Learning Never Tasted So Good: 2014 Demonstration Kitchen Schedule Released

The Chefs at The American Club resort host Saturday sessions to showcase culinary tips, while guests indulge in food and beverage tastings

Online PR News – 07-January-2014 –The 2014 schedule is set for the highly anticipated Demonstration Kitchen Series at The American Club resort in Kohler, Wisconsin, and promises some of the most diverse tastes and topics yet. The interactive, educational experience is hosted by Chefs from the five-star, five-diamond resort and offers tips and recipes to create a memorable dining experience at home. The Demonstration Kitchen Series runs each Saturday, Jan. 4-April 26, with two sessions at 11am and 2pm.

The culinary classroom boasts a functional kitchen and seating for up to 40, offering guests an interactive experience to not only taste dishes being cooked during the demonstration, but also the opportunity to ask questions throughout the demo, learning culinary tricks of the trade from seasoned Chefs. The hour-long presentation includes food and beverage tastings and is offered for $35 per person.

Overseen by Executive Chef of The American Club Resort Rick Boyer, weekly Demonstration Kitchen sessions have been planned thoughtfully to showcase a variety of topics. Some of the new topics added speak to the growing popularity of healthy eating and doing so with local fare. The series will kick off with Delicious & Gluten-Free and will also include sessions that focus on Low-Fat Low Carb and Healthy Cooking. Further variety is seen in the topics ranging from One-Pot Meals, Southern Specialties and Asian -Inspired Appetizers

“The Demonstration Kitchen Series is a beloved program,” said Chef Boyer. “We have a breadth of knowledge and talent on staff, and they savor the opportunity to share their passion with an engaged audience to help others create delicious meals at home.”

Located in the Shops at Woodlake Market, the Shops are also home to Yoga on the Lake, Cucina, Craverie Chocolatier Cafe – where KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates are handmade daily – and several boutique stores such as Wisconsin Trader, Movers & Shakers Kids Toys, Scentualities and Kohler Gardner.

Due to popularity, reservations are recommended and can be made in advance by calling 855-444-2838. A complete schedule of programs is available at www.AmericanClub.com. Stay up to date on news and happenings on Facebook facebook.com/americanclub and on twitter, www.twitter.com/theamericanclub.

2014 Demonstration Kitchen Schedule

January 4
Delicious and Gluten-Free
Paul Smitala – Blackwolf Run® Chef
While gluten-free eating has grown in popularity, baking well without gluten has remained a challenge for many people. Join Chef Smitala and guest Charity Brock to explore good substitutes for flour and sample a complete meal including soup, entrée and dessert.

January 11
One-Pot Dishes
Rebecca Tillman –Special Events Chef
A far cry from the heavy casseroles of your childhood, Chef Tillman’s one-pot meals will show you how to create healthy, satisfying meals in 30 minutes or less with simple, everyday ingredients. Perfect for people on busy schedules, these ideas will freshen up your weeknight routine.

January 18
Oh My, What a Pie!
Richard Palm – Pastry Extraordinaire
Turn any meal into a holiday-worthy special occasion with a pie. Chef Palm will show you how to make three pies, each with a gluten-free crust made of white sorghum flour: maple-hazelnut pie, mountain lemon meringue pie and fresh buttermilk-raspberry pie.

January 25
Winterfest: Wisconsin Winter Cooking
Lucas Oppeneer – The Horse & Plow Chef
Envision yourself sitting in a warm cabin, surrounded by fresh snow. That’s the inspiration for Chef Oppeneer’s cold-weather comfort food. Featuring local produce, meats and cheeses, these soothing favorites include slow-cooking and braising techniques perfect for a chilly day.

February 1
Easy Entertaining: Pub Style
Dan Dries – Whistling Straits® Chef
These days, pub food has grown far beyond the deep fryer. Join Chef Dries for an exploration of gastropub favorites – pub food with an upscale twist. Learn simple cooking techniques you can use every day at home, such as refining the classic mac and cheese with bacon and beer.

