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                                                                April, May and June
                                                               at the Cooking School

                                                                        kids’ kitchen
Message from
the Manager                                                    This quarter offers a few Special Event classes for
                                                               Spring Break vacation, Easter, Mother’s Day and
For once, we in the Rochester area CANNOT                      Father’s Day along with the regular super Saturday
complain about the Winter season we’ve had this                classes for Little Chefs and fantastic Friday night
year. Usually by this time of year, we are sick and            classes for Junior Chefs. We also offer Healthy
tired of digging ourselves out of snow and are                 Store Tours with snacks and lunches for pre-school
anxious to get out of the house – not so this year!            and day care centers year-round. And don’t forget
                                                               the private Scout Troop classes and Birthday parties
Our Winter may have been a little different than               we have too! As you can see, there is never a dull
we are used to, but the one thing that hasn’t         page 3   moment or a lack of good food here in the Cooking
changed here in Rochester are the wonderful                    School for kids ages 3 to teen. Come check us out
year-round classes we offer here at the Tops                   for the 1st time or come back if you haven’t been in
Cooking School. Rain, shine, snow, sleet or fog,               a while; we’d LOVE to have you!
we always have classes that feature fantastic
chefs and cooks showing us how to prepare
fabulous meals for different budgets, palates and                  adult classes listings
health concerns.

We have customers who come to classes by              page 6   Our class focus this quarter is on Spring and
themselves to learn or taste something new. We                 Summer. We have demonstration and hands-on
also have customers who come in groups of 2 or                 classes featuring in-season fruits and vegetables
more for a “Friends Night Out” or “Couples Night               along with grilling tips for cooking outdoors in the
Out”. It is a reasonable and unique way to spend               warmer weather; just to mention a few topics.
your entertainment dollars where you get food,                 Don’t forget to check out the healthy class options
fun, and fellowship all in one place (which by the             that focus on current health care concerns that
way, saves on gas money)! Consider us the next                 our customers are facing such as diabetes, cutting
time you are planning a get together with friends              back on sodium and vegetarian choices for overall
or family. We can even do private classes for
                                                               better health. Did you know that wine and/or beer
groups of 10 or more.
                                                               are offered at MOST classes? The class instructors

                                                               pick a wine or beer that pairs well with whatever
Whatever the reason you come, just come see us
                                                               is being served for that evening. Just ask about it
here at the TCS where our motto is: “You Always
                                                               when you make your reservation.
Get Our Best at the TCS!”

Elizabeth Bauld
Cooking School Manager

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                                                             kids’ kitchen
      The ABC’s of Beginner Cooking
      Preschool Classes for 3-5 year olds (with or without an adult):

Bring your Little Chef over to the Cooking School on Wednesday afternoons this winter for this creative series. Your child will have fun creating,
learning and reading about the letters we use for cooking with Miss Amie Liming. At the end of class, we will incorporate a wonderful story while
they are enjoying their lunch that they help create. Join us for all six!
Classes are 1:00-2:30pm. Cost is $12 per class / $44 for 4 classes / $60 for whole series of 6

                                                  g	is	for	gingersnaps,	granola	Bars,	garden	Vegetable	salad
                                                  Wednesday, April 4
                                                  h	is	for	ham	and	Cheese	Puffs,	homemade	hot	Fudge	sundaes,	hard-Boiled	egg	mice
                                                  Wednesday, April 18
                                                  i	is	for	ice	Cream	Cookie	sandwiches,	italian	soup,	irresistible	Pizza	Pockets
                                                  Wednesday, May 9
                                                  J	is	for	Jolly	Jelly	thumbprints,	Jack	and	the	Beanstalk	taco	salad
                                                  Wednesday, May 23
                                                  K	is	for	Krazy	Kabobs,	Kangaroo	snack	mix,	Kid’s	Choice	mac-n-Cheese	
                                                  Wednesday, June 6
                                                  L	is	for	Lovely	Lemon	Punch,	Ladybug	apples,	Luscious	Lasagna
                                                  Wednesday, June 20

  spring break cooking workshops / day camps
  For ages 4-7, 8-11, and 12-15 (age groups are separated within the camp) • $25 a day per child/$125 for the week per child
  During this early Spring week, we want to celebrate having the week off of school. So what better way to celebrate, than with a party; a party EVERY DAY
  of the week?! Each day of the week we are offering a different party theme. Unlike our week-long Summer camps, we offer these Single Day “Camps” to
  give you more options of things-to-do during your School Break; you can attend 1 day, 2 days…or the whole week.

