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International Pantry 2017 Fall Cooking Class Schedule Announced

on August 16, 2017

The international pantry at 1618 West Lindsey Street in Norman just released their Fall 2017 Cooking Class Schedule.  Classes are held at the international pantry store. All classes begin at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Call Monday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm for reservations or more information at 



Tuesday, September 12th Ahmad Farnia "Organic Palestinian"- $45

Ahmad Farnia of the OKC Museum of Art Cafe will prepare amazing dishes from a region of the world rarely explored by most travelers. Sign up fast; spaces will fill early!


Wednesday, September 13th Ahmad Farnia "Organic Palestinian"- $45

This is a repeat of Ahmad's Tuesday, September 12th class.


Friday, September 15th Lars "Pressure Cooking with Fissler"- $45 -- RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY.  Will be held on Friday, October 27th instead.

Fissler Chef Lars will show you what can be done with their pressure cookers! He will remove the fear from using these "once scary" kitchen items! 

Get $45 off any Fissler pressure cooker purchased in class that night.

No other discounts apply.


Tuesday, September 19th Stephanie McElhaney "Fall Flavors"- $45

Stephanie McElhaney, owner of Kitchen no.4, will prepare: creamy garlic soup, panzanella salad, pumpkin pappardelle with braised beef and goat cheese and a chocolate hazelnut tart.


Wednesday, September 20th Josh Valentine "Modern Sous Vide"- $45

Join Josh Valentine, Executive Chef for Carlton Landing at Lake Eufaula, will explore the world of sous vide with this delicious menu: pumpkin soup with sage brown butter hollandaise and candied pumpkin seeds, turkey 3 ways, leek bread pudding, roasted kale and Mississippi mud cake.


Monday, September 25th Jacque Methvin "Rooted in Fall" $45

Jacque Methvin, executive chef at Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails, will prepare a delicious meal perfect for Fall entertaining. Menu will feature: seared pork medallions, cider glazed brussel sprouts, risotto with roasted apples and fennel, kale salad with butternut squash, pepitas, dried cranberries, and crumbled goat cheese with a balsamic dressing, and a warm apple crisp with ginger whipped cream.


Tuesday, September 26th Amy Prince "Mexican Madness" $45

Join Amy Prince from Abbey Road Catering for a Mexican meal you will not forget. Menu will feature: fire roasted tomato salsa with corn tortilla chips; southwest green salad with chipotle ranch; Mexican sopes two ways (carnitas and sweet potato poblanos), Oaxacan black beans and a Mexican chocolate mousse.


Friday, September 29th Denise Onorati "Seasonal Baking- Silicone Style" $45 

(Each student will receive a piece of silicone Trudeau bakeware valued at $19.99 for free!)

Denise Onorati, in-house chef for the international pantry, will showcase the silicone bakeware line from Trudeau and feature these dishes: cranberry orange Bundt cake, hot chocolate marble pound cake, almond palmiers(French pastry),  pumpkin cheesecake bars, and tiny pecan tarts. Please note that the recipes will also work in traditional bakeware.


Tuesday, October 3rd Jeremiah Caldwell "Viet-American Fusion 101 + Coriander Café Menu Tasting" $45

The owners of Coriander Cafe Jeremiah and Brandi Caldwell will be using this class not only to showcase how to successfully fuse and balance flavors from Chef Caldwell's two favorite cuisines (Vietnamese and Soul/American), but also to test potential additions to the Coriander Cafe menu! Learn something new, and give Jeremiah and Brandi some honest, hometown perspective on what y'all want to see as a permanent addition to the Coriander Cafe Menu!

Menu: sticky garlic and nouc mam (sweet rice wine vinaigrette) chicken wings, seasonal Viet salad trio, (Note: The exact salads will be determined by what is available and ready to harvest from Lakeview Elementary's Edible Plant and Sustainable Agricultural Gardens!) Kecap Manis (sweet soy) and holy basil seared beef, Jasmine rice, homemade pickles and blueberry cake with lemon buttercream icing.


