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 - Kelli Sheffler! 

Kelli started volunteering at Salud in 2011. She says "I originally joined so I could learn how to cook from great chefs, and be more comfortable in the kitchen, and now I love cooking at home! I love any class where I can learn new recipes – especially the ethnic food classes and the ‘healthy’ eating ones. At home, I try to mostly eat ‘clean’ and simple with minimally processed ingredients, but that still has flavor!" She describes probably learning the most in the ‘knife skills’ class and believes that knowing proper knife techniques is an invaluable skill. Kelli works for a marketing agency as a Regional Account Director for an automotive client. She often travels for work, managing a lot of baseball, NASCAR and country music projects. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling for fun (Czech Republic or Italy top the list of favorite locations so far), concerts, sporting events, wine with friends and checking out all of the new dining and shopping options in the Alpharetta area.

SUMMER CLASSES (JUNE, JULY, & AUGUST)

 

AUGUST

 

Friday, August 18, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

UNDISCOVERED ITALY WINE TASTING  (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  (SOLD OUT!)

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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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  (SOLD OUT!)

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  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

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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Fall Classes (Sept/Oct/Nov)

SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 01, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

"I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THAT" WINE TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $25

Tonight, we’ll feature interesting wine varieties that you may not be familiar with. Bring your curiosity and interest in trying something new and broaden your wine horizons! Some of these lesser-known wines may become your new favorites.

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

BRITISH BAKING SHOW  (ALMOST 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: Macaron; Bakewell Tart; and Victoria Sponge Cake.

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DATE NIGHT: SUSHI WORKSHOP

HANDS-ON $130 PER COUPLE

Couples will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. Students will 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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Tuesday, September 05, 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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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CHINESE TAKE-OUT

HANDS-ON $55

Take-out junkies, rejoice! We will guide you through quick and easy recipes that will enable you to re-create your own Chinese take-out. With this hands-on class you can prepare classic “to-go “favorites to your own tastes and preferences in about as much time as it takes for delivery to come to your front door. MENU: Fried Egg Rolls with Chinese Hot Mustard; Pork Potstickers; General Tao’s Chicken; and Shrimp & Pineapple Fried Rice.

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CHOUX 101: ÉCLAIR, GOUGERE, AND MORE!

HANDS-ON $55

Make your French pastry dreams come true in this intro class to pâte a choux. A classic French dough, pâte a choux is used in for making many sweet and savory pastries including éclairs, cream puffs and gougère. Once you’ve learned the technique, the possibilities for tasty treats and impressive entertaining are endless. Join us for a special evening! Dinner will be served. MENU: Éclairs with Pastry Crème; Savory Cheese Gougeres; and Profiteroles with Warm Chocolate Sauce.

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Friday, September 08, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SOUTHERN COMFORT  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $49

Time to celebrate the fall season with a dash of comfort food and a generous serving of Southern flavor! Gather your favorite ladies and gift yourself a night out to cook, laugh, and relax at Salud.  MENU: Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Pears and Nutmeg Crème Fraiche; Green Salad with Cranberry Port Vinaigrette; Chicken Cobbler with Cheddar Dill Biscuits; and Bananas Foster Puddin’.

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DINNER WITH DRIFT FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR

DEMONSTRATION $49

With Chef Doug Turbush

A relative newcomer to the East Cobb neighborhood, Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar is winning over diners with their take on fresh, bold, and innovative seafood! Restaurateur and acclaimed Chef Doug Turbush is our special guest tonight, as he shares a delicious taste of Drift. Come discover why Drift was voted “Best Seafood in Atlanta” in the AJC’s Best of Atlanta poll {June 2017}. MENU: Oysters 2 Ways: East Coast Oyster on the half shell with Classic Sauce Mignonette & Oysters Rockefeller with Herbsaint; Crab Salad with Cucumber and Avocado, Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho; Pan Seared Salmon, Creamed Leeks, Buerre Rouge and Roasted Mushrooms; and Key Lime Pie, Whipped Cream and Raspberries.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

EVENING ON THE MEDITERRANEAN

HANDS-ON $55

Join us as we take an exciting culinary journey to the Mediterranean. Our kitchen will be filled with luscious flavors and tastes as students work with our Salud chef instructor to prepare dishes inspired by the vibrant cuisines of Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. MENU: Chicken Pastilla “Cigars”; Charred Eggplant Salad; Pomegranate Glazed Salmon over Rice Pilaf; Pistachio Baklava with Orange Syrup

