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Schedule of Classes

Fall 2014 ~ Winter 2015

Click here for Printable Registration Form

Checks Payable:
Charlotte Ann Albertson
PO Box 27
Wynnewood, PA 19096

.FALL 2014

WIN A FREE CLASS!
WEEKLY winner selected from those sending 
two self-addressed stamped envelopes. 
Our thanks for helping to avoid computer addressing goofs! 

Chef menus are frequently announced closer to class date. Updates will be posted on email. Ensure your updates by emailing us. Request to be included for late-breaking menus: cookline99@aol.com

             
Kitchen assistance needed for classes
Contact cookline99@aol.com  

Albertson Cooking School profits to Alex's Lemonade Stand for 
kids with Cancer and Cancer Research 


Hands On Rustic Breads 
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 also March 21, 2015
9:30 AM - 1 PM ($70) at Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Jared Cohen,
Private Chef

Experience the pleasure of "hot out of the oven" home-baked breads from freshly mixed dough. Chef Jared Cohen heps you master a simple bread making formula that allows you to create a variety of multigrain breads and rolls. Chef Cohen guides you through the magical process of making dough, forming loaves and baking the crusty masterpieces to take home.
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.

Eat Your Way Through The Italian Market

Sat, Sept. 20, Oct. 18 (for groups), Nov. 8, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director

Explore the oldest outdoor market in the U.S., Philly's own Italian Market with tour guide Ann-Michelle Albertson. Meet merchants, taste the unique flavors, receive special bargains. Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.


Hands Desserts

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2015 
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM ($70) at Shipley, Bryn Mawr
Professional Pastry Chef

Learn distinctive recipes, baking tips, and techniques. Delectable creations to take home, so good they will think you went all the way to Paris! Limit 14.
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.

Autumn Gluten Free!
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
David Grear, Seasons


Corporate chef David Grear collaborates with dietician Judy Matusky. This nutrition-cooking class includes tips for shopping and preparing gluten-free food.  

Hands On Pretzels & Flatbreads 
Saturday, Oct.11, 2014 also March 14, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:15 PM ($70) at Shipley, Bryn Mawr
Chef Jared Cohen,
Private Chef

Create and take home two increasingly popular menu items. Limited enrollment. 
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.
In The Kitchen: Four Seasons Hotel    
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
4:15 PM - 6 PM ($80) at Logan Circle, Philadelphia
Peter Rosenblatt, Four Seasons Hotel


Executive Chef Peter Rosenblatt and staff in a rare, extraordinary experience to view a renowned working kitchen! Includes cooking demonstration, tastings served stove side, wine, recipes, pastry kitchen, brief hotel tour. Business attire please. LIMITED space.

The Mother Sauces 
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef David Grear, Seasons

Learn the foundations of the five mother sauces: Béchamel, Classic Tomato, Hollandaise, Espagnole and Velouté. Chef Grear will create simple, rustic and seasonal dishes for each sauce and explain the derivative sauces made from them. Recipes and tastings included. 
Global Grains  
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
6:30 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen Design Center, Broomall
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director

Cook around the globe with delicious whole grains to fill your plate and satisfy your appetite. Chef Ann-Michelle Albertson will prepare recipes exploring versatile grains from the everyday to the exotic, including purchase tips and how to cook grains. Judy Matusky, Dietician and Nutrition Specialist, answers student questions. 
The Chopping Block: Hands On Knife Skills 
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:15 PM - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
$25 if repeating this class

David Grear, Seasons

Learn classic knife skills and techniques, the principles of slicing, dicing, mincing, and julienne, along with how to handle, buy and utilize your knife from Chef David Grear, a long time student favorite teacher. Bring your chef's knife and get on the cutting edge! Limited enrollment. Cut crudités will be served with an assortment of dips (class does not constitute dinner)

Eat Your Way Through The Italian Market

Sat, Nov. 8, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director

Explore the oldest outdoor market in the U.S., Philly's own Italian Market with tour guide Ann-Michelle Albertson. Meet merchants, taste the unique flavors, receive special bargains. Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.


