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.

  • 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.

  • 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)
    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. Kids, Teens, and family classes are age specific - see class descriptions.  *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 - KELLY HARRISON!

Kelly joined our volunteer group at Salud this past August, starting with a Mexican Brunch class. She loves learning new cooking skills and techniques and enjoys taking the class recipes home and recreating them. 
Kelly worked through college as a server and eventually became a line cook at Al Di La in Charleston, SC. She switched to the IT world post college, working for hospitals, implementing and supporting electronic medical record systems (EMRs). She recently moved to Atlanta to start work at Northside Hospital. She has been married for 3 years and has 4 furkids: Emma, Hank, Walt and Charlie.
At home, she makes a “killer ricotta cheese gnocchi with shrimp and marinara sauce”. Her favorite restaurant is Shaw's Crabhouse in Chicago, IL and she is a fan of the cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Outside of cooking, Kelly is an avid crafter and crochets all sorts of things.
 

WINTER CLASSES (DEC/JAN/FEB)

Salud Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for your favorite foodie. Pick one up at customer service or call us to order by phone. 770-442-3354 x2 

*To register for class using your gift certificate, give us a call.

 

Monday, January 02, 2017

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HEALTH STARTS HERE: 28 DAY HEALTHY EATING CHALLENGE  (CLASS IS FULL!)

DEMONSTRATION - NO COST

With Sarah Krippner

(Challenge includes all dates listed below, rotating between the Avalon and Duluth Salud locations)

  • Avalon - Monday  2nd, 16th and 30th
  • Duluth - Monday 9th and 23rd

The New Year is here and it’s time to kick those resolutions into high gear! Are you ready to challenge your current eating habits to get stronger? I am talking about Plant Strong. Join us for a 4 week challenge to better, stronger you. Every week you will make simple changes to your diet that reduce animal products and processed foods creating room for stronger more nutrient dense plant foods. We will sample some of our favorite plant strong dishes every week. Learn new healthy cooking skills and you can take home great new recipes. You will enjoy the strength of a community that is built during this journey along the road to a plant-strong, healthy new year. Register just once and that will cover your registration for all 5 days. Meet-ups every Monday alternating between the Avalon and Duluth locations. The first meet up is Monday the 2nd at the Avalon. Graduation is on January 30th at Avalon.  Email sarah.krippner@wholefoods.com with any questions. This challenge is free of cost.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: APPETIZERS, CUPCAKES & WINE  (2 SPOTS OPEN!)

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; and Wine Spritzers.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

DOUGHNUT LOVE WITH DUTCH MONKEY  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $59

With Chefs Arpana Satyu-Burge and Martin Burge

Dutch Monkey Donuts is one of our favorite local donut shops and is located in nearby Cumming, GA. Husband and wife owners, Martin and Arpana, are trained chefs and take great pride in crafting their amazing donut creations….and you can taste the difference. This morning they will work with students to teach donut-making tips and techniques and create delicious, seasonally-inspired donuts to share and savor. MENU: Cake doughnut bars; Apple compote; Fruit compote alternatives for winter (using frozen fruit); and Ganache 102 (how to make a versatile ganache and use it for EVERYTHING).

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

A BOOZY BOURBON BASH   (SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $49

With Chef Melissa Pelkey Hass

We are celebrating the South and our beloved bourbon in our first-ever exclusive bourbon-themed dinner! Bourbon can elevate a simple dish into the extraordinary! Chef Melissa has an amazing menu planned full of bourbon-marinated, infused, and glazed dishes. So, grab a date and head over to our Salud for an evening of fun, food, and bourbon!  MENU: Bourbon baked Kasseri Cheese and Mushroom Appetizer, Bourbon Cream Scallops with Smoky Grits and Corn Relish and Brussel Sprouts, and Salted Caramel and Bourbon Pecan Pie.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

KIDS: A PIRATE'S LIFE - AGES 10-12   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $35

