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Looking to unleash you 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.

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What could be more satisfying than the aroma of homemade bread baking in your own kitchen? There's no mystery to successful bread baking once you understand the essentials. In this class, you will discover how to work with yeast doughs -- mixing, kneading, proofing, and baking with a variety of flours.  

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; 1 session on 05/06/2017

Instructor : Brian Grabowski 

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Nothing quite beats waking up on a sunny, weekend morning to the smell of homemade baked goods and pot of fresh coffee, and it sometimes is just the remedy to braving those long brunch lines! Come join the BCAE's own morning person, Susanne Carpenter, as she shows you how to bake some impressively delicious yet simple brunch-worthy treats. All this without taking off your PJs!

Tuition: $55.00

Member Cost: $47.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 05/13/2017

Instructor : Susanne Carpenter 

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Whether it's an easy weeknight dinner or gourmet fare for a Friday night at home, there is little doubt that pizza and calzone always fit the bill. Satisfy your cravings by learning to prepare these delectable delights -- and ditch your dependence on delivery forever. In this class, you’ll learn to make your own dough and then use it to prepare classic, stuffed, and deep dish pizzas as well as a creative calzone. At the end of class, you’ll sit down to eat and toast your achievement with a glass or two of wine! Come ready to roll up your sleeves! Please bring an apron and dress appropriately.

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/17/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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For the budding baker, Pate a Choux is an essential dough to master, and Professional Baker, Susanne Carpenter, will be here to get you hands-on mastering this delicious craft. You'll turn your dough into delicious, cream-filled treats and be ready to delight your friends and guests with skills for a lifetime. 

Tuition: $55.00

Member Cost: $47.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/22/2017

Instructor : Susanne Carpenter 

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Beautiful Italian cookies and biscotti need not be a holiday luxury. Many recipes are simple enough to make at home in a short time and perfect for eating any and every season of the year. This class features great new recipes that will have you thinking about these authentic morsels in new and creative ways. Let's get baking!

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/01/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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Bread making demystified! Roll your sleeves up for this hands-on workshop – material covered includes the use of yeast and other leavening agents, basic starters, different types of flour, the role each ingredient plays in a recipe, the art of kneading, and how to successfully rise, shape, and proof dough. You will learn “many loaves/one dough” techniques so that when you get home, you can get creative with shape and flavor in your own kitchen.!  

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; 1 session on 06/03/2017

Instructor : Brian Grabowski 

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Susanne Carpenter will be here to show you how to make these incredible crunchy crescents of deliciousness for yourself! Bring an apron and roll up your sleeves, as you'll be rolling, laminating and shaping your very own. A unique opportunity from one of New England's great pastry talents!  

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 06/03/2017

Instructor : Susanne Carpenter 

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Maple bacon, buttered popcorn, lemon lavender and MORE! Designer Donuts are the new trend, and they are a serious treat you do not want to miss out on! Instead of paying a pretty penny for these lavish treats, join Brian Grabowski and learn to make your own!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

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

Instructor : Brian Grabowski 

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Those who've visited any serious bakery know how heavenly a good French Macaron can be (not to be confused with the American, coconut flavored Macaroon). Likewise, those who know something about baking, know how deceptively tricky they can be to make! Professional Baker, Susanne Carpenter, will be here to give you all the insider tricks and tips to pull of a pro-level French Macaron. A perfect class for beginner and advanced bakers to get hands-on and impress your family & friends for years to come! 

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

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

Instructor : Susanne Carpenter 

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