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.

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF A FUN COOKING EXPERIENCE!

Salud! gift certificates are available in the amounts of $45, $65, $125, and $130 by visiting the Customer Service desk or by calling the Salud! kitchen at (980) 213-2096. Please make sure to ask for a Salud! gift certificate and do not purchase a Whole Foods gift card to be used for classes.
 


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 16 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 (all Valentine's Day classes, Summer Camps, and Build Your Skills series have a 2-week cancellation policy to receive a refund, 1 week cancellation policy to receive credit toward a future class)

24 hours notice: Credit toward a future class will be issued

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

Classes may only be rescheduled a total of two times. After that, a new registration will be required.

***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 cooking 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

For safety reasons, we are not able to rent our kitchen for a meeting space or non-cooking related event. 

GIFT CERTIFICATES - PURCHASING

Give the gift of cooking! For the cooks in your life there's no better gift than gift certificates to Salud. Gift certificates never expire and can only be used toward the purchase of a class at the Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods Market Charlotte.Please email sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com, or call (980) 213-2096 to purchase.

GIFT CERTIFICATES - REDEMPTION

To redeem gift certificates, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name and class choice as we need to place you in the class internally. Receiving a gift certficate does not secure a spot in a specific class.

If you received a plastic gift card to Whole Foods (not specifically to Salud!), you still need to e-mail us at sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com to be placed in a class. There is no way in our registration system to use the gift cards to pay for classes. Receiving a gift card does not secure a spot in a specific class.

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: WholeFoodsCharlotte Hashtag: #saludcharlotte or #saludclt

 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES:

 

 

 

 

SIMPLE SUMMER SUPPERS

Thursday, July 19, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen during the heat of the summer? These recipes are simple and delicious and get you in and out of the kitchen in no time!

MENU: Grilled BBQ Shrimp with Lemon Aioli; Cold Peanut Noodles; Asian Skirt Steak Salad; Macerated Fruit Vol au Vent with Lemon Chantilly Cream

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: AT THE ‘JERSEY SHORE’     

Friday, July 20, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Do you like to mispronounce Italian words? Do you use a lot of self-tanner or hair care products? This is da class for yous! We’ll make some modern Italian-American classics that will make you say “J-WOW!”

MENU:  Sausage and Pepper "Bruskett"; Snookie's Tomato, “Muzzarell” and Basil Salad; The "Situation's" Shore Fries; "Projoot" Wrapped Branzino; and Funnel Cake with Strawberries and "Rigott" Cream

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

DATE NIGHT: SUMMER IN TUSCANY (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT!

To be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name, e-mail address, and number in your party.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00 per couple

High in the hills of Italy, summer is spent with beef grilled over glowing coals and drizzled with olive oil, served with red wine and crisp summer vegetables. Tuscany is known for its simple and refined flavors for good reason. Students learn some of the ingredients, techniques, and history of Tuscan cooking as they enjoy authentic dishes from the region. Boungiorno!

MENU: Fennel and Orange Salad; Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar; Risotto alla Parmigiana; Florentine Steak; and Balsamic Berries with Lemon Basil Zabaglione.
 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

TV DINNERS: BIG BANG THEORY - ONE SEAT LEFT!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Put on your best superhero T-shirt and get Leonard to drive you down to Salud! for an evening of Sheldon and the gang's favorite take-out classics. You may not be able to solve the mysteries behind string theory, but after this class, you'll be able to cook a great meal!

MENU: Dumplings with Dipping Sauce; Vegetable Lo Mein; Tangerine Chicken; Moonpie 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

RESTAURANT REMAKE: MEXICAN CANTINA - SOLD OUT!

To be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name, e-mail address, and number in your party.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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: Pico de Gallo, Guacamole; Cumin Scented Rice; Grilled Mexican Street Corn; Carne Asada Tacos; and Churros with Mexican Chocolate 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

SAVORING SUMMER: SUMMER GARDEN BOUNTY

Thursday, July 26, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Don’t you just love summer? The picnics, the weekends at the beach, and most importantly, the produce! Tomatoes, corn and peaches, to name a few, are all at their sweet and flavorful best during the hot days of summer. We will explore wonderful ways, both new and old, to enjoy these seasonal guests.

MENU: Cheesy Peach Grillini, Vidalia Rice Pilaf; Tomato and Zucchini Gratin; Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs with Melon Mint Salsa; Sweet Corn 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: SUMMER IN SONOMA (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT!

Friday, July 27, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00 per couple

What’s more exciting than a trip through the lush rolling hills of wine country? Take in the amazing scenery and top it all off with a delicious winery inspired menu.

MENU: Wine Drenched Mussels with Crusty Bread; Sautéed Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts; Grape & Almond Couscous Salad; Champagne Browned Butter Chicken; Chocolate Red Wine Cake with Champagne Strawberry 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

DINNER AND A MOVIE: CHEF - SOLD OUT!

To be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name, e-mail address, and number in your party.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Hollywood’s newest “foodie” movie is packed with some great menu items. You don’t have to start your own food truck to enjoy these movie inspired plates. 

MENU: Carl's Got His Mojo Back Cubanitos; Food Truck Fries with Cuban Chutney; Molly's Zucchini Aglio Olio; El Jefe’s Skirt Steak with Martin's Salsa Verde; and Percy’s Big Trip Beignets.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION - SOLD OUT!

To be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name, e-mail address, and number in your party.

Monday, July 30, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$65.00

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: Suzette Ramsey of Heirloom Restaurant vs. Tim Schafer, The Brew Chef

 

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  • Due to the improvisational nature of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

 

KNIFE SKILLS - SOLD OUT!

To be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name, e-mail address, and number in your party.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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 to class (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below), but house knives will be available for use as well.

MENU: Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Tomato Soup, Sautéed Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce, Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Potatoes, and Vol au Vents with Fruit Compote.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

GRILLS GONE WILD

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Set your grill free! We'll use our grills for more than just hamburgers and hotdogs! We're thinking outside the box and grilling up some new and interesting dishes, from appetizer to dessert! 

