SALUD! COOKING SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE

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Whether you’re new to the kitchen, want to sharpen your culinary skills or just want to have a fun night out with your spouse or friends, we have the cooking class for you at our Salud! Cooking School. Join us for demonstration, hands-on cooking, and wine classes, led by our own in-store instructors as well as some of the area's most exciting chefs, artisans and authors. Our instructional kitchen offers affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.

We are located on the 3rd floor of Whole Foods Market Charlotte, 6610 Fairview Rd. Charlotte, NC.

 

 


Class Information

All classes include recipes or a class lecture packet, servings of each recipe prepared (to be consumed in class - no doggie bags!) and up to two glasses of wine or beer. Seating and enrollment are on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class is sold out, please send us an email at sharonrd.salud@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.

  • Hands-On Classes
    Be prepared to cook! Please remember to wear flat, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and comfortable clothing. Long hair must be tied back. Aprons and towels will be provided for your use in class. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Toward the end of class, you will be seated to enjoy your meal along with wine. Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 12 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.
     
  • Demonstration Classes
    Relax and watch us do the work! You will be seated throughout the class and encouraged to ask lots of questions. Tastings of each recipe are served typically as they are prepared (to be consumed in class - no doggie bags!). Classes include up to two glasses of wine or beer. Classes are for students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students under age 18 may attend with a registered parent or guardian.
  • ALLERGENS
    While Salud! is not an allergen-free facility, we will do our best to make menu substitutions for you if you have an allergy (not all dishes may be able to be altered). Please alert us at least 48 hours in advance via e-mail: sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com
  • FOOD RESTRICTIONS
    If you have certain dietary needs, please e-mail us before registering for a class so we can give you advice on which class will best suit your needs. sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com (Not all classes or dishes will be able to be altered)
  • Kids and Teens Classes
    Kids and teens should wear flat, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Long hair must be tied back. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Students are seated at the end of class to enjoy the meal they have prepared. Classes are limited to 12 students unless noted otherwise.
     
  • Wine and Cheese Classes
    You will be seated throughout the class and encouraged to ask lots of questions as you taste each wine or cheese.

Arrival

We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to the start of class. And come HUNGRY, you will be served a lot of food to be consumed in class - no doggie bags.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are done internally - please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com

48 hours notice: Full refund or credit toward a future class

24 hours notice: Credit toward a future class

No show (no call or e-mail prior to the class): No refund or credit toward a future class will be given

***Although we make every effort to avoid changes to our class schedule, Salud! reserves the right to cancel any class due to low registration, make menu changes or substitute instructors in case of an emergency.

PRIVATE EVENTS

Need a place to have your next corporate event, shower or birthday party? We offer custom-designed demonstration or hands-on classes. Please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com for a list of sample events and pricing. We book private events on available Sundays and Mondays, and during the day Tuesday through Friday. (We are not able to book private events when there is already a class scheduled. Please check the list below.)

Pricing for Private Events: (prices are per person and depend on the menu selected and include, the food, instruction, and most beverages - including wine or beer)

Hands-on classes start at $75 per person (maximum of 12 people)

Demonstration classes available upon request (maximum of 18 people)

Kids parties (ages 7+) start at $375 for up to 12 children  

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 $30, $40, $45, $60 and $120, gift certificates are available for purchase by calling 980.213.2096 or visiting the customer service desk.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers assist the chefs during classes with setup, class needs, and cleanup. In turn, volunteers earn points to take free classes at Salud (and get to learn a bit as you go!). To start volunteering, visit our volunteer website and fill out a registration form for an "adult student". You will receive a welcome e-mail from us with more information. Once you complete one training shift, you can sign up for volunteer shifts on our website and you'll be on your way!

WANT TO SEE PICTURES?

Visit Instagram to see pictures of classes. Handle: WFMCharlotte Hashtag: #saludcharlotte or #saludclt

UPCOMING CLASSES:

 

***THIS SECTION IS NOT UPDATED IN REAL TIME

SOME CLASSES MAY BE SOLD OUT AND NOT MARKED AS SUCH***

 

 

PAIRING FOOD AND WINE: PARTY PLEASERS - THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

SALUD! JR: JOY OF GINGERBREAD (children ages 8 +) - THREE SEATS LEFT!

SATURDAY, 12/10/16

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$45.00

It’s like playing with edible Lincoln logs! Kids love building things, especially things they can eat. We’ll help your child build the gingerbread house of their dreams and decorate it to the nines.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: A CHRISTMAS STORY - SPOTS OPEN!

SATURDAY, 12/10/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

 

“You’ll shoot your eye out!” Not in this class – but you will enjoy some great dishes inspired by the classic holiday movie. Join us as we honor Ralphie and his family for a delicious meal. Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun not included.

MENU: Beheaded Peking Duck; Broken Glasses Green Beans; Randy's Mashed Potatoes; Major Award Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf; and Ralphie’s Pink Bunny Cupcakes; Ovaltini.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

GINGERBREAD TOGETHER (1 registration for 1 parent and 1 child ages 6+) - SOLD OUT!

