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Edwards kitchen hosts cooking classes

Vail Daily staff reportEdwards, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyJenna Johansen, executive chef and co-owner of Dish restaurant in Edwards, and Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken, taught the first What's Cooking at 50 Spruce cooking class last week. The next class, slated for Monday, will be taught by Johansen.
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EDWARDS, Colorado – The kitchen at 50 Spruce Lane in Edwards, Colorado isn’t your ordinary meat and potatoes prep space. The room is a living, dining and cooking space, designed with Mexican Cantera walls and hand-blown glass light fixtures.Located just after the entrance to Lake Creek in Edwards, Kelly and Jim Brinkerhoff’s home at 50 Spruce Lane is just off of Highway 6, but engulfed in large trees along the river, blocking the sound of the highway. The home’s centerpiece is the kitchen, where guests look out the open glass doors to the gardens and river. With ample counter top work space, two prep sinks, a six-burner Wolf range and a wood-burning oven, this is an aspiring chef’s dream come true.”I love to cook, and wanted to get to know some of the chefs that we have here in the Vail area,” said Kelly Brinkerhoff. “The Millennium Society and Vail Symposium got behind my idea, and they helped me create this series of cooking classes.”The public is invited to join the Brinkerhoffs and Chefs Kelly Liken (Restaurant Kelly Liken), Jenna Johansen (Dish), Mark Ferguson (Spago at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch) and Todd Rymer (Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute) Monday evenings throughout the summer, to benefit The Vail Symposium, The Millennium Society and the Minturn Community Fund.The Vail Symposium has provided educational programs throughout the Vail Valley for the past 38 years. The Millennium Society, which reaches a younger, yet still philanthropic demographic, supports local organizations such as The Youth Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.”We’re very excited for the second class this Monday with Chef Jenna Johansen from Dish, who will focus on summer cocktails and appetizers,” said Brinkerhoff. “And it’s an easy, fun way to support wonderful local charities.”

Monday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Jenna Johansen, chef/owner, Dish: Cocktails and Appetizers, Easy Summer EntertainingJuly 20, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Mark Ferguson, executive chef, Spago at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch: Chef’s Choice MenuAug. 24, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Kelly Liken, Restaurant Kelly Liken: Cooking with an Open Flame (Grills & Wood Burning Ovens)Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Todd Rymer, director of culinary education, Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute: Make your own Pasta and Fresh Pasta SaucesTickets are $100. For more information on the series, or to reserve your space, visit http://www.vailsymposium.org or call 970-569-3580.

What: 50 Spruce Lane cooking classesWhere: Brinkerhoff home, 50 Spruce Lane, EdwardsWhen: June 29, July 20, Aug. 24, Sept. 14Cost: $100More information: http://www.vailsymposium.org or 970-569-3580