June Cooking Classes

June Cooking Classes

Sweet Basil’s June Cooking Classes feature a wide variety of cuisines and techniques, taught by cooking professionals. Kids Cook & Teen Cook Summer Camps begin in June. The schedule of classes follows and it is updated daily.

June Cooking Classes at Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School

Class Day, Date & Time Instructor Fee
LIGHTEN UP
Thursday June 1
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lisa Brisch
$60
Get your family to eat healthier using foods they love by simply making changes to your cooking methods & ingredients. This dinner lesson will help everyone eat better & feel healthier without giving up anything! Come to learn Lighter Chicken Parmesan; Better for you Broccoli; Mac & Cheese with Bacon; Skinny Meatloaf; Healthy Chicken Pot Pie; Lower fat Chicken Enchiladas; Lightened Up Scalloped Potatoes; & Luscious & healthy Chocolate Bundt Cake.
LOVING LATIN FLAVORS
Thursday June 1
6:30 – 9:30 PM
 Linda Martin
$65
The magic & sizzle of Latin culinary specialties have appeal far beyond their borders. This amazing lesson will open your eyes to the dynamic & delicious flavors from South America. Come have fun & learn Albondigas with Saffron-Tomato Sauce; Fried Plantain Tostones with Mojo Sauce; Avocado & Red Onion Salad; Argentine Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce; Pan Seared Red Snapper with Romesco Sauce; Cuban Black Beans & Rice; Fried Doughnuts with Salted Caramel Sauce, & Mojito Cocktail.
LUNCH & LEARN
Chopped Chicken Salad
Friday June 2
12:00 Noon-1:00 PM
Linda Martin
$28
Make plans to enjoy a delicious lunch & a DEMONSTRATION introducing amazing flavors of Chopped Chicken Salad with Feta, Olives, Tomatoes, & Balsamic Vinaigrette, served with fresh made Pita Crisps with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. Dessert will be Flourless Lemon-Almond Cake with Fresh Berries.
GOURMET COUPLES
Friday June 2
6:30-9:30 PM
Linda Martin
$150 per couple
You & your partner can be part of a team having a great time putting together this delicious gourmet menu. Join the fun & learn to prepare Bruschetta with Grilled Corn, Tomatoes, & Smoked Paprika & Grilled Tomato & Mixed Green Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing, served with Sauvignon Blanc. The entrée is Blackened Steak with Parsley Pesto Sauce; Sautéed Carrots & Zucchini with Mint, & Black Pepper Fettuccini with Lemon Alfredo, served with Cabernet Sauvignon. Dessert will be Rustic Blueberry & Raspberry Tart with Sweet Mascarpone Cream.
KIDS COOK
Pool Party
Saturday June 3
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
 Melissa Stockmar
$55 
Kids ages 8 & above will learn to prepare foods perfect for parties around the pool or when you just need a good snack! Join in the fun to learn Wonton Supreme Taco Cupcakes with Guacamole; Mini Cheeseburger Pies; Chicken Wings with Cherry BBQ Sauce; Corn Dogs with Parmesan & Sweet Potato Fries; Pesto Italian Meatball Hoagie Sandwiches; Candy Bar Fudge & Cheesecake Ice Cream Cones.
KNIFE SKILLS
Saturday June 3
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Lisa Brisch
$60
Get comfortable with the most important tool in your kitchen – the Chef Knife! Learn to use a chef’s knife properly so that you can chop, slice, & dice with the skills of a pro. This great lesson provides each person with an array of veggies & fruit & leads you through an array of classic cutting techniques. The class will also learn to prepare Bread Salad with Chicken, Tuscan Bean Salad, Home Fries, & Citrus Couscous Salad.
KIDS COOK CAMP
Monday – Friday
June 5 – 9
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Lisa Brisch
$275
This series is for people ages 8 to 12 who like to cook & want to learn to do a lot more in the kitchen. Each day is a new lesson. Come for a week of fun & make:!
MondayBreakfast: Eggs in the Basket with Basil Pesto; Buttermilk Biscuits with Cinnamon Honey Butter; Asparagus & Swiss Omelette; Raspberry Crumb Muffins; Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado Salsa; Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole, & Peanut Butter Crunch French Toast.
