clean food

clean food

October 21

Terry takes her cooking class on the road again to the Upstairs Kitchen in Chester! Come participate in a CLEAN evening of cooking, camaraderie and conversation, highlighted by sharing a meal of everything we’ve prepared! The planned menu includes: Warm Spinach Dip Bitter Green Salad with Warm Maple Pear Vinaigrette Brown Rice Veggie Patties Spicy Aioli with Paprika French Lentils with...

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hats off to the mushroom cap

hats off to the mushroom cap

April 14

This vegetarian class starts with a delicious citrus kale salad followed by a portabella mushroom top hat stacked with eggplant, tomato, and fresh mozzarella. We’ll end with a raw pecan crust, chocolate (cacao) pudding pie with almond cream topping! This menu is high raw vegetarian and vegan (if you skip the mozz.). Come learn how a healthy, savory menu can bring you warmth, comfort and...

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A raw twist on comfort food

A raw twist on comfort food

March 24

Enjoy creating comfort food with a healthy raw twist. This hands-on class will teach you how to cut vegetables properly and how to make your own customized dressings and sauces, using a natural root for thickening instead of a traditional flour based roux. We’ll begin with a cauliflower, carrot, date & feta cheese salad with a fresh orange vinaigrette. For an entree, we’ll make a...

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cherries the great antioxidant

cherries the great antioxidant

February 19

The cherry is a tasty berry that is a delicious anti- inflammatory ingredient that can be used in any part of your meal. From salad to dessert we will use this versatile berry in every course throughout the evening. Menu: Red leaf lettuce salad with port plumped cherries, nut crusted cheese and cherry balsamic Black cherry Amaretto Chicken Cherry cobbler

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juice cleanse and smoothie class

juice cleanse and smoothie class

February 10

Join Sarah for a fun informative evening, juice or smoothie? The New Age Dilemma! Find answers at The Upstairs Kitchen as we explore the  nutritious dilemma. Kick off the New Year with an early Spring cleaning for your body. Discover how a 5 day cleanse can give you a fresh start. Learn about jumpstarting your morning and heading into the day feeling and looking great! You will leave with...

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Come Enjoy the warmth of the upstairs kitchen

Come Enjoy the warmth of the upstairs kitchen

January 22

Warm up your cold winter days with soup, chowder and pistou. Sharpen your knife skills and learn basic techniques while creating warm, satisfying soups for dinner. We’ll also make flatbread crackers as a gluten- free option to compliment our soups. New England “Down East Style” Haddock Chowder Butternut Velvet Roasted-Pear Soup with Pear Crisp Garnish Curried Chickpea...

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holiday dinner parties during december

holiday dinner parties during december

December 31

During the month of December, The Upstairs Kitchen is  offering high-end dinner parties created by our chefs and customized to your specifications. Contact us to book your date. You and your guests will dine together at a communal farmhouse table in an intimate setting. Both company events and private dinner parties are welcome. Let our chefs create a special, relaxing and fun evening, and...

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tackling pie dough anxiety


November 13

Learn from the Queen of Tarts how to prepare flaky pie dough and effortlessly roll out pie crust using the right recipe and technique. We will explore different top techniques including two lattice options. Partiscipants will have the choice of making a two crust, high-topped apple pie or pear/cranberry pie with a lattice crust. Partiscipants can also choose whether they wish to bake off their...

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squash on the side with Chef queen

squash on the side with Chef queen

November 06

You may ask yourself “what else can I do with all that squash” Here’s 3 ways to bring a new spin on squash for the Holidays or to your own dinner table. These healthy vegetarian options make a great new addition to family traditions. Butternut squash and pecan tartlets. Roasted squash salad with garlic champagne vinaigrette. Butternut squash pie with chantilly cinnamon crea

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Vegetarian Main Dishes with Chef Anne Gallagher

Vegetarian Main Dishes with Chef Anne Gallagher

October 23

Take your vegetarian skills to a new level, whether you want to use these recipes as the base of your dinner or as side dishes, you”ll learn how to use tofu, tempeh, beans and grains to create a well-balanced meal. These 4 main dishes will enable you to make 3 types of burgers, risotto cake, shepherds pie and kabocha squash, with a new spin that will make your family and friends happy to...

