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 - PURCHASING

Give the gift of cooking! For the cooks in your life there's no better gift than gift certificates to Salud. Gift certificates never expire and can only be used toward the purchase of a class at the Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods Market Charlotte.Please email sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com, or call (980) 213-2096 to purchase.

GIFT CERTIFICATES - REDEMPTION

To redeem gift certificates, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name and class choice as we need to place you in the class internally. Receiving a gift certficate does not secure a spot in a specific class.

If you received a plastic gift card to Whole Foods (not specifically to Salud!), you still need to e-mail us at sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com to be placed in a class. There is no way in our registration system to use the gift cards to pay for classes. Receiving a gift card does not secure a spot in a specific class.

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:

 

 

***THIS SECTION IS NOT UPDATED IN REAL TIME

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

 

 

BUILD YOUR SKILLS: FOUR WEEK CULINARY COURSE

Monday, September 11, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $225 for 4 classes

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 we'll 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 before registration. Students are requested to bring a chef's knife to the first class (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below), but house knives will be available for use as well.

Dates are as follows: 

9/11/17: Knife Skills, Stocks, and Basic Vegetable Cookery

9/25/17: Sauces; Meat Cookery; and Fish Cookery

10/9/17: Starches, Salads, and Hors d’Oeuvres

10/30/17: Breakfast Preparation; Baking Basics

 

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.

JULY, 2017

 

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION - STILL SEATS LEFT!

Monday, July 24, 2017           

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $65

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: Steven Roth of Whole Foods vs. Shawn Bank of Bistro 157

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  • Due to the improvisational nature of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

 

CHEFS' SECRETS: KEYS TO THE SMOKEHOUSE

Tuesday, July 25, 2017           

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

In this class we'll "unlock" some of the secrets of smoking foods and incorporating that wonderful flavor into our foods. Even dessert will have a smoky sweet surprise.

 MENU: Smoked Mozzarella and Tomato Bruschetta; Sweet and Smoky Baked Beans; Salt and Vinegar Greens; Country Style Spare Ribs; and Smoked Sea Salt Brownie Sundaes. 

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.

 

KNIFE SKILLS - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017     

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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.

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

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.

 

PAIRING FOOD & WINE: PICNIC WINE

Thursday, July 27, 2017         

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.

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!)

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: QUEEN CITY BREW & 'CUE - STILL SEATS LEFT!

Friday, July 28, 2017  

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Nothing washes down great barbecue better than a cold beer! We'll pair some local flavors with some local brews.

MENU: OMB Battered Onion Rings with Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce; Birdsong Braised Collards; Smoked Mac 'n Cheese; NODA Brined Smoked Chicken; Blondie Sundae with Triple C Caramel

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: FUN FINGER FOOD - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, July 29, 2017          

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $40 for 1 parent and tot (ages 3-5)

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: Carrot Finger Fries; Chicken Fingers with Homemade Honey Mustard; Finger 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.

 

DATE NIGHT: SWIRL WITH SMOKE (1 registration per couple) - 1 COUPLE SPOT LEFT!

Saturday, July 29, 2017          

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

There is more to fire than just grilling. In this class, we’ll show you how to smoke, grill, flambee, and fire-roast. After tonight, you’ll be ready to throw a party that’s smokin’!

MENU: Bourbon Brined Wings with Smoked Bleu Cheese Dressing, Grilled Grenache Glazed Carrots, Smoked Cheese Potato Gratin; Smoky Spice Marinated Pork Chop with Rosé Glaze, Ginger Chipotle Peach Riesling Cobbler

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.

AUGUST 2017

 

ULTIMATE BURGER THROWDOWN - SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017      

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

A burger can be one of the ultimate comfort foods. We'll get back to basics as we make the ultimate burger from the ground up. From the buns to the condiments, we'll make the homemade best of every element to create the Ultimate Burger!

