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.

 

Congratulations to our Salud Volunteer of the Month - 

Alexandra Moreno

Alexandra joined Salud in March 2019 and says she loves learning new techniques in the kitchen and especially likes dessert recipes. She values learning how to chop an onion without "balling my eyes out" - since she loves cooking with onions. At home, she likes to make street tacos and guacamole..."simple and healthy". When dining out, Alexandra likes to visit Bar Taco. When she is not in the kitchen, she enjoys traveling, crossfit, and restaurant hunting. She will be taking a trip to Germany and Columbia soon and hopes to someday go to Italy to learn the secrets of perfect pasta making. Alexandra works for Novelis as a Supply Chain Analyst for metal inputs team. She has 2 younger brothers and recently went to Alaska as a family. Her mom Elaine also volunteers at Salud.

 

 

WINTER (DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY)

 

 

December

 

 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Tots: Santa's Helper - Ages 3-5 with parent  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $30 per pair

We’re creating the holiday cookie magic today with parents and tots in this class. Let’s roll, cut, and decorate our way through the morning. Snacks and drinks will be served.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Holiday Cookie Swap for Adults  (1 SPOT LEFT!)

Hands-On $55

With Chef Alena Surgeon

Cookies and wine….oh so fine! Don’t miss our adult “cookie swap”, as Chef Alena gets you in the holiday spirit with handmade cookies & bars perfect for gift-giving. Students will make a variety of special treats and we’ll serve up light appetizers and wine. Each student will take home a selection of cookies.

MENU: Raspberry and Almond Rugelach; Linzer Cookies; No-bake Millionaire Shortbread bars; Coconut Macaroons; and Holiday Biscotti with Cranberries and Pistachios

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Entertaining: Holiday Appetizers

Hands-On $55

With Chef Melissa Pelkey Hass

The best way to get your parties started is with amazing appetizers. Come learn from the hostess with the mostess, Chef Melissa! She’ll show you all the secrets to whipping up a spread that is sure to impress. Sign up early, as our entertaining classes always fill up quickly!

MENU: Glorious Amaretto Cheese Dip with Fresh Seasonal Fruit; Brussels Sprout Sliders; Four Cheese Pate' with Homemade Herb Crackers; Antipasto in Eggplant Boat; Flank Steak Rolls with Horseradish Sauce; and Cherry Sauced Meatballs

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Ina Garten Holidays  

Demonstration $45

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 or cooking for her husband Jeffrey, Ina invites us to enjoy our everyday celebrations and cooking for those we love. Tonight, we’ll celebrate her and demonstrate a heart-warming menu that’s perfect for casual holiday gatherings.

MENU: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Curry Condiments; Mustard Roasted Chicken; Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprouts; Grown Up Mac and Cheese; and Skillet Brownies

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Friday, December 20, 2019

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Girls' Night Out: Santa's Sweetheart  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $55

Santa’s sweetheart is most definitely southern at heart. Bring your favorite lady friends and celebrate the season with a fun-filled and delicious night out.

MENU: Crab Cakes with Remoulade; Beer Braised Collards; Pimento Mac & Cheese; Buttermilk Fried Chicken; Red Velvet Sweetheart Cupcakes

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: Gifts from the Kitchen - Ages 10-12  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $45

Nothing is more special than during the holidays than the gift of homemade food. We’ll work with our young chefs to cook and bake an assortment of festive and delicious treats and then wrap them up to share with family and friends. Lunch will be served.

MENU: Eye-Opening Morning Cherry Granola; Snowball Cookies; Holiday GORP; Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Biscotti; Chocolate Truffles

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date Night: French Kiss

Hands-On $140 per couple

Bon Appetit! Cozy up in our kitchen with your special someone and we’ll take a trip to France. Couples pair up in teams tonight to study classical French cooking technique and then sit down to savor a lovely meal together. French wines will be served.

MENU: French Onion Soup; Mussels in White Wine; Coq au Vin; Frisee Salad with Egg and Lardon; and Chocolate Mousse

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Kids: Cookie Swap - Ages 6-9  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $39

Kids spend the morning learning how to make a variety of holiday cookies and bars. This fun class is the perfect opportunity to get kids excited for the holidays – and into the spirit of giving. Each child will take a selection of treats home. Snacks will be served.