SUNDAY, 12/11/16

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

 

Gingerbread is a delicious and fun treat for children of ALL ages - including the grown-up ones. In this class, you and your little one will decorate your edible mansion with wonderful goodies. A light snack will be served.

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

HOLIDAYS THE HEALTHY WAY

MONDAY, 12/12/16

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

Just because you want to have a healthier holiday doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste! We’ll lighten up your holiday meal and make some festive and healthy dishes sure to keep you off of the “naughty” list.

MENU: Warm Crab Dip; Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Gravy; Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Whipped Cauliflower; and Pumpkin Soufflé.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

KNIFE SKILLS

TUESDAY, 12/13/16

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

 

Jump-start your cooking skills in this class where we will teach you how to care for your knives and use them skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will learn many classical knife cuts, their dimensions and their uses. Afterwards, you'll sit down and enjoy the meal that you prepared with your beautifully cut ingredients. Students are requested to bring a chef's knife (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below) to class, but house knives will be available for use as well.

MENU: Field Green Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Butternut Squash Soup, Sautéed Chicken Marsala with Roasted Vegetables, and Vol au Vents with Fruit Compote.

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REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES

WEDNESDAY, 12/14/16

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$50.00

You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy this feast! This traditional menu is as old as it is varied. So skip the roasts and the birds and add some fish to your holidays!

MENU: Smoked Whitefish Dip on Crostini; Fried Calamari; Cioppino; Cajun Salmon Pasta and Stuffed Grilled Whole Fish with Rosemary Vinaigrette. (Menu subject to change based on availability of ingredients.)

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

 

THEME THURSDAY: COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

THURSDAY, 12/15/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Not every holiday meal has to be “fancy.” There are some delicious “low-brow” holiday meals that have stood the test of time. Join us as we explore some deep south family recipes that are sure to make an appearance at a holiday card table near you!

MENU: Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Ham; Savory Corn Bread Pudding; Ham-hock Green Beans; Pork Roast with Sweet Tea Glaze;  and Red Velvet Cheesecake.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: JINGLE ALL THE WAY

FRIDAY, 12/16/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

The holidays are such a festive time! And holiday parties are a great place to mingle with new friends. We’re rolling out a great menu full of fun food that’s sure to get things jingling. You'll have a ball!

MENU: Mini Cheese Balls; Prancer’s Party Potatoes; Blitzen’s Brussels Sprouts; Under the Mistletoe Meatball Sliders; Profiteroles with Eggnog Creme

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

HOLIDAY AT HOGWARTS (ages 8-12) - SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY, 12/17/16

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$40.00

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: Young Wizard's Yorkshire Pudding; Pumpkin Juice; Muggles Peas; Snape's Shepherd Pastie; and Sirius Black Butter Beer Sundaes.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

DATE NIGHT: NAUGHTY AND NICE (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY, 12/17/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$120.00

We all try to stay on Santa’s good side, but sometimes it feels great to be a little naughty. We’ll walk the line between good and bad with this meal of healthier dishes each with a decadent twist.

MENU: Kale Canapés; Chicken Breast Roulade with Port Beurre Rouge; Zucchini and Tomatoes with Parmesan Crust; Sweet Potatoes with Maple Bourbon Butter; and Gingerbread Cobbler.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: BRUNCH DE NOEL - SOLD OUT!

SUNDAY, 12/18/16

1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

Who doesn’t love warm brunch on a cold winter day? We’ll create a rich and satisfying meal that is perfect for the cold holiday weather.

MENU: Cranberry Scones with Whipped Butter; Crab Cake Benedict; Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing; and Sauteed Apple Crepes with Holiday Spice Crème Anglaise.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

YULE LOG WORKSHOP

SUNDAY, 12/18/16

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

Also called bûche de Noël, this filled and rolled cake has become a delicious tradition during the holidays. We’ll make the light and airy cake, decadent icing and adorable decorations then roll it all up into a picture worthy centerpiece for your holiday table.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: HOLIDAY EDITION

TUESDAY, 12/20/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

During the winter, nothing is more warming or comforting than pasta. We’ve put a holiday twist on our classic pasta class by adding some color and spice to our dishes. We’ll roll out homemade pasta dough and make a few knockout sauces that will chase away the winter cold.

MENU: Festive Green & Red Pasta with Homemade Marinara; Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce; Nutmeg Cream Sauce with Fennel Sausage; and Teacup Tiramisu.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

A VERY SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS - SOLD OUT!

WEDNESDAY, 12/21/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

We may not always have snow, but here in the south we have a bevy of traditional Christmas dishes. Don't be a stranger to the manger and y'all come back now, ya' hear?

MENU: Pimento Cheese Balls; Sautéed Spinach with Warm Bacon Apple Vinaigrette; Glazed Ham with Homemade Dinner Rolls; Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Meringue; and Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

YULE LOGS TOGETHER (1 registration for 1 parent and 1 child ages 7+) - SOLD OUT!