MENU: Cheeseburger Nachos; Homemade Brioche Buns; Fresh-Ground Burgers; Fried Onion Straws; Fresh Pickles; Super Slaw; Hand-Cut Fries; Cupcake Sliders

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.

 

SUMMER SEAFOOD SOIREE - 1 SEAT LEFT!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Summer is the perfect time to taste the sea's bounty. We'll enjoy some light and summery dishes that will make you feel like you're dining at the coast.

MENU: Chesapeake Crab Dip; Sauteed Garlic Broccolini; Seafood Scampi with Homemade Pasta; Key Lime Cheesecake.

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.

 

 

TV DINNERS: PORTLANDIA

Thursday, August 03, 2017    

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

The dream of the 90’s is alive at Salud! Come to the kitchen where we know the names of our chickens and everything has a bird on it. We’ll make dishes inspired by the popular show sure to make Fred and Carrie proud!

MENU: Colin the Chicken Wings; Marionberry Corncakes; We Can Pickle That Slaw; Cedar Smoked Salmon; Nina's Birthday Cake with Cacao Bark

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: GASTRO PUB GRUB

Friday, August 04, 2017         

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

A pub used to be a place to have a pint and meet with friends before retiring for the evening. At the end of the 90’s, a change took place in the direction of the traditional food offered inspired by artisanal food vendors and locally sourced ingredients. Join us for our interpretation of pub food—part comfort, part technique and part homage to fusion cuisine, join us for a gastro pub evening featuring small, delicious bites that you’ll make from start to finish.   

MENU: House-made Sausage Sampler; Roasted Beet Salad; Sweet Potato Fries with Caramelized Onion Aioli; Lamb and Beef Burgers with Fried Egg; Sticky Toffee 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.

 

BAKING BASICS: ACE THE CAKE

Saturday, August 05, 2017     

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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: Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Icing; Strawberry Lime Daiquiri Cake with Italian Buttercream; Peaches and Buttercream 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.

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: CHEF - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, August 05, 2017     

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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.

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.

 

TAPAS TUESDAY

Tuesday, August 08, 2017      

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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; Bacon Wrapped Dates; 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.

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: PASTA PARTY (Children, ages 10 +)

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $40

It’s never too early to start teaching your kids how to cook for themselves. It’s a valuable lesson that they will use throughout their lives. We’ll show them some basic cooking techniques; from dressings to baking. Your kids will never go hungry after taking this class.

MENU: Garlic Breadsticks with Marinara; Homemade Fettucini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken and Broccoli; Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake.

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.

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: SUMMER EDITION

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

We often think of pasta as warm and comforting dishes, perfect for a cold winter’s day. In this class, we’re going to explore the lighter side of pasta. We’ll explore different types of pasta, make some pasta dough from scratch and cut it into fettuccini and ravioli. After making some fresh homemade sauces, and a light filling for the ravioli, you’ll be all set to enjoy the delicious dishes we prepare.  

MENU: Pasta all’Uovo; Ricotta Gnocchi with Fresh Pesto Sauce; Grilled Marinara Sauce with Herb and Mascarpone Filled Ravioli, Linguini with Carbonara and Peas; and Zabaglione with Fresh Berries. 

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.

           

LIGHTEN UP THE GRILL

Thursday, August 10, 2017    

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Grilling can be an easy and healthy method of cooking. Using very little oil, grilling imparts food with wonderful flavors and textures. These recipes will keep you grilling for years to come.

MENU: Grilled Onion Yogurt Dip; Grilled Romaine Wedge; Grilled Potato Salad; Grilled Chicken Burger In Lettuce Wraps; and Grilled Strawberry Pavlova.

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!)

           

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: AT THE SUSHI BAR - 2 SEATS LEFT!

Friday, August 11, 2017         

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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

MENU: Tempura Vegetables with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce; Salad with Ginger Dressing; Dragon Roll; Spider Roll; Green Tea Ice Cream with Homemade 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.