MENU: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies; Ginger Molasses Cookies with White Chocolate; Soft Snickerdoodles; Cranberry Orange Cookies

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Friday, December 27, 2019 - Sunday, December 29, 2019

12/27/2019 - 12/29/2019 

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Kids: Winter Cooking Camp - Ages 6-9

Hands-On $139

One week cancellation policy

Keep your kids busy and give yourself a break during the holiday season, by enrolling your young chef in our winter cooking camp. Students get a hands-on opportunity to explore new foods, become more aware of nutrition and food safety, and develop their self-confidence in the kitchen. Plus it’s just a ton of fun!

Day 1: Homemade Pasta

Day 2: Cast Iron Kids!

Day 3: Doughnut Delights

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Family: Cozy Comfort Food - Ages 10 and up  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $80 per adult/child pair / $29 additional child

Parents and kids pair up to cook up a cozy feast. Don’t miss all the fun in the class that focuses on indulgent, seasonal favorites to warm your heart and belly.

MENU: Loaded Tater Tot Bites; Homemade Biscuits with Honey Butter; Chicken Pot Pies; and Warm Chocolate Caramel Cakes

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Teens: Cake Baking Boot Camp - Ages 13-15  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $45

Time to indulge in all things cake! Teens will cultivate kitchen confidence as they practice a variety of baking techniques to create some special cakes. Dinner will be served.

MENU: Yellow Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing; Peach and Coconut Upside-Down Cake; and Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes

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JANUARY

 

Friday, January 03, 2020 - Sunday, January 05, 2020

1/3/2020 – 1/5/2020 

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kids: Winter Cooking Camp - Ages 10-12

Hands-On $139

One week cancellation policy

Keep your kids busy and give yourself a break during the holiday season, by enrolling your young chef in our winter cooking camp. Students get a hands-on opportunity to explore new foods, become more aware of nutrition and food safety, and develop their self-confidence in the kitchen. Plus it’s just a ton of fun!

Day 1: Homemade Pasta

Day 2: Cast Iron Kids!

Day 3: Doughnut Delights

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Friday, January 03, 2020

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Girls' Night Out: Classy Cocktail

Hands-On $59

It’s a new year! Does your resolution involve more quality time with girls? Get started tonight with an amazing menu of special small plates and special cocktails for the ladies!

MENU: Curry Chicken Profiteroles; Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs; Spanakopita Bites; Asian Pork Meatballs with Spicy Cranberry Glaze; Mini Eclairs with Spiced Rum Crème; Special Cocktail

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Saturday, January 04, 2020

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Great British Bake Off  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $59

We confess. We love the Great British Baking Show in all its glory. Between the fabulous judges, Paul, Mary, and Prue, the passionate & frantic contestants, and the amazing desserts, we just can’t get enough of this baking extravaganza. This morning we’ll host our own British bake-off and make you the star baker. Dinner will be served.

MENU: Spiced Whole Orange Cake with Orange Mascarpone Frosting; Bakewell Tart; and Paul Hollywood’s Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sushi Workshop  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $65

Students will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. Students will 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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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Low Carb and Loving It!  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $59

With Chef Jessica Ray

Start the New Year off with inspiration to cook amazing, satisfying meals. Chef Jess will lead the way as she demonstrates culinary secrets to bring on full flavor without all the carbs. Come have a great time, sharpen your cooking skills, and go home inspired with recipes to keep you and your family healthier.

MENU: Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps; Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Parm over Spaghetti Squash; and Loaded Cobb Salad.

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Thursday, January 09, 2020

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thai One On!

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. Come enjoy an evening with Chef Sunisa, as she shares Asian cooking ingredients and techniques to make favorite restaurant Thai dishes.

MENU: Coconut Chicken Soup; Pad Thai; and Rice and Corn Pudding with Coconut topping

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Friday, January 10, 2020

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cruise the Mediterranean Wine Tasting

Demonstration $28

We are bringing the sunshine to class tonight as we cruise the Mediterranean, stopping to taste wines in the most beautiful ports. We’ve got an all-star cast lined up for you including wines from Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Portugal. Bring your sunscreen and hop on board!

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: You're My Hero - Ages 6-9

Hands-On $39

You don’t need X-ray vision to see how tasty this menu is! We are celebrating some of our favorite comic book heroes with the kids this morning. Grab your culinary courage and your cape kids! MENU: Batgirl’s Broccoli Salad; Iron Man’s Meatball Hero Sandwiches; Thor’s Energy Ball Hammers; and Kryptonite Cupcakes.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date Night: Napa Valley!  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $150/couple

Napa Valley cuisine reflects a deep appreciation for nature and the seasons. If you have a passion for food and wine, don’t miss this special wine country cooking experience. Napa wines will be served, of course!

