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 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 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!

 

 

DECEMBER CLASSES

CAKE AND WINE - NOW AND THEN WITH "AMERICAN CAKE" AUTHOR ANNE BYRN

Thursday, December 1, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $ 65

Register:  here

Ever wonder what cake and wine the signers of our Declaration of Independence ate and drank? Ever heard of a Depression Cake? This fascinating hands-on class will take you away from our everyday cakes (Bundt cake, anyone?) and give you a historical  perspective from colonial days up to our current fascination with great tasting cakes. Join bestselling author, Anne Byrn as she discusses her new cookbook ” American Cake”  and our wine educator, Billie Joyce Helmkay as they walk you thru this delicious class. Students will  prepare several cakes which they will enjoy with a wine specifically related to the cake of that time period.  This is going to be a fascinating, fun class. Anne’s book will also be available for purchase or you may bring your own. 

 

DESIGNER COOKIES WITH CHEF MELINDA KNIGHT

Tuesday, December 6

10:00 - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Register:  here   

Do you admire those $5.00 cookies decorated to perfection? Have you ever tried your hand at making these cookies? Well, it doesn’t take long to realize that there must be a secret. As it turns out, we have the person with the secret. Pastry chef Melinda Knight has these techniques down to a science. From the perfect royal frosting to the art of “flow” for decorating, you will amaze yourself with your own skills. MENU: Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies; Royal Icing Two Ways: Piping and Flow; Bonus Recipe: Marshmallow Fondant; Peppermint White Hot Chocolate.

 

HOLIDAY GLUTEN FREE BAKING 

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Register:  here   

 Holidays can be especially difficult for anyone with food issues. Gluten free baking is always a challenge but with better ingredients, better knowledge of what works and what doesn’t, this holiday season can be healthy and tasty. Chef Melinda Knight has worked with gluten free recipes in restaurants as well as catering and has created some delicious recipes that you can create at home to produce perfect results. MENU: Cardamom Apple Bread; Banana Eggnog Chocolate Chip Muffins with Eggnog Glaze; Individual Framboise Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis; Orange Cranberry Ginger Scone; Lemon Crinkle Cookie Bites; Bonus: Braided Raspberry-Almond Cream Pastry.

 

NAVIGATING THE WINE AISLES AT WHOLE FOODS WITH DR. ROBERT STEIN

Thursday, December 08, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $25

Register:  here   

There are so many great wines in our new wine department but who has time to learn about each one? While we have great team members to help, this class will give you a bit of confidence in your wine shopping so that you will have a bit of insiders knowledge the next time you shop. Led by Dr. Robert Stein, you will tour the department, learn location, pricing and then return to Salud! and sample several wines from the shelves. We’ll also include some great cheese and breads to round out the fun evening.

 

SPARKLING WINES AND CHEESES

Friday, December 09, 2016

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $25

Register:  here   

While we think of drinking sparkling wines during the holidays, sparkling wines actually lend themselves to year round drinking. This class will pair sparkling wines with great cheeses. A perfect idea for a relaxing get together when cocktail foods are just too heavy (and too much trouble)! Easy impromptu birthday celebration; best friends promotion; party before the party; you name it! Billie Joyce Helmkay will pair sparkling wines with cheeses from our Whole Foods Specialty department. Delicious!

 

KIDS COOK: JUNIOR CHOPPERS FOR AGES 10 - 12

Saturday, December 10, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON $55 FOR AGES 10 - 12

Register:  here   

If you’ve ever wondered how fun it would be to get a basket full of ingredients and see what kind of meal you could create from it, then this class is for you! Today you take over the Salud! kitchen. Teams will get a basket of “Secret Ingredients” and it’s up to you to create your own menu and recipes.

MENU: “It’s a secret”

 

VEGETARIAN HOLIDAY FEAST

Monday, December 12, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here   

 Holidays present a particular challenge for special food requests. How about a meal that fulfilled a vegetarian request but was still so fantastic in taste and texture that everyone wanted to jump on the band wagon. Voila! Challenge solved. MENU: Baba Ganoush with Pita Chips; Buckwheat Stuffed Queen Ann Squash ; Smashed Red Potatoes with Celery Root and Mushroom Gravy; Herb Roasted Root Vegetables (Red and Golden Beets, Rutabagas, Parsnips, Carrots); Cranberry, Apple, Orange Compote and Pumpkin Mousse with Ginger Cookie Crumble.

