Classes & Events
STIR THINGS UP!
Our satisfaction comes from sharing what we know. Good cooking and great eating can be as easy as combining a few fresh ingredients with a little bit of know-how. Kristina, and our guest teachers, revel in introducing people to great food, simple formulas, tested techniques and creative recipes. Our goal, when you come to our kitchen, is to inspire you to try new things and to have more fun in your own kitchen.
Everyone is invited to participate in our cooking classes. We look forward to introducing you to novel ingredients, clever tools, as well as new techniques. Many of the ingredients Kristina uses in our classes are available in our pantry so that you can recreate the recipe at home.
We teach demonstration-style in our kitchen classroom and students sit up close to the instructor so that they can see, smell and taste every detail! Most classes are limited to 12 students, depending on the program, to ensure that everyone can effectively participate.
To register for a class or an event, please call 831-393-1042 and be prepared to give you credit card information to secure your place in the class.
Cancellation policy: If you cannot attend the class you have registered for we will gladly reschedule you for another class in the future, if you call at least 3 days in advance. If you cannot be rescheduled another class, we will refund your fee. Less than 3 days notice will result in loss of your class fee unless your seat can be filled by another student. If Stone Creek Kitchen must cancel a class, you may elect to take another class in the future or obtain a refund, whichever you prefer.
Kristina Scrivani, co-proprietor of Stone Creek Kitchen, is an excellent cook and experienced teacher well known for the many cooking classes and tasting events she conducted in Whole Foods Market Salud! in Monterey’s Del Monte Center. For more information about Kristina read her bio on the ABOUT US page.
Kari Bernardi, aka the Super Natural Chef, is a certified Gourmet Raw Food Chef and Instructor. She is the founding Director of CSU Monterey Bay’s Farm to School Partnership and former Faculty Member of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Kari has been instrumental in writing healthy school food policies, bringing fresh organic fruits and vegetables into schools and teaching farm fresh nutrition education to students around the world. For over 20 years Kari has shared her teaching expertise to help people thrive on a plant-based diet and has taught students from 5 years old to 95 years young.
To register call us at 831-393-1042
Class: Fresh Exotic Arabia
Thursday, July 9
6:30 – 9:00
Close your eyes and inhale the luscious aroma of roses and citrus flower as you prepare your taste buds for a journey! This very special class shares refreshing, new take on a very traditional cuisine. As always we have a few twists to update the warm exotic flavors of this delicious and centuries’ old food culture. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.
- Garlicky Fava Bean Spread with Flat Bread hot off the grill!
- Tomato & Mint Salad
- Tender White Fish stuffed with Lentils, wrapped in vine leaves, and bathed in creamy Tahini Citrus Sauce
- Aromatic Citrus Pilaf with Pomegranate Seeds and Herbs
- Spiced Stuffed Dates
Class: Pizza on the Grill
Tuesday, July 14
6:30 – 8:30pm
Grilled Pizza is an enjoyable and scrumptious way to entertain! Learn to make dough, sauces and prepare incredible toppings. From traditional style sausage, mushroom with olive to innovative creamy pesto chicken it’s all hot off the grill. You don’t have to own a fancy pizza oven to make great pizza! This class is packed full of tips and tricks to inspire a lot of delicious fun! From a variety of ways to help your dough rise to getting that perfect crispy bottom crust! Class includes recipes, instruction, 4 pizza menu tasting and a glass of wine.
Tasting: The Food & Wine of Chile
Friday, July 17
6:30 – 8:30 pm
We will pair 4 Chilean red wines with some of our favorite Chilean foods. From Empanadas to Chacarero Chileno, Corn Humitas and,of course, plenty of Pebre and grilled bread. Scheduled for a Friday night this informal and fun evening will be great way to wind down after a hectic week and kick off a good weekend. Event includes wine & small bite tasting and food & wine tasting notes.
Class: Fish in a Flash
Tuesday, July 21
6:30 – 8:30pm
Roasting and grilling fish are delicious and consistent ways to prepare healthy, satisfying seafood at home. Learn to create these show stoppers: Buttery Scallops served on their shell; Roasted Halibut; and fantastic grilled Tuna. This class includes tips and tricks to sear, roast and grill your way towards perfectly cooked fish in a flash. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.
Class: Small Bite Entertaining
Thursday, July 23
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Small bites are such a fun way to entertain! Learn to create 4 small dishes each paired with a delicious reasonably priced wine. Most of these dishes include ingredients that can be prepared in advance or purchased already prepped. This makes for a low stress and fun way to host family and friends.
- California Cheve Rolled in spiced toasted Pumpkin Seeds on grilled Artisan Loaf
- Grilled Peaches with Jamon Serrano & Pepper Jelly
- Spiced Moroccan Slider with Date-Onion Jam on a Petite Soft Roll
- Smoked Duck Breast with Smoky Piquillo Butter on grilled Bread
Workshop: Make Your Own Salt & Spice Blends
Tuesday, July 28
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Super fun and informative this salt and spice blending class is a “hands-on” experience. Learn how to create your own blends using flavorful ingredients. Be warned it’s addictive! Your pantry will be forever full of amazing concoctions that you created yourself. We’ll provide the mortar & pestles, the containers, labels, spices, herbs, salts and, of course, scrumptious inspiration. We suggest you eat dinner before arriving as no food will be served. Wine available for purchase.
Tasting: Spanish Wine & Tapas
Friday, July 31
6:30 – 8:30pm
Spanish Tapas are small bites meant to be shared and pair perfectly with the casual style of so many delicious Spanish wines. Jamon Serrano, succulent olives, sheep cheeses and rich Spanish almonds are just some of the incredible ingredients we will use. Taste 4 wines each accompanied by a specially prepared small bite you will learn to create. Reasonably priced and ready to drink wines from Albarino to Tempranillo will elevate this trip with your taste buds.
Class: Cooking in the Kasbah ~ Casablanca
Tuesday, August 11
Each month we like to take a journey to North Africa. Join us for this trip to Casablanca, the city known for its port, night life and amazing markets. You will experience the flavors of the street food vendor and the local café. The food of this cosmopolitan city is heavily influenced by the diversity of its people. Enjoy authentic ingredients while learning the simple techniques that build such incredible exotic flavors.
- Tender Chickpeas in Spicy Broth
- Grilled Sardines served with Warm Bread, Roasted Tomatoes, Herbs & Olive Oil
- Jewel Toned Saffron Rice
- Spiced Meat stuffed Roasted Vegetables with Toasted Pine Nuts
- Orange Flower Water and Date Truffles with Coconut
Class: Shabu Shabu (Hot Pot) Class
Tuesday, August 18
6:30 – 8:30pm
Love our Sushi American Style classes? Then you should consider this new experience during which you will cook your own dinner. As always, our focus will be on paying tribute to this Asian cuisine by using authentic ingredients combined with proven techniques. This class will teach you how to create a delicious Syabu Syabu (Hot Pot) experience at home. From creating a rich Kombu (cooking broth), choosing the best beef and seafood to making perfectly cooked and seasoned rice. Quench your thirst with a glass of beer or wine while YOU cook your own proteins. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting. Note: You will be sharing a hot pot with another student so come prepared for a family style feast!
REGISTRATION: To register for a class or an event, please come into the store, or call 831-393-1042 and be prepared to give your credit card information.
Cancellation policy: If you cannot attend the event you have registered for we will gladly reschedule you for another in the future or refund your fee with at least 3 days notice. Less than 3 day notice will result in loss of your fee unless we can sell your seat.
Note: Most of our classes are taught demonstration style and are not “hands-on.”