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,
November 12
at 6pm

MEDITERRANEAN FAVORITES FROM MY CRUISE
$55 - View on Calendar »

Join Phillis at this class filled with Surprise Recipes for dishes she enjoyed while Cruising the Mediterranean in October.




MONDAY,
December 3
at 6pm

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Brandy Lemon Sidecar Cocktail; Pimiento Cheese Toasts; Arugula and Roasted Squash Salad with Lemon Dressing, Pomegranate Seeds, Pine Nuts and Pecorino Shavings; Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Roast with Port Red Wine Sauce; Corn Pudding with Scallions and Red Peppers; Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts; Almond Pear Cheesecake Torte with Almond Scented Whipped Cream.




MONDAY,
December 10
at 6pm

BUBBLY COCKTAILS AND HOLIDAY APPETIZERS
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Mojito Champagne Cocktail with Lime and Fresh Mint; Holiday Mule with Roasted Pumpkin Spice Infused Vodka; Puff Pastry Christmas Tree with Cheesy Spinach Filling; Baked BLT Dip with Crostini; Salami Cups with Pesto Cheese Filling and Roasted Pepper Topping; Layered Crab Rangoon Wreath with Won Ton Crisps; Black Forest Chocolate Pound Cake with Cherry Sauce, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings.




MONDAY,
December 17
at 6pm

HOLIDAY SOUP PARTY!
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO STOP BY WITH THEIR OWN BOWL AND SPOON!

$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Seafood Chowder with Shrimp, Crab, Fish, Potatoes, Corn and Dry Sherry; Creamy Parmesan Tomato Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Prosciutto Crisps; Smoked Sausage, Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Soup; Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup with Asiago Toasts; Updated Tunnel of Fudge Cake with Chocolate Glaze.




MONDAY,
January 7
at 6pm

LOW CARB COOKING FOR THE NEW YEAR
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Loaded Cauliflower Soup with Bacon, Cheddar and Chives; Lemony Baked Salmon Cakes with Capers, Old Bay Seasoning and Mustard Aioli; Chicken Tikka Masala Bowls with Broccoli, Coconut Milk and Garam Masala; Quick Beef and Bacon Chili with Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream; Creamy Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings.




MONDAY,
January 21
at 6pm

EASY NEW YEAR’S ENTREES
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Super Easy Lentil Salad with Feta and Olives; Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon Fillets with Lemon; Pork Tenderloin with Hot Pepper Jelly and Mashed Sweet Potatoes; Fanfare Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Dill, Zucchini, Tomatoes and Feta; One-Step German Chocolate Cake Roll.




MONDAY,
February 4
at 6pm

VALENTINE’S DINNER PARTY FOR 2 OR MORE!
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Strawberry Lillet Cocktail; Caramelized Bacon and Fennel Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette; Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon and Brown Butter Scallops with Pan Roasted Grapes and Shallots; Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus; Caramel Apple Rose Tarts with a Strawberry and Vanilla Ice 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 26
at 6pm

LOW CARB AND LOVING IT!
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Coconut Chicken Soup with Lemongrass, Straw Mushrooms and Thai Lime Leaves; Magic Mozzarella Gnocchi with Bacon and Spinach; Sesame Spring Roll Bowls with Ground Pork, Shiitake Mushrooms and Cabbage and more; Chicken Stuffed with Rosemary, Ham and Manchego Cheese in a Balsamic Sauce on Creamy Mashed Cauliflower; Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.




MONDAY,
January 14
at 6pm

TUSCAN COOKING FROM LUCCA AND FLORENCE
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Negroni Cocktail; Ricotta and Roasted Grape Crostini with Crispy Prosciutto and Tuscan Arugula Salad with Green Beans, White Beans, Olives and Lemon Vinaigrette; Spinach Sformato (Vegetable Custard) with Parmesan Sauce; Matuffi—Layered Polenta and Sausage Mushroom Tomato Sauce; Schiacciata alla Fiorentina—Orange Sponge Cake filled with Ricotta Cream.




MONDAY,
January 28
at 6pm

WINTER COMFORT FOODS
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Loaded Tater Tot Cup Bites with Bacon, Cheddar and Ranch Dressing; Creamy White Chicken Caprese Lasagna; Shrimp and Grits with Mushrooms, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese; Chicken Fricassee with Mushrooms and Mashed Potatoes; Fanny Farmer’s Original Boston Cream Pie (Cake with Custard Filling and Chocolate Glaze).






