10. Barrington EATS: Cooking Classes in Your Home Kitchen

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When the Henry and Adams families were planning their annual holiday gathering this Christmas, they decided they wanted to do something different and have a party with a theme. As a surprise to their children, they contracted me to teach a cooking class as their party event.

Organizing Dinner In-Home Cooking Class - Courtesy of Kelly Donlea
Organizing Dinner In-Home Cooking Class – Courtesy of Kelly Donlea

Big fans of Chinese takeout, the Henry’s and Adams’ wanted to learn how to make some of their favorite dishes in their own homes. We chose Orange Chicken, Fried Rice and the Edamame Mandarin Orange Salad from my 30 Spectacular Salads cookbook as their menu.

Jack Adams Prepares Edamame Mandarin Orange Salad - Courtesy of Kelly Donlea
Jack Adams Prepares Edamame Mandarin Orange Salad – Courtesy of Kelly Donlea

With a little guidance, the kids and their parents learned that a great Chinese meal doesn’t have to be takeout or loaded with unnatural ingredients or msg. I work any class around your menu desires and tastes and tailor the instruction toward skills that will improve your cooking ability for life, not just with one recipe.

Organizing Dinner In-Home Cooking Class - Courtesy of Kelly Donlea
Campbell Henry Making Fried Rice – Courtesy of Kelly Donlea

The cost of a class is $300, which includes all the food and leftovers as well as the instruction and clean up. Yes, clean up. If you have an Organizing Dinner party, you don’t have to provide any other food or wash any dishes! At just $300, if you have a group of 20 women, couples or family members, that’s just $15 each for a great night out and a full meal.

Young Cooks Enjoying Dinner - Courtesy of Chef Kelly Donlea
Henry & Adams Kids Enjoying Their Home-Cooked Meal – Courtesy of Chef Kelly Donlea

I also offer this class as a one-on-one instruction, where I will teach you strategies for shopping, cooking and managing your kitchen for more organized success – with meals your family will eat — night after night after night.

If you are interested in a cooking class, either in your home or for a group in a public facility, contact me at info@organizingdinner.com.

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About the Author

Kelly Donlea is a Barrington mom, chef, cookbook author the owner of Organizing Dinner, a company that brings sensible cooking solutions to busy people. She has published several cookbooks and one of her specialties is helping parents plan family meals with fewer trips to the grocery store. Kelly also offers cooking classes and demonstrations in your home or public facility. To learn more about Kelly, her recipes and her services, you’ll find her Facebook page by clicking HERE and her website at OrganizingDinner.com. Kelly is going to be sharing recipes, cooking tips and special features about chefs and popular menu items at area restaurants right here at 365Barrington.com.

Please join us as we discover local culinary treasures and new kitchen classics in our regular Friday food feature here at 365Barrington.com called “Barrington Eats” with Kelly Donlea!

If you’d like to us to feature you favorite chef, restaurant or food store or if you have a food related question that you’d like Kelly to answer, make a quick stop at the 365 Barrington Suggestion Box and leave us a note in the form which you’ll find by clicking HERE or simply leave your comment in the box below.

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