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 email specific dietary restrictions or allergies to While every effort will be made to modify recipes accordingly, we ask that you please double check the class menu when signing up.

See below for Youth Culinary offerings.

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Soups On

November 27, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50 | 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.


Piedmont Primer Wine Workshop

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


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.

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

Dec. 3, 6 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

Charlotte is back for another instant pot class! Did you attend the first one? Have no fear as the recipes will be different. Didn’t attend the first one? Not to worry, Charlotte will cover the essentials of the instant pot along with her new recipes.

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.

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


Syrah, Shiraz, Petite Sirah Wine Workshop

December 19 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 per participant | Instructor: Jamie Stratton

Petite Sirah from around the world.