MENU: Grilled Tomato Bruschetta; Charred Avocado and Quinoa Salad; Cabbage Slaw with Grilled Lime Aioli; Grilled Fish Tacos with Fresh Corn Tortillas; Grilled Orange Creamsicle Parfait.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

CHEFS' SECRETS: WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS... - TWO SEATS LEFT!

Thursday, August 02, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

It’s a popular saying, but here in Salud! we turn those lemons into delicious dishes with a bright and slightly tangy twist. You’ll be amazed at the many different uses of the almighty lemon.

MENU: Meyer Lemon, Kale and Goat Cheese Flatbread; Haricots Verts with Glazed Shallots and Lemon; Lemon and Garlic Potatoes; Sautéed Chicken with Lemon Tarragon Cream Sauce; Lemon Honey Tart with Salted Shortbread Crust

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

T.G.I.F. ULTIMATE BURGER THROWDOWN

Friday, August 03, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

A burger can be one of the ultimate comfort foods. We'll get back to basics as we make the ultimate burger from the ground up. From the condiments to the fries, we'll make the homemade best of every element to create the Ultimate Burger!

MENU: Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce; Fresh-Ground Burgers; Fresh Pickles; Curly Fries with Buttermilk Ranch; Super Slaw; Cupcake Sliders

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

LET'S DO LUNCH: AT THE TAQUERIA

Saturday, August 04, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

Whether you’re meeting your buddies or looking to mingle with new friends, the Taqueria is the perfect meet-up spot! This class will teach you how to make all your favorite Mexican classics and hopefully help you make new friends.

MENU: Mango Salad with Pepita Citrus Vinaigrette; Mojo Pork Tacos; Mexican Street Corn; Churro 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.


DATE NIGHT: LIGHT MY FIRE (1 registration per couple)

Saturday, August 04, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00 per couple

Grab your "match" and kindle your flame in this romantic dinner on the grill. We're grilling everything from appetizer to dessert. It will surely set your heart aflame.

MENU: Grilled Bruschetta Melanzane; Creamy Polenta with Smoked Butter; Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad; Beef Kabobs with Romesco Sauce; Cinnamon Chipotle Peach 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: SUMMER EDITION

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

We often think of pasta as warm and comforting dishes, perfect for a cold winter’s day. In this class, we’re going to explore the lighter side of pasta. We’ll explore different types of pasta, make some pasta dough from scratch and cut it into fettuccini and ravioli. After making some fresh homemade sauces, and a light filling for the ravioli, you’ll be all set to enjoy the delicious dishes we prepare.  

MENU: Pasta all’Uovo; Ricotta Gnocchi with Fresh Pesto Sauce; Heirloom Pomodoro Sauce with Herb and Mascarpone Filled Ravioli, Linguini with White Clam Sauce; and Zabaglione with Fresh Berries.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI (1 registration for parent and tot, ages 3-5)  - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

HANDS-ON

$45.00

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 dinner dance! Nothing is more fun than cooking together.

MENU: Mini Meatballs; Homemade Spaghetti; "Noodle" Icing 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

HEALTHY HABITS: MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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: Roasted Eggplant Crostini with Yogurt and Dill; Mediterranean Kale; Olive Oil Pasta with Artichokes and Olives; Poached Salmon; Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Berries

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

HOMEMADE CHEESES, CHUTNEYS & CRACKERS

Thursday, August 09, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Ever wonder how cheese is made? Wonder no more. During this class, you’ll learn the ancient art of cheese making and make some wonderful accompaniments to enjoy with the fruits of your labor.

MENU: Mascarpone, Queso Blanco, Ricotta; Hand Pulled Mozzarella; Cherry Chutney; Spicy Strawberry Salsa; Hot Pepper Jelly; and Assorted Flat Bread Crackers.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: SUMMER SCHOOL OF SEDUCTION (1 registration per couple) - SOLD OUT!

To be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name, e-mail address, and number in your party.

Friday, August 10, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00

The art of seduction has always included delicious foods. We'll make some sensuous and tempting dishes filled with aphrodisiacs that will surely light your fire.  

MENU: Fried Oyster Salad with Remoulade; Asparagus Sauté with Lemon Basil Butter, Garlic Brown Butter Crispy Smashed Potatoes; Fiery Grilled Steak with Fresh Cherry Chimichurri; and Silky Chocolate Mousse with Kahlua Whipped Cream

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: PAELLA PARTY - SOLD OUT!

To be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name, e-mail address, and number in your party.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Abundant with olives, seafood, and spice, Spain is a culinary destination not to be missed! If you can’t board a plane, fly down to Salud to revel in the flavors of España and learn how to recreate the flavors for your friends and family at home!

MENU: Gazpacho Andaluz; Citrus Olive Salad; Seafood, Chicken and Chorizo Paella and Churros with Spicy Chocolate 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: BISCUITS, BACON & BOOZE

Sunday, August 12, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

What more could you need for a delicious brunch? Biscuits, bacon, and booze...'nuff said.

MENU: Pancetta Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Pork Madame (Toast with Pork Belly, Sherry Cheese Sauce and Fried Egg) and Sweet Biscuits with Boozy Berries and Cream.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

NACHO MADRE'S TACO TUESDAY

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

It’s taco TUESDAY! We are turning the traditional taco upside down (not really) and making some new and exciting versions that will certainly spice up your night!

MENU: Roasted Sweet Potato Tostada; Southern Fried Chicken Taco; Asian Pork Belly Taco; Cumin-Scented Rice; Street Corn; Chocotorta.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65

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.

