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Tuesday, April 1, 7pm: A Passover Celebration with Paul Spangler and Arlene Rotfeld of Shackamaxon Catering
Join Chef Paul Spangler and Arlene Rotfeld of catering powerhouse Shackamaxon Catering (they do the food for the Residences at The Ritz Carlton!) for a Passover meal with a twist. In addition to Paul’s exciting take on Passover classics such as gefilte fish and matzoh ball soup, there will also be Cornish game hens and a flourless chocolate cake that is to die for! During dinner, Arlene will demonstrate how to create a tasteful, herbaceous Passover centerpiece consisting of dill, sage, rosemary and brussels sprouts. So if you’re interested in spicing up your own Passover Seder this year or you’re just curious Passover cuisine, this class will be a ton of fun! Please note: meat served during this class will not be Kosher.

Price $125.00
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Thursday, April 3, 7pm: Modern Indian Fare with Rakesh Ramola of Indeblue
Rakesh Ramola, Chef-Owner of Indeblue restaurant with two locations in Collingswood, NJ and Philadelphia, PA, has cooked Indian cuisine in top restaurant and hotel kitchens across the world for over two decades. Combining his technical expertise, culinary heritage and passion, he creates dishes that are at once traditional and modern, pleasing guests and critics alike. Join Chef Rakesh for his COOK debut when he will demo a range of regional Indian dishes including: crispy spinach chaat; lollipop lamb chops; “drums of heaven” (chicken); shrimp “moilee” and more. This is going to be one spectacular Indian feast!

Price $165.00
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Friday, April 4, 7pm: Private Event

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Saturday, April 5, 7pm: A Vegan Feast with Becca O’Brien of Vegan Commissary
Becca O’Brien got her start in the kitchen as a child thanks to her grandmother’s Sunday spaghetti dinners, her mom's love of baking and her dad's adventurous cooking. Chef Becca has been cooking professionally, and working in restaurants for over 15 years now. And though she spent time at Stephen Starr steakhouse, Barclay Prime, she takes vegetable-forward cooking very seriously. Join Becca when she returns to COOK for an evening of deceptively delicious vegan fare. This is perfect for those who are looking to or already do eat a plant-based diet. You won’t believe your palates when you see how tasty Becca’s food is!

Price $125.00
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Sunday, April 6, 2pm: DIY Raspberry Pie Making with Holly Ricciardi of Magpie Artisan Pie Boutique
According to the team at Magpie Artisan Pie Boutique, “pies make people happy”, and we at COOK couldn’t agree more. Join Holly Ricciardi of Magpie for a hands-on lesson in making the perfect raspberry lattice pie. Because at this time of year very little fresh fruit is available, so Holly will demonstrate how to freeze and store your favorite fruits that you pick in the summer to make a delicious pie in the dead of winter. She will talk about how to prepare fruit for different types of freezing methods and how to properly store the fruit for the best results. Guests are asked to bring their own rolling pins and will be taking their pies home to bake after class. The pie dough, filling and topping will all be discussed. This is a perfect class for novice bakers or for those looking to learn the secret to making your own, one-of-a-kind artisan pie.

Price $90.00
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Monday, April 7, 7pm: Open Stove XXIII
Two will enter, but only one will win – so burns the unforgiving flame of the Open Stove! Taking place every month, this is a fast-paced and unpredictable competition between two up-and-coming chefs whose names may not yet be well-known throughout the city dining scene, COOK provides a mystery ingredient and we get to watch in wonder as they come up with inventive and cutting-edge dishes on the fly. The best part? YOU get to be the judge! In April, watch and judge as Cheu Noodle Bar’s Chadwick Smith goes up against Will BYOB’s Craig Russell. This is gonna be good.

