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Cooking And Wine Classes in Las Vegas Division Of Educational Outreach

Les Kincaid has been teaching cooking and wine classes in Las Vegas for over 25+ years.

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8am–9pm Monday–Thursday,
8am–5pm Friday and Saturday
Questions? Send an email to les@leskincaid.com or call (702) 871-5145​​

 

Cooking Basics: Stocks & Sauces

Take your cooking to the next level of flavor and excitement with delicious
homemade stocks and classic mother sauces. This class is a great
foundation for all cooks looking for alternatives to store bought products. Once you know the basics, it is easy to experiment with variations.

February 19 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

Flavors of Thailand

Explore the unique ingredients and simple techniques of Thai cooking. Thailand’s distinctive cuisine aspires to a perfect blend of flavors and textures; an ideal meal will include sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and spicy elements. Prepare many favorite Thai dishes using aromatic herbs and spices with traditional ingredients during class. Take home recipes to enjoy in your own kitchen.

February 26 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

Essential Knife Skills

Become a successful, efficient, and safe cook by mastering proper knife
techniques. Observe and practice proper knife handling and sharpening, learn how to slice, dice, and chop, and discover the art of cutting up a chicken. If you have them, bring your own knives to class for hands-on practice.

March 6 (Wednesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

Indian Cooking Classics

Indian cuisine has multiple regional variations, but is generally
characterized by perfect spice and flavor combinations. Learn about
various Indian spices and ingredients and how to use them to make
satisfying, delicious, and healthy Indian meals right at home.

March 19 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

The Perfect Steak

Make the most of every steak with essential techniques and informed
selection of the perfect cut. Discuss different types of cuts and what to
look for when selecting good beef. Cover the three most popular cooking methods: pan-broiling, pan-sautéing, and grilling. Also on the menu: recipes for classic sides, rubs, and sauces to complement your steak.

April 9 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$59 (1 session)

 

 

Fish To Perfection

Overcome any fears of preparing fish. Cover three different ways to cook fish as well as the how-tos of buying, storing, and substituting one fish for another. Discover healthy “best choices” for consumption, as well as fish to avoid per local fish advisories.

April 16 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

Pizza Workshop

Homemade pizza is tastier than takeout! Make great pizza at home by
pairing a fool proof basic pizza dough with a variety of sauces, fresh
toppings, and select artisan cheeses. In addition to demonstrating and sharing recipes, we will cover key baking methods so every time you open your oven door you pull out a perfect pizza.

May 14 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

Salsas, Spreads & Dips

Take your appetizers and meals from bland to grand by turning up the taste with salsas, spreads, and dips. A new element to a dish can make all the difference in flavor and appearance. Come hungry and ready to explore these mouth-watering sensations. Go home with inspired taste buds and a multitude of recipes.

May 21 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

Sizzling Summer Grilling

Discover a new take on grilling that goes far beyond burgers and hot
dogs. Walk through techniques for perfectly grilling meat, vegetables,
and even bread. Enhance dishes with fresh herbs and homemade spice rubs. Once you learn how easy and versatile grilling can be, you may give your stove and oven the summer off.

June 4 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

Creative Salads

Wow family and friends with quick, easy, and healthy fresh salads.
Whether served as a course within a meal or as an entrée, memorable
salads use the best seasonal ingredients available. Prepare different types of salads and discuss techniques for creating your own salad dressings.

July 9 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

Caribbean Delights

Enjoy the colorful and delicious flavors of the Caribbean! Caribbean
cuisine is a fusion of many culinary traditions, including African, Spanish, French, Indian, Chinese, and indigenous people. Each island has its own distinctive flavors influenced by history, local produce, and centuries of spice trade. Learn how easy it is to recreate popular dishes to bring a taste of the islands to your dinner table.

July 23 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

 

 

Dinners From Tuscany

Love the idea of cooking with down-home Tuscan ingredients but don’t know where to start? Join Chef Les Kincaid for a fun night and discover the beauty of Italian food is in each region’s diversity. Great cooking isn’t about recipes—it’s about techniques. Explore Tuscan cuisine with its bold flavors and taste several traditional dishes.

August 6 (Tuesday)

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
4175 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
$49 (1 session)

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