Salud! Cooking School at Green Hills

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, located on the 2nd floor Whole Foods Market Green Hills offers affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.

 

Seating and enrollment are on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class is sold out, please call 615-440-5117 or email us at salud.nashville@wholefoods.com to be placed on our waiting list. With some exceptions, registration closes 48 hours prior to class. Payment is made at the time of registration.

 

Getting Here

Salud! is located inside of Whole Foods Market in Green Hills
4021 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN

37215

Map & Directions

Seating and enrollment are on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class is sold out, please call 615-440-5117 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.

Class Information 

Hands-On Classes


Be prepared to cook! Please remember to wear flat, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Aprons and towels will be provided for your use in class. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Snacks are provided during class. Towards the end of class, you will be seated to enjoy your meal along with wine.

Classes are limited to 12 students ages 18 & over unless noted otherwise; students 16 and over 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. Classes include up to two glasses of red or white wine. Classes are for students 18 & over unless noted otherwise; students under 18 may attend with a registered parent or guardian.

Kids & Teens Classes


Kids and teens should wear flat, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Students are divided into groups at the discretion of the instructor. Snacks are provided during class and students are seated at the end of class to enjoy the meal they have prepared. Classes are limited to 12 students unless noted otherwise.

Wine & Cheese Classes


You will be seated throughout the class and encouraged to ask lots of questions as you taste each wine or cheese. Fruit, cheese and bread are served.

 

Cancellation Policy

Please note that refunds cannot be given for no-shows or cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to a class. Although we make every effort to avoid changes to our class schedule, Salud! reserves the right to cancel any class due to low registration or substitute instructors in case of an emergency.

Please inquire about Private Classes and Gift Certificates!

 

EASTER MORNING BRUNCH with CHEF MELINDA KNIGHT

Saturday, March 26, 2016

 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS -ON $60

Register: here

 

HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

Register: here

If you don’t have an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, and pasta sheets for ravioli; cutting and filling ravioli; making and shaping gnocchi; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home. MENU: Greens with Balsamic and Pine Nuts; Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese.

 

 ITALIAN COMFORT FOOD WITH LISA MAYS

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register: here

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Thursday, March 31, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s knife to class, but a knife is not required. MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

 

INTRODUCTION TO CRAFT BEER WITH CHAD HUMBERT

Friday, April 01, 2016

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $20

Register: here

What is craft beer? Choosing a beer may seem difficult with all of today’s choices. There are so many different brands, flavors and styles. Learn some great techniques on how to taste beer from a Certified * Cierone who will guide you through sampling some of today’s popular craft brews, made locally and across the country. * The Cicerone Certification Program certifies and educates beer professionals in order to elevate the beer experience for consumers.

 

TEEN CHEFS! CUPCAKE WARS

Saturday, April 02, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON FOR AGES 12 - 15 $60

Register: here

Attention Teen Chefs! Do you make a great cupcake? Like a bit of lively competition? Our Cupcake wars class will allow you to use a basic recipe, execute the baking, frosting and decorating. Cupcakes will be judged by a panel of Whole Foods judges and the winner will receive a Salud! Apron along with a gift card from Whole Foods. Students will prepare a chocolate cupcake and a vanilla cupcake for judging. Recipes will be provided by Salud! Each teen chef may invite one guest to attend the final 30 minutes of class.

 

EATING FOR ENERGY WITH MELISSA LASHER

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $50

Register: here

Salud! is delighted to welcome Melissa Lasher who started Athlete Food with two other friends. Athlete Food is all about recipes for active people created by pro triathletes and a cook and a food writer. Athletes eat for power and these recipes are designed for busy lives, best flavor and the best nutritional bang for your buck! MENU: Smoothie Bowl; Kinetic Kid Granola and Traditional Athlete Food Granola; Bison Nachos, Chicken Fajita Bowls with Brown Mexican Rice and Greens and Ice Cream with Roasted Apples and Granola.

 

HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

If you don’t have an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, and pasta sheets for ravioli; cutting and filling ravioli; making and shaping gnocchi; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home. MENU: Greens with Balsamic and Pine Nuts; Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese.

