Our Services

Cooking Classes

 

Our Cooking Classes provide you with hands-on instruction in a friendly setting. We draw on the unique chefs and caterers in the Fredericksburg, Virginia region to teach our classes. We provide the entertainment, food, and wine, while you have all the fun!

Upcoming Classes

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To register for a class, please call us at (540) 374-0443 or visit us in store during opening hours. Online registration is not available.
Payment for class is due at time of booking.

Cancellations accepted until 48 hours prior to the class, and refunds are given in the form of store credit only.
No refunds of any form will be issued within 48 hours of class start time.

 

February 2024

Wednesday, February 21 6:00pm • Chef Chaz Kilby • $65 per person
“Emperor of the Empanada” **Second date added due to high demand**
• Costa Rican Cheese Empanada
• Beef Empanada with Potatoes and Veggies
• Tex-Mex Chicken Chorizo Empanada
• Cherry Pie Cheesecake Empanada

Sunday, February 25 Noon • Chef Lisa Waters • $75 per person
“A Different Take on Steak and Potatoes”
• Leek and Potato Soup with Parmesan Crisps
• Cocoa-Crusted Steak with Crispy Garlic Sweet Potatoes
• Mini Lemon and Pine Nut Tarts

Wednesday, February 28 6:00pm • Chef Chaz Kilby • $65 per person
“Emperor of the Empanada” 
• Costa Rican Cheese Empanada
• Beef Empanada with Potatoes and Veggies
• Tex-Mex Chicken Chorizo Empanada
• Cherry Pie Cheesecake Empanada

March 2024

Friday, March 1 6:00pm • Chef Carmelita Scholes • $85 per person
“The Italian Leprechaun”
• Spaghetti Verdi alla Chitarra (Textured Spinach Pasta)
• Sticky Lamb Chops
• Magically Delicious Ice Cream

Sunday, March 3 Noon • Chef Lisa Waters • $75 per person
“A Different Take on Steak and Potatoes” **Second date added due to high demand**
• Leek and Potato Soup with Parmesan Crisps
• Cocoa-Crusted Steak with Crispy Garlic Sweet Potatoes
• Mini Lemon and Pine Nut Tarts

Wednesday, March 6 6:00pm • Chef Chaz Kilby • $65 per person
“Imagine Whirled Peas! An Optimistic Soup Class”
• Classic Tomato Soup
• Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup
• Split Pea with Ham Pressure Cooker Soup
• Creamy Corn Soup
• Two Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Saturday March 9 Noon • Chef Lisa Waters • $78 per person
“Pucker Up”
• Pan Roasted Salmon with Citrus Salsa
• Crispy Brussels Sprout Salad
• Deconstructed Lemon Tart

Monday, March 11 6:00pm • Chef Chaz Kilby • $64 per person
“Nectar of the Gods”
• Baked Brie with Pears and Pear Nectar Sauce
• Peach Nectar BBQ Sauce
• BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
• Classic Waldorf Salad with a Dash of Nectar
• Mango Nectar Coulis Over Prepared Cheesecake

Sunday, March 24 Noon • Chef Lisa Waters • $65 per person
“Better the Devil”
• Deviled Eggs Topped with Crispy Bacon
• Buffalo Ranch Crispy Chicken Salad
• Banoffee Pie

April 2024

Sunday, April 7 Noon • Chef Carmelita Scholes • $65 per person
“Springtime in Paris”
• Poulet aux Quarante Gousses d’Ail (40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken)
• Moroccan Couscous
• Phyllo aux Baies et au Miel (Berries and Honey)

Friday, April 12 6:00pm • Chef Chaz Kilby • $65 per person
“Fish Fry on the Fly” **Second date added due to high demand**
• Lowcountry Hush Puppies
• The Best Tartar Sauce and Cocktail Sauce
• Freshly Breaded Deep-Fried Fish
• Classic Cole Slaw
• Blueberry Buckle

Saturday, April 13 Noon • Chef Lisa Waters • $62 per person
“Get Potted”
• Local Seasonal Vegetable Crudites
• Homemade Ranch Dip and Garden Style Hummus
• Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad
• Dirt and Worms Served in a Miniature Clay Pot

Thursday, April 18 6:00pm • Chef Chaz Kilby • $75 per person
“Become a Coco-NUT”
• Piña Colada
• Coconut Shrimp with Orange Sauce and Thai Dipping Sauce
• Thai Coconut Chicken
• Forbidden Coconut Rice
• Piña Colada Coconut Macaroons

Saturday, April 20 Noon • Chef Chaz Kilby • $78 per person
“Spring Fling”
• Herbed Goat Cheese Toasts
• Spring Strawberry Salad with Candied Walnuts
• Poached Salmon with Caper Vinaigrette
• Roasted Carrots with Red Onions and Fennel
• Mixed Berry Cobbler

Sunday, April 28 Noon • Chef Lisa Waters • $65 per person
“Watch Out, Picasso”
• Bread Sculpture: Vegetable Creations on Focaccia Breads
• Carrot and Ginger Soup
• Cherries Jubilee

May/June/July schedule will be released in late March.

