The spring and summer class schedule is always highly anticipated because we are very enthusiastic about all the fresh produce available here at Jungle Jim’s. We consciously plan our menus to cook seasonably, using the freshest, crispest and most locally available fruits and vegetables we can find.
Local and fresh ingredients are a key concern to our new chefs and to our talented and trusted returning chefs. They will help you steam, sauté, bake and grill your way through summer! Our chefs are passionate about food, and you will enjoy learning from their culinary and cultural experiences. You’ll find all kinds of cuisines to experience in our kitchen. And because you want to do the cooking, we’ve added more hands-on classes you have been requesting.
The Tasting Room with Dave Schmerr has been a great draw for all the wine lovers out there. If you are a cheese lover, you might consider joining Dave and Brad Hacker, Jungle Jim’s cheese expert, for a wine and cheese pairing. You’ll get up close and personal with wine and cheese! It’s a good way to introduce yourself to what The Tasting Room has to offer.
We hope you take some time to enjoy summer’s bounty in our kitchen. It looks to be a flavorful season at the Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s.
Take a look at our list of classes coming up in the first half of July - there’s sure to be something to pique your interest and get you excited to step into the kitchen with us. Just click the name of the class you’re interested in to purchase tickets!
Hands-On Class: Grilling Cedar-Planked Burgers
Friday, July 7 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
With Ellen Mueller
Craving a crazy good burger? This cedar planked burger takes the grilled burger to new heights of hearty flavor. Great sides and a sweet treat complement this ultimate crowd-pleaser. Summer can’t get any better than this.
- Cedar Planked Burgers with Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Onions Red Wine BBQ Sauce
- Chipotle Potato Salad
- Ginger-Cilantro Confetti Slaw
- Shortbread Jam Bars
The Tasting Room: A Red, White and Blue Wine and Cheese Primer
Saturday, July 8 | 1:00 - 3:00pm
With Dave Schmerr and Brad Hacker
Ten selections from the U.S. will set off (like fireworks) this holiday tasting of pairings from around our country. Brad Hacker, our cheese manager, will be the guest speaker.
Hands-On Class: First Rate Flat Iron Steak
Tuesday, July 11 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
With Ellen Mueller
Looking for a special menu for a dinner with friends? Flavor-packed flat iron steak is the perfect entrée to impress your guests. Friendly and fresh sides will complement the steak and a supremely sweet ending to dinner is sure to be enjoyed.
- Grilled Ginger-Soy-Lime Marinated Shrimp
- Mixed Greens with Cucumber, Sesame Seeds and Ginger-Yogurt Dressing
- Flat Iron Steak with Zucchini, Edamame and Soba Noodles
- Crushed Raspberry-Mascarpone Whip
The Tasting Room: Pinot Noirs of the World
Saturday, July 15 | 1:00 - 3:00pm
With Dave Schmerr
Join us on a spectacular journey through the great wine regions of the world for this wonderful red. Burgundy, California and Oregon will be highlighted at this event.
Hands-On Class: Lemon Garlic Chicken
Tuesday, July 18 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
With Catrina Mills
This delicious, yet simple lemon garlic chicken will become your new weeknight go-to! The fresh, lemony flavor of the chicken perfectly complements the side dishes. End the evening with a summery, sweet peach cobbler topped with ice cream.
Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken
Mashed Potatoes with Butter and Herbs
Sautéed Spinach with Red Onion and Crisp Pancetta
Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
For a full list of upcoming classes, be sure to check out our calendar of classes on the Cooking School website. We hope to see you soon!
Leigh Barnhart Ochs
Cooking School Director