Channel Your Inner Chef at ShopRite’s Culinary Workshop

No aprons. No complex cooking terms. No distant teacher speeding through instructions. No high prices or high brows. ShopRite’s Culinary Workshop is part demo and part Q&A with an experienced, down-to-earth personal chef who has a decade of cooking experience. The class also provides an intimate, hands-on education.

A cutting board, a chef’s knife and a recipe book were placed in front of the 10 stools that surrounded the chef’s demo stove, and every cooking class participant was greeted with a smile from the warm, personable Chef Dianne Pollick.

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Here’s a sample of the delicious dishes you’ll make in Culinary Workshop classes:

Zippy Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Makes 8 servings


  • 2 lbs Extra Lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced,
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jar Crosse & Blackwell Seafood Cocktail Sauce
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp Shoprite Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp chipotle seasoning
  • 8 whole-wheat buns, split



  1. In a large skillet cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until browned.
  2. Drain drippings from pan, and discard.
  3. Add garlic, jalapenos, and bell pepper to skillet, cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in cocktail sauce, molasses, brown sugar, chipotle seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon into buns, and serve.

Photo Credit: Shoprite