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

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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.

 

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Congratulations to our Salud Volunteer of the Month - 

VALAREE CASAMER

Valaree began volunteering at Salud in May 2018. She grew up in Nashville, TN and enjoys going back there to visit her parents. She has one younger sister, two nieces, and one nephew who live in Asheville. She has a cat named Punky. Career-wise, she has worked as a teacher, project assistant, and HR Executive Assistant. At Salud, she enjoys cooking with "great chefs and volunteers" and has learned new techniques and how to be more organized in the kitchen. At home, she likes to make basil rolls and is also a pescatarian. Her favorite cookbook is Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi. When dining out, she favors Ticonderoga Club, Ria’s Bluebird, Muchacos, and Kimball House. In her free time, she likes yoga, traveling, being outdoors, volunteering, and spending time with her family and boyfriend. What's on her culinary bucket list? "Eating my way through Italy!"

 

SPRING (MARCH, APRIL, MAY)

 

 

MARCH

 

Friday, March 22, 2019

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Girls' Night Out: Small Plates and Sangria  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $55

Time to gather the girls and enjoy a night out! We’ll have fun cooking together and leisurely congregate around a table of small plates for food, conversation, and delicious sangria.

MENU: Bacon Wrapped Figs; Grilled Grape Pizzetti; Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce; Chicken Shwarma Kabobs; Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: Cupcake Warriors - Ages 10-12  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $39

Just like the famous television show, this class is all about the challenge to make creative and cool cupcakes! The competition begins teaching students how to measure, mix and blend ingredients properly. We will separate students into teams, give them basic cupcake recipes and “mystery ingredients” and they will bake off and decorate cupcakes for judging.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date Night: Classic Steakhouse  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $145 per couple

There is a reason things become classics… over time, they provide the same wonderful experiences we love. Join us in this hands-on class and learn to create classics from the steakhouse at home. Couples will learn proper cooking techniques, marinades, rubs, and also prepare some classic side dishes.

MENU: Classic Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing; Grilled Ribeye Steaks; Twice Baked Potatoes; and Key Lime Pie.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Burgers, Bacon, and Booze  (1 SPOT LEFT!)

Hands-On $55

You can’t go wrong with this indulgent class that highlights three mouthwatering ingredients… bacon, beef, and booze.  Don’t miss this one of a kind class that will please any carnivorous foodie!

MENU: Grilled Shrimp with Rum-Guava Marmalade; BLT Chopped Salad; Beef Cheeseburgers with Smoked Cheddar and 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Knife Skills and Basics

Hands-On $59

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: Chips and Salsa; Chicken Tortilla Soup; Vegetable Fajitas & Shrimp Fajitas with Mexican Rice; and Sangria.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Entertaining: Ina Garten Style  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $55

Ina Garten, the star of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa and best-selling cookbook author, is inspiration for this class. Whether teaching us to make fool-proof recipes, cooking for her husband Jeffrey, or preparing a tasty meal in the garden, Ina invites us to enjoy our everyday celebrations and cooking for those we love. Tonight, we’ll celebrate her culinary fingerprint tonight and prepare a heart-warming and approachable menu. Special wines will be served. MENU: Cauliflower Toasts with Prosciutto and Gruyere; Maple Roasted Carrot and Arugula Salad; Roasted Salmon with Green Herbs; and Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting

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Friday, March 29, 2019

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Spring Dinner: Vegetarian with Friends

Hands-On $55

With Chef Krishna Chapatwala

Spring offers such an incredible bounty of produce-driven inspiration for cooking. In this class Chef Krishna will show you how to cook a complete menu, entirely vegetarian and very spring forward! Whether you are a full-time vegetarian or just a “meatless Monday” cook, grab a friend and come for a delicious evening!

