Teens at Whisk – Taste of Italy

Classes are designed for teens ages 13 and up!

MONDAY, June 27th TO FRIDAY, July 1st 

From 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM, Everyday

Come spend the week immersed in Italian Cuisine with Chef Jennifer Berry.  Each day your teen will focus on one course of a traditional Italian Meal as they learn to make classic Italian food from various regions.  As you venture through the week you will practice knife skills, make pasta, pizza , sausage and several amazing sauces to top your creations.  In addition you will learn about yeast doughs the 3 step breading process, emulsification, grilling and finish the week with desserts.  Each day you will learn a little history, practice your skills and enjoy a delicious Italian meal. We will make:

Monday Day 1- Aperitivo & Antipasti
Fontina Fonduta (fondue) with assorted Crudité
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Fritto Misto with Calabrian Chili Aioli

Tuesday Day 2- Primi Part 1
Homemade Egg Pasta
Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
4 Cheese Ravioli with Lemon Butter Sauce

Wednesday Day 3- Primi Part 2
Pizza al Taglio (Roman) Pizza Dough
Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
Homemade Fennel Sausage

Thursday Day 4 – Secondi & Contorni
Chicken Parmesan
Perfect Marinara
Grilled Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Friday Day 5 – Dolce
Butterscotch Budino
No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
Sea Salt Blondies

  • No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Students will be working with flour, butter and eggs, and so we cannot accommodate students with allergies to working with gluten, dairy or eggs.
  • We will follow current King Country Covid Guidelines

The Fundamental Foundations – Series 101 – Week 4 – Fat, Salt, Acid, Heat

Week 4 – May 23rd – Fat, Salt, Acid, Heat

Understanding the application of these four things will make you a better cook. Adjusting seasonings, how to balance flavors and the affect these have on your palate will be examined and explained in details this week. They we will put your understanding into practice as Chef Drew guides you in the preparations of food, adjusting as we go. Fundamentals this week will focus on Fat, Salt, Acid, heat as we make:

  • Olive Oil Tuna Confit with Salsa Verde
  • Fagioli ala Fiasco (Tuscan Cannellini Beans)
  • Caesar Salad with Grilled Romaine
  • Crusty Country Bread
  • Fresh Berries and Masala Zabaione

Additional Skills/Fundamentals

  • Sauces: Herb-based sauce, zabaione (egg-thickened dessert sauce), egg-emulsified dressing
  • Flavor-building and balance, using cured and pickled items to add depth of flavor
  • How to handle fresh herbs
  • Knife skills: dice, chiffonade, mince
  • Curing, confit, grilling,
  • Timing and organization/mise en place
  • Plating & presentation

Cook it in Cast Iron – Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

Like anyone else who grew up in Chicago, Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes loves Chicago-style pizza! With its deep dish gooeyness, buttery crust, and layer of seasoned sausage, no other pizza can quite compare!  Having learned secrets from the famous UNO’s Pizzeria, Chef Jen will walk you through the steps to make this classic pizza at home. Learn how to turn your kitchen into a real Chicago Pizzeria!

Menu

  • Deep Dish Chicago-Style Sausage Pizza (Vegetarian available by request)
  • Classic Pizzeria Caesar Salad with House-made Dressing and Oven-Toasted Herbed Croutons
  • A pizzeria staple on every table is Giardinera. Chef Jen will demo the pickling for you to enjoy!
  • Enjoy with cold beer or wine.

Cook It In Cast Iron – Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

Like anyone else who grew up in Chicago, Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes loves Chicago-style pizza! With its deep dish gooeyness, buttery crust, and layer of seasoned sausage, no other pizza can quite compare!  Having learned secrets from the famous UNO’s Pizzeria, Chef Jen will walk you through the steps to make this classic pizza at home. Learn how to turn your kitchen into a real Chicago Pizzeria!

Menu:

Deep Dish Chicago-Style Sausage Pizza (Vegetarian available by request)

Classic Pizzeria Caesar Salad with House-made Dressing and Oven-Toasted Herbed Croutons

A pizzeria staple on every table is Giardinera. Chef Jen will demo the pickling for you to enjoy!

Served with cold beer or wine.

Cook It In Cast Iron – Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

Like anyone else who grew up in Chicago, Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes loves Chicago-style pizza! With its deep dish gooeyness, buttery crust, and layer of seasoned sausage, no other pizza can quite compare!  Having learned secrets from the famous UNO’s Pizzeria, Chef Jen will walk you through the steps to make this classic pizza at home. Learn how to turn your kitchen into a real Chicago Pizzeria!

Menu:

Deep Dish Chicago-Style Sausage Pizza (Vegetarian available by request)

Classic Pizzeria Caesar Salad with House-made Dressing and Oven-Toasted Herbed Croutons

A pizzeria staple on every table is Giardinera. Chef Jen will demo the pickling for you to enjoy!

Served with cold beer or wine.

Cook It In Cast Iron – Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

Like anyone else who grew up in Chicago, Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes loves Chicago-style pizza! With its deep dish gooeyness, buttery crust, and layer of seasoned sausage, no other pizza can quite compare!  Having learned secrets from the famous UNO’s Pizzeria, Chef Jen will walk you through the steps to make this classic pizza at home. Learn how to turn your kitchen into a real Chicago Pizzeria!

Menu:

Deep Dish Chicago-Style Sausage Pizza (Vegetarian available by request)

Classic Pizzeria Caesar Salad with House-made Dressing and Oven-Toasted Herbed Croutons

A pizzeria staple on every table is Giardinera. Chef Jen will demo the pickling for you to enjoy!

Served with cold beer or wine.

Cook It In Cast Iron – Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

Growing up in Chicago, Chef Jennifer Tarantino Reyes like anyone else grew up loving Chicago-style pizza! With it’s deep dish gooeyness, buttery crust, and layer of seasoned sausage, no other pizza can quite compare!  Learning all the secrets from the famous UNO’s Pizzeria, Chef Jennifer will walk you through all the steps to make this classic pizza at home! Come spend the evening with us to learn how to turn your kitchen into a Chicago Pizzeria!

Menu:

Deep Dish Chicago Style Sausage Pizza (Vegetarian available by request)

Classic Pizzeria Caesar Salad with Housemade Dressing and Oven Toasted Herbed Croutons

A pizzeria staple on everytable is Giardinera, Jennifer will demo the pickling for you to enjoy!

Served with cold beer or wine

Cook It In Cast Iron – Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

Growing up in Chicago, Chef Jennifer Tarantino Reyes like anyone else grew up loving Chicago-style pizza! With it’s deep dish gooeyness, buttery crust, and layer of seasoned sausage, no other pizza can quite compare!  Learning all the secrets from the famous UNO’s Pizzeria, Chef Jennifer will walk you through all the steps to make this classic pizza at home! Come spend the evening with us to learn how to turn your kitchen into a Chicago Pizzeria!

Menu:

Deep Dish Chicago Style Sausage Pizza (Vegetarian available by request)

Classic Pizzeria Caesar Salad with Housemade Dressing and Oven Toasted Herbed Croutons

A pizzeria staple on everytable is Giardinera, Jennifer will demo the pickling for you to enjoy!

Served with cold beer or wine