Salud! Cooking School at Green Hills

Whether you’re new to the kitchen, want to sharpen your culinary skills or just want to have a fun night out with your spouse or friends, we have the cooking class for you at our Salud! Cooking School. Join us for demonstration, hands-on cooking, and wine classes, led by our own in-store instructors as well as some of the area's most exciting chefs, artisans and authors. Our instructional kitchen, located on the 2nd floor Whole Foods Market Green Hills offers affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.

 

 

Seating and enrollment are on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class is sold out, please call 615-440-5117 or email us at salud.nashville@wholefoods.com to be placed on our waiting list. With some exceptions, registration closes 48 hours prior to class. Payment is made at the time of registration.

 

Getting Here

Salud! is located inside of Whole Foods Market in Green Hills
4021 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN

37215

Map & Directions

Seating and enrollment are on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class is sold out, please call 615-440-5117 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.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. 

Class Information 

All classes 

Hands-On Classes


Be prepared to cook! Please remember to wear flat, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Aprons and towels will be provided for your use in class. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Snacks are provided during class. Towards the end of class, you will be seated to enjoy your meal along with wine.

Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 & over unless noted otherwise; students 16 and over may attend a limited number of classes with a registered parent or guardian with prior approval. 

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 red or white wine. Classes are for students 18 & over unless noted otherwise; students under 18 may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

Kids & Teens Classes


Kids and teens should wear flat, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Snacks are provided during class and students are seated at the end of class to enjoy the meal they have prepared. Classes are limited to 12 students unless noted otherwise.

Wine & Cheese Classes


You will be seated throughout the class and encouraged to ask lots of questions as you taste each wine or cheese. Fruit, cheese and bread are served.

 

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. If you have certain dietary restrictions, please call us before registering so we can give you advice on which class will best suit your needs. Not all classes can be altered.

 

Cancellation Policy

Please note that refunds cannot be given for no-shows or cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to a class. Although we make every effort to avoid changes to our class schedule, Salud! reserves the right to cancel any class due to low registration or substitute instructors in case of an emergency.

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.

 

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 learn a bit as you go! For more information, contact us at 615-440-5117 and we will foward a volunteer packet. We also offer free volunteer orientation classes during each quarter. 

 

Please inquire about Private Classes and Gift Certificates!        

 

 

FALL CLASSES 2017

For the Love of Lemons

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Register:  here

Somehow, lemons are almost the perfect food. Perfect for adding that final touch, fresh, always available and easy to use. These class will take advantage of all of these attributes and add even more!

MENU: Lemon White Bean Hummus with Grilled Pitas, Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon Aioli, Oven Roasted Potatoes with Preserved Lemons and Oregano, Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette and Lemon Pound Cake. 

 

Sushi - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

6:00 - 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $65.00

Register:  here

You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You'll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon & tuna) Spicy Tuna Rolls; Vegetable/Cream Cheese Roll and Salt and Pepper Edame.

 

Late Summer Specialities with Chef Laura Rodriguez

Thursday, September 7, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65.00

Register:  here

Still time to enjoy the last of the garden's delights. Whether you are a "shopper" or a "grower", these recipes will make use of those remaining seasonal crops. MENU: Zucchini Lasagna Rolls;Succotash Pasta Salad; Hot Chicken Style Fried Okra with Cucumber Dill Ranch.

 

Tasting Blind with Wine Educator Billie Joyce Helmkay

Friday, September 8, 2017

6:30 - 7:30PM

DEMONSTRATION $25

Register:  here 

 

‘The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.’(Daniel J. Boorstin)

We all have ideas of what is good, and what is not good.  When it comes to wine, we have our favorites, and we often get stuck on them.  Sometimes we don’t try something new, because one of our friends had a bad one, and they’ve told us we won’t like it. The only way to cure that, is by trying something totally blind. Blind tastings can be very intimidating.  However, when they are conducted in a fun environment, and with carefully selected wines, you might just discover something you didn’t know you liked! I promise, this is not going to be one where you have to guess what it is. I will pick well made wines and there will be no scores; just your taste buds.  This will be an opportunity to experience some wines, without any preconceived ideas.