MENU: Coconut Curry Mussels; Arugula and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Sherry Vinaigrette; Chipotle Steak with Red Wine Butter Sauce and Roasted Potatoes; and Chocolate Pots de Crème.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Rustico Italiano

Hands-On $55

Enjoy an evening of soulful cooking where we get back to basics with simple ingredients and classic Italian flavors.

MENU: Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Bean and Ricotta Crostini; Chicken Cacciatore with Creamy Polenta; Sautéed Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts; Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

An Evening with Restaurant Holmes

Demonstration $49

Student cards not eligible for this class

With Chef Taylor Neary

Come experience a special evening and the exciting cuisine of Restaurant Holmes with Roswell native and Executive Chef Taylor Neary. This eclectic restaurant housed in the historic Jones house has been getting all the buzz lately, with a reputation for innovative, small plate cuisine sourced from local farms and a creative cocktail program. If you truly enjoy local and delicious farm-to-table food, you don’t want to miss this event!

MENU: Winter Lettuce Salad with a Squash Pepperanada; Roasted Cauliflower with Smoked Olive Salsa Verde; Crispy Octopus with Hot Honey, Herb Aioli, and Mexican Pickles; and Bone in Pork Chop with Delicata Roasted Mushrooms and Bourbon honey mustard.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Girls' Night: Fresh and Fab!

Hands-On $55

This evening is fresh and fab….just like you! Invite your favorite gal pal and meet us in the kitchen for a delightful evening of light and delicious spa cuisine and wine.

MENU: Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup; Warm Brussel Sprouts Slaw; Quinoa Pilaf; Simple Succulent Salmon; and Lemon Berry Parfaits

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sauerkraut 101

Hands-On $55

With Chef Hans Rueffert

Welcome to the wonderful world of fermentation! Join us for a fantastic morning with Hans Rueffert, local chef, cancer survivor, speaker, and cookbook author, as he introduces you to the fermentation process and amazing health benefits of sauerkraut. Students will learn how to safely prepare sauerkrauts of different varieties and take home their own batch to enjoy. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a seasoned chef and long-time friend of Salud!

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $59

Anthony Bourdain was best known as a celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian. He was a culinary icon who took us around the world and allowed us a glimpse into exotic cuisines and kitchens that we may have otherwise never known. We loved his candor, his wit, and his stories. Tonight we will celebrate his life and legacy with a journey of appetizers from around the world.

MENU: Antipasto Salad with Green Olive Tapenade; Lahmacun (Flatbread with Lamb and Tomatoes); Pork Belly Kimchi Bowls; and Chaussons aux Pommes with Crème Fraiche (Apple Turnovers).

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Family: Cupcake Warriors - Ages 8 and up  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $90 per adult/child pair

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 family teams, give them basic cupcake recipes and “mystery ingredients” and they will bake off and decorate cupcakes to present for judging.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Hands-On $55

Look for the red lanterns as we usher in the Chinese New Year with good luck traditions and a celebratory evening of good food and friends.

MENU: Chinese Pork & Cabbage Dumplings; Steamed Whole Fish with Scallions and Ginger; Vegetable Lo Mein; Chinese Almond Cookies

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

An Evening of Tapas & Sangria

Hands-On $49

Tapas are the heart of Spanish dining where everyone congregates together for good food and conversation. Create your own evening of small plates and one-bite wonders that you can recreate for your next get-together.  

MENU: Plato de Jamon Serrano con Queso (assorted cheese with serrano ham); Tostada con Tomate y Queso (fresh tomato and mozzarella over toasted garlic bread); Gambas al Ajillo (sautéed shrimp in garlic sauce); Empanadas de Carne (beef empanadas); Pinchos de Pollo y Salsa Verde (chicken skewers with salsa verde).

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Heart and Hearth Dinner

Hands-On $55

With Chef Melissa Pelkey Hass

Warm up by the fire with this class that’s perfect for socializing and savoring a gourmet winter spread with friends. Chef Melissa will be on hand to show you how easy it is to put together a fabulous and flavor-licious winter meal that you’ll want to include in your entertaining repertoire.

MENU: Olive and Artichoke Winter Galette; Warm Spinach & Fingerling Salad; Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Rice; and Old Time Crunch Cake

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Friday, January 24, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Date Night: A Taste of Trader Vic's

Demonstration $110 per couple

With Chef Andreas Georgakopoulos

If you haven’t been to Atlanta landmark restaurant Trader Vic’s, tonight is your opportunity! This iconic restaurant inside the Hilton Atlanta hotel has been around since 1934 and continues to thrill diners with Pacific Rim fusion cuisine that’s best described as “paradise on a plate.” Bring your sweetheart for a memorable and tropical evening with Chef Andreas.

