Teens at Whisk – Passport to the Far East

This 5-day camp is designed for teens, ages 13 and up.

MONDAY, August 8th – FRIDAY August 12th
From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Everyday

Join this engaging teen cooking series and take a trip across the Pacific into the Far East. Learn about five countries and the flavors that make each region unique. In this hands-on session, Chef Thanh Tang will teach you about the Asian ingredients that make up these countries’ flavor profiles, while expanding your palate and knowledge. Each day will include a bit of geography, history and culture. Take your taste buds on this amazing trip!

Monday – China

叉燒 – Char Siu Pork Skewers
素炒面 – Vegetable Chow Mein
鲜虾云吞 – Shrimp Wonton Soup

Tuesday – Japan

みそ汁 – Miso Soup
寿司 – Sushi
天ぷら – Tempura

Wednesday – Korea

잡채 – Jab Che Noodles
김치 볶음밥 – Kim Chi Fried Rice
불고기 – Bulgogi Beef

Thursday – Thailand

ผัดไทย – Pad Thai
ต้มยำ – Tum Yum Soup
ลาบหมู – Minced Pork Salad

Friday – Vietnam

Gỏi Cuốn – Fresh Spring Rolls
Cơm Tấm Sườn Nướng – Broken Rice with Grilled Lemongrass Pork
Bò Lúc Lắc – Shaking Beef

  • No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Allergies or dietary restrictions may be accommodated – just let us know upon registration.
  • We will follow current King County Covid Guidelines

Kids in the Kitchen – Around the World

This camp is designed for kids ages 8 to 12 years old.

MONDAY, August 8th THROUGH FRIDAY, August 12th
Class runs 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Everyday

In this 5-day hands-on cooking series, Chef Drew Flanders will inspire your child to experience foods from around the globe. We will discuss, cook and taste famous foods from around the world, while learning a bit about geography, and exploring the different ingredients and flavor profiles.  Each day, we will create delicious recipes from the “Region of the Day” as our skilled culinary team assists, as you practice knife skills and become more familiar with everyday kitchen equipment. Pack your food passport and experience a different destination every day!

Monday – Middle East
Chicken Kabobs, Hummus with Grilled Flatbread and Veggies

Tuesday – Italy
Handmade Pasta with fresh Tomato Sauce and a Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Wednesday – Vietnam
Pork (or Tofu) Banh Mi, Lettuce Wraps with Shrimp

Thursday – Mexico
Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas, Grilled Corn Salad

Friday – Argentina
Grilled Steak with Chimichurri, Grilled Veggies and Potatoes

  • All classes are taught by a Culinary Professional, with 2 adult assistants.
  • No prior experience required, just an interest to learn.
  • Please tie long hair back, wear closed toed shoes and a mask.
  • We are following current King County Covid protocols.

Kids in the Kitchen – Road Trip USA

This 5-day camp is designed for kids 8 to 12 years old.

Monday, July 25th To Friday, July 29th
Class runs 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Everyday

Have you ever taken a Road Trip across America?  One of the best parts of any road trip is tasting the different foods found across this amazing country. Join Chef Drew Flanders in this week long hands-on cooking series, where you will explore, cook and taste favorite foods from around America. Throughout the week we will explore the different ingredients and why they are favored in a region. We’ll learn flavor profiles that make each American region distinct while creating several favorite recipes from each region.  Every day you will practice knife skills and become more familiar with everyday kitchen equipment.

Monday – New York, NY
New York Style Pizza and Caesar Salad

Tuesday – New Orleans, LA
Grilled Shrimp Po-Boy and Peach Hand Pies

Wednesday – San Antonio, TX
Beef Fajitas and a Caramel Flan

Thursday – Sioux City, IA
Sloppy Joe’s with a Tangy Coleslaw

Friday – Seattle
Teriyaki Chicken with Rice, and a Simple Green Salad

  • No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed toed shoes.
  • We follow King County Covid protocols.
  • Allergies or dietary restrictions may be accommodated – just let us know upon registration.

