Let's Cook@Casey

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Cooking at Casey
Call to Chefs
Professional chefs are invited to propose recreational cooking programs.

Let’s Cook@Casey is a new food and beverage series that will help you enhance your culinary chops. With a newly renovated professional kitchen and a roster of stellar chef instructors, this historic dairy barn is a fitting place to learn new cooking and baking skills. Hands-on classes include a sit-down meal, and every program gives you a chance to connect with friends, both old & new, over great food and drinks. Taste everything that Gaithersburg has to offer and discover your new favorite recipe, beverage, or local maker when you Cook@Casey.

All prices are per person & include one glass of wine or beer. Must be 21 to consume or purchase alcohol; please drink responsibly.

Schedule

Pro Party Planning & Cookbook Swap (Lecture)
Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 7 PM
Instructor: Chef Carolyn Crow
How much food and drink do you need for 50 people? How do you turn a basic buffet into an Instagram-worthy “grazing table”? Your love of entertaining will be reignited in this informative and fun lecture. Discover professional best practices with an expert party planner and chef. Don’t forget to bring a cookbook to trade with others. Everyone goes home with a grazing table grocery guide and a spark of creativity.
Fee: $35

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Poultry Perfection (Hands On)
Friday, October 30, 2019 • 7 PM
Instructor: Chef Drew Faulkner
Gear up for the fall and the upcoming holidays with Chef Drew Faulkner’s crash course on how to roast a bird. Avoid poultry anxiety as you learn how to cook a perfect roast chicken with gravy. Techniques, which apply to any kind of poultry (turkey, too!), include carving, calibrating a thermometer, and making poultry stock, the foundation of fabulous gravy.
Fee: $55

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Spiced Sweets (Hands On)
Friday, November 8, 2019 • 7 PM
Instructor: Chef Carolyn Crow
Just in time for holiday gifting, explore make-ahead recipes for cookies and confections made with spices from Shafa Blends, Gaithersburg’s local purveyor of fine teas and spices. Prepare crowd-pleasing recipes that would make an elegant gift or welcome addition to a dessert buffet: Chocolate Truffles infused with Exotic Tea, Cookies with Warm Autumn Spices, and Spicy Caramelized Nuts.
Fee: $55

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A Traditional Northern Thai Meal (Hands On)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 • 7 PM
Instructor: Chef Sheila Crye
Imagine that you are a guest in a traditional northern Thai home. You’ll be warmly welcomed and offered a refreshing drink upon arrival. At the table will be sticky rice and a variety of dishes in small bowls. Recipes, used with permission from Nancy McDermott, author of Real Thai: The Best of Thailand’s Regional Cooking, include: Sticky Rice (Kao Niow), Burmese-Style Pork Curry with Fresh Ginger (Gaeng Hahng Ley), Spicy Minced Pork Sauce with Raw Vegetables (Nahm Prik Ohng), Country-Style Chicken Curry with Lemongrass (Ook Gai), Lao-Style Good Luck Salad (Lahp), and Lemongrass Drink (Nahm Takrai).
Fee: $55

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Make-Ahead Finger Foods (Hands On)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 • 7 PM
Instructor: Chef Sheila Crye
Chef Sheila Crye helps you get ready for party season with elegant recipes perfect for an impromptu gathering or potluck dinner: Mini Crab Cakes, Prosciutto Pinwheels, Smoky Blue Dip with Crudités, Roasted Garlic-Eggplant Dip with Pita Wedges, and Cookies with White Chocolate, Coconut, and Macadamia Nuts.
Fee: $55

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