While you might enjoy reading recipes or catching a cooking show, sometimes watching a pro in person -- and asking them questions as they work -- is the best way to learn a culinary technique. From global cuisine to kitchen basics, this year's list of Washington area cooking classes offers plenty of opportunity for cooks of any skill level.

Our list contains many fixed-date courses, but various instructors teach year-round and will schedule classes to suit students' schedules and interests. Prices listed are per person unless otherwise noted. To narrow your search, you can sort by category below.

The information was submitted by individual instructors or schools. For details about each of these classes or about other classes that the instructors might offer, use the contact information to call, e-mail or visit individual Web sites.

  • Holidays

    Cooking With L.O.V.E.

    Students learn to make appetizers including L.O.V.E.'s baked brie, marinated cheese platter and rosemary windowpane potato chips. Class is BYOB.

    Cost: $25

    Experience: 4 Years

    6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9

    Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium
    214 N. Market St.
    Frederick, Md., 21701

    Web site

    Maggie Lebherz

    301-228-3996

    E-mail

  • Other International

    From Baba Ghanoush to Mulligatawny

    Participants learn to make dishes from around the world and learn about the countries that created them.

    Cost: From $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Veggie Is My Middle Name

    Children learn how vegetables grow, then pick them from the garden and cook their harvest.

    Cost: From $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Baking for Kids

    Children learn to bake their own homemade treats.

    Cost: From $50

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Holidays

    Healthy and Heavenly Holidays

    A class on preparing healthful holiday foods. Topics include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Purim and more.

    Cost: From $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Derwood, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Bread and Soup

    Students learn to make bread and soup.

    Cost: From $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

    Vegetarian Cooking for All

    Students learn to make vegetarian dishes for every kind of taste.

    Cost: From $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Middle Eastern

    From Alleppo, Delights of Middle Eastern Cooking

    Students learn to make dishes from Alleppo, Syria. Dishes include pita bread, soups and various mezze.

    Cost: From $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Gifts From the Kitchen

    Learn to make delicious and unusual gifts from your own kitchen: jams, pickles, custom mixes, breads, vinegars, mustards and baked goods. Class includes presentation and packaging.

    Cost: From $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Preserving the Bounty

    Students learn the art of preserving by making pickles, preserves, jams, marmalades, salsas and chutneys.

    Cost: From $60

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Derwood, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Cooking and Growing Your Own Food

    Students earn how to grow, find, prepare and preserve healthy meals from local bounty. Topics include urban gardens, chickens, bees and farmers markets.

    Cost: From $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Derwood, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Eating From the Garden

    Students create salads from plants and learn more about plant-based diets. Some light proteins included.

    Cost: $80 per person or group rates available

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Great Chefs Dinner

    A complete dinner -- from soup to dessert -- is prepared using recipes of celebrity chefs such as Julia Child, Patrick O’Connell, Bryan Voltaggio, James Peterson and more. Full meal with wine pairing.

    Cost: $42 per person; $65 per couple

    Experience: 4 Years

    7-10 p.m. Wednesdays

    Web site

    Glenn Miller

    301-229-0987

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Finest Dining Made Easier

    Students make an epicurean meal using modern methods such as contemporary saucemaking and a sous-vide water bath. Full meal with wine pairing follows.

    Cost: $48 per person; $74 per couple

    Experience: 4 Years

    7-10 p.m. Tuesdays

    Web site

    Glenn Miller

    301-229-0987

    E-mail

  • French

    Fundamentals of Sauces

    Students learn to prepare basic sauces and discover their power to transform a meal. Modern methods produce a classic result with less effort. Full meal with wine.

    Cost: $41 per person; $60 per couple

    Experience: 4 Years

    7-10 p.m. Thursdays

    8213 Tomlinson Ave Bethesda, Md.

    Web site

    Glenn Miller

    301-229-0987

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Japanese New Year Bento Box Class at Zentan

    Classic Japanese New Year-themed class. Chef Yo Matsuzaki will teach techniques on how to make extravagant bento boxes for each guest to take home.

    Cost: $40

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19

    1155 14th St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

    Katie Miller

    202-379-4366

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Thanksgiving Holiday Cocktail Class

    Thanksgiving holiday cocktail recipes by Matt Allred. Students learn classics like hot buttered rum along with unique spins on classics, such as Allred's Fuji’s First Harvest cocktail.

    Cost: $40

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

    1155 14th St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

    Katie Miller

    202-379-4366

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Oktoberfest Class at Zentan

    An Oktoberfest class with pairings of chef Yo Matsuzaki's kabocha recipes and fall beers.

    Cost: $40

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

    1155 14th St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

    Katie Miller

    202-379-4366

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Bottled Cocktails

    Matt Allred will show guests how to bottle his Thomas Circle Fizz, a fresh coconut and bottled cocktail pairing that is available on the rooftop, and a seasonal bottled fizz.

    Cost: $40

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

    1155 14th St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

    Katie Miller

    202-379-4366

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Spring Pasta

    Chef Ethan teaches students to make tagliatelle with asparagus and morel cream; sweet pea agnolotti with house-made pancetta, mint and carrot; and spinach cavatelli with ramps and Italian dandelion.

    Cost: $45

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 11

    2121 P St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

  • Italian

    Amaro

    The class covers the various types of amaro, the bitter Italian herbal liqueur, and how it's incorporated into craft cocktails.

    Cost: $35

    3-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19

    2121 P St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

  • Italian

    Frutti di Mare

    Chef Ethan's March class celebrates frutti di mare, dishes inspired by the sea: lobster risotto, linguini with clams and saffron butter and Anson Mills polenta with spicy braised calamari.

    Cost: $45

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12

    2121 P St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

  • Indian

    Tandoori Cuisine

    The class teaches tandoori cuisine, including chicken, naan, butter chicken, lamb and all vegetables.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    2-5 p.m., by appointment

    4238 Wilson Blvd.
    Ballston Common Mall Food Court
    Arlington, Va., 22203

  • Italian

    Valentine's Day Roman Style

    Students learn the Roman origin of Valentine's Day. Class covers fettuccine carbonara, veal sweetbreads, saltimbocca with artichokes, gnocchi with braised oxtail ragu.

    Cost: $45

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13

    2121 P St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

  • Italian

    Italian-Style Comfort Food

    Students learn to make tortellini en brodo; cannelloni with fennel sausage, bitter greens and fontina; and braised veal cheeks milanese.

    Cost: $45

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9

    2121 P St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

  • Italian

    Feast of the Seven Fishes

    A holiday cooking class on the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Learn to make baccala with potatoes and grilled crostini, lobster ravioli and cioppino, an Italian seafood stew.

    Cost: $45

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

    2121 P St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

  • Italian

    Cooking With Truffles

    Students learn to make white truffle risotto; tagliatelle with black truffle; and salsify and polenta with mushrooms, truffle and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

    Cost: $45

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

    2121 P St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

  • Italian

    Fall Harvest in Lombardia

    Students learn to make pumpkin tortelli; gemelli with tallegio cream and pancetta; and buckwheat pizzoccheri with Swiss chard and garlic crumbs.

    Cost: $45

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

    2121 P St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Chocolate and Wine Pairings

    Students taste a variety of wines paired with different specialty chocolates. They learn which wine-and-chocolate combination works best for them. Participants are required to be age 21 or older.

    Cost: $99

    3-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Pasta Perfecto

    Students learn to make fresh pasta such as gnocchi, whole-wheat fettuccine and angel hair. Topics include the basics of pasta dough making, rolling, shaping, cooking and freezing.

    Cost: $99

    3-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Holidays

    Contemporary Thanksgiving Side Dishes

    Hands-on course in which students learn updated takes on dishes such as curried butternut squash soup, cranberry chutney, grilled vegetables and quinoa salad.

    Cost: $129

    10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7; 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Tailgating Classics

    Students learn to make dishes for pre-game, halftime and victory parties. Topics include general munching, main courses, dips and desserts. Leftovers go home with students.

    Cost: $99

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    The Six O'Clock Scramble

    A demo about healthful, fast meals. Book signing and wine to follow. This event is supported by a grant from the Jewish Food Experience, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

    Cost: $15

    Experience: 10+ Years

    7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10

    Congregation B'nai Tzedek
    10621 S. Glen Rd.
    Potomac, Md., 20854

    Web site

  • Baking/Desserts

    Red Velvet Cupcakes and Other Desserts

    Students master recipes and techniques for creating a few basic home-style desserts, including red velvet cupcakes, blueberry buckle and chocolate flourless cake.

    Cost: $129

    10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Other International

    Chinese Cooking at Home

    A hands-on workshop covering key ingredients, cooking equipment and techniques involved in preparing a Chinese meal, with an appetizer, two main dishes and fried rice.

    Cost: $99

    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Italian Cooking at Home

    A hands-on workshop covering key ingredients, cooking equipment and techniques involved in preparing an Italian meal, with an appetizer, two main dishes and a dessert.