Price $200.00
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Wednesday, April 9, 7pm: Private Philadelphia Magazine Event: South of the Mason-Dixon Supper with Erin O’Shea of Percy Street Barbecue

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Thursday, April 10, 7pm: COOKBook Author Dinner: "It's All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business and in Life, the Davio's Way" by Steve DiFillippo
Steve DiFillippo was only 24 when he opened his first Davio’s restaurant. Since then, he’s wowed Julia Child with his pomodoro, overlooked some triple-X rated shenanigans at Table 7, taken on American Express, gotten himself into Time and Newsweek (for taking on American Express), cooked a rabbit for Stevie Ray Vaughn, inadvertently gotten a guest divorced, whipped up some tasty eats at the Super Bowl–and that’s just the beginning. The money hasn’t been bad, either: that first restaurant is now the hub of a rapidly growing $50 million restaurant brand group and a $10 million Davio’s brand food line. With guests constantly asking how he did it, Steve has written the ultimate guide to starting a restaurant, running a successful business, enjoying food, and living life. Join Steve when he comes to COOK and brings with him Davio’s Culinary Director Rodney Murillo to prepare Davio's Philly Cheese Steak Spring Rolls®, American Kobe Meatball Pizza, Mozzarella, Hand-Rolled Potato Gnocchi and Panna Cotta with seasonal berries.

Price $145.00
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Saturday, April 12, 1pm: EGG-cellent Egg Decorating For The Kids with Sue Puchowitz, Art Instructor
Sue Puchowitz is a Professional Art Educator teaching in a public and private settings for 30+ years. Sue specializes in children's art classes, one-day art workshops and birthday parties for kids in and around Philadelphia. Join Sue when she returns to COOK for an egg-stravagant afternoon of d-egg-orating and not just on real eggs! Sue will lead the kids as they experiment with some wild dying applications, stenciling, marbling, decoupage, sculptural adornment (Fabergé style), superhero/cartoon/animal origami, button and bauble collage, “Zentangles” and more - it’s going to be egg-streme! Also… some egg-citing cupcakes, Peeps sushi and other fun springtime goodies kids just can't resist! Guaranteed fun! Ages 7 and up.

Price $65.00
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Saturday, April 12, 7pm: Private Event

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Sunday, April 13, 6pm: Sumptuous Sunday Supper with Andrew Wood of Russet
Situated a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square, Russet is a treasure of a BYOB housed in an 1877 brick townhouse. Russet features a daily changing Italian and French-inspired menu using the finest local and seasonal ingredients. Chef-Owners Andrew and Kristin Wood create simple and honest dishes that highlight the natural flavors of the food and their passion for cooking good food is contagious. Join Chef Andrew when he returns to COOK for an evening of delicious local flavor that has garnered Russet tons of favorable press and scores of loyal fans.

Price $160.00
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Monday, April 14, 7pm: Crudo Vs Sashimi with Lynn Rinaldi of Paradiso Restaurant & Wine Bar and Corey Baver of Izumi
When Chef Lynn Rinaldi opened Paradiso Restaurant and Wine Bar on East Passyunk Avenue ten years ago, she knew she was taking a risk. In a neighborhood of red sauce restaurants in the oldest Italian–American district in the country, her fresh approach to Italian and Mediterranean cooking was a new idea on the Avenue. Ten years later, East Passyunk Avenue has become the city’s hottest restaurant row and Paradiso has gained a reputation for innovative food and excellent service. Meanwhile, down the block, Chef Lynn’s husband, Chef Corey Baver, has turned Izumi into one the city’s top sushi destinations, thanks to his experience at Morimoto, Buddakan and Alma de Cuba. The cooking power couple will be making their COOK debut in April for a showcase of Japanese and Italian food preparations that complement as much as rival. You don’t have to pick between Italian and Japanese – here at COOK you can have both!

