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The new Zest Cooking School is now open at 1180 Erbs Quarry Road, Lititz.

Want to learn new cooking skills to
impress your friends or throw the best
dinner party ever? Join our culinary
experts for fabulous cooking classes in
our new state-of-the-art cooking school,
just three miles from our retail store.

Our Cooking Class Schedule

Southern Italian SOLD OUT

January 16, 2019 6:00 pm | $90. | Chef Antonino Elia

As always, Chef Antonino Elia has created a delightful Sicilian menu. Chef Nino grew up in Sicily and recently returned from studying there this fall! Come taste the inspiration! A Hands-on Class. BYOB

  • Formaggio alla Scarpariello ed Spec (Fried Parmiggiano Rinds and Speck)
  • Gnocchi di Castagne, con Zucca Rossa e Salsiccia (Homemade Chestnut Gnocchi with Pumpkin and Sausage)
  • Cosce di Pollo all’umido (Baked Chicken Legs with Potatoes & Plum Tomatoes)
  • Frutta Martorana (Marzipan Fruit)
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Tex Mex (evening) SOLD OUT

January 17, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Linda Leeking

Let Linda Leeking bring some Sizzle and Spice to your dinner table with this Tex Mex menu! A hands-on class. BYOB.

  • Chilaquiles with Roasted Tomatilla Salsa
  • Beef Chimichangas
  • Zucchini and Corn Medley
  • Flan with Seasonal Fresh Fruit Garnish
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French Macarons ~ Winter Flavors SOLD OUT

January 18, 2019 6:00 pm | $70 | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Chef Danielle DiSanto returns to teach the macaron method, while sharing many tips on making these petite French sandwich cookies. Enjoy tasting and take a small sample home! A hands-on class.

  • Hazelnut with Espresso Ganache Macarons
  • French Toast Macarons
  • Vanilla with Baileys Buttercream Macarons
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Kids & Teens In the Kitchen ~ Martin Luther King Day ~ Chili Cook Off SOLD OUT

January 21, 2019 10:00 am | $60. | Gwen Eberly

Kids, ages 10-16, join Gwen Eberly on your day off to cook up some bowls of chili! Discover your favorite recipe and then go home and make it for your family! A hands-on class. Limited to 12 students.

  • Chili Con Carne
  • Vegetarian Chili
  • Black Bean and Chorizo Chili
  • White Bean and Chicken Chili
  • Cheese Quesadillas
  • Fresh Fruit Kabobs
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Matsoni: The Easiest Yogurt You Will Make! ~ Sweet & Savory Dishes (daytime)

January 22, 2019 11:00 am | $65. | Valerie Baer

Caspian Sea (Matsoni) Yogurt is a mildly tart and creamy cultured yogurt. In this hands-on class, learn how to make this super easy yogurt. Each person will get a small jar of yogurt starter. With proper care, your starter will sustain itself indefinitely. Val Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, will show you how versatile yogurt is and discover how you can use it in your favorite recipes!

  • Winter Green Salad with a Delightful Lemon Yogurt Dressing
  • Whole Wheat Yogurt Waffles topped with Nuts and Rohrer’n’Baer Maple Syrup
  • Maple Yogurt Fruit Smoothie
  • No-sesame Hummus and Veggies
  • Deep Dark Chocolate Cake with Creamy Yogurt Frosting
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Matsoni: The Easiest Yogurt You Will Make! ~ Sweet & Savory Dishes (evening)

January 22, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Valerie Baer

Caspian Sea (Matsoni) Yogurt is a mildly tart and creamy cultured yogurt. In this hands-on class, learn how to make this super easy yogurt. Each person will get a small jar of yogurt starter. With proper care, your starter will sustain itself indefinitely. Val Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, will show you how versatile yogurt is and discover how you can use it in your favorite recipes!

  • Winter Green Salad with a Delightful Lemon Yogurt Dressing
  • Whole Wheat Yogurt Waffles topped with Nuts and Rohrer’n’Baer Maple Syrup
  • Maple Yogurt Fruit Smoothie
  • No-sesame Hummus and Veggies
  • Deep Dark Chocolate Cake with Creamy Yogurt Frosting
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Tex Mex (daytime)

January 23, 2019 10:00 am | $65. | Linda Leeking

Let Linda Leeking bring some Sizzle and Spice to your dinner table with this Tex Mex menu! A hands-on class.