TuesdayAsian Specialties: Sticky Thai Peanut Orange Chicken; Vegetable Fried Rice; Teriyaki Salmon Skewers; Sesame & Peanut Noodles; Asian Sloppy Joe Sliders; Moo Shu Chicken Lettuce Wraps, & Baked Banana & Mango Egg Rolls with Chocolate Sauce.
WednesdayItalian Feast : Bacon & Mushroom Pita Pizza; Orecchiette Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil; Shrimp Scampi; Chicken Parmesan Meatballs; Stuffed Tomatoes with Sausage, Cheese & Basil; Orzo Pasta with Spinach & Parmesan, & Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip.
ThursdayPicnic : White Bean Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips; Avocado Pasta Salad; Grilled Apricot, Ham & Cheese Sandwiches; Chili-Pecan Popcorn Chicken with Ranch; Grilled Bacon Cheeseburgers; Apple Crumble, & Summer Berry Fizz.
FridayCakes & Cookies : Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies; Cinnamon Roll Cake; Harry Potter Butterbeer Pudding Cookies; Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cake; Chewy Chocolate Cookies; Fresh Apple Cake, & Raspberry Lemon Cookies.
Kids & Teens Camps Cancellation Policy
COOKING WITH HERBS
Tuesday June 6
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Linda Martin
$65
Learn to identify & know the flavors of culinary Herbs as we use them to enhance flavors of each of the recipes. Our lesson is Goat Cheese Toasts with Rosemary, Walnuts, & Honey; Spinach & Mushroom Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette; Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Herbs, Garlic, & Balsamic-Red Wine Sauce; Pan seared Salmon with Mint Pesto; White Beans with Tomatoes & fresh Herbs; Roasted Carrots with Dijon & fresh Dill, & Honey & Lavender Ice Cream with fresh Raspberry Sauce.
ITALIAN SUMMER STYLE
Thursday June 8
6:30 – 9:30 PM
 Linda Martin
$65
Put a little Italian magic into your summer with a lesson of specialties that only the Italians could create. Light, fresh & delicious recipes are Grilled Clams with Garlic & Bacon; Italian Harvest Salad with Roasted Beets & Goat Cheese; Chicken Piccata with Capers & Lemon; Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Red Wine Sauce; Risotto with Peas & Parmesan; Grilled Zucchini, Eggplant, & Peppers with Herb Vinaigrette, & dessert of Rustic Apricot Tart with Toasted Almonds.
GOURMET COUPLES
Friday June 9
6:30-9:30 PM
Linda Martin
$150 per couple
Create a little fun for yourself & your partner & come for a great night of cooking. Couples working together will create this wonderful three course meal. Join the fun & learn Mushroom & Goat Cheese Toasts with Basil Oil, & Caprese Salad with Balsamic Syrup, served with Pinot Grigio. The entrée is Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Dried Cherry & Port Sauce; Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes, Olives, & fresh Herbs, & Oven Roasted Potatoes with Lemon & Sea Salt, served with Merlot. Dessert is Dark Chocolate-Bourbon Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream & Salted Caramel Sauce.
TAKE ALONG FOODS
Saturday June 10
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
 Melissa Stockmar
$60 
When you’re ready to get out & have fun away from your own kitchen, take along these easy to prepare summer specialties that travel well. Our menu & lesson is Summer Broccoli Salad with Balsamic Dressing, Bacon & Sunflower Seeds; Cornflake Chicken Bites with Jalapeno-Mustard Dipping Sauce; Pesto grilled Salmon Fillets; Balsamic Grilled Vegetable Kebabs; Grilled Steak Sandwiches with Mushrooms, Arugula, & Parmesan Dressing; Sweet & tangy Melon Slaw with Mint Honey Dressing & Tortilla Black Bean Casserole with Tomatillo Salsa. Dessert will be Salted Caramel Chocolate & Peanut Bars.
THAI IT UP!
Saturday June 10
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Lisa Brisch
$65
Do you find the flavors of Thai cuisine enchanting & cooking them a subject you’d like to better understand? Come for an amazing lesson & learn these recipes for yourself. We’re making Thai Shrimp Bisque; Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce; Stir-fried Thai-Style Beef with Chiles & Shallots; Stir-fried Cauliflower with Red Curry Sauce; Thai Cashew Coconut Rice with Ginger Peanut Sauce; & Pad Thai. Dessert is Coconut Ice Cream with Mango Swirl.
