Hearts of Steel Foundation: "Tulsa Has Heart" Gala
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Hearts of Steel Foundation: "Tulsa Has Heart" Gala

The Hearts of Steel Foundation is proud to present Tulsa Has Heart, the party with a purpose. We'll have Oklahoma's finest Chefs competing for best dish, open bar, live music, raffle, silent & live auction, one of a kind "Chef Pull" and more. Help us raise money for Oklahoma families who are battling Congenital Heart Defects, let's show them that TULSA HAS HEART! 

Tickets & Sponsorship: (to purchase, click HERE)

Platinum Heart $10,000: 2 Tables, premium wine, personal beverage service, swag, 10 raffle tickets, 1 Chef-Pull ticket, social media sponsorship, program sponsorship, and slideshow sponsorship. 
*This package can provide approximately 1 year of financial support for an Oklahoma family in need* 

Gold Heart $5,000: 1 Table, personal beverage service, swag, 10 raffle tickets, social media sponsorship, program sponsorship, and slideshow sponsorship. 
*This package can provide approximately 6 months of financial support for an Oklahoma family in need* 

Silver Heart $2,500: 1 table, swag, 5 raffle tickets, social media sponsorship, slideshow sponsorship. 
*This package can provide approximately 3 months of financial support for an Oklahoma family in need*

Bronze Heart $1,000: 4 event tickets, 4 raffle tickets, social media sponsorship. 
*This package can provide approximately 1 month of financial support for an Oklahoma family in need* 

Individual Ticket $125

Chef-Pull Ticket $2,000: Play to pull! Draw the name of a local celebrity Chef who will host dinner for 8 at your home, minimum of four courses, FOOD PROVIDED.

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Oklahoma Restaurant Association Culinary Cookoff
Sep
26
10:30 AM10:30

Oklahoma Restaurant Association Culinary Cookoff

The Culinary Cook-off is a cooking competition that takes place during the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo, September 26 and 27, 2018. Twelve of the most talented chefs in Oklahoma will race the clock to create dazzling dishes using a mystery basket of ingredients. Chefs will compete in various heats until the contest is narrowed down to the last two chefs. Judges will consist of a panel of industry professionals who will critique each competitor on plate presentation, creativity, product taste, and sanitation practices, among other things. For each contestant, the high and low scores will be discarded. Chefs will be competing for a trophy, medals, and cash prizes. In addition to the First and Second place winners, Third and Fourth place winners will be decided upon based on points during the Semi-Finals heats. To view eligibility requirements or apply, click HERE.

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Rooms with a Heart Casino Night
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Rooms with a Heart Casino Night

Rooms With A Heart, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose principal purpose is to develop and construct customized rooms for children with critical illnesses. We believe a child's bedroom is a special sanctuary where they can rest and find comfort as they heal. Our goal is to create a room that makes each child happy, customizing their rooms to reflect their personalities and dreams. Join us for our annual fundraiser on September 20th, when we will turn the Stokley Event Center into an exciting casino party. You'll be able to play for some great prizes while helping fund our program. Tickets can be purchased HERE

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TULSA- Italian Wine and Cheese
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

TULSA- Italian Wine and Cheese

You've been asking for it Tulsa, so I am bringing back the specialty cheese classes. Whether or not you have ever attended my Cheese 101 class, you will enjoy this delicious taste of the cheeses (and wines) of Italy. We will sample through a variety of cheeses from different regions in Italy, and explore the concept of "terroir" when pairing regional foods. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early. Must be 21 or older to attend

RESERVATIONS MUST BE PRE-PAID and are $45 per person. You can request a reservation HERE or by contacting Amanda directly at 918-408-9626.

 

 

Cheese 101 with The Cheese Wench
Tuesday, October 3rd
6:30-8:30pm                                                                                                                                   $45 per person, tickets must be purchased in advance

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OKC Pasta Basics Workshop
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

OKC Pasta Basics Workshop

Join The Cheese Wench for an evening of hands-on pasta making! We will learn the basics of making the dough from scratch, and then turning it into three different types of pasta including Fettuccine, Tortellini, and Mezzelune. We'll then pair them with 3 simple sauces and enjoy a delicious meal together. 

Space for this workshop is limited to 6  guests, so reserve your spot early. Tickets are $125 per person and must be purchased in advance. You can request a reservation HERE, or contact Amanda directly at 918.408.9626. Directions to the class will be sent following reservation confirmation. 

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TULSA Stories on Plates: A Farewell to Summertime
Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

TULSA Stories on Plates: A Farewell to Summertime

As summer rolls to an end, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate with one last taste before we welcome in the fall season. 

