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 offers affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.

We are located on the 3rd floor of Whole Foods Market Charlotte, 6610 Fairview Rd. Charlotte, NC.

 

 


Class Information

All classes include recipes or a class lecture packet, servings of each recipe prepared (to be consumed in class - no doggie bags!) and up to 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 16 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 (to be consumed in class - no doggie bags!). 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 - no doggie bags.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are done internally - please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com

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

24 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 cooking 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 Friday. (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 $75 per person (maximum of 12 people)

Demonstration classes available upon request (maximum of 18 people)

Kids parties (ages 7+) start at $375 for up to 12 children

For safety reasons, we are not able to rent our kitchen for a meeting space or non-cooking related event. 

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, $45, $65 and $125 and $130, gift certificates are available for purchase by calling 980.213.2096 or visiting the customer service desk.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers assist the chefs during classes with setup, class needs, and cleanup. In turn, volunteers earn points to take free classes at Salud (and get to learn a bit as you go!). To start volunteering, visit our volunteer website and fill out a registration form for an "adult student". You will receive a welcome e-mail from us with more information. Once you complete one training shift, you can sign up for volunteer shifts on our website and you'll be on your way!

WANT TO SEE PICTURES?

Visit Instagram to see pictures of classes. Handle: WholeFoodsCharlotte Hashtag: #saludcharlotte or #saludclt

UPCOMING CLASSES:

 

2017 SUMMER CAMPS!!!!

ALL CAMPS HAVE A TWO WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY!

Below is the schedule for our 2017 summer camps. In our Salud! Summer camp, your child will learn valuable culinary skills while making some wonderful dishes. Each day, your child will eat a snack, a hearty lunch and a delicious dessert - all made by their own hands. Class starts at 10am and ends at 1pm (we are unable to accommodate early drop offs or late pick ups.)

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THEIR CORRECT AGE RANGE.

WEEK ONE                     June 19th - June 23rd                    10am - 1pm             ages 7 - 9                              $265/week 

WEEK TWO                     June 26th - June 30th                    10am - 1pm             ages 10 - 12                          $265/week

WEEK THREE                   July 10th - July 14th                     10am - 1pm             ages 10 - 12                          $265/week

WEEK FOUR                     July 17th - July 21st                      10am - 1:30pm       ages 13+                               $265/week

Monday - Knife Skills & Sauteeing
MENU: Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons; Garlic Parsley Potatoes; Sauteed Veggies; Sauteed Chicken with Pan Sauce and Fruity Hand Pies

Tuesday - Breakfast and Baking
MENU: Homemade Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits; Spinach Souffles and Babka.

Wednesday - Sauces and Starches
MENU: Bruschetta with Tomato Coulis and Mozzarella; Homemade Mac & Cheese; Fried Chicken Tenders with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch; Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Profitteroles (Cream Puffs.)

Thursday - Let's Go Greek
MENU: Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips; Greek Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette; Grilled Chicken Pita with Tahini Sauce; Homemade Pickles; and Baklava.

Friday - Mexican Cantina - on this day, each student may invite ONE guest to join us for lunch at 1PM.
MENU: Pico de Gallo, Guacamole and Chips; Mango Salad with Pepita Citrus Vinaigrette; Mojo Pork Tacos; Rice & Beans; Mexican Street Corn and Churros with Chocolate Sauce.

 

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  • All children must be dropped of and picked up by a parent or guardian from the Salud! kitchen unless they are 16+ years old.
  • Students must wear long pants and flat, closed toed shoes. All long hair must be tied back.
  • Though we can accommodate certain allergies,the kitchen is not allergen free. Please email sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 1 week in advance if your child has a food allergy. 
  • As this is a culinary learning experience, students are expected to taste every dish, unless allergic (or vegetarian.)
  • As much as we love adults, Salud! Summer Camps are for children only.

 

 

***THIS SECTION IS NOT UPDATED IN REAL TIME

SOME CLASSES MAY BE SOLD OUT AND NOT MARKED AS SUCH***

BUILD YOUR SKILLS: BAKING EDITION

3/11/2017, 3/25/17, 4/1/17, 4/22/17

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$200.00

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.