 

MAKING CHALLAH WITH THE BREAD DOCTOR

Friday, April 08, 2016

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Challah is one of the most delicious, fantastic breads that you can make. It is a yeast risen egg bread, rich with butter and then braided into a beautiful form. Challah is a classic part of Jewish celebration but is also something that all bread bakers should add to their repertoire of bread skills. Join Dr. Rob Stein as he takes you thru this wonderful bread making class.

 

TASTING BLIND

Friday, April 008, 2016

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $20

Register: here

We all have ideas of what is good, and what is not good. When it comes to wine, we have our favorites, and we often get stuck on them. Sometimes we don’t try something new, because one of our friends had a bad one, and they’ve told us we won’t like it. The only way to cure that, is by trying something totally blind. Blind tastings can be very intimidating. However, when they are conducted in a fun environment, and with carefully selected wines, you might just discover something you didn’t know you liked! I promise, this is not going to be one where you have to guess what it is. I will pick well made wines and there will be no scores; just your taste buds. This will be an opportunity to experience some wines, without any preconceived ideas.

 

CHOPPED! SALUD STYLE

Saturday, April 09, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $400 PER TEAM UP TO 4; GUESTS $25 PER PERSON

Register: here

Who isn’t a fan of all the crazy, wonderful food shows? Think you have what it takes to compete? You and up to 3 sous chefs of your choice will go head to head with another team beginning with a mystery basket of protein. You will shop, prepare and present your finished dishes to 3 judges. Other guests may attend @ $25 per guest to cheer you on, enjoy snacks while you sweat it out and then get opportunities to sample the finished dishes. Teams will need to prepare each dish to feed six guests. There will be a time limit, a budget and no google allowed. Winners will receive Salud! aprons, plus a trophy along with bragging rights. Great idea for a Saturday evening with your friends. Limited to only 2 teams!

 

SEAFOOD WORKSHOP

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register: here

Seafood still remains one of the number one items we enjoy consuming in restaurants but way down the list for preparation at home. This class has some fun and interesting dishes that are simple, delicious and will help you move seafood in to your to do list at home! MENU: Mussels with Tarragon and Crème Fraiche; Spicy Linguine with Shrimp and Peas; Grilled Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Lime Crèma; Citrus Asparagus and Lemon Chess Pie with Raspberry Coulis.

 

LEARNING TO COOK! THE BASICS WITH CHER MELINDA KNIGHT

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Often just understanding a recipe can be confusing to a beginner. Is one cup of nuts chopped the same as one cup of chopped nuts? Join Chef Melinda Knight as she unravels the mysteries of basic cooking techniques.

COOK THE BOOK! HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING VEGETARIAN BY MARK BITTMAN

Thursday, April 14, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

If you have checked out Mark Bittman’s book “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian” you might be a bit intimidated by it’s size alone. Trust us to select some of the best ideas as you enjoy a great evening whether you are a vegetarian or a flexitarian or actually anyone looking for tasty veggie dishes. MENU: Curried Coconut Soup with Lemongrass and Sticky Rice; Six Layer Avocado Salad; Swiss Style Cheese Bake; Biryani; Spinach with Fresh Cheese and Yogurt; Butternut Squash, Braised and Glazed and Buttermilk-Blueberry Pie.

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: OFF TO THE RACES

Friday, April 15, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

 

DATE NIGHT: CELEBRATE SPAIN!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

Register: here

What a delicious way to spend a Saturday evening learning about another culture and their food. While Tapas sometimes takes center stage, Spain has produced some amazing chefs and restaurants that have set the standard for international cooking. MENU: Gazpacho; Manchego and Serrano Croquetas with Romesco Sauce; Arroz con Pollo; Zarzuela; Leche Frita and Limonada.

 

ONE BOWL RICE DISHES

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You'll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of sake will complete the evening! MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon & Tuna); Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls.

 

SPRINGTIME IN ITALY WITH CHEF DAN MAGGIPINTO

Thursday, April 21, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON/ DEMO $65

Register: here

Chef Dan is back in Salud! Owner of Café Nona, a mainstay in Nashville for years, Chef Dan always brings the best recipes to his classes. Whether he is focusing on seasonal or whether he is recreating a recipe from his mother, the food is always wonderful. A wonderful bonus to his classes are the art of plating. Count on a restaurant quality menu, a beautiful plate and some hands-on experience working with the chef.

