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Unless otherwise indicated, recipes are not designed for special dietary needs.
Coming up... Simple & Sane Detox, Mexican Specialties, Pizza Pizazz

Slow Joe's Cooking (Crockpot Cooking)
With our lives so hectic with family and work schedules, let TJ Tramonto and Lisa Scott help you feed your family with some delicious meals, quickly prepared and slowly cooked – Trader Joe’s style.

Instructors: Lisa Scott and T.J. Tramonto. Lisa Scott is a personal chef who has a B.S. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. She has been teaching cooking classes at the adult school for 10 years. T.J. Tramonto is a graduate of Westlake Culinary Institute and a professional caterer.

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4265-3
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Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum, pictured, and Susan Bernstein, your chefs
A Spring Series with Patty & Susan
Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum and Susan Bernstein are back to dazzle us with their spring series of easy entertaining. Enjoy one or all three of the classes. Come hungry as they usually do between 5-6 recipes and be ready to throw your next easy entertaining party.
 
Patty & Susan:
Appetizers
Patty and Susan will be making some of their all-time favorite appetizers like asparagus with puff pastry, stuffed tomatoes and a chipotle shrimp dish that’s super delicious.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4091-1
 
Patty & Susan:
Sides
Patty and Susan will be making some of their all-time favorite sides from a quinoa salad, to a green salad and, of course, a great pasta side dish.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4087-1
 
Patty & Susan:
A Spring Picnic
Patty and Susan will be making some of their all-time favorite picnic items from a great pasta salad and potato salad to a turkey burger (served in lettuce wraps).

Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4095-1
 
Instructors: Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum & Susan Bernstein. Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum is a graduate from the Westlake Culinary Institute and she does blogging at MmGood.com where she posts easy recipes with video tutorials. Susan Bernstein is an amazing cook who specializes in easy and delicious recipes. Together Patty and Susan have been doing catering jobs creating amazing dishes and events.graduated from the Academy of Culinary Education (ACE). She is a private chef, culinary instructor and product developer in the Ventura County.
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Speak-Cook-Eat
the Italian Experience

Clarissa is back with all new recipes. In this interactive class learn how to make a delicious Italian meal and some basic Italian vocabulary; how to introduce yourself and how to order in a restaurant. We will do roleplaying while we cook, so be prepared to have some fun speaking, cooking and eating in Italian. No previous cooking or language experience necessary.

Instructor: Clarissa Fishmangrew up between the U.S. and Italy where she spent summers at her grandmother’s house in northern Tuscany. Her first language is Italian. Cooking delicious Tuscan specialties with her mom, aunts and grandmother was a big part of her upbringing. She is a devout foodie and is very passionate about Italian cuisine. She has been an Italian teacher for over 25 years.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4264-2

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The Paleo Diet (Paleolithic)

This is also referred to as the caveman diet and is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals. It emphasizes fresh foods that are nutrient dense, with lots of naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals and avoids foods that are processed and less nutritional. For losing weight, reducing inflammatory disease risks, increase energy and muscle, the Paleo diet has gained popularity. We’ll prepare delicious dishes that fit the Paleo dietary plan and discuss the pros and cons.

Instructor: Suzanne Landry is the author of The Passionate Vegetable and Fresh Food Matters. As a fresh food chef and wellness educator, author and lively guest lecturer for over 25 years, she has inspired many people on their road to health and vitality.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4716-1

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Art of French Preserve Making
Visit the Alsace, the French region bordering Germany in a culinary wonderland overseen by great chefs. Learn to make your personal brand of mustard, and to go with it, get handson with your own batch of naturally pickled, or fermented, vegetables full of probiotics. For dessert, learn the secrets of making world class French jam that explodes with flavor as it meets your tongue. Discussions will include the science behind the methods, so you can preserve with confidence. You’ll leave class with a list of resources and recipes to ensure that you can repeat these processes at home

Instructor: Elizabeth Heumier has a BS in Food Science from Cal Poly SLO. She has Food Safety Certification in every category of food canning from UC Davis and is an award winning home canner.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4092-1
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Pizza Pizazz
Learn to make pizza using pizza stones and dough. Come enjoy prosciutto and arugula pizza, margherita pizza, vegetarian pizza and the pièce de résistance – truffle pizza.

