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Cooking Classes

You’ll love our lessons and teachers! All of our cooking classes begin at 6:00pm, unless noted. Maximum of 12 students per class.

Want to learn new cooking skills to
impress your friends or throw the best
dinner party ever? Join our culinary
experts for fabulous, demonstration
and partial hands-on cooking classes,
right here in historic downtown Lititz,
Pennsylvania.
Class participants enjoy 10% off everything
in the store on the evening of the class.

Our Cooking Class Schedule

Wok-it with Stellar Stir Fries! 4 Seats Available!

January 23, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Gili Kieffer

Chef Gili Kieffer will share tips for care and maintenance wok pans and help you build your own delicious stir fries using a variety of fresh and healthy ingredients. Come and create a stir fry!

  • Veggie Stir Fry with Ginger Miso Sauce
  • Indonesian Marinaded Tofu Stir Fry
  • Coconut Rice
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Soup Season SOLD OUT

January 24, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

This is the perfect time of the year for a bowl of comfort! Tina Bare will help you keep warm and cozy this winter with these delicious and easy soups.

  • Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup (vegetarian/gluten/dairy free)
  • Mulligatawny Soup (gluten free/option for dairy free)
  • “Tastes Like Lasagna” Soup (gluten free)
  • Harvest French Onion Soup with Sharp Cheddar Smothered Crostini (gluten free)
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Super Bowl Snacks

January 25, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Jason Hampton

Score big with these Super Bowl Snacks. Jason Hampton knows all about entertaining! He is freelance chef that has been cooking professionally for 20 years. Jason owns and operates In A Pinch, a private chef and personal catering service in Elizabethtown.

  • Tomato Bacon Jam Crostini
  • Cheddar Dijon Ale Soup with Bavarian Croutons
  • Sriracha Chicken BBQ Sliders with Fresh Pineapple Salsa
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Cast Iron Cooking!

January 26, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Paul Anater

Grow in confidence and increase your recipe variety as you cook with your cast iron. Paul Anater will demonstrate how to season, re-season, clean and store your cast iron. Once you have the basics down, Paul will demonstrate how versatile cast iron is by making a pear tarte tatin, a recipe that starts on the cooktop and moves into the oven! Bring along your pan to start the seasoning process!

  • Pear Tarte Tatin
  • Savory Dutch Babies
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Taste of Italy SOLD OUT

January 29, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Chef Maria Quaranta

Chef Maria Quaranta, owner of Pepe’s Pizza in Ephrata, has a wealth of experience when it comes to Italian Cuisine. Maria was born in Sicily and has always worked in family owned restaurants. She loves sharing her recipes with you. In this hands-on class you will make your own mini apple pie to take home and bake!

  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Rosemary & Parsley Seasoned Potatoes
  • Mini Apple Pie with Cream Filling
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Sensational Scones SOLD OUT

January 30, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Valerie Baer

Valerie Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, will demonstrate tips and tricks for making delightfully tender scones that melt in your mouth! Enjoy tasting your scones with fresh brewed coffee or tea!

  • Blueberry Scones
  • Lemon Scones (Lower in fat than most scones!)
  • Cheesy Savory Scones (Perfect to grab and go for breakfast or lunch!)
  • Chocolate Scones (Practically Dripping with Chocolate!)
  • Lemon Curd
  • Simple Clotted Cream Substitute
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Big Flavor, Bold Taste and NO Gluten!

January 31, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

Tina Bare chose a few recipes that her family enjoys from her favorite gluten free cookbook to share with you.  “The Lagasse Girls’ Big Flavor, Bold Taste and NO Gluten!” cookbook, by Jilly Lagasse & Jessie Lagasse Swanson, is just what the title says, lots of taste and no gluten. Taste and see that you won’t miss the gluten!

