SALUD! COOKING SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE

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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, hands-on cooking, and wine classes, led by our own in-store instructors as well as some of the area's most exciting chefs, artisans and authors. Our instructional kitchen, located on the 3rd floor of Whole Foods Market Charlotte, offers affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.

 

 


Class Information

All classes include recipes or a class lecture packet, servings of each recipe prepared and 2 (two) glasses of wine or beer. Seating and enrollment are on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class is sold out, please send us an email at sharonrd.salud@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.

  • Hands-On Classes
    Be prepared to cook! Please remember to wear flat, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and comfortable clothing. Long hair must be tied back. Aprons and towels will be provided for your use in class. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Toward the end of class, you will be seated to enjoy your meal along with wine. Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 12 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.
     
  • Demonstration Classes
    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 wine or beer. Classes are for students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students under age 18 may attend with a registered parent or guardian.
  • ALLERGENS
    While Salud! is not an allergen-free facility, we will do our best to make menu substitutions for you if you have an allergy (not all dishes may be able to be altered). Please alert us at least 48 hours in advance via e-mail: sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com
  • FOOD RESTRICTIONS
    If you have certain dietary needs, please e-mail us before registering for a class so we can give you advice on which class will best suit your needs. sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com (Not all classes or dishes will be able to be altered)
  • Kids and Teens Classes
    Kids and teens should wear flat, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Long hair must be tied back. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Students are seated at the end of class to enjoy the meal they have prepared. Classes are limited to 12 students unless noted otherwise.
     
  • Wine and Cheese Classes
    You will be seated throughout the class and encouraged to ask lots of questions as you taste each wine or cheese.

Arrival

We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to the start of class. And come HUNGRY, you will be served a lot of food to be consumed in class.

Cancellation Policy

More than 48 hours notice: Full refund or credit toward a future class

Less than 48 hours notice: Credit toward a future class

No show (no call or e-mail prior to the class): No refund or credit toward a future class will be given

***Although we make every effort to avoid changes to our class schedule, Salud! reserves the right to cancel any class due to low registration, make menu changes or substitute instructors in case of an emergency.

PRIVATE EVENTS

Need a place to have your next corporate event, shower or birthday party? We offer custom-designed demonstration or hands-on classes. Please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com for a list of sample events and pricing. We book private events on available Sundays and Mondays, and during the day Tuesday through Saturday. (We are not able to book private events when there is already a class scheduled. Please check the list below.)

Pricing for Private Events: (prices are per person and depend on the menu selected and include, the food, instruction, and most beverages - including wine or beer)

Hands-on classes start at $65 per person (maximum of 12 people)

Demonstration classes start at $45 per person (maximum of 18 people)

Kids parties (ages 7+) start at $350 for up to 12 children  

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 $30, $40, $45, $60 and $120, gift certificates are available for purchase by calling 980.213.2096 or visiting the customer service desk.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Sign up for a free volunteer orientation or visit our volunteer website and fill out a registration form.

WANT TO SEE PICTURES?

Visit Instagram to see pictures of classes. Handle: WFMCharlotte Hashtag: #saludcharlotte

2016 SALUD! JUNIOR SUMMER CAMP

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 

Does your child love cooking? Sign them up for the 2016 Salud! Junior Summer Camp. Each week long camp will expose your child to many different cooking techniques and cuisines. We'll cover knife skills, baking, sautéing, frying and even pasta and sushi making. Every day the students will be taught by one of our wonderful chefs and at the end of class they will sit down to a delicious, nutritious lunch of the foods they created in class. Each day begins at 10am and ends at 1pm. On Friday, the child may invite ONE guest to join us for lunch at 1:00pm and taste the fruits of their labor. Each week of Summer Camp has a MAXIMUM numer of 12 students. For safety reasons, no exceptions can be made to the number of students, so sign up early! ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CAMP TO RECEIVE A REFUND.

June 20 through June 24    AGES 7 - 9 years old

June 27 through July 1       AGES 10 - 12 years old

July 11 through July 15       AGES 13 and up

July 18 through July 22       AGES 10 - 12 years old

 

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UPCOMING CLASSES:

Please note that this website is not updated in real time. Other classes may be sold out without being marked as such.

 

BUILD YOUR SKILLS: FOUR-CLASS COOKING COURSE 

Monday, March 07, 2016 

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

HANDS-ON $200 for 4 classes 

3/7, 3/28, 4/11, & 4/25 

Can’t swing culinary school, but want to learn more than the basics? Let Salud walk you through the skills and knowledge needed to go from home cook to budding chef. Each week will teach you something new while utilizing the skills you’ve been practicing at home. This is a progressive course, so please make sure you’ll be able to attend all four weeks. 

Dates are as follows 

3/7/16:  Knife Skills, Stocks, and Basic Vegetable Cookery 

3/28/16: Sauces; Meat Cookery; and Fish Cookery 

4/11/16: Starches, Salads, and Hors d’Oeuvres 

4/25/16: Breakfast Preparation; Baking Basics 

 

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!) 

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

BAKING BASICS: YEAST BREAD WORKSHOP - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 06, 2016

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

IT’S ALIVE!!!! Yeast has an unmistakable aroma that conjures up images of warm crusty breads and rolls. Many people are intimidated by yeast. Not to worry! We will demystify the little creatures and explain the science behind what they do for delicious breads. 

MENU: Bacon and Rosemary Focaccia; Brioche Basics; Versatile Make Ahead Dinner Rolls and Beignets. 

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: SUPPER BOWL (1 registration per couple) 1 SPOT  LEFT!!!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120.00 

Love watching football with your special someone? This touchdown of a meal is sure to please your sweetie and not leave you with a sink full of dishes. This meal with a romantic twist has victory written all over it.

MENU: Garlic Knots with Pepperoni Sauce; Thyme Baked Carrots; Beer-Braised Bratwiches; Bacon Crusted Potatoes; and Football Whoopie Pies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

LOVE ON BOURBON STREET - SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Steeped in history and influenced by European, Caribbean, and African cultures, Cajun food is the product of a truly unique melting pot of tradition, food and music. Often considered synonymous to Creole, Cajun cuisine comes with its own specific set of spices and ingredients. Join us for a laid back culinary tour of Cajun food and you’ll feel like you were born on the Bayou! Laissez les bons temps roulez! (Let the good times roll!)

MENU: Bacon Wrapped Cajun Jalapeno Poppers; Creole Crab Cakes with Remoulade; Cajun Rice; Shrimp and Sausage Etouffee and Bananas Foster.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00 

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Mixed Green Salad with Blue Cheese, Walnuts, Pears and Chardonnay Vinaigrette; Seared Duck Breasts with Port Cherry Sauce; Truffled Mashed Potatoes; Roasted Asparagus; and Chocolate-Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT

Thursday, February 11, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00 

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Hazelnut Vinaigrette; Lobster Mac & Cheese; Pan Seared Steak with Port Wine Sauce; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots and Lemon; and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Flambéed Cherry Sauce.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT

Friday, February 12, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00 

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Hazelnut Vinaigrette; Lobster Mac & Cheese; Pan Seared Steak with Port Wine Sauce; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots and Lemon; and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Flambéed Cherry Sauce.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: EDIBLE VALENTINES (ages 6-9) - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

HANDS-ON $30.00 

Your little Cupids are sure to remember this Valentine's Day with homemade kid-friendly treats! This cute and delicious menu is sure to please any picky eater's sweet tooth. 

