When school is out, classes are in. Johnson & Wales chef instructor Carrie Hegnauer is offering her Classical Technique Cooking Series Aug 11-25 at The Kitch, 8305-D Magnolia Estates Dr. in Cornelius.
The classes aren't cooking demos, they're hands-on experiences focused on cooking techniques that can be applied to home cooking. The lineup:
"Sauce Creation," 5-9 p.m. Aug. 11. Create basic French sauces and dishes, including chicken paillard, chateaubriand and poached fillet soubise.
"Soup Creation," 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18. Soups including vichyssoise, creme Bretonne, French onion and smoked butternut squash.
"Sensory Analysis," 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25. Learn to understand balance and complexity while using basic skills to separate and identify flavor elements in food.
Classes are $90 to $125 each and include a family-style meal at the end of class. Space is limited and registration is required. For details or to register, go to culinarycarrie.com.