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Expand your knowledge of cooking techniques and recipes at ACE! Are you known for your dinner parties, or would you like to be? Or are you looking to add a little variety to your recipes? If so, our cooking classes are for you. Learn new cuisines in fun and delicious lessons. Increase your culinary abilities to spice up your menus. Our instructors are helpful and fun. Some classes are hands-on, while others are demonstrations – but they all include eating! Bon appétit!



For course description, click on the course title below. Hover on instructor name for biography.
 
Fish, Fish, Fish (Hands-On)
Item: CUG1003 Michelle Goggins
Sa 2/11/2023 - 2/11/2023 

 

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

This is a hands-on cooking class. Please bring a chef’s knife and a cutting board to class.

 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Fee: $45.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

A Taste of Tuscany (Demo & Hands-On)
Item: CUTD1005 Patricia Dickerson
Tu 2/28/2023 - 2/28/2023 

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

Please bring a cutting board and knife to class.

In this class, you will prepare:

- Cannellini Crostinis

- Pasta two or three ways - Salsa di Pomodoro, Al Limone or Cacio e Pepe 

- Tiramisu

 

 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fee: $49.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Introduction to Plant Based Lifestyle (not a cooking demo)
Item: CUV1005 Heidi Schild
M   2/6/2023 - 2/6/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM       Fee: $35.00

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

 

Breakfast and Brunch Ideas (Hands-On)
Item: CUG1001 Michelle Goggins
2/8/2023 - 2/8/2023 

FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE

This is a hands-on cooking class. Please bring a chef’s knife and a cutting board to class.

 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Fee: $45.00
Fee for this class is NONREFUNDABLE.

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Chocolate Candy 101 for Valentine's Day (Hands-On)
Item: CUTD1002 Patricia Dickerson
Th   2/9/2023 - 2/9/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM       Fee: $49.00

 

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

 

 

Custard & Cream Pies (Demo & Hands-On)
Item: CUSL1010 Sheree LaPlante
F   2/24/2023 - 2/24/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM       Fee: $45.00

This class is a lesson in making the most delicious, creamy fillings like you'd find in an old school diner.  We will make a standard crust, short bread crust and graham cracker crust.  We will fill the pies with custard or cream fillings that you can make again and again at home and build upon with many, many different flavors.   At the end of class you will have a small pie to take home. 

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

 

Sushi Party (Hands-On)
Item: CUR1001 Robin Rosen
Sa   3/4/2023 - 3/4/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM       Fee: $39.00

      Please bring a cutting board, a knife (not serated) and a take away container to class.

      ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

 

 

 

 

Sushi Party (Hands-On)
Item: CUR1002 Robin Rosen
W   4/12/2023 - 4/12/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM       Fee: $39.00

      Please bring a cutting board, a knife (not serated) and a take away container to class.

      ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

     

 

 

 

 

Plant Based Asian Cooking (Demo & Hands-On)
Item: CUV1006 Heidi Schild
M   3/6/2023 - 3/6/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM       Fee: $45.00

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

This is a hands-on cooking class. Please bring a chef’s knife and a cutting board to class.

 

Homemade Pasta & Sauces (Demo & Hands-On)
Item: CUTD1003 Patricia Dickerson
Th 3/9/2023 - 3/9/2023 

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fee: $49.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Plant Based "Under the Sea" Cooking Class (Demo & Hands-On)
Item: CUV1007 Heidi Schild
M   3/20/2023 - 3/20/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM       Fee: $45.00

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

This is a hands-on cooking class. Please bring a chef’s knife and a cutting board to class.

 

Plant Based Italian Cooking (Demo)
Item: CUV1008 Heidi Schild
M   4/10/2023 - 4/10/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM       Fee: $45.00

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

Cauliflower Alfredo, "Pink" Pasta (think Penne a la Vodka)

and Kale Caesar Salad

 

Party Boards (Demo)
Item: CUTD1004 Patricia Dickerson
3/22/2023 - 3/22/2023 

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fee: $49.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Spring Desserts - (Demo & Hands On)
Item: CUSL1011 Sheree LaPlante
F   3/24/2023 - 3/24/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM       Fee: $45.00

 

These delightful sweets are a tasteful final touch for your spring celebration. Springtime is full of color and wonderful scents.  Each of these spring dessert recipes is great for sharing with family, friends, and neighbors.  From pretty pastel spring colors to strawberry desserts to bold flavors of carrots and pecans, spring dessert recipes has it all. So if you are wondering what to make for dessert this spring season, you have come to the right place.

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

 

Basic Knife Skills (Hands-On)
Item: CUTD1006 Patricia Dickerson
Sa 3/25/2023 - 3/25/2023 


This is a HANDS-ON style class.
Materials: Bring a chef's knife (also known as a French or cook's knife), a paring knife, and favorite cutting board. If you do not have your own, we will supply a knife and cutting board.

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fee: $49.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Sicilian Cooking (Hands-On)
Item: CUTD1007 Patricia Dickerson
3/29/2023 - 3/29/2023 

 

You will make Caponata, Spaghetti with Pistachio Cream Sauce, Eggplant Rollatini and Cannoli.

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fee: $49.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Plant Based Sweet Treats (Demo & Hands-On)
Item: CUV1009 Heidi Schild
M   4/17/2023 - 4/17/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM       Fee: $45.00

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

Chocolate truffles, Healthy Monster Cookies, Plant Based peanut butter cups, Lemon Curd Tartlets

 

French Conversation & Cuisine (Cooking Demo & Tasting)
Item: CUFL1012 Alison C. Tanner, Patricia Dickerson
3/31/2023 - 3/31/2023 

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Fee: $45.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Italian Conversation & Cuisine (Cooking Demo & Tasting)
Item: CUFL1013 Patricia Dickerson, Ida Colarullo
Sa 4/1/2023 - 4/1/2023 

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fee: $45.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Spanish Conversation & Cuisine (Cooking Demo & Tasting)
Item: CUFL1011 Damaris (Ruth) Heinlein, Patricia Dickerson
Th   4/6/2023 - 4/6/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-216
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM       Fee: $45.00

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

 

Register early to avoid disappointment, as classes will fill up quickly!

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