Cooking Classes

Sustainable Solano offers healthy cooking workshops around the county that share ways to cook with fresh, seasonal produce. Check here for updates or on our calendar for more information.

2021 Cooking Classes

Join Sustainable Solano’s Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan and guest chefs for lively demonstration cooking classes that celebrate seasonal ingredients and support local farmers. Learn tips and tricks for storing ingredients and cooking seasonally from a CSA box.
(Sept. 27 – Nov. 7) Bounty of the County
Join us every Tuesday for a new cooking demonstration by a Solano County chef with fresh farm ingredients from a local farm. Then visit the restaurant and try a free taste! Learn more here
(Sept. 28) ‘Tops to Roots’ Zero-Waste Cooking – Get the recipe for Quick & Easy Giardiaiera and watch the video here
(August 18) Watermelon Curry Sauce over Pan-Seared Potatoes & Zucchini with guest chef Kristen James – Get the recipe and watch the video here
(July 9) Grilled Corn, Green Bean & Tomato Salad, and Roasted Green Beans with Gremolata – Get the recipes and watch the video here
(June 26 & 27) Open Farm Days in-person cooking classes!
(June 11) Beets, Pickled Cherries (& More!) with Mortar Pestle Cooking – Get the recipe and watch the video here
(June 5) Spiced Moroccan Vegetable Couscous with Chef Veronica Bearce during Solano HEALS’ Community Healing Conference – Get the recipe here
(May 21) Salads & Vinaigrettes 101: Moroccan Orange-Walnut Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette and a Fried Chickpea Salad with Spinach and Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette – Get the recipes and watch the video here
(May 14) All About Artichokes: Roasted Artichokes with Green Garlic & Lemon Aioli and Easy Marinated Baby Artichokes – Get the recipes and watch the video here
(April 30) Spring Asian Rice Bowl with Seasonal Vegetables with Terces Engelhart of Be Love Farm – Get the recipes and watch the video here
(April 16) Homemade Baby Food: Basic Steamed Vegetables for Baby and Walnut & Raisin ‘Bon Bons’ for Toddlers – Get the recipes and watch the video here
(March 19) All About Lentils – Get the recipes for French Green Lentil Soup, and Spiced Red Lentils with Garlic & Ginger (The class video is on the recipe pages)

(March 11) Irish Colcannon – Get the recipe and watch the video here

Class taught by Chef Lisa Núñez-Hancock with funding by Republic Services
(March 5) Quick Cabbage Sides – Get the recipes for Sauteed Warm Indian Cabbage with Serrano Peppers & Cilantro, and easy Roasted Cabbage Wedges (The class video is on the recipe pages)
(Feb. 20) Kid’s Hands-on Cooking Class: Seasonal Snacks – Get the recipes for Sweet & Crunchy Cinnamon-Spiced Nuts, Hummus, and Winter Citrus Smoothie (The class video is on the recipe pages)
(Feb. 19) Winter Greens – Get the recipes for Braised Winter Greens with Coconut & Curry, and Caldo Verde (The class video is on the recipe pages)
(Jan. 30) Jamaican Pumpkin Curry Stew with Chef Chantoll Williams – Get the recipe and watch the video here

Cooking Class Videos

Watch the latest cooking classes here
(find videos with relevant recipes)

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Past Classes

(Dec. 18) Kwanzaa Vegetables – Get the recipe here
(Dec. 11) Winter Fruit: Citrus Salad with Star Anise Syrup, Salad with Thyme & Honey-Roasted Pears, Pecans, Goat Cheese & Champagne Vinaigrette, and Proscuitto-Wrapped Persimmons – Get the recipes and watch the video here
(Nov. 20) Thanksgiving Sides Marathon! Get the recipes for Twice-Roasted Squash (& Toasted Squash Seeds) and Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad (The class videos are posted on each recipe page)
(Nov. 13) Coconut Green Curry with Winter Squash & Mushrooms – Get the recipe and watch the video here
(Oct. 29) Taller de Cocina para el Dia de Los Muertos (our first cooking class in Spanish!) Get the recipe and watch the video here
Class taught by Chef Lisa Núñez-Hancock
(Sept. 1-Oct. 6) Bounty of the County: Stronger Together brought together trios of Solano County farmers, chefs and winemakers each Tuesday for a presentation and demonstration. Watch the presentations here!
(August 7) Grill It! (Brined and Grilled Carrots with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce, and Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille) – Get the recipes and watch the video here
(July 31) French Potato Salad – Get the recipe and watch the video here
(July 17) Spanish Tapas – Get the recipes and watch the video here
(July 10) Easy Taco Toppers (Homemade Mexican Pico de Gallo, Guatemalan Chimichurri Sauce, and Roasted Tomatillo & Avocado Salsa) – Get the recipes and watch the class video here!
(June 23) Solano Summer Squash (Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad) – Get the recipe and watch the class here!
(June 19) Sauce It! (Honey ‘Citronette’, Italian Salsa Verde, Moroccan Chermoula Sauce) – Get the recipes and watch the class video here
(June 19) Solano County Virtual Fair Classes – Get the recipe for Panzanella Salad and Strawberry Ice Pops (The class videos are posted on each recipe page)
Class taught by Chef Lisa Nunez-Hancock with funding from Republic Services

 

(June 12) All About Lavender (Roasted Beet Salad with Honey-Lavender Dressing and Lavender-Lemonade Ice Pops) – Get the recipes and watch the class video here

 

(June 5) Solano Stone Fruit (Fresh Peach Salsa and Cast-Iron Glazed Stone Fruit with Pistachios & Whipped Cream) – Get the recipes and watch the class video here.

 

(May 29) Tops to Roots: Zero-Waste Cooking Class – Get the recipe for Pan-Roasted Radishes and Radish Greens here and Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto here. (The class video is posted on each recipe page as well.)

 

(May 15) Spring Minestrone Soup – Get the recipe and watch the class video here

 

(May 9) Mother’s Day Brunch with Strawberries! (Mixed Greens Salad with Balsamic-Glazed Strawberries & Easy Strawberry Refrigerator Jam) – Get the recipes and watch the class video here

 

(May 1) Knife Skills, Kitchen Basics & Quick-Pickled Vegetables – Get the recipe and watch the class video here

 

(April 24) Spring Hot & Sour Soup  – Get the recipe and watch the class video here

 

(April 18) Asparagus Salad with Sesame-Tangerine Vinaigrette  – Get the recipe and watch the class video here

 

(April 9) Mixed Greens Salad with Peas, Pistachios & Pecorino – Get the recipe here

 

Interested in hosting a demonstration cooking class at your business, place of worship, or event? Contact Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan at stephanie@sustainablesolano.org 

Refer to our events calendar for more details and to register for certain workshops.

Funding for cooking classes promoting specialty crops was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant AM190100XXXXG008. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necesssarily represent the official views of the USDA.