The Art of Pancakes

with Leah Wilcox

Gourmet Pancakes Classes in Chicago

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Class Info

In this class, students will learn basic techniques for creating delicious and fluffy breakfast pancakes from Leah Wilcox, owner of a gourmet pancake food truck and catering company, and creator of over 200 original and innovative pancake recipes.

Students will also learn advanced techniques for creating savory appetizer and entree pancakes, cocktail pancakes, and decadent dessert pancakes. Students will sample various flavors and styles of pancakes, essentially dining on an entire meal of pancakes from appetizer to dessert!

I'll also be serving up a pitcher of cocktails to get the pancake party started!

Students will leave the class with the skills necessary to create beautiful, elegant and impressive stacks of pancakes that can be served for any occasion, from a casual breakfast to a black tie event.

Upon completion of the class, Dabblers will receive a recipe packet, a stack of gourmet pancakes to take home, and newfound confidence in their cooking abilities.

Prerequisites

Enthusiasm and an empty stomach!



Course Reviews (16)
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    Erin D.

    Left 6 months ago
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    I had a great time tasting and then making pancakes!

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    Eve E.

    Left 7 months ago
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    Delicious and educational! Two thumbs way up.

    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Brittney L.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Leah was a wonderful host and teacher! I learned so much about how to make delicious pancakes. We got to eat an assortment of both sweet and savory pancakes. I'm excited to use what we learned in class to make a killer brunch this weekend. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/238001/thumb_603314_10100245177484551_1931944929_n.jpg","reviewer_name":"Mikinzie S.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"If anyone knows how to create a learning environment that's fun, creative and DELICIOUS, it's Leah. I've been to three of her Dabble classes so far (Art of Pancakes, Polynesian Paradise: A Traditional Hawaiian Luau and Mixology Magic: Infusing Vodka & Spirits) and I would recommend them to all of my friends. Leah is an incredibly talented cook and entertainer and teaches her classes in a laid back, easygoing manner. Being a perfectionist,I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself when learning something new, but Leah makes you feel comfortable and encourages you to let loose. Honestly, it's like being at a friend's house. While the \"hand-on\" experience can be somewhat limited due to class size and time, you still walk away with a greater understanding and tons of recipes to try at home! If you can't tell, I had a great time and look forward to new classes from Leah.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lauren G.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"My friend and I really enjoyed this class! Leah was positive, informative and fun. The pancakes were DELICIOUS.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/165521/thumb_20120809-001.jpg","reviewer_name":"Kat O.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was awesome! I'm not really a pancake person but I'd taken Leah's grilling class and really enjoyed it. Leah went out of her way to make me gluten free batter for my pancakes and I ate an embarrassing amount. Really good class. I can't wait to see the new classes she comes up with in the future. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Vivian K.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class. Loved the food and pleasant atmosphere. Especially appreciated the handouts that were given to take home. And,oh yes, taking home pancakes and eating them the next morning was great!.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Krista C.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"It was alot of fun. Leah and Kyle were both amazing hosts. Leah showed us a lot of great ideas of how to make some delicious pancakes! It was such a relaxed environment, after 10 minutes everyone was jumping in to make some great pancakes, having a great night! We got tons of pancakes to take home as well! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/207871/thumb_linz.jpg","reviewer_name":"Lindsey F.