Salud! Cooking School Alpharetta

Whether you’re new to the kitchen, want to sharpen your culinary skills or just want to have a fun night out with your spouse or friends, we have the cooking class for you at our Salud! Cooking School. Join us for demonstration and hands-on cooking and wine classes, led by our own in-store instructors as well as some of Georgia’s most exciting chefs, artisans and authors. Our instructional kitchen offers affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.

 

 

See you in the kitchen!

 

 

Whole Foods Market Avalon
2800 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Salud! Phone - (770) 442-3354 x2

Map and Directions

 

Class Information

All classes include recipes or a class lecture packet and servings of each recipe prepared. We aim to use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients in our recipes. On rare occasions, ingredient substitutions may be necessary due to availability. *Please note: we do not offer an allergy-free environment. Please contact us ahead of time to discuss food allergy concerns.

Adult Hands-On Classes  -  (For ages 18 & over)

Be prepared to cook! Please remember to wear flat, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Aprons and towels will be provided for your use in class. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Snacks are provided during class. Towards the end of class, you will be seated to enjoy your meal along with 2 glasses of wine. Classes are limited to 12 students. For ages 18 & over unless noted otherwise; students 16 and over may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

Adult Demonstration Classes  -  (For ages 18 & over)

Relax and watch us do the work! You will be seated throughout the class and encouraged to ask lots of questions. Tastings of each recipe are served typically as they are prepared. Classes include up to two glasses of red or white wine. Classes are for ages 18 & over unless noted otherwise; students ages 15-17 may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

Kids & Teens & Family Classes -   (Age Specific) - PLEASE NOTE, CLASSES LISTED AS "FAMILY" OR "TOTS" ARE FOR BOTH PARENT AND CHILD - KIDS AND TEENS CLASSES ARE ONLY FOR THE CHILD OR TEEN.

Kids and teens should wear flat, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Snacks are provided during class and students are seated at the end of class to enjoy the meal they have prepared. Classes are limited to 10-12 students unless noted otherwise.  *Please note: we do not offer an allergy-free environment. Please contact us ahead of time to discuss food allergy concerns.

Wine & Cheese Classes

You will be seated throughout the class and encouraged to ask lots of questions as you taste each wine or cheese. Fruit, cheese and bread are served. For ages 21 & over. Students will be asked for ID at check-in.

Private Events 

We offer private cooking classes for adults and kids (ages 6 and older), based on availability at the school. Please contact us for further information, menus, and pricing.

Arrival

Please check in at the customer service desk upon arrival to receive your class packet. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class. You will be directed to the cooking school located upstairs.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that refunds cannot be given for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to a class. We can not refund or give credits to students who "no call, no show." Although we make every effort to avoid changes to our class schedule, Salud! reserves the right to cancel any class due to low registration or substitute instructors in case of an emergency.

Congratulations to our Salud Volunteer of the Month - TRACY MATTHEWS! 

Tracy became a Salud Volunteer in Fall 2015. She enjoys learning new recipes and techniques, interacting with students and the volunteer camaraderie. She says she never thought she'd try to make cheese from scratch, but after volunteering in a Ricotta Cheese making class, she can make it at home and realizes it is pretty easy. She almost never makes the same thing twice in her kitchen and loves to try new recipes from cookbooks and Pinterest too. Her favorite standby cookbook is The Gift of Southern Cooking and she is working through Sunday Suppers at Lucques currently. Tracy is a K-12 Science Professional Learning Specialist in Cobb County Schools and has taught science and history in middle school. She is married to Zach and lives with Hobbes the cat and Gretchen the dog. Her local restaurant favorites include Miller Union, Sun in my Belly, and Staplehouse. Besides cooking, she likes working out, reading, traveling, and fly-fishing.