    Cost: $99

    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Wine Tasting Tour of Italy

    A wine tasting tour of Italy, from sparkling to dessert wines. All participants of this course are required to be age 21 or older.

    Cost: $99

    3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Focused Educational Tea Tastings

    Seminars in this series include Beyond the Teabag: Exploring Single-Origin Black Teas; Pairing Premium Teas and Cheeses; Global Teas, Techniques and Traditions; Pairing Premium Teas and Chocolates.

    Cost: $30

    Experience: 10+ Years

    1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

    Historic Colvin Run Mill
    10017 Colvin Run Rd.
    Great Falls, Va., 22066

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Tailgating Classics

    Students learn to make dishes for pre-game, halftime and victory parties. Topics include general munching, main courses, dips and desserts. Leftovers go home with students.

    Cost: $99

    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Vegan Pastry and Baking

    Workshop on vegan baking covers a variety of styles and designs used in piped frosting. Students learn techniques for filling, seal-coating and icing, then practice assembling multi-tiered cakes.

    Cost: $99

    3-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro station)
    Arlington, Va., 22309

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Open Kitchen Culinary Adventures

    Events and classes range from local and regional favorites to global delights.

    Cost: $69-$95

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    Various; see Web site for more details

    7115 Leesburg Pike #107 Falls Church, Va., 22043

    Web site

    Holly Camalier

    703-942-8148

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Bar Basics VI: Bitters and Tinctures

    This hands-on bartending class covers the basics of craft bartending, with a focus on the fundamentals of making bitters and tinctures.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    3-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

    1839 7th St. NW Washington, D.C., 20001

    Web site

    Eamonn Fetherston

    571-405-7892

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    What About Duck

    Demonstration of a duck-themed dinner that students can replicate at home. Seared foie gras with mango; molasses-and-bourbon-glazed duck breast with jalapeño-cheddar grits; ginger crème brûlée.

    Cost: $90

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    The Bacon Class

    Demonstration of bacon-focued dishes. Bacon-wrapped scallops; tomato, white bean and bacon soup; New York strip with bourbon bacon sauce; bacon pralines.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Holidays

    Christmas Great Dinner

    Demonstration of a holiday dinner. Goat cheese souffle; white bean and escarole soup; arugula salad; beef tenderloin medallions; cherry and walnut-chocolate tart.

    Cost: $100

    6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Gingerbread House Series

    A two-part series on making and constructing gingerbread houses. Students will also learn to light their gingerbread house and how to make their house unique.

    Cost: $130

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec.12 & 19

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    Couples Cooking: Mediterranean Comfort Soups

    Students learn to make Mediterranean soups. French onion soup with caramelized onions; roasted garlic and parsnip soup; Greek meatball soup; soft dipping breadsticks; warm "pull-apart" rolls.

    Cost: $170 per couple

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Irish Pub Hopping

    Demonstration of Irish pub classics: Fried St. Killian cheese; oysters baked with garlic and herbs; bibb, bacon and apple salad; shepherd's pie; bread and butter pudding.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Perfect Pairing Around the World

    Demonstration of food-and-wine pairings. Lobster tart with chorizo; dried fruit-stuffed pork tenderloin; Thai barbecue lamb chops; hazelnut custard and meringue.

    Cost: $95

    7:30- 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Girls' Night Out Sweet Trio

    Students learn to make eggnog, sugar cookies, cranberry-almond cookies and gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

    Cost: $65

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Seafood Three Ways II: Gluten-Free

    Students learn to prepare various fish and shellfish dishes that are heart-healthy and diabetic-friendly.

    Cost: $90

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • French

    Home Cooking With a French Accent

    A demonstration covering basic French techniques and fresh ingredients.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Delicious Holiday Gifts From Your Kitchen

    Students prepare a spread of goodies perfect for the holidays: spiced pecans; potted port wine cheese spread; red onion and bacon jam; chocolate-almond bark; coconut macaroons; truffles.

    Cost: $75

    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Knife Skills

    Students learn proper techniques for handling, sharpening and caring for knives, including basic cuts, brunoise, dice, julienne and how to break down (debone) a whole chicken.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Other International

    The Undiscovered Cuisine of Sardinia

    A demonstration teaching how to prepare crostini with pecorino sardo and honey drizzle; penne rigate with langoustines; loin of lamb; sauteed Swiss chard; and ricotta, lemon and pine nut torte.

    Cost: $90

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Celebrating Bon Appétit Magazine

    Demonstration teaching students to cook various recipes from the magazine.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    'Tis the Season for Sweet Treats

    Students create a bundle of cookies and other sweet treats for the holidays.

    Cost: $80

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

    Tipsy Kitchen Series: Vegetarian Entertaining

    Students learn tips and tricks to create a flavorful and filling vegetarian dinner.

    Cost: $65

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Kids and Parents: Thanksgiving Teamwork

    Kids and parents create a mini Thanksgiving feast: roast turkey with herbed gravy; mushroom-sage stuffing; cheesy broccoli casserole; cranberry sauce; pumpkin pie.

    Cost: $130 per pair, $65 per additional attendee

    2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Breads and Treats of the Mediterranean

    Students make fresh bread and treats to complement their creations.

    Cost: $75

    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Beaujolais Nouveau Release Day

    Students make dishes to celebrate the annual release of the Beaujolais nouveau wine and the classic tastes of fall.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    The Vintner's Table II

    A demonstration of wines paired with dishes for a special dinner: parsnip soup with crispy leeks; watercress and endive salad; red-wine-braised short ribs with root vegetables; chocolate souffle.

    Cost: $90

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Other International

    Moroccan Cooking With a Tagine

    Students make Moroccan dishes using a tagine, a type of earthenware pot.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Up-Town With Chef Pete

    A cooking demonstration: pyramid of tomato, roasted poblano and chorizo; tomato risotto; duck breast in garlic herb tuiles; mixed berry gratin.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Baking for Holiday Brunch

    Students learn to make muffins and scones with autumnal ingredients: cranberry-raisin scones; apple-carrot muffins; savory cheese scones (gluten-free); mini donut muffins.

    Cost: $65

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

    Vegan Cooking II

    Students learn to make spiced-up vegan dishes: caramelized onion hummus; creamy pumpkin-coconut curry soup; crispy tofu bites with peanut dipping sauce; cinnamon apples.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    The Dinner Party

    Students learn a dinner party menu: pumpkin, prosciutto and sage risotto; romaine, jicama and grape tomato salad; New York strip steak; potato noisettes; gianduja chocolate tart.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Austrian Apple Strudel

    Students learn to make the classic Austrian pastry.

    Cost: $75

    2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Fusion Food Trends

    Students prepare some of today's popular food mash-ups: breakfast pizza topped with arugula salad; Korean beef tacos; spiced lamb-stuffed baked potatoes; chocolate chip cookie dough soft pretzels.

    Cost: $75

    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    Couples Cooking: Traditional Greek

    Students learn to make a traditional Greek meal.

    Cost: $170 per pair

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Spa Cuisine

    A demonstration of dishes inspired by spas around the country.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Practical Paleo Cooking at Home

    Students learn how to avoid eating processed and unhealthful foods.

    Cost: $60

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    301-330-1148

    E-mail

  • French

    Lemon Souffle

    Students learn the easy and quick techniques to make souffle. Register for course #53035.

    Cost: $35 for Rockville residents; $41 for non-residents

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    6:30-9 p.m.Thursday Nov. 19

    1150 Carnation Dr.
    Rockville Senior Center Kitchen
    Rockville, Md., 20850

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    240-341-8659

    E-mail

  • French

    French Apple Clafouti

    Learn to make the classic French treat. Register for course #52875.

    Cost: $35 for Rockville residents; $41 for non-residents

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    6:30-9 p.m. Thursday Nov. 12

    1150 Carnation Dr.
    Rockville Senior Center Kitchen
    Rockville, Md., 20850

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    240-341-8659

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Homemade Pasta Using Ancient Healthy Grains

    Students learn to make pasta dough perfect for all shapes. Register for class #52874.

    Cost: $35 for Rockville residents; $41 for non-residents

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22

    1150 Carnation Dr.
    Rockville Senior Center Kitchen
    Rockville, Md., 20850

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    240-341-8659

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Wine Basics and More for Enhanced Pleasure

    Topics include Old and New World wines, useful tips on buying and minimum cost storage concepts.

    Cost: $20

    Experience: 4 Years

    Fall Sessions, November-December weekend afternoons

    1304 Gaither Rd. Rockville, Md., 20850

  • Healthful

    Sunnyside Gourmet

    Students learn to make international fusion dishes such as tagines, paellas, quiches and smoked foods.