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Saturday, August 12, 2017     

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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.

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

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: LIGHT MY FIRE (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, August 12, 2017     

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

Grab your "match" and kindle your flame in this romantic dinner on the grill. We're grilling everything from appetizer to dessert. It will surely set your heart aflame.

MENU: Grilled Bruschetta Melanzane; Grilled Mexican Street Corn; Chipotle Grilled Sweet Potatoes; Beef Kabobs with Romesco Sauce; Grilled Peach Cobbler

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.

 

BRUNCH IT UP: CHARM OF CHARLESTON

Sunday, August 13, 2017        

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON $50

Charleston is one of the South’s hottest culinary destinations.  Join us as we take a tour of the food and culture of this charming, historic city.  We’ll go behind the scenes to discover the kitchen secrets of some of Charleston’s most popular chefs and learn how they are using local and heritage foods to please the modern palate.

MENU: Chilled Pea Soup; Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade Sauce; Shrimp and Grits; and Kaminsky's Tollhouse 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.

 

FAMILY DINNER & A MOVIE: MOANA (1 Registration per participant, AGES 8+)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017      

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

HANDS-ON $40 (PER PERSON ages 8 +)

Join Moana, Maui, Tala and Heihei as we navigate the waters of Polynesian cooking. There's no limit to "how far we'll go" with this delicious menu.

MENU: Tropical Fruit Salad; Haihai's Hash; Sina's Pork and Pineapple Skewers; Kakamora Coconut Bars

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: ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $40 (for one parent and one tot ages 3-5)

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: Mini Meatballs; Homemade Spaghetti; "Noodle" Icing 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.
  • 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.

 

PRESERVING PRODUCE

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Ever want to capture summer and put it in a jar? In this class we'll harvest our summer produce and preserve it for months to come.

MENU: Fire-Roasted Pepper Relish; Corn and Black Bean Salsa; Marinara Sauce; Pickles; Spicy Berry BBQ Sauce; Ginger Peach Dessert Filling

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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 - SOLD OUT!

Thursday, August 17, 2017    

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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.

           

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS...

Friday, August 18, 2017         

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

We all know that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but we'll make a wonderful meal fit for the hottest restaurants on the Strip. There's no gambling with these dishes as they're sure to be jackpots!

MENU: Smoked Salmon Flatbread; Wedge Salad; Horseradish Mashed Potatoes; Steak Oscar; Flourless Chocolate Cake with Flambeed Cherries

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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 BAKESHOP

Saturday, August 19, 2017     

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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 Queen City.

MENU: Salted Caramel Brownie; Stoke Donut; Nothing Bundt Ginger Cakes; Suarez Samoa Cupcake; Ritzy 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.

 

WORLD CUISINE: MOROCCO - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, August 19, 2017     

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Come take a journey to a “magical” region in Northern Africa that has long been known for its rich culture and cuisine, the Kingdom of Morocco. Moroccan dishes are rich in spices and diverse in flavor and textures. After this class, you’ll feel like you’ve taken a romantic trip to an exotic land.

MENU:  Moroccan Flat Bread with Zaalouk (Eggplant & Tomato Purée); Cous Cous Salad; Moroccan Roasted Vegetables; Kefta (Seasoned Ground Beef Skewers); Zalabia with Honey 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.

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION

Monday, August 21, 2017      

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $65

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: Alex Jenkins of Oak Steakhouse vs. John Schaal

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  • Due to the improvisational nature of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

           

BAKING BASICS: FARM TO OVEN

Tuesday, August 22, 2017      

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

We’re always looking for a way to use up the wonderful bounty that summer has to offer. We’ll show you some delicious ways to bake that summer produce – and not in a pie!

MENU: Corn Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote, Summer Squash Muffin; Vidalia Onion Focaccia; Tomato Goat Cheese Tart; Roasted Peach Sundae 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.

