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Zach Espinosa
Zach Espinosa
Harbor House
Kurt Fogle
Kurt Fogle
SURG Restaurant Group
Justin Johnson
Justin Johnson
Harvest Market - Watertown Hospital
Justin Carlisle
Justin Carlisle
Ardent
Thomas Hauck
Thomas Hauck
c.1880
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october

– FEATURED CHEF –

Zach Espinosa

Executive Chef (Harbor House)

Tuesday, October 7th, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Under the Sea

The sea brings forth an endless variety of enchanting colors, forms, and flavors. Whether you’re serving clam chowder or lobster bisque, crab cakes or crab salad, oysters on the half shell or angels on horseback, the joy of preparing an ocean delicacy lies in knowing how to be versatile, creative, and timely. Join Harbor House Chef, Zach Espinosa, as he shows you how to tame this wilderness beneath the waves.

In conjunction with our partner, Zach Espinosa, Chef (Harbor House)

Saturday, October 25th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

A Freshwater Feast

Home to hundreds of species of delicious fresh fish, Lake Michigan has been providing perch, salmon, trout, and walleye for appetizers, salads and entrees since Potawatomi met Ho-Chunk. Join Harbor House chef, Zach Espinosa, as he schools (pun intended) you in the seasonality of Lake Michigan’s offerings. The air may be chilly, but this is the best time of year to be pulling your next meal from one of our Great Lakes.  

In conjunction with our partner, Zach Espinosa, Chef (Harbor House)

november

– FEATURED CHEF –

Kurt Fogle

Pastry Chef (SURG Restaurant Group)

Tuesday, November 4th, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

**American Fall Dessert Classics

Apples—they’re not just for pie anymore. Pastry Chef, Kurt Fogle will show you the wonderfully wide world of apple desserts, and fill your kitchen with the flavors of fall. Creamy caramel, warm butter, spicy cinnamon, and toasted nuts will a play a part in Kurt’s sweet treats. Join him and learn how to create cozy works of apple art—the perfect end to any fall or winter meal.

In conjunction with our partner, Kurt Fogle, Pastry Chef (SURG Restaurant Group)

**These classes will include coffee pairings, in conjunction with our partner, Anodyne Coffee. 

Saturday, November 22nd, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

**Holiday Desserts

Looking to present your guests with something from the heart at your next holiday party? Give them a gift, or leave them with a dessert, they will never forget. Join Pastry Chef, Kurt Fogle, as he shows us all how to spread, roll, and decorate the holiday love. You will learn how to prepare elegant holiday cookies, petit fours, and tasty handmade gifts.

In conjunction with our partner, Kurt Fogle, Pastry Chef (SURG Restaurant Group)

**These classes will include coffee pairings, in conjunction with our partner, Anodyne Coffee. 

december

– FEATURED CHEF –

Justin Johnson

Chef (Harvest Market—Watertown Hospital)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Healthy Holiday Feast

Looking forward to enjoying the holidays without abandoning your healthy eating habits? Join Chef Justin Johnson as he shows you how to transform healthy eating into holiday cheer. It’s time to celebrate the warm delights of this winter season—family, friends, and feasting. Learn preparation and presentation tricks that will help you offer fun, delicious and healthy alternatives to traditional holiday dishes.

In conjunction with our partner, Justin Johnson, Chef (Harvest Market—Watertown Hospital)

january

– FEATURED CHEF –

Justin Carlisle

Owner/Chef (Ardent)

Tuesday, January 13th, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Good Stock = Great Soup

In Wisconsin, nothing says winter warmth like a homemade bowl of soup. It’s a tradition that carries us through to spring. From your grandmother’s kitchen to your favorite restaurant, soup warms the heart, calms the soul, and makes the taste buds happy. Join James Beard nominated Chef Justin Carlisle as he takes the chill out of winter, offering us his expertise, insights, and two or three of his delicious soup recipes. 

In conjunction with our partner, Justin Carlisle, Owner/Chef (Ardent)

january

– FEATURED CHEF –

Justin Carlisle and Thomas Hauck

Owner/Chef (Ardent) and Owner/Chef (c.1880)

Saturday, January 24th, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Dueling Chefs—Episode 1—Side Dishes 

Where can you watch two of Milwaukee’s “Top Chefs” go head to head and showcase their culinary dexterity? Live at the Boelter SuperStore, that’s where! Chefs Justin Carlisle and Thomas Hauck—each have received accolades ranging from James Beard nominations to Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef to Milwaukee’s Top Thirty Restaurants—will face off in battle for your vote! Using a pantry or their choosing, and one of three secret ingredients of our choosing, Justin and Thomas will show you side dishes that will round out your next meal with elegance and excitement.

