Cooking Classes


A.E.L.C. cooking classes are taught by local chefs, restaurateurs — and great guest cooks!
All Cooking Classes will be conducted at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Chenal Parkway.

A.E.L.C. Cooking classes are taught in a fun and casual atmosphere. Classes consist of workshops or demonstrations (noted) and include recipes. Bring your appetite to class – and a bottle of wine if you’d like!

Note: menus may vary depending on the freshest ingredients.

Register with a friend and save! See special discounts for pairs.

Bring a friend for a fun night out, or come solo and enjoy!

Bakeshop I: Bread & Rolls (#3-151)

sec 1) Sun, Oct 2 …………1-4p
sec 2) Sun, Jan 15………..1-4p
sec 3) Sun, Mar 5………….1-4p

Registration Fee: $69.00 or $114/pair

Become the baker in the house, and watch your popularity rating rise! We’ll work with leavening agents and yeast doughs: mixing, kneading, proofing and shaping. Hands-on.

Course Location Date

Bakeshop II: Pies & Tarts (#3-152)

sec 1) Sun, Nov 6 …………..1-4p
sec 2) Sun, Feb 5……………1-4p
sec 3) Sun, Mar 26………….1-4p

Registration Fee: $69.00 or $114/pair

Sweet or savory, it all begins with the crust. Learn the secret to making tender, flaky crusts, and fill them with all kinds of goodness! Hands-on.

Course Location Date

Bakeshop III: Babycakes! (#3-153)

Sun, Apr 9 ………………….1-4p

Registration Fee: $69.00 or $114/pair

It’s all about the cakes – petit fours, cupcakes and cake balls that is! All you need is one simple batter, and a few tricks the professionals use! Just in time for your Easter! treats! Hands-on.

Course Location Date

Holiday Bakeshop (#3-154)

Sun, Dec 11………………1-4p

Registration Fee: $69.00 or $114/pair

You’ll take home a braided Christmas bread wreath and a Festive Yule Log – rolled up with your own hands! Bring a batch of holiday treats and your recipe for an old fashioned cookie swap. Hands-on.

Course Location Date

Knife Skills: Chop Like a Pro! (#3-150)

sec 1) Sun, Sept 18………..2-4p
sec 2) Sun, Feb 12 ………..2-4p
sec 3) Sun, Apr 2……………2-4p

Registration Fee: $54.00 or $94/pair

Learn basic knife techniques for mincing, dicing and shredding, and how to select, sharpen, and care for your knives. Turn everyday fruits and vegetables into simple garnishes. Hands-on workshop.

Course Location Date

Classic and Secondary Sauces (#3-155)

Sun, Sept 25………2-4p

Registration Fee: $54.00 or $94/pair

Every serious cook must master the sauces! We’ll tackle the classics: Hollandaise, Tomato, Bechamel, and from those we’ll prepare Bernaise, Creole, and Mornay. Take your culinary skills up a notch – or two! $94/pair.

Course Location Date

Hearty Winter Soups (#3-265)

Sun, Jan 29 …………….2-4p

Registration Fee: $54.00 or $99/pair

There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of soup to warm your bones on a raw winter day! We’ll begin with the proper base – a rich, aromatic stock. We’ll prepare stocks to use in our broth-based, cream-based, and hearty winter soups. Demonstration.

Course Location Date

Hand-Made Pasta Workshop (#3-260)

Sun, Feb 19 ……………2-4p

Registration Fee: $54.00 or $94/pair

Making your own pasta is fun, and it’s easy and inexpensive too! With just a couple of staples and simple techniques, you’ll wow everyone. We’ll prepare fresh pasta dough and make a variety of different pastas in class. Hands-on.

Course Location Date

Great on the Grill! (#3-285)

Sat, Mar 11 …………..2-4p

Registration Fee: $59.00 or $109/pair

Everyone can be great on the grill! You’ll learn how to build and manage your charcoal fire, test and regulate temperature, and cook meats, fruits, and veggies. Just about everything is better on the grill, and everyone helps in this outdoor class!

Course Location Date

Seafood & Fish Cookery (#3-275)

Sun, Mar 19 …………..2-4p

Registration Fee: $59.00 or $109/pair

Learn how to determine freshness, make good fish selections, and the best cooking methods for various kinds of fish and seafood, including pan frying, broiling, and grilling. We’ll prepare salmon, tilapia, shellfish, and more. Demonstration.

Course Location Date

Flavors from Around the World…

Indian Cooking I (#3-282)

sec 1) Sun, Oct 9…………2-4p
sec 2) Sun, Mar 12………2-4p

Registration Fee: $54.00 or $99/pair

If you’re a lover of Indian food, mark your calendar for an afternoon of authentic and fun! Join us and uncover the secrets of these vibrant, complex flavors: Chicken Biryani, Raita, Masala, Papad, and Rooh Afza. Demonstration.

Course Location Date

Indian Cooking II (#3-283)

sec 1) Sun, Jan 22 ……….2-4p
sec 2) Sun, Apr 23………..2-4p

Registration Fee: $54.00 or $99/pair

Plenty of hands-on work, and lots of eating too, don’t miss Part II! We’ll prepare more authentic favorites: Samosas, Aloo Bhaji wth Poori, Gajar Halwa and Lassi. Hands-on workshop.

Course Location Date

Roll with it Baby: Tamale Workshop (#3-270)

sec 1) Sun, Oct 16………..2-4p
sec 2) Sun, Apr 30 ……….2-4p

Registration Fee: $54.00 or $99/pair

Who doesn’t love ‘em – learn to make your very own authentic tamales! We’ll roll, we’ll steam, we’ll try different fillings and sauces, and we’ll eat- ‘cause that’s how we roll in the tamale class!

Course Location Date

Classic Italian Kitchen (#3-284)

Sun, Oct 30 …………………..2-4p

Italian favorites that will delight your family and dinner guests! Traditional sauces and favorite pastas: Ragu Bolognese, Alfredo, Panzanella, and Bruschetta. Ciao Bella! Demonstration.

Registration Fee: $54.00 or $99/pair

Course Location Date

Sushi Workshop I (#3-280)

sec 1) Sat, Nov 5……………..6:30-8:30p
sec 2) Sat, Feb 18……………6:30-8:30p

Registration Fee: $69.00 or $129/pair

Sushi is fresh, healthy, light, and it’s over the top delicious. Sushi parties are the coolest and yes, you can host one! Learn how to prepare sushi rice, how to select and prep ingredients, and roll, roll, roll! Hands-on.

Course Location Date

Sushi Workshop II: Specialty Rolls (#3-281)

sec 1) Sat, Jan 21………….6:30-8:30p
sec 2) Sat, Apr 22…………..6:30-8:30p

Registration Fee: $69.00 or $129/pair

So you know how to roll, but you’re ready for more! Our “graduate students” will learn some new tricks and move on to specialty rolls! Hands-on.

Course Location Date

The Big Easy: Cajunfest! (#3-285)

Sun, Feb 26 ………………2-4p

Registration Fee: $54.00 or $94/pair

Laissez les bons temps rouler – get ready for your Mardi Gras celebration with these faves! We’ll learn how to make a roux for Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, and prepare Crawfish Etouffee, Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip, and Classic King Cake. Demonstration.

Course Location Date



Download our Current Schedule here!

Download a schedule for our current ACT Preparation Courses from our site by clicking here.