MENU: Chocolate-Covered Cherries; Peek-a-Boo Heart Cookies; and Cupid's Cupcakes.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

SILD OUT!

SALUD! JUNIOR: EDIBLE VALENTINES (ages 10-12) - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30.00 

Your little Cupids are sure to remember this Valentine's Day with homemade kid-friendly treats! This cute and delicious menu is sure to please any picky eater's sweet tooth. 

MENU: Chocolate-Covered Cherries; Peek-a-Boo Heart Cookies; I Love Grilled Cheese; and Cupid's Cupcakes.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 13, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00 

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Hazelnut Vinaigrette; Lobster Mac & Cheese; Pan Seared Steak with Port Wine Sauce; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots and Lemon; and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Flambéed Cherry Sauce.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

VALENTINE'S BREAKFAST IN BED (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT

Sunday, February 14, 2016

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120.00 

Nothing says good morning to your valentine like breakfast in bed. Snuggle up with these warm and comforting dishes that will make you want to get back under the covers.

MENU:  Mini Crab Cakes with Accompanying Sauces; I Love Potatoes; Grilled Asparagus; Croque Monsieur/Madame; Bananas Foster Pain Perdue and Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT

Sunday, February 14, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00 

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Hazelnut Vinaigrette; Lobster Mac & Cheese; Pan Seared Steak with Port Wine Sauce; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots and Lemon; and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Flambéed Cherry Sauce.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: WINTER EDITION - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Making your own pasta is surprising easy, and the results are delicious! And what's a pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you stepped into an Italian Trattoria.

MENU: Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, and Nutmeg; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage-Brown Butter Sauce; Fettuccini with Bolognese Sauce; Fruit with Zabaglione.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: PLAYING WITH PASTA (1 parent and 1 tot, ages 3-5)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30.00 

Bring your little one with you in this "mommy and me" class. We'll make some great pasta dishes that are sure to keep the monsters away!

MENU: Caprese Skewers; Herbed Garlic Bread; Pesto Pasta Salad; and Mini Cannoli.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

HOMEMADE CHEESES, CHUTNEYS & CRACKERS

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Ever wonder how cheese is made? Wonder no more. During this class, you’ll learn the ancient art of cheese making and make some wonderful accompaniments to enjoy with the fruits of your labor.

MENU: Mascarpone, Queso Blanco, Hand Pulled Mozzarella; Cranberry Pear Chutney; Apple Onion Chutney; Hot Pepper Jelly; and Assorted Flat Bread Crackers.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI - SOLD OUT!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Teppanyaki cuisine is named for the large iron cooking surface on which steak, chicken and vegetables are sautéed. It’s delicious, healthy and usually very entertaining. We’ll also make some traditional rolls to give you the basics of sushi making.   

MENU: Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing; Hibachi Rice; Steak and Chicken Stir-fry with Veggies; Assorted Sushi Rolls; Homemade Fortune Cookies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: VIVA LA TAQUERIA - SOLD OUT!

Friday, February 19, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Enjoy an evening with the girls and make a variety of mouth-watering Taqueria-style tacos. You’ll become well-versed in different types of seasonings and ingredients for making tacos, how to prepare the specialty meats and seafood to create maximum flavor and the mejor de lo major—how to choose and prepare the all important tortilla!

MENU: Homemade Guacamole & Salsa; Mango and Avocado Salad with Lime Pepita Dressing; Baja Style Fish Tacos; Beef Carne Asada Tacos; Chorizo and Potato Tacos; Churros with Chocolate Sauce

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

KNIFE SKILLS - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 20, 2016

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Jump-start your cooking skills in this class where we will teach you how to care for your knives and use them skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will learn many classical knife cuts, their dimensions and their uses. Afterwards, you'll sit down and enjoy the meal that you prepared with your beautifully cut ingredients. Students are requested to bring a chef's knife to class, but house knives will be available for use as well.

MENU: Field Green Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Butternut Squash Soup, Sautéed Chicken Marsala with Roasted Vegetables, and Vol au Vents with Fruit Compote.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: DINNER IN MADRID (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 20, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120.00 

Madrid’s sheer energy carries a simple message: this city really knows how to live and how to eat! For centuries, Madrid survived on simple, hearty dishes built for harsh winters and blistering summers, but thanks to the constant migration of outsiders, la cocina madriléña (the cuisine of Madrid) has slowly evolved resulting in a diversity of culinary traditions and gastronomic offerings. Join us for an enchanting evening for a taste of this beguiling city.

MENU: Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup); Watercress Salad with Oranges and Red Onion; Gambas a la Plancha (Sauteed Shrimp); Tortilla de Patata (Potato and Egg Frittata); Torrijas (Spanish Bread Pudding)

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION - SOLD OUT

Monday, February 22, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $60.00 

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? Salud! Sliced is a live cooking competition between two Charlotte-area chefs where each chef will have to create an appetizer, entrée, and dessert each using a mystery basket of ingredients. All ingredients in the basket must be used, and the audience will judge based on taste, plating, and creativity. At the end of the competition, votes will be tallied and one chef will be crowned the Sliced champion. Salud! chefs will commentate during the competition to highlight techniques being used and give sneak peeks at what the chefs might be concocting. You never know what’s in that mystery basket, so the possibilities are as endless as the chefs’ creativity! Book early as this event has proven to be quite popular!

 

COMPETITORS Chris Coleman of The Asbury vs. Jonathan Fortes of The Flipside Cafe

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WORLD CUISINE: CRUISING THE CARIBBEAN

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45.00

If you can't stand the cold, it's time to get in the kitchen! Things are heating up as we cook our way through the Caribbean. Don’t worry! Be happy!

MENU: Grilled Shrimp with Black Bean Cakes; Calabaza (Roasted Squash); Mojo Spiced Rice; Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Mango Salsa; and Beignets de Banane.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

ADVANCED COOKING TECHNIQUES

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

 

Have you mastered the basics and are ready to take your cooking to the next level? In this class, you’ll learn advanced knife cuts, sauce techniques, and even a dessert that stumps the best. We're stepping up our culinary game to make these superstar recipes.

MENU: Hand-made Mayonnaise; Honeyed Carrot Lozenges; Tourneed Potatoes; Stuffed and Tied Chicken Leg with Sauce Marchand de Vin; and Macarons.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

THEME THURSDAY: HANNIBAL

Thursday, February 25, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

While no humans will be harmed in the making of this menu, we’ll hold true to the high-brow culinary techniques seen in the popular TV show. All dishes served with a nice Chianti.

MENU: Liver Pate with Accoutrements; Frenched Beans with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola; Braised Fennel with Apples; Pork Loin with Cumberland Sauce; Orange Oeuf Souffle

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

SINGLE MINGLE: SWEET & SPICY

Friday, February 26, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

What’s more fun than getting together with new friends and learning to cook while chatting the night away? This menu is mixed with sweet and spicy dishes sure to stimulate your palate and lively conversation.

