Salud! Cooking School Alpharetta

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 and hands-on cooking and wine classes, led by our own in-store instructors as well as some of Georgia’s most exciting chefs, artisans and authors. Our instructional kitchen offers affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.

 

 

See you in the kitchen!

 

 

Whole Foods Market Avalon
2800 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Salud! Phone - (770) 442-3354 x2

Map and Directions

 

Class Information

All classes include recipes or a class lecture packet and servings of each recipe prepared. We aim to use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients in our recipes. On rare occasions, ingredient substitutions may be necessary due to availability. *Please note: we do not offer an allergy-free environment. Please contact us ahead of time to discuss food allergy concerns.

Adult Hands-On Classes  -  (For ages 18 & over)

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 2 glasses of wine. Classes are limited to 12 students. For ages 18 & over unless noted otherwise; students 16 and over may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

Adult Demonstration Classes  -  (For ages 18 & over)

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. Classes include up to two glasses of red or white wine. Classes are for ages 18 & over unless noted otherwise; students ages 15-17 may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

Kids & Teens & Family Classes -   (Age Specific) - PLEASE NOTE, CLASSES LISTED AS "FAMILY" OR "TOTS" ARE FOR BOTH PARENT AND CHILD - KIDS AND TEENS CLASSES ARE ONLY FOR THE CHILD OR TEEN.

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 10-12 students unless noted otherwise.  *Please note: we do not offer an allergy-free environment. Please contact us ahead of time to discuss food allergy concerns.

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. For ages 21 & over. Students will be asked for ID at check-in.

Private Events 

We offer private cooking classes for adults and kids (ages 6 and older), based on availability at the school. Please contact us for further information, menus, and pricing.

Arrival

Please check in at the customer service desk upon arrival to receive your class packet. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class. You will be directed to the cooking school located upstairs.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that refunds cannot be given for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to a class. We can not refund or give credits to students who "no call, no show." 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.

Congratulations to our Salud Volunteer of the Month - 

Leigh Hummel

Leigh joined Salud as a volunteer in Sept. 2017. She has worked in public education since 2001. Prior to that she owned her own coffee kiosk for 3 years. Leigh has one daughter, Mia, who is a rising 6th grader. At home, Leigh enjoys preparing her Italian family's recipe for sauce that has been passed down for generations. While at Salud, she has built her baking skills and confidence, learning French pastry techniques along with how to make pie crust. She likes to meet new people at Salud, while learning new cooking techniques and recipes. When dining out in Atlanta, Leigh enjoys Bone Garden, Brick Store Pub, and Pasta Vino. In her free time, she has fun traveling, reading, exercising on the Greenway, and visual arts.

 

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Camp Salud 2018 – Summer Cooking Camps!

(ALL CAMPS ARE SOLD OUT )

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mon-Thurs

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Friday

Hands-On $250

*{All camps have a two week cancellation policy.}

This summer kids and teens can tie on an apron and take over the kitchen at Salud! Students will take a culinary tour and create a mix of dishes from American and world cuisines and sit down to enjoy their delicious meals 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 high quality and fresh ingredients, students work hands-on with our experienced instructors to learn valuable cooking and baking skills. They 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. Instruction is specially tailored for your child's age group.

Classes are limited to 12 students. Students may invite one guest to lunch on Day 5; invited guests should arrive at 1p.

*We do not offer a gluten free or allergy free kitchen.