  • Easy Chicken Satay Skewers
  • Healthy Huevos Rancheros
  • Moroccan Lamb Tagine
  • Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake with Buttercream Frosting
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Bakery Fresh Brioche  Make-it & Take-it

February 1, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Paul Anater

Travel to France in this class, where you will learn the secrets to making Brioche, a delicate, tender and versatile French dough. In this hands-on class, Paul Anater will walk you through making your own batch of brioche dough that you will take home and bake. Enjoy brioche creations with hot cafe au lait and marmalade!

  • Traditional Brioche
  • Brioche Clover Leaf Rolls
  • Brioche Hamburger Buns
  • Brioche Cinnamon Rolls
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Kids Cooking – Heart Winning Delights SOLD OUT

February 2, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Gili Kieffer

Kids, ages 8-12 years of age, will create fabulous, fun desserts in this hands-on class taught by Chef Gili Kieffer.  (Vegan)

  • Heart Shaped Cookies with Individual Messages
  • Strawberry Agar & Meringue Layered Mini Parfaits
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Chocolate Oreo Truffles
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Romantic Desserts SOLD OUT

February 7, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Nothing says “I love you” like a rich chocolate confection! Pastry Chef Danielle DiSanto will make creating these silky and delicious desserts seem simple. Everyone will want to be your Valentine! A hands-on class.

  • Silky Chocolate Souffle
  • Molten Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Caramels with Sea Salt
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An Amazing Mexican Meal SOLD OUT

February 8, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Tina Bare

Packed with bold flavors, this south-of-the-border inspired dinner will wake up your taste buds. Tina Bare teaches this flavor filled hands-on class. (Gluten Free)

  • Braised Brisket Tacos
  • Elote (Mexican Street Corn Dip)
  • Homemade Refried Black Beans
  • Easy Cilantro and Tomato Rice
  • Jicama and Orange Salad with Fresh Lime Dressin
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Southern Italian Cuisine SOLD OUT

February 15, 2018 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Antonino Elia

A truly relaxing experience taught by Chef Antonino Elia, a native of Sicily. Grab a seat in this demonstration style class with some hands-on opportunities! Delizioso!

  • Zuppa di Scarola e Fagioli (Escarole and Bean Soup)
  • Rigatoni al Sugo di Coda (Rigatoni with Oxtail sauce)
  • Coda di Bue con Salsa di Pomodoro (Oxtail in Tomato Sauce)
  • Torta  al Limone Siciliano (Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake)
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Date Night with Nino! SOLD OUT

February 16, 2018 6:00 pm | $75. | Chef Antonino Elia

Chef Antonino Elia shops the day of class to obtain the freshest in season ingredients; so he can create a spectacular Date Night menu, perfectly paired with wine! You won’t want to miss this culinary adventure! Just leave it to Nino!

$75/person

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Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites SOLD OUT

February 21, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Kay Weaver

Chef Kay Weaver highlights recipes from one of her favorite cookbooks, “smitten kitchen EVERY DAY, triumphant & unfussy new favorites”  by Deb Perelman. You will love the recipes from this award winning blogger and New York Times Best-selling author.

  • Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar
  • Artichoke and Parmesan Galette
  • Sizzling Beef Bulgogi Tacos
  • Wintry Apple Bake with Double Ginger Crumb
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Kids Cooking – Dazzling Valentine Desserts SOLD OUT

February 24, 2018 1:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Valentine’s Day is a great time to create dazzling desserts and share them with the ones you love. Kids, ages 8-12, love learning how to bake with Gwen Eberly. A hands-on class!

  • Flourless Chocolate Tortes with Raspberries
  • Mini Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream
  • Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
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Go Further with Food – Heart Health

February 26, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN

Join Giant Food Store’s Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN, for a fun and interactive culinary nutrition experience as we kick-off the Go Further With Food series! Gain confidence in the kitchen as you learn tips and tricks for shopping, selecting, and creating nutritious and delicious foods. Bring your appetite as we prepare, cook, and taste seasonal recipes featuring foods that support a healthy heart and body!