Please join me in Tulsa for a limited engagement of my "Stories on Plates" series to be held in a private venue. The five-course meal will be accompanied by sommelier-selected wine pairings.

Seats for this extraordinary evening & end of summer soirée are extremely limited, so please request your reservation early. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are $125 per guest, Seating is limited to 12 guests per night.

You can request a reservation HERE, or contact Amanda directly at 918-408-9626

Location and directions will be provided upon reservation confirmation.

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TULSA Stories on Plates: A Farewell to Summertime
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

TULSA Stories on Plates: A Farewell to Summertime

As summer rolls to an end, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate with one last taste before we welcome in the fall season. 

Please join me in Tulsa for a limited engagement of my "Stories on Plates" series to be held in a private venue. The five-course meal will be accompanied by sommelier-selected wine pairings.

Seats for this extraordinary evening & end of summer soirée are extremely limited, so please request your reservation early. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are $125 per guest, Seating is limited to 12 guests per night.

You can request a reservation HERE, or contact Amanda directly at 918-408-9626

Location and directions will be provided upon reservation confirmation.

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**SOLD OUT** TULSA Cheese 101
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

**SOLD OUT** TULSA Cheese 101

Join The Cheese Wench on Tuesday, August 21st at The Market at Walnut Creek in Tulsa, for Cheese 101. We'll sample through several varieties of cheese, and learn how to pair them with wine and beer. You'll learn how to arrange a cheese plate, as well as the basics of how the different types of cheeses are made.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are $45 per person. To sign up, contact Amanda at 918.408.9626 or at amanda@thecheesewench.com .

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OKC Soft Cheese Making
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

OKC Soft Cheese Making

Join The Cheese Wench for a hands-on cheese making class! Tomato season is in full swing, so it is the perfect time to learn how to make fresh mozzarella and ricotta, and take home a kit with all of the supplies you will need to make more. We will be using fresh local VAT Pasteurized milk, and enjoy a delicious Caprese salad with our fresh cheese at the end. 

Since this is a hands-on class space is EXTREMELY limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are $65 per person. Tickets include a cheesemaking kit to take home. Contact Amanda at 918.408.9626 or amanda@thecheesewench.com.

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Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Get Rub'd in OKC

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My good friend, and amazing pitmaster Joel Bein of the Rub Food Truck in Tulsa will be headed to OKC for an evening of delicious collaboration. Joel's BBQ/fusion style is well known in the Tulsa area, and I'm thrilled to have him come to OKC to cook with me. 

Stay tuned for more details.

There will be a sampling of beverages selected by local experts. Seating will be extremely limited, and reservations will be on a first-come basis. If you would like to be on the request list, fill out the form below. We will contact you once details have been finalized to confirm your interest and complete the reservation. 

Reservations will be $100 per person, inclusive. 

 

Name *
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Please note that while we always try to accommodate those with food sensitivites, substitutions are not always available for all courses.
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Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Get Rub'd in OKC

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My good friend, and amazing pitmaster Joel Bein of the Rub Food Truck in Tulsa will be headed to OKC for an evening of delicious collaboration. Joel's BBQ/fusion style is well known in the Tulsa area, and I'm thrilled to have him come to OKC to cook with me. 

Stay tuned for more details.

There will be a sampling of beverages selected by local experts. Seating will be extremely limited, and reservations will be on a first-come basis. If you would like to be on the request list, fill out the form below. We will contact you once details have been finalized to confirm your interest and complete the reservation. 

Reservations will be $100 per person, inclusive. 

 

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma

The inaugural Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma will be held at Oklahoma State University on Saturday, April 7, 2018. This is the sister event to Wine Forum of Oklahoma, which just completed it's 5th biennial event. Craft brewers from across the nation will join students and administration from the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration (HRAD) to present a day of education and tasting, followed by an evening Grand Tasting event, complete with the culinary creations of the HRAD programs. Guest chefs from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City volunteer to assist the team in preparing the food.

I have presented a cheese seminar at Wine Forum of Oklahoma since 2013, and I am delighted tp be presenting the "Craft Beer and Cheese" Seminar at this event. Anyone who knows me well is aware that beer and cheese is one of my favorite food and beverage pairings. I have been teaching classes showcasing these dynamic duos for nearly a decade.

In addition to offering an informative, entertaining, and delicious day for craft beer enthusiasts, this event serves a much larger purpose. It raises scholarship money for the OSU School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration. This outstanding program has been preparing the next generation of culinary and hospitality professionals for 80 years.

Today, 300 students learn the art, science, and sense of true hospitality, in part by hosting these wonderful education events. They work tirelessly to implement the skills they are learning in their program, and gain practical experience in hosting and serving a large number of guests at a high-end event.