MENU: Peppered Bacon Wrapped Dates; Salad with Triple Citrus Jalapeno Vinaigrette; Spicy Sweet Potatoes with Dried Fruit; Sauteed Broccolini; Sweet and Spicy BBQ Ribs; Chipotle Chocolate Cupcake with Cinnamon Buttercream

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FRENCH PATISSERIE - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 27, 2016

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Take a trip to a French bakery without leaving the city. In this class, you’ll learn how to create bakery-quality confections sure to bring joie de vivre to your next party.

MENU: Chocolate Éclairs; Madeleines; Charlotte Rousse; Macarons

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: CHEF - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 27, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Hollywood’s newest “foodie” movie is packed with some great menu items. You don’t have to start your own food truck to enjoy these movie inspired plates, but you might want to!

MENU: Carl's Got His Mojo Back Cubanitos; El Jefe’s Skirt Steak with Martin's Salsa Verde; Yucca Fries with Banana Ketchup; Molly's Zucchini Aglio Olio; and Molten Chocolate Cake.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

MARCH

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Taking the family to a sushi restaurant can get quite expensive. After this class, you'll be able to create your own stunning sushi dishes in your own home. We'll make sushi rice, a variety of rolls and side dishes, and wash it all down with a glass of sake!

MENU: Japanese Dumplings; Vegetable Spring Rolls; Assorted Sushi Rolls; Nigiri; and Fortune Cookies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

ACROSS AMERICA: SOUTHERN SOUL FOOD

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

You don't have to be from the south to appreciate the delicious and heart-warming food. We'll make all the classics in this tribute to food that's good for your soul.

MENU: Fried Okra with Remoulade; Braised Collard Greens; Stewed Black Eyed Peas; Chicken and Waffles and Banana Pudding.

 

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WHOLE FOODS

Thursday, March 03, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Whole foods isn’t just a store, it’s a way of life. The more whole foods you include in your diet, the healthier you will be. Let Salud! chefs show you how easy and tasty these whole foods can be.

MENU: Overnight Groatmeal; Flaxen Black Bean Hummus Wraps, Roasted Vegetable Dinner Bowl; Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream with Cacao Nibs

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

PAIRING FOOD & WINE: WINES TO WARM YOU UP

Friday, March 04, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

Four special wines will be tasted and each will be paired with a dish of the chef's choosing. Food and wine will compliment each other in an informative and enjoyable evening orchestrated by our wine department and Salud! chefs.

 

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GREAT BRITISH BAKING CLASS

Saturday, March 05, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Dream of crossing the pond and donning an apron in the baking tent? Don’t hop on a plane to make the baked goods of the British Isles, you can simply hop on down to Salud! We’ll show you how to make the scrumptious treats that are sure to make you star baker.

MENU: Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes with Homemade Jam and Crème Pat; Tart au Citron; Tea Time Scones

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: DINNER IN DUBLIN

Saturday, March 05, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

Bring your date to the land of Eire for a night of Gaelic goodies. Taste the fare of the Irish countryside that is sure to bring you and your sweetie closer together. 

MENU: Beer and Cheddar Soup with Soda Bread Croutons; Corned Beef with Guinness Gravy; Bubble and Squeak; Braised Fennel; and Irish Coffee Cups with Whiskey Hard Sauce

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BUILD YOUR SKILLS: FOUR-CLASS COOKING COURSE

Monday, March 07, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $200 for 4 classes

3/7, 3/28, 4/11, & 4/25

Can’t swing culinary school, but want to learn more than the basics? Let Salud walk you through the skills and knowledge needed to go from home cook to budding chef. Each week will teach you something new while utilizing the skills you’ve been practicing at home. This is a progressive course, so please make sure you’ll be able to attend all four weeks.

                        Dates are as follows:

3/7/16:  Knife Skills, Stocks, and Basic Vegetable Cookery

3/28/16: Sauces; Meat Cookery; and Fish Cookery

4/11/16: Starches, Salads, and Hors d’Oeuvres

4/25/16: Breakfast Preparation; Baking Basics

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

TACO TUESDAY

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Grab an amigo and head over to Salud! for a fun evening focusing on the spicy urban trend of corner Taquerias and after-hours taco trucks. Sans truck, we’ll teach you how to make easy Mexican-tapas specialties and other Taqueria style dishes that will be great for a casual fiesta with friends. And, of course, we’ll include some cervezas!

MENU: Queso Fundido with Tortilla Chips; Mexican Beans & Rice; Fried Fish Taco; Asada Tacos and Dessert Tacos.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

MENU: Jump-start your cooking skills in this class where we will teach you how to care for your knives and use them skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will learn many classical knife cuts, their dimensions and their uses. Afterwards, you'll sit down and enjoy the meal that you prepared with your beautifully cut ingredients. Students are requested to bring a chef's knife to class, but house knives will be available for use as well.

MENU: Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Parsnip Soup, Sautéed Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce, Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Potatoes, and Vol au Vents with Fruit Compote.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

WEEKNIGHT WAKE-UP: SOUPS, STIR-FRYS AND SAUTÉS

Thursday, March 10, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Coming up with ideas for weeknight dinners can be very stressful. We’re going to make it easy and delicious. We’ll show you some versatile, family pleasing recipes that can be made in no time flat.

MENU: Endless Soup Bowls; Asian-Style Beef Stir-Fry with Fried Rice; Sautéed Chicken with Creamy Tarragon Pan Sauce; and Bananas Foster.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: LUCKY LADS AND LASSES

Saturday, March 12, 2016

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

HANDS-ON $30 (for parent and tot age 3-6)

Your kids will have the luck o’ the Irish after this class. They’ll make some sweet and savory treats that will make them think they’ve reached the end of the rainbow.

MENU: Potato Candies; Potato Pizza; Leprechaun Hats.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: LUCKY LADS AND LASSES (AGES 7-10)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30

Your kids will have the luck o’ the Irish after this class. They’ll make some sweet and savory treats that will make them think they’ve reached the end of the rainbow.

MENU: Potato Candies; Potato Pizza; Shamrock Shortbread; Leprechaun Hats.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: SLAM DUNK DINNERS

Saturday, March 12, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Does your tailgating mean entertaining guests in front of the game? We’ve got some new and fun recipes to spice up your next get-together. You might even be tempted to look up from the TV once in a while!

MENU: Meatballs in Lettuce Cups; Roasted Baby Potatoes with Dilled Crème Fraiche, Sherry Cream Brussels Sprouts; French Dip Hoagies; and Beignets with Chocolate Sauce

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: HAMENTASHEN

Sunday, March 13, 2016

11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

HANDS-ON $30 (for parent & tot age 3-6)

At Salud!, we believe getting kids involved in cooking at an early age fosters a love of cooking throughout their lifetime. In this class, we'll learn how to make Hamentashen cookies. Nothing is more fun than cooking together.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: HAMENTASHEN (ages 7-12)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30

At Salud!, we believe getting kids involved in cooking at an early age fosters a love of cooking throughout their lifetime. In this class, we'll learn how to make Hamentashen cookies. Nothing is more fun than cooking together.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

EASY ENTERTAINING: GAME DAY BUFFET

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Who wants to cook in the middle of the big game? We’ll make some hearty handheld food that can be made during the pre-game and sure to please until the buzzer sounds!

