June 9 - Dungeness Crab

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June 9 - Dungeness Crab


 Discussion by Chef Vincent Nattress

   How to buy Crab: Live is always best & the only way to know they are fresh

   Handling Crabs, where to grab, and how to dispatch them when still alive

   Why cook whole vs. clean-and-cook?  Which is better?

   The Rules for how to cook crab

     Cook in plenty of highly salted water: It should taste like the sea! Whole crabs about 14 - 16 minutes. Live cleaned, halved crabs, about 7 minutes. Ice crabs well after cooking, as long as you cooked them

 How to clean crab & how to crack crab

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  • Each class includes:
  • 90 minutes of cooking instruction
  • Family-style farmhouse lunch
  • 2 glasses of wine per person
  • Coffee or tea service

The price is all inclusive. It includes the $100 cost of the class and 8.7% sales tax.


Classes begin when our doors open promptly at 10:30am. Lunch is around 12:30pm. All cooking and food supplies are provided for the class instruction.


Your purchase of a class is non-refundable. All payments are final. If you find yourself unable to attend after making your purchase, you may transfer the ticket to someone else.

Classes may be cancelled if we have fewer than 4 participants. If we must cancel, we will contact you on the Friday before the class. You will be offered the opportunity to apply your purchase to a different upcoming class.