THURSDAY, 12/22/16

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

 

Also called bûche de Noël, this filled and rolled cake has become a delicious tradition during the holidays. We’ll make the light and airy cake, decadent icing and adorable decorations then roll it all up into a picture worthy centerpiece for your holiday table.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

EASY ENTERTAINING: IN-A-HURRY HOLIDAY HORS D'OEUVRES

THURSDAY, 12/22/16

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

‘Tis the season for cocktail parties. Who wants to bring the same old hors d’oeuvres to every single one? We’ll make a feast of different appetizers that are sure to impress your friends and family.

MENU: Deviled Eggs; Zucchini Cakes; Carpaccio Crostini; Savory Bread Pudding Bites and White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

TV DINNERS: SOPRANOS

FRIDAY, 12/23/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Join Tony, Carmella and the rest of the family for this Italian feast. This menu will surely be a “hit” for the gangsters in your family. Owning a “trash company” not required.

MENU: Sleepin' with the Fish Cakes; Fuheddaboudit Focaccia; Godfather's Giambotta; Tony's Rigatoni with Sausage and Sunday Gravy; and Carmela's Ricotta Cheesecake with Bada Bing Cherry Sauce.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

SALUD! JR: A FROZEN AFFAIR (ages 6-9)

TUESDAY, 12/27/16

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$30.00

Journey with us to Arendelle! We’ll make some fun and tasty treats inspired by the beloved movie. You’ll never get “Let it Go” out of your head again!

MENU: Summertime Olaf Cookies; Sven’s Carrot Sticks & Hummus; Hans’ Frozen Hearts; and Fixer Upper Cakes.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

TUESDAY, 12/27/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

 

The art of sushi is quite impressive! After this class, you'll be able to create your own stunning sushi dishes in your own home. We'll make sushi rice, a variety of rolls and side dishes that will make you feel like you could open your own restaurant.

MENU: Japanese Dumplings; Vegetable Spring Rolls; Assorted Sushi Rolls; and Fortune Cookies.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: A FROZEN AFFAIR (1 registration for parent and 1 tot ages 3-5) - SOLD OUT!

WEDNESDAY, 12/28/16

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$40.00

 

Journey with us to Arendelle! We’ll make some fun and tasty treats inspired by the beloved movie. You’ll never get “Let it Go” out of your head again!

MENU: Summertime Olaf Cookies; Sven’s Carrot Sticks and Hummus; and Fixer Upper Cakes.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FAMILY DINNER & A MOVIE: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (1 registration per person, ages 8+)

WEDNESDAY, 12/28/16

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$40.00

 

No need to invent a machine to turn rain into food, just come to Salud! This class for families will recreate some of the favorite treats that fall from the sky in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

MENU: Eiffel Tower BLT's; Sam's Spaghetti and Meatballs; Fell from the Sky Salad; Flint's Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

ACROSS AMERICA: NEW YEAR'S IN NY

THURSDAY, 12/29/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

 

New York is one of the most iconic culinary destinations in America. From the street carts to the delis, there are some foods you can only get in New York, until now. Hail a cab and meet us at Salud!

MENU: New York Style Pretzels; Waldorf Salad; Piled High Reubens with Homemade Russian Dressing; Coney Island Fries and New York Style Cheesecake.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: COUNTDOWN THROWDOWN

FRIDAY, 12/30/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Help us count down to the New Year with one lucky New Year's menu. This menu is sure to bring you good fortune in the year to come.  

MENU: Stuffed Collards; Thai Peanut Noodle Salad; Lucky Deviled Eggs; Assorted Satay; and Countdown Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FISHING FOR HEALTH

TUESDAY, 1/3/17

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$50.00

If your doctor has asked you time and time again to include more fish in your diet, come learn how at Salud. Learn healthful, but delicious and approachable preparations of the delights from the sea.

MENU: Cioppino; Roasted Salmon Salad Nicoise; Fish Tacos in Lettuce Wraps; Asian Fish in Parchment

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

FUEL YOUR FITNESS

WEDNESDAY, 1/4/17

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

Kick-start a healthy you in this class where we will provide you with tools to fuel your fitness! After mastering methods to feed your body delicious nutrient-dense foods, you'll be ready to tackle an active lifestyle designed to meet your New Year's Resolutions. Our friends at Flywheel Sports Charlotte are gifting all class participants an exclusive swag bag complete with fly treats and free classes*. Hello, 2017!

*Complimentary classes may be redeemed at Flywheel Sports Charlotte through April 1, 2017. For more information on Flywheel and FlyBarre, checkout, https://www.flywheelsports.com/locations/charlotte

 

MENU: Breakfast of Champions; Pre-Workout Truffles; Post-Workout Smoothie; Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Supper; and Tart Cherry Dessert

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

HEALTHY HABITS: WHOLE FOODS BOWL FOOD

THURSDAY, 1/5/17

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

Plant the seeds of a brilliant, lifelong, healthy makeover. Learn the basic principles of a plant-strong, whole foods diet and how to enjoy a variety of nutrient-dense foods throughout all the meals in your day...in a bowl!