MENU: Crockpot Chili Con Carne with Tortilla Chips; Slam-Dunk Salad Cups; Top-Your-Own Mashed Potatoes; Chicken Wing Bar and Final Four Fudge.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: SPRING EDITION

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Making your own pasta is surprising easy, and the results are delicious! And what's a pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you stepped into an Italian trattoria.

MENU: Fettuccini with Peas and Pesto; Ravioli Primavera; Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Vodka Sauce; and Berries with Lemon Zabaglione Cream.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

THEME THURSDAY: GAME OF THRONES

Thursday, March 17, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Join the Lannisters, Targaryens and Starks as they battle for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. We'll cook up some festive and delicious dishes inspired by the popular show. The flavor will not be "dwarfed" by all the intrigue and drama. Bringing your dragon is optional. 

MENU: Stewed Onion Tart with Honey and Goat’s Cheese; Bread and Salt; Honey Roasted Chicken; Braised Fennel; Lemon Tea Cake with Blueberry Red Wine Sauce

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: CELTIC CUISINE

Friday, March 18, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Join us on the Emerald Isle for an evening of hearty yet delicious Irish cuisine. We’ll take a tour through sweet, savory, and spiked dishes popular in the Irish countryside. 

MENU: Savory Scones; Colcannon Cakes; Minted Pea Puree; Lamb Chops with Irish Whiskey Sauce; Guinness Cupcakes with Irish Cream Buttercream

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BAKING BASICS: SPRING PIES, COBBLERS & CAKES

Saturday, March 19, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Late spring begins the season for fresh, juicy berries and early stone fruits perfect for making delicious desserts. We’ll dive into some Southern favorites and enjoy modern takes on some classics. You’ll go home with new baking skills that will last a lifetime. A light lunch will be served.

MENU: Peach Ginger Cobbler; Deep Dish Spring Berry Pie; and Lemon Cakes with Basil Buttercream.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: IN LOVE WITH BACON

Saturday, March 19, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

Everything's better with bacon, right? From appetizer to dessert, we'll add this salty, smoky star to every recipe. You'll fall in love with bacon all over again!

MENU: Bacon & Caramelized Onion Dip; Bacon Potato Gratin; Pancetta-Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Bacon-wrapped Chicken Thighs; and Bacon and Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: EASTER WITH A SOUTHERN ACCENT

Sunday, March 20, 2016

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Y’all are in for a treat with this southern inspired Easter brunch menu. We’ll make some traditional Easter favorites and give them a deep-south twist.

MENU: Crab Cakes; Three Cheese Grits Benedict; Asparagus with Spring Herbed Butter; Heavenly Angel Food Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting and Mint Juleps.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION

Monday, March 21, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $60

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? Salud! Sliced is a live cooking competition between two Charlotte-area chefs where each chef will have to create an appetizer, entrée, and dessert each using a mystery basket of ingredients. All ingredients in the basket must be used, and the audience will judge based on taste, plating, and creativity. At the end of the competition, votes will be tallied and one chef will be crowned the Sliced champion. Salud! chefs will commentate during the competition to highlight techniques being used and give sneak peeks at what the chefs might be concocting. You never know what’s in that mystery basket, so the possibilities are as endless as the chefs’ creativity! Book early as this event has proven to be quite popular!

 

COMPETITORS TBA

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SCHOOL OF FISH

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $50

In this informative class, we’ll show you how to roast creamy succulent fish that melts in your mouth.  We’ll learn how to make the ever-popular “fish in parchment paper,” and answer all of your fish questions. You’ll be making family-pleasing fish dishes in no time.  

MENU: Fish en Papillote; Mustard Roasted Fish with Roasted Potatoes; Restaurant Style Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce; and Hush Puppies with Poppy Seed Butter.  

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: EASTER BONNETS & BUNNIES

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30 for parent and tot (ages 3-6)

At Salud!, we believe getting kids involved in cooking at an early age fosters a love of cooking throughout their lifetime. In this class, we'll learn some basic cooking skills to make Easter treats. Nothing is more fun than cooking together.

MENU: Bunny Munch; Easter Ham Biscuits; Carrot Fries and Jelly Bean Cupcakes.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

HEALTHY HABITS: COOKING WITH SUPERFOODS

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Foods high in nutritional value take center stage in this class. If you’re interested in identifying and learning more about “super foods” and how to incorporate them into your daily diet, then this class is for you.  We’ll cook up some very tasty dishes and show you how to get the most bang for your nutrition buck.

MENU: Breakfast Quinoa Bake; Chickpea Cakes with Tahini Sauce; Beet Noodles with Walnut Meatballs; and Cacao Coconut Custard.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: INDIA

Thursday, March 24, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Explore the mysterious tastes, textures and aromas of Indian cooking as you take an up-close cooking tour. In addition to cooking fabulously flavorful Indian fare, you’ll learn about the exotic and aromatic spices employed in Indian cuisine and discover some of the interesting ingredients that may be unfamiliar to Western palates.

MENU: Vegetable Samosas with Coriander Chutney; Chicken Tikka Masala with Sautéed Onions; Naan; Kheer with Pistachios and Dried Fruit.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: BEACH TRIP

Friday, March 25, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Grab your friends, hop in the car, put the top down and head for the sand. We’re starting the beach season early with some coastal favorites that will make you want to stay all summer.

MENU: Warm Crab Dip; Tropical Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette; Coconut Shrimp; Confetti Rice and Key Lime Parfaits.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: EASTER TREATS (ages 6-9)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

HANDS-ON $30

Even the smallest family members can get in on the Easter festivities. This hands-on class allows each child participant and one parent to make snacks and sweets and then share their recipes with the rest of the family. 

MENU: Bunny Munch; Chicky Cake Pops

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: EASTER TREATS (ages 10-13)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30

Even the smallest family members can get in on the Easter festivities. This hands-on class allows each child participant and one parent to make snacks and sweets and then share their recipes with the rest of the family. 

MENU: Bunny Munch; Chicky Cake Pops; and Crisp Rice Nests

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: 100 FOOT JOURNEY

Saturday, March 26, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Did you get swept away on Hassan’s 100 Foot Journey? From India to France, this young man’s transformation is the inspiration for tonight’s menu filled with Indian influence and French structure. This class is sure to make you fall in love with food.

MENU: Indian Spiced Quiche Bites; Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce; Basmati Rice Pilaf; Boeuf Bourguignon à la Hassan; Chai Tea Crème Brulée (Menu contains beef, pork, and alcohol)

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: SUPER SNACKS (ages 6-8)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON $40

At Salud!, we think that getting kids involved in the kitchen is a great way to help them make positive food choices as they grow up. In this class, we’ll prove to them that snacks don’t have to come from a chip bag.

MENU: Black Bean Hummus with Veggies and Pita; Lettuce Wraps; Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BRINNER

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Who doesn't like breakfast for dinner? It's easy and it's delicious. We'll make some typical breakfast dishes that are hearty enough to be made for dinner.