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was my 1st Dabble class & I was impressed from the beginning. Leah is such a great host, that I felt like I was over at my friend's place. She had drinks & an appetizer pancake ready for us as soon as we arrived. I had a fun time getting to know the other attendees as we made batters, spooned batter on skillets, added yummy toppings, laughed, and ate pancakes! The class was well structured, & as we left, we were given to-go bags with recipes, and extra pancakes. I think we made and ate 5 different types of pancakes in 90 minutes. My favorite was the classic buttermilk with the maple buttercream...changed my life! I thoroughly enjoyed The Art of Pancakes, and I'm telling everyone I know about Dabble! Thank you Leah!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Megan H.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Leah is the hostess with the mostest! A welcoming atmosphere, cocktails, and pancakes. A really great experience, and I learned so much about the value of experimenting in cooking. Thank you Leah for a great class. So much fun, highly recommend a class with Leah!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Bob S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I've been making pancakes for breakfast for 30 years but have just a few go-to kinds, so I really like a chance to get new ideas.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Christine S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"OMG. This class was so great. Leah and Kyle were awesome hosts, their home was welcoming, and the food and drink was amazing. It really felt like you spend the night hanging out with friends at a party - except we didn't know each other!","teacher_response":"Aww! Thank you so much Christine! I had a really good time as well and it's so nice to be able to share what I've learned, not to mention meet new people. I love to entertain anyway so this is a perfect venue for me. Thanks again for the great feedback and hope to see you again : ) Leah"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Stephanie M.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Really fun and informative class!","teacher_response":"Thanks Stephanie! So glad you enjoyed the class!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/164731/thumb_552797_10101389760126447_79394424_n.jpg","reviewer_name":"Kelsey W.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"What a fun class! Leah was so welcoming, and her passion for creative pancakes really shined. A very hands-on class, we all had the opportunity to make pancakes, eat, drink and ask questions. Walked away with a full belly, a lot of take-home pancakes, helpful recipes and a plan for next Sunday's brunch! ","teacher_response":"Hi Kelsey, thanks for all of your kind words. I totally agree with every helpful comment you made. I think the fact that people arrived at different times threw off my prepared opener but next time I'll be aware of that. And yes, I will definitely resend the email the day of with the address. It was a fun experience and I'm sure I will improve with each class! Thanks again and hope to see you soon : )"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Jonas D.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"It was great! Learned some fun tips and ate delicious pancakes. Hard to argue with that :)","teacher_response":"Thanks Jonas! So glad you had a good time!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/175971/thumb_holidayparty.jpeg","reviewer_name":"Julia O.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>The Art of Pancakes</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"What a great class! There were only 9 of us (one couldn't make it), which was the perfect size-- small enough to be intimate, large enough to be social. We learned some great tips for amazing pancakes, tried four delicious flavors, and even got to take home pancakes. We observed, we mixed, we cooked-- the class was a great combination of learning & hands-on experience. Definitely worth it for those of us who have zero pancake knowledge, especially because Leah sent a recipes & tips packet home with everyone!","teacher_response":"Hi Julia, thanks so much for your review and feedback. I'm so glad you had a good time! I love to entertain anyway so I think this is a perfect fit for me. Good luck with your pancakes, I'm sure they will be great ; )"}

