Winter 2017 classes

The best way to eat well is to cook! Learn delicious new recipes, explore new cuisines and enjoy our new classes.

We have four great new classes: one in Italian, one in French and two in English.

Information for these classes
Location: The kitchen of The First Church in Belmont Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont.
Cost: Varies (see below); payable with credit card or PayPal.
Class size: minimum of 6, maximum of 8.
Ages: High school students and adults are welcome in all of these classes.
Equipment. Hands-on classes. Bring an apron and your favorite knives (packed safely). Bring plastic containers to take food home (if you don’t eat it in class).
Policies. See our Program Policies page for information about cancellation and waiting lists.
Registering for someone else?  On the PayPal review page, click Add under your address to indicate who is attending if it’s not you, or not just you.
Instructors. See the bios at the bottom of this page.

Class details

Language in the Kitchen, part I
Symphonie de Saveurs – A Symphony of Flavors

Language: Intermediate – advanced French
Date: Registration is closed
Instructors: Cecile & Francoise
Price: $50 + $10 ingredients fee

SouffleCombine your interest in cooking with your French language skills: this class will be taught in French.

From the delicate texture of the souffle to the bold flavors of the chicken in a pepper, tomato and spice sauce, and the sweetness of the tart, all your senses will be awakened by this delicious French menu.

Menu: Cheese soufflé, chicken basquaise with rice, mango tart tatin.

Registration is closed


Language in the Kitchen, part II
Un Inverno Perfetto – A Perfect Winter

Language: Intermediate – advanced Italian
Date: Registration is closed
Instructor: Carmen Conte Sivers
Price: $50 + $10 ingredients fee

broccoli di rapeCombine your interest in cooking with your Italian language skills: this class will be taught in Italian.

Broccoli, cauliflower and and carrots beyond the veggie dip: Take this class to learn how to make a fantastic winter meal with these vegetables.

Menu: Pasta with cauliflower, sauteed broccoli di rape, warm carrot salad, veal scaloppine.

Registration is closed


Vegetarian Sophistication
Language: English
Date: Registration is closed
Instructor: Cecile & Francoise
Price: $50 + $10 ingredients fee

Vegetarian cookingA sophisticated vegetarian menu to bring some excitement to the table. You will love the vertical presentation of the verrines, the tastiness of the quiche and the delicacy of the apple tart.

Menu: Verrines with carrots & goat cheese, veggie quiche, rose apple tart

Registration is closed


Italian Tomato Sauces 101
Language: English
Date: Registration is closed
Instructor: Carmen Conte Sivers
Price: $40 + $10 ingredients fee

PastaYou will be surprised by how easy it is and the few ingredients needed to create delicious flavors. Say goodbye to American-invented marinara sauce, and welcome authentic Italian sauces in your kitchen.

Menu: Basic tomato sauce with fresh basil, putanesca sauce (with olives and capers),  arrabbiata sauce, Amatriciana sauce with pancetta (from the town of Amatrice, recently destroyed by earthquakes).

Registration is closed


Gnocchi class -- September 2015

Gnocchi class  (September 2015)

About our instructors

Carmen Conte Sivers is a Belmont mom eager to share her passion for Italian food. She is an Italian teacher and a native of the Amalfi Coast in Italy.

Françoise Matte moved from France 15 years ago, loves to cook, try new recipes, eat and share meals mostly of French inspiration. She founded three cooking clubs and offered cooking classes for many years. Cecile and Francoise run French In The Kitchen cooking classes, dedicated to food lovers.

Cecile Penot, a French native from Paris and a foodie forever, has always been addicted to cooking and sharing her passion for it. She loves entertaining and preparing fresh simple meals for her family and friends and has been offering cooking classes for a long time.