Cooking Class: Farmers Market Extravaganza

In this hands-on cooking class with Chef Greg, you’ll learn how to prepare an authentic three-course Southwestern-style dinner menu using a colorful array of fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farmers market. Among the dishes you’ll create in this class are a grilled fruit compote showcasing a spectrum of flavors, an irresistible black coffee ribeye steak, smoked potatoes and corn with cilantro, and strawberry bread pudding with a brûléed crusty golden top and custard-like interior for dessert.


Grilled Fruit Compote

Black Coffee Ribeye Steak

Smoked Potatoes and Corn

With cilantro

Strawberry Banana Bread Pudding

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Date Night, Fun, New American, Valentine's, Mother's Day, Holiday

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Greg


08 Mar 2020

Chef Greg was very informative and very fun to learn from. He made the class a great experience.


29 Feb 2020

Honestly there were not enough seats for 4 people. We ended up leaving. Chef was very nice and i dont want to bash him. We were 5 minutes late and there was no where to sit and everyone already had drinks and were well into the process which is confusing why it didnt start at 4. We traveled all the way from san tan valley and had to leave.


24 Feb 2020

The location was in the middle of a random pizza joint. We were making sushi on top of styrofoam plates. The experience was ok, but we expected it to be a bit classier. The chef was okay. He seemed to know the basics but didn’t describe each step very well. He had to repeat it a few times before we understood. I’m not sure we’d do something like this through your company again. It seemed low grade for how much we paid.


23 Feb 2020

The event could have been executed better. The chef had the entire class share two containers of water to dip their hands in to help spread the rice without it sticking to your hands (this was kinda gross as not everyone had washed their hands). When people requested for gloves, he seemed to get offended about it and stated that real chefs don't use gloves. We ran out of ingredients and there weren't enough supplies for the amount of people that showed up. For instance, the entire class had to keep passing around just 2 knives just so all 20+ could use them to cut veggies, raw fish, and the rolls. He was quite rude to one girl about how she made her sushi even though it was probably everyone's first time.


01 Feb 2020

Poor sanitary conditions surrounding the food, the class size was much too large for the size of the venue, and there was not enough food prepped.


06 Jan 2020

I don’t even want to give one star. This was a scam. The chef did not show up and the venue said this was the second time this has happened. I would not use this company again.


05 Jan 2020

It's unfortunate, because Chef Greg, was a NO SHOW! Already emailed about getting a refund. Only 1 star, more for the hosting site, Helton Brewing Co, in Phoenix. Great, rustic, urban decor and atmosphere, great beer flight and appetizer, I ended spending while there after waiting an hour. This wa as part of experience, theme Christmas gift for my husband, that some would consider a total bust. But...we made the best of it and will await refund and really should get something extra for the 30 min drive there and wait! Kim McCarthy


05 Jan 2020

The class was scheduled to start at noon at Helton Brewing today. The owner of the venue hosting Golden Apron, Brian Helton called Chef Greg at least a dozen times with calls going straight into voice mail. The class was completely full; we all finally left about 12:45pm. Chef eventually showed up at 1:10pm claiming he was told started at 1pm. (still late)-Chef Greg went to his car to show proof of his confirmation email of 1 pm start time yet got in his car and left instead without any apology or further communication. I paid for 4 people and expect a full refund.($180) We wasted our money and time waiting-very unprofessional and disappointed with Golden Apron. Brian Helton, the owner of Helton Brewing was very responsive to the class and did all he could to reach Chef Greg and even your corporate office-needless to say it was a extremely frustrating experience for the venue hosting as well as all of us who paid for the class.


21 Oct 2019

Chef Greg was great


19 Oct 2019

Awesome time, Chef took time to explain what to do. Overall great experience


05 Oct 2019

Excellent teacher. Hope to learn from him again.

Guest reviews for Chef Greg


29 Oct 2019

Awesome experience!!


29 Oct 2019

Good times!! Great food!!


29 Oct 2019

What a great experience. Thank you chef!!

Rob B

29 Oct 2019

This chef knows his craft. Well done chef!


21 Oct 2019

Thank you chef greg. The class was very informative as well as tasty!!

Lisa & John

21 Oct 2019

Jack Hansen

21 Oct 2019

Will definitely take more of chef Greg’s classes. A++

Dawn Hamlin

09 Oct 2019

Great job chef. Much appreciated!!!

Gerry Long

09 Oct 2019

Great class chef.!! The food and knowledge was fantastic!!!

Chrystal Lassing

09 Oct 2019

Excellent chef really knows his food.!!


18 Jun 2019

Chef Greg was proactive with his teaching skills as well as his interaction with my friends. Great food and presentation. A++!!!

$ 85 Per person

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

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Chef Greg's background spans many different realms in the culinary world. He has a bachelor's degree in restaurant, culinary, and catering management, is a former restaurant owner, has two decades worth of experience as an executive chef, and is the owner of a renowned catering company known for its creative and custom menus. Chef Greg looks forward to teaching you smart cooking techniques and incredible recipes you'll recreate time and time again.

Event location: Scottsdale

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