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   My Big, Fat, Greek Cooking Class!
    with Chef Elaine Pitenis
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I so enjoyed the class, and loved the "take home" goodies all day today.... Greek food is equally delicious cold. I couldn't wait for it to be warmed up.  
I look forward to doing another class, probably in the Spring. 

Dianne K. Port Orange, FL
About My Big, Fat, Greek Cooking Class!
    Elaine Pitenis grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and did her graduate work in Microbiology at Harvard University. She worked in the fields of Microbiology and Cancer Research before marrying and having four beautiful children. The family moved to Greece and lived in Athens for a short time before relocating to Daytona Beach, FL in 1999 and opening her Greek Cooking School.
    While in Greece, Elaine learned cooking techniques from several acclaimed Greek Chefs from Corinth, Kastoria, and the islands of Samos, and Salamina. Elaine began teaching Greek Cooking in 2004 at The Casements in Ormond Beach, FL and has used the acquired techniques from Greece in addition to her prior knowledge of the culinary arts through her mother Connie Spinos, who was an exceptional Home Economics teacher before she retired. 
    My Big, Fat, Greek Cooking Classes elicit a fusion of both "old world," traditional cooking techniques as well as her own flavorful and innovative methods to offer her students a unique, hands-on cooking class that creates delicious, heart-healthy Grecian delicacies.                                               Cost for each class is $80 per person/per class 
Interested in learning how to cook Greek foods?
Photo Credits: Genna Wangness, Norm Echelberry, Charlie Zimmerman and Elaine Pitenis, Photo of Crete: Victoria Pitenis

   Your class was so much fun. And I picked up so 
   many tips to make my own Greek cooking better!  
   My husband loved everything in the take-home 
   box.  I plan to take another one of your classes in 
   the future!

    Jan J. - Palm Coast, FL

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         MORE CLASSES in 2017!
CLASSES FILL UP FAST-REGISTER TODAY!
Thursday, January 26th 4 PM- 7:30 PM
Greek Holiday Appetizers:  
Tzaziki, Hummus, Greek Caviar, Kalamari, Crab Meat Wrapped in Phyllo, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Loukaniko and Saganaki 

Thursday February 23rd 4 PM- 7:30 PM
​Greek Soup Class:
Avgolemono,(Egg-Lemon Soup), Faki (Lentil Soup), Fasoulada (Bean Soup), Youvarelakia (Meatballs and Rice Soup), Homemade Pita Bread, Greek Salad, and Kataifi Dessert 

Thursday, March 23rd 4 PM- 7:30 PM
Roast Leg of Lamb Dinner:
Tender Roast Leg of Lamb, Greek-Style Potatoes, Greek Salad, and Baklava

Thursday, April 20th 4 PM- 7:30 PM 
Fun With Phyllo! 
Beef Wellington Wrapped in Phyllo, Feta Cheese Triangles, Contemporary Greek Salad, Galaktoboureko, and Baklava 

Thursday May 25th 4 PM- 7:30 PM 
Chicken Souvlaki Dinner: 
Chicken Souvlaki, Tzaziki, Rice Pilaf, Village Greek Salad, Spanakopita (Spinach and Feta Triangles), and Baklava

Thursday, June 22nd 4 PM- 7:30 PM 
Greek Vegetarian Cooking Class:
Hummus, Tzaziki, Greek Salad, Homemade Pita Bread, Vegetarian, Moussaka, Spanakopita, Rice Pilaf, and Baklava

Elaine, 
Thank you for another enjoyable and inspiring afternoon. Tom and I found the menu particularly delicious, and for me, the Galaktoboureko was such a treat. 
My husband and I spoke about the class last night and think that your class is about as much your personality and teaching techniques as it is about the food and recipes you share with us. I'll certainly be watching for your next lamb lesson.
As before, we'll return to have you show us some new Greek delicacies. 
Until next time,
Fondly,
Tom and Penny W.
Cost for each class is $80 per person/per class (taxes and supply fees included).  Recipe booklets are included, and wine is served to those 21 years of age and older. Foods 
prepared in 
class are served 
to students, and 
take-home 
containers are 
also offered to 
each student at 
the end of class!