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Las Vegas: Chef to teach amateurs to triumph over complex feasts

April 16, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • Executive chef Edmund Wong will guide amateur chefs through the preparation of three-course meals during monthly culinary classes at Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Executive chef Edmund Wong will guide amateur chefs through the preparation… (MGM Resorts International )

Amateur cooks are invited to don their chef’s aprons and prepare three-course meals during a series of culinary classrooms throughout the year at Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Executive chef Edmund Wong will conduct the lessons inside the resort’s Tuscany Kitchen.

Once a month, beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, a maximum of 15 participants will gather at individual work stations prepped with the ingredients and tools needed to create an appetizer, entree and dessert. Members of Wong’s team will circulate through the kitchen to provide hands-on assistance as he prepares the dishes.

Large-screen TVs will display the chef’s live tutorial. After the preparation, students will eat their creations during a meal accompanied by a wine pairing.

Students leave the two-hour program with their souvenir aprons and menu cards.

The next class, scheduled for May 29, will feature “BBQ Secrets,”  designed to take backyard grilling well beyond the usual hot dogs and hamburgers.

Other 2013 lessons include “Winner Winner…Chicken Dinner” on Aug. 28 and “THANKSgiving” on Nov. 6. The latter session is designed to take the fear out of preparing a holiday feast.

The classes cost $95 per person, all-inclusive. They’re available online or by calling the Bellagio concierge desk at (866) 406-7117.

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