Introducing Chef Kara

csiskaraIntroducing Chef Instructor Kara Fambro- when the love of baking meets the ultimate dream nothing but creative delectable arise. From self taught home cook to pastry chef, the love of cooking is what’s shown through her work.

“I have always enjoyed cooking and baking, so where others look at it as a task, it’s like relaxation for me. Not only have I been classically trained by Le Cordon Bleu, but have learned a lot just by tweaking some things along the way! Manufacturing, retail bakeries, and being a entrepreneur helped make what I love that much easier!

I am a baker at The Fresh Market specializing mostly in breads but also specialty individual desserts.”

Join Kara for these extra-special classes:
All Things Gingerbread!, Saturday December 10th at Noon
Tarts and Mousse, Sunday December 18th at 2pm

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Soups On!

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Come join Special Guest Chef Diana Presson Eller for a very special class at Sweet Selma Farms in Historic College Park.   

Get ready to settle in for the chilly winter months to come with an all-access pass to how professional chefs create their best Soups du Jour! You’re invited to learn how to build deep, rich flavor (while saving money!) by creating your own lovely stocks and broths. This class is designed to teach you the fundamentals along with many tricks of the trade employed by farm-to-table chefs. It will have your soup game set and ready to impress; beit for at an elegant dinner party or simply snuggled up for a cozy night in.

Soup’s On! Menu
What’s at the Market today? Tuscan-inspired seasonal vegetable soup
Shrimp bisque
Curried, local, winter squash soup

***I’m Local: This class has been created by a chef-friend of local urban farmers and Georgia Organics certified farmers; it takes a Farm-to-Table and Low-Waste/Low-Carbon Footprint approach to feeding you and yours.

Class Dates:
Saturday October 22nd at 3pm
at Sweet Selma Farms, Historic College Park

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Let’s Party!

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Come join Special Guest Chef Diana for “Let’s Party!” at The Cooking School at Sweet Selma Farms in Historic College Park.

With the holidays right around the corner now is the perfect time to diversify your hors d’oeuvres portfolio! If you’re hosting a bash, a gala, a shindig or perhaps you just need a last minute alternative to Aunt Fanny’s Velveeta and Rotel in your back pocket — this class is for you. You will learn how to how to cut and arrange crudite and accoutrements, plate like a catering chef and impress your friends, family and co-workers. You will be given a festive champagne cocktail upon arrival (Non-alcoholic version available upon request) but please feel free to BYOB and let’s toast to a low-stress holiday season!

Let’s Party! Menu
Chilled vegetable platter with selection of dips and spreads: hummus, eggplant, boursin, hollandaise
Cured meats and Artisan cheese pairings: to plate or skewer
Crostini & Build Your Own Bruschetta
Champagne cocktail

***I’m Local: This class has been created by a chef-friend of local urban farmers and Georgia Organics certified farmers; it takes a Farm-to-Table and Low-Waste/Low-Carbon Footprint approach to feeding you and yours.

Class Dates:
November 12th at 7pm at Sweet Selma Farms!

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Fall Comfort Foods


Fall Comfort Foods
Fall Comfort Foods, with Chef Cody

Come Join Chef Cody for “Fall Comfort Foods”
Get ready to cozy up for fall with some classic comfort foods. Start with warm, glazed, bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with melty goat cheese. Keep things light and fresh with a hearty kale salad packed with classic Autumn flavors, then dive into creamy butternut squash soup with a hint of smoky spice. Finish things off with sweet + salty caramel apple hand pies and a scoop of Jake’s Ice Cream!

Don’t forget – our classes are usually BYOB, so feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy in class!

Fall Comfort Foods Menu
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Autumn Kale Salad
Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup
Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Date:
Saturday, October 1st at 7pm
Friday, October 21st at 7pm

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About Cody T:
Founder of Cody Uncorked, Cody is a food blogger and full-time digital public relations specialist. She grew up eating home-cooked meals with her family, but didn’t start cooking until she was in college at The University of Georgia. Since graduating, she has continued to share new recipes and techniques through her blog and has been featured by Bon Appétit and Jezebel Magazine. Cody loves to show people how cooking can not only be delicious, but also easy, fun and the perfect way to show people just how much you love them!

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Sweet Selma Farms Kitchen

sweetselmafarmskitchenWe are excited and very proud to announce the addition of a new location for classes!  The Cooking School at Sweet Selma Farms is now accepting reservations for ALL NEW CLASSES.  Located in Historic College Park,  The Cooking School at Sweet Selma Farms will provide a whole new learning experience, focusing on Farm-to-Table Classes and hosting a wide variety of social gatherings.

Come to Historic College Park to experience The Cooking School at Sweet Selma Farms – take a class, book a Private Party, host your Social Gathering…

Check out the Schedule of Classes, for the classes hosted at Sweet Selma Farms.

Contact us at IrwinStreetCooks@gmail.com for any questions or for more information.

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Yeast Rolls – Cinnamon and Sticky

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Come and learn the secrets to making incredible (and easy) yeast rolls that will impress your family and friends, we’ll make both a cream cheese frosted version and a sticky bun version and everyone will leave with a pan of rolls to share (or not)!

