The Cooking School – Cooking Classes For Amazing Summer Eats

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The spring and summer class schedule is always highly anticipated, because we are very enthusiastic about all the fresh produce available here at Jungle Jim’s. We consciously plan our menus to cook seasonably, using the freshest, crispest and most locally available fruits and vegetables we can find.

Local and fresh ingredients are a key concern to our new chefs and to our talented and trusted returning chefs. They will help you steam, sauté, bake and grill your way through summer! Our chefs are passionate about food, and you will enjoy learning from their culinary and cultural experiences. You’ll find all kinds of cuisines to experience in our kitchen. And because you want to do the cooking, we’ve added more hands-on classes you have been requesting.
 
The Tasting Room with Dave Schmerr has been a great draw for all the wine lovers out there. If you are a cheese lover, you might consider joining Dave and Brad Hacker, Jungle Jim’s cheese expert, for a wine and cheese pairing. You’ll get up close and personal with wine and cheese! It’s a good way to introduce yourself to what The Tasting Room has to offer.

We hope you take some time to enjoy summer’s bounty in our kitchen. It looks to be a flavorful season at the Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s.

Take a look at our list of classes coming up in the second half of July – there’s sure to be something to pique your interest and get you excited to step into the kitchen with us. Just click the name of the class you’re interested in to purchase tickets!

Hands-On Class: Date Night: Couples at the Grill – Filet Mignon! – SOLD OUT!
Thursday, July 20 | 6:00 – 8:30pm

With Catrina Mills

Looking for a new date night experience? Join our staff as they take the party out to the patio for a fun night of food and laughter as you grill steaks on our indoor grilling deck. Enjoy a glass of wine while learning to cook a delicious meal and meeting new friends who love to eat!

– Cajun BBQ Shrimp
– Grilled Filets Mignon with Horseradish Butter
– Potato Gratin with Cheddar, Shallots and Rosemary
– Carrot and Zucchini Ribbons
– Mini Nutella Bites

Express Class: French Provençal Bistro Dinner 
Tuesday, July 25 | 11:00am – 12:30pm

With Leigh Barnhart Ochs

This dinner is approachable and inviting – everything a bistro menu should be! Enjoy a soufflé that is easy to make and delicious. This class makes the most of what bistro cuisine has to offer.

– Twice-Baked Spinach Soufflés
– Roasted Ratatouille Chicken
– Polenta with Two Cheeses
– Blueberry Galette

Express Class: French Provençal Bistro Dinner
Thursday, July 27 | 6:00 – 7:30pm

With Leigh Barnhart Ochs

This dinner is approachable and inviting – everything a bistro menu should be! Enjoy a soufflé that is easy to make and delicious. This class makes the most of what bistro cuisine has to offer.

– Twice-Baked Spinach Soufflés
– Roasted Ratatouille Chicken
– Polenta with Two Cheeses
– Blueberry Galette

Hands-On Class: Handmade Pasta Workshop
Saturday, July 29 | 11:00am – 2:30pm

With Leigh Barnhart Ochs

It’s time to get up close and personal with pasta. This class is for the dedicated pasta lover who has a passion for learning to make handmade pasta from scratch. You’ll learn two ways to hand craft pasta using the traditional crank method and also with a Kitchen Aid mixer. The ravioli stamp you use in class is yours to take home along with the fresh pasta you make in class.
Class size is limited to four students.

– Basic Egg Pasta Dough
– Fresh Fettuccine
– Three Cheese Ravioli
– Basil-Scented Marinara Sauce
– Sage Butter Sauce
– Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

For a full list of upcoming classes, be sure to check out our calendar of classes on the Cooking School website. We hope to see you soon!

Bon Appétit, 
Leigh Barnhart Ochs  
Cooking School Director

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