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 8
at 6pm

SPEEDY SUMMER ENTREES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta; Grilled Flank Steak topped with Roquefort Bacon Butter and Rice-Vermicelli Pilaf with Walnuts; Moroccan Spiced Scallops on Saffron Creamed Corn; Balsamic Soy Butterflied Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Garlic Soy Aioli; Greek Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken Breasts with Tomato, Olive and Feta Salsa; Raspberry and Peach Melba Tiramisu.



MONDAY,
July 22
at 6pm

CHICKEN HOT OFF THE GRILL
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Salsa Verde Chicken with Grilled Onion and Cotija Cheese Relish; Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Italian Herbed Street Corn; Tandoori Rubbed Chicken with Masala Sauce and Yellow Rice; Saltimbocca Peach and Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Sage Wine Drizzle; Chocolate Tres Leches Cake.



MONDAY,
July 29
at 6pm

AMERICAN BBQ
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Memphis Baby Back Ribs with Brown Sugar Rub and Mustard Mop; Ancho Dry Rubbed Flank Steak with Cucumber Salsa Relish; Cilantro Lime Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado Cabbage Slaw and Garlic-Lime Mayo Drizzle; Chili Brown Sugar Brined Boneless Pork Chops with Creamy Succotash with Bacon; Peachberry Buckle with Ice Cream.



MONDAY,
August 5
at 6pm

SAN DIEGO SUMMER CELEBRATION
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Orange Lime Ginger Beer Margarita; Salsa Verde Queso Fundido (Melted Cheese) with Pico de Gallo and Corn Tortillas; Grilled Steak with Cowboy Butter (Mustard, Horseradish, Garlic and Chives); Dilly Green Bean and Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Smoked Paprika Dressing; Arugula Salad with Watermelon, Strawberries and Feta with Balsamic Vinaigrette; Chocolate Mousse Torte with Cookie Crust.



MONDAY,
August 12
at 6pm

CALIFORNIA SUMMER HARVEST
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Tomato Basil Corn Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella and Balsamic Glaze; Sicilian White Fish with Fresh Herbs and Pine Nut Topping and Salmoriglio Sauce and Charred Green Beans; Roasted Corn, Bacon and Scallion Corn Muffins; Stuffed Grilled Vegetable Birts with Ricotta and Sun-Dried Tomato Filling; Arugula Pesto, Tomato and Fontina topped Balsamic Honey Chicken Breasts; Ginger Peach Mascarpone Galette.



MONDAY,
August 19
at 6pm

ASIAN FUSION SUMMER FLAVORS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Sesame Lime Soy Skirt Steak with Scallion Peanut Salsa; Grilled Lemongrass Chicken with Spicy Honey Drizzle; Ponzu and Honey-Glazed Salmon with Asian Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing; Asian Cold Noodles with Spicy Grilled Hoisin Shrimp, Veggies, Jade cilantro Dressing and Chili Sauce Drizzle; Lychee Panna Cotta with Sugared Raspberries.



MONDAY,
August 26
at 6pm

TWO SANGRIAS WITH SPANISH TAPAS OFF THE GRILL
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Summer Fruit Red Wine Sangria; Rose Sangria with Peaches and Strawberries; Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho with Zucchini, Peppers and Corn; Serrano Ham Wrapped Grilled Asparagus; Grilled Tomato Bread; Pork Morunos (Kebabs) with Grilled Red Pepper and Garlic Dip; Clams with Spicy Tomato Broth and Garlic Aioli; Grille Shrimp and Chorizo with Smoked Paprika Oil.



MONDAY,
September 9
at 6pm

MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Leek and Potato Galette with Pistachio Crust Sicilian Chopped Salad with Capers, Green Olives, Red Onion and Crispy Prosciutto; Grilled Chicken with Za’atar Rub (blend of dried herbs, Sumac, sesame seeds) with Sumac Mint Aioli and Tahini Spinach Greek Shrimp with Spiced Tomatoes and Feta on Orzo; Ricotta Cheesecake with Almond Crust, Citra Filling and Cherry Sauce.



MONDAY,
September 23
at 6pm

AUTUMN WINE COUNTRY COOKING
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Cherry Jam Champagne Cocktail; Dilly Greek Feta Dip with Cucumber and Tomato Garnish; Easy Kalamata Olive Focaccia; Pork Tenderloin Marbella with Dried Plums, Capers and Green Olives; Polenta Cacio e Pepe; Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Pancetta; Walnut Crepes with Raspberry and Dried Fig Filling with Honey Crème Fraiche.





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 1
at 6pm

FUN OUTDOOR GRILLING IDEAS FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Blackberry Pomegranate Sangria; Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak Stuffed with Prosciutto, Fontina and Basil with a Pesto Cream Drizzle; Basil Caper Salmon Burgers with Caesar Slaw Topping; Southern Style Smoky BBQ Ribs with Smoked Paprika Rub and Molasses BBQ Sauce; Bacon and Macaroni Salad with Sweet Pickle Relish and Roasted Red Peppers; One Bowl Buttermilk Milk Chocolate Sheet Cake with Chocolate Caramel Frosting.



