e Engaging Event (Members Only Event)

Thursday, Jul 18, 2024

5:30pm – 9:00pm

Come learn some fun kitchen tips while enjoying a relaxing time with fellow e Engaging members!

Start time of event: 5:30-6pm Refreshments / Networking

Demo begins at 6PM

This is a DEMO class. Normally $80 per person. For tonight as a member of eEngaging your cost is $40.00 per person

This price includes food and bottles water. You are welcome to bring your choice of drink. From Beer to Wine. We have plenty of space to chill your drinks

When you hit register below you’ll then be taken to a payment page. Once your reservation is paid for your seat is reserved.

There will be plenty of food to share and best part is you do not need to do the dishes! : )

There is no take home food. So fill your bellies while you’re here!


Grilled Romaine Flavorful grilled greens covered in a delightful vinaigrette made with blue cheese and bacon. 

Homemade Meatballs 

Mashed Potatoes 

Ooni Pizza (Made in less than 3 minutes in 900+ degree temperature oven)

Various toppings for your delight 

Bananas Foster for dessert! 

More about Ooni

For pizza enthusiasts, achieving that perfect restaurant-quality pie at home can feel like an impossible dream. Enter the Ooni pizza oven – a game-changer for backyard chefs. With its ability to reach scorching temperatures in minutes, the Ooni oven lets you create authentic Neapolitan pizzas with blistered crusts and gooey centers, all in the comfort of your own outdoor space.

Here at UCook, we’re passionate about grilling and outdoor cooking. Get ready to transform your backyard into a pizzeria paradise.

Why Choose Ooni? The Allure of Fiery Perfection

Ooni ovens offer several advantages over traditional ovens:

  • Extreme Heat: Reaching temperatures exceeding 950°F (500°C), Ooni ovens cook pizzas in under 60 seconds, replicating the intense heat of a wood-fired pizzeria. This translates to a crispy, charred crust with an airy interior – the hallmark of Neapolitan pizza.
  • Fuel Versatility: Depending on your preference, you can choose between gas (sold separately), wood, or charcoal models. This allows you to experiment with different fuel sources and flavors.
  • Portable Powerhouse: Many Ooni models are portable and relatively lightweight, making them ideal for patios, balconies, or even camping adventures (with proper safety precautions).

From Dough to Delicious: The Ooni Pizza-Making Process

So, you’ve got your Ooni oven – now what? Here’s a basic breakdown of the Ooni pizza-making process:

  • Master the Dough: There are many pizza dough recipes available online or in cookbooks specifically designed for high-heat ovens. Focus on high-gluten flour for a chewy crust.
  • Prep Your Toppings: Keep it simple or get creative! From classic tomato and mozzarella to gourmet options with fresh ingredients, the possibilities are endless.
  • Get the Oven Roaring: Follow the instructions for your specific Ooni model to preheat the oven using your chosen fuel source.
  • Shape and Assemble: Stretch your dough, keeping the center thicker for a perfect crust. Add your desired toppings sparingly, as high heat can burn cheese easily.
  • The Ooni Slide: Invest in a pizza peel specifically designed for transferring pizzas to and from the high heat of the Ooni oven.
  • The Fiery Dance: Slide your pizza onto the preheated stone and watch the magic happen! Rotate the pizza frequently for even cooking.
  • Pizza Perfection: In just a minute or two, your pizza will be cooked to a golden brown, bubbly masterpiece. Carefully remove it with your peel and enjoy!

Beyond Pizza: Unveiling the Ooni’s Versatility

While pizza is undoubtedly the star of the Ooni show, this oven’s capabilities extend far beyond:

  • Seared Steaks: The intense heat is perfect for searing steaks, locking in juices and creating a delicious crust.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Ooni ovens roast vegetables to tender perfection, caramelizing their natural sugars for an amazing depth of flavor.
  • Sizzling Sides: From grilled bread to roasted peppers, the Ooni oven is a versatile tool for creating delicious accompaniments to your main course.

Event Location

UCook Entertaining Cooking School , 5150 E. Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, Indiana, 46410

Event Fees

$ 40.00