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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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Nothing quite says you're living the high-life like a plate of oysters and a glass of sparkline wine! Meg Tallon is here to get you fluent in not only the language of oysters, but also on various sparkling wines from across the globe. You'll learn everything from shucking your own oysters at home, creating various accompanying condiments plus a few savory oyster dishes that you'll bake, fry and simmer. Your entertaining will never be the same again!

Tuition: $55.00

Member Cost: $47.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 03/30/2017

Instructor : Meg Tallon 

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Barcelona and the surrounding region are well-known for delicious dishes, and you will enjoymaking and eating a variety of them in this hands-on class led by native Spaniard, Luis De Haro.  Consider yourself officially invited to experience the flavors of Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, and Majorca.  It may not be vacation, but it sure will taste like one! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $49.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 03/31/2017

Instructor : Luis de Haro 

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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 : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 03/31/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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Come join certified gourmand and Francophile, Adam Centamore, and take a culinary journey across the southeast of France. You'll indulge in wine from the great vineyards of Burgundy, dishes from arguable France's greatest food city, Lyon, and even try products from Dijon and more. You'll learn about the food culture, history, and production methods behind this incredible gastronomic region. No plane ticket required! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Sat 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 1 session on 04/01/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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Boston and the Celebrity Chef world's favorite blue-haired wonder is back! Chef Jason Santos will be here for an exclusive opportunity for you to get hands-on alongside him, learning to cook some traditional Creole cuisine, much like he'll be serving up at his exciting, new Back Bay restaurant - Buttermilk & Bourbon. Not to be missed!  

Tuition: $70.00

Member Cost: $60.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 4/3/2017, ending 4/3/2017

Instructor : Jason Santos 

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Zero, zilch, nada.... This is where your cooking knowledge and ability can be to dive into the basics of preparing food! Chef Lars Liebisch is here to get you hands-on learning to chop, boil, sear, roast & simmer your way through some integral dishes to begin your culinary repertoire. In the first class, you'll learn basic knife skills, equipment choices, and some basics like cooking eggs, a simple vegetable soup, and pasta with homemade marinara sauce. In week two, you'll delve a little deeper preparing your first full meal featuring a salad with homemade dressing, pan-fried chicken breast with a pan sauce and two different vegetable sides. The joy of cooking starts now!  

Tuition: $105.00

Member Cost: $89.00

Materials Cost: $40.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 4/4/2017, ending 4/11/2017

Instructor : Lars Liebisch 

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Mamaleh's in Kendall Square has raised the Jewish deli game in Boston! We're excited to have the Professor of Pastrami and the Sherlock of Schmear, Tyler Sundet, here to give you a hands-on lesson making deli classics, fine-tuned to perfection. After this class you'll be able to navigate all your family get-togethers and holidays with a deeper understanding of traditional foods. Whether you're an experienced home cook or someone totally new to Jewish food, Tyler will raise your game forever more!  

Tuition: $70.00

Member Cost: $60.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/04/2017

Instructor : Tyler Sundet 

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Learn how to make fresh pasta at home with Chef Diane Manteca. She'll begin by showing you how to make and roll your own dough. You'll discover which pasta shapes match best with with what sauces. And you'll get some hands-on experience crafting your own ravioli, gnocchi, and tagliatelle -- as well as a few simple sauces to serve with them. Now, that's amore! 

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/05/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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Umami-Rich Noodle Soup with Seared Pork Tenderloin and Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg Salty Miso Caramels Spicy - Nutty Brittle  Why is roasting meat so much tastier than boiling it? How does sugar make everything from chewy caramels to snappy brittle? How do you boil a perfectly soft cooked egg? And what is that special chemical that makes some dishes so irresistibly savory? It's not alchemy, it's science! Come get hands-on with scientist-chef, Kimi Ceridon, and take a look behind the the principle that makes so many dishes so delicious. Learn the secrets of savory, the magic of Maillard, and the special science of sugar so you can master flavor-building and cook like a pro forever more. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $49.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/05/2017

Instructor : Kimi Ceridon 

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Come get an introduction to the age-old art of Pâté and Charcuterie with Chef Rachel Miller. You'll get hands-on learning authentic, generations-old recipes and techniques, ingredient selection and more. You'll be busting out a terrine, some confit, or even a Pâté en Croûte at home in no time!

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $56.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/06/2017

Instructor : Rachel Miller  

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Following a recipe is great, but do they ever really teach how to create dishes and build flavors like a chef? Grace Lichaa wants to give you an insight into the fundamentals of culinary free-styling! You'll learn about stocking your pantry with the right staples, cooking with seasonal ingredients and you'll get hands-on creating a variety of dishes. After this class, you'll be able to see what's in your kitchen and create delicious food. No cookbook required! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $49.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/06/2017

Instructor : Grace Lichaa 

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- Soupe à Parmesan (Parmesan Cream Soup with Croutons) - Salade à Alsacienne (Mixed Greens with Mustard Dressing, Jambon de Paris and Gruyere) - Ratatouille Niçoise (Provencal Vegetable Stew) - Rôti de Porc aux Fines Herbes (Roasted Pork Loin with Herbs) - Bananes Baronnet (Bananas with Kirsch and Cream) As the bright spring sun warms the flowering trees all along the Champs-Élysées in Paris, one can't help but think of all the tasty French morsels in store for the young season. Spend an evening with our resident francophile and wine & cheese nerd Adam Centamore exploring the amazing cuisine of France. You'll make a variety of easy and delicious French dishes and of course, it just wouldn't be French if it didn't include a variety of magnificent French wines! Viva la printemps! Viva la France!

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/07/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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