Week 1: Baking Basics, Quick Breads, Biscuits, and Cookies

Week 2: Yeast Breads, Donuts, Pate a Choux

Week 3: Pies, Custards, Creams

Week 4: Cakes and Icings, dessert Sauces

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

BUILD YOUR SKILLS: FOUR-CLASS CULINARY COURSE

MONDAY, 3/13/2017, 3/27/17, 4/17/17, & 5/1/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$225.00

Can’t swing culinary school, but want to learn more than the basics? Let Salud! chefs 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. Students are requested to bring a chef’s knife (example below, 8-inches or longer, not serrated), but house knives will be available for use.

 

Dates are as follows:


Monday 3/13/17:  Knife Skills, Stocks, and Basic Vegetable Cookery

Monday 3/27/17: Sauces; Meat Cookery; and Fish Cookery

Monday 4/17/17: Starches, Salads, and Hors d’Oeuvres

Monday 5/1/17: Breakfast Preparation; Baking Basics

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2017

 

 

 

BUILD YOUR SKILLS: FOUR-CLASS CULINARY COURSE

MONDAY, 3/13/2017, 3/27/17, 4/17/17, & 5/1/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$225.00

Can’t swing culinary school, but want to learn more than the basics? Let Salud! chefs 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. Students are requested to bring a chef’s knife (example below, 8-inches or longer, not serrated), but house knives will be available for use.

 

Dates are as follows:


Monday 3/13/17:  Knife Skills, Stocks, and Basic Vegetable Cookery

Monday 3/27/17: Sauces; Meat Cookery; and Fish Cookery

Monday 4/17/17: Starches, Salads, and Hors d’Oeuvres

Monday 5/1/17: Breakfast Preparation; Baking Basics

 

TACO TUESDAY

TUESDAY, 3/28/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

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; Mexican Beans & Rice; Fried Fish Taco; Carne Asada; Mexican Street Corn and Dessert Tacos.

 

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!)

 

 

TOP OF THE TAPAS - SOLD OUT!

THURSDAY, 3/30/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Tapas are the heart of Spanish dining where everyone congregates together for good food and conversation. Create your own evening of small plates and one-bite wonders that you can recreate for your next get-together.  

MENU: Citrus Olive Salad; Potato and Serrano Croquettes with Romesco Sauce; Gambas alla Plancha; Chorizo Poached in Red Wine, Chickpeas with Spinach, Lemon and Chilis; and Churros with Spicy Chocolate 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

TGIF: COZY COMFORT CLASSICS - SOLD OUT!

FRIDAY, 3/31/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

As the nights get colder and colder, pile up a plate of your favorite comfort food. We'll make some old classics and some new creations that will become your new go-to delights.

MENU: Shrimp Bisque; Honeyed Fried Chicken with Rosemary Waffles; Creamed Spinach; and Salted Caramel Brownies a la mode

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

APRIL

DATE NIGHT: FOOLS FOR LOVE (1 Registration Per Couple) - SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY, 4/1/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00

We’re not fooling around with the dishes in this menu. Every item contains foods known around the world as aphrodisiacs, sure to spark more than just conversation!!

MENU: Hot Artichoke Dip, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus with Basil Butter, Sweet & Spicy Steak with Cherry Port Sauce, and Flourless Chocolate Cake

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

WEEKNIGHT WAKE-UP: CHINESE TAKE-IN (New Menu!)

TUESDAY, 4/4/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-On

$65.00

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: Crab Rangoon; Fried Rice; Veggies with Garlic Sauce; Chicken with Cashews; and Fortune Cookies.

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

CHEFS' SECRETS: PANTRY TO PLATE

WEDNESDAY, 4/5/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS- ON

$65.00

Need more meals that can be whipped up in a flash? We’ll show you how to use some pantry staples to create something fresh and delicious. 

MENU: “Souped” Up Soup; Lyonnaise Potatoes; Stuffed Acorn Squash; Salmon Cakes; and PB&J Bread Pudding.

 

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!)

 

TV DINNERS: UPTON ABBEY

THURSDAY, 4/6/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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; Seared Beef with Madiera Green Peppercorn Sauce; Minted Pea Puree; Parisienne Potatoes with Herb Butter; and Traditional English Trifle

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: AT THE TAQUERIA

4/7/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Whether you’re meeting your buddies or looking to mingle with new friends, the Taqueria is the perfect meet-up spot! This class will teach you how to make all your favorite Mexican classics and hopefully help you make new friends.

MENU: Queso Fundido; Guacamole; Refried Black Beans; Mexican Street Corn; Assorted Tacos; and Churros with Dulce de Leche 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

CONFIDENT IN THE KITCHEN

SATURDAY, 4/8/2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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.

