Celebrity Chef MasterClass Series

Join CCAE’s master class series with celebrity chefs for an unforgettable cooking and learning experience. Roll up your sleeves and learn cooking techniques side-by-side with our celebrated local chefs.

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Celebrity Chef MasterClass with Rob Wong, Chef de Cuisine, Hojoko, Ms. Cluck’s Deluxe Chicken & Dumplings, and gogo ya

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More than Sushi: Japanese Cooking at Home

James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Cushman and advanced sake professional Nancy Cushman set the Boston culinary scene on fire with their o ya, Hojoko, Ms. Cluck’s Deluxe Chicken & Dumplings, and gogo ya. If you save your o ya visits for your special occasions, now it’s a great time to learn how to make delicious Japanese dishes with Chef Rob Wong. Learn to make Japanese chicken dumplings, sushi tacos, and small bites. You’ll leave the class with skills and confidence to replicate the dishes at home.

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$125/person

Chef Rob Wong started his high-profile position alongside Tim and Nancy Cushman, the team behind o ya, the Leather District temple of Japanese gastronomy. He has been Chef de Cuisine at Hojoko since 2015, as well as two new Cushman Concepts, Ms. Cluck’s Deluxe Chicken & Dumplings, and gogo ya at Time Out Market. Chef Rob Wong’s culinary passion passed through his blood as his father also owned a restaurant. Even though Chef Rob Wong studied engineering in college, his love for cooking couldn’t stop him from his culinary journey.

Chef Rob Wong

Celebrity Chef MasterClass with Colin Lynch, Chef & Partner, Bar Mezzana, Shore Leave, No Relation, and Black Lamb

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Crudo and More: The Art of Italian Cooking

Join Chef Colin and learn the secrets of cooking Italian food. Let’s hear the story behind Aperol spritzes, an award-wining Crudo menu and handmade pastas. You’ll learn how to make and enjoy a full meal from antipasti, pasta, secondi, and dolce. Come and enjoy this fun experience.

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$125/person

A lifelong New Englander, Colin grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor’s Degree at the Culinary Institute of America before settling in Boston. Starting in 2004, he was Chef de Cuisine at Barbara Lynch’s No. 9 Park, and later Executive Chef for the Gruppo, leading the planning and opening of multiple restaurants. In June 2016, Colin opened Bar Mezzana in the South End with wife Heather Lynch and former Gruppo colleague Jefferson Macklin, which has received rave reviews from local press and guests who praise the inspired crudo, handmade pastas, and warm hospitality.

Chef Colin Lynch

Celebrity Chef MasterClass with Andy Husbands, Pitmaster, The Smoke Shop, Author

Wednesday, April 29
6:00 - 9:00 pm

The Smoke Shop's Backyard BBQ: Eat, Drink, and Party Like a Pitmaster

Every meal is better with BBQ! Impress your friends, family, and co-workers with recipes from Boston’s popular Smoke Shop restaurant. Join Andy Husbands as he shares his secrets in The Smoke Shop’s Backyard BBQ. Start off with a classic backyard barbecue featuring pulled pork, twice-smoked pulled chicken, deliciously simple brisket, and New Memphis ribs. With a selection of The Smoke Shop’s favorite sides, drinks, and desserts, it might seem like all you ever needed.

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$125/person

Andy Husbands is an award-winning pitmaster who began developing his own unique style of cooking upon opening Boston’s Tremont 647 in 1996 and later, Sister Sorel. His latest culinary venture, The Smoke Shop, culminates Husbands’ continued success and pays homage to his extensive background in the competitive barbecue circuit. His honest, approachable fare makes Smoke Shop the “Best Barbecue Restaurant” according to Boston Magazine.

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Celebrity Chef MasterClass with Alexander Crabb, Chef & Co-Owner, Asta

Wednesday, May 13
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Tastes of Asta: Spring Flavors with Chef Alex

Chef Alex Crabb’s Back Bay eatery Asta, with its thoughtful, playful and seasonal prix fixe menus, has been acclaimed as one of the city’s best and most interesting restaurants . Known for his love of vegetables, Chef Crabb will introduce us to the glories of Asta’s spring menus, featuring fresh peas, asparagus, fiddleheads, and a cornucopia of the flavors of a New England spring.

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$125/person

Chef Alexander Crabb started his professional cooking career at age 16, and spent seven years as executive sous chef at L’Espalier in Boston. Chef Crabb opened the prix-fixe Asta in Back Bay in 2013. There, he mixes his classical French training with New England flavors through minimalist tasting menus that celebrate his love for fresh produce.

Chef alex crabb