           

MEATLESS MEAT UP

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Light a fire under the hottest vegetarian dishes to hit the grill. Both flavorful and craveable, grilled vegetarian foods take things to a higher level.  There is a whole world of vegetarian-friendly food which adapts easily to the grill. You’ll be delighted with the unique flavor results.  

MENU: Gazpacho with Grilled Avocado; Israeli Couscous Salad; Grilled Summer Vegetables; Homemade Seitan Sandwich; Peanut Butter Banana S’morewich

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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.

 

HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPSTERS

Thursday, August 24, 2017    

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Calling all man-buns and skinny jeans! This is your moment to shine in the kitchen with these trendy and flavor-packed recipes. Time to roll up your chambray sleeves and exposed those primal-cut forearm tattoos, 'cause we've got cooking (and Instagramming) to do.

MENU: Asian Pork Belly & Kimchee Taco; Kombucha Braised Kale; Cauliflower Couscous; Hand-Crafted Green Chili Sausage with Pickles; Craft-Beer Glazed Donuts

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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: MARGARITAVILLE

Friday, August 25, 2017         

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Calling all Parrotheads!! Summer isn't over just yet. There's time for one more trip to paradise filled with lots of great food, music and friends.

MENU: Cheeseburger In Paradise Sliders with Cabana Ketchup; Lava Me A Pork Bowl with Saffron Rice; Shaker of Slaw; and Margarita 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.

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: END OF SUMMER BASH (Children, ages 10+)

Saturday, August 26, 2017     

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON $40

Let’s have one last party before school starts! We’ll make some awesome kid comfort foods before we have to go back to those terrible school lunches.

MENU: Mac & Cheese Bites; Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burgers; and Homemade Banana Splits

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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.

 

DATE NIGHT: AL FRESCO STEAKHOUSE (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

You don’t have to be stuck inside to enjoy a fancy steak dinner during the summer. Bring the experience outside while you learn all the tricks of the trade that the steakhouses use to create your elegant dinner in the comfort of your own home. 

MENU: Grilled Shrimp Cocktail; Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Béarnaise; Loaded Baked Potato Salad; Florentine Steaks; Grilled Fruit with Cheesecake 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.

                       

HEALTHY HABITS: MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Tuesday, August 29, 2017      

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Come and learn all about the Mediterranean diet as we cook through a full day of meals. The Mediterranean diet showcases appetizing ingredients such as fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains. You even get to enjoy that splash of olive oil and a glass of red wine! Now that's a diet everyone will love.

MENU: Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Cups; Roasted Eggplant with Yogurt and Dill; Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Lentils; Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Berries

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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.

 

COOK THE BOOKS: DEEP RUN ROOTS

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Love the show, A Chef's Life, 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 from Vivian Howard's new cookbook to satisfy your inner chef.

MENU: Mulled Muscadines with Fried Crostini and Goat Cheese; Salt & Vinegar Chips; Collard Cabbage Slaw; BBQ Peel & Eat Shrimp with Lemon Mayo; Blueberry Cobbler with Cornmeal Sugar Cookie Crust

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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.

           

PASTABILITIES

Thursday, August 31, 2017    

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

The pastabilities are endless in this class as we pair and fill pasta with new and interesting ingredients. We'll even make a dessert pasta! This is not your grandma's pasta!

MENU: Soba Noodle Salad; Lemon Basil Zoodles; Chorizo Tortellini with Chipotle Crema Rosa Sauce; Cherry Cream Cheese Fried Ravioli

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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.

SEPTEMBER

TGIF: STATE FAIR FARE

Friday, September 01, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

State fairs are such fun and usually a source of some delectable local specialties. It’s a great way for locals to come together and show off their pride for their communities and traditions. Don’t worry, not ALL of the food is fried.

MENU: Corn Dogs; Onion Rings; Funnel Cakes; Caramel Apples; and Deep Fried Chocolate 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.