 

 

Thursdays At Noon

Join Chefs Chaz Kilby and Terry Anstrom in The Kitchen on Thursdays for an approximately 75-minute course in fast and easy dishes. Eat while you learn!

February 22 • “Chocolicious” • Terry Anstrom $40 per person
• Queen of Sheba Cake with Chocolate Ganache
• Best Chocolate Brownies
• Chocolate Tasting (33%, 66%, 70 %) Paired with Fruit, Nuts, and Wine

February 29 • “The Apple Tackle” • Chaz Kilby $40 per person
• Apple Walnut Salad
• Pork Chops with Apples
• Apple Fritters

March 7 • “Grab & Go” • Chaz Kilby $40 per person
• Breakfast Burrito
• Salad in a Jar
• Individual Puff Pastry Apple Pies

March 14 • “Surely Shellfish” • Terry Anstrom $40 per person
• Crab Pots
• Shrimp Cups
• Smoked Salmon with Crème Fraiche

March 28 •  “Thyme to Entertain” • Terry Anstrom $40 per person
• Beef Tips on Smashed Potatoes with Thyme
• Roasted Asparagus with Gremolata

April 4 • “Savory Mornings” • Terry Anstrom $40 per person
• Eggs Benedict with Faux Hollandaise Sauce
• Tomato Cucumber Gazpacho
• Lemon Blueberry Scones

April 11 • “Jane and John Dough” • Chaz Kilby $40 per person
• Puff Pastry Dough Pigs in a Blanket
• Puff Pastry Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Bites
• Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies

April 18 • “Garden Greens” • Terry Anstrom $40 per person
• Seared Scallops and Baby Spinach with Pomegranate Glaze
• Greens with Lemon Honey Vinaigrette
• Easy Chocolate Mousse

April 25 • “Out on the Range” • Chaz Kilby $40 per person
• Tex-Mex Dip with Chips
• Cowboy Salad
• From-Scratch Ranch Dressing
• Tex-Mex Grilled Chicken Strips

 

May/June/July schedule will be released in late March.

Cooking Classes

Details

Our Chefs lead our participants through preparation of at least two to four dishes in a two-hour class in our residential-style kitchen. Class is limited to ~10 participants. Participants will be standing for the duration of class, but limited seating is available upon request.

10% Discount in the Kitchen!

All participants will receive 10% off any purchases made in the Kitchen at Whittingham on the day of the class.

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ReGISTRATION

Registration is open for classes up until 48 hours prior to the class.

To register for a class, call the store at (540) 374-0443 or stop in during opening hours. Registration is not available online or through our “Contact Us” form. Payment is due at time of booking to reserve your spot.

Cancellations are accepted until 48 hours prior to the class. Refunds are given in the form of store credit only (does not expire and can be used for another class or any merchandise). No refunds of any kind will be granted within 48 hours of class start time.

Meet the Chefs

Terry Anstrom

Terry Anstrom has channeled her passion for creative culinary adventures as President of the Gourmet Club at West Point, New York, and as a cooking class instructor at Williams Sonoma for a decade in Northern Virginia.

Chaz Kilby

Chaz Kilby, Personal Chef, is a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy and a member of the U.S. Personal Chef Association. Chaz’s career spans from hotels to restaurants to catering. Chaz currently provides culinary services to private clients and groups, from weeknight dinners to large celebratory events.

CARMELITA SCHOLES

Carmelita Scholes was born and raised in Italy, where she inherited her love of cooking from her father.  Her extensive travels with her Marine Corps husband introduced her to other gastronomic cultures.  Owner of Bella Vista Events, she hosts cooking classes and culinary events at her historic family farm in King George. Instagram: @bleakhillfarm

LISA WATERS

Lisa Waters spent her childhood in the United Kingdom, where she developed a love for baking and pastry. She is a Culinary Graduate of the Art Institute of California, Sacramento and the Owner of Stirling Chef, which offers personal chef / catering services.

Private Parties 

Find out about a private class at The Kitchen for your next club meeting or special occasion. Price upon request.

 

Gift certificates are available for birthdays, bridal showers, and office parties.

 

Children’s classes also available. Have a cooking class birthday party for a child!

GET IN TOUCH

To register for a cooking class, call us at (540) 374-0443 or stop by the store during opening hours.
Online registration is not available.

 

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1021 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 374-0443
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