MENU: Bloody Mary Shrimp; Chorizo Breakfast Nachos; Sautéed Spinach with Garlic; Rosemary Brinner Potatoes; Eggs Michael; and Chocolate Chip Waffles.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: FAJITA FIESTA (ages 9-12)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON $40

Kids LOVE Tex-Mex food! Cheese, meat, tortillas, salsa . . . . what’s not to love? We’ll grill and wrap up some tasty south-of-the-border street food that your kids will LOVE.

MENU: Skillet Queso with Tortilla Chips; Classic Mexican Rice; Chicken and Shrimp Fajitas and Tres Leche Cupcakes.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

CHEFS SECRETS: UNLOCKING UMAMI

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Heard chefs talk about umami but can’t figure out how to achieve it? Known as the fifth taste, Umami is loosely translated as savory or meatiness. We’ll show you how to include ingredients in your dishes to bump up this flavor and pack a flavor punch. You’ll leave saying Ooh-mommy!

MENU: Steak and Caramelized Onion Crostini; Asian Stuffed Tomatoes; Bacon, Egg & Cheese Burger; Brownie with Soy Caramel Glaze.

 

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SALUD! JUNIOR: FAJITA FIESTA (ages 13+)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON $40

Kids LOVE Tex-Mex food! Cheese, meat, tortillas, salsa . . . . what’s not to love? We’ll grill and wrap up some tasty south-of-the-border street food that your kids will LOVE.

MENU: Skillet Queso with Tortilla Chips; Classic Mexican Rice; Chicken and Shrimp Fajitas and Tres Leche Cupcakes.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FAMILY DINNER & A MOVIE: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

Thursday, March 31, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

HANDS-ON $45 per person (Ages 8+)

No need to invent a machine to turn rain into food, just come to Salud! This class for families will recreate some of the favorite treats that fall from the sky in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

MENU: Eiffel Tower BLT's; Sam's Spaghetti and Meatballs; Fell from the Sky Salad; Flint's Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

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SINGLE MINGLE: FOOLIN' AROUND IN THE KITCHEN

Friday, April 01, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Whether you're looking to meet that special someone, or just to enjoy yourself and meet new people, this class is a whole lot of fun. This menu allows you to warm up with your new friends and create mouthwatering food.

MENU: Hot Artichoke Dip, Sweetheart Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Sweet & Spicy Steak with Cherry Port Sauce, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, and April Fools Cupcakes

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

A FAMILY AFFAIR: PIZZA PARTY

Saturday, April 02, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $45 per person (Ages 7-10) 

True love of food begins at home. Learn how to prepare dishes with your kids to give them an appreciation of the steps involved in making a great dinner. Great family bonds are forged in the kitchen.

MENU: Garlic Knots; Pizzeria Salad; Make Your Own Pizzas and Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: CANCUN TO CABO

Saturday, April 02

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

Grab your sweetie and join us for this vacation style tour across Mexico. Mexican cuisine is a combination of the foods of the ancient Aztecs, like corn and peppers and that of the Spanish conquistadors with their meats and their cheeses. Both Cabo San Lucas and Cancun are beach towns so their cuisine is heavily influenced by the abundance of fresh seafood. After this class you will be ready to grab a lounge chair and an umbrella for your drink and enjoy the cool ocean breezes! You’ll see that Mexican Cuisine is more than just tacos!

MENU: Spicy Shrimp Queso; Pineapple-Mango Salsa; Tilapia with Black Bean and Corn Salsa; Shrimp Tacos with Shredded Jicima and Queso Fresca; Marquesitas (Spanish Rolled Crepes); and Wine-a-ritas.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Teppanyaki cuisine is named for the large iron cooking surface on which steak, chicken and vegetables are sautéed. It’s delicious, healthy and usually very entertaining. We’ll also make some traditional rolls to give you the basics of sushi making.   

MENU: Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing; Hibachi Rice; Steak and Chicken Stir-fry with Veggies; Assorted Sushi Rolls; Homemade Fortune Cookies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

GLUTEN-FREE SPRING

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Whether you’re avoiding gluten for health reasons or you are not able to eat it, this class will show you how to use wheat alternatives as we make some delicious dishes. From appetizers to desserts, Salud will make gluten-free the new gourmet! The Salud! Kitchen is not allergen free.

MENU: Zucchini Cakes; Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette; Lasagna Primavera; Herb Focaccia; and Molten Chocolate Cakes.

 

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CHEFS SECRETS: ESSENTIAL FRENCH TECHNIQUES

Thursday, April 07, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Starting with Careme, carrying on with Escoffier, and brought to America by Julia Child, French techniques are prevalent in the best restaurants in the world. French techniques may seem daunting, but in this class, you’ll learn ways to replicate them at home and turn your kitchen into a bistro.

MENU: Salade aux Fines Herbes; Pommes de Terre Anna; Asperges au Gratin (Asparagus with Mornay sauce); Sauteed Chicken Chasseur; Souffle Grand Marnier

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: SPRING IN TUSCANY

Friday, April 08, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

High in the hills of Italy, summer is spent with beef grilled over glowing coals and drizzled with olive oil, served with red wine and crisp summer vegetables. Tuscany is known for its simple and refined flavors for good reason. Students learn some of the ingredients, techniques, and history of Tuscan cooking as they enjoy authentic dishes from the region. Bongiorno!

MENU: Asiago White Bean Dip with Crostini; Pappardelle with Artichokes and Mushrooms; Florentine Steaks over Arugula with Parmigiano-Reggiano; and Cantucci (Tuscan Biscotti) with Berrries and Mascarpone.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Saturday, April 09, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

MENU: Jump-start your cooking skills in this class where we will teach you how to care for your knives and use them skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will learn many classical knife cuts, their dimensions and their uses. Afterwards, you'll sit down and enjoy the meal that you prepared with your beautifully cut ingredients. Students are requested to bring a chef's knife to class, but house knives will be available for use as well.

MENU: Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Parsnip Soup, Sautéed Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce; Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Potatoes; and Vol au Vents with Fruit Compote.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: CAJUN COUNTRY FEAST

Saturday, April 09, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Cajun cuisine is a style of cooking named for the French-speaking Acadian people living in Louisiana. It is what could be called a rustic cuisine; locally available ingredients predominate and preparation is simple. The aromatic vegetables green bell pepper, onion, and celery are called the holy trinity by Cajun chefs and will be featured in this spicy and flavorful menu. Join us on a trip to the Bayou full of the flavors of the south.

MENU: Boudin Balls with Cajun Spice Remoulade; Maque Choux; Cajun Gumbo with Holy Trinity Rice; Sweet Potato Spoon Bread; and Chocolate Praline Tart with Bourbon Whipped Cream.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: GARDEN PARTY

Sunday, April 10, 2016

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

When tea is served to friends in a lovely corner of the yard or garden, something enchanting happens. The table is set with lovely china, delicate confections, and tea sandwiches. Join us as we transform a weekend afternoon into a tea party with inspiration from the garden.

MENU: Tea Sandwiches; Scones with Sweet Cream Butter; Cold Vegetable Platter with Buttermilk Herb Sauce; Shrimp Kabobs; Mini Quiches; and Glazed Strawberry Tarts.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: SPRING EDITION

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Making your own pasta is surprising easy, and the results are delicious! And what's a pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you stepped into an Italian trattoria.

