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!

                             

                  

Seafood Primer with Seafood Monger Jeff Reynolds of Whole Foods - SOLD OUT

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!      

 

 

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 - SOLD OUT

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 - SOLD OUT

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 - SOLD OUT

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 - SOLD OUT

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 - SOLD OUT

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

Register:  here   

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 - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Register:  here   

 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- SOLD OUT

Tuesdaay, February 14, 2017

Register:  here   

 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

Register:  here   

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 - SOLD OUT

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Register:  here   

 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 - SOLD OUT

Friday, February 17, 2017

Register:  here   

 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 - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Register:  here   

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 - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Register:  here   

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 - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Register:  here   

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

Register:  here   

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

Register:  here   

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 - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Register:  here   

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 - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Register:  here   

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Hands-On $60

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.

 

 

Please note that our webpage is under construction for our March, April and May classes. Registration will be open on February 1st along with menus, dates, times and cost. Thank you for your patience.

 

                                     MARCH CLASSES

 

KNIFE SKILLS WITH A LATIN TWIST

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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)

Tasting Blind

Friday, March 3, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 PM  

Demo: $25

Register:  here   

Rege 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 Cook: Voyage to China

Saturday, March 4, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here   

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.

 

Fabulous and Only 4 Ingredients!

Friday, March 10, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here   

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!)

 

Couples Cook Sushi

Saturday, March 11, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $ 120 per couple (please note - registration is for 2 people)

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. 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.

 

Homemade Pasta and Sauces

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $ 60

Register:  here

 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. 

 

Pies and Tarts Workshop

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $ 60

Register:  here   

Of all the culinary puzzles that exist, making a great pie or tart is near the top of the list. Perfect pastry, perfect fillings, baking temperature and what about all those pans? Chef Melinda is a professional baker by trade. She knows all the secrets to make your next pastry puzzle easily solved. Hands-On and includes light meal.

 

Cook the Book "Patricia Wells at Home in Provence"

Thursday, March 16, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $ 60

Register:  here   

 

Girls' Night Out: Spa Brunch

Friday, March 17, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $ 60

Register:  here   

What a fabulous idea! Healthy, delicious and an easy way for the girls to get together. We all love a great brunch with all those delicious favorites. But, how about a brunch that is lighter than normal, features a vegetarian menu and is perfect for those get-togethers, when you jsut want to relax with your best pals. MENU: Mixed Berry Smoothies; Greens and Herb Frittata; Roasted Mushroom and Asparagus Salad and Whole Wheat Banana Muffins. 

Couples Cook: Korean Barbeque with Chef Laura Rodriguez

Saturday, March 18, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $ 60

Register:  here  

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.

 

Classic Steakhouse Menu

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $ 65

Register:  here   

Remember how we all love classic recipes?. A great steak with all the trimmings is really hard to beat. A perfectly cooked steak is also sometimes a bit difficult to produce unless you have our chefs to guide you along the way. Great menu, nothing we don't recognize and a great skill to add to your entertaining skills.MENU: Steak with Two Sauces; Creamed Spinach, Twice Baked Potatoes, Wedge Salad and Bananas Foster. 

 

Brownie Workshop

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $ 60

Register:  here

Oh my goodness - brownies, blondies, - whatever you call them. They are delicious, Chocolate, Caramel, White Chocolate, Chocolate Chip - everyone loves brownies. Perfect for a quick dessert, great to take to friends, wonderful to eat at any time. Brownies are a simple technique to master as most of them are basically the same. The choices, however, are endless. Chef Melinda will share tried and true recipes along with some new ones you might not even have considered! Light Meal is also included. MENU: Fudgy Brownie Pops; Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies; Caramel Macchiato Brownie Bites; Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies and Double Fudge Chocolate Chunk Caramel Brownies.

 

 

Vegetarian Indian Feast

Thursday, March 23, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM  

HANDS-ON $ 60

Register:  here   

 

Wine 101 - France

Friday, March 24, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 PM  

DEMO - $45

Register:  here   

France is one of the world’s finest wine producing regions in the world. Engrained deeply in French culture, wine is a huge part of what defines them as a country .Because of the long history with vines and wine-making, they have it pretty well figured out. In Wine 101 ‘France’,   we will discuss and sample wines from some of the major areas of France that are available here in the Nashville Market,  while wading through some of the label confusion.  Taste some of your favorite grape varieties from the home from which they came, and find some new ones you have never tried. In this two hour class, we will only scratch the surface of what France has to offer wine lovers; but we will at least get you started!

