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Looking to unleash your inner chef? Roll up your sleeves and join us in our state-of-the-art kitchens for hands-on cooking, baking, wine, and cocktail classes. You won’t find a better spot in Boston for hands-on cooking classes to quench any culinary appetite.

Whether you'd like to learn basic cooking techniques, create exotic meals for a dinner party, or sharpen your knife skills, the BCAE has you covered. If your interests lie mostly in liquids, try one of our cocktail or wine courses.

The BCAE also offers the opportunity to work side by side with chefs from your favorite restaurants (from Boston and beyond). Look through our list of interactive classes to see which celebrity chefs are teaching each term.

To see the description of a class, click on the class title link below. If the class you are interested in is full, you may put yourself on the wait list and we will contact you if space should become available.

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- Fennel, Orange & Baby Arugula Salad - Tofu Cutlets “Pizzioli Style” - Tuscan Baked Zucchini - Sicilian Couscous Stuffed Peppers Many of us are striving to eat less meat, but still want delicious, traditional, comforting food. Diane Manteca will give you a hands-on class in preparing this entirely vegetarian meal from start to finish. You'll all sit down with a glass or two of wine and stuff yourselves with all these goodies!

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/31/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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New technology and innovative techniques are everywhere, and cooking is no exception! Come join chef and scientist, Kimi Ceridon, and learn dishes and techniques utilizing some of these simple, cutting edge methods. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/31/2017

Instructor : Kimi Ceridon 

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- Marinara Basil Sauce - Summer Basil Pesto - Gorgonzola and Proscuitto - Creamy Chicken and Wild Mushroom I think most of us could happily eat pasta every night of the week! Diane Manteca will make sure you've got some essential pasta sauces in your repertoire to give you the perfect excuse. Whether you're a beginner to Italian cuisine, or just looking to boost your arsenal, come learn from one of the masters of Italian home cooking. 

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/07/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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Join Olé and Olecito Chef-Owner Erwin Ramos for a night of Mexican cooking that will transport you to the sizzling streets south of the border. In this class, Chef Ramos teaches you how to prepare authentic Mexican street food, including some favorites direct from the menus of his popular Cambridge restaurants.

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/07/2017

Instructor : Erwin Ramos  

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It's here! Grilling time!! If you're knew to cooking outside, or just want to get a more intensive look at grilling, Chef Stephen Marcaurelle will be here to give you a 2 session dive into his arsenal of grilling recipes and techniques, utilizing meat, seafood and vegetables. You'll be searing, charring, flipping and smoking like a pro in no time!

Tuition: $99.00

Member Cost: $85.00

Materials Cost: $40.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 6/8/2017, ending 6/15/2017

Instructor : Stephen Marcaurelle 

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Noodle lovers, grab your forks! If you love Asian food and noodles, this is the perfect class for you. Learn to prepare oodles of tasty noodles. Students will enjoy a glass of wine, or two, too!

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/08/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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Chef Rachel Miller, formerly of institutions like Clio, and TW Food, and now introducing her Nightshade pop-up series, is back at the BCAE for a night of specialty sausage making! Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn the steps to making your own sausage at home.  It's not as hard as you think.  And once you've mastered some basic skills, there are no limits on the variety of sausages you can create in your kitchen. Bring your aprons!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Sat 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 1 session on 06/10/2017

Instructor : Rachel Miller  

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Like the smell of hot whey in the morning? The feeling of warm curds between your fingers? You could be a cheesemaker! Explore the beautiful blend of science and art that is artisan cheesemaking with Kimi Ceridon. She'll take you through the basics of home cheesemaking with a hands-on demonstration of Ricotta, Panir, Queso Blanco, and you even get to pull your own Mozzarella!There'll also be a discussion (and tasting) of some more advanced styles and techniques. You'll take home the fruits of your labor and the recipes to replicate these cheeses at home!

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM; 1 session on 06/10/2017

Instructor : Kimi Ceridon 

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We are thrilled to welcome to the BCAE Chef Theo Tsilipanos, from the Seaport District's greatest Greek/Mediterranean temple of fine food and drinks, Committee. A true native of Greece himself, Chef Theo has worked in some of the world's best kitchens and is excited to get you hands-on making some of the traditional dishes of his homeland. This is the real deal, so don't miss out!   

Tuition: $70.00

Member Cost: $60.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/12/2017

Instructor : Theo Tsilipanos 

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- Tropical Ginger Coconut Smoothie Bowls - "Egg" Salad Sandwiches - Thai Kale Salad - Butternut Squash Tempeh Teriyaki Stir Fry - Chocolate Kale Granola - Raw Vegan Carrot Cake From breakfast to dessert, this course covers a vegan diet from start to finish. We'll cover various ways to get all your necessary nutrition in a single day, all while enjoying delicious, plant-based meals. Starting with smoothie bowls, incorporating snacks, soups and salad for lunch, a hearty dinner and finishing with a luxurious dessert, you certainly won't leave this class hungry! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/12/2017

Instructor : Lisa Kelly  

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Do you want to chop and dice like the chefs on TV? Join Chef Lars Liebisch and learn more about the most important tools in your kitchen: knives. Watch demonstrations, learn how to chop and dice vegetables, and practice what you’ve learned on onions. You’ll also learn how to slice chicken and meat while making delicious dishes. You are free to bring a chef’s knife that you already own, but please do not buy any prior to class. Dress appropriately and bring an apron. (Demonstration and participation).

Tuition: $115.00

Member Cost: $115.00

Materials Cost: $40.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 6/13/2017, ending 6/20/2017

Instructor : Lars Liebisch 

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Making the most of seasonal produce and local vegetables is the focal point of this vegan summer entree session! Light and fresh meals like elaborate kale salads, zucchini noodle dishes, and chilled quinoa creations are all satisfying options for the summer season. With homegrown gardens and CSA's overflowing with abundance, we'll teach you how to make the most of all those fresh veggies!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/13/2017

Instructor : Lisa Kelly  

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