MENU: Tempura Shrimp; Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing; Hibachi Rice; Steak & Chicken Stir-Fry; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPSTERS

Thursday August 16, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65

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: Truffle Poutine; Sweet Soy Fried Brussels Sprouts; Bulgogi Sliders with Artisan Rolls, Kimchee and Sriracha Mayo; Garam Masala Chocolate Cupcakes with Ginger Buttercream.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: CANCUN TO CABO

Friday August 17, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Grab your bestie and join us for this vacation style tour across Mexico. Mexican cuisine is a combination of the foods of the ancient Aztecs, like corn and peppers and that of the Spanish conquistadors with their meats and their cheeses. Both Cabo San Lucas and Cancun are beach towns so their cuisine is heavily influenced by the abundance of fresh seafood. After this class you will be ready to grab a lounge chair and an umbrella for your drink and enjoy the cool ocean breezes! You’ll see that Mexican Cuisine is more than just tacos!

MENU: Pinapple Mango Salad with Spicy Lime Vinaigrette; Spicy Shrimp Queso; Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish Tacos with Jicama Slaw; Black Beans and Cumin Rice; Coconut Lime Tres Leches Parfait

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Saturday August 18, 2018

10:00 AM- 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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 to class (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below), but house knives will be available for use as well.

MENU: Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Tomato Soup, Sautéed Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce, Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Potatoes, 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

DATE NIGHT: UNDER THE STARS (1 registration per couple)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125

Nothing is more romantic and relaxing than a delicious picnic under the stars on a warm summer evening. We’ll make a portable feast of tasty Southern dishes that you can enjoy al fresco style.

MENU: Muffaletta Sliders; Honey Mustard Vegetable Slaw; Ranch Yukon Gold Potato Salad; Southern Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauce; Homemade Jam & Nut Bars

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION - SOLD OUT!

To be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail sharonrd.salud@wholefoods.com with your name, e-mail address, and number in your party.

Monday, August 20, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$65.00

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: Robert Reinken of Charlotte Country Club vs. TBA

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  •  Due to the improvisational nature of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

 

 

TAPAS TUESDAY

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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: Citrus Olive Salad; Potato and Serrano Croquettes with Romesco Sauce; Gambas alla Plancha; Bacon Wrapped Dates; and Churros with Spicy Chocolate Sauce.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

FRENCH COOKING TECHNIQUES: SUMMER EDITION

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Starting with Carême, carrying on with Escoffier, and brought to America by Julia Child, French techniques are prevalent in the best restaurants in the world. French techniques may seem daunting, but in this class, you’ll learn ways to replicate them at home and turn your kitchen into a bistro.

MENU: Niçoise Salad; Herbed Parisienne Gnocchi; Haricots Verts Amondine; Sautéed Chicken with Herb and Wine Velouté; and Lemon Soufflé.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP - TWO SEATS LEFT!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Ever want to learn the secrets of making the perfect sushi roll? After this class, you'll be able to create your own stunning sushi dishes in your own home. We'll make a variety of rolls and side dishes that are sure to please every palate!

MENU: Fried Spring Rolls with Assorted Dipping Sauces; Salad with Ginger Dressing; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: HOT & STEAMY SUMMER (1 registration per couple)

Friday, August 24, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$125.00 per couple

Since its already hot and steamy outside, why not let that influence our menu? These dishes have a little kick and a lot of flavor.

MENU: Pork Belly Steamed Buns; Steamed Sesame Kale; Chorizo Mac and Cheese; Nashville Hot Chicken; Garam Masala Chocolate Cake with Chai Buttercream.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

SATURDAY SUPPER CLUB: CAJUN COOKOUT - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00                                                                                                                                                

Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, Cajun country is home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music.  Are you curious about the difference between Cajun and Creole or wonder what the culinary “holy trinity” is? Then join us for a laid back virtual food tour as we explore the unique ingredients, cooking methods, and traditional dishes of this fabulous, spirited region.

MENU: Muffaletta Topped Deviled Eggs; Cajun Corn Pudding; Grilled Okra and Andouille Skewer Tower; Party-Sized Po-Boy with Homemade Pickles and Remoulade; and Praline Brownie Bars

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

SALUD JR.: BACK TO SCHOOL BASH (ages 10-12)

Saturday, August 25, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$40.00

Let’s have one last party before school starts! We’ll make some awesome kid comfort foods before we have to go back to those terrible school lunches.

MENU: Homemade Tots with Ranch Dipping Sauce; Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burgers; and Homemade Banana Splits

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

EASY ENTERTAINING: HAPPY HOUR IN THE HAMPTONS - THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

 

PAIRING FOOD & WINE: PATIO PERFECT PAIRINGS

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$40.00

Four special wines will be tasted and each will be paired with a dish of the chef's choosing. Food and wine will complement each other in an informative and enjoyable evening orchestrated by our wine department and Salud! chefs.

 

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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!)

 

 

SIZZLIN' SOUTH BEACH

Thursday, August 30, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Full of colorful food, buildings and people, South Beach is a great place to visit! If you can’t hop on a plane, these recipes are a great substitute. They are filled with the same “anything goes” attitude and Cuban influence.

MENU: Ceviche; Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad; Aaroz Azafran (Saffron Rice); Medianoche (Midnight Cuban Sandwich); Key Lime Tart

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: AT THE QUEEN CITY BREW PUB

Friday, August 31, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

Nothing washes down great Southern food better than a cold beer! We'll pair some local flavors with some local brews.

MENU: OMB Battered Onion Rings with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce; Birdsong Braised Collards; Smoked Mac 'n Cheese; NODA Brined Smoked Chicken with Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce; Blondie Sundae with Triple C Caramel

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.

 

 

FALL CLASSES - NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!!

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: KIDS FALL BAKING

Saturday, September 01, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HANDS-ON $45 (Ages 10-12)

Kids don’t often look forward to going back to school. In this class, we’ll get them ready for fall with some tasty baked treats. And we promise – no homework!

