CLASSES



Phillis' classes are "home-cook" friendly and teach techniques that easily adapt to other recipes. The end goal? To encourage students to have fun in the kitchen!

(view classes in calendar format)

Phillis' cooking classes are all Demonstration classes. You will watch her prepare several recipes in each class, enjoy a hardy sample of each prepared dish and you will take home the step-by-step printed recipes.

PRIVATE COOKING CLASSES


For a 3 hour private HANDS-ON cooking class for 1 to 3 people in your kitchen I charge a fee of $300 plus the cost of the food - you handle the clean-up.

For a 2 to 2 1/2 hour DEMONSTRATION cooking class for up to 12 (additional fee for each person over 12) are $475 plus $100 for my assistant plus the cost of the food - we clean up through serving dessert. Can be held in your home (or held at the Boys and Girls Club in Solana Beach or Encinitas for 20% more for the rental fee, or 30% more if held at the La Jolla Community Center - all locations have full demo kitchens.)

I will plan the menu with you, develop the recipes, print them so each person receives a copy, shop for all the food, set up, demonstrate how to cook each recipe, serve the food and provide an entertaining and informative event.

If you have a gourmet group, a birthday dinner to plan, a club meeting or just a bunch of friends who like to get together the demo classes are lots of fun. If you have a particular skill you want to learn or practice or if you want to brush up your cooking skills the hands-on classes are the way to go. The theme of the class can be anything really - Knife Skills, Easy Everyday Dishes, Grilling Techniques, Italian, French, Thai or Indian Cuisines, Cooking Fish, Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres - I've even done a class on Cooking with Blue Cheese!

Even if this description doesn't fit exactly what you have in mind but you have an idea of what you would like in a class, contact Phillis and she'll work out the details! For more info or to schedule, email philliscarey@aol.com or call (760) 942-1756.






Phillis Carey Cooks!! in ENCINITAS

Boys and Girls Club's Culinary Center
1221 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
centerforahealthylifestyle.org
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To register, email philliscarey@aol.com (best method) or call (760) 942-1756.
No need to pay ahead — payment due at class.


MONDAY,
July 9
at 6pm

"No Cook" Warm Weather Sauces for Grilled Entrees
$53 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Gazpacho Salsa on Reverse-Grilled Top Sirloin with a Smoked Paprika Rub; Moroccan-Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts with Green Harissa; Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce with Grilled Garlic Shrimp, Basil, Kalamata Olives and Feta; Grilled Salmon Fillets with Sweet Mustard Sauce on Sautéed Spicy Spinach; Fresh Raspberry Panna Cotta.




MONDAY,
July 23
at 6pm

Summery Low Carb Cooking
$53 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries with Lemon-Pepper Ranch Dressing; Tequila Marinated Skirt Steak Carne Asada Tacos with Cheese Wafer “Tortillas”; Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto, Chicken, Black Olives and Heirloom Tomatoes With Cheesy Garlic Flatbread; Lemon Butter-Basted Salmon with Dill Beurre Blanc; Addictive Chocolate Chip Walnut Meringue Cookies.




MONDAY,
July 30
at 6pm

Summer Chicken Hot Off the Grill
$53 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Strawberry, Bacon and Grilled Chicken Salad with a Ginger-Orange Dressing, Pecans and Goat Cheese; Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken Breasts with Creamy Black Beans; Indian-Spiced Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Raita; Buffalo-Style Grilled Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Sauce and Cooling Watermelon and Jicama Salad with a Citrus Dressing; Fresh Raspberry Ricotta Cake.




MONDAY,
August 6
at 6pm

Fresh Summer Cooking
$53 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Parmesan with Fresh Basil and Fontina; Bacon and Fresh Tomato Tart with Cheddar Topping and a Buttery Crust; Lemony Brined Chicken Breasts with Fresh Tarragon Blackberry Relish; Cowboy Shrimp, Pinto Beans and Bacon on Fresh Corn Grits; Cinnamon Sugar Cheesecake Quesadillas with Strawberry Sauce.




MONDAY,
August 20
at 6pm

Country Cooking Around the USA
$54 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Tex-Mex Rubbed Flank Steak with Chili Lime Cowboy Caviar and Crunchy Fritos; Grilled Chicken Breasts with Alabama White BBQ Sauce; Maine Blueberry Pinot Noir BBQ Sauced Pork Tenderloin; Kansas City Baby Back Ribs with a Brown Sugar Rub and Smoky BBQ Sauce; St. Louis Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake.




THURSDAY,
September 6
at 12 Noon

Learn-a-Lunch—Fall is in the Air
$43 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: White Cheddar Cauliflower Soup with Chives; Maple Balsamic Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin; Warm Roasted Mushroom and Green Bean Farro Salad; Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Torte.




