Staff Instructors

See individual bios for:

Kara Robinson
Saira Paulose
Ashley Tobin
Jennifer Vanatta
Janice Wacha
Aubrey Winfield


  • BASICS: Knife Skills
    Blackhawk
    Saturday, August 24, 2019, 11 AM
    handson
    $125.00


    How to Dice, Julienne, Mince, Chop, Chiffonade and concasse
    Knife Safety and Handling Techniques
    Overview of Knife Maintenance and Steeling
    A light snack will be provided.
  • BASICS: Seafood
    Menlo Park
    Monday, August 26, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
    Baked Salmon with Zucchini Noodles
    Poached Market Fish with Chimichurri Sauce
    Steamed Mussels in White Wine Sauce

  • Cocktails & Cooking: Flavors of the Mediterranean
    Blackhawk
    Friday, August 30, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM
    handson
    $75.00


    Enjoy a scaled-back, hands-on cooking experience while socializing and mingling.
    Pomegranate-Cava Cocktail with Orange Slices
    Creamy Hummus with Veggies
    Homemade Pita Chips
    Pomegranate-Lamb Skewers with Yogurt-Dill Sauce
    Spanakopita Triangles
    Roasted Carrots with Cumin
    Rosewater and Cardamom Ice Cream
  • BASICS: Knife Skills
    San Mateo
    Saturday, August 31, 2019, 11 AM
    handson
    $125.00


    How to Dice, Julienne, Mince, Chop, Chiffonade and concasse
    Knife Safety and Handling Techniques
    Overview of Knife Maintenance and Steeling
    A light snack will be provided.

  • Chicken Dinner
    Menlo Park
    Monday, September 16, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    Basic Roast Chicken—whole and butterflied
    Braised Chicken Thighs with Olives and Lemon
    Crispy Roasted Potatoes
    Sauteed Broccolini
  • Seafood
    Blackhawk
    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    The Best Crab Cakes
    Seared Scallops with Saffron Aioli
    Steamed Mussels in Coconut Curry
    Market Fish Baked in Parchment

  • Seafood
    Menlo Park
    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    The Best Crab Cakes
    Seared Scallops with Saffron Aioli
    Steamed Mussels in Coconut Curry
    Market Fish Baked in Parchment
  • Handmade Pasta
    Blackhawk
    Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    Fresh Egg Pasta Dough
    Lemony Fettuccine with Sauteed Shrimp
    Spinach and Goat Cheese Ravioli
    Bow Ties in Rustic Tomato Sauce

  • Chicken Dinner
    Blackhawk
    Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    Basic Roast Chicken—whole and butterflied
    Braised Chicken Thighs with Olives and Lemon
    Crispy Roasted Potatoes
    Sauteed Broccolini
  • Handmade Pasta
    Menlo Park
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    Fresh Egg Pasta Dough
    Lemony Fettuccine with Sauteed Shrimp
    Spinach and Goat Cheese Ravioli
    Bow Ties in Rustic Tomato Sauce

  • Knife Skills
    San Mateo
    Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11 am
    handson
    $125.00


    How to Dice, Julienne, Mince, Chop, Chiffonade and Concasse
    Knife Safety and Handling Techniques
    Overview of Knife Maintenance and Steeling
    A light snack will be provided.
  • Savory Sides
    Menlo Park
    Monday, November 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    For holiday time or any time!
    Gougeres—cheesy French pastry puffs
    Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic
    Mixed Grain Salad with Baby Greens, Pistachios, Dried Cherries and Point Reyes Bay Blue Cheese with Herb Vinaigrette
    Roasted Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Shallots
    Carrot Soup with Orange and Ginger

  • Knife Skills
    Menlo Park
    Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11 am
    handson
    $125.00


    How to Dice, Julienne, Mince, Chop, Chiffonade and Concasse
    Knife Safety and Handling Techniques
    Overview of Knife Maintenance and Steeling
    A light snack will be provided.
  • Savory Sides
    Blackhawk
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    For holiday time or any time!
    Gougeres—cheesy French pastry puffs
    Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic
    Mixed Grain Salad with Baby Greens, Pistachios, Dried Cherries and Point Reyes Bay Blue Cheese with Herb Vinaigrette
    Roasted Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Shallots
    Carrot Soup with Orange and Ginger

  • Souffles
    San Mateo
    Monday, November 25, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    Classic Gruyere Cheese
    Savory Pumpkin
    Decadent Chocolate
    Luscious Raspberry
  • Souffles
    Blackhawk
    Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    Classic Gruyere Cheese
    Savory Pumpkin
    Decadent Chocolate
    Luscious Raspberry