Lesson Time 

Learn expert cooking skills this season with a class at Sur La Table.

By: Jordan Jewell

Presenting a host of classes designed to inspire culinary creativity, Sur La Table is keeping things festive with their December in-store cooking class schedule. Whether you want to pick up a new skill, impress your in-laws, or create a four-course holiday meal from scratch, look no further than the Somerset Collection’s coziest kitchen. Sur La Table offers an array of classes for all skill levels and tastes, and their holiday lineup does not disappoint. From cookie decorating classes and workshops on snowflake macarons to instruction on creating the perfect prime rib, Sur La Table aims to create delicious meals and lasting memories.

These cooking classes are hands-on and feature small class sizes in order to give students the best experience possible. The goal of these classes is for students to practice culinary skills with the help of a professional chef instructor. Each cooking station is stocked with Sur La Table tools to make a truly delicious appetizer, meal, or dessert, and students are all given recipe cards so that they can take these meals from the classroom to the dining room. Classes typically last two to three hours. Participants should come prepared to get a little messy, wearing comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, and long hair tied back.

Sur La Table’s class schedule has a wide range of classes to choose from, but their festive classes take the cake. They feature cultural classes, like Holiday Traditions: Tamales; classes that are perfectly suited for the “hostess with the mostest,” like Holiday Entertaining: Hors D’oeuvres; and classes for those looking to keep the romance alive, like Date Night: New Year’s Eve. They even have opportunities for kids to try on the chef hat, with a children’s winter series taking place Dec. 20-27.

Check out the list below for some our favorite classes to sign up for. We’ve also found some products you’ll want to pick up if you plan to make these meals again at home.

For the full list of classes, be sure to check out surlatable.com/cookingclasses.

Holiday Traditions: Tamales, 11/28/21 + additional dates, $79

Instant Pot Duo Plus Multi-Use Pressure Cooker
Sur La Table

Start your culinary journey by learning about traditional Latin American cuisine while participating in the Holiday Traditions: Tamales workshop on Nov. 28. The ritual of making tamales is for many an important part of reconnecting to one’s roots.

Make sure to pick up this instant pot after class to make these at home.

Holiday Entertaining: Hors D’oeuvres, 12/06/21 + additional dates, $79

Italian Olivewood Slice Serving Board
$16.95 – $39.95
Sur La Table

Whether you’re hosting the party or looking to arrive with a delicious hostess gift, this class on hors d’oeuvres has you covered. Presented on a stunning serving board, this appetizer is sure to make an impact. We suggest picking one of these up post-class for all your holiday entertaining needs.

Snowflake Macaron Workshop, 12/11/21 + additional dates, $79

Silpat Macaron 1⁄2 Sheet Baking Mat
Sur La Table

Nothing screams winter like snowflakes and something sweet. This class combines the beauty of the chilly weather with the tastiness of a classic French macaron. Plan to make these again at home with this baking mat.

Perfect Prime Rib, 12/16/21, $89

All-Clad Stainless Steel Roasting Pan
$159.95 – $179.95
Sur La Table

Holiday dinners are no easy feat. You’re not alone in this class, which teaches students to cook — and serve — a delicious prime rib that will wow even the in-laws. You will definitely need a great roasting pan to make this meal again, and this All-Clad version is a must-have.

Holiday Cookie Decorating, 12/18/21 + additional dates, $79

Sugar Cookie Mix
Sur La Table

No Christmas is complete without a sugar cookie. Help your little ones welcome Santa Claus with these perfectly sweet and buttery cookies, but don’t forget to save a few for yourself. We love this mix from Sur La Table, which makes it easy to test your decorating skills after class.

Date Night: New Year’s Eve, 12/26/21 + additional dates, $89

Schott Zwiesel Pure Champagne Flutes
Sur La Table

Keep romance alive as you ring in 2022. This class helps you prepare an intimate dinner for two, complete with a bubbling glass of Champagne. Don’t forget to make a toast at home, too, with these elegant and timeless flutes.