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Cooking with Class and Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined's Gaard Swanson decided to see what Cooking with Class is all about. Since the fundraising event involves working with chefs to learn how to make new dishes, we paired him up with Salty's on Alki's Executive Chef Paolo Carey-DiGregorio who walked him through the dish Paolo will be teaching at this year's event.

Lobster and Dungeness crab rolls

 Need we say more? Well, just one more thing. At the end of the shoot as we polished off what they'd made, Gaard said, "I'd really like to make this for my wife's birthday." Now that's a ringing endorsement.

Here's what happened in the Alki banquet kitchen and venue in June:



Mise en place. You can already tell it's going to be good!









Paolo gives Gaard the overview.











Now the delegating begins. Videographer/movie maker Ty Huffer gets it all on film. 






Gaard just took his real first bite. OMG!










You will also feel this good about yourself after you learn to make the dishes at Cooking with Class!








Fake first bite for the camera. It's a winner!


Join us at Cooking with Class on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Salty's on Alki. The event benefits homeless and low-income seniors through the Pike Place Market Foundation.




Spoiler alert: Paolo's class is sold out, along with Erika Nelson's of Elliott's Oyster House. That means there are 20 more classes to get in on - reserve your spots today!

You can watch Seattle Refined on KOMO 4 at 3 p.m. weekdays. As soon as we know when the segement will be aired, we'll let  you know here!

July 2019

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