MENU: Asparagus, Green Peas & Quinoa Salad with Green Goddess; Roasted Beets & Carrots with Yogurt Harissa dressing; Homemade Pici Pasta with Spinach, Hazelnuts and Mascarpone Sauce; and Luscious Lemon Bars.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Sicilian Sizzle  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $59

With Chef Melissa Pelkey Hass

As the weather warms, we are dreaming of Italy’s charming outdoor restaurants that lure diners with a wealth of color: white-linen-covered tables and chairs painted sky-blue. Guest chef Melissa is giving a tour and giving students a delicious taste of the balmy Mediterranean island of Sicily.  Don’t miss this fun evening!

MENU: Essential Caponata with Crostini; Roasted Beet & Orange Salad with Pistachio, Herbs and Goat Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette; Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms over Angel Hair; and Cannoli.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Teens: Mediterranean Feast - Ages 13-15

Hands-On $39

Teens get to try out a world cuisine tonight and sharpen their cooking and knife skills along the way. Our menu features the exotic flavors of the Mediterranean. Bring a friend or make some new ones!

MENU: Chicken Pastilla “Cigars”; New Greek Salad; Pomegranate Glazed Salmon over Rice Pilaf; Pistachio Baklava with Orange Syrup.

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APRIL

 

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Midweek Mingle: Appetizers & Bubbly

Hands-On $49

The perfect class for foodies who want a mid-week break! Students will team up with our chef to create seasonally fresh appetizers (“little plates”). And of course, we’ll serve the drink that pairs perfectly with everything, champagne!

MENU: Gougeres; Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms; Cocktail Shrimp with Herby Green Mayo; Pancetta Wrapped Asparagus with Orange Dressing; and a Dessert Crostini Bar.

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Classic Asian Favorites

Hands-On $55

Why order in for Chinese, Korean, Thai, or Japanese, when you can create a fabulous Asian meal for two (or more) that's fresh and delicious? Come learn the cornerstones of Asian cuisine with this comforting and flavorful menu.

MENU: Chinese Pork Potstickers; Pad Thai with Shrimp; Vietnamese Chicken Meatball Lettuce Wraps; and Vietnamese Iced Coffee.

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Saturday, April 06, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Family: Spring Break Baking - Ages 10 and up

Hands-On $85 per parent/child pair

Staying home for spring break? Come bake with us! This is the perfect class for parents and kids who like to bake together to learn some new techniques and create beautiful, springtime desserts and treats. We like to think of it as baking “therapy”. Lunch will be served.

MENU:  Luscious Lemon Cookies; Pistachio Rose Cupcakes; and Strawberry Shortcakes.

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Saturday, April 06, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Let's Go Greek!   (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $59

We love the bright, fresh flavors of the Mediterranean. Tonight, in this culinary adventure, we will tour the Greek islands. Learn surprisingly quick, easy- to- make recipes using classic, super healthy, Mediterranean favorites like, olives, citrus, feta cheese, fresh vegetables, and honey.

MENU: New Greek Salad with Mediterranean Dressing; Greek Bruschetta; Chicken Souvlaki; Greek Lemon Potatoes; and Baklava.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cooking with the Seasons: Recipe-Free

Demonstration $32

With Jenya Hampton

Come boost your health and vitality as you learn how to cook creatively without a recipe in sight! Jenya is a passionate teacher and advocate for nutritional wellness. Tonight she will teach the “formula” for pulling together quick and delicious meals that take advantage of seasonal and local food. This formula can be tailored to ANY diet, including vegetarian, paleo, and keto. Imagine having the freedom to make your weekly shopping trip at your own convenience, browsing through the aisles and deciding what to cook for the week based on what looks tasty. No more recipe searching or long grocery lists, just buy fresh food and prepare dinner in minutes. MENU: Jenya will choose & cook a menu based on what’s seasonal in the market.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Ultimate Pizzeria

Hands-On $55

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, April 11, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Garden to Plate: Apps and Starters

Demonstration $45

With Chef Megan McCarthy

Our favorite garden chef, Megan McCarthy, is greening up our kitchen tonight with a festive menu of spring small plates. Straight from the garden to your plate, come and get inspired to cook with the freshest spring flavors!