 

KNIFE SKILLS WITH A LATIN TWIST

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here   

Looking to perfect your knife skills? How about a refresher course? This hands-on class will cover all the basics as well as tips and tricks to help you improve using your knife. your skill level will increase each time you work in the kitchen. Not only will you have a great menu to enjoy, your skill levels will increase each time you work in the kitchen .MENU: Chicken and Beef Fajitas; Calabacitas (Zucchini and Yellow Squash); Fresh Pico de Gallo; Guacamole and Chips; Sangria with Pomegranate Arils or seeds (Learn to efficiently cut) 

 

WINES TO GIVE AND TAKE THIS SEASON

Friday, December 16, 2016           -             

 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Register:  here    

DEMONSTRATION $30

It is always a quandary deciding what wines to give as gifts or what wines to take to a party. Whether it’s your boss, your new neighbor or that wine snob down the street. Well, quandary no more! Our wine educator, Billie Joyce Helmkay will steer you in exactly the right direction whether you have questions about taste, budget or pairing. A great class for this time of the year or any time of the year.  

 

TEENS COOK "TEEN CHOPPERS" FOR AGES 13 - 15

Saturday, December 17, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Register:  here    

HANDS-ON FOR AGES 13 - 15 $55

 If your teen chef ever wondered how much fun it would be to get a basket full of ingredients and see what kind of meal they could create from it, then this class is for them! Today they take over the Salud! kitchen. Teams will get a basket of “Secret Ingredients” and it’s up to them to create their own menu and recipes.

MENU: “It’s a secret”

 

KIDS COOK:JUNIOR CHOPPERS FOR AGES 10 - 12

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Register:  here   

HANDS-ON $55 FOR AGES 10 -12

If you’ve ever wondered how fun it would be to get a basket full of ingredients and see what kind of meal you could create from it, then this class is for you! Today you take over the Salud! kitchen. Teams will get a basket of “Secret Ingredients” and it’s up to you to create your own menu and recipes.

MENU: “It’s a secret”

 

TEENS COOK: "TEEN CHOPPERS FOR AGES 13 - 15

Thursday, December 29, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

 Register:  here   

HANDS-ON FOR AGES  13 - 15 $55

 If you’ve ever wondered how fun it would be to get a basket full of ingredients and see what kind of meal you could create from it, then this class is for you! Today you take over the Salud! kitchen. Teams will get a basket of “Secret Ingredients” and it’s up to you to create your own menu and recipes.

MENU: “It’s a secret”

JANUARY CLASSES

 

 

GET YOUR GREEN ON!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here   

HANDS-ON $60

 Too much holiday fun and food? Making a decision to eat better and healthier? We have a great way to kick start your new fitness plan. Greens have long been associated with better health, weight loss, energy – why not a class devoted entirely to greens. MENU: Green Machine Smoothie; Roasted Tomato Arugula Bruschetta and Whipped Feta; Green Minestrone with Mint Pesto; Kale-Romaine Salad with Homemade Croutons; Salmon with Ricotta Gnocchi Green Beans and Basil Pesto; Matcha Coconut Tart

 

KITCHEN CONFIDENCE

Thursday, January 05, 2017

 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here   

HANDS-ON $60

Discover how easy it is to get started in cooking and enjoying satisfying homemade meals. All you need is a little know-how and perhaps a bit of “kitchen confidence”. This class will focus on classic cooking methods to produce a simple, delicious meal you can use for your next dinner. MENU: Mixed Green Salad with Pecans and Blue Cheese; Cream of Tomato Soup; Roast Chicken with Pan Gravy; Sauteed Green Beans with Mushrooms; Perfect Mashed Potatoes and Quick Apple Tart.

 

WINE 101

Friday, January 06, 2017

 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register:  here   

DEMONSTRATION $40

 Wine can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. It doesn’t have to. With Wine Basics, we start at the beginning…well sort of….Topics covered include: how to taste and describe what you are tasting, basic food and wine pairings, navigating ‘beyond’ the regular grape varieties, your ‘taste profile’, storing, pouring, reading labels, fast food wine….and any questions you can bring!

BASIC KNIFE SKILLS

Saturday, January 07, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here   

HANDS-ON $60

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud! MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

 

HEARTY BRAISES AND STEWS

Monday, January 9, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here   

HANDS-ON $60   

Slow cooking of all sorts draws out food’s flavors and results in tender, tasty, and satisfying meals. Learn the secrets behind achieving slow, moist cooking as we explore the methods for braising and stewing. MENU: Cherry Chipolte Short Ribs; Pork and Green Chile Stew; Chicken Stew with Lemon Rosemary Biscuits; Braised and Glazed Butternut Squash; Braised Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts and French Braised Potatoes.