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

A GOURMET FALL

HANDS-ON $55

This rich, warm, and soulful menu is perfect for cool weather entertaining and sharing with friends. This is sure to be a memorable evening, so bring your favorite foodie. MENU: Brussels Sprout Leaf Salad with Almonds and Pecorino; Fall Squash Risotto; Braised Short Ribs; and Apple Tarte Tatin.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

HEALTHY HARVEST WITH CHEF MEGAN

DEMONSTRATION $39

With Chef Megan McCarthy

What a pleasure to host Atlanta Botanical Garden chef and healthy eating expert Megan McCarthy tonight! She’s bringing the delicious and the nutritious together for an autumn harvest-inspired class. Come re-invigorate your taste buds and stay on track through the season. MENU: Sweet Potato Soup with Fresh Thyme; Arugula and Pear Salad with Cranberry Pear Vinaigrette; Oven Roasted Salmon with Fresh Basil Pesto; and Nutty Pear Crumble with Cashew Crème.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

WINES OF FRANCE TASTING  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $25

This is the perfect class for anyone interested in developing their appreciation and knowledge of French wines. So join us as we taste a selection of wonderful wines and introduce you to some of the main wine regions from Bordeaux to Burgundy and The Loire Valley to Alsace.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

A VINTAGE TEA PARTY WITH THE SHAMROCK AND PEACH

DEMONSTRATION $45

With Chef Judith McLoughlin

Learn how to recreate your own Vintage party at home with a 'wee' bit of Irish flair from Judith McLoughlin of the Shamrock and Peach. Judith grew up in County Armagh in rural Northern Ireland, in a family steeped in the traditions of Irish hospitality and the restaurant industry. This is an amazing opportunity to learn all the points of hosting a fall tea party, including how to make the perfect tea party sandwiches and sweets; tea party etiquette; and choosing table ware and serving pieces.

MENU: Savories: Stilton Cheese and Pear Tea Sandwich with Walnuts and Raw Honey; Chopped Egg and Watercress Tea Sandwiches; Apple and Celery Tea Sandwiches with Arugula; & Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup. (Green Tea) Scones: Irish Oat Banoffee Scones (Irish Breakfast blend). Sweets: Tea party Meringues with Berries; Jamey Oat and Coconut Delights; & Lime Possets. (Fruit and floral infused Rooibos – Decaf).

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

KIDS: PIZZA PARTY - AGES 6-9   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $35

Kids discover the joys of authentic pizza-making in this fun hands-on class. Italy’s pizzas, known for their thin crusts and judiciously chosen toppings, are famous around the world. Kids learn how to make a traditional pizza dough, tomato sauce, and then shape their dough to make authentic varieties of pizzas. MENU: Green Salad; Margherita, Pepperoni, & and Make-up-your-own-pizza; and a special Gelato Sundae bar with all the toppings!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HEALTH STARTS HERE: SWEETS BY ANOTHER NAME

DEMONSTRATION - NO CHARGE

With Sarah Krippner

Sugar goes by many names on the labels of your favorite items and can cause your diet to get off track. Join us for a night learning about sugar, how it hides from you, the potential impact on your health and what to replace it with to enjoy some sweets in your life. Have dinner before you come because we will make and sample some quick and easy sweet treats. This class is FREE but please register, as we need an accurate headcount for sampling. Email sarah.krippner@wholefoods.com <mailto:sarah.krippner@wholefoods.com> with any questions.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

THE BEST OF FALL SOUPS

DEMONSTRATION $39

When fall arrives, nothing is better than a steamy, homemade bowl of soup. Join us for a lesson in soup-making, as we share some of our hearty favorites that are sure to become your go-to recipes. MENU: Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Apple; Spanish Chickpea Soup with Sausage, Kale, & Roasted Red Peppers; Coconut Red Lentil Soup; and Spinach, Pear, & Shaved Parmesan Salad.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

A FALL FEAST WITH OAK STEAKHOUSE  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $45

With Executive Chef Stuart Rogers

Classic and modern, Oak Steakhouse is a neighborhood favorite and Avalon destination for creative and refined dining. Whether you go for the lobster po’boy, the Sapelo Island clams, or a juicy NY Strip – you are sure to savor a memorable meal from Executive Chef Stuart Rogers and his team. This class features a taste of Oak as Chef Rogers prepares some of his favorite dishes for autumn. Special wine pairings will be served. MENU: First course: Potato and Leek Soup with Blue Crab and Chives; Second course: Pan Seared Scallops with Fall Squash Risotto with Basil Pesto; Third course: Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs and Creamy turnips with Parmigiana and Roasted Baby Carrots. 

