A TK COOKING CLASS IS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND AN AFTERNOON OR EVENING!

Want to spice up your next date night? Looking for something unique to do in Evansville with your girlfriends or want to make new friends? Thyme in the Kitchen cooking classes are an excellent choice for your next outing!

Continue to watch for updates or sign-up for our monthly cooking class email! Stop by Evansville’s west side to experience the food and fun we offer at Thyme in the Kitchen.

We look forward to spending Thyme with you in our kitchen! All classes will last two to two and a half hours unless otherwise specified on the schedule.

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  • Three Week Basics Series

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    Monday, January 13, 20 and 27
    Three Week Basics Series
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $150/person for all three classes
    Chef: April Boeke of Culinary Innovations

    Each series will teach the novice (and not so novice) cook about basic cooking skills, knife skills, meat cookery, stocks and sauces. If you’ve been thinking about mastering a new technique or just getting more comfortable in the kitchen, April will be the perfect chef to take your cooking skills to the next level. This hands-on class includes an apron for you to take home!

    Series 1 (January 13) will feature a simple salad, roasted chicken and roasted vegetables.

    Series 2 (January 20) will be a simple appetizer or salad, searing beef, deglazing pan to make sauce and sautéing vegetables.

    Series 3 (January 27) will give you the expertise to perfectly prepare a fish dinner with grilled vegetables and a delicious dessert.

  • Date Night – Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon

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    Friday, January 17
    Date Night – Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $115 /couple
    Chef: Holly Duncan with Culinary Innovations

    Chef Holly LOVES to cook with booze, and she is once again including it in every course of this amazing meal. Grab your partner or friend and enjoy this boozy bonanza! Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: maple bourbon sea scallop salad, bourbon glazed carrots, ribeye steak with bourbon cream sauce, drunken bourbon bread pudding

  • Lunch – Philly Cheese Steak

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    Monday, January 20
    Lunch – Philly Cheese Steak
    Time: 11:30a to 1:00p
    Cost: $25/person
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Philly cheese steaks are iconic – and for good reason. Chef Aimee will take your taste buds 800 miles to Philly without leaving Franklin Street to satisfy your craving. Join us for an extended one and a half hour lunch class on this Martin Luther King holiday.

    Menu: Philly cheese sandwich and baked fries.

  • Not Boring, Delicious And Healthy? Yes!

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    Wednesday, January 22
    Not Boring, Delicious And Healthy? Yes!
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $40/person
    Chef: April Boeke with Culinary Innovations by April

    After a long day, you just want a filling meal that takes minutes to make and tastes delicious. But it’s the new year and we are trying to be healthy…learn how to make it delicious, quick, not boring AND healthy!

    Healthy is not necessarily a diet, it’s a way of life and Chef April will teach you how to make it weeknight friendly and enjoyable for the whole family.

    Menu: Pico de gallo stuffed peppers, cilantro lime chicken, black bean quinoa, and flourless chocolate chickpea brownies

  • Girls Night Out — Boozy Bourbon, Baby!

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    Thursday, January 23
    Girls Night Out — Boozy Bourbon, Baby!
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $50/person
    Chef: Holly Duncan with Culinary Innovations by April

    Bourbon is great in cocktails, but why stop there?!? Chef Holly loves to cook with bourbon and she is going to make this a boozy fun night with bourbon in every course. Grab your girlfriends or come meet some new ones. Limited cash bar available, including a signature bourbon cocktail!

    Menu: bourbon winter salad with homemade vinaigrette, Bourbon salmon with bacon pecan crust, bourbon bacon brussels, bourbon caramel apple pie

  • Date Night – Winter Surf and Turf

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    Friday, January 24
    Date Night – Winter Surf and Turf
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $120/couple
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Secure a win with these romantic date night dinner recipes from Chef Aimee. Skip the restaurant scene, learn new cooking tips, and take your taste buds to new levels of deliciousness. Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: hearty winter salad with figs and walnuts, sous vide eye round with mushroom and port sauce, Porcini dusted roasted salmon, cabbage and leek au gratin, sweet potatoes, and affogato

  • A Day in the Kitchen – Soups and Stocks

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    Saturday, January 25
    A Day in the Kitchen – Soups and Stocks
    Time: 11:00a to 2:30p
    Cost: $75/person
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. You will learn basic cooking skills as today’s class focuses on stocks and soups. Class is limited to eight people.

