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Schedule of Classes

Fall 2016 ~ Winter 2017

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

.WFALL 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 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. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, 2016
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.
Sauces Make The Dish
Monday, Sept. 25, 2016
6:30 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia
It’s no longer about the Mother Sauces! Chefs are using new go-to sauces that are lighter and brighter compared to the traditional calorie-rick French sauces. Chef Andy demonstrates how to make and use basic modern sauces that appear on restaurant menus: Yogurt Sauce, Pepper Sauce, Herb Sauce, Tahini Sauce, Pesto Sauce. Master each one to explore dozens of variations.
One Bowl Wonders 
Thursday, Sept.  29, 2016
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia
From spicy curry to warm chili and crunchy salads, one bowl meals are satisfying and simple to create. Learn to create easy, delicious comforting international meals using a balanced nutritional approach, combining delicious proteins, healthy grains, and good for you fats. Provide beautifully presented healthy goodness for those on the go that can be tailored to personal dietary requirements. 
Dinner in a Hurry ~ All New Menu  
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016  
6:30 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen Design Center, Broomall
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director

Join us for an autumn-bounty-based class filled with quick, simple and flavorful recipes. Master techniques short on time with an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients!
 
Hands On Rustic Breads 
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
9:30 AM - 1 PM ($70) at Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia
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.
Hands On Spiralizing
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
6:30 - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director
Master the new culinary craze! Spiralizing is a healthy, fun way to enjoy a bounty of fresh vegetables and fruits. In this hands-on class, learn to spiralize fresh vegetables and fruits for quick, healthy flavorful salads, main courses and desserts. Price includes spiralizer.

Hands On Desserts  
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 
9:30 AM - 1 PM ($70) at Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia
Desserts are the memory of the meal! In this hands-on sweet tooth indulgence, you will be guided through some of the most popular seasonal desserts. Bring 2 uncovered trays for take-home creations. A list of equipment emailed to attendees. Limited enrollment.
 
The Autumn Vegetarian 
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Kathy Gold, In the Kitchen Cooking School
As a practicing vegetarian, superb teacher Chef Kathy Gold (owner: In the Kitchen Cooking School) shares her culinary secrets, tips & recipes for maximizing the flavors of fall.

The Restaurant Critic's Wife

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
7 PM ($50; $60 with autographed book) at Yangming, Bryn Mawr
Elizabeth Laban, Author

Fabulous evening with Elizabeth Laban, author of The Restaurant Critic's Wife. Name ring a bell? The author-wife of Inquirer restuarnat critic Craig Laban! An evening not to be missed. Enjoy a cocktail, an appetizer and enticing tale about writing and living with a "fact-crazed, anonymity-obsessed restaurant critic." PEOPLE magazine hailed her book ~ A great evening!

Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturdays, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, 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


Hands On Tapas  
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 
6:30 - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia
Made popular throughout Spain, tapas are elegant and tasty appetizers and snacks, perfect for festive get-togethers and holiday gatherings. Chef Andy Marin guides you through some of the most popular and flavorful choices. Plan an easy to do party with tapas and wines to wow your guests! Hands-on class, limited enrollment.

The Chopping Block: Knife Skills 
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
Tursday, Jan. 12, 2017    
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
$25 if repeating this class
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia

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 Andy Marin. 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. 5, 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


Mediterarrean Wines & Cheeses

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
2 PM - 4 PM ($55) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
Robert Peters, Ardmore State Store
Victoria Young, Head Cheese Monger Carlino's Markets

Join Rob and Victoria as they pair six cheeses and six wines from the Mediterranean region. Rob selects great buys to complement Carlino’s cheeses (Ardmore and West Chester). Code number provided for wines available at Pennsylvania liquor stores. Event benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Spices: The World of Flavor
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia

Flavorful herbs and spices add everyday versatility to good-for-you ingredients. Come taste the world of flavors as Chef Andy demonstrates recipes to introduce new tastes to the palate.

Hands-On Hors d'Oeuvres 
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 
6:30 - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia

The approaching holidays showcase cocktail parties and festive gatherings. Chefs Andy and Ann-Michelle team together to create a variety of easy, flavorful hors d’oeuvres. Learn to make savory bite-sized hors d’oeuvres with fresh seasonal ingredients. Hands-on class, limited enrollment.