KIDS COOK CAMP
Monday – Friday
June 12 – 16
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Melissa Stockmar
FULL
If you like to cook & are between 8 & 12 years of age, join us & learn a new theme each day & will cook it from scratch!
MondayBreakfast Basics: Crunch Cinnamon French Toast Sticks; Pizza Cups with Bacon & Eggs; Sausage & Mushroom Frittatas; Butterscotch Monkey Bread; Pancake Soufflé Muffins with Strawberry Syrup; Croissant Croque Monsieur Sandwiches, & Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole.
TuesdayAppetizers: Beef & Pepper Jack Tostadas; Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Pinwheels; Mini Bacon-wrapped Sausages; Artichoke & Spinach Dip with Pita Chips; Loaded Baked Potatoes; Pork Satays with Peanut Dipping Sauce & Pesto Turkey Meatball Sliders with Marinara Sauce.
WednesdayPizza & Calzones: Cheeseburger Calzones; Pesto Chicken Calzones with Roasted Red Peppers; Grilled Mediterranean Pizza with Hummus; Chicken Alfredo Pizza; Taco Pizza; BBQ Pork Calzones & Rocky Road Cookie Pizza.
ThursdayTacos, Nachos & Salsas: BBQ Pork Nachos with Corn & Black Bean Salsa; Fajita Beef Tacos with Pepper & Onions; Cheesy Turkey Tacos with Homemade Flour Tortillas; Fried Shrimp Tacos with Guacamole; Tropical Fruit Salsa with Corn Tortilla Chips; Grilled Tomato Salsa with Baked Flour Tortilla Chips, & Dessert Nachos with Cinnamon Chips, White Chocolate Sauce & Fruit Salsa.
FridaySweet Treats: Homemade Taffy; No-bake Cookies & Cream Bars; Edible Chocolate Cups filled with Chocolate Mousse & Berries; Raspberry Streusel Crumb Bars; Pineapple Up-side Down Cake Sundaes; Root Beer Float Cookies, & Peanut Butter & Chocolate Hot Fudge Sundaes.
Kids & Teens Camps Cancellation Policy
TEENS COOK
Monday-Friday
June 12 – 16
2:00-4:30 PM
Linda Martin
FULL
This class is for people ages 13 to 17 who want to cook hands-on a different lesson each day. Sign up & learn:
MondayPizza Party: Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes & Basil; BBQ Chicken Pizza with Smoked Gouda & Red Onion; Three Cheese Pizza with San Marzano Tomato Sauce & Roasted Garlic; Bacon & fresh Tomato Pizza; Roasted Vegetable Pizza; Pizza with Italian Sausage & Fresh Tomato Sauce, & Italian Salad Pizza.
TuesdayBaking & Desserts: Italian Bread with Herb Butter; Cranberry-Orange Scones; Cinnamon Rolls; Peach Muffins; Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies; Apple Crisp with Homemade Ice Cream, & Rustic Berry Tart.
WednesdayInternational Foods: Crepes with Broccoli & Cheese Sauce; Beef & Vegetable Teppanyaki; Vegetable Egg Rolls with Dipping Sauce; Mediterranean Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs; German Potato Salad; Grilled Flatbread with Tzatziki, & Italian Doughnuts with Cinnamon & Sugar.
Thursday Main Dish Summer Salads: BBQ Chicken Salad; Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Chips; Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad; Italian Antipasto Salad; warm Goat Cheese & Pear Salad; Seared Steak Salad with Peaches & Pecans, & Caesar Salad with Croutons & Roasted Salmon.
FridayCupcake Wars: Students will work in teams to create the best Vanilla Cupcakes; Chocolate Cupcakes; Red Velvet Cupcakes; Carrot Cupcakes, & Banana Cupcakes.