WINE 101 FRANCE

Friday, April 22, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

Register: here

France is one of the world’s finest wine producing regions in the world. Engrained deeply in French culture, wine is a huge part of what defines them as a country .Because of the long history with vines and wine-making, they have it pretty well figured out. In Wine 101 ‘France’, we will discuss and sample wines from some of the major areas of France that are available here in the Nashville Market, while wading through some of the label confusion. Taste some of your favorite grape varieties from the home from which they came, and find some new ones you have never tried. In this two hour class, we will only scratch the surface of what France has to offer wine lovers; but we will at least get you started!

 

COUPLES COOK: BACKYARD BEER GARDEN

Saturday, April 23, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120

Register: here

 

 EATING LOCAL AND IN SEASON WITH CHEF MELINDA KNIGHT

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

 

ENTERTAINING VEGETARIAN STYLE

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Thursday, April 28, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s knife to class, but a knife is not required. MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: INTRO TO THAI CUISINE

Friday, April 29, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Who doesn’t love Thai food? However, sometimes all the spices and flavors can be confusing. In this Thai Cuisine 101, you will learn all about the history, the spices and the cuisine. Chef Karen who has studied in Thailand will be helping you thru some classic Thai dishes that will have your friends forgetting all about their favorite Thai restaurant and begging to eat at your place! MENU: Tom Yum Soup; Red Curry Chicken; Stir Fried Beef with Basil; Sticky Rice with Mango; Thai Iced Tea.

 

KIDS COOK: DINNER FOR THE FAMILY

Saturday, April 30, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON FOR AGES 10 AND UP $40

Register: here

How about letting your young chef prepare a meal for the family? Of course, parental support is always important when using ovens and knives but this class will focus on recipes that young chefs can prepare by themselves with a minimum of assistance. Imagine the pride they will feel when everyone sits down to a meal that they prepared. Establishing good kitchen habits can pay off with a lifetime of great cooking and great satisfaction for the chefs. (no matter the age). MENU: Mixed Green Salad with Apples and Mustard Vinaigrette; All American Meatloaf; Creamy Stovetop Mac’n’Cheese; Apple Burrito.DATE

 

NIGHT: GREEK MEZE PARTY

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120

Register: here

Looking for a different way to entertain for your next event. Whether you have 6 or 12, Meze or Mezze basically translates to small dishes either served as a single course or as an appetizer course before the main dish is served. This type of fun menu translates to lots of talking, tasting and enjoying one another, making new friends and hopefully savoring the moment. Nothing brings guests together like trying something new so join us in the kitchen as you learn all about creating this new type of party atmosphere. Most of these dishes can be prepared ahead giving you plenty of time to chill the wine. Manitaria Yemista ( Stuffed Mushrooms); Marinated Tuna with Olive Oil (Lakerda Politiki); Eggplant Spread; Grilled Khaloumi Cheese with Olive Oil; Keftedakia (Small Meatballs); Spanakotiropota(Spinach and Cheese Pita; and Loukoumades (Honey Doughnuts).

 

CELEBRATION CAKES

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

It is always celebration time at some point during the year. And, who doesn’t love a fun celebration? With graduation, promotions, birthdays, new jobs, just plain because days, Salud! wanted to offer some delicious cakes to help with the fun. These are classic cakes, lots of delicious icing and suitable for candles. What isn’t to love? MENU: Southern Coconut Cake; Spiced Pecan Cake with Mascarpone Frosting; Caramel Cake; Lemon Chiffon Cake with Lemon Glaze; Devil’s Food Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting.

 

FINE DINING 101

Thursday, May 05, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $70

Register: here

What exactly is fine dining? Some people refer to it as white tablecloth dining. No matter what you call it, you expect the food to be a cut above, the presentation to be beautiful and perhaps a technique or two you haven’t seen. Chef Karen recently returned from shadowing a chef at Blackberry Farms and she has assembled a wonderful menu complete with proper plating. Don’t miss out! MENU: Salad of Mixed Spring Grens with Garden Radishes, Oranges and Citrus Vinaigrette; Roasted Butternut Squash and Peach Puree; Rosemary Grilled Lambchops; Chiffonade of Sauteed Kale and Leeks and Wine Poached Pears with White Chocolate Lattice ad Shortbread Crumble.

