Come join us for Culinary Adventures at the Hackett House
New for 2022: Instead of our Culinary Adventure program this year, come and experience our CULTURAL EVENTS. Come dine, learn, have some fun with Tempe’s Sister Cities!
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Introducing Howard Steven to the Hackett House Patio. Howard is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, a culinary school located in New York state. Since the age of 14, Howard has worked in restaurants and hotels. He spent his early career traveling and working in various restaurants and hotels that caught his eye including five-star hotel The Greenbrier in West Virginia, and several locations in Park City and Deer Valley, Utah. Although not a working chef at the…Find out more »
Introducing: Lianne Falk: My love affair with all-things-culinary started off at the tender age of 8. I felt like peanut brittle....so I dragged a step-stool into the kitchen....and started making it! At age 12 I qualified for a full fledged Bakery Course, and was able to keep abreast with the adult students with aplomb. Having lived and worked in 9 Countries (spread over 4 Continents: Asia, Africa, Europe and N America) helped me imbibe cultures and cuisines of a varied…Find out more »
A Taste of the Mediterranean - Learn to Make Baklava 35 years ago Kim Rosner began her instruction in the art of working with Phyllo dough and creating mouth watering Baklava. Under the tutelage of her mother-in-law, a woman of Eastern European Heritage, Kim has embraced the culinary arts. While a lawyer by education, Kim prefers to create in the kitchen and has taught an Eastern Mediterranean Cooking Class on the Hackett House patio as well as prepared an Irish…Find out more »
The owners of El Chullo Restaurant, Esperanza Luzcando and her husband Jose Ramirez along with their children will greet us on the Hackett House Patio and feature food from the South American country of Peru - a country high in the Andes mountains. El Chullo opened in 2015 and is a central Phoenix staple for traditional Peruvian dishes like lomo saltado and arroz con pollo. The restaurant has become so popular they have outgrown their present space at 2605 N. Seventh…Find out more »
PRE-OKTOBERFEST FUN! THE INTERNATIONAL DINNER - A BAVARIAN THEMED DINNER PARTY The Hackett House welcomes Chef Tom Rosenberger from our sister city of Regensburg, Germany returning for the third year in a row to create a gourmet 3-course Bavarian meal. A twist on this year's dinner: 1 - Chef Tom is partnering with the Chefs at Four Peaks Brewing Company to prepare the 3-course meal. 2 - Four Peaks will provide the cicerone (beer sommelier) to pair beer with each…Find out more »
Chef Iñaki joins the Hackett House volunteers to prepare cuisine from the Spanish and Basque regions. Iñaki was born and raised in the Basque city of Irun, Spain and began his apprenticeship in kitchens in 1992 in Argi Eder, France. After graduating from Lycee Hotelier de Biarritz in 1996 with three degrees in the culinary arts, he moved to the United States to work at Hotel Durant in Berkeley, CA. He then moved to AZ and worked in multiple restaurants. …Find out more »
Learn to make Hackett House’s Famous Scones Cheryl Moritz and Lesa Mazzacavallo invite you to join them in the Hackett House Kitchen to learn tips for making delicate scones just in time for holiday baking. Not only will you learn to make Scones from the best teachers, you will be taking home the scones you make to savor later. Mmm good! While there are many scone recipes, there is an art to making them mouth-watering. Cost is $50 per person…Find out more »
Welcome Back Lianne Falk! Lianne created Tastes of India last year at the Hackett House. This year, continuing the Chinese New Year celebration, Lianne brings us food originating from China where Tempe has a Sister City - Zhenjiang. A little autobiography about Lianne: My love affair with all-things-culinary started off at the tender age of 8. I felt like peanut brittle....so I dragged a step-stool into the kitchen....and started making it! At age 12 I qualified for a full fledged…Find out more »
The members of the Hackett House are very pleased to welcome Tempe Sister City member, Dean Gambino, to do a "wood-fired" pizza cooking class for us. Dean inherited his passion for cooking from his parents, Salvatore and Theresa. For a time, they owned a restaurant and catering business in Utica, New York, serving up Italian-American classics & regional favorites such as pasta Bolognese, sausage and peppers, Chicken Marsala, tomato pie, Utica greens, and chicken riggies. The kitchen was the center…Find out more »
DUE TO RESTRICTIONS PLACED DUE TO COVID-19, THE DINNER CLASS IS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED. THOSE REGISTERED WILL BE CONTACTED AND REFUNDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE HACKETT HOUSE. WE PRAY FOR MORE PEACE-FILLED TIMES SOON! WE ALSO HOPE TO RESCHEDULE TRACY IN THE FALL! The Hackett House is pleased to welcome Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals to do a cooking class for us on the Hackett House Patio. Mediterranean Cuisine will be featured as Tracy demonstrates…Find out more »
Feeling adventurous? Try a recipe from our archive:
- Carnitas Tacos from Garcia’s Restaurant.
- Chocolate Pudding Cake from Chef Justin Olsen of Bink’s Midtown.
- Formaggio Sauce from Chef Mario Vincintorio of VincinTorio’s Restaurant.
- Kale and Shaved Pear Salad from Chef Lee Hillson of the Phoenician Resort.
- Pasta Carbonara from Chef Lee Hillson of the Phoenician Resort.
- Quinoa Arugula Salad from Culinary Hobbyist Kathy Andrews.
- Sauerkraut Braised Pork Shoulder from Chef Justin Olsen of Bink’s Midtown
- Seco de Portobello from Vegan Chef Kim Lahn.