MENU: Hors D'Oeuvre: Vegetable Spring Roll (Rice Paper, Avocado, Lettuce, Rice Noodles, Carrot, Hoisin Peanut Sauce); Appetizer: (Tuna Tataki - 5 Spice Crusted Tuna, Wasabi Vinaigrette, Cucumber Slaw, Pepper Threads); Entrée: (Indonesian Lamb Curry Stew - Kaffir Lime, Coconut Milk, Ginger, Coriander, Jasmine Rice); Dessert: (Deconstructed Lavender Crème Brulee - Oreo Dust, Wild Raspberry Jelly, Fresh Berries)

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: Hogwart's Kitchen Wizardry - Ages 10-12  (SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $39

Join Harry, Hermione, Ron and the other wizards as we leave the muggles behind and step into the world of quidditch, spells and potions – all with a holiday flair. We’ll make some great dishes inspired by the books.

MENU: Harry’s Pumpkin Pasties; Hagrid’s Rock Cookies; Quidditch Player’s Pie; Amortentia Potion; and Helga’s Butterbeer

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Uncommonly Good Red Wine Tasting  (1 SPOT LEFT!)

Demonstration $35

With Don Reddicks

Let’s step outside the box tonight! Don presents a tasting of red wines that may not be too familiar, but these are varietals you’ll want to get to know better!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Volunteer Orientation

Demonstration - No Charge

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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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Knife Skills & Culinary Basics

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. You will practice proper techniques and saving 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: Seasonal Veggie Soup; Chicken Paillard with Raisin, Caper and Pistachio Brown Butter; Classic Rice Pilaf; and Easy Apple Tart.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Latin Sizzle!

Hands-On $55

Time to get your sizzle on…..your culinary sizzle that is! Students will get a bold, fresh look at Latin flavors and learn new ways to spice up your palate.

MENU: Albondigas in Red Chile Sauce; Cumin Scented Rice Pilaf; Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce; Cilantro Lime Chicken with Chipotle Carrots and Feta; Torta Negro

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Friday, January 31, 2020

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Best of Blends Wine Tasting

Demonstration $28

In our first ever “blends” class, you’ll get to sample some of our favorite wine blends in the store. Winemakers can create some amazing flavor profiles by blending wines from different barrels, vineyard plots, or grape varieties. Let’s mix things up and see where we go!

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FEBRUARY

 

Saturday, February 01, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

An Irish Whiskey Winter Dinner

Demonstration $55

With Judith McLoughlin of the Shamrock and Peach

We are celebrating winter with our favorite cookbook author and expert Irish cook Judith McLoughlin. Tonight she’ll infuse her Scots-Irish cuisine with southern food traditions and the ultimate pairing, Irish whiskey! Judith is a popular local instructor and always leaves us in the warm glow of her hospitality. If you love good food and good company, then don’t miss this special night with the Shamrock and Peach!

MENU: Smoked Salmon on Scotch Pancakes with Dill Whiskey Crème Fraiche; Salad of Fennel and Orange with Irish Cheddar, Pickled Red Onion and Citrus Vinaigrette; Seared Scallops with Whiskey Jam and Cauliflower Puree; Slow Braised Pork Shoulder on Irish Apple Bread and Whiskey Barbecue Drizzle with Roasted Beets, Herb Cream, Roasted Hazelnuts; and Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce.

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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Homemade Pasta & Sauces

Hands-on $65

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 and linguini, shaping and filling ravioli; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home.

MENU: Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, and Nutmeg; Gnocchi with Sage-Brown Butter Sauce; Linguini with Bolognese; Green Salad; and Spiced Tiramisu.

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Thursday, February 06, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Friends: I'll Be There for You

Demonstration $45

We’ll be there for you in tonight’s class, as we pay homage to the Emmy award winning sitcom “Friends”. We’ve got a crazy fun class planned for you tonight with food inspired by the show and beloved characters Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey, Chandler, Ross, and Chandler. There will be cooking, games, Friends trivia, drinks, and more! Put down that glass of rose, grab your pals, and join this party for foodies.