SUMMER CLASSES (JUNE, JULY, & AUGUST AND CAMP SALUD)

 

JUNE

 

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

EXOTIC INDIA  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

Explore the mysterious tastes, textures, and aromas of Indian cooking as you take a hands-on cooking tour. In addition to cooking fabulously flavorful Indian fare, you’ll learn about the exotic and aromatic spices employed in Indian cuisine and discover some of the interesting ingredients that are unfamiliar to western palates.  MENU: Kofta Meatballs with Spiced Tomato Sauce; Vegetable Samosas with Coriander Chutney; Chicken Tikka Masala with Sautéed Onions; Naan; and Mango Lassi.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

NAPA VS. SONOMA SMACKDOWN TASTING  (SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $25

Ah, California wine country! So many choices and wineries to visit between iconic, glamorous Napa Valley and the more laid-back, rustic, and intimate Sonoma. Nothing like a little friendly competition between neighbors, right? Tonight we’ll take a trip to both areas and explore California wines side by side and what makes their “juice” special.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

BRITISH BAKING SHOW   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

We confess. We love the Great British Baking Show it all its glory. Between the fabulous judges, Paul & Mary, the passionate & frantic contestants, and the amazing desserts, we just can’t get enough of this baking extravaganza. This morning we’ll host students for our own British bake-off and make you the star baker. Perk up your summer with a generous serving of baking fun! Lunch will be served.  MENU: Victoria Sponge Cake; Macaron; and Bakewell Tart

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

GRILLING BOBBY FLAY STYLE!   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

Light the fire and clear the picnic table, bold summer flavors are bursting onto the scene and this menu shows them off in delicious ways. We’ll show you how your grill can handle more than just hamburgers as we feature a summer menu inspired by grill-master chef Bobby Flay! Look out Big Green Egg, here we come!  MENU: Yukatan chicken Skewers; Grilled Asparagus; Oven Baked Garlic & Lemon Baked Potato; New York Strip With Blue Cheese; and Agua De Sandia-Watermelon Coolers.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

SUSHI WORKSHOP

HANDS-ON $59

You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You'll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of sake will complete the evening!  MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi; Bagel Rolls; Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

TOMATO: JEWEL OF SUMMER

DEMONSTRATION $39

There’s just nothing better in the summer time, than ripe, succulent tomatoes! Tonight we celebrate our favorite summer showstopper with a menu highlighting its sweet, juicy glory.  MENU: Tomato Tart with Goat and Ricotta; Heirloom Tomato Stack with Arugula Pesto; Garden Gazpacho; and Fresh Catch with Tomato Relish.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

FRIDAY MINGLE: SPARKLERS AND CHEESEBOARDS

HANDS-ON & DEMO $29

In this exclusive class, come mingle and make friends with others who love food and wine. Start your weekend off with this fun and easy-going class, where our chef will demonstrate and help students put together beautiful, delicious cheese boards for entertaining. We’ll be serving up some of our favorite summer sparklers too!

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JULY

 

Saturday, July 01, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

TOTS: RED, WHITE, & BLUE - AGES 3-5 WITH PARENT  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $25 PER PARENT/CHILD PAIR

Come celebrate the holiday with your little one as you team up to create “berry-licious” snacks! Our kitchen is the perfect learning environment for tots to safely explore in the kitchen with mom or dad. And it’s ok if they make a little mess in the process…cause we’ll clean it up!

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CUPCAKE WARRIORS (ADULTS ONLY!)

HANDS-ON $55

This one is all for the grown-ups who love to bake Just like the famous television show, this class is all about the challenge to make creative and delicious cupcakes! The competition begins reviewing with students how to measure, mix and blend ingredients properly. We will separate students into teams, give them basic cupcake recipes and “mystery ingredients” and they will bake off and decorate cupcakes to present for judging! Dinner and wine will be served.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $59

If you haven’t got an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, ravioli, and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast.  MENU: Fettuccini with Fresh Basil Pesto; Pappardelle with 30 minute Tomato Sauce; and Lemon Ricotta Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

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Thursday, July 06, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SUMMER PARTY ESSENTIALS

HANDS-ON $55

Summer days mean easy, outdoor gatherings with friends, vibrant menus and fun, festive drinks! Jazz up your backyard parties this summer by learning some essential summer recipes. And save room for dessert!  MENU: Summer Gazpacho; Blueberry, Farro, & Kale Salad; Blackened Salmon; Gelato with Roasted Strawberry Sauce; and our favorite Summer Sangria.

