"Thanks again for another wonderful class. I always learn so much and just hope I can retain 20% of all the valuable information."

Katie's online!

Connect with Chef Katie during a live 1.5-hour cooking class for only $20 per screen (not per person). Class begins at 6 pm.
Katie will email you recipes, a grocery and equipment list along with a Zoom link and helpful tips on getting connected. Gather all the ingredients and tools in your own kitchen, then watch while Katie demonstrates right alongside as you work. Fall and winter classes include:

Fun with Eggs!: October 15

Cured Egg Yolk, Pickled Eggs & Sauce Gribiche (Katie has a family conflict so this class is canceled. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.)

Who’s Got the Beet?: October 22

Roasted Beet & Apple Salad; Beet, Orange & Goat Cheese Spread

2 Fall Sides: October 29

Carrot Chickpea Salad & Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric

Spice Up Your Cooking: November 12

Tomatillo and Poblano Chicken, Ranchero Sauce with Pepitas

Soup’s On!: November 19

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Chutney & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Holiday Appetizers: November 23

Special times call for special appetizers: Cranberry Ginger Relish with Goat Cheese; Butternut Squash, Apple, and Cheddar in Phyllo Cups; Walnut Green Olive Pomegranate Dip

Family Favorites: December 3

Lamb/Beef Meatballs with Crispy Potato Cakes

Versatile Veggies: December 10

Winter Vegetable Coconut Curry with Crispy Chickpeas

Warm & Hearty: December 17

Italian Sausage with White Beans, Kale, Tomatoes & Chimchurri

Because our class and event experiences are planned on pre-registrations, fees are non-refundable if cancellation received less than 10 days before the event date. Refunds for reservations made by credit card will reflect a deduction of the transaction fees. Registrants are always welcome to send someone in their place if unable to attend.

Questions? Email Deborah.

Cook Like a Pro

Get up to speed on the newest tastes and latest cooking methods with our Chef Katie Porter. Pick up your take-home kit at the Wallace House that includes recipes and ingredients. Then tune in via Zoom and cook alongside Chef Katie as she provides professional guidance. Each class begins at 5:30 pm and lasts about 2 hours. $45/person.

Love Your Veggies: October 5
Glazed Winter Vegetables, Using Greens in a Variety of Ways, Vegetable Sliders

Because our class and event experiences are planned on pre-registrations, fees are non-refundable if cancellation received less than 10 days before the event date. Refunds for reservations made by credit card will reflect a deduction of the transaction fees. Registrants are always welcome to send someone in their place if unable to attend.

Contact us for more details at 515.243.7063 or email Deborah.

Kids Cooking Classes

Chef Katie will teach cooking classes to kids ages 10 to 13 in June, 2020. Learn about food safety, nutrition and get hands on with basic knife skills and testing some delicious recipes. Students are expected to attend both days. Because of COVID-19, we are not offering this class as expected.

Private Cooking Classes

At the Wallace House, private classes for groups are available, too. Prices begin at $500 for up to 10 guests. Our maximum capacity is 12. Contact us to find out more details: 515.243.7063 or Deborah.

Chef Katie’s just released these recipes from her sold-out rhubarb cooking class.

About Chef Katie

Chef Katie Porter has always enjoyed food and cooking. Originally from Mount Ayr, IA, she ventured to Keystone, CO where she attended the American Culinary Federation of Colorado Mountain College. Katie has traveled the country and beyond during her career, holding cooking positions at fine dining restaurants in Colorado, North Carolina, and Chicago; in the Caribbean and Europe; and more recently at CSA farms in Wisconsin. Katie enjoys exploring the farming aspect of the culinary world and the importance of knowing how and where food is grown.