MENU: Quinoa Breakfast Bowl; Brown Rice Southwest Lunch Bowl; Primavera Pasta with Barley Bolognese; and Avocado Chocolate Mousse

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SNACKS IN THE CITY

FRIDAY, 1/6/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

 

Want to feel like you're out on the town in the Big Apple, but don't want to pay for airfare? Step into the Manolo Blahniks of NYC girls and eat food that will make you feel like you're worth a $million pre-nup. Learn how to make this food, and no one will ever dump you on a Post-It!

MENU: Big’s Stuffed Figs; Carrie’s Caesar Salad Skewers; Petrovsky’s Potatoes; Samantha’s Drunken Skirt Steak; Miranda’s Chocolate Cake; and of course…Cosmos!

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

BAKING BASICS: BETTER BAKING

SATURDAY, 1/7/17

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

 

You don't have to give up your favorite sweet treats just to stick to your resolutions. Learn ways to lighten up those baked goods you love and still feel good about yourself the next morning. Healthy is the new delicious!

MENU: Black Bean Brownies; Whole Wheat Biscuits; Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Maple Neufchatel Icing; and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

 

REGISTER NOW

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

BUILD YOUR SKILLS: CULINARY COURSE

MONDAYS, 1/9/17, 1/23/17, 2/6/17, &2/27/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$200.00 for 4 classes

Can’t swing culinary school, but want to learn more than the basics? Let Salud! walk you through the skills and knowledge needed to go from home cook to budding chef. Each week we'll teach you something new while utilizing the skills you’ve been practicing at home. This is a progressive course, so please make sure you’ll be able to attend all four weeks before registration. Students are requested to bring a chef’s knife (example below, 8-inches or longer, not serrated), but house knives will be available for use.

 

Dates are as follows: 

1/9/17  Knife Skills, Stocks, and Basic Vegetable Cookery

1/23/17: Sauces; Meat Cookery; and Fish Cookery

2/6/17: Starches, Salads, and Hors d’Oeuvres

2/27/17: Breakfast Preparation; Baking Basics

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

CHEFS' SECRETS: 5 IN 15

TUESDAY, 1/10/17

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

Short on time and energy at the end of a busy work day? We'll equip you with recipes that feature 5 or less ingredients and that can be prepared in 15 minutes. Now that's faster than waiting on delivery!

MENU: Sweet Potato Sausage Hash; Brown Rice Lunch Bowl; Greek Chicken with Couscous; Asian-Glazed Salmon with Sesame Noodles; Sauteed Fruit Sundae

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HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: WINTER EDITION

WEDNESDAY, 1/11/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

 

Making your own pasta is surprising easy, and the results are delicious! And what's a pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you stepped into an Italian Trattoria.

MENU: Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, and Nutmeg; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage-Brown Butter Sauce; Fettuccini with Bolognese Sauce; Fruit with Zabaglione.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

TV DINNERS: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

THURSDAY, 1/12/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Kids, the universe is telling you to take a class at Salud. Join the gang down at MacLaren's Pub and learn how to make food highlighted in the popular TV show, HIMYM. Just don't forget your yellow umbrella.

MENU: No-Score SuperBowl Wings with Dipping Sauce; Barney's Blog Brussels Sprouts Slaw; Bro, Don't Bogart all the Funyun Rings; Red Door Burger with Marshall's Sliced Gouda; Lily's Crème Brule-le-le-le-le

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: STAR WARS

FRIDAY, 1/13/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

“A long time ago in a galaxy far away . . . “ there was a feast at Salud! Cooking School. We’ll celebrate the iconic movie with a number of “stellar” dishes that are sure to please padawans and Jedis alike. May the force be with you.

MENU: Vader’s Tater Tots; C3PO Caesar Salad; Bobafettuccini Alfredo with Chewbacca Chicken and Come to the Dark Chocolate Side Cake.           

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JR: BREAKFAST BONANZA (ages 7-10)

SATURDAY, 1/14/17

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$40.00

It’s never too early to start teaching your kids how to cook for themselves. It’s a valuable skill that they will use throughout their lives. We’ll show them some breakfast techniques that will please even the pickiest of eaters. Your kids will never go hungry after taking this class. 

MENU: Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit; Fruit Parfait; Sweet Potato Hash; Waffle Sundae

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: SAMPLING STREET FOOD

SATURDAY, 1/14/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Ever wish you could eat your way around the world? This is your chance! Discover how to create amazing street food hailing from around the globe, without the cost of all that international airfare.

 

MENU: Spicy Potato Samosas; Lamb Schwarma; Pad Thai; Elote (Mexican Street Corn); Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION

MONDAY, 1/16/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$60.00

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? Salud! Sliced is a live cooking competition between two Charlotte-area chefs where each chef will have to create an appetizer, entrée, and dessert each using a mystery basket of ingredients. All ingredients in the basket must be used, and the audience will judge based on taste, plating, and creativity. At the end of the competition, votes will be tallied and one chef will be crowned the Sliced champion. Salud! chefs will commentate during the competition to highlight techniques being used and give sneak peeks at what the chefs might be concocting. You never know what’s in that mystery basket, so the possibilities are as endless as the chefs’ creativity! Book early as this event has proven to be quite popular!