  • Chilaquiles with Roasted Tomatilla Salsa
  • Beef Chimichangas
  • Zucchini and Corn Medley
  • Flan with Seasonal Fresh Fruit Garnish
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La Petite Patisserie: Creative Cake Decorating SOLD OUT

January 23, 2019 6:00 pm | $75. | Pastry Chefs Donna Lussier and Amanda Pagan

Donna Lussier and Amanda Pagan, Pastry Chefs from La Petite Patisserie will demonstrate how to make and decorate a layer cake using different buttercream frostings. Each person will receive a vanilla 5 inch layer cake that they will torte, fill, crumb coat and decorate. When registering for the class, please note if you want vanilla buttercream filling or seedless raspberry preserves filling. Hands-on class. Make & Take

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Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street – Chicken with Intrigue SOLD OUT

January 24, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Marci Rittenhouse, RD, LDN

This demonstration and hands-on class taught by Marci Rittenhouse, RD LDN, is offered in conjunction with Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Cooking School. Milk Street classes, originally offered in Boston, are more than recipes. You learn critical cooking skills so you can cook with confidence!

  • Crispy Roasted Chick Peas
  • Lemon Parsley Salad
  • Za’atar Chicken Cutlets
  • Burmese Chicken
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Pate a Choux: A Lesson in French Pastry  SOLD OUT

January 25, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Elegant French pastries are easier to make than you would think. Chef Danielle DiSanto will teach you the ins and outs to making pate a choux in this hands-on class. Please eat something before coming, you will only be enjoying pastries. A meal will not be served.

  • Eclairs
  • Profiteroles
  • Palmiers ~ Sweet & Savory
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Taste of Italy – An Italian Valentine (daytime) SOLD OUT

January 28, 2019 10:00 am | $65. | Chef Maria Quaranta

Chef Maria Quranta, 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! A Hands-on class. BYOB

  • Bruschetta and Antipasto with Italian Cheeses and Prosciutto
  • Pasta alla Norma
  • Barolo (Braised Short Ribs)
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Baci di Dama Cookies (Kisses of a Lady)
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Taste of Italy – An Italian Valentine (Evening) SOLD OUT

January 28, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Maria Quaranta

Chef Maria Quranta, 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! A Hands-on class. BYOB

  • Bruschetta and Antipasto with Italian Cheeses and Prosciutto
  • Pasta alla Norma
  • Barolo (Braised Short Ribs)
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Baci di Dama Cookies (Kisses of a Lady)
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Wusthof Knife Skills 101 – Minestrone Soup (daytime)

January 29, 2019 10:00 am | $75 | Megan Rich

An essential class for anyone to get faster, better and smarter in the kitchen.  Megan Rich, from Wustof Trident Cutlery, will explain the importance of the pinch grip and lead the class through many techniques, including the low-rock technique. Megan will also cover honing, sharpening and proper care and maintenance of these essential kitchen blades. Get ready to get slice, dice, mince and chop! A Wusthof Classic 6″ Cooks Knife, (a $60 value) is included in the price of the class! Take home your bag of chopped veggies and a recipe to make minestrone soup!

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Wusthof Knife Skills 101 – Minestrone Soup (evening) SOLD OUT

January 29, 2019 6:00 pm | $75 | Megan Rich

An essential class for anyone to get faster, better and smarter in the kitchen.  Megan Rich, from Wustof Trident Cutlery, will explain the importance of the pinch grip and lead the class through many techniques, including the low-rock technique. Megan will also cover honing, sharpening and proper care and maintenance of these essential kitchen blades. Get ready to get slice, dice, mince and chop! A Wusthof Classic 6″ Cooks Knife, (a $60 value) is included in the price of the class! Take home your bag of chopped veggies and a recipe to make minestrone soup!

