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Batter Master Class

Live from: 

New England


Beginner to Advanced

Class Duration: 

2 to 2-1/2 hours




United States

Beginner to Advanced

2 to 2-1/2 hours


New England

Master the art of flour and water in this master class all about remarkable batter

The combination of flour and water is a fascinating thing. With small additions you can take such simple ingredients and make them marvellous. Then, just a small change in technique, you'll completely transform them. In this private virtual cooking class, you will learn the art of working with batter in different forms. This knowledge will open your mind and pantry to simplicity and teach you how to become creative with what you often have on hand.  

Ancient in origin, the word, “pancake,” seems to have first appeared in the 13th century and by the 18th century, pancake recipes were in every American cookbook. There are approximately 70 variations of pancakes around the world, some sweet and others savory. 

Interestingly, pancakes were and still are associated with religious holidays. Prepared on Shrove Tuesday (commonly called “Pancake Tuesday”) in anticipation of Ash Wednesday, in other countries they’re used to celebrate renewal and good fortune. In England, every year since 1445, there’s a pancake race on Shrove Tuesday, where participants flip pancakes in a frying pan as they run from the town square to the church! 

Chef Ted, video calling into your kitchen live from New England, will teach about the various ways of working with these simple ingredients and together you'll transform them into 18th Century crepe style pancakes, Goat Cheese and Chive Beggars Purses, and Bacon and Corn Cakes. This class is a wonderful exploration into a huge new world. 

Complimentary 20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready for your cooking class

2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished chef who lives where the recipe originated

Personalized step-by-step coaching

An awesome and authentic meal

Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience

Cocktail Recipes

Recipe Booklet to recreate your dishes again and again!

The Chef & The Dish Certified Tested Class

What You Get

**Classes make a hearty meal for up to four people to enjoy.  If you have a larger group eating, please know, additional fees may apply.  Please message us in advance of booking to ensure you have an amazing experience.

Meet The Chef

Chef Ted

Chef Ted

New England, United States

Featured in Esquire; Discovery Channel, Great Chefs of the East; Condé Nast Traveller; and in Food & Wine as owner of one of the Top 25 Restaurants in the US.

Ted Fondulas started his restaurant career at the age of five--frying baloney and cooking minute rice on the radiator! After these early years hanging out in the kitchens of his grandmother and restaurateur grandfather, Ted pursues a career in literature; and after trips to Europe wandering through some grand kitchens in France and Italy his interest in food is reignited.  He then works in hotels and restaurants in New York and California, eventually settling in New England as part of the back-to-the-land movement in the early seventies.

In 1982 Ted and his wife, Linda, open Hemingway’s Restaurant in Killington, Vermont which eventually receives critical acclaim. Chef Ted’s trailblazing dedication to using local ingredients paves the road for Vermont’s eventual farm to table movement. In addition to receiving Four-Star and Four-Diamond travel guide honors for many consecutive (a boat load of?) years, the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence, is presented to Chef Ted who is among other culinary luminaries including Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller, Todd English, and Daniel Boulud.

Chef Ted Fondulas now owns a new culinary experience in Vermont and we are excited to bring everyone an opportunity to learn how to cook with him in our own private cooking classes at The Chef & The Dish.

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The base price of this class is $799 USD which allows up to 10 households in the class. Each additional household is an additional $79 USD. Small Group and Multiple Class discounts are available. Please note, additional days and times may be available. Looking for private 1:1 classes? Explore here.