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Autumn 2022 Cooking Class News

Hello autumn! As we transition into cool-weather, our in-person and online cooking classes have two brand new sessions to offer you. Would you like your at-home steak nights to rival your favorite restaurants? It's easier than you think! Do you need some crowd-pleasing go-to appetizers for upcoming celebrations and holiday parties? You are in the right place! Learn more here.

Pan-Seared Steak + Red Wine Pan Sauce Four Course Menu

It seems that we aren't hitting restaurants like we did in the BC (before Covid) days, as we've figured out that we've like the comfort of home and a fatter wallet! This class features pan-seared ribeye + a red wine pan sauce, garlic herb hasselback potatoes, a refreshing fall salad. It ends on a sweet note-- irresistible warm spiced apple sundaes! The menu is designed for two-- perfect for you and your bestie, your sweetheart, anyone you love, really.

The in-person class will be held up on our hill, a relaxing country respite, and includes a full dinner and a glass or Oregon wine. Register here.

Dates for this class:
Online: Tuesday, October 18 and Friday, November 4
In-Person: Sunday, November 6

Celebration Nibbles, Starters, and Appetizers

Do you struggle with appetizers like I do? They are so welcome and fun, but for me they are always a last minute afterthought. We can fix that! After taking this class, you'll be set with four amazing new appetizer recipes under your belt as we slide into the holiday season. Host a cocktail party with your new skills! Offer to bring a couple nibbles to the next party or feast!

The in-person classes will be held up on our hill, a relaxing country respite, complete with appetizers and local wine. Register here.

Dates for this class:
Online: Sunday, October 16 and Saturday, October 22
In-person: Thursday, November 10

Cooking Classes as a Fun Party

Private in-person and online cooking classes and parties are a great way to celebrate birthdays, retirements, special achievements, and wedding showers. They also make great gifts, especially if you want to create a special time with others who live near or far. For private parties and classes, we will customize the menu to your desires-- lots more degrees of freedom! Please email me at pam@101milekitchen.com to talk through your desires and set your date.

What People Are Saying!

Pam's class was such fun! She was extremely informative and gave us so many useful tips. She clearly explained the things to watch for while cooking our salmon so that it came out perfectly. I know I will use her tips in the future. She was a warm and personable teacher.
A really great cooking experience.

~Margaret B., online class

Pam was an engaging, knowledgeable and enthusiastic cook with excellent communication skills. We had a relaxed, fun class and rewarded with delicious dishes, recipes and the desire to return for other cooking adventures. Without hesitation, I recommend taking any of her classes.
She is a cooking wizard!
~Patricia M., in-person class

Connect with others over the joy of food once again! Treat yourself to a cooking class experience.

You will learn restaurant-quality menus, and the skills to confidently prepare these special meals for family and friends in our in-person demo + dine and online cook-along cooking classes.

I'm Pam, half-century home cook, recipe developer, former restaurant pastry chef, and cooking instructor. I fell in love with the cuisine of the PNW thirty years ago, and I love to teach you how to bring it to your table, no matter where you live.

All experience levels are welcome and supported at our class workshops. You'll meet new friends, and we'll have fun in a casual learning environment. I hope to meet you soon!

Class Formats

Throw a Cooking Class Party!

Private online and in-person cooking classes are a fun way to celebrate. To set a date or to learn more email me at pam@101milekitchen.com.

Online cooking classes are cook-along in format. Students will receive an ingredient list, recipes, and equipment list 5-7 days prior to class. Classes are limited to 12 devices, so you get lots of individual support and attention.

In-person classes are demonstration in format, and include a light meal of the food we prepare and a glass of wine which you will enjoy in a country setting with a grand view of a vineyard, a lake, and across the southern Willamette Valley, just outside Eugene, Oregon. (Address provided upon paid class registration.) In-person classes are limited to six students.

Corporate Team Building or Employee Rewards

Bring your team together over laughter and food! Let's schedule your next team-building cooking classes online or in-person by emailing me at pam@101milekitchen.com.

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You’re in the right place!  I’m Pam Spettel, home cooking expert and guide, and I’m here to show you how to break up with cooking and hospitality anxiety, learn how to use recipes as guides rather than strict rules, and let your cooking intuition and confidence soar.

Superpower: Dreaming up recipes that work, serving them to my friends and family, and writing little stories about how cooking them well is the same as loving well.

Inspiration: Ingredients! The fresh, colorful, fragrant, local, seasonal ingredients found in the Pacific Northwest are my creative medium.

Heroes: Local food and wine producers– the people who keep me, my family, and our community nourished and happy.

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