 

ITALIAN WHITESITALIAN WHITES

Friday, May 06, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $20

Register: here

Italy has so many great whites; beyond Pinot Grigio. If you want to discover some of these gems, this is your class. Italy is home to so many grape varieties, so be prepared to not recognize all of them but I promise you will leave with some new ideas for your white wine selections this spring!

 

KIDS COOK: MOTHERS DAY TEA

Saturday, May 07, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON FOR AGES 8 - 12 $50 INCLUDES ONE GUEST

Register: here

 

COUPLES: MAKING PIZZA

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120

Register: here

One of our most popular classes, pizza making can be a real challenge. Dr. Rob has been perfecting his skills for years. Learn how he created a pizza oven environment with inexpensive tiles, how to make the dough, shape the dough and finally enjoy your very own customized pizza. Great idea for a fun, get together. Enjoy a nice cold beer or a glass of wine and learn to make pizza. Fun, informal and a great evening.

 

HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

If you don’t have an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, and pasta sheets for ravioli; cutting and filling ravioli; making and shaping gnocchi; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home. MENU: Greens with Balsamic and Pine Nuts; Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese.

 

INDIAN EXPRESS

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Have you enjoyed Chef Karen’s made from scratch naan? If you haven’t, don’t wait another moment to grab a spot in this class. Learn how to make this delicious bread along with classic Indian dishes. Class will also include a discussion of Indian spices and cooking technique. Students will work hands-on to prepare the food and then finish with a lovely, traditional Indian meal complete with beer. (or wine!) MENU: Butter Chicken; Mixed Vegetable Korma; Spicy Beef Biryani; Raita, Garlic Naan, Besan and Anda Halwa.

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: DO AHEAD PICNIC WITH CHEF MELINDA KNIGHT

Friday, May 13, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS- ON $60

Register: here

 

DATE NIGHT: MEDITTERREAN GRILLING

Saturday, May 14, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120

Register: here

 

FARM FRESH & FRENCH: DINNER IN NORMANDY

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

 

FABULOUS AND ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

There are definitely some amazing recipes out there. However, most of us lose interest when the list of ingredients reach more than 8 or so. Not counting salt and pepper and assuming that you have a few pantry items, these recipes only need 4 ingredients to produce something fast and really delicious. Another great thing about these recipes is that they focus on basic ingredients that appeal to a wide variety of tastes and also fairly budget friendly. MENU: Spicy Chicken Bites – Bonus; Avocado Spinach Salad; Rosemary Baked Chicken; Linguine with Fresh Tomato Sauce; Lemon Asparagus and Chocolate Cheese Puffs.

 

ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC, NATURAL WINES...What are the really?

Friday, May 20, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

Register: here

We are so much more interested in what we are eating these days. Food, where it comes from, what goes on it, and how it is processed is all over the news. Well…in case you haven’t heard or thought about it…Wine is a food as well. As confusing as picking the healthiest foods are, wine can even be more so! Come and learn about what it means in the vinous arena to be Biodynamic , Organic and the new term Natural. There are several different tiers to choose from. Hopefully after this class, you will be more informed and be able to make decisions in the wine store that better suit your way of eating. As always we will taste some of these wines that are available here in our market.

 

PARENTS AND KIDS LEARN KNIFE SKILLS 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

AGES 10 AND UP WITH ONE PARENT $110

HANDS-ON

Register: here

It is never too early or too late to learn proper knife skills. What a great idea to invite your young chef to accompany you as you both learn the art of proper cutting, slicing and dicing. Students work side by side with the teacher to learn safety, care of knives as well as how to use a variety of knives. For the second part of the class, students will put their new skills to work as they prepare a lunch together. Afterwards, everyone will sit down together and enjoy their meal. All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

DATE NIGHT: SUMMER IN TUSCANY

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120

Register: here

Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations for foodies and all things Italian. One of their secrets (besides the fact that it is in Italy!) is their use of local and seasonal items. As we often say, just because you can get strawberries in December doesn’t mean they are at their best. This menu uses wonderful fruits at their peaks, a fantastic steak dish and we even “toss” in a rustic pizza. MENU: Florentine Steaks over Arugula with Grilled Fruit and Parmigiano-Reggiano; Rustic Pizza with Onion Confit and Olives; Kale with Garlic and Olive Oil, Strozzapreti with Spinach and Cannellini Beans and Balsamic Strawberries with Cream.