 

Couples: Homemade Pasta and Sauces - SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 9, 2017

6:00 - 7:00PM

HANDS ON $120.00 (Please note: This registration is for two people)

Register:  here

One of our most popular classes, learn the art of making and preparing pasta from scratch. Students will learn how to prepare dough, use a pasta machine and create three different pasta sauces with three different styles of pasta. MENU: Greens with Balsamic and Pine Nuts; Fettuccini with Proscuitto,Cream and Nutmeg. Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce and Pappardelle with Bolognese. 

 

Knife Skills   2 Spots Left

Thursday, September 14, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.000

Register:  here

 

 

Bibimbap Workshop with Chef Laura Rodriguez  Sold Out

Saturday, September 16, 2017  

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65.00

Register:  here

Korean for "mixed rice", bibimbap is an everyday dish made in Korean households. Chef Laura, who lived in Korea will show you how to create a variety of dishes with this versatile technique. MENU: Dak-Kalguksu (Hand Cut Noodle Soup with Chicken); Bibimbap (Spicy Vegetable, Beef and Egg Stir Fry), and Kimchi Kimbap (Korean sushi roll with kimchi).

 

Chef Kirstie Birdwell from The Old School Restaurant

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register:  here

 

Salud is delighted to welcome Chef Kirstie Birdwell from the Old School Restaurant. The Old School Resturant is a unique, historic, culinary destination located in Bells Bend, The restaurant is known for farm to table menus using foods grown in their own garden. A great idea for a field trip! MENU: Farm to Table at Home - Nut and Seed Bread with Whipped Sage Butter; Pumpkin and Bacon Bisque with Homemade Creme Fraiche and Chestnut Panna Cotta with Local Honey and Fresh Figs. 

 

Decorating with Russian Tips with Pastry Chef - Melinda Knight

Wednesday,September 20, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $85.00 Includes pastry bag and one set of tips per student

Register:  here

We have all seen these amazing cupcakes that resemble everything but a cupcake. This is your chance to learn how to create these beautiful delights. Chef Melinda will help you learn the specific technique required to master using these tips. Each student will receive their own set of tips and pastry bag to use during class as well as take home. A light meal will be included. If you have questions, please feel free to check in with us prior to class.

 

Provence Revisited 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Register:  here

Long a popular destination for travelers, photographers and "foodies", this part of France offers something for everyone. This class will remind you of Provence, encourage you to visit or just allow you to enjoy a classic French menu. MENU: Arugula and Parmesan Salad; Gratin Dauphinois, Green Beans Provencal; Fish Filets in Parchment with Warm Pistou and Cherry Almond Tart.

 

How to Pair Wine with Food with Wine Educator Billie Joyce Helmkay

Thursday,September 22, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45.00 

Register:  here

No more racking your brain about what wine to serve with dinner at home or order at restaurants. This class will help you understand the basic elements of food and wine pairing. Students will experience several different varietals and styles of wine and how to pair them with different components (sweet, sour, spice, salt) so that you can taste for yourself what works or what doesn’t and why. By the end of the class, you will have developed the skills to think on your feet when the need arises so that you can enjoy that glass of wine and so much more. Farewell expert envy… hello, confident pairings.

Couples: Cheese and Wine Pairing

Saturday, September 23, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $100.00 per couple - Please note - this registration is for 2 people 

Register:  here

What a great idea for your next get together! Pairing wonderful wines with the perfect cheese. Join Wine Educator, Billie Joyce Helmkay and Amanda Pumphrey, Certified Cheese buyer as you enjoy the best cheeses Whole Foods has to offer paired with a wine specifically selected to match. Students will sample 6 different wines along with 6 cheeses and various other paired foods. 

Peru - Dishes from the Andes

Tuesday, September 26,. 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60 

Register:  here

Once again our world traveler, Chef Karen has traveled afar to learn yet more fun and interesting recipes and cooking techniques. This class will focus on her recent trip to Peru and will introduce you to a cuisine that you may not have considered. Regardless, we know it will be delicious, educational and fun. This menu will be determined based on availability. MENU: Classic Ceviche with Sweet Potatoes and Corn

Causa Limeña Rellena  – Layered Tuna and Potato Salad from Lima; Lomo Saltado – Stir-fried Steak with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Onions; Quinoa Pudding; Pisco Sours and Chicha Morada (Peruvian Purple Corn Punch)

Breakfast Resolutions

Thursday, September 28, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65.00 

Register:  here

Some people would have you believe that resolutions are only for January 1. How about a resolution right now to begin your day with a protein packed breakfast that is healthy, simple and most important will provide you energy that lasts. (Good by double espresso and donut!) Join Chef Laura Rodriguez for this great menu along with tips and ideas to make you life easier and healthier. MENU: Avocado BLT with Fried Egg; Quinoa Fried Rice and Cranberry Almond Maple Porridge. 