 

Competitors Jonathan Fortes of The Flipside Restaurant Group  VS. Jason Wolf

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EASY ENTERTAINING: GAME DAY BUFFET

TUESDAY, 1/17/17

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

Who wants to cook in the middle of the big game? We’ll make some hearty handheld food that can be made during the pre-game and sure to please until the buzzer sounds!

MENU: Crockpot Chili Con Carne with Tortilla Chips; Touchdown Veggie Dippers; Top-Your-Own Mashed Potatoes; Chicken Wing Bar; and Football Fudge.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: EAT THE RAINBOW! (1 registration for parent and tot ages 3-5)

WEDNESDAY, 1/18/17

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$40.00

 

At Salud!, we believe getting kids involved in cooking at an early age fosters a love of cooking throughout their lifetime. In this class, we'll learn some basic cooking skills to make your meals more colorful (and healthy)! Nothing is more fun than cooking together.

MENU: Veggie Ribbon Salad; Taco Bowls; Layered Smoothie Parfait

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: MEDITERRANEAN DIET

WEDNESDAY, 1/18/17

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

Come and learn all about the Mediterranean diet as we cook through a full day of meals. The Mediterranean diet showcases appetizing ingredients such as fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains. You even get to enjoy that splash of olive oil and a glass of red wine! Now that's a diet everyone will love.

MENU: Bulghur Breakfast Bowl; Mediterranean Tuna Salad;  Roasted Eggplant with Yogurt and Dill; Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Lentils; Sauteed Balsamic Berries with Greek Yogurt Mousse

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

KNIFE SKILLS

THURSDAY, 1/19/17

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Jump-start your cooking skills in this class where we will teach you how to care for your knives and use them skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will learn many classical knife cuts, their dimensions and their uses. Afterwards, you'll sit down and enjoy the meal that you prepared with your beautifully cut ingredients. Students are requested to bring a chef's knife (8-inch or larger, not serated - example below) to class, but house knives will be available for use as well.

MENU: Field Green Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Butternut Squash Soup, Sautéed Chicken Marsala with Roasted Vegetables, and Vol au Vents with Fruit Compote.

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

TGIF: BUTTER, BACON & BOOZE

FRIDAY, 1/20/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

 

Three of our favorite ingredients are highlighted in this indulgent menu. The three B’s of cooking are sure to bring flavor to any dish. After this class, you can take one, two, or all three of these ingredients and bring your cooking to a new level!

MENU: Bourbon Brined Chicken Wings with Beer Buffalo Sauce; Bacon-Crusted Potatoes; Drunken Skirt Steak with Compound Butter; Bacon & Beer Braised Greens; and Brioche Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Caramel. 

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

SALUD! JR: PASTA FROM SCRATCH (ages 10-13)

SATURDAY, 1/21/17

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$35.00

 

Making your own pasta is surprising easy, and the results are delicious! And what's a pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make a delicious meal that will make you think you stepped into an Italian café.  

MENU: Fresh-Cut Pasta with Homemade Meatballs, Marinara Sauce, Salad with Italian Dressing; and Garlic Bread.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: SIZZLIN' SICILIAN

SATURDAY, 1/21/17

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$120 PER COUPLE

 

Often overlooked when thinking about Italian food, Sicily is a hidden gem of culinary treats. Visit this Italian island and taste the food of the Godfathers.

MENU: Arancini (rice balls); Polpette di broccoli (Cauliflower Fritters); Caponata;  Agneddu a'missinisa (Messina Style Lamb); and Sfinci (Sicilian donuts) with Gelato

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: SUNRISE IN SO-CAL

SUNDAY, 1/22/17

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

Southern California is known for its wonderful climate and Hollywood superstars. There’s no better way to start your day than with some fresh and tasty dishes that have a little Mexican influence.

MENU: Fish Nachos; Crab, Avocado & Grapefruit Salad; Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits; Huevos Rancheros and California Black Bottom Pie.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

TUESDAY, 1/24/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

The art of sushi is quite impressive! After this class, you'll be able to create your own stunning sushi dishes in your own home. We'll make sushi rice, a variety of rolls and side dishes that will make you feel like you could open your own restaurant.

MENU: Japanese Dumplings; Vegetable Spring Rolls; Assorted Sushi Rolls; and Fortune Cookies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

VEGAN RESTAURANT REMAKE          

WEDNESDAY, 1/25/17

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

 

There’s no sacrificing your favorite flavors in this vegan menu. We’ll prepare a delicious vegan feast that’s sure to satisfy. These restaurant make-overs will make you want to stay at home.

MENU: Spinach Artichoke Dip; Fried Green Beans with Spicy Ranch; I Love Lasagna; and Peanut Butter Pie.

