Get Inspired


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!  Classes are limited to 12 students, depending on the program, to ensure that everyone can effectively participate.


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.  She has been teaching cooking classes for almost 25 years. For more information about Kristina read her bio on the ABOUT US page.


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. For more information email

Most of our classes are taught demonstration style and are not “hands-on.”  Students will be served all the dishes prepared by the instructor and usually a glass or two of wine.

Join our Email List:  Our cooking classes, dinner parties and tasting events sell out very quickly.  So, consider putting your name on our email list (find link at foot of Home Page) to be among the first to hear about new additions to our schedule.

Get on the Waiting List:  We maintain a Waiting List for each event because occasionally attendees will have to cancel their attendance and seats become available.  If so, we call the folks on the Waiting List before we put out the word out to our email list subscribers.  So, if you see a class you would really like to attend, that is already SOLD OUT, call us and request to be added to the Waiting List. Also, if we have a lot of people on the Waiting List we might add an additional date for a popular class — and you will be the first person we call!

About Groups:  We discourage groups of friends from signing up for our cooking classes.  We have found, after many years experience, that friends who attend together (quite naturally!) want to socialize. Even though we endeavor to make our classes enjoyable as well as interesting, we also expect students to be quiet and attentive during the class. We have found this is very difficult for groups who, with the best intentions, end up chatting with their neighbor throughout the class. This is distracting for the instructor and unfair to the other attendees. We suggest that you consider a Tasting event or a Dinner in the Kitchen if you would like to bring a group of friends to Stone Creek Kitchen.  Or, if you have your heart set on a cooking class we would be happy to discuss booking private class.

Class Sign Up Maximum:  We allow one person to book a maximum of 4 seats for our cooking classes.  There is no maximum for Tastings or Dinner in the Kitchen.   

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.

EVENT  SCHEDULE                                        

Class: Holiday Small Bites for Serious Partiers!

Tuesday, October 11         SOLD OUT                  

6:30 to 9:00                                             


Create 5 little works of art just in time for you to WOW your friends and family with stylish mouthwatering treats that are as beautiful as they are tasty. Learn tips and tricks for making small bite entertaining a snap.  This class will include instruction, recipes, menu and wine tasting!

  • Learn to create your own extraordinary cheese board! How to pick them, how to display them, and what to serve with them.
  • Soft Boiled Quail Eggs on Buttery Rye Toast Points with Soft Fromage Blanc bathed in Caviar (served with sparkling wine)
  • Duck Rillette
  • Beef Tenderloin in Puff Pastry Jewel Boxes with Horseradish Cream and Pink Peppercorns
  • Petite Crab Cakes with Smokey Sexy Aioli
  • Grilled Shrimp filled Artichoke with Feta Garlic Dressing


Dinner in the Kitchen featuring WRATH Wines

Feast Your Wicked Wrath! A Dark & Stormy Dinner

Friday, October 14         SOLD OUT                                 

7:00 pm          


The final Dinner in the Kitchen of 2016 promises to be the most spectacular.  Once again, we are partnering with one of our favorite wineries, Wrath, for the October dinner. 

Wrath is a small production, local winery that routinely receives 90+ ratings for its limited releases.  It is some of the finest wine we have we have ever had the pleasure of tasting and we are excited to introduce you to this winery.

At the dinner you will meet the winemaker, Sabrine Rodems, and learn about the wines she made and will pour for you.  Christopher Whaley, Wrath’s Tasting Room & Marketing Manager will also attend and lend his expertise to this special evening.

Join us in our cozy teaching kitchen and watch your dinner is prepared.  Guests are seated communally at tables of 8 (so you might sit next to someone you haven’t met yet) or entire tables may be reserved. This event not suitable for vegetarians.

Pre-Fixe Menu:

Welcome Swallow ~ Wrath 2015 Ex Anima Sauvignon Blanc

Crispy Potato and Bacalou Cigars

Wine: Wrath 2015 Ex Anima Chardonnay

Intermezzo: Wrath 2014 San Saba Chardonnay

The Bermuda Triangle on Red Leaf bathed in Red Wine  Vinaigrette with Pumpkin Seeds and Pink Peppercorns

Wine:  Wrath 2013  Swan / 828 Pinot Noir

Charred Pumpkin in tortured Shallot Cream over Stuffed Gnocchi 

Wine:  Wrath 2013 115 /667 Pinot Noir

Bloody Steak Drowned in Wrath San Saba Syrah  & Cherry Reduction and Bitter Chocolate

Wines:   Wrath 2013 San Saba Syrah

          Wrath 2013 Tondré Grapefield Pinot Noir

Old Fashioned Apple Cake in Burnt Caramel

Wine: Wrath 2015 Ex Dolio Falanghina


Class: Holiday Side Dishes that Sing       

Tuesday, October 18      SOLD OUT                   

6:30 – 8:30pm                                         


Learn 3 recipes for classic side dishes each with a tantalizing new twist. Feel proud at your next holiday celebration with these new formulas in your apron pocket. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu and a glass of wine.

  • Cheesy Corn Casserole
  • Roasted Pumpkin bathed in Pumpkin Seed Pesto
  • Treasure Chest Rice Pilaf with Brussel Sprout Leaves, Pine Nuts, Fried Shallots and sooooo much more!


Class: Holiday Pan Sauces and Gravies

Tuesday, October 25         1 Seat Left!                

6:30 – 8:30pm                                         


Autumn is a magical time to serve rich earthy sauces and gravies which are a perfect finish to roasted meats and poultry.  This class focuses on techniques that can be used many different ways. If demi-glace and pan juices seem complicated this is the class for you! Learn tips and tricks for making consistently delicious sauces and gravies. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Red Wine Reduction for  Lamb, Beef or Duck
  • Hollandaise and Béarnaise for Eggs, Ham and Vegetables
  • Cognac Shallot Cream for Veal Chop or Mushrooms


This completes our event program for 2016.  The schedule for 2017 will be published in November and we have some great things planned for the first quarter ~ so stay tuned! 


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.”