Hands on Grilling

Hands-On Mediterranean Grilling on the Patio

Travel to lands of bright and fresh flavors as we celebrate seasonal produce and fresh seafood in this hands-on class. We’ll show you how to keep less is more in mind, while making the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean pop and sing. Grilling classes take place outdoors on our patio. In case of inclement weather, class will be moved indoors and taught as a hands-on cooking class with an emphasis on using indoor grill pans. 


  • Bruschetta with Charred Tomatoes, Grilled Onions and Parsley-Caper Salsa Verde  
  • Grilled Baby Octopus with Charred Lemons and Grilled Radicchio 
  • Brined and Grilled Garlic-Rosemary Swordfish Skewers with Tabouleh Salad 
  • Grilled Fresh Figs with Tahini-Honey Drizzle and Toasted Pistachios  

Skills covered in class:

  • How to set up your grill
  • Getting familiar with Mediterranean cuisine and flavors
  • Grilling bread, vegetables and fruit
  • Making fresh herb sauces
  • Balancing flavors
  • Working with and grilling octopus
  • Brining
  • Selecting and grilling fish
  • Determining fish doneness
  • Working with grains 

In this hands-on class, students will be paired in groups of three to five and work together as a team to prepare the recipes.

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