Become a mixologist, a barista or a virtuoso chef with one of these continuing ed classes around Milwaukee.

African and Jamaican Cooking

Irie Zulu’s chef and owner Yollande Deacon leads these intimate sessions, demonstrating how to make delicious and healthy African and Jamaican meals.

Class: Cooking – Irie Zulu
Cost: $30 for a 90-minute class 

Romantic Hands-On Cooking

If the way to one’s heart is through the stomach, then how better to spend Valentine’s Day than improving your
cooking? You’ll learn to craft a chocolate and caramel tart and enjoy a three-course meal (prepared for you) with a complimentary bottle of wine as your dessert bakes.

Class: Valentine’s Day Date Night Cooking – Braise Culinary School
Cost: $250 per couple 

Expand Your Culinary Horizons

Find out how to cook anything from Indian food to paella via demonstrations by a variety of chefs and culinary experts. Tastings included!

Class: Cooking demonstrations – Milwaukee Public Market
Cost: Varies, typically around $30 for a 90-minute class

Make a Pie

Learn the entire pie-making process, from rolling out the dough to proper oven practices. Taught by Honeypie owner Valeri Lucks, the classes are so popular there’s typically a wait list. Plus, you leave with your own pie.

Class: Pie Lessons – Honeypie
Cost: $45 

Become a Wine Connoisseur

Ever wonder how to choose the right wine to complement a particular dish? You’ll learn that, plus the identifying characteristics of a variety of grapes, in this workshop. With six pours, you are certain to enjoy yourself while gaining new knowledge.

Class: Wine 101: Tasting and Workshop Course – Vino University
Cost: $55.55 for a 2-hour workshop

Be a Brewmaster

Start your path to perfecting your own brew with this introduction to beer brewing class. You’ll get an overview of malt extract brewing, siphoning and bottling in this workshop – and you’ll also get a free pint glass to take home.

Class: Intro to Brewing – Northern Brewer
Cost: Free for a 3-hour class

Master Another Type of Brewing

Learn the importance of hitting the precise right temperature (205 degrees Fahrenheit) and more in this three-hour coffee seminar. You’ll experiment with different brewing methods and leave with skills that will brighten your morning.

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Class: Home Brewing Methods – Stone Creek Coffee
Cost: $50 per person for a 3-hour class

Study Mixology

Book a specialty cocktail class with a group of up to 12 friends and learn how to mix drinks, ranging from simple to super trendy.

Class: Craft Cocktails – Free Pour
Cost: $45 for a 90-minute class

Get Cheesey

Learn the miracle of how cream turns into cheddar, the process that creates Wisconsin cheese curds and more in this lecture.

Class: Cheesemaking – Northern Brewer
Cost: Free for a 2-hour class 

How to Do Anything: The Best Continuing Education Classes to Take in Milwaukee

‘Get Smart!’ appears in the January 2018 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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