Teens at Whisk – Essential Skills

Classes are designed for teens ages 13 and up.

MONDAY, July 11th to FRIDAY, July 15th
From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Everyday

These days, we want to know where our food comes from and believe we should be able to pronounce each ingredient on the nutritional label. Frozen snacks just don’t cut it anymore. Parents are realizing that teaching their kids to cook helps them for a lifetime of healthy living. Join Chef Thanh Tang in our hands-on, week-long teens cooking series and bring your child one step closer to independence. Our Essential Cooking Skills Series includes hands-on lessons on ingredients, sanitation, organization, knife skills and essential cooking skills.

Monday: Knife Skills
Get comfortable with the most important tool in the kitchen. You will learn the proper grip and motion to gain speed and confidence while practicing on produce of every shape, size and texture. The fruits of your labor will be used to make Vegetable Fried Rice.

Tuesday: Market Fresh Visit
We will hit the grocery store and learn how to pick out the freshest ingredients for our meals. We’ll learn to read labels, what to look for to find fresh meat and produce. Afterwards we will put it all together and learn how to make a delicious Chicken Caesar salad with Caesar Dressing and toasted Croutons.

Wednesday: Braising, Soups and Stews
What are the differences in these essential cooking techniques? What cuts of meats do you use? What dishes are stewed vs. braised? We will explore these questions and more and make a Tortilla and Roasted Pepper Soup and Cajun Gumbo.

Thursday: Sautéing, Searing and Saucing
Learn these THREE essential cooking techniques to get you preparing delicious meals confidently. We’ll discuss the best cuts of meat and pans to use for each technique, as we learn each of these, Sautéing, Searing and Saucing, step-by-step. We will make: Steak with Mushroom Ragu and Romesco Sauce.

Friday: Planning and Preparing – The Main Course Iron Chef
We will combine all of our newly learned essential cooking skills. Students will work in teams to create a 3 course meal consisting of a soup, salad and main course. Teams will be judged based on planning/organization, cleanliness, teamwork, originality, taste and presentation. Menus will be provided at class this day – It’ll be a surprise!!!

  • All classes are taught by a Culinary Professional, with 2 assistants.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • We will follow the most recent King County Covid regulations.
  • Students will be working with flour, butter and eggs and so we cannot accommodate students with allergies to working with gluten, dairy or eggs.

Kids in the Kitchen – Great Cities of Europe

This 5-day camp is designed for kids ages 8 to 12.

MONDAY, July 11th to FRIDAY, July 15th

From 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM, Everyday

In this week-long camp, Chef Lee Baker will inspire your child to experience foods from some of the greatest cities in Europe.  We will learn a bit about each city, explore the different ingredients and flavor profiles that make each city distinct and cook up delicious recipes from the “City of the Day.”  Our skilled culinary team will assist each day as your child practices knife skills and becomes familiar with everyday kitchen equipment.  Pack your food passport and experience a different destination city daily.

Monday: Paris
On our trip to Paris, we will make several dishes that are synonymous with the French: Quiche Lorraine, Green Salad with French Dressing and Madeleines.

Tuesday: Berlin
Next we’ll take a trip to Germany, making three very traditional German dishes: Cheesy Spaetzle, Chicken Schnitzel and Apple Strudel.

Wednesday: Bologna
Off to Italy to learn the art of pasta making: Homemade Linguine with Bolognese Sauce and Lemon Ricotta Cakes

Thursday: Madrid
We head to Spain, to the capital city of Madrid, for: Beef Empanadas, Spanish Potato, Onion & Egg Tortilla, Pan con Tomate (tomato-rubbed garlic bread) and Mock Sangria.

Friday: London
Our last stop is London for some traditional English foods:  Fish and Chips, Coleslaw and Hobnob Cookies (made with both rolled oats & jumbo oats).

