If you want to learn some some new skills in the kitchen – or behind the bar ‒ local restaurants and cookware stores are your go-tos:
Class styles include private, a 10-week semester and single sessions.
(1101 S. Second St., 414-212-8843)
Classes are demonstration; all are $65 per person, and essentially a four-course meal, plus wine pairings and recipes.
(316 N. Milwaukee St.; 414-291-2655)
Offers demo and hands-on classes held in Madame Kuony’s Kitchen on the second level.
(400 N. Water St., 414-336-1111)
Offers demo and hands-on classes.
(4200 N. Port Washington Rd., 414-967-4333)
Hands-on classes are held at the shop almost daily, and feature topics like Global Flavors, Knife Skills 101, Weeknight Meals, Modern Tuscan Cooking and Autumn in Paris. Cost: $45. Class time length: 2-2.5 hours.
(Bayshore Town Center, 480 W. Northshore Dr., Glendale, 414-332-2096)
Free Pour is a local beverage company that offers cocktail tasting and mixology classes. You can book 1.5-hour classes for four to seven people. Cost is $180 for four people.
The class size is small and demonstration-style. The theme is seasonal African and Jamaican cooking. In summer, that covers grilling staples. In fall, it’s soups and salad, while the winter classes also cover soups. Cost: $30 per person, which includes a sample of the featured dish and house wine. Held the first Saturday of each month: 11 a.m-12:30 p.m.
(7237 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, 414-509-6014)
These demo classes are conducted at the Chef’s Counter and include tasting and lots of interaction with the chef. Questions are encouraged. Cost: $29 per person, or $49 per couple. Call 414-837-2336 to reserve.
(Pfister Hotel, 425 E. Mason St., 414-298-3131)