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Friday, September 22, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

TOTS: FALL FLAVORS! - AGES 3-5 W/ PARENT

HANDS-ON $25 PER PAIR

It’s time to get in the kitchen with your little chef for a class filled with warm and nourishing fall flavors. You’ll work together to make some tasty, seasonal treats. Come meet your neighbors and spend a fun hour “playing” in the kitchen.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

TEENS: SUSHI WORKSHOP - AGES 13-15

HANDS-ON $55

Teens will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. Students will 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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Saturday, September 23, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

KIDS: THE ITALIAN TABLE - AGES 10-12

HANDS-ON $35

Italy is surely a kid’s food paradise! We are celebrating Italy flavor today and students will learn to make homemade bread, pasta, and delicious chicken saltimbocca that literally “jumps in the mouth.” And of course, we won’t miss dessert by creating our own fabulous gelato bar! MENU: Rosemary Focaccia; Cheese Ravioli; Chicken Saltimbocca with Field Greens; and Gelato Sundaes.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

THE BEST OF GIADA'S ITALY

HANDS-ON $55

Tonight we are celebrating the heart-warming cuisine of Italy through the recipes of Food Network favorite Giada De Laurentiis. With over seven cookbooks, Giada has inspired us with a treasure trove of delicious, Italian dishes. Tonight, our Salud chef will work with students to prepare some of her most popular and sit down family-style to savor them. Italian wines will be served. MENU: Italian Wedding Soup; Roman Chicken with Peppers, Prosciutto, and Capers; Gnocchi alla Romana; Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust; and Espresso Brownies with Gelato.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

FALL DINNER WITH FRIENDS  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

Reconnect with friends and share the pleasures of fall dining together. Colors and flavors “pop”; as fall fruits take center stage in this mouthwatering menu that’s perfect for entertaining! MENU: Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Pomegranate Seeds; Green Salad with Cranberry Port Dressing; Roast Pork with Persimmons and Herb Roasted Potatoes; and Apple Molasses Upside Down Cake.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

TAILGATING TOGETHER!

HANDS-ON $95 PER PAIR

Need a new activity to enjoy with your sweetie or best buddy? Tailgate together and have more fun! These fun and festive dishes are sure to breathe new life into your next football party! Boost your midweek with a relaxed night in our kitchen! MENU: Beer Cheese Dip with Soft Pretzel Dippers; Wings with Dipping Sauce; Mini-Loaded Potatoes; Korean Meatball Sliders; and Peanut Butter Cup Brownies.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

ENCHANTING FALL WITH COLLETTA RESTAURANT

DEMONSTRATION $45

Executive Chef Jason Stern

Avalon’s Colletta Restaurant charms Alpharetta diners as a hot spot for date night and girls’ night with their inspired Northern Italian menu. Executive Chef Jason Stern pays us a special visit with plans to enchant our taste buds! Don’t miss this opportunity for an evening with this talented local chef! MENU: Eggplant Bruschetta; Scallop with Parsnip Puree and Pickled Fennel; Capellini and Clams; Pork Loin with Haricot Vert; and Vanilla Gelati with Grapes.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

FALL'S TREASURE: APPLE DESSERTS

HANDS-ON $49

Fall's favorite fruit shines in the baker’s kitchen. Nothing says autumn quite like an apple that's sweet, crisp, tart, and juicy. Join us as we show you what to do with this fall favorite and teach you how prepare some amazing apple desserts from the classic pie to warm, spiced apple cake. Lunch will be served. MENU: Rum Raisin Apple Pie; Golden Delicious Apple & Cheddar Turnovers with Cranberries; Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CAST IRON COOKOFF!

HANDS-ON $55

Isn’t it time you got the most out of your cast iron cookware? Join us tonight as we show you how to cook a variety of foods to perfection using versatile cast iron. Along the way you’ll learn how to properly season and clean your cookware. It’s going to be a delicious evening! MENU: Sunday Steak with Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches; Cast Iron Pizza; and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

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OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

LA BRASSERIE

HANDS-ON $59

Tonight you’ll work in the kitchen together to grasp fundamental cooking techniques as you discover a selection of French brasserie favorites straight from the Champs-Elysées. Using the best ingredients and turning them into warming, fragrant dishes, this simple, robust cuisine lends readily lends itself to a cozy evening by the fire with a glass of wine. Enjoy delicious French food in a casual style that you can easily replicate at home. MENU: Garlicky Scallops with Breadcrumbs; Mesclun Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette & Goat Cheese Crouton; Steak au Poivre; and Spiced Poached Pears with Honey Crème Fraiche.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