Kids & Teens Camps Cancellation Policy
DAD’S DAY CELEBRATION
Friday June 16
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Bobby Griggs
$40
Our friend & chef Bobby Griggs from Hammer Stahl Cookware & Cutlery will be here to share a lesson on a Beef Tenderloin. Treat your Dad to this complete meal of the very best cuts of Beef. Our evening begins with a little recipe of Kettle Chips & a Manhattan cocktail. From there Bobby will use Hammer Stahl Cookware & Cutlery to DEMONSTRATE making Chateaubriand with Demi-Glace; Filet of Beef with Baked Potatoes; Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze, & Cheese Steaks on Pretzel Rolls. Dessert will be his special Stove-top Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. Learn how & why Hammer Stahl Cookware cooks each of these specialties perfectly & why the Cutlery makes cutting & slicing all parts of the menu an easy, enjoyable task.
FOODS OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA!
Saturday June 17
2:00 – 5:00 PM
L Brisch
$60
Some of the most wonderful foods of France are found in this amazing region. Our lesson takes us through the beautiful fairy tale land of fresh ingredients & spectacular flavor combinations. Join us for an amazing class to learn Summer Vegetable Gratin; Pissaladière; Bistro Bouillabaisse; Provencal Daube of Beef; Coq Au Riesling; & Penne with Zucchini Pistou. Dessert is Individual Fresh Berry Gratins with Honey-Lavender Zabaglione.
COOKING WITH FRIENDS
Tuesday June 20
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Melissa Stockmar
$60
Bring on the party and have it in the kitchen with friends helping put it together. This fun menu is one you can share with friends! Come learn Coconut Shrimp with Chipotle Raspberry Sauce; Pecan-crusted Chicken Salad with Maple Vinaigrette dressed Butter Lettuce, Cranberries & Feta Cheese; Eggplant, Zucchini & Tomato Casserole with Pesto Breadcrumbs; Cedar Plank Salmon with Mustard & Brown Sugar Glaze; Tortilla Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Corn & Black Bean Salad,  & Chicken Roll-ups Stuffed with Goat Cheese & Arugula. Dessert is Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake.
STEAM IT!
Tuesday June 20
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Linda Martin
$65
This healthy, innovative method of cooking has endless options for creating delicious foods! Come learn to create your own varieties with this fun inspiring lesson. We’ll prepare Steamed Vegetable Pot Stickers; East Indian Style Steamed Chicken; Steamed Fish with Ginger & Soy; Steamed Vegetables with Ginger Miso Dressing; Steamed Clams with Garlic & White Wine; Steamed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes, & Steamed Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache.
WINGS & RIBS
Wednesday June 21
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Amy Barnes
$65
This is great food anytime. When it’s time to party, bring it on! These special combinations should be a huge hit anytime you offer it! Our lesson is Kona Coffee Braised Chicken Wings; Oven Crisp Chicken Wings with Spicy Apricot Sauce; Sweet and Tangy Baked Maple Spare Ribs; Honey Lime Pan-fried Chicken Wings; Garlic Cajun Baby Back Ribs, & Sticky Sesame Wings & Whiskey Grilled Baby Back Ribs.
PREMIERE PIZZAS
Thursday June 22
6:30 – 9:30 PM
 Linda Martin
$65
Learn to make the very best Pizzas right at your home! These combinations are guaranteed crowd pleasers! Join this evening of fun to make Hand Stretched Pizza with fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes & Basil; Grilled Veggie Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes & Arugula Pesto; Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza; Grilled Pizza with Peppers, Prosciutto, & Italian Sausage; Roasted Chicken, Herb & Cherry Tomato Pizza; Potato, Rosemary, & Gruyere Pizza, & Caramelized Onion & Fresh Mushroom Pizza.
LUNCH & LEARN
Baked Marinated Shrimp Enchiladas
Friday June 23
12:00 Noon-1:00 PM
Amy Barnes
$28
Enjoy sampling Southwest flavors! This delicious lunch provides a tasty DEMONSTRATION lesson of Southwestern Caesar Salad with Mild Chipotle Dressing, served with Baked Marinated Shrimp Enchiladas. Dessert is Frozen Margarita Pie with Pretzel Crust.
GOURMET COUPLES
Friday June 23
6:30-9:30 PM
Linda Martin
$150 per couple
Bring your partner for an evening of delicious food preparation & enjoy it with other foodie couples.  This fun lesson will be topped off with a sampling of wines. Join us for Bacon wrapped Scallops with Apricot-Jalapeno Relish & shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecans & Pecorino, served with Sauvignon Blanc. The entrée is Seared Steak with Rum-Chile Sauce; roasted Julienne Zucchini with Garlic & Herbs, & Beer Battered Onion Rings, served with Zinfandel. Dessert is Chocolate Pots de Crème with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream.