    Menu: Chicken and beef stock, split pea soup, French onion soup, Cuban black bean soup, chicken and dumplings, and minestrone

  • Lunch and Learn – Pittsburgh Sandwich

    Wednesday, January 29
    Lunch and Learn – Pittsburgh Sandwich
    Time: Noon to 1:00p
    Cost: $20/person
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Pittsburgh’s famous towering sandwich was invented almost 100 years ago at Primanti Brothers Sandwich Shop for dock workers, truck drivers and other laborers who needed a quick hearty meal that was easy to eat. Its most recognizable feature, hand-cut fries and vinegar coleslaw piled inside the sandwich, make it both an indulgence and a challenge . No forks allowed – you have to squash it as flat as you can and just do your best!!

    Menu: Pittsburgh salad with homemade vinaigrette, and The Pittsburgh sandwich

  • Bourbon, Bacon, Burgers… Oh My!

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    Thursday, January 30
    Bourbon, Bacon, Burgers… Oh My!
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $50/person
    Chef: Holly Duncan with Culinary Innovations

    Forget the ‘snowflakes on my nose and eyelashes’….a few of our favorite things are bourbon, bacon and burgers!! Chef Holly will have us all singing about our favorites as she shares new ways to incorporate bourbon in every bite!

    Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: Bacon bourbon BBQ burger, honey bourbon chicken wings, bourbon mac and cheese, bourbon bacon brittle, and homemade vanilla bourbon ice cream

  • Lunch and Learn – Comfort Foods Gone Healthy

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    Friday, January 31
    Lunch and Learn – Comfort Foods Gone Healthy
    Time: Noon to 1:00p
    Cost: $20/person
    Chef: April Boeke with Culinary Innovations by April

    Simple, hearty, comforting and healthy…perfect for a late January lunch.

    Menu: salad with mixed greens and homemade vinaigrette, and healthy Shepherd’s pie

  • Kids Class – Pizza My Heart (Recommended ages 8+ years old)

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    Monday, February 3
    Kids Class – Pizza My Heart (Recommended ages 8+ years old)
    Time: 4:00p to 5:30p
    Cost: $35/child
    Chef: Emily Herrmann and Delaney Bond with Thyme in the Kitchen

    Who is ready for a Valentine special pizza party?!? When we ask kids what kind of classes they would like, the overwhelming response was pizza and cupcakes. So this Valentine month special class is based on their requests!

    Class size is limited, so sign up early!

    Menu: individual pizzas with homemade dough and toppings of choice, make and decorate chocolate cupcakes and Cupid’s float

    Thyme in the Kitchen highly recommends leaving your children in our excellent care during this class. The kids seem to be a little more at ease when they are left on their own to interact with our chef.

  • Lunch and Learn – Soups On!

    Tuesday, February 4
    Lunch and Learn – Soups On!
    Time: Noon to 1:00p
    Cost: $20/person
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    The best part of winter may be SOUP! Soup season is our favorite because you don’t have to create any extra sides but instead curl up with your meal-in-one bowl of warm slurpilicious comfort food, like this potato soup.

    Menu: loaded cream of potato soup with spinach and strawberry salad

  • Girls Night Out – Does This Make My Halibut Look Big?

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    Tuesday, February 4
    Girls Night Out – Does This Make My Halibut Look Big?
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $50/person
    Chef: April Boeke with Culinary Innovations by April

    Chef April is cooking up a refreshing dinner that will keep you in your skinny jeans! Tonight is all for the girls, so grab your bestie or come meet new friends. Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: asparagus-parmesan soup with parmesan crisps, arugula-avocado feta salad with lemon vinaigrette, fontina herbed flatbread, halibut en papillote with tomatoes and basil, lemon mousse with blueberries, and a complimentary skinny cocktail sample

  • Chocolate, It’s Not Just For Dessert!