  Day	#1:		holiday	Party                                  Day	#2:		Costume	Party                                 Day	#4:		sports	Party
  Instructor “Miss Therese” Bertrand                      Instructor “Miss Amie” Liming                          Instructor “Miss Liz” Bauld
  Monday, April 9, 10:00am-1:00pm                         Tuesday, April 10, 10:00am-1:00pm                      Thursday, April 12, 10:00am-1:00pm
  Let’s take all the Holidays in the course of a year     Come in your favorite costume and enjoy making         Many of us love some kind of sports; while watching
  and celebrate them ALL at once today at our Holiday     some tasty treats. We will have a Costume Contest      these sports; we ALL love eating food to snack on.
  party! New Year’s Punch, Valentine’s Day Surprise       at the end of the day with prizes given away too.      Come today and enjoy making some favorite
  Muffins, St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Cookies, Easter     (Make sure your costume is still safe to cook in.)     “snackie” foods. We’ll have some sports trivia
  Egg Nests, 4th of July Red, White & Blue Parfaits,      Pretzel Chicken, One-Pot Pasta, Chile con Queso,       questions for all to ponder. Skate Board Sandwich,
  Halloween Pizza Mummies, Thanksgiving Pilgrim           Honey Lime Fruit Salad with Pound Cake Croutons,       Tennis Tortillas, Polo Pretzel Bites with Croquet Queso
  Hats, and Christmas Dinner; Turkey and Mashed           Rancher’s Delight with Fresh Vegetables, Raspberry     Dip, Lacrosse Lemony Pasta Salad, Hockey Stick &
  Potatoes                                                Crumble Bars, Marbled Chocolate Chip Oatmeal           Puck Cookies, Sports Drink Float
                                                          Cookies, and Make-Your-Own Snack & Soda Station
                                                                                                                 Day	#5:		Un-Birthday	Party	
                                                          Day	#3:		slumber	Party	                                Instructor “Miss Ellen” Adams
                                                          Instructor “Miss Natalie” Valente                      Friday, April 13, 10:00am-1:00pm
                                                          Wednesday, April 11, 10:00am-1:00pm                    Your birthday comes only 1 day a year; so that leaves
                                                          Today you can just roll out of bed, stay in your       364 other days that are your “Un-birthday”. So, let’s
                                                          pajamas and join us at our very own Pajama Party!      celebrate everyone’s “un-birthday” today. Dessert
                                                          After we eat, we’ll play a couple rounds of the game   will be a birthday cupcakes that everyone will
                                                          popular at slumber parties; “Mad Libs.” Chicken        decorate and get a candle to blow out after we all
                                                          Taco Cups, Party Pinwheels, Mini Sausage Quiches,      sing. Personal Pizzas, Potato Chip Chicken Fingers,
                                                          Chocolate Popcorn, Hossier Bars, Chunky Chocolate      Dirt Cups, Cereal Necklaces, Fruit Skewers with
                                                          Chip Peanut Butter Cookies, Pretty Party Punch         Dipping Chocolate, and Birthday Cupcakes

Cooking School 585.663.5449
                                                       kids’ kitchen
  little chefs ages 4-7
Moms and Dads, feel free to leave the little      mommy	and	me	mother’s	Day	Brunch                summer	Picnic
ones at class in The Cooking School in the        Instructor “Miss Natalie” Valente               Instructor “Miss Mary Beth” Brinkerhoff
hands of our capable teachers and assistants      Saturday, May 12, 10:00am-12:00pm               Saturday, June 2, 10:00am-12:00pm
while you do some stress-free grocery             $12                                             $12
shopping, or you can stay and watch the fun.      Bring your little one to the Cooking School     Find a big tree, lay out a huge blanket, open
You choose whatever you and your child are        this morning for a very special treat! After    up the picnic basket and spread out an
most comfortable with.                            they make a fabulous meal with love in their    afternoon of fun! This is one of the best ways
                                                  hearts, Mom, Grandma or their favorite          to enjoy a summer day but what fabulous
easter	Brunch	and	egg	hunt                        lady comes back at 11:30am to share in          foods do you make to put in the basket?
Instructor “Miss Liz” Bauld                       the wonderful food they made as their gift      Come this morning and find out.
Saturday, April 7, 9:00am-11:00am OR              to you for Mother’s Day. Double-Chocolate       Deli Stuffed Stromboli Bread, Pickles in a
12:00-2:00pm                                      Strawberry Pancakes, Easy Breakfast Bake,       Picnic Basket, Confetti Salad in a Red Pepper
$12                                               Glazed Fruit Salad, Butterfly Cupcakes, and     Cup, Stuffed Strawberries
Join us again this year (or for the first time)   “I Love You, Mommy” Cookies
at our popular, annual Easter Egg Hunt! First                                                     Kids-n-Books	series
we will make some fabulous Easter brunch          hawaiian	Luau	Breakfast                         Instructor “Miss Ilene” Stella
recipes, eat them, then search for eggs that      Instructor “Miss Amie” Liming                   Saturday, June 16, 10:00am-12:00pm
the Easter Bunny will hopefully leave behind!     Saturday, May 19, 10:00am-12:00pm               $12
Easter Egg Salad with Pita Crisps, Blueberry      $12                                             Our story this month is “Gregory the Terrible
Baked French Toast Casserole, Cocoa Granola       Warm weather is just around the corner so       Eater” by Mitchell Sharmat. Don’t let this
Yogurt Parfait, Lemon and Orange Jelly Bean       join us in the Cooking School for this light,   story “get your goat”! We will follow the
Cookies, Chunky Monkey Shakes                     fresh meal. Bring the sunshine and tropics      story of Gregory the goat as he learns to be
                                                  a little closer with this Hawaiian inspired     a healthy eater. Spaghetti with “Shoelaces,”
Kids-n-Books	series                               breakfast. Luau Fruit Cups, Sunny Day           Green Bean Salad, and “Dump Cake”
Instructor “Miss Ilene” Stella                    Breakfast Burritos, Hawaiian Breakfast Pizza,
Saturday, April 14, 10:00am-12:00pm               Fruity Breakfast Bars                           super	hero	supper
$12                                                                                               Instructor “Miss Liz” Bauld
This month we are featuring the delightful                                                        Saturday, June 30, 10:00am-12:00pm
story “Beans-n-Mice” by Pam Munoz Ryan.                                                           $12
Join us as we read how Grandma Rosa                                                               Strap on your cape!…Put on your mask!…
Maria cooks up some surprises for her                                                             Listen to your Spidey-Sense! and join us this
granddaughter, Carlita’s birthday party and                                                       morning as we salute the many comic book
receives some unexpected help! We will                                                            Super Heroes with many qualities that we
make some recipes featured in the book.                                                           admire. “Batman” Bat-Shaped Mini Pizzas,
Cheesy Enchiladas, Beans and Rice, and                                                            “Wonder Woman’s” Lasso, “Superman”
Birthday Cake                                                                                     Super-Sub, “Green Lantern” Jello Parfait,
                                                                                                  “Spiderman” Spider Cracker Snack, “Cat
                                                                                                  Woman” Kitty Cupcakes