  • All classes are taught by a culinary professional with 2 adult assistants.
  • Classes are designed for students 8 to 12 years old.
  • No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • We will follow current King County Covid Guidelines.
  • Allergies or dietary restrictions may be accommodated – just let us know upon registration.

Teens at Whisk – Street Foods – 3 Days

This 3-Day session is designed for teens 13 and up.

WEDNESDAY, July 6th To FRIDAY, July 8th

From 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM, Everyday

Want to taste the treats served on foreign streets, but unable to travel? If the answer is yes, join Chef Drew Flanders in this hands-on 3 day session 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 Indonesia to the Eastern  Mediterranean, to Mexico, 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 Kyufte, to grilled chicken-on-a-stick!

Wednesday – Indonesia
Sate Ayum – Grilled Chicken Skewers with peanut dipping sauce
Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice
Acar Ketimun – Indonesian Cucumber Salad

Thursday – Eastern Mediterranean
Kyufte – Grilled Beef and Lamb Patties with yogurt dipping sauce
Borek – Cheese and Spinach Phyllo Pockets
Shopska  Salata – Chopped Vegetable Salads

Friday – Mexico
Alambres – Steak and Bacon Tacos
Esquites – Grilled Corn with sour cream and cheese
Licuados de Frutas – Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie – Choice of Mango, Strawberry or Banana

  • No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Allergies or dietary restrictions may be accommodated – just let us know upon registration.

  • We will follow current Covid king Country Guidelines

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

American Steakhouse Classics

Why venture out for a expensive steak dinner when you can learn do it all at home? In this hands-on class you will learn how to pan sear the perfect steak and make complementary sides for the perfect at-home date night or dinner party. In this class Chef Barbara Sowatsky will guide you on how to use high heat searing and two zone heat to amp up your cooking.

You will make:

  • Classic Wedge Salad with Bacon Lardons, Cherry Tomatoes, Charred Croutons, topped with Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Cornmeal Crusted Onion Rings,  Buttermilk Dressing
  • Cast Iron Pan Seared New York Steak with a Garlic Herb Compound Butter, and a Sauté of Mixed Wild Mushrooms
  • No Bake Cheesecake with Cherry Compote

The Italian Kitchen – The Pizza Workshop

Everyone loves pizza and some of the best can be made at home. Stretch some pizza dough and your imagination as Italian Expert, Iole Aguero Limonciello, guides you through each step of making amazing pizzas, starting with an easy, but authentic, pizza dough.  In this hands-on class, you will learn how to shape dough into a round, the best material on which to cook your pizza and the ideal temperature to get a puffy, golden crust and perfectly melted cheese on top. You will not only take away the know-how to recreate these tasty pies, but the dough and recipes, too.  You’ll be greeted with Rosemary Focaccia and then get your hands busy making the dough for 3 different pizzas:

  • Margherita Pizza
  • Roasted Vegetable Pizza with Eggplant, Zucchini, Onions, Red Peppers, Mushrooms, Artichokes, Kalamata Olives, Mama Lill’s and Goat Cheese (A surprise favorite!)
  • Sausage, Red Onion, Mushroom Pizza with Mozzarella

Take home what you don’t eat including the dough you made, to make or freeze, for future pizza nights at home!

Dim Sum and Then Some

Dim Sum means “to touch your heart”– it’s less about the recipes and more about delicious small bites, offered in various vessels.  Dim Sum refers to a style of Chinese food that is prepared in small bite-sized portions and is served on individual plates or steamer baskets. Think tapas, but Chinese style! In this adventurous hands-on class, Our Chinese expert, Chef Thanh Tang, will demystify the Chinese kitchen and will teach you how to make:

蟹肉烧卖

Crab and Pork Shu Mai

蝦春卷

Crispy Shrimp Spring Rolls

糯米雞

Steamed Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf with Chicken and Chinese Sausage

豉油皇炒麵

Stir Fried Egg Noodles with Garlic Chives