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Our Partners

 

Drew Spangler Faulkner: Chef, cooking teacher, and journalist: Drew began her culinary career in Newton Centre, MA with Madeleine Kamman studying French and Italian cuisines. Since then she has traveled the world studying various cuisines. She has worked as an executive chef, private chef, caterer, food product developer and producer, writer, and both professional and recreational culinary educator. Today her energy is focused on writing and teaching.

Tiny Chefs: Tiny Chefs is the premier provider of kids cooking parties, classes and camps in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut. Our cooking events are a fun way for kids to flex their creative muscles, spend time working in peer groups, and best of all: a great way to introduce them to the joy of cooking and baking!

 

Break Out of Your Comfort Zone w/ Comforting Grilled Cheese and Beer

Friday October 29th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Join Chef Drew for a fun night tasting delicious, classic and inventive grilled cheese sandwiches while sipping various craft beers. As you work your way through the night’s offerings, you will gain a basic understanding of which beer styles (ex ales or lagers) pair best with which types of cheese (ex hard, soft or triple crême) You will learn how to build your grilled cheese with various ingredients, both common and perhaps a bit uncommon. Is there a combination you like with cheese? It can become a grilled cheese sandwich! You will take home lots of ideas for zipping up your everyday grilled cheese. And you can apply what you learn in this class to simple, interactive entertaining at home: a Grilled Cheese and Beer Party! Sample sandwiches for the evening: Classic Grilled Cheese with Cheddar, Swiss Cheese and Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Peppers.

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VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSES

TACO TUESDAY

Tuesday June 15th 5:00-6:30pm $40

 

Menu:
Fresh, homemade corn tortillas
Baja shrimp tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Lime Crema
Shredded Chicken or Pork Tacos with Salsa Crudo

Learn how to make fresh corn tortillas. A tortilla press is not necessary. But if you have one great! Then we will make 2 types of simple, delicious tacos with your homemade made corn tortillas. Each will be served with your freshly made salsa.

Equipment Needed:

Chef’s knife

Paring Knife

2 cutting boards, or one that can be flipped over

Mixing bowls of various sizes

Microwavable bowl or plate to warm the chicken or pork

Metal measuring cups and spoons

1-2 cup glass measuring cup

Tortilla press or 8” flat bottomed fry pan or flat bottomed baking dish

2 large skillets or 1 long griddle

1 grill pan, optional

Metal spatula

Metal tongs

Wooden spoon

Box grater if shredding cabbage

1 qt sized zip-lock bag or plastic wrap

Several clean, dry dish towels

Bowl or basket to hold warm tortillas

1 ½- 2 cup glass jar if making crema overnight

Paper towels

Serving plates

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VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSES

Knife Skills: Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

Thursday June 3rd 5:00 -6:30 $40

Menu: Vegetable Soup, Citrus Salad,

Pico de Gallo 

 

Learn how to use and care for your knives properly and efficiently. Students will learn how to slice, julienne, chop, mince, and chiffonade various fruits, vegetables, and herbs. When to use the various cuts and why. Learn the difference between honing and sharpening your knives. Make Vegetable Soup with Fresh Herbs, Pico de Gallo (Mexican fresh tomato salsa), and a refreshing Orange Compote featuring your beautifully cut fruits and vegetables.  You will finish the class with a new confidence in your culinary technique with knives.

 

Equipment needed:

 

Chef knife

Paring knife

Honing Steel (optional)

Cutting board

Vegetable peeler

2 quart or larger pot to cook the soup

2 Small mixing bowls

Wooden spoon

Measuring spoons

Liquid measuring cup

 

Cancelation more than 48 hours in advance will receive a full refund. Less that 48 hours in advance will receive 50% credit towards another class. You will receive the recipes 48 hours in advance of the class so you can do your shopping at Dawson's. If you prefer to just observe that's fine too!

