Upcoming Braise Culinary School Classes


Sept. 10th - Nov. 16th: "A Semester at Braise" - $1500

Are you a talented home cook looking for a more extensive option to hone your culinary skills? Become a student in our Semester at Braise. This hands on ten-week course covers the fundamentals of cooking and baking as well as menu planning and wine pairing. Each student will receive a culinary textbook, chef coat and apron as well as the option to purchase a basic knife kit from Fein Brothers. Finally, the class will culminate in a Graduation Dinner where you and your classmates will create a four course meal with the chefs of Braise for your friends and family.  

This semester is full, please check back for our next semester!


Thursday, October 9th: "Braise Basics - Homemade Pasta" - $65

Demystify this classic Italian staple in this hands on class as we make fresh pasta and ravioli. We will explore fillings such as the classic ricotta and herb. Gnocchi, the famous potato dumpling, will be taught as well. Make sure to bring tupperware so you can take your pasta home!


Saturday, October 11th: "Oodles of Noodles - Pasta Sauces for Kids" - $30

Here at Braise, we believe that basic cooking skills are indispensable. Get your young ones started early with our very first kid's cooking class! They will learn how to make two easy and healthy sauces that taste great over whole wheat or gluten free pasta. Both sauces will include fresh veggies and herbs from our rooftop garden to create mini masterpieces in the kitchen. After they finish cooking, students and instructors will head up to the rooftop for a garden tour and pasta picnic. Ages 9+ please!


Thursday, October 16th, "New Zealand on A Plate" - $65

Join New Zealand Chef, Tina Duncan, as she takes you on a culinary adventure of the South Pacific! In this demonstration style class Chef Tina will use seasonal ingredients to make her signature salmon, a stunning lamb dish with produce that honors New Zealand's vibrant and international economy as well as some quirky homeland favorites such as "hokey pokey" ice cream. 


Thursday, October 23rd: "Sustainable Seafood with Sitka Salmon Shares" - $65

Sitka Salmon Shares is a fishermen-owned company in Sitka, Alaska that helps its independent small-scale fishermen sell their products to consumers in the Midwest. Sitka Salmon Shares runs a Community Supported Fishery, much like a CSA, but for fish! Join Sitka fisherman, Marsh Skeele, as he shares the Sitka Salmon Shares story as well as shows you how to break down a whole king salmon. Then, Chef Dave Swanson will demonstrate how to prepare some delicious seafood dishes!


Thursday, November 6th: "Braise Basics - Turkey Day Planning Made Easy" - $65

Join Chef Dave Swanson in this hands on cooking class as he helps your plan out your Thanksgiving Day cooking schedule. Also, learn some modern twists on the old classics such as stuffing, gravy and sauces. Learn the secrets to cooking your turkey without drying it out!


Saturday, November 8th: "Fall Favorites - Cooking Class for Kids" - $30

Here at Braise, we believe that basic cooking skills are indispensable. Get your young ones started early with our kid's cooking classes! Let your child's imagination run wild with new possibilities for their fall favorites. Cinnamon, squash and apples can be transformed into healthy treats that are savory and sweet. This hands-on class will have them chopping, roasting and pureeing while we learn about where their favorite fall foods and spices come from. Ages 9+ please.


Wednesday, November 12th: "Braise Basics - One Pot Classics" - $65

In this hands on class Chef Dave Swanson will help you prepare for the cold months ahead by teaching you how to make hearty dishes such as Coq Au Vin, Pozole & Kohlrabi Curry!


Wednesday, November 19th: "Braise Basics - Seasonal Tarts & Pies" - $55

Join Braise pastry chef & owner of Miss Molly's Pastries, Molly Sullivan, in this hands on class as she guides you through making pumpkin pie from scratch as well as a delicious nut & apple tart!


Advanced reservations required. A one-week (7 days) cancellation notice is required for a refund. No refunds or credits will be issued with less than one week’s cancellation. All classes are held at Braise Restaurant & Culinary School unless otherwise noted.More classes will be posted soon!