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

Saturday, September 02, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $40 (Ages 8-12)

Kids don’t often look forward to going back to school. In this class, we’ll keep the summer party going with some tasty end of summer, not so scholastic treats. And we promise – no homework!

MENU: Pizza Nuggets with Dipping Sauce; Green Bean Sticks; Homemade Mac & Cheese with Bacon Bread Crumbs; Caramel Brownie Sundaes

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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: ULTIMATE TAILGATE

Saturday, September 02, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Need a new activity to enjoy with your sweetie? Tailgate together and have more fun! These fun and festive dishes are sure to breathe new life into your next football party and give you a new date-night destination!

MENU: Beer Cheese Dip with Soft Pretzel Dippers; Vegetable Slaw; Mini-Loaded Potatoes; Korean Meatball Sliders; Peanut Butter Cup 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.

 

CHEFS' SECRETS: SMOKE & SPICE

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Two ingredients that impart great flavor without too much thought are smoke and spice. Put them together and you’ve got a meal that is smokin’!!

MENU: Smoky Grilled Wings with Smoked Bleu Cheese Sauce; Crispy Chili Flake Roasted Broccoli; Smoked Gouda Polenta; Spice Rubbed Grilled Pork Chop; Ginger Chipotle Peach Cobbler

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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!)

 

COOK THE BOOKS: COOKING FOR JEFFERY

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

What’s better than cooking for your loved one? How about cooking your loved one’s favorite dishes. We’ll follow the New York Times bestselling cookbook author as she cooks for her “hubby.”

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 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

Thursday, September 07, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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.

MENU: Tempura Shrimp; Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing; Hibachi Rice; Steak & Chicken Stir-Fry; 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.

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: ROOF TOP TAPAS

Friday, September 08, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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 and feel like you’re on a roof top in Spain.

MENU: Bacon Wrapped Dates; Citrus Olive Salad; Potato and Serrano Croquettes with Romesco Sauce; Gambas alla Plancha; and Churros with Spicy 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.

 

BAKING BASICS: BITE SIZED BAKERY

Saturday, September 09, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

No one likes to share – especially dessert. We’ll spend the class making cute, one and two bite mini desserts that won’t make you feel guilty about trying them all!

MENU: Mini Fruit Tarts; French Macarons; Mini S’mores Cupcake; Chocolate Mousse Shooters; 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.

 

BUILD YOUR SKILLS: FOUR WEEK CULINARY COURSE

Monday, September 11, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $225 for 4 classes

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 we'll 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 before registration. Students are requested to bring a chef's knife to the first class (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below), but house knives will be available for use as well.

 

Dates are as follows: 

9/11/17: Knife Skills, Stocks, and Basic Vegetable Cookery

9/25/17: Sauces; Meat Cookery; and Fish Cookery

10/9/17: Starches, Salads, and Hors d’Oeuvres

10/30/17: 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 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: 5 in 15

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Short on time and energy at the end of a busy work day? We'll equip you with recipes that feature 5 or less ingredients and that can be prepared in 15 minutes. Now that's faster than waiting on delivery!

MENU: Sweet Potato Sausage Hash; Brown Rice Lunch Bowl; Greek Chicken with Couscous; Asian-Glazed Salmon with Sesame Noodles; Sauteed Fruit 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!)

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: FALL EDITION

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Making your own pasta is surprisingly easy, and the results are delicious. We'll make fresh pasta dough and roll it into sheets for ravioli and cut it into fettuccini. And what's pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you have stepped into an Italian trattoria.

MENU: Fettuccini with Wild Mushroom Ragu; Ricotta Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce; and Fall Spiced Tiramisu.

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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, September 14, 2017

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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.

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 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: ROMANCE IN ROMA (1 registration per couple)

Friday, September 15, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

Often called the “belly” of Italy, Rome and its surroundings are known for their hearty cuisine. Unlike the light and fresh cuisine of the south, Roman cuisine has that “stick to your ribs” quality that will make you feel like you’re in the heart of Italy.