MENU:

Taste of the Tropics: Mango and Pineapple Salsa with Chips or Tropical Guacamole (Ages 6-9); Jerk Chicken Kebabs; Coconut Rice; and Pineapple Upside Down Cake; Island Fruit Punch

 Brunch it Up!: (Ages 6-9) Egg in a Hole; Maple Bacon; Banana Choc Chunk Muffins; and Fruit & Greek Yogurt Bowls

(Ages 10 & up) Homemade Sausage; Maple Oat Scones with Maple Glaze; Hash Brown Quiche (one meat & one veggie); Minty Fruit Salad

Food Network Star Favorites: Lemon Pasta Salad; Warm Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Charred Corn; Chipotle Beef Tostadas; Blueberry & Peach Cobbler; Brazilian Limeade

Cupcake Warriors (Ages 6-9 and 10-12) & Mystery Box Challenge (Teens)

 An Italian Feast: Summer Cherry Tomato & Basil Salad; Italian Charcuterie Platters; Green beans with Lemon and Capers; Garlic Bread with Homemade Butter; Baked Ziti; Chocolate and Cherry Biscotti with Gelato

 

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Camp Salud Little Chefs – Ages 6-9 - June 4-8  (SOLD OUT)

Camp Salud Master Chefs – Ages 10-12 - June 11-15  (SOLD OUT!)

Camp Salud Teens – Ages 13-15 - June 18-22  (SOLD OUT!)

Camp Salud Little Chefs – Ages 6-9 - July 9-13  (SOLD OUT!)

Camp Salud Master Chefs – Ages 10-12 - July 16-20  (SOLD OUT!)

Camp Salud Teens – Ages 13-15 - July 23-27   (SOLD OUT!)

 

 

SUMMER CALENDAR (JUNE, JULY, & AUGUST)

JUNE

 

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

KIDS: PIZZERIA WITH DAD - AGES 10-12  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $80 PER PAIR, $29 ADDITIONAL CHILD

In this class, older kids will enjoy some one-on-one time with Dad in the kitchen to celebrate Father’s Day. Together, they’ll make homemade pizza dough and sauce, a summer salad, and top it off with root beer floats. MENU: Homemade Pizza Dough and Sauce, Margherita Pizza; Meat Lovers Pizza; Kale Caprese Salad; Root Beer Floats.

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6/18/2018– 6/22/2018

CAMP SALUD TEENS - AGES 13-15 (SOLD OUT!)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mon-Thurs

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Friday

Hands-On $250

This summer kids and teens can tie on an apron and take over the kitchen at Salud! Students will take a culinary tour and create a mix of dishes from American and world cuisines and sit down to enjoy their delicious meals 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 high quality and fresh ingredients, students work hands-on with our experienced instructors to learn valuable cooking and baking skills. They 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. Instruction is specially tailored for your child's age group. Classes are limited to 12 students. Students may invite one guest to lunch on Day 5; invited guests should arrive at 1p. *We do not offer a gluten free or allergy free kitchen. Please contact us in advance to discuss food allergy or dietary concerns.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

TOMATO: JEWEL OF SUMMER

HANDS-ON $55

There’s just nothing better in the summer time, than ripe, succulent tomatoes! Tonight we celebrate our favorite summer showstopper with a menu highlighting its sweet, juicy glory. MENU: Tomato Tart with Goat and Ricotta; Garden Gazpacho; and Fresh Catch with Tomato Relish; Tomato Jam Turnovers

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

AN EVENING IN SICILY!  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $55

WITH Chef Melissa Pelkey Hass

Prepare to be seduced by this amazing menu inspired by Sicily. Chef Melissa will how you how to put together all the components for a festive Italian celebration. Join us for a fantastic time in the kitchen and get your weekend vibe started a little early!  MENU: Community Boards of Mixed Greens with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Champagne Vinaigrette, Provolone Rounds & Baguette; Prosciutto & Melon Salad with Florals; Italian Sausage Stuffed Calamari Simmered in Tomato Basil Sauce over Lemon & Black Pepper Pasta; Cannoli with Pistachio & Chocolate

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Friday, June 22, 2018

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

FRENCH WINE TASTING  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $28

This is the perfect class for anyone interested in developing their appreciation and knowledge of French wines. So join us as we taste a selection of wonderful wines and introduce you to some of the main wine regions from Bordeaux to Burgundy and The Loire Valley to Alsace.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

FAMILY: SUSHI 101 - AGES 10 AND UP  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $95 PER PARENT/CHILD PAIR

It’s time to rock n’ roll! This class is for sushi lovers who want to try their hand at making their own sushi rolls. We’ll work with parent and child pairs to show you the basics and have you rolling in no time. MENU: Inside Out California Roll, Bagel Roll, Spicy Tuna, and Cucumber Roll.

