Cooking… it’s something many of us do continuously, day after day, week after week. If it’s starting to feel like a chore, perhaps it’s time to up your skills and revive your enthusiasm by taking a cooking class.
Culinary tutelage is offered at a bevy of local schools where you can sharpen your skills in everything from bistro breads and Mexican cuisine to pizza making and sushi rolling.
East End Market
3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando
Hosted inside the Incubator Kitchen at this local food hub, East End’s upcoming classes include Bodacious Broths & Sultry Stocks and a kale-centric class called All Hail to Kale. For a complete schedule, visit http://eastendmkt.com/events-classes/.
Truffles and Trifles
711 West Smith Street, Orlando
More than a dozen cooking classes fill the schedule each month at this College Park cooking school, including the ever-popular monthly Date Night class, which always sells out. Upcoming classes are listed at www.trufflesandtrifles.com.
JW Griffin Cooking School
JW Marriott, Grande Lakes
These intimate and hands-on classes held inside either PRIMO or Citron give participants the opportunity to learn from JW chefs. Upcoming classes include pizza making and craft beer brewing. A monthly class schedule is online at www.grandelakes.com/JW-Griffin-Cooking-School-170.html.
Bleu Ribbon Kitchen
Le Cordon Bleu Orlando
This legendary culinary school now offers cooking workshops anywhere from 1 to 5 days in length. Budding gourmands can opt for a quick Saturday workshop, such as the Ancient Grains class coming up March 1, or completely immerse themselves in the cuisine of a region during a 3-day series, such as A Taste of Thailand course April 14-16, 2014. For a full list of classes, visit www.chefs.com/CookingClasses/Orlando.aspx#workshopchart.
In addition, check out the event schedule at Whole Foods Market (Phillips Crossing). Inexpensive demonstration-style classes are offered regularly in the store’s expansive Lifestyle Center. More details at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6474.