MENU: Hummus and Crudité (from episode “The One Where No One is Ready”); Joey's Meatball Sub Slider (from episode “The One with The Ride Along”); Ropa Vieja  with Rice and Beans (from episode “The One Where Ross is Fine"); and Cheesecake from the Floor (from episode “The One with all the Cheesecake”).

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Friday, February 07, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Tots: Cupid's Cuties - Ages 3-5 with parent

Hands-On $30 per pair

Discover a super-cute way to say I love you making edible valentines with your little one. ‘Cause we feel a child’s first experiences in a holiday kitchen should be fun, easy, and hands-on, this class is perfect for engaging little hands. Kids will take the message of Valentine’s Day to heart, making gifts of food with mom or dad at their side.

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Friday, February 07, 2020

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Red Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Demonstration $35

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with our red wine and chocolate class. We’ll discover some fun pairings and get you ready to impress for Valentine’s day gifting.

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Saturday, February 08, 2020

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: Edible Valentines - Ages 6-9

Hands-On $39

We are spreading the love in the class celebrating Valentine’s Day! Kids will have fun making all sorts of yummy treats and will take home a selection to share with family.

MENU: Chocolate Covered Cherries; Iced Valentine Cookies; Cupid’s Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting; “I LOVE Grilled Cheese”

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Saturday, February 08, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

From the Earth Brewery Beer Dinner

Demonstration $49

With Executive Chef Jason Stern

Love farm to table food along with craft beer? This is the perfect class for you, as we welcome Chef Jason Stern, the executive chef of From the Earth Brewery in Roswell, GA. Jason is a well-loved guest instructor at Salud and always wows students with his culinary technique and creative food profiles. Come savor a seasonal dinner that reflects all the earthy goodness of winter along with specially paired brews.

MENU: Mushroom Duxelle on Crostini; Scallops on Parsnip Puree with pickled fennel; Braised Lamb over Pasta with Black Pepper, Fennel and Saffron; and Gelato.

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Sunday, February 09, 2020

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Kids: A Royal Valentine's Tea Party - Ages 10-12

Hands-On $45

What’s better than a fancy afternoon tea time. This class will teach our young chefs everything needed to host a tea time fit for royalty! We’ll prepare bite-sized sandwiches and sweets along with savory breads and fragrant hot tea. Of course, we’ll set our tables with flowers and china, along with reviewing proper tea etiquette.

MENU: Lemon Meltaway Cookies; Chocolate and Cherry Scones; Chive and Cucumber Canapes with Edible Flowers; Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches; Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Cooking with French Finesse (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $59

Sharpen your culinary skills with this technique-oriented class and learn the foundations of French inspired cuisine. Students will improve their understanding of these fundamental procedures with simple, everyday language in a fun, unintimidating style. Bon appétit! Wine from France will be served.

MENU: French Cheese Plate; Mussels Marinière; Dauphinoise Potatoes; Roasted Salmon with Lemon Butter; and Pear and Cranberry Tarte Tatin

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday Wine Down and Truffles

Hands-On $32

Come indulge mid-week with an early Valentine’s event! Students will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in our kitchen whipping up some easy appetizers, rolling chocolate truffles and enjoying bubbly! Treat yourself to a night out with your bestie or sweetheart. Students will go home with an assortment of truffles.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Valentine Chef's Table Wine Dinner

Demonstration $140 per couple

With Chef Jessica Ray

5 Day cancellation policy

Tonight couples are seated at the romantic “chefs table” for an intimate 4-course French dinner. Prepared right in front of you, this up-close and personal dinner party with special guest chef Jessica Ray is designed to initiate relaxed conversation about food and cooking techniques. Sit back and watch as Chef Jessica prepares each course and gives step by step instruction. Special French wines will be paired with each course.

MENU: Classic French Onion Soup; Salad Nicoise; Coq au Vin; and Chocolate Pots de Crème.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Date Night: Ultimate Valentine

Hands-On $155 per couple

5 Day cancellation policy

On Valentine’s Day, restaurants can be crowded and the bill expensive. Relax and join us for a gourmet evening instead. Invite your sweetheart or a sweet-hearted friend! Our chef will make you feel taken care of as you cook side by side with your date. Special wines will be paired with each course.

MENU: Winter Salad with Diver Scallops; Filet Mignon with Madeira & Wild Mushroom Sauce; Creamed Spinach Custards; Over Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary; and La Bête Noire (“The Black Beast”) with Drunken Raspberries & Whipped Cream

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: Brain Food! - Ages 10-12  (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Hands-On $39

Our young chefs love to try new things and today we’ll teach them how to feed their brains as well as their bellies. Kids will have fun learning about superfoods that taste delicious and will boost their brainpower, so they can stay sharp in the classroom or on the playing field. They may even go home excited to cook these dishes for Mom and Dad!

