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 $500 plus $125 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,
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.



MONDAY,
February 10
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.



MONDAY,
February 24
at 6pm

COOL WEATHER ENTREES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Creamy Reuben Soup with Corned Beef, Sauerkraut and Rye Crisps; Spinach, Cream Cheese and Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with a Bacon Weave Crust; Chicken Chile Verde with Poblanos, Tomatillos and Avocado Garnish; Quick Chili Cheesesteak Stew with Beans and Pepper Jack Cheese; Carrot Cake Pie with a Buttery Crust and Cream Cheese Frosting.



MONDAY,
March 2
at 6pm

SAVORY SALMON
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Salmon Burgers with Red Pepper and Caper Sauce; Thai Salmon with Coconut Milk, Ginger, Lime and Basil and Coconut Rice: Bruschetta Salmon Sauté with Tomatoes, Basil, Parmesan and Balsamic Glaze; Roasted Tandoori-Spiced Salmon with Pickled Onions; Glazed Lemon Lime Cookies.



MONDAY,
March 9
at 6pm

HEARTY MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Fattoush—Middle Eastern Bread Salad with Pickled Grapes, Toasted Pita and Yogurt, Dill and Sumac Dressing; Pesto Chicken Lasagna Rolls with Spinach and White Sauce; InstaPot Pork Ragu Over Creamy Parmesan Polenta; Sicilian Shrimp and Couscous with Saffron and Toasted Almonds; Apple Pecan Phyllo Twist with Maple Syrup.



MONDAY,
March 16
at 6pm

SKILLET SUPPERS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: French Onion and Bacon Skillet Mac and Cheese with Crispy Onion Topping; Louisiana Shrimp in Creole Sauce with Fresh Herbs; Mongolian Beef and Broccoli with Hoisin-Ginger Sauce and Sticky Rice; Beef and Bacon Meatballs stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese in Amatriciana Sauce; Blueberry Vanilla Bean Cobbler with Ice Cream.



MONDAY,
March 30
at 6pm

TANGY SPRING CITRUS DISHES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Fresh Citrus Margaritas; Coconut Milk Lime Shrimp with Fresh Basil; Glazed Honey Orange Salmon with Citrus Basmati Rice Salad; Chicken Breast Sauté with Mushrooms and Asparagus with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce; Coconut Lime Macaroons; Triple Citrus Cheesecake with Lemon Pastry Crust and Orange Marmalade Glaze.



MONDAY,
April 6
at 6pm

WINE COUNTRY COOKING
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Cilantro Ginger Macadamia Pesto Shrimp Bruschetta with Crème Fraiche; Fennel and Orange Arugula Salad with Lemon Ginger Vinaigrette; Salmon or Chicken with Fresh Blackberry Ginger Sauce; Five-Spice and Garlic Roasted New Potatoes; Orange Asparagus Toss; Cannoli Cake Roll with Brandied Apricot Filling and Pistachio Nut Crust.



MONDAY,
April 13
at 6pm

PERFECT PASTAS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Tuscan Tortellini Soup with Chicken Sausage, Tomatoes and White Beans; Scampi Linguine with Lemony Breadcrumb Topping; Chicken Fusilli with Saffron Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Sauce; Sausage, Portobello Mushroom, Red Wine and Tomato Ragu with Pappardelle; White Chocolate Strawberry Tiramisu.



MONDAY,
April 20
at 6pm

BETTER WITH BACON
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Maple Bacon Jam with Brie; Potato-Leek Soup with Bacon; Buttermilk Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits; Bacon-Weave Wrapped Southwest Burger Roll with Chili and Cheese Filling; Bacon Wrapped Blackberry Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Red Onions; Maple Bacon Magic Squares.



MONDAY,
April 27
at 6pm

CINCO DE MAYO SAN DIEGO
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Cheesy Chipotle Corn Dip with Chips and Cucumber Slices; Baked Chicken and Bean Chimichangas with Salsa Verde, Tomato and Olive Topping; Grilled Ancho-Rubbed Skirt Steak with Three-Chili Sauce and Cotija Cheese Sprinkle; Cabbage Slaw with Creamy Chili Vinaigrette; Caramel Filled Churro Cookies with Hot Chocolate Dip.





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,
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.



MONDAY,
March 23
at 6pm

PACIFIC RIM FLAVORS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Pac Rim Caesar with Creamy Lime Dressing, Grapes and Toasted Cashews; Coconut-Lemongrass and Ginger Shrimp and Snap Peas with Coconut Rice; Miso and Sesame Marinated Skirt Steak with Sautéed Spinach; Chicken Breasts in Asian Tangerine Sauce with Hoisin, Sesame and Asparagus; Candied Ginger Lemon Panna Cotta.





