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Gearharts Chocolate Class Series

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

Dark Chocolate And Strawberry Jam Truffles with Caramelized Hazelnuts

Sarah Schwartz from Gearharts Fine Chocolates as she will be showing us how to make “Dark Chocolate And Strawberry Jam Truffles with Caramelized Hazelnuts”

 

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

Candied Grapefruit and Sesame Truffles

Tim Gearhart from Gearharts Fine Chocolates will be showing us how to make “Candied Grapefruit and Sesame Truffles.”

 

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

Chocolate Almond Shortbread and Spiced Pear Mille Feuille with Dark Chocolate Whipped Cream

Maureen Scott from Gearharts Fine Chocolates will be showing us how to make “Chocolate Almond Shortbread and Spiced Pear Mille Feuille with Dark Chocolate Whipped Cream”

 

$45 per person per class. Beverages Included. This is a 3 part series. Book all 3 at a discounted price of  $125 or select just one or two at $45 per class. Space is Limited!

Please call 434-977-2665 to book.

 


Sarah Schwartz began her culinary career at the age of 18 working as a cake decorator in San Diego, California. At 21, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco with a Certificate in Patisserie and Baking. Sarah moved to Charlottesville in 2008 to work at Gearharts Fine Chocolates, quickly moving up the ranks to become Kitchen Manager, a position she still holds today. Sarah has fallen in love with Charlottesville’s booming food scene and has enjoyed being an integral part of Gearhart’s success over the years.

 

 

After serving as a cook in the Marine Corps, Tim formally trained in pastry at The Culinary Institute of America. He then externed at Charlottesville’s famed Keswick Hall before helping with the launch of Hamiltons’ at First & Main as the pastry chef. His culinary career then took him to places as far-flung as a dude ranch in Wyoming and a castle in southern England, with stops in fine-dining restaurants along the way. He finally returned to Charlottesville to open Gearharts Fine Chocolates, where he and his team have been crafting distinctive artisan chocolates enjoyed by customers near and far.

 

 

Maureen is a chocolatier at Geaharts Fine Chocolates.  While working years in the Financial Planning industry, she realized planning the menu for corporate events was much more exciting than crunching numbers.  Volunteering extensively at her children’s school and in the community, family and friends urged Maureen to explore the idea of turning her culinary interests into a new profession.  Working as a Pastry Chef and Bakery Manager she continued her creative studio cake creations for the local Wedding and Event Planning Industry.  As a pourer at a local vineyard she shares her knowledge for food, wine and chocolate pairings, and brings her many culinary food talents together as an essential member of the Gearharts team

Bengali Indian Cooking with Mahabuba

Sunday, May 14th 6-7:30pm $45 per person Limit 14 people

Join Mahabuba for an evening of Bengali Indian cuisine.
She will take you on a journey to her homeland and show you how to prepare a traditional curry.

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Menu: Chicken Curry, Rice with Coconut Milk, Butternut Squash and Potato with Panch Phoran(Indian Five Spice), Mango and Pink Lentil soup. $45 per person. Beverages included.

May Flowers Cupcake Decorating Class

Wednesday, May 10th 6-8pm $55 per person Limit 9 Students.

Join us with Master cake decorator Nicky Rose of Kraken cakes for a fun evening of

“May Flowers” themed decorating.

Cupcake below decorated by a participant of Nicky’s last class at The Happy Cook

Just in time for a special Mother’s Day treat! Space is limited. $55 per person. Beverages included.

Cooking Farm to Table with Rachel Hice

Monday, May 1st 6:00-7:30pm $45 per person Limit 16 People

Join Rachel Hice as she creates a True farm to table meal made from her home farm raised products.

Explore the world of naturally low fat and sustainable Rabbit.

 This menu will feature Bacon Wrapped Rabbit thighs stuffed with Spinach and herbed Yogurt, accompanied by a seasonal veggie either Asparagus or Baby Bok Choy. Everything is raised right on her family farm in Scottsville! $45 per person Beverages Included

Please call 434-977-2665 or stop by The Happy Cook  to sign up. Space is limited!

Wusthof Knife Skills Demo

Thursday, April 20th 6pm Free event. Please call to reserve your spot

Join us for a Free Knife Skills demonstration by our Wusthof representative Joe Gosch. He will show us proper technique as well as knife maintenance and selection. We will also be featuring great promotions on Wusthof products! 6pm Free Event. Please call The Happy Cook to sign up!

Please call 434-977-2665 or stop by The Happy Cook  to sign up. Space is limited!

Creative Easter Cupcakes from Kraken Cakes

Monday, April 3rd, 6pm-8pm $55 per Person  Limited Availability

Join Nicky Rose, Owner of Kraken Cakes, and learn how to make and shape, amazing fondant animals and how to use them in cake decorating just in time for the Easter holiday.  Nicky will provide a tutorial on how to make fondant and then each participant will decorate four cupcake bases with animal themed fondant toppers which they will take home with them at the end of the class. This will be a hands on 2 hour class. $55 per person. Limited availability. Beverages included.

Please call 434-977-2665 or stop by The Happy Cook  to sign up. Space is limited!

Spring Vegetarian Cooking with Ingrid Berger

Sunday, April 23rd 6-7:30pm $45 Per Person  Limit 16 People

This Vegetarian Spring menu will feature 3 major skills that every cook should aspire to master.

These skills are:

Classic Vinaigrette,

Classic Aioli

Quick Pickling

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Menu:

Springtime Salad with Sugar Snap Peas, Radishes & Classic Mustard Vinaigrette,

Roasted Asparagus with Pickled Shallots, Toasted Hazelnuts & Classic Aioli

$45 per person. Beverages included.

Please call 434-977-2665 or stop by The Happy Cook  to sign up. Space is limited!

The Pie Chest Presents Salted Honey Pie

Wednesday, April 26th 6-8pm $55 per person Limit 9 People

Join  Rachel Pennington as she leads us through the ins and outs of creating a beautiful and delicious pie.

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This will be a hands on class, and She will be making a Salted Honey Pie! Students will make a pie to take home with them as well as learn how to make the dough. This will be 2 hour class. $50 per person. Limited availability. Beverages included.

Please call 434-977-2665 or stop by The Happy Cook  to sign up. Space is limited!

Ramen with Miso Sweet Chef/Owner Frank Paris III

Tuesday, March 21st, 6:00-7:30 pm $45 per person Limit 14 Students

Join Chef Frank Paris owner of Miso Sweet Ramen and Doughnut Shop on the Downtown Mall.

Frank will walk us through the basics of how to create a delicious Ramen Bowl.

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From Broth to all the garnishes, you will go home with the confidence to create your own Ramen Fest. Frank will also be serving Steamed Buns and showing us how to make them. $45 per person. Beverages included.

Please call 434-977-2665 or stop by The Happy Cook  to sign up. Space is limited!

 

Bengali Indian Cooking Class with Mahabuba

Sunday, March 19th 6pm $45 per person  Limit 12 People

Join us March 19th at 6 PM for Bengali Comfort Food with Mahabuba. This class will delight not only your taste buds but you will leave having learned a bit about the spices and culture of Bengal.

Menu: Vegetable Khichdi, Fried Eggplant, Mango and Cucumber Salad and Egg Curry.

$45 per person. Beverages are provided.

Please call 434-977-2665 or stop by The Happy Cook  to sign up. Space is limited!

 

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