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JUNE EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, June 3, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course:
Crusts, Glazes & Marinades (Hands-on Class)
Description: Learn how to make and use the right crust, glaze & marinade on all your roasts, steaks, chicken, fish and vegetable dishes. Class will demonstrate proper preparation and techniques and taste test many recipes. In addition, preparation of various chicken wing and rib sauces will be demonstrated. Lots of sampling and libations.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Social Hour (Hands-on Class)
Description: Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)
Description: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola’s culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month – Ca Moni Vineyards
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Friday, June 23, 2017; 6-9PM
Course: Italian Wine Dinner, Taste of Italy (Chef Demonstrated Class)
Description: Mangia! Mangia! A food & wine taste test feast around Italy. Wine reception with passed hors d’ oeuvres followed by a five-course wine dinner.
Cost:
$80.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

JULY EVENTS

Date/Time: Thursday, July 13, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Social Hour (Hands-on Class)
Description: Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time:  Saturday, July 15, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Kid’s Bakeshop (Hands-on Class)
Description: Kid’s will learn the basics of making pie dough & pies, cookies, brownies, and doughnuts in a fun-filled hands-on class. There will be lots of sampling and goodies to take home.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Class Size: 12 people

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 19, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)
Description: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola’s culinary staff appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month – Cass Estate
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Friday, July 21, 2017; 5:30-9:30PM (farm tour at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:30)
Course: Farm-to-Table Dinner, July Harvest- Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm Lamb (Chef Demonstrated Class)
Description:  Loyola’s first of the season farm-to-table dinner. Wine reception with passed hors d’ oeuvres followed by a five course dinner paired with wine.
Cost: $80.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

Date/Time: Saturday, July 22, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course:  Paint & Sip (Hands-on Class)
Description: Learn to paint on canvas from an artist who will guide you through the process to create a masterpiece while sipping a fine sparkling wine. Cost of class includes all materials, supplies, beverages and light lunch.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

AUGUST EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, August 5, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: 
Learn to Make Fresh Pasta Workshop – Pasta 101 (Hands-on Class)
Description:  Learn the basics of making fresh hand-made pasta. Class will demonstrate proper dough preparation, dough rolling, and dough cutting. In addition, preparation of classic tomato, pesto and alfredo sauces will be demonstrated. Lots of sampling and libations.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Monday, August 7, 2017; 10AM-2PM
Course: Children’s Culinary Class (Hands-on Class)
Description: Get a taste of the culinary life. Our young chefs will inspire a passion for great food in our fun, interactive environment! It’s a unique opportunity to gain confidence in a hands-on environment along with professional-level skills in the kitchen. We cover the basic techniques (knife skills, stir frying, pan searing, and grilling) as well as many others like food safety, nutrition, menu planning & presentation; you’ll feel like a chef when you finish this exciting program!
Young Chef’s will prepare and serve, to a guest of their choice, a three course luncheon at the conclusion of this class.  One additional luncheon ticket may be purchased, per student for $25.00.
Cost:  $75.00 per person
Class Size: 12 students

Date/Time: Thursday, August 10, 2017; 5-7PM
Course:
Social Hour (Hands-on Class)
Description:  Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, Local business owners, area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size:40 people

Date/Time: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 5:30-9:30PM (farm tour at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:30)
Course: Farm-to-Table Dinner, August Harvest- Alden Hills Organic Farms (Chef Demonstrated Class)
Description: Loyola’s second farm-to-table dinner of the season. Wine reception with passed hors d’ oeuvres followed by a five course dinner paired with wine.
Cost: $80.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 16, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)
Description: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola’s culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month – Fess Parker
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, September 9, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Perfect Seafood Cookery (Hands-on Class)
Description:  In this busy hands-on class, we will focus on the purchase, storage and preparation of a variety of seafood - ocean fish, fresh water fish, and shellfish. We will demonstrate the versatility of fish in a menu- appetizer, salad, entrée and sandwich. Perfectly paired wines will accompany the dishes. We will address the common challenge of how to ensure that the fish, once cooked at home, remains moist and flavorful, where to purchase, and sustainability.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Thursday, September 14, 2017; 5-7PM
Course:
Social Hour (Hands-on Class)
Description: Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Children’s Bread Baking 101 (Hands-on Class)
Description: Kids will learn new skills on bread baking and practice them by using ingredients we provide to bake bread and rolls.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Class Size: 12 people