February 8
In Celebration of Chocolate
Immerse in the sweet and savory flavors of chocolate at the annual In Celebration of Chocolate weekend. From dinners and tastings to demonstrations, it’s a bit of heaven for any chocolate lover. Visit DestinationKohler.com/chocolate for details.
February 15
Healthy Cooking
Mark Tennie – Riverbend Chef
Discover new ways to eat well without sacrificing flavor in Chef Tennie’s Healthy Cooking demonstration. He’ll explore a variety of low-fat foods including delicious vegetable sauces.

February 22
Flatbreads, Focaccia and Lahvoshes of The American Club®
Doug Stieber, Head Baker – The American Club
Perfect for pizzas, sandwiches or a tasty side, focaccia is a traditional rustic food that can be flat or raised. Baker Stieber will demonstrate how to make a few favorite focaccias and lahvoshes and explore easy topping ideas.

March 1
Southern Specialties
Alex Glass – The Wisconsin Room Chef
Chef Glass has lived and worked in some of the country’s best food hot spots including Asheville, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and New Orleans. He’ll take you on a tour of soulful Southern cooking that’s easy for entertaining at parties: low-country shrimp and grits, family-recipe jambalaya, beer-braised greens and banana pudding.

March 8
KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Secrets
Anette Righi DeFendi – Chocolatier
Join Chocolatier Righi DeFendi to learn how you can incorporate KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates into plated desserts at home. You’ll learn how to make a caramel sauce as well as a chocolate sauce – versatile and delicious additions to your dessert repertoire.

March 15
Asian-Inspired Appetizers
Matt Bauer – The Immigrant Restaurant Chef
Accompany Chef Bauer on a culinary adventure, and discover some easy ideas for adding Asian flavor to starters and appetizers. He’ll take you through flavor profiles and combinations of Asian ingredients, from fried tiger shrimp wontons to a Thai-inspired beef tartar.

March 22
Barbecue: A Labor of Love
Loren Rue – The Horse & Plow Chef
While the perfect barbecue requires a great deal of time and effort, aficionados will tell you it’s worth every bite. And when you taste Chef Rue’s favorites, you’ll surely agree. Join him to explore the country’s barbecue regions and learn simple tricks for transforming your kitchen into the ultimate smoke shack.

March 29
Pickling and Preserving
Mark Lefebvre – The Wisconsin Room Chef Assistant
Learn how to create new and exciting flavors by pickling fresh local fruits and vegetables. Chef Lefebvre will demonstrate some of his Wisconsin favorites as well as basic methods of preserving artisanal meats and house-made sausages.

April 5
Low-Carb, Low-Fat Cooking
Rebecca Tillman – Special Events Chef
Discover the difference between healthy and unhealthy carbs, and learn how to make any meal low-carb or low-fat by switching out a few ingredients. Chef Tillman will explore quinoa, lean proteins, lean fruits and veggies as she creates a complete meal and proves healthful food doesn’t have to be boring.

April 12
Heartwarming Desserts
Molly Glackin – Head Pastry Chef
Warm up your sweet tooth with favorites from the U.S., Italy and France. Chef Glackin will show you how to make easy doughnuts with ricotta that don’t require proofing, crepes and crostata. Then learn how to make a charming warm chocolate cake baked in a mug – a party favorite for adults and kid alike.

April 19
Grilling Italian Style
Trent Hazelberg – Cucina Chef
Think beyond burgers and brats, and learn how to grill delicious Italian favorites. Chef Hazelberg will grill everything from meat and fish to vegetables and pizza while answering the age-old question: “Why does it stick?”

April 26
Cooking with Wisconsin Cheeses and the Wines That Love Them
Matt Bauer – The Immigrant Restaurant Chef
Jason Van Auken – Mixologist
Learn how to pair wine and cheese like a pro with this duo from The Immigrant Restaurant. Chef Bauer will cook up a few dishes showcasing Wisconsin artisanal cheeses while Jason enhances the experience with wines from across the country. Taste along as they discuss cooking techniques and flavor profiles.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. The Hotel stands astride the 17th hole of the Old Course and the North Sea. Just behind the 18th hole, Kohler Co. recently completed renovations to Hamilton Grand, 26 of the world’s most extraordinary apartments.

About The American Club resort
The American Club resort, a 2013 Forbes Five-Star Recipient and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel was named #3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. The resort is one of only 45 hotels in North America with both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond distinction. Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin is the first and only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 38 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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