In conjunction with our partners, Justin Carlisle, Owner/Chef (Ardent) and Thomas Hauck, Owner/Chef (c.1880)

*$50.00 Per Person

february

– FEATURED CHEF –

Andrew Miller

Chef (Salotto Zarletti)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Antipasti 101

Who said cheese heads only come from Wisconsin? In Southern Italy, Pecorino is the undisputed king of cheese. Multiple varieties from various regions are great on their own and they can make delicious antipasti when cooked and manipulated creatively. Join Andrew Miller, Chef of Salotto Zarletti, as he explores the nuances of this celebrated Italian cheese, and prepares antipasti dishes that will make any cheese lover cheering for more.

In conjunction with our partner, Andrew Miller, Chef (Salotto Zarletti)

Saturday, February 21st, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Butta la Pasta! 

“Throw in the pasta!” In Milwaukee, the name Zarletti is synonymous with exceptional Italian food, and pasta is the centerpiece of this rich and varied cuisine. Dry, semolina based pastas are the norm in southern Italy and are very commonly used with traditional recipes. Explore different varieties of dried pasta and southern regional styles of classic recipes with Chef Andrew Miller. Learn the finer points of preparing the perfect dried pasta the way it is meant to be prepared.

In conjunction with our partner, Andrew Miller, Chef (Salotto Zarletti)

march

– FEATURED CHEF –

Paul Zerkel and Lisa Kirkpatrick

Owners/Chefs (Goodkind)

Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Cast Your Kitchen Net Wider

Fish and seafood are delicious and healthy additions to any diet. Learning how to prepare them properly, though, can be tricky. Success begins with selecting the finest and understanding a few basic techniques. Goodkind Chefs Paul Zerkel and Lisa Kirkpatrick will teach you how to choose the best fish for success, and give you the building blocks you need to make your every “catch” something to celebrate.

In conjunction with our partners, Paul Zerkel and Lisa Kirkpatrick, Owners/Chefs (Goodkind) 

march

– FEATURED CHEF –

Dan Jacobs and Justin Apprahamian

Chef (Odd Duck) and Owner/Chef (Sanford Restaurant)

Saturday, March 21st, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Dueling Chefs—Episode 2—Spring Small Plates 

Don’t let the small plates fool you; this chef duel features some big names. Odd Duck’s Chef Dan Jacobs and Sanford’s Chef Justin Apprahamian, the 2014 James Beard Award Winner, are in it to the end, making magic with a pantry of their choosing and three secret ingredients of our choosing. When it’s over, you will be the judge. Explore the nature of small plates, and learn how improvisation and imagination can make your next meal an adventure.

In conjunction with our partners, Dan Jacobs, Chef (Odd Duck) and Justin Apprahamian Owner/Chef (Sanford Restaurant)

*$50.00 Per Person 

april

– FEATURED CHEF –

Nell Benton

Owner/Chef (The National Cafe)

Tuesday, April 7th, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Brunched 

It’s how you feel after that mid-day combo we all love. Whether you’re in it for the all American breakfast, the classic French toast, quiche, or a Yorkshire pudding, it's all about brunch and it's all about eggs. Eggs can be utilized in over 100 different ways for a variety of dishes, both sweet and savory. Chef Nell Benton of The National Café will present some of the many different ways to properly use eggs in brunch cooking. Learn the tricks that will make your next brunch effortless and excellent.  

In conjunction with our partner, Nell Benton, Owner/Chef (The National Cafe)

april

– FEATURED CHEF –

Thomas Hauck

Owner/Chef (c.1880)

Saturday, April 18th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Move Over Sugar—Here Comes Some Savory Spice 

Deserts aren’t just about being sweet any more. Now it’s all about being savory. Seasonal ingredients and are turning traditions into triumphs that are worth saving room for. With Chef Thomas Hauck you will learn how to reimagine your sweet treats into savory creations. Thomas will share two or three dessert innovations, teaching you how to finish your next party with excitement.

In conjunction with our partner, Thomas Hauck, Chef/Owner (c.1880)

april

– FEATURED CHEF –

Alamelu Vairavan

Author, Telecision Personality, and Wellness Presenter

Saturday, April 25th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Indian Inspired Gluten Free Cooking 

Aromatic flavors being derived from simple ingredients—that is the essence of Indian cooking. Author, Television Personality, and Wellness Presenter, Alamelu Vairavan, will be your guide to healthful cooking with delicious flavors. Learn easy to prepare dishes using fresh, vibrant vegetables, and lean meats enhanced with spices, legumes, and herbs. East meets West right at your dinner table. This program will be fun, exciting and will transform even vegetable haters to vegetable lovers.

In conjunction with your partner, Alamelu Vairavan, Author, Television Personality, & Wellness Presenter 

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