'Avast, ye mateys!' We’re setting sail for the Caribbean islands. It’s not sunken treasure were looking for, but the delicious tropical delights that are found on the islands in the South Seas. Come aboard as we set sail and discover the amazing foods of the Caribbean. MENU: Jerk Chicken Kabobs with Raspberry Sauce; Cuban Black Beans & Rice; Jamaican Veggie Patties; Sweet Plantains; and Key Lime Pie.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

THAI ONE ON    (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

Fire up your work week, with a fun night out learning the essentials of Thai cooking. Light and refreshing, Thai cooking marries many flavors to produce a cuisine that is always deliciously spiced and only sometimes "hot and spicy.” Tonight you will discover how to create delicious dishes with fresh flavors that you’ll love making at home. MENU: Shrimp & Mango Rolls with Dipping Sauce; Chicken & Coconut Milk Soup; Beef Panaeng with Jasmine Rice; and Fried Bananas with Ice Cream

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

BEAUTIFUL BOWLS

HANDS-ON $55

Simply stated, bowl food is comfort food. Delicious, easy to put together, and eat with a spoon, fork, or chop sticks. Tonight we’ll share some beautiful bowls that are full of flavor, texture, and heavenly aromas. You’ll go home with a happy belly and fresh ideas for Instagram-worthy, bowl food meals for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  MENU: Fruity Acai Breakfast Bowl; Roasted Veggie and Chickpea Buddha Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing; Flank Steak Burrito Bowl with Roasted Garlic and Poblano Guacamole; and Asian Coconut Curry Shrimp Noodle Bowl.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DINNER IN SICILY  (SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $45

A perfect night out? An entertaining evening of Italian cooking definitely tops our list! We’ll warm up the season with southern specialties tonight from Sicily. Come relax and let us feed you like an Italian mama would. Italian wines will be served.  MENU: Sfincune al Caponata (Sicilian "pizza" with Eggplant Relish);  Migliaccio Brusco (Sicilian Baked Polenta); Pescespada al Charmoula (Swordfish with Charmoula);  Grilled Radicchio with "Dirty Martini" Olive Dressing; and Diplomatico al Cioccolato (Rum-Soaked Sponge Cake with Chocolate).

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Friday, January 27, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

BIG BAD REDS WINE TASTING   (SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $25

This tasting is all about big, bold reds! We’ll sample a variety of hearty reds that you can really sink your teeth into, like Malbec, Priorat, Merlot, Nero D’Avola, Cabernet and more. Perfect for pairing with your favorite steak, braised lamb, or short ribs, come explore the reds that truly make an impression.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

A DAY IN VIENNA: STRUDEL FROM SCRATCH!  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

With Chef John Oechsner

In this class for baking enthusiasts, special guest Chef Oechsner will take students on a tour of Vienna and the beloved strudel pastry. He’ll share the tricks and techniques for working with the paper-thin dough and how to prepare the popular, sweet apple strudel along with some other varieties. What a great opportunity to learn from a talented and experienced pastry chef! Lunch will be served. MENU: Apple Strudel; Apricot & Pine Nut Strudel; and a savory, Potato, Bacon, & Sauerkraut Strudel.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CHINESE NEW YEAR DINNER   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

With Chef John Wilson

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is steeped in tradition and is sure to include lots of delicious food! Chef John will present a festive menu that’s designed for hands-on fun and savoring authentic Chinese dishes. Feeling lucky? Come ring in the New Year with us!  MENU: Vegetable Egg Rolls; Spicy Stir Fry Long Beans; Shrimp and Vegetable Fried Rice; and General Tao's Chicken.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

KIDS: CUPCAKE WARRIORS - AGES 6-9   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $40

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 a theme and they will bake off and decorate cupcakes to present for judging. Savory snacks will be served.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

COZY WINTER FEAST WITH FRIENDS  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