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Friday, July 07, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DAYS OF WHITES & ROSES TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $25

These are the days for relaxing with a bright, fresh glass of white or rosé. Lighten things up and enjoy some of our favorite summer wines that pair with your bbq favorites, picnics, porch parties, and summer potlucks.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

KIDS: STRAWBERRY FIELDS - AGES 10-12

HANDS-ON $35

What kid doesn’t love fresh, juicy strawberries? Whether eaten out of hand or served up in a fantastic salad or strawberry short cake, these beautiful berries are one of our favorites in the kitchen. Young chefs will prepare a full four-course meal in this class, from appetizer to dessert, with strawberries as the star ingredient!  MENU: Strawberry Shortcakes; Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Chicken, and Feta; Chocolate Covered Strawberries; and Sugar Cookie and Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DATE NIGHT: BACKYARD LATIN BBQ

HANDS-ON $130 PER PAIR

Latin cooking has never been hotter and we are firing things up with a class that puts a Latin spin on the backyard barbecue! Be the star of the neighborhood this summer with recipes that are bursting with lip-smacking flavor and spice. Grab your favorite sous chef for a relaxing night in our kitchen. And we’ll reward your efforts with our favorite all-fruit margaritas!  MENU: Avocado and Tomato Salad; Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Breast with Guacamole; Cilantro Lime Rice; Cuban Style Churrasco Skirt Steak; and Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

MODERN MEXICO

HANDS-ON $55

Mexican cuisine revels in the balance of flavors, and contrary to what many people think, most dishes are not very spicy. A cuisine originating in Mexico, with considerable Spanish influences, Mexican cooking is more than street foods or Americanized versions of nachos, tacos, and burritos. It is more delicately spiced, relying on corn, chiles, and herbs and complemented with tomatoes and beans. Tonight, we’ll look at a few authentic dishes and sauces from Central Mexico as we unravel a modern dinner menu, made of sensational small plates.  MENU: Lobster and Corn Guacamole; Quesadillas Chile Con Queso; Blackberry Mole Chicken with Cabbage Salad; Camerones al Mojo de Ajo and Rice; and Horchata.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

SWEET SUMMER CORN: A DINNER PARTY

HANDS-ON $55

One of the season’s most anticipated and beloved crops is fresh, sweet summer corn. We can’t wait to cook with it, bake with it, grill it, and eat it raw right off the cob. Tonight we’ll feature corn in unexpected and delightful ways, with a five-course dinner party, from appetizer to dessert. We’re pretty excited about this one…come join us!  MENU: Fresh Guacamole with Charred Corn; Grilled Corn Salad over Arugula with Citrus Aioli; Seared Scallops over Corn Cakes with Bacon Dressing; and Sweet Corn Cake with Blueberry Compote

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Friday, July 14, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

SUMMER CHEF'S TABLE WITH CHEF JESS

DEMONSTRATION $135 PER COUPLE

(*This class not eligible for Salud Student Cards*)

Tonight couples are seated at the “chefs table” for an intimate 4-course dinner. Prepared right in front of you, this up-close and personal dinner party with special guest chef Jessica Ray is designed to initiate relaxed conversation about food and cooking techniques. Sit back and watch as Chef Jessica prepares each course and gives step by step instruction. Special wines will be paired with each course. Class size is limited to 4 couples.  MENU: Manchego-stuffed Dates with Serrano/piquillo Peppers, Goat Cheese, & Honey; Steamed Mussels with house-made Chorizo, White Wine, & Tomatoes; Chicken, Shrimp, & Sausage Paella; and Blue Cheese Crème Brulee paired with Sherry.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

TAPAS AND SANGRIA

HANDS-ON $55

Tapas, or Spanish little plates, have attained great popularity in restaurants around the US, showing up on countless menus. The earthy flavors of Spain are showcased in beautifully simple ways. They are easy to make at home as well, and so much fun to enjoy with friends.  MENU: Serrano Wrapped Potatoes; Moorish Zucchini Salad with pine nuts, raisins, mint; Roasted Bell Peppers with Honey and Almonds; Tuna & Goat Cheese Empanadillas; Jumbo Lime Shrimp; and Sangria.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