Instructor: Tracey Nairin. After graduating from UCLA and a career in education, Tracey graduated from the Westlake Culinary Institute. She is a personal chef and has extensive knowledge of wine and food pairings.
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4240-1
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What I Learned in Cooking School 101
We are all chefs at heart who enjoy learning terms like “mise en place” and “mirepoix” adding that extra flair and turning heads. Enjoy a quick, but informative class on techniques and culinary terms. Spend an evening learning about cooking methods, basic sanitation, and knives. Learn how to create a vegetable stock that can work as a base for any soup or recipe. Taste the great flavors that come from making your own salad dressings, all delicious flavors we will be tasting and dipping into. Come explore the culinary arts.
Instructor: Mary Avery graduated from the Oxnard Culinary/Hotel Management Program. She owns and operates two companies – Elysian Fields specializing in farm to table catering for intimate dinner parties and Cerise, a bath and body manufacturer.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4211-1
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Healthy & Fast Meals for a Busy Family
How to prepare a week’s worth of meals which are healthy and delicious for the busy family – roast chicken, turkey chili, Korean BBQ and many more.

Instructor: Tracey Nairin. After graduating from UCLA and a career in education, Tracey graduated from the Westlake Culinary Institute. She is a personal chef and has extensive knowledge of wine and food pairings.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4094-1
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Light & Healthy Meal Planning
Learn how to prepare low calorie, light and healthy foods for you and the whole family! Fun and easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. Learn the secrets of being slim and having more energy with these practical tips that Gail enthusiastically shares. You can expect to fine tune your palate, get more creative, learn the importance of food presentation, improve your relationship with food and become more aware of making healthier food choices. Presentation, food demonstration, food and beverage samplings all included. Bring a notepad and pen.

Instructors: Gail Arias is a certified nutritionist, healthy wellness and fitness expert.

6 Tuesdays
Feb 10 - March 17, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $125
Please note that the food fee is already included in the cost of the class. There is no additional food fee payable to the instructor.
#4009-1
 
Simple & Sane Detox

You don’t have to make radical changes to allow your body to gently cleanse. Gentle and slow is always wiser. Learn about what it means to “detox” or cleanse the body, juicing vs. blended drinks; what foods support the body in cleansing and when is the best time to allow your body to detox. In this class, Suzanne will demonstrate some delicious light dishes and have students sample blended drinks and delicious green juices. Come away renewed and inspired for a healthier and lighter new year.

Instructor: Suzanne Landry is the author of The Passionate Vegetable and Fresh Food Matters. As a fresh food chef and wellness educator, author and lively guest lecturer for over 25 years, she has inspired many people on their road to health and vitality.

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4715-1

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Empty Nester
Cooking for Two

Chef Suzanne Landry

Try some delicious dishes that are easy to prepare and good enough for company. Discover some tips and chef shortcuts to spending less time in the kitchen. We’ll discover some shopping tips to reduce waste and makeover ideas for extending one meal into three.

Instructor: Suzanne Landry is the author of The Passionate Vegetable and Fresh Food Matters. As a fresh food chef and wellness educator, author and lively guest lecturer for over 25 years, she has inspired many people on their road to health and vitality.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4717-1

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Mexican Specialties — Ole!
Learn how to make tantalizing enchiladas with authentic Mexican rice and beans and homemade tortillas.

Instructor: Nancy Gonzalez is one of the most vivacious traditional Mexican cooks and teachers in the Conejo Valley today. Inspiration for her recipes and hospitality grow out of her long, rich family history in southern Mexico.

