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HGS Home Chef offers all the cookware, tools and gadgets that any home chef could possibly hope for, but what sets us apart is our two beautiful teaching kitchens. Within these inviting rooms, renowned national and local experts give classes on how to prepare the most delicious food, simple to sublime. Browse upcoming classes below. Details:

10% discount: all students get 10% off card for use on class day only when making merchandise purchases.

Questions about classes, or trouble registering? Email homechef [at] hillsdalegeneralstore [dot] com, or call (518) 325-7000. We’re open 10-6 Wednesday through Monday; closed Tuesday. 

Classes are geared for adults, except as noted, but children over 7 accompanied by an adult are welcome.

Cancellation policy: We do not offer refunds on purchased tickets, but cancellations are entitled to credit for another class of equal value within the subsequent two months. 

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June 2017

Indonesian Grilled Adventure, with Louise Roback

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Venture to the exotic in a vibrant outdoor Indonesian feast including lamb satay, celebration yellow rice, coconut summer vegetables, Javanese sambal, spiced limeade and an Indonesian dessert with house-made ice cream. Pre-teens welcome to cook their own “food on a stick” on the backyard grill and help make the ice cream!

(Limited to 12 people.)

July 2017

Mixed Grill Lunch & Learn, with Michael Chesloff

July 1 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Chef Michael Chesloff will guide you in creating an entire summer meal on the grill — whether you use charcoal or gas. The class and the delicious summer menu includes:

• Pork Tenderloin: Trimming silverskin, brining and tying methods for even cooking
• Whole Chicken: How to debone so it will cook quickly and be easy to serve and eat
• Vegetables: How to cook evenly and eliminate falling through the grates
• Flatbread: Cooked on the grill for extra flavor

Join Michael for this special summer grilling class where everything is prepared on the grill!

Limited to only 10 people.


Classic Iranian Barbecue, with Serge Madikians

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join Chef Serge Madikans of Serevan Restaurant in Amenia, NY, for an exotically delicious menu prepared on the grill in our kitchen courtyard. You’ll learn to make delicious chicken kebabs, Persian rice with crispy tahdig, cucumber, tomato and onion salad with fresh herbs, and a mint sweet-sour refreshing drink. Afterwards, we’ll have fresh sour cherry and rice noodle dessert. You’ll learn Serge’s secrets on how to make it all!

(Limited to just 12 people.)

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