Think of a night with a fire in the hearth and a great wine you’ve been saving to enjoy with your dearest friends; a night of reminiscing and making new memories. This decadent menu is a special one and we’ll serve some of our wine buyer’s top picks with it.  MENU: Butternut Squash Flatbread with Fried Sage and Chili Brown Butter; Waldorf Endive Salad; Beer Braised Short Ribs with Rutabaga Mash and Crisped Shallots; and Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASSICAL FRENCH TECHNIQUES  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $65

Sharpen your culinary skills with this technique-oriented class and learn the foundations of French inspired cuisine. Students will improve their understanding of these fundamental procedures with simple, everyday language in a fun, unintimidating style. Bon appétit! Wine from France will be served.  MENU: Galettes au Camembert (Camembert Biscuits); Soufflé aux Épinards (Spinach Soufflé); Pommes Anna (Gratin of Sliced Potatoes in Butter); Filets de Poisson Au Beurre Noir (Fish Fillets with Brown Butter Sauce); and Crêpes Suzette et Flambées (Crêpes with Orange Butter).

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

A TASTE OF VIETNAM  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

Vietnam has one of the most diverse, delicious and healthy gastronomies in the world. Due to its tropical climate, each region has something special to be proud of. This class will offer the best of the best familiar recipes that you can create at home for your family and friends. MENU: Fresh Summer Rolls; Pho Bo – Beef Noodle Soup; Chicken in Caramel Sauce with Jasmine Rice; Vietnamese Egg Tarts; and Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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Friday, February 03, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

GIADA'S ITALIAN FAVORITES   (SOLD OUT!)

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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Saturday, February 04, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY 101 WITH THE SHAMROCK & PEACH   (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $59

With Gary and Judith McLoughlin of The Shamrock & Peach

Everyone knows that we eat with our eyes! Chef and Photographer couple Judith and Gary McLoughlin have spent years mastering the craft of creating & photographing beautiful food, and successfully publishing it in their books and food blog. Your food may taste wonderful, but now you can learn the tips and tricks of how to make it look amazing on the plate and publish it online in a way that will impress. Chef Judith will showcase making a wonderful Irish meal experience, and her husband Gary will take you through the steps of plating and photographing it, even with your smartphone. Learn the tips and tricks of how to hold your camera or phone, lighting, effects, and blogging tools. Become a social media foodie like never before!  MENU: Jewels Salad (Pomegranate, Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Pumpkin seeds) with a pomegranate vinaigrette; Pan Seared Georgia Trout (with Beetroot Puree, Radish, Basil, Oat Crumble); and Irish Whiskey Chocolate Pecan Pie with Rasberry Sauce.

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

TEENS: BREAKFAST FOR DINNER - AGES 13-15

HANDS-ON $40

There's something very comforting about sitting down to breakfast for dinner. Tonight, teens work together to prepare a variety of sweet and savory breakfast dishes taken to a whole new level of delectable flavor. MENU: Mercantile Chilaquiles with Chorizo; Belgian Waffles with Bacon Maple Syrup & Coffee Ice Cream; Sausage Biscuits with Chutney & Hashbrowns; and Coffee-licious Smoothies.

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Tuesday, February 07, 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 Gelato.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

KNIFE SKILLS & 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 saving 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: 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, February 09, 2017

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

VALENTINE'S ROSE WINE TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $25

We are feeling the love and hope you are too! Join us for a special Valentine’s wine tasting featuring our favorite of the pinks! Bursting with flavors of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, herbs, florals, white pepper and more…rosé is crisp, ripe and ready to be discovered.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DATE NIGHT: AFFAIRS OF THE HEART

