Upcoming Cooking Demonstrations/Tastings

All Cooking Demos are facilitated by Linda Voorhis, Verde Valley Vegans, and will be held at Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders, 1002 North Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ.  All classes are $18 per person and include the cooking demonstration, tastings of all items prepared, and a copy of all the recipes for you to take home with you.

To ensure that there is an ample amount of food for tasting, no walk-ins can be accepted.

Advance paid registrants only.

FIRST-TIMERS SPECIAL: $3 off your first class.

SUMMER PACKAGE SPECIAL – 17% Discount: Register/pay for the June, July, and August classes for a total of $45

Summer Package Special


Monday, May 8, 2017 (4:00pm – 5:30pm): Memorial Day – Break Out the Grill! – It’s Not About The Hot Dogs and Hamburgers Any Longer

Let’s take a trip outside the box yet still in keeping with the season of grilling. We’ll explore unique ideas using familiar ingredients as we create appetizers, mains, sides, desserts, and beverages that ring in the summer season and the grill.

Register – Break Out The Grill Cooking Demo


Monday, June 5, 2017 (4:00pm – 5:30pm): Chopped – Not Your Ordinary Salads – We Aren’t Taking About Lettuce and Tomato Here. These are salads that can stand alone or be a heavenly side dish.

We’re entering that wonderful summer season, when the bounty of our gardens and farmers’ markets inspire dishes that are colorful, mouthwatering, fresh, and easy. These dishes are sure to delight and satisfy.

Register – Chopped Cooking Demo


Monday, July 10, 2017 (4:00pm – 5:30pm): Satiating Summer Soups – Refreshing, Comforting, Quick, Easy, and Ambrosial Soups That Will Gratify Your Palate

Don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Don’t want to heat up the kitchen using your stove and oven? I don’t either, especially during the warmth of the summer months. Then this is the class for you. We’ll be making a plethora of luscious and hearty soups that take moments to prepare yet taste like they took all day. And they require no cooking whatsoever! We’ll be making the soups right on the spot during the class and then share the joy of savoring them.

Register – Satiating Summer Soups Cooking Demo


Monday, August 7, 2017 (4:00pm – 5:30pm): Cooking with an Air Fryer and InstantPot – The Latest in Cooking Techniques that will Cut Your Time in The Kitchen Dramatically with Stellar Results

Air Fryers and the InstantPot are the latest rage in the culinary world. What exactly are they? How do they work? What are their benefits? This class will answer all your questions while showing you how easy (and fun) it is to use these two appliances. The air fryer, which uses little to no oil, literally fries your food in a fraction of the time. French fries will never be the same for you! Oh, and it does more than fry. You can bake, grill, and steam in it as well. The InstantPot is a multi-function appliance that is an electric pressure cooker (without all the worries that you have with the standard pressure cookers), slow cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. From the novice to the professional cook-in-the-kitchen, these tools will find a place in your kitchen (and your heart).

Register – Cooking with an Air Fryer and InstantPot