In-Home Cooking Classes

 Hands-On Culinary Courses

1.      Perfect Sushi Rolls 101 - Become a master sushi chef in one night!  Chef Wessely teaches you all the basics from mastering perfect sushi rice to conquering 3 basic rolling styles using healthy veggies and/or delicious imitation-crab.  By the end of the night, you'll be ready to host your very own sushi party.  Warning Disclaimer:  Side effects include, but are not limited to: the sudden increase of dinner guests, a healthier culinary lifestyle, and/or jealous out-of-town-friends who couldn't make your dinner party, but rather just drooled over your facebook pictures of your culinary masterpieces.  (rightfully so, this class is paired with sake and/or wine)

2.      "Oh-So Delicious", Deep-Fried Sushi Rolls - (suggested prerequisite: Vegetable Sushi Rolls Class)- So you took a basic sushi class somewhere/sometime before and now you are looking to take your master sushi skills to the next level, eh?  Well then, welcome aboard!  From the perfect tempura batter to the amazing tropical fusion combinations, Chef Wessely will personally train you in replicating that deep-fried sushi roll that you find oh-so delectable at those expensive fusion-sushi restaurants.  Yes, Fusion is in, but you don't have to break the bank to get it.  We’ll perfect a deepfried tuna roll, Wessely’s Ultimate Tropical Roll (pineapple-cilantro salsa and a rum beurre blanc sauce).  This class will blow you away!

3.      Soft Rolls, Pretzel Buns, and Pizza Doughs, oh my! - So you like bread, but hate the complications of waiting for it to rise?  Well if so, you are in the right place.  This class will transform you into a master baker in just one evening....inevitably transforming your entire life as you know it!   Using just one basic recipe, Chef Wessely will train you to create delicious herb & oil soft rolls, buns, and even soft pretzel wrapped hot dogs and pizza. Oh, and the best part, you DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT TO RISE.  Crazy, but true.  Now you can whip up delicious dinner rolls 5 minutes prior to sitting down to eat. Seriously, this recipe makes everything and then some.  Past students claimed,  "...the rolls themselves was well worth the cost of this entire class...amazing!"  You'll wow your friends, significant other, and family at your next dinner party. 

4.      Tropical Mahi-Mahi with Lime-Cilantro Salsa, Coconut Infused Rice and a Reduced Butter-Rum Sauce :  Chef Wessely is brining the tropics to you in this Hawaiian inspired dish.  You'll experience flavors only found in upscale resorts in paradise.  From pan to plate, Chef Wessely will train you to master this dish, perfect your sauce-work, and become a sensation at your next dinner party.

5.      Cook Like a Chef in an Upscale French Restaurant (Main Ingredient: Tilapia):  Whether you've been to an upscale French restaurant or not, the flavors experienced there are simply incredible.  Chef Wessely will amaze you with how simple and inexpensive it can be to replicate the exact flavors he produced while working at the upscale, gated yacht club-restaurant up north.  The menu:  Pan-Seared Tilapia over a bed of seasoned wilted spinach and wild rice, accompanied with asparagus and baby carrots, served with your choice of sauce:  a caper-infused olive oil or a traditional beurre blanc sauce.  This dish is light, healthy, and delicious.  And the best part?  It is amazingly fast and simple.  Sign up and prepare to amaze your friends and family with your new culinary skills.  Your stomach and your social life will thank you. 

6.      The Perfect Steak: Something that most everyone makes, but could always work on perfecting. The big question to discuss: “when should I salt it?” The answer will surprise you!  Chef Wessely will show you how to do it, from prep to resting to plating.  Chef Wessely will also cover how to make the following pairings: delectable steak sauce, herb butter, fine herbs, whipped root-veg, and sautéed asparagus and carrots.

7.      Ultimate Stuffed Burgers – 4 themed Stuffed  Burgers on toasted brioche buns: 1. Asian Burger stuffed with cream cheese, topped with peanut Thai Slaw.  2. Mexican Burger stuffed with chili con queso, topped with fresh pico de gallo.  3. Ultimate Olive Burger, stuffed with green olive cream cheese, topped with an olive aioli.  4. All American Burger, stuffed with cheddar and bacon, topped with a fried egg.  For sides, we’ll make homemade baked beans that will knock your socks off paired with a fantastic warm summer salad with sautéed Vidalia onions, summer greens, blue cheese, and pecans.

8.       Roasted “Root-Veg” en Croute (Vidalia, parsnip, rutabaga, carrot), Rosemary-garlic Hasselback potatoes, sautéed spheres of summer squash & zucchini, mustard-seed beurre blanc, Fine Herbs.  We’ll show you these amazing French-culinary vegetarian applications sure make you the hit at your next dinner party!

9.      Salmon en Croute.  Learn how to prepare an airy puff pastry stuffed with Atlantic salmon, wilted spinach, and Portobello mushrooms.  We’ll pair it with a delicious dill-cream Sauce and sautéed spheres of summer squash & zucchini.

10.  Indian - Hyderabadi Biryani.  Think paella, but with Indian spices.  Slow cooked lamb and Basmati rice, with a plethora of Indian spices and herbs in a pot.  Add in some Home-made Naan and Cucumber-Cilantro Yogurt Sauce with a house salad and we have a party! To add to the total Indian experience, it’s encouraged to eat with your hands!

11.  Sauce Work!  It’s all about the sauce here.  Let’s learn how to perfect 3 of Chef Wessely’s favorite sauces.  Understanding that a sauce is what can transform a good dish into a great one, after this class, you will take your culinary skills up by a million points.  We’ll perfect a traditional beurre blanc, a coconut and rum-butter reduction, caper infused olive oil, and a rich Alfredo sauce.  We’ll need to taste-test your efforts, so we’ll pair these sauces with Tilapia and angel hair pasta.

12.    Sauce Work, Part Deux!   So you took Chef Wessely’s “Sauce Work!” class and you’re ready for some more?  Well then, let’s do this!  We’ll cover 4 more of Chef Wessely’s favorite sauces.  Let’s perfect Wessely’s Bourbon BBQ sauce, Blueberry-Balsamic Reduction, and a fast and easy steak sauce (a simulated demi-glace).  There’s a lot going on in this class, so come ready to work and absorb lots of information!  To taste your efforts, we will pair these sauces with chicken and Flat Iron steaks.

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