By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Oct 09, 2015 at 1:40 PM

For the ninth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, dining guides, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as voting for your "Best of Dining 2015."

Thanks to a new partnership with the restaurant and foodservice consulting firm Sustainable Kitchens, The Boelter Companies, Inc. will be launching a brand new line-up of cooking and nutrition classes.

The classes will take place in the Boelter Superstore's brand new classroom kitchen and event space located at 4200 N. Port Washington Rd. beginning Oct. 24.

Classes will be headed up  by Sustainable Kitchen owner, Chef Justin Johnson, former  executive chef at Hotel Metro, Harwood Place Retirement Community, and the nationally acclaimed Harvest Market in Watertown.

Topics will include holiday cooking and entertaining, nutrition, and recurring classes like "Make It & Take It," a course designed to help attendees prepare meals for the week.

The school will also provide more in depth classes, such as "Reclaim Your Kitchen," a five-part series that will focus on teaching attendees how to restock their pantries, grow their own food, shop on a budget and essential tools needed to make scratch cooking a regular part of home and family life.

Boelter will also continue to offer demonstrations and hands on classes featuring guest chefs including Thomas Hauck of c.1880 and Dan Jacobs of Odd Duck.

For a full schedule of classes, visit

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.