Cooking Class: Create a Gourmet New-American Meal

Make a restaurant-worthy meal featuring American-fusion cuisine in this hands-on cooking class led by Chef Dan. You'll learn how to turn fresh ingredients, organic produce and flavor-enhancing herbs into gourmet dishes using culinary tips and techniques from an expert. 

Start off with an amuse-bouche appetizer of grilled shrimp and warm, savory grits followed by a classic wedge salad topped with candied pecans and gorgonzola dressing. Master the art of making classic beef Wellington and create mouthwatering bacon-wrapped fingerling potatoes on the side. Top off this incredible meal with an apple-caramel trifle that will tie everything together deliciously. Your home dinners will never be the same!



With grilled shrimp and soft grits

Baby Wedge Salad

With toasted candied pecans and sliced gorgonzola dressing

Individual Beef Wellington

With oven-roasted, bacon-wrapped fingerling potatoes

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

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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!

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24 Feb 2022

Shout out to Chef Dan! He’s so charming friendly kind and knowledgeable!! I Took my best friend to this class and we both absolutely loved it! The food was incredibly delicious- some of the best flavors we’ve ever had! Don’t hesitate if you are wondering if you would like this class. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be standing a lot, eat a light supper Bf you come since cooking takes a few hours and if you’re afraid of Covid and germs just stay home and forego enjoying a fun evening of cooking with a true pro whose cooked for presidents and celebrities! From a mom whose cooked for years for my family - I wish I’d met Dan 30 years ago to learn so many cooking secrets!

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10 Feb 2022

Amazing experience! We don’t often splurge, but I’m glad we did! We joined for the fancy Italian dinner and it was so yummy! Everything was planned, prepared, and organized perfectly! We even got to bring home extra food & ingredients! Dan was a great host! He was kind and flexible and helped us do everything perfectly.

$ 125 Per person

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

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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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