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1618 W Lindsey St. Norman, OK 73069 Tel: (405)360-0765

Cooking Classes

 

1618 West Lindsey Street
Norman, OK 73069
405-360-0765

Fall 2018 Cooking Class Schedule   

 

 

 

Please have your credit card or gift certificate number and the class date you wish to enroll in ready when you call. All information regarding the classes is included in the description. If no menu is listed, then it will be available either in the coming days or on the evening of the class.

 

 Please do not leave voicemail messages for classes;  

We will NOT reserve or cancel spaces via voicemail.  

All attendees receive a 10% storewide discount during the class!

 

OBSERVATION CLASSES 

Observation classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 2-2 1/2 hours depending on the class. If you arrive after 6:30 p.m., please call us at 360-0765 and we will unlock the door and let you into the class.  

 You will receive a full meal by the end of the class. Observation classes are structured like "dinner and a show". You will receive recipes of each dish, observe the chef prepare each course, and then enjoy their creations! We will provide water, wine glasses and wine bottle openers.

 

Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy

 The international pantry reserves the right to cancel any class that fails to attract sufficient enrollment, chef illness/emergency, or inclement weather. We will contact you by the telephone number you provided when you signed up and issue a full refund or be transferred to another class of your choice if available.  Our intention is to not endanger you, our chef, or our staff, so we will take all factors into consideration when making the decision. Please understand that we are a business; if the class is not cancelled, we will not issue a refund.

If you choose to miss a class due to weather-related concerns,

our standard cancellation policy applies.   

Standard Cancellation Policy

For classes Monday thru Thursday, you must call the Thursday prior to the class by 5p.m. in order not to be charged. 

Your credit card will be charged and/or your gift certificate will be redeemed at that time. 

 

We will charge your credit card or redeem your gift certificate at 5 p.m. the Thursday before your observation class, at which time the class becomes non-refundable.  If you are signing up friends for the classes, please note that we will charge your card for all the spaces being held under your credit card number. It is your responsibility, if you do not want your card to be charged for all spaces under your name, for you to have your friends call us with their credit card information.

The international pantry reserves the right to charge your card for spaces reserved under your card number.

*On the night of your class, each person signed up will have a sticky note with their name on it at their assigned seat. If you have a seating preference, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Please do not move your assigned seat. 

If you would like a different seat the night of the class, please ask for assistance.

Observation Class Schedule 6:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 11th                         Gerry Reardon         “The Chinese Bull”            $45

Join Gerry Reardon, owner of “El Toro Chino”, a local Norman restaurant, for an exciting evening of fabulous food including Black Bean Chorizo Soup, Chicken Lo Mein w/ Peanut Sauce, and Tres Leches Cake for dessert!


Monday, September 17th        Ahmad Farnia     “My Voyage thru Russia Part 1”               $45

Ahmad Farnia from the OKC Museum of Art Café will dazzle you with the traditional foods of Russia!  This will be a 3 part event and as always he will make fabulous food for you to enjoy! “Come with me as I travel thru the different regions of Russia and experience Russian cuisine. From the cosmopolitan city of Moscow and St. Petersburg, to the lesser known regions of Tatarstan and Mordovia, try different foods from a country that’s always in the news!”

Thursday September 20th            Gerry Reardon         “El Toro Chino Favorites”             $45

Join Gerry Reardon, owner of “El Toro Chino”, a local Norman restaurant, for an exciting evening of fabulous food from their menu!  Gerry will show you how to make their Chinese Chicken Salad, Chilaquiles, and the delicious Brisket Enchiladas!

Monday, September 24th         Misung Billins            “Korean Pork BulGoGi”                      $45

Misung Billins is our newest chef who has been working as a private chef/caterer, cooking instructor, and is experienced in many different cuisines!  Join us for a fun evening enjoying the taste of Korea. Are there any spicy food lovers out there? This Korean style red pepper paste (gochujang) based pork bulgogi will definitely be satisfying!  Learn how to make various Korean Banchan, which are Korean-style side dishes. You’ll also learn to customize your own spice level: mild, medium, or hot. Get ready, no more takeout food from now on!

Tuesday, September 25th        Ahmad Farnia         “My Voyage thru Russia Part 1”         $45

 This a repeat of Ahmad’s September 17thclass.