More Amore: Italian Wines & Cheeses
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
3 - 5 pm ($55) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
DiBruno Brothers House of Cheese and Moore Brothers Wine Company

Come join one of our most popular entertaining and educational annual event. Pair NEW selections of  wines and cheese to make entertaining easy under the direction of the "The Cheese Guy" Emilio Mignucci, DiBruno House of Cheese and "The Wine Guy" from Moore Brothers Wine Company. 
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.
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Fast, Fresh, Fun & Easy  
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
6:30 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen Design Center, Broomall
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director

Join chef Ann-Michelle Albertson for this fun demonstration class with tastings of simple, healthy cooking, creating recipes that put dinner on the table in a flash! Chef Albertson uses fresh and healthy cooking techniques, that are short on time and full of flavor. 

Homemade Italian Cheeses

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM ($70) at Shipley, Bryn Mawr

Learn to make Mascarpone, Ricotta, and Ricotta Salata confidently with readily available ingredients. Demonstration and part hands-on, by artisan cheese maker Emily Klie, limited enrollment. 
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.

.WINTER  2015

WIN A FREE CLASS!
WEEKLY winner selected from those sending 
two self-addressed stamped envelopes. 
Our thanks for helping to avoid computer addressing goofs! 

Chef menus are frequently announced closer to class date. Updates will be posted through email. Ensure your updates by emailing us and ask to be included for late-breaking menus: cookline99@aol.com

SNOW DATE: 1 week later when  possible


Introductory Special: Culinary Boot Camp
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
6 PM - 9 PM ($60 this class only)
Madsen Design Center, Broomall
David Grear, Seasons

Not sure the series is for you? Take our Boot Camp Session One at the Special Introductory Rate of $60. So good we're sure you'll want to sign up for the series! Free yourself from reliance on recipes! 

Culinary Boot Camp
Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2015
6 PM - 9 PM ($300 series ~ Repeats $150 ~ $85 single)
Madsen Design Center, Broomall
David Grear, Seasons

THE most informative classes you'll ever take! Our talented executive chef, David Grear teaches a NEW mini all you want to know about cooking series. Essential for all levels of cooking, beginner to experienced! Grasp foundations of cooking: sauté, poach, blanch, steam, roast, braise. Free yourself from reliance on recipes! Learn how to taste, feel, smell. Understand how cooking works! Master techniques to create any dish.  Assigned homework to practice your skills! Full weekly menu.
Annual Wine Pairing Dinner
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
6:30 PM ($115) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr

Don't miss this annual fabulous evening! Begin with champagne and 4 butlered hors d'oeuvres. Gregory Moore, former sommelier Le Bec Fin, pairs wines with a magnificent dinner created especially for us by the talented chefs at award-winning Yangming restaurant. Includes champagne reception, 5-course Moore Brothers wine dinner, 20% gratuity and 6% tax. OUTSTANDING bargain!


The Chopping Block: Knife Skills 
Thursday, Jan. 15 2015   
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
$25 if repeating this class
David Grear, Seasons

Learn classic knife skills and techniques, the principles of slicing, dicing, mincing, and julienne, along with how to handle, buy and utilize your knife from Chef David Grear, a long time student favorite. Bring your chef's knife and get on the cutting edge! Limited enrollment. Cut crudités will be served with an assortment of dips (class does not constitute dinner)
Behind the Scenes:
Rittenhouse Hotel
 
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015  
10 AM - 2 PM ($85) at Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia
From the kitchen at Lacroix, the Forbes Four Star restaurant, to suites where the famous stay (if unoccupied) this spectacular Behind-the-Scenes tour of this five star Mobil Guide posh hotel also includes a cooking demo and sumptuous lunch (gratuity and tax included, wine additional). Don't miss out on this hidden gem. NO REFUNDS. LIMITED space!

More Great Values:

Wines & Cheeses

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
3 PM - 5 PM ($55) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
Robert Peters, Ardmore State Store
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director


Join our wine expert Robert Peters as he selects extraordinary wines at affordable prices, and Ann-Michelle Albertson pairs wonderful new igourmet cheeses for an exciting tasting seminar sure to tantalize your palate. Great ideas for a winter party!
Yangming voted #1 Chinese restaurant in US at Chinese Gala Awards

Culinary Institute of America:
Luxury Bus Tour

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 

7am West Chester arrive home approximately 7pm 7:30am Plymouth Meeting
($125) at CIA, Hyde Park NY
Albertson Cooking School 

Join the fun aboard a luxury bus to the home of America's future chefs. Includes gourmet lunch at one of CIA's five star restaurants, a student conducted tour of state of the art equipped classrooms and facilities, juice, muffins, culinary videos outbound, wine, fruit and cheese homeward trip. A SUPERB day! Great for gift giving too! 