CLASSIC AMERICAN WITH MARLOW'S TAVERN

DEMONSTRATION $45

Chef Steven Nichols

Local restaurant Marlow’s Tavern first opened in Alpharetta in 2004. Since then, they’ve been pleasing diners with unexpected, American tavern fare that’s chef-driven and creative. Grab a friend and join us for a well-deserved mid-week night out. Chef Nichols can’t wait to meet you and share his culinary tips and recipes for success! MENU: Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pancetta, Pecorino, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and a Maple Vinaigrette; Roasted Corn-Arugula Pesto with Linguine; Potato Wrapped Salmon with Roasted Carrot Romesco Sauce and Blistered Cherry Tomato Panzanella Salad; and Maple-Cayenne Apple Tarte Tatin Spiced Almond Brittle.

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WUNDERBAR: A TASTE OF GERMANY

HANDS-ON $55

Take a tour of Germany with Salud as we teach you how to make the hearty and delectable dishes from Deutschland. Don your lederhosen and say Prost because we didn’t forget the music or the beer. German beer will be served. MENU: Soft Pretzels with Mustard; Chicken Schnitzel with Apple Salad; Sausage with Apples, Sauerkraut, & Onion; and Roasted Plums with Rum Raisins and Vanilla Ice Cream.

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Friday, October 06, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

GREEN ORCHARDS AND IRISH OATCAKES!

DEMONSTRATION $45

With Chef Judith McLoughlin

Our favorite Scots-Irish chef is here to share an evening of Irish Autumnal flavors with a gentle Southern twist. Irish Food Expert Judith McLoughlin is originally from Co. Armagh in Northern Ireland (also known as the Orchard County of Ireland).  The seasonally inspired menu celebrates local North Georgia apples with delicious apple fusion recipes from her homeland. MENU: Apple Chutney with Dubliner Irish Cheese on Oatcakes; Celeriac and Apple Soup with Apple Wood smoked Bacon and Crème Fraiche; Apple Chicken with Sage, Spinach, Potato and Fennel; and Georgia Apple Crumble with Irish Whiskey custard.

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

EUROPEAN PASTRY WITH ALENA

HANDS-ON $55

Instructor Alena Surgeon takes students on a fun-filled, European adventure, teaching the techniques to make delicious European pastries. You’ll go home with the skills and confidence to make your own beautiful, Pinterest-worthy pastries anytime. This class is appropriate for both beginning and experienced bakers. Lunch will be served. MENU: Apple Strudel; Blueberry Pastry Kolach; Cream Cheese and Nut Kolach; and Cream Horns with Chocolate, Cream, or Meringue.

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DATE NIGHT: BUTTER, BACON, & BOOZE

HANDS-ON $135 PER COUPLE

Three of our favorite ingredients are highlighted in this indulgent menu for couples. The three B’s of cooking are sure to bring flavor to any dish. After this class, you can take one, two, or all three of these beloved ingredients and bring your cooking to a new level. MENU: Bourbon-Brined Chicken Wings with Beer Buffalo Sauce; Bacon-Crusted Potatoes; Drunken Skirt Steak with Compound Butter; Bacon & Beer Braised Greens; and Brioche Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Caramel.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES

HANDS-ON $59

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 and linguini, shaping and filling ravioli; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home. MENU: Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, and Nutmeg; Gnocchi with Sage-Brown Butter Sauce; 30 Minute Marinara with Linguini; and Green Salad.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SENSATIONAL SHEET PAN SUPPERS

DEMONSTRATION $35

Life is busy, but that doesn’t mean dinner can’t be quick and delicious. In this unique class, we’ll show you how to use a simple sheet pan to create sensational, full meals for your family. Easy to make and even easier to clean up, sheet pan cooking is your new secret weapon! MENU:  Chicken Tikka with Aloo Gobi; Maple Glazed Salmon with Roasted Vegetables; and Baked Sausage Dinner with Apples and Fingerlings.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

FALL FOR BREAKFAST FOR DINNER

HANDS-ON $49

There's something very comforting about sitting down to breakfast for dinner. Tonight, our Salud chef will work with students to prepare a variety of sweet and savory breakfast dishes. We’re taking breakfast to a whole new level of delicious! MENU: Gingerbread Waffles with Lemon Curd Sauce; Sausage Polenta Nestled with Eggs; Stuffing Hash; Candied Bacon; and Mexican Hot Chocolate.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