Beer and Food Pairing with Chad Humbert

Friday, September 29, 2017

6:30 - 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $25.00 

Register:  here

Because wine is always being "paired", let us not forget that beer also lends itself to great pairings. With all of the new beers being produced, why not a class that invites pairings and reminds us that great beer with great food is and has always been a celebration! A variety of beers will be sampled with appropriate foods to enhance both the beer and the food.

 

Tortillas, Tacos and Micheladas  - Sold Out

Saturday, September 30, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

Just thinking about this class sounds delicious. Join Chef Melinda Knight for a south of the border treat covering three of the most popular items that will make you the hit of your group. MENU: Homemade Tortillas, Toasted Tortilla Soup with Queso Fresco; Tacos El Pastor with Tomatillo Salsa; Tequila Glazed Shrimp Tacos; Chicken, Raisin and Olive Tacos; Cinnamon Bunuelos with Vanilla Ice Cream and Beer Cocktails!

A Chicken in Every Pot

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

Food trends come and food trends go. Chicken, however, remains one of the most popular proteins around. Part of the reason, is that great chicken can be a simple roast with salt and pepper. Or if you are in the mood, it can be stuffed, sauced, stewed or fried. This class offers a bit of everything just in case you are looking for something new for your next chicken recipe. MENU: Chicken and Potato Salad Towers; Individual Chicken Pot Pies; Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Rice and Cream Puffs with Egg Custard.

Quick Weeknight Casseroles- Cancelled - Private Event

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

Just in time for those busy fall evenings or weekends! These are not your mother's casseroles. These recipes will expand your food ideas about "casseroles" and introduce you to a new world of options. MENU: Sundried Tomato Goat Cheese Zucchini Bake; Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie and Greek Quinoa Casserole.

Asian Dumplings

Thursday, October 5, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

Dumplings are one of the most popular dishes in the world. Practically every cuisine has some version of these tasty little packages. Join Chef Karen in this hands-on class and learn to make a variety of dumplings from all parts of Asia. MENU: Indian Potato Samosas with Coriander Chutney – Aloo Samosa - Tibetan Beef and Sichuan Peppercorn Dumplings with Spicy Fire-Roasted Tomato Achar Sauce – Sha Momo; Japanese Gyoza - Pork and Cabbage Potstickers with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce; Hong Kong Fried Pork and Shrimp Wontons – Zha Yuntun with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce and Filipino Fried Banana Rolls – Turon Lumpia.

Healthy Holiday Table

Friday, October 6, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $65.00 

Register:  here

It's never too early to plan for holiday cooking. How about a new spin on holiday eating with a fabulous tasting healthy menu. No, not boring or wierd or things you've never heard of before. Instead, traditional foods that we all eat and we all love with a healthier slant in preparation. Chef Laura Rodriguez has the answers and the recipes! Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey Breast; Clean Green Bean Casserole; Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Orange & Pear Cranberry Salad.

Homemade Pasta and Sauces - Sold Out

Saturday, October 7, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

One of our most popular classes, learn the art of making and preparing pasta from scratch. Students will learn how to prepare dough, use a pasta machine and create three different pasta sauces with three different styles of pasta. MENU: Greens with Balsamic and Pine Nuts; Fettuccini with Proscuitto,Cream and Nutmeg. Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce and Pappardelle with Bolognese. 

 

An Evening with Chef Deb Paquette

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:00 - 8:30

DEMONSTRATION $75 

Register:  here

One of Nashville's food treasures, Chef Deb is known for her ecclectic mix of foods and seasonings. Her award winning cuisine at Etch and Etc restaurants has created a loyal following and Salud! is delighted that she joins us for another evening of amazing tastes and techniques.

