Cooking Classes at Kitch ‘n Kaffe


If you’ve never been to Kitch ‘n Kaffe, the cook shop in Mahopac, I highly recommend you check it out. And here’s a good reason. I just got their email with upcoming classes. Take it away, Kitch ‘n Kaffe:

Announcing the Kitch n Kaffe JUNE SERIES OF COOKING CLASSES

KNIFE SKILLS CLASS Presented by Scott & Michael Staib from Ergo Chef Tuesday, June 12th (7:00pm-8:00pm) ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT YOU MUST CALL (845) 621-3535 FOR RESERVATIONS Scott & Michael Staib will take you through Knife Skills 101 tonight. They will review the knife choices available today and the pros &cons of different qualities of knives. Then they will show you how to select the right knives that fit your needs, various cutting techniques and sharpening tips. Scott & Michael invite you out for an evening of culinary instruction featuring today’smost commonly used kitchen cutlery: the Paring Knife, Boning Knife, Serrated Bread Knife, Slicing Knife, Chef’s Knife, Come-Apart Kitchen Shears, and today’s most popular knife, the Santoku Knife. Bring your own wine to class. Tonight you cantake 10% off any cutleryat the conclusion of the class. Scott Staib, President and Designer of Ergo Chef Knives, Danbury, CT, graduated from Johnson & Wales University, worked in the culinary field for several years using conventional chef knives, but experienced some hand pain and became dissatisfied with the feel of current knives available. This problem convinced Scott to work with other chefs to design the new Ergo Chef ergonomic 8 inch chefs knife. Scott brings along his brother, Michael, who is the technical wizard when it comes to knives. To learn more about Ergo Chef, visit their website @

A HOMEMADE PASTA DINNER FROM SCRATCH Presented by Chef Mark Donelli from Marco A Restaurant Tuesday, June 19th (7:00pm-9:00pm) $30.00/person Chef/Owner Mark Donelli from Marco A Restaurant in Mahopac, NY, prepares Fresh Homemade Pastas using different techniques. Hell also show how to make your own Sauce to accompany the Pasta. To top off the class youll learn how to make Fresh Mozzarella from curd.Bring your own wine to this class. Mark Donelli, aka Marco, is a classic trained chef that has wowed the critics with his Contemporary New American Menu at Marco A Restaurant. He specializes in Wild Game, Fowl and Prime Beef with a flair for product presentation. For more information on Marco A Restaurant, visit are open Wednesday – Sunday for dinner. Call (845) 621-1648 for reservations.

KIDS HEALTHY & FUN-TO-MAKE DISHES Presented by John B. Porter and the Staff from Kitch n Kaffe Saturday, June 23rd (6:00pm-8:00pm) $25.00/person Drop off your children (Ages 4-10) at Kitch n’ Kaffe, where John Porter and his Staff will work with your children to prepare healthy and fun-to-make dishes. Tonights Menu will include: Fresh Lemonade, Homemade Macaroni & Cheese, Ham and Cheese Quesadillas, & Fruit & Chocolate Fondue. John Porter and his Staff have taught 18 different Kid’s Cooking Classes and have great patience. Their goal is to assure that each child has a fun time and takes home new ideas to use at home. We always assure a good ratio of staff-to-students. Allergies & special needs are taken into consideration. Parents can enjoy dinner out on the town tonight. Children are to be picked up 8:00pm – 8:30pm.

RISOTTO RULES ! Presented by Alex Rubeo from Stoneleigh Creek Restaurant Wednesday, June 27th (7:00pm-9:00pm) $30.00/person “I don’t think you can say you’ve really experienced great Italian food until youve had the chance to set your sights on, and touch your tongue to, a great risotto. Stoneleigh Creek Restaurant’s Owner/Chef Alex Rubeo takes you through the paces when it comes to Italy’s Famous Rice Dish. Alex will share how a few simple rules will deliver an incredible dish. Bring your own wine to class! Stoneleigh Creek Restaurant is one of the County’s finest restaurants. Alex is self-taught and has earned great praise from Westchester Magazine, The Journal News, and The New York Times. They are located on Stoneleigh Avenue in Croton Falls, NY, just north of Routes 202 and 22. For more information call (845) 276-0000 or (914) 276-0000 or visit their website at

PREPAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED – Sorry, no refunds or credits Call (845) 621-3535 with your credit card or stop into Kitch n’ Kaffe to reserve your seats. Reserve your seats securely online (Website lists up-to-date seating availability) Classes are limited to 25 people & held at Kitch n Kaffe. All classes, except the Kids Class are demonstration style. Enjoy a tasting-sized portion of each dish prepared. Recipes supplied for most classes. Bring your own wine to each class where noted – Wine glasses provided. As always, you can take 10% OFF all of your purchases at the conclusion of each class, just in time for theholidays.

Kitch n Kaffe 985 Route 6, Kmart Shopping Center, Mahopac, NY 10541 Tel: (845) 621-3535 E-mail: STORE HOURS: Mon-Fri 9:00am-8:00pm / Sat 9:00am-6:00pm / Sun 10:00am-6:00pm


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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