Price $170.00
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Tuesday, April 15, 7pm: Dim Sum Fun with Ben Puchowitz of Cheu Noodle Bar
Due to popular demand, we have released hightop table seating to this previously sold-out class. THESE DISCOUNTED SEATS ARE NOT AT THE COUNTER, but the menu and experience are the same. Ben Puchowitz’s food at Cheu Noodle Bar has earned him national recognition and tons of local praise. Join Chef Ben when he returns to COOK for an evening that is not about his beloved noodles – but rather his love of dim sum. Dim sum refers o a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. We’re talking dumplings, steamed buns, and more! Maybe this will be a preview of Chef Ben and childhood buddy (and business partner) Shawn Darragh’s upcoming spot on East Passyunk Avenue…?

Price $145.00
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Wednesday, April 16, 7pm: Spring Seafood with Katie Cavuto of Healthy Bites
COOK’s resident health-nut is constantly proving to our guests that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to eat healthily. Join registered dietician and nutritionist, Katie Cavuto, when she returns to COOK for a celebration of springtime favorites with a seafood-centric focus. Her food is always fresh and flavorful and the huge success of her meal delivery service, Healthy Bites, is a testament to that. Don’t miss this delicious and educational evening with the Phillies’ dietician (and COOK’s go-to nutrition expert).

Price $145.00
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Thursday, April 17, 7pm: Italian Easter Dinner with Stacey DiPlacido of Fitzwater Café
Stacey DiPlacido should have her own cooking show. Her food is that good and she is that entertaining! Join the chef of the award-winning Fitzwater Café when she brings her her South Philly roots back to COOK for an Italian Easter Supper. Stacey will be demo’ing her famous escarole soup, ricotta stuffed shells and “ham pie". If you love casual yet delicious Italian food, then this the class for you!


Price $145.00
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Friday, April 18, 7pm: Perfect Pasta with Jim Burke Hosted by Michael Klein of philly.com
If the name Jim Burke sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because you ate at and loved he and wife Kristina’s eponymous restaurant JAMES which opened here in Philly in 2007. The hugely popular restaurant proceeded to garner many impressive local and national accolades including: a glowing three bell review from Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig Laban, Food & Wine magazine’s 2008 ‘Best New Chef’ award, Semi-finalist for James Beard Award - 2008, 2009, 2010 - ‘Best Chef Mid-Atlantic’, and a finalist for Bocuse d’Or USA 2010. Thankfully for Philadelphians, after a few years in NYC working on the opening of Stephen Starr’s Caffe Storico and then alongside Chef Daniel Boulud to reinvent db bistro moderne after a complete renovation, Chef Jim is back in Philly and we could not be happier to welcome him with an event at COOK! Hosted by Michael Klein, editor/producer of philly.com/food, Jim’s COOK debut will be all about pasta including agnolotti dal plin (squab agnolotti) with apple & celery root and squid ink cavatelli, sugo di scorfano (scorpion fish sauce) and Castelvetrano olives. This is going to be a special return for one of the city’s most beloved chefs!

Price $170.00
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Monday, April 21, 7pm: MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival Preview with Joncarl Lachman of Noord and Bryan Sikora of La Fia
This coming May 14-18, the MidAtlantic’s premier event celebrating excellence in food, wine, spirits and beer will be taking place at various venues in the Brandywine Valley and central and coastal Delaware. But you can get a sneak peek next month at COOK with two of the region’s most celebrated chefs in advance of the festival. Joncarl Lachman of Philly’s Noord and Bryan Sikora of Wilmington’s La Fia will join forces for a special collaborative menu showcasing their individual talents highlighting the wealth of culinary talent in the area. This will be a truly special evening with two of the area’s most well known chefs.

Price $185.00
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Tuesday, April 22, 7pm: An Evening with Eli Collins of Pub & Kitchen
Due to popular demand, we have released hightop table seating to this previously sold-out class. THESE DISCOUNTED SEATS ARE NOT AT THE COUNTER, but the menu and experience are the same. For five-plus years now, Pub & Kitchen has been one of the most consistently popular and well-loved Rittenhouse eateries/watering holes. Since this past summer, newly appointed Executive Chef Eli Collins has been steering P&K away from its original English pub mode and toward a more refined style of fare without losing the simple, comforting style the restaurant is known for. Chef Eli, a Scranton native who worked at Daniel Stern’s beloved Gayle and was on the opening team at Pub & Kitchen, honed his skills in New York cooking at the Plaza Hotel and ultimately joining Daniel Boulud’s family of restaurants. Join Eli for his COOK debut when he will show off the food that keeps us foodies coming back for more night after night!