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JULY

 

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

TOTS: RED, WHITE, & BLUE - AGES 3-5 WITH PARENT  (SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $25

Come celebrate the holiday with your little one as you team up to create “berry-licious” snacks! Our kitchen is the perfect learning environment for tots to safely explore in the kitchen with mom or dad. And it’s ok if they make a little mess in the process…because we’ll clean it up!

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

GET INSPIRALIZED!

HANDS-ON $49

Learn how to master one of the most fun kitchen gadgets ever invented, the spiralizer! We’ll show you how to use the spiralizer to create light and delicious recipes that you can eat all year round. You’ll be creating sensational and tasty meals in no time. Come get inspiralized with us! MENU: Spanish Tortilla with Chorizo; Thai Beef Salad with Daikon and Cucumber; Jicama Fries with Creamy Cilantro & Lime Dip; Lemon & Zucchini Cake.

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Friday, July 06, 2018

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SUMMER PARTY ESSENTIALS

HANDS-ON $55

Summer days mean easy, outdoor gatherings with friends, vibrant menus and fun, festive drinks! Jazz up your backyard parties this summer by learning some essential summer recipes. And save room for dessert! MENU: Summer Gazpacho; Blueberry, Farro, & Kale Salad; Blackened Salmon; Gelato with Roasted Strawberry Sauce; and our favorite Summer Sangria.

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CLASSIC FRENCH DESSERTS

HANDS-ON $55

Have you ever wondered how to make the delicious French desserts including creamy custards, perfect pastry, and the scrumptious fillings found at fancy bakeries? Many consider French pastries to be the epitome and triumph of fine cookery but are intimidated by the process. This workshop will equip you with the techniques to make the most popular French desserts in a variety of ways, perhaps providing some inspiration to throw a dessert party for friends! Lunch will be served. MENU: Profiteroles with Coffee Ice Cream; Crème Brûlée; and Summer Berry Clafoutis.

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

FIRE UP THE GRILL!

HANDS-ON $55

It’s time to blaze up the grill and get cooking. This class celebrates all the summer essentials with a menu that is sure to get you fired up!  MENU:  Grilled Skirt Steak with Shallots and Potato; Summer Grilled Vegetable Medley with Mediterranean Dressing; Watermelon, Orange, and Feta Summer Salad; and Mixed Berry Trifle

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7/9/2018 – 7/13/2018

CAMP SALUD LITTLE CHEFS - AGES 6-9 (SOLD OUT!)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mon-Thurs

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Friday

Hands-On $250

This summer kids and teens can tie on an apron and take over the kitchen at Salud! Students will take a culinary tour and create a mix of dishes from American and world cuisines and sit down to enjoy their delicious meals 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 high quality and fresh ingredients, students work hands-on with our experienced instructors to learn valuable cooking and baking skills. They 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. Instruction is specially tailored for your child's age group. Classes are limited to 12 students. Students may invite one guest to lunch on Day 5; invited guests should arrive at 1p. *We do not offer a gluten free or allergy free kitchen. Please contact us in advance to discuss food allergy or dietary concerns.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

THE FRENCH KITCHEN

HANDS-ON $59

Take a trip with us to the kitchens of France, focusing on summer produce at its peak and classic techniques and recipes. Fresh and sophisticated, this menu is both delicious and completely do-able for the home cook. MENU: Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine; Corn Soup with Crème Fraiche and Bacon; Duck with Fresh Peaches over Couscous; Berry Millefeuille

