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Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Learn the tricks of the trade from local culinary experts!

I’ll admit – my ability to eat food is far greater than my ability to prepare it! Thankfully, there are many opportunities to learn the tricks of the trade from our local culinary experts right here in Colorado Springs and around the state.

There are several cooking classes on the horizon, so feast your eyes on this upcoming calendar of events (in order of date):


1. Date Night – Food As Art

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Friday, January 13 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

The Cooks Marketplace | 4697 Centennial Blvd (Colorado Springs)

Learn how to create beautiful food during this date night-themed cooking class! Couples will team up to make an appetizer, entrée, and dessert course, each paired with a decadent wine. The menu includes: avocado flowers with spicy oils and herbs, vegetable tarts, and chocolate avocado mousse. Discuss cooking tips and learn how to pair wines with food during this fun and romantic evening. Cost: $75 per person | Call to Register: 719-960-4414


2. Grain School with Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (3 Days)

January 13-16 – 9:00am-5:50pm

University of Colorado Colorado Springs | 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy (Colorado Springs)

A bit more in depth then a regular ‘ol cooking class, this three-day course offered to both the public and to UCCS students explores the history and culture of global grains. Learn about their biology, growing, sustainability, production, and uses in an educational setting. Students will also learn how to cook and bake with heritage and ancient grains. Cost: $395 per person | Click Here to Register


3. Pig Picking Class and Dinner

12 Upcoming Cooking Classes in Colorado Springs and Beyond
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Monday, January 16 – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Till Kitchen | 9633 Prominent Point (Colorado Springs)

Jason Nauert, renowned certified butcher and director of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat, will demonstrate how to break down a pig while sharing some of his expert tips. Afterwards, enjoy a feast of barbecue pork complete with all the fixin’s and free flowing beer and wine. Group seating in a semi-private dining room. Cost: $65 per person | Call to Register: 719-282-8004


4. Vegetarian Indian Cooking

Saturday, January 21 – 10:00am-1:00pm

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts | 637 S. Broadway St Suite H (Boulder)
Indian cuisine is rich in spices and flavor. Learn how to cook classic Indian dishes including cucumber salad, Peas Pulao, Bega Bhartha, Moongi Dai, Aloo Gobi, Basmati Rice, Chana Masala, Rotis, Carrot Koshimbir, Kheer, and Royal Bengal Chai, all vegetarian-style. Cost: $99 per person | Click Here to Register


5. Date Night – Chef’s Choice

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Saturday, January 21 – 6:00pm-9:30pm

The Cooking Studio | 123 College Ave, Suite 130 (Fort Collins)

Grab your honey for a laughter-inducing and memorable evening of cooking. Each couple will tackle a different part of the menu with help from Chef Manno. Once complete, everyone will come together for a veritable feast including wine. The menu? Well, you’ll just have to come to find out! Cost: $75 per person ($150 per couple) | Click Here to Register


6. Asian Appetizers and Raw Sushi

Tuesday, January 24 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

Follow the Ruel | 1386 US Hwy 287 (Broomfield)

Impress your friends by learning how to make sushi using only the best ingredients. Prepare shrimp, California, and dessert spring rolls while also discovering the secret to perfect sticky rice. Cost: $39 per person | Click Here to Register


7. Healthy, Hearty Dinner Bowls by Nourish Community Market

12 Upcoming Cooking Classes in Colorado Springs and Beyond
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Wednesday, January 25 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

Expo Recreation Center | 10955 East Exposition Ave (Aurora)

On the menu for this community cooking class are winter roasted vegetable bowls with falafel, Korean rice bowls (Bibimbap), and yogurt cups with fruit compote. Nourish Community Market is a community-owned grocery store featuring highly nutritious, wholesome, and sustainably-sourced products. Cost: $30 per person ($15 for members) | Click Here to Register


8. Authentic French Crepes

Saturday, January 28 – 9:00am-2:00pm

The French Kitchen | Rockrimmon (Colorado Springs)

This five-hour class, taking place in the cozy home of French chef, Blandine Brutel, will prepare you to make the perfect crepe. Topics of this class include: fillings, technique, utensils, and batters. Participants will make their own sweet and savory crepes. Leave equipped with recipes and extra filling for future crepes! Cost: $104 per person | Click Here to Register (Note: classes book very quickly as they only accommodate six people.)


9. Kids Cooking Class

12 Upcoming Cooking Classes in Colorado Springs and Beyond
Photo Courtesy of The Cooks Marketplace

Sunday, January 29 – 12:00pm-1:30pm

The Cooks Marketplace | 4697 Centennial Blvd (Colorado Springs)

Grab your kiddos for a cooking class built for fun! Each participant will make and bake a savory pot pie that they will enjoy for lunch, and they will also make a sweet pie to show off at home. Cost: $35 per person | Call to Register: 719-960-4414


10. It’s All About The Braise

Monday, February 6 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Savory Spice Shop | 110 N. Tejon St (Colorado Springs)

Join this monthly cooking class with rotating local chefs at Savory Spice Shop located in downtown Colorado Springs. Chef Kathy Anderson will be facilitating this month’s class on the technique of braising. Cost: $35 per person | Call to Register: 719-633-8803


11. Sweet Tarts

12 Upcoming Cooking Classes in Colorado Springs and Beyond

Tuesday, February 14 – 9:00am-12:00pm

The French Kitchen | Rockrimmon (Colorado Springs)

For a sugary treat this Valentine’s Day, attend this three-hour course to learn how to prepare sweet tarts with French chef, Blandine Brutel. Make dough from scratch and learn about a variety of fillings. Leave with two 11” tarts (one chocolate and one fruit) as well as dough for a tart to make at home. Cost: $79 per person | Click Here to Register (Note: classes book very quickly as they only accommodate six people.)


12. The Best of BBQ

Saturday, February 18 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

Colorado BBQ Outfitters | 5921 N. Academy Blvd (Colorado Springs)

Hear straight from the experts about the basics of America’s favorite sauce, barbeque. Topics covered include: types of smokers and grills; wood and meat pairings; choosing quality meats; rubs, marinades, and sauces; and temperatures and cooking times. Learn how to make brisket, ribs, pork shoulder, and chicken that will make your mouth water. Cost: $60 per person ($70 per couple) | Call to Register: 719-465-1041


None of these dates work for you? Plan your own private cooking class for you and your friends with Asian Cookery. They offer intimate, hands-on cooking classes for five to 12 people at their new kitchen located at 6760 North Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs. Call to 719-465-2988 to inquire.


Happy Cooking! Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

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