Classes and Events

May
14
Wed
Sur La Table Sonoma Cooking Class @ Hotel- The Lodge at Sonoma
May 14 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Join Sur La Table for a remarkable journey through the birthplace of California wine and home of world-class artisan cuisine. Just 45 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge is Sonoma County, the closest wine region to San Francisco. Nestled between the Mayacama and Sonoma Mountains, the Valley is composed of serene vineyard vistas, a lush patchwork of farms, and 13,000 acres of scenic parks. In the center is the charming shade tree-filled 8-acre historic Sonoma Plaza, bordered by adobe buildings. Amidst the rustic surroundings, sumptuous wine country and magnificent coastline, you’ll tour award-winning wineries, take an exclusive cooking class, enjoy a baking lesson, learn about sustainability at a top-ranking farm, and taste the finest wine, artisanal cheese and award-winning olive oil.

May
16
Fri
Cooking For Solutions @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
May 16 @ 6:45 pm – May 18 @ 7:45 pm

Join me for three delicious days of remarkable culinary experiences with some of the finest chefs in the nation. From the fabulous Friday Gala, to intimate Food & Wine Adventures and a decadent new Saturday night dessert party with Alton Brown, you’ll have a weekend of ways to meet great chefs, savor fine food and wine, and discover ways to save the oceans—one meal at a time.

May
20
Tue
Poultry on the Grill- Let’s Get Cookin’ @ Let's Get Cookin'
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to cook all types of poultry on the grill in this hands-on workshop with Master Chef John Ash, author of the recently published Culinary Birds. You will become an expert in grilling everything from little quail and game hens to chicken thighs, breasts and ground turkey on skewers. Marinades, rubs and sauces will all be covered in this class which includes several accompaniments.

  • Grilled Turkey Kaftas with Tzatziki
  • Glazed Game Hens Grilled on a Cedar Plank
  • Grilled Chicken Diavola with Caprese Rigatoni
  • Vietnamese Lemongrass and Chili Marinated Grilled Chicken Served with Mint, Thai Basil, Peanuts and Jasmine Rice
  • Grilled Quail Salad with Arugula, Radishes and Crushed Peas
Jun
11
Wed
Three Day Culinary Adventure- Relish Culinary School @ Relish Culinary School
Jun 11 all-day

This unique three-day tour includes private visits and tours with artisan producers combined with unique interactive food and wine experiences. Building on Relish’s close relationships with local producers, participants will meet the personalities and enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes activities not usually available to the public. Tour size is limited to a maximum of 14 participants and activities are hosted by Relish owner Donna del Rey or other experienced Relish representatives.

From touring an artisan creamery to VIP wine tastings to a hands-on cooking class with the inimitable chef John Ash, Relish Sonoma County leave participants with an authentic taste of wine country living and will provide a great starting point for deeper exploration of our amazing region.

Jun
21
Sat
Culinary Birds- Hands-on Class at Relish Culinary Adventures @ Relish Culinary Adventures
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The wonderful chef John Ash returns to the Relish Culinary Center for a wonderful hands-on class featuring recipes from his recently published and James Beard Award Winning cookbook Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook. From eggs to quail to duck, appetizers to salad to dessert, chef John will lead you as you create a mouth-watering menu, representing a wide variety of techniques. Participants will learn about the similarities and differences between the various “birds” as they create recipes that are great for everyday and entertaining. And, as an added benefit, the unique flavors in these recipes are sure to liven up your everyday chicken dinners. We’ll enjoy our poultry feast for dinner with local wines.

  • Korean Chicken Wings
  • Tuscan Chicken Liver Toasts
  • Duck Breast Salad with Oranges
  • Quail in Grape Leaves Cooked in Coals
  • Muscat Sabayon with Summer Fruit
Jun
26
Thu
On the Grill– Ramekins Culinary School @ Ramekins Culinary School
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Celebrated Chef John Ash invites you partake in a global gourmet feast. Chef John demonstrates distinctive recipes with a narrative that connects the various dishes. He uses the grill to impart a unique essence for everything from grilled pizza to pineapple and he is ready to show you his tips and techniques.

  •  Grilled Pizza Margherita
  • Grilled Wild Mushroom, Goat Cheese & Citrus Salad
  • Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Chipotle-Lime Sauce
  • Grilled Brined Shrimp with Grilled Corn Salsa
  • Grilled Pineapple with Rum-Lime Glaze & Ginger Custard Sauce
Jul
10
Thu
Flavors of Summer- Draeger’s Cooking School @ Draeger's Cooking School- San Mateo
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Heirloom Tomato Soup with Summer Relish
Watermelon, Fig and Feta Salad
Black Cod Hobo Packs with Prosciutto, Lemon, Tomatoes and Capers 
Lemon Polenta Cake with Rosemary Syrup, Fresh Peaches and Raspberries

Jul
19
Sat
Talon Lodge Chef Series- Sitka, Alaska @ Talon Lodge, Sitka, Alaska
Jul 19 all-day

Great Chefs, Great Food, Great Fishing, Spectacular Setting – What could be better!

Talon Lodge continues the quest to bring extraordinary cuisine to Southeast Alaska.

The Talon Lodge Visiting Chef Series is fast becoming one of the most sought after events in the Alaska summer fishing season. When you match the world’s greatest chefs with one of the most spectacular locations in Alaska, the pairing is perfect.

During this special series, our limited group of 16 guests are treated to two specially prepared meal from our visiting chef in a casual, fun and relaxing environment. It’s a time for great food and memories that will last for a lifetime.

For the eighth year, Talon has invited four of the world’s greatest chefs to share their talents with our Talon Lodge guests.

Aug
6
Wed
Tahoe Cooks @ Tahoe Cooks
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day

TAHOE LUNCH & LEARN CLASSES

​Donna Nordin, former Co‐Owner & Executive Chef of Café Terra Cotta and Chef Joyce Jue offer a series of 3-day international culinary cooking classes in Lake Tahoe.  This program includes 3 demonstration cooking classes with recipes, followed by a complete meal with wine or beer. Special guest Jonn Ash will be teaching one of the classes!