Events & Classes


What’s Cooking at Kitchen Outfitters:

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Homemade Crackers and Dips– Pop in for a Quick Learn

Making crackers at home is a delicious alternative to buying in the store. Visit the shop on Saturday September 2nd, Julia will be rolling out and baking crisp crackers, and whipping up some tasty dips. Homemade Boursin cheese and roasted tomato and garlic, spread over freshly baked crackers will be sampled. Rosemary Flatbread crackers, Seeded crisps, cheese straws oh my!  Stop in anytime between 11am and 2pm.

Date of Event:  Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 11am – 2pm

Cost:                 No charge, drop in demonstration

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Pairing Cheese with the Fall Harvest - with Beth Falk of Mill City Cheesemongers

Fall is a glorious time for local food in New England. Learn how to pair locally-made cheeses with the best of the harvest season, from apples, pears, and cranberries to squash, broccoli, and brussels sprouts (really!). Fall produce can be the center of a beautiful and unusual cheese plate, accenting some of the most interesting flavors in your favorite cheese. We'll taste six to eight different New England cheeses and pair them with the highlights of harvest season. You know that cheddar cheese is delicious atop apple pie, but there's so much more - prepare to surprise and delight your palate!

Date of class:   Monday September 18, 2017| 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:                $75 each student

Beth Falk is the executive director of the Massachusetts Cheese Guild and the owner of Mill City Cheesemongers, a specialty cheese shop at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, MA. Her cheese platters have been featured in local and national media. www.millcitycheese.com

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Spices & the Art of Flavor: with Claire Cheney

Claire Cheney launched Curio Spice Company to inspire wonder, creativity and passion in the kitchen by offering unique blends and pure spices sourced directly from spice farms around the world. Join Claire to discover new ways to celebrate the "paint palette" of spices in your pantry to add fresh flavors to your cooking. You'll learn how to use spices in surprising new ways such as in a homemade vanilla-bay leaf spritzer as well as a bay-fig-hazelnut granola. You'll also love a new technique for making homemade mayonnaise which is so simple you'll be inventing your own spiced versions in no time! We'll make two versions to taste in class: an herbal-saffron and chili-spiced mayo. And finally you'll see how to balance unique Persian flavors such as cardamom and rose in a beautiful coconut rice pudding. 

Date of class:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm
Cost:               $75 each student

Claire Cheney founded Curio Spice Co. in 2015. Over the last decade she's visited spice farms and communities in over 10 countries sourcing the best spices to bring back to her native New England.  Visit www.curiospice.com.

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Essential Knife Skills- with Catherine Walthers (Hands on)

Knowing how to use a good, sharp chef’s knife is one of the most important and useful skills you can have in the kitchen.  This hands-on class is designed to improve your everyday knife skills so you can become faster and more efficient in the kitchen. We’ll also learn about a variety of blade shapes, practice honing and gain an introduction to sharpening. Catherine has been teaching cooking classes at Kitchen Outfitters since 2012!

Date of class: Monday, September 25 | 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:                $65.00 each student

Catherine Walthers, a private chef in Acton-Concord area, has written 4 cookbooks, including her latest Kale, Glorious Kale. Follow her latest culinary happenings at catherinewalthers.com.

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Cookbook Swap

Join the fun at our Annual Cookbook Swap!  Bring as many cookbooks as you like.  For each book you contribute you’ll receive a ticket to take another that strikes your culinary fancy.  Adults & Children over 12 years of age.
No cost to participate.  Please bring only books that are in good condition; no torn pages, stains, notes, etc.  

Date:                Wednesday, September 27, 2016 | 6:00-7:30pm

Cost:                            No cost to attend

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Fall Soups - with Catherine Walthers

Learn to make soups brimming with flavor and healthy ingredients. We’ll make comforting, easy-to-prepare soups, plus a seasonal fall salad. Soups are the ultimate one-pot meal, nourishing and comforting, plus a great way to add lots of vegetables, protein, grains and beans without a lot of fat or calories. This class covers techniques for making great soups, including homemade chicken stock, and other tips. Catherine’s recipes will include Greek Style Chicken and Orzo soup, Italian Wedding soup, Creamy Carrot Ginger soup, and Chicken Tortilla Soup.

 Date of class: Monday October 2, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:                $75.00 each student

Catherine Walthers, a private chef in Acton-Concord area, has written 4 cookbooks, including her latest Kale, Glorious Kale. Follow her latest culinary happenings at catherinewalthers.com.

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Rustic Italian Food -  with Mark Valentine

Chef Valentine will explore classical Italian country dishes with modern twists. Included will be Fresh Tomato Basil Soup, Potato Gnocchi with Fig-Gorgonzola sauce and Italian Pulled Pork.  Chef Mark Valentine: personal chef, party planner, cooking instructor, and caterer.