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)
Description: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola’s culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month – Jax Vineyard
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Friday, September 29, 2017; 5:30-9:30PM (farm tour at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:30)
Course:
Farm-to-Table Dinner, September Harvest- Vegetarian (Chef Demonstrated Class)
Description: A marvelous dinner showcasing Loyola University's Retreat and Ecology Campus farm fresh produce and locally sourced products. Farm Manager, Emily Zack, will talk about the farm and discuss “growing” tonight’s dinner. Evening starts with a wine reception and appetizers and proceeds to a five course wine dinner.
Cost: $80.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

OCTOBER EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Artisan Bread Baking (Hands-on Class)
Description: Making bread is an ancient craft that relies on the hands of the baker. In this class, participants will hand-mix, hand-shape naturally fermented dough without commercial yeast. In addition, participants will make sour dough starter for home use, baguettes using yeast and savory type bread.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Thursday, October 12, 2017; 5-7PM
Course:
Social Hour (Hands-on Class)
Description:  Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course:
Mommy & Me Healthy Cooking (Hands-on class)
Description:
Cooking is a wonderful way to introduce healthy foods to children. Our Mommy and me cooking activity is designed to help bring kids into the kitchen for a fun and healthy experience. This class will focus on developing an awareness for our young chefs and teach them to trust and enjoy fresh, healthy, and natural foods. Our highest goal is to inspire our young culinary chefs to understand the impact these products have on their overall health and happiness. Everyone will help prepare several fabulous dishes to taste.
Cost: $35 for the mother and first child ($20 for additional child).
Class Size: 20 people

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)
Description: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola’s culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month – Stolpman Wines
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 2017 ; 6-9PM
Course: German Beer & Wine Fest “Octoberfest” (Chef Demonstrated Class)
Description: Celebrate the anniversary of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen at LUREC’s Octoberfest. Traditionally a beer festival, this evening starts with a German beer reception with appetizers and proceeds with a five-course authentic Octoberfest dinner paired with German wines.
Cost: $80.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, November 4, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Kid’s Cooking Class: Cupcake Creations (Hands-on Class)
Description: Budding chefs 7 to 12 years old learn fundamental kitchen skills, focusing on measuring, mixing, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen, and exploring new foods, while following recipes geared for their age group. Menu:  Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and Sprinkles.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Class Size: 12 people

Date/Time: Thursday, November 9, 3017; 5-7PM
Course: Social Hour
Description: Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Holiday Pie Workshop (Hands-on Class)
Description: In this workshop, participants will prepare classic pie dough, streusel topping, and various fillings to construct four pies each to take home for holiday feasting.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 15, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)
Description: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola’s culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month – Lady Hill
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Friday, November 17, 2017; 6-9PM
Course: Food & Wine Pairing Dinner, Cult Wines of Napa Valley (Chef Demonstrated Class)
Description: Partake in a journey through the most sought out and often times hard to obtain, the Cult Wines of Napa Valley. The evening starts with a wine reception and appetizers and proceeds to a five course wine dinner.
Cost: $90.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

DECEMBER EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Perfect Holiday Appetizers (Hands-on Class)
Description: Holiday Time! Hosting a holiday party? This class will offer tips, ideas, techniques, and recipes to help make perfect appetizers at home.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Thursday, December 14, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Social Hour (Hands-on Class)
Description:  Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Saturday, December 16, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Holiday Cookie Workshop (Hands-on Class)
Description:
Holiday Time! Time to prepare the holiday cookies for giving and enjoying throughout the season. In this class we will make an assortment of festive holiday cookies and finish class with an old fashioned cookie swap to take home to share. Lots of sampling along with coffee, wine and a little bubbly to sip.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 & December 19, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Holiday “Office Party”
Description: Holiday time is hectic. Host your office/company or family/friends holiday party at Loyola in a festive atmosphere. A low stress way of saying “Cheers” and happy holidays to all. Cocktails, beer and wine in addition to an array of holiday appetizers will be served.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 20, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class
Description: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola’s culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month – Jacquart Champagne
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

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Please Note: A minimum of 6 guests must be registered in order for the class to run.

Cancellation Policy: A two-week notice is required for cancellation of any class or event. If you do not cancel by email or telephone at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class.

For more information, please contact us at lurec@luc.edu or 815.338.1032.