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Cooking Classes

Class Schedule

Classes are held at Secolari in The Mall in Columbia 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia MD, 21044 Call to Reserve Your Spot: 443-367-0010 Bring Your Own Wine!

Charismatic Dishes from the Mediterranean

Featuring Chef Alba
From Greece to Morocco, from Provence to Sicily, from Turkey to Spain: Mediterranean colors are the soul of a festive kitchen. Join us as we prepare and enjoy fresh flavors and aromas of dishes such as Strawberries with Chevre Basil Caprese, Pasta with Fresh Lemon and Herbs, and Zucchini wrapped Shrimp with an Aromatic herb dressing.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person

Zesty Tex-Mex

Featuring Chef Jeff Perri

Join Chef Jeff for an evening highlighting Southwestern Cuisine with a meal full of the zesty flavors of Tex-Mex. Learn to prepare Chilled Southwestern Corn & Shrimp Soup, Tex-Mex Chicken Salad, and Tex-Mex Pizza. This will be a flavorful feast you’ll want to recreate at home all summer long!
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person

The Art of Indian Bread Making

Featuring Chef Ravi
Join Chef Ravi as he recreates the magic of his sold out class at The Howard county parks and recreation focused on creating Indian breads from scratch. It’s easier than you think! We will be making garlic bread, deep fried whole wheat Puri, and a stuffed mashed potato paratha served with a cucumber peanut raita and onion chutneys.

Though this class features the art of Indian Bread, the meal will also highlight a Chef Ravi special: Spicy Chicken Vindaloo and an Almondy Vegetable Khorma.
Monday, June 12, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person

Recipes from the Azure Aegean Sea

Featuring Chef Alba
The Aegean Sea set between the modern day Turkey and Greece has a coast with spectacular scenery and surroundings. It is a natural paradise with verdant springs, hot summers, sunny autumns and cozy winters with light rainfall. Let’s honor the Aegean techniques and foods of ancient cultures with recipes such as Grape Leaves stuffed with Lentils and Rice, Bulgur Pilaf with Eggplant and Zucchini, Potato Salad with Tahini, Adana Beef Kebabs with Yogurt sauce, and simmered apricots with walnuts.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 6:15pm - 8:30pm | $78/person

The Secret's in the Sauce

Featuring Chef Ravi
Chef Ravi reprises his popular class taught through Howard County Parks and Recreation to bring you the best of the basics of Indian cuisine: foundation sauces.

We'll make three sauces - Masala, Makhani, and Korma, which will recreate nearly any dish you love at your favorite Indian restaurant - that's a Chef Ravi promise! We'll use our delicious sauces as the base of our meal: Chicken Tikka Masala, Paneer and Corn Korma, and Vegetable Masala with Lemon Pulao. And of course, we'll treat ourselves to dessert: warm vermicelli pistachio pudding.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person

California with a Moroccan Twist

Featuring Chef Jeff Perri

Join us for a meal highlighting Chef Jeff’s passion for his classic specialties of California Cuisine with a Moroccan twist.

Jeff’s dishes emphasize the freshness of flavors in local produce, and we’ll enjoy these flavors as we prepare two kinds of hummus - Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus and Kalamata olives & Oven-Roasted Tomatoes with pita. For our entree, we’ll enjoy Moroccan Ground Beef Kebabs with Romaine and Green Chermoula Dressing. He recommends you bring your favorite Napa Valley wine to accompany this class!
Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person

Sicilian Family Recipes

Featuring Chef Wecker
Through this meal, visit the beautiful fishing Village of Cerfalu on the North Coast of Sicily, and enjoy recipes from the family of Chef Wecker’s wife, the Demarcos.

This Sicilian feast will feature just-caught Tuna with Fresh Greens, Grilled Fennel, and Olives, and Seared Chicken with Lemon, Basil, Oregano, and Mint on a bed of pasta.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person
Due to the number of ingredients in our chef's dishes, we are unable to list them all. Please advise us of any allergies you may have upon registration.

Payment is required to reserve class space. We realize that cancellations sometimes occur - if your cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the class, we will be happy to give you a full refund or apply the fee to another class. Otherwise the payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.