PAIRING CHEESE & BEER TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $25

With April Latta & Tony Morris

Starsky and Hutch, campfires and marshmallows, peanut butter and jelly, Calvin and Hobbes, champagne and caviar, Batman and Robin. We sure do love a good pairing! Tonight, April, our Certified Cheese Professional, and Tony, our wine/beer buyer, will join forces for a wicked good class on pairing cheese and beer. Discover how they have a natural affinity and which brews will enhance your favorite goat, aged, blue, or funky cheese.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

BREAD BAKING BASICS WITH A TWIST

HANDS-ON $55

Chef John Oechsner

In this class for bread making beginners and enthusiasts, special guest Chef Oechsner will teach students the tricks and tips for making a variety of international sweet and savory breads. He’ll even share a unique Japanese technique called “tangzhong” which produces some of the lightest and fluffiest rolls and sweet buns. What a great opportunity to learn from a talented and experienced pastry chef! Lunch will be served. MENU: The Lightest Dinner Rolls, Pecan Sticky Buns, Chinese Scallion Pancakes; and Indian Chapatis.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

GUYS’ NIGHT OUT: COOK LIKE A PRO

HANDS-ON $59

Guys, it’s time to boost your game in the kitchen and impress that special someone. Join us for a one-night crash course highlighting the essentials of good cooking techniques. You'll be cooking up a storm before you know it! No excuses, it’s time to do more than just grill. Class limited to 9 awesome men! MENU: Thai Curry Mussels; Classic Caesar Salad; Low and Slow Indoor Steak with Cognac Butter, Hasselback Potatoes; and Crème Brulee.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

KIDS: CUPCAKE WARRIORS - AGES 10-12

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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Monday, October 16, 2017

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HEALTH STARTS HERE: ALL CALORIES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL

DEMONSTRATION - NO CHARGE

With Sarah Krippner

There are a lot of ways to lose weight. Calorie counting and restriction are two popular methods but there are pros and cons and things to know before you venture down this path. All calories are not created equal so it is good to know what you are really cutting or counting before you try this way of eating. Join us for a fun discussion and tasty snacks. This class is FREE but please register, as we need an accurate headcount for sampling. Email sarah.krippner@wholefoods.com <mailto:sarah.krippner@wholefoods.com> with any questions.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

SUSHI WORKSHOP

HANDS-ON $59

Couples will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. Students will 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, October 18, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

KNIFE SKILLS AND BASICS

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: MENU: Seasonal Veggie Soup; Petite Salade and Vinaigrette with Goat Cheese Toasts; Chicken Paillard with Raisin, Caper and Pistachio Brown Butter; Classic Rice Pilaf; and Easy Apple Tart.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

AUTHENTIC THAI WITH FUJI HANA

DEMONSTRATION $45

With Chef Nick Chompoonich

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. Your expert guide is Chef Nick Chompoonich of local restaurant Fuji Hana Thai Peppers. MENU: Larb (Ground Chicken Salad); Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup); Shrimp with Green Curry; & Mango Sticky Rice.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: FALL INTO FABULOUS

HANDS-ON $49

Summer is over. The kids are back in school. Stay fabulous with these autumn-inspired recipes that will make you fall in love with the season. Grab your bestie and spend a fun night in our kitchen. MENU: Squash Bruschetta; Savory Sausage Bread Pudding; Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon; Chicken Breasts with Apple Cider Sauce; and Carrot Cupcakes.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

KIDS: SOUTH IN YOUR MOUTH! - AGES 6-9

HANDS-ON $35

We live in the south, so let’s dive into some delicious southern flavors! From creamy mac and cheese to banana puddin’, southerners know a thing or two about down-home and classic comfort food. Kids will get a kick out of making this southern spread and sharing the recipes at home! MENU: Collard Green Wraps; Creamy Mac and Cheese; Oven Baked “Fried” Chicken; and Banana Puddin’.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DATE NIGHT: GRECIAN ISLES

HANDS-ON $125 PER COUPLE

Chef Melissa Pelkey Hass

We love the bright, fresh flavors of the Mediterranean. Tonight, in this culinary adventure, special guest “Chef M” will tour couples through the Greek islands. Enjoy a relaxing date night and enjoy Greek favorites using classic ingredients of olives, citrus, feta cheese, fresh vegetables, phyllo dough, and honey. MENU: Baked Feta with Toasted Pine Nuts & Honey, Avgolemono, Keftedes (Greek Meatballs in tomato sauce), Grilled Pita; and Galaktoboureko (Greek custard pie).