    Cost: $85 per hour

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    15 Sunnyside Rd. Silver Spring, Md., 20910

    Web site

    Tony Avirgan

    301-585-6484

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Baking With Betsy

    A French-trained pastry chef teaches students in their own kitchens. Features baking parties for adults and children. Classes offer variety from cupcakes to croquembouche.

    Cost: $225 for one student, $25 for each additional student.

    Experience: 3 Years

    By appointment; classes are 2 1/2 to 3 hours

    Web site

    Betsy Palmer

    240-463-4672

    E-mail

  • Nigerian and West African Cooking

    Students learn to prepare savory stews, veggies, meats, soups, porridge and rice dishes from scratch. Classes are hands-on. Includes recipes and a meal of your own making.

    Cost: Couples and singles $60 per class; teens $20 per class; family $350 per five classes.

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    14207 Old Annapolis Rd. Bowie, Md., 20715

    Web site

    Calbra Classics

    240-460-4640

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cajun and Creole Cuisines

    Learn about the history and culture of Louisiana and how to cook Cajun and Creole cuisine classics. Suitable for ages 14+.

    Cost: $99

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Basics of Wine Tasting as Science and Fun

    Students learn the essentials of tasting wines to enhance enjoyment, the wine selection process, and evaluating various aromas in wines. Participants must be 21 or older.

    Cost: $99

    3-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25; 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17; 3-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Artisan Breads at Home

    A hands-on, specialty bread course. Topics include techniques for raising, kneading and making breads.

    Cost: $129

    10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23; 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7; 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Other International

    Presidential Dining: Barack Obama Hosts Felipe Calderón of Mexico

    Learn about menus offered to visiting foreign heads of state, then make components of the menu that the Obama presidency prepared for the president of Mexico in 2010.

    Cost: $129

    4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Holiday Cookie Classics

    A hands-on workshop on several popular cookies. Focus will be on proper mixing, baking, finishing and storage of these cookies. Cookies will be based on European classics with an American flair.

    Cost: $129

    10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19; 1-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Exploring Spanish Wines

    Students taste and learn about various Spanish varietals. A tasting of Spanish meats and cheeses will complement the tasting. Participants must be age 21 or older.

    Cost: $99

    3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19; 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10; 3-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Asian

    A Day in the Sushi Kitchen

    A hands-on sushi and sashimi workshop covering preparation, sushi rice and handling and preparing fish and other toppings and fillings for sushi.

    Cost: $99

    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N. Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Gourmet Chocolates for All Occasions

    An introductory course in chocolate fundamentals. Topics include basic techniques of tempering, molding and piping as well as theory behind the chemistry and physics of chocolate.

    Cost: $129

    10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

    Art Institute of Washington
    1820 N Fort Myer Dr. (across from Rosslyn Metro)
    Arlington, Va., 22209

    Web site

    Sheila Wexler

    703-247-3870

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    The Best Christmas Cookies Ever

    Students learn to bake cookies for the holidays.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • Holidays

    Elegant Yet Easy Desserts

    Students learn to make dessert for holiday gatherings.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • Holidays

    Stress-Free Entertaining

    Students learn to relax and enjoy while entertaining with food and beverages that everyone will love.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Couples in the Kitchen: Farm to Table Autumn

    Students celebrate the best of autumn through four courses of locally sourced ingredients. Each course will feature a unique wine or beer pairing.

    Cost: $150 per couple

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

    12723 Mill Creek Dr. Lusby, Md., 20657

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Chopped

    Three teams of two people will compete to see who can most creatively use mystery-basket ingredients in a set time frame.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • Holidays

    Leftovers Reinvented

    Students learn how to take what remains of Thanksgiving meals and turn them into tasty treats.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.18

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • Children's Classes

    Junior Chef Series: Comfort Foods

    Students learn to make dishes such as fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

    Cost: $45

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Heart-Healthy Holidays

    Participants learn heart-healthy takes on holiday favorites.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • Other International

    Thai Cuisine

    Students learn the basics of Thai ingredients, from lemon grass and coconut milk to chili peppers and fish sauce.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 4

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    The Great Pumpkin

    Students learn how to transform pumpkin into a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Chopped

    Three teams of two people will compete to see who can most creatively use mystery-basket ingredients in a set time frame.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cooking 101: How to Use Herbs and Spices

    Experiment with both fresh and dried herbs and spices while preparing three different dishes, from savory to sweet.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • Children's Classes

    Junior Chef Series: The Great Pumpkin

    Students transform pumpkins into something extra tasty. Each junior chef will take home his or her own pumpkin for carving and eating.

    Cost: $45

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Couples in the Kitchen: OktoberFest

    Participants learn about brats, seafood, seasonal fruits and veggies and more. Complete with beer and wine pairings for each course.

    Cost: $150 per couple

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

    12723 Mill Creek Dr. Lusby, Md., 20657

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Artisan Pizza

    Students make their own dough and get creative with the toppings and sauces.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cooking 101: Knife Skills

    Students sharpen their knife skills.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Hook to Cook

    Students learn to catch and prepare fish.

    Cost: $50 plus $500 for boat charter (split among six people)

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

    12723 Mill Creek Dr. Lusby, Md., 20657

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Chopped

    Three teams of two people will compete to see who can most creatively use mystery-basket ingredients in a set time frame.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • Healthful

    Gluten-Free Cooking

    Students learn about gluten-free baking.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23

    3405 Hallowing Point Rd. Prince Frederick, Md., 20678

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Mix and Mingle for Singles

    A no-pressure evening in which students prepare a three-course gourmet meal paired with wine.

    Cost: $70

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

    12723 Mill Creek Dr. Lusby, Md., 20657

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Perfect Pairings: California

    Students make bacon-wrapped shrimp; pasta with wine, spicy sausage and watercress; marinated hanger steak with lemon; and moscatto panna cotta. All dishes paired with California wine.

    Cost: $85

    7:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    'Tis the Season for Sweet Treats

    Participants make edible gifts, decorated cookies and other treats for the holidays: chocolate-covered cookies; caramel pretzels; cake balls and truffles (gluten-free).

    Cost: $80

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    On Trend: Wine-Braised Short Ribs

    A demo of the perfect hearty supper for a fall evening: garden salad with blue cheese dressing; red-wine-braised short ribs over garlic mashed potatoes; roasted Brussels sprouts; poached pears.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Latin

    Salsa Fiesta

    Students expand their salsa repertoire: pico de gallo; salsa verde; mango habanero; roasted corn, portabella, and black bean; lime-and-cilantro-grilled chicken.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Dinner From Paradise

    Students take a culinary journey to the Italian Rivera: savory torte; mixed vegetable salad; pork tenderloin with olives, mushroom and baby artichokes; sauteed greens; apple fritters.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    French Pastry Shop Classics

    Students learn the secrets and techniques behind French pastries: cream puff dough; vanilla pastry cream; eclairs; chocolate profiteroles; poached pear and almond clafoutis.

    Cost: $75

    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Knife Skills

    Students learn proper techniques for handling, sharpening, and caring for knives; an overview of the types of knives and their uses; and basic cuts including brunoise, dice and julienne.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Italian

    A Texan Cooks Italian

    Italian dishes with a Texan twist: broccoli soup; risotto with hot sausage; shaved fennel, green apple with asiago salad; marinated chicken breast; Italian crepes.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Ladies' Luncheon II: Gluten-Free

    A luncheon demonstration: butternut squash and pine nut soup; beet and goat cheese salad; lamb meatballs with cucumber and feta yogurt; pumpkin pie souffle.

    Cost: $75

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Culinary Fundamentals

    A comprehensive 10-week series. Students are taught to cook by technique. Skills are built upon each week.

    Cost: $995

    6:30-10 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 17; Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Impressive Mid-Week Cuisine

    Students learn to dress up everyday dinners with a few special items: chicken dijonnaise; roasted garlic mashed potatoes; sauteed haricots verts; rhubarb cake.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Latin

    The Modern Mexican Kitchen

    Students make Mexican favorites to brighten up the winter: chicken soup with lime and hominy; pan-seared sweet plantains; grilled butternut squash; Yucatan pork tenderloin; coconut cream pie.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Tipsy Kitchen Series: Table for One Chicken

    Students learn to cook for one, or two, by utilizing leftovers: chicken tortilla soup; crispy roast chicken with roasted vegetables; cheesy chicken enchiladas; chicken salad tartine with avocado.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Fall Pies

    Students learn quick and easy techniques for making fall desserts: apple-cherry crostata; apple hand pies; bite-size pumpkin pies.

    Cost: $65

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Seafood Three Ways 1: Gluten-Free

    Students learn heart-healthy and diabetic-friendly fish and shellfish recipes: seared scallops over sweet potato discs; tilapia poached in Thai coconut broth; pan-roasted white fish; poached pears.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Other International

    The Food and Cooking of Belgium

    Students experience the foods and flavors of Belgium: potato and leek soup; tomatoes stuffed with baby shrimp; Flemish-style beef stew with beer; red cabbage braised with apples; poached pears.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Teen Cooking: Turning Basic Ingredients Into a Fantastic Meal

    Tomato and mozzarella skewers with garlic bread; Parmesan chicken with marinara and rotini; chocolate brownie cake.

