Welcome to KITM Classes

Current Classes

Chefs & Chanteuse

Sexy Supper and Sultry Sounds abound in a Cabaret-style setting at Kitchen in the Market! Get a little dirty with us in the Kitchen as we guide you through meal prep whilst enjoying the vocal stylings of Karen Vieno Paurus, our favorite Sassy Chanteuse.

This is a live music event, with hands-on cooking participation. We ask guests to be age 18 and over, please! Each class will feature a different theme for both food and music, and be on the lookout for a possible guest appearance by some of Karen's friends in the music and dancing world.

Class Dates and themes/menus (subject to change):

On the menu:
  • Friday, April 28: The Big Easy - Gumbo with dirty rice, Fried Shrimp Po'boy, Maque-Choux, Bananas Foster
  • Thursday, July 20: Yes, You Can Can-Can - Tarte Flambe, Coq au Vin, Ratatouille, Crepes Suzette
  • Friday, October 27: Heading Down Under - Shrimp on the Barbie, Sausage Roll, Celeriac Gratin, Australian Pavlova
  • Friday, January 26, 2018: The Italian Job - Chicken Picatta, Panzanella Salad, Arancini, Tiramisu
Class date:
  • Friday, April 28, 2017: 7:00-10:00pm - The Big Easy
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017: 7:00-10:00pm - Yes, You Can Can-Can!
  • Friday, October 27, 2017: 7:00-10:00pm - Heading Down Under
  • Friday, January 26, 2018: 7:00-10:00pm - The Italian Job
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Cinco de Manny

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with our favorite Mexican Mayor of Midtown! Manny Gonzalez of Manny's Tortas fame will lead our class in a tour of traditional Mexican dishes!

Join us Saturday, May 6, as Manny teaches us more about this important holiday and all the good eats that go along with it. Join in the celebración!

On the menu:
  • Appetizers: Chips + Salsa, Stuffed Mushrooms with Chorizo and Beans, and a welcome Sangria Punch
  • Chile Rellenos
  • Grilled Skirt Steak with Smokey Ancho Sauce
  • Esquites with Epazote
  • Homemade Corn Tortillas
  • Fresas con Crema
  • Café de Diablo
Class date:
  • May 6, 2017, 6:30-9:30pm
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Bromance with France!

Stuffy? Pretentious? Intimidating? Naaah... it's not rocket science, it's wine! We are starting on a wine journey through France, paired with some simple dishes that can be easily replicated at home with minimal effort. Impress your friends! Wow your loved ones! Knock the socks off the neighbors! In short? THIS is how you win friends and influence people!

Okay, we might be taking this a *bit* far. But what can we say, we're excited for this series! Join us and a representative from one of our favorite local wine importers, Lompian Wines!

Dates, Regions, and Menus for this series:
January 25th, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m.: Burgundy Emergency!
  • Paella
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread with Olives
  • Spinach Salad with Candied Walnuts + Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Upside-Down Apple Cake
February 22nd, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m.: Do You Know Bordeaux?
  • Lamb Sliders with Saffron Aioli + Quick Pickles
  • White Bean Salad with Roasted Tomatoes
  • Zoodles (zucchini noodles) with Lemon + Parmesan
  • Poached Pears with Sabayon
March 29th, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m.: Wherefore Art Thou, Rhone-e-o?
  • Seared Scallop with Pea Puree
  • Croque Madame
  • Courgette en Papillote
  • Spiced Carrot Macaroons
April 26th, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m.: No Champagne, No Gain!
  • Spicy BBQ Chicken
  • Cranberry Mac + Cheese
  • Grilled Romaine with Fried Oysters
  • Chocolate Mousse

Wine pairings included in the price of this class!

Class date:
  • January 25, 2017 6:30-9:00PM Burgundy Emergency!
  • February 22, 2017 6:30-9:00PM Do You Know Bordeaux?
  • March 29, 2017 6:30-9:00PM Wherefore Art Thou, Rhone-e-o?
  • April 26, 2017 6:30-9:00PM No Champagne, No Gain!
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Sari...not sorry!

