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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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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.


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.

April 2014

April 19 - Small Bites- Hands on
Location: Homeworks (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Homeworks
Menu: Crostini with Chevre and Caramelized Onions, Phllyo Cups with Brie and Toasted Almonds Latin Beef Skewers with Mojo Dipping Sauce, Sesame Seared Tuna on Wonton Crisps with Wasabi Creme Fraiche, Hoisin Ginger Chicken with Mango Mayonnaise

April 22 - Classic Indian Cooking
Location: Homeworks (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Homeworks
Menu: Shrimp in Roasted Coconut Sauce, Eggplant and Cauliflower Pakoras with Tamarind Dipping Sauce, Spicy Green Beans with Ginger, Black Dahl with Spiced Ghee, Stuffed Chapati Bread

April 24 - Tuscan Favorites
Location: Middletown Adult Education (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Middletown Ed
Menu: Italian meatloaf with pancetta, grilled Portobello’s with balsamic glaze, pasta with wild mushroom sauce, roasted carrots with currants and toasted pine nuts, and enjoy a classic tiramisu

April 29 - Moroccan Magic
Location: White Gate Farm (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $90
Menu: Lamb Tagine with Homemade Preserved Lemons, Cous Cous Pilaf with Garlic Roasted Vegetables, Moroccan Flat Bread with Feta and Mint, Pan Seared Fish ( whatever is in season) with Chermoula, Phyllo Bundles with Apple, Almond, Apricot Filling

May 2014

May 03 - Quick and Easy Pasta - Hands on
Location: Homeworks (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Homeworks
Menu: Ricotta Gnocchi with Pesto, Pasta with Ricotta Salata, Chili and Olives, Pasta Shells with Chicken, Mushrooms and Capers, Classic Bolognese Sauce, Chocolate Biscotti

May 05 - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Location: Middletown Adult Education (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $to be paid directly to Middletown Ed
Menu: Best-ever guacamole with homemade tortilla chips, jicama mango salad with lime cilantro dressing, cilantro chile rice, chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, and chocolate rum flan

May 19 - Mediterranean Favorites
Location: Homeworks (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Homeworks
Menu: Lamb Kibbe with Yogurt Sauce, Mujadara ( lentils and basmati rice with caramelized onions) Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes, Feta and Mint, Dill Cucumber Salad, Baklava with Whipped Cinnamon Cream

May 20 - Healthy Fish and Shellfish
Location: White Gate Farm (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $90
Menu: Grilled Shrimp Salad with Mango and Black Beans, Catalan Salmon with Capers and Almonds, Greek Swordfish Skewers with Lemon, Garlic Marinade, Tabouli Salad with Pine Nuts, Parsley and Tomatoes, Mixed Greens with Watercress and Roasted Beets, Brownie Pudding with Espresso Whipped Cream

May 29 - Indian for Vegetarians
Location: White Gate Farm (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $90
Menu: Aloo Paratha ( Indian Bread Stuffed with Paneer Cheese and Chilies), Chana Masala, Madras Eggplant and Lentils, Spicy Sweet Pea Rice Pilaf, Garlic Braised Tomatoes with Chliies, Curried Potatoes with Cilantro

June 2014

June 23 - Summer Enterataining
Location: Middletown Adult Education (Address & Contact Information)
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $To be paid directly to Middletown Ed
Menu: Oven- steamed salmon with arugula pesto, grilled corn and tomato salad with lemon basil dressing, warm new potato salad with balsamic vinaigrette, mixed greens with crispy feta, and crepes with fresh berries and creme fraiche.

Group Cooking Class Locations:

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

New London Adult Education
53 Lyme Street Old Lyme, Ct 06371
Contact: 860 437 2385

The Institute of Culinary Education
50 West 23 Street NY, NY 10010
Contact: 212 847 0700

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

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

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"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

Simple, Real Food Book Simple, Real Food: Delicious clean food prepared simply

My cookbook Simple Real Food can be purchased online.

The price is $24.95 and the book can be sent to your home or office. It can be included with a gift certificate for a cooking class as the perfect present.

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