    Wednesday, February 5
    Chocolate, It’s Not Just For Dessert!
    Time: 6:00p
    Cost: $45/person
    Chef: Annie Leslie

    Chocoholics, you’re in for a treat! Chocolate isn’t just for after dinner – learn how to actually make chocolate your dinner!  This class will teach you how to use chocolate in ways that you would never dream of by creating both savory and sweet dishes accented with chocolate! Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: candied bacon wrapped dates, mozzarella and strawberry salad with chocolate vinaigrette, chocolate chipotle steak, mole beans and chocolate souffle

  • Schymik’s Kitchen Scrumptious Surprises

    Thursday, February 6
    Schymik’s Kitchen Scrumptious Surprises
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $60/person
    Chef: Scott Schymik

    Scott will surprise us with some of the most scrumptious dishes from his newest restaurant. Be prepared to be delighted! Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: to be determined

  • Korean Cuisine

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    Friday, February 7
    Korean Cuisine
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $50/person
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Korean food is having a major moment! Savory, spicy, and a smorgasbord of textures – everyone should try it! Korean cuisine doesn’t require a mastery of techniques – they seem complicated but once you have a few key ingredients in your pantry they come together easily and just require an appetite. For those of you out there who enjoy keeping things spicy, you’ll love tonight’s menu! Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: Sprout, lettuce and green onion salad with spicy Gochujang dressing, bibimbap rice bowl topped with stir-fried beef in Korean BBQ sauce, fresh vegetable toppings, kimchi, blanched sesame spinach, fried egg and gochujang sauce and mixed berry shortcakes

  • Green Egg Grilling

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    Saturday, February 8
    Green Egg Grilling
    Time: Noon
    Cost: $60/person
    Chef: Jim Johnson

    Jim Johnson is a Kansas City Barbeque Society master barbecue teacher! In his class you will learn everything from barbecue to basics to some “secrets” that earned him 76 grand-championships over his 28-year competition career. We will be using Big Green Eggs from Bassemier’s Fireplace Patio-Spa for this unique class. Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: Onion dip, sous vide asparagus, mashed potatoes, BBQ shrimp, steaks, and surprise dessert.

  • Green Egg Grilling

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    Sunday, February 9 (repeat of Saturday 2/8 class)
    Time: Noon
    Cost: $60/person
    Chef: Jim Johnson

    Jim Johnson is a Kansas City Barbeque Society master barbecue teacher! In his class you will learn everything from barbecue to basics to some “secrets” that earned him 76 grand-championships over his 28-year competition career. We will be using Big Green Eggs from Bassemier’s Fireplace Patio-Spa for this unique class. Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: Onion dip, sous vide asparagus, mashed potatoes, BBQ shrimp, steaks, and surprise dessert

  • Sweets for the Sweet

    Monday, February 10
    Sweets for the Sweet
    Time: 5:300p
    Cost: $40/person
    Chef: Holly Duncan with Culinary Innovations

    Love is in the air with these chocolates, cheesecakes and other sweet desserts. Indulge your sweet tooth with treats sure to melt anyone’s heart!

    Menu: white chocolate raspberry tart, dulce de leche white chocolate cheesecake, white chocolate lemon truffles, salted caramel Kentucky butter cake, and salted caramel brownie bites

  • Italian Date Night

    Tuesday, February 11
    Italian Date Night
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $100/couple
    Chef: April Boeke with Culinary Innovations by April

    If the way to your heart is through your stomach, this is the class for you! Italian dishes are a love potion on a plate and sure to warm your heart. Grab your plus one as we replicate the streets of Italy here on Franklin (at least the aroma will be replicated). Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: antipasto tray appetizer, Italian salad, roasted tomato marinara, sausage stuffed shells, skinny eggplant parmesan, Italian cheese and tomato pie and cannoli cups

  • Lunch and Learn – Winning Combination

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    Wednesday, February 12
    Lunch and Learn – Winning Combination
    Time: Noon to 1:00p
    Cost: $20/person
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Chef Aimee’s easy tomato basil bisque is 1000x better than any canned/carton variety with it’s multi-dimensional flavor and layers of YUM! Add a delicious grilled cheese and it’s a winning combination.

    Menu: tomato-basil bisque with grilled cheddar/provolone cheese on sourdough

  • Date Night – Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon

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    Wednesday, February 12
    Date Night – Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $115 /couple
    Chef: Holly Duncan with Culinary Innovations

    Chef Holly LOVES to cook with bourbon and she is once again including it in every course of this amazing meal. Grab your Valentine and join us for this boozy bonanza! Limited cash bar available, including bourbon.