 

FEEDING A CROWD!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Are you in charge of food for a large family event? What about your church or school or fund raisers. This class will give you a basic repertoire of foods that you can prepare in bulk whenever the need arises. Class will cover beverages, quantities, do ahead and students will work hands-on to prepare and enjoy some of those foods. You will learn how to multiply recipes, what will work and what won’t work as well as have lots of questions answered so that you can be in the know for your next “big” event. MENU:

 

SLOW COOKERS: SUMMER STYLE

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $45

Register: here

We all know what great soups, stews and so forth can be produced with a slow cooker. Did you know you can also make great brisket or great pasta dishes or even a roast chicken? The joy of this type of cooking is that you put it together and then you leave it alone. Head out to the pool, head out to lunch with friends or just savor a morning alone! Then – when everyone comes in asking “what’s for supper”, you casually produce a great meal with a few simple additions. Everyone sits down, enjoys a meal together and you get all the credit! MENU: Atlanta Brisket; Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps; Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos; Individual Spinach, Egg and Ricotta Casseroles and Vegetarian Risotto.

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

Thursday, May 26, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You'll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of sake will complete the evening! MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon & Tuna); Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls.

 

GNO: EVENING IN CHARLESTON

Friday, May 27, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s knife to class, but a knife is not required. MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

 

SALUD! SUMMER 2016 CAMP

Green Hills –  615-440-5117

Register: here 

Monday, June 06, 2016 to Friday, June 10, 2016

SUMMER CAMP - LITTLE CHEFS -AGES 6-9

Register: here 

Monday, June 13, 2016 to Friday, June 17, 2016

SUMMER CAMP - MASTER CHEFS - AGES 10-12

Register: here 

Monday, June 20, 2016 to Friday, June 24, 2016

SUMMER CAMP - Teens - AGES 13-15

Register: here 

Monday, July 11, 2016 to Friday, July 15, 2016

SUMMER CAMP - LITTLE CHEFS - AGES 6-9

Register: here 

Monday, July 18, 2016 to Friday, July 22, 2016

SUMMER CAMP – MASTER CHEFS - AGES 10-12

Register: here 

Monday, July 25, 2016 to Friday, July 29, 2016

SUMMER CAMP – TEENS - AGES 13-15

Register: here 

TIME:  10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Mon-Thurs; 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Friday

COST: $245/week

 

This summer kids and teens can tie on an apron and take over the kitchen at Salud! Students will take a culinary tour and create a mix of dishes from popular cuisines and sit down to enjoy their culinary creations each day. They’ll have tons of fun and leave with the confidence to make flavorful meals and snacks at home for family and friends. Using the highest quality, freshest, all-natural ingredients, students work hands-on with our experienced instructors to learn valuable cooking skills while making authentic recipes from around the world. Students will love showing off the fruits of their labor as they host an invited guest to their very own feast on the last day of camp. Kids and teens will grasp many of the fundamentals of great cooking and develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

 

Instruction is specially tailored for your child’s age group. Camps are limited to 12 students. Students receive their own apron to take home. Students may invite one guest to lunch on Day 5; invited guests should arrive at 12:30 pm.

Summer Calendar 

COOK THE BOOK: REE DRUMMOND "' THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS"

Friday, June 03, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

First in our series of “Cook the Book”, this class features recipes from “The Pioneer Woman Cooks – Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl”. Menu: Chicken Pot Pie; Chicken Fried Steak; PW’s Creamy Mashed Potatoes; Homemade Ranch with Iceberg Lettuce and Chocolate Sheet Cake.

 

TEENS MAKE PIZZA WITH DR. ROB - AGES 13 AND UP

Saturday, June 04, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $50

Register: here

Making pizza from scratch is so easy. Especially when you have Dr. Rob Stein to show you all the tricks. Teens will learn how to make dough, shape and then create their own customized pizza. As a bonus, students will take home extra dough to recreate their experience for family or friends.

Class includes Caesar salad and Ice cream sundaes.

