Online Class: Gingerbread House Bake & Build!
Adult Programs / Adult Enrichment -
Tess Georgakopoulos, Dish it up Good
Have some fun participating in this live virtual Family Fun Bake-Along class as you Bake & Build your own Gingerbread House together! Start a new holiday family tradition and create lifelong memories as you bring your family together to create a show-stopping edible work of art! Together, we will combine the wonderful flavors of gingerbread and use the dough to create the pieces that will be used to build breathtaking houses, and make the stiff royal Icing that will hold everything together and be used as the glue to decorate your houses with candies and delicious treats. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the class. The registration fee for this online virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required.
Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow enough time for shopping and preparation. Participants will also receive a template to be printed and cut out before class to be used as a pattern and additional instructions. A PDF of the recipe and template from this class will be shared, and as an added bonus, participants will be invited to a Facebook group where additional recipes are shared on a consistent basis!
Equipment Needed: Large sheet pan, parchment paper or non-stick baking mat, rolling pin, and mixer. Additional items will be included in the instructions sent prior to class.
Tess Georgakopoulos, also known as “Chef Tess—Culinary Artist”, has been cooking and baking for well over 45 years since she was roughly 6 years old. Born into a Greek family, the art of cooking traditional meals using ones senses rather than recipes and measurements was passed on from one generation to the next. Her father was also a trained chef who brought the magic of food to life in another form on the weekends as they cooked elaborate family meals together. Food prepared from the heart, with ones own hands and creativity was, and continues to be an expression of love in her home. As an accomplished cook and baker, Tess enjoys creating original recipes for her family and friends. Sweet, savory, or doughy, she enjoys experimenting and creating in the kitchen daily.
Tess is proficient and experienced in creating classes and curriculum for conventional cooking, baking, pressure-cooking, air frying, pizza making, Mediterranean Cooking, and meal preparation as well. A Culinary Artist indeed!
She has been teaching both in-person and on-line cooking classes through community education for a number of years having worked with over 30 public school districts in and around the Twin Cities, in many corners of Minnesota, in addition to school districts in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Arizona. Through her teaching, Tess has helped people of all skill levels increase their confidence and expand their skills in the kitchen reaching heights of their own personal creativity that they never new existed!
Always working towards expanding her culinary repertoire, Tess enjoys spending much of her free time in her test kitchen creating new recipes and reinventing traditional ones using traditional cooking methods and new cooking appliances such as, the Instant Pot® and Air Fryers too.
Tess has recently started writing her first cookbook, and her food blog is also in the works! Some of her creations can be seen on her Facebook page, “Dish it up Good”, https://www.facebook.com/