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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.

Sauté Workshop

Sunday, March 22nd - 2:30 pm –5:00 pm (Long Grove Cooking Studio)
Hands-on class, $65 per station*

The term “sauté” comes from the French for “to jump”; and once you master this versatile and time-saving cooking technique, you’ll be ready jump into the kitchen to unleash your culinary creativity! In this class, guests will practice sautéing a variety of ingredients and aromatics and issues cialis in the united kingdom will also learn how to deglaze a pan. The menu for this class includes Italian Mozzarella Chicken and Sautéed Green Beans with Orange and Hazelnuts.

 Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite. 

How to Season

Saturday, March 28th -1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Lake Forest Cooking Studio)
Demonstration and tasting, $25 per person

It’s obvious when a dish is missing something; the challenge is figuring out what that something is. At this demonstration and tasting, Chef Mary Kay Gill will lead an interactive workshop involving various exercises which will help guests learn how to use salt, acid, herbs, spices, and other flavors to balance their dishes perfectly. Guests will gain a variety of new skills which will help them cook more intuitively and will also take home their own custom vinaigrette.

 Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite. 

Future Chefs: Greece

Monday, April 6th - 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Lake Forest Cooking Studio)
Hands-on class, $65 per station*

Come learn to prepare a variety of delicious dishes inspired by the bright and flavorful cuisine of Greece. This unique class is specially designed to give 10-13 year olds a chance to have loads of fun while learning and practicing basic cooking techniques under the guidance of a trained chef. The menu for Future Chefs: Greece includes Spanakopita, Braised Lemon and Artichoke Chicken with Orzo, and Halva Cake. 

Techniques Covered: safe knife handling, sautéing and steaming vegetables, cooking rice, braising meat, and working with phyllo dough

 Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite. 

Spring Chicken

Saturday, April 11th - 10:30 am – 1:00 pm (Long Grove Cooking Studio)
Hands-on class, $65 per station*

Chicken is a weeknight favorite for many reasons—not only is it versatile and flavorful, but it’s also inexpensive and easy to prepare. In this class, we’ll explore a number of chicken preparations and will enhance our dishes with the fresh taste of seasonal produce. The menu for Spring Chicken includes Sesame Chicken Paillard with Peanut Sauce, Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs, and a Spring Salad of Peas, Feta, and Mint. 

Techniques Covered: breading, pan frying, poaching, and sautéing

 Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite. 

Food Artisan Kat Barry: Vegan 101

Saturday, April 18th - 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lake Forest Cooking Studio)
Demonstration and tasting; $25 per person

Come learn how to modify all of your family's favorite recipes into flavorful plant-based delights. In this demonstration, Kat Barry, the co-author of "The New Chicago Diner Cookbook," will share her tips for working with vegan pantry staples like tempeh, tofu, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, and quinoa, and guests will have the opportunity to taste all of the dishes that she prepares. The menu for this event includes The Best Green Smoothie Ever, Buddha Karma Burger, Quinoa Crust Pizza with Tofu Ricotta and Tempeh, and Molasses Gingersnaps. Cookbooks will also be available for purchase. 

 Click here to register online for this class via Eventbrite. 

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 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. 

*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.