My World Travel International Cooking Classes & Dinners

In a delicious collaboration of a travel company and a local chef, two Louisville locals present to you:

My World Travel’s International Cooking Classes & Dinners

 

Bring the world to your kitchen, and maybe a learn a bit while you do it, with chef Collin Oliver and travel planner Katie Kubitskey. Each month, we will host a three-hour cooking class or a three-hour dining experience, highlighting an international cuisine and its surrounding tradition. We will hone in on a few staple dishes and ingredients that are a must-try when you visit! We also recommend bringing along the suggested alcohol pairing to round out the delicious flavors!

 

Class Schedule

Your host and ringleader:

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Katie Kubitskey

Owner and operator of My World Travel

But more importantly,
your chef and new best friend

Collin Oliver

Personal Chef and Professional Chef at Morrison Community Living

Schedule of Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 19 | Oktoberfest, German Cuisine (COOKING CLASS)

6-9pm, BYOB!

This cooking class will be a fun and informative three-hour experience, led by Chef Collin Oliver & hosted by world extraordinaire Katie Kubitskey. We will share the exact menu with you one week prior to attending. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to attending!

Suggested pairing: Your favorite Oktoberfest brew!

Reserve Your Seat!

Thursday, November 16 | Indonesian Cuisine (3-COURSE DINNER)

6-9pm, BYOB!

Dinner will be a delicious three courses prepared by Chef Collin Oliver: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to attending!

Suggested pairing: This will be a flavorful curry with a lot of spice (but the flavorful kind, not the make your nose run kind). I would go with a dry Riesling, Pinot Gris, or Chardonnay of your choice. 

Reserve Your Seat!

Thursday, December 14 | Holiday Special TBD (COOKING CLASS)

6-9pm, BYOB!

This cooking class will be a fun and informative three-hour experience, led by Chef Collin Oliver & hosted by world extraordinaire Katie Kubitskey. We will share the exact menu with you one week prior to attending. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to attending!

Reserve Your Seat!

Thursday, January 18 | Korean Cuisine (3-COURSE DINNER)
6-9pm, BYOB!

Dinner will be a delicious three courses prepared by Chef Collin Oliver: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to attending!

Suggested pairing: Soju, sake, or a light beer. 

Reserve Your Seat!

Past Classes

Thursday, September 28 | Turkish Cuisine (3-COURSE DINNER)

6-9pm, BYOB!

Dinner will be a delicious three courses prepared by Chef Collin Oliver: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to attending!

Suggested pairing: Efes beer!

Reserve Your Seat!

Thursday, August 24 | International Breads & Dips (COOKING CLASS) 

6-9pm, BYOB!

This cooking class will be a fun and informative three-hour experience, led by Chef Collin Oliver & hosted by world extraordinaire Katie Kubitskey. We will share the exact menu with you one week prior to attending. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to attending!

Suggested pairing: A dry white wine of your choice would be a refreshing bet for this one.

Reserve Your Seat!

JUNE 27th | Sweet & Savory Crepes (France) | PUBLIC EVENT!

6:00-9:00PM BYOB

This month, My World Travel is going to highlight Louisville’s french-related past in a way that King Louis XVI would be proud of! We’ll be hosting our second-ever public event at the lovely, hip 5-0-Lou boutique on Frankfort Ave. Collin will be demonstrating how to make your own sweet and savory crepes, you’ll be dazzled by a lovely fromage display, and Katie will show you how to make your own delicious French cocktails. Can you smell the Chartreuse now?? Come and go as you please, and make sure to bring your ID to show that you’re old enough to imbibe!

This one is veggie friendly and gluten free!

Suggested pairing: we’ve got ya covered here.

Thursday, May 25 | Arepas (Venezuela) *FAMILY & FRIENDS NIGHT*

6:00-9:00PM BYOB

This class will be a special one as it is our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of My World Travel & Tastings! The price is chopped in half and the number of attendees is doubled! Come join the party and eat create your own delicious Venezuelan snacks!

Arepas are a delightful, fluffy, filling sandwich commonly found in Venezuela that are found anywhere from the breakfast table to street stalls to a late night snack. Arepas are made simply from maize flour, salt, and water and can be grilled, baked, fried, boiled or steamed. For this class, we’ll use Katie’s handy arepa-making grill (while discussing and possibly experimenting with more traditional ways of preparation), and we’ll have an assortment of savory toppings to be added in. Most variations of toppings can be likened to cheeseburger fillings but can also be adjusted depending on the time of the snack!

This one is veggie friendly and gluten free!

Suggested pairing: To give into that pre-summer excitement, we suggest a Riesling or sparkling wine.

Thursday, April 20th | Kitchiree Quroot (Afghanistan)

6:00-9:00PM BYOB

What on earth is Kitchiree Quroot? Think risotto, beef kebabs, a lot of delicious spices, and some un-sweetened yogurt to top it off. Similar to most middle-eastern fare, this dish features the region’s famous spices, sticky rice and fresh meat. It is filling, colorful, versatile and extremely unique! With this combination of familiar flavors and unique combinations, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. And it is bound to feed a lot of people!

This one is not veggie friendly!