Price $135.00
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Wednesday, April 23, 7pm: A Persian Feast for Spring with Louisa Shafia, Author of "The New Persian Kitchen"
If you didn't snag seats for her sold-out dinner at Zahav this month, join New York-based Louisa Shafia, author of award-winning cookbook The New Persian Kitchen, for an intimate class at COOK featuring a menu of springtime Persian dishes including: cold pistachio soup with mint and leeks; green herb kidney bean cassoulet with dried limes and lamb; rice with favas and dill; yogurt with shallots; rhubarb and rose water sorbet with rice noodles and more! Louisa has cooked at notable restaurants in San Francisco and New York, including Millennium, Aquavit, and Pure Food and Wine. She recently created a menu of fresh, healthy Persian food for Café Nadery in New York. Her unique, Silk Road-inspired cooking has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, and on National Public Radio. Her first cookbook, Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, was a finalist for the IACP award. Don’t miss this exciting event!

Price $155.00
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Friday, April 25, 7pm: April in Paris with Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette
Nothing beats Paris in the springtime! Join Bistrot La Minette’s Chef/Proprietor Peter Woolsey for a delicious and authentic evening of French bistrot fare as we daydream of strolling along the banks of the Seine and grabbing an aperitif at Les Deux Magots. Peter spent many years living and working in Parisian restaurant kitchens. It was there that his dream to create a restaurant in his native Philadelphia that showcased his love of the authentic bistrot experience was born. His menus at COOK and at the restaurant feature some of the most genuine and delicious French fare in town. Neither foodies nor Francophiles should miss this!

Price $175.00
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Monday, April 28, 7pm: Glorious Gastro-Pub Fare with Jason Cichonski and James Fujioka of The Gaslight
Due to popular demand, we have released hightop table seating to this previously sold-out class. THESE DISCOUNTED SEATS ARE NOT AT THE COUNTER, but the menu and experience are the same. Back in January, Top Chef contestant and Ela chef and co-owner, Jason Cichonski opened THE spot that Old City residents had been clamoring for: The Gaslight. Thanks to Jason and fellow chef James Fujioka's creativity, the gastro-pub has achieved the perfect balance of laid-back friendliness and a focus on good food. This refined bar menu features an array of different wings as well as sandwiches and really interesting takes on bar fare classics. Join Jason when he returns to COOK for an evening of delicious and experimental bar fare that is sure to make you want to make the trip to Old City to see what all the fuss is about!

Price $155.00
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Tuesday, April 29, 7pm: Peruvian and French Fusion with Michele Haines of Spring Mill Café and Angelo Grasso
Since 1978, Michele Haines and her family have made Conshohocken’s Spring Mill Café an institution. Join Philadelphia’s “grande dame” of French cuisine when she returns to COOK for a meal fusing French and Peruvian cooking styles and dishes. Michele – who loves people and life as much as she loves food - is one of the liveliest and most fun chefs we know and no doubt this will be an entertaining, educational and delicious event. For the dinner, Michele will be joined by fellow chef Angelo Grasso. The two friends are sure to create a unique menu reflecting two very seemingly different food cultures.

Price $150.00
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Wednesday, April 30, 7pm: Fast, Fresh + Simple, Spring Wine Dinner with Hope Cohen, Author of "Fast, Fresh + Simple" and Stephen Klein of DAOU Vineyards
Chef and cookbook author, Hope Cohen, returns to COOK with her take on springtime inspired “fast, fresh and simple” fare. Her cookbook of the same name was published last spring and features a wealth of recipes that are delicious and easy to replicate at home. In April, Hope will combine her vast knowledge of cooking (she also used to have her own TV show on the Comcast Network!) with the amazing wines of DAOU Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA. Representing DAOU will be Stephen Klein who will have on-hand a sampling of the wines produced in the golden, oak-studded hills of Paso Robles’ acclaimed west side. Known to be the perfect soil for growing grapes, DAOU’s wines are some of the best wines coming out of the region today. This class is an oenophile’s dream!