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Friday, July 13, 2018

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

WORLD OF WHITES WINE TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $25

For warm weather sipping, white wines are ideal candidates. Join us to explore the world of white wines and be introduced to the incredible richness of choices available to the aficionados of the white grape. Varieties may include Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Gris (Grigio), Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Alberino, Semillion, Moscato (Muscat), Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and others.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

KIDS: MUY BUENO MEXICO! - AGES 10-12

HANDS-ON $35

A little bit of classic and a little bit of modern….here’s a delectable Mexican menu that kids will love preparing and eating! MENU: Carne Asada Steak Pizza; Smoky Corn Guacamole and Chips; Watermelon Agua Fresca; Guava and Cream Cheese Turnovers; and Mango Poundcake.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DATE NIGHT: A TASTE OF EASTERN EUROPE

HANDS-ON $129 PER COUPLE

With Alena Surgeon

Don’t miss this debut class highlighting the traditions and food culture of Eastern Europe. Our guest instructor, Alena, is from the Czech Republic and will generously share the techniques to prepare classic and comforting Eastern European dishes that will warm your heart and your belly. MENU: Creamy Tomato Soup; Parmesan Potato Pancakes; Jaegerschnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle Dumplings; and Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Baileys Irish Cream 

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7/16/2018 – 7/21/2018

CAMP SALUD MASTER CHEFS - AGES 10-12 (SOLD OUT!)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mon-Thurs

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Friday

Hands-On $250

This summer kids and teens can tie on an apron and take over the kitchen at Salud! Students will take a culinary tour and create a mix of dishes from American and world cuisines and sit down to enjoy their delicious meals 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 high quality and fresh ingredients, students work hands-on with our experienced instructors to learn valuable cooking and baking skills. They 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. Instruction is specially tailored for your child's age group. Classes are limited to 12 students. Students may invite one guest to lunch on Day 5; invited guests should arrive at 1p. *We do not offer a gluten free or allergy free kitchen. Please contact us in advance to discuss food allergy or dietary concerns.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

ULTIMATE PIZZERIA

HANDS-ON $49

Discover the joys of authentic pizza-making in this hands-on class. Students will learn how to make a traditional pizza dough, tomato sauce and white sauce, and then shape the dough to make authentic varieties of pizzas. Students love this fun-filled class devoted to replicating this Neapolitan classic at home. MENU: Margherita, Bianca Pizza with Arugula; Thai Chicken Pizza; and Classic Caesar Salad.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

SUSHI WORKSHOP

HANDS-ON $59

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 the evening! MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi; Bagel Rolls; Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

SUMMER DESSERTS WITH SEVEN SISTERS SCONES

HANDS-ON $55

With Hala Yassine

If you frequent our local Alpharetta farmers’ markets, you may have tasted the creative delights from Seven Sisters Scones. The bakery/cafe is located in Johns Creek and serves up a bevy of sweet & savory scones along with hot dishes, salads, desserts, “scone-wiches”, and breakfast served all day! We are thrilled to have Chef and owner Hala Yassine join us for a unique baking class. She’ll work with students to bake up scones and then incorporate them into fantastic, summer desserts! MENU: Lemon Raspberry Trifle; Strawberry Shortcake; and Summer Berry Cobbler.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

COOKING FOR COLLEGE

HANDS-ON $45

Heading off to college this fall? You can skip the cafeteria lines and avoid the “freshman 15” by brushing up on basic cooking techniques and nutrition. We’ll cover the essentials of cooking for one, eating on a budget, and creating super tasty meals and snacks without a lot of equipment or time. MENU: Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls; Avocado Toast Three-Ways; Super Foods Kale Salad with Roasted Chicken; Greek Salad Mason Jars; Easy Truffles

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7/23/2018 – 7/27/2018

CAMP SALUD TEENS - AGES 13-15 (SOLD OUT!)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mon-Thurs

