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Appetizers to Impress!

Saturday, March 9

Join us for an explosion of flavors with our mouthwatering appetizers class featuring crab cakes, hasselback tomato clubs, cacio e pepe cheese puffs, and bacon wrapped dates with chorizo. Chef Dave will help you to create these amazing appetizers that are sure to impress your friends and family at your next party!  Satisfy your cravings and elevate your taste buds in every bite – join us for an unforgettable culinary experience that will tantalize your senses from start to finish!

Participation:  Hands On!


  • Crab Cakes
  • Hasselback Tomato Clubs
  • Cacio e Pepe Cheese Puffs
  • Bacon Wrapped Dates with Chorizo

Chef: Dave

Coffee and Tea are complimentary.  Wine, beer, soda, and San Pelligrino can be purchased at the wine bar.

10% off all regularly priced merchandise during the event.



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Appetizers - 3/9/24
$ 65.00
11 available
Chef Dave
Dave Marino
Date and time
Saturday, March 9
1:30pm -
The Joyful Gourmet
542 N Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Cancellation Policy

If you cannot make your reservation, we do encourage you to attempt to find someone that would enjoy attending. We can only issue a credit for you to attend a future event (6 month expiration). Within 72 hours we are not able to offer a credit as we’ve already incurred food and help costs.

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Dave Marino

Food is my life! I attended culinary school at the College of Dupage, received a bachelor degree in Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and masters in Education from Kaplan University. After a restaurant circuit I’ve been executive chef for various companies and institutions. I am currently a director of Food Service at a retirement home and I still teach culinary arts at the college of Lake County - which I love. I’ve traveled extensively and love picking up cooking techniques and flavors. There’s almost nothing I can’t cook but my favorite is classical French. I love cooking, teaching and sharing a great evening with our guests!

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