MENU: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies; Hazelnut Chocolate Macarons; and Apple Pie Pops

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: WINE COUNTRY WEEKEND

Saturday, September 01, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 (1 Registration Per Couple)

What’s more romantic than a leisurely day trip through the rolling hills of wine country? Take in the amazing scenery and top it all off with a delicious winery inspired menu.

MENU: Wine Drenched Mussels with Crusty Bread; Haricots Verts Amondine; Creamy Polenta with Wine-Aged Cheese; Chicken a la Vendemmia; Grilled Fruit with Riesling Sabayon

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

WEEKNIGHT WAKEUP: FALL SOUPS & SAMMIES

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Nothing says comfort like warm silky soups accompanied by crispy cheesy sandwiches. In this class, we’ll teach the true art of soup making using all the flavors of fall. We’ll turn your next soup and sandwich night into your favorite dinner of the week.

MENU: Butternut Squash Bisque with Sage Croutons; Turkey, Bacon & Fig Jam Panini; Tuscan White Bean Soup; Mufaletta; and Apple Pie Panini.

 

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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!)

 

 

NACHO MADRE'S TACO

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

It’s taco time! We are turning the traditional taco upside down (not really) and making some new and exciting versions that will certainly spice up your night!

MENU: Street Corn Queso with Puffy Taco Chips; Casa Salad with Triple Citrus Jalapeno Vinaigrette; Shrimp PoBoy Taco; Asian Pork Belly Taco; Coconut Lime Rice; Mexican Chocolate S'mores

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

VEGAN FALL FARE

Thursday, September 06, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

This menu will bring to mind all those foods you thought you gave up when you started eating healthier. We took out the animal products, but not the flavor. You’ll do a double take when you taste these delicious vegan dishes.

MENU: Pumpkin Hummus with Pita Chips; Caesar Salad; "Cheezy" Lasagna; and Cheesecake with Apple 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: TAP THAT TAPAS (1 Registration per Couple)

Friday, September 07, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

A couple of small plates and a nice cold beer is all you need to enjoy the end of summer nights. These recipes will feature a few brews and are sure not to fill you up . . . unless you want them to.

MENU: Beer Chorizo Mussels; Truffle Fries with Beefy Beer Aioli; Sweet Soy Fried Brussels Sprouts; Asian Pork Sliders with Cider Pickled Veggies; and Stout Chocolate Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

BUILD YOUR SKILLS CULINARY COURSE (9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29)

Saturday, September 8, 2018 (First class)

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$225.00 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 to the first class (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below), but house knives will be available for use as well.

 

Dates are as follows:

9/8/18: Knife Skills, Stocks, and Basic Vegetable Cookery

9/15/18: Sauces; Meat Cookery; and Fish Cookery

9/22/18: Starches, Salads, and Hors d’Oeuvres

9/29/18: Breakfast Preparation; Baking Basics

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: SOIREE UNDER THE STARS

Saturday, September 8, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Nothing is more romantic and relaxing than a delicious picnic under the stars on a warm summer evening. We’ll make a portable feast of tasty Southern dishes that you can enjoy al fresco style.

MENU: Crostini with Ricotta, Figs & Crispy Prosciutto; Honey Mustard Vegetable Slaw; Ranch Yukon Gold Potato Salad; BBQ Shrimp with Lemon Aioli; Rose All Day Dessert Bar

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Taking the family to a sushi restaurant can get quite expensive. 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, and wash it all down with a glass of sake!

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FARM TO TABLE: PUMPKIN PATCH PICKS

Wednesday, September 12, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Fall is in the air – as is the smell of pumpkin spice. We’ll highlight some of the wonders of the fall harvest in new and inventive ways. You'll welcome fall with open arms!

MENU: Squash Jewel Salad with Apple Vinaigrette; Smoky Sweet Potatoes; Chicken & Chorizo Enchilada with Pumpkin Chipotle Cream Sauce; and Pumpkin Spice Parfait

 

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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!)

 

 

LIGHT FRENCH FARE

Thursday, September 13, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Think all French food is made with butter and heavy cream? In this class we’ll show you that is not true. Explore the lighter side of French cuisine with these delicious recipes.

MENU: Salad aux Fines Herbes; Asperges with Herb Wine Veloute; Salmon en Papillote with Braised Lentils; Grand Marnier Soufflés

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: ROOFTOP TAPAS (NEW MENU!)

Friday, September 14, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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 and feel like you’re on a roof top in Spain.

MENU: Green Curry Mussels; Charred Szechuan Green Beans; Patatas Bravas with Romesco Sauce; Albondigas; and Beignets with Assorted Dipping Sauces.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: PARIS TO PROVENCE (1 registration per couple)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

From the chic cafés along the Champs-Elysees to the rustic farmer’s markets of Provence, France is a gourmand’s paradise.

MENU: Mussels with Leeks and Cream; Haricots Verts avec Tomates; Potato Galette; Chicken Marbella; Lemon Thyme Cake with Lavender Cream.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION

Monday, September 17, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $65

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? 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: TBA

 

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  • Due to the improvisational nature of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

 

 

THE HEAT IS ON: SPICY FOODS

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Do you love when your food makes you sweat? Salud! does too. We’re using spicy foods from around the globe to wake up your weeknight slump and set your taste buds on fire. Warning: you may want to bring a fan!

MENU: Sriracha Deviled Eggs; Spicy Sesame Slaw; Spicy Thai Peanut Noodle Salad; Spicy Korean-Style Meatballs; and Chocolate Chili Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER: SOUPS & SAMMIES

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $50 (1 registration is for 1 parent and 1 tot, ages 3-5)

Nothing is more comforting than a great soup and sandwich. We’ll make some parent AND kid friendly combos that will you will “FALL” in love with.

MENU: Yummy Tummy Tomato Soup with Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese; Apple Pie Panini Sundae

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: FALL EDITION

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Making your own pasta is surprisingly easy, and the results are delicious. We'll make fresh pasta dough and roll it into sheets for ravioli and cut it into fettuccini. And what's pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you have stepped into an Italian trattoria.

