Cooking Classes

A peek at a cooking class at the Columbia Culinary Arts Center

Classes available at the Columbia Culinary Arts Center, in your home or at my farmhouse kitchen in Lewisburg, TN.

Some of the classes we have taught are ‘New Holiday Classics”, “The Basics of Kitchen Safety-Knife Skills, Sanitation and How to Use a Whole Chicken” and ‘Homemade Pasta- Fettuccini, Manicotti, Ravioli and Tortellini”. Allow us to create a custom class with your needs or pick from one the classes below.

I will also list upcoming classes at the CAC here.

Kitchen Basics and Using all of the chicken

Exciting Sides for Holiday Dinners aka New Holiday Classics

Sous Vide

Curing and smoking

  • Bacon
  • Corned beef
  • Pastrami
  • Brisket
  • Pork Shoulder
  • Hot and Cold smoked Salmon

Northern Italian Classics

  • Broadly northern versus southern
  • Using what is in season and freshest 
  • Pesto
  • Tortellini
  • Risotto
  • How to make fresh pasta

Southern Italian Classics

  • Classic red sauce
  • Caponata
  • Pasta Fagioli

Italian American Classics

  • Lasagna
  • Chicken Parm
  • Meatballs

Pizza and Focaccia

  • Making Dough
  • Classic-Neapolitan style
  • Detroit Style Pan Pizza
  • Chicago Style Deep Dish
  • Setting up a good oven for cooking
  • K.I.S.S. for toppings
  • Variations
  • Stromboli
  • Calzone

French Classics

  • Coq au Vin
  • Beef Bourguignon
  • Sole meunière

Vietnamese Classics

  • Gỏi cuốn, Vietnamese spring roll
  • Pho – Noodle soup
  • Bánh mì

Thai Classics

  • Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
  • Pad Thai (Thai style Fried Noodles)
  • Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork)

Preserving your harvest-Series

  • Dehydration 
    • What to do with all those herbs
    • Creating soup packets
  • Freeze drying
    • Broad overview and what its good for and what it isn’t good for
  • Canning Basics

Fermentation and Pickling

  • Sauerkraut 
  • Hot sauce
  • Kosher dill pickles 
  • Kombucha

Cook Once-Eat for a week

Pantry set up for quick weeknight meals

New England Clam bake and lobster boil