Note: Please call 707.431.9999 to 1. sign up for wait list if a class is full,
2. to redeem a paper gift certificate, 3. earn a 10% discount by registering for 3 or more classes at one time
or 4. if you have any trouble at all!

Schedule of Classes & Events

   Summer/Fall 2018

If you are interested in events scheduled beyond the dates here, check out the monthly calendars. You are welcome to register for classes as soon as they are posted on the calendar or you can wait until further details and registration links are listed on this Schedule of Events.

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Chef John Ash at Dry Creek PeachOn the Farm: Cooking in the Peach Orchard (hands-on)
with Chef John Ash and Dry Creek Peach owner Gayle Sullivan

Saturday, September 8

5:00 - 8:30 pm

Dry Creek Peach and Produce, Healdsburg
$199 (limited to 24 participants; no group discounts for this event)

A highlight of our summer is always our events at the magical Dry Creek Peach & Produce. Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he entertains and guides the evening. This year we return to the peach orchard with Chef John for something different—a hands-on cooking experience featuring sweet and savory peach dishes!

Upon arrival, participants will enjoy a chilled Bellini as they tour the orchard with the Sullivans, learning about the organic and tree-ripened farming practices that yield THE MOST AMAZING peaches. After the tour we'll all cook together in small groups creating each of the savory or sweet dishes featuring, of course, Dry Creek peaches. Guests can participate in the cooking to whatever extent they are comfortable. When the meal is ready, we'll sit at our long table down the orchard row and enjoy our meal family-style with the Sullivans and Chef John and some fantastic local wines.

  • Peach Bellinis and Samples of Seasonal Peaches
  • Grilled Rustic Bread with Grilled Peaches, Burrata, Olive Oil, Saba & Sea Salt
  • Brined Skewered Shrimp with Peach Salsa & Arugula
  • Grilled Arctic Char with Roasted Dry Creek Summer Veggies and Peaches & Aioli
  • Peach Trifle:  Peaches Macerated in Dry Creek Peach Brandy with Chiffon Cake, Whipped Cream & Raspberry Sauce

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Equinosh

Equinosh Fall Solstice Pop-Up Dinner
with the team from the Nectary

Thursday, September 27 (date change from Sept 20)

6 - 8:30 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$49 (plus tax and 15% service)

Equinosh is an event that celebrates food and nourishment in a way that honors the fall Sonoma County harvest  while taking into consideration the deeper needs of the human body, mind and spirit... 

We are living in a time when people are experiencing physical, mental and emotional ailments that can all be supported by a diet incorporating certain herbs, spices, whole foods and simple preparation methods that allow for optimal health. The menu is designed to not only tantalize your taste buds with all local and organic ingredients, but truly serve food as medicine. Guests will enjoy a welcome appetizer before being seated for the four-course dinner.

  • Dates stuffed with Cashew Cheese, Pear & Nutmeg
  • Hearty Fall Salad with Local Seasonal Greens
  • Caramelized Onion Broth with Black-Eyed Peas, Mushrooms & Roasted Roots
  • Fresh Blackberry-Coconut Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote

Local wines and non-alcoholic elixirs will be available for purchase. Corkage is $15/bottle.

Sales tax and a 15% gratuity will be added at the time of registration; you are welcome to tip additional to staff for beverages and exceptional service at the event.


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Market to Pizza classes

Cook like a local and learn about the Sonoma County region through its amazing foods and
unique personalities. This event combines a tour of the Healdsburg Farmers' Market
with hands-on cooking and lunch.

Farmers' Market-to-Pizza Party (hands-on)

Saturday, October 13

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$119

Everyone loves pizza! And here in the wine country, delicious gourmet wood-fired pizza is especially beloved. Live like a local for the day as you meet the purveyors at the Healdsburg Farmers' Market, taste and learn about their exquisite products, and explore new flavors as you stroll with Relish's own chef Anne Cornell, our intrepid chef-instructor. Chef Anne will lead a brief demonstration at the Farmers' Market, followed by a stroll through the Market selecting ingredients for our pizza toppings. Participants will have extra time to purchase farm-fresh goodies to take home.

