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.
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 Linda@stonecreekkitchen.com.
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.
Pizza on the Grill SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 11
6:30 – 8:30pm
Grilled pizza is a really enjoyable and scrumptious way to entertain! Learn to make pizza dough, sauces and prepare incredible toppings. Learn to make 4 different pizzas, from traditional style (sausage, mushroom with olive) to innovative (creamy pesto chicken) and then “bake” it on the grill. This class is packed full of tips and tricks to inspire a lot of delicious fun! Class includes recipes, instruction, and a glass or two of wine.
Taste of the Month – Spanish Pantry SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 13
7:00 to 8:30pm
Each month we like to give our guests an opportunity to try and focus on particular ingredients. This month we will taste and learn about Spanish food stuffs. You will feel the hot sun on your back, smell the dust coming off the bull’s hooves and feel the gypsy’s hand on your arm as you taste and learn about such things as: Jamon Serrano, Piquillo Peppers, Tuna, Marcona Almonds, Manchego Cheese, Sardines and, of course, Spanish wine.
Sushi “Let’s Roll Again”
Thursday, March 20
6:30 – 8:30pm
Love Sushi? Want to roll your own at home? This class will teach you how to create delicious sushi using ingredients found readily available. 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 thru dinner including the ins and outs of wasabi, soy sauces and vinegars. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine while we create do-able compositions in front of you! Class includes instruction, recipes and menu tasting.
Fresh Exotic Arabia SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 3
6:30 – 8:30pm
Pack your suit case! This class shares a refreshingly new take on a very traditional cuisine. As always, we have a few new twists to update the delicious, exotic flavors of a centuries old culture. Close your eyes and inhale the luscious aromas of roses, citrus flowers and spiced lamb over a wood fire. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.
- Crisp Falafel and smoky Baba Ghanoush
- Salad of Pomegranate & Citrus with Orange Flower Water Vinaigrette & Sheep Cheese
- Pistachio crusted Lamb cycles with fragrant Pilaf and Saffron Honeyed Carrots
Warm Up With Soup SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 8
Nothing says welcome home more than a hot soup simmering on the stove. This class focuses on seasonal ingredients and innovative tips to demystify the making of great soups.
- Zesty Manhattan Style Clam Chowder
- Velvety Bean and Chard with Crusty Buttery Crouton
- Curried Turkey Lentil
Syabu Syabu (Hot Pot) Class SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 15
6:30 – 8:30pm
If you enjoyed our Sushi American Style class this might be a new adventure to consider. As always, our goal will be to pay 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) at home. You will learn to create a rich cooking broth, choose the best beef and seafood and make 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 in the preparation of a family style feast!
Taste of the Month – Balsamic Vinegar
Thursday, April 17
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Each month we like to give our guests an opportunity to try an abundance of one particular ingredient. This month we will explore balsamic vinegars, the delicious and romantic condiment of Italy. Learn how not all vinegar from “Modena” is the same and why there is such an enormous price difference between varieties. Learn tips and tricks on how to use and serve balsamic vinegar as well.
Delicious Dumplings! SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 24
6:30 – 8:30pm
Learn to create super delicious dumplings at home. Packed with flavor, these little labors of love are be a fun way to entertain. From tasty steamed and fried appetizers to comforting wonton soup this class will teach you to wrap and dip your way to dumpling heaven. Class includes, instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.
- Ginger, Pork and Green Onion Pot Stickers
- Shrimp Shumai
- Imperial Wonton Soup
Cooking in the Kasbah, a Moroccan Feast SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 1
Each month we like to take a journey to North Africa. Join us for this trip to the land of spice markets and savory Tagines. In this class we will discover authentic ingredients while learning the simple techniques that build such incredible exotic flavors.
- House made Olives, Fava beans with Garlic & parsley, Muhammara with warm Bread
- Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad with Mint and Honey
- Chicken Tagine with Ginger, Almonds and Lemons
- Fragrant Citrus Cous cous
Pies and Tarts SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 8
6:30 – 8:30pm
Learn to create show stoppers at home! The recipes for the pies and tarts you will learn to make class are just the beginning as this class will also include helpful tips and tricks to make this form of baking a breeze. Always a fabulous gift nothing says I care more than homemade pie!
- Coconut Cream
- Rich Chocolate with sticky Meringue
- Mixed Berry Tart with toasted Almond Cookie Crust
Fish in Almost a Flash SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 29
6:30 – 8:30pm
Learn to create show stoppers at home! Roasting and grilling fish are delicious and consistent ways to prepare healthy satisfying seafood at home. Fish 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 quickly and easily at home. Class includes instruction, recipes wine and menu tasting.
- French style Mussels in creamy Garlic Wine Broth
- Grilled Shrimp bathed in roasted Tomato, Fennel and Feta
- Roasted (TBD fish, in season!) with winter Citrus Vinaigrette over Potato Mash
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
Note that we need 8 weeks notice to book a private event so that we can schedule it into our calendar of on-going classes and dinners.