MENU: Ricotta Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Ragu; Fettucini with Smoky Tomato Puttanesca; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce; and Fall Spiced Tiramisu.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: INDIA

Thursday, September 20, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65.00

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 Mint Chutney; Basmati Rice Pilaf; Saag; Chicken Tikka Masala; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: APPLE OF MY EYE (1 registration per couple)

Friday, September 21, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

Fall is the perfect time for all things apple. Whether it’s sweet or savory, this delightful fruit will add a special something to your plate.

MENU: Meatballs with Apple Bourbon Sauce; Savory Bread Pudding; Cabbage Apple Sauté; Pork Chop with Apple Cider Gastrique; Apple Cheesecake

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: EAT, PRAY, LOVE

Saturday, September 22, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

You don’t have to sell everything and travel halfway around the world to find your inner culinary self. Come to Salud! and we’ll make some soul-feeding and meditation worthy cuisine that you will fall in love with.

MENU: Muffin Top Neapolitan Pizza; Grilled Asparagus with Black Pepper Zabaglione; Spaghetti con Polpetta Aria; To Me Tiramisu

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: CHARM OF CHARLESTON

Sunday, September 23, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$50.00

Charleston is one of the South’s hottest culinary destinations.  Join us as we take a tour of the food and culture of this charming, historic city.  We’ll go behind the scenes to discover the kitchen secrets of some of Charleston’s most popular chefs and learn how they are using local and heritage foods to please the modern palate.

MENU: Watercress and Orange Salad; “Hominy Grill’s” Charleston Nasty Biscuit (with Fried Chicken and Sausage Gravy); and “The Grocery” Vanilla Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast, topped with cherry compote and walnut 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!)
  • For safety, participants are required to wear flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FALL FOR FISH

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $50

Take the guess work out of fixing fish. We'll teach the cooking methods appropriate for the different varieties of fish. Before you know it - you'll be making family pleasing fish dishes in no time.

MENU: Smoked Salmon Pizzetta with Chive Crème Fraiche; Seafood Newberg in Puff Pastry Cups; Maple Glazed Salmon

 

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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!)

 

 

ACROSS AMERICA: SUNSET IN SANTA FE

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Travel to America's frontier and master the flavors of The Southwest. This menu will transport you to the mesa!

MENU: Sweet Potato Tostada; Stuffed Poblano; Refried Black Beans; Carne Adobada with Christmas Salsa; and Chocolate Empanadas with Chili Cinnamon Sugar.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

Thursday, September 27, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$65

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.

MENU: Tempura Shrimp; Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing; Hibachi Rice; Steak & Chicken Stir-Fry; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: FALL IN LOVE (1 registration per couple)

Saturday, September 29, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

Fall in love with fall as we explore the romantic side of all the season has to offer. From juicy pears to warming spices, your palate will swoon with autumn warmth.

MENU: Poached Pear Salad; Green Beans with Apples and Crispy Onions; Grainy Mustard Mashed Potatoes; Maple Pecan Crusted Salmon; Apple Profiteroles with Cinnamon Crème Anglaise

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

 

WEEKNIGHT WAKE-UP: TACO TUESDAY

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

It’s TACO TUESDAY! Few things are as simple or as delicious as a taco. And – because they can be quite easy, they are perfect for a weeknight!

MENU: Sweet Potato Tostada; Salad with Pepita Dressing; Cumin Scented Rice; Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Pickled Onions and Queso Fresco; Cinnamon Sugar Dessert Taco Sundae

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FRENCH COOKING TECHNIQUES: FALL EDITION

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Starting with Careme, carrying on with Escoffier, and brought to America by Julia Child, French techniques are prevalent in the best restaurants in the world. French techniques may seem daunting, but in this class, you’ll learn ways to replicate them at home and turn your kitchen into a bistro.

MENU: Chevre Mushroom Tart; Pommes de Terre Anna; Asperges au Gratin (Asparagus with Mornay sauce); Sautéed Chicken Chasseur; and Soufflé Grand Marnier.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: PUMPKIN SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE

Thursday, October 4, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Fall is the time for everything pumpkin. From our coffee to our dessert, we’ll explore some traditional and innovative ways to use the iconic gourd.

MENU: Harvest Salad with Spicy Pumpkin Vinaigrette; Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Squash Jewels; Homemade Pumpkin Rolls; Sautéed Chicken with Pumpkin Cream Sauce; Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Spiced Rum Buttercream

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: TAILGATING TOGETHER (1 registration per couple)

Friday, October 5, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

Need a new activity to enjoy with your sweetie? Tailgate together and have more fun! These fun and festive dishes are sure to breathe new life into your next football party and give you a new date-night destination!

MENU: Mojo Pork Egg Rolls with Cuban Chutney; Crunchy Broccoli Slaw; Mini-Loaded Potatoes; Korean Meatball Sliders; Peanut Butter Cup Brownies.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW

Saturday, October 6, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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 scrummy treats that are sure to make you star baker. On your mark, get set, bake!

MENU: Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes with Homemade Jam and Chantilly Cream; Chocolate Mousse Tart with Fresh Raspberries; Indian Spiced Scones with Ginger Lemon Curd, Savory Tear and Share Loaf

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: HARVEST PARTY

Saturday, October 6, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

End the harvest season on a high note. We'll say goodbye to all the things fall has to offer with this harvest inspired menu. It will be gourd-ous!

MENU: Layered Pumpkin Dip; Sweet Potatoes with Sage Brown Butter; Brussels Sprouts with Pepita Pesto; Mushroom and Apple Stuffed Pork Chop; and Pumpkin Spice Profiteroles with Apple Butter Cream.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

BUTTER, BACON & BOOZE

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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: Bacon Crab Dip; 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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  • 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

MOMMY’S LITTLE HELPER: LIL’ PUNKINS (1 registration for parent and child ages 3-5)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $50

Grab your lil' punkin and head to Salud for some festive food with a fun fresh twist! They won't feel left out this busy holiday season even if they're at the kids table.