MENU: Pesto Ricotta Crostini; Strawberry Caprese; Mini Chicken Avocado Tostadas; Cured Salmon with Herb Horseradish Cream; and Sparkling Rose.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday with Friends: Paella Party!

Hands-On $59

Savor the cuisine of Spain’s Catalonia region, a fusion of Mediterranean, French, and other regional flavors. This exquisite menu from Spain includes tapas (appetizers) and a hearty, traditional paella. Spanish wine will be served.

MENU: Tomato Bread with Manchego; Marinated Mahon Cheese; Baked Olives; Andalusian Paella; and Caramel Flan.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: Garden Cooking - Ages 10-12  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $35

Gotta green thumb? Love to play in the dirt? If not, that’s OK, cause were pulling out all the stops for kids with this garden cooking class. We’ll feature delicious recipes with spring’s best fruits, veggies, and herbs that kids will love to make and eat!

MENU: Strawberry Spinach Salad; Parmesan Roasted Asparagus; Creamy Pasta Primavera; and Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Pineapple and Orange Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date Night: American Southwest  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $140 per couple

Warm, spicy tastes and enticing aromas evoke the rich food traditions of the American Southwest. Come broaden your culinary horizons and enjoy a hands-on experience of cooking with your sweetheart.

MENU: Poblanos Rellenos (Stuffed Poblano Peppers); Chile and Cocoa Nib Rubbed Hanger Steak with Corn and Tomato Relish and Sweet Potato Hash; Tequila Lime Sopapilla Cheesecake; and Whole Fruit Margaritas

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Teens: Spring Sweet Shop - Ages 13-15

Hands-On $39

If your teen is an avid home baker, they will have fun in this afternoon class where we focus on sweets and baking techniques.  Cookies, cakes, and tarts….a little something for everyone. Savory snacks will be served in class.

MENU: Strawberry Almond Tarts; Chocolate & Coconut Biscotti Poppers; Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Homemade Pasta and Sauces - Spring Edition

Hands-On $65

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 Ravioli with Peas and Prosciutto.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Spring Favorites Dinner

Hands-On $55

We’re whipping up the freshest recipes for spring eating, including the bright flavors of lemon, asparagus, peas, fresh pasta and herbs. Join us in the kitchen for a fun night out with friends.

MENU: Ravioli with Sweet Peas & Goat Cheese; Seared Salmon with French Lentils & Mustard-Herb Butter; Asparagus with Asiago & Prosciutto; and Lemon Cake with Berries & Lemon Curd Cream.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Provencal Epicure  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $55

With Chef Melissa Pelkey Hass

Provence is a region full of romance, rewarding travelers with breathtaking vistas, mouthwatering cuisine, and small-town relaxation. Indulge your love of french cooking in this class with Chef Melissa, featuring a delightful spread for spring entertaining.

MENU: Olive & Fig Tapenade with Crostini; Mushroom Tarte; Asparagus Risotto with Spring Chicken; and French Vanilla Charlotte with Rose Sugared Berries

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Friday, April 19, 2019

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Rose All Day Tasting

Demonstration $25

This wine tasting features our favorite of the pinks…rosé! Bursting with flavors of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, herbs, florals, white pepper and more…rosé is crisp, ripe and ready to be discovered.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Tots: Little Bunnies - Ages 3-5 w/parent  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $25 per pair

Even the smallest family members can get in on the Easter festivities! This hands-on class allows each child participant and one parent to make snacks and sweets and then share their recipes with the rest of the family. Snacks will be served during class.

MENU: Bunny Munch and Frosted Sugar Cookies.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Kids: Easter Treats - Ages 6-9  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $35

Spring is here and it's time to celebrate Easter with the kids. We'll cook up some bunny-licious treats and have a grand time.