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Friday

Hands-On $250

This summer kids and teens can tie on an apron and take over the kitchen at Salud! Students will take a culinary tour and create a mix of dishes from American and world cuisines and sit down to enjoy their delicious meals 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 high quality and fresh ingredients, students work hands-on with our experienced instructors to learn valuable cooking and baking skills. They 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. Instruction is specially tailored for your child's age group. Classes are limited to 12 students. Students may invite one guest to lunch on Day 5; invited guests should arrive at 1p. *We do not offer a gluten free or allergy free kitchen. Please contact us in advance to discuss food allergy or dietary concerns.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: APPS, CUPCAKES, & WINE

HANDS-ON $49

Grab your best girlfriend (or make a new one) and come spend a fabulous evening in our kitchen. We’ll cook up the ultimate ladies foods: a delectable array of easy appetizers, cupcakes, and wine drinks. MENU: Roasted Potatoes with Olive Tapenade; Baked Brie; Devilled Eggs with Candied Bacon; Asian Lettuce Wraps; Luscious Lemon Cupcakes, and Wine Spritzers.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

GRILLING BOBBY FLAY STYLE!

HANDS-ON $55

Light the fire and clear the picnic table, bold summer flavors are bursting onto the scene and this menu shows them off in delicious ways. We’ll show you how your grill can handle more than just hamburgers as we feature a summer menu inspired by grill-master chef Bobby Flay, complete with sangria! Look out Big Green Egg, here we come! Local beer will be served. MENU: Yucatan Chicken Skewers; Grilled Asparagus; Oven Baked Garlic & Lemon Baked Potato; New York Strip With Blue Cheese; and Agua De Sandia (Watermelon Coolers).

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Friday, July 27, 2018

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

MARVELOUS MALBEC WINE TASTING   (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $25

A traditional “Bordeaux varietal”, Malbec tempts us with its dark fruits, boldness, and smoky finish. Argentina is most closely associated with Malbec, as it grows 75% of all the acres of it in the world. Tonight we’ll sample plenty from Argentina, but also try Malbec from around the world.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

FAMLY: BACK TO SCHOOL WITH ORGANIC VALLEY - AGES 6-9  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

HANDS-ON $70 PER PARENT/CHILD PAIR

In this tasty class for parents & kids, we’ll be cooking up a bunch of fantastic recipes featuring Organic Valley products, including eggs, Mighty Bars, grass fed kids’ yogurt, cheeses, and much more! Whether you need quick and healthy breakfasts or easy, packable lunches, we’ll get you prepped with terrific ideas for the school year. MENU: Gluten Free Carrot Orange Muffins; Rainbow Pinwheel Sandwiches; Strawberry Grassmilk Yogurt Lassi; Mighty Bar Lunch Kabobs; and Quesadilla Bites with Creamy Avocado Dip.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - For ages 15 and older

DEMONSTRATION - NO COST

Are you an aspiring foodie? Want to help the chefs prep and be an integral part of the cooking class? Expand your culinary horizons through our Student Volunteer Kitchen Program. We welcome anyone with an interest in learning, meeting people, and assisting in the kitchen. It’s easy – attend this orientation class and get started. After four classes, you’ll receive a credit for any class of your choice! Space is limited; registration for orientation is required. For ages 15 and older

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

A TASTE OF THE PHILIPPINES

HANDS-ON $49

The delicious flavors of Filipino food evolved over many centuries, inspired by Malay, Indian, Arab, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, American, and other Asian and Latin cuisines. Students are in for a treat tonight, as they learn to prepare popular and traditional Filipino fare. MENU: Pandasal (Soft Bread rolls); Lumpia with Dipping Sauce (Egg rolls); Chicken Adobo; Fried Bananas; and Leche Flan.

