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Schedule of Classes

Fall 2018 ~ Winter & Spring 2019

Click here for Printable Registration Form

Checks Payable:
Charlotte Ann Albertson
PO Box 27
Wynnewood, PA 19096

.WFALL 2018

WIN A FREE CLASS!
WEEKLY winner selected from those sending 
two self-addressed stamped envelopes. 
Our thanks for helping to avoid computer addressing goofs! 

Chef menus are frequently announced closer to class date. Updates will be posted on email. Ensure your updates by emailing us. Request to be included for late-breaking menus: cookline99@aol.com

             
Kitchen assistance needed for classes
Contact cookline99@aol.com  

Albertson Cooking School profits to Alex's Lemonade Stand for 
kids with Cancer and Cancer Research 


Fast and Fabulous
Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
6:30 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director


Fall is a crazy time of year, and cooking healthy family dinners can be a challenge. Join Ann-Michelle as she demonstrates fast and fabulous recipes that will have your family running to the dinner table. Using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, along with culinary tips and shortcuts, this class will have your taste buds dancing! Menu: Sheet Pan Shrimp with Rice and Veggies; Savory Flank Steak Tostadas; Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Roasted Asparagus and Green Beans; and more!


Noodle Mania 
Monday, Oct. 1, 2018  
6:30 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia

It’s not just pasta anymore! Join us to explore the vast world of noodles; from traditional and fresh pasta to buckwheat creations and the sultry rice noodle dishes, noodles are a great stand-alone meal or savory addition to a main course. Chef Andy Marin shares his expertise in selecting, cooking and using a variety of noodles that you can cook at home for quick, healthy meals.

Cast Iron: The Original Culinary Workhorse
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 

6
:30 -9 pm ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Jarrett Young, Create-a-Cook 

Cooking in cast iron is an incredibly versatile, durable, and completely chemical-free way to cook. And the more you know about it—how to choose the best one, how to clean and season it, and the surprising number of recipes that lend themselves to being cooked in it—the more you’ll appreciate this multitasking powerhouse. Join Chef Jarrett as he demonstrates cooking with different cast iron pans.
Eat Your Way Through The Italian Market 
Saturday, Oct. 20 or Nov. 3, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at South 9th Street, Phila.
Chef Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste authentic foods and flavors along this four hour leisurely walking tour as we introduce you to merchants and stroll through the colorful history of nation's oldest (125+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

 
Risotto and Beyond!  
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018  
6:30 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia


What makes this ancient grain so enticing to chefs and cooks everywhere? Join Chef Andy and explore sweet and savory rice creations, from the familiar Arancini to the unique recipes such as Rice Crostini. Come savor why this grain is a staple in northern Italian cuisine! Menu: Arancini with Fresh Mozzerrella and Italian Parsley; Sweet Pepper and Rice Rolls with Beans and Sage; Warm Rice Salad with Chicken, Spinach and Mushrooms; Venetian Seafood Risotto; Caramel Rice Pudding with Canteloupe.
 
Couples Cooking: Fire & Ice 
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
6 - 9 PM ($130 per couple) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia

Looking to spice things up in the kitchen? Fire & Ice is a fun, hands-on cooking class for couples who love heat! Join us as we turn up the heat and cook a spice inspired menu. Menu: Blistered Shishito Peppers; Chiles Rellenos; Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomatillo-Serrano Chili Sauce; Spicy Thai Fried Rice; and specialty coolers and cocktails.


Kids in the Kitchen
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
9:30 AM - 1 PM at Shipley, Bryn Mawr
$120 Parent & Child Pair
Chef Jarrett Young, Create-a-Cook

There is nothing greater than sharing the kitchen with your children. Join Chef Jarrett Young as he guides parents and kids through the art of creating fresh, delicious and eye-catching dishes.

Wok's Cooking 
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
6 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia

 

Harness the high heat wok cooking method to make mealtime fun, healthy and more satisfying than ever! Discover essential techniques to ease the kitchen frenzy on weeknights, while creating delicious Chinese favorites at home! Menu: Egg roll, General Tso's Chicken, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, Shrimp with Chinese Vegetables, Fried Rice


Instapot Dinners 
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
6 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

 

The allure of convenience, an instapot acts as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, browner (sauté), and warmer.  The ability to make healthy meals on the cheap and fast, and in absentia, has made this household appliance the latest rage. This fun filled demo class features recipes that the whole family will love. Menu: Slow Chicken Fajitas; Homemade Hummus; Lemon Shrimp Risotto; Chocolate Zucchini Cake, and more!