We love chefs that keep it hot in the kitchen! Join our friend + neighbor, Janene Holig (Executive Chef, Hot Indian Foods) as she explores the regional cuisines of India - Northern, Central, Southern. Each class will focus on a different region, and will include at least 4 courses with one dish that uses the spices of that region in an all-American way. Now isn't that intriguing?

This is a hands-on, participation class. Come get hot with us!

Purchase a seat to all 3 classes in the series, and you can enjoy a 10% discount with coupon code: JANENELOVE2017

Class dates and times:
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:30-9:00P.M. - Central India
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30-9:00P.M. - Southern India
  • Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, 6:30-9:00P.M. - Northern India
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Food Fight

2 Chefs

2 Teams

1 Winner

It's gettin' hot in the kitchen...can you take the heat?!? Take two well-known restaurant chefs, add some way cool guests (you!) to help them cook up two dishes each, sprinkle in a little competition and then let Stephanie March (MSP Magazine, Weekly Dish) stir it up. Whaddya get? A magically delicious cooking class where only ONE team will be crowned victorious. Do you have what it takes? We bet you do.

Let's get ready to ruuuuummmmmmbbbbbble!

Class includes champagne cocktail, appetizers, full dinner, wine + beer.

Food Fight

April 10, 2017, 6:30-9:30p.m.

Jordan Shiveley
(Taco Cat)
TJ Rawitzer
(Esker Grove)

Food Fight: Kitchen Gallery


Eat + Drink


Want a kitchen peep show? Want to be part of the action without getting dirty? Then join our Kitchen Gallery! Mingle, sip bevvies, play games, and heckle the contestants (which is strongly encouraged!). You will get to eat all the food prepared AND be a part of the judging process to see who wins the Food Fight bout! But hurry, as this show is limited to six curious guests.

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Sponsored by:
  • American Kitchen

Jewish Deli Series with Adam Eaton

When Adam Eaton (Saint Dinette) was in recently for Chef's Night Off, he brought some magic, in the form of matzo ball soup, homemade bagels, and so much more! We (and the guests) loved his menu so much we had to ask him to come back and dig in further! Menu is still forthcoming, so come back soon for more info, and shhhhh...there are rumors about special guest appearances at the classes!

Classes will be held on Sundays from 11:00a.m. until 1:30p.m. on the following dates:

Class date:
  • January 29, 2017
  • May 21, 2017
  • October 22, 2017
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Psychic Suppers

Back by popular demand, may we present the return of our favorite local intuitive medium Christine Schroeder!

Join us for an unforgettable experience of hands-on cooking and psychic readings! We'll start with a champagne cocktail + nibbles, cook up a variety of easy, fun dishes, while everyone gets a 10 minute one-on-one reading with Christine!

Each date in the series will feature a different food theme, so check back soon for more details!

Class dates:
  • January 12, 2017, 6:00-9:30p.m. - Chili Cook-off! Teams draw straws for a protein option, then scour Midtown Global Market for ingredients to create a Chili Masterpiece!
  • February 9, 2017 6:00-9:30p.m. - Vegetarian Vittles!
  • March 16, 2017, 6:00-9:30p.m. - Psychic Spring Break: A Tropical Getaway!
  • April 13, 2017 6:00-9:30p.m. - Breakfast for dinner!
  • May 11, 2017 6:00-9:30p.m. - México en Mayo!
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#KITMPassport Series

You don't need a passport to go on this culinary tour! Join us as we explore cuisine from different parts of the world (including our own backyard) right here at Kitchen in the Market. We'll even pair regional wines and beer with the menu to complete your culinary experience. So get in the kitchen for a hands-on cooking experience; get ready to learn new techniques and work with new ingredients; get transported without leaving the Twin Cities!

Food allergies/dietary restrictions accommodated. Just let us know in the comments section of your booking.