    Other Teacher Reviews (18)
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      Rebecca K.

      Left 6 months ago
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      I absolutely loved this class. There was a lot of thought and preparation that went into the class. The class was tailored for those who love being super hands-on with food making part, or for those who like to watch and eat (like me).

      The class pretty much left you full of ideas for the holiday season:
      Salads
      Drinks - both chocolate, alcoholic and non-alcoholic
      Appetizers Galore of ideas, modifications for food allergies and diet restrictions
      Dessert (my favorite part) - so many crafty ideas and easy!

      It was great to see all the quick and easy tricks to make the upcoming hosting season stress-free. Not to mention, tasting all the creations and leaving with a little inspiration for lunch the next day! Highly recommend taking one of Leah's classes.

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      Sarah B.

      Left 7 months ago
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      We loved the class and had a fantastic time. Everything from start to finish was fun and interesting.

      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ashley C.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/chef-s-table-series-land-of-the-seven-moles-the-cuisine-of-oaxaca-with-leah-wilcox'> Land of the Seven Moles: The Cuisine of Oaxaca </a>","positive":false,"review_content":"I thought this class was supposed to be a cooking class but it was anything but. She had all the food prepared and only showed us how to chop an onion, which I know how to do. The food was good, but as I said no instruction. She just gave us printed recipes for everything she made. I went with two friends and for the total $120 we spent, we would rather have tried a new restaurant. Also, as we were finishing dinner, she and her roommate invited friends to eat the leftover food, which I thought was unprofessional. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Adam G.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/mixology-magic-infusing-vodka-spirits-with-leah-wilcox'> Mixology Magic: Infusing Vodka & Spirits </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Amazing class! I will keep what i learned forever! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Adam G.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/mixology-magic-infusing-vodka-spirits-with-leah-wilcox'> Mixology Magic: Infusing Vodka & Spirits </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Amazing class! I will keep what i learned forever! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Gen C.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/mixology-magic-infusing-vodka-spirits-with-leah-wilcox'> Mixology Magic: Infusing Vodka & Spirits </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Fantastic class! Leah was more than prepared with samples of infused spirits and specialty cocktails, as well as tons of options for making your own sweet or savory infusions. Everyone had a great time, and it was so easy to get creative and try out flavor combinations. I can't wait to try my pineapple jalapeno lime rum!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lindsey T.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/mixology-magic-infusing-vodka-spirits-with-leah-wilcox'> Mixology Magic: Infusing Vodka & Spirits </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a fantastic time!! The hosts were absolutely amazing and all of my fellow \"dabblers\" were a blast. You will leave with your own infusions and plenty of new ideas :-) I would highly recommend this class.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lynn Y.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/polynesian-paradise-a-traditional-hawaiian-luau-experience-with-leah-wilcox'> Polynesian Paradise: A Traditional Hawaiian Luau </a>","positive":false,"review_content":"I was disappointed by the experience. I thought I'd have the opportunity to actually be a part of the cooking, instead of being served dinner in someone's home (that I didn't know) surrounded by people I didn't know. The whole experience was very odd and uncomfortable. Also, the host's home was not very clean, especially the bathroom, which kind of grossed me out. This was my first Dabble cooking experience, and if not for someone else at the event who advised that other experiences were in venues more suited to entertaining, I would never do another Dabble cooking class. And lastly, there was someone who had spent time in Hawaii who mentioned many of the dishes were not very authentic.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Dena M.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/polynesian-paradise-a-traditional-hawaiian-luau-experience-with-leah-wilcox'> Polynesian Paradise: A Traditional Hawaiian Luau </a>","positive":false,"review_content":"I was disappointed in this entire experience altogether. It was not what I expected at all. It was not a class, nothing was professional and the house and bathroom were dirty.\r\n I cannot believe that I was charged $45.00 for this, I wanted to leave but did not want to be rude. Would not recommend.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth P.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/grill-master-a-carnivore-s-dream-with-leah-wilcox'> Grill Master: A Carnivore's Dream </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Funtastic! Leah was very knowledgeable, approachable and informative. Additionally, all of the dishes prepared were delicious! Looking forward to trying out her recipes and signing up for my next Dabble class!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Mark L.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/grill-master-a-carnivore-s-dream-with-leah-wilcox'> Grill Master: A Carnivore's Dream </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Super cool class! Leah is a great host and is really laid back. It felt like I was hanging out a friends house. Amazing food.