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Date Night with Nino & Giuseppe! SOLD OUT

February 1, 2019 6:00 pm | $90. | Chef Antonino Elia & Chef Giuseppe Sciurca

Chef Giuseppe Sciurca will join our own Chef Antonino Elia for this special Date Night! Like Chef Nino, Chef Giuseppe grew up in the town of Termini Imerese, Sicily. Chef Giuseppe graduated from the culinary school in Palemo, owned Napee restaurant and currently conducts cooking classes in Sicily. You are in for a treat when these two chefs join their talents. They will shop the day of class to obtain the freshest in season ingredients, and then guide you in preparing a spectacular Date Night menu! You won’t want to miss this Culinary Adventure! A hands-on class. BYOB. $90/person

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Winter Waffles

February 4, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Paul Anater

Don’t waffle! Sign up today for this delicious class taught by Chef Paul Anater. You will learn how to make the typical sweet batter waffle from scratch as well as the authentic Liege, or Belgian, waffles made from a yeast-raised dough with pearl sugar. Finally, you will make a dinner time waffle from mashed potatoes, garlic and parmesan. Enjoy all waffles with a variety of toppings! Come and discover why waffles aren’t just for breakfast! A hands-on class.

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Chocolate Perfection 101 SOLD OUT

February 5, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Pastry Chef Danielle DiSanto will leave you feeling confident that you too can make these rich and decadent chocolate desserts! They are surprisingly easy to prepare! A hands-on class.

  • Chocolate Souffle
  • Molten Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Caramels with Sea Salt
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Valentine’s Day Dinner: A Table Set for 2 SOLD OUT

February 6, 2019 6:00 pm | $70. | Linda Leeking

Surprise your sweetheart by learning how to prepare a special meal for Valentine’s Day or bring your Valentine and make this romantic meal together in this hands-on class taught by Linda Leeking. BYOB $70/person

  • Bacon Wrapped Spinach Dip Crostini
  • Steak Diane
  • Twice Baked Potatoes
  • Lemon Butter Broccolini
  • Puff Pastry Hearts with Berries and Cream Filling
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Souper Suppers (evening) SOLD OUT

February 7, 2019 6:00 pm | $65 | Tina Bare

Tina Bare will teach you how to ladle up these tasty, yet easy soups your family will love! A hands-on and gluten free class.

  • Golden Coconut Lentil Soup with Rice
  • Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
  • Sausage Pasta Fagioli with Spinach
  • White Chicken Chili
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Kids Cooking ~ Be My Valentine! SOLD OUT

February 8, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Gwen Eberly

Kids ages 8-12 love creating in the kitchen with Gwen Eberly! A Hands-on class, limited to 12.

  • Molten Chocolate Cakes
  • Dipped, Drizzled & Decorated Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Cheesecake Lemon Bars
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Sugar Cookie and Color Flow Icing Workshop SOLD OUT

February 9, 2019 10:00 am | $65. | Stephanie Samuel

This workshop is for kids of all ages. Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped bakery in Lititz, will teach you how to mix, bake and decorate sugar cookies using color flow icing to decorate. Learn how to outline and fill in with color flow icing, making your cookies look bakery bought! Take 1/2 dozen cookies home to enjoy!

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Southern Italian ~ Sarebbe  I’ll mio Valentino! SOLD OUT

February 11, 2019 6:00 pm | $125. | Chef Antonino Elia & Chef Giuseppe Sciurca

Chef Giuseppe Sciurca will join our own Chef Antonino Elia for this special Southern Italian Menu. Like Chef Nino, Chef Giuseppe grew up in the town of Termini Imerese, Sicily. Chef Giuseppe graduated from culinary school in Palermo, owned Napee restaurant in Sicily and currently conducts cooking classes in Sicily. You are in for a treat when these two chefs join their talents for this outstanding menu. Each person will take home a 5 oz bottle of chocolate liquor!  A hands-on class. BYOB

  • Rotollo d’arrosto di peperoni e Tonno (Roasted Red Bell Peppers and Tuna Rolls)
  • Arancini all Ragu (Arancini with Sicilian Meat Sauce)
  • Arancini con Melenzane e Bocconcini (Arancini with Eggplant Sauce & Fresh Mozzarella)
  • Cotolette di Pollo con Insalata di Radicchio (Breaded Chicken Cutlets & Radicchio Salad)
  • Liquore all Cioccolato di Modica (Chocolate Liquor of Modica)
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French Macarons – Romantic Flavors SOLD OUT

