July Cooking Classes at Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking SchoolSPECIAL EVENTS

Since we’re ignoring the King (Alice In Wonderland) who said, ““Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop” and suggesting that we should all “keep on cooking & learning” we want to alert you to some classes Chef Linda Martin has planned for people who are comfortable in the kitchen and familiar with the basics.
>>INNOVATIVE COOKING: Roasting & Grilling – Thursday – April 6
>>INNOVATIVE COOKING: Sauces & Sauté – Thursday – April 13
>>INNOVATIVE COOKING: Steam-Braise-Poach – Thursday –  May 18
>>INNOVATIVE COOKING: New American Cuisine – Thursday – May 25
Was it really that long ago (2009) that Pastry Chef  (Hermosa, Restaurant Hapa, Gregory’s World Bistro and Cowboy Ciao and Sweet Basil Chef Instructor) Tracy Dempsey took the Valley (and then everywhere!) by storm with her Bacon Brittle? And then launched Tracy Dempsey Originals which became the source for many of the Valley’s best desserts? Well we’re just thrilled that on Saturday, May 20th BAKING WITH TRACY DEMPSEY will give you a chance to experience treasures like Salted Caramel Pudding with Whipped Cream & Cocoa Shortbreads.
Chef Lisa Brisch is an instructor at Sweet Basil Cooking School KNIFE SKILLS on Saturday, June 3rd is about the most important tool in your kitchen. Proper use of a Chef’s knife is vital for safety, speed and accuracy. Chef Lisa Brisch will guide you through the classic cutting techniques on ingredients that will end being part of a great dinner.
If a tie is what your Dad really wants for Father’s Day….OK. But if not we’d like to suggest you treat him to DAD’S DAY CELEBRATION with BOBBY GRIGGS on Friday, June 16th. Chef Griggs, whose day job is with Hammer Stahl Cookware, has put together a great menu for his DEMONSTRATION class at Sweet Basil: Beef Tenderloin & Kettle Chips and something else we all need – to quote Ellen DeGeneres – “more laughter.” With Chef Griggs you get all 3!