 

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PASTA 2.0

THURSDAY, 1/26/17

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Made pasta before and ready for the next step? We'll take pasta to another level in this advanced class. We'll make some homemade dough and sauces will make you feel like a pasta maestro!

MENU: Spinach Pasta with Fresh-ground Meatballs and Roasted Tomato Sauce; Tortellini with Vodka Sauce; Classic Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce; and Homemade Cannoli

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: CHEERS

FRIDAY, 1/27/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

NORM!!! Come join us at Salud! Where everybody knows your name and we're always glad you came. We'll make food sure to give Cliff Claven a good story to tell.

MENU: Boston Clam Chowda; Coach's Famous Onion Rings; Diane's Roasted Vegetables; Giant Norm Burger; Rebecca's Boston Cream Pie

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BAKING BASICS: THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW

SATURDAY, 1/28/17

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Dream of crossing the pond and donning an apron in the baking tent? Don’t hop on a plane to make the baked goods of the British Isles, you can simply hop on down to Salud! We’ll show you how to make the scrumptious treats that are sure to make you star baker.

MENU: Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes with Homemade Jam and Crème Pat; Tart au Citron; Tea Time Scones, French Macarons

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: BIG NIGHT

SATURDAY, 1/28/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Are you trying to drum up enough business in America with your delicious food so you don't have to return to Italy? Learn how to make Primo's famous Timpano and maybe you can stay. This Italian feast will be sure to please even Louis Prima...if he ever shows up!

MENU: Mussels in Garlic Broth; Asparagus Con Limone; Timpano with Homemade Egg Noodles, Marinara Sauce, and Primo's Meatballs; and Dolce di Tiramisu.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

CONFIDENT IN THE KITCHEN

TUESDAY, 1/31/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Do you burn water? Do friends have to explain how to use an oven? Do people run when you pick up a knife? We’ll start at the very beginning and introduce you to basic culinary techniques. Don't worry - we'll turn your food from garbage to gourmet.

MENU: Salad with Blender Vinaigrette; Sautéed Vegetables; Rice Pilaf; Sticky Beer Chicken; and Chocolate Marble Bread Pudding.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

SNAZZED UP SUSHI

WEDNESDAY, 2/1/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

 

Ready to take your sushi skills to the next level? In this class, we’ll learn to make some fried rolls, hand-shaped sushi; and sauces to accompany. You’ll definitely impress your friends and family with your new skills!

MENU: Tempura Shrimp & Vegetables; Mexican Avocado Rolls; Cheeseburger Rolls; Mango Salmon Hand Roll and Green Tea Ice Cream.

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPSTERS

THURSDAY, 2/2/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

 

Calling all man-buns and skinny jeans! This is your moment to shine in the kitchen with these trendy and flavor-packed recipes. Time to roll up your chambray sleeves and exposed those primal-cut forearm tattoos, 'cause we've got cooking (and Instagramming) to do.

MENU: Hand-Crafted Sausage with Pickles; Kombucha Braised Kale; Cauliflower Rice; Asian Pork Belly& Kimchee Taco; Craft-Beer Glazed Donuts

 

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: CHOCOLATE & CHEESE CREATIONS

FRIDAY, 2/3/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

What's more enticing than chocolate and cheese? This creative menu highlights both! Perfect for a girls' night of indulgence of savory and sweet! 

MENU: Bacon, Blue, and Brie Soup with Cocoa Croutons; Cocoa Rubbed Pork Roast; Cauliflower Gratin; Roasted Potato Wedges with Spicy Chocolate Dipping Sauce and Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Buttercream.

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  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

BAKING BASICS: WARM WINTER BAKING

SATURDAY, 2/4/17

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Fresh baked goodies make the house smell amazing! This class will show you some great baked dishes that are sure to warm you from the inside out.

MENU: Triple Ginger Gingerbread; Banana Bacon Cake with Salted Ganache; Individual Chicken Pot Pies; and Iced Mitten Cookies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: SUPPER BOWL

SATURDAY, 2/4/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Love watching football with your special someone? This touchdown of a meal is sure to please your sweetie and not leave you with a sink full of dishes. This meal with a romantic twist has victory written all over it.

MENU: Garlic Knots with Pepperoni Sauce; Thyme Baked Carrots; Super BBQ Bowl; and Football Whoopie Pies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

EASY ENTERTAINING: HOMEMADE ROMANCE

TUESDAY, 2/7/17

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMO $55.00

 

Want to avoid the crowded and overpriced restaurants this Valentine's Day? Learn to cook a romantic, French inspired meal for your special someone at home. Your new and improved cooking skills will be the gift that keeps on giving.

MENU: Wine Drenched Mussels; Crème Fraiche Mashed Potatoes; Green Beans Amondine; Steak au Poivre; Chocolate Mousse

 

  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

BAKING BASICS: CHOCOLATES, CANDIES & CONFECTIONS

WEDNESDAY, 2/8/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60.00

Already have a handle on baking, but want to broaden your sweet horizons to include confections? In this class, we’ll show you the basics of sugar work, make some delicious chocolates, and other goodies that will make you feel like a kid again.