 

Cook the Book: "Burma Superstar"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

Burma Superstar is known as one of the best Burmese restaurants in California. This award winning cookbook covers some of the most popular recipes from the chain.This book's subtitle is "Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Asia and this class will not disappoint. MENU: Ginger Salad; Coconut Chicken Curry; Cauliflower with Tomatoes; Coconut Rice; Black Rice Pudding with Mangos and Bonus Recipe - Chicken with Mint

 

 

 

Seafood Primer with Seafood Monger Jeff Reynolds

Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON/DEMONSTRATION  $75.00 

Register:  here

Have you ever wished you could have all of your seafood questions answered (correctly!)? Well, wish no more. We have the head of our seafood department, Jeff Reynolds joining us in another great class. While the menu will depend on what is the freshest and available,  we will prepare a variety of seafood as well as learn about sustainability; how to select fresh fish as well as practical ideas for your next cooking adventure. MENU includes: Whole Fish in Salt Cloak; Fresh Oysters; Jeff's Simple Spectacular Shimp each paired with simple acoutrements.

 

Port, Sherry, Madiera & Other Fortified Wines

Friday, October 13, 2017

6:30 - 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $35.00 

Register:  here

This ancient practice of preserving wines for travel led to one of the most sought after styles of wines for several centuries.  Still today, these fabulous wines are made using ‘traditional meets modern methods’, bringing new fans to their fold.  Come and find out what is so special about these wines, how, where and when to enjoy them, and how they are made. We will taste through some fine examples that are available in our Nashville market.   

 

 

Benefit for Heimerdinger Foundation

Saturday, October 14, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $35.00 

Register:  here  

Salud! Is pleased to be hosting a benefit dinner for the Heimerdinger Foundation which provides healing meals for individuals who are undergoing serious health issues that compromise their systems. They do not charge for this service and rely on an amazing group of volunteers who not only work in the kitchen but deliver these meals each week. This is an amazing program that Whole Foods is delighted to support both with food and funds. All costs are donated and all ticket proceeds will be donated to the foundation. So, make your calendar for this great evening including a demo from their chef, a delicious meal based on the recipes they provide to their "guests" and wine to complete the evening. MENU: "Guilt Free Food Favorites" - Almond Crusted Chicken Parmesan, Mashed Potato Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf and Clean Chicken Stew. All dishes will be gluten/dairy/sugar/soy free.

 

 

Chef Kirstie Birdwell for The Old School Restaurant

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $65.00 

Register:  here 

Salud is delighted to welcome Chef Kirstie Birdwell from the Old School Restaurant. The Old School Resturant is a unique, historic, culinary destination located in Bells Bend, The restaurant is known for farm to table menus using foods grown in their own garden. A great idea for a field trip! MENU: Farm to Table at Home - Nut and Seed Bread with Whipped Sage Butter; Pumpkin and Bacon Bisque with Homemade Creme Fraiche and Chestnut Panna Cotta with Local Honey and Fresh Figs. 

 

 

Morocco: Land of Tagines and Spices

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here  

Exotic, spicy, unique – all of these can describe Moroccan cuisine along with dozens of other words. In this fun couples evening, we will only scratch the surface of this delicious cuisine. Students will focus on basic spices and techniques as well as prepare classic dishes that are easy to recreate at home. This food is delicious! MENU: Briouats Bil Jben – Phyllo Triangles with Fresh Cheese; Cucumber Salad with Sweet Marinade and Oregano;Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Olives;Couscous with Raisins and Almonds;Ghriba – Walnut Cookies; Mint Tea;Khobz – Classic Round Bread – Bonus Recipe; Harira – Traditional Vegetable Soup – Bonus Recipe.

 

 

Fall Favorites: Porkfest

Thursday, October 19, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

With cooler weather, our tastes focus on heartier foods. Less salads and more substantial meals. While nothing beats a fresh out of the garden tomato and bacon sandwich, these recipes will remind you why pork is delicious, any time of the year! MENU: Old-Fashioned Lard Biscuits with rosemary and Lemon;  Bacon, Broccoli and Avocado Salad; Braised Pork Belly with root Vegetables, and Proscuitto Wrapped Grilled Peaches.  

 

Couples Cook Pizza with the "Bread Doctor" - Rescheduled

Friday, October 20, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $120.00: Please note this registration is for 2 people. 

