Salud! Cooking School

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.

NOTE: In order for us to properly prepare for a class we need the participants to be registered 24 hours prior to the class start time.

If it is past the 24 deadline and you would like to register, please call: 615-440-5117

Classes not meeting the minimum number of students 24 to 48 hours prior to class start time

will be rescheduled or canceled.  

 

 

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It's almost time for Camp Salud our summer camp for Chefs in Training! While our menus aren't quite ready, here are the dates, ages and times for the camps. Camps are one week in length and are hands-on. The cost per week is $245 per student and classes begin at 10:00 AM and end at 12:30 PM with the exception of Friday which ends at 1:00PM. Please call us with any specific questions. 

June 3 - June 7 Ages 7 - 9     Register:  here

June 10 - 14 Ages 10 - 12      Register:  here

June 17 - 21 Ages 13 - 15      Register:  here

July 8 - 12 Ages 7 -9              Register:  here

July 15 - 19 Ages 10 - 12       Register:  here

July 22 - 26 Ages 10 - 12       Register:  here

          

 

COUPLES: GERMAN BEER GARDEN - SOLD OUT

Saturday,  February 16, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $120.00 per couple ** Please note this registration is for TWO guests

Roll out the barrel, you'll have a barrel of fun! This menu features classic German food perfect for your next fun event. MENU: Fresh Baked Pretzels with German Mustard;  Schnitzel Sliders with Dilled Cucumber Salad; Hot German Potato Salad;  Apple Strudel Handpies.

Register:  here

 

COOKING SCHOOL TECHNIQUES - ITALIAN   SOLD OUT
 

Monday,  February 18, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $60

Register:  here

 

INDIA: A COOK'S TOUR   SOLD OUT
 

tuesday, February 19, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $60

Join Chef Karen for this sampler of popular Indian foods and learn about spices, techniques and of course, how to make naan.

MENU: Kofta Meatballs with Spiced Tomato Sauce; Vegetable Samosas with Coriander Chutney; Chicken Tikka Masala; Coconut Egg Curry; Saffron Rice; Garlic Naan; Besan and Anda Halwa.

Register:  here

 

"LITTLE TREATS" - DESSERTS IN MINIATURE

Wednesday,  February  20,  2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $65

Register:  here

Sometimes just a little bite is all that's needed to finish the evening. Especially when it is a perfectly baked miniature. Join Pastry Chef Jessica as she teaches you all the secrets needed to create these beautiful "little treats".

 

WINE 101- ITALY

Friday, February 22, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $40

Italy has captivated many of our hearts, and palates over the years, with it’s abundance of rustic,  charming  landscape, 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 to choose from. Come and discover some new unique gems, from the famous and  historical ‘land of vines’….

Register:  here

 

COUPLES: HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES - SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 23, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $120.00 per couple ** Please note, this registration is for TWO people

If you think making pasta is difficult, join this class and see just how easy and fun making your own pasta can be. MENU: Mesclun Greens with Balsamic & Pine Nuts; Fettuccini Alfredo with Peas and Proscuitto; Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese.

Register:  here

 

KNIFE SKILLS   SOLD OUT
 

Monday, February 25, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $60

Register:  here

One of the most important kitchen skills is using a knife properly. Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or looking to hone your skills a bit more, Chef Karen will take you thru all the steps. Students work at their own station and learn the basics of slicing, dicing and cutting. Students will then prepare a light meal with their beautifully prepped foods!

 

RETRO MEALS: CLASSIC STEAKHOUSE - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, February  26, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $60

Everything is retro. Retro clothes, retro cars, even retro meals. If you recall the classic steakhouse that your family visited for special days, you will love this menu. For some, this menu will always remain current and delicious.MENU: Lettuce Wedge with Blue Cheese Dressing; Classic Grilled Steak; Twice Baked Potato, Creamed Spinach and Bananas Foster.

Register:  here

 

SUSHI   SOLD OUT
 

Tuesday, February 27, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 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 sake will complete our evening!

MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon ); Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Vegetable Cream Cheese Rolls.

 

DOWN ON THE BAYOU - CLASS CANCELLED

Thursday,  February 28,

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $60

Register:

 

 

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DATE NIGHT: NASHVILLE MEAT AND THREE - ONE COUPLE SPOT REMAINING

Saturday, March 2,  2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $120 per couple * This registration is for TWO guests!