    Cost: $65

    2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Kids And Parents Cooking Together: Soup

    Easy black bean soup; healthful broccoli cheddar soup; cream of tomato soup; savory focaccia.

    Cost: $130 per pair, $65 per person for additional attendees

    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    British Classics: Savory Supper Pies

    Cottage pie (a.k.a shepherd's pie); chicken and mushroom puff pie; steak and onion pie.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cooking From the Heart By John Besh

    Paillettes with goat cheese mousse; mâche salad; white asparagus with poached-egg dressing; shrimp, chanterelle and pumpkin risotto; pots de creme.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Noodles Noodles Noodles

    New York Noodletown's ginger scallion sauce with noodles; pad kee mao; lemon semolina pasta with pesto; classic mac and cheese.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    From Market to Table

    Rosemary, blue cheese and fig crostini; apricot-glazed pork tenderloin; mascarpone mac and cheese; sweet and spicy Brussels sprouts; pumpkin praline trifle.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

    Creative Vegetarian Cooking

    Roasted acorn squash with curry sauce; savory farmer's garden pie; tandoori-spice-roasted cauliflower with black rice and roasted garlic sauce.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Tipsy Kitchen Series: Impress Your Guests II

    Avocado toast with Burrata; glazed bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin; rosemary potatoes; garlic and butter haricots verts; Irish cream crème brûlée.

    Cost: $85

    7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Celebrate With Brunch

    Roasted vegetable and sausage strata; crab quiche; citrus salad on greens; balsamic strawberries with toasted almonds.

    Cost: $75

    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Couples Cooking: From the Heart of Italy

    Swiss shard and pancetta tart; mixed green salad with Modena balsamic vinaigrette; pasta with Bologna ragu; gelato.

    Cost: $170 per pair

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    The Vintner's Table I

    Summer squash soup; chopped salad Dijonnaise; glazed duck breast with clementine sauce; grilled pineapple with macadamia crunch ice cream.

    Cost: $90

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Kids and Parents: Healthy Halloween

    For parent with child age 8-12 only. Devilish eggs; bloody good tomato soup; ghost of Monte Cristo sandwiches; mini pumpkin whoopie pies

    Cost: $130 per pair

    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Italian

    True Italian Pizza

    Pizza bianca; pizza margherita; Florentine-style pizza with potatoes and fresh herbs.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Elevated Fall Comfort Food

    Shaved vegetable salad with honey vinaigrette; pan-seared turkey breast with white wine sauce; mushroom and Gruyère bread pudding; fig clafouti.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Be a Wok Star: DIY Chinese Favorites

    Chicken with cashews; beef with broccoli; triple P stir fry-pork, pepper, and pineapple; fried rice.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Middle Eastern

    Cook the Book: "Jerusalem"

    Hummus with lamb and lemon sauce; spinach salad with dates and almonds; roast chicken with Jerusalem artichoke and lemon; mejadra; semolina and coconut cake.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Cakepops 101

    Vanilla; chocolate; cookies and cream; gluten-free chocolate.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Hello, Korean -- Meet Hibachi

    Gochujang pork and chicken; spicy scallion and carrot banchan; cucumber kimchi; quick-pickled veggies; bing-soo bar.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Bouchon: Another Thomas Keller Experience

    Potato leek soup; tuna Niçoise tartine; coquilles St. Jacques; duck with olives and red sauce; haricots verts with shallots; blueberry napoleon.

    Cost: $90

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Italian Kitchen Workshop: Five Red Sauces

    Grandma Anzelmo's classic red sauce; roasted garlic red sauce; Amatriciana; spicy Arrabiata; vodka sauce.

    Cost: $65

    2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    A Southern Affair

    Classes use seasonal ingredients in preparing menus for dining and entertaining with a Southern twist. Each class features a different menu.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Chez Suzanne Cooking School
    9115 Grant Ave.
    Manassas, Va., 20110

    Suzanne Parker

    703-368-3519

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Knife Skills

    Students learn proper techniques for handling, sharpening and caring for knives; basic cuts including brunoise, dice and julienne; breaking down (deboning) a whole chicken.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Other International

    Perfect Pairings: Spain

    Stuffed piquillo peppers with spicy tomato sauce; pork tenderloin with figs and sherry; duck with olives, sherry and orange; orange-scented almond torte. Dishes are paired with wine.

    Cost: $85

    7:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Evening of Fall Flavors

    Pumpkin ravioli; pan-seared fish with rosemary-olive vinaigrette; beet and goat cheese terrine; truffled Israeli couscous; Grand Marnier crepe cake

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    All Treats, No Tricks

    A festive selection of Halloween-decorated treats: chocolate-covered cookies; pretzel rods and fruit bites.

    Cost: $65

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Market to Table Cooking Classes

    Menus are based on farmers market finds, frequently Mediterranean-inspired and Southern-influenced, featuring the best of the season. Learn cooking techniques to let local, seasonal produce shine.

    Cost: $65-$95, depending on group size and menu

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Various locations

    Web site

    Kathryn Warnes

    202-649-0131

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Relaxing Sunday Brunch

    Raspberry bellini; broiled grapefruit with cinnamon and mint; spiced pecan-pumpkin waffles with sausage; classic eggs Benedict; chocolate mousse.

    Cost: $75

    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • French

    Couples Cooking: French Bistro Fall Favorites

    Gratin of butternut squash; Roquefort, walnut and Belgian endive salad; roast duck with olives; classic crème brûlée.

    Cost: $170 per pair

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    "Come In, We're Closed"

    A demonstration of a restaurant "family" meal: linguine with tomato sauce and basil; white bean, bacon, and spinach salad; duck and shrimp paella; ratatouille; chocolate-peanut butter crunch tart.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Bagels

    Plain, sesame and poppy seed bagels; salmon, dill and cream cheese spread; veggie cream cheese; pumpkin spice cream cheese; honey butter.

    Cost: $65

    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Fall Chef's Table: Austin, Texas

    Pumpkin seed, parsley and basil pesto on toasted baguette; roasted scallops; espresso-rubbed pork tenderloin; exploded banana parfait.

    Cost: $95

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    Couples Cooking: Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine

    Roasted eggplant dip; bulgur and chopped vegetables in lemon sauce; ground beef kebab; rice pilaf; baklava sundaes with quince compote.

    Cost: $170 per pair

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    End of Summer Celebration Dinner

    Zucchini and lemon grass soup; jumbo sea scallops; chickpea roll-ups; sauteed greens; loin of lamb; sauteed spinach with shallots; berry napoleon.

    Cost: $90

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Fall Date Night

    Roasted white bean and garlic soup; braised beef and mushroom stew; chocolate ravioli with strawberry sauce and caramel drizzle.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Ladies' Luncheon I: Gluten-Free

    Watermelon gazpacho shooters; cucumber, jicama, mint and feta slaw on polenta crisps; mini crab cakes; lemon bars with almond crust.

    Cost: $75

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Just a Little Italian

    Fall lettuce salad; pesto-and-feta-stuffed chicken breast; linguini with macerated cherry tomato-basil sauce; apple crostada.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Hand Pies

    Three variations of apple hand pies: classic apple, apple-cranberry and apple cherry.

    Cost: $65

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Comforts of Home

    Mini shepherd's pie; braised Basque chicken; haricots verts with butter and bread crumbs; sticky toffee pudding.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    The Perfect Carrot

    Carrot cake and gluten-free carrot cake.

    Cost: $65

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Tipsy Kitchen Series: Planning Ahead

    Veggie frittata muffin cups; caramelized onion chicken salad; farro salad; braised chicken thighs with shallot mustard sauce; fruit and yogurt popsicles.

    Cost: $75

    7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Sept. 30

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Dinner at the Gramercy Tavern

    Smoked tomato soup; shrimp with white beans and kale salsa verde; braised lamb shoulder with broccoli puree; peanut butter semifreddo.

    Cost: $80

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Vegan Cooking I: Gluten-Free

    Herbed cashew sauce over spiralized zucchini; roasted cauliflower steaks; kale salad; mint-chocolate-coconut ice cream.

    Cost: $75

    2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Kids and Parents: Baking Bread Together

    Butter and garlic bread rosettes; braided sesame bread loaf; cheddar cheese straws. For children 8 and older, accompanied by an adult.

    Cost: $130 per pair, $65 per additional attendee

    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Mastering Korean BBQ at Home

    Kalbi (marinated beef ribs); gochujang (pepper paste) chicken; spicy scallion banchan; cucumber kimchi; quick-pickled daikon radish.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    American Heritage Cooking

    Southern dishes from chef Sean Brock's book "Heritage": pickled shrimp; roasted cauliflower with watercress; pork shoulder with tomato gravy; creamed corn and roasted baby Vidalias; buttermilk pie.

