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Gluten-Free Baking 101 Class Invitation

11 Comments 26 April 2012

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Have you heard about Haven’s Kitchen? It’s a brand spanking new recreational cooking school near the Union Square Greenmarket…and it’s gorgeous!

Here’s the description from the website:

Haven’s Kitchen is a recreational cooking school, specialty food shop, and event space. Located in a charming carriage house two blocks from Union Square, Haven’s Kitchen is dedicated to the preparation and enjoyment of delicious, sustainable, seasonal food.

The first floor is the cafe/kitchen shop and professional kitchen classroom. Up the original marble staircase on the 2nd floor is a great private event space complete with a swanky bar on one end and a hidden kitchen for your personal chef. The 3rd floor is an even larger event space and the rooftop is going to bloom soon and will have its very own apiary!!!!!!

Talented and respected chefs and food educators teach there, like Andrea Beaman (you know she attended IIN too?!) and Top Chef Hung Huynh. Whoa!

I’m honored that Alison Schneider, the founder of Haven’s Kitchen, has invited me to teach a Gluten-Free Baking 101 class there this coming May 10th (Thursday) from 9:30am – 12:30.

My schedule is jam packed with other projects these days, so this very well may be the only time I’ll be able to do this. I’ve squeezed this one class in because I think it sounds like so much fun! These are meant to be intimate classes with only 12 spots total.

Are you intimidated by gluten-free baking?

Are you afraid of the kitchen?

Do you only use store bought gluten-free baking mixes? (Not that there’s anything wrong with that! ;))

Then this class is for you. It’s a beginner’s introduction to gluten-free baking.

I’ll have a little gluten-free breakfast snack waiting for you when you arrive and there’s a fabulous coffee bar there in the kitchen shop/cafe area.

We’re going to cover the basics:

-Introduce you to a large variety of gluten-free flours and explain their nutritional attributes

-Introduce you to key ingredients that work like gluten in baked goods

-How to mix up your own all purpose gluten-free flour mix

-How to convert a regular recipe to gluten-free

-And of course, we’ll be baking!! 

Blueberry Muffins w/ lemon zest
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana Bread

The last half hour we will all sit at the communal dining table and enjoy the fruits of our labour along with each others company. That’s how things roll at Haven’s Kitchen.

I’m SO excited!!!!!!

To sign up for this class at Haven’s Kitchen, please email or call 212.929.7900.

$125 per person


You are super sensitive to cross contamination. Of course the ingredients will be hand chosen by me and are sure to be gluten-free and we won’t be using their KitchenAid mixers. I’ve purposely chosen recipes that do not require the use of a KitchenAid mixer. I will be bringing my own food processor. The utensils, baking pans and ovens are not dedicated for gluten-free use only. I will be using parchment paper. We will be the only ones using the kitchen during the class.

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11 Comments so far

  1. 1
    diane says:

    Boy, would i like to attend but, it’s during the day. won’t work for most working people. Would be great if you could schedule this event again, for an evening.

  2. 2

    I would love to attend! Unfortunately it is too far away from me…

  3. 3
    Kelly says:

    Hey Diane…I didn’t pick the time…Haven’s Kitchen peeps did. I’ll let them know, though. Would love to teach you sometime! 🙂

  4. 4
    Melissa says:

    I’d love to attend, too, but it’s during the day. Definitely interested if this is in the evenings or on the weekend!

  5. 5
    Bonnie says:

    Hi Kelly – like others, I would definitely be interested if it was in the evening.

    Have fun!

  6. 6
    Karen says:

    Like Melissa, I’d be interested if this is in the evenings or on the weekend!

  7. 7
    Kieran says:

    Would Love an Evening Class! I have to see with our work schedule

  8. 8
    Kelly says:

    wow! …5 of you prefer evenings…that’s almost half a class! looks like I’m going to have to wrangle another class at HK 😉 For now we’ll find the peeps that can do mornings. There are a few out there.

  9. 9
    Sharon says:

    Wish I could attend. Not sure where Union Square is…but I also work during the day. Evening or weekend class would be great if you could arrange it.

  10. 10
    Lori says:

    Kelly, If you were to make a list of the MOST used pieces of equipment you use for your baking, the ones you wouldn’t want to live without, what would they be?
    Also is there a book that you found most useful to learn the flours and how to use them when experimenting with non gluten free recipes? Thank you! I also would LOVE to see and evening or weekend class.

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