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Winter 2018 Culinary Arts Workshops

Wine Workshops by Date

 

Date Workshop Title Time Instructor Price
Jan. 17 Wine 101 6 – 8 p.m. Whitney Stratton / Jamie Stratton $45
Feb. 21 Argentina 6 – 8 p.m. Whitney Stratton / Jamie Stratton $45
Mar. 21 Rhone Grapes, From France and Beyond 6 – 8 p.m. Whitney Stratton / Jamie Stratton $45

Culinary Arts Workshops by Date

 

Date Workshop Title Time Instructor Price
Jan. 9 Winter Wonderland on Your Table 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Katharine Elder (Elderslie Farms) $120
Jan. 10 Introduction to Paleo Cooking 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Heather McDonough $60
Jan. 16 Introduction to Whole 30 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Heather McDonough $60
Jan. 17 Not Your Momma’s Dinner Party 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Joe Stumpe $45
Jan. 24 Introduction to Raw Foods 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Heather McDonough $60
Jan. 25 Romancing the Sweets: Part 1 5:30 – 7 p.m. Kellie Knowles-Foltz (Sweetly Scrumptious) $40
Jan. 31 Sushi Sampler 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Joe Stumpe $45
Feb. 1 Romancing the Sweets: Part 2 5:30 – 7 p.m. Kellie Knowles-Foltz (Sweetly Scrumptious) $40
Feb. 5 Amore: Guys, Learn to Impress Your Valentine 6 – 8 p.m. Harry Pape (Chef H.) $45
Feb. 6 Amore: Ladies, Learn to Impress Your Valentine 6 – 8 p.m. Harry Pape (Chef H.) $45
Feb. 14 Italian for Lovers 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Joe Stumpe $45
Feb. 28 Lebanese Please 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Joe Stumpe $45
Mar. 8 Pea Shoots and Patios: Al Fresco Dining in Wichita 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Katharine Elder (Elderslie Farms) $50
Mar. 13 Eating for Weight Management 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Heather McDonough $60
Mar. 14 Thai Me Up 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Joe Stumpe $45
Mar. 27 Juicing and Smoothies 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Heather McDonough $60
Mar. 28  MMM…Mexican 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Joe Stumpe $45

Wine Workshops:

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Wine 101

Jan. 17 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45

Instructor: Whitney Stratton/ Jamie Stratton

In this class, you will explore the different wine-producing regions of the world, grape varieties, history, common misconceptions and vocabulary. It’s everything you need to become a certified wino.

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Argentina

Feb. 21 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45

Instructor: Whitney Stratton/ Jamie Stratton

In this class, we will look at the rise of Argentina’s wine in relation to the rest of the world. You will learn how malbec in Argentina became the country’s flagship grape variety as well as discover other grapes making their mark in this new world wine-producing country.

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Rhone Grapes, From France and Beyond

Mar. 21 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45

Instructor: Whitney Stratton/ Jamie Stratton

Take a look at what the great grapes of the Rhone region of France are and how they have grown to be produced by other winemakers from around the world.

Culinary Arts Workshops:

Winter Wonderland on Your Table

Jan. 9 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $120 | Instructor: Katharine Elder, Elderslie Farms.

Discover how to do farm to table when things don’t appear to be growing. Elderslie Farms strives to showcase the best that this region and each season have to offer.  Winter can seem to be a time of scarcity in the veggie department, but we disagree!  Learn some tricks for seasonal local fare when the summer tomatoes are long gone.  Delve into winter dishes that wow and versatile wines that pair well with them. Limited to 12.

Introduction to Paleo Cooking

Jan. 10 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Heather McDonough.

Come learn more about the Paleo movement, understand the evolutionary perspective behind the theory, and learn how to make delicious, nutritious meals for you and your family.

Introduction to Whole 30

Jan. 16 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Heather McDonough.

Interested in learning more about Whole 30? Come understand how a diet of properly prepared nutrient-dense whole foods can boost your health. This program has been widely successful for people all over the globe. If you are interested in a health transformation that is easy and delicious, come join us to get an introduction to Whole 30, eat a delicious dinner and get inspired.