SOUTHERN FOODIE FAVORITES

HANDS-ON $55

By cherishing their roots and the abundance of local flavors, a new generation of chefs are satisfying our cravings for amazing Southern food. In this exclusive class, we’ll feature some of our favorite dishes from acclaimed, popular Southern chefs, perfect for easy-going summer dinner parties. Let’s celebrate all the culinary goodness and from the South!  MENU: Country Ham Wrapped & Roasted Peaches; Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata, Basil, and Olives; Crab Hoecakes with Blueberry Corn Salsa; and Chocolate Chess Pie.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SUMMER IN PROVENCE

DEMONSTRATION $45

With Chef John Wilson

The South of France is one of the most glorious culinary destinations in all of Europe, with its widespread Mediterranean influences, famous olive groves, fresh fruits de mer, and impossibly fertile lands yielding picture-perfect agriculture. Chef John will inspire you to cook this celebrated cuisine as he presents simple yet elegant dishes. French wines will be served.  MENU: Heirloom Tomatoes with Thyme Dressing; Provencal Chicken with Olives, Tomatoes and Basil; Creamed Corn with Parmesan Cheese; and Individual Roasted Plum Tarts

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Friday, July 21, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

REFORMATION BREWERY TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $25

We love local and a cold beer on a hot summer night! Woodstock’s own Reformation Brewery pays us special visit tonight to sample their beers and share with students what makes them unique. Come meet JUDE, CADENCE, ATLAS, STARK and other tasty members of the Reformation family! We are a fan and know you will be too!

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FAMILY: SUMMER BAKESHOP - AGES 9 AND UP

HANDS-ON $80 PER PARENT/CHILD PAIR

The family who bakes together has the most fun together! Moms, Dads, and kids are invited to join us this morning for a festive class featuring baked sweet and savory items for summer. We’ll review proper measuring, mixing, and basic baking techniques and have you whipping up tasty treats in no time! MENU: Strawberry Cupcakes; Blackberry Cobbler with Ice Cream; and Peach Upside Down Cake.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

SUSHI WORKSHOP

HANDS-ON $59

You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You'll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of sake will complete the evening!  MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi; Bagel Rolls; Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

ULTIMATE PIZZERIA

HANDS-ON $49

Discover the joys of authentic pizza-making in this hands-on class. Students will learn how to make a traditional pizza dough, tomato sauce and white sauce, and then shape the dough to make authentic varieties of pizzas. Students love this fun-filled class devoted to replicating this Neapolitan classic at home. MENU: Margherita, Meat Lovers; Bianca Pizza with Arugula; Thai Chicken Pizza; and Classic Caesar Salad.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HAMPTONS HAPPY HOUR

HANDS-ON $49

Do you wish you could join the elite in East Hampton and rub elbows with the rich and famous? Now you can feel like you are a member of the upper crust when you create a menu sure to impress your guests. They’ll never know that it was as easy as pie! MENU: Crudite Cup; Garlicky Shrimp Skewers with Happy Hour Sauce; Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs; Cheesy Polenta Cakes; Fried Cauliflower Bites; and Mini Eclairs with Bourbon Ganache

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

KIDS: GARDEN COOKING - AGES 6-9

HANDS-ON $35

Summer’s garden is a full of colorful, interesting, and tasty inspiration for cooking. Young chefs will have fun shopping in our produce department and then cooking up delicious recipes to enjoy all summer long. And we’ve got a special garden project planned for the kiddos too! MENU: Watermelon & Cucumber Salad; Grilled Corn Salsa; Grilled Caprese Sandwiches; Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad; Fresh Berry Trifle Cups.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DATE NIGHT: AMAZING INDIA WITH KRISHNA

HANDS-ON $130 PER COUPLE

With Chef Krishna Chapatwala

Chef Krishna is in the house tonight to share some of her favorite Indian recipes with couples! This date night class will transport students to another time and place with the incredible, exotic flavors of India. We will spice it up and cool it back down and leave you wanting more!  MENU: Puff Pastry Meat Samosas; Cilantro Chutney; Vegetable Korma {medley of summer vegetables cooked in cashew and cream sauce}; Cumin Chicken {chicken slow braised with onions, garlic, ginger and lots of cumin for earthy flavors}; Rice Pilaf with Shrimp; and Kesar Kheer {saffron flavored rice pudding}.