Price $150.00
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Thursday, May 1, 7pm: Private Event with Michael Schulson of Sampan and Izakaya

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Friday, May 2, 7pm: COOK Restaurant Sneak Peek: Aldine with George and Jennifer Sabatino
George and Jennifer Sabatino are one of Philly’s most celebrated restaurant power couples. The dynamic duo (who worked together at Stateside where they helped earn the restaurant the number one ranking in Philadelphia magazine’s annual restaurant issue that year) are finally living their dream and opening a place of their own called Aldine this spring. Join the husband and wife when they return to COOK for a unique preview of what Aldine is going to be all about. The evening will not feature a typical cooking demonstration but rather guests will be asked to choose in advance between Aldine’s two types of tasting menus - herbivore and omnivore – making this event perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. This will be a true preview of what is to come once they open the doors to Aldine in the next couple of months and should not be missed. Not to mention that Jennifer will be handling the drink pairings so you know you’re in good hands!


Price $190.00
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Saturday, May 3, 7pm: Private Event with Jim Burke

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Sunday, May 4, 2pm: Desserts of Maifest with Jess Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz
Maifest is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Maifest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maibaum (maypole) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the town, and like Oktoberfest, has now become a popular celebration throughout the world. Join Philly’s German pastry frau, Jess Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz, for an afternoon of German sweets focusing on incoming spring fruits such as: Strawberry/peach cake, Bee sting cake, Pflaumenkuchen (plum cake) and more. This is the perfect afternoon for novice bakers or those looking to spice up their baking repertoire.

Price $75.00
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Monday, May 5, 7pm: Foobooz & Philadelphia Magazine Present Open Stove XXIV
Two will enter, but only one will win — so burns the unforgiving flame of the Open Stove! Taking place every month, this is a fast-paced and unpredictable competition between two up-and-coming chefs whose names may not yet be well-known throughout the city dining scene, COOK provides a mystery ingredient and we get to watch in wonder as they come up with inventive and cutting-edge dishes on the fly. The best part? YOU get to be the judge!

Price $200.00
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Thursday, May 8, 7pm: Private Event with Patrick Feury of Nectar

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Friday, May 9, 7pm: Couples COOKing with Betsey Gerstein Sterenfeld of Essen
Spring has sprung and what better way to keep the sun shining in your relationship than by cooking together? So grab your honey and come to COOK where veteran cooking instructor Betsey Gerstein Sterenfeld of Lancaster’s Essen will lead couples in a class that is all about cooking together. You will learn to prepare some of your own dishes as well as learn from Betsey’s demos that will feature all spring foods and flavors. Come ready to learn something new (and delicious) with your sweetheart at this special COOK event!

Price $150.00
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Saturday, May 10, 2pm: Mother-Daughter Fancy Sugar COOKies and Cupcake Bouquets with Lee Ann Erlbaum of Under The Icing
Do you and your kids love to cook and bake together? Then this is the perfect class for you to do together! Lee Ann Erlbaum of Under The Icing is a regular COOK instructor with a gift for cake and cookie decorating. At this class, she will lead students (and their moms, if they care to join in the fun) in a springtime Mother’s Day-themed cookie and cupcake decorating class. Different shapes, styles and tools will be covered during the class. Ages 8+ please.

