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
Get Directions »

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



MONDAY,
October 7
at 6pm

SHORTCUT COOKING—ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Chicken and Bacon Pasta Carbonara with Peas; Thai Yellow Pineapple Curry with Chicken, Red Pepper, Snap Peas and Mint; White Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna; Chicken Tortilla Soup with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, Corn and Black Beans; Gingerbread Cookie Bars with Caramel Buttercream Frosting.



MONDAY,
October 21
at 6pm

SENSATIONAL SALMON
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Smoked Salmon, Pea, Arugula and Crispy Prosciutto Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette; Tropical Roasted Salmon with Ginger, Pineapple and Sesame Seeds; Slow-Roasted Whole Salmon Fillet with Sicilian Olive, Lemon, Caper Sauce; Creamy Lemon and Garlic Salmon Sauté with Fresh Dill; Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze.



MONDAY,
October 28
at 6pm

A BIT FANCY—HOLIDAY RECIPES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Butternut Squash Risotto Topped with Garlic Sage Shrimp; Pear and Thyme Brined Turkey Breast and Gravy with Cranberry Sausage Dressing; French Onion Chicken Breast Sauté with Crème Fraiche Mashed Potatoes; Caramel Pecan Cheesecake with a Cinnamon Crumb Crust.



MONDAY,
November 11
at 6pm

COMPANY'S COMING—LET'S CELEBRATE
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Warm Brussels Sprout and Bacon Salad with Apples, Pecans and Manchego Cheese; Spiced Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry Ginger Mango Chutney; Yellow Sweet Potato Gratin with Parmesan Cheese; Roasted Green Beans and Red Onions with Orange Gremolata; German Chocolate Pecan Pie with Flaky Crust.



MONDAY,
November 18
at 6pm

COCKTAILS AND HORS D'OEUVRES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Grand Marnier Champagne Cosmo; Apple Cider and Brandy Cocktail (Sidecar with Cider); Creamy Greek Fondue with Feta, Dill, Olives and Tomatoes with Pita Crisps; Holiday Bacon Wrapped Dates with Cream Cheese, Dried Cranberry and Candied Pecan Filling; Ham and Cheese Feuilleté (Ham and Cheese Stuffed Puff Pastry); Artichoke and Shrimp Tiropetes (Phyllo Triangles); Espresso Martini 4-Layer Chocolate Cake with an Espresso Cream Cheese Frosting and Kahlua Drizzle.



MONDAY,
December 2
at 6pm

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS DINNER
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Creamy Mushroom Soup with Fresh Thyme and Parmesan Crisps; Dried Porcini and Black Pepper Rubbed Beef Rib Roast au Jus; Creamy French Onion Mashed Potatoes; Holiday Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots with Balsamic, Fresh Herbs and Dried Cranberries; Dark Chocolate Souffle Roll with Candy Cane Cream Filling.



MONDAY,
December 9
at 6pm

HOLIDAY BRUNCH DISHES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Tequila Sunrise Mimosas; Buttermilk Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries; Baked Croque Madame with Ham and Gruyere Cheese; Mid-Western Breakfast Pizza with White Sauce, Sausage, Hash Browns and Cheese; Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Baked Frittata with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Drizzle; Chocolate Pecan Scones with Orange Butter.



MONDAY,
December 16
at 6pm

GOOD LUCK ITALIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Antipasti Salad with Marinated Red Onions, Roasted Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Salami, Olives and Roasted Peppers with a Red Wine Vinegar and Oregano Dressing; White Risotto Cakes with Pesto Cream and Seared Shrimp Big Pot of Lentils with Italian Sausage; Quick Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia; Sweet Wine and Grape Citrus Cake with Limoncello Cream.



MONDAY,
January 6
at 6pm

COOL WEATHER SOUPS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Pastry Crust Crisps; Mexican Street Corn Soup with Shrimp and Bacon, Cotija Cheese and Cilantro; Chicken Cordon Bleu Chowder with Ham, Potatoes and Swiss Cheese; Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese; Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Cookie Bars.



MONDAY,
January 20
at 6pm

WINTER COMFORT FOODS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Bacon and Onion Focaccia Tart; Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna with Ham and Swiss; Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Mustard and Bacon Sauce on Cheesy Grits; Chicken Chile Verde with Tomatillos, Poblano Chilies and White Beans; Nutella Mascarpone Pie with Chocolate Crumb Crust and Hazelnuts.



MONDAY,
February 3
at 6pm

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Warm Butter Poached Shrimp Salad with Tangelos, Butter Lettuce and Tarragon Citrus Dressing; Beef Wellington Tarts with Port Mushroom Sauce; Individual Potato Gratins with Garlic-Herb Cheese; Asparagus with Dijon Mustard and Fresh Thyme; Personal-Size Chocolate Pavlovas Filled with Dark Chocolate Pastry Cream.





Phillis Carey Cooks!! in SOLANA BEACH

Boys and Girls Club's Culinary Center
533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
centerforahealthylifestyle.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.



MONDAY,
November 4
at 6pm

GREEK-INSPIRED FALL FLAVORS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Baked Feta with Fresh Oregano, Tomatoes and Pita Wedges; Zucchini Phyllo Pie with Yogurt Dill Sauce; Sheet-Pan Roasted Greek Chicken with Potatoes, Artichokes and Tzatziki Sauce; Roasted Salmon with Greek Feta, Cherry Tomato, Dill and Kalamata Olive Topping and Lemon Dill Rice Pilaf; Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey and Toasted Walnuts.



