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Tampa Cooking School - Class List

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Hang out with the stars! You know these famous chefs from their books or television. Now you can learn from them in person.

Entertaining Series

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Hosting in-home events such as cocktail parties, Sunday barbecues, holiday dinners or casual gatherings can be daunting and overwhelming. Proper menu planning and timely execution of items will make or break the event. This 4-part series will help with all aspects of in-home entertaining.



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Talk of the Town Return to Top

These masters have made their mark on the restaurant scene, and now they'll teach you the tricks of the trade.

No classes currently offered.


Pairing Topics Return to Top

Treat yourself (and maybe a friend) to an evening that's educational, fun and delicious. And discover how the right wine or beer can enhance a meal.

An Evening with Candoni Wines and Caterina Candoni De Zan

DESCRIPTION - (D)

The Candoni De Zan family has a rich wine-making history that began over 150 years ago. The tradition continues with Armando De Zan and Elviana Candoni, who both share a passion for wine and a tenacious belief in working exclusively for quality. Armando and Elviana's daughters, Barbara and Caterina, have inherited their parent's passions and have now entered the family business. Caterina utilizes her outgoing personality in her role as Candoni's Sales Vice President.  



Brews N Chews

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Local small batch breweries are popping up all over the country! Beer pairing dinners have become all the rage. In true gastro-pup fare here is a menu that will “malt” your heart and get your blood “hopping.”



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Fine Wine Series

DESCRIPTION - (D)

From Napa and Somoma down to the central coast and beyond, California is a true foodie heaven. Take a trip with us to the “Golden State” and enjoy some California wine country-style cuisine paired with California wines.



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Gluten-Free Wine and Dine

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Join us for an evening of great food and wine pairings while learning about some creative ways to eliminate gluten from your diet.  



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Oskar Blues Brewery

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Oskar Blues Brew and Grill, founded by Dale Katechis, opened in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado. In a 60-year-old barn next door to the pub, Oskar Blues launched a canning operation in the fall of 2002. They are the very first American Craft Brewery to brew and can their beer, beginning with Dale’s Pale Ale. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. And thus began the “Canned Beer Apocalypse”…



Wine and Dine in Oregon

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Enjoy wine, like food? Join us as we “travel” to Oregon wine country. We will be pairing dishes with classic Oregon wines.  



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Woodchuck Hard Cider

DESCRIPTION - (D)

At Woodchuck®, they do things their own way. They start with the finest ingredients crafted at the local cidery in Middlebury, Vermont. Then the cider-master meticulously oversees the details of every small batch before any bottle or keg leaves their back door. It’s this special attention and love for the product that ensures they always deliver a smooth unique hard cider that is true to their roots. Independent to the core. 



Cooking Techniques Return to Top

Take your cooking skills up a notch in a small-group setting. These hands-on classes focus on tricks of the trade, and range in skill level from "recreational" to "master."

Basic Knife Skills

DESCRIPTION - (H)

At the end of this class, you will have a good handle on all of the classic knife cuts including slicing, dicing, julienne, and chiffonade.



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Gluten-Free Cooking Series

DESCRIPTION - (H)

In this 3-part class we’ll help you whip up tasty gluten-free dishes that will satisfy all your cravings!



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Intermediate Techniques

DESCRIPTION - (H) If you’re a food enthusiast with a significant comfort level in sautéing, slicing, and dicing, this is the class for you. In this 4-part series we will prepare full menus while learning several intermediate culinary techniques.

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The Basics of Culinary

DESCRIPTION - (H)

This six-part series is for every home chef, regardless of experience level. We will prepare full menus while focusing on techniques used by professionals, including knife skills, sauces, sautéing, roasting, grilling, and braising. Every class will include time to savor each culinary feat mastered by the students. Students will also receive a certificate upon completion of the class.



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Special Topics Return to Top

From appetizers to woks, you can learn about a wide variety of culinary topics, regional cuisines, and cooking for special occasions in these classes, which are offered as either demonstration or hands-on style.

'Tis the Seasoning

DESCRIPTION - (D)

A crackling fire, the perfect glass of wine, and the heart-warming aroma of cinnamon and spice in the air. Pour a glass of eggnog, and come join us as we bring in the holiday season.   



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All Aboard the Seoul Train

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Sit down at any Korean table and chances are you’ll soon be greeted by a variety of colorful and delectable dishes; referred to as Banchan in Korea, these shared “side dishes” are geared to accentuate and compliment any main dish, soup or a piping hot bowl of rice. Explore through a varietal collection of pickled, braised and fried eats, as we embark on a journey to Korea and back.



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An Apple A Day!

DESCRIPTION - (D)

It’s apple season! Let’s keep the doctor away with these tasty, fall apple dishes!  