  • Quinoa Kale Acorn Squash with Pecans
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberry Pistachio Pesto
  • Pomegranate Pistachio Bark
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French Macarons – Winter Flavors SOLD OUT

February 27, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Chef Danielle DiSanto is back with yet another fun and flavor filled French macaron class! In this hands-on class, Danielle will share many tips for making these petite sandwich cookies.

  • Red Velvet Macarons with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Apple Pie Spice Macarons with Salted Caramel Buttercream
  • Peppermint Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache

 

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Quiche Feast

February 28, 2018 10:00 am | $55. | Valerie Baer

These deep dish delights can be enjoyed anytime of the day! Quiche isn’t just for brunch. Quiche is full of flavor and nutrients! Val Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, brings years of practical experience to this partial hands-on class.

  • Roasted Butternut, Spinach, Tomato Quiche with Whole Grain Crust
  • Sausage, Bacon, Mushroom Quiche with Potato Crust
  • Cinnamon Streusel Oatmeal Muffins
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Date Night with Nino – A Birthday Celebration!

March 2, 2018 6:00 pm | $75. | Chef Antonio Elia

 

Happy Birthday Nino! Chef Antonino Elia will to create a fabulous menu, including some of his favorite dishes, perfectly paired with wine on his birthday! You won’t want to miss this delicious fun-filled celebration! Just leave it to Nino! $75/person

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Working with Chocolate – Easter EGGtravaganza

March 5, 2018 12:00 pm | $55. | Joe Sofia

Learn the basics of how to correctly melt and coat using chocolate. Joe Sofia makes creating with chocolate so easy that you will have no trouble recreating these confections in your home.

  • Peanut Butter Eggs
  • Homemade Marshmallow
  • Marshmallow-Caramel-Pecan Eggs
  • Raspberry Truffles
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Nutrition by the Season

March 8, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Kilene Knitter RD, LDN

Join Giant Food Store’s Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN, for a fun and interactive culinary nutrition experience. Feeling overwhelmed by meal planning? Learn all about Giant’s newest meal planning program, Savory Sunday! You’ll leave this class ready to plan and prepare balanced, budget-friendly meals for your family!

  • Pork Tenderloin with Smashed Caesar Potatoes
  • Pork Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream
  • Lemon Alfredo Tortellini with Shrimp
  • Potato Gruyere Tart
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Kids Cooking – Perfect Pasta

March 9, 2018 4:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Kids ages 8-12 years not only have a blast doing cooking school with Gwen Eberly, but they also leave with new skills they will use throughout their lifetime!

  • Homemade Pasta
  • Creamy Cheese Sauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
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Taste of Italy – March

March 12, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Maria Quaranta

Chef Maria Quaranta, owner of Pepe’s Pizza in Ephrata, has a wealth of experience when it comes to Italian Cuisine. Maria was born in Sicily and has always worked in family owned restaurants. She loves sharing her favorite recipes with you!

  • Minestrone di Riso
  • Bistecca alla Pizzaiola (Steak Pizza Style)
  • Faggiolina con Pomodorine Secche (String Beans with Sun-Dried Tomatoes)
  • Giambelline di Zucchero (Sugar Doughnuts)
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Working with Chocolate – Easter EGGstravaganza

March 13, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Joe Sofia

Learn the basics of how to correctly melt and coat using chocolate. Joe Sofia makes creating with chocolate so easy that you will have no trouble recreating these confections in your home.

  • Peanut Butter Eggs
  • Homemade Marshmallow
  • Marshmallow-Caramel-Pecan Eggs
  • Raspberry Truffles
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Springtime Cake Pops Make-it & Take-it

March 15, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Stephanie Samuel

Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped Bakery in Lititz has agreed to share her secrets for making and decorating delicious dark chocolate cake pops from scratch! Make & decorate 6 cake pops to take home!

