLC
Cost: $25.00
Registration Deadline:  October 10

Ah...the perfect cheese, paired with an ideal partner in the glass!  Have you always wondered what cheese is the right match for which wine?  Tonight we will layout 10 cheeses with 10 wines in search of the answer to this age old question.  The three staples of cheese milk-Cow/Sheep/Goat and their respective styles...soft-ripened, hard, and aged.  We will explore the nuances within the wine that aids in the pairing along with the art of putting a beautiful presentation together on a plate.


South African Excursion 
November 14 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
Facilitator, Tom Vaughan, CSW
All Things Alcohol, LLC
Cost: $25.00
Registration Deadline:  November 7

Let's look into one of the most exciting "NEW" regions to grace the shelf of many a fine retailer and restaurant in the US.  The ironic thing is...It's one of the oldest wine growing regions in the world!!  What is old...is new again.  Journey through the Dutch colonist's first planting of Stellenbosch, through the vast plush valley region of Paarl.  We then head further south east into the mountainous Western Cape Konkelberg, Robertson and Bonnievale.  Do not miss this class, you will be pleasantly surprised and permanently on board this stellar region!  8-10 wines will be served along with a light buffet of cheeses, meats and veggies.

 

Perfect Wines for the Holiday Meals

December 5 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm

Facilitator, Tom Vaughan, CSW

All Things Alcohol, LLC

Cost: $25.00

Registration Deadline:  December 2

Holiday party, house warming, family gathering? What should we serve...what are we eating?  Well let's look into that tonight.  Roasted Turkey?  Pork Loin Roast?  Ham?  Roast Beef Tenderloin?  We've got a wine for that!  Let's taste and talk food and wine pairing. There is an art to it.  We will taste everything from Sparkling wine to Zinfandel.  8-10 wines will be served along with a light buffet of cheeses, meats and veggies.

 

The "Wine" Road Less Traveled

January 16 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm

Facilitator, Tom Vaughan, CSW

All Things Alcohol, LLC

Cost: $25.00

Registration Deadline:  January 9

 

Let's travel tonight...down a road to wineries and varietals often over-looked Switzerland and their delicious Chasselas, Austrian Zweigelt, Hungarian Budaherz, Algerian Alicante Bouchet, Southern Italy's Negro Amaro, Spanish Mencia just to name a few of the obscure regions and varietals we will be tasting and discussing.  Come take a tour with us and see what the world of wine has to offer.  8-10 wines will be served along with a light buffet of cheeses, meats and veggies.

 

Discovering Real Wisconsin Wineries

February 13 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm

Facilitator, Tom Vaughan, CSW

All Things Alcohol, LLC

Cost: $25.00

Registration Deadline:  February 6

The Wisconsin wine business has blossomed in the past decade. We boast the oldest commercial winery in the US, along with at least 121 other wineries spread out over seventy-two counties! The wine produced has come a long way from Door County Cherry Wine and Three Lakes Wild Blackberry. Come experience the influence that the University of Minnesota's Enology Department has had on the modern, local Viticulture scene here in Wisconsin.  8-10 wines will be served along with a light buffet of cheeses, meats and veggies.