TUSCAN COCKTAIL PARTY
Saturday June 24
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
 Melissa Stockmar
$60 
If Here is a great menu to use for an evening of Italian inspired fun. These amazing flavors will please crowds of all sizes! Join us for Smoked Mozzarella & Ricotta Fritters; Artichoke & White Bean Bruschetta; Feta & Leek Phyllo Triangles with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce; Kale Tarts with Fennel & Olives; Meat Croquettes, & Calamari Fritto with Marinara Sauce & Lemon Aioli.
KIDS COOK CAMP
Monday – Friday
June 26 – June 30
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Linda Martin
FULL
This series is for people ages 8 to 12 who like to cook & want to learn to do a lot more in the kitchen. Each day is a new lesson. Come for a week of fun & make:
MondayParty Foods: BBQ Wings with Ranch Dressing; Hummus with Pita Chips; Roasted Corn Guacamole with Homemade Chips; Party Meatballs; Chicken Nachos with fresh Salsa; Deviled Eggs, & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.
TuesdaySoup for Dinner: Chicken Tortilla Soup; Roasted Tomato Soup with Croutons; Minestrone Soup with Vegetables & Pasta; Chicken Noodle Soup; Cream of Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Cheese; Mushroom-Cream Soup, & Carrot Soup.
WednesdayHomemade Pizza: Sausage & Marinara Pizza; Three Cheese Pizza; BBQ Chicken Pizza; Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza; Sautéed Veggie Pizza; Tomato & Basil Pizza, & Italian Salad Pizza.
ThursdaySliders & Burgers: Meatball Slider Sandwiches; Veggie Sliders; Cheese Steak Sliders; Peanut Butter, Bacon & Apple Sliders; Beef & Cheddar Mini Burgers; Teriyaki Mini Burgers with Grilled Pineapple, & Avocado, Bacon & Turkey Mini Burgers.
FridayCupcake Wars: Students will work in teams to make Cupcakes, then choose colors for icing & decorations to finish. Flavors are Vanilla Cupcakes; Chocolate Cupcakes; Red Velvet Cupcakes; Carrot Cupcakes, & Banana Cupcakes.Kids & Teens Camps Cancellation Policy
TEENS COOK
Monday-Friday
June 26 – June 30
2:00-4:30 PM
Lisa Brisch
$275
This class is for people ages 13 to 17 who like to cook & want to learn about new interesting types of foods & cuisines. This hands-on series teaches a different lesson each day. Sign up & learn:
MondayBreakfast: Surprise Flapjacks & Butter Pecan Syrup; Potato and Sausage Breakfast Popover; Morning Glory Muffins; Denver Omelet; Chocolate Chip Stuffed French Toast; Ham and Gruyere Breakfast Sandwiches, & Peaches and Cream Oatmeal.
TuesdayNoodles: Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with Ground Beef & Salsa; Fettuccine Alfredo (make pasta); Broccoli-Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells; Lasagna Roll-ups;Pasta Bolognese (make pasta); Zucchini Noodles with Basil Pesto, Chocolate Pasta with Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Sauce.
WednesdayFabulous Fast Foods: Ground Beef Tacos with Guacamole and Salsa; Chicken Fingers and Honey BBQ Sauce; Panda Express Chow Mein; Extra Crispy Fried Chicken and Biscuits; Beef Burrito Rice Bowl with Corn Chile Salsa; Burger & Sweet Potato Fries, & Lemon berry Slush & Blizzards.
ThursdayPizza Party: Veggie Delight Sheet Pan Pizza; Pizza Monkey Bread; Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza with Sausage; Thin-Crust Whole-Wheat Pizza with Garlic Oil; Three Cheeses, & Basil; & BBQ Chicken Pizza.
FridayDesserts: Whoopie Pies; S’mores Brownies; Churros; Black-Bottom Cupcakes; Freeform Summer Fruit Tart; Ice Cream Bonbons; Vanilla Ice Cream & Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce.
Kids & Teens Camps Cancelation Policy