D’Lish Demos and Classes


IMAG0531Prepare for a different class experience. Here at Local D’Lish we really believe in keeping things as simple and D’Lish as possible. Our goal is to help participants “build their own culinary muscles and intuition”.  Our classes are a casual experience that combine instructor demonstrations with class participation. Everyone will walk out the door with some new recipes and great tips and techniques to use at home. We will learn how to use local, seasonal produce and the delicious creations of local food artisans in new, interesting, entertaining and healthy ways. Local chefs, caterers, foodie gurus and experts will share their ideas, artistry, techniques and talents. Our classes are focused on using fresh food with a minimalist approach to cooking.  We won’t wow you with the latest bells and whistles for your kitchen but we will serve up some amazing dishes. It truly is amazing what you can make with simple fresh food.  Our classes are unique, fun, affordable and designed to offer something for everyone. All of our classes focus on deliciously simple cooking menus, dishes and techniques.

We are currently adding several classes. Is there a class you are interested in but it is full? Email us at class.localdlish@gmail.com and we will help you to get into the class of your choice.

The majority of classes are “kid friendly”, if you would like to take a class with your child 8 years or older please call to make arrangements.

Classes make great gifts! Questions? Call us or, of course, you are always welcome to stop in. Thanks for your interest and see you at a session!

Cost: $70-$150 per person/ per class

Private classes and events are available by reservation.  Call Ann or Erika at 612-886-3047 for more details.

We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  Are you looking for a specific menu, have dietary restrictions, curious as to which instructor is the best fit for you?  Just call 612-886-3047 or email: class.localdlish@gmail.com.  We are here to help make your Local D’Lish experience a great one!


What are people saying about dlish demos and classes?

  • Awesome chef! Fun, entertaining, made the evening so enjoyable.
  • Great experience and actually great food that we made!!

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  • July 24, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Mambo Italiano -FULL-

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    A year after her return from three weeks in the heart of Italy, having labored since then to perfect her versions of the Tuscan family food she fell in love with there, Chef Edith brings you a class that will demystify Italian favorites and embrace the simplicity and brightness featured at the Italian table.

    On the menu: Traditional Tomato Bruschetta, Hearty Minestrone Soup, The World’s Best Lasagna, and
    Lemon-Ricotta Cookies.


  • July 27, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Quick Weeknight Meals (afternoon class) -FULL-

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Three meals you can make in thirty minutes or less. With an emphasis on basic techniques of simple cooking, this class will also demonstrate how each recipe is infinitely adaptable.

    On the menu: Garlicky peanut Noodle Bowl, Herbed Quinoa-Veggie Bowl with Sesame-Lime Dressing, Best-Ever Sweet Potato Quesadillas.


  • July 29, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Easy Entertaining: Brunch Basics -FULL-

    Instructor: Kate Moore


  • July 31, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Summer Salads

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Just what it sounds like, only awesome. In this class we’ll talk about what’s in season when while making the most of our spring bounty, emphasizing how to choose, use, and store fresh, local ingredients.

    On the Menu: Asparagus and Mixed Greens Pasta Salad, Peachy Quinoa Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, Carrot Salad with Honeyed Sunflower Seeds, and Edith’s Magic (and Infinitely Modifiable) Formula for an Amazing Green Salad.


  • August 03, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Working with Summer Fruit (afternoon class)

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Berries are here and stone fruits are around the corner! We’ll go over the basics of picking and storing fruit before diving into various ways of incorporating them into your meals

    On the Menu: Basic Freezer Jam, Peach and Brie Quesadillas, Watermelon Gazpacho, and Simple Summer Fruit Crumble. (Menu subject to change based on the growing season! Droughts on the west, crazy winters everywhere else keep us guessing. It will be awesome though, even if we have to open a bag of frozen cherries.)


  • August 05, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Healthy Cooking for 1 -FULL-

    Instructor: Kate Moore

    Cooking for yourself can be as intimidating as cooking for a crowd. Chef Kate will teach you simple, effective, healthy ways to maximize your time and budget by adapting basic recipes in several directions for less waste and more taste.


  • August 07, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Quick Weeknight Meals -Full-

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Three meals you can make in thirty minutes or less. With an emphasis on basic techniques of simple cooking, this class will also demonstrate how each recipe is infinitely adaptable.

    On the menu: Garlicky peanut Noodle Bowl, Herbed Quinoa-Veggie Bowl with Sesame-Lime Dressing, Best-Ever Sweet Potato Quesadillas.


  • August 12, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Global Flavors Gone Local -FULL-

    Instructor: Kate Moore

    Trade out your “Midwest” plate for some exotic recipes when Chef Kate shows you how to take items that you can find at your local market and spice them up with some flare! She will be sharing her kitchen tips and techniques on what you can do to change a recipe to develop the wonderful flavors of eclectic flare.

    In this class you will dictate which direction your meals will be heading whether you are wanting to learn how to make some popular Indian, Spanish, Tuscan, Thai, (and many other ethnic) dishes and flavors.


  • August 14, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM What's in Season: Summer Salads

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Just what it sounds like, only awesome. In this class we’ll talk about what’s in season when while making the most of our spring bounty, emphasizing how to choose, use, and store fresh, local ingredients.