MENU: Ezekiel French Toast with Maple Syrup, Bananas, and Berries; Broccoli and Cheddar Roll Ups; Spinach Salad with Cranberries, Walnuts, and Pomegranate Dressing; Crispy Honey Garlic Salmon; and Chocolate Citrus Olive Oil Lava Cakes.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday Soiree: Bourbon Steakhouse

Hands-On $65

Boost your favorite steak dinner with the taste of bourbon! Bring your favorite carnivore for a night of steakhouse cuisine, where students will work with our chef to prepare this decadent dinner and enjoy it with special wines.

MENU: Classic Wedge Salad with Bacon & Bourbon Vinaigrette; New York Strip Steak with Bourbon Cream Sauce; Roasted Green Beans; Truffled Mashed Potatoes; and Bourbon Bread Pudding.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Gluten Free Baking

Hands-On $55

Love to bake but want to learn about how to do it gluten free and deliciously? Let us introduce you to some alternate wheat-free flours that work beautifully in baking and impart their own delightful and complex flavors. Dinner will be served.

MENU: Sorghum Banana Muffins; Almond Butter Cake with Apricot Compote; Bittersweet Teff Brownies; Buckwheat Sable Cookies.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Indian Cuisine for a Warm Winter!

Hands-On $59

With Krishna Chapatwala

Warm up this winter with the mysterious tastes, textures, and aromas of Indian cuisine. It’s a hands-on cooking tour with Chef Krishna! You’ll learn about the exotic and aromatic spices employed in Indian cuisine and learn cooking techniques from this talented and seasoned chef!

MENU: Masala Salmon with Raita, Lamb Curry with Mint, Vegetable Pulau, and Carrot Halwa

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Friday, February 21, 2020

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Mardi Gras Party Wine Tasting

Demonstration $28

No need to hop a jet plane to New Orleans…we’re getting the Mardi Gras festivities started at Avalon. So don your purple, green, and gold, and grab your beads as we pour some fun wines for celebrating along with some tasty bites.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Teens: Viva Mexico - Ages 13-15

Hands-On $39

We are taking a tour of Mexico with our teens today and preparing a menu that hits all the right notes with spice and flavor. Muy delicioso!

MENU: Guacamole; Pico de Gallo; Frijoles Negros; Cumin Scented Rice; Sizzlin’ Chicken Fajitas & Vegetables; Cinnamon Sugar Churros

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Cozy Winter Dinner with Friends

Hands-On $59

Come celebrate the season and cook with friends! We’ll cook up a cozy, delightful menu that is sure to be a winter warmer for the foodie’s soul.

MENU: Brie en Croute; Wild Mushroom Bisque; Waldorf Endive Salad; Chicken Pot Pie with Cream Cheese Crust; Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

A Taste of Vietnam

Hands-On $55

Vietnam has one of the most diverse, delicious and healthy gastronomies in the world. Due to its tropical climate, each region has something special to be proud of. This class will offer the best of the best recipes you might find on a restaurant menu.

MENU: Fresh Summer Rolls; Pho Bo – Beef Noodle Soup; Chicken in Caramel Sauce with Jasmine Rice; and Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sushi Workshop

Hands-On $65

Students will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. Students will 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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Thursday, February 27, 2020

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Best of Thai

Hands-On $59

With Chef Sunisa Sumnok

Come enjoy a taste of Northeast Thai food with Chef Sunisa and learn about all the ingredients that make Thai food authentic and so delicious. Who needs to go out to a restaurant when you can learn to easily prepare mouthwatering Thai dishes at home!

MENU: Papaya Salad; Larb; BBQ Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Sauce; and Sticky Rice

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids: Breakfast of Champions - Ages 6-9

Hands-On $35

In this class, younger children will enjoy working in teams to prepare a bountiful buffet of breakfast favorites.

MENU: Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup; Candied Bacon; Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits; and Chocolate Chip Scones.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date Night: Mystery Box Challenge

Hands-On $135 per couple

Who’s up for a little good-natured competition? We’ll review knife skills – then couples are given a basket of mystery ingredients and limited cookware! Teams work within a time limit to creatively put together 3 courses. No recipes! This fun class is for those with some basic cooking skills who want to challenge themselves to cook without recipes with a team competition mindset.

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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

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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.