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​​Food and Celebration: Entertaining in 2024 

Join us as we show you how to impress your guest for any occasion. Entertain with conversation, food, and cocktails in this bite of celebration cooking class. This robust fulfilling menu offers three different appetizers paired with a refreshing garnished cocktail and wine that will have your guest raving for your next celebration of this year, be sure to make plenty!


  • Caprese mozzarella bruschetta paired with Pinot Grigio
  • Crispy rice topped with salmon poke and garnish plus a lychee martini shooter
  • Mushroom vol-au-vent with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano paired with Pinot Noir

Skill level: This class is open to all skill levels, ages 21 and up. You will work with other students in groups of 2-4.

Class includes: Appetizer and drink pairings to enjoy during class.

Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back. You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class.


Non-Member: $97.00
Member: $69.00

Instructor: Celebrity Chef Trenica Ashley

Though she has made her mark as a private chef to notable brands, celebrities and public figures, Chef Trenica Ashley has more recently risen to fame since her debut on the Food Network cooking competition show “Ciao House,” set in Tuscany, Italy.

Trenica Ashley is the mother of a beautiful teenage daughter and wife to a loving husband and is a part of the art of flavor and culture running through her veins. As a New Orleans native, she grew up with a strong family culture of rich cuisines. Blending her diverse flavors and refined techniques, she has developed her own unique ‘infused’ style that stands alone, yet feels like home.

After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, Trenica took on the oil and gas industry and then led a promising career path in pharmaceutical research. However, the world of food continued to pull at her heartstrings, and she ultimately decided to make a detour from the road of chemical science to the art and science of food and nutrition.

Trenica went on to attain her AAS of Culinary Arts at Houston Community College, along with her certification in Nutritional Education.

Today, she finds inspiration in being a part of the Cramer-Jacobs Family Culinary Studio as the new culinary arts program coordinator, continually surrounding herself with everyday people, thriving on positive energy and building authentic connections. Her love for hidden cultural and culinary gems stems from her early New Orleans roots, where culture, food, music and family intertwine with the fabric of the community.

“Always a Chef,” Trenica’s philosophy, revolves around the power of food to bring people together. She aims to continue making a difference by inspiring others through food and leadership deeply rooted in faith and love for family.

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Thursday, January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Thursday, January 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cramer-Jacobs Family Culinary Studio @ the J
5601 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77096
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