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AUGUST

 

Thursday, August 02, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

KNIFE SKILLS & BASICS - SUMMER EDITION

HANDS-ON $55

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 and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping and in the process, prepare a lovely meal. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy sitting down to enjoy the meal that you prepared. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s knife to class, but a knife is not required. MENU: Asian Poke Bowls; Vegetable Stir Fry; and Vanilla Pound Cake with Fresh Cut Berries and Whip Cream

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Friday, August 03, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

COLLETTA'S SUMMER DINNER PARTY

DEMONSTRATION $45

With Chef Jason Stern

It’s always a pleasure to feature the modern Italian restaurant (and our neighbor) Colletta at Salud! Executive Chef Jason Stern will be here to prepare and demonstrate a bevy of delicious, seasonal dishes to start your weekend off on a high note. Seats will fill up for this one….reserve yours early!  MENU: First Course: Calabrian Red Pepper Spread (fire-roasted red bell peppers, feta cheese, and calabrian chili); Second: Orecchiette in a Summer Pesto (sunflower and basil pesto) with Crispy Prosciutto; and Third Course: Braised Chicken all’Arrabbiata; Fourth Course: Fresh Summer Fruit with Homemade Ricotta on Crostini.

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Saturday, August 04, 2018

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - FOR AGES 15 AND OLDER

DEMONSTRATION - NO COST

Are you an aspiring foodie? Want to help the chefs prep and be an integral part of the cooking class? Expand your culinary horizons through our Student Volunteer Kitchen Program. We welcome anyone with an interest in learning, meeting people, and assisting in the kitchen. It’s easy – attend this orientation class and get started. After four classes, you’ll receive a credit for any class of your choice! Space is limited; registration for orientation is required. For ages 15 and older

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Saturday, August 04, 2018

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

SAVORING SUMMER: BACKWOODS BBQ

HANDS-ON $55

We’re taking the summer barbecue to a whole other level of southern goodness in this class! Let’s celebrate summer backwoods-style! MENU: Pimento Cheese Nachos; Vegetable Slaw; Vidalia Onion Hush Puppies; Cola Braised Ribs; and Muscadine Wine Peach Cobbler

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

A GARDEN PARTY WITH FRIENDS

HANDS-ON $55

Come spend the morning with friends in this class that highlights all the deliciousness from the summer garden. We’ll put together a fabulous spread to showcase our bountiful summer fruits and vegetables. MENU: Garden Panzanella Salad; Pork Chops with Peach Agrodolce and Roasted Green Beans; Squash Fritters with Green Goddess Dip; and Blueberry Crumble Pie.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

MIDWEEK MINGLE - WINE & FLATBREADS

DEMONSTRATION & HANDS ON $29

Come mingle and make friends with others who love food and wine. Sail through the week with this fun and easy-going midweek class, where our chef will demonstrate and help students put together beautiful, delicious flat breads for entertaining. We’ll be serving up some of our favorite summer wines too!

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Thursday, August 09, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

SUMMER DINNER WITH FRIENDS

HANDS-ON $49

Grab friends. Make some refreshing and bright, summery eats. Open wine. Pour. Savor and enjoy.  MENU: Crudités with Herb Ricotta; Refreshing Tomato Gazpacho; Fresh Tuna with Sautéed Spinach and Toasted Baguette; and Lemon Spritzer Cookies

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Friday, August 10, 2018

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

JEKYLL BREWING BEER TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $25

The first brewery in the deep south was founded on Jekyll Island in 1738. Inspired by the history of the south and the promise of hand-crafted beers, Jekyll Brewery was the first brewery to come to Alpharetta. Their award-winning brewmaster Josh Rachel has worked hard to create a line-up of global brew styles and great tasting beers. Tonight they’ll join us in the kitchen for a beer tasting of summer favorites.