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AUGUST

 

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CLASSIC ITALIAN COOKING

HANDS-ON $55

There is a reason we call them classics. Dishes that have stood the test of time with family, friends, entertaining or just family style. This class will remind you why Italian cuisine is one of the most popular and delicious. Simple, something for everyone’s tastes and just plain good! MENU: Triple Meat Lasagna; Eggplant Parmigiana; Caesar Salad; Garlic Bread; and Tiramisu.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

COOKING FOR COLLEGE - PART II (FOR AGES 16 AND UP)

HANDS-ON $49

Heading off to college this fall? You can skip the cafeteria lines and avoid the “freshman 15” by brushing up on basic cooking techniques and nutrition. We’ll cover the essentials of cooking for one, eating on a budget, and creating super tasty meals and snacks without a lot of equipment or time. In this Part II class, we’ll focus on snacks, dinner, and sweet treats. (Part I is offered June 14th – take one class or both!)  MENU: Hummus and Veggie Wraps; Homemade Larabars; Mexican Flatbread Pizza; Crockpot Veggie Chili; Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars, and Balsamic Strawberries with Mascarpone Cheese

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

KOREAN BBQ WITH SIMPLY SEOUL

HANDS-ON $59

With Chef Hannah Chung

We are delighted to host Chef Hannah Chung of Simply Seoul Kitchen for a special class tonight. Simply Seoul is located in Atlanta in Ponce City Market and is reknowned for their authentic vegan kimchi, handmade Korean BBQ steam buns, and BBQ sauces. Join us as Hannah shares about her family food traditions and her passion for Korean cooking. MENU: Beef Bulgogi; Quick Cucumber Kimchi; Miso-chili dipping sauce; and Dandelion Salad.

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Friday, August 04, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

PACIFIC NORTHWEST DINNER WITH WINE PAIRINGS

HANDS-ON $69

Enjoy the bounty of food and flavors in this culinary tribute to Pacific Northwest cooking and Portland restaurant Wildwood. Vegetables, fruits, and berries from the region’s vast agricultural areas, its great wealth of distinctive seafood, and its vital wines, all play a part in the cuisine. We’ll pair some special wines with all courses. MENU: Creamy Crab with Wild Mushrooms over Brioche Bruschetta; Roasted Radish Salad with Greens, Goat Cheese, and Hazelnuts; Cedar Planked Salmon with Roasted Corn and Basil Salad; and Blackberry Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuit and High Road Bourbon Burnt Sugar Ice Cream.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

DEMONSTRATION - NO COST

For ages 15 and older

Are you an aspiring foodie? Want to help the chefs prep and be an integral part of the cooking class? Expand your culinary horizons through our Student Volunteer Kitchen Program. We welcome anyone with an interest in learning, meeting people, and assisting in the kitchen. It’s easy – attend this orientation class and get started. After four classes, you’ll receive a credit for any class of your choice! Space is limited; registration for orientation is required.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

TEENS: JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE – AGES 13-15

HANDS-ON $39

No need to wait for a special birthday to dine out at the Japanese steakhouse! In this class for teens, students will celebrate the traditions of Japanese cuisine, by preparing and feasting on classic favorite dishes found at local Japanese steakhouses. MENU: Traditional Miso Soup; Edamame with sea salt; Classic Teriyaki Chicken; California Rolls with Yum Yum Sauce; and Green Tea Ice Cream.

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Monday, August 07, 2017

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

DEMONSTRATION - NO COST

For ages 15 and older

Are you an aspiring foodie? Want to help the chefs prep and be an integral part of the cooking class? Expand your culinary horizons through our Student Volunteer Kitchen Program. We welcome anyone with an interest in learning, meeting people, and assisting in the kitchen. It’s easy – attend this orientation class and get started. After four classes, you’ll receive a credit for any class of your choice! Space is limited; registration for orientation is required.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

GET INSPIRALIZED!

HANDS-ON $49

Learn how to master one of the most fun kitchen gadgets ever invented, the spiralizer! We’ll show you how to use it to replace heavy pastas with lighter vegetable & fruit alternatives. You’ll be creating sensational and tasty meals in no time! Come get inspiralized with us!  MENU: Sweet Potato, Ricotta, and Spinach Mini-Frittatas; Thai Sirloin Steak and Veggie Salad; Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto and Shrimp; and Spiralized Waldorf Salad.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME!