MENU: Fettuccini with Peas and Pesto; Ravioli Primavera; Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Vodka Sauce; and Berries with Lemon Zabaglione Cream.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: PLAYING WITH PASTA (ages 3-5)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30 for parent and tot

At Salud!, we believe getting kids involved in cooking at an early age fosters a love of cooking throughout their lifetime. In this class, we'll learn some basic cooking skills to make your dinner dance! Nothing is more fun than cooking together.

MENU: Hand Held Salads; Herbed Garlic Bread; Pesto Pasta Salad; and Stuffed Strawberries.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: SMALL PLATES AROUND THE WORLD

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

It won't take 80 days to sample food from around the world. We'll try some tiny tastes from every corner of the globe. In this class, small plates equal big flavor!

MENU: Saganaki Bites (Sautéed Greek Cheese with Olive Tapenade); Dim Sum Dumplings (China); Croquettes with Serrano Ham and Manchego (Spain); Italian Antipasti Skewers (Italy); Rice Paper Roll (Vietnam); Churros with Spicy Chocolate Sauce (Mexico).

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

THEME THURSDAY: PIONEER WOMAN

Thursday, April 14, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

You don’t have to live on a cattle ranch in the middle of nowhere to enjoy these recipes. Kid Tested. Mother Approved. Create your own food frontier!  

MENU: Zucchini Cakes; Butternut Squash and Kale; Marlboro Man Steaks with Prairie Butter; Twice Baked Potatoes; and Knock You Naked Brownies.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: AT THE PIZZERIA

Friday, April 15, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

There’s nothing like a great night out at the local pizzeria with great friends. We’ll enjoy some delicious Italian-American comfort foods that are sure beat delivery any day of the week.

MENU: Garlic Knots; Minestrone; Pizzeria Salad; Create Your Own Pizza; Garlic Sautéed Broccolini and Homemade Cannoli.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: KIDS COOKOFF (ages 10-14)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $40

Do your kids love watching cooking shows? Give them a chance to get in on the action at Salud! After practicing with a tested recipe, kids will break into teams, be given a basket of mystery ingredients, and work with a Salud chef to create concoctions sure to rival those of restaurant chefs. Teams will be judged by a guest chef and the winners will be awarded a Salud! apron.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

FRENCH PATISSERIE

Sunday, April 17, 2016

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Take a trip to a French bakery without leaving the city. In this class, you’ll learn how to create bakery-quality confections sure to bring joie de vivre to your next party.

MENU: Chocolate Éclairs; Madeleines; Charlotte Rousse; Macarons

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

DATE NIGHT: APRIL IN PARIS

Saturday, April 16, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

“I never knew the charm of spring, never knew my heart could sing…” Paris truly is for lovers. It's a city of charm where visitors are quickly swept up with its magic and fabulous cuisine. Visit the “City of Light” with us for an evening celebrating wonderful Parisian food and culture.  

MENU: Mussels Meuniere; Fried Chèvre over Mesclun Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette; Coq au Vin; Celery Root Puree; and Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION

Monday, April 18, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $60

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? Salud! Sliced is a live cooking competition between two Charlotte-area chefs where each chef will have to create an appetizer, entrée, and dessert each using a mystery basket of ingredients. All ingredients in the basket must be used, and the audience will judge based on taste, plating, and creativity. At the end of the competition, votes will be tallied and one chef will be crowned the Sliced champion. Salud! chefs will commentate during the competition to highlight techniques being used and give sneak peeks at what the chefs might be concocting. You never know what’s in that mystery basket, so the possibilities are as endless as the chefs’ creativity! Book early as this event has proven to be quite popular!

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

WEEKNIGHT WAKE-UP: MAIN DISH SOUPS & SALADS

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Our evening demonstration moves soup and salad to the center of the plate with main-dish recipes that are easy to put together and can even be done on the grill! Learn the basics of combining flavors and ingredients as you watch our Chef create these tasty main-dish delights that you can easily replicate at home.

MENU: Chinese Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing; Blackened Salmon Salad; Tuscan White Bean Soup with Kale and Sausage; and Chicken Tortilla Soup.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

FARM TO TABLE: SPRING BOUNTY

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Savor the flavors of spring!  Discover a passion for seasonal food and the exquisite flavors of freshly harvested and prepared foods. Enjoy a fabulous spring meal that puts the food front and center.

MENU: Arugula, Artichoke and Parmesan Flatbread; Lemony Asparagus Sauté; Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes; Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Herb Butter Sauce; and Sweet Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

 

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SUSHI 2.0

Thursday, April 21, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Ready to take your sushi skills to the next level? In this class, we’ll learn to make some fried rolls, shaped sushi; vegetable garnishes; and sauces to accompany. You’ll definitely impress your friends and family with your new skills!

MENU: Tempura Shrimp; Advanced Sushi Rolls; Deep Fried Sushi Rolls; Carrot, Radish, and Turnip Garnishes; and Green Tea Ice Cream.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

PAIRING FOOD & WINE: LIGHT TO DARK

Friday, April 22, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

Four special wines will be tasted and each will be paired with a dish of the chef's choosing. Food and wine will compliment each other in an informative and enjoyable evening orchestrated by our wine department and Salud! chefs.

 

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BAKING BASICS: ICING ON THE CAKE

Saturday, April 23, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

The specialty cake business is booming. We’ll show you the basics of cake baking and show you a couple of quick and delicious icings that are sure to put the store bought cakes to shame. We’ll even show you how to make some knock-out homemade edible decorations. 

MENU: Hummingbird Cake; Chocolate Ganache Cake; Princessa Cake with Italian Buttercream; Marzipan Decorations

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: RATATOUILLE

Saturday, April 23, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

While no rats will be involved in the preparation of this meal, the spirit of Remy’s love for food will abound. We will make classical French dishes that would inspire even the snootiest of food critics. After you take this class, you might just want to open a French Bistro with roller skating waiters! 

MENU: Linguini's Special Soup; Emile’s Fruit and Cheese Pairing; Collette’s Coq au Vin; Remy's Ratatouille; Ego’s Pommes de Terre; and Gousteau’s Gateaux avec Ganache.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

ACROSS AMERICA: NOLA JAZZ FEST

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, New Orleans is home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. Join us for a laid back virtual food tour as we explore the unique ingredients, cooking methods, and traditional dishes of this fabulous, spirited city. Laissez les bons temps roulez! (Let the good times roll!)

MENU: Po’ Boys Sliders with Remoulade Sauce; Shrimp Creole; Red Beans and Rice; Sautéed Okra; Beignets with Café au Lait Sauce

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

PASTA 2.0

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Tired of your everyday pasta? We'll take pasta to another level in this advanced class. We'll make some homemade dough and sauces that are sure to keep you out of the pasta rut.

MENU: Pesto Flavored Pasta with Fresh-ground Meatballs and Cherry Tomato Sauce; Herbed Goat Cheese Tortellini with Lemon Butter Sauce; Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce; and Homemade Cannoli.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: 50's COCKTAIL PARTY

Thursday, April 28, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Take a trip back in time to the days of The Cleavers when life was simpler and food was hand-held. Learn how to recreate this moment in time with lots of sweet and savory treats sure to make your next cocktail party just “nifty.”

