Online Class: Kolache! Texan Savory & European Sweet
Adult Programs / Adult Enrichment -
Tess Georgakopoulos, Dish it up Good
Have you ever been to Texas and experienced the joy of having a Texan Kolache? A Texan Kolache is a wonderful fluffy extra large, mildly sweet baked doughnut, stuffed with a choice of sausage and other fillings such as cheese. Generally an oversized gourmet pig-in-a-blanket but unlike any other pig-in-a-blanket you have ever had! Sweet Kolache on the other hand, are wonderful light cookies traditionally made in European countries around the winter holidays that are filled with preserves and dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Both options will become family favorites any time of year! Have some fun participating in this virtual Bake & Cook-Along class, and build your culinary repertoire and confidence as you learn to create a yeast dough and a sweet dough while learning to create these wonderful delightful delicacies. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. 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. A PDF of the recipes 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!
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/