Classes & Events

STIR THINGS UP!

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.

 

CLASS  REGISTRATION

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.

 

OUR INSTRUCTORS

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.

 

EVENT  SCHEDULE

To register call us at 831-393-1042

 

Class:  Small Bite Entertaining

Thursday, July 23

6:30 – 8:30 pm

$65

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

 

 

Tasting: Spanish Wine & Tapas                                        

Friday, July 31 

6:30 – 8:30pm

 $65

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                        

6:30 8:30pm  

$75

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 

$65

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.”