Cooking with Lamb

Please note that historically, these classes sell out quickly and pre-registration is required.  


Thursday, October 11, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, $80.00 per person

Chef Chris Kastner of CK's Real Food
Lamb Shank Tagine with Prunes & Carrots
Location: CK's Real Food, 320 Main Street South, Hailey

About Chef Chris
Chris Kastner, working chef and partner with wife Rebecca, daughter Simone and son Gavin, has been a cook since 1978. He started as a dish washer and never looked back.  Chef Chris is actively cooking at CK’s Real Food in Hailey, Idaho, on the line twice a week and everyday foraging, collaborating on menu ideas and keeping the beast moving forward.

 About CK's Real Food
CK's serves Northwest contemporary American cuisine using locally sourced organic products and is vegetarian-friendly.  CK's Real Food,, 208-788-1223, 320 S. Main St. Hailey.  Lunch Thursday and Friday, 11 am -2:30 pm.  Dinner nightly, 5 pm-10 pm.  Reservations recommended.

Thursday, October 11, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, $80.00 per person

Chef Jim Roberts, Arid Club Executive Chef
Rack of Lamb
Location: Red Star, 618 S. Main Street, Hailey
(The entrance to Red Star is located on Maple Street)

About Jim Roberts
Born in Hollywood, Chef Roberts lived in Southern California and Whidbey Island, Washington. After graduating in 1989 from the University of Puget Sound, Chef Roberts started at the Rain City Grill in Seattle and then traveled to Europe for six months before graduating in 1993 from the Culinary Institute of America in New York.  Roberts eventually returned to Seattle to work at Saleh al Lago, Campagne, and then Rover’s.  In 2003, Chef Roberts opened the Cove Restaurant in Coupeville, Washington and operated in two locations until 2008. Locally, he has been the chef at the Valley Club, Michel’s Christiania and Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch; he also created the menu and ran Boca, and consulted for Restaurant 103.  He currently hangs his toque at the Wood River Sustainability Center cooking farm to table experiences, and performs as a caterer, private chef, restaurant consultant and cooking instructor. Chef Roberts has worked under four James Beard Award Winning Chefs and has highlighted his career by personally cooking twice for Julia Child. His culinary passion stems from roots and adventurous spirit.

Thursday, October 11, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - $80.00 per person

Chef Spring Bullard, Private Chef with Good Scents
Lamb Moussaka
Location: Red Star, 618 S. Main Street, Hailey
(The entrance to Red Star is located on Maple Street)


About Spring Bullard
Spring Bullard is the chef and owner of Good Scents. She has fallen in love with, and planted roots, in Ketchum, Idaho.  She joins the community after a successful fifteen year run, both internationally and in New York City, cooking for numerous high profile clients and corporations with the utmost discretion.  She now offers this region her renowned private chef services and delicious inspired catering.  Spring's personalized service, attention to detail and endless range of cuisine offers peace of mind for her clients.  Her passion for food is complimented by an interest in high quality and comfort, while utilizing a healthy local approach. Spring can tailor a menu to your tastes, details and budget. She provides exquisite food that is just right!


Friday, October 12, 10:30 am -12:00 pm, $80.00 per person

Chef Laurent Loubot of Michel's Christiania
Lamb Tenderloin
Location: Michel's Christiania, 303 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum


About Chef Laurent Loubot
Laurent was born in Burgandy, France in the town of Chalon-Sur-Saone.  Trained in France, The Apprentice Programme, his first ten years were spent in Paris, the South of France and the Alps.  In 1999, he moved to New York for five years where he worked with the French Consulate and Danielle Boulud.  Sun Valley has been Laurent's home since 2006 and Michel's Christiania restaurant is where he has been chef for the last six years.



Friday, October 12, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, $80.00 per person

Chef Sean Temple of Warfield Distillery & Brewery
House made Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi, Braised Lamb Shoulder, Preserved Meyer Lemon
Location: Warfield, 280 North Main Street, Ketchum 

About Chef Temple
Sean is a New Jersey native and lifetime pupil of his mother and her cooking.  After graduating college, he had a career in finance with Charles Schwab.  Wanting to get back to the jobs that helped him pay for his college education, Sean decided to attend the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach. There, he graduated at the top of his class thanks to Chef Richard Ruiz who employed and mentored him during his schooling at Boca Raton’s historic La Vieille Mason.  Sean then moved to New York City and worked at the iconic Jean Georges and, while there, they were awarded their first three Michelin stars followed by four stars from the New York Times.  Having worked at restaurants in New Jersey, Cape Cod and Pennsylvania, Sean relocated to Portland to be sous chef for Beard Award winner Chef Vitaly Paley at Paley’s Place.  For the next few years, Sean was executive chef at a local SE Portland Italian neighborhood favorite, Accanto. After nine years of cooking in Portland, he relocated to Ketchum, Idaho, and has been head chef at the Warfield for over three years. 

Friday, October 12, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., $80.00 per person

Chef Brent Rasmussen
Greek Lamb Kleftiko with Potatoes & Vegetables
Location: Ketchum Grill, 520 East Avenue, Ketchum


About Chef Rasmussen
Brent Rasmussen got his start with Chez Panisse and Alice Waters in Berkeley, California, when he was attending UC Berkeley and answered an ad for a dishwasher. Since then, has spent a lifetime in the search for the "Perfect Dish" with fresh, hand-selected ingredients, uncomplicated recipes, new and interesting twists on familiar ideas, with an eye towards rich color and a flair for artistry in presentation. Chef Brent has worked at The Sawtooth Club in Ketchum, The Valley Club, Felix, and was Chef de Cuisine at Baci and Executive Chef at Riccabona's in Ketchum. Until recently, he was pioneering new dishes and teaching Cooking Classes at Iconoclast Cafe for two years. Brent will be one of the featured Chefs at the Grilling in Elkhorn demonstration classes this year, and was featured last year in Sun Valley Property News and Eye on Sun Valley for his cooking and his painting. He is also an accomplished Artist who will be featured this year for the third time in the Wood River Valley Studio Tour.

Refund Policy: Refunds for Cooking Classes will be issued until 12:00 noon on September 1, 2018.  A $5.00 fee will be assessed and only the class cost (but no original processing fees) will be refunded. Thank you.