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. Or, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Class: Pizza on the Grill
Tuesday, June 18 6:30 – 8:30pm $55
Wednesday, June 19 6:30 – 8:30pm $55
Pizza and grilled Flat Breads are enjoyable to make and an incredibly scrumptious way to entertain! Learn to make dough, sauces and prepare incredible toppings. From traditional style pizza to new inventive recipes hot off the grill. This class is packed full of tips and tricks to inspire a Pizza revolution! Class includes recipes, instruction, menu and wine tasting.
Dinner in the Kitchen ~ Stone Creek Kitchen’s Anniversary Party! SOLD OUT
Friday, June 21 7:00 pm $75 plus tax & gratuity
Help us celebrate our second anniversary at this very special dinner party and enjoy the ultimate “chef’s table” in our cozy teaching kitchen. Tables of 6-8 will seat guests communally (so you might sit next to someone you haven’t met yet) or entire tables can be reserved. This is not a class, but an informal dinner party. Wine can be purchased by the glass or the bottle at our regular retail prices (no restaurant mark-up or corkage). Pre-fixe Menu:
- Fried Chilies in Olive Oil
- Wild Mushroom Empanadas
- Grilled Asparagus served alongside Jamon Serrano with smokey Aioli
- Smoked Duck & Lamb Chop Paella
- Salad of crisp Greens with lemony Vinaigrette
- Spanish Chocolate Tasting
- House Sangria available by the glass for additional fee
Class: Serious Grilling
Thursday, June 27 6:30 – 8:30pm $65
This class introduces the basic concepts of successful grilling at home (which does not require a fancy BBQ!) Seasoning, searing and patience are just three of the techniques you will learn to create flavorful and perfectly cooked proteins. Cooking times, temping, and how to finish in the oven will also be discussed. Delish as a gift for a Dad or a Grad. Or, you may just want to learn some new tricks to impress folks at your next backyard party BBQ. Class includes recipes, tasting and instruction of steak, fish and chicken.
Class: Fish in a Flash
Tuesday, July 2 6:30 – 8:30pm $65
Learn to create show stoppers at home. Roasting and grilling fish are delicious and consistent ways to prepare healthy satisfying seafood at home. Seafood is a perfect lean protein for creating flavorful soups and stews. Discover tips and tricks to roast, grill and stew your way towards perfectly cooked fish in a flash at home. Class includes instruction, recipes wine and menu tasting.
- Roasted Garlicky Shrimp with herbs and fresh homemade bread crumbs
- Juicy Halibut crowned with toasted pistachios
- Grilled Fish Brochettes with lemony herb olive oil over fragrant Cous cous
Class: Sushi American Style – “Let’s Roll Again”
Tuesday, July 9 6:30 – 8:30pm $65
Wednesday, July 10 6:30 – 8:30pm $65
Love Sushi? Want to roll your own at home? This demonstration-style class will teach you how to create delicious sushi using readily found ingredients. These ancient formulas will inspire you to make lots of new and tasty combinations. From Tasty Rolls to Nigiri we will Roll, stack and wrap our way through dinner including the ins and outs of wasabi, soy sauces, and vinegars. Quench your thirst with a glass of beer or wine while we create fun and doable compositions in front of you! Class includes instruction, recipes and menu tasting.
Class: Light and Delicious – Summer Salads
Tuesday, July 16 6:30 to 8:30 $55
A regular series of classes that focus on creating 3 healthy dishes that are both delicious and unique. Learn to incorporate more nutritious ingredients into every meal while never giving up flavor! These classes will include instruction, recipes, menu tasting and glass of wine
- Juicy Watermelon Salad tossed with Arugula and Feta bathed in our no oil citrus dressing
- Heirloom Tomato Salad with Buttery Beans, Baby Cucumbers and Olives over Butter Lettuce in Greek style Vinaigrette
- Mediterranean Orzo with Spinach Salad in Green Goddess Dressing
Tasting: Beer with Blu Whelan
Friday, July 19 6:30 – 8:30pm $55
It’s always a blast with Blu! Taste our new brews for summer. Learn where and how they were made from our beer expert Blu Whelan. Feed your face delicious beer friendly fare – from sliders to grilled sausages. This event includes: beer tasting, small bites and informative conversation.
