Adult Classes

Kids Cook Pantry Series Canceled till further notice

Introducing Kids Cook Memphis for Grownups! 

A Sunday afternoon class that allows you to go home with dinner already made!

Since I started offering camps for kids, I’ve had adults asking me whether I’d consider doing classes for them. Most of them are like me — they have busy days that don’t leave lots of time for turning out picture-perfect meals, but they still want to eat well. More importantly, they want the skills and know-how to feed themselves, their friends and their families without drama.

That’s why I’ve developed the Pantry Series. The idea behind this series of half-day classes is simple. To make foods you like,  

  • keep basic ingredients on hand and know how to use them
  • own a few good tools rather than unnecessary gadgets
  • master basic skills and techniques rather than relying on complicated recipes

This series will not teach you to make elaborate meals for your next showcase dinner party. Instead, we focus on home cooking, so you’ll feel more confident and dine out less. Home-cooked meals are almost always healthier than restaurant meals, and usually cost less, too. In addition, I’ll teach you how to stock your pantry (including your fridge and freezer) and plan your meals and shopping.

Here’s how classes will work. We’ll meet at the Church Health Teaching Kitchen in Crosstown Concourse from 2-5 on Sunday afternoons. We’ll talk about the day’s theme and plan, and then we’ll get cooking. At the end of class, you’ll leave with new skills and ideas — and dinner for 4.

Series 1 Dates and Descriptions: All classes meet 2-5 pm at the Church Health Center Teaching Kitchen at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Avenue Suite 142, Memphis, TN 38104. Park in the parking structure and enter at the West Atrium.

Menus are subject to change, but this is a good idea of what we’ll make in this first series. I’m happy to try to accommodate most dietary needs.

September 2: The Mediterranean Pantry, featuring Smoky Baba Ganoush, Homemade Pita, Greek Salad with Spice-Roasted Chickpeas, Greek Yogurt with Balsamic Strawberries

September 9: The Mexican Pantry, featuring Black Bean Enchilada Casserole, Guacamole, Cabbage and Cilantro Slaw, Mexican Chocolate Pudding

September 16: The American Pantry, featuring Split Pea Soup, Salmon Croquettes with Herb Mayo, Green Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette, Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream


Cost includes dinner for 4, packaged to bring home to your family. Also includes The Pantry Packet, a guide to stocking your kitchen with all you need to make dinner on the fly.

Series of three classes: $240

Individual classes: $95/each