Eat Your Way Through The Italian Market 
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at South 9th Street, Phila.
Chef Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director


Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste authentic foods and flavors along this four hour leisurely walking tour as we introduce you to merchants and stroll through the colorful history of nation's oldest (125+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.


He Said Beer, She Said Wine

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
3 PM - 5 PM ($55) at Yangming, Bryn Mawr
Marnie Old, Sommelier, Teacher, Consultant

Marnie Old leads this interactive seminar, starting with three wines and three beers, and then challenges each with specialty appetizers from the talented chefs of Yangming Restaurant. Loosely based on her first book He Said Beer, She Said Wine, in this “people’s choice” tasting seminar you will determine which drink is the best food partner. Grab a group and join the fun! EAGLES BYE week!!!


The Chopping Block: Knife Skills 
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019    
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
$25 if repeating this class
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia


Learn classic knife skills and techniques, the principles of slicing, dicing, mincing, julienne and more cuts, along with how to handle, buy and utilize your knife from Chef Andy Marin. Bring your chef's knife and get on the cutting edge! Limited enrollment. Cut crudités will be served with an assortment of dips (class does not constitute dinner)


.WINTER AND SPRING 2019

 

WIN A FREE CLASS!
WEEKLY winner selected from those sending 
two self-addressed stamped envelopes. 
Our thanks for helping to avoid computer addressing goofs! 

Chef menus are frequently announced closer to class date. Updates will be posted through email. Ensure your updates by emailing us and ask to be included for late-breaking menus: cookline99@aol.com

SNOW DATE: 1 week later when  possible


Introductory Special: Culinary Boot Camp 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 
6 PM - 9 PM (
$60 this class only) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Jarrett Young, TCHS


Culinary Boot Camp Series
Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2018
6 PM - 9 PM ($300 Series; $85 single class) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Jarrett Young, TCHS


Everything you want to know about cooking! Want to be more adept in the kitchen, rely less on recipes and make delicious, healthy food for family and friends? Our fantastic mini-course is perfect for any home chef! This four week class (total 12 hours) encompasses techniques, flavor profiles, dietary substitutions. Master healthy, seasonal recipes with your own variations easily duplicated at home. Assigned homework discussed each class.


Tour China: Annual Wine Pairing Dinner
FRIDAY, January 19, 2018 DATE CHANGE
6:30 pm Reception; 7 pm Dinner ($115) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
Jonathan Newman, Former PA LCB Former Chairman


Michael Wei and his talented culinary staff will take you on a culinary adventure through the multifaceted flavors of China. Jonathan Newman will complement the courses with superb wines this spectacular evening always receives. Countless enthusiastic rave reviews. SENSATIONAL BARGAIN! $115 Includes champagne reception, 5-course wine dinner, 20% gratuity & 6% tax.

NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute.


The Chopping Block: Knife Skills 
Thursday, January 18,  2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018   
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
$25 if repeating this class
Chef Andy Marin, Arts Institute Philadelphia
 

The first step to creating great food is great knife skills! It’s more than just cutting. Learn many classic knife cuts and techniques. Bring your chef’s knife and get on the cutting edge! Limited enrollment. Cut crudités will be served with an assortment of dips (class does not constitute dinner)

Wine & Cheese Values to Beat the Winter Chill

Sunday, January 21, 2018
3 PM - 5 PM ($55) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
Robert Peters, Ardmore State Store
Ann-Michelle Albertson, igourmet cheeses


Join Robert Peters and Ann-Michelle Albertson in this annual January wine and cheese pairing. Representing igourmet, Ann-Michelle will showcase six select cheeses. All cheeses available at the event for pre-sale orders. Robert Peters artfully pairs value-based wines to accompany the cheeses. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Sensational Skillet Suppers
Monday, March 12, 2018 

6
:30 -9 pm ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Jarrett Young, TCHS 

No hard feelings against beautiful Teflon-coated aluminum, but no pan possesses quite as much heart as the cast-iron skillet. The pre-seasoned pan makes whipping up a satisfying supper, savory sides and sweet desserts a snap. This demonstration class will include diverse recipes, tastings and guidance on choosing and maintaining your cast-iron skillet. Don’t miss out on the fun!
 

