Cooking Class: Presidential American Fare

In this one-of-a-kind cooking class, Chef Dan will teach you how to prepare a menu he once served to a former president and first lady at their country club. After creating and tasting these dishes, you’ll feel presidential yourself! You’ll first prepare savory grilled shrimp and grits, followed by an enticing wedge salad topped with sliced gorgonzola dressing. For the main course, you’ll make a perfectly grilled veal chop with a side of bacon-wrapped fingerling potatoes and brown-sugar glazed Brussels sprouts. To finish the meal, Chef Dan will teach you how to craft a mouthwatering apple caramel trifle.



With grilled shrimp and soft grits

Baby Wedge Salad 

With toasted candied pecans and sliced gorgonzola dressing

Grilled Veal Chop With Bacon-Wrapped Fingerling Potatoes 

With shallot bourbon demi-glace and brown sugar-glazed Brussels sprouts

Apple Caramel Trifle 

With raspberry garnish

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Gourmet, Date Night, New American, Holiday
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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28 Nov 2022

Chef Dan was amazing! He was personable, fun and incredibly enthusiastic. Conversation was fun and entertaining and we truly learned a lot about how to make sushi. We are excited to have him come do a private lesson at our home

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14 Oct 2022

Chef Dan was very knowledgeable and friendly. He took time to explain the process and help students with hands-on explanations.

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04 Aug 2022

We did a class with Chef Dan as a Manager Meeting Activity and it was so great! The event allowed everyone to participate but also allowed for networking and talking! He was also very accommodating in helping us find a venue for the activity!

$ 85 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Sacramento

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Chef Dan’s extensive culinary résumé includes time spent working as an Executive Chef, the youngest Saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, and even as a culinary TV producer. In addition to his successful career as a chef, he has taught more than 100 cooking classes on TV shows and at the local college level. Teaching is his passion, and he loves to bring the joy of cooking to aspiring chefs of all skill levels.

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