DEMONSTRATION $95 PER COUPLE

With Chef Megan McCarthy

Tonight we are turning up the heat, as guest instructor and edible garden chef Megan McCarthy demonstrates a romantic menu full of vibrant and healthy flavors. Who says you can’t have it all during Valentine’s week? Decadent and indulgent dishes served up with some sassy superfoods. Special wines will be served.  MENU: Steamed Artichokes with Secret “Love” Sauce; Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad; Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Pan Sauce; Kale Farro Salad; and Spicy Dark Chocolate Fondue Bliss.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

TOTS: EDIBLE VALENTINES - AGES 3-5 WITH PARENT   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $25 PER PARENT/CHILD PAIR

Discover a super-cute way to say I love you making edible valentines with your little one. ‘Cause we feel a child’s first experiences in a holiday kitchen should be fun, easy, and hands-on, this class is perfect for engaging little hands. Kids will take the message of Valentine’s Day to heart, making gifts of food with mom or dad at their side.  MENU: Heart Shaped Frosted Sugar Cookies and Chocolate Drizzled Fruit Kabobs

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $129 PER COUPLE

One week cancellation policy

Valentine’s Day can be great - after all, it’s a whole day dedicated to showing those you love that you care. Why not skip the hassle of going to a fancy restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal at Salud? In this class, couples work together with our chef to create a luxurious dinner and then sit down to enjoy it with special wines.  MENU: Seared Scallop in Apple Cider Sauce; Poached Pear Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette; Butternut Squash Risotto; Pecan Crusted Salmon with Maple Mustard; and Chocolate Mousse.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

KIDS: EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE - AGES 6-9   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $35

It’s Valentine’s Day and there’s no better time to play with chocolate. In this class, kids learn how to make the most delicious chocolate recipes, from milkshakes to decadent ooey, gooey brownies. Lunch will be served.  MENU: Chocolate Milkshakes; Ultimate Fudge Brownies; Chocolate Truffles; and Chocolate Soufflé Cookies.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

KIDS: EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE - AGES 10-12  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $35

It’s Valentine’s Day and there’s no better time to play with chocolate. In this class, kids learn how to make the most delicious chocolate recipes, from milkshakes to decadent ooey, gooey brownies. Dinner will be served.  MENU: Chocolate Milkshakes; Ultimate Fudge Brownies; Chocolate Truffles; and Chocolate Soufflé Cookies.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HEALTH STARTS HERE: SWEETS BY ANOTHER NAME

DEMONSTRATION $10

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. Email sarah.krippner@wholefoods.com with any questions $10/person class fee goes to fund kids programming at the Whole Kids Foundation Educational Farm located in Roswell.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DATE NIGHT: VALENTINE’S DINNER FOR TWO  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $135 PER COUPLE

Two week cancellation policy

Valentine’s Day can be great - after all, it’s a whole day dedicated to showing those you love that you care. Why not skip the hassle of going to a fancy restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal at Salud? In this class, couples come together with our chef to create a luxurious dinner and then sit down to enjoy it with special wines.  MENU: Smoked Salmon Canape; Watercress and Spinach Salad with a Champagne Pomegranate Dressing; Caramelized Onion Tart with Gruyere Cheese; Ribeyes and Shrimp with Gremolata Sauce; Herbed Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes; and Ginger and Pear Upside Down Cake with Caramel Bourbon Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

SUSHI WORKSHOP  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

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 our evening! MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon & Tuna); Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

MEDITERRANEAN TAPAS

HANDS-ON $49

Tapas, or small plates, seem to bring everyone together and they are fun to make and to share. Gather your friends and start the weekend a little early at Salud! Winter Sangria will be served.  MENU: Plato de Jamon Serrano con Queso (assorted cheese with serrano ham); Tostada con Tomate y Queso (fresh tomato and mozzarella over toasted garlic bread); Gambas al Ajillo (sautéed shrimp in garlic sauce); Empanadas de Carne (beef empanadas); and Pinchos de Pollo y Salsa Verde (chicken skewers with salsa verde).

