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Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium
2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon, FL, 33511
813-653-2418

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3611

Fri, Sep. 19, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
TONIGHT IS DATE NIGHT
CLASSIC NEW ORLEANS CUISINE!
 

TONIGHT IS DATE NIGHT

CLASSIC NEW ORLEANS CUISINE!


Love is in the air....light conversation and the aromas of good food cooking waft tantalizingly, piquing the appetite.  Tonight is Date Night!  So bring your better half, significant other, or sweetie and watch as the chef prepares a delicious dinner for the two of you. 

The menu allows for conversation, interaction, and a good time, so sit back and enjoy!


Tonight's Menu:

Oven Roasted Gypsy Gold Dust Shrimp With Classic Remoulade Sauce

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Crawfish Etouffee in Puff Pastry Shells

Bread Pudding Souffle with Whiskey Sauce
  

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.   

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

12 openings available

$50.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3631

Sat, Sep. 20, 2014 @ 10:30 AM
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
 

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

WHAT'S FOR DINNER?

(Ages 6-9)

Rolling Pin Kids & Tweens Cooking Classes are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes and meet lots of new friends.   

The only thing you need to be prepared is Closed Toe Shoes and a Restraint for Shoulder Length Hair.  We provide all the ingredients, tools and FUN!

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

We use real kitchen tools and knives.  Students are taught how to properly use all kitchen tools, knives and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and learn to have fun while building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent or take it home. 



What’s for dinner today is old family favorites. Make dinner for your family and watch them rave about your food.

Today's Menu:

Southern Fried Chicken

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Mini Homemade Apple Pies


Receive a 10% Discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

This is a HANDS-ON Style Class that last 2 HOURS

Seats are limited, so sign up early.

 
 

3 openings available

$35.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3635

Sat, Sep. 20, 2014 @ 1:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
DIXON BRIDAL SHOWER
 

PRIVATE PARTY: DIXON BRIDAL SHOWER

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!


Menu
: Elegant and Easy  (one Portion of Salmon) No DESSERT

Price: $40.00 pp

Type: Hands-on

Preliminary Number of Guests: 12

Final Number Confirmed: Sept 10, 2014

Deposit: N/A

Gratuity: 20% of total pricing

Beverages: Not offered



$40.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3620

Sat, Sep. 20, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
**NEW CHEF**
DAVID WILLIAMS
BBQ IS BACK
IT'S RIB LOVERS NIGHT!
 
**NEW CHEF**

DAVID WILLIAMS
"PartyManDave"

BBQ IS BACK!


IT'S RIB LOVERS NIGHT




Rolling Pin welcomes Chef DAVID WILLIAMS to the Culinary Center ranks as our in-house "BBQ Guy."

Chef David Williams is busy using his smoker and grilling equipment for charitable causes.  He started cooking for charities more than 15 years ago. His largest event to date has been barbecue for 1200 guests for the Shriners Children's Hospital celebrating their 20th anniversary.  Working with organizations that help kids is close to his heart. 

He has cooked for a number of years benefiting Kids 4 Life during their developing years.  The Krewe of Shamrock was home for his smoking and grilling for more than 14 years.  "Party Man Dave," as he has come to be known, has helped the charity achieve $10,000 in profits each event.  

Most recently, Party Man Dave provided pulled pork sliders for 450 guests at Vine 2 Wine where proceeds benefitted A Kid's Place here in Brandon. 


But here in the Culinary Center, It's a Rib Lovers night, and we are going to wake up your taste buds. We have Spareribs and Baby Backs slow smoked with Pecan wood for that perfect sweet smokey taste. For those that like salty and sweet we have a salt encrusted baked potato, and a sweet home made Key Lime pie.

What Is Your Favorite Rib, Spareribs or Baby Backs? Tonight you get to decide after you try both.


Tonight's Menu: 

Cool Summer Salad of Smoked Chicken and Mixed Baby Greens with Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Avocado
                             
Cooked-to-Perfection Spareribs and Baby Back Ribs

Slow Smoked Baked Beans Smothered in Bacon and Brown Sugar

Salt Encrusted Baked Potato Slathered with Butter and Sour Cream

Homemade Key Lime Pie


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.   

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

14 openings available

$55.00

Chef David Williams

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3625

Sun, Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
HANDS-ON
CHEESE MAKING
 

Chef Dave

Presents

HANDS-ON CHEESE MAKING



Freshly made mozzarella is a royal treat, best devoured when the cheese still glistens with whey. Creamy fresh ricotta cheese is sublime and, when done correctly, makes store-bought a distant second. 

Join us in the Culinary Center today to learn to make both of these tasty cheeses and to enjoy them at their freshest. 


Today's Menu:

Fresh Ricotta Cheese

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Simply Spaghetti, Tomato, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 

 

 

0 openings available

$50.00

Chef Cinzia Cripe

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3638

Sun, Sep. 21, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
HERNANDEZ BIRTHDAY LUNCH
 

PRIVATE PARTY: HERNANDEZ BIRTHDAY LUNCH

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!

 

Date of Event: SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

Time of Event: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Preliminary Number of Guests: 14

Final Confirmation Number of Guests: DUE SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Style: TBD

Menus:  TBD


Pricing:
TBD $55 per person


Gratuity: Payable on TOTAL billing at end of event at 20%

Beverages: N/A

Non-Refundable Deposit: 50% DUE

Off-site Fee: $200





0 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3606

Sun, Sep. 21, 2014 @ 3:30 PM
KNIFE SKILLS 1
 
KNIFE SKILLS 1


Choosing the correct knife for the job and knowing how to properly use it is the secret to fast, easy cooking.  Learn the basics of knife construction, how to choose the correct knife, safety, sharpening, and proper storage of knives.

You will practice proper techniques for chopping, mincing, slicing, and julienne. 

We will use our skills to make homemade vegetable soup and designer grilled cheese sandwiches.

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class

 

 

0 openings available

$45.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3584

Mon, Sep. 22, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING
 
Staff Instructor Charla Tatom
 
Presents

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING

 

For years, buttercream icing has reigned supreme in the world of cake, and rightfully so. This creamy, sweet, delectable icing is secretly everyone's favorite part of the cake.

Come learn to how to level, torte, fill, stack, and ice your cake. Staff Instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, will show you how to get a super smooth, crumb-free finish.  You will also learn how to assemble and fill a piping bag and then finish your cake with a gorgeous, whimsical design that will dazzle and delight your friends and family.

The techniques we show you are so user-friendly - you won’t believe how easy it is to create a professional looking masterpiece!  All of the tools you need, including the cake and Charla’s delicious buttercream recipe, are included in the price of this class!

 


Unlike other cake decorating classes, WE supply the cake and all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into cake decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.  Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  



14 openings available

$40.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3607

Wed, Sep. 24, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
PIZZA & CALZONE PARTY!
 
PIZZA & CALZONE PARTY!

 

No more frozen or delivery pizzas or calzones for you!  Tonight you learn to make your own dough: perfect pizza dough and whole wheat pizza crust.  Then roll them out for some really interesting pizzas and calzone. 

Grab your pizza stone and peel, tonight we make great new pizzas and calzones! 


Tonight's Menu:

Perfect Pizza Crust

Smoked Chicken With Red Pepper Pesto and Manchego and Goat Cheeses


Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza (Italian Sausage, Sauteed Veggies, and Cheese)

Calzone with Ricotta, Spinach, and Salami

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

 

6 openings available

$50.00

Chef Cinzia Cripe

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3608

Thu, Sep. 25, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT
HANDS-ON
 

PRIVATE PARTY: WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT 

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!

 

Date of Event: April 29, 2014

Time of Event: 6:15 PM

Preliminary Number of Guests: 16

Final Confirmation Number of Guests: DUE June 15, 2014

Style: HANDS-ON

Menus: WOK AND ROLL


Pricing: $50 per person


Gratuity: Included

Beverages: No Wines/Beer Add Juices

Non-Refundable Deposit: Paid 4/29/2014

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3626

Fri, Sep. 26, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
A TASTE OF .... "RUSTIC TUSCAN"
 

RP Presents

A TASTE OF ..."RUSTIC TUSCAN"

Please register, as with all classes,
in advance!


