Healthy Mediterranean


Registration Fee: $400

In this class you will learn how to create a few lovely and healthy Mediterranean dishes. Register for this class today, as it sure to fill with students quickly! (Closed shoes are required)

  • Chicken Shish Kebobs
  • Lemon Orzo
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Toasted Pita Chips

7700.24 Saturday 9 am - 12 pm 3/23 Menkes VHS/Panther Café


Essential Knife Skills


Registration Fee: $40

Become acquainted and adept with the most classic and important of chef's tools, and your time in the kitchen will be transformed. In this hands-on class, you'll have basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts, mince, dice, brunoise, bayonet and julienne plus, our instructor will offer tips for maintaining and sharpening your knives. You will use these knife skills every time you cook so this class is very essential. (Closed shoes are required)

  • Mango Salsa
  • Black Bean Soup

7700.26 Saturday 9 am - 12 pm 4/6 Menkes VHS/Panther Café


Chinese Restaurant


Registration Fee: $40

In this fun hands-on class, we will learn to combine ingredients and cooking techniques to create a few exciting and delicious Chinese restaurant favorites. (Closed shoes are required)

  • Ginger Beef Stir Fry
  • Classic Pork Potstickers
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice

7700.40 Saturday 9 am - 12 pm 4/27 Menkes VHS/Panther Café


Cooking from Tuscany Workshop


Registration Fee: $40

Ciao! Let's stroll the Piazza and spend the day in one of Italy's finest cooking regions. We will focus on learning the techniques involved in making simple, delicious, and easy to prepare dishes at home. (Closed shoes are required)

  • Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan and Basil
  • Fennel and Three Citrus Salad
  • Pine Nut Cookies

7700.29 Saturday 9 am - 12 pm 5/4 Menkes VHS/Panther Café

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Teacher Bio

Chef Emily Menkes has enjoyed a career that has spanned over 25 years and is a graduate from California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. She worked in some of the city's finest hotels and restaurants in San Francisco, San Diego and even participated in an apprenticeship at the famed Ristorante La Mora in Tuscany, Italy. Currently, she is involved in teaching private cooking classes, is chef-owner of a catering business, and does culinary consulting for restaurant owners.