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PICKLING with Chef Queen and the SUNDAY CHESTER MARKET

PICKLING with Chef Queen and the SUNDAY CHESTER MARKET

September 29

Join Chef Queen for a day of pickling. Weather you have your own garden or frequent the local markets, pickling is a great way to preserve your summers abundance and enjoy the health benefits! We will explore techniques and safty in preserving your favorite cucumbers! We will make a Sweet Sour Garlic Dills, Bread & Butter Pickles, and chutney! Small jars will be provided to bring home your...

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CANNING with Chef Queen and the SUNDAY CHESTER MARKET

CANNING with Chef Queen and the SUNDAY CHESTER MARKET

September 15

Join Chef Queen for a day of canning! Weather you have your own garden filled with veggie abundance or enjoy the local farmers offerings, you will learn how to preserve your produce for future use. We will explore canning techniques, safety and preperation. All ingredients willl be purchased from the Chester’s Sunday Farmers Market abundance of the season! The menu will include roasted leek...

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Farmer’s market cooking class

Farmer’s market cooking class

August 25

The Chester, CT Sunday Farmer’s Market happens each week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Upstairs Kitchen will be offering a new Farmer’s Market cooking class on Sunday to coincide with the market. Come learn more about the market itself as we meet with local farmers about their offerings. Our expert chef will tour the market with class attendees, tasting the market’s offerings,...

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Farmer’s market cooking class

Farmer’s market cooking class

August 11

The Chester, CT Sunday Farmer’s Market happens each week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Upstairs Kitchen will be offering a new Farmer’s Market cooking class on Sunday to coincide with the market. Come learn more about the market itself as we meet with local farmers about their offerings. Our expert chef will tour the market with class attendees, tasting the market’s offerings,...

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Farmer’s market cooking class

Farmer’s market cooking class

July 28

The Chester, CT Sunday Farmer’s Market happens each week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Upstairs Kitchen will be offering a new Farmer’s Market cooking class on Sunday to coincide with the market. Come learn more about the market itself as we meet with local farmers about their offerings. Our expert chef will tour the market with class attendees, tasting the market’s offerings,...

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Farmer’s market cooking class

Farmer’s market cooking class

July 07

The Chester, CT Sunday Farmer’s Market happens each week from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Upstairs Kitchen will be offering a new Farmer’s Market cooking class on Sunday to coincide with the market. Come learn more about the market itself as we meet with local farmers about their offerings. Our expert chef will tour the market with class attendees, tasting the market’s offerings,...

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Clean Spring Cooking Class with Terry Walters

Clean Spring Cooking Class with Terry Walters

June 12

After a great evening with us in March, Terry Walters returns to the Upstairs Kitchen in Chester! Come participate in our “Clean Spring Cooking Class” filled with camaraderie and conversation. The highlight of the night will be sharing a meal of everything we’ve prepared! The Clean Spring Cooking Class will include six seasonal and organic recipes taught in a hands-on kitchen,...

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Food and juice cleanse class: Uncooking

Food and juice cleanse class: Uncooking

May 29

Food and juice cleanse class, Chester, CT Give yourself a glow this Spring and Summer with cleansing foods that will keep you feeling clear, light, and radiant throughout the warmer months. This class is about simply nourishing our bodies for feeling our absolute best! Join Lisa Sobolewski, owner of JUSTFOOD organic juice and chocolate bar to learn the essentials of making restorative juices and...

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Spring cooking class: Salad Abundance

Spring cooking class: Salad Abundance

May 22

A spring cooking class about salads? Spring cooking class in Chester, CT That’s right. While at first it may seem strange to discuss cooking and salads in the same breath, Chef Anne Gallager will show us that fresh-to-table ingredients combined with skilled preparations make for flavorful and healthy meals. What could be better in Spring than that? Chef Anne will use ingredients fresh from...

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Asian Cooking Class: Wok This Way

Asian Cooking Class: Wok This Way

May 15

Join us at The Upstairs Kitchen on May 15th as Chef Debra Queen leads the Asian cooking class,”Wok this Way.” You’ll add hearty and healthy recipes to your cooking repertoire by learning to cook some of Chef Queen’s favorite Asian Fusion creations. Wok cooking just got fun — Saifun! We’ll start by putting a new twist on this Far East mung bean noodle staple....

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