Register:  here

One of our most popular classes, pizza making can be a real challenge. Dr. Rob has been perfecting his skills for years. Learn how he created a pizza oven environment with inexpensive tiles, how to make the dough, shape the dough and finally enjoy your very own customized pizza. Before the holiday madness begins, bring a friend and enjoy a nice cold beer or a glass of wine and learn to make pizza. Fun, informal and a great evening.

Cocktail Tea Party with Sarah Scarborough

Saturday, October 21, 2017

3:00 -5:00PM

HANDS-ON/DEMONSTRATION $50 

Register:  here

If you think a tea party has to be china cups, lace hankies and tiny treats, are you in for a surprize. Please join Sarah Scarborough of Firepot Nomadic Teas for a cocktail tea party featuring adult beverages made with some extraordinary teas. Perfect for your next "girls night out", your next committee planning session or just a fun afternoon. MENU:

 

 

Vui's Vietnamese Kitchen with Executive Chef Vui Hunt

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM $ 50.00

DEMONSTRATION 

Register:  here

Salud! is delighted to welcome Chef Vui Hunt to our kitchen. Her restaurant receives rave reviews for her authentic menu as well as the freshness, flavors and beauty she brings to her food. This class will introduce you to new kitchen techniques as well as educate your palate to the wide diversity of foods from Vietnam. MENU: Chef Vui will be working with the Salud! staff to prepare and sample dishes from her restaurant.

 

Secrets of a Caterer's Kitchen NYE Cocktail Party- CANCELLED PRIVATE EVENT

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $65.00 

Register:  here

Bet you thought it was too early to even think about parties! Alas, you would be wrong. Only 5 weeks until December 1st! Join caterer and chef, Laura Rodriguez and give yourself time to plan and enjoy this great menu for your next party. Whether your event is next week, next month or even day before next year! MENU: Garlic & Herb Shrimp Cocktail; Lamb Meatballs with Mint Tzatziki; Queso Fundido Stuffed Mushrooms; Beef Tenderloin and Blue Cheese Crostini.

Wine - Art, Economics, & Marketing

Friday, October 27, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45 

Register:  here

This hands on class brings together creativity, marketing and economics of wine, and increases consumers awareness of wine through the commercial lens, in a fun environment. The class will be divided up into teams, blind taste a wine, determine what it is, and then proceed to creating their own label and marketing plan.  This is a fun hands on class in a learning environment.

 

Kids Cook Halloween Treats for Ages 7 - 9

Saturday, October 28, 2017

10:00 - 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON $40.00 

Register:  here

Salud! is ready for spooky delights for our younger chefs! Young chefs will prepare several fun and easy treats designed for that special Halloween or just for fun.

 

 

Choppers: Halloween Delights for Ages 10 -12   1 Spot left

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM

HANDS-ON $55.00 

Register:  here

Attention young chefs who think they have what it takes to be part of our "Chopped" competion. Each team will receive a mystery basket and will work with their team to shop, execute and prepare a Halloween themed menu. Each team will present to a  panel of judges and a winner will be declared. MENU: It's a surprize!

 

Christmas in Italy

November 1, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $65.00 

Register:  here

The Feast of Seven Fishes is a traditional Italian celebration that takes place on Christmas Eve. The event is celebrated with a meatless meal that consists almost entirely of seafood dishes .Join Chef Laura Rodriguez for this traditionally inspired feast. MENU: Baked Clams, Spaghetti with Mussels, and Shrimp Marsala.  

 

Healthy Holiday Table

 Thursday, November 2, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $65.00 

Register:  here

Holidays and healthy eating can definately go hand in hand. Especially if you have a chef like Laura Rodriguez to guide you with your preparation. MENU: Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey Breast; Clean Green Bean Casserole; Mashed Sweet Potaotes and Orange and Pear Cranberry Salad.

 

Wines for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 3, 2017

6:30 - 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $25.00 

Register:  here

As the holiday season rolls around, do you find yourself asking ‘what wine really goes with Turkey?’  or ‘is there another turkey wine besides gewürztraminer?’The good news, is that there are many; whether you like red or white, dry or sweet.  Let’s try some wines that will make your 2014 Thanksgiving feast, one that your guests will be talking about for years.  Even if you aren’t cooking a turkey, we will have some wine suggestions for other types of meals you might be cooking as well.