 

WINTER IN ITALY WITH CHEF DAN MAGGIPINTO

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here

HANDS-ON $70

We always love having Chef Dan is Salud! His plate presentation alone is worth the class. BUT his menus are always seasonal, cooking from the heart and reminds us of what great food is all about. MENU:

 

                                   

KOREAN BARBEQUE WITH CHEF LAURA RODRIGUEZ

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here  

HANDS-ON $65                                    

Salud! is delighted to welcome Chef Laura Rodriguez. Chef Laura currently is the chef at the Heimerdinger Foundation kitchen, working with her volunteers to produce healthy, healing foods. These foods are delivered at no cost to anyone who has need of them. However, she also is an accomplished chef and caterer in other fields as well. Having lived in Korea for several years, she is bringing her food knowledge from that country for a wonderful Korean barbeque class. Time to step outside the box and join us in this hands-on evening. MENU: Duenjang Chigae (Korean Miso Vegetable Soup); Purple Rice; Beef Bulgogi, Korean Potato Salad and Cucumber Kimchi.

 

HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES

January 12, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here  

HANDS-ON $60

 If you don’t have an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home.MENU: Greens with Balsamic and Pine Nuts; Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese. 

Girls Night Out - Cook the Book "Into the Vietnamese Kitchen" by Andrea Nguyen

Friday, January 13, 2017

 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here                                         

 Hands-On $ 60

Andrea Nguyen is an author, editor, and teacher. Born in Vietnam, she came to America when she was six years old. Her food writing has appeared in the LA Times; Wall Street Journal, Saveur among many others. Her first cookbook, “Into the Vietnamese Kitchen” was nominated for three James Beard and IACP Cookbook awards. Join Chef Karen as you work together to explore this wonderful insight into Vietnamese cooking. MENU: Cucumber and Shrimp Salad; Grilled Pork with Rice Noodles and Herbs; Chicken and Ginger Simmered in Garlic Sauce; Winter Sauce in Coconut Milk; Water Spinach Stir-Fried with Garlic; Banana, Tapioca Pearl, and Coconut Sweet Soup.

 

Couples Cook: Morocco - SOLD OUT

Saturday, January 14, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here                  

HANDS-ON $120

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: Moroccan Flat Bread with Roasted Red Pepper Spread; Cous Cous Salad; Tagine Chicken with Cracked Olives & Preserved Lemons and Zalabia with Honey Glaze. 

Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Monday, January 16, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here   

HANDS-ON $60

Perhaps one of your resolutions was to eat less meat and try a few vegetarian menus. Soups and stews lend themselves so well to vegetarian eating. This class will help you explore a wide variety of flavors, spices and techniques that can add to your collection of vegetarian recipes. Or- you can begin your own collection of fantastic vegetarian recipes for the new year. MENU: Chickpea with Vegetable Soup and Pesto; Cheddar Ale Soup with Homemade Croutons; Spicy Brazilian Black Bean Soup with Crispy Plantain Croutons; Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Port Wine Pot Pie; Bonus Recipe: Sweet Cornbread Muffins.

 

Basic Knife Skills

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 Register:  here   

 HANDS-ON $60    

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud! MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

 

SUSHI 101

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 Register:  here   

 

  HANDS-ON $65

You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You'll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of adult beverage will complete the evening! MENU: Salt and Pepper Edamame; Miso Soup with Mushrooms; Vegetable Cream Cheese Roll; Spicy Tuna Roll, California Roll and Nigiri Sushi.

 

FABULOUS AND ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 Register:  here   

HANDS-ON $60

I know what you are thinking! Obviously a misprint. Might be for others but for Chef Karen it is totally true. Often, we are intimidated by recipes because of the lengthy list of ingredients. Not only complicated but expensive. These dishes are simple, easy to prepare and don’t require extra time to shop. The flavors are simple and something the entire family will enjoy. MENU: Avocado Spinach Salad; Rosemary Baked Chicken; Linguine with Fresh Tomato Sauce; Lemon Asparagus and Chocolate Cheese Puffs. Bonus – Spicy Chicken Bites (and just in case you are counting, salt, pepper and oil do not count in the 4 ingredients!)

ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC WINES

Friday, January 20, 2017

 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register:  here   

DEMONSTRATION $40

 

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day with Chef Melinda Knight - SOLD OUT PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday, January 21, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here

HANDS-ON $60

 

SHEET PAN MEALS

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here

HANDS-ON $60

Chef Karen is always in the know about current trends. Imagine if you could cook everything on a sheet pan in your oven!This class will be fun, features friendly foods and will have you in the know for what's happening in the food world. MENU: Pork Chops with Apples, Brussels Sprouts, and Cabbages; Honey Glazed Slamon with Citrus Bok Choy and Carrots; Proscuitto Stuffed Chicken with Parmesan Asparagus and Tomatoes; Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Steaks; Winter Breakfast Squash Bake; Orchard Fruit Ice Cream Sundaes and Sheet Pan Nachos.

Breakfast Cookery - Classic Techniques for Any Time of the Day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here

HANDS-ON $60    

                  

Everyone loves breakfast but often our mornings are too hectic to sit down and have a wonderful meal with all our favorites! With this menu, you can have your toast and eat it too! After this class, you will have all the skills necessary to enjoy a great breakfast whether it’s brunch time on Saturday or perfect weeknight preparation. MENU: Perfect Poached Eggs; Almond-Crusted French Toast with Blueberry Maple Syrup; Crispy Hash Brown Potatoes; Cinnamon Apple Scones with Maple Glaze; Apple Turkey Sausage; Bonus: Mushroom and Asparagus Strata; The Perfect Omelet; Basil Balsamic Bloody Mary’s.

 

Seafood Primer with Seafood Monger Jeff Reynolds of Whole Foods

January 26, 2017

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Register:  here

HANDS-ON/DEMONSTRATION $65

Salud! is delighted to have our very own head of seafood, Jeff Reynolds join us. Seafood is a mystery to most of us. How much to buy, is it fresh, can I substitute, how should this be cooked? Jeff has all these answers and lots more. This hands-on class will allow you to work directly with the chef, learn about seasonings, cooking techniques and of course end with a great meal and wine. There are so many great questions about seafood. After this class, you will have less to ponder and more time to cook and eat the best Whole Foods can offer. Menu will be determined closer to the class and will be based on the best we have to offer. Don’t miss this great opportunity!      

 

Navigating the Wines Aisles at Whole Foods with Dr. Robert Stein

Friday, January 27, 2017

6:30PM - 8:00 PM

Register:  here

DEMONSTRATION $20

There are so many great wines in our new wine department but who has time to learn about each one? While we have great team members to help, this class will give you a bit of confidence in your wine shopping so that you will have a bit of insiders knowledge the next time you shop. Led by Dr. Robert Stein, you will tour the department, learn location, pricing and then return to Salud! and sample several wines from the shelves. We’ll also include some great cheese and breads to round out the fun evening.

 

Couples Cook: Voyage to China - SOLD OUT

Saturday, January 28, 2017

6:00PM- 9:00PM

Register:  here

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE * ONE REGISTRATION COVERS TWO GUESTS

On one of her many foreign jaunts, Karen visited China where she was on a quest to find “real” Chinese food. Many meals and several cooking schools later, she is ready to share some of the best dishes she encountered in China. Lucky us! MENU: Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings with Sweet Chili Oil Sauce; Sour and Spicy Soup; Szechuan Sliced Beef with Celery and Sprouts; Sweet and Sour Pork; Stir Fried Bok Choy with Garlic and Sesame; Eggplant Braised in Fragrant Sauce and Pumpkin Pancakes.

 

Guys Night Out: Ultimate Football Feast!

Monday, January 30, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here

HANDS-ON/DEMONSTRATION $60                                         

Join Chef Melinda and our Beer Meister, Chad Humbert as they show you how to create the perfect Ultimate Football feast. Chef Melinda will walk you through preparing easy, people friendly foods and Chad will have a tasting of great beers to compliment your new found recipes. It’s going to be a relaxed, hands-on class with lots of fun, food and beer. MENU:

 

                

                           FEBRUARY CLASSES

 

 

 

Designer Cookies with Pastry Chef Melinda Knight

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

6:00pm - 9:00 pm

Register:  here

HANDS-ON $60          

Just in time for your special valentine! Do you admire those beautifully decorated sugar cookies with the $5 price tag. Baker Melinda Knight has planned this hands-on class with all the tricks and tips you need to produce your own beautiful cookies. MENU; Sugar Cookies; Royal Icing – Piping and Flow; Working with Fondant. Bonus Recipes: Marshmallow Fondant; Decadent Drinking Chocolate with Kahlua.

