Events & Classes

What’s Cooking at Kitchen Outfitters:

Summer and Fall 2018


Sweet & Savory Pies &Tarts – with Susan Turner

Hone your pastry skills in time for autumn’s harvest bounty and holiday season! Everyone loves pies and tarts — and, cooler days make baking them a pleasure.

This demonstration class will arm you with recipes and tips for making three types of pastry: delicately sweet pate brisée, flaky all-butter pie crust, and fool-proof cream cheese pastry. Plus an easy-to-make gluten-free nut-crumb crust. We'll sample the pastries in a magical lemon tart, a roasted beet and blue cheese crostata, pumpkin-jam tartlets, and honeynut squash pie. Additionally, we'll enjoy a goat-cheese and garlic jam tart that unapologetically uses store-bought puff pastry for its crust (you'll learn about selecting good puff pastry). You’ll go home with all the recipes, tips for successful pie baking, and, we hope, some inspiration!

Date of class: Monday October 22, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:                $75 each student

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Having grown up in a family of amateur gardeners, cooks, canners, and makers, Susan has been cooking since childhood and remains an avid home cook. She loves encouraging others to get into the kitchen and believes that sharing food is one of life's best joys. Susan has also tested and developed recipes for Curio Spice, Siena Farms, and Bisousweet Confections.


Flavors of the Middle East– with Mark Valentine

Flavors of the Middle East are an amazing mix from many cultures. Chef Mark will begin our evening with Fattoush, a classic salad of both Arab and Israeli cuisine that is a lunch staple in most households. We will discover baba ganoush, a smoky eggplant dip, and the many varieties of hummus.  Mark will follow with Kofta, a traditional comfort food of lamb and beef meatballs. To complete the meal mark will prepare roast chicken with clementines, fennel, and Arak .

Date of class:  Wednesday October 24, 2018| 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:               $75 each student

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Mark Valentine is the chef and owner of Kitchen to Table Foods in Hudson, MA. He was classically trained in France, and has cooked in Paris, San Francisco, Portland, Nantucket, and Boston.


Gratitude &  Goodness; A Vegetarian Harvest – with Suman Shah

Join Suman Shah for a vegetarian fall harvest feast, using locally sourced and seasonal produce from around New England. She will share recipes from her immigrant pantry, like breaking down the complex traditional Indian biryani using native produce. A baked and stuffed eggplant that crosses international boundaries and a refreshing take on a fall salad.

Date of class:  Monday October 29, 2018| 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:               $75 each student

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Suman draws inspiration from her Indian roots (Calcutta to Mumbai) and a life of almost twenty years in New England. When not hosting cooking demos or classes around Boston or at farmer’s markets, she’s writing about food, life, and photography. Recipes on her blog Fork on a Road show us her instinctive style of cooking from different corners of the world. She makes familiar foods in unexpected ways, making them easily adaptable and accessible for a busy life. Find her on Instagram @forkonaroad and learn more at her website,


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 evening classes; including recipes, pens, paper for notes, and water. If you have any questions we are available

By email:  

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.