Join us for full-participation, hands-on culinary classes with more than a pinch of COCA creativity! These 3-hour workshops and 4-week classes will focus on culinary techniques as well as adding creativity to your cooking through a deeper understanding of flavor profiles, presentation, and more!

Fall 2019 Workshops:

A one time, 3-hour culinary experience

Ages 6-7

Taco Tuesday
Tuesday, NOV 5 | 5:30-8PM

Learn to make homemade tortillas, taco meat, pico de gallo, and all your favorite toppings. Then, put together a fiesta complete with fresh squeezed lemonade to share with families at the end of the evening. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and practice new culinary techniques.

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Chocolate Factory
Saturday, NOV 23 | 1:00-3:30PM 

If you’ve ever dreamed of being Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, this is the workshop for you! Learn to create homemade chocolate ice cream, hot fudge, chocolate flakes and then top it off with chocolate whip cream. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and practice new culinary techniques.

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Ages 8-10

Surprising Sundae Bar
Tuesday, OCT 1 | 5:30-8:00PM

Learn to create homemade ice cream and top it off with a variety of familiar toppings, plus a few experimental flavors. Then, put it all together to create a surprising sundae bar to enjoy with parents at the end of this fun evening event. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and develop new cooking skills.

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Kitchen Wizards
Saturday, OCT 5 | 1:00-3:30PM

Learn how to fuel your adventures by creating your own wizarding sweets like the ones you might find at Honeydukes: licorice wands, cauldron cakes, and, of course, butterbeer. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and develop new cooking skills.

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Decked Out Donuts
Saturday, OCT 12 | 1:00-3:30PM

Learn to make both deep fried and baked donuts. Then, create a vast array of colorful frostings, glazes and fillings to ?deck out your donuts.? Make your treats even more artful and unique with a few sprinkles, and fruits, and create a donut bar to share with parents at the end of the workshop. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and develop new cooking skills.

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Ages 11-13

One Ingredient, Three Ways
Saturday, SEP 28 | 1:00-3:30PM

Learn to “think like a chef” as you are introduced to a surprise key ingredient and must use it to create three separate dishes that showcase the ingredient in different ways. Professional chef Robin Wheeler helps you to think creatively to generate unique ideas while learning basic kitchen skills and techniques.

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Pies the Limit
Tuesday, OCT 15 | 5:30-8:00PM

Explore the world of pies in this baking workshop led by professional chef, Robin Wheeler. Learn how to create the flakiest crusts and fill them with savory eggs and cheese for a delicious quiche and chocolate for the sweetest treat. Experiment with meringue to make a “mile high” topping for your dessert sensation. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and practice new culinary techniques.

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Health Moves
Saturday, NOV 9 | 1:00-3:30PM

Have some fun and work on total body wellness as you practice culinary and dance techniques. Chef Greg Owens, Executive Chef of SymBowl, teaches you to make delicious fruit smoothies that are full of vitamins and a healthy snack of crisp homemade chips and vegetable dip. Then, take a turn on the COCA dance floor with a dance instructor and burn calories while building stamina through simple, energetic choreography. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and develop new cooking skills. No dance experience necessary.

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Ages 14-18

Torched
Saturday, NOV 2 | 1:00-4:00PM

Explore the art of live fire cooking with a culinary torch under the direction of professional chef Robin Wheeler. From torched desserts like crème brulee to savory charred items like tomatoes and peppers, learn how using a torch can impact both the taste and visual appeal in cooking. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and practice new culinary techniques.

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Makin Bacon
Saturday, DEC 7 | 1:00-4:00PM

Calling all bacon lovers!! Learn how your favorite food is made, from curing to smoking. Then, learn some delicious new ways to feature bacon in recipes like spaghetti carbonara and maple bacon muffins. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and develop new cooking skills.

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Ages 18+

Health Moves
Wednesday, OCT 23 | 5:30-8:30PM

Chef Greg Owens, Executive Chef of SymBowl, teaches you to make surprisingly delicious smoothies that are full of vitamins and snacks that will fuel your performance while still tasting great. Then, take a turn on the COCA dance floor with a dance instructor and burn calories while building stamina through simple, energetic choreography. Bring a group of friends, have some fun and work on total body wellness as you practice culinary and dance techniques. No dance experience necessary.

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Fuel Your Performance
Saturday, OCT 26 | 1:00-5:00PM

Chef Greg Owens, Executive Chef of SymBowl, teaches you to cook a delicious meal meant to fuel your performance in the studio, at the gym or on the field. Learn the science behind the foods that maximize the body?s strength and endurance as well as crowd-pleasing ways to prepare them. Whether you are trying to eat healthier yourself or encouraging your family, the bowls, wraps, and ?mocktails? featured in this class leave you feeling energized.

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Ages 21+

Italian Masterpiece: Painting & Pastries
Saturday, NOV 16 | 2:30-5:30PM

Learn to create Italian masterpieces – in the kitchen and in the studio! First visit the COCA Cooks to make authentic cannoli. Then, head to a COCA studio with a teaching artist to enjoy a glass of Italian wine while painting your own masterpiece inspired by celebrated Italian artists. Along the way, learn about kitchen safety and practice new techniques.

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Fall 2019 Classes:

4-week culinary experiences 

Ages 14-18

Restaurant Style
Saturday, OCT 6 | 2:00-4:00PM

Are you a budding entrepreneur who loves to cook and compete? Come work in small teams to learn to create and cook a signature three-course meal alongside your classmates. Then, design a menu that illustrates your team’s restaurant concept and brand. Along the way, learn to think like a chef, restaurant owner, and designer all at the same time, while also learning basic kitchen skills and techniques.

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Ages 18+

Engaged in the Kitchen
Sundays, DEC 1 – DEC 15 | 2:00-5:00PM

Are you a budding entrepreneur who loves to cook and compete? Come work in small teams to learn to create and cook a signature three-course meal alongside your classmates. Then, design a menu that illustrates your team’s restaurant concept and brand. Along the way, learn to think like a chef, restaurant owner, and designer all at the same time, while also learning basic kitchen skills and techniques.

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Ages 21+

Kitchen Improv
Sundays, FEB 2 – FEB 23 2020 | 1:00-4:00PM

Improvisation is the act of creating something unplanned–requiring imagination, spontaneity and creativity whether you’re on stage or in the kitchen. In this hands-on workshop, we practice theatre games and exercises with improv extraordinaire Ed Reggi. Then, under the direction of Chef Robin Wheeler, we apply the art of improv to culinary techniques and flavor profiles in order to expand our ability to create something amazing in the moment.

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