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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

Kids Cooking School – Grilling Sliders & More SOLD OUT

June 26, 2017 1:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Kids will love grilling and devouring the mini burgers they create in this fun summer class taught under a tent! Gwen Eberly invites kids aged 8-12 to join her for this fun filled tasty experience.

  • Beef Sliders
  • Turkey~Veggie Sliders
  • Grilled Potato Wedges with Honey Dijon Sauce
  • Grilled S’mores in a Cone
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Grilled Pizza

June 26, 2017 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Paul Anater

Grilled Pizza has everything going for it–crispy crust, delicious smoky flavor, and the chance to be outside! Some of the best pizza comes from the grill. Chef Paul Anater shares his homemade pizza dough secrets with many of his favorite toppings!

  • White Pizza (Ricotta, Mozzarella, Garlic and Olive Oil)
  • Margarita Pizza (Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce and Fresh Basil)
  • Chicken Barbecue Pizza (Aged Cheddar with Roasted chicken)
  • Strawberry & Goat Cheese Dessert Pizza
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Kids Cooking School – Grilling Sliders & More SOLD OUT

June 28, 2017 1:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Kids will love grilling and devouring the mini burgers they create in this fun summer class taught under a tent! Gwen Eberly invites kids aged 8-12 to join her for this fun filled tasty experience.

  • Beef Sliders
  • Turkey~Veggie Sliders
  • Grilled Potato Wedges with Honey Dijon Sauce
  • Grilled S’mores in a Cone 
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Grilled Thai Street-Food Favorites

June 28, 2017 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Jeff Thal

Chef Jeff Thal, who learned his craft and catering in a gourmet kitchen on Miami’s famous South Beach, and more recently a food feature writer and columnist for Lancaster Newspapers, will bring his skills to the grill with another authentic Thai menu!

  • Pork Satay (Muu Sateh)
  • Thai-style Grilled Pork Ribs (Sii Khrong Muu Yaang)
  • Grilled Eggplant Salad (Yam Makheua Yao)
  • Grilled Corn with Salty Coconut Cream (Khao Phot Ping)
  • Sticky Rice (Khao Niaw)
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Baby Back Ribs on the Grill

June 29, 2017 6:00 pm | $75. | Owners Sharon & Jim Landis

Our own Jim & Sharon Landis, owners of Zest, have agreed to share a few of their favorite grilling recipes with you! Come and learn the secret to grilling mouth watering ribs and an array of delicious sides. You will be ready to host your own backyard BBQ with confidence! This amazing menu is paired with wine. You are in for a real treat!

  • Grilled Baby Back Ribs
  • Jalapeño Poppers
  • Grilled Oysters
  • Jim’s Chicken Bombs
  • Marian’s Red Cabbage Salad
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Date Night Under the Stars

June 30, 2017 6:00 pm | $90. | Chef Antonino Elia

Only once a year do you have the special opportunity to join Chef Antonino Elia as he grills an amazing Italian menu, perfectly paired with wine, while being serenaded with live music in the background!

  • Grigliata di Portobello Caprese con Riduzione di Aceto Balsamico  (Grilled Portobello Caprese, with Balsamic vinegar Reduction)
  • Linguini alle Vongole (Linguini with White Clam Sauce)
  • Cartoccio di Frutta di Mare alla Vucciria (Grilled Mix Seafood Boil Sicilian)
  • Pesche Grigliate Ripiene di Ricotta con Salsa di Ciliegie Piccante (Grilled Peaches Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Spicy Cherry Sauce)
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Summer Macarons – SOLD OUT

July 6, 2017 6:00 pm | $55 | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Back by popular demand!!   These delicate French confections seem to be the envy of the cookie world. Learn and attempt techniques taught by Chef Danielle DiSanto, with her wonderful hands-on approach you’ll be able to create your own macarons at home in no time.

  • S’mores Macarons
  • Blueberry Macaron with lemon buttercream
  • Strawberry Macaron with vanilla ice cream sandwiches
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Hawaiian BBQ

July 12, 2017 6:00 pm | $55 | Dana Getz

Learn from instructor Dana Getz using simple ingredients that you can easily get your hands on (in class and in the grocery store) so you can recreate each dish at home. It is officially time to expand your pineapple horizons!