MONDAY,
September 16
at 6pm

QUICK EVERYNIGHT COOKING
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Prosciutto Wrapped, Boursin Stuffed Baked Chicken Rolls with Roasted Parmesan Zucchini; Sweet Chili Roasted Salmon with Ginger and Lemongrass; Sesame Pork Burgers with Sweet Spicy Slaw on English Muffins; Creamy Lemon and Black Pepper Shrimp Pasta with Peas; Chocolate Fudge Sheet Cake with Chocolate 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 9
at 11:30am

SPEEDY SUMMER ENTREES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta; Grilled Flank Steak topped with Roquefort Bacon Butter and Rice-Vermicelli Pilaf with Walnuts; Moroccan Spiced Scallops on Saffron Creamed Corn; Balsamic Soy Butterflied Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Garlic Soy Aioli; Greek Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken Breasts with Tomato, Olive and Feta Salsa; Raspberry and Peach Melba Tiramisu.



TUESDAY,
July 23
at 11:30am

CHICKEN HOT OFF THE GRILL
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Salsa Verde Chicken with Grilled Onion and Cotija Cheese Relish; Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Italian Herbed Street Corn; Tandoori Rubbed Chicken with Masala Sauce and Yellow Rice; Saltimbocca Peach and Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Sage Wine Drizzle; Chocolate Tres Leches Cake.



TUESDAY,
July 30
at 11:30am

AMERICAN BBQ
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Memphis Baby Back Ribs with Brown Sugar Rub and Mustard Mop; Ancho Dry Rubbed Flank Steak with Cucumber Salsa Relish; Cilantro Lime Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado Cabbage Slaw and Garlic-Lime Mayo Drizzle; Chili Brown Sugar Brined Boneless Pork Chops with Creamy Succotash with Bacon; Peachberry Buckle with Ice Cream.



TUESDAY,
August 6
at 11:30am

SAN DIEGO SUMMER CELEBRATION
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Orange Lime Ginger Beer Margarita; Salsa Verde Queso Fundido (Melted Cheese) with Pico de Gallo and Corn Tortillas; Grilled Steak with Cowboy Butter (Mustard, Horseradish, Garlic and Chives); Dilly Green Bean and Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Smoked Paprika Dressing; Arugula Salad with Watermelon, Strawberries and Feta with Balsamic Vinaigrette; Chocolate Mousse Torte with Cookie Crust.



TUESDAY,
August 13
at 11:30am

CALIFORNIA SUMMER HARVEST
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Tomato Basil Corn Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella and Balsamic Glaze; Sicilian White Fish with Fresh Herbs and Pine Nut Topping and Salmoriglio Sauce and Charred Green Beans; Roasted Corn, Bacon and Scallion Corn Muffins; Stuffed Grilled Vegetable Birts with Ricotta and Sun-Dried Tomato Filling; Arugula Pesto, Tomato and Fontina topped Balsamic Honey Chicken Breasts; Ginger Peach Mascarpone Galette.



TUESDAY,
August 20
at 11:30am

ASIAN FUSION SUMMER FLAVORS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Sesame Lime Soy Skirt Steak with Scallion Peanut Salsa; Grilled Lemongrass Chicken with Spicy Honey Drizzle; Ponzu and Honey-Glazed Salmon with Asian Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing; Asian Cold Noodles with Spicy Grilled Hoisin Shrimp, Veggies, Jade cilantro Dressing and Chili Sauce Drizzle; Lychee Panna Cotta with Sugared Raspberries.



TUESDAY,
September 10
at 11:30am

MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Leek and Potato Galette with Pistachio Crust Sicilian Chopped Salad with Capers, Green Olives, Red Onion and Crispy Prosciutto; Grilled Chicken with Za’atar Rub (blend of dried herbs, Sumac, sesame seeds) with Sumac Mint Aioli and Tahini Spinach Greek Shrimp with Spiced Tomatoes and Feta on Orzo; Ricotta Cheesecake with Almond Crust, Citra Filling and Cherry Sauce.



TUESDAY,
September 17
at 11:30am

QUICK EVERYNIGHT COOKING
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Prosciutto Wrapped, Boursin Stuffed Baked Chicken Rolls with Roasted Parmesan Zucchini; Sweet Chili Roasted Salmon with Ginger and Lemongrass; Sesame Pork Burgers with Sweet Spicy Slaw on English Muffins; Creamy Lemon and Black Pepper Shrimp Pasta with Peas; Chocolate Fudge Sheet Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.



TUESDAY,
September 24
at 11:30am

AUTUMN WINE COUNTRY COOKING
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes:Cherry Jam Champagne Cocktail; Dilly Greek Feta Dip with Cucumber and Tomato Garnish; Easy Kalamata Olive Focaccia; Pork Tenderloin Marbella with Dried Plums, Capers and Green Olives; Polenta Cacio e Pepe; Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Pancetta; Walnut Crepes with Raspberry and Dried Fig Filling with Honey Crème Fraiche.





Phillis Carey Cooks!! in SAN DIEGO

The Diva and The Queen Event

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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