    Cost: $85

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Pho Pro: Vietnamese at Home

    Summer rolls and peanut sauce; papaya salad; beef pho; Vietnamese coffee.

    Cost: $75

    7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23

    110 Pleasant St. NW Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Perfect Little Bites

    Customized, in-home cooking lessons, from basics to professional cooking.

    Cost: $125

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

  • Indian

    Classic and Modern Indian Cooking

    Students learn to make Indian cuisine, whether classic or modern dishes, from a lifelong Desi cook. Classes are group or private and tailored to specific tastes and skills.

    Cost: Rates begin at $50 an hour, plus the cost of ingredients and will vary depending on length or duration, such as series or longer class or group/private lessons.

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Prastavna Sinha Mehta

    571-232-4737

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Introduction to Pairing Wine With Food

    Learn what types of wines go with which foods. Topics include how to pair acidic wines, full-bodied wines and rich, tannic wines.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    Traditional Portuguese Cooking

    Topics include Portuguese fisherman's stew and pastel de nata (sweet egg custard).

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Spring Has Sprung

    Dishes include chicken with spring vegetables, spring risotto and herbed lamb roast, and cupcakes with fresh blossoms.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Sicilian Feast

    Dishes include pistachio pesto, Sicilian caponata and linguine vongole.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Pizza and Pasta

    Students get hands-on training in making pizza dough and fresh pasta from scratch. Topics include tossing, cutting and saucing.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Roman Holiday

    Students learn any one of the three essential pastas of Rome -- carbonara, caccio e pepe or Amatriciana -- and then pair it with a Roman feast.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • French

    A Night in Alsace

    Dishes include Alsatian onion tart and coq au Riesling.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Other International

    The Luck of the Irish

    Dishes include Irish soda bread, beef and Guinness stew, colcannon and Irish Coffee.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Fall Harvest Feast

    Butternut squash risotto, a harvest pork stew, a pumpkin bread pudding and more.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Couples Cooking

    Students learn to cook a great meal together, then dine together on a custom menu.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Lunch on the Amalfi Coast

    Topics include pizza margherita, fritto misto and more. A chocolate cake -- torta Caprese -- rounds out the meal.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Better With Bourbon

    Students cook with bourbon in every course and learn how to taste and appreciate bourbon. Topics include bourbon-sesame shrimp and bourbon-pecan pie.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Chef Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Bacon Goes With Everything

    Students learn how to cook with bacon beyond breakfast. Dishes include Southwest bacon-wrapped beef rolls and bacon bread pudding.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Classic and Modern Everyday Gourmet

    Students learn dishes from around the world. From weeknight wonders to dinner party delights, classes are tailored to fit the student's needs and tastes.

    Cost: Rates begin at $50 an hour plus the cost of ingredients and will vary depending on length or duration, such as series or longer class or group/private lessons.

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Prastavna Sinha Mehta

    571-232-4737

    E-mail

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

    Gourmet Vegan by José Andrés Alumni

    Chef Neil Negri, formerly with Zaytinya, teaches students about gourmet, organic and locally sourced vegan dishes.

    Cost: $70

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Your home

    Web site

  • Other International

    Korean BBQ

    Students learn to cook authentic Korean BBQ.

    Cost: $70

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Your home

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Terri's Table

    Classes are both demonstration and participation. Students learn seasonal menus using local ingredients.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Stanmore Court Potomac, Md., 20854

    Web site

  • Holidays

    Acadiana's New Orleans Holiday Cooking Class

    Students learn to create a New Orleanian Réveillon holiday meal with dishes including onion soup gratin, corn bread-stuffed porchetta, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato pie and molasses ice cream.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 1 Year

    1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

    Acadiana
    901 New York Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C., 20001

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Suzanne's Bread and Soup

    Students improve skills, expand repertoires and explore other cultures. Topics include homemade bread and soups.

    Cost: From $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terrace Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

    Suzanne's Vegetarian Cooking: From Our Backyard Bounty

    Inspired by the bounty in our gardens and local markets, Suzanne teaches the simple but elegant dishes that are created with healthful grains, vegetables and fruits:soups, entrees, salads, desserts.

    Cost: From $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Even Newton Had to Eat: Cooking, Math and Nature

    Children learn healthful cooking in a suburban farm setting with chickens and gardens. Topics include animals, bugs, composting, gardens, nature and math. Healthful soups to desserts.

    Cost: From $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Suzanne's Healthy Baking From the Farm

    A master baker teaches how good pies, cakes, breads and sweets can be without sacrificing health or nutrition. Students learn to modify favorite recipes.

    Cost: From $60

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Suzanne's Cooking for Kids at the Farm Next Door

    At a suburban farm, students find out where food comes from and learn fun, healthful cooking methods. Dishes use eggs from the hens and fruits, vegetables and herbs from the gardens.

    Cost: From $50

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    16428 Keats Terr. Rockville, Md., 20855

    Web site

    Suzanne Sutton

    303-912-9836

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    CurvyMama Pies Workshops

    Students attend an afternoon workshop in the CurvyMama kitchen and take home a warm pie.

    Cost: $125

    Experience: 4 Years

    Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20; Noon-4 pm Sunday, Oct. 18; classes also available by appointment

    Web site

    Catherine Gewertz

    301-717-3010

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Couples: Beer Lovers' Dinner

    Beer tastings and dishes, beer-batter shrimp and colorful veggies, Dortmunder pulled beef in barbecue sauce, rainbow confetti coleslaw, chocolate silk stout pie, Chantilly cream and more.

    Cost: $170 per couple

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Margaritaville Partytime Dinner

    Pink margaritas; garlic bubble bread; coconut shrimp; apricot horseradish sauce; Jamaican jerk chicken; caramelized roasted sweet potato; toasted coconut snowball; lime ice cream.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • French

    Everyday French Cooking Techniques Dinner

    Gruyère cheese souffle, scaloppini salmon in hazelnut buerre blanc sauce, lemon zest rice pilaf, bittersweet chocolate mousse creme, Chantilly swirls, chocolate espresso beans.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Fun Asian Appetizers Made Easy

    Asian rainbow noodles, chicken and crunchy vegetables in peanut sauce, Szechuan dumplings, sesame sauce, Chinese crispy wontons in sweet-and-sour garlic dipping sauce, Thai shrimp satay peanut sauce.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • Italian

    Couples: Wine and Dine in Italy Tonight

    Roasted red pepper soup with pepper cream; pasta puttanesca with olives, garlic, tomatoes and capers; pan-seared chicken Marsala scaloppini with a mushroom medley; almond cake with flaming Amaretto.

    Cost: $170 per couple

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Party Hors d'Oeuvres for All Year Round

    Hot pepper jelly cheesecake; skewered Caribbean meatballs in sweet-sour apricot dip; grilled shrimp and pineapple in peanut sauce; spicy candied pecans, sesame crisps; artichoke Parm dip and more.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • Holidays

    Holiday Virginia Restaurant Tour Dinner

    Celebrity chefs: velvet soup (Inn at Little Washington), shallot green beans (L'Auberge Chez François), peanut butter crumble pie and more.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • Italian

    Couples: Wine and Dine in Rome

    Roman specialties include: garlic soup with Parmigiano croutons; pasta aglio e olio with semolina pasta; saltimbocca alla Romano seared chicken; Amaretto gelato; flaming Amaretto; Italian wine.

    Cost: $170 per couple

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Spanish Tapas Hors d'Oeuvres Party II

    Chicken in garlic saffron sauce, chorizo with roasted red peppers; shrimp in red sauce; potato tortilla; pan-roasted almonds; jumbo shrimp glazed with garlic aioli; sherry tasting.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Everyday Cooking Techniques: French Bistro Dinner

    Dishes include sunset soup Provencal; velvet chicken supremes in three-mustard sauce flambé in cognac.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    7 pm Friday, Dec. 11

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Amazing Surf and Turf Dinner

    Pan-seared rib-eye steaks; Béarnaise garlic butter; grilled sesame shrimp brochettes; smashed red potatoes with chives; salad surprise; triple-chocolate brownie sundae with fudge sauce.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • Asian

    Thai Restaurant Favorites Made Easy

    Dishes include grilled chicken satay; spicy peanut sauce; sweet-and-sour cucumber salad; velvet coconut chicken curry; jasmine rice; ginger ice cream; coconut cookies.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15

    Judy Harris Cooking School
    2402 Nordok Pl.
    Alexandria, Va., 22306

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Seasonal Cooking for Home Cooks

    Classes focus on nature's freshest ingredients. Demonstration and participation.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Stanmore Court Potomac, Md., 20854

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Where's the Beef

    Pan-seared sirloin with garlic butter; beef shoulder braised in white wine with herbes de Provence, onions and tomatoes; flank steak with red wine and shallots.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20

    CulinAerie
    1131 14th St. NW
    Washington, D.C., 20005

    Web site

  • Indian

    Punjab Indian Cuisine

    Punjab fried fish with vegetable sirka; smoked chicken curry with cumin rice.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8

    CulinAerie
    1131 14th St. NW
    Washington, D.C., 20005

    Web site

  • Baking/Desserts

    Classic Pastry Techniques

    Six-part series. Focus is on caramel; ganache; meringue; custards; pie and croissant doughs; puff pastry.