                                                            Looking for a place to host a birthday
                                                              party? Look no further than the
                                                                  TOPS Cooking School!
                                                                      For more information, call us at 585-663-5449.

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                                                     kids’ kitchen
   junior chefs ages 8-15

LegO’s	Lunchables                               Pizza,	Pizza,	Pizza…                              easy	snacks	and	Lunches
Instructor “Miss Therese” Bertrand              Instructor “Miss Ilene” Stella                    Instructor “Miss Therese” Bertrand
Friday, April 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm                 Friday, May 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm                      Friday, June 1, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$15                                             $15                                               $15
Would you rather build something with your      There is no debate, just about EVERYONE           “Miss Therese” likes showing us how to make
Legos than do just about anything else? Well,   loves pizza! Many of us even admit that it is     small bite-size foods that are fun to make and
then this is the class for you. Bring some of   our FAVORITE all-time food. Join Miss Ilene       eat but are still very filling. Come tonight and
your Legos and join fellow Lego-lovers at the   tonight as she teaches us more ways to enjoy      try some of her best mini delights.
Cooking School tonight as we make some          this versatile dish. There will be pizza of all   Mini Pizza Bagels, Easy Cheesy Quesadillas,
fantastic “eats” then we’ll spend some time     kinds to delight all palates.                     Hard-Boiled Egg Mice, Banana Snowmen on a
building some creations. Pirates Pretzel        Inside-Out Pizza Fondue, Pizza Roll-ups,          Stick, Fruit Parfaits with Granola
Spiders, Master Models Meatball Turnovers,      Stuffed Pizza Bread, Breakfast Pizza and
Captain Brickbeards Chicken-n-Cheese Cups,      Make-Your-Own Personal Pizza                      end	of	school	Party
Land of Adventure Pizza Past, Dynamite Duplo                                                      Instructor “Miss Natalie” Valente
Cake, and Lego Candy-Coated Rice Treats         Diners,	Drive-ins,	and	Dives                      Friday, June 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm
                                                Instructor “Miss Brenda” Monahan                  $15
Friday	Night	movie	Night                        Friday, May 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm                     It’s finally the end of the school year which
Instructor “Miss Natalie” Valente               $15                                               also means it’s time for celebrating the start
Friday, April 27, 6:00pm-8:00pm                 Granted, the food we get at these road-side       of summer vacation. Bring a friend and
$15                                             eateries may not be the healthiest food we        join us at the Cooking School for this end of
This class has become a favorite each           ever eat, but it sure is TASTY! As long as we     school bash. Barbecue Crisp Chicken
quarter. Tonight we will make some fabulous     don’t eat like this every day, it’s OK to enjoy   Melts, Chopped Vegetable “Pancakes.”
foods celebrating some of your movie            the occasional fried delicacy. Why not try        Mac-n-Cheese, Blond Brownies a la Mode,
favorites. “Miss Natalie” will bring one of     some tonight? Deep Fried Pickle Chips with        and Whoopie Pies
these movies for you to watch as you prepare    a Ranch Dip, “Mac Daddy” Macaroni and
and eat your treats. Harry Potter’s Pizza,      Cheese with Bacon, Meatloaf “Cupcakes”
Chipmunk’s Chicken Fingers, Mr. Popper’s        with Sweet Potato Frosting, Kickin’ Chicken
Popcorn, and Pirates of the Caribbean Cookies   Quesadillas, Pork and Pineapple Un-Fried Rice

Cooking School 585.663.5449
                                                           adult classes
                                      HANDS-ON                    DAYTIME             ♥     DISCOVER YOUR HEALTH

                                                                              ♥   heart	healthy	spring	Brunch
                                                                              Cardiac Dietary Educator Anne Marie Egan, RN
                                                                              Tuesday, April 10, 7-9:00pm
                                                                              Spring is here and what better way to welcome it than with a healthy
                                                                              brunch. Anne Marie will show us how to make and enjoy some light
                                                                              brunch entrees that are sure to full you up without weighing you down.
                                                                              Vegetable Quiche, Morning Glory Salad, Hash Brown Casserole,
                                                                              Strawberry Muffins