MONDAY,
September 10
at 6pm

Autumn in Wine Country
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Sparkling Amaretto Sours; Puff Pastries with Seared Pears, Prosciutto, Arugula and Blue Cheese; Filet Mignon with Buttery Horseradish Mustard Sauce with Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms; Fennel Crusted Salmon with Pinot Noir Sauce with Goat Cheese Potato Mash; Toasted Almond Torte with Fresh Plum Compote.




MONDAY,
September 24
at 6pm

Quick Meals Using Rotisserie Chicken
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Green Goddess Panzanella Chicken Salad with Celery, Roasted Red Peppers and Olives; Quick Mole Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream, Scallions and Cotija Cheese; BBQ Chicken Calzone with Smoked Gouda, Red Onions and Cilantro; Quick Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Stew with Frito and Crema Toppings; Carrot Cake Blondies with Cheesecake Swirl.




MONDAY,
October 1
at 6pm

Cruising the Mediterranean
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Spanish Shrimp with Garlic, Sherry and Crusty Bread; Quick Sausage Cassoulet with White Beans and Herbes de Provence; Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken with Chermoula Sauce and Warm Lentil Salad with Grapes, Pistachio Nuts and Mint; Sicilian Steak with Salmoriglio Sauce/Marinade and Orange and Red Onion Spinach Salad with Castevetrano Olives; Caprese Chocolate Almond Torta with Almond-Scented Cream.




MONDAY,
October 8
at 6pm

Insta-Pot Cooking
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup with Fried Sage Leaves (Chicken Stock cooked in InstaPot); Pulled Pork with Bourbon-Peach BBQ Sauce; Italian Rosemary Chicken Stew with Ham, Mushrooms and White Beans (beans cooked in InstaPot); Ale Beef Stew with Potatoes, Carrots, Peas and a Mustard Kick; Pumpkin Custard Cups.






Phillis Carey Cooks!! in SOLANA BEACH

Boys and Girls Club's Culinary Center
533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
centerforahealthylifestyle.org
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To register, email philliscarey@aol.com (best method) or call (760) 942-1756.
No need to pay ahead — payment due at class.


MONDAY,
July 16
at 6pm

Burger Time
$53 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Jalapeno Popper, Bacon Wrapped Burgers with Cilantro on a Brioche Bun; Korean BBQ Sauced Burger with Napa Cabbage and Cucumber Slaw on a Sesame Bun; Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta, Kalamata Olives and Yogurt Dill Spread on Pita Bread; Bacon-Beef Burger with Grilled Onions and Catalina Dressing on a Ciabatta Roll; Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies.




MONDAY,
August 13
at 6pm

Labor Day Party Time
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Watermelon Sangria with Blueberry Float; Cheesy Shrimp Garlic Bread; Greek Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak with Garlic Yogurt Sauce; BLT Salad with Grilled Corn and Buttermilk Parmesan Dressing; Grilled Potato Salad with Red Onion-Parsley Vinaigrette Topped with Salt and Vinegar Chips; Coconut Cream Chocolate Ice Box Cake with Almonds.




MONDAY,
September 17
at 6pm

Fast Everynight Fall Cooking
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Caprese Baked Fanfare Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Glaze; Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon with Roasted Corn and Arugula Toss with Honey Mustard Dressing; Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Smoky Apricot-Soy Glaze and Roasted Sesame Baby Broccoli; Tortillas Crusted Southwestern Salsa Chicken with Lime and Hot Pepper Cheese; Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.






Phillis Carey Cooks!! in LA JOLLA

La Jolla Community Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-0831
ljcommunitycenter.org
Get Directions »

To register, email philliscarey@aol.com (best method) or call (760) 942-1756.
No need to pay ahead — payment due at class.


TUESDAY,
July 10
at 11:30am

"No Cook" Warm Weather Sauces for Grilled Entrees
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Gazpacho Salsa on Reverse-Grilled Top Sirloin with a Smoked Paprika Rub; Moroccan-Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts with Green Harissa; Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce with Grilled Garlic Shrimp, Basil, Kalamata Olives and Feta; Grilled Salmon Fillets with Sweet Mustard Sauce on Sautéed Spicy Spinach; Fresh Raspberry Panna Cotta.




TUESDAY,
July 24
at 6pm

Summery Low Carb Cooking
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries with Lemon-Pepper Ranch Dressing; Tequila Marinated Skirt Steak Carne Asada Tacos with Cheese Wafer “Tortillas”; Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto, Chicken, Black Olives and Heirloom Tomatoes With Cheesy Garlic Flatbread; Lemon Butter-Basted Salmon with Dill Beurre Blanc; Addictive Chocolate Chip Walnut Meringue Cookies.




TUESDAY,
July 31
at 11:30am

Summer Chicken Hot Off the Grill
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Strawberry, Bacon and Grilled Chicken Salad with a Ginger-Orange Dressing, Pecans and Goat Cheese; Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken Breasts with Creamy Black Beans; Indian-Spiced Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Raita; Buffalo-Style Grilled Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Sauce and Cooling Watermelon and Jicama Salad with a Citrus Dressing; Fresh Raspberry Ricotta Cake.




