Chef Jim has put the Crystal View Cafe in the rear view mirror and is focusing on cooking classes this summer. He has four dinner classes planned for the 2016 summer season. The first dinner class is Thursday, June 23, in Gail and Jim Beck's beautiful home overlooking Lake Michigan. Another three classes follow, one each month in a different home in the Frankfort area. Click on the "Enroll/Contact Us" tab to enroll in any or all of the dinner classes or click on the "Dinner Classes" tab for more information.
In addition, Chef Jim is serving up two new delicious classes for the Oliver Art Center this summer. Join Chef Jim for a class on mastering the time-honored techniques of classic sauce making on Monday July 18. Then on Monday, September 19, spend an afternoon learning how to make three different warming and scrumptious Fall soups. Click on the "Art Center Classes and More" tab for more information.
Private cooking classes and dinner parties are also on the menu for 2016. If you're interested in hosting a private class, please use the feedback form under the "Enroll/Contact Us" tab above and send us a note.
All four of Chef Jim's cookbooks continue to be available in several retail stores in Northwest Michigan including The Bookstore in Frankfort and Crystal Crate & Cargo in Beulah. More information on the cookbooks can be found by clicking on the "Cookbooks" tab above.
Keep checking this website for the latest classes, events, and going ons from Chef Jim and the Dinner on the Porch gang.
Here's to another great season of cooking!
In addition to "Dinner on the Porch," "Brunch on the Porch," and "Hors d'oeuvres on the Porch" cookbooks, many of the items, including pans, utensils, and spices, used during our classes can be found at Crystal Crate and Cargo in Beulah, Michigan. All cooking class attendees receive a coupon good for 15% off kitchen items at Crystal Crate and Cargo. Click on the logo on the left for more information about Crystal Crate and Cargo.