Class Dates:
Sunday, October 30th at Noon

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Pan Saute – Meal in 30 Minutes or Less

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Pan Saute, Dinner for the family or friends in under 30 minutes. In this class we will learn the secrets to the pan saute, we’ll explore different proteins (chicken, pork and from the sea) and pair them with different sauces and toppings that you can interchange to impress your family and friends. These simple dishes are simple and quick to prepare, but are fancy enough to impress (think Milanese, Piccata and Parmesan). At the end of class we’ll sample all of our variations (bring a bottle of wine if you would like).

Class Dates:
Thursday October 27th at 7pm

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Meet Special Guest Chef Diana Presson Eller

Cook Like You Mean It!

Big time classics are prepared with love, care and a serious respect for locally sourced ingredients and how they nourish our loved ones created by a professional chef and mommy.

As an accomplished, professional chef, Diana has devoted the past 20 years to gaining hands on experience, comprehensive knowledge and understanding of every facet of the food and beverage industry. Locally, her culinary resume includes Sauced (chef Ria Pell), Shaun’s (chef Shaun Doty), Cakes and Ale, The Bakery at Murphy’s and most recently Kafenio, just down the street in College Park.

She is a highly personable instructor/trainer who describes herself as “upbeat, joyful, quirky and moderately eccentric with a healthy dose of humor and cordial sarcasm.” Perhaps most importantly, she is a loving wife and mother of a charming 2 year old boy, Elliott Yeats. While she has spent years working in upscale and fine dining restaurant kitchens, as a busy mom, she knows what it takes to translate professional experience to practical home cooking solutions. She is wildly enthusiastic about sharing her passion and expertise and strives to make that enthusiasm contagious.

Chef Diana will be teaching classes at our new Sweet Selma Farms Kitchen in Historic College Park.  Come join her for Soups On! and Let’s Party!“, debuting in October .

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Saturday & Sunday Brunch

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Sunday Brunch Classes:
You will learn to make some of the basics that make a really wonderful brunch. We’ll start with our house made Bloody Mary mix, learn to make fabulous grits that we will top with luscious sautéed shrimp. We’ll also tackle making homemade rustic hash brown potatoes that we will then turn into a very wonderful and flavorful frittata. All served along with a wonderful easy coffee cake that we’ll make from scratch.

Saturday Brunch Classes:
You will learn the secrets to wonderful and classic brunch dishes (including make-ahead tips). Baked Eggs (our version with mushroom duxelle in a ham cup) and Eggs Benedict (you’ll learn the secrets to perfect poached eggs and delicious hollandaise sauce). We’ll complete our meal with a grown-up twist on Fruit Salad (fresh fruit macerated in limoncello and topped with a lemony yogurt sauce) and finally, you’ll enjoy a Bellini (the original mimosa)!).

Dates:
Saturday, October 29th at 11am

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Caribbean Flavors

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Jerk/Mango BBQ chicken skewers (or tenderloins)
Curry shrimp or
Escovitch fish
Sautéed cabbage
Rice and peas

Dates:
Thursday Sept 15th at 7pm

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Introducing Special Guest Chef – Ramsey Eden

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Ramsey Eden grew up in the Savannah area, absorbing the rich regional culinary traditions. He went to college and came home to marry the love of his life. He moved to Atlanta and learned pasta making at St. Cecilia in Buckhead. When not hustling pasta at work, you can find him at home cutting up some tagliatelle made with fresh eggs from the chickens in his backyard. He lives in East Point with his wife, his two dogs, and his cat.

Join Chef Ramsey Eden in a very special Pastabilities class on Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm

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Friday Fish Fry!

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The recipes will include breaded and fried white fish, hushpuppies, onion rings and corn on the cob. If you’re from the South, then you know it’s not Friday night until you’ve had some fish. Students will learn how to season and fry fish to perfection.

Friday, July 15th at 7pm
Friday, August 26th at 7pm

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Simple Summer Meals


Simple Summer Meals
Simple Summer Meals, with Chef Cody

Watermelon salad with feta and mint
Crostini Three Ways:
* Classic bruschetta
* Avocado + shrimp
* Steak + whipped bleu cheese
Grilled peaches and Jake’s ice cream

Don’t forget – our classes are usually BYOB, so feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy in class!

Date:
Saturday, June 25th at 7pm
Saturday, July 9th at 7pm

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About Cody T:
Founder of Cody Uncorked, Cody is a food blogger and full-time digital public relations specialist. She grew up eating home-cooked meals with her family, but didn’t start cooking until she was in college at The University of Georgia. Since graduating, she has continued to share new recipes and techniques through her blog and has been featured by Bon Appétit and Jezebel Magazine. Cody loves to show people how cooking can not only be delicious, but also easy, fun and the perfect way to show people just how much you love them!