                                                                                   hands-On	Butters,	Vinegars	and	Oils	
                                                                              Culinary Instructor Ilene Stella
                                                                              Wednesday, April 11, 7:00-9:00pm
                                                                              Have you ever bought or received a flavored oil or vinegar that looked and
                                                                              smelled great, but you didn’t know what to do with it? If so, this is the
                                                                              class you’ve been waiting for. Join us as we discuss and explore how
                                                                              these simple and quick additions to your food make a world of difference
                                                                              in flavor! 30-Second Bread and Veggie Dip, Savory Herbed Butter with
                                                                              Seasonal Vegetables, Sweet to Store Brownies

                                                                              splendid	spring	Brunch
                                                                              Chef Therese Bertrand
                                                                              Thursday, April 12, 7:00-9:00pm
                                                                              A menu that is perfect for spring, Easter, Mother’s Day and any other day
                                                                              of the year. These wonderful recipes are the perfect package for a large
                                                                              gathering or a special meal for your family. Huevos Rancheros, Baked
                                                                              French Toast Casserole, Hash Brown Casserole, Homemade Corned Beef
                                                                              Hash, Orange Cranberry Muffins

                                                                              Versatile	Pork-“the	Other	White	meat”
                                                                              Culinary Instructor Judy Price, Cornell Cooperative Extension
                                                                              Tuesday, April 17, 7:00-9:00pm
                                                                              Pork’s mild flavor is a perfect backdrop for adding intriguing flavors from
                                                                              different cultures. In this class, we will enhance pork with fruits and
                                                                              spinach, create a Caribbean dish, a Japanese dish and a dish with a
                                                                              Mexican flair. See how versatile pork can be when different seasonings
Spring Bistro Dinner                                                          are added to it.
Personal Chef Mary Beth Brinkerhoff                                           Warm Pork and Spinach Salad, Japanese Pork Sate with Cucumber Raite,
Thursday, April 5, 7:00-9:00pm                                                Peachy Pork Picante, Pork Margarita with Corn and Black Bean Salad
The snow is melting and the flowers are waking. It’s time for some lighter,       hands-On	Cake	Decorating	
brighter meals to share with friends and family. Tonight we’ll make some      Culinary Instructor and Manager Liz Bauld
light bistro fare that isn’t fussy to prepare but will definitely impress.    Wednesday, April 18, 7:00-9:00pm
Carrot Confiture on Whole Wheat Bread and Cheese, Roasted Chicken with        $25 class; bring your own kit/$35 with decorating kit you can take home
Gingered Watercress and Glazed Radishes, Make-Ahead Chocolate Souffle         This class is perfect for the novice baker who has always wanted to learn
                                                                              the basics of cake decorating. We will cover all the subjects listed below
                                                                              and even go home with your own “practice cake” at the end of the night
                                                                              that will show off what you learned.
                                                                              Frosting, Borders, Writing, Roses, Drop Flowers, Leaves and Stems

                                                           adult classes
                                        HANDS-ON                   DAYTIME               ♥     DISCOVER YOUR HEALTH

♥   Low	Fat	spring	Dinner
Culinary Educator Natalie Valente
Thursday, April 19, 7-9:00pm
Natalie always offers us some scrumptious
entrees that we can’t believe are healthy too!
Tonight is no exception. Join her as she whips
up these incredible dishes to show you how you
don’t have to compromise taste just because
you are watching what you eat. Carrot Soup
with Yogurt, Asparagus Spring Greens with
Gorgonzola Vinaigrette, Roasted Fingerling
Potatoes & Baby Artichokes, Baked Ham with
Rosemary and Sweet Vermouth, Strawberries
with Honey Cream