MENU: Bacon-wrapped Shrimp; Savory Profiteroles; Sausage and Potato Rolls; Cream of Celery Soup Shooters; and Strawberry Chiffon Pie.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: DIXIE CHIX

Friday, April 29, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Can't live up to your grandma's legend in the kitchen? This class will teach you how to master the southern classics and give them a modern spin. Now you'll be the one that the next generation will look up to!

MENU: Grit Cakes with Ham and Cheese Sauce; Buttery Biscuits; Perfect Fried Chicken; Balsamic Sautéed Kale; and Mississippi Mud Cupcakes.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SATURDAY SPOT OF TEA

Saturday, April 30, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

The custom of afternoon tea is still alive at Salud. Small, flavorful sandwiches, bite-sized confections, and tea will all the accoutrements are featured in this fun and festive class.

MENU: Chilled Cucumber Soup; Curried Egg Sandwiches; Welsh Rarebit; Ginger Buttermilk Scones with Orange Curd and Cinnamon Butter; Victoria Sandwich with Homemade Strawberry Jam.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: SPRING FLING

Saturday, April 30, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

Got spring fever? So does Salud! Bring your special someone to the kitchen to make some dishes sure to get you in the mood for warmer weather. Seasonal ingredients make an appearance in all of these stupendous spring recipes.

MENU: Cream of Asparagus Soup with Herbed Croutons; Sautéed Spinach; Pea and Pistachio Risotto; Lamb Kabobs with Mint Pesto; and Lemon Thyme Soufflé.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

MAY

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Taking the family to a sushi restaurant can get quite expensive. After this class, you'll be able to create your own stunning sushi dishes in your own home. We'll make sushi rice, a variety of rolls and side dishes, and wash it all down with a glass of sake!

MENU: Japanese Dumplings; Vegetable Spring Rolls; Assorted Sushi Rolls; Nigiri; and Fortune Cookies.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: COOKING FOR MOMMY

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30 (ages 3-5 with parent)

At Salud!, we believe getting kids involved in cooking at an early age fosters a love of cooking throughout their lifetime. In this class, we'll learn skills to help your child learn how to cook (maybe for you!). Nothing is more fun than cooking together.

MENU: Twice-Baked Potatoes; Chicken Salad Stuffed Cucumbers; No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BAKING BASICS: YEAST BREAD WORKSHOP

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

IT’S ALIVE!!!! Yeast has an unmistakable aroma that conjures up images of warm crusty breads and rolls. Many people are intimidated by yeast. Not to worry! We will demystify the little guys and explain the science behind what they do for delicious breads. 

MENU: Bacon and Rosemary Focaccia; Brioche Basics; Versatile Make Ahead Dinner Rolls and Beignets. 

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: MEXICO AUTENTICO

Thursday, May 05, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Head south of the border and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Salud! There won’t be a mariachi band, but there will be some delicious Mexican specialties. Andele! Andele! 

MENU: Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa; Frijoles Negros; Cumin Scented Rice; Tacos Carne Asada; and Churros with Chili Chocolate Sauce.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: UMAMI'S NIGHT OUT

Friday, May 06, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

The 5th sense, umami, is loosely translated as “meatiness.” This highly desired flavor is achieved through cooking techniques such as caramelization and with ingredients like soy sauce and anchovies. Whether you’re from Venus or Mars, this class will appeal to you!

MENU: Classic Caesar Salad; Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms and Tomatoes; Truffle Fries; Bacon-wrapped Steak with Caramelized Onions; and Peanut Butter Bread Pudding with Bacon Bananas Foster Sauce

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: MOTHER'S DAY TEA (ages 6-9)

Saturday, May 07, 2016

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

HANDS-ON $40

Mom will love the thought and care the littlest hands put into helping prepare her special tea.  Students will prepare small bites that are the traditional elements of a proper English tea during the first hour, and then mom can come back and enjoy tasting the recipes with their special guest. Moms should arrive at 10:00 AM.

MENU: Savory Chicken Salad Sandwiches; Scones with Jam and Honey Butter; and Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Mango-Ginger Sauce; Lemonade and Spiced Tea. 

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: MOTHER'S DAY TEA (ages 10-12)

Saturday, May 07, 2016

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $40

Mom will love the thought and care the littlest hands put into helping prepare her special tea.  Students will prepare small bites that are the traditional elements of a proper English tea during the first hour, and then mom can come back and enjoy tasting the recipes with their special guest.  Moms should arrive at 12:30 PM.

MENU: Savory Chicken Salad Sandwiches; Currant Scones with Jam and Honey Butter; and Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Mango-Ginger Sauce; Lemonade and Spiced Tea. 

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: DINNER AT THE DERBY

Saturday, May 07, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

Since 1875, the Kentucky Derby has been run every year at the Churchill Downs in Louisville. Join us at Salud! Wear a giant hat, sip on your Mint Julep and sing along to “My Old Kentucky Home” as we make some great race day dishes. 

MENU: Kentucky Hot Brown Bites; Savory Bourbon Bread Pudding; Grazing Pasture Greens; Steak with Henry Bain Sauce; and Derby Pie.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

INTRO TO COOKING

Monday, May 9, 2016 

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Do you burn water? Do friends have to explain how to use an oven? Do people run when you pick up a knife? We’ll start at the very beginning and introduce you to basic culinary techniques. Don't worry - we'll turn your food from garbage to gourmet.

MENU: Salad with Blender Vinaigrette; Sautéed Vegetables; Rice Pilaf; Roasted Chicken; and Chocolate Marble Bread Pudding.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

WEEKNIGHT WAKE-UP: CHINESE TAKE-IN

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Ever wonder how to make your favorite Chinese dishes at home? Wonder no more. This class will teach you the ins and outs of making Chinese take-out in your own kitchen. No MSG allowed!

MENU: Fried Egg Rolls; Wonton Soup; General Tao’s Chicken; Mongolian Beef; Fried Rice; Fortune Cookies

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

MENU: Jump-start your cooking skills in this class where we will teach you how to care for your knives and use them skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will learn many classical knife cuts, their dimensions and their uses. Afterwards, you'll sit down and enjoy the meal that you prepared with your beautifully cut ingredients. Students are requested to bring a chef's knife to class, but house knives will be available for use as well.

MENU: Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Parsnip Soup, Sautéed Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce; Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Potatoes; and Vol au Vents with Fruit Compote.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

THEME THURSDAY: UPTON ABBEY

Thursday, May 12, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Want to join the upper crust of the British well-to-do? Join us for a soiree with savoir-faire that would make even the help blush. Learn how to recreate dishes sure to turn your next dinner party from Downton to Upton.

MENU: Fig and Stilton Salad with Port Wine Vinaigrette; Beef Tenderloin with Madiera Green Peppercorn Sauce; Minted Pea Puree; Parisienne Potatoes with Herb Butter; and Traditional English Trifle

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

PAIRING FOOD & WINE: SOUTH AMERICAN WINES

Friday, May 13, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

Four special wines will be tasted and each will be paired with a dish of the chef's choosing. Food and wine will compliment each other in an informative and enjoyable evening orchestrated by our wine department and Salud! chefs.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

ENTERTAINING IN EAST HAMPTON

Saturday, May 14, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Do you wish you could join the elite in East Hampton and rub elbows with the rich and famous? Now you can feel like you are a member of the upper crust when you create a menu sure to impress your guests. They’ll never know that it was as easy as pie!