The last Friday of each month is the Rolling Pin's "A Taste of ... " food and wine pairing event.  The menu features foods and wines of different countries or regions from around the globe. Chef Dave and Wine Specialist Marc Wagner will discuss each course's pairings.

Tonight's Wine Tasting Menu:

 Red Pepper and Mozzarella Involtini

 White Bean, Kale and Pancetta Soup

 Porchetta - Crispy Pork Belly with Roasted Potatoes

 Torta de Mele - Moist Apple Cake

 

This is an event that focuses on foods paired with wines from countries or food groups around the globe. It is NOT a full demonstration or hands-on event. 

Hope you can join us!

Water, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

 

Read Student Reviews

View Pictures from Past
"A Taste of..." Events

13 openings available

$45.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3578

Sat, Sep. 27, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
PRIVATE BIRTHDAY PARTY
ENG
 

PRIVATE BIRTHDAY PARTY
ENG

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!


Menu
:
KIDS CHINESE MENU

Price: $30.00

Type: Hands-on

Prelinary Number of Guests: 10

Final Number Confirmed: Sept 20, 2014

Deposit: 07/29/2014

Gratuity: 20% of Final Billing

Beverages: N/A



$30.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3622

Sat, Sep. 27, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
A Grape Education: Rosé Anyone?
 

 

A Grape Education


Rosé Anyone?


Join Rolling Pin’s resident wine guy, Marc Wagner, for a mini guided tour of different aspects of the wine world on Saturday afternoons.  In this class, we will be featuring the wonderful world of Rosé. Nothing beats a good, cold glass of Rosé wine on a warm summer day or night.  Marc will be pouring three outstanding dry style Rosés from California, Spain, and France paired with 2 cheeses chosen for comparison and contrast.  You will be tasting wines with similar varietal characteristics yet all are very different from each other. Compare, contrast, and see which styles suit you best. Don't miss this chance to drink pink and discover the full spectrum and range of styles and flavors that rosés have to offer.

 

Read Marc's Bio

 

2 openings available

$15.00

Marc Wagner

Wine Bar - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3634

Sat, Sep. 27, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
MENARD/WINE EDUCATION EVENT
 

PRIVATE PARTY: MENARD/WINE EDUCATION EVENT

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!

 

Date of Event: SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

Time of Event: 3:00 PM

Preliminary Number of Guests: 8

Final Confirmation Number of Guests: DUE SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Style: WINE EDUCATION EVENT

Menus:
Wine and Cheese Education Event

Faust Napa Cabernet Sauvigion
The Rule Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Sticky Beak Napa Cabernet Sauvigion


Pricing: $15 per person


Gratuity: N/A

Beverages: Included Above

Non-Refundable Deposit: PAID

$15.00

WINE SPECIALIST MARC WAGNER

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3612

Sat, Sep. 27, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
CLASSIC STEAKHOUSE CUISINE
 

Chef BARB

Presents

CLASSIC STEAKHOUSE CUISINE

 

Here is your chance to meet new people, have lots of fun, and enjoy great food.  Whether you are single, a couple, or a group of friends, this cooking class makes for a great evening out. 

Tonight’s menu is steakhouse inspired because sometimes all you want is a great steak and comforting potatoes.  A good steakhouse entree is a great place to start AND we add on some great sides to boot. 

So sit back and enjoy a night at the steakhouse with the chef! 


Tonight's Menu:

Classic Caesar Salad with Homemade Buttery Croutons

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Stilton Chive Sauce

Individual Steak House Potatoes Romanoff


Sauteed Mushrooms, Onions, and Garlic


Brownie Pie a la Mode



This is a DEMONSTRATION style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

 

5 openings available

$55.00

Chef Barb Pugliese

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3629

Sun, Sep. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
**NEW CLASS**
DOUGHNUT WORKSHOP
 

Chef Dave Presents

NEW CLASS
DOUGHNUT WORKSHOP



A doughnut - or donut - is a type of fried or baked dough confectionery or dessert food. The doughnut is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade and embellished with ease. They are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing.

The two most common types are the toroidal ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, which is injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings. A small spherical piece of dough may be cooked as a doughnut hole. Other shapes include rings, balls, and flattened spheres, as well as ear shapes, twists, and other forms. Doughnut varieties are also divided into cake and risen type doughnuts.

Now that we have the proper definition, we can now get into the real deal.  Let's fry and bake these babies and start eating amazing homemade creations. 

Hope you can join in the making of sweet treats! 


Today's Menu:

Classic French Cruller with Maple Sugar Glace

Baked Cake Doughnut with Chocolate Ganache Icing

Sweet Potato and Carrot Doughnut with Butter Cream Frosting

Lemon Curd Filled Yeast Doughnut


This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 


0 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3609

Sun, Sep. 28, 2014 @ 3:30 PM
FRESH CATCH OF THE DAY
 

Chef Dave
Presents

 

 FRESH CATCH OF THE DAY


 


Take the fear out of cooking seafood as Chef Dave shows you some simple and easy ways to prepare tasty treats from the sea.

If you like to eat seafood at restaurants but don't know how to prepare it at home, then this class is for you!



Tonight's Menu:

Southwestern Shrimp Taco Salad with Grilled Fresh Corn

Sesame Crusted Tuna with Ponzu Sauce

Fresh Salmon Croquettes with Deliciously Dill Creme Fraiche

Crab au Gratin with Crusty Bread


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class


House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 

 

 

25 openings available

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3675

Mon, Sep. 29, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
** JUST ADDED**
CUPCAKES ROCK!!
NEW FALL DESIGNS
 
Staff Instructor Charla

CUPCAKES ROCK!!
NEW DESIGNS

It seems like everywhere you turn, everyone is talking about cupcakes!  Let Staff Instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, show you how to decorate cupcakes yourself that will rock your next party with their EXTREME awesomeness.

In this updated class we will make several new designs, perfect for your next fall gathering. A couple of Halloween designs will be included as well.  Fondant will used to create some fall leaves and a technique for painting on fondant will be taught. There will also be several new piping techniques presented. So even if you’ve already taken the previous two “Cupcakes Rock” classes, you’ll want to sign up for this one as well. As always, don't even bother with baking or gathering supplies; we will have everything ready for you, and then send you home with your finished treats.




Unlike other cake decorating classes, WE supply the cupcakes and all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into cake decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.
Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  


 

18 openings available

$40.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3662

Wed, Oct. 1, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
UPDATED MENU
RP AFTERNOON TEA
APPLE OF MY EYE TEA
 

AFTERNOON TEA 


APPLE OF MY EYE TEA


Afternoon Teas at the Rolling Pin consist of a freshly baked scone, tea sandwiches or tea time savory bites, and a bit of something sweet to finish.  Tea is served throughout the event. 

So sit back, relax, converse with a friend or make some new ones as Chef Lynnette prepares each of the recipes from scratch just for you.  



Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 


Today's Menu:

Tea:
English Breakfast

Scone:
Apple Cinnamon Walnut

Savory:
Apple Chicken Salad on Mini Croissants
Herb Apple Tea Sandwiches
Apple Boursin Tea Sandwiches

Sweet:
Puffed Apple Tarts

This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

 

Add wine or beer for additional $5 per person the day of class.

 
 
 
 

25 openings available

$25.00

Chef Lynnette Maze

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3658

Wed, Oct. 1, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
*NEW HANDS-ON SERIES*
TRADITIONAL ITALIAN COOKING
 

NEW HANDS-ON SERIES

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN COOKING

MENU

 Class 1
Marinara Sauce
Lasagna Southern Style (Ricotta and Mozzarella)
Classic Tiramisu

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

 

13 openings available

$200.00

Chef Cinzia Cripe

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3659

Thu, Oct. 2, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
KNIFE SKILLS 1
 
KNIFE SKILLS 1


Choosing the correct knife for the job and knowing how to properly use it is the secret to fast, easy cooking.  Learn the basics of knife construction, how to choose the correct knife, safety, sharpening, and proper storage of knives.

You will practice proper techniques for chopping, mincing, slicing, and julienne. 

We will use our skills to make homemade vegetable soup and designer grilled cheese sandwiches.

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class

 

 

16 openings available

$45.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3671

Fri, Oct. 3, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
**TONIGHT IS DATE NIGHT**
THAI FAVORITES
 

TONIGHT IS DATE NIGHT!