February 12, 2019 6:00 pm | $70. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Chef Danielle DiSanto will help you master the creating of these petite French sandwich cookies that are crispy on the outside yet tender and creamy on the inside. A hands-on class.
Lavender Macarons with Honey Buttercream
Raspberry macarons with Dark Chocolate Ganache
Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Filling

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Milk Street ~ The Spice Kitchen

February 13, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Marci Rittenhouse, RD, LDN

Explore the differences in toasting and blooming spices with Marci Rittenhouse RD LDN. If you enjoy highly seasoned foods with an international flair, this class is for you! Learn to cook with those spices already filling your pantry, but you are hesitant to use. Offered in conjunction with Milk Street Cooking School of Boston. A hands-on class.

  • Curried Tarka Popcorn
  • Spanish Spice-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Bites
  • Berbere Sauce
  • Somali Chicken Soup
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Kids Cooking ~ Be My Valentine! SOLD OUT

February 15, 2019 6:00 pm | $60. | Gwen Eberly

Kids ages 8-12 love creating in the kitchen with Gwen Eberly! A Hands-on class, limited to 12.

  • Molten Chocolate Cakes
  • Dipped, Drizzled & Decorated Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Cheesecake Lemon Bars
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Southern Italian ~ Sarebbe  I’ll mio Valentino!

February 18, 2019 6:00 pm | $125. | Chef Antonino Elia & Chef Giuseppe Sciurca

Chef Giuseppe Sciurca will join our own Chef Antonino Elia for this special Southern Italian Menu. Like Chef Nino, Chef Giuseppe grew up in the town of Termini Imerese, Sicily. Chef Giuseppe graduated from culinary school in Palermo, owned Napee restaurant in Sicily and currently conducts cooking classes in Sicily. You are in for a treat when these two chefs join their talents for this outstanding menu. Each person will take home a 5 oz bottle of chocolate liquor!  A hands-on class. BYOB

  • Rotollo d’arrosto di peperoni e Tonno (Roasted Red Bell Peppers and Tuna Rolls)
  • Arancini all Ragu (Arancini with Sicilian Meat Sauce)
  • Arancini con Melenzane e Bocconcini (Arancini with Eggplant Sauce & Fresh Mozzarella)
  • Cotolette di Pollo con Insalata di Radicchio (Breaded Chicken Cutlets & Radicchio Salad)
  • Liquore all Cioccolato di Modica (Chocolate Liquor of Modica)
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Sensational Scones (daytime)

February 19, 2019 10:00 am | $65. | Valerie Baer

Val Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, will demonstrate tips and tricks for making delightfully tender scones that melt in your mouth! Start out with a delicious meal-in-one Feta Spinach Scone to curb your appetite until the rest of the scones are baked for tasting at the end of the class. Enjoy tasting your scones with brewed coffee or tea! A Demonstration class.

  • Skillet Buttermilk Herb Scones
  • Maple Glazed Oat Scones
  • Double Chocolate Cherry Scones
  • Lemon Yogurt Scones with Lemon curd
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Sensational Scones (evening)

February 19, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Valerie Baer

Val Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, will demonstrate tips and tricks for making delightfully tender scones that melt in your mouth! Start out with a delicious meal-in-one Feta Spinach Scone to curb your appetite until the rest of the scones are baked for tasting at the end of the class. Enjoy tasting your scones with brewed coffee or tea! A Demonstration class.