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Asian Latin Fusion

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Eastern, Western, Asian, Latin.....Can’t decide which part of the world to get your food from?!? We have the perfect solution for you, Do it all!!! Come taste how wonderful and exciting the fusion between Asian and Latin can become with just a little imagination.  



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Busche de Noel

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Revitalize this classic holiday tradition in your home. The Busche de Noel or Yule Log is a great centerpiece for any holiday dessert table. You will learn to make a Cake Busche de Noel, filled with Whipped Cream Filling, Chocolate Ganache to cover, and decorated with Meringue Mushrooms, Chocolate Leaves, and maybe even a Marzipan Mouse.



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Candy Making, Made Easy

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Everyone loves candy so why not make it at home and make it your own! With a few simple techniques and some trade secrets to boot, you can be creating your own "family" recipes. Plus you will take home about a pound of the scrumptiousness to share (or to keep for yourself).



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Caramelicious

DESCRIPTION - (H)

The magic starts with just a spoonful of sugar! Come watch as we turn it into irresistible golden caramel.  



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Cooking with Wine

DESCRIPTION - (H)

They say wine makes everything better. When it comes to cooking you would be amazed how wine interacts and helps to build flavors in food. Red, white, fortified or sparkling grab a bottle and get COOKING!!



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Couples Cooking: Honey-Do

DESCRIPTION - (H)

If the everyday list of food options is mounting, reach for that something special that is all-natural and ready to please, Honeydew.   



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Couples Cooking: Rustic European

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Whether it be from the south of France, the rolling hills of Italy or the bountiful coast of England tucked away in the countryside, rustic style food is the way to go! Join us as we explore the rural style of cooking know as Rustic.



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Elements of Taste

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Chefs create from tastes, not from recipes. Recipes are just a roadmap, a guide. Taste memories are among our strongest and most evocative. Explore the 14 categories of taste. Tastes That Push, Salty, Sweet, Picante or Spicy Hot, Tastes That Pull, Tangy (Sour), Vinted, Bulby, Floral Herbal, Spiced Aromatic, Funky, Tastes That Punctuate, Sharp/Bitter, Garden, Meaty & Starchy. Your palate will appreciate this class!!



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Girls Night Out

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Spend a couple hours away from it all and catch up with the girls. Enjoy an evening relaxing and let us do all the cooking.



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Gluten-Free Flour Power

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Teff flour, arrowroot flour, quinoa flour…the list goes on and on. Our Aprons chefs will help you design a wheat-free pantry using your own flour blends to meet every flour need. Whether there is a gluten intolerance on the “rise”, or you are just weeding out the wheat. We will teach you a few wheat-free flour blends that can create everything from pie crusts to pancakes.



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Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies

DESCRIPTION - (H)

No need to miss out on all the goodies; we’ll show you how to enjoy those classic treats made from scratch while keeping them gluten-free.  



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Holiday Bread Baking

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Join us for a holiday bread class where you will learn to make great breads that you can recreate for your holiday parties.



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Holiday Cookie Workshop

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Want to start your own holiday cookie swap? This class will get you on your way. Enjoy creating a variety of eclectic cookies that will be the hit of any party. Learn the best way to ensure that your creations are not only beautiful but taste good too. Let us take the fear out of baking.



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Holiday Sides

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Come have fun with us in the kitchen while creating scrumptious side dishes sure to have your guest asking for more!  



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Let's Tailgate

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Are you ready for some football?! Our Aprons Cooking School staff will get you ready for a tasty tailgate with no fumbles.  



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New Year's Eve Celebration

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Have a blast of an evening and begin your New Year’s Celebration with a bang! Experience the culinary fireworks of our Aprons Cooking School and kick off your evening festivities with 4-courses and great pairings.  



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No Suit or Thai Required

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Come join us as we guide you through fabulous Thai recipes and take your taste buds on an exotic trip to Thailand. If you love going out for Thai food and have always wanted to make it at home, this is the class for you!



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Pasta, Risotto, & Gnocchi

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Learn how to make all of these Italian favorites, in one of the best hands on classes that our cooking school has to offer, with trendy and seasonal twists!!



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Posh Picks for Summertime Flicks

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Enjoy the end of summer with someone special, a good movie and a memorable meal perfect for sharing. All designed to be eaten with the hands, aromatic delicacies to tempt the palate, textures to tantalize, and tastes to tease the taste buds making you want more.  



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Private Classes

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Aprons is proud to offer private, customized classes at affordable prices. Your event is sure to be a memorable experience, whether you prefer a Hands-On format, a Demonstration class, or a Party-Style event. We have numerous menu selections and themes to choose from, or you can create your own unique class tailored specifically to your special occasion. 

Prices range from $35 to $75 per person, depending on the class type selected, the day of the week, and the size of your group. For children's parties, the cost is as low as $35 per child.  