Menu includes:
Lob (stewed red beans and toasted walnuts)
Fried eggplant with walnut sauce
Georgian flatbread stuffed with lamb and onions (KUBDARI)
ADJARULI KHACHAPURI (Georgian cheese bread)
Zucchini & walnut crostini
Veal & sour plum stew with rice

Thursday, September 27th      Teri Fermo        “Filipino Dinner Party”               $55

Teri Fermo, a Norman Native that owns a Food Truck in Tulsa, is a classically trained chef and is very knowledgeable in all foods!  Teri will create a traditional Filipino dinner that will excite your palate!  She will make Siopao, which are steamed buns with garlic soy glazed chicken, hardboiled egg and thickened pan sauce, Pancit Molo—the Filipino version of wonton soup with chicken dumplings, soft boiled egg, sesame oil, fish sauce and scallion, Tortang Talong—roasted, peeled eggplant filled with browned ground pork with garlic, onion and tomato, washed in egg and fried, Mommy’s Vegetable Lumpia—mixed veggies with shrimp and jicama rolled in thin spring roll wrappers, fried and served with garlic vinegar, Lechon Liempo—oven roasted pork belly served with steamed jasmine rice, Dessert—lychees on ice.

 Monday, October 1st                 Jeremiah Caldwell         “Coriander Café Favorites”       $45

Jeremiah Caldwell, Chef/Owner of Coriander Café will prepare some of the restaurant’s menu favorites including: Bimbimbop (a mixed rice dish) with Homemade Gochujang (hot pepper paste), Homemade Kim Chi, Fried Duck Eggs, Grilled Mushrooms, and an Herb Crusted Rib-eye.  For dessert we will enjoy a Coconut Ice Cream Sundae with Toasted Pecans and Rum Caramel

Tuesday, October 2nd                       Jacque Methvin             “Tailgating”    ______              $45

Jacque Methvin from Scratch Kitchen and Cocktails will demonstrate the perfect tailgate menu.  She will make Smoked pecan hummus with veggies, Cubano sliders with mango aioli, Buffalo grilled shrimp with blue cheese,French-style chicken dummies with jicama sauce and a Berry trifle for dessert!  

Thursday, October 4th              Koi Strickland         “Thai Thai Favorites”                  $45

Koi Strickland Chef/Owner of Norman’s Thai Thai restaurant will show you how to make Thai favorites!  Her menu will include Tom Yum Soup (hot and sour soup with vegetables) Thai Thai Special House Salad, and Chicken Pra Ram (chicken and vegetables covered in house made peanut sauce), a surprise Thai dessert!

Tuesday, October 9th            Gerry Reardon              “Lite October Fare”                $45

Join Gerry Reardon, owner of “El Toro Chino”, a local Norman restaurant, for an exciting evening of fabulous food!  Gerry will prepare delicious Mango Salsa with Wonton Chips, Citrus Salmon Salad, and Chicken Tortilla Soup!

 Thursday, October 11th              Teri Fermo                 “Autumn Frenchy Dinner”            $55

Teri Fermo, a Norman Native that owns a Food Truck in Tulsa, is a classically trained chef and is very knowledgeable in all foods!  Teri will incorporate Fall menu items to create a “Frenchy” Fabulous meal!  She will make for you, Gougeres—French cheese puffs filled with D’Affinois Brie and sherry onions, Steamed mussels in white wine shallot cream served with crusty baguette, Garlic pumpkin soup with caramelized onion and whipped pepper cream, Beef tenderloin medallions in brandy peppercorn cream on potato purée with zucchini and squash sautéed in brown butter with shallots

Tuesday, October 16th               Ahmad Farnia        “My Voyage thru Russia Part 2”            $45

 Ahmad Farnia from the OKC Museum of Art Café will dazzle you with the traditional foods of Russia!  This will be a 3 part event and as always he will make fabulous food for you to enjoy! Ahmad Farnia from the OKC Museum of Art Café will dazzle you with the traditional foods of Russia!  This will be a 3 part event and as always he will make fabulous food for you to enjoy! “Come with me as I travel thru the different regions of Russia and experience Russian cuisine. From the cosmopolitan city of Moscow and St. Petersburg, to the lesser known regions of Tatarstan and Mordovia, try different foods from a country that’s always in the news!”

This menu will highlight foods from the Tatarstan region of Russia.

Karam Shurva-Cabbage and beef soup

Pickled Tomatoes-Tatar style pickled tomato in fresh dill, garlic, salt and pepper

Kystyby- Flat bread stuffed with leeks, onion, garlic, potatoes, dill and spices

Uzbek Salad- Tomatoes, red onion, fresh cilantro and fresh dill

Uzbek Pilaff- Rice with tomato, lamb, leeks, onion

Mushroom Chashushuli- Mushroom stew

Chuk Chuk- Fried dough, honey, rose water

Wednesday, October 17th     Ahmad Farnia           “My Voyage thru Russia Part 2”        $45

This is a repeat of Ahmad’s Tuesday night class.