THAI FAVORITES


Love is in the air....light conversation and the aromas of good food cooking waft tantalizingly, piquing the appetite.  Tonight is Date Night!  So bring your better half, significant other, or sweetie and watch as the chef prepares a delicious dinner for the two of you. 

The menu allows for conversation, interaction, and a good time, so sit back and enjoy!

The Thai people are polite, reserved, and respectful.  Their cuisine reflects that reverence and complexity.  Creating these amazing dishes is not difficult, but does take a bit of know how. 

Join Chef Dave as he recreates some traditional favorite Thai dishes for you.  They are soon to become your favorites, too.  Hope you can join us. 



Tonight's Menu:

Crispy Vegetable Tempura

Traditional Tom Ka Soup

Elegant Shrimp Pad Thai

Cool and Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 

32 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3683

Sat, Oct. 4, 2014 @ 8:00 AM
DANCING WITH THE STARS CHARITY EVENT
ROLLING PIN SPONSORSHIP
KAREN MERTES
 

 


ROLLING PIN IS PROUD TO SPONSOR OUR CUSTOMER AND FRIEND

KAREN MERTES, Lt Col (Ret), USAF
AS A CELEBRITY DANCER IN

TAMPA BAY'S DANCING WITH THE STARS 2014



   

 

We hope you will join us in supporting Karen as she dances her way to raising the most money for 8 local charities in

Hands Across the Bay Dancing with the Stars Tampa Bay 2014! 


Your donation compounds with others to support her in her quest.



As an incentive to donate, Karen and I are hold a drawing for 2 (two) pairs of tickets to the  Dancing with the Stars event on October 4, 2014. 

Each pair of tickets to this exclusive event are valued at $500

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT TO THE PUBLIC

Our drawing will be held on October 1, 2014. 

You will be entered into the drawing 1 time for each $10 donation you make by purchasing on this calendar site.

Simply register as you would a cooking class.  Each "seat" you purchase for $10 will be donated to the charity and you will be entered into the drawing.

 As our winners of the drawing, you will be seated at the Sponsors Table for the Event and Show

Dancing with the Stars Tampa Bay is

THE FORMAL PARTY AND EVENT each year! 


Please consider donating to this worthy cause and supporting our customer and friend, Karen Mertes

Who is Karen Mertes?

91 openings available

$10.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3678

Sat, Oct. 4, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
TWEENS COOK TOO: COOKING FUNDAMENTALS #3
 

Tweens Cook Too

 

COOKING FUNDAMENTALS CLASS  #3

Ages 10 - 15

Rolling Pin Tweens Cooking Classes are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes and meet lots of new friends.   

The only thing you need to be prepared is Closed Toe Shoes and a Restraint for Shoulder Length Hair.  We provide all the ingredients, tools and FUN! 

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

We use real kitchen tools and knives.  Students are taught how to properly use all kitchen tools, knives and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and learn to have fun while building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent or take it home.



Today's Skills: 
Grilling and Frying, Creating a Well Stocked Pantry

Read Instructor's Bio 


Today's Menu


Fried Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary

Fried Fish with Home Made Tartar Sauce

Grilled Seasonal Fruit with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar


Receive a 10% Discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!


This is a HANDS-ON Style Class that last 2 HOURS and 15 MINUTES

Seats are limited, so sign up early.

Read Student Reviews

 

11 openings available

$35.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3643

Sat, Oct. 4, 2014 @ 1:30 PM
PRIVATE COOKING CLASS
ROBERTS KIDS
 

PRIVATE COOKING CLASS: ROBERTS KIDS

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!


Menu
: TBD

Price: $35 pp

Type: Hands-on

Prelinary Number of Guests: 16

Final Number Confirmed:  N/A

Deposit: PAID

Gratuity: Included

Beverages:  Apple Juice



$35.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3640

Sat, Oct. 4, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
SPANISH STYLE COOKING CLASS
SPANISH STEAK (PALOMILLA)WITH AN ITALIAN FLARE
 

Anthony Lopez
 
Presents


SPANISH STYLE COOKING

"BISTEC RELLANO EN CAZUELA"

SPANISH STEAK (PALOMILLA) with an ITALIAN FLARE

The three nationalities that helped start the cigar industry in Tampa in the early 1900s all lived in the houses surrounding the factories.  Because of this, the influence of these nationalities on each other can be observed in the food they served, and still exists in the traditions handing recipes down from one generation to the next.  Tonight’s dish is a melding of the traditional Ybor City “Bistec in Cazuela” (palomilla steak cooked in a tomato sauce) and the “Italian Braciole” (beef roll with a stuffing) to create “Bistec Relleno en Cazuela” (stuffed polomilla steak in sauce).

Chef Anthony's family has been in Ybor City for six generations. Come join him and his wife Linda as they take you on a culinary tour of Tampa Bay's Spanish food treasures. 


Tonight's Menu:

Caldo Gallego – A Navy Bean Soup with Turnip Greens

Bistec Relleno en Cazuela - A Stuffed Polomilla Steak in a Tomato/Beef Sauce

Spanish White Rice

Spanish Almond Torte


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!


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30 openings available

$50.00

Chef Anthony

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3605

Sun, Oct. 5, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
CHICKEN 101
 

CHICKEN 101

Cooking with chicken can be extremely easy, as long as you know the basics. Here are some tips for cooking with chicken, including what to buy at the store, how to clean it, and suggestions for cooking.

During this class, you will learn how to properly cut up a whole chicken and prepare a few great chicken recipes. Purchasing whole fowl allows you to control the cuts and portion size and keep the bones for stock.


Tonight's Menu:

Broiled Balsamic Chicken Wings with Bleu Cheese Dip

Classic Whole Oven-Roasted Herb Chicken


Perfectly Breaded Chicken Breast with Lemon-Butter Sauce

This is a HANDS-ON style class.

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 

14 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3646

Sun, Oct. 5, 2014 @ 3:30 PM
COOKING FUNDAMENTALS SERIES 101
CLASS 1
 

This class is the first day of a 5 week series

This series of fundamental cooking classes focuses on the techniques and skills needed to become a confident home cook. 

Skills to learn: basic knife usage, stock making, and baked custard.

Tonight's Menu:

Classic Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Italian Wedding Soup

Chocolate Pots de Crème


After this first class, you will be cooking like a pro!  


This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included.

Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 

15 openings available

$250.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3676

Mon, Oct. 6, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
** JUST ADDED**
GOURMET CUPCAKE MAKING
NEW FLAVORS
 
Staff Instructor Charla

GOURMET CUPCAKE BAKING
*NEW FLAVORS*


You’ve been asking, we heard you, and here it is! In this hands-on class, Staff Instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, will coach you to success as we bake SIX delicious cupcake recipes. 



Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing
Amazing Chocolate with Vanilla Buttercream
Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
Tender Coconut Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream
Carrot Cake Supreme with Cream Cheese Icing
Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream



To accomplish all this in one class, students will divide into baking teams and make two different recipes. Every student will take home one of each of the six different cupcakes. Three of the cupcakes will be extensively doctored cake mix recipes (semi-homemade). The other three recipes are completely from scratch. All are delicious. You decide your favorites.




Unlike other decorating classes, WE supply everything you need to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to bake.  If you decide you want to get into cupcake baking and decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class. Please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length or longer hair.

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. Given this is a cupcake baking class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  


 

17 openings available

$50.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3648

Tue, Oct. 7, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
SLIDER
 

PRIVATE PARTY: SLIDER

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!

 

Date of Event: October 7, 2014

Time of Event: 6:15 PM

Preliminary Number of Guests: 12

Final Confirmation Number of Guests: DUE Sept 30, 2014

Style: Hands-on

Menus: Elegant and Easy

Pricing: $55 per person


Gratuity: 20% of Final Billing

Beverages: Available per person individually purchased TBD

Non-Refundable Deposit: Paid in Full including gratuity  09/18/2014

$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3666

Thu, Oct. 9, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
MAKING FRESH PASTA
HANDS ON!
 
Chef Dave
Presents


MAKING FRESH PASTA: HANDS ON!

If you have never made or eaten fresh pasta, you are in for quite a treat. Making it can be a group event and really fun. Fresh pasta is delicate and has a richer texture than dry packaged pasta. You will learn to make the basic dough and use a pasta machine to work and shape it.