Price $60.00
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Monday, May 12, 7pm: Springtime in Provence with Paul Lyons and Dan Eng of The Good King Tavern
The Good King Tavern is a cozy neighborhood spot located in the heart of Bella Vista at 7th and Kater Streets. With a casual French inspired menu, daily chalkboard specials, classic cocktails, draft beers and wines by glass, bottle & pichet, the new and deservedly-hyped restaurant has something for any and everyone to enjoy. Chef Paul Lyons, a former chef de cuisine at Barbuzzo and Jamonera, and more recently chef de cuisine at Morgan's Pier, is absolutely one of Philly’s chefs to watch. Join him when he returns to COOK with childhood friend, colleague and co-founder of Blue Blazer Craft Bar Consulting, Dan Eng, for an evening of food and drink inspired by springtime in Provence. Ooh la la!

Price $165.00
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Wednesday, May 14, 7pm: An Evening with Matthew Daggett of Serrano Restaurant
This May, the newly appointed Executive Chef of Old City’s Serrano, Matthew Daggett, will make his COOK debut and we cannot wait! Previously serving as Chef de Cuisine at Devil’s Den, Matthew’s new menu emphasizes local and seasonal ingredients, a bar menu to pair with Serrano’s craft cocktails, and a revamp of the menu for Tin Angel upstairs. At COOK, Matthew will be showing off his plans to establish Serrano as the ultimate neighborhood eatery, bringing with him influences from his German and French roots. Matthew is most known for his housemade sausages that are influenced by his family in Germany, and his extensive training in Europe, including a vast knowledge of pickling and the curing of meat and vegetables.

Price $150.00
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Thursday, May 15, 7pm: Private Philadelphia Magazine Event: Classic French Bistrot Fare with Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette

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Saturday, May 17, 2pm: Baking with Love with Lindsey Love of Coco Love
Coco Love is a dream realized for founder Lindsey Love. Lindsey's former co-workers were delighted when she shared her latest baked creations at the office. So, when she felt it was time for something new, she took her business background and passion for baking and created the best chocolate chip cookie ever (a fifteen-year endeavor!) and turned it into her own business. Founded in 2010, Coco Love is a web-based baking company and curated gift-shop for those who appreciate gift-giving as an art form. Lindsey's edible treats can be found in Philadelphia cafés and coffee shops or can be shipped to your doorstep. Join Lindsey when she comes to COOK to demo three items with a focus on healthy ingredient substitutions/inclusions. Her menu includes: coconut chocolate chip cookies, fruit crumble and tea cake.

Price $65.00
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Sunday, May 18, 12pm: Private Event

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Monday, May 19, 7pm: The Foodie’s Detox with Beth Kaufman, Holistic Health Coach
While there are many ways to detox, diet is truly the best way to clear out the toxins and lose unwanted extra winter weight. Detox is not about deprivation; it’s about eating clean, fresh, and high-energy foods. This month, Holistic Heath Coach, Beth Kaufman, returns to COOK offering up a four-course vegetarian menu of deliciousness that will jump-start your ‘Spring Body Cleansing’ by restoring your body and celebrating spring fruits and veggies such as asparagus, fava beans, peas, garlic, artichokes, greens, leeks, radish and strawberries.

Price $125.00
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Wednesday, May 21, 7pm: Private Event

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Thursday, May 22, 7pm: An Evening of Sicilian Food and Wine with Joe Cicala of Le Virtu and Giacomo Dilisi of Soilair Selection
Executive Chef Joe Cicala of East Passyunk Avenue’s Le Virtu does things the old-fashioned way: meats are house-butchered and house-cured according to centuries-old methods and pastas cut by hand. For one night only, Chef Cicala will be leaving his beloved Abruzzo at the restaurant and bring his take on Sicilian food to COOK for this special event. Joining Joe will be wine importer Giacomo Dilisi of Solair Selection wines who will pair his boutique Sicilian wines with Joe’s incredible authentic Italian fare. Mangia!