MENU: Butternut Squash Fries; Sweet Potato Biscuit Sandwich; Pumpkin 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

HIPSTER HARVEST HANG

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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:  Poutine; Pickled Jalapeno Mac & Cheese; Soy Fried Brussels Sprouts; Pork Banh Mi with Sriracha Mayo Kimchee; Chocolate Dipped Bacon Mason Jar Sundae

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: FALL EDITION

Thursday, October 11, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Making your own pasta is surprisingly easy, and the results are delicious. We'll make fresh pasta dough and roll it into sheets for ravioli and cut it into fettuccini. And what's pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you have stepped into an Italian trattoria.

MENU: Ricotta Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Ragu; Fettucini with Smoky Tomato Puttanesca; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce; and Fall Spiced Tiramisu.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

T.G.I.F. GASTRO PUB GRUB

Friday, October 12, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

A pub used to be a place to have a pint and meet with friends before retiring for the evening. At the end of the 90’s, a change took place in the direction of the traditional food offered inspired by artisanal food vendors and locally sourced ingredients. Join us for our interpretation of pub food—part comfort, part technique and part homage to fusion cuisine, join us for a gastro pub evening featuring small, delicious bites that you’ll make from start to finish.   

MENU: Artisanal Deviled Eggs; Roasted Beet Salad; Sweet Potato Fries with Caramelized Onion Aioli; Lamb and Beef Burgers with Fried Egg; Sticky Toffee 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

BUILD MORE SKILLS

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $250 for the 4 week course

This is an advanced cooking course for participants who have already completed the Build Your Skills course. In this course we will explore more difficult and advanced cooking methods and techniques, all while enjoying delicious food. You must have taken the Build Your Skills classes before registering for this class.

Dates are as follows:

10/13/2018: Advanced Knife Skills, Vegetable Cookery, and Soups 

10/20/2016: Advanced Starches & Charcuterie

10/27/2018: Chicken and Fish Butchery and Cookery, Advanced Sauces

11/03/2018: Advanced Breads and Desserts

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.
  • Please do not register for this class if you have not taken the Build Your Skills course. If you have questions, please email mara.norris@wholefoods.com 

 

 

DATE NIGHT: SOUTHERN SWEETHEART (1 registration per couple)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

If you or someone you love says “bless your heart” and “y’all,” then this is the class for you. We’ll cook up some romantic southern dishes that are sure to please. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

MENU: Pimento Cheese Fondue; Apple & Onion Sauteed Swiss Chard; Buttermilk Sweet Potato Biscuits; Chicken Fried Pork Chop with Black Pepper Gravy; Warm Chocolate Praline Pie

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: MORNING IN THE MOUNTAINS

Sunday, October 14, 2018

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON $50

Feel the crisp mountain air as you watch the sun rise over the mountains in your quaint log cabin. After a scenic morning hike, nothing recharges your batteries like a hearty brunch.

MENU: Lumberjack Hash; Apple Cinnamon Pigs in a Blanket and Mountainside Wild Blueberry Crisp

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPETITION

Monday, October 15, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $65

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? 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: TBA

 

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  • Due to the improvisational nature of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

 

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Taking the family to a sushi restaurant can get quite expensive. 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, and wash it all down with a glass of sake!

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

ACROSS AMERICA: FALL IN NEW ENGLAND

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

The changing colors of the leaves and the crisp bite to the air herald the autumn. We pack up our beach chairs; we put the cover on the grill and we break out the warming comfort food. These New England dishes will help put you in that autumn mood!

MENU: New England Clam Chowder; Boston Baked Beans with Brown Bread; Maple Glazed Roast Chicken; Grape Nut Custard.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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 to class (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below), 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 


DATE NIGHT: OKTOBERFEST FLING (1 registration per couple)

Friday, October 19, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

Take a tour of Germany with Salud! as we teach you how to make the hearty and delectable dishes from Deutschland. Don your lederhosen and say Prost because we didn’t forget the music or the beer.

MENU: Homemade Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce; Braised Red Cabbage; Spetzle; Geschnetzeltes (Sliced Pork & Veal in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce); and Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (Traditional Mexican Cuisine)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Put your emotions into your cooking just like Auntie Tita. When you make these dishes, you might long for a lost love, run off with a bandito, or burst into flames. After this class, you'll be able to write down your recipes in a book for your ancestors. 

MENU: Christmas Rolls; Chicken in Rose Petal Sauce; Mole Sauce with Squash and Mexican Rice; Churros with Chocolate Sauce.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

ROCKIN’ RAMEN

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

As the weather gets colder, nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of flavorful broth and some stick to your ribs noodles. No need to find a noodle bar, come to Salud!

MENU: Traditional Gyoza; Sweet Soy Glaze Brussels Sprouts; Homemade Ramen with Pork Belly and Onsen Egg; Green Tea Ice Cream

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DINNER & A MOVIE: BACK TO THE FUTURE

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

WORLD CUISINE: KOREA

Thursday, October 25, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Korean food is some of the healthiest on earth, with an emphasis on vegetables, meats cooked simply and without much oil, and a near obsession with the fermented vegetable kimchi. If you love Korean cuisine, come learn how to incorporate these popular dishes into your everyday cooking!

MENU: Pork and Cabbage Dumplings; Kimchi Cucumbers; Beef Bulgogi; Jap Chae; Hotteok

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: MEETIN’ AT THE BIERGARTEN

Friday, October 26, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Get in the spirit of Oktoberfest with German foods popular at the biergarten. Don’t hop a plane to Germany, just hop on down to Salud! to make these Bavarian goodies with your favorite friends.