TUESDAY,
August 7
at 11:30am

Fresh Summer Cooking
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Parmesan with Fresh Basil and Fontina; Bacon and Fresh Tomato Tart with Cheddar Topping and a Buttery Crust; Lemony Brined Chicken Breasts with Fresh Tarragon Blackberry Relish; Cowboy Shrimp, Pinto Beans and Bacon on Fresh Corn Grits; Cinnamon Sugar Cheesecake Quesadillas with Strawberry Sauce.




TUESDAY,
August 14
at 6pm

Labor Day Party Time
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Watermelon Sangria with Blueberry Float; Cheesy Shrimp Garlic Bread; Greek Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak with Garlic Yogurt Sauce; BLT Salad with Grilled Corn and Buttermilk Parmesan Dressing; Grilled Potato Salad with Red Onion-Parsley Vinaigrette Topped with Salt and Vinegar Chips; Coconut Cream Chocolate Ice Box Cake with Almonds.




TUESDAY,
August 21
at 11:30am

Country Cooking Around the USA
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Tex-Mex Rubbed Flank Steak with Chili Lime Cowboy Caviar and Crunchy Fritos; Grilled Chicken Breasts with Alabama White BBQ Sauce; Maine Blueberry Pinot Noir BBQ Sauced Pork Tenderloin; Kansas City Baby Back Ribs with a Brown Sugar Rub and Smoky BBQ Sauce; St. Louis Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake.




TUESDAY,
September 11
at 11:30am

Autumn in Wine Country
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Sparkling Amaretto Sours; Puff Pastries with Seared Pears, Prosciutto, Arugula and Blue Cheese; Filet Mignon with Buttery Horseradish Mustard Sauce with Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms; Fennel Crusted Salmon with Pinot Noir Sauce with Goat Cheese Potato Mash; Toasted Almond Torte with Fresh Plum Compote.




TUESDAY,
September 18
at 11:30am

Fast Everynight Fall Cooking
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Caprese Baked Fanfare Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Glaze; Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon with Roasted Corn and Arugula Toss with Honey Mustard Dressing; Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Smoky Apricot-Soy Glaze and Roasted Sesame Baby Broccoli; Tortillas Crusted Southwestern Salsa Chicken with Lime and Hot Pepper Cheese; Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.




TUESDAY,
September 25
at 11:30am

Quick Meals Using Rotisserie Chicken
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Green Goddess Panzanella Chicken Salad with Celery, Roasted Red Peppers and Olives; Quick Mole Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream, Scallions and Cotija Cheese; BBQ Chicken Calzone with Smoked Gouda, Red Onions and Cilantro; Quick Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Stew with Frito and Crema Toppings; Carrot Cake Blondies with Cheesecake Swirl.




TUESDAY,
October 2
at 11:30am

Cruising the Mediterranean
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Spanish Shrimp with Garlic, Sherry and Crusty Bread; Quick Sausage Cassoulet with White Beans and Herbes de Provence; Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken with Chermoula Sauce and Warm Lentil Salad with Grapes, Pistachio Nuts and Mint; Sicilian Steak with Salmoriglio Sauce/Marinade and Orange and Red Onion Spinach Salad with Castevetrano Olives; Caprese Chocolate Almond Torta with Almond-Scented Cream.






Phillis Carey Cooks!! in SAN DIEGO

THE DIVA/QUEEN EVENT


SOLD OUT!!

The Diva and The Queen Event - June 24, 2018

Cooking Al Fresco in La Jolla



Phillis Carey's Menu
Al Fresco San Diego Style
  • Chilled White Corn Soup garnished with Avocado-Radish Relish and Fresh Tarragon;
  • Mexican-Spiced Scones with Cornmeal and Parmesan Crust;
  • Greek Shrimp, Orzo and Feta Salad with Mustard-Dill Vinaigrette, Cucumbers, Spinach, Tomatoes and Pine Nuts;
  • Grilled Thai Herb-Coated Chicken Breasts with Apricot Glaze on a bed of Spinach, Cabbage and Fresh Herb Slaw with Spicy Ginger-Citrus Dressing;
  • "Mostachon"--Monterey Blueberry Almond Meringue Torte with Apricot Amaretto Cream.


Diane Phillips' Menu
Al Fresco dal Italia
  • Crostini with Artichoke Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Pesto;
  • Tuscan White Bean Salad with Crispy Prosciutto, Rosemary and Garlic;
  • Green Bean and Smoked Mozzarella Salad;
  • Cold Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Garlic Sauce;
  • Eggplant Caponata;
  • Vanilla Panna Cotta with Balsamic Cherries.


Class held at the La Jolla Community Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037