 

SPRING  2015


Hands On Pretzels & Flatbreads 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 
9:30 AM - 1:15 PM ($70) at Shipley, Bryn Mawr
Chef Jared Cohen,
Private Chef

Create and take home two increasingly popular menu items. Limited enrollment. 
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.

New Twists on Passover 
Monday, March 16 2015 
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Jared Cohen, Personal Chef
Chef Jared is a personal chef with extensive experience in kosher cooking and preparation. He demonstrates more new twists on the traditional Passover Seder. His modern take on this centuries old celebration will give you recipes and techniques to celebrate tradition with a modern flare. Aunt Sadie will rave!  
Dinner in a Dash  
Thursday, March 19, 2015  
6:30 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen Design Center, Broomall
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director

Four meatless meals, one for each Monday of the month. Chef Ann-Michelle creates seasonal recipes with a flare on flavor and ease. Menu: Tomato and Asparagus "Carbonara;" Soba Noodles with Miso-Glazed Tofu and Vegetables; Fresh Vegetable Crepes; Spicy Sloppy Joes and more! 
Hands On Rustic Breads 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 
9:30 AM - 1 PM ($70) at Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Chef Jared Cohen, Personal Chef
Experience the pleasure of "hot out of the oven" home-baked breads from freshly mixed dough. Master a simple bread making formula that allows you to create a variety of breads from foccocia to multigrain rolls. Our expert baker guides you through the magical process of making dough, forming loaves and baking the crusty masterpieces to take home.
Latin Cuisine for Any Kitchen 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef David Grear, Seasons

Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other Latin American cuisines are heating local tables with zesty flavors and vibrant colors. Student favorite Chef David Grear shows how you can go from Paoli to Puerto Rico, Merion to Mexico, or Bryn Mawr to Brazil in you r own kitchen. Com join the fun!   
Mediterranean Mania 
Monday, April 13, 2015
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($50) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef David Grear, Seasons

The Mediterranean diet has long been known for its health value. Chef David Grear shows you how easy it is to create dishes that evoke images of the beautiful coastline. Light appetizers and entrees, grains, fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables are at the heart of Mediterranean dining. Join us to explore these delicious flavors.   

Kitchen Design SeminarKitchen design
Saturday, April 25, 2015 

8:30am-12:30pm ($55)at Yangming
Andy Madsen & Associates, Madsen Design Center 

So you want a new kitchen? Andy Madsen and Associates share valuable information. EVERYTHING you want to know BEFORE building or remodeling! Covers architectural design, flooring, cabinets, counter tops, lighting, appliances, windows...Take home printed material. Save hundreds of shopping hours and money. Not to be missed. Rave reviews last year. 


How to Market & Sell Your Food Product
Saturday, April 25, 2015 
9am-12:30pm ($55) at Yangming
Liz & Nick Thomas, Founders Chalif Mustards

Liz and Nick Thomas, founders Chalif Mustards, share decades of experience in the food product industry. Covers market research, pricing, package design, zoning, distribution, advertising, legal queries, much more! Ask the experts; get honest answers for Paul Newman wannabes. Valuable handouts. 


Wines & Cheeses for Easy Entertaining
Sunday, April 26, 2015
3-5pm ($55) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
DiBruno Brothers House of Cheese and Moore Brothers Wine Company

Come join one of our most popular entertaining and educational annual event. Pair new selections of  wines and cheese to make entertaining easy under the direction of the "The Cheese Guy" Emilio Mignucci, DiBruno House of Cheese and "The Wine Guy" from Moore Brothers Wine Company. Zagat awarded Moore Bros. BEST wine buys, BEST top service, BEST overall wines, BEST shopping experience. 

NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute. NR,  T


Bathroom Design Seminar
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 

6:30-9pm ($40) at Madsen, Broomall 
Andy Madsen & Associates, Madsen  

You never realized there is so much to learn! Transform your old bath into one fit for royalty. Andy Madsen and Associates will cover everything you need to know: design, lighting, vanity options, shower, Jacuzzi and more. Priceless hand outs.  