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

AN ELEGANT FALL DINNER

HANDS-ON $55

The cooler days of fall bring in rich, warming flavors and occasions to sit back and enjoy an occasional indulgent meal. We are pulling out the stops tonight to get your week started on a high note, with this elegant dinner complete with special wines. MENU: Roasted Beets with Pistachio and Orange; Truffled Lobster Mac and Cheese; Seared Pork with Herb Crust and Cognac Sauce; and Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SECRETS OF JAPANESE UMAMI WITH NAKATO

DEMONSTRATION $45

With Sachi Nakato and Chef Yoshi Kinjo

Nakato Japanese Steakhouse has been delighting Atlanta diners with authentic Japanese food including fresh sushi, teppanyaki, and washoku dining since 1972. Third generation owner Sachi Nakato takes great joy in sharing her Japanese culture and food traditions. Tonight she is joined by the restaurant’s talented Chef Kinjo to explore the secrets of Japanese cooking and the mysterious “fifth taste” known as umami. This is sure to be an exclusive event for food lovers! MENU: Miso Soup; Temari Sushi; Terikayi Sauce with Steak; and Mystery Flavored Ice Cream.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

TOTS: HALLOWEEN - AGES 3-5 W/ PARENT

HANDS-ON $25 PER PAIR

It’s a spooky-good time with your little chef and some tasty Halloween recipes. Tots get to practice lots of hands-on skills and enjoy a fun morning out with mom or dad. MENU: Iced Spooky Sugar Cookies; Mummy Dogs; Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Smoothies

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Friday, October 27, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

BLIND CABERNET TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $28

Are you a Cabernet lover? Or just a wine enthusiast looking to discover some new favorites? Well, join us for a popular “blind” tasting, take some notes, and test your taste buds. You may be surprised at what you discover.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

KIDS: SPOOKY DELIGHTS: AGES 6-9  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $35

No Tricks, just treats! Kids will enjoy a very spooky Halloween in this festive cooking class filled with small surprises. And the fun isn’t over…we’ll have an eerie witches’ brew and some games for our goblins. MENU: Ghostly Iced Sugar Cookies; Spider Devilled Eggs; “Wormy” Cupcakes; Pumpkin Cheese Balls; and a Witches Brew.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

KIDS: A GHOUL'S FEAST - AGES 10-12

HANDS-ON $35

No Tricks, just treats! We’ve got a ghoulish menu planned with some spooky surprises for our young chefs. MENU: Tombstone Cookies; Spider Deviled Eggs; Witches Hat Cupcakes; Monster Munch; Mummy Dogs

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

DEMONSTRATION - NO CHARGE

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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Monday, October 30, 2017

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

DEMONSTRATION - NO CHARGE

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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NOVEMBER

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

THE BEST OF FALL SOUPS

DEMONSTRATION $39

When fall arrives, nothing is better than a steamy, homemade bowl of soup. Join us for a lesson in soup-making, as we share some of our hearty favorites that are sure to become your go-to recipes. MENU: Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Apple; Spanish Chickpea Soup with Sausage, Kale, & Roasted Red Peppers; Coconut Red Lentil Soup; and Spinach, Pear, & Shaved Parmesan Salad.

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SOUTH AFRICAN WINE DINNER WITH CAPE DUTCH & BABYLONSTOREN

DEMONSTRATION $49

Executive Chef Philippe Haddad

We are very excited about this special wine dinner featuring a beautiful pairing of Babylonstoren wines from South Africa with exquisite dishes from Belgium-born Chef Haddad of Atlanta’s Cape Dutch Restaurant. Babylonstoren means “Tower of Babel” in Afrikaans and is more than just a paradise winery. This working farm and garden was recently named as the #7 hotel in the world by Harper’s Bazaar. They been growing vines for over 300 years! Cape Dutch is one of the hottest Atlanta restaurants around and now you can get a taste of the South African culinary landscape without waiting for a table. Reserve your spot early – this class will fill up! MENU: Appetizer - Wild Mushroom Ragout with Carrot, Celery, & Mushroom Lemon Fumet; Main Course - Poached Sea Bass in warm herb vinaigrette with Mushrooms and Avocado Puree; and Dessert - Toasted Almond Tuile with marinated wild berries and Champagne Sabayon.

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Friday, November 03, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

INDIAN DELIGHTS!