  • Bunny Cake Pops
  • Chick Cake Pops
  • Pot of Gold Cake Pops
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Kids Cooking – Cake Pops

March 17, 2018 1:00 pm | $55. | Stephanie Samuel

Children ages 8-12 will have a ball creating chocolate cake pops with Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped Bakery in Lititz. Each child will decorate and take home 6 cake pops.

  • Chick Cake Pops
  • Pot of Gold Cake Pops
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Very Vegan

March 20, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Gili Kieffer

Plant based Chef Gili Kieffer never disappoints us with her creative and delicious, yet easy, vegan menus.

  • Couscous and Veggie Salad with Fresh Herbs and Pistachios
  • Baked Veggie Fritters
  • South American Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Chimichurri Bowl
  • Halvah & Peanut Energy Bites
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Southern Italian Cuisine – Easter Dinner

March 21, 2018 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Antonino Elia

Join, native Italian, Chef Antonino Elia as he prepares a traditional Italian Easter Dinner, including how to make the traditional marzipan Easter Lamb of Favarra, Sicily.  Enjoy this mostly demonstration style class or get involved with some hands-on opportunities!

  • Ricotta al Forno (Baked Ricotta)
  • Annellini Incasciati alla Siciliana (Sicilian Baked Annellini Pasta)
  • Costolette di Agnello con Patate Novelli (Lamb Chops with Roasted New Potatoes)
  • Agnello Pasquale (Marzapane Easter Lamb)
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Taco Night

March 22, 2018 12:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

Who doesn’t love tacos? Tina Bare will guide through making tasty tacos in this hands-on class. These recipes will be perfect for your family’s Taco Tuesdays! Gluten Free!

  • Chicken Tacos with Fresh Mango & Avocado Salsa
  • Huevos Rancheros Tacos
  • Fish Tacos with Tomato Salsa
  • Honey Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (vegetarian)
  • Ginger Beer Margaritas
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Taco Night

March 22, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

Who doesn’t love tacos? Tina Bare will guide through making tasty tacos in this hands-on class. These recipes will be perfect for your family’s Taco Tuesdays! Gluten Free!

  • Chicken Tacos with Fresh Mango & Avocado Salsa
  • Huevos Rancheros Tacos
  • Fish Tacos with Tomato Salsa
  • Honey Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (vegetarian)
  • Ginger Beer Margaritas
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Kids Cooking – Perfect Pasta

March 24, 2018 1:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Kids ages 8-12 years not only have a blast doing cooking school with Gwen Eberly, but they also leave with new skills they will use throughout their lifetime!

  • Homemade Pasta
  • Creamy Cheese Sauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
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“Love me Tender” Loins

March 26, 2018 6:00 pm | $70. | Jason Hampton

You bought a whole pork tenderloin at a great price? Now what? Chef Jason Hampton, owner of In A Pinch Catering, will walk you through breaking down both a beef and a pork tenderloin in this hands-on class, making them into delicious entrees!

Whole Beef Tenderloin

  • Beef Tips & Strips
  • Filet Steaks
  • Chateaubriand Steak aka Center Cut Roast

Whole Pork Loin

  • Pork Tips & Strips
  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Sirloin Roast

 

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French Tarts

March 27, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

French Pastry Chef Danielle DiSanto will teach the fine art of making 2 sizes of classic tarts from crust, to pastry cream, topping and glaze! One 4” removable bottom tart pan is included in the price.

  • Chocolate Hazelnut Tart
  • Fresh Fruit Tart
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Cooking With Quinoa

March 28, 2018 6:00 pm | $55.00 | Tina Bare

Superfood, Quinoa, is not only high in protein, but contains all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein and it’s gluten free! You will love making these tasty, nutritious recipes with Tina Bare and then later sharing them with your family! A Gluten Free class.

  • Quinoa Carrot Breakfast Cake
  • Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Porridge
  • Arugula & Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
  • Quinoa & Gruyere Stuffed Butternut Squash
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