Long a staple in Southern cuisine - "meat and three" restaurants have been around forever. If you are ready to "cook up" your own meat and three, join us as Chef Karen offers her take on this classic genre. MENU: Iron Skillet Fried Chicken; Mom's BBQ Meatloaf; Secret Ingredient Mashed Potatoes; Cornmeal Fried Okra; Butter Beans; Grandma's Hoecakes and Banana Pudding Made from Scratch.

Register:  here

 

COZY FRENCH SUPPER

Tuesaday, March 5, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $65

While we can't actually be on the Champ de Elysee or dining at the Eiffel Tower, we can still create a lovely cozy meal. This class will teach you how to create that perfect environment of food whether in Nash Vegas or Paris. MENU: French Cafe Salad - Snack; Mistral's Chicken with Garlic - Poulet Mistral le Prieure; Potato Pancake - Galette Lyonnaise; Ratatouille - Vegetable Stew, and Creme Brulee.

Register:  here

 

PINOT NOIR - The Many Faces of Pinot Noir

Friday, March 8, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Demonstration $25

If you are a Side-ways Fan, you should catch this class. One of the most 'noble' grape varieties, that has the capability to show up as a great wine, from many countries. We will explore alternatives from around the globe.

Register:  here

KIDS COOK: CHOPPERS for Ages 10 - 12

Saturday, March 9, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hands-On $40

Do you have a young chef who dreams of being on "Chopped"? In our version, students work in teams to create a menu using items in their MYSTERY basket. They shop for any additions, prepare their food and then present to our judges. The winning team each receive a $5 Whole Foods gift card. MENU: It's a MYSTERY!

Register:  here

 

TOUR OF THAILAND

Monday, March 11, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $60

Need to get away to someplace exotic and fun? Can't take the time off? No worries, Chef Karen is ready to treat you to exotic and fun foods that only require a few hours. Great hands-on class with tastes and experiences from a fasinating country. MENU: Golden Bags (Deep Fried Dumplings); Pineapple Fried Rice in Pineapple Boats; Fish Curry with Homemade Curry Paste and Coconut Jelly Molds.

Register:  here

 

COOK THE BOOK - INA GARTEN "The Barefoot Contessa"

Tuesday,March 12, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $60

Always a crowd pleaser, this class is taken from one of Ina Garten's most popular cookbooks. MENU: Parker’s Split Pea Soup; Parmesan Croutons; Grilled Tuna Nicoise Platter;French Potato Salad; Roasted Carrots and Peach and Raspberry Crisp.

Register:  here

 

INSTANT POT - VEGAN

Thursday, March 14, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $60

We have had lots of requests for a Vegan Instant Pot class. This class will introduce you to proper and safe ways to use your Instant Pot. While the menu is vegan, these are wonderful dishes that can add pizaaz  to any menu. They just happen to be vegan!!  MENU: Cauliflower Queso with Chips; Black Eyed Pea Gumbo; Maple Chile-Glazed Sweet Potatoes; Indian Spiced Cabbage and Green Peas; Mushroom Potato Tacos, and Cape Town Malva Pudding.

Register:  here

 

DATE NIGHT: NIGHT IN NAPA   - SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 16, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $120 * Please note, this registration is for TWO people

Expect a sell out with this class. BBQ Chicken Pizza; Napa Valley Mesclun Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette; Chicken a la Vendrmmia with Grapes and Fennel; Potato Parsnip Mash and Raspberry Crumble Bars.

Register:  here

 

HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES - SOLD OUT

Monday, March 18, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands-On $60

If you think making pasta is difficult, join this class and see just how easy and fun making your own pasta can be. MENU: Mesclun Greens with Balsamic & Pine Nuts; Fettuccini Alfredo with Peas and Proscuitto; Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese.

Register:  here

 

FAMILIES COOK: ORIENT EXPRESS FOR AGES 7 AND UP WITH 1 PARENT

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $70 for ages 7 and up with one parent

Join us in the Salud! kitchen for our Families Cook for ages 7 and up accompanied by one parent. Young chefs will work with their parent and prepare Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Chinese Stir-Fried Chicken and Vegetables and Japanese Fruit Sushi. This is a great class to introduce younger students to new flavors and cooking techniques.