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: APRIL IN PARIS (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY, 4/8/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00

“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: Moules Frites; Haricots Verts Amondine; Pommes Anna; Steak au Poivre; and Profiteroles with Chocolate 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.

 

 

EASY ENTERTAINING: EASTER WITH A SOUTHERN ACCENT

TUESDAY, 4/11/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

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: Shaved Vegetable Salad with a Tarragon Vinaigrette; Asparagus with Spring Herbed Butter; Parsnip Gratin; Lamb with Mint Peanut Pesto; and Heavenly Angel Food Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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.

 

SALUD! JR: BAKING BASH (ages 7-10)

WEDNESDAY, 4/12/2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$35.00

 

Kids love baking, especially when they get to eat the end result!! Let Salud chefs teach your kids the ins and outs of baking AND clean up the mess.

MENU: Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie, Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Biscuits, Butterscotch Float 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: CRUISIN' THE CARIBBEAN

WEDNESDAY, 4/12/2017

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.

 

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!)

 

 

SALUD! JR: PASTA PARTY (ages 9-12)

THURSDAY 4/13/2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$35.00

Kids getting restless over the vacation? Send them to Salud to make and eat a delicious lunch while having a great time.

MENU: Spaghetti & Meatballs with Marinara Sauce, Garlic Bread, Strawberry & Cream Cupcakes

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

YEAST BREAD WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, 4/13/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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 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 Chocolate Babka. 

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: CANCUN TO CABO - SOLD OUT!

FRIDAY, 4/14/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Grab your bestie 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: Mango Avocado Salad; Refried Black Beans and Rice; Mexican Grilled Street Corn; Baja Fish Tacos; Cinnamon Churros with Spicy Aztec Chocolate Ganache

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

MOMMY’S LITTLE HELPER: EASTER TREATS (1 registration for 1 parent and 1 tot ages 3-5) - SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY, 4/15/2017

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

HANDS-ON

$40.00

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: Easter Sandwiches on Bunny Rolls, Crispy Rice Bird Nests 

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

SALUD! JR: EASTER TREATS (ages 6-10)

SATURDAY, 4/15/2017

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$30.00

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: Easter Sandwiches on Bunny Rolls, Easter Basket Cupcakes

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: JULIE & JULIA

SATURDAY, 4/15/2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Join us for a unique evening as we recreate some favorite recipes from the movie Julie and Julia! And, we will raise a glass in salute to Julia Child who introduced French cooking techniques to Americans in a way that was entertaining, accessible and delicious!

MENU: French Oignon Soup; Asparagus with Hollandaise; Lyonnaise Potatoes; Sauteed Fish with Beurre Blanc; and Chocolate Silk Pie.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: SPRING EDITION - SOLD OUT!

TUESDAY, 4/18/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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 Primavera with Lemon Caper Sauce; Ravioli with Spring Peas and Pesto; Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Vodka Sauce; and Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Glaze.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FRENCH PATISSERIE

WEDNESDAY, 4/19/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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; Quiche Lorraine; Tart Tatin; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

KNIFE SKILLS

THURSDAY, 4/20/2017

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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, (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below), but house knives will be available for use as well.

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MENU: Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Cream of Celery 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: TRIP TO WINE COUNTRY - SOLD OUT!

FRIDAY, 4/21/2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Gather your friends and take a stroll through the vineyards of Napa Valley with dishes that include wine, grapes, and raisins. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the wine!

MENU: Grilled Grape Crostini; Sautéed Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts; Wine Kissed Wild Rice Pilaf; Chicken a la Vendemmia; Lemon Cakes 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

DATE NIGHT: SPRING FLING (1 REGISTRATION PER COUPLE) - SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY, 4/22/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00

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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  • 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION - SOLD OUT!

MONDAY, 4/24/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$65.00

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: Michael Rayfield of The Whitewater Center vs. Chris Coleman of Stoke

 

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  • Due to the creative element of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

 

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP - ONE SEAT LEFT!

TUESDAY, 4/25/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

PASTA 2.0

WEDNESDAY, 4/26/2017

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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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  • 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SHOW-OFF COOKING SKILLS

THURSDAY, 4/27/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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; Anna Potatoes; Stuffed and Tied Chicken Leg with Sauce Marchand de Vin; and Profiteroles.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

PAIRING FOOD & WINE: BIG EASY WINES

FRIDAY, 4/28/2017

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$40.00

In honor of New Orleans Jazzfest, four special wines will be tasted and will be paired with a New Orleans style dish of the chef's choosing. Food and wine will complement 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!)

