Cooking the Market and Paleo Sunday Suppers photos by Stephanie A. Meyer. Psychic Suppers photo by Amber Procaccini. Canning the Market photo by Tammy Kimbler.

Chef's Night Off

What do you get when you combine your favorite restaurant chefs in the Twin Cities, a fabulous non-profit, a bevy of fantastic "celebrity assistants" and a pretty kick-ass kitchen? Well, we like to call that Chef's Night Off. And, we’re squealing like schoolgirls to tell you more.

Chef's Night Off is a limited-attendance cooking class led by the best restaurant chefs in our fair cities. Up close and personal. So fill up your glass, put on your apron and be prepared to get busy. Because YOU'RE doing the cooking.

The menu will be created the day of the event so Chef can take inspiration from the seasonal goodies and international flavors of our Midtown Global Market. And who knows what other twists we may have up our sleeves?! We've been known to secretly request an ingredient out of Chef's own refrigerator and throw that into the mix. Or maybe we'll see something Chef likes to make at home...It's always an adventure!

Amazing, feel-good side effect? Your participation will help fund a monthly donation to Share Our Strength Minneapolis. This organization is dedicated to ending childhood hunger with their No Kid Hungry campaign.

2015 Guest chefs:
Sponsored by:
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
  • AmeriPride
  • Amusee

Cooking the Market

Wheee! We've been voted "Best Cooking Class" by Minnesota Monthly Magazine!

Cooking the Market™ is a completely-hands-on, inspired-by-the-season cooking class. We'll determine the menu on the spot based on what's fresh, new and interesting at the Midtown Global Market. This unique, high-energy class is perfect for meeting new people, bringing together a group of friends, celebrating special events...even group team building!

Join our Executive Chef Molly Herrmann on this culinary adventure! Great for cooks of all levels of experience and knowledge - we please beginners and gourmets alike.

We'll start with a pair of house-made appetizers, as well as a champagne cocktail to welcome you! Then we'll tour the Midtown Global Market, pointing out many great finds and ideas to spark inspiration for our creative meal. Then we cook. And, of!

(Please note, payment is REQUIRED to secure your place. This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run, so invite your friends and join us in the kitchen!)

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Psychic Suppers

You are what you eat. Beauty is only skin deep. We know all that! But the real magic happens when you feed your mind, body + spirit.

Twin Cities beauty maven Elizabeth Dehn of (Beauty Bets and Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine) is known for her universal beauty advice AND listening to the universe. For years she has turned to local intuitive medium Christine Schroeder for guidance and healing, and now we want to introduce her to you!

Join us for an unforgettable experience of hands-on cooking and psychic readings! We'll start with a champagne cocktail + nibbles, cook up a healthy, gluten-free dinner and enjoy private 10-minute readings with Christine throughout the course of the evening.

We'll have a seasonal, gluten-free menu chosen specifically for each class! We can accommodate most dietary needs, including food allergies + vegetarian. please list any needs you may have in the comments section of your booking.

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Paleo Sunday Suppers

Join our favorite whole foods advocate, Stephanie A. Meyer of Fresh Tart as she shares her best ideas for creating and celebrating great food.

Stephanie's menu leverages an allergy-free and grain-free approach, meeting the AIP: autoimmune protocol version of the paleo-style of eating. This class series features easy-to-make dishes that will serve your family all year round, highlighting the simplicity and deliciousness of the paleo approach.

Each class starts with an AIP-style punch + nibbles. Menu will vary with the seasons! (Wine + beer will be also available.)

(Please note, payment is REQUIRED to secure your place. This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run, so invite your friends and join us in the kitchen!)

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Canning the Market

Is your CSA sending you more beautiful bounty than you can eat fresh? Wondering what to do with all the gorgeous produce available at the Farmer's Market? Remember the sights, smells, and sense of accomplishment when Grandma would 'put up the preserves?' Well, Can It, baby! Join us for an afternoon learning how to preserve the best of summer with Tammy Kimbler of One Tomato, Two Tomato.

Participants will be given a chance to explore Midtown Global Market, pick up whatever fresh produce catches their eye, and learn how to can it. Light snacks and sangria will be available, and each participant will go home with 4 canned items!

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Sameh Wadi: The New Mediterranean Table

Sameh Wadi is a local food super star, and now author of the highly acclaimed cookbook, The New Mediterranean Table.

Chef Wadi has been a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for "Best Chef" and "Rising Star", as well as a fierce competitor on Food Network's "Iron Chef America". But what he really wants to do? Teach people the "language of spices". Join Sameh in our kitchen as he walks you through the Mediterranean Larder, talks about his heritage and influences in the kitchen, and puts you to work creating recipes from his book.

The 4-course meals will be served family-style, and each menu will reflect the season and focus on a technique.

Bring your cookbook for Chef to sign or purchase at our retail space on the night of your class!

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