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,
February 4
at 6pm

VALENTINE’S DINNER PARTY FOR 2 OR MORE!
$55 - View Class 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.




MONDAY,
February 18
at 6pm

SAVORY SALMON
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Mascarpone Spinach Stuffed Salmon with Butter Crumb Topping; Cajun-Seasoned Lemony Garlic Roasted Salmon; Slow-Roasted Salmon with Asian Sesame Glaze on a bed of Carrots, Bok Choy and Edamame; Coconut-Crusted Pan-Roasted Salmon with Maui Mustard Sauce; Crystalized Ginger and Orange Brownies.




MONDAY,
February 25
at 6pm

TASTY LOW CARB DISHES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Baked Spaghetti Squash Carbonara with Bacon, Ricotta, Parmesan and Cream; Cauliflower Parmesan Crust Pizza with Cheese, Olive and Pepperoni Toppings; Creamed Spinach Stuffed Salmon; Bacon Cheeseburger Pie with Dill Pickles; Magic Cookie Bites with Chocolate, Coconut and Walnuts.




MONDAY,
March 4
at 6pm

ONE PAN SUPPERS — One Sheet Pan or One Skillet
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: "Better Than Lasagna" 5-Cheese and Sausage Ziti al Forno; Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash; Skillet Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas; Sheet Pan Ranch-Seasoned Pork Tenderloin, Potatoes and Green Beans; Donut Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce.




MONDAY,
March 11
at 6pm

WINE COUNTRY COOKING
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Strawberry Basil Margaritas; Roasted Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese and Black Olives; Spinach Bacon Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing, Strawberries, Blueberries & Feta; Chicken Supremes and Asparagus in Lemony Saffron Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce on Orzo; Broiled Salmon with Thyme Mustard Glaze and Blackberry Wine Sauce; Nutella and Frangelico Mousse with Hazelnut Candy Topping.




TUESDAY,
March 19
at 6pm

ONE PAN SUPPERS — One Sheet Pan or One Skillet
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: "Better Than Lasagna" 5-Cheese and Sausage Ziti al Forno; Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash; Skillet Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas; Sheet Pan Ranch-Seasoned Pork Tenderloin, Potatoes and Green Beans; Donut Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce.




MONDAY,
March 25
at 6pm

SPRING HIGH TEA (or a Luncheon or Cocktail Party)
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Sandwiches: Shrimp Salad Finger Sandwiches with Capers; Benedictine (Cucumber and Dilly Cream Cheese) Sandwiches; Almond Bacon Cheese Crostini; Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Walnuts Tarts; Scones: Apricot Ginger Cream Scones with Mock Devonshire Cream; Sweets: Mini Lemon Tarts with Cream Cheese Pastry; Glazed Raspberry Shortbread Strips; Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Bites.




MONDAY,
April 29
at 6pm

SURPRISE RECIPES FROM MY TRAVELS IN ITALY
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Phillis will prepare several recipes she learns on her April travels through Italy.






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,
February 11
at 6pm

COOL WEATHER DINING
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Black Bean Chili Verde Soup with Cumin-Spiced Pork Meatballs; Beef and Bacon Stew with Red Onions and Carrots in a Miso Wine Sauce; Garlic Herb Pork Tenderloin on a Bed of Baked Polenta with Roasted Mushrooms; Blackened Chicken Breasts with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Andouille Sausage Sauce; Warm Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze.




MONDAY,
March 18
at 6pm

MEDITERRANEAN FAVORITES WITH A TWIST
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Saffron Chicken Bouillabaisse with Smoky Rouille Toasts; “Rosa di Parma” Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Prosciutto and Parmesan in a Marsala Sauce; Sheet Pan Paella with Shrimp, Tomatoes, Peppers and Peas; Chermoula Broiled Salmon with Pistachio and Chickpea Couscous; Orange Catalana Cream with Burnt Sugar and Sweet Oranges.






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,
February 5
at 11:30am

VALENTINE’S DINNER PARTY FOR 2 OR MORE!
$55 - View Class 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.




TUESDAY,
February 19
at 11:30am

SAVORY SALMON
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Mascarpone Spinach Stuffed Salmon with Butter Crumb Topping; Cajun-Seasoned Lemony Garlic Roasted Salmon; Slow-Roasted Salmon with Asian Sesame Glaze on a bed of Carrots, Bok Choy and Edamame; Coconut-Crusted Pan-Roasted Salmon with Maui Mustard Sauce; Crystalized Ginger and Orange Brownies.




TUESDAY,
February 26
at 11:30am

TASTY LOW CARB DISHES
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Baked Spaghetti Squash Carbonara with Bacon, Ricotta, Parmesan and Cream; Cauliflower Parmesan Crust Pizza with Cheese, Olive and Pepperoni Toppings; Creamed Spinach Stuffed Salmon; Bacon Cheeseburger Pie with Dill Pickles; Magic Cookie Bites with Chocolate, Coconut and Walnuts.




TUESDAY,
March 5
at 11:30am

ONE PAN SUPPERS — One Sheet Pan or One Skillet
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: "Better Than Lasagna" 5-Cheese and Sausage Ziti al Forno; Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash; Skillet Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas; Sheet Pan Ranch-Seasoned Pork Tenderloin, Potatoes and Green Beans; Donut Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce.




TUESDAY,
March 12
at 11:30am

WINE COUNTRY COOKING
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Strawberry Basil Margaritas; Roasted Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese and Black Olives; Spinach Bacon Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing, Strawberries, Blueberries & Feta; Chicken Supremes and Asparagus in Lemony Saffron Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce on Orzo; Broiled Salmon with Thyme Mustard Glaze and Blackberry Wine Sauce; Nutella and Frangelico Mousse with Hazelnut Candy Topping.




TUESDAY,
March 26
at 11:30am

SPRING HIGH TEA (or a Luncheon or Cocktail Party)
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Recipes: Sandwiches: Shrimp Salad Finger Sandwiches with Capers; Benedictine (Cucumber and Dilly Cream Cheese) Sandwiches; Almond Bacon Cheese Crostini; Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Walnuts Tarts; Scones: Apricot Ginger Cream Scones with Mock Devonshire Cream; Sweets: Mini Lemon Tarts with Cream Cheese Pastry; Glazed Raspberry Shortbread Strips; Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Bites.




TUESDAY,
April 30
at 11:30am

SURPRISE RECIPES FROM MY TRAVELS IN ITALY
$55 - View Class Calendar »

Phillis will prepare several recipes she learns on her April travels through Italy.






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