 
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French Cooking Date Night Class

Poached Chicken Breasts with Tarragon Cream Sauce Green Lentil Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

 TBD - $40

 
 
 
 

In Person COOKING CLASSES

Temporarily suspended due to COVID

Our classes feature simple, delicious food with helpful information about the ingredients, cooking techniques, and the wine. Come for a fun night, go home with the skills, ingredients and know-how for a fun evening with friends and/or family. Classes being at 6:30 PM one Friday evening per month and last approximately 2 hrs. You will leave with recipes and a special offer from Dawson’s for your ingredient purchases.

Italian Pasta Sauces and Sides

Enjoy lite appetizers of Italian cheeses, charcuterie and a glass of wine, while your Chef discusses the menus and assigns dishes to the group. Then head off to our commercial Kitchen to prepare two entrees, sides and a dessert. Sample Menu: Mixed Greens with Vinaigrette, Penne Carbonara, Oreecchiette Broccoli, and Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce. Once you have competed all of your dishes head back to our community table and enjoy your meal family style with your new friends.

 
 
 

 

California Cuisine and Wine

Enjoy lite appetizers of Californian Olives, Cheese, Crackers and a glass of wine, while your Chef discusses the menus and assigns dishes to the group. Then head off to our commercial Kitchen to prepare two entrees, sides and a dessert. Sample Menu:  Beets and Green Beans w/ Saffron Aïoli Poached Salmon w/ Basil and Niçoise Butters Thin Pasta w/ Spring Vegetables, and Strawberry Shortcake. Once you have completed all of your dishes head back to our community table and enjoy your meal family style with your new friends.

 
 
 

 

Tandoori Indian Cooking

Enjoy lite appetizers of Chutneys, Cheese, Crackers and a glass of wine, while your Chef discusses the menus and assigns dishes to the group. Then head off to our commercial Kitchen to prepare two entrees, sides and a dessert. Sample Menu: Tandoori Chicken & Shrimp, Cilantro Mint Chutney, and Sweet Banana and Yogurt Salad. Once you have completed all of your dishes head back to our community table and enjoy your meal family style with your new friends

 
 
 

BEER & WINE CLASSES

 

Beer Classes

Join us at Dawson's Market for our monthly beer class! We'll talk hops, malt, ABVs and IBUs, IPAs and ESBs! Learn about where beer found its beginnings, the origins of IPA, and the American craft revolution. Taste everything from sturdy stouts to crispy lagers, and everything in between! Taste 4 Beers and a perfect pairing with each. Classes are on one Thursday night per month at 7pm and last about an hour.

 
 
 

 

Wine Classes

Join us at Dawson's Market for our monthly wine class! Learn about regions, grapes, winemaking and history, and everything in between! Why does Pinot Noir taste different in California and in Burgundy? What reds go with fish? What makes Champagne Champagne? With lots to cover, there's always something new and exciting to learn...and taste! You will enjoy 4 Wines each perfectly paired with a bite. Classes are on one Thursday night per month at 7pm and last about an hour.

 
 
 

Class participants save 15% OFF any regular priced beer or wine sampled during the class.

 

Future Classes Dates TBD

Knife Skills- Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs  - Learn how to use and care for your knives properly and efficiently. Students will learn how to slice, julienne, chop, mince, and chiffonade various fruits, vegetables, and herbs. When to use the various cuts and why. Learn the difference between honing and sharpening your knives. Make Vegetable Soup with Fresh Herbs, Pico de Gallo, and a refreshing Citrus Salad featuring your beautifully cut fruits and vegetables.  You will go home with a new confidence in your culinary technique with knives.Gluten Free

 

Steak Night- Learn about the different cuts of beef steak. How to prepare them. How to carve and serve them. When are they done? Along with sauces and sides to fill out your menu.

 

Beer and Cheese Pairing

 

Global Vegetarian: Indian vegetarian, Moroccan Vegetarian, or French Vegetarian

 

French Comfort Food

Cooking Birthday Parties