 

BAKING TOGETHER: SPRING DESSERTS (1 Registration For 1 Parent & 1 Child 10 +) - SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY, 4/29/2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Baking with your child helps build a true love of cooking that will last a lifetime. Come to Salud! and make some delicious baked goods and lasting memories.
MENU: Pie Crust Basics; Spring Berry Pie; Quiche Lorraine; Mini Sponge Cake with Fresh Jam and Pastry 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: NOLA JAZZFEST - SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY, 4/29/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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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  • 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

BRUNCH IT UP: FRENCH BISTRO

SUNDAY, 4/30/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

Discover the delights of the French bistro at Salud without leaving Charlotte. Don’t wait an hour for a seat at the hot brunch spot when you can create these favorites at home in your PJ’s!
MENU: Salad with Fine Herbs & Poached Egg; Pommes Frites with Herbed Aioli; Croque Monsieur; Profiteroles with Ganache

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

MAY

WEEKNIGHT WAKE-UP: MAIN DISH SALADS & SANDWICHES

TUESDAY, 5/2/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

Our evening demonstration moves the salad and sandwich 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; Meatball Sub; Baja Bowl Salad; Monte Cristo Panini; Ice Cream Sandwiches.

 

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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!)

 

HEALTHY HABITS: SUPERFOODS

WEDNESDAY, 5/3/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

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: Greek Yogurt Breakfast Parfait; Chickpea Cakes with Tahini Sauce; Beet Noodles with Turkey 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!)

 

 

FARM TO TABLE: SPRING BOUNTY

THURSDAY, 5/4/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

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: Pea and Prosciutto Bruschetta; Lemony Asparagus Sauté; Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes; Seared Salmon with Tarragon Butter; and Sweet Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

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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!)

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: MEXICO AUTENTICO

FRIDAY, 5/5/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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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  • 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DERBY GARDEN PARTY          

SATURDAY, 5/6/2017

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

Gardens are a great place to entertain during the spring. It’s starting to warm up without being too hot. So, get out your huge hats and your pastel suits, it’s time for THE social event of the spring.

MENU: Benedictine Canapes; Mason Jar Salad; Hot Brown Benedict; Mint Julep 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: DINNER AT THE DERBY

5/6/2017

SATURDAY, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00

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 Corn Bread Pudding; Grazing Pasture Greens; Kentucky Chicken with Bourbon Gravy; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI

TUESDAY, 5/9/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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 with Stir-fry; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

CHARLOTTE'S SECRETS: VEGETARIAN EDITION

WEDNESDAY, 5/10/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

We've begged, cajoled and blackmailed local chefs out of some of their highly guarded recipes. In this class we'll pass them on to you, as long as you promise not to share.

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!)

 

 

TV DINNERS: A CHEF’S LIFE

THURSDAY, 5/11/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS ON

$65.00

Love this show so much you’re ready to move to the country and open up a restaurant? Don’t quit your day job just yet! Learn how to recreate some of the famous recipes featured on the PBS hit to satisfy your inner chef.

MENU: BBQ Peel ‘n Eat Shrimp with Lemon Mayo; Spring Onion Gratin; Grilled Corn with Bacon Ginger Butter; Spiced Rub Pork Loin with Apple Salsa; and Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Cornbread and Basil Whipped 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF CHARLOTTE      

FRIDAY, 5/12/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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: Smoked Salmon-Deviled Eggs; Grilled Asparagus;  Lobster Mac & Cheese; Steak with Port Wine Sauce; Red Velvet Cupcake

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

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

SATURDAY, 5/13/2017

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

$30.00

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 10:30 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

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

SATURDAY, 5/13/2017

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
HANDS-ON

$30.00

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 1:00 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: CHEF

SATURDAY, 5/13/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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. 

MENU: Carl's Got His Mojo Back Cubanitos; Food Truck Fries with Cuban Chutney; Molly's Zucchini Aglio Olio; El Jefe’s Skirt Steak with Martin's Salsa Verde; and Percy’s Big Trip 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: SPRING EDITION

TUESDAY, 5/16/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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 Primavera with Lemon Caper Sauce; Ravioli with Spring Peas and Pesto; Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Vodka Sauce; and Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Glaze.

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY, 5/17/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: GREEK ISLES - SOLD OUT!