      	Lunch	Bunch:		spring	is	in	the	air
Personal Chef Brenda Monahan
Friday, April 20, 11:00am-1:00pm
Everywhere you look around; flowers, Easter
bonnets, birds chirping, and a lunch date with
friends at the Tops Cooking School on your
calendar. Come on out to enjoy a lovely lunch
and visit with friends! Let’s all celebrate Spring
and wear a flower in our hair, as a brooch or as           hands-On	Back	to	the	Basics	series;	                hands-On	Chocolate	Party	Favors
a boutonniere. California Strawberry Salad with      Part	1:	Baking                                       Culinary Instructor and Manager Liz Bauld
Feta, Hot Chicken Salad Casserole, Farmer’s          Personal Chef Ellen Adams                            Wednesday, May 2, 7:00-9:00pm
Market Skewers, Zucchini Muffins with Nutella        Wednesday, April 25, 7:00-9:00pm                     $25
                                                     $25                                                  When is the last time you were at a bridal
                                                     Let’s get back to the Basics in the kitchen! In      shower, baby shower, wedding reception,
     hands-On	indian	Fusion	tapas	                   this 1st part of Chef Ellen’s “Back to the Basics”   graduation party or any kind of party and you
Culinary Instructor Usha Shah                        series, you will learn proper baking techniques      were given some type of chocolate as a favor?
Monday, April 23, 7:00-9:00pm                        while creating some delicious desserts and           You LOVED it, right? Well, come tonight and
$25                                                  baked goods. Why buy a frozen pie crust when         let Liz show you some easy, fabulous favor
Tapas are similar to appetizers or starters and      it is so easy to make your own? What exactly         ideas that you can make yourself to impress all
offer one of the most relaxed, friendly and          is pate a choux? Come tonight and find out the       the guests at your next function. Pretzel Rod
enjoyable eating experiences. The flavors in         answer to these questions and more!                  Favors, Flower Pot Favors, Themed Lollipops,
this creative tapas-like menu will take you into a   Eclairs with Custard Filling, Fruit Tarts with a     Tuxedo Strawberries, Asst. Individual Chocolate-
world of the exotic without leaving town. Learn      Homemade Crust, Variety of Scones, Cinnamon          piece Favors
to make easy Indian appetizers and a quick           Buns, White Chocolate-Chocolate Brownies
dessert to serve your friends.
Pakoras, Bhelpuri, Coconut Burfi                                                                          ♥   One	Dish	meals:	Quick,	Light	&	healthy	
                                                          hands-On	sushi	101                              One Dish Meals: Quick, Light & Healthy
♥    healthy	Vegetarian;	Why	Did	the	tofu	
                                                     Seafood Expert Larry Bauld
                                                     Monday, April 30, 7:00-9:00pm
                                                                                                          Personal Chef Mary Beth Brinkerhoff
                                                                                                          Monday, May 7, 7:00-9:00pm
Cross	the	Road?                                      $30 class includes rolling mat to take home          $20
Personal Chef Brenda Monahan                         Back by popular demand, Larry’s back with            These all-in-one dishes that cover all the food
Tuesday, April 24, 7-9:00pm                          some old favorites and some new selections for       group bases make for fast, healthy and delicious
$20                                                  his Sushi 101 class. If you are someone who          dinners. Come into the kitchen tonight and
…To prove she wasn’t chicken! LOL! Let’s             loves going out to eat sushi but has always been     we’ll try these delicious recipes: Low Country
save the Spring chicken and enjoy a flock of         intimidated to make it at home, this is the class    Shrimp and Rice Pilaf, Summer Bouillabaisse,
hearty vegetarian recipes to help you fly through    for you! You will learn the basics of making the     Garlicky Chicken and Potatoes in Red Pepper
Meatless Mondays and beyond! For those               rice and how to make a “roll”. Bring a friend        Sauce, Honey Rosemary Chicken with Roasted
of you who usually turn up your noses at the         and join the fun. Assorted Nori Rolls, Smoked        Tomatoes
word “tofu”, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how      Salmon and Asparagus Roll, Egg and Vegetable
versatile it can be and how great these dishes       Sushi Rolls, Imitation Crab, Cucumber & Cream
will taste! Tangy Vegetable Salad with Bulgur,       Cheese Rolls, California Roll
Hurry-Up Alfredo, Smoky Chipotle Vegetarian
Bowl, Blackberry Ricotta Cornbread, Green

Cooking School 585.663.5449
                                                           adult classes
                                       HANDS-ON                    DAYTIME             ♥     DISCOVER YOUR HEALTH

Rice	Cooker	tricks	for	the	galloping	gourmet         simple	italian                                     seafood	grilling
Personal Chef Brenda Monahan                         Chef Therese Bertrand                              Seafood Expert Larry Bauld
Tuesday, May 8, 7:00-9:00pm                          Thursday, May 10, 7:00-9:00pm                      Monday, May 14, 7:00-9:00pm
$20                                                  $20                                                $20
Is your rice cooker a one-trick pony? Tonight        Tonight you will learn how to create the most      Our seafood expert is going to show you the
we will “perform” some delicious recipes to          classic Italian dishes done easily and presented   secrets of grilling different types of seafood so
inspire your creative talents (and your rice         elegantly. Learn some simple steps that can        it doesn’t fall apart when you put it over the hot
cooker) to cooking, and turn your kitchen into a     translate into many different dishes. Your         coals. Won’t you be thrilled to find alternatives
circus! So step right up and get your tickets, the   family won’t believe you can make that Italian     to the steaks and burgers you usually put on
possibilities are endless…                           “restaurant” taste right in your own kitchen.      your summer grill menus? Swordfish Nicoise
French Polenta, Asparagus and Mushroom               Chicken Piccata, Turkey Tetrazzini, Smoked         Salad, Cedar Plank Salmon with Brown Sugar
Risotto, Mango Chicken with Broccoli and             Mozzarella Meatballs, Creamy Polenta, Fusilli      Glaze, Cajun Blackened Catfish, Acapulco
Coconut Rice, South American Black Beans,            with Artichoke, Sausage and Sundried Tomatoes      Margarita Halibut, Grilled Cajun Corn
Orange Dessert Quinoa
                                                           	Lunch	Bunch:	a	Very	special	mother’s	Day    What’s	on	Your	Weekend	grill?
     hands-On	Bites-n-Baubles                        Personal Chef Ellen Adams                          Culinary Instructor Jean O’Toole
Culinary Instructor Ilene Stella                     Friday, May 11, 11:00am-1:00pm                     from the N.Y.S. Beef Council
Wednesday, May 9, 7:00-9:00pm                        $15                                                Tuesday, May 15, 7:00-9:00pm
$25                                                  How do you treat that special lady in your life?   $20
Just in time for Mother’s Day, a unique class that   Take her to lunch at the Tops Cooking School,      Since May is Beef Month; make your weekend
gets your creative juices flowing in two ways.       of course! Everyone is welcomed at this special    “morsel memory” last! What’s on your weekend
First, we will learn the jewelry making basics of    luncheon where every women will receive a          grill can be even tastier in your lunch or dinner
creating pierced loop earrings. Second, we will      flower as a small token of appreciation at this    during the week! Stretch your beef dollar by
whip up two delicious appetizers to enjoy while      delicious occasion. Cheddar Bacon Puffs,           utilizing weekend beef leftovers by using lean
we create a pair of earrings to take home. Don’t     Spinach Salad with Strawberries and a Poppy        beef as an ingredient or in cook once/eat twice
miss this enjoyable class that will highlight your   Seed Dressing, Grilled London Broil with a Soy     meals! Ranch Burgers, Italian-Marinated Steak
creativity.                                          Citrus Mayonnaise, Rice Pilaf, Orange Glazed       with Grilled Ratatouille, Steak and Grilled Vegetable
                                                     Carrots, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries             Salad, Gazpacho Steak Salad

