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Looking to unleash you 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.

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Those who've visited any serious bakery know how heavenly a good French Macaron can be (not to be confused with the American, coconut flavored Macaroon). Likewise, those who know something about baking, know how deceptively tricky they can be to make! Professional Baker, Susanne Carpenter, will be here to give you all the insider tricks and tips to pull of a pro-level French Macaron. A perfect class for beginner and advanced bakers to get hands-on and impress your family & friends for years to come! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 07/15/2017

Instructor : Susanne Carpenter 

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There's nothing quite like sitting outside at a table in the shade enjoying some summer pastries! Join Meg Tallon and get hands-on learning to create both sweet and savory tarts and pies, perfect for long, leisurely warm weather eating. Knowing Meg, I'm sure there'll be a glass or two of wine to help you along the way. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/19/2017

Instructor : Meg Tallon 

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Let's get sweet at Mardi Gras! Join professional baker and parade enthusiast, Brian Grabowski, for a lesson in making some of the most fun desserts on the planet. Costumes and beads optional. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 07/29/2017

Instructor : Brian Grabowski 

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Get a jump on summer with a lesson in craft ice cream making from Kristen Rummel, owner of Honeycomb Creamery which was recently featured in The Boston Globe. Discover how to make your own uniquely flavored ice creams using locally-sourced and in-season ingredients.

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

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

Instructor : Kristen Rummel 

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Susanne Carpenter will be here to show you how to make these incredible crunchy crescents of deliciousness for yourself! Bring an apron and roll up your sleeves, as you'll be rolling, laminating and shaping your very own. A unique opportunity from one of New England's great pastry talents!  

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

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

Instructor : Susanne Carpenter 

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Middle Eastern breads are perfect for the warmer months. They're delicious, relatively simple, and you don't even need to turn your oven on! Come join Meg Tallon, and get hands-on learning how to prepare traditional stove-top breads that are incredible with all your grilled foods, and are always better than their store-bought versions. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/10/2017

Instructor : Meg Tallon 

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What could be more satisfying than the aroma of homemade bread baking in your own kitchen? There's no mystery to successful bread baking once you understand the essentials. In this class, you will discover how to work with yeast doughs -- mixing, kneading, proofing, and baking with a variety of flours.  

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; 1 session on 08/12/2017

Instructor : Brian Grabowski 

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Ready to make restaurant-quality desserts in your own home? In this hands-on class, you will learn the secrets for preparing three classics from around the world: smooth and crackly Crème Brûlée from France; warm and fudgy Molten Lava Cakes from the USA; and delicious Pavlova from Australia! We'll discuss serving options and garnish ideas, and of course, enjoy a taste of all three.

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/16/2017

Instructor : Susanne Carpenter 

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Oak + Rowan is making its mark as the hot new kid on the block in Boston's Fort Point. We're incredible excited to have Executive Pastry Chef, Brian Mercury, return to the BCAE to you an exclusive opportunity to get hands-on learning his secrets to creating the most incredible summer-inspired and frozen desserts. Your summer entertaining will never be the same!    

Tuition: $70.00

Member Cost: $60.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 08/21/2017

Instructor : Brian Mercury 

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