  • Hawaiian barbecue chicken tacos with chimi churri and pineapple mango pico
  • Bacon-wrapped pineapple chunks
  • Barbecue chicken pizza with gouda, grilled pineapple, and cilantro
  • Grilled pineapple fruit salad
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Traditional Southern Italian Gastronomy with Nino

July 18, 2017 6:00 pm | $65 | Chef Antonino Elia

As always, Chef Antonino Elia has created a delightful Sicilian menu. After studying in Sicily last fall he is eager to share what he learned with you. Join him and take part in preparing and tasting this authentic menu!

  • Antipasto formaggi Misti. – Appetizer of assorted Italian cheeses, Pecorino Romano, Provolone piccante & Ricotta salata
  • Lasagna con Ragu. – Meat sauce Lasagna With homemade lasagna sheets
  • Insalata Di Arance – Orange salad
  • Torta alla tazza di Caffè – Coffee mug cake
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1, 2, 3 – Three-Course Meal, Kids Cooking Class SOLD OUT!

July 19, 2017 6:00 pm | $55 | Gwen Eberly

Kids will enjoy learning each hands-on step to creating a scrumptious three coarse meal. Children aged 8-14 will develop lifetime skills while having loads of fun with super cool Instructor Gwen.

  • 1: Garden Greens and Tomato Salad
  • 2: Homemade Pasta with Fresh Herb and Butter Shrimp
  • 3: Fresh Blueberry Pie
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Summer Crepes! SOLD OUT

July 25, 2017 6:00 pm | $55 | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Ever wonder how to make the perfect crepe? Learn the secrets to making Fabulous French Crepes for any occasion!

Leave the menu up to Chef Danielle, as she will collect seasonal ingredients the day of class.

  • Sweet Crepes
  • Savory Crepes
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Date Night With Nino!

July 28, 2017 6:00 pm | $75 | Chef Antonino Elia

Chef Antonino Elia shops the day of this class for fresh, in season ingredients to create a spectacular Date Night menu, perfectly paired with Pennsylvania’s own Waltz wine!

You won’t want to miss this culinary adventure.

You choose to help cook or just sit back, relax and learn. Just leave it to Nino!

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The Savory Tomato

August 2, 2017 6:00 pm | $55.00 | Dana Getz

Simple ingredients, nutritious benefits and delicious results! Join us for a demo/hands-on class that highlights the tomato from sauces to sun-dried.

  • Classic homemade tomato sauce
  • Fresh tomato gazpacho
  • Heirloom tomato and mint braised artichokes
  • Garlic shrimp penne with sun-dried tomatoes, vodka cream sauce, and basil pesto
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Lunch Box Goodies!

August 7, 2017 6:00 pm | $55.00 | Gwen Eberly

Mom and Dad – take a day off from making lunch for the kids, as they will enjoy learning alongside other children with a passion for food in this hands-on class.

  • Egg and Olive Salad in Mini Pitas
  • Hummus and Veggies
  • Homemade Granola Bars
  • Fruit Kabobs
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Dessert of Southern Italy with Nino

August 15, 2017 6:00 pm | $65.00 | Nino Elia

Learn to prepare, create and assemble authentic Sicilian cannoli from the outer shell to the candied toppings. Delicious local ingredients are used and you choose to be as hands on or off as you would like.

  • Cannoli Shells and Filling with fresh sheep’s milk ricotta cheese
  • Toppings:
    • Candied orange and lime peel
    • Chopped pistachio nuts
    • Sprinkles
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The Successful Bake Sale

August 17, 2017 6:00 pm | $55.00 | Ann Criss

Peanut Butter author and guru Ann Criss returns for another class at Zest! This time it is to impart some fun, impressive and sure-to-sell bake sale delights.

  • Double Decker Marbled Meltaway Fudge
  • Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
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Very Versatile Peach

August 23, 2017 6:00 pm | $55.00 | Kay Weaver

 

Kay Weaver brings us an array of dishes from salads to savory; learn about the wonderful versatility of one of the world’s oldest fruits.

  • Arugula Salad w/ peach, mozzarella and crispy prosciutto
  • Panko crusted fish with peach/corn salsa & avacado crema
  • Garlic butter parmesan smashed potatoes
  • Grilled Peaches with mascarpone cream, caramel, & amaretto crumble
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Another Date Night!

August 25, 2017 6:00 pm | $75.00 | Nino Elia

Chef Antonino Elia shops the day of class for fresh, in season ingredients to create a spectacular Date Night menu, perfectly paired with award winning Waltz wine!

You won’t want to miss this culinary adventure!

You choose to help cook or just sit back, relax and learn.

Just leave it to Nino.

REGISTER ONLINE
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