                                                            adult classes
                                       HANDS-ON                     DAYTIME              ♥     DISCOVER YOUR HEALTH

     hands-On	Back	to	the	Basics	series;	             ♥    Diabetes	Prevention
Part	2:	meat                                          Cardiac Dietary Educator Anne Marie Egan, RN
Personal Chef Ellen Adams                             Tuesday, May 22, 7-9:00pm
Wednesday, May 16, 7:00-9:00pm                        $20
$25                                                   If you are overweight and/or have a history
In part 2 of Ellen’s series, learn how to pick the    of diabetes in your family, do you know what
proper cuts of meat for some of your family’s         to signs to look for to see if you are at risk of
favorite meals; home cooking at its best. You         contracting diabetes? What even puts you at
will also make some great side dishes that will       risk? Come tonight and try some tasty, healthy
pair fabulously with your meat dishes. This           recipes while Anne Marie teaches you about
series is perfect for the new cook who wants to       Diabetes Prevention. Chicken Bruschetta,
expand his or her culinary horizons.                  Sauteed Tilapia with Honey Scallion Dressing,
Beef Stroganoff, Meatloaf with a BBQ Glaze,           Shrimp and Pasta Toss, Strawberry Rhubarb
Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes,            Cake
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Lemon and Dijon Green         hawaiian	Luau	Party
Beans, Seasonal Salad                                 Personal Chef Patti Battista and Personal Chef
                                                      Brenda Monahan
♥    Low-Fat,	healthy	Lemon	Dinner
                                                      Wednesday, May 23, 7:00-9:00pm
Culinary Educator Natalie Valente                     Aloha! Come and enjoy a tempting tropical
Thursday, May 17, 7-9:00pm                            menu, and imagine being on the islands where
$20                                                   the palm trees sway. Our pair of personal
Nothing makes you think of “fresh” and                chefs, Patti and Brenda, will be able to help
“Spring” like the smell of lemons. Well, if you       you create your own “backyard vacation” with
love the taste and smell of lemons from the hint      these easy recipes! So, get out your grass
of it in your soup to the bold flavor of it in your   skirts and ukuleles and start practicing to get
dessert tart, then this is the class for you! Come    into that “Island Spirit.” Chicken Satay Skewers
tonight to try these refreshingly, healthy entrees.   with Peanut Sauce, Sweet and Sour Pork with
Lentil Soup with Lemon, Fennel Salad with             Vegetables, Spicy Noodles, Macadamia Coconut
Lemon, Pappardelle with Baby Spinach, Lemon,          Bread Pudding, Berry Mango Slush
Herbs and Ricotta, Lemon Tart
                                                      Cheese	Lovers
    hands-On	Vegetarian	thai	Cooking                  Executive Chef Amie Liming
 Hands-On Vegetarian Thai Cooking                     Monday, June 4, 7:00-9:00pm
Culinary Instructor Usha Shah                         $20
Monday, May 21, 7:00-9:00pm                           There are so many cheeses out there; how does
$25                                                   a cheese lover choose? Every recipe tonight will
Thai food is characterized by fresh, spicy flavors,   feature a different type of cheese. Come and
many of which come from wholly vegetarian             learn about different types of cheeses while you
ingredients. The nation of Thailand has a large       enjoy eating them in some incredible entrees.
Buddhist population, many of whom adhere              Assorted Cheese Board, Baked Brie, Elegant
to vegetarianism. Thai vegetarian curries are         Green Salad featuring Crumbled Blue Cheese,
made with a base of coconut milk and strongly         Smoked Cheddar and Ham Panini, Cannoli
spiced curry paste, and come loaded with              Pudding featuring Ricotta Cheese
vegetables, potatoes, basil and cilantro. Thai
Coconut-Vegetable Soup, Thai Mango Salad,             summer	slow	Cooker
Coconut Rice, Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry                Culinary Instructor and Manager Liz Bauld
                                                      Tuesday, June 5, 7:00-9:00pm
                                                      Is your slow cooker gathering dust this summer?
                                                      While many slow cooker recipes seem more
                                                      appropriate for cold weather, the slow cooker is
                                                      actually a great choice for summer meals. Not
                                                      only do they save money and time, slow cookers
                                                      save energy. They don’t give off much heat
                                                      beyond the actual pot, thus helping to keep your
                                                      kitchen (and you) cool.
                                                      Lime Cilantro Chicken, Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms,
                                                      Rosemary Carrots and Potatoes, Spicy Turkey
                                                      and Tomato Stew, Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Cooking School 585.663.5449
                                                         adult classes
                                       HANDS-ON                  DAYTIME               ♥     DISCOVER YOUR HEALTH