  • Skillet Buttermilk Herb Scones
  • Maple Glazed Oat Scones
  • Double Chocolate Cherry Scones
  • Lemon Yogurt Scones with Lemon curd
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Southern Italian ~ Sarebbe  I’ll mio Valentino! SOLD OUT

February 20, 2019 6:00 pm | $125. | Chef Antonino Elia & Chef Giuseppe Sciurca

Chef Giuseppe Sciurca will join our own Chef Antonino Elia for this special Southern Italian Menu. Like Chef Nino, Chef Giuseppe grew up in the town of Termini Imerese, Sicily. Chef Giuseppe graduated from culinary school in Palermo, owned Napee restaurant in Sicily and currently conducts cooking classes in Sicily. You are in for a treat when these two chefs join their talents for this outstanding menu. Each person will take home a 5 oz bottle of chocolate liquor!  A hands-on class. BYOB

  • Rotollo d’arrosto di peperoni e Tonno (Roasted Red Bell Peppers and Tuna Rolls)
  • Arancini all Ragu (Arancini with Sicilian Meat Sauce)
  • Arancini con Melenzane e Bocconcini (Arancini with Eggplant Sauce & Fresh Mozzarella)
  • Cotolette di Pollo con Insalata di Radicchio (Breaded Chicken Cutlets & Radicchio Salad)
  • Liquore all Cioccolato di Modica (Chocolate Liquor of Modica)
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Souper Suppers (daytime)

February 21, 2019 11:00 am | $65 | Tina Bare

Tina Bare will teach you how to ladle up these tasty, yet easy soups your family will love! A hands-on and gluten free class.

  • Golden Coconut Lentil Soup with Rice
  • Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
  • Sausage Pasta Fagioli with Spinach
  • White Chicken Chili
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Cast Iron Cooking

February 21, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Paul Anater

Grow in your confidence as you cook with cast iron. Paul Anater will demonstrate and explain 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 during this partial hands-on class with three recipes that start on the cooktop and finish in the oven!

  • Dutch Baby Filled with Bacon, Collard Greens & Onion
  • Butternut Squash Gratin
  • Pear Tarte Tatin
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Friday Night Out!

February 22, 2019 6:00 pm | $65 | Linda Leeking

This Friday night get out and not only eat well, but learn from Linda Leeking the art of how to butterfly chicken breasts, glaze pecans perfectly and turn a simple homemade dark chocolate cake into an elegant dessert! YUM! Take the recipes home and repeat for your loved ones. BYOB. A Hands-on class.

  • Pears, Blue Cheese & Glazed Pecan Salad
  • Chicken Veloute
  • Baby Red Potatoes with Parsley Butter Sauce
  • Chocolate Toffee Flan Cake
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1 Year ZEST! Anniversary Dinner Extravaganza! 

February 25, 2019 6:00 pm | $90. | Paul Anater, Tina Bare, Danielle DiSanto, Antonino Elia, & Linda Leeking

Zest Cooking School is celebrating their 1 year anniversary! Join 5 of our amazing Chefs as they teach you how to make their favorite dish from the past year! Sit back, relax, learn and enjoy a delicious meal! Demonstration class. BYOB.

  • Crab Tyropetes by Linda Leeking
  • Assorted Fresh Bread Sticks (Aajwain and Nigella Seed, Rosemary and Thyme & Harissa) by Chef Paul Anater
  • Oxtail in Homemade Tomato Sauce by Chef Antoninio Elia
  • Creamy Fontina Polenta with Rosemary Mushrooms by Tina Bare
  • Meyer Lemon Souffle by Chef Danielle DiSanto
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Mardi Gras ~ Classic New Orleans Cooking SOLD OUT

February 26, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Linda Leeking

New Orleans dishes combine ingredients and cooking techniques from several cultures that have settled in Louisiana. Linda Leeking teaches this classic New Orleans menu. A hands-on class. BYOB

  • Muffaletta Dip
  • Jambalaya
  • Creole Cornbread
  • Bananas Foster
  • Pralines
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Homestyle Favorites for a Healthy Heart SOLD OUT

February 27, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. |

Don’t forget about your favorite homestyle foods this February, just make them in a healthier way! Join Giant Food Store’s Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN, for a fun and interactive culinary nutrition experience. 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 lifestyle!

  • Not-Your-Grandma’s Meatloaf
  • Roasted Root Veggie Medley
  • Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Mini Honey and Apple Tartlets
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Mardi Gras ~ Classic New Orleans Cooking (daytime)

February 28, 2019 10:00 am | $65. | Linda Leeking

New Orleans dishes combine ingredients and cooking techniques from several cultures that have settled in Louisiana. Linda Leeking teaches this classic New Orleans menu. A hands-on class. BYOB

  • Muffaletta Dip
  • Jambalaya
  • Creole Cornbread
  • Bananas Foster
  • Pralines
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Date Night with Nino & Giuseppe!