Register:  here

 

TEENS COOK: BAKING BASICS AGES 13 - 15

March 20, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $50

Many chefs begin their careers by learning to bake. Whether it is cakes, breads or other items, the basics of baking are skills that can last a lifetime. Our pastry chef, Jessica, has planned a perfect class to help teens begin their journey

Register:  here

 

SPANISH TAPAS

Thursday, March 21

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $65

Often entertaining is such a complicated affair. Especially for the cook! Why not plan a relaxed, delicious menu with a variety of easy, elegant dishes. A taste of this, a taste of that - open another bottle of wine and savor family, friends and being together. MENU: Warm Marinated Olives; Tortilla Espanola, Patatas Bravas, Grilled Tomato Rubbed Bread with Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese, and Chili Garlic Shrimp with Chorizo.

Register:  here

 

WINE 101 - REGIONAL SERIES- THE RHONE & LOIRE VALLEYS OF FRANCE

Friday, March 22, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Demonstration $40

Two of the oldest and most plentiful wine regions in France. Offering up some of the best of all: Full and light bodied reds, white, rose and sparkling. Learn more about these two regions filled with great daily drinking values, as well as age-worthy special occasion wines.

Register:  here

 

DATE NIGHT: EVENING IN MARRAKECH

Saturday, March 23, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $120 * This registration is for TWO people

The "Red City" of Marrakech, Morroco is a magical place brimming with markets, gardens, palaces and mosques. While we don't have time this evening to visit the city - we have plenty of time to sample the cuisine! MENU: Spicy Grilled Lamb Brochettes; Chicken Tagine with Buttery Saffron-Onion Sauce; Seven Vegetable Couscous; Flame-Grilled Bell Pepper and Tomato Salad; Khobz (Classic Moroccan Bread, and Sweet Milk Pudding with Toasted Almonds.

Register:  here

 

MEATLESS MONDAYS: TEX MEX FLAVORS

Monday, March 25, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $65

You won't even notice this is Meatless Monday with all of these flavors. MENU: Warm Tortilla Chips with Homemade Salsa; Enfrijoladas - Folded Black Bean Enchiladas; Cheese Stuffed Poblanos; Grilled Mexican Street Corn; Cherry Tomato and Avocado Salad and Sopapillas with Cinnamon Ice Cream.

Register:  here

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Monday, March 26, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $65

One of the most important kitchen skills is using a knife properly. Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or looking to hone your skills a bit more, Chef Karen will take you thru all the steps. Students work at their own station and learn the basics of slicing, dicing and cutting. Students will then prepare a light meal with their beautifully prepped foods!

Register:  here

 

STREET FOOD OF THE WORLD - CANCELLED

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

 

UNDER PRESSURE - INDIAN EXPRESS

Thursday, March 28, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $65

Did you think Instant Pots were only for pot roast and potatoes? Well, think again. Chef Karen has found this menu is fantastic prepared using the latest culinary wonder. MENU: Creamy Dal with Fried Spices; Butter Chicken; Lamb Rogan Josh; Chicken Korma; Aloo Jeera (Cumin-Spiced Potatoes); Punjabi Lobia (Black Eyed Peas with Spinach), and Saffron Rice.

Register:  here

 

DATE NIGHT: MAKING PIZZA WITH THE BREAD DOCTOR

Friday, March 29, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Hands-On $120.00 * Please note this registration is for TWO people One of our most popular classes. Join Dr. Rob and learn to make perfect pizza dough and how to convert your oven into a pizza oven for that perfect crust. Couples prepare their own pizza to sample and take home dough to recreate at home. As a bonus, Dr. Rob demonstrates how to use the same dough and create a wonderful Stromboli.  MENU: Caesar Salad; Pizza with all the Toppings and Ice Cream Sundaes

Register:  here

 

FAMILIES COOK: BREAKFAST FOR DINNER - AGES 7 & UP WITH ONE PARENT

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10:00 - 12:30 PM

Hands-On $70 Ages 7 & Up with One Parent

Register:  here