MENU: Ham & Cheese Biscuits; Asparagus Pasta Salad; Bunny Munch; and Peter CottonTail Bars.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday Soiree: Aloha

Hands-On $55

Saturday night is the perfect time to get together with friends and good food. Sail right into your weekend with a fresh, zippy taste of the islands! Aloha, bold flavors ahead!

MENU: Tuna Poke Bowls; Coconut Shrimp with Red Curry Sauce; Pineapple and Spice Seared Flank Steak; and Pineapple Pound Cake

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Bringing Herbs to the Table

Hands-On $55

Few things are as evocative as fresh herbs, which manage to be both earthy and elegant at the same time. And for those of us on a perpetual path to better eating, herbs represent a natural way to add nonfat flavor. Trying to cut down on salt? Seeking new ways to boost the flavor of a sauce or dress up a salad? We’ll explore the exquisite simplicity of fresh herbs as we offer a primer on the most common herbs used in cooking and look at ways they can utterly transform a dish. Students receive one herb to plant in their home garden.

MENU: Herb Compound Butter with Crostini; Spring Frittata with Mixed Herbs, Parmesan, and Prosciutto; Roasted Potatoes with Spring Herbs and Burrata; Chicken in Tarragon Sauce; Balsamic Strawberries and Basil over Toasted Pound Cake.

 

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

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 our evening!

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

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Friday, April 26, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Date Night: Evening with Colletta  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Demonstration $100 per couple

With Chef Jason Stern

Our Avalon neighbor, Colletta, sure knows how to woo diners with a romantic setting and top notch cuisine. We are always thrilled to welcome the restaurant’s talented Exec Chef Jason Stern to our kitchen. In this date night class, he’ll demonstrate the techniques for making some delicious spring dishes. Surprise your sweetie with a spot in this class and skip the dinner reservations out!

MENU: White Bean Salad with Asparagus, Red Peppers, Feta; Scallops Provencal; Caccia de Peppe; and Coq au Vin.

 

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Girls' Night Out: Market to Table

Hands-On $55

With Chef Krishna Chapatwala

Known for her international flavor profiles and seasonal focus, Chef Krishna treats the ladies to a fabulous market to table cooking experience! Get inspired by the bright flavors of spring and sharpen your culinary skills in this easy-going evening. Bring a friend or meet a new one!

MENU: Spring Lettuces with Chive Ranch Dressing; Grilled Shrimp & Creamed Corn; Herb crusted Salmon with Arugula Salad & Champagne Vinaigrette; and Strawberry Parfaits (mascarpone, balsamic macerated strawberries, biscotti, topped with fresh strawberries)

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Family: Fairy Gardens - Ages 7-10

Hands-On $50 per parent/child

With Madison Barnes

We are thrilled to welcome back Madison, from our Floral team, for a unique family class that’s all about the magic of fairy gardens.  Each adult/child pair will create their own miniature fairy landscape to take home and enjoy. No green thumb necessary! All materials and snacks included in class fee.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The French Farmhouse  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Demonstration $45

French cuisine appeals to cooks everywhere. This evening’s menu captures the rustic and richly flavored farmhouse cooking that is the basis of French cuisine and a perennial inspiration of French chefs. French wines will be served.

MENU: Farm Lettuce Salad with Goat Cheese and Mustard Vinaigrette; Seasonal Fish with Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc and Roasted Green Beans; French Cheese Plate; and Almond Tart with Chantilly Crème.

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MAY

 

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Gorgeous Green Machine

Hands-On $55

Spring is in bloom and it’s a great time to enjoy spring renewal outside and inside. Get green and gorgeous with us with this all-green class that brings together the cleansing power of green foods with mouthwatering flavor profiles. You’ll never look at greens the same way again! Menu is vegetarian-friendly.