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 Saturday, August 11, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

BREAKFAST BAKING

HANDS-ON $49

What could be better than homemade breakfast breads and buns, fresh from the oven? Learn to make a selection of these specialties, many of which can be started in advance and finished at the last minute. Lunch will be served during class. MENU: Orange Poppy seed Scones; Sticky Buns; Sour Cream Coffee Cake; Lemon Blueberry Muffins

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

BUON APPETITO: SUMMER DINNER PARTY

HANDS-ON $59

We know you crave Italian food as much as we do! Come indulge your passion for Italian food and learn the techniques of basic Italian cooking. This menu’s perfect for summer entertaining with friends. MENU: Roasted Olives with Fennel and Lemon; Grilled Shrimp with Sage and Pancetta; Gardeners’ Risotto; Pork Chops with Capers; and Lemon Tart.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

SPICE: GREAT DISHES FROM MOROCCO, INDIA, AND THAILAND

HANDS-ON $55

Come and take a culinary journey through some of the world’s great spice cultures! In this gourmet’s tour, you’ll taste and learn to use many of the spices and unique ingredients that make these cuisines so dynamic and full of flavor. You’ll also learn some valuable cooking techniques—making a soup from scratch, starting a stew, and how to handle delicate phyllo dough—that will surely yield delicious results, no matter what spices you use. Beginners welcome! MENU: Thai Coconut-Cilantro Soup; Sindhi Chicken Curry; Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons; and Phyllo Pastries with Cinnamon and Pistachios

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

SOUTHERN DELIGHTS

HANDS-ON $55

Can't live up to your grandma's legend in the kitchen? This class will teach you how to master the southern classics and give them a modern spin. Now you'll be the one that the next generation will look up to! MENU: Mini Ham Biscuits with Beer Mustard; Perfect Fried Chicken with Stone Ground Cheese Grits and Balsamic Sautéed Kale; and Carrot Cake Cupcakes.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

A SUMMER SOIREE

DEMONSTRATION $39

With Chef Melissa Pelkey Hass

This summer soiree is likely to have you swooning with a menu of deliciousness. Chef Melissa is back to share some favorite summer recipes for entertaining. So grab your favorite food lover and join us for a relaxing evening. MENU: Prosciutto and Melon Skewers; Beet, Burrata & Asparagus Salad Board; Summer Bounty Roasted Vegetable Napoleons with Red Pepper Cream; and Vanilla Rose Creme Brulee

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Friday, August 17, 2018

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: BAREFOOT ON THE BEACH

HANDS-ON $49

If you can’t quite get away to the beach this summer, let us bring the laid back feeling to you! Ladies will spend the evening creating an easy and scrumptious menu that is perfect for savoring summer at the pool, beach, or in your own backyard garden. MENU: Smoked Salmon Tartines; Summer Panzanella Salad; Linguini with Shrimp Scampi; PB&J Bars; and Peach Sangria

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

KIDS: GRILL AND CHILL - AGES 10-12

HANDS-ON $35

Let’s enjoy the last days of summer as we grill up some of our favorites eats and prepare homemade summery treats.  MENU: Raspberry Lemonade; Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter; Grilled Brats; Buttermilk and Herb Potato Salad; and Key Lime Tartlettes.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HOT LATIN NIGHTS!

HANDS-ON $55

We are spicing up your Saturday night with a menu that celebrates the flavors of Latin America. Bring your favorite foodie friend and enjoy cooking together in our kitchen. MENU: White Gazpacho with Almonds, Grapes, and Cucumber; Gooey Fontina Sandwich with Tomato; Grilled Steak with Chimichurri and Corn with Lime and Queso Fresco; and Caramel Flan.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

TAPAS & SANGRIA

HANDS-ON $55

Tapas, or Spanish little plates, have attained great popularity in restaurants around the US, showing up on countless menus. The earthy flavors of Spain are showcased in beautifully simple ways. They are easy to make at home as well, and so much fun to enjoy with friends. MENU: Serrano Wrapped Potatoes; Moorish Zucchini Salad with pine nuts, raisins, mint; Roasted Bell Peppers with Honey and Almonds; Tuna & Goat Cheese Empanadillas; Jumbo Lime Shrimp; and Sangria.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

ARTISAN CHEESE TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $28

Join us for a special, one-of-a-kind tasting event, in which our in-house cheese expert will guide students through cheeses that define the artisanal cheese movement. We’ll enjoy a variety of cheeses with wine and learn about the culture and history of cheese. Come discover some new favorites.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

GET TO KNOW THAI FOOD!

