The Mixed Grill

Summer is made for grilling and this meal comes from Bulgaria, the breadbasket of Eastern Europe. Similar to Greek and Turkish cuisine, Bulgarian food features lots of fresh flavors and succulent meat dishes. Join Chef Drew Flanders, in this hands-on class, where you will learn to prepare and grill kebabs and skewers, marinate and cook a juicy pork chop, and create sides that round out a festive platter.  Finish the meal off with a shot of “rakija” – and unaged brandy that finds its way into most Bulgarian celebrations and good times…Nazdrave!

Come hungry as you will prepare and feast on this amazing menu:

  • Kyufte – Grilled Seasoned Pork and Beef
  • Kebabche – Ground Beef and Lamb Skewers
  • Shishcheta – Grilled Skewers of Marinated Chicken and Vegetables
  • Juicy Herb-Marinated Pork Chop
  • Tarator – Yogurt Sauce with Cucumbers and Garlic
  • Shopska Salata – Chopped Cucumber, Bell Pepper and Tomato Salad with Olives, Herbs and Cheese
  • Roasted Potatoes with Pickled Goat Horn Peppers and Dill
  • Blistered Sweet Peppers

The Argentine Inspired Grilled Dinner

Argentinians have a reputation for their love of eating. Invitations to have dinner at home are generally viewed as a symbol of friendship, warmth and integration. The Argentinian cuisine is a cultural blending of Mediterranean influences from early Italian and Spanish settlers, followed by British, German and Jewish immigrants who brought their styles and foods with them. Come join Chef Drew Flanders in this hands-on grilling extravaganza to create a meal to remember, making some of Argentina’s culinary classics.

You will make and enjoy:

  • Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Chimichurri
  • Grilled Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms and Seasonal Vegetables
  • Crispy Smoky Roasted Potatoes
  • Quince and Cheese Tart

Street Foods of the World

Want to expand your culinary passport? Are you looking for a new dish to spice up your repertoire? Do you dream of tasty treats on foreign streets, but haven’t been able to get away? If the answer is yes, this class is for you! Join Chef Drew Flanders in this hands-on class where you will prepare simple but flavor-packed dishes inspired by foods sold in the markets, festivals, and by street vendors from around the world. From Morocco to Japan, Mexico to Senegal, in this class you will prepare and enjoy a variety of flavors and textures from the simple perfection of the taco, the warm comfort of “Japanese pizza”, to the glory of two different types of grilled-meat-on-a-stick!

Make, eat and enjoy street foods from

  • Morocco – Chermoula Chicken
  • West Africa – Spicy Peanut-Dusted Beef Skewers
  • Japan – Okonomiyaki – Seafood Pancakes
  • Mexico – Alambres, Steak and Bacon Tacos with Salsa Verde

Participants will have the option of enjoying wine or beer as street food is always best with a beverage!

Breakfast Tapas – The Incredible Egg

A quick and easy staple in most diets, eggs are delicious and are a cornerstone for breakfast,  but great anytime,breakfast,  brunch and who hasn’t done breakfast for  dinner?  Make one,  make all three for a party, these recipes will be a new mainstay in you repertoire. In this hands on class with Chef Drew Flanders, you will learn the egg basics of frying, poaching, and how to properly scramble an egg to get that perfect fluffy egg.  You will also get an introduction into blanching and learn an easy blender Hollandaise Sauce, one of the mother sauces that is adaptable over a limitless number of vegetables and proteins.

The menu :

  • “Green Eggs and Ham”- Sourdough Avocado Toast with Crispy Prosciutto topped with a Fried Quail Egg
  • PNW Florentine – Toasted English Muffin, Sautéed Fresh Spinach, Poached Egg, Smoked Salmon, topped with Hollandaise Sauce
  • Egg Tacos – Scrambled Eggs, Mexican Chorizo, & Pan Fried Potato with Pico de Gallo, finished with Queso Fresco 

The New York Pizza Workshop

Join Chef Drew Flanders in this hands-on pizza workshop to learn the secrets to successfully creating a New York Style handmade pizza. You’ll mix, stretch, shape and toss. Then, when ready, you’ll top and bake your creation until you have the perfect blistered crust. You will learn how to make your basic home oven as hot as a pizzeria in order to create the perfect pizza at home anytime!

You will each make and enjoy 3 different individual pizzas with handmade dough tossed to perfection!

  • Heirloom Tomato, Basil, Ricotta Cheese Pizza
  • Italian Sausage, Garlic Sauteed Broccoli Rabe, Smoked Mozzarella Pizza
  • Pepperoni, Assorted Wild Mushrooms, Mama Lil’s Peppers, Provolone Cheese Pizza

Take home the dough you make in class to practice tomorrow or the next day!