Date of class:   Wednesday, October 4, 2017| 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:                $75 each student

Mark Valentine is a personal chef in the Metrowest area. Mark combines his classical French culinary training with Asian and Southwestern influences to create a cuisine that is uniquely American and distinctly his own. E-mail markscooking@verizon.net.

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Pretzels and Mustard– Pop in for a Quick Learn

Homemade Pretzels and Mustard anyone? Learn the secret behind baking soft pretzels at home, and how easy it is to make delicious mustard as well.  Stop in anytime between 11am and 2pm.

Date of Event:  Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 11am – 2pm

Cost:                 No charge, drop in demonstration

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Fearless Weeknight Stir-Frying – with Helen Chen

Asian culinary expert, Helen Chen, will teach you popular tried and true stir-fry dishes.  Helen’s recipes will include demonstration of; Chicken With Cashews and Snow Peas, Beef and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce, Sichuan Style Pork with Vegetables, Choo Choo Train Fried Rice (as served on Chinese train dining cars).

Date of class:   Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:                $85 each student

The daughter of Joyce Chen, and widely acknowledged in the United States as an expert on Chinese cooking, Helen brings her Asian expertise to the art of cooking. She understands the needs of the American cook as only a native can, yet she is intimately knowledgeable about the culinary practices and philosophies of Asia. www.helensasiankitchen.com

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"Perfect Bites" with Local Cheese for Holiday Entertaining - with Beth Falk of Mill City Cheesemongers

The Fall and Winter holiday seasons are full of opportunities to share food with people you love. Learn how to create simple, eye-catching, and delicious bites with local cheese and accompaniments. The class will taste cheeses with a variety of pairings and then design some of their own "perfect bites" using both sweet and savory ingredients. We will be sure to include at least a few different ideas for melted cheese bites with raclette and fondue as well as some not-so-common dessert bites!  On the Menu: A dried pear topped with creamy blue cheese and drizzled with honey apple vinegar and roasted garlic olive oil, Potato crisps topped with melted Gruyere, crispy pancetta and roasted peaches, White chocolate and Castelvetrano olive bark with bloomy rind goat cheese and figs, Sesame brittle with aged sheep's milk cheese, orange marmalade and strips of roasted nori.

Date of class:   Tuesday, October 24, 2017| 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:                $75 each student

Beth Falk is the executive director of the Massachusetts Cheese Guild and the owner of Mill City Cheesemongers, a specialty cheese shop at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, MA. Her cheese platters have been featured in local and national media. www.millcitycheese.com

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Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres -with Mark Valentine

Hor d’Oeuvres for holiday parties are delicious, and fun to make.  Learn to make a selection of hor d’Oeuvres perfect for the holidays, or any time of year. Chef Valentine will share recipes for Lobster Wontons, Prosciutto-fig grilled canapes, Garlic Shrimp, Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls, and a modern take on Beef Wellington.  Chef Mark Valentine:  personal chef, party planner, cooking instructor, and caterer.

Date of class:   Wednesday, October 25, 2017| 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:                $75 each student

Mark Valentine is a personal chef in the Metrowest area. Mark combines his classical French culinary training with Asian and Southwestern influences to create a cuisine that is uniquely American and distinctly his own. E-mail markscooking@verizon.net.

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Holiday Cookie Decorating -with Karen Collins of Bisousweet Confections (Hands On)

Nothing rings in the holidays more than a platter of beautifully decorated cookies. Make this year the year you learn how to make these for your family and friends. During this hands-on class, we will discuss how to make and roll cookie dough, will learn the tricks to making perfect royal icing, and will explore and practice decorating techniques to create your own decorated cookies. Everyone will leave with a box of cookies, recipes and new decorating skills!.

Date of class:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017| 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:               $85 each student

Karen Collins owns Bisousweet Confections, a wholesale bakery located in Shirley, MA. She is a self-taught pastry chef with over 23 years of experience working in commercial bakeries. Her favorite place to be, when she's not with her family, is in the middle of a kitchen surrounded by butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs and flour

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Cooking classes are held in the store:

    Kitchen Outfitters

    342 Great Road

    Acton MA 01720

Classes are demonstration, unless "hands-on" is noted in description.

Kitchen Outfitters provides everything that you will need during class; including recipes, pens, paper for notes, and water. If you have any questions we are available

By email: customercare@kitchen-outfitters.com  

Phone: (978)263-1955 

Cancellation policy: We understand that plans change, and things come up.  We offer a full refund if class registration is cancelled up to 2 days prior to class.  If cancelled within 48 hours of class, your refund, less a $25 fee, will be returned in the form of original payment.