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Friday, February 17, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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

HANDS-ON $55

Southern cooking is literally a convergence of cuisines from varying countries around the globe: English, French, African, Spanish, Portuguese, and the Caribbean, each one leaving an indelible mark on the way we eat today. Tonight we will celebrate this diversity with recipes from Southern cooking icons Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock and their collaborative cookbook, The Gifts of Southern Cooking. This class is perfect for a gracious girls’ night out with the promise of delicious food and plenty of Southern hospitality. MENU: She Crab Soup; Grilled Bacon Wrapped Mountain Trout with Green Onion Sauce; Garlic Green Beans; Skillet Cornbread; and Pound Cake with Lemon Butter Glaze, Berries, and Whipped Cream.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASSICAL FRENCH BAKING

HANDS-ON $55

Have you ever wondered how to make the delicious French desserts including creamy custards, perfect pastry, and the scrumptious fillings found at fancy bakeries? Many consider French pastries to be the epitome and triumph of fine cookery but are intimidated by the process. This workshop will equip you with the techniques to make the most popular French desserts in a variety of ways, perhaps providing some inspiration to throw a dessert party for friends! Lunch will be served. MENU: Chocolate Mousse; Crème Brulee; Profiteroles with Ice Cream; and Banana Tart Tatin.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

SATURDAY SUPPER CLUB: BRITISH INVASION   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

A public house, informally known as a pub, pours many a pint but also serve their patrons some delicious dishes. Serving as a gathering place for the community, pubs are a welcome spot to meet, have a pint and something to eat. We'll try our hand in the kitchen to recreate these traditional dishes that are hearty, comforting, and perfect for serving up for date night. Black & Tans will be served. MENU: Cornish Pasties; Beer Battered Fish & Chips; Shepherd’s Pie; and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

KIDS: CUPCAKE WARRIORS - AGES 10-12   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $40

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 a theme and they will bake off and decorate cupcakes to present for judging. Savory snacks will be served.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

MASTERING MOTHER SAUCES

HANDS-ON $55

To some, a dish is only as good as its sauce. We’ll explore “mother sauces” that will help guild any meal. When it comes to the basics, nothing separates mediocre from mind-blowing more than a clear understanding of the fundamentals of sauce-making – the holy grail of home cooking. MENU: Bruschetta topped with Tomato Coulis; Asparagus topped with Béarnaise; Scalloped Potatoes with Béchamel; Chicken Breast in Velouté Sauce; and Baked Apples with Crème Anglaise.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 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; Lamb Gyros with Homemade Pita; Greek Lemon Potatoes; and Baklava.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WINTER IN TUSCANY   (SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $45

With Chef John Wilson

Chef John Wilson transports students with a winter menu from one of the most magical places on earth…Tuscany! Grab a friend or your better half and join us for a delightful Italian, winter meal with this charming and well-traveled chef. Italian wines will be served. MENU: Arancini; Baked Eggplant Rolls; Stuffed Porchetta with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme; and Italian Almond Torte.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

DADS & TEENS: BURGER BATTLES! – AGES 13-16   (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $75 PER PAIR

Nothing wrong with a little friendly kitchen competition, right? We are taking burger-making to new heights in this class for Dads and their teens. Pairs will receive the basics for burger-making, including beef and buns, along with a “mystery tray” of other ingredients to create their own amazing burger, french fries, and a special sauce. Root beer floats will be served.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:00 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 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! Root Beer Floats will be served.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DATE NIGHT: TACOS & TEQUILA

HANDS-ON $119 PER COUPLE

Why go out for Mexican, when you can spend date night making authentic and amazing Mexican food and cocktails right in our kitchen {we’ll even do the cleanup!} You’ll make and then enjoy: Classic Guacamole; Ceviche; Baja Fish Tacos; Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos; Elotes (Grilled Mexican Corn); and Margaritas.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 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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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


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Private Classes

Need a place to have your next corporate event, shower or birthday party? We offer custom-designed demonstration or hands-on classes. 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.