Schedule of Classes & Events

   Fall-Holiday 2016

Note: Please call 877.759.1004 to
1. get on a wait list if a class is full,
2. to redeem a paper gift certificate,
3. earn a 10% discount by registering for 3 or more classes at one time or
4. if you have any trouble at all!

If you are interested in events scheduled beyond the dates here, check out the monthly calendar. You are welcome to register for classes as soon as they are posted on the calendar or you can wait until further details are listed on this Schedule of Events.

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DIY giftsHoliday Gifts from the Kitchen (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell Krauss

Sunday, October 30
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

Relish's chef Anne Cornell leads this fun DIY class where we'll make delicious gifts just in time for the holidays. At Relish we're believers in giving edible gifts and experiences instead of more stuff. So we'll get creative, make some fun gourmet goodies and share ideas for beautiful and clever packaging. Participants will make and take home each item along with lots of new ideas for holiday gifts.Citrus Salt fixins

  • Bourbon Vanilla Cherries
  • Smoky BBQ Spice Rub
  • Homemade Salted Peanut Butter Cups
  • Candy Cap Rum (maple)
  • Vanilla Sugar
  • Madras Curry Spiced Cashews

This Relish class includes a glass of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

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Market to Pizza classes

Enjoy a chef-led visit to the Healdsburg Farmers Market
and a hands-on wood-fired pizza workshop,
using ingredients gleaned from the market.

Farmers' Market-to-Pizza Workshop (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell Krauss

Saturdays, November 5

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

Everyone loves pizza! And here in the wine country, delicious gourmet wood-fired pizza is especially beloved. Live like a local for the day as you meet the purveyors at the Healdsburg Farmers' Market, taste and learn about their exquisite products, and explore new flavors as you stroll with Relish's own chef Anne Cornell, our intrepid chef-instructor. Chef Anne will lead a brief demonstration at the Farmers' Market, followed by a stroll through the Market selecting ingredients for our pizza toppings. Participants will have extra time to purchase farm-fresh goodies to take home.

After our time at the Market, participants will walk across the street to the beautiful Relish Culinary Center for a hands-on pizza making workshop, stretching and throwing pizza dough and topping pies with the just-gathered ingredients, such as local sausage, seasonal veggies and artisan cheeses. We'll also make a seasonal salad and a festive dessert before we sit, relax and savor our pizza feast served with specially selected local wines.

  • Seasonal toppings on pizza ready for the ovenGourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
    • Stretching Dough
    • Preparation of Market-Inspired Toppings - could include locally-made sausage, a wide variety of seasonal veggies and fruits, artisan cheeses, fresh herbs and more
  • Seasonal Salad du Jour featuring Market-Fresh Ingredients
  • Gourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
  • Market Fruit Crisp with Housemade Ice Cream

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

A wonderful haul of wild mushroomsWild Mushroom Foray, Cooking Class & Lunch
with forager-chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Sunday, November 27, Saturday, January 7 or Sunday, February 12

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foraging site 20 - 35 minutes outside of Healdsburg, followed by lunch at the Relish Culinary Center

Did you know that Northern California is recognized as one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world? We have more choice edible mushrooms in this area than any other region. Join us for a fantastic day learning more about the wonderful world of wild mushrooms.

The day starts with chef, preservist & forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon leading a foray in the hills above Healdsburg. Participants will learn the fundamentals of edible wild mushroom foraging, focusing on the most easily-recognizable edible mushrooms of our region: chantrelles, black trumpets, porcinis and other boletes, lion's mane, and more. You will learn about ecosystems, terrain and other clues to look for to increase the likelihood of finding edibles. We'll gather all of our found mushrooms, edible or not, to use as examples of identifying characteristics.

After working up an appetite from our tromp in the beautiful woods, we'll gather for a cooking demonstration lead by chef Elissa focused on....mushrooms! Chef Elissa will share professional tips and recipes for storing, handling, rehydrating and cooking with a variety of fresh and dry wild mushrooms. She'll cook any edibles we find along with our amazing four-course mushroom lunch featuring a variety of wild and exotic mushrooms (ordered in advance) served with wonderful local wines.

  • Porcini Cracker Bread
  • Green Salad with Dressing and Mushrooms du Jour
  • Red Wine-Braised Beef Shank with Porcini Mushrooms
  • Roasted Root Vegetables with Black Trumpet Mushrooms
  • Polenta with Mascarpone & Valley Ford Estero Gold
  • Fresh Ginger Cake with Candy Cap Rum Whipped Cream

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of premium wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

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Beautiful hors d'oeuvresHoliday Appetizers (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell Krauss

Friday, December 2
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

Everyone’s favorite party food is bite-sized!  There is just something wonderful about the variety offered by an hors d'oeuvres party.  That one bite encompasses all of the necessary flavors to stimulate your palette and leave you begging for more!  A lot of planning goes into those tasty little bites and the party that surrounds them. Chef Anne Krauss has designed this class to give you all the tools you need to plan for, prepare and present perfect, seasonal, delicious hors ‘doeuvres for the holidays. Guests will create all these scrumptious dishes then celebrate the deliciousness with specially selected sparkling and still wines.

  • Blue Cheese Popovers with Pear Chutney
  • Mini Herb and Ricotta Meatballs in Roasted Tomato Sauce
  • Crostini with Spice Roasted Delicata Squash, Bellwether Ricotta & Fried Sage
  • Arctic Char Crudo with Citrus and Crispy Shallots
  • Pork Belly Sliders with Carrot Kimchee

This Relish class includes two glasses (8 oz) of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

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Sonoma Living Tour
Wednesdays, December 14, 2016, January 11, 2017 & February 8, 2017

A full, fun day doing some of our favorite things: learning about food & wine pairing, arranging beautiful locally-grown flowers and creating and eating a delicious wine country meal.
More info

Tenth Annual!
Family gingerbread funFamily Gingerbread House Decorating (hands-on)

Wednesday, December 13

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$84 for up to 5 participants

Round up friends and family to enjoy a holiday-filled night together decorating a big, sturdy and delicious gingerbread house. Relish provides the frosting (aka "glue") and oodles of candy, cookies, cereal, candy canes and other materials to inspire creativity in all ages. You can expect holiday music and hot chocolate to complete this family-friendly gathering. Each group will take home its decorated gingerbread house to admire and devour.

Fourteenth Annual!

Decorating Christmas goodiesKids' Holiday Treats Workshop (hands-on)

Monday, December 19

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$59 (ages 8 - 12)

After 14 years the Kid's Holiday Treats Workshop is still going strong! As always kids will create a variety of seasonal goodies from scratch, and a big mess that you don't have to clean up! The kids will do it all—measure, mix, stir, roll, bake, decorate and taste, plus decorate a take-home goodie box. Participants will enjoy a bit of just-made ice cream at the end of the class and take home recipe packets and goodies to share (or not!)

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