Stay tuned for information on tickets, hotel information, and some of my favorite spots I'm Stillwater to visit while you are in town.

Cheers!

 

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Stories on Plates: The Accidentally Meatless Menu
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Stories on Plates: The Accidentally Meatless Menu

Every dish has a story, and the best stories have a delicious memory associated with them. Join me for some of my favorite dishes, and the stories that inspired them.

It isn’t that often that I find myself building a menu of seven courses, only to realize that it is entirely vegetarian. Tonight’s stories will include one of my earliest memories of my cheese obsession, an entertaining evening at the drive-in movies, a trip through Treviso, the one dish I must eat to mark the change of a season, an afternoon in Ravenna, and a Southwest spin on my first favorite dessert, inspired my favorite Aunt.
 

Radicchio

risotto, radicchio di treviso, grana

Artichoke

handmade pasta, artichoke, béchamel, pecorino

Chevre

chevre, arugula, thyme, fig, pomegranate

Mushroom

 mixed mushrooms, wild rice, sherry crema, porcini crisp

Nightshade

eggplant, mixed squash, tomato, piperade, balsamic vinaigrette

Intermezzo

mosaic of citrus

Banana

orange, pinon, cardamom-sour cream gelato

We are happy to have the help of local beverage experts to sample through some great pairings with our edible stories.

**Please note that this meal contains dairy, wheat, eggs, nightshades, and nuts. Please notify us at the time of booking if you have any food allergies**

 Seats at this event are $100 per person, and since it will be held in a private midtown OKC venue, are limited to eight. The address of this event will be sent at the time of reservation confirmation. To request a spot, please complete the form below.

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone
Please note that we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate every request, but we will do our best.
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Stories on Plates: The Accidentally Meatless Menu
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Stories on Plates: The Accidentally Meatless Menu

Every dish has a story, and the best stories have a delicious memory associated with them. Join me for some of my favorite dishes, and the stories that inspired them.

It isn’t that often that I find myself building a menu of seven courses, only to realize that it is entirely vegetarian. Tonight’s stories will include one of my earliest memories of my cheese obsession, an entertaining evening at the drive-in movies, a trip through Treviso, the one dish I must eat to mark the change of a season, an afternoon in Ravenna, and a Southwest spin on my first favorite dessert, inspired my favorite Aunt.
 

Radicchio

risotto, radicchio di treviso, grana

Artichoke

handmade pasta, artichoke, béchamel, pecorino

Chevre

chevre, arugula, thyme, fig, pomegranate

Mushroom

 mixed mushrooms, wild rice, sherry crema, porcini crisp

Nightshade

eggplant, mixed squash, tomato, piperade, balsamic vinaigrette

Intermezzo

mosaic of citrus

Banana

orange, pinon, cardamom-sour cream gelato

We are happy to have the help of local beverage experts to sample through some great pairings with our edible stories.

**Please note that this meal contains dairy, wheat, eggs, nightshades, and nuts. Please notify us at the time of booking if you have any food allergies**

 Seats at this event are $100 per person, and since it will be held in a private midtown OKC venue, are limited to eight. The address of this event will be sent at the time of reservation confirmation. To request a spot, please complete the form below.

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone
Please note that we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate every request, but we will do our best.
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Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

OASIS Adult Day Services "918 Game Night"

Join me at the Stokely Event Center in Tulsa on October the 18th, for an entertaining evening benefitting OASIS Adult Day Services. Food, drinks, trivia, local celebrities, and a lot of laughs await at "918 Game Night."

What is OASIS? Older Adult Services and Interfaith Sharing (OASIS) adult day services is a non-profit, community based program designed to provide affordable daytime care in a home-like environment for cognitively or physically impaired adults. For some adults, Adult Day Care offers an alternative to placement in a long-term care facility. The program helps prevent premature institutionalization by providing a safe and protective environmentin which the participants remain as independent as possible.

 

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Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Cheese 101 at The Rustic Pearl Galleria

Join me on October 3rd at The Rustic Pearl Galleria in Oklahoma City, for Cheese 101. We'll sample through several cheeses, and learn how to pair them with wine and beer. You'll learn how to arrange a cheese plate, as well as the basics of how the different types of cheeses are made. To sign up, call 405-673-7544

 

 

Cheese 101 with The Cheese Wench
Tuesday, October 3rd
6:30-8:30pm                                                                                                                                   $45 per person, tickets must be purchased in advance

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Aug
30
to Aug 31

2017 Oklahoma Restaurant Association Show & Cook-Off

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS, join me August 30 & 31st for the 2017 Oklahoma Restaurant Association Show & Cook-Off! For 2 days, vendors from across the state, and beyond, will convene at the Cox Convention Center for the largest trade show in the state.