MENU: Fried Artichokes; Pasta all’Amatriciana; Pan-fried Zucchini with Vinegar and Mint; Chicken Saltimboca and Ricotta Cheesecake. (Menu contains pork.)

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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.

 

LADIES LUNCHEON

Saturday, September 16, 2017

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $50

Here’s to the ladies who lunch! Nothing is better than getting together with your besties and having a great light lunch.

MENU: Butter Lettuce Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing; Carrot and Apple Soup with Brioche Croutons; Fruited Chicken Salad Wraps and Fruit Tartlet.

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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.

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: NO RESERVATIONS

Saturday, September 16, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Just like the movie, No Reservations, life isn't always made to order. But, you'll fall in love with this menu. We'll mix classical French cooking with rustic Italian flavors. You'll have no reservations about throwing your next dinner party with this menu! (Menu is inspired by the movie. Movie is not shown in class)

MENU: Scallops with Kate’s Saffron Sauce; Zoe’s Pasta Oreganata with Spicy Sausage; Nick’s Vegetable Sauté and Tiramisu.

 

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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, September 18, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $65

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? 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: Robert Knight of No Recipe vs. Chris Young of Queen City Market

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  • Due to the improvisational nature of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

 

IT'S BETTER WITH BUTTER

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Move over Bacon, Butter’s back in town! There’s nothing more decadent, creamy, and comforting than butter. We’ll show you some dishes that highlight this culinary delight in some new and surprising ways.

MENU: Buttery Garlic Crab Bruschetta; Buttered Corn Chowder; Asparagus with Hollandaise; Steak with Compound Butter; and Brown Butter Cake with Brown Buttercream Frosting.

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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.

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: SOUPS & SAMMIES

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $40 (1 registration is for 1 parent and 1 tot, ages 3-5)

Nothing is more comforting than a great soup and sandwich. We’ll make some parent AND kid friendly combos that will you will “FALL” in love with.

MENU: Mexican Chicken Stew with Cheese Quesadilla Dippers; Chocolate Dessert Soup with Peanut Butter Banana Dippers

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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, September 20, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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.

 

ESSENTIAL FRENCH TECHNIQUES

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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); Sautéed Chicken Chasseur; and Soufflé Grand Marnier.

 

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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: TASTE OF THE ORCHARD

Friday, September 22, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Fall is the perfect time for all things apple. Whether it’s sweet or savory, this delightful fruit will add a special something to your plate.

MENU: Poached Pear Salad; Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts; Parsnip Gratin; Apple Cider Braised Chicken; Apple Cheesecake

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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.

 

FRENCH PATISSERIE

Saturday, September 23, 2017          

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

 

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; Berry Tart; 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.

 

DATE NIGHT: PARIS TO PROVENCE (1 registration per couple)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

From the chic cafés along the Champs-Elysees to the rustic farmer’s markets of Provence, France is a gourmand’s paradise.

MENU:  Salade aux Herbes de Provence; Haricots Verts Amondine; Parisian Steak Frites; Lemon Thyme Cake with Lavender 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.

 

BRUNCH IT UP: GREASY SPOON SPECIALTY

Sunday, September 24, 2017

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON $50

The term “greasy spoon” usually refers to a small food establishment known for its predominantly fried menu. We’ll make some old-fashioned brunch favorites that keep you full past dinner.

MENU:  Fried Pickles with Jalapeno Ranch; Scattered Hash Browns; Southern Benedict (biscuits with poached eggs and sausage gravy); Chocolate Silk 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.

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: SPAIN

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Abundant with olives, seafood, and spice, Spain is a culinary destination not to be missed! If you can’t board a plane, fly down to Salud to revel in the flavors of Espana!

MENU: Crostini with Mahon and Quince; Spinach with Raisins; Paella and 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 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.

 

 

ACROSS AMERICA: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTHWEST

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Travel to America's frontier and master the flavors of The Southwest. This m