    Cost: $490 for series

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Once a week beginning Oct. 7, Wednesdays

    CulinAerie
    1131 14th St. NW
    Washington, D.C., 20005

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Intro to Molecular Gastronomy

    Amanda Greene teaches how to spherify, gel and foam in harmony with traditional techniques to create one-of-a-kind dishes.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4

    CulinAerie
    1131 14th St. NW
    Washington, D.C., 20005

    Web site

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Couples Cooking: Fall Food and Wine Pairing

    Curried butternut squash bisque; roasted pork tenderloin with cranberry chutney and sweet potato puree; pumpkin mousse.

    Cost: $195 per couple

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

    CulinAerie
    1131 14th St. NW
    Washington, D.C., 20005

    Web site

  • Asian

    Explore Thai Street Food

    Grilled pork on skewers (moo yang); tamarind sauce (jeaw); sticky rice (kao neaw); stir-fry rice noodle (pad see ew); fried banana.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

    CulinAerie
    1131 14th St. NW
    Washington, D.C., 20005

    Web site

  • Latin

    Date Night Picante

    Shrimp tostada with pickled habanero and apple salsa; glazed chicken in orange and Tepin chili; chocolate layered cake with chipotle raspberry ganache.

    Cost: $175 per couple

    Experience: 10+ Years

    7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

    CulinAerie
    1131 14th St. NW
    Washington, D.C., 20005

    Web site

  • Asian

    Asian Dumplings

    A variety of dumpling folding techniques: Chinese won ton; Japanese gyoza; crab rangoons; spring rolls; banana lumpia.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30

    CulinAerie
    1131 14th St. NW
    Washington, D.C., 20005

    Web site

  • Indian

    Saffron and Turmeric

    Customized Indian cooking lessons.

    Cost: $85 per hour

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Kavita Chambery

    202-386-2098

    E-mail

  • Indian

    Vegetarianirvana

    Vegetarian/vegan Indian cooking classes. Customized menu with step-by-step instructions, tips and shortcuts. Students learn how to use spices to make flavorful and healthful meals.

    Cost: $50 per hour for up to two students

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Sandhya Babu

    240-888-5110

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Thai Cooking

    An introduction to Thai cooking. Menu to be decided by chef and students but may include curries, salads, noodles and stir-fries.

    Cost: $80 per hour with three-hour minimum for one to three students, plus the cost of food; $25 for each additional student

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Jason Lawrence

    202-549-7422

    E-mail

  • French

    Culinary Workshops

    With an emphasis on French techniques, these workshops are fast-paced with a smaller class size. Topics include kitchen skills, sauce seminar, charcuterie, secrets of flavor, soups and stocks, more.

    Cost: $145 for a four-hour workshop

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round, daytime

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Culinary Skills Lab

    A 12-week hands-on course emphasizing classic cooking techniques. Each week focuses on a different subject. Students continue to build their repertoire throughout the 12 weeks.

    Cost: $975

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Sessions begin in September or January

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cajun Cooking

    The foods of New Orleans in a full-course dinner that students prepare and cook. Prawns, andouille sausage, corn bread, dirty rice -- in soups, salads, entrees. Wine served.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Three-hour classes several times a year

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethsda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Demonstration Classes

    Taught by classically trained professional chefs, demonstration classes include recipes, education and a meal, frequently paired with wine.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Three-hour classes offered year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Basic Knife Skills

    Basic training with kitchen knives: their safety, care, sharpening and use. Many cutting techniques will be taught and practiced on vegetables and fruits. Students will debone a chicken.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Three-hour daytime and evening classes offered year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Couples Classes

    Classes including Date Night, Couples Cooking, Valentine Dinner and Two Cooking. Four- or five-course meals (with wine).

    Cost: $195

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Fish-Focused Classes

    Students learn about fish -- the types, freshness and textures -- in a variety of fish-focused classes. They learn to stuff, grill, bread, roll and use in chowders, spreads and appetizers.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Ladies' Lunch Out

    Classically trained professional chefs cook a multi-course lunch. The chefs share their expertise, their flavors and their recipes.

    Cost: $50

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Meat Specialty Classes

    Fish, shellfish, chicken, duck, lamb and veal, game and venison classes are offered. Students prep, cook and eat a four- or five- course meal, usually paired with wine.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Regional Menu Classes

    Regional cooking and the flavors and cuisines of the world. Students prepare and eat a four- or five-course meal, generally paired with wine.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Seasonally Inspired Dinners

    Students prepare and cook four-to-five-course menus based on popular produce, foods and cuisine of each season. Meals generally include appetizer, soup or salad, entree, vegetable, dessert and wine.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Steak Night Dinners

    Students discuss cuts of beef, then learn to season, grill and roast a steak to perfection. Usually paired with cream sauces, appetizer, salad, sides, wine and dessert.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Healthy Approach Classes

    Chefs will share healthful recipes and menus that are high on both flavor and nutrition. These classes show new ways to cook fish and poultry, vegetables, grains, and fresh salads and dressings.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Soups, Salads and Sides

    Whether veggie-based soups, hearty stews, fresh salads, or internationally inspired side dishes, these health-focused classes provide new flavors and ideas for healthful eating.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Holidays

    Holiday Dinners, Appetizers and Party Foods

    Students learn new ways to cook holiday favorites using different techniques, herbs and spices.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Various dates in November and December

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Holidays

    Holiday Cookies and Cookie Swaps

    Student bake and swap, or watch and sample many holiday cookies: sugar cookies, crisps, tea cookies, windowpanes and more. Participation or demonstration classes.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Various December dates

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Italian Dinners

    Classes focus on the flavors and regions of Italy and include a four- or five-course meal served with wine.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Teen Night Out

    For teens 13-17. Parents not allowed. Students learn techniques while cooking a themed meal as a team. Could be French cuisine, party foods, Mexican, or burgers and sliders.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    Spanish Cuisine

    Students learn about the regions and cooking styles of Spain while cooking paella, a tapas spread or a full-course Spanish meal.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    Spanish Paella

    Nine different paellas cooked by students, with an explanation of the history, techniques and implements that go into paellas. Served with Spanish appetizers, wines and desserts.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

    Vegetarian Cuisine

    Topics include Fresh and Fit, Global Vegetarian, Vegetarian Soups and Vegetarian Fine Dining. A variety of grains, fresh produce, herbs and spices.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Beer and Wine Dinners

    Students learn about and sample the wines or beers of a specific region while cooking a full-course dinner. Menus generally include an appetizer, soup or salad course, entree and dessert.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Child and Parent Cooking

    For children ages 9 to 12. Students prep, cook and eat a themed meal together. Topics include Sunday breakfast, pizza and dough, Chinese, easy Mexican.

    Cost: $135

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round on Saturdays

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    3019869490

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Cake Decorating

    Students learn to fill and frost cakes or use fondant. Using pastry bags, tips and techniques, they will decorate with buttercream frostings.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    Wine Tastings

    Topics could be Emerging Varieties, Reds or Whites, Wine and Food Pairings or Advanced Wine Appreciation. Wine tastings are expert-taught and bring new insight and appreciation.

    Cost: $80

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Baking Classes

    Topic-based baking classes to bring your baking to the next level: pies, puff pastry, breakfast pastries, tarts, cookie construction and more.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Baking Workshops

    Designed for fast beginners to bring their baking to a new level with technique-driven workshops. Topics include chocolate candymaking, croissants, brioche, puff pastry and more.

    Cost: $145

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Flavors of Asia

    The flavors of Asia come to life in four- or five-course lunch or dinner menus. Asian soups, salads, dumplings, stir-fries, noodles, wraps, tempuras, entrees and more.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Chinese Dinners

    Topics include Chinese dining, noodles, seafoood, soups and the Chinese New Year.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Thai Cuisine

    Be it ginger, Thai basil, coconut milk, green and red curries, satay, lemon grass soups or bean threads, the food of Thailand will be explored, prepared and eaten in a four- or five-course meal.

    Cost: $85

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Year-round

    5021 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    L'Academie de Cuisine

    301-986-9490

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Basic Cheesemaking: Ricotta and Mozzarella

    Students learn to make fresh cheese without tons of special equipment. Class includes two versions of ricotta and quick mozzarella cheese.

    Cost: $55

    Experience: 10+ Years

    2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Date Night: Steak Night

    Students make a steak dinner.

