The Dirty Dozen Cooking Class

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The Dirty Dozen: Highly refined, intensely focused cooking classes at Abacus

What is it like to work alongside some of the most celebrated chefs in Dallas? The Dirty Dozen cooking classes are your exclusive opportunity to learn secrets and practice techniques taught by the masters themselves. Since 1999, the Dirty Dozen is one of Dallas’ most coveted events.

Upon arrival at the Dallas 5-star restaurant, Dirty Dozen students don their personalized chef’s coats to begin hands-on instruction. The students are divided into four teams:

Executive Chef: Christopher Patrick
Executive Sous Chef: Chad Bowen
Pastry Chef: Cessy Mendoza
Abacus /Jasper’s Guest Chef

Your Dirty Dozen cooking class team spends a Sunday preparing one of four courses or a fabulous buffet. Abacus is closed so you have the run of the kitchen. The day culminates in an intimate dinner with paired wine and the opportunity to share the experience with one invited guest of your choice. You’ll walk away as a Dirty Dozen alum with a new or rejuvenated appreciation for extraordinary cuisine and knowledge that only comes with learning from the masters. Instead of leaving with recipes, you will leave with the knowledge of how to…..

Cost: $400 (unless otherwise noted)
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*Dirty Dozen cooking class teams are chosen at random. Unfortunately, your team requests cannot be granted unless you choose the pastry team. Part of the Dirty Dozen experience is meeting your team members.

Upcoming Dirty Dozen Classes

July 30th, Italian Dirty Dozen $375
Learn to create a traditional and delicious Italian meal! Travel Italy with us and combine fresh ingredients with a good time. Italian wines will accompany the meal.

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September 10th, French Dirty Dozen $375
Join us in our celebration of classic and inventive French food. Undeniably one of the world’s most sought after cuisine, we will take a journey into the many regions of France. Our journey will be complemented with French wine pairings. Bon Appétit

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October 22nd, Firestone & Robertson Distillery Tour/BBQ Cooking Demo
We will be taking a field trip to visit our friends at Firestone & Robertson Distillery the makers  TX Blended Whiskey and TX Straight Bourbon. We are still working on the details, so please keep your eye out for an email with more information.

November 12th, Holiday Farm to Table $375
Our chefs will show you how to create an unforgettable, traditional holiday feast. This years twist is that we will be using produce and other items from Chef Chris’ hometown of Athens and the surrounding area. Don’t be surprised if you see a farmer or two in-house.

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