THURSDAY, 5/18/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Greece is known for its translucent waters and spectacular vistas, as well as its exquisite climate and cuisine. In this class, we’ll learn how to prepare a variety of Mediterranean dishes with big flavors. Take your know-how home and share the wealth.

MENU: Spanakopita; Greek Salad; Lemon and Oregano Potatoes; Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki and Pita; Phyllo Custard Tart

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: AT THE BOARDWALK

FRIDAY, 5/19/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Known for their uniquely portable foods, the boardwalk provided a stable foot path for those who didn’t want to get sand in interesting places. We’ll make a

MENU: Corn Dog Dippers; Seaside Coleslaw; Coney Island Fries; Peppers and Onion Sausage Hoagies; Funnel Cake Sundae

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

KNIFE SKILLS

SATURDAY, 5/20/2017

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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, (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below), but house knives will be available for use as well.

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MENU: Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Cream of Celery 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

 

DATE NIGHT: SPRING IN TUSCANY (1 REGISTRATION PER COUPLE)

SATURDAY, 5/20/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00

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. Boungiorno!

MENU: Asiago White Bean Dip with Crostini; Sauteed Broccolini; Braised Lamb Ravioli with Spring Herb Pesto; and Cantucci (Tuscan Biscotti) with Berries and Mascarpone.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: SOUTHERN SUNRISE

SUNDAY, 5/21/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

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 Fried Eggs and Smoky Collard Greens; Pain Perdue with Praline 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION

MONDAY, 5/22/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$65.00

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 Young vs. Anthony Denning of Farenheit

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  • Due to the creative element of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

 

 

 

CHEFS' SECRETS: OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING

TUESDAY, 5/23/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

Ready for the cookouts and BBQ’s that await the summer season? We’ll show you some new and exciting dishes to give your next picnic some pop!

MENU: Mason Jar 7-Layer Salad; Shrimp Salad Cucumber Bites; Lemon Avocado Potato Salad; Greek Lamb Sliders; Strawberry & Ice Cream Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

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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!)

 

GLUTEN FREE GET-TOGETHERS

WEDNESDAY, 5/24/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

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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  • 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!)

 

LIGHT FRENCH FARE

THURSDAY, 5/25/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Think all French food is made with butter and heavy cream? In this class we’ll show you that is not true. Explore the lighter side of French cuisine with these delicious recipes.

MENU: Crustless Quiches; Haricot Vert Amandine; Pommes de Terre Gratine; Fish en Papillote; Grand Marnier Soufflés

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

TGIF: THIS GRILL’S ON FIRE

FRIDAY, 5/26/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Summer is almost here! Time to light up your grill and your taste buds! We’ll add some fire and heat with these fun and spicy dishes.

MENU: Honey Sriracha Grilled Wings; Shredded Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing; Grilled Corn with Roasted Jalapeno Butter; Pork Belly Banh Mi; and Chipotle Cast Iron Brownies.

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

BAKING BASICS: AMERICAN BAKERY CLASSICS

SATURDAY, 5/27/2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Ever wanted to know how to make those delicious sweets from your favorite bakery? Wonder no more! The chefs at Salud will show you all the tips and tricks of bakers around this great country.

MENU: Lemon Pound Cake with Rosemary Glaze; White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie; Boston Crème Donut; Éclair; Cheese Danish

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: KICKOFF SUMMER

SATURDAY, 5/27/2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Ready to call the friends over for a party? Let the Salud! chefs show you how to take all of the guesswork out of your next get-together and create dishes sure to satisfy and delight.

MENU: Pulled Pork BBQ Nachos; Grilled Crudite with Roasted Pepper Sauce; Grilled Flatbread; Peach & Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Kabobs; and Strawberry Mousse Parfait.

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

 

NC COASTAL CUISINE

TUESDAY, 5/30/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$50.00

Ready to hit the beach but don’t want to drive? Just hop on down to Salud! and taste the flavors of the beach right in your own back yard.

MENU: Bleu Collard Dip; Eastern NC Pork & Beans; Hushpuppies with Honey Butter; Fried Shrimp Burger; Atlantic Beach 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!)

 

 

EASY ENTERTAINING: SKILL OF THE GRILL

WEDNESDAY, 5/31/2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

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: Grilled Onion Dip; Grilled Citrus Marinated Zucchini Planks; Smoking Gun Polenta; Cedar Plank Salmon; and Smoked Salt Cast Iron Cookie.

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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!