3347 Old Stage Road
Central Point, OR 97502


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The Willows Cooking School Schedule 2017

The Cooking School Newsletter will no longer be mailed via snail mail.  The website and a web-based newsletter will be posted regularly. If you want to be included in the e-newsletter blast please send your e-mail address to Sandy at thewillowschef@aol.com

Enjoy your holidays and consider a Cooking Class as a special gift this year!


All classes begin at 6:30 PM, unless otherwise noted, and unlike other schools, all classes are FULL MEALS, and include drinks/wine. The cost per person, per class is listed—cancellation policy. Additional classes may be added when our capacity of 16 is filled, and classes may be cancelled, with 24 hour notice, if less than 6 are registered. To book directly call 541-665-3020. Checks, Visa, MasterCard or cash are all accepted forms of payment. Payment is required upon registration for all classes–and must be done by phone ONLY. Couples Classes are noted by a ♥ . Dress is always casual and questions are encouraged. Come join us and enjoy our fine cuisine!

NOTE: PRIVATE CLASSES begin at $500 for up to 10 students–book one for your next special occasion! We no longer do cooking classes for children under 12. Children must always be accompanied by an adult if they attend a class, and both the adult and the child are charged.

 March 14, 2017     Incredible Edible EGGS!from the beginning of time, eggs were critical to cooking. They still remain so today. Some call them Nature’s Perfect Food—Sandy calls them Magical or HOLY—without them what would breakfast be? Extremely versatile, they can thicken, foam, and fluff just about anything. Come learn their magic tricks for your kitchen! $55 pp

 March 26, 2017       The Whiskey KitchenThis class was such a hit 2 years ago, we decided to do it again! Enjoy some of the most delicious foods you could imagine—made with this elixir! We’ll drink Scotch and make a whiskey-dinner and share“wee drams” during the evening. $100/c

 April 4, 2017       Indian Culinary EveningChef Sandy did a private India Cuisine class for a special birthday that was a huge hit. She has decided to share some of these wonderful recipes in this class from making your own paneer, naan and Masala, to beef in wine curry sauce. 100/c

April 19-21, 2017     INTENSITY & INSPIRATION 3-DAYSThis is a 3-day, overnight intensive immersion in cooking class is new. Specific clothing will be required, and you will work and learn in Chef Sandy’s kitchens 12 hours each day. You will be on deadlines and the competition will be talented—so bring it on, and enjoy sourcing, cooking, baking, and discussions with 8 like-minded and very competent Foodies. Price for all supplies, 3 nights accommodation, all  meals and all instruction is $1500.00 for a single room and $1250.00 for a shared room.

May 2, 2017        The Singles ClassChef Sandy has been requested to do this class for several years now. So, if you are single, bring a wing man/woman and see if you can meet another FOOD lover like yourself. Recipes will be for 2—for you and leftovers, or for a new friend. No guarantees romance-wise, but we will have great FUN cooking! $50 pp

May 23, 2017     Thai Dreams V Class—ALL NEW if you have always wanted to make delicious Thai food at home, look no further—this class will give you a list of supplies for your Thai pantry and some basic recipes and techniques to make a Thai feast. $55 pp HANDS-ON


September 12, 2017     For the Love of Lemons VIIITart, tangy, juicy and complimentary—lemons make almost anything taste better. Explore a series of ALL NEW recipes that take their zesty cues from those luscious lemons we love to squeeze and seed. $100/c

September 26, 2017     The Plant-Based Diet— GUEST CHEF! So many vegans and vegetarians have requested this class that Chef Sandy has recruited Fran Batzer, a Vegetarian, Gluten-Free Life-Style Coach . If anyone thinks this does not taste good—you are WRONG! Even if you are not contemplating this lifestyle, knowing how-to is yummy fun. For cancer patients this type of diet has some amazing results! $55 pp

October 3, 2017     Bavarian Love—Sandy fell in love with Bavarian food all over again on a recent trip. She will teach you how to make the best pretzels, apple strudel, sauerkraut, dumplings, red cabbage, and Sauerbraten you have ever tasted—and we will serve some wonderful new micro-brews from the Rogue Valley for your very own Oktoberfest celebration of all things Bavarian! $100/c

October 17, 2017     Thanksgiving SidesThis is the 10th time Chef Sandy has offered this class—and she still is making and creating new recipes for your Thanksgiving table. Rolls, dessert, and some wonderfully delicious sides for her favorite feast. $55 pp

November 8, 2017     Private Collection RecipesIf you have enjoyed Chef Sandy’s catering, cooking and baking over the years, then you won’t want to miss this class filled with many of her favorite all-time recipes. All suitable for the most discerning Foodie guests you might host. $60pp

 December 7, 2017     THE BEST APPETIZER CLASSwhat every party needs is some delicious appetizers! Some days we just have appetizers and drinks for our meal, they are so much fun to make and so hearty. With football playoffs upon us—what else could you ask for than some unique pre-dinner or “during the big game” snacks! Great for Tailgaters, too! $55 pp

December 12, 2017     Holiday Cookie Partywe will make 10 dozen each, of 6 different recipes from across the globe—so you will take home 6 dozen beautiful treats for your holiday guests. This class will be HANDS-ON and is limited to 12 students. When it fills, we will add another class on Dec 11 and/or 13th. Drinks and soup will be provided. Bring your own cookie container, please! $55 pp HANDS-ON