During the show, I will be hosting the Culinary Cook-Off with my good friend Sam Bracken. 12 of the state's best chefs will be paired with student assistants, to battle their way through 3 heats involving progressively more challenging "secret ingredient" baskets. They will be working to impress some of the biggest names in OKC food, vying for the Grand Prize trophy, as well as 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place medals. Each comes with cash prizes, and of course, bragging rights.

The trade show is open to all Oklahoma industry professionals, and registration is now open.

Applications to compete will open on June 29th. Participants must be employed by and on current payroll of an ORA member restaurant in good standing as of June 1, 2017. Participants must be able to verify employment status at any time before and during competition. Only one (1) chef per physical property may compete in event. Visit the Competition Page for more information, or to apply.

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Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Hands-On Fresh Mozzarella & Ricotta OKC

In this hands-on class, we will learn how to make 2 soft cheeses from scratch. We'll transform local milk into soft, fresh mozzarella, perfect for pairing with seasonal tomatoes for a Caprese salad, and fresh ricotta that can be used in dishes from breakfast, all the way through dessert.

Each student will receive an Urban Cheesecraft Mozzarella & Ricotta kit to use for the class, and take home at the end.

I will have seasonings on hand to spice up your cheese however you like, as well as the necessary ingredients to turn your freshly made mozzarella into a Caprese salad, to enjoy just as it is made...my favorite way!

Don't dress up, we may get a little messy!

Since this is a hands-on class space is VERY limited. The class will be $65 per person. You can reserve your spot HERE.

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Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Hands-On Fresh Mozzarella & Ricotta - Tulsa

In this hands-on class, we will learn how to make 2 soft cheeses from scratch. We'll transform local milk into soft, fresh mozzarella, perfect for pairing with seasonal tomatoes for a Caprese salad, and fresh ricotta that can be used in dishes from breakfast, all the way through dessert.

Each student will receive an Urban Cheesecraft Mozzarella & Ricotta kit to use for the class, and take home at the end.

I will have seasonings on hand to spice up your cheese however you like, as well as the necessary ingredients to turn your freshly made mozzarella into a Caprese salad, to enjoy just as it is made...my favorite way!

Don't dress up, we may get a little messy!

Since this is a hands-on class space is VERY limited. The class will be $65 per person. You can reserve your spot HERE.
 

 

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Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Cheese 101, Tulsa

Join me for Cheese 101 in Tulsa!

We'll sample through several cheeses, and learn how to pair them with wine and beer. You'll learn how to arrange a cheese plate, as well as the basics of how the different types of cheeses are made. Amanda has been teaching cheese classes in Oklahoma for nearly a decade, and is excited to share her knowledge with you. 

We have limited this event to 20 seats, so that guests will be able to ask questions and make this an interactive experience.

Tickets are $45 per person. Guests must be 21 and over to attend.

Reserve your tickets HERE.

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Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Cheese 101, OKC

Join me for Cheese 101 in Oklahoma City!

We'll sample through several cheeses, and learn how to pair them with wine and beer. You'll learn how to arrange a cheese plate, as well as the basics of how the different types of cheeses are made. Amanda has been teaching cheese classes in Oklahoma for nearly a decade, and is excited to share her knowledge with you. 

We have limited this event to 20 seats, so that guests will be able to ask questions and make this an interactive experience.

Tickets are $45 per person. Guests must be 21 and over to attend.

Reserve your tickets HERE.

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Cheese 101 (Evening)

Have you ever wanted to know how to prepare and serve the perfect cheese board? Wonder what wines or beers pair best with your favorite styles of cheese? 

Join me on June 15th, to sample through several cheeses, and learn how to pair them. You'll learn how to arrange a cheese plate, as well as the basics of how the different types of cheeses are made. We'll talk about the different milk types used in cheese making, and how they affect the flavor and texture of the cheeses.

We have limited this event to 20 seats, so that guests will be able to ask questions and make this an interactive experience.

Tickets are $45 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Guests must be 21 or over. Visit our SHOP page to reserve your spot!

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Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Cheese 101 (Daytime)

Have you ever wanted to know how to prepare and serve the perfect cheese board? Wonder what wines or beers pair best with your favorite styles of cheese? 

Join me on June 15th, to sample through several cheeses, and learn how to pair them. You'll learn how to arrange a cheese plate, as well as the basics of how the different types of cheeses are made. We'll talk about the different milk types used in cheese making, and how they affect the flavor and texture of the cheeses.

We have limited this event to 20 seats, so that guests will be able to ask questions and make this an interactive experience.

Tickets are $45 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Guests must be 21 or over. Visit our SHOP page to reserve your spot!

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