Price $175.00
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Saturday, May 24, 11am: Thai-rrific Thai COOKing with Moon Krapugthong of Chabaa Thai Bistro
If you know Thai food in Philadelphia, then you know that Manayunk’s Chabaa Thai Bistro is one of the best. But if you’re not a Thai aficionado and you’ve never even heard of pad thai, the fresh and authentic cuisine prepared by Best of Philly® winner Chef Moon Krapugthong will win you over instantly with the true spirit and traditions of authentic Thai cuisine. Chef Krapugthong’s menu will include a demonstration of some of her best and most popular dishes as well as a discussion of Thai spices, flavors and cooking techniques.

Price $95.00
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Sunday, May 25, 2pm: Strawberry Desserts with Andreas Petrides of Andro’s Kitchen
In 1998, Andreas Petrides opened his first stall at Reading Terminal Market. After several years there, Andreas opened Andro’s Sweets & Treats in a Rittenhouse Square neighborhood offering all his popular desserts and pastries as well as fine Belgian chocolates and ice cream. Join Andreas when he returns to COOK when he will be demo three different strawberry desserts. Our local strawberry season is May and June so Andreas will be using fresh and locally grown fruit. All levels of baking are welcome!

Price $70.00
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Wednesday, May 28, 7pm: COOK Restaurant Sneak Peek: Whetstone with Jeremy Nolen
COOK is thrilled to offer guests a preview of one of the city’s most anticipated upcoming restaurant openings. Brauhaus Schmitz chef Jeremy Nolen describes Whetstone Restaurant as a casual American bar and restaurant located at 5th and Bainbridge. Nolen, whose cookbook, New German Cooking, is just about off to press, will be the chef at Whetstone as well as Brauhaus. Nolen says that Whetstone, which will open this summer will feature an extensive draft beer list and like the restaurant itself, his preview at COOK will highlight the locally-sourced, seasonally changing food on the menu featuring in-house pickling, fermenting and curing. This is a very special event and should not be missed!

Price $160.00
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Thursday, May 29, 7pm: Celebration of Spring with Katie Cavuto of Healthy Bites
“Green Cuisine” is all the rage and rightfully so! Join COOK’s favorite former gymnast turned uber-nutritionist, Phillies' dietician, and TV personality, Kate Cavuto of Healthy Bites, for an evening of the most delicious, fresh fare that spring has to offer. Think of all your fave springtime veggies (plus a couple of delicious and healthy proteins) and you have a meal that your body (and your body image) will thank you for. You don’t have to sacrifice taste for health and Katie is just the person to show you how.

Price $135.00
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Friday, May 30, 7pm: An Elegant Garden Party with Ryan Fonash of Vintage Imports and Becca O’Brien of Two Birds Catering and Canning
Few things are more refined or enjoyable than a spring or summer garden party. This May, COOK welcomes back one of our favorite cocktail and wine experts, Ryan Fonash, for an evening of delectable springtime sips and bites! Think light, refreshing, rosé -centric beverages like sparkling rosé, rosé cocktails with rosé vermouth and more. This is a rosé lovers dream! The garden party wouldn’t be complete without the perfectly sophisticated menu to accompany the drinks. Veteran COOK instructor Becca O’Brien of Two Birds Catering and Canning will provide the nibbles. Guests will not leave hungry or thirsty. Big, fancy hats are optional.

Price $145.00
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Saturday, May 31, 6pm: Backyard BBQ with Alex Garfinkel of Alex Garfinkel Catering Group
With Memorial Day serving as the official kick-off to the summer grilling season, COOK is pleased to welcome local caterer and chef Alex Garfinkel for an evening of delicious and inspiring grilling ideas. We are talking perfectly grilled cote de boeuf, salmon, salads, vegetables and even desserts. After learning the ways of the grill from Alex, you may not have to wash a single pot the rest of the summer! Since completing his culinary arts degree at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Alex has traveled far and wide, undergoing a journey of gastronomical discovery alongside elite chefs on two continents. Alex has worked locally at Le Bec Fin, Lacroix, Morimoto and Amada. He also spent time working in kitchens in Spain and has taught numerous classes and demos along the way. This event will be a great way to usher in summer’s favorite cooking style.

Price $140.00
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