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Parrothead Party Date Night

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$30.00 – $160.00

Adults only, age 21 and up (cocktails will be served! – bring your own as well!)   Calling all Parrotheads!!!!!!!!!!

James William Buffett is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an “island escapism” lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise.  He has a devoted base of fans known as “Parrotheads” and this class celebrates all that he represents!  Food, fun, and the island way of life!  Aside from his career in music, Buffett is also a bestselling author and was involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best-known songs; he currently owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developed the now defunct Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain. This class will feature foods that embrace his songs and his restaurants.  We will be cooking up recipes like Key Lime Pie, Landshark Fried Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa, Smoked Fish Dip, Fried Kosher Pickles, Jerk Salmon, Caribbean Chicken Egg Rolls, LA Caviar, Gumbo, Cheeseburgers with Heinz 57 Sauce, and of course Boat Drinks & Margaritas to wash it all down!  You don’t have to be on a boat or on an island to feel the cool breeze of this fun class! Grab your Hawaiian shirt and join us!

COVID 19 UPDATE: At this time we are allowing optional masking for all students and it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask to class due to the recent state mandate enforced 2/28/22.  We will be providing hand sanitizer at the door upon your arrival. If you have any symptoms of COVID 19, Influenza, or other illness, have been around someone with symptoms, or have traveled outside the country recently we are asking that you please stay home and find someone to replace your ticket. We reserve the right to send any attendees home if we suspect illness. This is for the safety of our employees and customers. Thank you for supporting us during this challenging time! We will do our best to make our classes as educational and fun as ever.  Class ending times may vary. Please wear closed-toed shoes and wear your hair up off your shoulders.  Bring  a beverage to drink if you wish. We will also provide aprons. We will have filtered water to drink. Byob if you wish.

Our classes are popular and often sell out!  You must cancel your registration at least 5 days in advance of the class date to receive the opportunity to raincheck your tickets to another class (there is a fee to do so). We do not offer refunds for any reason, including Covid related issues. There is a $25 fee (per ticket) to raincheck your tickets to another future class, which is due at the time that you move your tickets. You can raincheck your tickets by calling the school at 309-263-6020 or by emailing us your request to raincheck at thecookeryinc@gmail.com.  Tickets canceled the day before or on the day of class will not receive a refund or rain check opportunity for any reason (even Covid / exposure related – we simply cannot accommodate for this).  You may gift or sell your tickets to someone else (for no fee) if you are not able to come- this is the best option if you have to cancel.

If you have a cardboard gift card with a 3-digit number and want to redeem it for this class, you must call or email to reserve your class spot prior to the class selling out.  If you reserve your spot with a gift card and do not show, you will forfeit the amount owed for the class from your gift card. To cash in your cardboard gift card, contact us at thecookeryinc@gmail.com

If your gift card has a 16-digit code, you can cash it in online when you purchase your ticket.  Codes are case sensitive and require the dash marks to be entered to process the code.


June 28
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$30.00 – $160.00


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Adult - Parrothead Date - 6/28/24
This ticket admits TWO adults. If you over-purchase your tickets, you will not receive a refund so please be sure to purchase one ticket for every two persons.
$ 160.00
6 available
Add Chefs Knife - Parrothead - 6/28/24
Pre-Order an 8" Chef's knife for you to take home the day of class. These knives are similar to what is used in class.
$ 30.00
24 available