Tuesday, October 10th Ahmad Farnia "Mexican Fall Harvest" $45

Ahmad Farnia of the OKC Museum of Art Cafe will create a Mexican feast so delicious, you will think you just crossed the border! 


Wednesday, October 11th Ahmad Farnia "Mexican Fall Harvest" $45

This is a repeat of Ahmad's Tuesday, October 10th class.


Monday, October 23rd Jacque Methvin "Dinner Party" $45

Jacque Methvin, executive chef from Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails, will teach you how to create a hearty meal for friends and family. Menu includes: lemon orzo soup with homemade chicken stock, spinach salad with cherry tomato, portabella mushrooms, red onion and bacon vinaigrette, whole roasted chicken with root vegetables, and a blue cheese tart with caramelized pears, toasted walnuts, and honey.


Tuesday, October 24th Josh Valentine "Autumn Entertaining" $45

Join Josh Valentine, Executive Chef for Carlton Landing at Lake Eufaula, for a twist on traditional Autumn meals. Menu will feature: sweet potato gnocchi gratin with ancho chile cream and pecan crumble, braised short ribs with grit cakes, braised greens, and red eye gravy, and holiday pastry parcels.


Wednesday, November 1st Emilio Salinas "Pepe Delgados Revealed!" $45

Please note this is not a traditional class.  His classes are known for their loud, party-like, atmosphere. He does not provide written recipes.


Thursday, November 2nd Sandy Brickman "French Country Cooking" $45

Sandy Brickman, in-house chef for the international pantry, will take you on a culinary journey thru France.  Menu includes leek and potato soup, beef Bourguignon, vegetable macaroni and cheese, and chocolate cake for dessert!


Monday, November 6th Stephanie McElhaney "Modern Thanksgiving" $45

Stephanie McElhaney, owner of Kitchen no.4, will help you spice up your Thanksgiving table with fresh flavors that are sure to become family favorites. Menu includes: mixed greens and roasted pear salad, perfectly roasted turkey breast with pears and sage, maple roasted brussel sprouts and butternut squash, and better-than-box dressing! End the evening with a medley of Fall cheesecakes.


Tuesday, November 14th Ahmad Farnia "Mediterranean Holiday" $45

Ahmad Farnia of the OKC Museum of Art Cafe will amaze you as he prepares a Mediterranean holiday feast! 


Wednesday, November 15th Ahmad Farnia "Mediterranean Holiday" $45

This is a repeat of Ahmad's Tuesday, November 14th class.


Tuesday, December 5th Kent & Shannon Rollins "Christmas on the Ranch" $60

Kent and Shannon are back from recent appearances on "Cutthroat Kitchen" and "Chopped"! Join them, as they prepare the perfect ranch holiday meal! Menu will feature: certified angus mesquite beef brisket, grilled asparagus with blanco sauce; cowboy anasazi beans, braided garlic onion French bread, and cranberry orange cheesecake.



Hands-on Class Schedule


Friday, October 6th Stephanie McElhaney "Couple's Date Night: Homemade Pasta" $75- 6:30PM

Stephanie McElhaney, owner of Kitchen no.4, presents the perfect date night! Couples will learn how to work together to create homemade pasta along with delicious sauce options. Afterwards, you will sit down and enjoy your creations by candlelight!


Thursday, November 30th Andrew Wellings "Knife Skills" $75

Wusthof representative Andrew Wellings will teach you key knife skills every cook should know! Learn different cuts and become more comfortable and confident with a knife in your hand. 

There will be two classes on the 20th, times are listed below:


1st class: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm      2nd class: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm


Sunday, December 3rd Stephanie McElhaney "Christmas Cookie Decorating" $45 - 2PM

Join Stephanie McElhaney, owner of Kitchen no.4, for a lesson in holiday cookies! Stephanie will show you how to make the prefect sugar cookie dough for decorating.  You will learn techniques and tips on how to make the perfect cookies for all of your holiday events.