At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

We’re kicking off Pride Month with a spotlight on one of our most colorful creators—Ty Schmidt, founder of SchmidtyBakes! We talked about the importance of acceptance, the joy of sharing a meal and who he’d invite to a dinner party.

7 Sur La Table Cooking Classes To Level Up Your Holiday Hosting

Dec 18, 2023

From festive bakes brimming with yuletide cheer to hearty feasts and traditional treats, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the holiday season.

And you can learn to do it all in one of our holiday-themed cooking classes!

Whether you’re looking to fine-tune your cookie decorating skills or want to take on the labor of love that is tamales, our resident chefs have you covered.

Check out these 7 cooking classes guaranteed to elevate your holiday hosting (did we mention they make great last-minute gifts, too?).

 

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Festive Bread

If you just can’t wait for Great British Bake Off’s Christmas Special to air (that’s right, Santa heard our wishes and the special episode will premiere on Christmas Eve, eek!), this Festive Bread class is for you.

This 2-hour class features a decadent chocolate babka recipe and a raspberry snowflake pull-apart wreath that’s so stunning, it’s worthy of a “Hollywood Handshake.”

But showstopping looks aside, this class will teach you the ins-and-outs of bread making. You’ll master essential techniques like working with yeast, kneading and shaping dough, proofing and, of course, baking it—all skills you can pass on to your loved ones.

And who knows, maybe you’ll channel your inner Star Baker and create a magical, enchanting bread of your own that’s as festive as it is delicious.

Sign up for our Festive Bread Workshop!

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Handcrafted Tamales

Those of us lucky enough to have enjoyed homemade tamales know that these things are a labor of love, and that it isn’t truly the holiday season without tamales.

In this class, you’ll feel right at home as you work to craft two types of tamales from scratch, from making fresh masa and preparing the husks to filling, stuffing and cooking the tamales. You’ll even get your hands on our resident chef’s recipes for green mole and pasilla sauce, both of which can be made and enjoyed year-round with your favorite dishes.

For a festive holiday treat, you’ll sip on champurrado, a rich, warm Mexican hot chocolate brimming with notes of cinnamon and raw cane sugar. It’s one of those recipes you’ll want to enjoy again and again (and it’s even better with a splash of your favorite coffee liqueur).

Sign up for our Handcrafted Tamales Class!

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Holiday Ravioli

Like tamales, homemade ravioli is a dish you whip out for special occasions. From prepping and rolling out the dough, to mixing up the fillings, assembling your ravioli and cooking them, it’s a dish made with heaps and heaps of love.

In this class, our chefs will walk you through the (surprisingly) easy steps for making pasta dough—something we can pretty much guarantee will impress at every dinner party. Then, you’ll make your fillings and pair them both with two seasonal sauces—sage brown butter and tomato-pancetta.

Yeah, we’re drooling too.

Sign up for our Holiday Ravioli Workshop!

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Holiday Cookie Decorating

What is the holiday season without a fresh batch of Christmas-themed cookies?

In this 3-hour class, you’ll get the kind of hands-on experience and expertise that will ensure you rock your neighborhood cookie exchange.

Our chefs will show you how to turn gingerbread dough into charming gingerbread people and festive wreaths, the art of making sweet coconut macaroons, and the skills to turn all your cookie creations into delicious works of art!

Sign up for our Cookie Decorating Workshop!

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Beef Wellington

If you can’t ring in the holiday season with extravagant, over-the-top, takes-all-day-to-prepare meals, then when can you?

A stunning presentation piece, you’ll learn the secrets to a perfectly cooked beef Wellington that’s both juicy and tender on the inside and flaky and buttery on the outside. Plus, our chefs will share their favorite way to prepare broccoli (trust us, you’ll want to save this one) and comforting, fluffy mashed potatoes to create a feast worthy of royalty.

Sign up for our Beef Wellington Class!

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Buche de Noël

AKA the Yule log.

If you’ve never enjoyed the decadence of a Yule log cake, then sign up for this class now.

In this online class (that’s right, baking from the comfort of your home!), our resident chefs will guide you through every step—including making moist, delicate sponge cake and espresso buttercream, plus the tricks to executing a Yule log so impressive, your friends will be asking for it year after year.

You’ll even get tips on creating elegant sugared garnishes—something that will definitely come in handy for those NYE cocktails, amirite?

Sign up for our online Buche de Noël Class!  

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New Year’s Bites & Sips

Few occasions call for classy drinks and elevated apps—but New Year’s Eve is definitely one of them.

In this online class, you’ll learn how to make three easy but oh-so delicious appetizers that will wow at any New Year’s Eve shindig. And what’s New Year’s without something to toast?

Our resident chefs will help you master the art of the martini and the iconic champagne cocktail—two drinks we bet you’ll make time and time again.

Sign up for our online New Year’s Bites & Sips Class!

 

Hungry for more? Our Cooking Classes make great gifts for that hard-to-shop-for person in your life!

Gift A Cooking Class

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