MENU: Dark Chocolate Fudge; Hazelnut and Cacao Nib Brittle; Cherry Filled Chocolates; Macarons

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple)

ALL VALENTINE'S CLASSES HAVE A 2-WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY!

THURSDAY, 2/9/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00

 

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Mussels with Champagne Butter Broth; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots & Lemon; Truffled Pommes Anna; Pan Seared Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce; Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple)

ALL VALENTINE'S CLASSES HAVE A 2-WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY!

FRIDAY, 2/10/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00

 

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Mussels with Champagne Butter Broth; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots & Lemon; Truffled Pommes Anna; Pan Seared Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce; Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: EDIBLE VALENTINES (ages 6-9)

SATURDAY, 2/11/17

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

HANDS-ON $30.00

 

Your little Cupids are sure to remember this Valentine's Day with homemade kid-friendly treats! This cute and delicious menu is sure to please any picky eater's sweet tooth. 

MENU: Chocolate-Covered Cherries; Iced Valentine Cookies; and Red Heart Whoopie Pies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: EDIBLE VALENTINES (ages 10+)

SATURDAY, 2/11/17

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON $30.00

Your little Cupids are sure to remember this Valentine's Day with homemade kid-friendly treats! This cute and delicious menu is sure to please any picky eater's sweet tooth. 

MENU: Chocolate-Covered Cherries; Iced Valentine Cookies; I Love Grilled Cheese; and Red Heart Whoopie Pies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple)

ALL VALENTINE'S CLASSES HAVE A 2-WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY!

SATURDAY, 2/11/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00

 

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Mussels with Champagne Butter Broth; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots & Lemon; Truffled Pommes Anna; Pan Seared Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce; Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

VALENTINE'S DAY BREAKFAST IN BED (1 registration per couple)

ALL VALENTINE'S CLASSES HAVE A 2-WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY!

SUNDAY, 2/12/17

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120.00

 

Nothing says good morning to your valentine like breakfast in bed. Snuggle up with these warm and comforting dishes that will make you want to get back under the covers.

MENU:  Smoked Salmon Crostini; Bacon Fried Home Fries; Grilled Asparagus; Crab Cake Benedict; Cherry Cream Cheese Pain Perdue, Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple)

ALL VALENTINE'S CLASSES HAVE A 2-WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY!

SUNDAY, 2/12/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00

 

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Mussels with Champagne Butter Broth; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots & Lemon; Truffled Pommes Anna; Pan Seared Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce; Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple)

ALL VALENTINE'S CLASSES HAVE A 2-WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY!

MONDAY, 2/13/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Mussels with Champagne Butter Broth; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots & Lemon; Truffled Pommes Anna; Pan Seared Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce; Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

DATE NIGHT: BE MY VALENTINE (1 registration per couple)

ALL VALENTINE'S CLASSES HAVE A 2-WEEK CANCELLATION POLICY!

TUESDAY, 2/14/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $140.00

Don’t fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special experience at Salud! where you’ll create a memorable meal together. We'll add a pinch of spice and a dash of romance to set the heart aflame.

MENU: Mussels with Champagne Butter Broth; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots & Lemon; Truffled Pommes Anna; Pan Seared Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce; Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: CUPID'S CUTIES (1 registration for parent and tot ages 3-5)

WEDNESDAY, 2/15/17

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $40.00

 

At Salud!, we believe getting kids involved in cooking at an early age fosters a love of cooking throughout their lifetime. In this class, we'll learn some basic cooking skills to make Valentine's more special! Nothing is more fun than cooking together.

MENU: Message Heart Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries; I Heart Grilled Cheese

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: WINTER EDITION

WEDNESDAY, 2/15/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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$60.00

Making your own pasta is surprising easy, and the results are delicious! And what's a pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you stepped into an Italian Trattoria.

MENU: Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, and Nutmeg; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage-Brown Butter Sauce; Fettuccini with Bolognese Sauce; Fruit with Zabaglione.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

THEME THURSDAY: BACK TO THE FUTURE

THURSDAY, 2/16/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Hop in the Delorian and take a trip back in time where all the girls wear poodle skirts and skateboards are a novelty! Join Mary, Lorraine, George, Doc, and even Biff down at Lou's Café to make food that will make you say, "Far Out!"

MENU: Flux Capacitor Flatbread; Calvin's Carrot Salad; Marty McGravy Fries; Biff's Burger Melt; Uncle Joey's Jail Cake

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: HIBACHI HANGOUT

FRIDAY, 2/17/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Teppanyaki cuisine is named for the large iron cooking surface on which steak, chicken and vegetables are sautéed. It’s delicious, healthy and usually very entertaining. We’ll also make some traditional rolls to give you the basics of sushi making.   

MENU: Shrimp with Yum Yum Sauce; Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing; Hibachi Rice; Steak with Onions; and Banana Tempura.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

FRENCH PATISSERIE

SATURDAY, 2/18/17

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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$60.00

Take a trip to a French bakery without leaving the city. In this class, you’ll learn how to create bakery-quality confections sure to bring joie de vivre to your next party.

