COOKS CUCINA

Cook's Cucina Cooking Classes

Dedicated Team of Cooks

Welcome to Cooks Cucina, a partnership with the FreeStore Food Bank / Cincinnati Cooks and Flavors of the Queen City . We offer a full array of hands-on cooking classes, cooking demonstrations, and celebrity chefs to educate and inspire our patrons.
 
Classes are taught by our own in-house chefs and respected experts in the culinary field. The hands-on cooking classes will showcase local farms, knife skill techniques, and different cooking styles. We will also have local vendors talking about wine pairings, using their wine in food to create magical sauces.
 
Olive oil experts will give tasting of certain vinegars, olive oil, and other ingredients to make your cooking experience "something to remember."
 
Cooking should be fun! It does not need to be expensive, stressful, or overly complicated. Our class will be 3 hours of fun, good food, wine pairings in certain Classes and making new friends. The culinary classes will range in price from $69.00 - $99.00 depending on the chefs' menu selection.
 
So, join us and choose your culinary adventure. Did I forget to mention to our friends that we are also available for special events, cooking parties, and corporate team building. If you have any questions about our cooking classes, call Mike Van Oflen from Flavors of the Queen City at 513-703-0880. Join our cooking class today.

Spend an Evening in Paris With Chef Marcus Classes Starts April 13th

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Menu:

Knife skills: We will introduce you to basic knife skills and techniques. How to take care of them, so they will cut almost anything. These knife skills will make you more conīŦdent in the kitchen. The chefs at Cooks Cucina feel that this is the quickest route in enjoying cooking. All of our vegetables that we will be cutting will magically appear in our French potage soup.
  • Potage soup with celery root and winter vegetables
  • Will make French baguettes from scratch
  • Saute Chicken Au Poive with garlic brandy cream sauce
  • Gratineed red potatoes with chives
  • Grilled asparagus
  • Fabulous wine tasting from Corkopolis
Description:
  • Classes are three hours long
  • You will work in groups of two
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 12 students
  • Our chef will walk you through classic French cooking techniques as well as introducingyou to a few mother sauces
  • Sample a few French wines from our expert from Corkopolis, Steven King
  • This class will fill up quickly

Join Our Cooking Classes to Make Pasta Like Your “Nonna” Classes starts April 20th

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I know you like Italian food. Want to cook pasta like a real “Nonna?" In our Cooks Cucina class, you will learn to knead, roll, and cut pasta into Pappardelle and make ravioli with a sausage and fresh ricotta filling. Did we forget sauces for our pasta? Butter mushroom sauce and our “Nonna” Italian sauce.
 
Olive oil expert, Leah Jones, from "We Olive" will be on hand to give a demonstration on how to use olive oil in our sauces and using this little fruit in our everyday cooking.

Menu:
  • Knife skills: We will introduce you to basic knife skills and techniques. How to take care of them, so they will cut almost anything. These knife skills, we want you to use as homecooks, the chefs at Cooks Cucina feel that this is the quickest route in enjoying cooking
  • Pasta making 101
  • Making two sauces
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Simple salad from vegetables from our knife skills

Description:
  • Classes are three hours long
  • You will work in groups of two
  • Hands on classes are limited to 12 students
  • Out chef will walk you through pasta making techniques, sauces, and knife skills
  • All cooking levels
  • Book now! Classes will fill up quickly

Let Us Teach You How to Cook the Perfect Chicken in Five Different Ways. Classes starts May 18th

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Chef, John Tschofen, will take you on a culinary journey to demystify the concept of different cooking methods, temperatures, and seasonings, so you make your chicken irresistible to family and friends. In the process of this journey, you will become an expert on how to cut a chicken into eight parts
 
You will also learn from chef, Tschofen, the French techniques on making of sauce, quick sauce by using the fond of the chicken, using fresh herbs with mushrooms to create a wonderful homestyle mushroom sauce. The list of ways to cook chicken from sautéing to fried will make you the hit in the kitchen with your family
Menu:
  • Knife skills: We will introduce you to basic knife skills and techniques. How to take care of them, so they will cut almost anything. These knife skills, that you will learn, will make you more confident in the kitchen and the chefs at Cooks Cucina feel that this is the quickest route in enjoying cooking
  • Sauté, Grill, Pan Fried, Baked, and Stuffed
  • Three sauces
  • How to debone a chicken in eight parts
  • String potatoes from our knife skills class
  • Poached carrots (were trying to be healthy with our vegetables)

Description:
  • Classes are three hours long
  • You will work in groups of two
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 12 students
  • Our chef will walk you through the five ways to cook chicken
  • All cooking levels
  • Book now! Classes will fill up quickly

Pan Seared Diver Scallops begin May 25th

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Spend an evening with us and explore a variety of different cuisines from the diver scallops Italiano to an American classic of chocolate stuffed French toast. Are you looking to improve your skills in the kitchen? Need something “cool and exciting” to create for that dinner? This is the class to take! We will also have olive oil expert, Leah Jones, from We Olive to talk to you about olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and other olive-related ingredients in your cooking. “With all the buzz” about olive oil, the chefs at Cooks Cucina wanted to include this in your class to make your cooking experience something to remember.

Menu:
  • Knife skills: We will introduce you to basic knife skills and techniques. How to take care of them, so they will cut almost anything. These knife skills, that you will learn, will make you more confident in the kitchen and the chefs at Cooks Cucina feel that this is the quickest route in enjoying cooking. All of our vegetables that we will be cutting will be used in either a simple salad or for Kids Café the next morning.
  • Simple salad
  • Risotto
  • Prosciutto wrap scallops
  • Italian dark chocolate stuffed French toast

Description:
  • Classes are three hours long
  • You will work in groups of two
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 12 students
  • Out chef will walk you through culinary techniques in the cooking process
  • All cooking levels
  • This class will fill up quickly
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