Thursday, October 18th    Teri Fermo               “Savory Hors D’oeuvres Party”           $55 
Teri Fermo, a Norman Native that owns a Food Truck in Tulsa, is a classically trained chef and is very knowledgeable in all foods!  She will be making low-carb, high-protein, heavy appetizers that are sure to please all of your guests!  Menu includes: Baked Brie with walnuts, garlic and rosemary and low carb crackers; Roquefort almond grapes; Avocado deviled eggs with lump crab meat; Chicken satay with peanut sauce; Grilled cantaloupe skewer with prosciutto wrapped chèvre and cream cheese balls; Brown butter seared mushrooms stuffed with Italian sausage; Bola Bola—pork and shrimp meatballs with sesame oil and cilantro; Lamb Chop with Brazil nut mint pesto; Shrimp and cauliflower grits.

Tuesday, October 23rd                 Gerry Reardon             “El Toro Chino”                          $45

Join Gerry Reardon, owner of “El Toro Chino”, a local Norman restaurant, for an exciting evening of fabulous food!  Gerry will show you how to do the perfect Crab Cake as well as Carne Asada Tacos with Korean BBQ Sauce and Double Down Cookies for dessert!

Wednesday, October 24th     Denise Onorati       “Traditional Thanksgiving Feast”          $45

Join our own International Pantry’s Denise Onorati while she demonstrates the perfect Thanksgiving meal that is sure to please everyone in your family!  Denise will make Sweet Potato Ginger Soup, Turkey two ways, Turkey gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Brussel Sprout Gratin, Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce, Pecan Pies Bars, and Cranberry Pie!

Monday, October 29th         Misung Billins                 “Korean Beef Bulgogi”                 $45

Misung Billins is our newest chef who has been working as a private chef/caterer, cooking instructor, and is experienced in many different cuisines!  Learn to create a Korean favorite beef while gaining an understanding of Korean ingredients and cooking techniques. You will learn to create the famous soy sauce-based beef Bulgogi with colorful vegetables, white rice and some of the delicious side dishes, known as Korean BanChan.

Thursday, November 1st             Elboni Boyd                   “Sweet Treats”                                   $45

Elboni Boyd is the Dessert Chef from The OKC Museum of Art Café (Ahmad Farnia’s Right Hand Lady)!  We are excited to have her do another sweet treat class!  Her menu will include a Fruit Cobbler with Homemade Ice Cream, Cheesecake with a Cherry Almond Topping, and a SURPRISE savory dish!

Monday, November 5th            Ahmad Farnia         “My Voyage thru Russia Part 3”        $45

Ahmad Farnia from the OKC Museum of Art Café will dazzle you with the traditional foods of Russia!  This will be a 3 part event and as always he will make fabulous food for you to enjoy! “Come with me as I travel thru the different regions of Russia and experience Russian cuisine. From the cosmopolitan city of Moscow and St. Petersburg, to the lesser known regions of Tatarstan and Mordovia, try different foods from a country that’s always in the news!”

Wednesday, November 7th        Ahmad Farnia         “My Voyage thru Russia Part 3”          $45

This is a repeat of Ahmad’s Monday night class

Monday, November 12th                 Josh Valentine             “Fall Comfort Food”                 $45

Join Celebrity “Top Chef” Josh Valentine while he makes a fabulous menu including Cauliflower Soup with Beet Tartare, Roasted Squash Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette, Roasted Heritage Pork Belly, Sweet Potato Puree, Brussel Sprout Slaw, and Chocolate Souffles!

Tuesday, November 13th                Jacque Methvin                 “Fall Dinner Party”           $45

Jacque Methvin from Scratch Kitchen and Cocktails will prepare dinner party favorites!  Her menu will include: Warm Brie with apple chutney on crostini, Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts with cider gastrique, Roasted yams with crispy skins and browned butter vinaigrette, Cranberry Sauce stuffed pork loin with toasted pecans, and Coffee caramel creme brûlée.

Thursday, November 15th          Sandy Brickman              “Traditional Italian”                $45

Sandy Brickman from the International Pantry will create a hearty Italian meal including Potato Soup with Kale and Italian Sausage (much like Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana), Spaghetti and Meatballs, Roasted Fall Vegetables, and Coconut Panna Cotta for dessert!



Our Chefs

 

 

 

 

Sandy Brickman

Sandy Brickman has been with the international pantry for many years, first as a customer and then as a valued employee.  She taught Health and Wellness classes at the University of Central Oklahoma for 5 years, but  always wanted to do something that related to food.   Although she was never able to go to culinary school, she has acquired just under 100 hours of professional training from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.  In New York, she learned a lot of exciting techniques that she loves to pass along to home cooks in order to help them gain more confidence in their own kitchens.  She found something that she loves to do and is am very excited to see where this path takes her in the coming years.  


