Cooking Class: Put a Tempting Twist on New American Cuisine

Reimagine American-style favorites in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Darnell. After demonstrating a handful of culinary techniques, he'll help you incorporate your new skills by combining bold flavors and elements to elevate classic dishes. 

First, create a tangy arugula salad layered with cranberries, toasted almonds and sprinkles of fresh blue cheese. Then, you'll take on a juicy roast chicken with a Dijon mustard glaze. The main dish is accompanied by roasted garlic mashed potatoes and tender sautéed broccolini. End the meal with a delectable brownie and berry Napoléon with fresh strawberries. 


Fresh Green Salad With Blue Cheese

With arugula, craisins and toasted almonds

Thyme-Dijon Roasted Whole Chicken

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sautéed Broccolini

Brownie and Berry Napoléon

With strawberries and whipping cream

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsBeginner, Date Night, New American, Couples

Guest reviews for Chef Darnell

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Bridget B.

12 Sep 2022

Chef Darnell is fantastic! He is truly passionate about sharing his love of food with others and we had such a great time. We love the variety that he offers with his menus. We highly recommend taking his classes and booking him as your next private chef!

$ 85 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Having cooked since the age of 15, Chef Darnell has built a rewarding career in the culinary arts. Through his years of service, he's received awards and prepared meals for celebrities and royalty around the world. He has a genuine passion for helping aspiring chefs gain confidence in the kitchen. A true culinary creative, Chef Darnell adds a generous helping of heart to everything he dishes up!

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