‘A Cut Above’ cooking


A Cut Above, a Carmel-based caterer, has recently expanded its public cooking class series, which is now in its 12th year.

Classes are supervised by A Cut Above owner Amy von Eiff, a Fishers resident. Von Eiff said she has something to offer attendees other classes may not have.

von Eiff

“Basically, there’s themes to each class, and then we pair the food with the theme,” von Eiff said. “There is a walk-in appetizer so they can get something to eat prior to, and beer and wine is available for purchase.

“We are able to really dive into the theme because I do a lot of international cuisine.”

All classes with an international theme are a nod to nations von Eiff has traveled to and studied.

“I’m not your typical boring chef that’ll just show you,” von Eiff said. “It’s very hands-on, and that’s the No. 1 feedback we get from clients that have taken our classes. They love the hands-on.”

Attendees receive recipes and a booklet to take class notes. There are three to four courses, depending on the class, and attendees enjoy the creations at the end of each class.

Classes are $75 per person or $125 per couple. Classes are capped at 40 students and regularly sell out. The next session is a New Orleans-style Romantic Couples Cooking Class at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at A Cut Above, 12955 Old Meridian St., Carmel. Classes are offered monthly through October.

To reserve a spot or for a list of classes, visit acutaboveclasses.eventbrite.com.