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Meet Chef Jamia

IMG_20160116_184816693Jamia describes herself as a country girl. She is a true Georgia Peach. She grew up cooking along side her mother, for whom her famous Macaronic and Cheese(Ms. Ann’s macaroni and cheese) is named. Her inspirations also included her dad and both grandmothers. She is well versed in Sothern Cooking but any type of food that allows friends and family to come together in love, share stories and fellowship and ends with you feeling like your spirit has been hugged, is the kind of foods she delights in preparing the most. She shares her love of cooking with both daughters but Shayne is the one you’ll see most often in the kitchen right beside her mom.

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Meet Chef Cody

Cody Thompson HeadshotFounder of Cody Uncorked, Cody is a food blogger and full-time digital public relations specialist. She grew up eating home-cooked meals with her family, but didn’t start cooking until she was in college at The University of Georgia. Since graduating, she has continued to share new recipes and techniques through her blog and has been featured by Bon Appétit and Jezebel Magazine. Cody loves to show people how cooking can not only be delicious, but also easy, fun and the perfect way to show people just how much you love them!

To see what she’s cooking up at home, follow her on Instagram @CodyUncorked.

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Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Description
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style by learning how to mix up classic margaritas, make flavorful pico de gallo and create creamy guacamole. In addition to those fan favorites, you’ll be taught how to make homemade enchilada sauce and roll up delicious enchiladas. To top it off (literally), you’ll get the secret for making sweet and slightly spicy Mexican chocolate magic shell to be enjoyed over a scoop of Jake’s Ice Cream!

Cinco de Mayo Menu:
Margaritas

Guacamole
Pico de Gallo
Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce
Mexican Chocolate Magic Shell and Ice Cream

Thursday, May 5th at 7pm

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Meet Paul D.

PaulDonahueHeadshotfinalA native of Iowa, Paul has been cooking and entertaining friends and family from the age of 10 when his mother drafted him to help with her many social engagements. Since moving to Atlanta in 1986, Paul has been sharing his love of good food and hospitality with more dinners and cocktail parties both large and small than he can remember. Paul will be sharing his tips and tricks to making entertaining in your home for your friends, family and loved ones an easy and relaxing experience. Paul loves helping with a problem, so if you have a cooking conundrum, talk to him about a private cooking lesson.

Join Paul in one of his upcoming classes:
Sunday Brunch
Cocktail Party

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Basic Knife Skills I

Title: Basic Knife Skills I
Location: Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen
Description: Learn the most basic and important culinary skill: how to peel, chop, pare and cut like a pro.

Dates:

Wednesday April 27th at 7pm
Wednesday May 25th at 7pm

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Date Night: Spring Comfort Foods

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Date Night: Spring Comfort Foods
Learn to make flaky, versatile pie dough and homemade chicken stock. From those we’ll make a vibrant and comforting spring meal of creamy celery soup, savory chicken pot pie and sweet apple hand pies.

Menu:
Creamy Celery Soup
Savory Chicken Pot Pie + Arugula Salad
Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Date:
Friday, March 18th at 7pm
Saturday, April 23rd at 7pm

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About Cody T:
Founder of Cody Uncorked, Cody is a food blogger and full-time digital public relations specialist. She grew up eating home-cooked meals with her family, but didn’t start cooking until she was in college at The University of Georgia. Since graduating, she has continued to share new recipes and techniques through her blog and has been featured by Bon Appétit and Jezebel Magazine. Cody loves to show people how cooking can not only be delicious, but also easy, fun and the perfect way to show people just how much you love them!

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Vegan Cooking

Title:    Vegan Cooking 101
Location: The Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen
Description: 

Learn Vegan Cooking

Date: 

Wednesday March 16th at 7pm

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Show Your Dogs Some Love

Title:   “Show Your Dogs Some Love”
Location: the Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen
Description: 

Jake loves KC and Stuart like Geppetto loved Pinnochio…like they are “real” boys and with that he likes to make sure they eat the healthiest diet possible. Instead of giving them dry dog food chock full of fillers and corn and gluten, Jake makes their food every two weeks and freezes it so they have great meals that take only seconds to thaw and serve.

There is no doubt how much they love it and it occurred to Jake that you might like to make the same recipes he does for your babes.

Show ’em some love will teach you Jake’s primary recipe for his special blend of dog dinners and a special baked gluten free dog treat that is easy to make and great way to reward them for good behavior.

You will bring home five meals for your dog to enjoy, as well as a bag of yummy wholesome treats!

Photo courtesy of Jamia Sims.

Dates:
Sunday, March 27th at 2pm
Sunday, April 24th at 2pm

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Couples Cooking II : Paleo-Friendly

BraisedShortRibs_s4x3Students will work together to create a fabulous dinner of braised short ribs, roasted roots, bitter salad and a dessert for two.

Tender, fall-off-the-bone beef will require a wee bit of kitchen magic, but rest assured, the entire process from start to empty plate will be covered.

Class is a ‘judgment free zone’, so bring what you enjoy drinking…hard cider, wine, beer. Chef Sandy will be drinking wine, guaranteed.

Please note: Discount Vouchers will not be accepted for this class.

Dates:

Saturday, April 23rd at 3pm

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