MENU: Pretzel Bites with Mustard Cheese Sauce; Potato Pancakes; Sauerkraut; Schnitzel Sandwiches; Black Forest Cupcakes.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: DINNER WITH DRACULA (1 registration per couple)

Saturday, October 27, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

Get in the Halloween mood and sink your fangs into our feast of frightful foods. Terrorize your taste buds with these tempting treats. Come in costume . . . if you dare! (Please make sure that your costume is kitchen safe. Closed toed shoes, etc.)

MENU: Warm Dates and Prosciutto and Port Wine Reduction; Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette and Crouton Steaks; Garlic Asparagus; Crimson Potatoes with Transylvania Sauce; Charred Steak with Velvety Red Wine Sauce; Dracula’s Been Here Cupcakes.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: WITCHES, ‘WICHES & BREWS

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Grab your witch's hat and huddle around the caldron with this Halloween inspired class. We'll conjure up some brews and bites fit for a Hallows Eve feast. Broomstick parking will be provided.

MENU: Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Grilled Cheese Croutons; Turkey Panini with Sage Pesto; Butternut Squash Soup; and Witchy Whoopee 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

TV DINNERS: THE WALKING DEAD

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Outrun the walkers and head toward safety with this post-apocalyptic menu. You'll get "bitten" by this fun and inventive class based on the wildly popular show. Machetes will be provided.

MENU: Fallen Fingers & Toes (Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates); Terminus Stew; Walkers' Entrails (Pasta) Bob's Leg Roast; Carol's 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

 

 

BAKING BASICS: SPICED UP HOLIDAY BAKING

Thursday, November 1, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg – the spices of the season. We’ll add them to all of our baked goods in this “get ready for the holidays” class. Nothing makes the house smell better than the aroma of holiday baking.

MENU: Caramelized Onion Yeast Rolls; Chai Spice Sticky Buns; Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits; Ginger Rum Bundt Cake; Pumpkin 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

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

Friday, November 2, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

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-Wrapped Shrimp, Smoky Mac & Cheese with Bacon Bread Crumbs; Bacon Balsamic Broccolini; Apple & Sausage Stuffed Chicken; Maple Bacon Mississippi Mud Cupcakes

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SATURDAY SUPPER CLUB: MEDITERRANEAN MEZZES

Saturday, November 3, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

The Mediterranean is known for its exquisite climate, culture, and cuisine. Learn how to prepare a variety of Mediterranean dishes, incorporating new spices and cooking techniques. This menu will spice up your ordinary weeknight!

MENU: Smoky Eggplant Dip with Harsha (Semolina Flatbread); Dolmas; Grilled Halloumi with Olive Tapenade; Tabouleh; Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce; Baklava  

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

COOK THE BOOKS: "THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS"

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

You don’t have to live on a cattle ranch in the middle of nowhere to enjoy these recipes. Kid Tested. Mother Approved. Create your own food frontier! 

MENU: Spicy Bacon Wrapped Shrimp; Butternut Squash and Kale; Twice Baked Potatoes; 16-Minute Garlic Chicken Alfredo; and Knock You Naked Brownies.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES: FALL EDITION

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Making your own pasta is surprisingly easy, and the results are delicious. We'll make fresh pasta dough and roll it into sheets for ravioli and cut it into fettuccini. And what's pasta without a delicious sauce? We'll make some delicious and easy sauces that will make you feel like you have stepped into an Italian trattoria.

MENU: Ricotta Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Ragu; Fettucini with Smoky Tomato Puttanesca; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce; and Fall Spiced Tiramisu.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Taking the family to a sushi restaurant can get quite expensive. 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, and wash it all down with a glass of sake!

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

T.G.I.F. THAI ONE ON

Friday, November 9, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Explosive, bold, and gregarious best describe the lively nature of Thai cuisine. Come harness that energy and learn how to bring Thai flavor into your everyday kitchen. 

MENU: Vegetable Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce; Papaya Salad; Shrimp Pad Thai; Sticky Rice with Mango

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FRENCH PATISSERIE

Saturday, November 10, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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; Savory Profiteroles; Tarte Tatin; Madeleines; 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: 100 FOOT JOURNEY (1 registration per couple)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $125 per couple

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 Tea 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SLICED! LIVE COOKING COMPEITION

Monday, November 12, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $65

Do you love the thrill of competition? Are you hooked on watching every TV reality show that pits chef against chef? 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: TBA

 

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  • Due to the improvisational nature of this event, no food accommodations can be made.

 

 

 

EASY ENTERTAINING: TURKEY DAY TIMELINE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Take the guesswork and worry out of Thanksgiving. We’ll help you devise a foolproof timeline for the big meal, starting a few days before. You’ll be cool and collected on the big day!

MENU: Don’t Ruin Your Dinner Appetizers; Make Ahead Side Dishes; Brining Basics and Time Tested Turkey Tips; You’re Never Too Full for Desserts.

 

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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!)

 

 

MOMMY’S LITTLE HELPER: TURKEY TOTS (1 registration for parent and child ages 3-5)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $50 per parent and child

Your kids will be happy to be stuck at the kids table with these yummy recipes!  They might even share with the rest of the family!

MENU: Turkey Salad; Sausage Stuffing Balls; Turkey Cupcakes.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

VEGETARIAN THANKSGIVING

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Don’t feel left out for Thanksgiving this year just because you don’t eat turkey. In this class, the veggies are the star of this meal. You'll feel gourd-ous with these lighter and meat-free Thanksgiving options.

MENU: Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet and Spicy Croutons; Green Bean and Shallot Sauté; Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy; Savory "Sausage" Bread Pudding; Pumpkin Pie with Maple Meringue

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SWANKY THANKSGIVING SOIREE

Thursday, November 15, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Elevate your Thanksgiving menu this year and take your guests to new heights. This menu will help your guests forget all about that cream of mushroom soup and canned cranberry sauce!