    Menu: maple bourbon sea scallop salad, bourbon glazed carrots, ribeye steak with bourbon cream sauce, drunken bourbon bread pudding

  • Date Night – Crab and Champagne

    Thursday, February 13
    Date Night – Crab and Champagne
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $120/couple
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day Eve with an elegant feast of crab and champagne. Chef Aimee creates a memorable evening that includes fresh homemade pasta. Limited cash bar available.

    Menu: salad with bacon, boiled egg and tarragon vinaigrette, homemade pasta with a creamy crab, champagne and lemon sauce, roasted broccoli and Italian cream cupcakes and a champagne toast

  • Date Night – Surf and Turf

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    Friday, February 14
    Date Night – Surf and Turf
    Time: 6:00p
    Cost: $135/couple
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Secure a Valentine’s Day win with these romantic date night dinner recipes from Chef Aimee. Skip the restaurant scene, and take your taste buds to new levels of deliciousness. For an unforgettable experience, we will break out the torch for everybody’s favorite custard dessert!

    Menu: She-crab soup, pepper and coffee rubbed beef tenderloin, pan seared sea scallops, cauliflower with smoked gouda cheese gratin, haricot verts amandine, and lemon crème brulee

  • Happy Pantry!

    Wednesday, February 19
    Happy Pantry!
    Time: 6:00p
    Cost: $35/person
    Chef: Annie Leslie

    Ever heard of a pantry challenge? It’s simply making the effort to use up what you already have for a focused time. Chef Annie has practiced this at home and is excited to share tips, tricks, and ideas to help you have the confidence to clear your cupboards, fridge and freezer, and learn how to get creative and plan meals with what you already have. You are sure to leave amazed at how Chef Annie can create fabulous dishes without a trip to the grocery store. Happy pantry, happy life!

    Menu: grilled marinated chicken thighs, plus starter, sides and dessert depending on pantry items available.

  • Lunch and Learn – Up Your Salad Game

    Thursday, February 20
    Lunch and Learn – Up Your Salad Game
    Time: Noon to 1:00p
    Cost: $20/person
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    This healthy main course tuna salad is one of the best ever invented – it’s colorful, protein packed, and so satisfying. The French just have a flair for putting together simple but powerful flavors.

    Menu: Niçoise salad with marinated tuna, lettuce, green beans, red potato and more with creamy tarragon vinaigrette

  • Lunch and Learn – Don’t Be A Chicken

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    Friday, February 21
    Lunch and Learn – Don’t Be A Chicken
    Time: Noon to 1:00p
    Cost: $20/person
    Chef: April Boeke with Culinary Innovations by April

    Are you bored with your weeknight go-to chicken recipes? Don’t be a chicken to try some new ideas, such as this delicious chicken lunch.

    Menu: lemon chicken with sautéed squash and brownies with chocolate mocha icing

  • Date Night – Greek Feast

    Friday, February 21
    Date Night – Greek Feast
    Time: 5:30p
    Cost: $100/couple
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Spend an entertaining evening in the kitchen with your partner creating a feast befitting Greek gods and goddesses. Join Chef Aimee in preparing this part hands-on Greek feast, learn to roll your own grape leaves, and make dessert nut cigars.

    Menu: yaprakia (stuffed grape leaves), spanakopita, salad, moussaka, and dessert nut cigars

  • A Day in the Kitchen – Cajun

    Saturday, February 22
    A Day in the Kitchen – Cajun
    Time: 11:00a to 2:00p
    Cost: $75/person
    Chef: Aimee Blume

    Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation class. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. You will learn basic cooking skills as today’s hands-on class focuses on Cajun cooking. Class size is limited to eight people.

    Menu: Cajun crab dip, sausage and chicken gumbo with white rice, shrimp creole and cheese grits, king cake with cream cheese filling, and Bananas Foster

  • Lunch and Learn – Won’t Miss The Meat

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    Friday, February 28
    Lunch and Learn – Won’t Miss The Meat
    Time: Noon to 1:00p
    Cost: $20/person
    Chef: April Boeke with Culinary Innovations by April

    Do you want to incorporate meatless meals into your weeknight rotation? Are you abstaining from meat on Fridays for religious reasons? This menu will inspire you to create meals so that you will not miss the meat!

    Menu: Caesar salad, veggie lasagna with zucchini noodles, and strawberry basil lemonade

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