Not Your Momma's Dinner Party

Jan. 17 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

Chances are you’re throwing at least one dinner party this year. This class gives you the menu, shopping list, recipes and everything else you’ll need to make not one — but two — dinner parties a smashing success with dishes like Sweet-Chile Lamb Lollipops, Seared Salmon with Mango Salsa, Ridiculously Rich Risotto, Grilled Caesar Salad and more. A hands-on session ending in a great meal! Participants who are 21 and older are welcome to bring wine or other beverages to class. Suggested pairings: cabernet or chardonnay.

Introduction to Raw Foods

Jan. 24 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Heather McDonough.

Raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes that your body needs to thrive. Heat can destroy some of those vital nutrients and enzymes. Come join us for an evening of raw food preparation and learn how versatile, exciting and delicious it can be. We will enjoy a raw meal and send you home with recipes and ideas to incorporate more raw foods into your daily routine.

Romancing the Sweets: A Two-Part Series

Part 1: Jan. 25 | 5:30 – 7 p.m. | $40

Part 2: Feb. 1 | 5:30 – 7 p.m. | $40

Students do not have to attend part 1 to attend part 2, but those who enroll in both parts of the series will receive a discount. To receive a discount when purchasing both workshop tickets, enter the code SWEET into the discount code field on the checkout page.

Instructor: Kellie Knowles-Foltz, Sweetly Scrumptious.

Love is in the air — you will be sure to impress your special Valentine with true decadence at its best. This class will cover how to make edible, lovable sweet treats and luscious, rich chocolate, tiny desserts. We will cover the steps and learn the basics of making each dessert, preparation and presentation. You will also enjoy your sample creations during class. You don’t want to miss this night of sweet valentine’s fun.

Sushi Sampler

Jan. 31 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

Learn how to roll your own sushi in this class that also sends you home with your own free sushi rolling mat. You’ll master California rolls, inside out rolls, deep-fried rolls and more, with all the great dipping sauces that go along with them. This is a hands-on session that ends in a great meal. Participants who are 21 and older are welcome to bring wine or other beverages to class. Suggested pairings: sake or sparkling wine.

Amore: Guys, learn how to impress your Valentine

Feb. 5 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Harry Pape (Chef H.)

This night is for men only. See our ladies night version on Feb. 6. Guys, this is your chance to learn the secrets of Italian cooking made easy. During this class, you will learn how to make pasta sauce from scratch, grill lettuce the Italian way and finish up with a cooked cream dessert sure to please your special Valentine. All attendees will receive a $5 discount on Chef H.’s cookbook, Simple Cooking.

Amore: Ladies, learn how to impress your Valentine

Feb. 6 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Harry Pape (Chef H.)

This night is for ladies only. See our guys night version on Feb. 5. Ladies, you know guys love Italian food. This class will provide you with the basics of good Italian cuisine so you can prepare for him a truly Italian Valentine’s dinner. You will learn how to make a marinara Sauce from scratch with a new twist on a Caesar salad and for desert a creamy panna cotta. All attendees will receive a $5 discount on Chef H.’s cookbook, Simple Cooking.

Italian for Lovers

Feb. 14 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

Italian cuisine isn’t called the “food of love” for nothing. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you’ll learn how to woo that certain someone with fettuccine shrimp Alfredo (featuring homemade pasta, of course), tiramisu and more. A hands-on session ending in a great meal! Participants who are 21 and older are welcome to bring wine or other beverages to class. Suggested pairings: Barolo, Chianti or pinot grigio.

Lebanese Please

Feb. 28 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

Wichita is a mecca for great Lebanese food. Now you can learn how to make all those great dishes – from hummus and baba ganoush to lavash, stuffed grape leaves, gyros and baklava – on your own. A hands-on session ending in a great meal! Participants 21 and older are welcome to bring wine or other beverages to class. Suggested pairings: merlot or syrah.

Pea Shoots and Patios: Al Fresco Dining in Wichita

Mar. 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Katharine Elder, Elderslie Farms.

As the crocus peep out of their winter beds and the first hints of spring produce begin to appear, we want to prepare you for a fabulous spring on your patio. Enjoy a glass of wine while delving into fabulous flavors of spring for you to enjoy al fresco as the markets open and local spring produce begins to be available in Wichita. We’ll start with a showstopping charcuterie board featuring Elderslie Farm cheese and follow it with some fantastic small plates and then dessert bites. Limited to 30.