After this class, you may never eat packaged pasta again!

Tonight's Menu:

Pappardelle with Pork Ragu

Four Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 


 

14 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3653

Fri, Oct. 10, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
*EXCLUSIVE EVENT*
"RETRO RAD DIVA"
CHEF EMILY ELLYN
LET'S GET RETRO RAD!
 

**EXCLUSIVE EVENT**

NEXT FOOD NETWORK FINALIST
CHEF EMILY ELLYN
Presents

"LETS GET RETRO RAD"!


What do you get when you mix down home values with quirky up-town flair and a solid culinary education?  A deliciously unique cooking personality! – Emily Ellyn

From her childhood on a family farm to her travels abroad, from studying in Paris to her culinary TV career, this Retro Rad Diva
will prepare delicious dishes and share the stories that inspired them. All will be served up with her unique, charismatically rad delivery!  Don’t miss your chance to learn and cook with this rising culinary star.

Chef and culinary educator Emily Ellyn is the Home Economics teacher you’ve always wanted!  She single handedly started the Retro Rad cooking movement and encourages everyone to dig through their mother’s recipe box, dust off their pressure cookers, and take the old and make it new.  She takes the retro, remixes it, and makes it RAD.  With her quirky persona and trademark cat-eye glasses, you’ll find this Retro Rad Diva cooking up fun and inspiring audiences at food events around the world, all while developing her culinary television career and finishing her Ph.D. in Food Service Education. 

Emily also donates her time helping Florida Hospital and Give Kids The World, writes for “edible” and “BAR” magazines, and lectures at the University of Central Florida. Through it all, she’s gained a loyal cult following.

You’ve seen her on Food Network’s “Food Network Star,” “Cupcake Wars,” and morning news shows across the country, as well as in a cameo cartoon appearance on the “Simpsons!”

From farm house to school house to your house, enjoy a fun, interactive dining experience through the life and culinary adventures of Chef Emily Ellyn.

SEATS ARE LIMITED, SO SIGN UP EARLY!


Tonight's Menu:

Farm House to School House to Your House
A Farm House Cheese Board with Marinated Goat Cheese, Bourbon Bacon Jam, and Green Tomato Chutney

Culinary Mastery – from Pupil to Teacher – Retro Rad
Remixes on Savory Short Ribs Served Over White Bean Veggie Mash-up
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Concord Grapes with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

From My House to Yours – A Perfect Hostess Gift!
Chocolate Tea Cake Filled with Rosewater Frosting 


This is a DEMONSTRATION style event

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines are available by the glass and bottle at an additional charge. 
 
Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

31 openings available

$60.00

RETRO RAD CHEF EMILY ELLYN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3681

Sat, Oct. 11, 2014 @ 10:30 AM
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
FOOTBALL FRENZY!
 

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

FOOTBALL FRENZY!

(Ages 6-9)

Rolling Pin Kids & Tweens Cooking Classes are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes and meet lots of new friends.   

The only thing you need to be prepared is Closed Toe Shoes and a Restraint for Shoulder Length Hair.  We provide all the ingredients, tools and FUN!

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.

We use real kitchen tools and knives.  Students are taught how to properly use all kitchen tools, knives and appliances safely under adult supervision. Our students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty.  Our goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and learn to have fun while building a lifetime of good skills. 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Each student will receive one portion of each dish prepared.  They are welcome to eat it in class, share it with their parent or take it home. 



Football season is in high gear and you need just the right snacks for the big game. These party friendly finger foods are sure to score a touchdown at any football gathering.GO TEAM!!


Today's Menu
:

Stuffed Potato Skins

Mini Cheese Burgers 

Rocky Road Brownies


Receive a 10% Discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

This is a HANDS-ON Style Class that last 2 HOURS

Seats are limited, so sign up early.

 
 

10 openings available

$35.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3680

Sat, Oct. 11, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
A GRAPE EDUCATION
 

 

A GRAPE EDUCATION


California Red Zinfandel Wine Class



Join Rolling Pin’s resident wine guy, Marc Wagner, for a mini guided tour of different aspects of the wine world on Saturday afternoons.  In this class, we will be featuring Zinfandel, America’s red wine; unapologetic, bold, and individual. Zinfandels are some of California’s most extraordinary wines, powerful with wild, distinctive edges to them, which just makes things interesting.  Join Marc as he pours three of his favorite and delicious, artisan Zinfandels from around California appellations including Sonoma Mendocino, and Paso Robles along with 2 cheeses chosen for comparison and contrast. 

We appreciate showcasing how wines can be so different from each other while being equally good. This tasting will be a case in point; so come join us to taste, compare, and enjoy.

 

Read Marc's Bio

 

6 openings available

$15.00

WINE SPECIALIST MARC WAGNER

Wine Bar - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3614

Sat, Oct. 11, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
DOW ELECTRONICS/AUDIBERT
 

PRIVATE PARTY: DOW ELECTRONICS/AUDIBERT

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!

 

Date of Event: October 11, 2014

Time of Event: 6:00 PM

Preliminary Number of Guests: 20

Final Confirmation Number of Guests: DUE October 2, 2014

Style: TBD

Menus: Rustic Italian


Pricing: $45 per person


Gratuity: 20% of Final Billing

Beverages: Wine Pairing Sample portion per course

Panzanella J Vineyards Pinot Gris #890856 - $18.99  

Risotto - Wine By Joe Pinot Noir #890962 - $21.99

Proscuitto Chicken Thighs -Dry Creek Fume Blanc #890974 $14.99

Peach Costata - Chilcas Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc #890155 - $16.99

Non-Refundable Deposit: Paid 8/6/2014

$45.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3660

Sun, Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
KNIFE SKILLS 1
 
KNIFE SKILLS 1


Choosing the correct knife for the job and knowing how to properly use it is the secret to fast, easy cooking.  Learn the basics of knife construction, how to choose the correct knife, safety, sharpening, and proper storage of knives.

You will practice proper techniques for chopping, mincing, slicing, and julienne. 

We will use our skills to make homemade vegetable soup and designer grilled cheese sandwiches.

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class

 

 

14 openings available

$45.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3582

Mon, Oct. 13, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
CAKE DECORATING
FUN WITH FONDANT
 
Instructor Charla

Presents

CAKE DECORATING: FUN WITH FONDANT

 

In this class you will learn how to cover a cake in fondant flawlessly, and without great effort. Even if you have tried working with fondant before and didn’t like the results, this class is for you! Staff Instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, will teach you a fondant application method using “The HOME Mat” that is easy to learn and gets great results. 

Even seasoned professionals have enjoyed learning this method, which corrected years of mistakes and wasted effort. Learn to cover your cakes perfectly, eliminating "elephant skin," puckering and tearing. We will finish the cake in a polka dot design topped with fondant ribbon roses & leaves.

Taking our Introduction to Cake Decorating class prior to this class is recommended but not required.



Unlike other cake decorating classes, WE supply the cake and all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into cake decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.  

Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  



 

11 openings available

$45.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3663

Tue, Oct. 14, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
UPDATED MENU
RP AFTERNOON TEA
A SOUTHERN TEA
 

AFTERNOON TEA 


A SOUTHERN TEA


Afternoon Teas at the Rolling Pin consist of a freshly baked scone, tea sandwiches or tea time savory bites, and a bit of something sweet to finish.  Tea is served throughout the event. 

So sit back, relax, converse with a friend or make some new ones as Chef Lynnette prepares each of the recipes from scratch just for you.  



Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 


Today's Menu:

Tea:
Sweet (Afternoon) Tea

Scone:
Vanilla Bean with Whipped Honey Butter

Savory:
Salmon Patties
Cheesy Grits
Southern Green Beans

Sweet:
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Glaze


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class.

 

Add wine or beer for additional $5 per person the day of class.

 
 
 
 

30 openings available

$25.00

Chef Lynnette Maze

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3668

Tue, Oct. 14, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
SENSATIONAL SUSHI MADE SIMPLE
 
SENSATIONAL SUSHI MADE SIMPLE


Chef Dave will teach you the fundamentals of sushi making, what tools are needed, and how to select high quality ingredients.

You will learn to make ginger-miso soup, spicy tuna maki (sushi roll), and hand rolls.