Kitchen Design SeminarKitchen design
Saturday, April 14, 2018
 

8:30am-12:30pm ($55)at Madsen, Broomall
Andy Madsen & Associates, Madsen Design Center 

So you want a new kitchen? Andy Madsen and Associates share valuable information. EVERYTHING you want to know BEFORE building or remodeling! Covers architectural design, flooring, cabinets, counter tops, lighting, appliances, windows...Bring a heavy bag for take home catalogs. Save hundreds of shopping hours and money. Not to be missed. Rave reviews every year. 

Pinch and Snip: Cooking with Fresh Herbs  
Monday, April 16, 2018
6:30 - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen Design Center, Broomall
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director

Serve delicious, easy to create and serve dishes for the family and friends, featuring fresh flavorful herbs readily available in the grocery stores and even those grown on the window sill. Fresh herbs add zing to your meals, making even the most simple dishes elegant on the palate. Join the fun, new recipes and great tastings! Menu: Fresh Herb Marinated Feta; Fresh Herb Risotto; Rosemary Lamb Skewers; Fresh Herb Tea

Bathroom Design Seminar
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

6:30-9pm ($45) at Madsen, Broomall 
Andy Madsen & Associates, Madsen  

You never realized there is so much to learn! Transform your old bath into one fit for royalty. Andy Madsen and Associates will cover everything you need to know: design, lighting, vanity options, shower, Jacuzzi and more. Priceless hand outs. 
Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturdays, April 21, May 5, June 9, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50)
South 9th Street, Philadelphia
Ann-Michelle & Charlotte Ann Albertson

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste foods that make Philly that much more delicious! Four hour leisurely walking tour introduces you to merchants, tantalizing food and colorful history of nation's oldest (100+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

What Not to Pair:
A Sommelier's Secrets of Food & Wine Pairing

Sunday, April 22, 2018
3-5pm ($55) at Yangming Restaurant, Bryn Mawr
Marnie Old, Sommelier, Teacher, Consultant

Join Marnie Old, one of the country's leading wine authorities, and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, for an eye-opening intimate and interactive wine tasting experience that is utterly unforgettable. Learn hands-on "tricks of the trade" that will surprise and delight beginners and connoisseurs alike. Marnie is known for her refreshingly direct approach, so you won't want to miss learning this one of a kind wine tasting event that will go well beyond the usual wine and cheese pairings to demonstrate pairing concepts for other foods as well.  

Fiesta: Tacos and Tequila  
Monday, April 23, 2018
SOLD OUT ~ WAIT LIST ONLY
SECOND CLASS TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, PCC and The Arts Institute
 
Join us for a traditional Mexican Fiesta class! This fun filled evening will feature great, easy to make recipes, fresh flavors and the kick of vibrant spices. From tacos and tequila, to pico and pisco, all the ingredients for a fresh, flavorful fiesta to treat your family and friends! Menu: Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas; Authentic Baja Style Fish Tacos; Lentil Cabbage Tacos with Vegan Chipotle Aioli; Mini Fruit Tacos
Viva La Veggies!  
Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Ted Iwachiw, Davio's King of Prussia
 

Whether it’s the supermarket or a roadside stand, there is an abundance of fresh produce available, from the common apple to the less common tomatillos, the colors and aromas can entice anyone into buying them, but then what to do in the kitchen? Executive Chef Ted and Albertson Cooking School join to present a variety of dishes showcasing fun, fresh fruits and vegetables. Menu: Menu: Grilled Tuscan Bread, Imported Mascarpone, Spring Peas, Mint, Lemon Olive Oil; Baby Lettuces, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Charred Spring Onions, Shaved Asparagus, Cara Cara Oranges, Sherry Vinaigrette; Fiori Pasta, Shrimp, Wild Ramps, Basil, Pink Peppercorn Crema


Culinary Institute of America:
Luxury Bus Tour

Monday, April 30, 2018
7am West Chester arrive home approximately 7pm 7:30am Plymouth Meeting
($130) at CIA, Hyde Park NY
Albertson Cooking School 

Join the fun aboard a luxury bus to the home of America's future chefs. Includes gourmet lunch at one of CIA's five star restaurants, a student conducted tour of state of the art equipped classrooms and facilities, juice, muffins, culinary videos outbound, wine, fruit and cheese homeward trip. A SUPERB day! Great for gift giving too! 