Class series dates 2017:
  • January 19, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m. - Korea with Thomas Kim
  • February 23, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m. - Hawaii
  • February 28, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m. - Mardis Gras
  • March 23, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m. - Morocco
  • March 30, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m. - Thailand
  • April 20, 2017, 6:30-9:00p.m. - Italy
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Chef's Night Off

What do you get when you combine your favorite restaurant chefs in the Twin Cities, a fabulous non-profit, a bevy of fantastic "celebrity assistants" and a pretty kick-ass kitchen? Well, we like to call that Chef's Night Off. And, we’re squealing like schoolgirls to tell you more.

Chef's Night Off is a limited-attendance cooking class led by the best restaurant chefs in our fair cities. Up close and personal. So fill up your glass, put on your apron and be prepared to get busy. Because YOU'RE doing the cooking.

The menu will be created the day of the event so Chef can take inspiration from the seasonal goodies and international flavors of our Midtown Global Market. And who knows what other twists we may have up our sleeves?! We've been known to secretly request an ingredient out of Chef's own refrigerator and throw that into the mix. Or maybe we'll see something Chef likes to make at home...It's always an adventure!

Past guest chefs have included Thomas Boemer of Corner Table and Revival and Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable, just to name a few.

Amazing, feel-good side effect? Your participation will help fund a monthly donation to our charity partner, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota!

2017 Guest chefs:
Sponsored by:
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
  • AmeriPride
  • Sweet Science Ice Cream
  • Wine Merchants

Cooking the Market

Wheee! We've been voted "Best Cooking Class" by Minnesota Monthly Magazine!

Cooking the Market™ is a completely-hands-on, inspired-by-the-season cooking class. We'll determine the menu on the spot based on what's fresh, new and interesting at the Midtown Global Market. This unique, high-energy class is perfect for meeting new people, bringing together a group of friends, celebrating special events...even group team building!

Join our Executive Chef Molly Herrmann on this culinary adventure! Great for cooks of all levels of experience and knowledge - we please beginners and gourmets alike.

We'll start with a pair of house-made appetizers, as well as a champagne cocktail to welcome you! Then we'll tour the Midtown Global Market, pointing out many great finds and ideas to spark inspiration for our creative meal. Then we cook. And, of course...eat!

(Please note, payment is REQUIRED to secure your place. This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run, so invite your friends and join us in the kitchen!)

January-March 2017 class dates:
  • Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. - Brunch!
  • Friday, Jan 20, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Friday, Jan 27, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 10, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. - Brunch!
  • Friday, Feb 3, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 17, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 24, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:0a.m.-2:00p.m. - Daytime!
  • Friday, March 24, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. - Daytime!
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m.
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April-June 2017 class dates:
  • Saturday, April 8, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Friday, April 21, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Friday, May 12, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, May 13, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 7, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Saturday, June 10, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Friday, June 16, 5:30-9:30p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 5:30-9:30p.m.
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Paleo Supper

Join our favorite whole foods advocate, Stephanie A. Meyer of Fresh Tart as she shares her best ideas for creating and celebrating great food.

Stephanie's menu leverages an allergy-free and grain-free approach, meeting the AIP: autoimmune protocol version of the paleo-style of eating. This class series features easy-to-make dishes that will serve your family all year round, highlighting the simplicity and deliciousness of the paleo approach.

Each class starts with an AIP-style punch + nibbles.

2017 class dates and menus:
April 7, 2017 6:30-9:00p.m.: Paleo Easter/Passover
  • Lamb Meatballs with Pomegranate + Tahini
  • Carrots with Harissa + Maple Glaze
  • Warm Olives & Fluffy Hummus
  • Crushed Potatoes with Preserved Lemon
  • Fig + Almond Tart
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Cancellation policy: Your ticket is non-refundable (think theater thickets). You may share your seats with someone else (we'd appreciate a heads up on the names), or transfer to a different cooking class. Just shoot us an e-mail and we'll make any changes that we are able, but no refunds will be issued for cancellation.

Kitchen in the Market reserves the right to cancel a class due to inclement weather or low registration. In the event of these instances, a full refund or transfer to another cooking class will be made available. You will be notified by phone or email as soon as possible in these instances.