HANDS-ON $49

With Chef Krishna Chapatwala

Explore the mysterious tastes, textures, and aromas of Indian cooking as you take a hands-on cooking tour with Chef Krishna. She’ll show you how to prepare fabulously flavorful Indian fare and you’ll learn about the exotic and aromatic spices employed in Indian cuisine. You’ll have the confidence to make these dishes at home and impress your friends and family. MENU: Chicken Kebabs; Bombay Potatoes; Fish in Saffron Cream Sauce; Cumin Scented Rice; and Kulfi (ice cream custard-based ice cream with almonds or pistachios).

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

APPETIZERS 101

HANDS-ON $49

As we move towards the holidays, it’s a great time to up your game when it comes to entertaining your favorite foodies. We’ve got the perfect appetizers to get you started and everyone else raving about what a great chef you are! This class is perfect for singles, couples, and friends to enjoy a night out and a delicious spread of fall-themed small plates. A special fall party cocktail will be served. MENU: Caramelized Onion and Smoked Salmon Canapés; Pear and Goat Cheese Quesadillas; Grilled Chicken Drumettes with Blue Cheese Dip; Warm Brie Tarts with Cranberry Compote; Marinated Steak Crostini with Horseradish Cream

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES

HANDS-ON $59

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 and linguini, shaping and filling ravioli; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home. MENU: Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, and Nutmeg; Gnocchi with Sage-Brown Butter Sauce; 30 Minute Marinara with Linguini; and Green Salad.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

ENTERTAINING: CHEF SECRETS FOR BEAUTIFUL PLATES

HANDS-ON $49

With Chef Juan Montier

Everyone knows we eat with our eyes first, so why shouldn’t your culinary creations be a work of art? This is your chance to learn the secrets of beautiful plating from one of the best, Chef and caterer extraordinaire Juan Montier. In this exclusive class, Chef Juan will give you the techniques and confidence to design a variety of tablescapes, from standard to formal, including a holiday buffet.  He’ll share his secrets for a pre-carved turkey presentation that will “wow” your guests, and create an elaborate cheese display. Students will learn how to plate and then savor a dinner of pan-seared chicken with flavored green beans and gnocchi in cream sauce - And Chef Juan will surely have a fun, holiday cocktail to share. Reserve your spot early for this entertaining evening!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

HOLIDAYS IN ITALY

DEMONSTRATION $39

Chef John Wilson

Can’t hop on a jet plane to Italy for the holidays? Join us and we’ll bring the festive flavors of Italy straight to you! Chef John Wilson offers students an entertaining and relaxing evening of rustic Italian cuisine and hand-picked Italian wines. Plan your date night with us and reserve your seats early. MENU: Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Orange and Olive Salad; Turkey Breast stuffed with dried prunes and figs; Butternut Squash Puree with Honey; Panettone Bread Pudding.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

KIDS: COOKIE SUPERSTARS - AGES 6-9  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $39

With the holidays approaching, we can’t wait to bake & whip up some yummy cookies. In this festive class, kids get to try their hand at several holiday cookie recipes, from classic fall flavors to international cookies from around the world. Lunch will be served. MENU: Ginger & White Chocolate Cookies; Raspberry Linzer Bars; Chinese Almond Cookies, World Peace Cookies. (*Multiple recipes contain nuts)

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DATE NIGHT: FALL IN LOVE

HANDS-ON $130 PER COUPLE

Fall in love with fall as we explore the romantic side of all the season has to offer. From juicy pears to warming gourds, your palate will swoon with autumn’s harvest. Special wines will be served. MENU: Pear and Blue Cheese Salad; Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts; Butternut Squash Risotto; Pecan Crusted Salmon with Maple Mustard; and Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HEALTH STARTS HERE: DETOX & CLEANSING

DEMONSTRATION - NO CHARGE

With Sarah Krippner

Are you ready to get a jump on the holidays by creating some healthy habits today? Let’s talk about the different ways to reboot your system. Cleanses and intermittent fasting can be a fantastic tool in your kit of healthy living and can help keep you fit during the holidays without a major restrictive diet. One of the best things about a cleanse routine is you can create the one that works best for you. Come learn and enjoy some of my favorite smoothies and other liquid healers. This class is FREE but please register, as we need an accurate headcount for sampling. Email sarah.krippner@wholefoods.com <mailto:sarah.krippner@wholefoods.com> with any questions.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