MONDAY,
January 27
at 6pm

SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS ENTREES FOR 2020
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Roasted Poblano, Sausage and Corn Soup; Mediterranean Fish en Papillote (Wrapped in Parchment) with Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives and Capers; “Tastes like Porchetta” Sautéed Fennel Chicken Breasts with Bacon Herbed Topping; Italian Braised Pork Tenderloin with Quick Tomato Sauce on Polenta Cacio e Pepe; Salted Caramel Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting and Caramel Drizzle.





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,
October 8
at 11:30am

SHORTCUT COOKING—ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Chicken and Bacon Pasta Carbonara with Peas; Thai Yellow Pineapple Curry with Chicken, Red Pepper, Snap Peas and Mint; White Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna; Chicken Tortilla Soup with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, Corn and Black Beans; Gingerbread Cookie Bars with Caramel Buttercream Frosting.



TUESDAY,
October 22
at 11:30am

SENSATIONAL SALMON
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Smoked Salmon, Pea, Arugula and Crispy Prosciutto Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette; Tropical Roasted Salmon with Ginger, Pineapple and Sesame Seeds; Slow-Roasted Whole Salmon Fillet with Sicilian Olive, Lemon, Caper Sauce; Creamy Lemon and Garlic Salmon Sauté with Fresh Dill; Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze.



TUESDAY,
October 29
at 11:30am

A BIT FANCY—HOLIDAY RECIPES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Butternut Squash Risotto Topped with Garlic Sage Shrimp; Pear and Thyme Brined Turkey Breast and Gravy with Cranberry Sausage Dressing; French Onion Chicken Breast Sauté with Crème Fraiche Mashed Potatoes; Caramel Pecan Cheesecake with a Cinnamon Crumb Crust.



TUESDAY,
November 12
at 11:30am

COMPANY'S COMING—LET'S CELEBRATE
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Warm Brussels Sprout and Bacon Salad with Apples, Pecans and Manchego Cheese; Spiced Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry Ginger Mango Chutney; Yellow Sweet Potato Gratin with Parmesan Cheese; Roasted Green Beans and Red Onions with Orange Gremolata; German Chocolate Pecan Pie with Flaky Crust.



TUESDAY,
November 19
at 11:30am

COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Grand Marnier Champagne Cosmo; Apple Cider and Brandy Cocktail (Sidecar with Cider); Creamy Greek Fondue with Feta, Dill, Olives and Tomatoes with Pita Crisps; Holiday Bacon Wrapped Dates with Cream Cheese, Dried Cranberry and Candied Pecan Filling; Ham and Cheese Feuilleté (Ham and Cheese Stuffed Puff Pastry); Artichoke and Shrimp Tiropetes (Phyllo Triangles); Espresso Martini 4-Layer Chocolate Cake with an Espresso Cream Cheese Frosting and Kahlua Drizzle.



TUESDAY,
December 3
at 11:30am

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS DINNER
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Creamy Mushroom Soup with Fresh Thyme and Parmesan Crisps; Dried Porcini and Black Pepper Rubbed Beef Rib Roast au Jus; Creamy French Onion Mashed Potatoes; Holiday Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots with Balsamic, Fresh Herbs and Dried Cranberries; Dark Chocolate Souffle Roll with Candy Cane Cream Filling.



TUESDAY,
December 10
at 11:30am

HOLIDAY BRUNCH DISHES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Tequila Sunrise Mimosas; Buttermilk Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries; Baked Croque Madame with Ham and Gruyere Cheese; Mid-Western Breakfast Pizza with White Sauce, Sausage, Hash Browns and Cheese; Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Baked Frittata with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Drizzle; Chocolate Pecan Scones with Orange Butter.



TUESDAY,
December 17
at 11:30am

GOOD LUCK ITALIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Antipasti Salad with Marinated Red Onions, Roasted Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Salami, Olives and Roasted Peppers with a Red Wine Vinegar and Oregano Dressing; White Risotto Cakes with Pesto Cream and Seared Shrimp Big Pot of Lentils with Italian Sausage; Quick Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia; Sweet Wine and Grape Citrus Cake with Limoncello Cream.



TUESDAY,
January 7
at 11:30am

COOL WEATHER SOUPS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Pastry Crust Crisps; Mexican Street Corn Soup with Shrimp and Bacon, Cotija Cheese and Cilantro; Chicken Cordon Bleu Chowder with Ham, Potatoes and Swiss Cheese; Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese; Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Cookie Bars.



TUESDAY,
January 21
at 11:30am

WINTER COMFORT FOODS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Bacon and Onion Focaccia Tart; Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna with Ham and Swiss; Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Mustard and Bacon Sauce on Cheesy Grits; Chicken Chile Verde with Tomatillos, Poblano Chilies and White Beans; Nutella Mascarpone Pie with Chocolate Crumb Crust and Hazelnuts.



TUESDAY,
January 28
at 11:30am

SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS ENTREES FOR 2020
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Roasted Poblano, Sausage and Corn Soup; Mediterranean Fish en Papillote (Wrapped in Parchment) with Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives and Capers; “Tastes like Porchetta” Sautéed Fennel Chicken Breasts with Bacon Herbed Topping; Italian Braised Pork Tenderloin with Quick Tomato Sauce on Polenta Cacio e Pepe; Salted Caramel Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting and Caramel Drizzle.



TUESDAY,
February 4
at 11:30am

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Warm Butter Poached Shrimp Salad with Tangelos, Butter Lettuce and Tarragon Citrus Dressing; Beef Wellington Tarts with Port Mushroom Sauce; Individual Potato Gratins with Garlic-Herb Cheese; Asparagus with Dijon Mustard and Fresh Thyme; Personal-Size Chocolate Pavlovas Filled with Dark Chocolate Pastry Cream.





Phillis Carey Cooks!! in SAN DIEGO

The Diva and The Queen Event

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Classes!



Cooking Al Fresco in La Jolla - June 24, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful SOLD OUT event!


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