 

Couples Cook: Italian Classics

Saturday, March 25, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120.00

Register:  here

There is a reason we call them classics. Dishes that have stood the test of time with family, friends, entertaining or just family style. This class will remind you why Italian cuisine is one of the most popular and delicious. Simple, something for everyone’s tastes and just plain good! MENU: Lasagna, Eggplant Parmigiana, Fettucine Alfredo, Caesar Salad, Tiramisu.

 

 

Basic Knife Skills

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

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. 

 

Springtime in Italy with Chef Dan Maggipinto

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register:  here

By now, we all know that Chef Dan will be offering a wonderful, seasonal,  family based menu with a focus on great plating technique. Springtime is a wonderful season for the best of the earliest vegetables and fruits. Chef Dan always delights the class with his stories about family recipes, his wonderful sauces and how to create those beautiful plates.

Sushi 101

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register:  here

Dinner on Bourbon Street

Thursday, March 30, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

While we can't all be at Cafe Du Monde with our chicory coffee and our beignets, we can certainly join Chef Melinda for this wonderful menu featuring tried and true cajun recipes. Learn the art of creating a roux, creating spices and techniques that will make your next dinner party the talk of the neighbors. MENU: Bacon Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos; Shrimp Po’Boys with Remoulade Sauce; Shrimp and Sausage Etoufee; Cajun Rice and Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.

 

Couples Cook: Pizza with the Bread Doctor

Friday, March 31, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

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

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

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                              APRIL CLASSES

 

Kids Cook: Junior Choppers for Ages 10 - 12

Saturday, April 1, 2017

10:00AM - 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON $55

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”

Kids Cook: Junior Choppers for Ages 10 - 12

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2:00 AM - 4:00 PM

HANDS-ON $55

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”

 

Chef Deb Paquette

Monday, April 3, 2017

6:00 - 8:30PM

DEMONSTRATION $65

Register:  here

Zola, Etch and Etc! If you are a foodie - you know exactly what these restaurants represent.Chef Deb Paquette! A true chef has a vision that most of us can never even imagine. Nashville has been fortunate to have Chef Deb sharing her vision with us and along the way she has opened our eyes, minds and taste buds to food we might not even know existed. Join us as we welcome her back to our classroom and prepare to be delighted. Menu will be at chef's discretion. 

 

Basic Knife Skills

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here 

  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.

Springtime in Paris

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here 

There's probably not much we need to say about Paris at any time of the year. However, spring in Paris has a particularly lovely sound.  Chef Karen will take you on a food tour of this amazing city and you will prepare a delicious menu that has it roots in the City of Light. Bon Appetite! MENU INCLUDES: Tournedoes of Beef with Classic Sauce; Dauphinois Potatoes and Lemon Asparagus.

 

Recipes from Nashville's Favorite Restaurants - Past and Present

Thursday, April 6, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

Register:  here

So many fantastic restaurants and only one class. We always have our  menu items and always miss them when they are gone. This demonstration class will select some of the most popular recipes from past restaurants no longer here (sigh!) to some of the newest guys/gals on the block.  

 

 

Farmers Market Feast

Friday, April 7, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

Perfect timing for this class.The best of late spring is showing up in Whole Foods. Beautiful, seasonal and completely fresh.. Not to mention HEALTHY. This all vegetarian class will rely on the best available at class time. Menu will be selected closer to the date of the class.

 

 

 

Making a Classic Baguette

Saturday, April 8, 2017

10:00 - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

One of the most delicious breads. One of the most difficult to create. Not if you are Dr. Rob, the bread doctor. Dr. Rob has spent years perfecting this wonderful, crusty, baguette shaped loaf. Warm baguette, unsalted European style butter (more fat content!) and you are set for an absolute experience. 

