Cocktail Appetizers – Make Ahead

Be a guest at your own cocktail party! These make-ahead bits and bites will allow you to relax, opening the door for your guests without having your hair on FIRE!. Learn the secrets of planning and executing a perfect cocktail party from a master, Chef Carol Dearth, all while making the process fun!

In this hands on class you will make, eat and take home

  • Baked Brie with Brandied Cranberries
  • Feta with Warm Mediterranean Spices
  • Wasabi Shrimp
  • Flaming Cambodian Meatballs
  • Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Tart

About Carol

Carol has trained as both an educator and a chef. After 26 years of living and teaching in numerous cities both within the United States and in Europe, while gaining a wide spectrum of culinary experiences, Carol settled in Bellevue and established Sizzleworks Cooking School as principal chef and owner. She served as co-host of the local PBS affiliate station’s principal fund-raising event, KCTS Cooks for nine years. Throughout her career, a single lesson learned early while studying in Naples Italy became the foundation of her approach to cooking – let the food taste like the food.  That means starting with high-quality fresh ingredients and adding excellent culinary techniques to highlight the star of any meal, the food – accessible, genuine and lacking pretentiousness.

 “The best part of teaching my students is two-fold — meeting and making so many new friends who enjoy great food, and especially those ‘AHA!!” moments, when a bit of information clicks into place for a student. It’s a source of true satisfaction for me.”