MENU: Cheese Truffles with Homemade Herb Crackers; Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes with Truffle Butter; Haricots Verts Amondine; Duck Breast with Orange Cranberry Compote; Pumpkin Souffle with Spiced Crème Anglaise

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FRIENDSGIVING

Friday, November 16, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Can't travel to visit family over Thanksgiving? Throw the most colorful and festive party on the block and invite all your friends instead. We'll teach you chefs' and caterers' tricks to make your holiday a success.

MENU: Silky Squash Soup with Sage Croutons; Mustard Coated Brussels Sprouts; Bourbon Roasted Sweet Potatoes; Stuffed Turkey Breast with Good Gracious Gravy; and Maple Apple Cheesecakes.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN THANKSGIVING

Saturday, November 17, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON $70

Never quite able to master those Turkey Day recipes that you know and love? Let Salud! chefs walk you through all the steps of the perfect dinner complete with shopping lists and timing tips. After this class, you'll feel confident to go into your holiday worry-free.

MENU: Maple Bourbon Sweet Potatoes, Made From Scratch Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots, Oven Roasted Turkey with Cognac Gravy; Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Pecan Pie.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SOIREE: POULTRY AND PINOT PARTY

Saturday, November 17, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

We’ll pair all of the famous foods of Thanksgiving with wine to match and bring your dinner table to new levels.

MENU: Turkey Egg Rolls with Cranberry Wine Dipping Sauce; Savory Chardonnay Bread Pudding; Brussels Sprouts in Sherry Cream Sauce; Wined and Brined Roasted Chicken; Mulled Wine Apple Crisp

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN THANKSGIVING

Sunday, November 18, 2018

12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

HANDS-ON $70

Never quite able to master those Turkey Day recipes that you know and love? Let Salud! chefs walk you through all the steps of the perfect dinner complete with shopping lists and timing tips. After this class, you'll feel confident to go into your holiday worry-free.

MENU: Maple Bourbon Sweet Potatoes, Made From Scratch Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots, Oven Roasted Turkey with Cognac Gravy; Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Pecan Pie.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

CHEFS’ SECRETS: EVERYTHING BUT THE BIRD

Tuesday, November 20

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Move over Turkey, we’re putting side dishes in the spotlight. We’ll give your side dishes the makeover they need to bring them from the background to center stage. Your family and friends are sure to give you a standing ovation at the biggest meal of the year.

MENU: Hassleback Sweet Potatoes; Grainy Mustard Mashed Potatoes; Dummy Proof Dinner Rolls with Compound Butter; From Scratch Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots; Pumpkin Spice Jelly Roll.

 

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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.

 

 

TEEN’S PASTA PARTY (AGES 13+)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $45

It’s never too early to start teaching your kids how to cook for themselves. It’s a valuable lesson that they will use throughout their lives. We’ll show them some basic cooking techniques; from dressings to baking. Your kids will never go hungry after taking this class.

MENU: Garlic Breadsticks with Marinara; Homemade Fettucini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken and Broccoli; Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

FRIDAY WITH FRIENDS: RUSTICO ITALIANO

Friday, November 23, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

No need to book a flight to Italy, grab some friends and come to Salud as we cook (and eat) our way through Italy. All dishes are inspired by the Italian philosophy of simple preparations that allow high quality ingredients to shine.

MENU: Tuscan White Bean Dip; Rosemary Focaccia; Chicken Cacciatore with Creamy Polenta; Sautéed Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts; Limoncello Cheesecake

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

SALUD! JUNIOR: BURGER BASH (AGES 8-12)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $45

Are your kids dreading turkey leftovers? Bring them into Salud! for a burger blowout! We’ll make some awesome burgers and sides that will make them floss for hours!

MENU: Mozzarella Sticks; Bacon Cheese Burgers, Killer Kole Slaw; Sundae Fun Day.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

DATE NIGHT: FIVE STAR FAVORITES (1 registration per couple)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $130 per couple

We would love to eat at five star restaurants every night, but not all of us can afford it. We have the solution! We’ll show you how to make some of the classic five star restaurant dishes at home. You’ll be ready to polish the fine silver and lay out the silk tablecloths for this menu!

MENU: Bacon Wrapped Scallops; Five Star Wedge Salad; Lobster Mac & Cheese; Grilled Asparagus; Steak au Poivre; and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Flambéed Cherries.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

BRUNCH IT UP: BISCUITS, BACON & BOOZE

Sunday, November 25, 2018

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

HANDS-ON $50

What more could you need for a delicious brunch? Biscuits, bacon, and booze...'nuff said.

MENU: Pancetta Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Pork Madame (Toast with Pork Belly, Sherry Cheese Sauce and Fried Egg) and Sweet Biscuits with Boozy Berries and Cream.

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

ACROSS AMERICA: CREOLE COUNTRY

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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: Shrimp Po’ Boy Sliders with Remoulade Sauce; Maque Choux; Dirty Rice Pilaf; Shrimp and Andouille Étouffée; French Quarter Beignets with Café au Lait dipping sauce 

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

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 to class (8-inch or larger, not serrated - example below), 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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

TV DINNERS: DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES

Thursday, November 29, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Take a road trip with Guy and the crew to some of the country’s best greasy spoons. We’ll make some of the biggest, baddest hunker-down bites from the bunch!

MENU: Lobster Quesadillas; Asian Slaw with Spicy Thai Vinaigrette; Garlic Fries; Chicken Fried Lamb Chops with Creamy Gravy; and Butterfinger Pie

 

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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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

 

 

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

Friday, November 30, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

$125 per couple

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! P.S. Bring your appetite!

MENU: Bacon Hushpuppies with Maple Cinnamon Butter; Pancetta Braised Collards; Mahon and Bacon Grits; Serrano-Wrapped Stuffed Pork Chops with Bourbon Butter Sauce; Loaded Maple Bacon Donut Fries.

 

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 flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Long hair must be tied back.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 and older unless noted otherwise; students ages 16 and older may attend with a registered parent or guardian.