 

Couples Cook: Surf and Turf

Saturday, April 8, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $130.00 (* Please note this registration is for 2 people)

Register:  here 

Haven't heard this phrase in a while but generally this means a combination of great seafood and great beef. We won't disappoint! Couples will work hands-on to prepare a great menu featuring both seafood and beef. We will also throw in some wonderful side dishes to complete your culinary experience. We will also feature wines to complement the meal. MENU: Twice Baked Potato Soup; Grilled New York Strip; Lobster Tails with Lobster Brand Cream Sauce; Lemon Garlic Broccoli; Apple Butter Crunch Cake with Applejack Caramel Sauce.

 

 

Springtime Baby Cakes

Monday, April 10, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

What is a baby cake you might ask? A delicious, miniature version of a much larger version absolutely perfect for eating alone.These cakes are only small in size but not flavor. A fun class whether you are thinking of a party, a picnic or just the thing to brighten your day.MENU: Mini Mason Jar Strawberry Cakes with Balsamic Pepper Frosting; Double Chocolate Baby Lava Cakes with Salted Praline Sauce; Raspberry White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes; Baby Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Homemade Pasta and Sauces

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 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.

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Sushi 101

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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. 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.

 

 

Secrets from a Caterer's Kitchen with Chef Laura Rodriguez

Thursday, April 13, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

That's right! SECRETS! We've all been to those wonderful events where food is perfect, the timing is great and the question arises? How did they pull that off? Obviously, there are lots of things that go into perfection whether it is a party of 12 or an event for 200. Chef Laura Rodriguez has years of experience in perfecting events from small to large. Students will work preparing a great menu with lots of tips on having everything practically perfect.

 

The Wines of Jerez

Friday, April 14, 2017

6:30 - 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $25

Register:  here

Not your grandmas Sherry.  There will be no Harveys Bristol Cream served here.  Just a wonderful flight of some of Spain’s most intriguing and delicious fortified wines. If you love wine and love to learn, please come out with an open mind and be prepared to taste some things you may have never had before. 

 

Couples Cook: Normandy

Saturday, April 15, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120.00 (Please note: this registration is for one couple)

Register:  here

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 and Tarte Tatin.

 

Italian Cooking Party with Chef Paulette Licitra

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register:  here

 

Knife Skills

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

 

Sheet Pan Meals

Thursday, April 20, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

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.

 

 

Girl's Night Out: The Islands

Friday, April 21, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Wine and Cheese Pairing 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION: $55

Register:  here

 

Homemade Pasta and Sauces

Monday, April 24, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Seafood Primer with Seafood Monger - Jeff Reynolds of Whole Foods Market

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6:00 - 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON/ DEMONSTRATION $65

Register:  here

 

Pairing Food & Wine - Elegant Tailgating - Steeplechase Style

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $50

Register:  here

 

Taste of India

Thursday, April 27, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Organic & Biodynamic Wines

Friday, April 28, 2017

6:30 - 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $25

Register:  here

We are so much more interested in what we are eating these days.  Food, where it comes from, what goes on it, and how it is processed is all over the news.  Well…in case you haven’t heard or thought about it…Wine is a food as well. As confusing as picking the healthiest foods are, wine can even be more so!.  Come and learn about what it means in the vinous arena to be Biodynamic or Organic. There are several different tiers to choose from. Hopefully after this class, you will be more informed and be able to make decisions in the wine store that better suit your way of eating. As always we will taste some of these wines that are available here in our market

 

 

Couples Cook: Morocco

Saturday, April 29, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

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

Register:  here

 

                                             MAY CLASSES

 

Italian Al Fresco Dinner Party

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Gluten-Free Baking

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

This class will change your mind about gluten free baking. The food world has advanced greatly with the introduction of new types of flour and new techniques that produce really tasty items.MENU: Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread; Mini Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Crem Cheese Frosting; Hazelnut Ganache Tart with Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Crust and Raspberry White Chocolate Scones. Bonus Recipe: Artisan Free Form Loaf

 

 

 

Homemade Pasta and Sauces

Thursday, May 4, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 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. 

 

 

Basics of Bread Baking

Friday, May 5, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

This is such a wonderful class with such wonderful recipes. Everyone loves homemade bread and this class will cover a wide variety of different styles of bread from biscuits to dinner rolls. MENU: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins; Shirley's Featherlight Biscuits; Homemade Sandwich Loaf; Dinner Rolls; Cinnamon Rolls; Bonus Recipes: Grocery Store Italian French Bread and Quick Brioche Bread.

