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Holiday Boot Camp Cooking Class in Berkeley: Art of the Cocktail Pary

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    2940 7th Street, Berkeley, CA (map)

    37.851727 -122.291740

  • Small bites menus are a fun and creative way to feed your guests, especially at the holidays. Whether you are planning a casual open house buffet or a fancy shindig with passed appetizers, this class will teach you a variety of hot and cold hors d’oeurves that you will want to make for parties this month and beyond. You will also learn how to make a pretty and seasonal pomegranate cocktail! Students will prepare recipes such as:

    · Savory Blue Cheese and Walnut Shortbreads with Chutney

    · Roasted Butternut Squash Samosas with Curry Salt

    · Herbed Blini with Salmon Caviar

    · Wild Mushroom Crostini

    · Chocolate Peppermint Bark

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    This class is part of the Holiday Boot Camp series at The Field Kitchen: Believe it or not, it's rapidly approaching: Holiday Season 2016! Is it your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner or the annual neighborhood cocktail party? Don't panic, our special four-course series will help you win the holidays this year with creative recipes, do-ahead techniques, and tips to take the stress out of holiday cooking and baking. Each class is $130, or $470 if you sign up for the entire series. Check out other class descriptions at

    Feel free to bring wine or beer to enjoy with the meal.

    About The Field Kitchen:

    The Field Kitchen is a popup cooking school that offers classes in kitchens and out on farms in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    About the Instructors:

    Frances Wilson is a seasoned food professional who taught the professional culinary program at the renowned Tante Maries Cooking School in San Francisco for more than ten years and now teaches at the Silverado Cooking School in Napa. Prior to that, she was the chef at Lalimes restaurant in Berkeley.

    Jen Knapp taught recreational classes and led private culinary events at Tante Maries Cooking School for 15 years, in addition to working as a private chef and caterer throughout the Bay Area. She is also certified as a Master Taster with ChefsBest, where she does sensory evaluation of consumer food and beverage products.

    Frances and Jen enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge about food and cooking with others.

    Cancellation policy:
    A full refund will be issued if we are notified 5 or more days prior to a class. If you cancel a class between 48 hours and less than 5 days, a 50 percent refund will be offered. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the start of a class, we regret that no refunds or credits can be issued, however you are welcome to send someone in your place.

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