Classes and Events

December 2013 – October 2014

Dec
15
Sun
The Marriage of Food and Wine @ The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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Spend a fun afternoon exploring and refining your culinary sensory abilities. During this class, Chef John Ash will review the dynamics of how we taste, and then dive into an interactive exploration of how food and wine work with each other. You’ll come away with some basic templates to operate from to help you put food and wine together successfully. And you’ll gain a much better understanding of how to make positive matches happen, whether you’re dining at a restaurant or in your own home. 

Feb
20
Thu
Sustainable Seafoods @ Draeger's Cooking School
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Demonstration class featured sustainable seafoods, including:

Crispy Calamari and Lemon Slices with Pesto Mayonnaise
Grilled Brined Shrimp with Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa
Thai-Style Tomato Soup with Mussels
Soy-Roasted Salmon with Asian Greens
Roasted Achiote Sablefish with Citrus Salsa

Feb
25
Tue
Woodfield Country Club- Boca Raton, FL @ Woodfield Country Club
Feb 25 @ 6:15 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:15 pm

These classes are available only to members of the Woodfield Country Club.  If you’re interested, please contact the folks at the club using the contact info I’ve posted here.  Thank you!

 

Mar
4
Tue
Cooking Classes at the Mid Ocean Club, Harrington Sound, Bermuda @ The Mid Ocean Club
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm

Join me for a whole week’s worth of cooking classes at this gorgeous resort in Bermuda!  I’ll be doing classes daily from Tuesday March 4, to Sunday March 9.  Classes range from $75 to $85 for members, and $90 to $99 for non-members.  We’ll learn to cook poultry, sustainable seafood, and I’ll show you how to pair wine and food.  Join me in Bermuda!

 

Mar
20
Thu
Culinary Birds- Reno, NV @ Nothing to It! Culinary Center
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

What better way to celebrate our 15th anniversary than to have our very first guest chef return to Nothing to It! John has a brand new book called “Culinary Birds”. This demonstration class will feature recipes such as Korean Chicken Wings, Turkey Breast Picatta and Tea Smoked Game Hens. In addition to learning and sampling these delicious recipes, John will teach you how to purchase the best poultry and think about new ways to incorporate these noble birds into your meal and party plans.

Mar
27
Thu
The World of Olive Oil @ Draeger's Cooking School- San Mateo
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A demonstration class focused on Olive Oils from around the world.  The menu includes:

Bagna Cauda Dipping Sauce
Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto and Lemon Olive Oil
Haba Bean Soup with Smoked Olive Oil
Spaghetti all Rustica
Orange Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Berries

Aug
15
Fri
Dry Creek Peach Dinner in the Orchard with Relish Culinary Adventures @ Relish Culinary School
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight – this is our eighth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience.  Chef John has created an amazing menu for our dinner, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu.

We’ll enjoy our sumptuous peach dinner with wonderful J.Rickards wines.

Sep
5
Fri
Dry Creek Peach Dinner in the Orchard with Relish Culinary Adventures @ Relish Culinary Adventures
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight – this is our eighth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience.  Chef John has created an amazing menu for our dinner, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu.

We’ll enjoy our sumptuous peach dinner with wonderful J.Rickards wines.

Sep
27
Sat
Culinary Birds with Chef John Ash @ The Fork- Pt. Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Culinary-Super-Star Chef John Ash will be cooking up amazing recipes from his brand new cookbook, Culinary Birds.  The book, published in late 2013, was recently nominated for a prestigious James Beard award.  This special event will include a walking tour of the farm, a focused cheese tasting and Chef John demonstrating 4 outstanding recipes from the book that will be served up for a delicious lunch.  Retail Sales and Book Signing will complete the delicious and fun-filled day.