HANDS-ON $59

With Sunisa Somnuek

Making her debut at Salud, Chef Sunisa was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She grew up learning authentic Thai dishes from her family, including her great-grandmother, grandmother, and her mother who was a caterer. Come enjoy an evening with Chef Sunisa as she shares Asian cooking ingredients and techniques for making authentic and delicious Thai food. MENU: Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup); Pad Kra Pow (Thai Basil Stir Fry with Beef); and Kroy Tod (Fried Banana with Coconut in Wonton Wrap)

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

KIDS: BUTTERFLY TEA PARTY - AGES 6-9

HANDS-ON $39

In this whimsical class for younger kids, we’ll prepare fun recipes for a light-hearted and festive tea party. MENU: Butterfly Tea Sandwiches; Creamy Chicken Puffs; Strawberry Orange Thumbprint Cookies; and Butterfly Cupcakes.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CELEBRATING MARY MAC'S TEA ROOM

HANDS-ON $55

Tonight we are celebrating the historic culinary legacy of Mary Mac’s Tea Room. This Atlanta institution has been in business for over 70 years and is famous for its old-fashioned Southern comfort food and warm hospitality. Come get a taste of tradition in this special class where we’ll prepare and feast on some classic Mary Mac dishes.  MENU: Tomato Pie; Cornbread; Squash Souffle; BBQ Ribs; and Blackberry Sonker.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: SUMMER EDITION

HANDS-ON $59

If you haven’t got 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, ravioli, and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. MENU: Fettuccini with Fresh Basil Pesto; Pappardelle with 30 minute Tomato Sauce; and Lemon Ricotta Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

A DINNER IN CHOCOLATE

HANDS-ON $55

Chocolate has captivated for centuries with its exotic flavor, sensuous mouth feel and medicinal properties. Hurry to sign up for this special class and indulge your passions. You will make a variety of dishes—both sweet and savory—using different types of chocolate. You’ll come away with a new passion for this amazing food and you’ll understand why it is called “food of the gods."  MENU: Peach, Prosciutto, & Arugula Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette; Chicken Mole with Classic Mexican Rice and Sweet Plantains; and Chocolate Ganache Seduction Cake.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

ALOHA: DINNER IN HAWAII

HANDS-ON $55

Sail through the week right into your weekend with a fresh, zippy taste of the islands! Aloha, bold flavors! MENU: Tuna Poke Bowls; Coconut Shrimp with Red Curry Sauce; Pineapple and Spice Seared Flank Steak; and Pineapple Pound Cake

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Friday, August 31, 2018

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

BLIND CABERNET WINE TASTING  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

DEMONSTRATION $28

Are you a Cabernet lover? Or just a wine enthusiast looking to discover some new favorites? Well, join us for a popular “blind” tasting, take some notes, and test your taste buds. You may be surprised at what you discover.

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Classes

Seating and enrollment are on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class is sold out, please call 770.442.3354 x 1 or email us at salud.alpharetta@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 Avalon:

2800 Old Milton Pkwy

Alpharetta, GA 30009


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Private Classes

Need a place to have your next corporate event, shower or birthday party? We offer demonstration or hands-on classes depending on date availability. Call us at 770.442.3354 or e-mail salud.alpharetta@wholefoods.com for more information

Mailing List

Would you like to receive the quarterly calendar of classes, special offers, and seasonal recipes by email? E-mail us at salud.alpharetta@wholefoods.com to be added to our electronic mailing list.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of cooking! For the cooks in your life there's no better gift than gift certificates to Salud! in denominations of $35 to $100. Available for purchase by calling 770.442.3354 or in person at the Customer Service desk.