Additionally, we will have a station with a large variety of items so that you can customize your own maki and hand rolls.

This is a techniques class, so once you master the basics, the variations are endless. We will have tools in stock for you to purchase if you wish. Come hungry, there is always to plenty to eat.

This is a HANDS-ON style class. Please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length or longer hair.

House wine, beer, sake, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 


 

16 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3670

Thu, Oct. 16, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
GNOCCHI WORKSHOP
 

Chef Dave


Presents


GNOCCHI WORKSHOP


A pasta dish light as a feather, gnocchi are wonderful, tasty treats. 

You may have been told that gnocchi are difficult to make and very time consuming.  Not so!  After this hands-on workshop, you will find them to be worth a bit of work and not too difficult.




Today's menu:

Grandma's Basic Gnocchi Specialty with "Sauce to Barely Cover"

Fried Crispy Golden Gnocchi

Ricotta Gnocchi

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class

16 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3651

Fri, Oct. 17, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
*SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT*
AUTHOR/INSTRUCTOR
GEORGE GEARY
HOLLYWOOD RESTAURANT RECIPES
 

**SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT**

AUTHOR & INSTRUCTOR
GEORGE GEARY


"HOLLYWOOD RESTAURANT RECIPES"
Stories and Recipes from a Bygone Era!


Rolling Pin proudly welcomes back award winning instructor and cookbook author George Geary to the Culinary Center. 

The setting is the Golden Age of Hollywood. The glamourous stars filled up all of the restaurants around the Los Angeles area. The big bands would play at the Ambassador Hotel or the Zebra Room.  Crowds would flock to the Brown Derby or Spago's just to get a glimpse of the big-name celebrities. George’s 10th book dives into the world of a Hollywood that has been forgotten, using food to recall the glory of a bygone era.

George Geary's 10th book is due out in time for this class. He is best known for his studio work from making all of the cheesecakes for The Golden Girls and many popular shows. Currently George works with casting companies for shows such as The Taste with Anthony Bourdain to America’s Next Best Baker with Jeff Foxworthy. 

This is George’s 20th year conducting food segments for local and national TV shows throughout the country.  Last year George Geary Culinary Tours was awarded a Frommers Award and also the Culinary Tour Guide of the Year award.  George takes foodies off the beaten track, from day trips of major American cities to full weeks in the south of France.  He teaches aboard Holland America Lines for the entertainment department and last year taught on all 7 continents.

SEATS ARE LIMITED, SO SIGN UP EARLY!

Tonight's Menu

Spicy Tuna Dip ~ Carlos and Charlies

Ma Maison’s Chicken Salad ~ Ma Maison

Cold Cucumber Soup ~ Scandia

Mexican Lasagna ~ Lawry’s California Center

Strawberries Romanoff ~ Romanoff’s 


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!


28 openings available

$55.00

Cookbook Author & Instructor George Geary

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3652

Sat, Oct. 18, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
*SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT*
AUTHOR/INSTRUCTOR
GEORGE GEARY
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TART!
 

**SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT**

AUTHOR & INSTRUCTOR
GEORGE GEARY

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TART!


Rolling Pin proudly welcomes back award winning instructor and cookbook author George Geary to the Culinary Center. 

George Geary's 10th book is due out in time for this class. He is best known for his studio work from making all of the cheesecakes for The Golden Girls and many popular shows. Currently George works with casting companies for shows such as The Taste with Anthony Bourdain to America’s Next Best Baker with Jeff Foxworthy. 

This is George’s 20th year conducting food segments for local and national TV shows throughout the country.  Last year George Geary Culinary Tours was awarded a Frommers Award and also the Culinary Tour Guide of the Year award.  George takes foodies off the beaten track, from day trips of major American cities to full weeks in the south of France.  He teaches aboard Holland America Lines for the entertainment department and last year taught on all 7 continents.

SEATS ARE LIMITED, SO SIGN UP EARLY!

Learn how to properly make Sweet and Savory Tarts from scratch with a French Pate Brisee dough.

Today's Menu

Savory Plum Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Tart

Savory Mushroom Red Pepper Tart

Meyer Lemon Tart with Bittersweet Chocolate

Pecan Praline Tart

Champagne Peach Tarts

 

This is a HANDS ON style class.

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!


14 openings available

$55.00

Cookbook Author & Instructor George Geary

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3661

Sun, Oct. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
KNIFE SKILLS II
 
KNIFE SKILLS II

Now that you know which type of knife is used for each job and how to take care of them, "sharpen" your knife skills by learning how to fine dice, chop, brunoise, julienne, and chiffonade.

We will also "hone" those mandoline skills by making grilled fresh vegetable panini, apple slaw, and potato leek soup.

All that cutting and slicing will make you hungry for these tasty recipes.


Apple Slaw

Grilled Vegetable Panini


Potato Leek Soup


This class is a HANDS-ON style class.

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class - AFTER the cutting takes place. Other wines are available by the bottle or glass for an additional charge.   

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class

 
 

15 openings available

$45.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3673

Sun, Oct. 19, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
COOKING CLASS ASSISTANT ORIENTATION
 
Cooking Class Assistant Orientation

Interested in joining the ranks of RP Cooking Class Assistants? Come join Assistant Coordinator Keri Wickham as she describes the responsibilities and benefits of being a Rolling Pin Cooking Class Assistant.

You must have attended at least one RP cooking class.   

Additionally, you MUST attend Knife Skills 1 class PRIOR to receiving access to the Cooking Class Assistants Calendar.  

15 openings available

$0.00

Assistant Coordinator Keri Wickham

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3585

Mon, Oct. 20, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
COOKIE CRAFTING
2014 HALLOWEEN DESIGNS
 
Staff Instructor

Charla Tatom
 
Presents

COOKIE CRAFTING

2014 HALLOWEEN DESIGNS

New 2014 Halloween Designs and two rolled cookie recipes: traditional sugar cookies and chocolate sugar cookies.

The decorated cookie is one of the sweetest gifts you can give. Who wouldn’t feel loved and appreciated by someone who took the time and effort to make them a special cookie that was just as beautiful as it tasted?
 
In this class, Staff Instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, you will teach you a variety of techniques to decorate sugar cookies, several of which have been borrowed from the art of paper crafting.  One of the mediums we will use is glacé icing which is made with corn syrup and powdered sugar. Glacé icing is easy to work with, super forgiving, and tastes great. Like royal icing, it will dry to a solid sheen, making the cookies stackable and packable – perfect for giving away. But unlike royal icing, glacé icing keeps the cookie moist and is soft to eat.
 
Another technique that will be taught is how to cover your cookies with textured fondant embellish it with edible luster color.  And finally, you will get to try some new stenciling and stamping techniques that will produce amazing and professional results!  Charla will also demonstrate several tips and tricks for rolling out your dough, baking your cookies, and filling and storing your icing bags. Plus she will teach you a fail-proof way to make cookie bouquets.  When you finish this class you will not only leave with some fabulous cookies, but a couple of the tools will be yours to keep.



Unlike other cake decorating classes, WE supply the ingredients and all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into COOKIE CRAFTING, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  

 

7 openings available

$45.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3657

Thu, Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
**NEW SERIES**
KITCHEN BASICS
 


**NEW SERIES**
This class is the first of a 5-week series


This series of fundamental cooking classes focuses on the techniques and skills needed to become a confident home cook.

Tonight's Menu:

APPETIZERS

HAM ROLLS

SHRIMP QUESADILLAS

GORGANZOLA CROSTINI

STUFFED NEW POTATOES


This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included.

Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 

16 openings available

$200.00

Assistant Coordinator Keri Wickham

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3664

Sat, Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
UPDATED MENU
RP AFTERNOON TEA
IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN TEA
 

AFTERNOON TEA 


IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN TEA


Afternoon Teas at the Rolling Pin consist of a freshly baked scone, tea sandwiches or tea time savory bites, and a bit of something sweet to finish.  Tea is served throughout the event. 

So sit back, relax, converse with a friend or make some new ones as Chef Lynnette prepares each of the recipes from scratch just for you.  



Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 


Today's Menu:

Tea:
Earl Grey

Scone:
Pumpkin Scones with Candied Ginger

Savory:
Creamy Pumpkin Bisque
Grilled Camembert and Pumpkin Butter Sandwiches
Pumpkin Bread and Cranberry Tea Sandwiches

Dessert:
Pumpkin Brulee


This is a DEMONSTRATION style class
.

 

Add wine or beer for additional $5 per person the day of class.

 
 
 
 

30 openings available

$25.00

Chef Lynnette Maze

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3679

Sat, Oct. 25, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
WINE 101
AN INTRODUCTION TO WINE
 


Join Rolling Pin’s resident wine guy, Marc Wagner, for a one hour guided tour of different aspects of the wine world.  Learning about wine is no different than learning to really appreciate music or art in that the pleasure you receive is proportionate to the effort you make. The more you fine-tune your sensory abilities, the better you’re able to understand and enjoy the nuances and details that great wines express. The time and effort invested is very rewarding—and a whole lot of fun!


This course offers an enjoyable, clearly marked journey through the delightful, sometimes baffling, world of wine. In this class, novices to longtime wine lovers will gain a better understanding of the many varieties and styles of wine, the principal wine-growing regions of the world, and the tastes, flavors, and tactile sensations that define a wine. Participants will better understand their own wine preferences and develop their personal skills for selecting and savoring wine. We will taste three great examples of a red, white, and a sparkling wine along with 2 cheeses chosen for comparison and contrast.


Here at Rolling Pin Wine 101, we hope to introduce you to many of these basics about wine so that you can start off on the right foot and not feel daunted. With a little experience, you can start down the road to being a true wine aficionado.

8 openings available

$15.00

WINE SPECIALIST MARC WAGNER

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3665

Sun, Oct. 26, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
FOR THE LOVE OF BREAD
 

FOR THE LOVE OF BREAD




Have you ever walked past a bakery smelling that fresh bread?  Wish you could produce that same bread at home?  Well you can!

Come and learn some basic techniques that will get you on your way. We will learn the difference between a starter and a poolish, how to roll a baguette and shape a boule, and how to make those to-die-for soft yeast rolls.  Your family will thank you for years to come!

             


Today's Menu:

French Baguette with Brie & Apples

Rustic Sourdough

Herbed Soft Yeast Rolls with Sweet Creamery Butter!


This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class

 

16 openings available

$50.00

Chef Lynnette Maze

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3586

Mon, Oct. 27, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
GOURMET CUPCAKE MAKING
NEW FLAVORS
 
Staff Instructor Charla

GOURMET CUPCAKE BAKING
*NEW FLAVORS*


You’ve been asking, we heard you, and here it is! In this hands-on class, Staff Instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, will coach you to success as we bake SIX delicious cupcake recipes. 



Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing
Amazing Chocolate with Vanilla Buttercream
Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
Tender Coconut Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream
Carrot Cake Supreme with Cream Cheese Icing
Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream



To accomplish all this in one class, students will divide into baking teams and make two different recipes. Every student will take home one of each of the six different cupcakes. Three of the cupcakes will be extensively doctored cake mix recipes (semi-homemade). The other three recipes are completely from scratch. All are delicious. You decide your favorites.




Unlike other decorating classes, WE supply everything you need to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to bake.  If you decide you want to get into cupcake baking and decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class. Please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length or longer hair.

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. Given this is a cupcake baking class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  


 

0 openings available

$50.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3656

Tue, Oct. 28, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 1
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the FIRST day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.

Tonight's Menu

OVEN ROASTED TOMATO and PESTO BRUSCHETTA

CHICKEN CACCIATORE

GOAT CHEESE POLENTA

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE with RASPBERRY COULIS


House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

15 openings available

$250.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3667

Wed, Oct. 29, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
MAKING FRESH PASTA
HANDS ON!
 
Chef Dave
Presents


MAKING FRESH PASTA: HANDS ON!

If you have never made or eaten fresh pasta, you are in for quite a treat. Making it can be a group event and really fun. Fresh pasta is delicate and has a richer texture than dry packaged pasta. You will learn to make the basic dough and use a pasta machine to work and shape it.

After this class, you may never eat packaged pasta again!

Tonight's Menu:

Pappardelle with Pork Ragu

Four Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara

This is a HANDS-ON style class

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 


 

16 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3669

Thu, Oct. 30, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
SENSATIONAL SUSHI MADE SIMPLE
 
SENSATIONAL SUSHI MADE SIMPLE


Chef Dave will teach you the fundamentals of sushi making, what tools are needed, and how to select high quality ingredients.

You will learn to make ginger-miso soup, spicy tuna maki (sushi roll), and hand rolls.

Additionally, we will have a station with a large variety of items so that you can customize your own maki and hand rolls.

This is a techniques class, so once you master the basics, the variations are endless. We will have tools in stock for you to purchase if you wish. Come hungry, there is always to plenty to eat.

This is a HANDS-ON style class. Please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length or longer hair.

House wine, beer, sake, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included.  Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 


 

16 openings available

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3674

Fri, Oct. 31, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
*ESCAPE THE HALLOWEEN HOOPLA*

A TASTE OF .... "CLASSIC MEXICO"
 

RP Presents

ESCAPE THE HALLOWEEN HOOPLA!

A TASTE OF ..."CLASSIC MEXICO"

Please register, as with all classes,
in advance!



Here is your chance to escape the little "monsters" and Halloween Hoopla in your neighborhood.  Leave all your house lights off, park the extra car in the garage and join the rest of us here at the Rolling Pin Culinary Center for a great meal packed with TREATS!  No Tricks allowed!  No Costumes required!

The last Friday of each month is the Rolling Pin's "A Taste of ... " food and wine pairing event.  The menu features foods and wines of different countries or regions from around the globe.
Chef Dave and Wine Specialist Marc Wagner will discuss each course's pairings.


Tonight's Wine Tasting Menu:

 Chicken Pozole Soup

 Sopa Seca (Noodle Casserole)

 Shredded Beef with Lime and Avocado in Corn Tortillas

 Mexican Brownies with Canela Cream

 

This is an event that focuses on foods paired with wines from countries or food groups around the globe. It is NOT a full demonstration or hands-on event. 

Hope you can join us!

Water, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included.

Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

 

Read Student Reviews

View Pictures from Past
"A Taste of..." Events

31 openings available

$45.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3644

Sat, Nov. 1, 2014 @ 10:30 AM
PRIVATE COOKING CLASS
ROBERTS KIDS
 

PRIVATE COOKING CLASS: ROBERTS KIDS

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!


Menu
: TBD

Price: $35 pp

Type: Hands-on

Prelinary Number of Guests: 16

Final Number Confirmed:  N/A

Deposit: PAID

Gratuity: Included

Beverages:  Apple Juice



$35.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3637

Sat, Nov. 1, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
ZOE BACHELORETTE PARTY
 

PRIVATE PARTY: ZOE BACHELORETTE PARTY

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!

 

Date of Event: November 1, 2014

Time of Event: 6:00 PM

Preliminary Number of Guests: 12

Final Confirmation Number of Guests: DUE October 21, 2014

Style: Hands-on

Menus: TBD

Pricing: $50 per person

Gratuity: 20% of Final Billing

Beverages: By the bottle consumed

Non-Refundable Deposit: DUE

$50.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3589

Mon, Nov. 3, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
CAKE DECORATING
CAMO CAKE (NEWEST DESIGN)
 
Staff Instructor Charla

Presents

Cake Decorating

CAMO CAKE
NEWEST DESIGN

 


It’s deer season, y’all! Here’s a cake that will be sure to please any outdoorsman. The camo design is always popular and the colors look great in traditional browns and greens as well as in shades of pink. Staff Instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, will teach the technique needed to apply the camo design in buttercream. We will finish the cake with poured chocolate ganache and shaved chocolate. (The cakes produced in class will be one tier, not two as pictured.)



Unlike other cake decorating classes, WE supply the cake and all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into cake decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class. Please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length or longer hair.

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. 

Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  


 

18 openings available

$45.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3656

Tue, Nov. 4, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 2
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the SECOND day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.



