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Schedule of Classes

Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2015

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

.WWINTER 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 


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

.SPRING  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


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

Always in a rush? Never have time for home cooked meals? Chef Ann-Michelle creates seasonal recipes with a flare on flavor and ease. Learn tricks of the trade, taste healthy short cuts, and experience "dinner in a dash." Menu: Squash and Polenta Stacks, Panko Crusted Crab cakes, Sassy Fish Tacos, Crispy Sake Mushrooms, and Marcella's Famous Tomato Sauce.
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 (s$55) at Yangming
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 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 ($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. 


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. Chef 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

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


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.

SUMMER  2015

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

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 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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