THANKSGIVING SIDE ATTRACTIONS

DEMONSTRATION $35

Delight your guests with a menu of classic American dishes, with a few new updates. Thanksgiving turkey is usually the main event, but it’s often the sides that really get the compliments. We’ll share some of our favorite side dishes as well as a few tips for getting it all on the table come Turkey! Of course, we’ll have turkey on hand to serve with our sides. MENU: Poached Pear Salad with Bleu Cheese and Candied Pecans; Orange Cranberry Sauce with Mint; Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Garlic Gremolata; Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts; and Sweet Potato Tartlets with Pecan Pralines.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

THE GREAT PUMPKIN DINNER

HANDS-ON $55

We are celebrating all things pumpkin in this unique hands-on class! Pumpkin is versatile, nutritious, and delicious….perfect for a multitude of savory and sweet seasonal applications. This menu will take you from breakfast to dinner and leave you in awe of this humble gourd! MENU: Pumpkin Orange Cinnamon Rolls; Roasted Squash Salad with Cider Vinaigrette; Pumpkin and Kale Lasagna, and Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

WINE FOR THANKSGIVING

HANDS-ON $25

What wines to serve with turkey? It’s a simple question that has lots of answers. Join us for an entertaining tasting of the best wines to serve on Thanksgiving and learn what makes sense to serve with all the various foods likely to be on the table. Find out how not to go over budget, especially if your guest list looks like a football team roster!

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HOLIDAY PIES

HANDS-ON $49

What would Thanksgiving be without flaky, delicious pies & tarts? This class teaches students everything they need to know to craft glorious desserts perfect for fall and the holiday table. There’s no better time to learn the basics of pastry and baking. Students leave with the know-how and recipes to recreate their favorite specialty for the big day. Lunch will be served. MENU: Bourbon Pecan Pie; Southern Sweet Potato Pie; and Apple & Cherry Galette with Caramel Sauce.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

SATURDAY SOIREE: FRIENDSGIVING

HANDS-ON $55

Can’t travel to visit family over Thanksgiving? Throw the most colorful and festive party on the block and invite all your friends instead!We’ll teach you chefs’ secrets and caterers’ tricks to make your holiday a success. MENU: Silky Squash Soup with Sage Croutons; Cranberry Hazelnut Green Bean Salad; Bourbon Roasted Sweet Potatoes; Stuffed Turkey Breast with Good Gracious Gravy; and Maple Apple Cheesecakes.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

FAMILY: HOLIDAY BREAKFAST - AGES 10 AND UP

HANDS-ON $75 PER PARENT/CHILD PAIR

The holidays are the perfect time to pull out all the stops for your family and make a special, seasonal breakfast. Our instructor will guide parent and child teams through making a beautiful breakfast buffet of both sweet and savory items. Just in time for your Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations. MENU: Sour Cream Coffeecake; Cranberry Orange Scones; Gingerbread Pancakes; Egg, Potato, and Bacon Breakfast Casserole.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

KIDS: PUMPKIN DELIGHTS - AGES 6-9

HANDS-ON $35

It’s our favorite time of year to celebrate the pumpkin. Kids will have a great time in this class and go home excited to recreate these recipes. MENU: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins; Pumpkin Soup with Grilled Cheese; and Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

KIDS: MYSTERY BASKET CHALLENGE - AGES 10-12

HANDS-ON $39

In this fun and challenging class, our young chefs will stretch their culinary imagination and test their cooking skills to the max. Students will work in teams with a surprise “mystery basket” of ingredients to come up with dishes that look as good as they taste! Who’s up for a little friendly competition?

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DATE NIGHT: THE FILIPINO KITCHEN

HANDS-ON $125 PER COUPLE

The delicious flavors of Filipino food evolved over many centuries, inspired by Malay, Indian, Arab, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, American, and other Asian and Latin cuisines. Students are in for a treat tonight, as they learn to prepare popular and traditional Filipino fare from our very own Chef Tiera, who is of Filipino descent. MENU: Pandasal (Soft Bread rolls); Lumpia with Dipping Sauce (Egg rolls); Chicken Adobo; Fried Bananas; and Leche Flan.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

KNIFE SKILLS AND BASICS

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: MENU: Seasonal Veggie Soup; Petite Salade and Vinaigrette with Goat Cheese Toasts; Chicken Paillard with Raisin, Caper and Pistachio Brown Butter; Classic Rice Pilaf; and Easy Apple Tart.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CLASSIC STEAKHOUSE

HANDS-ON $69

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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Thursday, November 30, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: APPS, CUPCAKES, AND 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: Crab Cakes with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce; Baked Camembert with Wild Mushrooms; Devilled Eggs with Candied Bacon; Asian Lettuce Wraps; Luscious Carrot Cupcakes; Wine Spritzers.

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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


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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

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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.