    Cost: $135 per couple

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Gourmet Caramel Apples

    Students make caramel, then work with chocolate, candy and more. Each student will take home two gourmet apples.

    Cost: $45

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Mini Class: Gourmet Pizza

    Students learn how to make gourmet pizzas at home without fancy pizza ovens or equipment.

    Cost: $45

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • Latin

    Cooking Arepas

    Students learn to make arepas -- cornmeal cakes stuffed with all types of ingredients. Naturally gluten-free, these savory pockets are easy to pull together on a weeknight.

    Cost: $55

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Rustic Italian Dinner

    Dishes include roasted tomato Burrata crostini; pumpkin, sage, chestnut and pancetta risotto; cioppino (rustic fish stew); and more.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Teen Mini Camp

    This one-day mini camp will focus on creating a delicious meal, with a special treat baked for dessert.

    Cost: $45

    Experience: 10+ Years

    1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • Italian

    The Undiscovered Cuisine of Sardinia

    Crostini with Pecorino sardo and honey; penne with langoustines; loin of lamb with fennel and sun-dried tomatoes; sauteed Swiss chard with shallots and garlic; ricotta, lemon and pine nut torte.

    Cost: $90

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

    Culinaria Cooking School
    110 Pleasant Street, NW
    Vienna, Va., 22180

    Web site

    Culinaria Cooking School

    703-865-7920

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Kids Mini Camp

    Students spend three hours making a lunch and bake a treat for dessert.

    Cost: $45

    Experience: 10+ Years

    9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Teen Afterschool Series

    For kids/teens in grades six-12, the class is meant to develop essential kitchen skills and to increase comfort in the kitchen. Each week, they'll learn new techniques.

    Cost: $150 for five sessions; fewer sessions available

    Experience: 10+ Years

    4:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Sushi 101

    Students learn how to make sushi rolls at home; includes the techniques for making perfect sushi rice and the tips and tricks to successful rolls.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

    The Kitchen Studio Cooking School
    5301 Buckeystown Pike
    Frederick, Md., 21704

    Web site

    Christine Van Bloem

    301-663-6442

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    Glenfiddich Farm Cookery School

    Hands-on lunch classes. Cuisines include Italian, French, Turkish, Spanish, Greek, Moroccan and Asian themes. Eggs and most produce home-farm raised or local. Beef, lamb, pork, poultry mostly local.

    Cost: $55 per scheduled classes; special groups any weekday $60; Saturday special groups $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday lunch classes. Special Group bookings available for weekdays and some Saturday lunches; no evening classes

    Glenfiddich Farm
    17642 Canby Rd.
    Leesburg, Va., 20175

    Web site

    Olwen Woodier

    703-431-9507

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Tailored Taste Personal Chef Service

    Classes tailored to the student's interests/skill level. Menus teach specific cooking skills. Hands-on or demonstration.

    Cost: Begins at $90 per person, plus cost of groceries

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Monica Thomas

    240-299-6463

    E-mail

  • Professional

    HRI 107: Culinary Arts II

    The course is a continuation of culinary fundamentals with a focus on proper procedures and sanitation. Open registration begins Nov. 16.

    Cost: Approximately $513 for 3 credits (about $171 per credit hour for Virginia residents)

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6-10 p.m. Mondays or 12:30-3:50 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11

    Northern Virginia Community College
    8333 Little River Tpk.
    Annandale, Va., 22003

    Web site

  • Professional

    HRI 197: Cooperative Education ACF Apprentices

    Course for apprentices enrolled in the ACF Cook Apprenticeship program, which involves 4,000 to 6,000 hours of paid, on-the-job training with a qualified chef. E-mail for more details.

    Cost: Approximately $171 per credit hour for Virginia residents

    Experience: 10+ Years

    4-4:50 p.m. Mondays

    Northern Virginia Community College
    8333 Little River Tpk.
    Annandale, Va., 22003

    Web site

  • Professional

    HRI 128: Principles of Baking

    This intro course provides instruction in the preparation of breads, pastries, and baked desserts. Open registration begins Nov. 16.

    Cost: Approximately $513 for 3 credits (about $171 per credit hour for Virginia residents)

    Experience: 10+ Years

    11 a.m.-2:50 p.m. Mondays or 6-9:50 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 12

    Northern Virginia Community College
    8333 Little River Tpk.
    Annandale, Va., 22003

    Web site

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

    Veggie Gourmet

    Classes emphasize organic, non-gmo, low-fat, plant-based cooking: beans and grains, meatless makeovers, meatless holidays, sushi, soups, stews and more.

    Cost: $55; $100 for two people

    Experience: 10+ Years

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. one Sunday a month: Sept. 27: Beans & Grains; Oct. 25: Meatless Makeovers; Nov. 15: Meatless Holidays

    9302 Hallston Ct. Fairfax Station, Va., 22039

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cooking With Sheilah

    Instruction in Turkish, Mediterranean, international and kosher cuisines, including basic skills and techniques for all levels. Available for private events or parties.

    Cost: $75; price varies for group events

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Sheilah Kaufman

    301-299-5282

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Traditional Bone Stock: The Gut-healing Superfood

    Chef Lynda Moulton will come to your gym and group-teach hands-on workshops in bone stock and other Paleo food preparations.

    Cost: $30-$40 per person, per class; minimum six students

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    301-330-1148

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Gut-Healthy Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking

    Students learn how to cook and bake gluten-free foods.

    Cost: $60

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    301-330-1148

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Grain- and Dairy-Free Paleo Baking Made Easy

    Students learn to make delicious baked goods at home using healthful low-glycemic ingredients.

    Cost: $60

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    301-330-1148

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Super Quick Sourdough Bread

    Students learn technique in baking sourdough. Register for course #52872.

    Cost: $35 for Rockville residents; $41 for non-residents

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 24

    1150 Carnation Dr.
    (Rockville Senior Center kitchen)
    Rockville, Md., 20850

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    240-341-8659

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Artisan Flatbread

    Students learn to make artisan flatbread. Register for course #52873.

    Cost: $35 for Rockville residents; $41 for non-residents; private classes are $30 per person -- minimum six students.

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8; also private classes by appointment

    1150 Carnation Dr.
    (Rockville Senior Center kitchen)
    Rockville, Md., 20850

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    240-341-8659

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Real Food Fermentation

    Students learn the craft of food fermentation and how to add probiotics to their daily diet. Chef Lynda Moulton will come to your gym, group-teach workshops on fermentation and other Paleo foods.

    Cost: $30; minimum six students

    Experience: 5-10 Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Lynda Moulton

    301-330-1148

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Art of Chinese Cooking

    The instructor gives step-by-step instruction in Chinese cooking during a three-to-four-hour session. Minimum of four students plus host. Classes also taught at L'Academie de Cuisine.

    Cost: $85 per person for private classes; others vary

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment; 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 (L'Academie de Cuisine); 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 (L'Academie de Cuisine); 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 (L'Academie de Cuisine); 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 (L'Academie de Cuisine)

    L'Academie de Cuisine
    5021 Wilson Lane
    Bethesda, Md., 20814

    Web site

    Rebekah Lin Jewell

    703-591-9588

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    Alba Simple Mediterranean Dishes

    Authentic, simple and regional cooking from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Greece and more.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    See Web site for specific classes

    Secolari (the Mall in Columbia) and Whole Foods Annapolis
    10300 Little Patuxent Parkway
    Columbia, Md., 21044

    Web site

    Alba Carbonaro Johnson

    301-332-2494

    E-mail

  • Healthful

    Healthier Kitchen

    Custom, in-home kitchen organization and cooking lessons designed to give students the confidence to create more healthful meals at home.

    Cost: $150

    By appointment

    Web site

  • Asian

    Thai Cooking

    Demonstration/participation classes taught at restaurant by a chef-owner, cookbook author and Food Network "Throwdown" winner. Private classes also available. Lesson includes dinner.

    Cost: $65

    Experience: 10+ Years

    2:30-5 p.m. on weekends in fall and spring

    Thai Basil Restaurant
    14511-P Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy.
    Chantilly, Va., 20151

    Web site

    Nongkran Daks

    703-478-3666

    E-mail

  • Middle Eastern

    Lebanese Taverna

    Appetizers and wine upon arrival. The classes offer a hands-on approach as students prepare and eat a five-course meal. Recipe booklets are also provided. Menus change monthly.

