What IS The Dirty Dozen Cooking Class?
For 20 years, Abacus has been offering intimate cooking classes covering everything from hors-d’oeuvres and mixology to a formal Holiday Dinner. Over the years the “Dirty Dozen” Cooking Classes (named due to the small size of the class!) have become one of the most popular events in town for Dallas foodies. The tradition continues under the direction of Executive Chef Chris Patrick along with Chad Bowden, Executive Sous Chef, and Craig Shinn, Sous Chef. The 2018 classes sold out quickly so be sure to sign up now for your place at the table!
2019 Dirty Dozen Cooking Class schedule:
February 10th – Italian Cooking, Wining and Dining – If you can’t swing a cooking class in Tuscany this year, Chef Patrick will provide you an opportunity to immerse yourself in Italian cooking in one day. (Details and Sign Up Here)
March 31st – Mardi Gras – You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy its legendary Cajun and Creole flavors. (Details and Sign Up Here)
May 5th – Cinco de Mayo – Celebrate Chef Patrick’s take on the traditional food of Mexico. (Details and Sign Up Here)
June 30th – Seafood – If you’re limiting yourself to only eating seafood when you’re out at a restaurant, you’re selling yourself short. (Details and Sign Up Here)
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
Sous Chef Craig Shinn
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.
Cost: $375 (New Students – includes personalized chef coat) $350 (Returning Students)
If you have difficulty registering, please contact us here for further assistance. [email protected]