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Schedule of Classes

Fall 2015 ~ Winter & Spring 2016

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

.WFALL 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 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 


Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 or Nov. 7, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50)
South 9th Street, Philadelphia
Ann-Michelle & Charlotte Ann Albertson

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste foods that make Philly that much more delicious! Four hour leisurely walking tour introduces you to merchants, tantalizing food and colorful history of nation's oldest (100+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.
Wild About Mushrooms
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
6:30 PM ($45) at Madsen Design Center, Broomall
Chef Ann-Michelle Albertson, La Varenne Graduate

Why did the mushroom come to a cooking class? Because he is a funghi of course! Mushrooms can be part of just about any dish, breakfast, lunch, dinner, sides and stuffings or fillings! Come join the fun, whether you forage your own or buy them locally this class is for you! Ann-Michelle will create delectable dishes using mushrooms of all kinds, showing how to pick, store and utilize them to create tasty treats for everyone!


Exploring Spices & New Tastes 
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015   
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Executive Chef David Grear, Seasons

The flavors of the world are just around the corner! Spices such as ras el hanout, garam masala, harissa and turmeric are readily available in many local markets. Chef Grear explores and demonstrates dishes that are simple to execute using the trendiest new spices and herbs appearing in our markets today.

 

Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste foods that make Philly that much more delicious! Four hour leisurely walking tour introduces you to merchants, tantalizing food and colorful history of nation's oldest (100+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

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


That's Amore: Wines & Cheeses

Sunday, Oct. 18, 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 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
Autumn Gluten Free Cooking with the Experts!
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
David Grear, Seasons
Judy Matusky, RD, IDN, Nutrition Specialist


Certified Gluten-free Corporate Chef Grear produces many daily gluten-free menus. He collaborates with Judy Matusky, Community Health Services, Bryn Mawr and Paoli Hospitals to create delicious recipes, tips for shopping and preparing gluten=free foods. Chef Dave, a favorite teacher at Albertson Cooking School for 15+ years introduces countless variations to excite your taste buds.
Hands On Rustic Breads 
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 
9:30 AM - 1 PM ($70) at Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Chef Jarrett Young, Chester County Technical College
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.
The Mother Sauces 
Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
6 PM - 9 PM ($50) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef David Grear, Seasons


Learn the foundations of the five mother sauces in this intensive demonstration class. Executive Chef David Grear (who prepares menus for 1,500 daily) will teach you how to sauce up your menus with all new recipes. You will master techniques to prepare globally inspired entrees that cover plates around the world. Impress your guests with your expertise!
The Chopping Block: Knife Skills 
Thursday, Nov. 5,  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)

Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturday,Nov. 7, 2015 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste foods that make Philly that much more delicious! Four hour leisurely walking tour introduces you to merchants, tantalizing food and colorful history of nation's oldest (100+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

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


The Cuban Table
Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef David Grear, Seasons

Cuban cuisine has its own set of full-bodied flavors influenced by the mix of cultures, including African, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish. So, whether this is your first taste of Cuban cooking, or you've been enjoying this cuisine for years, you won't want to miss this class! Executive Chef David Grear will explore the flavors and tastes of Cuban food with a focus on fresh ingredients and ease of preparation.   
Small Bites, Big Flavor
Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef David Grear, Seasons

Menus across the country are featuring small bites, and now you can too! Get in on the new trend with Chef David Grear as he shows how to use wonton wrappers and rice papers to create sweet and savory delights with culinary influences from China, Korea, Japan and Thailand. Host a cocktail party with a kaleidoscope of delicious bites served with sangria, wine or a choice of non-alcoholic sparklers.

.WINTER AND SPRING 2016

 

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, January 5, 2016 
6 PM - 9 PM ($60 this class only) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef David Grear, Seasons

Create and take home two increasingly popular menu items. Limited enrollment. 
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.
Culinary Boot Camp
Tuesdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, &26, 2016
6 PM - 9 PM ($300 Series; $85 single class) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef David Grear, Seasons

Become a pro as a home cook! This series is a mini version blueprint of what you learn at full time culinary school. Chef Dave focuses on a complete menu each session emphasizing techniques you need to understand to become proficient in your own kitchen. You are challenged to recreate the meny taught in class, discussing your comments, and difficulties encountered. AWESOME gift for beginner to advanced home chef! Final exam, prizes and diploma! If possible, snow date one week later. 
The Chopping Block: Knife Skills 
Thursday, January 7,  2016   
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)

Annual Wine Pairing Dinner: Singapore
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
6:30 pm Reception; 7 pm Dinner ($115) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr

Without a doubt this spectacular event is an extraordinary bargain. Begin with champagne and 4 butlered hors d'oeuvres. Assigned tablees to enjoy five sumptious courses, each paired with a complimentary wine. Invite favorite people to join you for a long talked about evening. Albetson travels took them to magnificent Singapore to enjoy the sophisticated cuisines of this unique country. Our taleneted chefs will again outdo themselves recreating aSingapore menu. All inclusive: 20% gratuity & tax & 6 wines! 

NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.


All New Wine & Cheese Values

Sunday, January 24, 2016
3 PM - 5 PM ($55) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
Robert Peters, Ardmore State Store
Ann-Michelle Albertson, igourmet cheeses


Join our wine expert Robert Peters as he selects extraordinary wines at affordable prices, and Ann-Michelle Albertson pairs wonderful new 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

Hands On Pretzels & Flatbreads  
Saturday, March 5, 2016 
9:30 AM - 1 PM ($70) at Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Chef Amber Monastero, Julian Krinsky Cooking School
Create and take home these popular culinary favorites. Chef Amber will guide you through the fun-filled morning to make your personalized home-made captivating works of art. Bring 2 uncovered trays for take home. Limited enrollment. 
Hands On Desserts  
Saturday, March 12, 2016 
9:30 AM - 1 PM ($70) at Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Chef Amber Monastero, Julian Krinsky Cooking School
Join our talented Chef Amber as she shows you the ins and outs of hands on dessert making. Bring a take home container for all your home made goodies! Limited enrollment, menu to be announced. 
Dinner to beat the Clock  
Monday, March 14, 2016  
6:30 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen Design Center, Broomall
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director

Serve a delicious easy to create and serve dinner for the family on the run with sport and after-school schedules. Make-ahead to heat and serve for both the family or casual entertaining. Everyone will love this simple, healthy, eye appealing menu. 
Hands On Rustic Breads 
Saturday, March 19, 2016 
9:30 AM - 1 PM ($70) at Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Chef Jarrett Young, Chester County Technical College
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.
Euro-Latin Infusion: Spain 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Matt Pressler, Matador
 
Chef Pressler explores the Spanish influences on modern cuisine. Join us as he shares his secrets to recreate at home with rave reviews. Menu: Paella, Crab and Mahon stuffed Piquillos, and Benuelos with Chocolate. Delicisio!

Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturday, April 9, 2016 POSTPONED May 7, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste foods that make Philly that much more delicious! Four hour leisurely walking tour introduces you to merchants, tantalizing food and colorful history of nation's oldest (100+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

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


New Twists on Passover 
Monday, April 11, 2016 
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!  

Kitchen Design SeminarKitchen design
Saturday, April 16, 2016 

8:30am-12:30pm ($55)at Madsen Design Center
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 16, 2016 
9am-12:30pm (s$55) at Madsen Design Center
Liz & Nick Thoma, 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 17, 2016
3-5pm ($55) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director 
Robert Peters, PA Wine & Spirits

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 Robert Peters and Ann-Michelle Albertson. These new pairings are perfect for spring gatherings! 

NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.


The Virtuous Vegan 
Monday, April 18, 2016
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($60) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Kathy Gold, In the Kitchen Cooking School
Judy Matusky, Dietician

A healthy, balanced vegan diet ensures a host of benefits and preventative bonuses for some of the major diseases touching many lives. Vegan is not just lettuce and tofu! Come learn appetite filling, flavorful dishes that will surprise you. Chef Kage, a practising Vegan, creates a vegan menu that is full on flavor and made for your kitchen.  Menu: Vietnamese Salad Rolls, Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sliders, Slaw and Quick Pickles, Cannellini Beans with Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Kale, Aquafaba Italian Meringue.

Bathroom Design Seminar
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 

6:30-9pm ($45) 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. 


 Southwest Dinner  
Monday, April 25, 2016
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, PCC and The Arts Institute
 
There is no other cuisine indigenous to America than that of the Southwest. As a precursor to fusion food, Southwest cuisine is a collaboration of ingredients, methods and dining styles from the Spanish, Mexican and Native American culatures. Your guests and family will enjoy new twists to your menus!  Menu: Southwest Grilled Vegetable Tostadas with Roasted Tomato Salsa, Gulf Coast Shrimp Cocktail, Tamale Chicken Pie, Southwestern Sopaipillas
 

Culinary Institute of America:
Luxury Bus Tour

Monday, May 16, 2016 SOLD OUT
Monday, May 8, 2017
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 5,  2016   
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
$25 if repeating this class
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director
 

Learn classic knife skills and techniques, the principles of slicing, dicing, mincing, and julienne, along with how to handle, buy and utilize your knife. 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)

Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturday, May 7, 2016 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste foods that make Philly that much more delicious! Four hour leisurely walking tour introduces you to merchants, tantalizing food and colorful history of nation's oldest (100+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

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


Dinner to Beat the Heat!
Monday, May 23, 2016 
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director


Have dinner on the deck, pario, porch or pool with a make-ahead menu to dool down with light fare icluding a fruit gazpacho, summer sausage and corn salad, and much more! 

SUMMER  2016

Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturday, June 4, 2016 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste foods that make Philly that much more delicious! Four hour leisurely walking tour introduces you to merchants, tantalizing food and colorful history of nation's oldest (100+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

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


SIZZLE INTO SUMMER 2016

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 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2016
Chefs Announced Late Spring

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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