MENU: Kale, Clementine & Cotija Cheese Salad with Honey Lime Dressing; Green Soup with Lemon & Cayenne; Fresh Arugula & Black Bean Taco with Pickled Radish & Feta; Lemony Collard Greens Pasta; and Almond Flour Brownies with Matcha Mint Icing

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Thursday, May 02, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Cook the Book: Fit by Bobby Flay

Hands-On $55

Let's celebrate a healthy and delicious lifestyle with recipes from Food Network star, bestselling author and lifelong runner, Chef Bobby Flay. In his book "Bobby Flay Fit: 200 Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle", Bobby shares his tips and secrets for eating right with sacrificing flavor. We've picked some of our favorite recipes from the book and together we'll prepare a  feast of crave-worthy dishes.

MENU: Avocado Toast with Red Chile & Cilantro; Saffron Bulgar Salad with Goat Cheese and Marcona Almond Dressing; Grouper steamed in parchment with Martini Relish and Sour Orange Sauce; and Banana Split with Spiced Strawberries and Pistachios.

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Friday, May 03, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Demonstration $49

With Chef Ciaran Duffy

Join us as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s Independence Day! Our special guest is Chef Ciaran Duffy, who always wows with incredible flavors and culinary expertise! Let’s go south of the border in search of good food and a festive time!

MENU: Chips and Awesome Guacamole; Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa; Ancho BBQ Ribs with Charro Beans; and Candy Bar Chimichanga.

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Saturday, May 04, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: Taco Fiesta - Ages 10-12  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $35

In this fun class, kids gear up for a Mexican fiesta in the kitchen. We’ve got a taco-themed menu that’s full of bright flavors.

MENU: Beef crispy Tacos; Chicken soft Tacos; Homemade Guacamole and with Assorted Salsas & Tortilla Chips; and Tres Leches Cupcakes.

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Saturday, May 04, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Volunteer Orientation

Demonstration - No Cost

For ages 15 and older

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.

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Saturday, May 04, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date Night: Love in L.A.

Hands-On $140 per couple

It's time to hit the streets, profess your love in graffiti, and eat your way through the food truck district of Los Angeles. Stretchy pants and full-sleeve tattoos optional.

MENU: Crab and Arugula Flatbread; Mexican Caesar Salad; Crispy Fish Tacos with Homemade Corn Tortillas; Cilantro Cumin Rice; Coconut Custard Parfait

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cooking with the Seasons: Recipe-Free

Demonstration $32

With Jenya Hampton

Come boost your health and vitality as you learn how to cook creatively without a recipe in sight! Jenya is a passionate teacher and advocate for nutritional wellness. Tonight she will teach the “formula” for pulling together quick and delicious meals that take advantage of seasonal and local food. This formula can be tailored to ANY diet, including vegetarian, paleo, and keto.

Imagine having the freedom to make your weekly shopping trip at your own convenience, browsing through the aisles and deciding what to cook for the week based on what looks tasty. No more recipe searching or long grocery lists, just buy fresh food and prepare dinner in minutes. MENU: Jenya will choose & cook a menu based on what’s seasonal in the market.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Salad for Supper

Demonstration $39

Who says salads can’t be substantial for supper? Forget the drive-through, these salads are perfect for weeknight dinners or leisurely weekend entertaining with friends. An awesome salad and a glass of wine and we are happy campers!

MENU: Farro, Chickpea, and Asparagus Salad; Asian Chicken & Vegetable Salad with Cashew Butter Dressing; and Salmon Cobb Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette.

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Thursday, May 09, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tempting Tapas and 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: Bacon Manchego Dates; Tempting Patatas Bravas; Catalan Spinach; Gambas a la Plancha al Ajillo; and Churros with Spicy Chocolate Sauce

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Friday, May 10, 2019

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Tots: Mother's Day - Ages 3-5 with mom

Hands-On $25 per pair

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! Come bring your favorite little chef and enjoy some quality time creating treats together in our kitchen.

MENU: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries; Good Morning Mom Smoothies; Cucumber Flower Tea Sandwiches; and Turkey, Cream Cheese and Jam Tea Sandwiches.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Girls' Night Out: Spring Garden Party

Hands-On $55

With Chef Megan McCarthy

Nothing is more fun than cooking with your girlfriends and Atlanta Botanical Gardens chef Megan! This dreamy, garden-themed menu features the best of spring produce and herbs. Chef Megan always keeps cooking approachable, relaxed, and shares her favorite tips for healthy living!