March 1, 2019 6:00 pm | $90. | Chef Antonino Elia & Chef Giuseppe Sciurca

Chef Giuseppe Sciurca will join our own Chef Antonino Elia for this special Date Night! Like Chef Nino, Chef Giuseppe grew up in the town of Termini Imerese, Sicily. Chef Giuseppe graduated from the culinary school in Palermo, owned Napee restaurant and currently conducts cooking classes in Sicily. You are in for a treat when these two chefs join their talents. They will shop the day of class to obtain the freshest in season ingredients, and then guide you in preparing a spectacular Date Night menu! You won’t want to miss this Culinary Adventure! BYOB. Hands-on class.

REGISTER ONLINE

Kids Cooking – March Madness

March 2, 2019 10:00 am | $60. | Gwen Eberly

Kids, ages 8-12, join Gwen Eberly as she makes learning in the kitchen fun! A hand-on class, limited to 12 students.

  • Orzo and Spinach Soup with Turkey-Parmesan Meatballs
  • Homemade French Bread
  • Pear and Caramelized Pecan Salad with Orange Dressing
  • Lemon Sandwich Cookies
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Indian Cuisine for the Everyday Cook

March 4, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Tina Bare

Do you love the flavors of Indian cuisine, but get overwhelmed by the many different ingredients and spices? Tina Bare will show you how easy it is to make tasty Indian dishes using ingredients you probably have on hand. BYOB. A Gluten Free Class. Hands-on class.

  • Chicken Tikki Masala
  • Cucumber Raita Salad
  • Saffron Basmati Rice
  • Everyday Yellow Dal
  • Onion Bhajis
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Fantastic Fasnachts: It’s Doughnut Day!

March 5, 2019 10:00 am | $65. | Valerie Baer

Learn the basics of making delicious melt-in your-mouth donuts from start to finish! Valerie Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, will demonstrate how to prepare the dough. You will roll, cut, fry, bake, glaze, fill and sugar a variety of donuts. Devour warm donuts at the end of class! Hands-on class.

  • Basic Donut Yeast Dough
  • Glazed Donuts
  • Cream Filled Donuts
  • Jelly Filled Donuts
  • Baked Donuts
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Greek Delights (evening)

March 5, 2019 6:00 pm | $65 | Linda Leeking

Linda Leeking will help you capture the essence of Greek cooking by pairing fresh produce with signature Greek ingredients in this classic Greek menu. BYOB. Hands-on class.

  • Avgolemeno Soup
  • Pasticcio
  • Authentic Greek Salad
  • Honey Cake
  • Kourabiedes
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La Petite Patisserie: Creative Cake Decorating

March 6, 2019 6:00 pm | $70. | Chef Donna Lussier and Amanda Pagan

Donna Lussier and Amanda Pagan, Pastry Chefs from La Petite Patisserie will demonstrate how to make and decorate a layer cake using different buttercream frostings. Each person will receive a vanilla 5 inch layer cake that they will torte, fill, crumb coat and decorate. When registering for the class, please note if you want funfetti cake with vanilla buttercream filling OR lemon cake with seedless raspberry preserves filling. Both will have vanilla buttercream on the final layer for decorating! Hands-on class. Make & Take.

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Fabulous French Macarons

March 7, 2019 6:00 pm | $70. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Ever wonder how these delicate French cookies are made? Learn the secrets to making these petite sandwich cookies with Pastry Chef Danielle DiSanto. Then try out your new found knowledge and taste your creations. Hands-on class.

  • Bailey’s Macarons
  • Chocolate Mint Macarons
  • Coffee Macarons
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Kids Cooking – March Madness

March 8, 2019 6:00 pm | $60. | Gwen Eberly

Kids, ages 8-12, join Gwen Eberly as she makes learning in the kitchen fun! A hand-on class, limited to 12 students.