    Cost: $70

    Experience: 10+ Years

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays or Thursdays for public classes; private classes for celebrations, birthdays, showers and team building also available

    Lebanese Taverna Market
    4400 Old Dominion Dr.
    Arlington, Va., 22207

    Web site

  • Mediterranean

    Paella

    Students learn how to prepare the classic dish of Spain: rice from Valencia, chorizo from Spain, saffron, mussel cookery, etc.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Neil Fletcher Wilson

    301-699-2225

    E-mail

  • Holidays

    Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres

    Students learn how to prepare hors d'oeuvres: mini burgers with cheese, gougères, satay, scampi, vegetarian and more.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Neil Fletcher Wilson

    301-699-2225

    E-mail

  • Middle Eastern

    Middle Eastern Cuisine

    Middle Eastern cookery, including lamb mansaf, Jaffa-style hummus, shawarma and fattoush.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Neil Fletcher Wilson

    301-699-2225

    E-mail

  • Middle Eastern

    A Turkish Meze to Remember

    Students will learn cuisine and ingredients of Turkey to make a meze -- a meal of small plates. From imam biyaldi to lahmacun, this class is a great introduction to Turkish cuisine and culture.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    The Tapas of Southern Spain

    Students learn to make the small plates that make up a tapas menu, such as patas bravas, asparagus tortilla, gambas al ajillo and more.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Demystifying Seafood

    The goal of this class is to build confidence in tackling any fish recipe. Topics include starting techniques such as pan-roasting, cooking in parchment and broiling fish.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    The Romance of the Oyster

    In addition to learning sauces for shucking and serving raw oysters, students learn how to roast, fry and pickle oysters.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Every Night Can Be a Pizza Night

    Students learn the secrets of a perfect homemade pizza crust, as well as how to toss the crust like a pro, how to top a pizza and how to cook a pizza on a stone or on the grill.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    At the Peak of the Bounty of Summer

    Students cook a summer meal using market-fresh tomatoes, peppers and more. From fresh gazpachos to roast meats.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Mediterranean

    A Beautiful Paella Dinner

    Making traditional paellas without spending all day in the kitchen or a fortune on special equipment. Includes how to make tapas and sangrias to go with the meal.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Out From Under the Tuscan Sun

    Students learn how to make a traditional Tuscan meal from start to finish. Includes chickpea soup, roast pork loin with fennel and a sweet Tuscan flatbread with balsamic strawberries.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Latin

    Margaritas to Mojitos and More

    Latin-inspired dishes from ceviche to fish tacos and a flaming queso fundido. Also includes learning how to make margaritas and mojitos.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    A Left Turn at Albuquerque: Covering the Cuisine of the Southwest

    Students learn the flavors and recipes of the American Southwest, including posole, tortillas and bizcochitos and how to make a perfect chili sauce.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cooking With Game Meats

    Classic cooking techniques that teach students to cook with game meat. from pheasant to venison to rabbit. Learn how to pair these meats with seasonal vegetables as well.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Other International

    It Is All Greek to Me

    Students learn the secrets of the flavors of the Greek Isles, a land of olives, wine and so much more. Topics cover spanakopita, moussaka and a Greek dessert.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Heart and Soul of Soul Food

    The soul food of the American South is rich, decadent and full of flavor. Recipes include buttermilk-brined fried chicken; cabbage and collards; black-eyed peas; peach cobbler.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Handmade Pasta Made Easy

    Students learn how to create homemade pasta and sauces from scratch. Multiple shapes taught, as well as how to make ravioli.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Gondolas With Gusto: The Cooking of Venice

    The food of Venice, including osso bucco, squid ink pasta and tiramisu.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Gluten-Free Baking

    Students learn the secrets to making gluten-free foods, from breakfast to dessert. Topics cover gluten-free muffins, pizza crusts, breads and cakes.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • French

    The Wonderful Food of the French Riviera and Provence

    Students learn about the ingredients and flavors of the Mediterranean and how to make fish and fresh vegetable dishes inspired by France's Côte d'Azur.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • French

    A French Farmhouse Dinner

    A menu inspired by the French countryside and Rhone River Valley. Students learn how to make a seasonal soup course, lamb with white bean stew and cherry-almond clafoutis.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Italian

    The Italian Christmas Eve Feast of Seven Fishes

    This meal is an Italian-American tradition consisting of seven fish dishes on Christmas Eve. Students learn how to cook many types of seafood in one class with a customizable menu.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Essence of New Orleans

    Drawing from the culinary tradition of the Big Easy, students learn about Creole and Cajun cooking. Dishes include gumbo or jambalaya and bananas Foster for dessert.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    A Napa Valley Lunch in the Vines

    A California menu including lemon-rosemary roast chicken and truffled risotto, inspired by journeys in the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Also covers seasonal desserts and wine pairing tips.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    At the Cutting Edge: Learn Knife Skills for Beginners

    Students learn to cut, carve, slice and dice many foods efficiently and safely to increase their kitchen confidence. Also, tips about knife care and purchasing.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Corporate Team Building Through Cooking

    A group cooking experience for corporate training or social events that brings people together in a fun, casual and different way. Groups prepare recipes and share a meal.

    Cost: $145

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Neil Fletcher Wilson

    301-699-2225

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cajun Creole and Southern Cookery

    Louisiana and other Southern techniques: Jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, Chicken Big Mamou, Southern-fried chicken, etc.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Neil Fletcher Wilson

    301-699-2225

    E-mail

  • Italian

    Classical Italian Cookery

    Students learn classical Italian cookery: fresh pastas, soups, meat/fish, ragouts.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Neil Fletcher Wilson

    301-699-2225

    E-mail

  • French

    Classical French Cooking

    Students learn the classical French culinary techniques for making soups, sauces, braises, fish, dessert.

    Cost: $75

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Neil Fletcher Wilson

    301-699-2225

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Cake Decorating

    A variety of classes offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings or Saturday afternoons. Will work with student's schedule. Complete list of classes is on Web site.

    Cost: $55

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    5520 Hempstead Way Springfield, Va., 22151

    Web site

    Beryl Loveland

    703-256-6951

    E-mail

  • Asian

    Japanese Sushi

    Japanese sushi for beginners. Students learn the basic skills of sashimi, nigiri and maki sushi. All food and equipment provided.

    Cost: $350 for up to 5 students; additional guests $70 each

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

  • Wine/Beer/Spirits

    That's Amaro at Urbana

    Covers the various types of amaro, the bitter Italian herbal liqueur, and how it's incorporated into craft cocktails.

    Cost: $35

    3-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

    2121 P St. NW Washington, D.C., 20037

    Web site

  • Baking/Desserts

    Chocolate-Making Basics

    A participatory class covering the basics of chocolate, history of chocolate, basic tempering techniques and truffle making.

    Cost: $60

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    2619 Evarts St. NE Washington, D.C., 20018

    Web site

    Ismael Neggaz

    617-595-0330

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    A Crab Feast

    All the elements of a typical Maryland crab boil: crabs, potatoes and corn. Crab cakes, celery dill potato salad, fresh corn saute and strawberry shortcakes.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cooking With Beer

    Students learn to cook with beer in a variety of recipes.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Other International

    A Caribbean Dream

    Students explore the food of the Caribbean with dishes that focus on seafood, tropical fruit and bright, bold flavors.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Other International

    A British Sunday Roast

    A Sunday tradition in England: Relatives and friends get together to share a roast and delicious sides. Dishes include Yorkshire pudding, roasted parsnips, homemade gravy, sticky toffee pudding.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Bachelor Cooking 101

    This class will help impress that special someone with a meal designed to inspire romance and adoration. Multiple courses including beef filet and chocolate mousse.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Baking/Desserts

    Artisanal Bread From Your Own Oven

    Students learn the basics to make their own fresh breads at home. Topics include focaccia, baguettes, sourdoughs and how to get perfect crisp crusts on homemade breads.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • Asian

    A Time for Thai

    Learn the techniques and ingredients of Thai cuisine to make a multiple-course meal at home, from Thai curries to pad Thai to mango and sticky rice.

    Cost: $95

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    Web site

    Matt Finarelli

    703-677-6729

    E-mail

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Just Simply Cuisine

    Participation and demonstration. Menus vary based on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Scheduled public and custom private classes. Basic to advanced skill levels. Ten-person maximum.

    Cost: From $80

    Experience: 10+ Years

    Custom private classes by appointment; public classes twice each season on Saturday afternoons

    3224 Cathedral Ave. NW Washington, D.C., 20008

    Web site

    Chris Coppola Leibner

    202-487-3316

    E-mail

  • Children's Classes

    Young Chefs Summer Cooking Camps

    Kids 9 to 14 experience cooking as a fun activity while learning to work safely with sharp knives and heat sources. They practice menu planning using "My Plate" and enjoy eating menus they choose.

    Cost: $325

    Experience: 10+ Years

    9:30 am-12:30 p.m. July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29; Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12

    2909 Woodstock Ave. Silver Spring, Md., 20910

    Web site

  • General/Miscellaneous

    Cut to the Quick Cooking School

    Students learn in a professional kitchen to become proficient in preparing tasty, reduced-fat dishes. Emphasis on technique, speed, food safety, fun. French and Italian principles guide instruction.

    Cost: Cost depends on number of classes or lessons; group rates available; average class lasts three hours

    Experience: 10+ Years

    By appointment

    6300 Orchid Dr. Bethesda, Md., 20817

    Web site