MENU: Chilled Spring Pea Soup; Baby Spring Greens with Blackberry Vinaigrette; Steamed Artichokes with Garlic Aioli; Black Bean Herb Burger; and Orange Dream Optimized Smoothie

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mom & Me: Cakes! Ages 10-12 with mom  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $85 per pair

With Alena Surgeon

Chef Alena always makes life sweeter with her delicious desserts. She’ll spend the morning with moms and kids and show them how to create fabulous cakes that are perfect for everyday or special occasions. Lunch will be served.  

MENU: Black Forest Cake; Fluffy Raspberry Lime Cupcakes; Mama’s Pound Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Soiree for Mom: Charleston

Hands-On $59

We’re celebrating moms tonight with a class full of southern flair! Tourists are drawn to Charleston for its grand homes and beautiful gardens, but also for its delightful food and top-notch restaurants. Tonight we’ll visit the low country with a menu that showcases seafood and southern flavors at their best. Reserve your spot for your favorite mom - this class is sure to sell out!

MENU: Heirloom Tomato Tart; Crab Cakes; Shrimp & Grits; and Strawberry Shortcake.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Weeknight Wonders

Demonstration $39

Some days planning and cooking dinner is a challenge. Not tonight! We’re showing you how to put something wonderfully new on the table and how to plan ahead to make it easy peasy.

MENU: Beet and Blue Cheese spread with Pita Chips; Grapefruit and Fennel Salad; Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Herbed Pearl Couscous; Mustard-Dressed Asparagus; and Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Compote

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Knife Skills and Basics - Spring Edition

Hands-On $59

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 Tuna Poke Bowls; Vegetable Stir Fry; Vanilla Pound Cake with Fresh Cut Berries and Whip Cream

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Best of Thai Street Food

Hands-On $59

With Chef Sunisa Somnuk

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. Some of the most delicious Thai dishes are found on the streets of Thailand, in the stalls where you can grab a snack to go. Come get a taste of Thai street food culture with Sunisa.

MENU: Fried Wonton with Chicken and Shrimp; BBQ Pork with Sticky Rice and Spicy Dipping Sauce; and Grilled Thai Banana with Coconut Caramel Sauce.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Wine for Picnic Time Tasting

Demonstration $25

It’s getting time for warm weather outdoor escapes. Planning a picnic should be easy...grab a basket, a checkered cloth, some yummy sandwiches and salads, and that perfect wine to pair. Not sure what to serve? We’ve got you covered with our favorite picnic perfect wines.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: Berry Delicious - Ages 6-9

Hands-On $39

This season is the perfect time to get excited about fresh, ripe berries. Whether your kids love blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries - we’ll be creating an array of berry-delicious recipes that are bursting with flavor and nutrition.

MENU: Strawberry and Raspberry Salsa with Cinnamon Chips; Green Salad with Chicken, Fresh Berries, and Berry Dressing; Raspberry Corn Muffins; and Blueberry Cobbler with Ice Cream.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Date Night: Skill of the Grill

Hands-On $140 per couple

Who’s got the skill to grill? Everyone! Grab your "match" and kindle your flame in this romantic dinner on the grill. It will surely set your heart aflame.  

MENU: Grilled Onion Dip; Grilled Citrus Marinated Zucchini Ribbons; Smoking Gun Polenta; Cedar Plank Salmon; Smoked Salt & Brown Butter Pecan Blondies

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Cooking with an Italian Flair

Hands-On $59

Italians are known the world over for their hospitality and love for cooking and sharing food. With rustic flavors, old world techniques, and recipes passed down through generations, it’s easy to understand why the food and wine heritage of Italy is so compelling and beloved. Come get a taste of Italy in this class that celebrates the pleasures of cooking.

