Floral Design Workshop
Hands-on Floral Design Class
Working with fresh and dried floral materials – create a unique design in a fresh pumpkin. We will create this table top design featuring pillowing, tufting, and color theory education. Please bring a floral clipper/shears, pumpkin carving knife (if possible), and scoop to clean out your pumpkin. Aprons to wear and all design materials will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Holiday Florals & Food
Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, teacher and television personality. She has received two James Beard Awards, and was inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame. She co-founded and partner in the renowned Chicago restaurant TRU, which has 2 stars from the Michelin Guide.
For 8 years Gale was the host of Sweet Dreams, Food Network’s first program devoted to desserts. Gale continues to appear regularly on television, and has appeared on Top Chef, Iron Chef, Oprah, Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray show, and many others. Gale’s first national television appearance was with Julia Child, in the 1995 PBS series Baking With Julia. Gale is the author of 8 cookbooks, including her latest, Gale Gand’s Lunch!
Gale teaches cooking and baking at cooking schools across the country and the United Kingdom, as well as online at Craftsy.com. Gale can often be seen cooking at food and wine festivals, on cruises, and at charity events around the world. She also recently developed a Honey Sriracha flavored jerky for Think Jerky. Her artisanal soda pop, Gale Gand’s Root Beer, has been sold nationally for nearly 20 years.
Gale began her career as a musician, then became a silversmith, with a BFA in metalsmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She later attended the La Varenne cooking school in Paris. A wife and mother of three, in her spare time, Gale paints, and has recently taken up the ukulele.