COOKING WITH FLOWERS

The culinary use of flowers is nothing new and dates back thousands of years to the Chinese, Greek and Romans. Many cultures use flowers in their traditional cooking, think of squash blossoms in Italian food and rose petals in Indian food. Adding flowers to your food is a wonderful way to add color, flavor and whimsy. Some edible flowers are spicy, and some herbaceous, while others are floral and fragrant.

We'll take you through the history of edible flowers and you'll learn to prepare an edible flower meal. Guiding you through the workshop is Gina Hemmings, Mossflower founder, and Carly Silberman, personal chef. After dinner, as the sun sets, flower farmer Gina Schley will take you on a tour of her fields. 

Chef Carly will help you to make a multicourse dinner highlighting locally grown edible flowers and other local products. We purchase unique Colorado ingredients from local farms; eggs are sourced from local farms, fresh butter is from Colorado artisans who milk their own animals. Even our organic olive oil is from Italy, made at the orchard of dear friends. Dinner is served at a long table for all guests.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. | She Grows Flower Farm, Arvada, Colorado 

Included in the Price.  Locally grown edible flowers and all food and drink, flower farm tour, one-on-one personal instruction, all materials required for the class, recipes and a selection of edible flowers to take home. 

Menu. Edible Flower Cocktail, Edible Flower Butter + Bread, Eat Your Garden Salad, Calendula Paella with Local Sausage, Pressed Flower Olio Nuevo Cake. 

What to Expect. Great cooking starts with the best ingredients and technique. In the class you'll work together with other students in a hands-on environment led by a professional chef instructor. 

  • Class is 3 hours 
  • Assist in meal preparation in small groups with other students 
  • You'll be standing and cooking for most of the class
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to tie long hair back

Class Details. Limited to 15 participants. This is an all-levels class. Mossflower has a strict no refund, no credit, no transfer policy. This is a private farm and we'll send the farm address before the workshop.  

Ordering Tips.  Our website is set-up for flower deliveries so even though you're ordering a workshop it will ask you for a delivery address. If you don’t live in Denver and would like to attend the workshop please use the Mossflower address as your “delivery address.” Our address is 888 E. 50th Ave, Denver, CO 80216. For the delivery date, pick any Mon - Fri.  Our apologies for the inconvenience. 

Food allergies? Please add this info to the notes section of your order.

Questions? Email us at hello@mossflower.net