MENU: Garden Tomato Lasagna with Pesto; Watermelon Caprese Panzanella Salad; Kale, Escarole & White Beans; and Gelato sandwiches with pistachios.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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 our evening!

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

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Strawberry Fields Spring Dinner

Hands-On $55

We know you’ve been waiting for the splendor of strawberry season to arrive! Now that strawberries are at their sweet peak, let’s celebrate with a fabulous dinner party devoted to this lovely ingredient.  Bring your friends and enjoy a relaxing evening that showcases both sweet and savory dishes with our favorite super fruit.

MENU: Grilled Flatbreads with Brie, Berries, and Sweet Balsamic Glaze; Spring Greens Salad with Strawberries, Feta, & Smoked Almonds; Halibut with Strawberry & Mango Salsa over Rice; and Sundaes with Slow Roasted Strawberries with Wine and Balsamic.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday with Friends: Beach Trip!

Hands-On $55

We’re getting you warmed up for your own summer beach trip. This tasty tropical menu brings  a taste of the islands to your table. Can you say “yum”? Now that’s a taste-cation!

MENU: Warm Crab Dip; Tropical Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette; Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa; Confetti Rice Pilaf; and Key Lime Parfaits

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Girls' Morning Out: French Brunch

Hands-On $55

Click your heels and take yourself to the street-side cafes in Paris. Mais oui, it's ladies-only in our kitchen this morning for a special brunch class featuring the flavors of France. Grab your mom, your sister, or your bestie and don't miss it!

MENU: Fig & Olive Tapenade with Baguette Toasts; Asparagus & Gruyere Tart; a beautiful Nicoise Salad platter; Orange Sable Cookies, & Sparkling Rose.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

New Wines from the Old World  (SOLD OUT!)

Demonstration $30

With Don Reddicks

Come get a taste of Don’s picks and explore the new wines of the old world including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Germany.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Kids: Let's Picnic! - Ages 6-9

Hands-On $35

As the weather warms, kids can get excited about planning the food for family picnics! In this class they’ll make some picnic foods that everybody will love.

MENU: Caprese Mini-Sandwiches; Roast Beef Sandwich Roll-Ups; Yummy Trail Mix; Fruity Lemonade; and Outrageous Brownies.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Gourmet Spring with Friends

Hands-On $55

We’re whipping up the freshest recipes for spring eating, including the bright flavors of lemon, asparagus, artichokes, strawberries, rhubarb, and herbs. Join us in the kitchen for a fun night out with friends.

MENU: Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Dipping Sauce; Spring Salad with Mint, Radish, & Cucumber; Seared Salmon with French Lentils & Mustard-Herb Butter; and Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Ice Cream.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Fabulous Filipino Kitchen

Hands-On $55

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 from our very own Chef Tiera, who is of Filipino descent.

MENU: Pandasal (Soft Bread rolls); Lumpia with Dipping Sauce (Egg rolls); Chicken Adobo; Fried Bananas; and Leche Flan.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

A Tuscan Dinner with Italian Wines

Hands-On $69

We are ending our spring cooking season in a big way...a salute to Italia and the classic flavors of Tuscany. We’re pairing each course with Tuscan wines. Don’t miss this one. La Dolce vita!

MENU: Zucchini Crostini with Charcuterie; Mozzarella, Tomato, and Farro Salad; Tuscan Style Ribeye with Crispy Potatoes; Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

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CAMP SALUD – COOKING CAMPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

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. Please contact us in advance to discuss food allergy or dietary concerns.

MENUS: Coming Soon!

 

CAMP SALUD LITTLE CHEFS - AGES 6-9

JUNE 3-7     (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

JULY 8-12    (SOLD OUT!)

 

CAMP SALUD MASTER CHEFS - AGES 10-12

JUNE 10-14  (SOLD OUT!)

JULY 15-19   (SOLD OUT!)

 

CAMP SALUD TEENS - AGES 13-15

JUNE 17-21

JULY 22-26

 

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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.