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Cooking Classes in Connecticut
I have a wide variety of my own cooking classes in Connecticut which are offered in the ares of Madison, Guilford, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Essex, Branford, New London, New Haven. A complete meal is served at the end of each class and all classes are hands-on. You can sign up for my cooking classes online through this website by clicking on the Paypal button below each listing or, where indicated, through the locations themselves.
Group Classes in Connecticut

For the group classes you will be able to register directly with the school listed or through a pay pal link displayed below the class description . My cooking classes combine techniques and ethnic flavors to bring you an experience of world cuisine. Taught in Connecticut; I developed all the recipes to offer students a chance to try foods from many of the countries I have traveled to. All of the classes are hands-on and include a complete meal after the class. No experience necessary and all levels are welcome.


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Technique One - Fine Cooking Series

I have brought the highly successful Technique series from ICE in Manhattan to Connecticut. This is the best all around technique series ever - which I taught for fifteen years in New York.

The 5 classes will cover all your basic skills including knife use, sauteing, braising, simple sauces and dressings as well as classic desserts such as souffles, mousse and flambeed fruit.


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Private Cooking Classes in Connecticut

If you are interested in having a class at your home I can teach from two to twenty people and can travel to any area in Connecticut. Please click the button below to find out more about private cooking classes.


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Corporate Cooking Parties

Corporate Cooking Parties are offered for the novice or experienced cook. With menus from Thai to Tuscan. The price varies depending on your group size and location.



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CANCELLATON POLICY:
If you cannot attend a class, you must cancel 48 hours in advance to receive credit towards a new class. You may send someone to take your place if you cannot attend and it is too late to cancel. You will have one year to use your credit towards another class.



COOKING CLASSES IN CONNECTICUT: BY AMANDA CUSHMAN



Group Cooking Classes in Connecticut

cooking classes in los angeles For the White Gate Farm classes you will be able to register through a pay pal link displayed below the class description. These classes are completely hands-on and include a complete meal, a glass of wine, recipes and professional instruction. No experience necessary and all levels are welcome.

For the remaining group classes listed contact the schools directly to receive further details.


May 2015

May 27 - Celebrate Spring! Sold out
Location: White Gate Farm (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $90
Menu: Crostini with Roasted Peppers, Goat Cheese and Basil, Shrimp Saute with Anchovy Caper Butter, Asparagus Risotto, Garlic Braised Escarole, Apricot Almond Crisp with Chantilly Cream

May 29 - Caribbean Style Feast
Location: Homeworks (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Homeworks
Menu: Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Cilantro Dipping Sauce, Spicy Jerk Chicken, Jicama Mango Salad with Lime Dressing, Fried Plantains, Toasted Coconut Cookies with Lime Sorbet

May 30 - Knife Skills 101 - Hands on
Location: Homeworks (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Homeworks
Menu: We will cover chopping, mincing, deboning, slicing and how to buy store and sharpen a knife. Students can bring an 8 or ten inch chefs knife to the class or one will be provided. Gazpacho, Chicken Thighs Amatriciana, Sauteed New Potatoes with Garlic and Parsley, Chopped Salad, Yogurt Cream with Mango

June 2015

June 02 - Northern Italian Cooking - back by popular demand
Location: Middletown Adult Education (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Middletown Ed
Menu: Basil and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken, Pasta with Sausage, Peas and Basil, Tri-Colore Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Shaved Parmesan, Ricotta Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce, Amaretto Cake

June 09 - Knife Skills 101 - Sold Out
Location: Middletown Adult Education (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Middletown Ed
Menu: We will cover chopping, mincing, deboning, slicing and how to buy store and sharpen a knife. All students must bring an 8 or ten inch chefs knife to the class. White Bean and Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Croutons, Chicken Thighs Amatriciana, Sauteed New Potatoes with Garlic and Parsley, Eggplant Caponata, Oranges with Grand Marnier and Shaved Chocolate

June 10 - Indian Vegetarian
Location: Homeworks (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:30- 9:00 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Homeworks
Menu: Pink Lentil Dahl with Spice Infused Ghee, Indian Paneer Cheese with Spinach Sauce (Saag Paneer) Basmati Rice Pilaf with Coconut and Sesame, Eggplant and Cauliflower Pakoras with Tamarind Sauce, Chana Masala