MENU: Mussels and Basil Bread Crumbs; Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts; Chicken with Shallots; Garlic Roasted Cauliflower; and Fresh Peach Cake.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

DATE NIGHT: SIZZLIN' SICILIAN

Saturday, May 14, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

Often overlooked when thinking about Italian food, Sicily is a hidden gem of culinary treats. Visit this Italian island and taste the food of the Godfathers.

MENU: Caponata (eggplant spread); Stewed Finnochio (Fennel); Arancini (rice balls) Vitello alla Marsala; and Sfinci (Sicilian donuts) with Gelato

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: SOUTHERN SUNRISE

Sunday, May 15, 2016

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Wake up with the smell of bacon, buttery biscuits, and the memories of your grandma's kitchen. In this brunch class, you'll learn how to master the classic favorites and give them a modern spin. No more will you have a 30 minute wait for a table at your favorite brunch restaurant because your new favorite place will be your kitchen.

MENU: Biscuits with Honey Bacon Thyme Butter; Shrimp ‘n Grits with Poached Eggs and Smoky Collard Greens; Southern Comfort Sunrise; Beignets with Bourbon Chocolate Sauce.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

CHEFS SECRETS: SHORTCUT CHEF

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Love to cook but don’t have a ton of time? Let the chefs at Salud! show you some shortcuts to cut down on time but not on flavor. Ditch the take-out menu and don an apron instead.

MENU: TBA

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

BASIC BUTCHERY

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Ever look at a whole chicken and think, “Where do I start?” Let us break down the basic skills of butchery for you. We’ll break down and entire chicken, fillet a fish, and prepare different dishes with our cuts. You’ll save money, get fresher meat cuts, and be able to use your scraps to make delicious stock.

MENU: Chicken Wings; Sautéed Fish Fillet with Beurre Blanc; Stuffed Chicken Leg; and Stir-Fried Chicken and Vegetables.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: SPRING EDITION

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Making your own pasta is surprising easy, and the results are delicious! And what's a pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you stepped into an Italian trattoria.

MENU: Fettuccini with Peas and Pesto; Ravioli Primavera; Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Vodka Sauce; and Berries with Lemon Zabaglione Cream.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: VEGETARIAN SOUTHERN COOKING

Friday, May 20, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

If vegetarianism is your way of life, you don't have to give up those Southern classics that you grew up with. Make simple substitutions that will bring you back home and make even those meat eaters in your family say, "That was vegetarian?" 

MENU: Fried Green Tomatoes; “Chicken” Fried Tofu; Smoky Collards; Grit Cakes with Soubise Sauce; and Bourbon Pecan Bread Puddin’.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BAKING BASICS: THE DONUT SHOP

Saturday, May 21, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Donuts are the latest food craze. In this class, you’ll learn how to make donut dough, how to fry, fill, and glaze these hand-held sweets.

MENU: Boston Crème Donuts; Maple, Bourbon & Bacon Glazed Donut; Blueberry Cake Donut; and French Crullers.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: CHEF

Saturday, May 21, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Hollywood’s newest “foodie” movie is packed with some great menu items. You don’t have to start your own food truck to enjoy these movie inspired plates. 

MENU: Carl's Got His Mojo Back Cubanitos; El Jefe’s Skirt Steak with Martin's Salsa Verde; Yucca Fries with Banana Ketchup; Molly's Zucchini Aglio Olio; and Molten Chocolate Cake.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION

Monday, May 23, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $60

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? Salud! Sliced is a live cooking competition between two Charlotte-area chefs where each chef will have to create an appetizer, entrée, and dessert each using a mystery basket of ingredients. All ingredients in the basket must be used, and the audience will judge based on taste, plating, and creativity. At the end of the competition, votes will be tallied and one chef will be crowned the Sliced champion. Salud! chefs will commentate during the competition to highlight techniques being used and give sneak peeks at what the chefs might be concocting. You never know what’s in that mystery basket, so the possibilities are as endless as the chefs’ creativity! Book early as this event has proven to be quite popular!

 

COMPETITORS TBA

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

FARM TO TABLE: NORTH CAROLINA LOCAL

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Local is not a craze, it’s a way of life. Supporting local farms enriches your community and allows you to know where your food is coming from. This class will highlight local products from North Carolina and show you how to make them shine.

MENU: TBA

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

FUEL YOUR FITNESS

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Kick-start a healthy you in this class where we will provide you with tools to fuel your fitness! After mastering methods to feed your body delicious nutrient-dense foods, you'll be ready to tackle an active lifestyle designed to get you beach-ready. Our friends at Flywheel Sports Charlotte are gifting all class participants an exclusive swag bag complete with fly treats and free classes*. Hello, 2016!

*Complimentary classes may be redeemed at Flywheel Sports Charlotte through September 1, 2016. For more information on Flywheel and FlyBarre, checkout, https://www.flywheelsports.com/locations/charlotte

MENU: Breakfast of Champions; Pre-Workout Snacks; Post-Workout Smoothie; Quinoa Power Bowl; and Avocado Chocolate Mousse with Tart Cherry Topping

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

VEGAN PICNIC

Thursday, May 26, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Looking for some new ideas for your vegan menu? Then this class is for you. These delicious dishes are easy to prepare, and can be enjoyed by non-vegans too. When you taste the fruits of your labor, you’ll be ready to pack your picnic and head to the beach.

MENU: Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad with Triple Citrus Vinaigrette; Cashew Ricotta Tortellini Salad; Dilled “Eggless” Salad Wraps and Curried “Chickenless” Salad Wraps; and Fresh Jam and Nut Bars.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF CHARLOTTE

Friday, May 27, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Want to join the ranks of the well-to-do in Charlotte? Come to this class and we’ll show you how to make food that will be the envy of all your girlfriends. Warning…no slapping allowed!

MENU: TBA

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

CANDIES, CONFECTIONS & CHOCOLATES

Saturday, May 28, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Already have a handle on baking, but want to broaden your sweet horizons to include confections? In this class, we’ll show you the basics of sugar work, make some delicious chocolates, and other goodies that will make you feel like a kid again.

MENU: Peanut Butter Fudge; Hazelnut and Cacao Nib Brittle; Assorted Filled Chocolates; Chai Caramels

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BUTTER, BACON & BOOZE

Saturday, May 28, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple

Three of our favorite ingredients are highlighted in this indulgent menu. 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 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; Pancetta Roasted Vegetables and Brioche Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Caramel.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

EASY ENTERTAINING: GET OUT THE GRILL

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Summer is here! Time to take the cover off of your grill and get ready to fire it up! We’ll make an entire menu – right on the grill. No need for pots or pans! You’re sure to be grilling all summer long!

MENU: Bruschetta with Grilled Tomatoes and Onions; Grilled Fennel and Orange Salad with Grilled Citrus Vinaigrette; Grilled Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes; Grilled Chicken Thighs; and Grilled Berry Trifle.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.