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sam the cooking guy

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Sam the Cooking GuySonny and I had the best time last night at a cooking class by Sam the Cooking Guy – a self-proclaimed “regular guy” from San Diego who also happens to have a popular TV show, a book deal, and more exciting ventures coming up including a new show on The Discovery Channel and a promotion with Newcastle Brown Ale. Despite all this success, I have to say Sam really does come off as a “regular guy” who genuinely loves what he does and just wants to share it with anyone who’s interested.

Sam’s classes take place in “The Red Kitchen” – which is the same place his show is shot and great for attendees because it immediately feels familiar if you’ve seen the show. The atmosphere was warm and casual and Sam was just as down-to-earth and charismatic as he is on the show. Last night’s class was called “I’ve Got the Munchies” and we learned how to make 3-Cheese Garlic Pizza, Hot/Sweet Wings, Meatball Sands (mini meatball sandwiches), Fried Rice, Tortilla Soup, and something called “Shrimpy”, which was basically lots of butter and shrimp and oh-so-good! Come hungry, because you’ll be treated to a little plate or bowl of everything on the menu…not to mention a few tasty cocktails in-between. Besides how good everything tasted, the next-best-part about the recipes was how easy they were. Most of them incorporate frozen or pre-cooked ingredients to make life easier on you – and you’d never know the difference when it came to the end result. 

Sam the Cooking GuyIf you happen to live in the San Diego area and would like to attend a class yourself, visit his website to view the upcoming schedule. They sell out fast – but keep checking back because he’s always adding new ones. And if you’re interested in seeing the Sam the Cooking Guy show, here is a list of markets where it can be found. If the show isn’t available in your area, you can still view a lot of recipes with videos on his website. Have fun!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

4 responses to “sam the cooking guy”

  1. Debbie says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I love Sam the Cooking Guy and I have even seen him in the grocery store before (Carmel Valley, Vons). I had no idea he gave cooking classes but now I’m really interested. Some of his recipes from his chow have become staples in my house.

    Also i just found your blog. I love to host parties and have people over so I’m sure I can learn a lot from you.


  2. Anonymous says:

    This looks like so much fun! Wish I didn’t live so far away…I’ll definitely check out the recipes on the website though. I’m interested to see what that “shrimpy” dish is all about!

  3. Sandra says:

    Hi! I’m trying to find out, are the classes at all “hands on?” Or is more like an audience show? I know he has a “show” schedule as well, but I’m just trying to figure out if this the class is something where we get to try to make the dishes ourselves…

    I just bought my husband the “apres father’s day” cooking class, and can’t wait to surprise him with it for Father’s Day!

    • jenn s. says:

      Hi Sandra –
      In my past experience these classes are more like a dinner show. You watch him cook and then eat/drink everything he makes, but you don’t actually make the dishes yourself during the class. Still super fun though! :)