Eating for Weight Management

Mar. 13 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Heather McDonough

Why is it so easy to gain weight, so hard to lose weight and even harder to keep it off?  Come learn how to keep your body out of fat storage mode and into fat-burning mode with proper food choices. We will eat delicious food and get ideas to stay satisfied and on track.

Thai Me Up

Mar. 14 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

Thai food is one of the world’s most exciting cuisines thanks to its blend of hot (as in spicy!), sour, salty and sweet ingredients. Take a culinary trip to the other side of the world while learning to make pad Thai, beef satay, coconut chicken curry and more. Joe also will offer tips on navigating the city’s Asian markets. This is a hands-on session ending in a great meal. Participants who are 21 and older are welcome to bring wine or other beverages to class. Suggested pairings: sauvignon blanc or beer.

Juicing and Smoothies

Mar. 27 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Heather McDonough.

Come learn about the benefits and the differences between juicing and smoothies, how you can incorporate them into your diet and how they can enhance your health. See how the juicer and the blender work their magic, and then taste the results.

MMM...Mexican

Mar. 28 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Intructor: Joe Stumpe.

It’s not hard to find authentic Mexican food eating out in Wichita, but why stop there? Learn how to make great carnitas, gorditas, street tacos, drunken beans and more in this session. This is a hands-on session ending in a great meal. Participants who are 21 and older are welcome to bring wine or other beverages to class. Suggested pairings: pinot noir or margaritas.

Culinary Arts Instructors:

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Heather McDonough

Heather McDonough is a nutritional therapy consultant, chef, caterer, teacher, wife and mother who loves nothing more than creating healthy, delicious food to nourish her loved ones and the people in her community. The kitchen is her favorite place to be, and inspiring others is her passion.

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Katharine Elder, Elderslie Farms

Katharine Elder, the executive chef at Elderslie Farm, north of Wichita, finds cooking to be a perfect opportunity to fuse a love of science and an urge to create something beautiful with a commitment to showcasing locally-grown ingredients. A circuitous path to executive chef wound through the arts and sciences informs her approach to cooking – flavorful but not always complicated food, bringing out the best in the ingredients themselves.

Jamie Stratton

Jamie Stratton

Jamie has been in the wine business for twenty years including almost four years as a wine sales associate with Standard Beverage Corporation and sixteen years as Wine Director at Jacob Liquor Exchange.  In 2005, he became Wichita’s first Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators and passed the Certified Wine Educator exam in 2006. He has also passed the first of three tests in the Court of Master Sommelier Program and was accepted to and studied with the Master of Wine program in London, England.

 

Whitney Stratton

Whitney Stratton

Whitney earned her degree in Hospitality from Kansas State University in 2008 and since has taken several Sommelier Courses, including an Advanced Food and Wine Pairing Course from the International Wine Guild as well as the Advanced Exam with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.  Whitney believes that wine is not common knowledge and it is her passion to educate others…and most importantly to have FUN with it!

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Kellie Knowles-Foltz, Sweetly Scrumptious

Kellie earned her degree in culinary arts, hotel/restaurant management and business administration from Kansas State University in 1999. *She has worked in various corporate companies such Walt Disney World, Marriott, and Fine Dining establishments. She currently owns and operates Sweetly Scrumptious in Wichita, KS. She takes fun and creativity to another level and wherever there is Pink its a Party. Her passion for the hospitality industry, worldwide travel experiences and vivacious personality continues to add much sugar and spice to create, teach, learn, love and laugh.

Joe Stumpe

Joe Stumpe

Joe is a writer, former food editor of The Wichita Eagle and instructor in Butler Community College’s culinary arts program. He specializes in foreign cuisines and cooking from the southern United States, and his favorite recipes are those that taste great without leaving the cook too tired or stressed out to enjoy them.

Harry Pape

Harry Pape

Harry Pape has traveled the world picking up recipes and taking classes, from his college roommate’s mother in Puerto Rico, to being stationed in Germany as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, to his local work for the Catholic Charities Cruise Night in Wichita. He was a guest many times on the Barbara Baan “Baan Appetit” show as well as showcasing his talents and recipes on some 60 productions for the show “Cooking with Chef H.” Harry believes you do not have to go to French cooking school to provide an enjoyable meal for friends and family that can be both healthy and uncomplicated.