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, monogrammed 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

January 15th, Superbowl Tailgate Party $400
The Superbowl is fast approaching… are you ready?! This class will get you there. Your turn to host this year, no problem!

March 26th, Brazilian Carnival $400   SOLD OUT
Aahh… Learn about the cuisine of Brazil, and be transported to the beaches of Rio! Let us show you how to create traditional dishes, using spice combinations and melting the flavors together like the melting pot that is Brazilian culture.

April 23rd Spring $400
Our philosophy  has always been to cook seasonally. What better season for delicious ingredients than spring? Apricots, pineapple, leek and fava beans to name a few. Spring is the perfect time to detox with fresh and light dishes.

May 21st, From the Sea, Fish and Shellfish Class $400
Most people love to eat fish and shellfish, however are intimidated to cook it at home.  Let us help you get confident in the kitchen with fish and shellfish. They are some of  the most complex ingredients to cook with because of their incredible variety. You will leave an expert!

June 4th Running of the Bulls, Spain $400   SOLD OUT
Can’t make it to Pamplona for the running of the bulls? You can still enjoy Spanish cuisine at its finest at this class. 
We will show you how to prepare healthy Mediterranean tapas and dishes that use fresh ingredients including: garlic, saffron, olive oil and fresh produce.

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