Sneak Preview: March At COOK

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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the time has come once again. COOK is releasing their new March schedule on Thursday at 2pm, and because you are a loyal Foobooz reader, you’re getting a sneek peek at the details in order to plan your attack.

There are a lot of good classes this month (Nick Macri doing lamb, Andrew Wood teaching a pasta class, Brian Ricci on brunch, Pat Oliveri from Pat’s King Of Steaks doing a class entitled “Beyond The Cheesesteak”, and the triumphant return of Foobooz Open Stove Night), so you’re gonna want to pick your classes now and be ready to make with the clicky-clicky just as soon as things go live on Thursday. The best of these are going to sell out fast. You’ve been warned.

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About Last Night: They Do It On Top Chef All The Time…

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We’ve been doing Open Stove nights at COOK for a long time now. We call it episode 41, but really there have been more like 45, maybe 50. There are a few early ones and a few weird ones that just never seem to make the count. Call them the Lost Open Stoves.

But regardless, we’ve done a lot of these. And for this one–a battle between crews from Local 44 and Rex 1516–we were looking for a new sort of challenge for the chefs. Something we hadn’t done before. And at the very last minute, we decided to do someting that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time now. A challenge crippling enough that, when I first announced it, midway through the appetizer round, the chefs and their sous just kind of stood there for a minute, assuming I was kidding.

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Sneak Preview: COOK’s February Schedule

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New year, new you. That’s what people say, right? New expectations, new experiences and, hey, maybe a little new knowledge, too. So with that in mind, we have a sneak peek at the new schedule of upcoming classes at COOK–a place where you can learn about everything from tacos with Jason Cichonski to shellfish with Joncarl Lachman. It ain’t all just about drinking SPAM shots and cooking with gummy bears, folks…

Check out the upcoming schedule after the jump. It goes live at 2pm tomorrow, and the best classes are gonna sell out fast, so you know what to do…

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Sneak Preview: COOK’s January Schedule

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And here we are again. It’s just about time for the COOK crew to post their January class schedule, and we’re here for you with an early look at what they’re offering. Ticketing goes live tomorrow (Friday) at 2pm, so whether you’re looking at using a class or two as a holiday gift (always a fine idea), or just to come and watch us torture some local chefs, it’s wise to get there early, know what classes you’re after, and start clicking.

So without further ado…

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COOK’s Lily Cope Is Showing Off Her Wing Prowess Tonight

Nothing says wing connoisseur like a fur.

Nothing says wing connoisseur like a fur.

Lily Cope, executive director of COOK is trying to prove she’s picked up a thing or two from the chefs that have held classes at the Rittenhouse Square presentation kitchen. Tonight the wings she has designed will be served at Sidecar Bar & Grille starting at 5 p.m. The wings feature special breaded ranch and dill pickle brined wings served with ranch dressing, Crystal’s hot butter sauce and celery ribbon salad.

I’ll admit that sounds pretty good, but can it really be better than the Foobooz Wings that have served as the basis of Kraftwork’s wings? I doubt it.

So come on down and join Cope as she hangs out for wings, booze, fun and a little smack talk from yours truly.

Sidecar Bar & Grille [Foobooz]

Sneak Preview: December Classes at COOK

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Winter is coming. And so is the new class schedule at COOK. So brace yourself for cold weather, pumpkin-flavored everything and holiday-inspired December classes.

Ticketing goes live Wednesday at 2pm, so make sure to be in front of your computer and ready to reserve your spot.

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Sneak Preview: November Classes at Cook

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As we dive head first into the fall season and with schools now fully in session, it’s time for the grown ups to start thinking about getting some education (plus dinner and drinks). With that in mind, we once again present our sneak peek at the November class schedule at COOK.

Ticketing goes live tomorrow afternoon at 2pm, so check out the list below and be ready to start clicking.

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COOK’s October Class Schedule

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Hey guess what? COOK’s schedule of October classes just went live earlier this afternoon. So for those of you looking to learn a little something about Belgian beer, French pasties, Italian wines, vegan noodles or Basque cuisine, this should be a big day.

We’ve got the full schedule after the jump, and tickets for all classes are available now.

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Free Cooking School For Ten Of The Best Working Cooks In Philly

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With everyone else headed back to school this week, we got to thinking. You know what we haven’t done in a while? Gotten together with the crew from COOK and planned out a new semester of their COOK Masters program.

For those of you who maybe haven’t heard of this before, here’s how it works. The COOK Masters program is an intensive, nine-week professional course that meets once a week (generally Mondays, though a couple of Tuesdays as well) for personal instruction in basic and advanced cooking techniques taught by some of the biggest names in town. We’re talking Peter Woolsey from Bistrot La Minette (and La Peg) doing sauces, Heather Thomason from Kensington Quarters showing you how to break down whole pigs, Vedge’s Rich Landau educating you on the basics of vegan food. No, seriously. Rich Landau–one of the best and most respected vegan restauranteurs in the country. And he’s going to hang out with you for an afternoon to talk about cooking with vegetables.

And the best part? It’s all free.

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