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,
November 13
at 11:30am

MEDITERRANEAN FAVORITES FROM MY CRUISE
$55 - View on Calendar »

Join Phillis at this class filled with Surprise Recipes for dishes she enjoyed while Cruising the Mediterranean in October.




TUESDAY,
November 27
at 11:30am

LOW CARB AND LOVING IT!
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Coconut Chicken Soup with Lemongrass, Straw Mushrooms and Thai Lime Leaves; Magic Mozzarella Gnocchi with Bacon and Spinach; Sesame Spring Roll Bowls with Ground Pork, Shiitake Mushrooms and Cabbage and more; Chicken Stuffed with Rosemary, Ham and Manchego Cheese in a Balsamic Sauce on Creamy Mashed Cauliflower; Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.




TUESDAY,
December 4
at 11:30am

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Brandy Lemon Sidecar Cocktail; Pimiento Cheese Toasts; Arugula and Roasted Squash Salad with Lemon Dressing, Pomegranate Seeds, Pine Nuts and Pecorino Shavings; Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Roast with Port Red Wine Sauce; Corn Pudding with Scallions and Red Peppers; Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts; Almond Pear Cheesecake Torte with Almond Scented Whipped Cream.




TUESDAY,
December 11
at 6pm

BUBBLY COCKTAILS AND HOLIDAY APPETIZERS
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Mojito Champagne Cocktail with Lime and Fresh Mint; Holiday Mule with Roasted Pumpkin Spice Infused Vodka; Puff Pastry Christmas Tree with Cheesy Spinach Filling; Baked BLT Dip with Crostini; Salami Cups with Pesto Cheese Filling and Roasted Pepper Topping; Layered Crab Rangoon Wreath with Won Ton Crisps; Black Forest Chocolate Pound Cake with Cherry Sauce, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings.




TUESDAY,
December 18
at 11:30am

HOLIDAY SOUP PARTY!
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO STOP BY WITH THEIR OWN BOWL AND SPOON!

$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Seafood Chowder with Shrimp, Crab, Fish, Potatoes, Corn and Dry Sherry; Creamy Parmesan Tomato Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Prosciutto Crisps; Smoked Sausage, Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Soup; Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup with Asiago Toasts; Updated Tunnel of Fudge Cake with Chocolate Glaze.




TUESDAY,
January 8
at 11:30am

LOW CARB COOKING FOR THE NEW YEAR
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Loaded Cauliflower Soup with Bacon, Cheddar and Chives; Lemony Baked Salmon Cakes with Capers, Old Bay Seasoning and Mustard Aioli; Chicken Tikka Masala Bowls with Broccoli, Coconut Milk and Garam Masala; Quick Beef and Bacon Chili with Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream; Creamy Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings.




TUESDAY,
January 22
at 11:30am

EASY NEW YEAR’S ENTREES
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Super Easy Lentil Salad with Feta and Olives; Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon Fillets with Lemon; Pork Tenderloin with Hot Pepper Jelly and Mashed Sweet Potatoes; Fanfare Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Dill, Zucchini, Tomatoes and Feta; One-Step German Chocolate Cake Roll.




TUESDAY,
January 29
at 11:30am

WINTER COMFORT FOODS
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Loaded Tater Tot Cup Bites with Bacon, Cheddar and Ranch Dressing; Creamy White Chicken Caprese Lasagna; Shrimp and Grits with Mushrooms, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese; Chicken Fricassee with Mushrooms and Mashed Potatoes; Fanny Farmer’s Original Boston Cream Pie (Cake with Custard Filling and Chocolate Glaze).




TUESDAY,
February 5
at 11:30am

VALENTINE’S DINNER PARTY FOR 2 OR MORE!
$55 - View on Calendar »

Recipes: Strawberry Lillet Cocktail; Caramelized Bacon and Fennel Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette; Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon and Brown Butter Scallops with Pan Roasted Grapes and Shallots; Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus; Caramel Apple Rose Tarts with a Strawberry and Vanilla Ice Cream.






Phillis Carey Cooks!! in SAN DIEGO

The Diva and The Queen Event

June 24, 2018 - Cooking Al Fresco in La Jolla


SOLD OUT!!



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