 

Chocolate Candy and Confections

Thursday, February 02, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register:  here                

 HANDS-ON $60                                  

 Even though we are in Valentine season, beautiful chocolate confections are a year round treat. This extensive class will cover several types of candy/confections as well as making a molding clay. MENU: Black and White Truffles; Spiked Chocolate Truffles; Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters; Triple Chocolate Biscottis; Chocolate Genoise Cake with Raspberry Preserves and Dark Chocolate Ganache; White Chocolate Molding Clay.

 

Cakes and Wine - Now and Then with "America Cake" author Anne Byrn

Friday, February 03, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here                

HANDS-ON $65              

Every wonder what the signers of our Declaration of Independence ate and drank? How about a depression cake? Join Anne as she discusses the story behind some of our best loved cakes. For extra fun, we have asked our wine educator, Billie Joyce Helmkay to pair these cakes with a wine that would have been served with these cakes. Students will work in this hands-on class to prepare 5 different cakes, each with a story to tell. Students will enjoy their samples with a bit of wine knowledge adding to the fun and pleasure of this fascinating class.

GLUTEN FREE BAKING

Saturday, February 04, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Register:  here        

HANDS-ON $60

Gluten free baking is one of those things that can go really good or be tasteless and dull. Thanks to Chef Melinda, this class will have you producing only those things that taste really good! Having developed recipes for restaurants, catering and other events, she is well versed in using gluten free products that are great eating for all members of your family. MENU: 

 

 

Couples Cook: Korean Barbeque

Saturday, February 04, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here   

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE * REGISTRATION IS FOR TWO PEOPLE

Salud! is delighted to welcome Chef Laura Rodriguez. Chef Laura currently is the chef at the Heimerdinger Foundation kitchen, working with her volunteers to produce healthy, healing foods. These foods are delivered at no cost to anyone who has need of them. It is a wonderful organization. However, she also is an accomplished chef and caterer in other fields as well. Having lived in Korea for several years, she is bringing her food knowledge from that country for a wonderful Korean barbeque class. Time to step outside the box and join us in this hands-on evening. MENU: Duenjang Chigae (Korean Miso Vegetable Soup); Purple Rice; Beef Bulgogi, Korean Potato Salad and Cucumber Kimchi.

 

CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE AND MORE CHOCOLATE

Monday, February 06, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register:  here   

HANDS-ON $60

One of our most popular classes at any time of the year. This class will help you perfect your baking skills using a variety of chocolate ingredients. MENU: Chocolate Roulade with Chantilly Cream; Firefudge; Incredible Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Frosting and White Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake.

 

 A Celebration of Curry from Around the World

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Register:  here   

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

From the southern Indian word kari, meaning "sauce", comes  this catch-all term used to refer to any number of hot, spicy, gravy-based dishes of East Indian origin. Our class will focus on great curries from around the world.                                           MENU: Africa –Bunny Chow; India – Rogan Josh – Kashmiri-Style Lamb Curry; Burma – Curried Pork Belly with Fresh Ginger; Malaysia- Laksa – Curried Shrimp Noodle Soup; Thailand – Jungle Curry with Chicken; Jasmine Rice, Raita and Chutney.    

Cook the Book: "Foolproof" by Ina Garten

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Register:  here   

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Everyone loves Ina Garten. Her recipes are practically foolproof, the ingredients are easy to find and involve cooking techniques that are almost always familiar and are always delicious! Using her cookbook “Foolproof” as our base, students will prepare and enjoy a great evening of delicious food. MENU: Crab Strudels – (snack); Chicken with Wild Mushrooms; 1770 House Meatloaf with Sweet Roasted Garlic Sauce; Potato Celery Root Puree; Green Beans Gremolata; Raspberry Crumble Bars and Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting.

Wine and Chocolate

Friday, February 10, 2017

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6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $20

Two of life’s greatest indulgences and pleasures; wine and chocolate. Do they go together? Not always…so come and find out what are some of the best wines to pair your favorite sweet treat with. This is always a popular class, so make sure you book early!

 

Valentine Dinner with Wine Pairing

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 PARTIAL HANDS-ON $130         

 Want a change from the usual overcrowded restaurant fare? Join us for a special Valentine’s evening at Salud! Bring your Valentine and learn how to prepare some romantic favorites as you enjoy a very special dinner out, complete with wine pairings. Wine is paired with each course. MENU: Valentine Hearts Salad; Fennel Coffee Rubbed Grilled Sirloin Steaks; Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Roasted Asparagus with Pomegranate Molasses Glaze and Manchego Cheese and Membrillo with Honey Brown Butter.