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,
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.



TUESDAY,
February 11
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.



TUESDAY,
February 25
at 11:30am

COOL WEATHER ENTREES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Creamy Reuben Soup with Corned Beef, Sauerkraut and Rye Crisps; Spinach, Cream Cheese and Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with a Bacon Weave Crust; Chicken Chile Verde with Poblanos, Tomatillos and Avocado Garnish; Quick Chili Cheesesteak Stew with Beans and Pepper Jack Cheese; Carrot Cake Pie with a Buttery Crust and Cream Cheese Frosting.



TUESDAY,
March 3
at 11:30am

SAVORY SALMON
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Salmon Burgers with Red Pepper and Caper Sauce; Thai Salmon with Coconut Milk, Ginger, Lime and Basil and Coconut Rice: Bruschetta Salmon Sauté with Tomatoes, Basil, Parmesan and Balsamic Glaze; Roasted Tandoori-Spiced Salmon with Pickled Onions; Glazed Lemon Lime Cookies.



TUESDAY,
March 10
at 11:30am

HEARTY MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Fattoush—Middle Eastern Bread Salad with Pickled Grapes, Toasted Pita and Yogurt, Dill and Sumac Dressing; Pesto Chicken Lasagna Rolls with Spinach and White Sauce; InstaPot Pork Ragu Over Creamy Parmesan Polenta; Sicilian Shrimp and Couscous with Saffron and Toasted Almonds; Apple Pecan Phyllo Twist with Maple Syrup.



TUESDAY,
March 17
at 11:30am

SKILLET SUPPERS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: French Onion and Bacon Skillet Mac and Cheese with Crispy Onion Topping; Louisiana Shrimp in Creole Sauce with Fresh Herbs; Mongolian Beef and Broccoli with Hoisin-Ginger Sauce and Sticky Rice; Beef and Bacon Meatballs stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese in Amatriciana Sauce; Blueberry Vanilla Bean Cobbler with Ice Cream.



TUESDAY,
March 31
at 11:30am

TANGY SPRING CITRUS DISHES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Fresh Citrus Margaritas; Coconut Milk Lime Shrimp with Fresh Basil; Glazed Honey Orange Salmon with Citrus Basmati Rice Salad; Chicken Breast Sauté with Mushrooms and Asparagus with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce; Coconut Lime Macaroons; Triple Citrus Cheesecake with Lemon Pastry Crust and Orange Marmalade Glaze.



TUESDAY,
April 7
at 11:30am

WINE COUNTRY COOKING
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Cilantro Ginger Macadamia Pesto Shrimp Bruschetta with Crème Fraiche; Fennel and Orange Arugula Salad with Lemon Ginger Vinaigrette; Salmon or Chicken with Fresh Blackberry Ginger Sauce; Five-Spice and Garlic Roasted New Potatoes; Orange Asparagus Toss; Cannoli Cake Roll with Brandied Apricot Filling and Pistachio Nut Crust.



TUESDAY,
April 14
at 11:30am

PERFECT PASTAS
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Tuscan Tortellini Soup with Chicken Sausage, Tomatoes and White Beans; Scampi Linguine with Lemony Breadcrumb Topping; Chicken Fusilli with Saffron Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Sauce; Sausage, Portobello Mushroom, Red Wine and Tomato Ragu with Pappardelle; White Chocolate Strawberry Tiramisu.



TUESDAY,
April 21
at 11:30am

BETTER WITH BACON
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Maple Bacon Jam with Brie; Potato-Leek Soup with Bacon; Buttermilk Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits; Bacon-Weave Wrapped Southwest Burger Roll with Chili and Cheese Filling; Bacon Wrapped Blackberry Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Red Onions; Maple Bacon Magic Squares.



TUESDAY,
April 28
at 11:30am

CINCO DE MAYO SAN DIEGO
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Cheesy Chipotle Corn Dip with Chips and Cucumber Slices; Baked Chicken and Bean Chimichangas with Salsa Verde, Tomato and Olive Topping; Grilled Ancho-Rubbed Skirt Steak with Three-Chili Sauce and Cotija Cheese Sprinkle; Cabbage Slaw with Creamy Chili Vinaigrette; Caramel Filled Churro Cookies with Hot Chocolate Dip.





Phillis Carey Cooks!! in SAN DIEGO

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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