Mark Arts

Fall 2018 Culinary Arts Workshops

Fall weekly classes run September 24 to December 8.

All classes are priced per person unless noted otherwise and no prior experience is necessary.Please specify dietary restrictions or allergies at checkout. 

 

Click HERE for Youth Culinary offerings.


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Oregon Pinot Noir Primer

September 19 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 per participant

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Bavarian Oktoberfest

Sept. 25, 6 – 8 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

Oktoberfest is not just about beer! Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and come to this class to learn how to make beef roladen with homemade spaetzle, real sauerkraut with hamhock and juniper berries, and a sweet and tangy apple strudel. But don’t forget the beer! Or a German white wine.

Currying Flavor

Sept. 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

This class explores the food of India.  Learn the secrets behind the exotic flavor of dishes such as Samosa, curry, butter chicken, chutneys, biriyani, naan, and more.   Suggested pairings: Riesling, IPA.

"No Llama Drama" Cookie Workshop

Sept. 27, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith

During this two hour class learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating with llama and fiesta themed sugar cookies.  Techniques covered in this class include: pipping and flooding, detail pipping and stenciling. Learn the difference between buttercream frosting and Royal icing and how they apply to cookie decorating. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Students will leave with six decorated sugar cookies. In addition, a decorating goody bag and recipes are provided. Nonalcoholic margarita mix will be served at this workshop.

French Bistro

October 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

French onion soup, steak frites, and wine-steamed mussels will show you the fun side of French cuisine!  Suggested pairings: Sparkling wine, Merlot.

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Southern Italy Wine Workshop

October 3 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 per participant | Instructor: Jamie Stratton

Explore the lesser-known regions of Italy while drinking wines from Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria.  They may not be on your radar, but they should be! Some of my favorite grapes and wine values come from here.

"Edible Floral Arrangement" Cookie class (Adults)

Oct. 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating. Techniques covered in this class include: pipping and flooding, detail pipping and watercolor painting with gel food color. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a decorating goody bag and recipes are provided. Don’t forget to bring your own beverage if you wish!

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Sunday Dinner, Italian Style

Oct. 9, 6 – 8 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

Simple Italian pot roast, apple salad with maple syrup dressing, and finish with a pear tart easy enough for the kids to make. This menu goes well with a hearty red wine.

Sushi Sampler

October 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

Learn to roll your own like a pro and take home your own sushi mat at the end of class.  Instruction will cover California rolls, inside-out rolls, deep-fried rolls, dipping sauces, and more.  Suggested pairings: Pinot grigio, sake.

The Instant Pot, a hot Christmas gift for the cook, photographed on Tuesday, Nov, 21, 2017 at the Detroit Free Press in Detroit, Mich. (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Instant Pot 101

Oct. 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, this class will be fun and informative for everyone. Tips, tricks, recipes, and sharing will be the highlight of this workshop. We will make a marvelous vegan dinner that will even satisfy the carnivores in the group! Iced tea will be served, but you are welcome to bring your own beverage of choice.

Halloween Cookie class (Kids)

Oct. 13, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Learn the tips, tricks and techniques of cookie decorating on spooky, Halloween cookies. Techniques covered in this class include: piping and flooding, detail piping and stenciling. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Students will leave with five decorated sugar cookies. In addition, a take home cookie decorating goodie bag and recipes are provided. Ages 5 and up. Adult supervision is encouraged for younger children.

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Vegging With Friends

October 17 and 31 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

This class is vegan friendly. Vegetarians are welcome too. We will often have some raw foods and will largely be whole food plant based. No dairy, meat, or eggs. Whether you are living the life or just want to learn, this will be an excellent opportunity to meet and eat with others of the same mindset. Plan on cooking and enjoying a meal together as well as taking an individual to-go meal with you (bring your own container).

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Garnishes That Impress

Thursday, Oct. 18  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

A great garnish is as important in food as is the perfect accessory for an outfit. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn many different garnishes for beverages, plates, desserts, and more!

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Sunday Brunch for Moms and Daughters

Oct. 20 1:30 – 3 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

Gals, surprise your family members with a cool Sunday brunch. We’ll start with a fool-proof recipe called Campfire breakfast. It has lots of bacon, onions, and potatoes, but no campfire needed. Add some blueberry muffins, and finally, learn how to grill peaches in a saute pan on the stove to make this meal complete. We will also fresh squeeze some orange juice.

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Pumpkin Carving

Wednesday, Oct. 24  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

Calling all goblins and ghouls! Come enjoy warm spiced cider as we create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece where all supplies are provided and all you do is show up and have fun.

Halloween Cookie class (Adults)

Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Learn the tips, tricks and techniques of cookie decorating on spooky, Halloween cookies. Techniques covered in this class include: piping and flooding, detail piping and stenciling. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Students will leave with five decorated sugar cookies. In addition, a take home cookie decorating goodie bag and recipes are provided. Ages 5 and up. Adult supervision is encouraged for younger children.

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Sunday Brunch for Dads and Sons

Oct. 27 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

Guys, surprise your family members with a cool Sunday brunch. We’ll start with a fool-proof recipe called Campfire breakfast. It has lots of bacon, onions, and potatoes, but no campfire needed. Add some blueberry muffins, and finally, learn how to grill peaches in a saute pan on the stove to make this meal complete. We will also fresh squeeze some orange juice.