Hook, Line then Dine 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($60) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef David Grear, Seasons

CHef Grear demystifies cooking with fish! Come learn how to select, prepare and present fresh catches for your family. Chaf David uses seasonal ingredients to create complete meals with a focus on daily catches as the main attraction!    

Culinary Institute of America:
Luxury Bus Tour

Tuesday, May 5, 2015  

7am West Chester arrive home approximately 7pm 7:30am Plymouth Meeting
($125) at CIA, Hyde Park NY
Albertson Cooking School 

Join the fun aboard a luxury bus to the home of America's future chefs. Includes gourmet lunch at one of CIA's five star restaurants, a student conducted tour of state of the art equipped classrooms and facilities, juice, muffins, culinary videos outbound, wine, fruit and cheese homeward trip. A SUPERB day! Great for gift giving too! 


The Chopping Block: Knife Skills 
Thursday, May 7,  2015   
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
$25 if repeating this class
David Grear, Seasons

Learn classic knife skills and techniques, the principles of slicing, dicing, mincing, and julienne, along with how to handle, buy and utilize your knife from Chef David Grear, a long time student favorite. Bring your chef's knife and get on the cutting edge! Limited enrollment. Cut crudités will be served with an assortment of dips (class does not constitute dinner)

Eat Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturday, May 9, 2015 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Explore the oldest outdoor market in the U.S., Philly's own Italian Market with tour guide Ann-Michelle Albertson. Meet merchants, taste the unique flavors, receive special bargains. Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute. NR, T


Summertime Gluten Free Cooking with the Experts!
Monday, May 18, 2015 
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
David Grear, Seasons


Join student favorite Chef David Grear as he demonstrates how to cook, eat and enjoy a gluten free diet without skimping on flavor and freshness.

Eat Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturday, June 6, 2015 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Explore the oldest outdoor market in the U.S., Philly's own Italian Market with tour guide Ann-Michelle Albertson. Meet merchants, taste the unique flavors, receive special bargains. Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute. NR, T


SIZZLE INTO SUMMER 2015

GRILL CLASSES
6:00 pm at Shipley
$45 each - $150 series of 4

Don't miss out! Register for our popular summer classes. Register for complete series and be eligible to sous chef at a grill class. The summer series of outdoor grilling classes is soon to heat up the backyard! Come gather at the grill, learn new recipes and techniques, classes fill quickly. Thunderstorm date is the following night when possible. R, T, Mweb

Mondays  June 2015 Dates To Be Announced

Kitchen assistance is needed for these classes, please contact 610-649-9290 if interested. 

Albertson Cooking profits to Alex's Lemonade Stand for 
kids with Cancer and Cancer Research 

Other Culinary Events and Worthy Fund Raisers

Taste of the Countryside: Drexelbrook (October)

Masters: Celebrity Chefs Brunch at the MBNA Corporate Center, Downtown Wilmington benefit Meals on Wheels, Delaware (Spring)

RNS (Ruth Newman Shapiro) Hand Bag Luncheon: Great Bay Golf Club Somers Point, NJ; 3rd Thursday in August 

GOOGLE FOR DATES AND TICKET INFORMATION (610) 649-9290

Serrated Swiss Kitchen Knives

Those who purchased them through our Incredible Edibles  programs keep placing orders for more.   (One student gave them to everyone on her holiday list!)  2 sizes: 3-inch pairing and 5 1/2-inch multi-purpose.

Call to Order (610) 649-9290

Philadelphia Flavor 2

Over 100 area chefs contributed recipes to this new cookbook, including Charlotte-Ann, Ann-Michelle, and Mary-Kristin of Albertson's Cooking School!   All profits from sales go to charity.  Great for gift giving!
$18 per copy
See the order form.

Culinary Adventures

World travels by Albertson Cooking School include cooking demonstrations, gracious dining, fine wine and historical tours. Rave reviews for past excursions to:

France
Italy/Sicily
SW France/Spain
Switzerland
South Africa
Argentina/Brazil
Peru
Chile
China/Korea
Canyon Ranch Tucson
Las Vegas

 

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