 

 

 

Wines to Go With Ethnic FoodsTaste of India

Friday, May 5th, 2017

6:30 - 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $25

Register:  here

Let’s celebrate the diversity of this city that is Nashville! Whether you are cooking , picking up take out, or visiting one of the many restaurants (that allow you to bring your own wine) Come and taste wines to go with your favorite ethnic foods. 

 

Parents & Kids Cook - A Fundraiser for Tails of the Trail

Saturday, May 6, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $45 for Ages 6 with one Parent

Register:  here

Come and spend a Saturday morning in Salud! for this great cause. All proceeds will be donated to Tails of the Trail which pays for the total cost of adopting a dog thru the Metro Shelters. Kids and parents will make dog treats for their own dogs or to give to others. Parents and Kids can have a fun time cooking together and some wonderful dogs will be that much closer to forever homes. This is a win for all. Light Snacks will be provided. 

 

Student Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, May 6, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NO COST BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Register:  here

 

Cook the Book " Appetites - A Cookbook" by Anthony Bourdain

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Recipes from Nashville's Favorite Restaurants - Past and Present

Thursday, April 27, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Basics Knife Skills

Thursday, May 11, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Couples Cook: Pizza

Friday May 12, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120.00 ( Please note: this registration is for one couple)

Register:  here

 

Kids Cook: Mother's Day Tea

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:30PM

HANDS-ON $50 for ages 8 - 10 & one parent

Register:  here

 

Couples Cook - Spain

Saturday, May 13, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 per couple (Please note, this registration is for one couple)

Register:  here

 

Homemade Pasta and Sauces

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Summer Entertaining - Casual Style

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Korean Barbeque with Chef Laura Rodriguez

Thursday, May 18, 2016

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Wine 101- Bordeaux

Friday, May 19, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Register:  here

Trying to navigate through any of the complex French Wine regions is hard.  It’s enough to make you just forget about them, and move on to what is easier. But some things are worth figuring out. Bordeaux is one of them. At least some basics, so that you don’t miss out on the pleasures it has to offer. Because there are many! Here we will try to help you not be frightened by one of the most famous French Wine Regions. The home to some of your favorite grape varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

 

 

Sushi 101

Saturday, May 20, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register:  here

 

Early Summer Picnic

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Knife Skills with a Latin Twist

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Cook the Book "Cooking for Jeffrey" by Ina Garten

Thursday, May 27, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register:  here

 

Sushi 101

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register:  here

 

Summer Camp for Culinary Kids and Teens

This summer kids and teens can tie on an apron and take over the kitchen at Salud! Students will take a world culinary tour and create a mix of dishes from popular cuisines and sit down to enjoy their culinary creations each day. They’ll have tons of fun and leave with the confidence to make flavorful meals and snacks at home for family and friends. Using the highest quality, freshest, all-natural ingredients, students work hands-on with our experienced instructors to learn valuable cooking skills while making authentic recipes from around the world. Students will love showing off the fruits of their labor as they host an invited guest to their very own feast on the last day of camp. Kids and teens will grasp many of the fundamentals of great cooking and develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Instruction is specially tailored for your child’s age group. Camps are limited to 12 students. Students receive their own apron to take home. Students may invite one guest to lunch on Day 5; invited guests should arrive at 12.30 pm.

Camp Salud - Summer Camp for Chefs In Training

For Ages 6 - 9, 10 - 12 and 13 - 15.

Join us in Salud! for a week long hands-on cooking experience. Classes meet Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 12:30PM. Friday ends with a graduation party where each chef will invite one guest. Students receive printed recipes, Salud! aprons and diplomas upon completion. Final menus will be available shortly.

Cost is $245 per student per week and class begins at 10:00 - 12:30PM

June 12 - Ages 6 - 9  Register:  here   

June 19 - Ages 10 - 12 Register:  here   

June 26 - Ages 13 - 15  Register:  here   

July 10 - Ages 6 - 9  Register:  here   

July 17 Ages 10 - 12 Register:  here   

July 24 Ages 13-15 Register:  here