MENU: Chocolate Éclairs; & Profiteroles; Madeleine; Macrons; Tarte Tatin

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: 100 FOOT JOURNEY

SATURDAY, 2/18/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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$60.00

Did you get swept away on Hassan’s 100 Foot Journey? From India to France, this young man’s transformation is the inspiration for tonight’s menu filled with Indian influence and French structure. This class is sure to make you fall in love with food.

MENU: Indian Spiced Quiche Bites; Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce; Basmati Rice Pilaf; Boeuf Bourguignon à la Hassan; Chai Spiced Crème Brulée (Menu contains beef, pork, and alcohol)

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION

MONDAY, 2/20/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$60.00

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? Salud! Sliced is a live cooking competition between two Charlotte-area chefs where each chef will have to create an appetizer, entrée, and dessert each using a mystery basket of ingredients. All ingredients in the basket must be used, and the audience will judge based on taste, plating, and creativity. At the end of the competition, votes will be tallied and one chef will be crowned the Sliced champion. Salud! chefs will commentate during the competition to highlight techniques being used and give sneak peeks at what the chefs might be concocting. You never know what’s in that mystery basket, so the possibilities are as endless as the chefs’ creativity! Book early as this event has proven to be quite popular!

Competitors Terra Ciotta of The Art Institute vs. TBA

 

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CHEFS' SECRETS: DINNER ON A DIME

TUESDAY, 2/21/17

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$45.00

Want to throw together a delicious dinner for the family that won't break the bank? We've got some time saving tips and recipes to help you put dinner on the table without putting you in the poorhouse!

MENU: Pizza Grilled Cheese with 10-Minute Tomato Soup; Loaded Potato; Roasted Veggies and Chickpeas over Couscous; Pasta Carbonara; Pantry Fruit Crumble

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: VEGETARIAN INDIAN

WEDNESDAY, 2/22/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Explore the mysterious tastes, textures and aromas of Indian cooking as you take an up-close cooking tour. In addition to cooking fabulously flavorful Indian fare, you’ll learn about the exotic and aromatic spices employed in Indian cuisine and discover some of the interesting ingredients that may be unfamiliar to Western palates.

MENU: Vegetable Samosas with Coriander Chutney; Basmati Rice Pilaf; Saag; Paneer Chana Masala (Cheese and Chickpea Stew)  Garlic Naan; Kheer with Pistachios and Dried Fruit

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, 2/23/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

The art of sushi is quite impressive! After this class, you'll be able to create your own stunning sushi dishes in your own home. We'll make sushi rice, a variety of rolls and side dishes that will make you feel like you could open your own restaurant.

 

MENU: Japanese Dumplings; Vegetable Spring Rolls; Assorted Sushi Rolls; and Fortune Cookies.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

TGIF: MEXICAN CANTINA

FRIDAY, 2/24/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Head south of the border and celebrate with Salud! There won’t be a mariachi band, but there will be cervesas and some delicious Mexican specialties. Andele! Andele! 

MENU: Guacamole, Pico de Gallo; Frijoles Negros; Cumin Scented Rice; Sizzlin’ Fajitas; and Churros. 

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

KNIFE SKILLS

SATURDAY, 2/25/17

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Jump-start your cooking skills in this class where we will teach you how to care for your knives and use them skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will learn many classical knife cuts, their dimensions and their uses. Afterwards, you'll sit down and enjoy the meal that you prepared with your beautifully cut ingredients. Students are requested to bring a chef's knife (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below) to class, but house knives will be available for use as well.

MENU: Field Green Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Butternut Squash Soup, Sautéed Chicken Marsala with Roasted Vegetables, and Vol au Vents with Fruit Compote.

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

 

DATE NIGHT: IN LOVE WITH BACON (1 registration per couple)

SATURDAY, 2/25/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$120.00

Everything's better with bacon, right? From appetizer to dessert, we'll add this salty, smoky star to every recipe. You'll fall in love with bacon all over again!

MENU: Bacon & Caramelized Onion Dip, Bacon Potato Gratin; Pancetta-Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Bacon-wrapped Chicken Thighs; Bacon Bananas Foster.

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.

 

 

ACROSS AMERICA: MARDI GRAS IN THE BIG EASY

TUESDAY, 2/28/17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$60.00

Steeped in history and influenced by European, Caribbean, and African cultures, Cajun food is the product of a truly unique melting pot of tradition, food and music. Often considered synonymous to Creole, Cajun cuisine comes with its own specific set of spices and ingredients. Join us for a laid back culinary tour of Cajun food and you’ll feel like you were born on the Bayou! Laissez les bons temps roulez! (Let the good times roll!)

MENU: Bacon Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos; Shrimp Po’ Boys with Remoulade Sauce; Shrimp and Sausage Étouffée; Cajun Rice; Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

 

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  • If you have a food allergy, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com at least 48 hours in advance and we will try to make menu accommodations (kitchen is not allergen-free!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during hands-on classes.