Cooking Classes

With Phil Dunn

Summer 2021

Welcome back!


I think it is time to get back in the kitchen.  Hopefully everyone is ready to learn some new recipes, gain some new skills, meet some new friends, and have fun in the kitchen again!  We have survived COVID and hopefully everyone has been vaccinated so we will all feel safe being together again.

Friday, July 30 - 5 p.m.

French Classics

Bourride - Fish & Shrimp Stew with Aioli

Coq au Vin - Chicken Cooked in White Wine

Mashed Potatoes

Provencal Vegetable Tian

Pear & Apricot Tarte Tatin 

Saturday, July 31 - 9 a.m.

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

Baking a fabulous chocolate cake need not be a daunting task.  Learn how to make a moist, rich cake with a choice of two frostings:  Chocolate Italian Buttercream and my amazing double chocolate frosting.  Lunch will be served.

Friday, August 6 - 5 p.m.

Amazing Pizzas

My recipe for a thin-crust pizza will be the basis for a variety of pizzas I guarantee you will enjoy. We will have a selection of ingredients so you can personalize your own pizza. These will include bbq chicken, caramelized onions & garlic, goat cheese, fresh spinach & herbs, italian sausage, parmesan, pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. 

Saturday, August 7 - 9 a.m.

American Pies

Cherry Pie with an Almond Crust

Apple & Cranberry pie with a Walnut & Nutmeg Crust

Pecan, Bourbon & White Chocolate Pie with a Toasted Pecan Crust

Ginger-Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie

Lunch will be served.

Friday, August 13 - 5 p.m.

Date Night Special Dinner

Baby Spinach Salad with Oranges, Strawberries & Toasted Almonds

Garlic-Studded Roast Leg of Lamb with Leek & Mushroom Risotto

Sautéed Fresh Asparagus with Roasted Pine Nuts & Pink Peppercorns

Lemon Creme Brûlée with Fresh Raspberries

Saturday, August 14 - 9 a.m.

Saturday Bread Class

Fundamentals of Sourdough Breads

Learning How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Biscuits

Sourdough Waffles with Individual Omelettes

Sourdough Brioche Bread & Rolls with Added Whole Grains

Monday, August 16 - 6 p.m.

A Selection of my Favorite Desserts

Austrian Apple Strudel "Mit Schlag" (With Whipped Cream)

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Creme Brûlée With Variations

Wienerschnitzel will be our dinner entrée 

Wednesday, August 18 - 6 p.m.

Filled Pastas and Crepes

We start with a basic pasta dough and my super-easy crepe batter.

Then, we make:

  1. 4-Cheese Raviolis,

  2. Spinach, Mushroom, & Garlic Tortellinis, 

  3. Meat-Filled Cannelloni Crepes, and

  4. Vegetarian Manicotti Crepes

Caesar Salad and an Apple Crisp round out our meal.

Saturday, August 21 - 6 p.m.

Dinner from the Countryside

Baked Gruyere Cheese Puffs

Roasted Chicken with Fennel & Lemon

Perfect Hash Brown Potatoes

Gratin of Root Vegetables

My Yeast Rolls

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday, August 23 - 6 p.m.

Sheet Pan Dinners

Fajitas with Guacamole & Homemade Salsa

Pork Chops with Zucchini, Basil, & Wild Rice

Baked Feta with Broccolini, Tomatoes, Lemon & Orzo

Chocolate Cake Baked in a Sheet Pan for Dessert

Friday, August 27 - 6 p.m.

New Ideas with Chicken

Chicken & Waffles

Ina's Lemon Chicken Breasts

BLT Chicken with Rosemary Mayonnaise

Chicken Tetrazzini Lasagna

Plus, a Greek Salad and Strawberries Romanoff for Dessert

Saturday, August 28 - From 9 a.m. Until Noon

One-on-One Knife Skills Get-Togethers

Sharpen your knife skills -- and your knives!

You bring your own knives, we sharpen them on an oil stone, and I give you tips about the best ways to use your knives.

I will take reservations at 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30.

The price for this 30-minute class is just $40.


My classes are held at Architectural Kitchens & Baths, the yellow house across from Kroger on Euclid, at the corner of Euclid & Lafayette Avenues in Chevy Chase. The address, for those of you using global positioning, is 345 Lafayette Avenue. Parking is available on the Euclid Avenue side of the building as well as on Lafayette Avenue in front of the building.


Check the starting times as they vary depending on the class.


Classes are $75 per person. Cash and checks are accepted. Gift certificates are also available and make great presents for family & friends.


Please call (859-533-3553) or email ( to reserve your place in the classes you are interested in. I require a minimum of eight persons to conduct each class so let your friends know in case they might like to attend. If you need to cancel a reservation, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance so I can offer the space to someone else.