FALL 2016

With full attention turned to a manuscript deadline for our forthcoming cookbook, we will not schedule Everyday Improvisation or Knife Skills Classes until the spring.

BUT YOU CAN BE AMONG THE FIRST notified of new classes as they open: JOIN OUR WAITING LIST

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At Purple Kale Kitchenworks, we bring you proven strategies to transform your kitchen–whether harried and intimidating, or serene but sometimes stale–into a creative, interactive space from which excellent food flows effortlessly.

Plus, we turn you into a more confident cook, one who knows how to slow down, taste closely, and ask good questions, who is spontaneous and agile, and who can see the potential in each ingredient to anchor many great meals.

In this class, you’ll practice Purple Kale Kitchenworks’ signature three-steps for moving confidently and unhesitatingly from raw ingredient to finished dish. You’ll learn how to save time, effort, and money, and put out consistently delicious food. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive, behind the scenes glimpse of our forthcoming cookbook.

We’ll start with a set of excellent, seasonal ingredients, breaking them down into many, thoughtful parts. These, we’ll prepare in versatile, delicious ways. In combination with other pantry items, we’ll turn these prepared building blocks into a surprising number of interesting, original dishes.  In this class, we don’t recreate a story as told by a set menu; instead, we help ingredients tell their own stories, sharing them together in a meal, once instruction ends.


8 students, 2 instructors
3 1/2 hours, $165


BASIC KNIFE SKILLS: Get your onion on!

A knife is a natural extension of your hand. If yours isn’t, please take this class.

In Basic Knife Skills, you’ll learn our “spider walk,” how to make your knife “sing,” the best way to cut an onion, and how to elegantly undo a chicken joint. We teach strong, clean technique, along with balance, cadence, posture, and grip. We guide you in practice, hand over hand.

Like in all of our classes, you’ll get focused, personalized instruction.  Plus, you’ll have prepared fixings for a delicious meal that you can finish in minutes at home.

Bring your own knives, or borrow ours.

8 students
2 1/2 hours, $95