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Our chefs will show you how to create an unforgettable dinner influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

The Middle East and Mediterranean region overlap; therefore,  Greek, Turkish, and the Arab foods of certain countries that were part of the Ottoman empire, share a lot of cooking styles, dishes, and ingredients. However, the same dishes take on regional variations because of   historical influences on that region.  You will have the opportunity to explore the variations in flavors due to the different uses of oils and spices in these wonderful dishes.

About the Dirty Dozen Cooking Class

What is it like to work alongside some of the most celebrated chefs in Dallas? The Dirty Dozen cooking classes are your exclusive opportunity to learn secrets and practice techniques taught by the masters themselves. Since 1999, the Dirty Dozen is one of Dallas’ most coveted events.

Upon arrival at the Dallas 5-star restaurant, Dirty Dozen students don their personalized chef’s coats to begin hands-on instruction. The students are divided into four teams:

Executive Chef: Christopher Patrick
Executive Sous Chef: Chad Bowen
Pastry Chef: Cessy Mendoza
Abacus /Jasper’s Guest Chef

Your Dirty Dozen cooking class team spends a Sunday preparing one of four courses or a fabulous buffet. Abacus is closed so you have the run of the kitchen. The day culminates in an intimate dinner with paired wine and the opportunity to share the experience with one invited guest of your choice. You’ll walk away as a Dirty Dozen alum with a new or rejuvenated appreciation for extraordinary cuisine and knowledge that only comes with learning from the masters. 


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