  • Orzo and Spinach Soup with Turkey-Parmesan Meatballs
  • Homemade French Bread
  • Pear and Caramelized Pecan Salad with Orange Dressing
  • Lemon Sandwich Cookies
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Taste of Italy ~ Quick, Easy & Delicious! (daytime)

March 11, 2019 11:00 am | $65. | Chef Maria Quaranta

After a long day at work, here is an easy meal the whole family can help prepare. Join Chef Maria Quaranta, Sicilian native and owner of Pepe’s Pizza in Ephrata, for this authentic Italian class. She loves to share her love of Italian cuisine! BYOB. Hands-on class.

  • Prosciutto, Asparagi, Pomodoro Seccho  e Romano Formaggio in Sfoglia (Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Puffs with Romano Cheese and Sun Dried Tomatoes)
  • Pasta con Aglio e Pomodoro in Brodo (Tomato and Garlic Pasta in Broth)
  • Bistecca al forno con Patate and Erbe Aromatiche (Steak with Potatoes and Herbs)
  • Torta al Limone (Fresh Lemon Bundt Cake)
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Taste of Italy ~ Quick, Easy & Delicious! (evening)

March 11, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Maria Quaranta

After a long day at work, here is an easy meal the whole family can help prepare. Join Chef Maria Quaranta, Sicilian native and owner of Pepe’s Pizza in Ephrata, for this authentic Italian class. She loves to share her love of Italian cuisine! BYOB. Hands-on class.

  • Prosciutto, Asparagi, Pomodoro Seccho  e Romano Formaggio in Sfoglia  (Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Puffs with Romano Cheese and Sun Dried Tomatoes)
  • Pasta con Aglio e Pomodoro in Brodo (Tomato and Garlic Pasta in Broth)
  • Bistecca al forno con Patate and Erbe Aromatiche (Steak with Potatoes and Herbs)
  • Torta al Limone (Fresh Lemon Bundt Cake)
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Sourdough Bread – Let’s Get Started!

March 12, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Paul Anater

In this class, Chef Paul Anater will lead a discussion on the myths and mysteries surrounding sourdough starters and demonstrate how to make sourdough bread products. He’ll explain how to keep, feed and use a starter. You will make your own sour dough loaf to take home and bake, as well as a jar of Paul’s starter with care and feeding instructions! Enjoy warm from the oven white whole wheat sourdough bread and sourdough waffles with yummy toppings.  Partial hands-on class.

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2 Chefs from Sicily!

March 14, 2019 6:00 pm | $90. | Chef Antonino Elia & Chef Giuseppe Sciurca

Amazing things happen when 2 chefs from Sicily combine their talents to teach a one of a kind menus at Zest! Chef Giuseppe Sciurca will join our own Chef Antonino Elia. Both grew up and studied the culinary arts in the town of Termini Imerese. They love to share their knowledge of authentic Sicilian cuisine. BYOB. Hands-on class.

● Alici Marinate (Marinated Anchovies)

● Caserecce Zucchine, Gamberi, Pesto di Pistacchi e Menta (Pasta with Zucchini, Prawns and Pistachio Mint Pesto)

● Pesce Spada alla Favignana (Sicilian Island Flavored Swordfish)

● Cartocci Palermitani (Cannoli Cream Filled Doughnuts of Palermo)

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Saint Patrick’s Day Feast

March 15, 2019 6:00 pm | $70. | Linda Leeking

Leave it to Linda Leeking to make an overlooked holiday into an excuse to prepare delicious feast! Make each St. Patrick’s day delicious after learning the secrets to these authentic Irish recipes! BYOB. Hands-on class.

  • Seafood Pie
  • Colcannon with Leeks and Bacon
  • Irish Soda Bread
  • Traditional English Trifle
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Lent Redemption ~ A Family Friendly Menu

March 18, 2019 6:00 pm | $65. | Linda Leeking
Expand your Lent menu repertoire with these amazing recipes that the whole family will love. Linda Leeking teaches this hands-on class, where each small table of participants will make the menu in its’ entirety. BYOB.
  • Smoked Gouda Veggie Melts
  • Family Friendly Parmesan Fish Bites with
  • Oven Baked Herb Fries
  • Fresh Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
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Fabulous French Macarons

March 19, 2019 6:00 pm | $70. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Ever wonder how these delicate French cookies are made? Learn the secrets to making these petite sandwich cookies with Pastry Chef Danielle DiSanto. Then try out your new found knowledge and taste your creations. Hands-on class.