Aprons private classes are a perfect fit for corporate team-building events, birthday parties, bridal showers, anniversaries, and any other special occasions. To speak with an Aprons representative and to schedule your own private class, call or visit your local Aprons Cooking School. Classes book quickly; don't delay!



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Pumpkinology

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Pumpkins and gourds may look great as holiday décor this time of year, but they taste even better when cooked up right! So forget about the carving tools, since the only tools you’ll need to enjoy this class are a hearty appetite and an empty plate.  



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Quest to be Master of the Grill

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Want to create dishes on the grill and be considered the “Grill Master?” Come relax while we show you all the basic techniques of grilling and how to pair wines with classic grilled dishes.



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Quick Breads

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Sweet, savory, salty or spicy are all flavoring aspects that can be integrated into a tasty quick bread recipe. By using quick leaveners like baking soda or baking powder, these quick treats from the mixer to the table will please anyone!!



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Raising the Bar

DESCRIPTION - (H)

If baking cookies is a treasured holiday tradition, then grab your friends and family and head on over to our kitchen! You’ll get to have all the fun and we’ll clean up all of the mess, as you learn the art of creating elegant holiday bar cookies and treats. Plus, you’ll take home 1 dozen of each recipe!  



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Savor the Season

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Come toast the holidays with us as we prepare some tasty treats that you will savor all season long. 



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Southern Sophistication

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Southern dishes don’t have to be the same old recipes that your mother cooked. Impress your guests by creating these new and exciting but still very comforting dishes.



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Summer Steak Out

DESCRIPTION - (D)

Summer is for good times and big fun and living outdoors. Set up shop with us as we “steak” our claim on the grill and the wines for big summer flavors.



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Sushi 101

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Learn the ancient art of sushi from beginning to end, including proper rice cooking and ingredient selection. You will also learn the techniques required to roll some of the standards such as Veggie, California, and Basic Nigiri.



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Tapas and Cava

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Take a culinary tour of Spain’s Andalusia Region known best for its tapas (small plates) and Cava (sparkling wine). Before cooking, you will enjoy a snack of regional favorites such as Marcona Almonds and Manchego Cheese & Olives.



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Tower of Pizza

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Enjoy eating pizza in a restaurant, but want to learn to make it at home? Join us as we create gourmet pizzas and flatbreads with interesting ingredients, sure to make your next pizza party the best on the block!



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Trip To China

DESCRIPTION - (H)

When Westerners speak of Chinese food they usually refer to Cantonese cuisine. Cantonese is one of eight culinary traditions of Chinese Cuisine. Join us while we explore the other cuisines of this mysterious and wonderful country.



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Un-Traditional Thanksgiving

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Tired of the same old hams and turkeys done the same way every year?  It’s time to think outside the box and create a new food tradition! Join us as we turn traditional ideas upside down for Thanksgiving 2014.   



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Using Your Noodle

DESCRIPTION - (H)

This isn’t your college days Ramen Noodle! Let us show you how to create fun noodle dishes from scratch. 



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What's Shakin Bacon?

DESCRIPTION - (H)

Come on, just admit it, bacon goes great with everything!



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Winter Warms the Soul

DESCRIPTION - (D)

The fire pit is ready and the mower is put away. It's time to cozy down with a nice hot toddy, and get ready for winter. Come enjoy the heat of the stove and the smell of cinnamon. Sit down with us and enjoy the winter’s harvest.



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Kid Return to Top

Children aged 8 to 12 learn fundamentals of cooking for a lifetime in these engaging, fun classes.

2-Day Kids Camp

DESCRIPTION - (K)

Turn off the video games and turn on the stove! It’s time to exercise your culinary skills. Join us for these delicious culinary treats that will satisfy your appetite any time of day.  



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Gingerbread Houses

DESCRIPTION - (K) Forgo the mess at home, and bring the family here! This class allows you and your children (up to three kids) to decorate your own gingerbread house. One adult is required for each family group; children should be at least 4 years old.

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Rise and Shine

DESCRIPTION - (K)

We will teach your children how to create fun, easy, and safe breakfast dishes. It will pay off when you can stay in bed longer on that special birthday or anniversary morning.



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Spooky Bites

DESCRIPTION - (K)

These appetizers for kids are sure to thrill your family and friends! Come and join us for some Halloween treats and easy small trick or treats!



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Teen Return to Top

Kids aged 13 to 18 enjoy these classes, and their parents enjoy gaining another cook in the house.

Teen Food Fight

DESCRIPTION - (T)

If your teen can’t get enough of competitive cooking shows on TV, then  they will love this 2-day cooking boot camp where your teen will get to see what it’s like to take part in one. They will learn on day one knife skills & safety, basic cooking techniques, flavor profiling and dish conception. Day two will consist of the students (guided by professional chefs) team competing for the bragging rights of Best Dish.



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