June 11 - Trip to Barcelona
Location: White Gate Farm (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $90
Menu: Croquettes with Prosciutto and Potato, Classic Seafood and Chicken Paella, Eggplants Stuffed with Mushrooms and Spinach, Orange and Red Pepper Salad with Green Olives, Baked Bananas with Orange Zest

June 13 - Summer Grilling - Hands On
Location: Homeworks (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Homeworks
Menu: Get a jump start on summer entertaining with these delicious and simple recipes for the grill. Grilled Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Onion Relish, Grilled Portobello Bruschetta, Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Grilled Green Beans with Roasted Garlic Dressing and Chevre, Strawberry Vodka Sorbet

June 16 - Indian for the Home Cook
Location: The Weekend Kitchen (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:30- 9:00 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to The Weekend Kitchen
Menu: Garlic Tomatoes with Chilies and Lime, Goan Shrimp in Toasted Coconut Sauce, Basmati Rice Pilaf with Cashews and Raisins, Lentil Dahl, Stuffed Chapati Bread

June 17 - Bangkok Banquet
Location: White Gate Farm (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $90
Menu: Chicken Curry with Tamarind and Coconut, Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce, Rice Noodles with Cilantro, Mint and Scallions, Stir- Fried Bok Choy with Sesame, Sweet Coconut Rice with Mangoes

Group Cooking Class Locations:

Homeworks
711 Boston Post Road Old Saybrook, CT, 06475
Contact: 860 388 3331

Middletown Adult Education
396 Main Street Middletown, CT. 06457
Contact: 860 343 6044

The Institute of Culinary Education
225 Liberty Street NY, NY 10280
Contact: 212 847 0700

The Silo Cooking School
44 Upland Road New Milford, Ct.
Contact: 860 355 0300

The Weekend Kitchen
6 North Main Street Essex, Ct. 06426
Contact: 203 671 2639

White Gate Farm
83 Upper Pattagansett Lane East Lyme, CT. 06333
Contact: 310 980 0139

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Testimonials




"You were certainly one of my favorite experiences in LA. I hope the east coast brings you all the joy and happiness that you have shared through your classes and meals" - Malinda


"It was a pleasure learning from you. Thank you for imparting your culinary wisdom, kitchen magic and patience. Best of luck on your new adventure!" - Pat


"I am sorry to see you go. I will always remember taking my first cooking class with my son at Surfas with you. You were just great with a 24 year old who was sure he wouldn't have a great time. BUT he sure did! He has made several of your Julie & Julia recipes. You gave him that skill. His girlfriend has been impressed with his cooking. My most recent class with you was the Tapas class with my foodie buddy Terri. It was her first class with you and she really enjoyed herself. We will miss your great teaching skills and your wonderful recipes with all the tips." - Sharon


"Thanks so much for making my cooking instruction so much fun. I've learned a great deal from you and have great admiration for your teaching abilities as well as your knowledge and experience in the kitchen. It's been a pleasure learning from you and my friends and family join me in thanking you for the wonderful meals we've enjoyed thanks to my time with you." - Robert


"You and your classes will be missed by the both of us. We wish you well in your move and future endeavors. Having experienced first hand your culinary knowledge and your caliber of teaching, you will always be successful. We would be very interested in seeing the culinary videos, let us know when they are ready." - Michael and Cheryl


"Since sampling a few of your classes, I have found that I really enjoy the pace and art of cooking, and have re-created many of your Indian dishes. (Thank you 1,000,000X) Cooking delicious food and being encouraged by your techniques (which I have taken to practicing) I am taking that next step forward & attending an open call for MasterChef with visions of going even farther thanks to you. I know you will find an enthusiastic group of novice and experienced chefs in your new area. Keep up the wonderful work, you inspire us all." - Renette Christensen


"I love your teaching style and your relaxed approach to cooking. I learned so much from you, and now find cooking to be a complete pleasure. It's a fun challenge to look a what we have in the kitchen on any given evening and think "what would Amanda make with these ingredients?", and then throw something together. And I just hosted my book club and cooked the entire vegetarian meal from your recipes. It was such a hit the ladies all wanted to find out how to get copies of your book, so I gave them your website so they could get copies of their own! " - Diane



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