The Mediterranean Flavors of Provençal Cooking

In-Person Cooking Class

Tuesday, July 25th 6:00-8:30pm


Provençal cuisine is where France meets the Mediterranean. Where France borders Italy, the dishes of Provence feature fresh seafood, garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs like thyme and rosemary. Satisfyingly rich and colorful presentations are the key features of tonight's menu:

  • Regional Charcuterie Board (with Champagne toast)
  • Bouillabaisse (seafood stew)
  • Ratatouille (stewed vegetables)
  • Lemon Tarte


$60/person with $10 OFF promo code for Co-op Owners. Apply promo code: OWNER

Limited seating available - only 10 seats per class. Ticket includes class plus tasting menu. Must be 21+ to partake in alcoholic beverage tasting. No refunds due to limited space, but a waiting list will be made available once tickets are sold out. Class will be hosted in Common Ground's Flatlander Classroom, located past the registers.


About the Instructor:

Paul Young is a self-taught cook, educator and graphic designer with over 30 years of experience in the marketing communications industry. His favorite pastime is trying new dishes in restaurants and then attempting to recreate them at home. He's a curious foodie and an adventurous international culinary explorer who has traveled to 25 different countries (so far). He has also been a irregular contributor to Smile Politely since 2007.


Since retiring as a graphic design professor at Parkland College in 2019, Paul has been cooking at home a lot more and has found himself reconnecting with his passion for seeking new culinary experiences and exotic flavors from around the world. With these upcoming cooking classes, he hopes to share his experiences and discoveries by recreating some of the best tasting ethnic dishes he's enjoyed from his travels around the world. For printable recipe cards and more information about Paul's cooking classes, please go to