Westmont's Bakersfield restaurant to host cooking classes

WESTMONT – A local Westmont restaurant will be offering a series of monthly cooking classes beginning this month.

Bakersfield Executive Chef Patrick Cassata will host the sessions at the restaurant, 330 E. Ogden Ave., with each course having a new theme. Participants will learn how to master new recipes along with what drinks to pair with different dishes.

The monthly cooking classes kick off this Saturday at 2 p.m. with a Gluten Free Comfort Foods theme. Classes are $40 per class or $100 for all three sessions. January's class includes teff pancakes with cinnamon and pecan maple syrup, southern fried chicken with habanero grilled yellow pepper sauce, cheddar cornbread and more.

To reserve a spot, contact Bakersfield at 630-568-3615 or visit www.bakersfield.com.

Upcoming classes will also be held Feb. 8 and March 8.