.WINTER AND SPRING 2017

 

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 10, 2017 
6 PM - 9 PM (
$60 this class only) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia

Create and take home two increasingly popular menu items. Limited enrollment. 
NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.
Culinary Boot Camp
Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2017
6 PM - 9 PM ($300 Series; $85 single class) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia

Everything you want to know about cooking! Want to be more adept in the kitchen, rely less on recipes and make delicious, healthy food for family and friends? Our fantastic mini-course is perfect for any home chef! This four week class (total 12 hours) encompasses techniques, flavor profiles, dietary substitutions. Master healthy, seasonal recipes with your own variations easily duplicated at home. Assigned homework discussed each class.

The Chopping Block: Knife Skills 
Thursday, January 12,  2017   
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
$25 if repeating this class
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia
 

The first step to creating great food is great knife skills! It’s more than just cutting. Learn classic knife cuts and techniques. 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)

The Flavors of Taiwan: Annual Wine Pairing Dinner
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:30 pm Reception; 7 pm Dinner ($115) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr

Taiwan’s intricate and aromatic cuisine, creates the theme for this dynamic wine pairing dinner. Michael Wei and his talented culinary staff will take you on a culinary adventure through the island nation of Taiwan. Jonathan Newman will complement the courses with excellent wines readily available at the PA State Stores. Always countless enthusiastic rave reviews for this annual event. SENSATIONAL BARGAIN! $115 Includes champagne reception, 5-course wine dinner, 20% gratuity & 6% tax.

NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.


All New Wine & Cheese Values

Sunday, January 22, 2017
3 PM - 5 PM ($55) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
Robert Peters, Ardmore State Store
Ann-Michelle Albertson, igourmet cheeses

Join Robert Peters and Ann-Michelle Albertson in this annual January wine and cheese pairing. Representing igourmet, Ann-Michelle will showcase six select cheeses. All cheeses will be available for pre-sale. Robert Peters artfully pairs value-based wines to accompany the cheeses. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Hands On Tarts  
Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:30 AM - 1 PM ($70) at Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Chef Andy Marin, Art Institute Phila.
Whether sweet or savory, decadent or healthy, tarts are simple delicious main features and creative desserts. This hands-on class will guide you through the basics of crust, fillings and finishing touches. Both sweet and savory tarts will be presented using fresh seasonal ingredients. Bring 2 uncovered trays for take-home creations. Limited enrollment.
 
More New Twists on Passover 
Monday, April 3, 2017 
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Jared Cohen, Owner & Chef West Ave Dresher
Chef Jared has extensive experience in kosher cooking and preparation. He demonstrates more new twists on the traditional Passover Seder. His modern demonstrates recipes and techniques to celebrate tradition with a modern flare on this centuries old celebration.
Savona: Flavors of the Coast 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andrew Masciangelo, Savona Cucina della Costa

Join Andrew Masciangelo, owner and executive chef Savona Cucina della Costa, Gulph Mills for a tantalizing demonstration class exploring the flavors of the Italian coast. Chef Drew, a long time popular teacher, chooses seasonal ingredients and traditional methods in creating this memorable class.


Kitchen Design SeminarKitchen design
Saturday, April 22, 2017
 

8:30am-12:30pm ($55)at Yangming, Bryn Mawr
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. 


Dinner to beat the Clock  
DATE TBD 
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. 

Euro-Latin Infusion: Spain 
DATE TBD
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
DATE TBD
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


How to Market & Sell Your Food Product
DATE TBD
 
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
DATE TBD

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 
DATE TBD
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
DATE TBD
 

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. 


Award Winning Davio's Dinner
Monday, April 24, 2107
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($50) at Madsen, Broomall
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Award winning Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse shares recipes and secrets to a sumptuous dinner, along with their talented sommelier who pairs each course perfectly.
 Southwest Dinner  
DATE TBD
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 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 
DATE TBD   
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
DATE TBD
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!
DATE TBD 
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
DATE TBD 
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 2017

OUTDOOR GRILL CLASSES
DATE TBD
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

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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