Jeremiah Caldwell

Jeremiah Caldwell started his undergraduate career at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, Oklahoma as a Zoology major. His love of science lead him to the University of Oklahoma in 2002. While he enjoyed his coursework, in 2005 the sudden death of both of his parents caused him to reevaluate what his true calling was. He made a bold move, and decided to follow his passion: making people smile through food.
Chef Caldwell attended Platt College for Culinary Arts and began working in kitchens in the metro area. His knowledge of science contributes to his technical ability and methodical style in the kitchen. As the Executive Chef at Coriander Café, he is able to bring people happiness through delicious Vietnamese fare.

 

Bill Forster

Chef Bill Forster is a classically trained French chef. He studied at La'Acadamie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg Maryland, where he graduated with highest honors. A stint with Roberto Donna at Galileo in DC followed up by 2 years with Andrew Kneesey at the Georgetown Club preceded his move to Dallas where he worked as Executive Sous Chef for Orion Balliet at Cafe Pacific. Home called his heart so back to Oklahoma he came. He opened La Luna Blu in Enid and then his own restaurant Rooster in Wine before leaving Enid for Grand Lake. Arrowhead Yacht Club was next. A few years on the lake and then back to Norman where his last three years were spent at Royal Bavaria!  Bill now loves his cooking classes at the International Pantry as well as offering private catering and in home lessons as well!

 

 

Jacque Methvin

At the age of 22 Jacque started her own small catering business out of her home. Business soon got to be too much for her home and she decided to take a position at a well known local catering company. After 3 years she decided she was ready to try something new. Around that time a great new concept in Norman , called scratch kitchen and cocktails was in its first week of opening. Eager to learn new techniques and skills ,She took a job as a prep cook. She soon moved up ranks in their kitchen and is now the executive chef at scratch kitchen and cocktails.


 

Denise Onorati

Denise and her husband moved here from Seattle, Washington. Her love of cooking prompted me to attend culinary school at South Seattle College after her children finished college. She started her culinary career working at Paolo's with chef Paul Raftis, who trained in Italy. After 3 years she agreed to help open a new restaurant to compliment wines with her good friends who owned a wine shop. At The Grape Adventure she created the menu and worked as the executive chef for 9 years. She also volunteered with the local high school in their culinary program and worked with the competition team (they got second in state last winter). 


Amy Prince

 Amy Prince has more than a decade of experience in the food industry. She has specialized in catering, and has worked in Norman and in Portland, Oregon. Before entering the culinary world, Amy was a journalist, covering many topics, including food writing.

 

Charles Richardson

He graduated from OU with a business degree in 2000. After nearly a decade in the corporate world he decided to follow a passion for cooking and see if becoming a chef was the career he wanted pursue. He was hired on at Local a month after it was opened. He started out at the bottom of the kitchen, but quickly worked his way up and was recommended by the executive chef there for the Accredited Apprenticeship program at The Coach House. He worked for Chef Kurt Fleischfresser, one of the most successful and esteemed chefs Oklahoma has produced, at The Tasting Room and The Lobby Bar before beginning the apprenticeship when the next opening was available. After returning to Norman and working saute at Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails in 2014, he is now a private chef.

 

 

Kent Rollins

Kent Rollins is from a lost period in time and a dying state of mind, when life was simple and character was king. Kent was born and raised along the banks of the Red River near Hollis,Oklahoma. Growing up, and throughout his adulthood, Kent helped his father manage cow/calf operations in the area while also taking care of their own herd. In the beginning of Kent's cooking career, he spent time with his uncle guiding and feeding hunters deep in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. From there he bought a chuck wagon in 1993 and began cooking for ranches and soon expanded into catering. Because of Kent's growing popularity and his preservation of an historic way of life, the governor of Oklahoma proclaimed Kent the Official Chuck Wagon of Oklahoma in 1996. Kent has since made numerous television appearances including the Food Network's highly rated shows, Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, where he beat Flay with his chicken fried steak, Chopped Grill Masters and Chopped Redemption. He also holds an undefeated record on NBC’s Food Fighters and most recently was featured on CBS Sunday Morning.Kent's ability to not only cook but to transport folks to another time through vivid stories of cow camps and the cowboy life is yet another way that he is a truly unique character. Along with the stage and the trail, Kent’s food and stories can be experienced each month in Western Horseman magazine where he and Shannon contribut a column and recipe. Kent and his wife, Shannon, continue to travel the country feeding hungry folks and those intrigued by their distinct and historic way of life. However more importantly, Kent carries on the legacy of cooking for cowboys on ranches during spring and fall gatherings, a rare tradition few follow.
Kent and Shannon released their first cookbook, A Taste of Cowboy, in April 2015.