Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Cooking Classes at Cookology

Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting whether it's your first time or your twentieth. We've got a series of classes designed to ensure your holidays are stress free and delicious!

Click on the links to register

Tuesday, Nov. 3
Turkey with a Twist
Join Chef Ian as he shows you how to put a special twist on your holidays! First you'll learn to cook a perfect Classic Roast Turkey Breast, then you'll create two distinct and delicious twists - plus ideas for accompaniments to teach one!
Classic Roast Turkey Breast
Raspberry Orange Roast Turkey Breast
Spicy Asian Glazed Roast Turkey Breast

Saturday, Nov. 7
Simply Thankful Feast
You'll learn how to cook a perfectly moist turkey breast, get tips on properly timing your meal and creating flavorful gravies in a snap, and more. After this class you'll be able to cook a delicious dinner from start to finish for easy, tasty entertaining any time!
Roasted Potatoes and Shallots
Extra-Moist Turkey Breast with Mushroom Pan Gravy
Fall Apple Crumble

Monday, Nov. 9
Perfect Gourmet Stuffing
A holiday meal isn't complete without a tasty, hearty stuffing! If you're looking to mix up your routine with new recipes, you'll love learning three distinctly delicious versions of this seasonal favorite.
Sausage, Apple and Chestnut Stuffing
Leek, Mushrooms and Bacon Stuffing with Herbs
Cornbread Poblano Stuffing

Thursday, Nov. 12
Perfect Gravy
Take your Thanksgiving from ordinary to extraordinary with a decadent and delicious homemade gravy!
In this class Chef Ian will teach you the basic skills you'll need to know to make perfect gravies any time, then you'll get hands-on and create three unique versions to complement your Thanksgiving meal.
Chicken Gravy
Herb Gravy
Mushroom Gravy

And for a perfectly sweet ending to your meal:

Sunday, Nov. 8 & Tuesday, Nov. 10
Apple Pies
There's no denying that Apple Pies are an American holiday classic! In this session you'll perfect the classic American version, then learn two tasty twists!
Classic American Apple Pie
Rum-Raisin Apple Pie
Scottish Ginger Apple Pie

Sunday, Nov. 15
Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin pies are a holiday classic - now learn how to take yours from simple to spectacular! Our professional pastry chef will show you how to create perfectly moist and delicious pies at home that will impress your family and friends this Thanksgiving!
Classic Pumpkin Pie
Mascarpone Pumpkin Pie
Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie

Sunday, Nov. 15
Winter Desserts
Looking to indulge your sweet tooth, but bored with the same old cookies and cakes you and your family have eaten a hundred times before? In this class our professional chef will teach you to create three unique winter desserts that are perfect for any occasion!
Apple-Cranberry Crisp
Orange-Spice Nut Tartlet
Poached Winter Fruit with Ice Cream

Monday, Nov. 23
Pecan Pies
A deliciously sweet Pecan pie is the perfect ending to your Thanksgiving meal. In this class you'll perfect the classic, then learn to make two more unique versions that your family and friends will love.
Classic Southern Pecan Pie
Chocolate Orange Pecan Pie
Mocha Pecan Pie

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cookology Buzz

We're in sunny Los Angeles this week for Richard Branson's PERFECT PITCH conference!

Our pitch was named in the TOP TEN out of more than one thousand entries!

Yesterday Branson told the audience that the Top Ten were chosen based on his personal philosophy of what makes a great business: one that INFLUENCES, INSPIRES and HELPS others!

We're honored to have been chosen, and we've loved getting to meet other interesting and inspiring entrepreneurs from across the country.

Want to view our pitch video? Check it out here!

Branson isn't the only one giving props to Cookology.
Check out what our students are saying!