Tonight's Menu


SHRIMP  RISOTTO

FILET MIGNON with RED WINE PAN SAUCE

VEGETABLE au GRATIN

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

 

House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

15 openings available

$250.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3650

Thu, Nov. 6, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
*EXCLUSIVE EVENT*
SOUTHERN CHEF
VIRGINIA WILLIS
UPTOWN DOWN-HOME COMFORT FOOD
 

**EXCLUSIVE EVENT**

Southern Chef and Cookbook Author

CHEF VIRGINIA WILLIS
Presents

"Uptown Down-Home Comfort Foods"
Featuring upscale versions of some of the recipes from her popular food network blog


As the daughter and granddaughter of consummate Southern cooks and a classically trained French chef, Virginia has a gift for giving French recipes a down-home Southern feel. Her acclaimed first book,  Bon Appetite, Y’all , is a passionate homage to her culinary roots. In her demonstration of these recipes from her new book,  Basic to Brilliant, Y’all , Virginia will show you how to take a tasty basic recipe and transform it, via a technique, garnish, additional step, or short recipe, into a show stopper.


Georgia-born French-trained Chef Virginia Willis has cooked Lapin Normandie with Julia Child in France, prepared lunch for President Clinton, catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily -- but it all started in her grandmother’s country kitchen. 

The Chicago Tribune praised her as one of "Seven Food Writers You Need to Know." She is the author of a number of cookbooks in addition to those mentioned previously. Her legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French cooking a down-home feel and reimagining Southern recipes en Français. She writes the popular comfort food blog called Down-Home Comfort that celebrates comfort food cooking for Food Network and the Cooking Channel. Her eponymous food blog receives rave reviews for her recipes and stories celebrating her unique culinary niche.

She is a contributing editor for Southern Living and her articles have appeared nationally including Food52 and CNN.com as well as Country Living, Fine Cooking, All-Recipes, and Eating Well. As a nationally recognized Southern food and beverage expert she has been featured in the Washington Post and USA Today as well as quoted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

She is the former TV kitchen director for Martha Stewart Living, Bobby Flay, and Nathalie Dupree. Virginia has appeared on Food Network's Chopped, Fox Family and Friends, Martha Stewart Living, Paula Deen's Best Dishes, and as a judge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay.



She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Les Dames d'Escoffier, Georgia Organics, and the Southern Foodways Alliance. Virginia is on the advisory boards for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force. She participates in Chef's Move to Schools and is also part of the No Kid Hungry Blogger Program for Share our Strength.

The dishes she prepares for you tonight will leave you ready to put on an apron and run to your stove.  Virginia is a best-selling author for a reason - she knows her way around the kitchen like no one else.  Don't miss out on this valuable lesson from a world-class teacher.

 
To learn more about what Chef Virginia is up to go to:

 Seats are limited, so sign up early!


Tonight's Menu:


Shrimp and Celery Remoulade with Salad Greens

Apple Cider Pork Loin with Apple Thyme Jus
 
Garlic Cheese Grits Gratin

Braised Greens with Brown Butter Breadcrumbs

Individual Bananas Foster Banana Pudding with French Meringue and Salted Caramel 


This is a DEMONSTRATION style event.

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines are available by the glass and bottle at an additional charge. 
 
Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

27 openings available

$60.00

Chef Virginia Willis

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3654

Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
*EXCLUSIVE EVENT*
"RETRO RAD DIVA"
CHEF EMILY ELLYN
FLAVOR PALETTE!
 

**EXCLUSIVE EVENT**

NEXT FOOD NETWORK FINALIST
CHEF EMILY ELLYN
Presents

"FLAVOR PALETTE"!
A Performance Piece Performed by Emily Ellyn, Retro Rad Chef


Artist Statement

Join Chef Emily Ellyn for “Flavor Palette” - A visual and oral stimulation of the five senses through an expression of flavors from each of the four seasons. The dishes created desire to reveal that which has been overlooked in the evolution of the modern palate and will be presented on a painter’s “palette” to evoke beauty and visual pleasure while inspiring oral expression. Don’t miss this special evening of culinary performance art.

About the Artist

What do you get when you mix down home values with quirky up-town flair and a solid culinary education?  A deliciously unique cooking personality! – Emily Ellyn

From her childhood on a family farm to her travels abroad, from studying in Paris to her culinary TV career, this Retro Rad Diva
will prepare delicious dishes and share the stories that inspired them. All will be served up with her unique, charismatically rad delivery!  Don’t miss your chance to learn and cook with this rising culinary star.

Chef and culinary educator Emily Ellyn is the Home Economics teacher you’ve always wanted!  She single handedly started the Retro Rad cooking movement and encourages everyone to dig through their mother’s recipe box, dust off their pressure cookers, and take the old and make it new.  She takes the retro, remixes it, and makes it RAD.  With her quirky persona and trademark cat-eye glasses, you’ll find this Retro Rad Diva cooking up fun and inspiring audiences at food events around the world, all while developing her culinary television career and finishing her Ph.D. in Food Service Education. 

Emily also donates her time helping Florida Hospital and Give Kids The World, writes for “edible” and “BAR” magazines, and lectures at the University of Central Florida. Through it all, she’s gained a loyal cult following. You’ve seen her on Food Network’s “Food Network Star,” “Cupcake Wars,” and morning news shows across the country, as well as in a cameo cartoon appearance on the “Simpsons!”

Enjoy a fun, interactive dining experience through the life and culinary adventures of Chef Emily Ellyn.

SEATS ARE LIMITED, SO SIGN UP EARLY!


Tonight's Menu:


Act One:
Homemade Pickled Spring Onions served over a Crisp Salad Greens

Act Two:
Roasted Savory Pumpkin Soup adorned with a Winter Compote
Succulent Braised Short Ribs

Act Three:
Pie Pie Me Oh My, Let’s all celebrate this night with Bacon Peanut Butter Pie!  


This is a DEMONSTRATION style event.

House wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included. Other wines are available by the glass and bottle at an additional charge. 
 
Receive a 10% discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class!

30 openings available

$60.00

RETRO RAD CHEF EMILY ELLYN

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3592

Mon, Nov. 10, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
CAKE DECORATING
A DIVA'S DREAM CAKE
 
Staff Instructor Charla

Presents

CAKE DECORATING
A DIVA'S DREAM CAKE




Join us for our new cake decorating design class and learn how to create a cake that is sure to please the fashionista in your life. Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, will guide you through the steps to level, fill, stack and ice your cake. Then we will work with fondant to decorate the cake with a fun, zebra stripe design. We will also be making a beautiful loop bow topper to complete the look.

Taking our Introduction to Cake Decorating class prior to this class is recommended but NOT required.




Unlike other cake decorating classes, WE supply the cake and all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into cake decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store. 

Given this is a cake decorating class, a meal is not included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.


This is a HANDS-ON Style Class

House Wine, Beer, Sparkling Water and Soft Drinks are included.

Other Wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

Receive a 10% Discount on ALL RETAIL MERCHANDISE on day of class! 


 

18 openings available

$45.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3656

Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 3
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the THIRD day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.

Tonight's Menu

LINGUINI
with CLAM SAUCE

BEEF STEW with GARLIC and ONIONS


VANILLA PANNA COTTA with SEASONAL BERRIES


House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

15 openings available

$250.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3672

Sat, Nov. 15, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
DANZI
 

PRIVATE PARTY
DANZI

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!


Menu
: TBD*

Price: $55 pp*

Type: Socially Interactive

Prelinary Number of Guests: 14

Final Number Confirmed: NOV 5, 2014

Deposit: Paid 09/12/2014

Gratuity: 20% due after event

Beverages: Wine/Beer is being offered and not included on consumptions



$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3590

Mon, Nov. 17, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
CUPCAKES ROCK!!
NEW HOLIDAY DESIGNS
 
Staff Instructor Charla

CUPCAKES ROCK!!
NEW HOLIDAY DESIGNS



It seems like everywhere you turn, everyone is talking about cupcakes! Let Staff Instructor, Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, show you how to decorate cupcakes yourself that will rock your next party with their EXTREME awesomeness.

In this updated class we will make several new designs, perfect for your next holiday gathering. Thanksgiving & Christmas designs will be included.  Fondant will used to create some fall flowers and a technique for painting on fondant will be taught. There will also be several new piping techniques presented. So even if you’ve already taken other “Cupcakes Rock” classes, you’ll want to sign up for this one as well. As always, don't even bother with baking or gathering supplies; we will have everything ready for you, and then send you home with your finished treats.