HANDS-ON $55

We love the bright, fresh flavors of the Mediterranean. Tonight, in this culinary adventure, we will tour the Greek islands. Learn surprisingly quick, easy- to- make recipes using classic, super healthy, Mediterranean favorites like, olives, citrus, feta cheese, fresh vegetables, and honey.  MENU: New Greek Salad with Mediterranean Dressing; Chicken Souvlaki; Greek Lemon Potatoes; and Baklava.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: APPS, CUPCAKES, & WINE

HANDS-ON $49

Grab your best girlfriend (or make a new one) and come spend a fabulous evening in our kitchen. We’ll cook up the ultimate ladies foods: a delectable array of easy appetizers, cupcakes, and wine drinks.  MENU: Greek Shrimp Bruschetta; Brie with Strawberries and Honey; Devilled Eggs with Candied Bacon; Asian Lettuce Wraps; Luscious Lemon Cupcakes, and Wine Spritzers.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

A SPECIAL BOURBON BRUNCH

HANDS-ON $55

With Chef Melissa Pelkey Hass

Brunch in the South….good food, friends, and tasty libations made with bourbon. Chef Melissa Hass is our guest as she pulls out all the stops and treats students to a jammed-packed menu bursting with seasonal Southern flavor. Grab your friends, neighbor, or better half – be sure not to miss out on this fun one! MENU: Maple Bourbon Fruit Salad; Chicken & Buttermillk Biscuits with Whiskey Sauce; Sweet Potato Hash with Bourbon Praline Topping & Smoked Bourbon Sugar; and Doughnuts with Bourbon Cream Anglaise.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DATE NIGHT: SUNSET AT THE SYMPHONY

HANDS-ON $125 PER COUPLE

Nothing is more romantic and relaxing than a delicious picnic under the stars on a warm summer evening listening to the symphony. We’ll make a portable feast of tasty dishes that you can enjoy with the wind blowing through your hair. MENU: Puff Pastry Tartlets; Cucumber Salad; Grape and Almond Rice Salad; Crab Cake Sliders; and Salted Caramel Brownies

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CHEESEMAKING 101: RICOTTA

HANDS-ON $55

Calling all cheese enthusiasts! Believe it or not, making cheese in your home kitchen is doable. This unique class will teach you how to make delicious, homemade ricotta from scratch. You’ll prepare a variety of dishes using the ricotta and then sit down to enjoy them.  MENU: Homemade Fresh Ricotta Cheese; Best Ever Baked Ziti; Zucchini and Ricotta Fritters; Summer Bruschetta; and Cannoli.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

SUMMER DINNER PARTY: MOROCCO

HANDS-ON $55

Imagine a night in in Morocco….the stars come out and the oil lamps are lit, the aroma of roast meats, couscous, harira and doughnuts fills the air. Come immerse yourself in this rich culinary tradition that is a feast for all the senses. It’s a summer dinner party that is sure to add some spice to your life!  MENU: Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and mint; Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce; Moroccan Spiced Grilled Ribeye; and Lemon Cous-Cous.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

SOUTHERN FOODIE FAVORITES

HANDS-ON $55

By cherishing their roots and the abundance of local flavors, a new generation of chefs are satisfying our cravings for amazing Southern food. In this exclusive class, we’ll feature some of our favorite dishes from acclaimed, popular Southern chefs, perfect for easy-going summer dinner parties. Let’s celebrate all the culinary goodness and from the South!  MENU: Country Ham Wrapped & Roasted Peaches; Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata, Basil, and Olives; Crab Hoecakes with Blueberry Corn Salsa; and Chocolate Chess Pie.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

UNDISCOVERED ITALY WINE TASTING  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $29

With Francesco Montagner

Ah, Italy. So much wine and so little time. Come unearth some new favorites tonight as Francesco broadens your Italian horizons with some “undiscovered” regions including Friuli and Veneto (Pinot Grigio, Friulano); Piedmont (Nebbiolo, Barolo) and Tuscany (Sangiovese Morellino di Scansano, Brunello).

