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St. Josephs Center “Culinary Experiences for a Cause”

St. Josephs Center of Venice is having a series of cooking class fundraisers to benefit the center’s culinary training program. The classes start this Wednesday and are a great way to help the community while learning some kitchen skills from some of the greatest Chefs around Venice.

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Wednesday, October 21: The Chocolate Spectacular by Gourmandise Desserts

Saturday, October 24: From Sicily with Love: Cooking and History Lesson on Sicilian Cuisine featuring Chef Antonio Mure of Ado Ristorante in Venice and Linda Civitello, food historian.

Saturday, November 14:Decadent Desserts and Sweet Plates by Gourmandise Desserts and Kensington Caterer

More information including full class descriptions and pricing “after the jump”


Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 6:30p – 9:00p: The Chocolate Spectacular by Gourmandise Desserts

Through this “chocolate experience”, you will learn to create three delectable courses including chocolate mousse, truffles, and a chocolate decadence cake (with a salted caramel ganache, yum!). As you enjoy your creations, you will also learn the history and significance of chocolate in society.
$ 85 per individual; $150 per couple For more information on Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett and Gourmandise Desserts, please click here.

Saturday, October 24, 2:00p – 4:30p: From Sicily with Love: A Scrumptious Cooking and History Lesson on Sicilian Cuisine featuring Chef Antonio Mure of Ado Ristorante in Venice and Linda Civitello, food historian and author of the book Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People

A collaborative lesson by Chef Antonio Mure of Ado Ristorante and Linda Civitello, food historian, scholar and author of the book Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People.
The three mouthwatering courses taught this afternoon are Butternut Squash Zuppa, Filet Mignon in Barolo Truffle Sauce with Griddled Wild Mushroom Risotto Cake and Crema di Vanilla.
$150 per individual; $250 per couple For more information on Chef Antonio and Ado Ristorante, please visit www.adovenice.com; Linda Civitello’s book can be found on Amazon and is used in culinary schools throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Saturday, November 14, 2009, 2:00p – 4:30p:
Decadent Desserts and Sweet Plates by Gourmandise Desserts and Kensington Caterer

WHY: All proceeds from classes will benefit St. Joseph Center’s Culinary Training Program, an innovative vocational initiative that gets unemployed men and women back on their feet by helping them obtain jobs after just ten weeks of classroom and kitchen training while establishing a career path that provides plenty of opportunities for advancement. 50 % of the class fee is tax deductible.

HOW: SPACE IS LIMITED
Chocolate and Dessert classes are $ 85 per individual and $150 per couple
Sicilian class fee is $150 per individual and $250 per couple
RSVP by September 1st with payment information to Madelaine Goodreau
[email protected] or 310.396.6468 x328

WHERE: St. Joseph Center’s Culinary Training Kitchen
204 Hampton Dr.
Venice, CA 90291

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