Classes and Events

February 2012 – June 2014

Ramekins class on Tapas and other Small Plates @ Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm

Tapas are wonderfully flexible small plates, suitable as hors d‘ oeuvres in small numbers or as a whole meal when served en masse. Chef John Ash mines a rich vein from his culinary travels to assemble a menu with real legs. Hands on!

●        Avocado Fries with Smoked Paprika Aïoli

●        Roasted Piquillo Peppers with Goat Cheese

●        Deviled Eggs Three Ways: Classic, Crab and Caper, Dill and White Anchovy

●        5-Spice Chicken in Rice Paper

●        Seared Scallops with Pancetta Vinaigrette

Ramekins International Grilling Class @ Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm

As you progress through various countries by means of signature dishes from each culture, Chef Ash demonstrates distinctive recipes with a narrative that connects the varied  dishes.

He uses the grill to impart a unique essence to everything from grilled vegetables for the gazpacho to wild mushroom hobo packs, with their sealed in juices and heavenly aromas, to the fresh fruits, seared to express their inner sweetness.

  • Pizza from the Grill
  • Grilled Gazpacho with Salsa Verde
  • Vietnamese Lettuce Rolls with Grilled Beef
  • Grilled Asparagus and Arugula Salad with Grilled Robiola and Mortadella Wild
  • Mushroom Hobo Packs
  • Grilled Trout Agrodolce
  • Grilled Pineapple and Summer Fruits with Mint Custard Sauce

To register click here. Space is limited.


Winemaker Dinner: Kosta Browne with Dan Kosta and John Ash @ Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Central to the story of Pinot Noir’s steady rise in California has been the improbable ascent of Kosta Browne, a small Sonoma winery, started more than a decade ago by two waiters who pooled their tips so they could make wine. Since 2002 Kosta Browne has been wowing the wine world with delicious wines, especially Pinot Noir and in 2011 earned the highly coveted Wine Spectator wine of the year award. Ramekins is pleased to welcome Kosta Browne Winery, Dan Kosta and Chef John Ash for an unforgettable evening to honor the art of food and wine pairing at its very best.

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Culinary Birds Class at Ramekins @ Ramekins Culinary School
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

In this class I will be cooking from my new book, Culinary Birds.  I’ll show you how to choose the best birds for your recipes and help you hone your skills with the delicious protein.

  • Korean Chicken Wings
  • Chicken & Shrimp Meatball Soup
  • Turkey Breast Picatta
  • Frisee Salad with Fried Eggs & Maple Roasted Bacon
  • Tea Smoked Game Hens
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