WINE 3.0 with Wine Educator Billie Joyce Helmkay

November 4, 2017

10:00 am - 4:30 PM

$175.00 

DEMONSTRATION

Register:  here

This is a 'one-day crash course in wine' aimed at avid wine lovers, and industry newbies. We will break down some of wine’s more intimidating aspects; grape growing, wine making, tasting and even the marketing and business side of things, and how it affects you, the consumer. While this is a big task, I promise we will go about it in a fun, learning environment with some hands-on exercises and class participation, all while sampling 15+wines, throughout the day. By the end of the class, I hope you will have learned enough to be able to use your critical thinking skills in future wine buying decisions; ultimately enhancing your enjoyment and appreciation of this wonderful beverage.

Lunch will be provided on site.

 

Fall in Italy with Chef Dan Maggipinto

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

6:00 - 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON/DEMONSTRATION $65.00 

Register:  here

 

Cooking for the Holidays - Gluten Free!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

Holidays can be a real challenge for those of us who have food allergies. It can be even more of a challenge for those of us preparing that traditional holiday meal. With Chef Laura leading the way, you can have a meal that is not only delicious but also is acceptable for those who have gluten issues. 

 

Street Foods of Southeast Asia - CANCELLED PRIVATE EVENT

Thursday, November 9, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

 

 

Couples Cook Pizza with the "Bread" Doctor

Friday, November 10, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $120.00 per couple (Please note this registration is for 2 people) 

Register:  here

 

Couples Cook Italian

Saturday, November 11, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $120.00 - Please note this registration is for two people. 

Register:  here

There is a reason certain things are called classic. These recipes have stood the test of time and their flavors still speak to us. Perfect for everyone, simple yet so delicious we want to prepare them over and over again. MENU: Lasagna; Eggplant Parmigiana; Fettucine Alfredo, Caesar Salad,  and Tiramisu. 
 

 

 

Homemade Pasta & Sauces

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

 

Purple Food!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

Register:  here

That's right - PURPLE food. What a beautiful sight this lovely colored item brings to the table. How many purple foods can you name? Very much on trend and also following the path that colored fruits and vegetables are healthier. Expect a fun and educational evening as we prepare and enjoy a variety of amazing purple foods. MENU: Red Cabbage and Purple Soup with Sour Cream and Chives; Oven Roasted Garlic and Purple Cauliflower; Sauteed Radicchio with Honey; Spice Seared Pork with Blackberry Sauce; Spinach Stuffed Purple Potatoes; Balsamic Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Blueberry Pie. 

 

No-bake Desserts

Thursday, November 16 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $65.00 

Register:  here

What a relief to know you don't have to cook something! Complete your holiday table with these easy-to-make indulgent raw desserts. MENU: Dark Chocolate Truffles; Paleo Fruit Tart, and Raw Cranberry Cheesecake.

 

 

Wines to Give and Wines to Take

Friday, November 17, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $65.00

Register:  here

Looking for ideas for that special wine to give or that special hors d'oeurve to pair with a great wine? This class has the answers. Join Billie Joyce Helmkay and Merijoy Lantz Rucker as they cover both wine and hors d'oeurves in this fun evening designed to help you plan for that special gift. Whether you are gifting your boss, going to a great party or just dropping in next door.  

 

Kids Cook: Holiday Baking for Ages 6 - 9

Saturday, November 18, 2017

10:00 - 11:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30.00 

Register:  here

 

 

Kids Cook: Holiday Baking for Ages 10 - 12

Saturday, November 18, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM

HANDS-ON $45.00 

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Designer Cookies with Pastry Chef Melinda Knight

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $60.00 

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We've all admired them. Beautiful works of art, almost too perfect to consume. Truthfully, making these beautiful cookies is a labor of love but with Chef Melinda, you will be creating and loving every minute of producing these elaborately decorated sugar cookies. Students will learn icing techniques; decorating and will create their own cookies to take home (or consume on sight!) A light meal will be included.

 

 

Christmas in Italy

Wednesday,November 29, 2017

6:00 - 9:00

HANDS-ON $65.00 

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The Feast of Seven Fishes is a traditional Italian celebration that takes place on Christmas Eve. The event is celebrated with a meatless meal that consists almost entirely of seafood dishes .Join Chef Laura Rodriguez for this traditionally inspired feast. MENU: Baked Clams, Spaghetti with Mussels, and Shrimp Marsala.