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What's Cooking at Sunset Foods


Explore your own culinary world with Sunset Foods!

From fine wine to fish and festival fun, Sunset Foods has a year-round lineup of special store offerings and events.

Advance registration required. If you have questions, please contact Thyme in the Kitchen at 847-810-0484 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We’re also happy to accommodate PRIVATE CLASSES in our studios. You provide the students and the topics, and we’ll provide the instructor and great recipes.


D.I.Y. Pizza Party

Thursday, April 30th - 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Lake Forest Cooking Studio)
Demonstration and Tasting, $30 per person

Flatbread pizza dough is a fantastic canvas for creating bold and artful combinations of delicious flavors. In this demonstration, we’ll prepare the perfect all-purpose pizza dough before giving guests the opportunity to create their own individual masterpiece using a wide variety of toppings. This event will also include a lesson on understanding the flavor profiles of different wines and issues cialis in the united kingdom on pairing wines perfectly with food. 

Guests for D.I.Y. Pizza Party must be 21 years or older.

Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite.


Tamale Workshop

Saturday, May 2 - 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (Lake Forest Cooking Studio)
Hands-on Class, $65 per station*

Tamales are a traditional food at many family gatherings and come in a number of delicious varieties. In this festive class, guests will first learn how to make a versatile Sweet Corn Masa Dough. Then, they will be able to choose from a variety of chef-prepared fillings, including Pollo en Salsa Verde, Mixed Mushroom, Chipotle Chorizo, and Roasted Red Pepper Rajas. While the Husk-Wrapped Tamales steam, guests will also learn how to prepare fresh Ensalada de Jicama and will taste an assortment of salsas and sauces that go perfectly with tamales.

Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite.


Tamale Workshop

Tuesday, May 5 - 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (Long Grove Cooking Studio)
Hands-on Class, $65 per station*

Tamales are a traditional food at many family gatherings and come in a number of delicious varieties. In this festive class, guests will first learn how to make a versatile Sweet Corn Masa Dough. Then, they will be able to choose from a variety of chef-prepared fillings, including Pollo en Salsa Verde, Mixed Mushroom, Chipotle Chorizo, and Roasted Red Pepper Rajas. While the Husk-Wrapped Tamales steam, guests will also learn how to prepare fresh Ensalada de Jicama and will taste an assortment of salsas and sauces that go perfectly with tamales.

Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite.


Speedy Stir Fry

Saturday, May 9 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Long Grove Cooking Studio)
Hands-on Class, $65 per station*

Stir frying is a fast, high-heat cooking technique that captures the vivid color and the crunch of fresh vegetables, which can be combined with inventive sauces and pieces of meat, seafood, or tofu to create a healthy and satisfying meal in minutes. In this class, we’ll demonstrate the steps to sizzling success with Orange Cilantro Bok Choy and Salmon. Then, guests will prepare Tamari Ginger Tofu with Broccoli, Chicken “Curry in a Hurry,” and Lemon Beef with Asparagus, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Pea Pods. This class will also cover versatile mincing and dicing skills.

Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite.


Rubs & Marinades

Saturday, May 16 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Northbrook Cooking Studio)
Hands-on Class, $65 per station*

Get ready for the summer grilling season with this lesson on Rubs, Marinades, Brines, and Pastes. The menu for this class is perfect for adding some pizzazz to your next BBQ and includes Fragrant Chile Rub, Jerk Rub, and Provençal Herb Rub. Guests will also be able to sample a variety of dishes prepared by Chef Mary Kay Gill and will leave class with a Whole Brined Chicken or Brined Pork Chops. This class will also cover safe food handling practices.

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Mexican Sauces

Tuesday, May 19 - 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (Long Grove Cooking Studio)
Hands-on Class, $65 per station*

We’ll continue our May salute to Mexican cuisine by exploring the complex and versatile world of salsas and moles. Guests will prepare a number of sauces, including Roasted Guajillo Sauce, Tomatillo Avocado Salsa, New Mexico Mole, and Shrimp in Pumpkin-Seed Sauce. Chef Mary Kay Gill will also prepare her favorite Cajeta (Mexican Goat’s Milk Caramel) recipe for all to try. Receive a $10 discount when you attend this class and one of the May Tamale Workshops.

Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite.


"Foolproof" BBQ Fare

Saturday, May 23 - 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (Lake Forest Cooking Studio)
Hands-on Class, $65 per station*

People love The Food Network’s Ina Garten, because she writes recipes that make home cooks look great! Come learn how to make a variety of simple and delicious make-ahead dishes from her Barefoot Contessa Foolproof cookbook. The menu for this class is perfect for a Memorial Day cookout and includes Sweet and Sour Fig and Fennel Caponata, Israeli Couscous and Tuna Salad, and decadent Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting.

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*Station accommodates a second person for just $15

All sessions take place at Sunset's cooking studios:

Lake Forest 825 S. Waukegan Rd. ph: (847) 234-8380
Libertyville 1451 W. Peterson Rd. ph: (847) 573-9570
Long Grove 4190 Route 83 (corner of Aptakisic and Route 83) ph: (847) 478-8150
Northbrook 1127 Church St. ph: (847) 272-7700

To register, please call the Thyme office at (847) 810-0484 at least 48 hours before the event. Registration includes advance notice of food allergies and payment. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.