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Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper to offer variety of classes starting September 4

Latham, N.Y., 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning September 4, the Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper will be offering a variety of classes that range from basic cooking to more advanced recipes and skill levels, including; ethnic foods, quick meals, appetizers, baking and pastry classes. The registration fee for each class ranges from $20 to $60.

Thursday, September 4; 12pm to 1pm
Lunch and Learn: Making Fresh Pasta
Chef John demonstrates how to make homemade pasta in your own kitchen. Participants will enjoy fettuccini with carbonara/pomodoro sauces and salad with Balsamic vinaigrette for lunch. (Registration: $ 20 per person)

Saturday, September 6; 11am to 12:30pm OR 2 to 3:30pm
Taste Bud: A is for Apple, B is for Baking
The Taste Bud class (geared towards kids ages 5-8; parents are required to stay within Market Bistro for the length of this class) is where kids will peel and slice apples and make apple and grilled cheese sandwiches and apple pie with homemade vanilla ice cream. (Registration: $25 per person)

Wednesday, September 10; 6 to 9 pm
Apple Harvest
Participants will make an entire meal using recipes with apples as the main ingredient. Selections include mixed greens with cider vinaigrette, grilled Jonagold apples, and fried goat cheese croutons; grilled salmon with a Fuji apple-fennel slaw; pan-seared pork chop with Empire apple and cider shallot sauce; and Granny Smith apple-cranberry strudel. (Registration: $ 55 per person (wine served))

Thursday, September 11; 12 to 1 pm
Lunch and Learn: All-American Classics
Chef John demonstrates an all-American classic lunch in honor of our first responders. Participants will enjoy a lunch of buttermilk fried chicken with flaky silver-dollar biscuits and pan gravy and red, white and blue coleslaw. (Registration: $ 20 per person)

Friday, September 12; 6 to 9 pm
Italian Favorites
Participants will create and enjoy some favorite “cibo di conforto” meals including penne á la vodka, braciole and beans and greens. (Registration: $ 55 per person (wine served))

Saturday, September 13; 11am to 1pm OR 3 to 5pm
Junior Chef: Kids Cook Italian
Culinary students ages 9-14 (ages 15-17 are welcome) will learn how to make how to make a family favorite and you can give mom the night off. Dishes include spaghetti and meatballs; homemade marinara sauce; garlic bread and chocolate-dipped cannoli (Registration: $30 per person)

Sunday, September 14; 11am to 2pm (demonstrations begin every half hour)
School Tour and Demonstration
Stop in to see The Cooking School’s own Chef John demonstrate potato pancakes with sour cream and cranberry apple butter. Grab a sample, a brochure and talk with our Culinary Team to see what classes are coming this fall. (FREE/No registration required)

Tuesday, September 16; 6 to 9pm
Popular Restaurant Sauces
We’ll take the mystery out of sauces featured in many restaurants with simple one-pan sauces for chicken, pork, and seafood. Recipes include chicken Française, a lemon and white wine sauce; pork Marsala, a hearty brown sauce with Marsala wine and mushrooms and poached salmon Beurre Blanc, a creamy herb and butter sauce. (Registration: $ 55 per person (wine served))

Thursday, September 18; 12 to 1 pm
Lunch and Learn: Cheeseburger in Paradise
Chef John gives the all-American classic burger a makeover with a tropical twist. Participants will enjoy a Caribbean-Style Burger (a blend of pork and beef) served with mango ketchup, plantain chips, and key lime pie. (Registration: $ 20 per person)

Friday, September 19; 6 to 9 pm
Girls Night Out: Chocolate Decadence
Can’t go a day without chocolate? We’ve got you covered with delicious desserts to satisfy any chocolate craving. Recipes include: chocolate truffles; chocolate mousse and lava cake. (Registration: $55 per person (light fare and wine served))

Saturday, September 20; 1 to 4 pm
Canning Workshop
Capture the flavors of the harvest to enjoy year round. You’ll try them all and take home a jar of each sauce to show off your newly found canning skills. Participants will make tomato basil sauce served with fresh pasta; apple-cranberry relish; and fresh fruit jams served with assorted crackers. (Registration: $55 per person)

Tuesday, September 23; 6 to 9 pm
Gluten-Free Fall Baking
Guest Instructor and author of Easy Gluten-Free Baking and How to Cook Gluten-Free Elizabeth Barbonewelcomes fall with wonderful gluten-free treats. Recipes include rustic apple pie, spicy pumpkin bread, layered trifle; grilled pumpkin bread with pear compote and molasses cookies. Recipes shown and sampled during class will contain dairy, with dairy-free substitutions discussed in class. (Registration: $55 per person)

Wednesday, September 24; 6 to 9 pm
Create some great tailgating recipes to go along with the big game, whether you’re watching from the stands or from the couch. Recipes include: Buffalo chicken wing dip; Commissioner’s crab dip; Philly cheesesteak pinwheels; Cowboy chili; and game day BBQ kabobs. (Registration: $55 per person (beer served))

Thursday, September 25; 6 to 9 pm
The Art of Risotto
In Italy, risotto is served as the “primo” (first course), but has become popular as a side or entrée. Participants will make wild mushroom risotto; butternut squash and farro risotto; and seafood risotto. (Registration: $55 per person (wine served))

Saturday, September 27; 12 to 1 pm
Lunch and Learn: Guest Chef Momma Jean Marotta
Guest Chef and author of Momma Jean’s Kitchen Cookbook Momma Jean Marotta will demonstrate and participants will enjoy a lunch of her fan favorite recipe, spaghetti and meatballs. (Registration: $20 per person)

Tuesday, September 30; 6 to 9 pm
Baking Breakfast
Participants will bake items that will have everyone to the breakfast table on time. Recipes include: strata; seasonal muffins; sour cream coffee cake; and Rachael Ray’s oven home fries. (Registration: $55 per person)

Register online at or by visiting The Cooking School @ Market Bistro.

Located in the Latham Price Chopper (873 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110), the Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper is a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with hands-on cooking stations where attendees can learn to cook or expand cooking expertise. Each station is fully stocked with appliances, knives, and cooking equipment designed to resemble a home kitchen. Both hands-on and demonstration cooking classes are offered, including classes for children. With a wide variety of themes, classes will be taught by a member of Price Chopper’s Cooking School Culinary Team, as well as guests such as local chefs, nutrition experts, and cookbook authors.

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About Price Chopper: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 51% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit

Maureen Murphy

EPR Retail News