♥ savory	summer	grill	Out	for	People	with	         strawberry	Fields
                                                   Personal Chef Mary Beth Brinkerhoff                       hands-On	sushi	102
(or	without)	Diabetes                                                                                   Seafood Expert Larry Bauld
Personal Chef Brenda Monahan and MVP               Monday, June 11, 7:00-9:00pm
                                                   $20                                                  Monday, June 18, 7:00-9:00pm
Diabetes Expert, Celia Topping                                                                          $30 class includes rolling mat to take home
Wednesday, June 6, 7:00-9:00pm                     The beauty of the berry from appetizers to
                                                   dessert; it’s finally strawberry season in New       Back by popular demand, Larry’s here again
$10 MVP members/$20 non-MVP members                                                                     with some more new selections for this basic
Celebrate summer with a healthy cookout! We’ll     York! We all love strawberries with shortcake
                                                   but tonight we give those glorious ruby              sushi class. If you took the 101 class and just
show how to prepare flavorful summer dishes                                                             want to get more ideas, come on back. If you
using lean proteins, whole grains, high-fiber      berries their due in a dinner that celebrates
                                                   strawberries from beginning to end! Gingered         are brand new to the “sushi making game”, you
veggies, and a luscious low-carb dessert. A                                                             will learn the basics of making the rice and how
diabetes expert will join us to discuss healthy,   Strawberries with Brie on Peppered Crackers,
                                                   Pan Seared Chicken with Shallots, Tarragon           to make a “roll”. Bring a friend and join the fun.
eating tips, especially for those watching their                                                        Summer Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce, Nori Crab
carbs, sodium and saturated fats (including        and Strawberries, Strawberry Risotto with
                                                   Champagne, Green Salad with Strawberries,            Rolls, Tofu, Sesame, & Mixed Veggie Sushi Roll,
those with diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or                                                        Sunset Sushi Roll, New York Bagel Roll
heart disease). Ginger Chicken Kabobs, Grilled     Blue Cheese, Bacon with Strawberry Dressing,
Beef and Corn Pasta Salad, Grilled Summer          Strawberries in Red Wine Over Vanilla Ice Cream
Vegetable Salad, Summer Tabbouleh with                                                                       hands-On	Back	to	the	Basics	series;	
Edamame and Feta, Stovetop Peach-Blackberry        ♥    healthy	summer	Cooking	                         Part	3:	sauces	and	gravies
                                                                                                        Personal Chef Ellen Adams
Crisp                                              Cardiac Dietary Educator Anne Marie Egan, RN
                                                   Tuesday, June 12, 7-9:00pm                           Wednesday, June 20, 7:00-9:00pm
♥   easy,	Light	summer	meals                       $20
                                                   Warm weather salads and light meals for those        Ever have your gravy come out lumpy or do you
Culinary Educator Natalie Valente                                                                       cheat and buy it already made? After tonight,
Thursday, June 7, 7-9:00pm                         with diabetes or heart disease is the subject
                                                   for tonight’s class. Come and get some new           you can be a confident sauce and gravy maker!
$20                                                                                                     We will also prepare some sides that will pair
With the weather getting hotter, we don’t want     ideas for healthy meals that are lower in calories
                                                   but higher in flavor and taste. Chicken and          perfectly with the meats. Looks like Sunday
to be eating meals that are deep fried or laden                                                         dinners are in the bag! Roasted Orange Chicken
with heavy sauces; the lighter, the better. Join   Vegetable Wrap, Grilled Citrus Chicken, Grilled
                                                   Salmon, Mint Ice Cream Pie                           with Homemade Chicken Gravy, Turkey Piccata
Natalie tonight as she make some delectable                                                             with Lemon Sauce, Grilled Shrimp with a Buerre
dinner choices for the summer season.                                                                   Blanc Sauce, Beef with Mushroom Sauce, Rice
Spicy Beef & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry, Walnut &        Do	it	Like	“the	Dinosaur”
                                                   Chef Therese Bertrand                                Pilaf, Linguini, Sauteed Spinach with Garlic,
Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken with Toasted                                                                Orange Dijon Carrots
Garlic Escarole, Summer Vegetable Frittata,        Thursday, June 14, 7:00-9:00pm
Linguine with Spicy Shrimp                         $20
                                                   Have a BBQ that’s heads over the rest of any             hands-On	“Bring	on	the	Wings!”
                                                   other backyard BBQ. Authentic Dinosaur BBQ           Culinary Instructor Ilene Stella
                                                   recipes with a couple tweaks to make them            Thursday, June 21, 7:00-9:00pm
                                                   easy and still mouthwateringly delicious. Be         $25
                                                   prepared to have a lot of parties, these recipes     This popular party pleaser gets an update when
                                                   will be asked for often! Pulled Chicken, Fried       we try these new, fun recipes that are sure to
                                                   Green Tomatoes with Cayenne Buttermilk               please the crowd at your next gathering. If you
                                                   Ranch, Churrarco Strip Steak with Chimichurra        love chicken wings but are tired of the same old,
                                                   Sauce, Dinosaur’s Famous Mutha BBQ Sauce,            same old, tonight’s class is the answer!
                                                   Dinosaur’s Honey Hush Corn Bread, Dinosaur           Chinese Orange Chicken Wings, Healthy Baked
                                                   Style BBQ Beans                                      Barbecue Wings, Buffalo Chicken Wing Salad,
                                                                                                        Wing Ding Dessert
                                                         	Lunch	Bunch:			summertime	and	the	
                                                   Livin’	is	easy                                           hands-On	indian	Vegetarian	Delights
                                                   Personal Chef Brenda Monahan                         Culinary Instructor Usha Shah
                                                   Friday, June 15, 11:00am-1:00pm                      Monday, June 25, 7:00-9:00pm
                                                   $15                                                  $25
                                                   Inspired by our local farmers’ market, we offer a    Vegetarianism is becoming more popular, and
                                                   menu that plays up fresh fruits and vegetables,      even people who don’t want to go entirely
                                                   that will have you hummin’ a tune, whistling         vegetarian are learning to enjoy what meat-
                                                   Dixie, and playin’ hopscotch. Hang a sign on         free dishes have to offer. That’s why everyone
                                                   your door (or Facebook status) that says “Gone       vegetarian and non-vegetarian alike should have
                                                   Fishin’”, and come join us for an easy, relaxin’     a look at the great meatless dishes that Indian
                                                   lunch date. Fresh Three-Bean Salad, Peachy           cuisine has to offer. Aloo Paratha, Chi
                                                   Pork Chops with Sherry, “The Best Summer”
                                                   Vegetable Gratin, Icebox Strawberry Pie

