Chef Tom Douglas holding a turkey leg and glass of wine at a Thanksgiving table.

It’s the main event, the big headliner, the star attraction – your Thanksgiving turkey! This delicious bird requires some special attention before your loved ones gather around the table.

Chef Tom Douglas will show you three different ways to wow your guests with this year’s turkey, including a way to make a smaller portioned dinner, as this year is a bit different. In addition to common tips and tricks when cooking turkey, Tom will also demonstrate his classic fennel seed rubbed roasted turkey, plus brined and roasted turkey legs and apricot and herb roasted turkey breast. When it comes to turkey, you can’t go wrong with a delectable gravy – so Tom will also show you how to make a family favorite: his sweet onion gravy. Enjoy this class and become the turkey pro that you’ve always wanted to be!

Tom’s Demo:

  • Fennel Seed rubbed Roasted Turkey
  • Apricot & Herb Stuffed Turkey Breast
  • Brined & Roasted Turkey Legs
  • Sweet Onion Gravy

Tips & Tricks:

  • Common turkey mistakes
  • Trussing your turkey
  • How to brine turkey
  • What is best?  Breast side up or breast side down?
  • How to baste a turkey
  • How to temp and rest a turkey
  • How to make stock
  • How to carve a turkey
  • Suggested wine pairings
  • Tom’s favorite way to enjoy leftovers

Safety: In compliance with state and federal directive, it is our policy to verify vaccination status for all events at Hot Stove Society. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry for everyone over 12 years of age. We require that you bring a mask to wear when you are moving about in our kitchen and may remove it when eating. Our staff is fully vaccinated and will wear masks except when presenting on the demonstration stage. Effective 10/04/2021.

Refund Policy:  Once a class is purchased it is non-refundable.  The ownership, however, is yours and you may send someone else in your stead.

Important Class Information will be emailed prior to class. Emails can get caught in spam filters or blocked entirely, contact us if you have not received the class information.

Please let us know about any allergens or dietary restrictions ahead of time to best accommodate you.

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If you have a question about this class, please email hotstove@tomdouglas.com

Thank you!  We hope to see you in the kitchen!