Unlike other cake decorating classes, WE supply the cupcakes and all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into cake decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON Style Class

Wine, Beer, Sparkling Water and Soft Drinks are included with this class.  Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  

Other Wines by the bottle and by the glass are available at an additional charge.

 

15 openings available

$40.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3656

Tue, Nov. 18, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 4
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the FOURTH day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.

 

Tonight's Menu

COCONUT SHRIMP with THAI CURRY SAUCE

COQ AU VIN with BUTTERED NOODLES

BON-TON BREAD  PUDDING with VANILLA SABAYON


House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

15 openings available

$250.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3677

Thu, Nov. 20, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
ETIENNE/JABIL
 

PRIVATE PARTY
ETIENNE/JABIL

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!


Menu
: Elegant and Easy + Antipasto Platters to begin

Price: $55 pp

Type: Team Building

Prelinary Number of Guests: 20

Final Number Confirmed: Nov 10, 2014

Deposit: Paid 09/16/2014   $550 for 10 seats

Gratuity: 20% due after event

Beverages: Wine/Beer is being offered



$55.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3656

Tue, Nov. 25, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
COOKING SERIES 201
''BEYOND THE RECIPE"
CLASS 5
 

 Cooking Series 201

"Beyond the Recipe" 


This class is the FIFTH day of a 5 week series.

This series of cooking classes focuses on techniques and skills needed for more advanced cooking.  Students MUST have completed Cooking Fundamental Series 101 or have DEMONSTRABLE culinary skills and experience.  No basic skills will be taught in this series. 

During the series, you will cook specific recipes that will enhance and build on your basic culinary skills.  The recipes take into consideration a number of different cuisines and the skills required to produce them. 

Because this is a hands-on class, please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length and longer hair.

 

Tonight's Menu

CRAB & SHRIMP REGGIANO CASSEROLE

WHITE FISH WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO with LEMON MAYONNAISE


ASPARAGUS and BACON with PORT WINE SHALLOT SAUCE

TARTE TATIN


House wine and beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class. Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

15 openings available

$250.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3593

Sat, Nov. 29, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
KID'S CUPCAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP
SANTA IN THE SNOW
 
KID'S CUPCAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP

SANTA IN THE SNOW

(Ages 8-16)

These ain't your grandma's cupcakes! 

In this class, staff instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate With Cake, will teach you how to ice and decorate cupcakes using several different tips and techniques.  We will be working with buttercream and fondant. The styles we create will be fresh, new, and fabulous. We will make a "Santa in the Snow" cupcake plus several new holiday designs. Sign up today and come join the fun!

The only things you need to be prepared are CLOSED-TOE SHOES and a RESTRAINT for SHOULDER-LENGTH HAIR. 

We provide all the ingredients, tools, and FUN!


REAL grilled cheese sandwiches and fruit will be served at a short break so no one is tempted to eat their cupcake before it is finished! 

Each student will leave class with a fully decorated set of amazing cupcakes ready for display or good eats!

Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR leave and return when class is over.  Students will NOT be allowed to leave the store WITHOUT A PARENT or GUARDIAN picking them up from INSIDE THE STORE! 

Cameras are welcome, but cell phones and pagers MUST be turned to vibrate.


9 openings available

$40.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3645

Sat, Dec. 6, 2014 @ 1:30 PM
PRIVATE COOKING CLASS
ROBERTS KIDS
 

PRIVATE COOKING CLASS: ROBERTS KIDS

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!


Menu
: TBD

Price: $35 pp

Type: Hands-on

Prelinary Number of Guests: 16

Final Number Confirmed:  N/A

Deposit: PAID

Gratuity: Included

Beverages:  Apple Juice



$35.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3647

Sun, Dec. 7, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
OSPREY OBSERVER
 

PRIVATE PARTY
OSPREY OBSERVER

REGISTRATION TO THIS PRIVATE PARTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THOSE ON THE INVITATION LIST!


Menu
: Elegant and Easy (Chg dessert to Chocolate Pot de Creme)

Price: $60 pp

Type: Socially Interactive

Prelinary Number of Guests: 25

Final Number Confirmed: Dec 1, 2014

Deposit: Paid

Gratuity: 20% due after event

Beverages: Wine/Beer is being offered and is included. 



$60.00

Chef Dave West

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3591

Mon, Dec. 8, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
COOKIE CRAFTING
2014 CHRISTMAS DESIGNS
 
Staff Instructor

Charla Tatom
 
Presents

COOKIE CRAFTING

2014 CHRISTMAS DESIGNS

 

New 2014 Christmas designs and two rolled cookie recipes: traditional sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies.

The decorated cookie is one of the sweetest gifts you can give. Who wouldn’t feel loved and appreciated by someone who took the time and effort to make them a special cookie that was just as beautiful as it tasted?
 
In this class, staff instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, you will teach you a variety of techniques to decorate sugar cookies, several of which have been borrowed from the art of paper crafting.  One of the mediums we will use is glacé icing which is made with corn syrup and powdered sugar. Glacé icing is easy to work with, super forgiving, and tastes great. Like royal icing, it will dry to a solid sheen, making the cookies stackable and packable – perfect for giving away. But unlike royal icing, glacé icing keeps the cookie moist and is soft to eat.
 
Another technique that will be taught is how to cover your cookies with textured fondant embellished with edible luster color.  And finally, you will get to try some new stenciling and stamping techniques that will produce amazing and professional results!  Charla will also demonstrate several tips and tricks for rolling out your dough, baking your cookies, and filling and storing your icing bags. Plus she will teach you a fail-proof way to make cookie bouquets.  When you finish this class you will not only leave with some fabulous cookies, but a couple of the tools will be yours to keep.



Unlike other cake decorating classes, WE supply the ingredients and all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into COOKIE CRAFTING, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class. Please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length or longer hair.

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge.

Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  

 

8 openings available

$45.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3594

Mon, Dec. 15, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
GOURMET CUPCAKE MAKING
NEW FLAVORS
 
Staff Instructor Charla

GOURMET CUPCAKE BAKING
*NEW FLAVORS*


You’ve been asking, we heard you, and here it is! In this hands-on class, Staff Instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, will coach you to success as we bake SIX delicious cupcake recipes.   



Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing
Amazing Chocolate with Vanilla Buttercream
Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
Tender Coconut Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream
Carrot Cake Supreme with Cream Cheese Icing
Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream



To accomplish all this in one class, students will divide into baking teams and make two different recipes. Every student will take home one of each of the six different cupcakes. Three of the cupcakes will be extensively doctored cake mix recipes (semi-homemade). The other three recipes are completely from scratch. All are delicious. You decide your favorites.




Unlike other decorating classes, WE supply everything you need to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to bake.  If you decide you want to get into cupcake baking and decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class. Please wear closed-toe shoes and restrain shoulder-length or longer hair.

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. Given this is a cupcake baking class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  


 

18 openings available

$50.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3580

Mon, Jan. 12, 2015 @ 6:15 PM
CAKE DECORATING
PEACOCK INSPIRED CAKE (NEWEST DESIGN)
 
Staff Instructor Charla

Presents

Cake Decorating

PEACOCK INSPIRED CAKE
NEWEST DESIGN

 

Join us for our new decorating design class and learn to create an elegant peacock inspired cake. The very versatile and trendy peacock design has appeared on cakes for weddings, birthdays, and even baby showers. Staff Instructor Charla Tatom, owner of Celebrate with Cake, will first guide you through the steps to level, fill, and ice your cake. Then you will work with fondant to create the peacock and fancy feathers that cascade down the side. You will leave the class with one gorgeous cake!



Unlike other cake decorating classes, WE supply the cake and all tools needed to successfully complete this class.  You do not need to invest in any of the tools BEFORE you attend the class.  All you need is the will to learn and the desire to decorate.  If you decide you want to get into cake decorating, we do sell all of the tools and ingredients in our retail store.  Remember, students get a 10% off ALL retail items the day of class. 


This is a HANDS-ON style class

Wine, beer, sparkling water, and soft drinks are included with this class.
Other wines by the bottle and the glass are available at an additional charge. 

Given this is a decorating class, there is no meal included.  Please make appropriate arrangements.  


 

16 openings available

$45.00

Instructor Charla Tatom

Culinary Center - 2080 Badlands Drive