Some big changes for Chef Jim and the gang in 2015.
Chef Jim will be joining good friend Joann Tarkington at the Crystal View Cafe on Crystal Lake this summer. He's got great new menu items planned as well as some new events. Be sure and stop in and see him, try out the new menu and enjoy the great view. The cafe is located on M-22, approximately 2 miles north of Frankfort, Michigan. It opens on June 22 for the season.
In addition, Chef Jim is serving up two new delicious classes for the Oliver Art Center this summer. The very popular "Hors d'oeuvre and Michigan Wine Pairings" class with East Shore Market owner Nels Nelson is back on the schedule with five new hors d'oeuvre recipes and five new wines to sample. The second Art Center class is "Sauces" and is a must for anyone interested in upping their cooking game. Click on the "Art Center Classes and More" tab for more information.
Chef Jim will teach only two sumptous dinner classes in private homes during the 2015 summer season. The first dinner class is Thursday, June 18th and the second class is scheduled for Thursday, September 10th. That's all that's planned right now so sign up early. These two classes will fill up fast. Click on the "Enroll/Contact Us" tab to sign-up. Click on the "Dinner Classes" tab for more information.
Private cooking classes and dinner parties are also on the menu for 2015. If you're interested in hosting a private class, please use the feedback form under the "Enroll/Contact Us" tab above.
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.