    On the Menu: Asparagus and Mixed Greens Pasta Salad, Peachy Quinoa Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, Carrot Salad with Honeyed Sunflower Seeds, and Edith’s Magic (and Infinitely Modifiable) Formula for an Amazing Green Salad.


  • August 17, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Quick Weeknight Meals (afternoon class) -FULL-

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Three meals you can make in thirty minutes or less. With an emphasis on basic techniques of simple cooking, this class will also demonstrate how each recipe is infinitely adaptable.

    On the menu: Garlicky peanut Noodle Bowl, Herbed Quinoa-Veggie Bowl with Sesame-Lime Dressing, Best-Ever Sweet Potato Quesadillas.


  • August 19, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Gluten Free Summer Salads (option for dairy free also!)

    Instructor: Kate Moore


  • August 21, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Mambo Italiano -FULL-

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    A year after her return from three weeks in the heart of Italy, having labored since then to perfect her versions of the Tuscan family food she fell in love with there, Chef Edith brings you a class that will demystify Italian favorites and embrace the simplicity and brightness featured at the Italian table.
    On the menu: Traditional Tomato Bruschetta, Hearty Minestrone Soup, The World’s Best Lasagna, and
    Lemon-Ricotta Cookies.


  • August 24, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mambo Italiano (afternoon class) -FULL-

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    A year after her return from three weeks in the heart of Italy, having labored since then to perfect her versions of the Tuscan family food she fell in love with there, Chef Edith brings you a class that will demystify Italian favorites and embrace the simplicity and brightness featured at the Italian table.

    On the menu: Traditional Tomato Bruschetta, Hearty Minestrone Soup, The World’s Best Lasagna, and Lemon-Ricotta Cookies.


  • August 28, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Mexican Basics at Home -FULL-

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Um… Mexican food. Made easy. That pretty much sums it up. In this part-demo, part hands-on class, we’ll start with a basic all-purpose Mexican seasoning blend and use it to make a bunch of our favorite Mexican comfort foods. Then we’ll eat them. It’ll be a regular fiesta!

    On the menu: Edith’s All-Purpose Mexican Seasoning Blend, Restaurant-Style Salsa, Basic Guacamole, Mexican-Spiced Ground Beef, Red Rice and Boozy Pinto Beans, and 2-Minute Skillet Quesadillas.


  • September 04, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Asian Small Plates (Gluten Free)

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    International cooking styles can make the gluten-free lifestyle much more inspired and flavorful. Focusing on cuisine from a region of the world where wheat does not feature as prominently as it does in European and American cuisine, this class offers an introduction to gluten-free flours and noodles that shine in Asian dishes. Chef Edith will also cover how to avoid gluten in Asian pantry items and how to shop for (or create) safe substitutions.

    On the menu: Soba (buckwheat) Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce, Sesame-Cured Cucumbers, Green Onion Pancakes with Homemade Teriyaki Dipping Sauce, and Rice Noodle Salad with Tofu Croutons.


  • September 09, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Quick Weeknight Meals -FULL-

    Instructor: Kate Moore

    “What’s for dinner?” is the worst question when you’ve been working all day and you’re already hungry. This class will not only help you learn ways to prepare real food quickly, but how to plan in advance to have what you need on hand to make the most of your busy time.


  • September 11, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Easy Brunch for a Crowd

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Expect to leave with recipes and a game plan so that the next time you host brunch you can sleep in and still wow your friends.

    On the menu: No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls, What’s-in-Season Crustless Quiche, Citrus-Mint Salad, and Homemade Chai Tea Lattes.


  • September 14, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Brunch for a Crowd (afternoon)

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Expect to leave with recipes and a game plan so that the next time you host brunch you can sleep in and still wow your friends.

    On the menu: No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls, What’s-in-Season Crustless Quiche, Citrus-Mint Salad, and Homemade Chai Tea Lattes.


  • September 16, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Fast and Flexible Dinners

    Instructor: Kate Moore


  • September 18, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Quick Weeknight Meals

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Three meals you can make in thirty minutes or less. With an emphasis on basic techniques of simple cooking, this class will also demonstrate how each recipe is infinitely adaptable.

    On the menu: Garlicky peanut Noodle Bowl, Herbed Quinoa-Veggie Bowl with Sesame-Lime Dressing, Best-Ever Sweet Potato Quesadillas.


  • September 23, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Knife Skills -FULL-

    Instructor: Kate Moore

    Learning to cook is often an exciting and often intimidating process, but solid knowledge of basic knife skills and flavor pairing will give you a great had start towards building culinary confidence!

    We will make a couple of dishes in this class, however the class will be heavily focused on defining and fine-tuning your knife skills.


  • September 25, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Gluten Free 101: Breakfast Staples

    Instructor: Edith Cameron

    Chef Edith draws on her 2+ years of experience nourishing a gluten-free family as she shares her breakfast stand-bys with this class. We will keep it simple, focusing on whole foods, limiting our pancake recipe to one gluten free flour, and discovering that crust is unnecessary when our quiche filling is brilliant on its own.

    On the menu: Big Crunch Granola, Banana-Teff Pancakes, Maple-Date Mixed Grain Porridge, and Crust-less Apple, Ham and Cheddar Quiche


  • September 30, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Global Flavors Gone Local -FULL-

    Instructor: Kate Moore