frame (summer school)
A Japanese Patisserie Workshop
Clawson’s White Wolf Bakery
Chef Doran Brooks
the open-air tent @ frame
Summer School…officially in session: frame-style
Meet frame Summer School: held every Wednesday night, June through August, a platform that celebrates the unique, beautiful, and deeply personal path of local chefs, makers, artists, farmers, sommeliers, and mixologists, teaching their craft.
Bringing their expertise, cultivating our creativity one week at a time this summer at frame …
Whether you’re an accomplished home cook or a newbie in the kitchen, this course load has a little something for everyone.
The Best Part? There’s a well-stocked bar at this school!
Grab a devoted frame Summer School notebook: develop your ideas, surround yourself with the positive mindset
of our favorite of-the-moment curators and find your personal space in our Summer School community…
The first day of school is FOODS class: as Chef Doran Brooks of Clawson’s delightful White Wolf Japanese Patisserie, trained by the ambitious Morimoto in New York, has been tapped by frame to share his Japanese secret baking techniques using locally sourced, organic and sustainably grown ingredients.
20 frame summer school students. Newbies and professionals alike: join the class and occupy your brain and hands for an immersive two hours as Doran goes in-depth with a focus on his signature Chiffon Strawberry Shortcake, his Matcha Azuki Swiss Roll Cake, and the not-to-miss, building and decorating of the Pate Choux.
Each workstation will be socially distanced and adhere to our response plan that includes every measure of protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training.
Wednesday, June 9th
6:30pm, under the open-air tent @ frame
$65 per person + tax and service fee
Each workshop is limited to 20 guests
A 2-hour hands-on Japanese patisserie workshop led by Chef Doran Brooks of White Wolf Japanese Patisserie, focussing on Chef Doran’s signature desserts. Eating, learning, building and taking the fruits of your labor home.
++ a-la-carte beer, wine ++ frame cocktails
frame summer school maker aprons!
Our unisex (100% cotton (80% upcycled) frame summer-school bib-aprons are eco-frindly, top performing and so stylish you’ll want to wear them all class and at-home perfecting your new found pastry skills ! Cross-back straps distribute weight with eyelets to prevent straps from falling over the shoulders; three large pockets; one small pocket, and a utility loop to hang items. Ideal for makers of all kinds!
Dimensions: 30″ x 33”.
Rain Date Options:
In the chance Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate on the evening of your frame workshop, we will have socially distanced indoor frame seating for this workshop.
Pre-Covid canceled frame tickets:
If you have a frame credit that you would like to use for this experience please email us here and we will happily honor your credit. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we re-schedule with each chef and maker during these tricky times.
Covid Protocols at frame
Please know that our response plan includes every measure of the protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training for both dine-in and carry out. Masks are required when entering frame and walking around the building but can be taken off once seated for your workshop.
Give the gift of frame summer school!
Our mantra: less stuff. more experience. frame gift cards are available in any denomination and make year-round gift-giving really easy! Purchase an eGift or mail a physical gift card HERE
Private Events under the tent @ frame
the tent @ frame is available for private buyouts! We’d be honored to host your summer entertaining, as we assume by now….you’re all sick of all of cooking and cleaning. Please reach out to us HERE
Tickets on Sale Now.
What is Frame?
Tucked quietly behind joebar, frame is a revolving creative hub, home to a carefully curated programs of chef residencies and all round awesome experiences.
Chef residencies, Sunday at Nonna’s Dinners, rap battles, art workshops, live acoustic sessions, cocktail pairings, you name it… explore your interests, hone your skills, master a new art craft. meet new friends, share a meal. drink cocktails. No two days here are ever the same. Seasonal, locally sourced and above all delicious, we’ve built our reputation on the food and drink we serve at frame.
We also partner up with a variety of brands on events of all different shapes and sizes, offering up top-notch food and drink and creative in-house production. frame can seat up to 50 guests dining or 80 guests, theater-style.
What are people saying?
“Tried out frame as part of the ‘grandma’s basement series’ with Chef James (Mabel Gray) and Chef John (Grey Ghost). Our Italian Family Dinner was delicious! Enjoyed every course (which kept coming). Best meatballs I’ve ever had!! Love the idea of home Cookin with a little flare, shared Family style with strangers. A wonderful evening!”
What are people saying?
Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press
“The vibe at the Frame dinners also reflected the personalities of the chefs, who were able to interact with guests and offer stories about their food memories while cooking rustic dishes without the same expectations that come with their respective restaurants. The food was predictably great and unpretentious, but the series also highlighted the growing importance of personality and storytelling to the modern dining experience.”