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4236-1
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Chefs Lisa Scott & T.J. Tramonto

Cooking with Trader Joes

You’ve found all the unique items at your favorite store. Now, what can you do with them? Our chefs will answer your questions about Trader Joe’s new products and help you create interesting, healthful meals using them plus seasonal ingredients. The menu will be based on what is new and fresh at Trader Joe’s. Due to the popularity of this class, we will offer two sessions. The same recipes will be featured, sign up for only one of these sessions.

Instructors: Lisa Scott and T.J. Tramonto. Lisa Scott is a personal chef who has a B.S. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. She has been teaching cooking classes at the adult school for 10 years. T.J. Tramonto is a graduate of Westlake Culinary Institute and a professional caterer.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4255-1

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4255-2

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Advanced Cooking with Trader Joe's

If you have enjoyed our Cooking with Trader Joe’s classes in the past, join us for a more in-depth class using Trader Joe’s products. The instructors will use more advanced cooking techniques and recipes for those who are more interested in the art of cooking. The menu will be determined by what new ingredients are available.

Instructors: Lisa Scott and T.J. Tramonto. Lisa Scott is a personal chef who has a B.S. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. She has been teaching cooking classes at the adult school for 10 years. T.J. Tramonto is a graduate of Westlake Culinary Institute and a professional caterer.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4259-1

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Our Best Brunch
Whether you want to update your Sunday breakfast, plan a simple brunch for a small group or a breakfast meal to dazzle a crowd, we’ve got just the right brunch recipe ideas for you. French toast, breakfast casseroles, eggs, flaky croissants and more. Many of these recipes can be prepared the night before and tossed in the oven the next morning!

Instructors: Vicki Smither has taught cooking classes for 6 years and has participated in numerous cooking groups including ones in Europe.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4088-1

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Spring Salads
Join us as we create salads that go way beyond basic lettuce-and-tomato fare, incorporating vegetables, meats, cheese and grains to become the focal point of a healthful meal! Vegetarians, people with allergies, even picky eaters will find fun and tasty recipes!

Instructors: Vicki Smither has taught cooking classes for 6 years and has participated in numerous cooking groups including ones in Europe.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4098-1

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Garden to Table
Do you love the idea of eating fresh vegetables but aren’t sure how to make them taste great? Whether you have your own garden or buy them fresh, I have some delicious recipes to please your family and wow a crowd. Most recipes are simple and can be prepared for week nights.

Instructor: Michelle Fishman has a BS in Dietetics and is a Registered Dietician. She has a passion for cooking and enjoys teaching others how to be creative in the kitchen.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)

#4309-1
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Spring Favorites from the Barefoot Contessa
Back by popular demand, come join us and get a taste of Ina Garten’s best fall recipes. Her recipes are easy to follow and easy for entertaining - all of the must-haves for cooking with Jill as well. From soups to entrees to desserts - we will have a sampling of all. Come hungry, leave happy.

Instructor: Jill Fisher has a BS in Food Science and Nutrition and worked for 8 years as a trainer for a nutritional analysis software company. She is a licensed personal chef and author of My Best Friend’s Kitchen.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4008-1

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Local Mojo - Cooking Like a Local
In Hawaii, local “mojo” is what the locals eat and the secret places they go to get the best fish or fruits or the dishes the restaurants make just for them. We have a huge resource of markets in this area, but the same question still remains - what do I make for dinner? Or lunch? Or for company? This class will give you an arsenal of recipes that are semi-homemade, using products that you can pick up at our local go - to places. Because the secret to every good cook is not only the know how, but the know where. Come hungry - lots of sampling and fun!

Instructor: Jill Fisher has a BS in Food Science and Nutrition and worked for 8 years as a trainer for a nutritional analysis software company. She is a licensed personal chef and author of My Best Friend’s Kitchen.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6:00 – 8:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $50 plus $15 food fee payable to instructor
(cash only for food fee)
#4359-1
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