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

KIDS: I LOVE BACON - AGES 10-12

HANDS-ON $35

Who doesn’t love bacon? There’s just something about this salty, smoky, crispy, fatty, forbidden treat that elicits a drool factor no other food can equal. Kids will create a full menu using bacon as the star ingredient. Bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore! MENU: Chocolate Dipped Bacon; Bacon Mac and Cheese; BLT Chopped Salad; Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Pizza; and Maple and Bacon Cupcakes.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SUMMER ENTERTAINING WITH SOUTH MAIN KITCHEN

DEMONSTRATION $49

With Chef Christy Stone

If you’ve been to South Main Kitchen in historic downtown Alpharetta, you know why it is a favorite in the neighborhood. An amazing chef-driven menu, beautiful industrial space, and emphasis on local producers. Tonight we are thrilled to feature Executive Chef Christy Stone who is sharing her favorite dishes for easy summer entertaining. Special wines will be served. MENU: 1st Course: Farro Salad w/ Lemon Dill Vinaigrette; 2nd Course: Smoked Baby Back Ribs w/ Peach Basil BBQ Sauce with Grilled Summer Squash and Herbed Farrotto; and 3rd Course: Grilled Pound Cakes with Summer Berries, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Port Wine Reduction.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

MIDWEEK MINGLE: WINE & FLATBREADS

HANDS-ON $29

Come mingle and make friends with others who love food and wine. Sail through the week with this fun and easy-going midweek class, where our chef will demonstrate and help students put together beautiful, delicious flat breads for entertaining. We’ll be serving up some of our favorite summer wines too!

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

KNIFE SKILLS & BASICS - SUMMER EDITION

HANDS-ON $55

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping and in the process, prepare a lovely meal. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy sitting down to enjoy the meal that you prepared. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s knife to class, but a knife is not required.  MENU: Chips and Salsa; Chicken Tortilla Soup; Vegetable Fajitas & Shrimp Fajitas with Mexican Rice; and Sangria.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SUMMER IN ITALY

HANDS-ON $55

With Chef Krishna Chapatwala

Girls, come beat the heat and join Chef Krishna for a final salute to summer. We’ll take you on a trip to Italy and prepare a menu bursting with ripe seasonal flavors and classic Italian tastes. Special Italian wines will be served.  MENU: Prosciutto Fig Bruschetta; Heirloom Tomato Tart; Sicilian Caponata; Brodetto {rustic fish and shellfish stew}; and Affogato {refreshing dessert with ice cream or gelato topped with espresso}

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

KIDS: CUPCAKE WARRIORS - AGES 6-9

HANDS-ON $39

Just like the famous television show, this class is all about the challenge to make creative and cool cupcakes! The competition begins teaching students how to measure, mix and blend ingredients properly. We will separate students into teams, give them basic cupcake recipes and “mystery ingredients” and they will bake off and decorate cupcakes to present for judging

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASSIC STEAKHOUSE

HANDS-ON $70

There is a reason things become classics… over time, they provide the same wonderful experiences we love. Join us in this hands-on class and learn to create classics from the steakhouse at home. Couples will learn proper cooking techniques, marinades, rubs, and also prepare some classic side dishes.  MENU: Wedge Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing; Steak with A Duo of Sauces; Decadent Creamed Spinach; Twice Baked Potatoes; and Classic Bananas Foster.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

THAI ONE ON

HANDS-ON $55

Explosive, bold and gregarious best describe the lively nature of Thai cuisine. Come harness that energy and learn how to bring Thai flavor into your everyday kitchen. Make traditional dishes such as Massaman Curry and Pad Thai, and discover the difference in texture, flavor and uses of sticky vs. standard rice. Always a fun class!  MENU: Basil Rolls with Pork and Shrimp with Peanut Sauce; Chicken Panang Curry; Garlic Shrimp; Kao Thom Padd (soft sweet sticky rice bundles in banana leaves)

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

TOTS: END OF SUMMER PARTY - AGES 3-5 WITH PARENT

HANDS-ON $25 PER PARENT/CHILD PAIR

Saying goodbye to summer? Not fun. Cooking with your little one? Always a blast! Join us with your little chef and we’ll celebrate the change of seasons with a class full of flavors and fun.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES

HANDS-ON $59

If you haven’t got an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, ravioli, and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast.  MENU: Fettuccini with Fresh Basil Pesto; Pappardelle with 30 minute Tomato Sauce; and Ravioli with Peas and Proscuitto

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Camp Salud 2017 – Summer Cooking Camps!  (ALL CAMPS SOLD OUT!)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mon-Thurs

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Friday

Hands-On $250

**ALL SUMMER CAMPS HAVE A 2 WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY

This summer kids and teens can tie on an apron and take over the kitchen at Salud! Students will take a culinary tour and create a mix of dishes from American and world cuisines and sit down to enjoy their delicious meals each day. They'll have tons of fun and leave with the confidence to make flavorful meals and snacks at home for family and friends. Using high quality and fresh ingredients, students work hands-on with our experienced instructors to learn valuable cooking and baking skills. They will love showing off the fruits of their labor as they host an invited guest to their very own feast on the last day of camp. Instruction is specially tailored for your child's age group.

Classes are limited to 12 students. Students may invite one guest to lunch on Day 5; invited guests should arrive at 1p.

*We do not offer a gluten free or allergy free kitchen. Please contact us in advance to discuss food allergy, dietary, or other concerns.

MENUS:

The Great Outdoors Picnic: Herby Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets; Spiralized Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, & Grilled Corn; Hot Dogs with Homemade Chili; and Gourmet Smores

The Art of Pie: Banoffee Pie; Summer Fruit Crostata with Ice Cream; Strawberry Chocolate Hand Pies; and Deep Dish Chicago Pizza Pie

Taste of Germany: Bavarian Pretzel Sticks; German Potato Salad; Mixed Greens with Mustard Vinaigrette; Chicken Schnitzel; and Black Forest Brownie Parfaits

Out of this World Brunch (Little Chefs): Chocolate Chunk Sour Cream Muffins; Creamy Stuffed French Toast with Maple Syrup; Bacon, Chive, & Potato Chip Omelet; Peaches and Cream Smoothies / (Master Chefs and Teens Chefs): It’s a surprise! - Mystery Box Challenge

Opa! – My Big Fat Greek Lunch: Greek Horaitiki Salad; Greek Potatoes; Souvlaki; Greek Meatballs with Tsatziki; and Baklava

JUNE

Camp Salud Little Chefs – Ages 6-9   (SOLD OUT!)

June 5-9

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Camp Salud Master Chefs– Ages 10-12   (SOLD OUT!)

June 12-16

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Camp Salud Teens – Ages 13-15   (SOLD OUT!)

June 19-23

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JULY

Camp Salud Little Chefs – Ages 6-9   (SOLD OUT!)

July 10-14

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Camp Salud Master Chefs – Ages 10-12  (SOLD OUT!)

July 17-21

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Camp Salud Teens – Ages 13-15  (SOLD OUT!)

July 24-28

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How to Register

  •  Click here to register on-line
  •  Call us at 770.442.3354
  •  Register in our store at the customer service desk
  •  Got a Salud! gift certificate you want to use? Please call us to register 770.442.3354

Classes

Seating and enrollment are on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class is sold out, please call 770.442.3354 x 1 or email us at salud.alpharetta@wholefoods.com to be placed on our waiting list. With some exceptions, registration closes 48 hours prior to class. Payment is made at the time of registration. 



Getting Here

Salud! is located inside of Whole Foods Market Avalon:

2800 Old Milton Pkwy

Alpharetta, GA 30009


Map & Directions


 

Private Classes

Need a place to have your next corporate event, shower or birthday party? We offer demonstration or hands-on classes depending on date availability. Call us at 770.442.3354 or e-mail salud.alpharetta@wholefoods.com for more information

Mailing List

Would you like to receive the quarterly calendar of classes, special offers, and seasonal recipes by email? E-mail us at salud.alpharetta@wholefoods.com to be added to our electronic mailing list.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of cooking! For the cooks in your life there's no better gift than gift certificates to Salud! in denominations of $35 to $100. Available for purchase by calling 770.442.3354 or in person at the Customer Service desk.