  • Bailey’s Macarons
  • Chocolate Mint Macarons
  • Coffee Macarons
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Greek Delights (daytime class)

March 20, 2019 10:00 am | $65 | Linda Leeking

Linda Leeking will help you capture the essence of Greek cooking by pairing fresh produce with signature Greek ingredients in this classic Greek menu. BYOB. Hands-on class.

  • Avgolemeno Soup
  • Pasticcio
  • Authentic Greek Salad
  • Honey Cake
  • Kourabiedes
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Southern Italian

March 20, 2019 6:00 pm | $90. | Chef Antonino Elia & Chef Giuseppe Sciurca

Chef Giuseppe Sciurca will join our own Chef Antonino Elia for this special Southern Italian Menu. Like Chef Nino, Chef Giuseppe grew up in the town of Termini Imerese, Sicily. Chef Giuseppe graduated from culinary school in Palermo, owned Napee restaurant in Sicily and currently conducts cooking classes in Sicily. You are in for a treat when these two chefs join their talents for this outstanding menu. BYOB. Hands-on class.

● Zucca Rossa in Agrodolce (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin)

● Spaghettino con Patate (Spaghettino with Potatoes)

● Involtini di Melanzane (Eggplant Rolls)

● Pasticcini di Pasta di Mandorla (Almond Paste Pastries)

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Mirror Glazed Cakes

March 21, 2019 6:00 pm | $70. | Chef Paul Anater

With Easter and Mother’s Day on the horizon, this class is a great opportunity to learn a signature dessert that will make a statement at any gathering! Chef Paul Anater will guide students through the process of making, coloring and flavoring a mirror glaze. Each student will glaze and garnish their own pre-made mini cake to take home. Look like a Pastry Chef when you post your photo on Instagram! Hands-on class. Make & Take it.

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Bountiful Grain Bowls

March 26, 2019 6:00 pm | $65 | Tina Bare

Grain bowls offer a fresh new way of combining textures, flavors and high quality nutrition into one beautiful presentation. Tina Bare teaches this hands-on class. Gluten Free. BYOB.

  • Thai Tofu and Veggie Bowl with Peanut Red Curry Sauce
  • Greek Chicken Brown Rice Bowl
  • Broccoli Chicken and Chickpea Quinoa Bowl with Pesto Vinaigrette
  • Sweet Potato Pineapple Beef Bowl with Mango Avocado Salsa
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Authentic Italian with Chef Nino & Chef Giuseppe

March 27, 2019 6:00 pm | $90 | Chef Antonino Elia & Chef Giuseppe Sciurca

Amazing things happen when 2 chefs from Sicily combine their talents to teach a one of a kind menus at Zest! Chef Giuseppe Sciurca will join our own Chef Antonino Elia. Both grew up and studied the culinary arts in the town of Termini Imerese. They love to share their knowledge of authentic Sicilian cuisine. BYOB. Hands-on class.

●Peperonata (Sweet Bell Peppers with Onion and Tomatoes)

● Pasta cu Vuocculu Arriminatu (Classic Sicilian Pasta with Creamed Cauliflower)

● Capocollo di Maiale all’ Arancia (Orange Flavored Pork Shoulder)

● Reginelle (Sicilian Sesame Cookies)

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The Great Lititz Baking Show

March 29, 2019 6:00 pm | $65 | Chef Paul Anater

Have you ever wanted to make Mary Berry’s recipe for Jaffa Cakes? Are you one of those who’ve fallen for Channel Four’s production of The Great British Bake Off? Under the watchful eyes of Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, contestants create glorious examples of British and Continental baked goods. Our own Zest Chef Paul Anater, will talk you through the vagaries of caster sugar and golden syrup. He will teach you how to make a Victoria Sandwich, a Bakewell Tart and Millionaire’s Shortbread. Afterward you’ll have tea and cake and pretend we just wrapped up caramel week. Bring your questions to this partially hands-on class.

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