“I want to start by saying, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” From my first phone call to you my experience with Cookology has been tremendous. As you know, our book club read Julie and Julia and we wanted to have a private Julia Child inspired cooking class. You were accommodating and wonderful to deal with. I bombarded you with phone calls, questions and special requests, but you were always patient and kind. Our group of 12 met this past Tuesday for a wonderful night of learning, fun and amazing food. Everyone enjoyed every minute. Chef Ian was entertaining, knowledgeable, skilled and patient with us. We learned many new techniques and had fun doing it! What could be better than cooking, eating, laughing with friends and not having to clean the kitchen? Thank you again and we are looking forward to our next class!”
–Jeri H. & Book Club Friends

“I was truly impressed with the meals that came home, and my daughter has never been so excited to cook! You all did a fabulous job with the kids! Thank you! And we cannot wait until she uses the recipes and her newly learned skills to recreate the food!”
–Jenny H.

“We had an incredible party at Cookology! My daughter and her friends had a great time! Thank you for helping make yummy food and a fun party, but mostly for making lasting and special memories of her turning 6!”
–Shannon B.

“I’ve been so impressed with the facility and staff. It’s a professional-grade kitchen, and one that’s kept very clean. I love the fact that you use natural ingredients and don’t take shortcuts, so that my son is being trained to create dishes from scratch.Equally important to me has been the staff; all very friendly. The chefs are excellent, creative, and know how to instruct the kids. They even email the recipes so the kids can recreate the dishes at home! We’ve been so pleased…I highly recommend them to anyone interested in improving their cooking skills!”"
–Jill P.

“Cookology was great fun! Cannot wait to do it again!”
–Scott Z.

“We took the basic Sushi class at Dulles and loved it. Kids took a camp class and loved it. Can’t wait to get back in there.”
–Dee M.

“My kids loved the pumpkin muffins I brought back home. They were asking for more!”
–Silvana M.

“Everything about it is just right on the mark. The classes are fun and entertaining, you meet new people, get a great meal and walk away with a lot of useful skills.”
–Marty M.

“We were really just blown away right from the start. We had so much fun, and then we got home the very first night we realized we had picked up all these tidbits. How to heat up the pan, when to put the food in, how to properly season with salt and pepper…stuff that is really pretty basic, but makes a world of difference when you learn to do it right.”
–Mel M.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Classes Sale!


We've got some great classes coming up - try them out at a special price!

Baking classes just $49, Seasonal classes as low as $30 and up to $20 off special Fall classes & workshops!

Classes will sell out, so be sure to reserve your spot early.

Click on the link to view menu details and sign up.

Cobblers, Crisp & Crumbles
Tuesday 10/13, 7-9pm

Perfect Pizzas
Tuesday 10/13, 7-9pm

Healthy Latin
Thursday 10/15, 7-9pm

Classic Soups
Saturday 10/17, 11am-1pm

Sushi 101
Saturday 10/17, 2-4pm
Great value!

Easy Entertaining - Throw Your Own Dinner Party
Saturday 10/17, 2-4pm

Halloween Treats
Sunday 10/18, 11:30am-1:30pm & Tuesday 10/20, 7-9pm

Fall Favorites: Venison

Thursday 10/22, 7-9pm

Fall Favorites: Pumpkin
Saturday 10/24, 2-4pm
Only $30!

Fondant Workshop
Sunday 10/25, 11:30am-1:30pm

Fall Favorites: Root Vegetables

Sunday 10/25, 5-7pm
Only $30!

Breads for Easy Entertaining
Monday 10/26, 7-9pm

Curing & Brining Workshop
Tuesday & Thursday 10/27 & 29, 7-9pm
$20 off!

Gourmet Mac & Cheese
Sunday 11/1, 5-7pm

Homemade Gourmet Biscuits

Monday 11/2, 7-9pm

Simply Thankful Feast
Saturday 11/7, 7-9pm

Apple Pies
Sunday 11/8, 11:30am-1:30pm & Tuesday 11/10, 7-9pm

Questions? Feel free to call us at (703) 433.1909 or e-mail us at