Suggested pairing: as the food will be very bold and heavy, let’s go with a light Riesling or a Carménère red to balance

Thursday, February 23 | Burek (Bosnia)

6-9pm, BYOB!

Practice makes perfect with this Eastern European classic and it is sure to be an amazing new addition to your cooking repertoire. (Maybe try it at your family’s Thanksgiving this year?!). Burek can come in many forms but is safely described as a savory-stuffed pastry filled with beef, lamb, cheese, and/or spinach. It is a popular street food in Eastern Europe but also a staple at every breakfast, lunch, and dinner table, as a legacy of the Ottoman Empire. We’ll make versions of spinach & cheese and spiced beef and will pair it perfectly with a yogurt dipping sauce. Your palette will never be the same!

This one is veggie friendly!

Suggested pairing: A dry Chardonnay, Riesling, or Amarone

Thursday, January 19 | Spanish Tapas (Spain)

6:00-9:00PM BYOB

Tapas are a wide variety of snacks and appetizers in Spanish cuisine – and that’s what we’ll be making! Tapas can be hot, cold, spicy, veggie, seafood and more – anything you want to munch on while sitting on a patio in Spain during the afternoon. We will be choosing four different tapas recipes to make during this class, offering a wide range of tastes! (We are still researching the best recipes, so stay tuned for exact tapas choices). You’ll be able to take home these recipes and impress all of your friends at your next gathering. Teaser: goat cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates will be involved.

 

This one is not veggie friendly or gluten free!

 

Suggested pairing: a red wine sangria or a refreshing rosé 

Thursday, December 15 | Scandinavian Sweets (Norway)

6-9pm, BYOB!

Learn a new twist on holiday treats while learning fun traditions from the Norwegian culture. Scandinavian treats are gorgeously designed creations that are often filled with fruit and doused in powdered sugar. While their presentation can seem intimidatingly complex, the recipes are simple, using staple ingredients from the region (also easily found in America during winter). From juniper jelly-filled butter cookies to krumkake to rhubarb cake, this class will introduce you to a delightful arrangement of desserts you’ve likely never tried!

This one is veggie friendly!

Suggested pairing: sweet-ish wine or a brandy

Thursday, October 20 | Ramen (Japan)

6-9pm, BYOB!

Ramen is an amazingly versatile Japanese soup dish that is taking America by storm right now (if you haven’t noticed all the noodle shops popping up)! It is fun to make and a total crowd pleaser. Ramen consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso. You can get as extravagant or as simple with this one as you’d like, choosing between pork, dried seaweed, green onions, egg, and more for your toppings!

This one is not veggie friendly or gluten free!

Suggested pairing: a junmai Sake or a Belgian-style wheat beer

Thursday, September 15 | Sweet and Savory Crepes (France)

6-9pm, BYOB!

This one is a winner for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (sorry for the rhyme). A crepe is a French favorite – a thin pancake made with flour, eggs, milk, butter, and a little bit of salt and then topped with either savory or sweet fixins! For this class, we’ll have options to either version – or both! Cheese, veggies, fruit, whipped cream…the possibilities are endless.

This one is veggie friendly! Not gluten free.

Suggested BYOB pairing: Cabernet or Sauvignon Blanc wine

Thursday, August 18 | Tostones (Puerto Rico)

Tostones are a favorite snack all over Latin and South America. And soon, Kentucky. They are twice-fried plantains that are smashed, dried and made into a delectable savory snack that will be topped with a chimichurri sauce, veggies and/or shrimp! To die for. You will probably consume about 5 entire plantains during this evening and you’ll feel great about it. (Oh and Collin’s family is from Puerto Rico so you can trust me that he makes the best tostones the world has ever tasted).

This one is veggie friendly and gluten free!

Suggested BYOB pairing: Pinot Noir, Tempranillo or Sangiovese wine

Thursday, July 21 | Pad Thai (Thailand)

Tonight, we’re bringing the street food of Thailand to you! Soaked dried rice noodles stir-fried in egg, and flavored with fish sauce, the protein of your choice, garlic, and red chili pepper (optional for those weary of spiciness)! We’ll have the options of adding chicken or veggies to your Pad Thai dish! Trust me, this one is a crowd-pleaser and your friends and family will love you for attending this class.

Veggie friendly! Not gluten free.

Suggested BYOB pairing: German Riesling wine or a smooth, medium red wine

Thursday, June 16 | Chilaquiles (Mexico)

Chilaquiles is a traditional and extremely flexible Mexican food staple. Soaked and fried corn tortillas, green or red salsa, shredded chicken or your favorite veggies, crema, queso fresco, avocado, and boom! Perfect brunch dish! We’ll have options for you to make this one with either chicken or veggies and all of the optional toppings in the Mexican-inspired world.

This one is veggie friendly! Not gluten free.

Suggested BYOB pairing: Pacifico or Tecate beer. Keep it classy.

Thursday, May 26 | Risotto (Italy)

Risotto is a creamy, north Italian rice dish that is cooked in broth, butter, wine, and all things delicious. For this course, we will have the options of adding mushrooms, peas, asparagus, and other veggies, creating the perfect “primo” course for your next home cooked Italian meal!

This one is veggie friendly and gluten free!

Suggested BYOB pairing:
White Burgundy Chardonnay