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Looking to unleash your inner chef? Roll up your sleeves and join us in our state-of-the-art kitchens for hands-on cooking, baking, wine, and cocktail classes. You won’t find a better spot in Boston for hands-on cooking classes to quench any culinary appetite.

Whether you'd like to learn basic cooking techniques, create exotic meals for a dinner party, or sharpen your knife skills, the BCAE has you covered. If your interests lie mostly in liquids, try one of our cocktail or wine courses.

The BCAE also offers the opportunity to work side by side with chefs from your favorite restaurants (from Boston and beyond). Look through our list of interactive classes to see which celebrity chefs are teaching each term.

To see the description of a class, click on the class title link below. If the class you are interested in is full, you may put yourself on the wait list and we will contact you if space should become available.

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From the rolling hills of rosemary, thyme and lavender, to the seaside of the Mediterranean where local fisherman bring in their daily haul, the region in and around Provence evokes sights, smell and flavors like few others. Join Adam Centamore as he gives you guided tasting of the food, wine, history, culture and more of this French wonderland. You'll be booking flights and renting "bicyclettes" in no time!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/22/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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Come join food stylist, photographer, food blogger and cook, Desiree Currie, to give you the inside-track on the art of food styling and photography! You'll get hands-on making Des' own photogenic recipes for a Caramelized Onion Tart, Deviled Eggs, and a Seasonal Fresh Green Salad. You'll learn presentation skills and pro tips on taking your very own photos worthy of serious insta-envy! Smart phones and cameras welcome.  

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/23/2017

Instructor : Desiree Currie 

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- Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp with Sherry & Peppers) - Suffed Piquillos (1. Fire Roasted Peppers with Tuna & Capers 2. Garlic, Parsley & Olive Oil) - Tortilla Espanola - Croquetas (1. Jamon Serrano 2. Drunken Goat Cheese) - Chorizo a la Sidra (Chorizo cooked in Cider) - Spanish Flan - Real Sagria & Limonada Friends, family and food are a way of life in Spain and nothing signifies that better than classic tapas - little bites with big flavor! Learn how to make regional tapas and pair them with authentic homemade Sangria.

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/23/2017

Instructor : Luis de Haro 

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- Siu Mai (steamed Chinese dumplings) - Spare Ribs - Vietnamese Fresh Rolls - Egg Tarts - Scallion Pancakes Craving Chinese food? Forget about take-out. Instead, learn how to make delicious and healthy Chinese food in your own kitchen. You'll discover all the tricks you need to know in order to prepare the meat, vegetable, and noodle dishes you crave.

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $59.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 06/24/2017

Instructor : Elliot Savitzky 

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- Spring Vegetable Frittata - Homemade Sausage Patties - Tater-Tot Waffles with toppings of Smoked Salmon with Crème Fraiche, and Prosciutto with Whipped Ricotta - Moist Apple Walnut Coffee Cake It's a brunch party here at the BCAE! Join our own Princess of pancakes, Diane Manteca, and waffle wing-man, Adam Centamore, in a booze-filled celebration of arguably the greatest meal of the week. You'll get hands-on learning Diane's own takes on brunch classics, and Adam will be teaching you to craft incredible drinks, perfect for inducing that Sunday afternoon nap. 

Tuition: $95.00

Member Cost: $75.00

Materials Cost: $27.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 06/24/2017

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
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Come join us for a unique opportunity to learn how to re-create those mind-blowing fine-dining desserts at home with Bistro du Midi's new star pastry chef, Allen Morter! You'll get hands-on learning direct from Chef Allen, making sweet treats that you can blow your guests away with at your next dinner party.   

Tuition: $70.00

Member Cost: $60.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/26/2017

Instructor : Allen Morter 

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Come get hands-on and explore the cooking of Thailand beyond the usual Pad Thai and Satay Chicken! Chef and native of Thailand, Visoot Sueksagan, will be here to show you some authentic regional dishes from his homeland. A unique, insider's look into one of the most fascinating and delicious cuisines on the planet.     

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/26/2017

Instructor : Visoot Sueksagan 

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Why let those market-fresh vegetables get all the attention? Surely fruit deserves its time in the spotlight too! Join Chef Lars Liebisch and get hands-on learning how to use seasonally fresh fruit in your home cooking repertoire. Fruit needn't be just sweet (not that there's anything wrong with it!) and Lars will show you how to harness your favorite fruits in savory and sweet applications. 

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/27/2017

Instructor : Lars Liebisch 

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- Kombucha - Sauerkraut - Kimchi - Apple Cider Vinegar Join master fermenter, Jitti Chaithiraphant of Heritage Vinegar and get hands-on learning all you need to know about basic fermentation! You'll learn a brief history of fermentation, different types of fermentation, fermentation dos and don'ts, how fermentation can benefit your health, and how to incorporate your homemade fermented foods into your daily diet.   

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/27/2017

Instructor : Jitti Chaithiraphant 

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Are you ready for pesto perfection? Join Chef Diane Manteca and use seasonal herbs to create the best pesto you’ve ever eaten! And while you're at it, why not also learn to use different vinegars, oils, and seasonings to make unique vinaigrettes and dressings superior to anything you ever bought in a store. You'll toss it all together in amazing salads, preparing your taste buds for the warmer months ahead!  

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/28/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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Don't let preparing risotto intimidate you! Our own ambassador of arborio, Diane Manteca, is here to show you how to master this Italian comfort classic. You'll stir yourself silly preparing some seasonal rice righteousness! Between you and me, there's probably a glass or two of vino to wash it all down with too. 

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/29/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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- Empanadas - Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri (Contains Cilantro) - Dulce de Leche Argentina is now seen the world over as the home to some of the greatest meat cookery, wines and other incredible dishes in the modern world. Come join Genevieve Forde and learn and taste your way through the food, products, wine, food history and culture of this fascinating South American land. Get on it Gauchos! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/29/2017

Instructor : Genevieve Forde  

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