We're back and better than ever! This fall at the Wedge, there are tons of opportunities to expand your mind as well as your culinary prowess. New classes and old favorites abound! There are also chances to learn directly from local celebrity chefs and gain insight into this fantastic food system of ours. We've got amazing classes to fit anyone's budget and tastes, as well as free events for the whole family. Mark your calendars. Master your skills. Make something beautiful.
To register for a class, call Wedge Customer Service at 612-871-3993 or sign up at the Customer Service desk in store. Register early to ensure your spot. Please cancel your reservation more than 48 hours in advance to get your full-refund. Classes may be canceled by the Wedge or our instructors and you will be issued a full refund.
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Local: The New Restaurant Buzzword
Tons of restaurants across the metro boast of their connections to local food and farms. Do places that tout local actually carry locally sourced food? What is the range of "local?" What economic impact does the support of a restaurant have for a farm? How does seasonal, local produce impact a chef's menu? Join us for a conversation about the trend of local in the restaurant world. Rhys Williams, who has years of experience working with local farms and food systems, and renowned chef Lucia Watson of Lucia's Restaurant, will discuss this hot topic, and Lucia will demo a seasonal dish!
100 percent of your class fee will be donated to Roots for the Home Team
The Slow Cooker and Pressure Cooker Revolution
Slow cookers and pressure cookers are the best time-saving tools in the kitchen. Bring yours to learn how to use them properly. The pressure cooker prepares beans, grains, soups, stews, meats and vegetables in a hurry; the slow cooker simmers dinner all day while you are gone. In this class, we'll master these wonderful tools and make delicious food doing it! Get ready for White Bean Soup with Pesto Garnish; Balsamic Braised Chicken with Baby Kale and Red Chard; Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce; Pressure Cooked Artichokes with Lemon Butter; and Mashed Potatoes with Horseradish Butter.
Easy as Pie
Though the phrase "easy as pie" is decidedly overused, it isn't true for all of us. Join Michelle Gayer, owner of the Salty Tart Bakery in the Midtown Global Market and James Beard Award nominee, as she works to spread the pie culture in Minnesota. She'll demo a holiday pie using seasonal ingredients, then we'll try our own hand at making the perfect pie crust in this fun, hands-on class!
Winter Chinese Food Therapy
Food therapy is one of the five major branches of traditional Chinese medicine. Join us for a fun class that teaches you the energetic nature of food and how to select seasonal and healthful foods for winter, based on Chinese principles. Sample a seasonal dish as well! Teachers Rob Roman and Leah Fifield are acupuncturists/herbalists at Minnesota Community Acupuncture, where they have years of experience helping their patients stay healthy with acupuncture, herbs, and food therapy. Leah is also one of the Wedge's seasoned Health and Body Care experts.
Dice, chop, slice, mince and more! Chef Kate Moore will teach the tricks to take your cooking to the next level without losing a finger. Learning safe and speedy knife skills can reduce your cooking time and boost your confidence in the kitchen. Be prepared to get in some good practice. Bring your own knife and a container for leftovers!
Holiday Feast for Everyone
Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan or omnivore- this holiday meal works splendidly for everyone. If one of your loved ones have food allergies or sensitivities, it can be stressful to plan meal that is both delicious and free of those problematic foods. This class is perfect for you. Come learn how to make Savory Onion Tart (gluten-free crust); Garlicky Broccoli with Toasted Sesame Seeds; Pink Cabbage Salad with Baby Romaine and Goat Cheese; Brined, Butterflied Roasted Organic Turkey; and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie- whipped cream optional.
The Whole Bird
What's the big deal about the bird? Cooking a whole chicken can seem intimidating, especially when it is sitting next to the convenience of skinless chicken breasts. Come learn how easy cooking a whole chicken can be. We'll learn roasting basics, how to break down the whole chicken and a few dishes that will get you through the week! That bird is many meals wrapped into one!
With the holidays coming on, gifts for friends and loved ones becomes a big priority. Get some of them out of the way early on! In this hands-on class, you'll learn how to make all-natural gifts for holiday giving, and take home gift sets of organic lip balm, soothing lotion bars, and relaxing bath soak for four to six people! Class fee includes all ingredients and a free sample of essential oil.