Not Your Mama's Dinner Party, Part 4

October 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

Chances are, you’re throwing at least one holiday dinner party this year.  This class gives you TWO complete menus to choose from: Sweet Chile Lamb Lollipops on one, and Salmon with mango salsa on the other – plus appetizers, sides, and dessert!  Suggested pairings: Rose, Cabernet

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Gingerbread Houses

Thursday, Nov. 1  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

Tis the season for gingerbread!  Come bring your sweet architectural ideas to life in this fun-filled workshop! All supplies are included and hot chocolate will be served.

Frosted Friends of Christmas Cookie class (Adults)

Nov. 3, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Learn the tips, tricks and techniques of cookie decorating on whimsical, Christmas cookies. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Students will leave with five decorated sugar cookies. In addition, a take home cookie decorating goodie bag and recipes are provided.

Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta

Nov. 8, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

Connie and Chef H will teach this class on the art of true Mexican cooking. They will introduce you to a green tomatillo sauce over pork tenderloin, and a new way to prepare black beans. Connie will make and share some of the family favorite recipes from Oaxaca, Mexico. You will be surprised by the layers of flavor and how easy the dishes are to prepare. Bring a favorite beer, crisp white wine, or a little tequila!

Thanksgiving Cookie class (Adults)

Nov. 10, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Learn the tips, tricks and techniques of cookie decorating on Thanksgiving themed cookies. Techniques covered in this class include: pipping and flooding, detail pipping and writing. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Students will leave with five decorated sugar cookies. In addition, a take home cookie decorating goodie bag and recipes are provided.

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Date Night

Nov. 13, 6 – 8 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

Bring a date and enjoy a great meal together. We will light a few candles and provide the best wine glasses made. You just need to add the wine! Chicken Chasseur is prepared in a rich cream sauce over egg noodles. We’ll start with a crunch salad and finish with croissant pudding with whiskey sauce. Pair this meal with a Fume Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc white wine.

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Italy's Islands Wine Workshop

November 14 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 per participant | Instructor: Jamie Stratton

Sicily and Sardinia are not only beautiful islands, but they make some stellar wine.  Experience the wines of the rustic hills of the sunny and parched Sardinia, to the mountain-loving grapes at the foot of Mount Etna.

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Tuscan Cornish Hen

Nov. 15, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

This flavorful dish will become the favorite of your family or guests. Fill your home with the aroma of garlic, wine, and spices! This is served with a cold rice pilaf that can even be prepared several days ahead to save you time. Start with an apple salad tossed with maple syrup dressing, and finish with a peach cobbler warm from the oven. Bring your favorite light red wine, like Merlot or Chianti.

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Appetizers Everywhere

Nov. 20, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

Make crab-stuffed phyllo cups, grape prosciutto bites, salmon rollups, and horsey shrimp!  These appetizers give you lots of room to be creative without taking lots of time.  They are all very different, uncomplicated to prepare, and will WOW your holiday guests.  Pair these with a good Italian Prosecco.

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Soups On

November 27, 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

There is nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup this time of year.  We can make our own slow cooker soups that don’t take a lot of time to prepare and are always ready when we want a hot bowl of goodness.  The only “work” to these soups is preparing the vegetables.  Even the salad bar at your local grocer can speed up this process.

Italian sausage and kale with hearty potatoes is a favorite, especially if made with spicy Italian sausage, Minestrone with elbow macaroni and yes, PUMPKIN soup.  Complete these dishes with garlic toast ciabatta and/or cornbread.  These soups go great with beer or wine so bring your favorite.

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Syrah, Shiraz, Petite Sirah Wine Workshop

November 28 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 per participant | Instructor: Jamie Stratton

Petite Sirah from around the world.

Pop Culture Christmas Cookie class (Adults)

Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating. Techniques covered in this class include: pipping and flooding, detail pipping and writing. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a take home cookie decorating goodybag and recipes are provided.

Holiday Gifting Bath Bombs (Adult class)

Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Create your own bath bombs in this two hour class. We will work with milk, honey, peppermint and other natural oils to create four bath bombs. Enjoy at home or learn the craft and make wonderful, relaxing gifts for those on your Holiday list. Each student will leave with four bath bombs, a bath bomb goody bag and recipes. Don’t forget, you can bring your own beverage!

Cookies for Santa Cookie class (Kids)

Dec. 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Students will decorate five Christmas-themed sugar cookies for Santa, and three carrot cookies for Rudolph. Simple decorating and piping techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. In addition to cookies, a “Cookies for Santa” plate, cookie decorating goody bag, and recipes will be provided. Ages 5 and up. Adult supervision is encouraged for younger children.

Food & Wine with Jamie and Joe

December 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $150 |

Instructors: Joe Stumpe and Jamie Stratton.

This is a workshop you don’t want to miss!  Chef Joe Stumpe and wine expert Jamie Stratton team up to bring you an evening of wine and food pairings beyond compare.  Learn from the masters in this one-of-a-kind class!  Space is limited, so sign up early.

Southeast Asian

December 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

This region’s food is one of the world’s most vibrant cuisines thanks to its blend of hot, sour, salty, and sweet flavors.  Learn how to make pad thai, coconut curry, spring rolls, papaya, and said. Suggested pairings: Sauvignon blanc, Asian beer