 

Valentine Dinner with Wine Pairing

Tuesdaay, February 14, 2017

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 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 PARTIAL HANDS-ON $130         

 Want a change from the usual overcrowded restaurant fare? Join us for a special Valentine’s evening at Salud! Bring your Valentine and learn how to prepare some romantic favorites as you enjoy a very special dinner out, complete with wine pairings. Wine is paired with each course. MENU: Valentine Hearts Salad; Fennel Coffee Rubbed Grilled Sirloin Steaks; Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Roasted Asparagus with Pomegranate Molasses Glaze and Manchego Cheese and Membrillo with Honey Brown Butter.

            

Hearty and Healthy Root Vegetables

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60             

Sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnips, beets, celeriac, salsify, rutabaga. Aren’t you already tasting these wonderful, flavorful and healthy vegetables? Salud! has long been a fan of just roasting with a bit of olive oil, sea salt and a few grinds of pepper. But – there is so much more to these vegies than just simple roasting.We all know that colored vegetables have more nutrients and these amazing often overlooked vegetables are certainly winners in that department alone not to mention their flavor. MENU:

 

Basic Knife Skills

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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 6:00 PM – 9::00

 Hands-On $60

 Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud!  MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

Friday Night Couples: Pizza

Friday, February 17, 2017

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 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE  * Please note that one registration is for 2 people

 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 along with Caesar salad, ice cream sundaes and an adult beverage of your choice. Join us for an informal and great evening.

 

Couples Cook: Normandy

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 * Please note that one registration equals 2 people               

While we often think of Paris and the south of France for great tasting foods, the Normandy area has a lot to offer for anyone looking for a touch of France with a less stuffy, more farm to table menu. Menu: Fried Camembert Salad with Champagne Dressing; Chicken Normandy; Potato Fennel Gratin; French Green Beans; Tarte Tatin.

Homemade Pasta and Sauces

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

If you don’t have an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, and pasta sheets for ravioli; cutting and filling ravioli; making and shaping gnocchi; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home. MENU: Greens with Balsamic and Pine Nuts; Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese.

Beyond Tacos and Enchilidas

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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6:00 - 9:00 pm

HANDS-ON $60      

Whether you call it Mexican, Tex -Mex, Latin or a combination , Latin cuisine is a mainstay in our menus. With this class, you will go beyond standard tacos and enchilidas and explore new flavors, new food combinations and of course, new techniques for preparation. MENU:

             

Girls Night Out: Cocktails and Small Delights

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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6:00 - 9:00 pm

HANDS-ON $60               

Who doesn’t need some new ideas for getting together with the girls for an evening of fun, celebrations or just because it’s Friday! Chef Melinda’s menu for some great tasting cocktails along with small “bites” of delicious flavors will fill the bill very nicely. MENU: Shrimp and Artichoke Hearts in Herbal Vinaigrette; Curried Chicken Salad with Sweet and Sour Peppers in Phyllo Cups; Grilled Salmon Skewers with Orange Miso Dipping Sauce; Bite Sized Tiramisu Cheesecakes; Citrus Martini and Bonus Recipes: Lemon Cucumber Basil Mojito and Pesto and Sundried Tomato Torta with Crostini.

 

Wine 101- Italy

Friday, February 24, 2017

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6:30 - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $ 40       

 Italy has captivated many of our hearts, and palates over the years, with its abundance of rustic charm, landscapes, food, and wines. This class will help you de-code some of the labels, and regions, to better understand what you are buying. There is so much more to choose from. Come and discover some new unique gems, from the famous and historical “land of vines”….

 

Couples: Sushi

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $130 PER COUPLE * Please note one registration is for 2 people

You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You'll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of adult beverage will complete the evening! MENU: Salt and Pepper Edamame; Miso Soup with Mushrooms; Vegetable Cream Cheese Roll; Spicy Tuna Roll, California Roll and Nigiri Sushi.

Lightly Southern with Chef Karen Vanarsdel

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65   

Cooking Southern food is often tricky. Sometimes, classic methods are often heavy, overcooked or not very healthy. What if you could keep all the wonderful foods we love and learn to prepare them in a different method while still maintaining what we love about Southern food. (farm to table, local, seasonal) What if you could keep the flavor of southern cooking and enjoy classic foods without feeling guilty! Enter our lightly Southern class. MENU: Oven Fried Chicken; Main Street Turkey Meatloaf; Not Your Grandma’s Mac and Cheese; Sauteed Green with Chili Vinegar, Guilt Free Cornbread and Oven Baked Handpies.