Fiesta: Tacos and Tequila  
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
SOLD OUT ~ WAIT LIST ONLY
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
Chef Andy Marin, PCC and The Arts Institute
 
Join us for a traditional Mexican Fiesta class! This fun filled evening will feature great, easy to make recipes, fresh flavors and the kick of vibrant spices. From tacos and tequila, to pico and pisco, all the ingredients for a fresh, flavorful fiesta to treat your family and friends! Menu: Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas; Authentic Baja Style Fish Tacos; Lentil Cabbage Tacos with Vegan Chipotle Aioli; Mini Fruit Tacos
The Chopping Block: Knife Skills 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($70) at Madsen, Broomall
$25 if repeating this class
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Assistant Director
 

Learn classic knife skills and techniques, the principles of slicing, dicing, mincing, and julienne, along with how to handle, buy and utilize your knife. Bring your chef's knife and get on the cutting edge! Limited enrollment. Cut crudités will be served with an assortment of dips (class does not constitute dinner)

Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturdays, May 5, June 9, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste foods that make Philly that much more delicious! Four hour leisurely walking tour introduces you to merchants, tantalizing food and colorful history of nation's oldest (100+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.


Mango Mania
Monday, May 7, 2018
6:30 PM - 9 PM ($45) at Madsen, Broomall
 
Join us for a fantastic exploration of mangos. This fun filled evening will feature great, easy to make recipes, fresh flavors and the kick of vibrant spices. From breakfast to dessert, mangos are making their way to more and more plates, come join the fun!  Menu: Grilled Watermelon and Mango Appetizer; Easy Sticky Rice with Coconut and Mango; Thai Steak and Noodle Salad; Mango Ice!

SUMMER  2018

Taste Your Way Through The Italian Market
Saturday, June 9, 2018 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ($50) at Italian Market
Ann-Michelle Albertson, Culinary Director

Enjoy a fun filled morning exploring Philly's famed 9th Street. Taste foods that make Philly that much more delicious! Four hour leisurely walking tour introduces you to merchants, tantalizing food and colorful history of nation's oldest (100+ years) outdoor market. Discover great bargains, special discounts. Directions and information emailed the week of event.  Children 8 and older welcome. Group rates available.

NO REFUNDS: you may send a substitute. NR, T


SIZZLE INTO SUMMER

OUTDOOR GRILL CLASSES
June 11, 18, 20, & 25, 2018
6:00 pm at Shipley
$45 each - $150 series of 4

Don't miss out! Register for our popular summer classes. Register for complete series and be eligible to sous chef at a grill class. The summer series of outdoor grilling classes is soon to heat up the backyard! Come gather at the grill, learn new recipes and techniques, classes fill quickly. Thunderstorm date is the following night when possible. R, T, Mweb

Kitchen assistance is needed for these classes,
please contact 610-649-9290 if interested. 

Albertson Cooking profits to Alex's Lemonade Stand for 
kids with Cancer and Cancer Research 

Other Culinary Events and Worthy Fund Raisers

Taste of the Countryside: Drexelbrook (October)

Masters: Celebrity Chefs Brunch at the MBNA Corporate Center, Downtown Wilmington benefit Meals on Wheels, Delaware (Spring)

RNS (Ruth Newman Shapiro) Hand Bag Luncheon: Great Bay Golf Club Somers Point, NJ; 3rd Thursday in August 

GOOGLE FOR DATES AND TICKET INFORMATION (610) 649-9290

Serrated Swiss Kitchen Knives

Those who purchased them through our Incredible Edibles  programs keep placing orders for more.   (One student gave them to everyone on her holiday list!)  2 sizes: 3-inch pairing and 5 1/2-inch multi-purpose.

Call to Order (610) 649-9290

Philadelphia Flavor 2

Over 100 area chefs contributed recipes to this new cookbook, including Charlotte-Ann, Ann-Michelle, and Mary-Kristin of Albertson's Cooking School!   All profits from sales go to charity.  Great for gift giving!
$18 per copy
See the order form.

Culinary Adventures

World travels by Albertson Cooking School include cooking demonstrations, gracious dining, fine wine and historical tours. Rave reviews for past excursions to:

France
Italy/Sicily
SW France/Spain
Switzerland
South Africa
Argentina/Brazil
Peru
Chile
China/Korea
Canyon Ranch Tucson
Las Vegas

 

We have GIFT CERTIFICATES
Perfect for GRADS and DADS!