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/235751/thumb_549645_10151153382222028_225776787_n.jpg","reviewer_name":"Aileen A.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/grill-master-a-carnivore-s-dream-with-leah-wilcox'> Grill Master: A Carnivore's Dream </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"My husband and I had a wonderful time trying all the food last night. This is a great class for grilling basics, and Leah was a gracious host and knowledgeable instructor. The recipes were simple, yet so tasty! We all felt at home and had a hard time leaving last night. We also picked up some tips on where to find good spices and food for grilling! ","teacher_response":"Aileen! You're such a sweetheart. Thank you so much for your kind words, I am so happy that you had a good time AND learned something which is the whole point right? : )\r\n\r\nThanks again and hope to see you again!\r\nLeah"}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Megan L.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/mixology-magic-infusing-vodka-spirits-with-leah-wilcox'> Mixology Magic: Infusing Vodka & Spirits </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"We had a great time in Leah's Infusing Spirits class. Leah is extremely knowledgeable about spirits and mixology, as well as cooking and entertaining. I expected the focus to be entirely on the drinks, but Leah provided some delicious appetizers and offered tips on drink making, hosting parties, and even brought up some great gift ideas for the holidays (which always sneak up faster than you'd like). She's very enthusiastic and was really just a lot of fun to learn from and work with. I would absolutely recommend this class to others and will be keeping an eye out for other classes she teaches.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Nina Z.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/mixology-magic-infusing-vodka-spirits-with-leah-wilcox'> Mixology Magic: Infusing Vodka & Spirits </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great experience! A fun environment to learn and be creative. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kimberley G.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/mixology-magic-infusing-vodka-spirits-with-leah-wilcox'> Mixology Magic: Infusing Vodka & Spirits </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Leah was an exceptional host. There was the promise of appetizers in the event description, but I was blown away by the quantity and quality of food at the party. At first I was a little nervous about the structure of the class because there weren't set recipes for everyone to follow (although several printed recipe suggestions), but Leah had so many different options for infusing ingredients that it became really casual and creative. I walked away with 3 deliciously different and fun vodka infusions. Definitely exceeded my expectations in every way and I would blindly sign up for any future events that Leah hosts!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Catharine S.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/grill-master-a-carnivore-s-dream-with-leah-wilcox'> Grill Master: A Carnivore's Dream </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Leah was a fantastic hostess / teacher, and this class deserves a five star rating!! What a great evening relaxing and learning to grill as well as meeting fun new people. Leah is very knowledgeable and extremely willing / happy to share her experience. She is super friendly and fun, as well. I highly recommend this class!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Marcy W.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/grill-master-a-carnivore-s-dream-with-leah-wilcox'> Grill Master: A Carnivore's Dream </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"It was very nice. I was glad it was a small group...we kind of connected a little. Everyone was friendly thanks to the comfortable atmosphere created by the teacher.","teacher_response":"Hi Marcy,\r\n\r\nThanks so much for the review! I'm so glad you had a good time. I try to be a good entertainer and teacher but sometimes it's difficult to reach out to everyone when there are a bunch of people.\r\n\r\nYou're right about the recipes; next time I'm going to cut one and do a bit more prep so the class goes faster! That was the first time I taught that particular so it was a learning process for me too : )\r\n\r\nThanks again,\r\nLeah"}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Laura D.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/grill-master-a-carnivore-s-dream-with-leah-wilcox'> Grill Master: A Carnivore's Dream </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class. Learned a lot about grilling and the food was awesome. So much food...I shouldn't have eaten lunch!","teacher_response":"Thanks Laura, you're a sweetheart! So nice to have had you over : )\r\n\r\nEnjoy the rest of your week!\r\nLeah"}
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      Leah Wilcox is the chef and owner of Babycakes gourmet pancake food truck. Leah has appeared on The Food Network’s “Home Made in America,” NBC Chicago’s morning news, Fox’s “Good Day Chicago”, WGN's morning news, WCIU's "You and Me in the Morning" and PBS’s “Food on the Go," as well as Chicago public radio. She is currently working on a cookbook of original recipes. Leah received culinary training at Kendall College.

      Leah's hobbies include cooking, planning parties, painting abstract art, and writing. She has a popular food blog at partywithleah.blogspot.com where she posts recipe and party ideas.

      Leah believes that good food can make a day brighter, bring a smile to a tired face, enhance communal experiences and celebrations, and make a special occasion even more memorable. She endeavors to create unique recipes which satisfy both the mind and the tummy, and bring a whimsical, artistic energy to gourmet food.


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