After our time at the Market, participants will walk across the street to the beautiful Relish Culinary Center for a hands-on pizza making workshop, stretching and throwing pizza dough and topping pies with the just-gathered ingredients, such as local sausage, seasonal veggies and artisan cheeses. We'll also make a seasonal salad and a festive dessert before we sit, relax and savor our pizza feast served with specially selected local wines.Seasonal toppings on pizza ready for the oven

  • Gourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
    • Stretching Dough
    • Preparation of Market-Inspired Toppings - including locally-made sausage and/or bacon, wide variety of seasonal veggies and fruits, artisan cheeses, fresh herbs and more
  • Seasonal Salad du Jour featuring Market-Fresh Ingredients
  • Market Fruit Crisp with Housemade Ice Cream

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


We are living in a time when people are experiencing physical, mental and emotional ailments that can all be supported by a diet incorporating certain herbs, spices, whole foods and simple preparation methods that allow for optimal health. The "Food is Medicine" classes will dive deeper into some major symptoms of society that we believe can be relieved by making healthier lifestyle choices.

Nectary logoFood is Medicine: It Starts with Your Gut (hands-on)
with Chefs of The Nectary

Thursday, October 25

6 - 9 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$96

When your digestive system is in balance, your body, mind and emotions are in balance. Since all health and disease starts in the gut, the key to healthy and vibrant living is to keep the “good” and “bad” bacteria in balance to allow your whole self to thrive.

This class focuses on rebuilding the beneficial flora to aid in healthy digestion. The menu includes techniques for building a plate for optimum bioavailability and digestion, focusing on food preparation techniques and food combining. You’ll also learn about medicinal herbs and spices that can easily be incorporated into everyday eating to naturally give digestive support. We will explore various fermentation processes and herbal allies as well as simple foods and preparation methods that encourage healthy digestion. After all this nourishing cooking, we will sit to enjoy our feast with a bit of Nectary Kefir.

  • Kitchari - Ayurvedic traditional meal for healing the digestive system Mung Daal, Sprouted Rice, Dandelion Greens & Burdock Root with Cilantro-Coconut Chutney
  • Green Salad with Steamed Fall Veggies and Probiotic/Enzymatic Dressing
  • Green Alkalizing Soup
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger and Tumeric
  • Cardamom Rose Chia Pudding
  • Spicy Chai - to spark the digestive fire

This Relish class includes one glass of premium wine per person served with dinner to all participants over 21 years of age. A welcome Nectary Elixir will also be served. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Edible Gifts from the Kitchen (hands-on)

Mendiants (chocolate bites)Sunday, October 28 (date changed from October 21)

1 - 4 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$94

Relish owner Donna del Rey leads this fun DIY class where participants make delicious gifts just in time for the holidays. At Relish we're believers in giving edible gifts and experiences instead of more stuff. So we've selected fun gourmet goodies that can be made in bulk and packaged beautifully for gift-giving. Guests will not only make each item, they'll also have time to get creative with beautiful and clever packaging, including trendy jars and vials, tins, boxes, bags, lables, ribbon, twine and more. Participants will make and take home each item along with lots of new ideas for holiday gifts.

  • Sriracha Lime Salt
  • Quick Lemon “Marmalade”
  • Mendiants (French chocolate bites)
  • Apricot & Ginger Granola
  • Grapefruit Shrub
  • Violet Mustard

This Relish class includes a glass of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


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Cook like a local and learn about the Sonoma County region through its amazing foods and
unique personalities. This event combines a tour of the Healdsburg Farmers' Market
with hands-on cooking and lunch.

SlidersFarmers' Market Sliders (hands-on)

Saturday, November 10

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$119

Meet the purveyors at the Healdsburg Farmers' Market, taste and learn about their exquisite products, and explore new flavors as you stroll with Relish's owner Donna del Rey and our intrepid chef-instructor. We'll do a brief cooking demonstration at the Farmers' Market, followed by a walk through the market, meeting farmers, picking up our grass-fed beef, and selecting ingredients for our slider toppings. Participants will have extra time to purchase farm-fresh goodies to take home.

After our time at the Market, participants will walk across the street to the beautiful Relish Culinary Center where we'll prepare all of our slider toppings, including a quick pickle, handmade mayo (aioli), tomato ketchup jam, and much more. We'll shape our slider patties, grill and top with local cheeses from the market. We'll also make a seasonal salad and a seasonal fruit dessert before we sit, relax and savor our slider feast served with specially selected local wines.

  • Grass-fed Beef Sliders on Costeaux Hawaiian Slider Rolls
  • Veggie Option: Marinated & Grilled Shitakes from Duncan's Mushrooms
  • Quick Pickle, maybe Onion, Cucumber or Zucchini
  • Handmade Mayo (Aioli), maybe flavored with Garlic or Roasted Peppers
  • Spiced Tomato Jam
  • Cheeses from the Market, such as Valley Ford blue or fontina-style cheeses
  • Seasonal Salad du Jour featuring Market-Fresh Ingredients
  • Market Fruit Dessert

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

 

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