10                                                                                                                        Cooking School 585.663.5449
      Class registration
  is easy and convenient.

We are able to take payment over the phone using                      Cancellation Policy
your credit card. To register for a cooking class at                  •If you cannot attend a class, you may send a substitute
our Mt. Read Blvd. TOPS, please note the following:                    in your place.

•To register by phone: Call the TOPS Cooking School in Rochester      •TOPS reserves the right to change any menu or instructor,
 at 585.663.5449.                                                      or to cancel any class at their discretion. The Cooking School will
                                                                       attempt to notify students of cancellations.
• You must provide a credit card number and expiration date to
  register by phone using your credit card. Card cannot be debit      •In order to better prepare for our classes and to better serve our
  only – card must have a VISA/MasterCard/American Express/            customers, we now require a 3 day advance notice if you cannot
  Discover logo. Please have your credit card ready when calling.      attend a class or your credit card will be charged. No refunds will
                                                                       be made after that time. Just call the Cooking School and leave your
•Pre-registration for all classes is recommended at least 5 days in    name and the date of the class you need to cancel. We will call to
 advance, as the class may be cancelled for low attendance after       confirm. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
 that time.
                                                                      •School is handicapped accessible.
Elizabeth Bauld
Cooking School Manager
3507 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY, 14616


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           Little Chef Camp $80 (ages 4-8) • Junior Chef Camp $125 (ages 8-15)
      Aspiring Chefs Camp $125 (ages 10+) discounts offered for siblings and multiple week campers. $50 deposit required
     Join us for 11 different weeks throughout the Summer at The Cooking School for Cooking Camp! Besides making and
    eating food everyday relating to each week’s theme, we will play food-related games, shopping, set-up, clean-up, end of
      the week graduation meal for parents and all the while making new friends and learning the life-time skill of cooking!
            **MORE DETAILS and names of recipes will be coming in the NEXT brochure — July-September 2012**
            Dates	                              times	                 ages	                         theme
            June 25-28th                      3-5:00pm                 Little                    That’s So Gross!
            July 9-12th                       2-5:00pm                 Junior              Fun-Sized Foods Just for Me
            July 16-19th                      3-5:00pm                 Little                Food Trips to Fun Places
            July 23-26th                      2-5:00pm                 Junior            Cupcakes, Candy & Pie; OH MY!
            July 30-Aug. 2nd                  3-5:00pm                 Little                 Camping & Cookouts
            Aug. 6-9th                        2-5:00pm                 Junior              USA: This Land is Your Land
            Aug. 13-16th                      10am-1pm                Aspiring                  Mangia! Mangia!
            Aug. 20-23rd                      10am-1pm                Aspiring                 Restaurant Favorites
            Aug. 20-23rd                      2-5:00pm                 Junior             Cooking for American Girls #1
            Aug. 27-30th                     10am-12pm                 Little             LOVE Your Fruits and Veggies!
            Aug. 27-30th                      2-5:00pm                 Junior             Cooking for American Girls #2

spring break
cooking workshops /                                                  Birthdaying sCtieos
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day camps for kids                                                    at the Coo
                                                                                                        are f un !
April 9 - 13, 2012
                                                                               Trying to plan your child’s birthday party?
See page 3 inside for details!                                               Let us do the work for you! Call today to book
                                                                                     your party at 585-663-5449.

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