Class: Gluten Free Goodies
Wednesday, July 24 6:30 to 8:30 $65
Join Super Natural Chef Kari Bernardi for a delicious sampling of gluten-freee goodies. Learn easy ways to make going “gluten-free” taste great. Topics to be covered:
Preparing Delicious Non-Dairy Gluten-Free Raw Dessert
Exploring the Art of Raw Pie Crust Making
Making Luscious Sweet Sauces, Pie Fillings and Bars
Gluten Free Goodies Recipes:
- Chocolate Avocado Pie with Cashew Cream and Fresh Berries
- No-Bake Walnut Brownies
- Energy Bars
Dinner in the Kitchen – “Summer Feast of the Fishes” inspired by the sun kissed coast of Italy
Friday, July 26 7:00 pm $85 plus tax & gratuity
Nothing says summer on the Peninsula like a feast featuring fabulous fresh fish! So, come enjoy the ultimate “chef’s table” in Stone Creek Kitchen’s teaching kitchen. Tables of 6-8 will seat guests communally (so you might sit next to someone you haven’t met yet) or entire tables can be reserved. This is not a class, but an informal dinner party. Wine is included in the price of the dinner.
- Roasted Shrimp in Pesto with Ricotta Salata – Large, sustainable Shrimp roasted in our own Pesto Sauce, Ricotta Salata and buttery Bread Crumbs. Served with lots of grilled bread for dipping.
- Calamari salad – Bathed in garlicky olive oil with green olive, fennel and herbs.
- Pasta course – Stuffed Giant Cheesy Tuscan Shell with Heirloom tomatoes and basil.
- Grilled Fish Course – “The most amazing fresh fish we can get our hands on” we will grill and sauce with Italian inspiration the very best fish our suppliers can provide us on the day of our dinner!
- Homemade “Spumoni” with toasted pistachios, Italian cherries in syrup and rich vanilla served alongside lil’ Italian cookies!
Class: Latin Feast
Tuesday, July 30 6:30 to 8:30 pm $65
Summer is the perfect time to join with friends for informal entertaining. This latin menu has great flavor but creates a casual and low stress meal. These dishes can be prepped ahead to make things even easier. Class includes recipes, menu and wine tasting.
- Buttery Spanish Chorizo and Potato Empanadas
- Citrus Orange Salad with Fire Roasted Peppers, Herbs, Feta and buttery Olive Oil
- Grilled Steak Brochettes with garlicky herb sauce alongside hand tied Green Chili and fresh Corn Tamale
Taste of the Month – Sheep and Goat’s Milk Cheeses
Thursday, August 1 7:00 to 8:00pm $20
Each month we like to give our guests an opportunity to try an abundance of one particular ingredient. This month we will taste and learn about sheep and goats milk cheeses from all over the world. Learn tips and tricks for pairing and serving cheese as well.
Tuesday, August 6 6:30 – 8:30pm $65
Learn to create show stoppers at home! Roasting and grilling fish are delicious and consistent ways to prepare healthy satisfying seafood at home. This class includes tips and tricks to roast, pan sear and steam your way towards perfectly cooked fish in a flash. Class includes instruction, recipes wine and menu tasting.
- Buttery Cedar Plank Salmon
- Potato wrapped Halibut
- Thai-style Coconut Mussels
Class: Feast like the Greeks
Thursday, August 8 6:30 to 8:30 $75
The crossroads of the Mediterranean, the food of Greece is simple but never plain. Join us for this fun night of feasting! Learn to create dishes rich in flavor and perfect for casual family style entertaining. From the olives and oils to the greens and of course the Lamb! We will travel with our taste buds. Class includes recipes, instruction, menu and wine tasting.
- Meze – Olives, Made in class Dolmades, Grilled flat bread with lemony Hummus
- Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta Cheese with chickpeas and baby cucumbers bathed in Greek olive oil with herbs and spices
- Juicy All Natural Grilled Chicken over silky greens and lemony Potatoes with Caramelized Onions, Golden Raisins in White Wine.
Class: Spa in the Raw
Thursday, August 15 6:30 – 8:30pm $65
Join Super Natural Chef Kari Bernardi to learn how to Cleanse Your Body and Increase Your Vitality using Raw Fruits, Vegetables and Sprouts. Spa in the Raw Topics:
- Learning the Basics of Juicing
- Making Your own Cabbage Kraut
- Growing Your own Sprouts
Spa in the Raw Recipes:
- Green Juice
- Cabbage Kraut
- Sprouts Sampling
- Green Smoothies
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.
Stone Creek Kitchen is available for private classes, dinner parties & tasting events with advance booking. For classes we can accommodate up to 12 students for a class or 20 guests for a dinner or tasting. The cost depends upon the number of participants and the menu desired. Consider us for events such as:
- Birthday Dinners
- Bachelorette / Bachelor Parties
- Anniversary Celebrations
- Gal Pal Gatherings and Boyz Nights Out
- Bookclub Meetings
- Client Appreciation Dinners
- Corporate Hospitality