Culinary Class Menus and Themes

This is just a sampling of some of the classes that I offer in my “At Home with Vicki Bensinger”, In-Home Culinary Classes:

Knife Skills (2 hours)
Feel confident using knives once you’ve honed your skill. Learn proper knife techniques for slicing, dicing, chopping, mincing, julienning and chiffonade. In addition you’ll learn how to select and take proper care of your knives along with a lesson in sharpening.

Asian Appetizers (3 hours)
Learn to make Potstickers with Soy/Ginger dipping sauce, Spring Rolls with a Thai Tomato Salsa, and Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Sushi Roll (Nori Maki and Uramaki)

Sushi (3 hours)
We start by learning how to master to art of making sushi rice. Then you’ll learn various rolling techniques: Nori Maki, Uramaki, Tmari Zushi, and Temaki Zushi in addition to learning proper chopstick etiquette and how to hold them.

Company’s Coming (3 hours)
We’ll start with a Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer followed by Horseradish Encrusted Salmon with a Dijon Cream Sauce, Israeli Couscous with Grilled Vegetables ending with a luscious Trifle.

New Year’s Eve Dinner (3 hours)
Mixed Greens with Candied Pecans, Dried Cherries, Goat Cheese and a Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing, Individual Beef Wellingtons with a Demi-Glace, Shallot and Chive Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Butternut Squash ending with Chocolate Lava Cakes

Super Bowl Party (3 hours)
Spicy bar nuts
Gorgonzola and Brie Torte
Turkey Chili
Mini Orange Glazed Ham & Cheese Bites
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings
Texas Sheet Cake

Under the Tuscan Sun (3 hours)
Pappa al Pomodora (Tomato and Bread Soup)
Eggplant Parmesan Rolls
Chicken under a Brick

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis
Wild Rice Salad with a Raspberry Vinaigrette
Roasted Butternut Squash
Strawberry Mousse

Field Greens Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
Roast Prime Rib of Beef
Truffled New Potatoes
Roasted Asparagus
Strawberry Napoleon

Field Greens Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Sea Bass with Roasted Red Pepper, Corn and Tomato Salsa
Iced Valentine Dessert

Gingerbread House Building(2.5 hours)
Cut out; bake; construct and decorate your own gingerbread house to take home and display. Create a one of a kind piece in this fun class.
Ages 7 and up

Pizza and Calzones (2.5 hours)
Learn to make homemade Pizzas and Calzones in this fun class with a variety of toppings. Enjoy the fruits of your labor when they come out hot from the oven.

All classes can be customized to meet your dietary requirements and needs.

For pricing and additional information on these classes please contact Vicki at:

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