Participants will have the option of enjoying  wine or beer as pizza is always best with a beverage!

The Spanish Kitchen – Paella

Spain’s most iconic dish, Paella, is the perfect centerpiece to share with family and friends. Join Chef Drew Flanders in this hand-on class and you’ll learn about the spices, flavors, and techniques that go into mastering this classic Spanish dish and the sides and sauces to accompany your paella centerpiece. Learn about blending and highlighting Spanish ingredients like the deep smoky flavors of pimenton, the luxurious floral notes of saffron, and the sweet sharpness of sherry vinegar.  Chef Drew will greet you with a tapa to tide you over while you prepare the evening meal of;

  • Paella Mixta that includes chorizo, chicken, shrimp, clams, and local mussels (Pictured)
  • Grilled Summer Mixed Vegetables with a Romesco sauce and creamy Aioli
  • Crème Catalan ( orange, cinnamon and vanilla)

Enjoyed with a choice of Sangria, Rose, White, Red Wine or Beer

Based on the size of the paella, we work in groups of 4, so no singles please for this class. Couples if attending as 2’s will be paired to share the work, and the fruits of your labor!

Groups of 4 can request an alternative: All Meat, All Seafood or Vegetarian Paella

The Argentine Inspired Grilled Dinner

Argentinians have a reputation for their love of eating. Invitations to have dinner at home are generally viewed as a symbol of friendship, warmth and integration. The Argentinian cuisine is a cultural blending of Mediterranean influences from early Italian and Spanish settlers, followed by British, German and Jewish immigrants who brought their styles and foods with them. Come join Chef Drew Flanders in this hands-on grilling extravaganza to create a meal to remember, making some of Argentina’s culinary classics.

You will make and enjoy:

  • Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Chimichurri
  • Grilled Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms and Seasonal Vegetables
  • Crispy Smoky Roasted Potatoes
  • Quince and Cheese Tart

Street Foods of the World

Want to expand your culinary passport? Are you looking for a new dish to spice up your repertoire? Do you dream of tasty treats on foreign streets, but haven’t been able to get away? If the answer is yes, this class is for you! Join Chef Drew Flanders in this hands-on class where you will prepare simple but flavor-packed dishes inspired by foods sold in the markets, festivals, and by street vendors from around the world. From Morocco to Japan, Mexico to Senegal, in this class you will prepare and enjoy a variety of flavors and textures from the simple perfection of the taco, the warm comfort of “Japanese pizza”, to the glory of two different types of grilled-meat-on-a-stick!

Make, eat and enjoy street foods from

  • Morocco – Chermoula Chicken
  • West Africa – Spicy Peanut-Dusted Beef Skewers
  • Japan – Okonomiyaki – Seafood Pancakes
  • Mexico – Alambres, Steak and Bacon Tacos with Salsa Verde

Participants will have the option of enjoying wine or beer as street food is always best with a beverage!

The New York Pizza Workshop

Join Chef Drew Flanders in this hands-on pizza workshop to learn the secrets to successfully create a New York Style handmade pizza. You’ll mix, stretch, shape and toss. Then, when ready, you’ll top and bake your creation to a blistered crust. You will learn how to make your basic home oven as hot as a pizzeria to create the perfect pizza at home anytime!

You will each make and enjoy 3 different individual pizzas with handmade dough tossed to perfection!

  • Heirloom Tomato, Basil, Ricotta Cheese Pizza
  • Italian Sausage, Garlic Sauteed Broccoli Rabe, Smoked Mozzarella Pizza
  • Pepperoni, Assorted Wild Mushrooms, Mama Lil’s Peppers, Provolone Cheese Pizza

Take home the dough you make in class to practice tomorrow or the next day!

Participants will have the option of enjoying  wine or beer as pizza is always best with a beverage!

The Art of Sausage 101

Join Chef Drew Flanders in this robust introduction to Sausage Making. Chef Drew, a Culinary Instructor at Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Central College, specializes in artisan charcuterie. He brings with him the philosophy of farm-to-table cooking and a passion for nose-to-tail butchery, charcuterie, sustainability and preservation.

Chef Drew will give you an introduction to the Grinder Assembly and Technique, Seasoning Mixes, Grind Ratios and Meat Preparation, Casings, Methods of Stuffing and Linking. You will then take over and get the basics of stuffing your own!

You will make 3 different stuffed sausages:

  • Italian Sausage
  • Classic Bratwurst
  • Polish Sausage

After you have stuffed your last sausage, you will enjoy a delicious lunch featuring one of your sausages with a leafy green salad dressed with an apple mustard vinaigrette, pepperonata, fresh warm bread, and a multitude of condiments from pickled to hot, with a cold Rainier Beer or a glass of wine.

Guests will take home approximately 3 pounds of sausage ready to eat of freeze for later.