 

COUPLES: EVENING IN CUBA

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

Register: here

Put away your Tuscan maps, cancel dinner at the Eiffel Tower. What is the next “hot” place to visit? Why, Cuba, or course. Over the next few years, Cuba will become the place to go and of course Salud! is already planning a great class to introduce you to classic Cuban dishes that have stood the test of time. MENU: Ropa Vieja (Braised Shredded Beef Stew); Ensalada de Garbanzo – Garbanzo Bean Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing; Cachuchas Fritas ( Fried, Stuffed Chilies); Black Beans and Rice and Pasteles de Guayaba – Guava and Cream Cheese Turnovers.

 

SALUD! SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 6 - 9

Monday, June 06, 2016

6/6/2016 10:00 AM – 6/10/2016 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $245

Register: here

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: DIXIE CHIX

Friday, June 10, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS- ON $60

Register: here

Often family recipes disappear and we never are able to duplicate the wonderful meals we had with our families. This class will teach you how to master the southern classics with a modern spin. Now, you can be the generation to pass along these great southern dishes. MENU: Grit Cakes with Ham and Cheese Sauce; Buttery Biscuits; Perfect Fried Chicken; Balsamic Sauteed Kale and Mississippi Mud Cupcakes.

 

COUPLES: GREEK MEZE PARTY

Saturday, June 11, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

Register: here

Looking for a different way to entertain for your next event. Whether you have 6 or 12, Meze or Mezze basically translates to small dishes either served as a single course or as an appetizer course before the main dish is served. This type of fun menu translates to lots of talking, tasting and enjoying one another, making new friends and hopefully savoring the moment. Nothing brings guests together like trying something new so join us in the kitchen as you learn all about creating this new type of party atmosphere. Most of these dishes can be prepared ahead giving you plenty of time to chill the wine. Manitaria Yemista ( Stuffed Mushrooms); Marinated Tuna with Olive Oil (Lakerda Politiki); Eggplant Spread; Grilled Khaloumi Cheese with Olive Oil; Keftedakia (Small Meatballs); Spanakotiropota(Spinach and Cheese Pita; and Loukoumades (Honey Doughnuts).

 

SALUD SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 10 - 12

Monday, June 13, 2016

6/13/2016 10:00 AM – 6/17/2016 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $245

Register: here

 

SUMMER PICNIC WITH CHEF MELINDA KNIGHT

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $65

 Register: here

 

COFFEE BREWING WITH AMANDA PUMPHREY OF WF SPECIALITY

Thursday, June 16, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $30

Register: here

We have progressed so far from boiling water in a cup with a spoonful of “coffee crystals” to full blown copper espresso machines in our homes.

Not to mention all of the varieties available to take out. Wouldn’t you love to know some of the secrets to creating that great cup of coffee? Well, wonder no more. We have coffee expert Amanda Pumphrey from Whole Foods speciality to give you the inside “scoop”. Amanda will be discussing the art of brewing coffee, selection of coffees, pairings of coffees and you will be tasting various brews of coffee to educate your palate to what is really great coffee.

 

PINK IS THE NEW BLACK WINE TASTING

Friday, June 17, 2016

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $20

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Rose is in! Real men drink pink….as do women. Now we are not talking about White Zinfandel (sorry sweet blush) we are talking about the brilliant dry rose’s of the world that refresh, and satisfy in the heat of the summer. AND they are one of the most versatile wines for meals. Come and see if you can’t find one (or more) to quench your thirst, and cool you down! Let me reiterate….these are DRY wines…

 

COUPLES: PASTA

Saturday, June 18, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

Register: here

If you don’t have an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home. MENU: Greens with Balsamic and Pine Nuts; Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese.

 

SALUD SUMMER CAMP FOR TEENS AGES 13 - 15

Monday, June 20, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS -ON $245

Register: here

 

SUMMER IN ITALY WITH CHEF DAN MAGGIPINTO

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON / DEMO $65

Register: here

Always one of our most popular classes, Chef Dan brings his Italian heritage blended with the best the season has to offer. In this hands-on/demo class, Chef Dan will teach the proper techniques guaranteed to help you be successful. As an added bonus, his plating techniques will have your guests totally in awe of your results. Not only amazing taste but beautiful to see. MENU: Corn Pudding with Fresh Herbs; Grilled Steak with Gorgonzola Butter and Bourbon Carmelized Onions; Heirloom Tomato Salad; Farfalle with Arugula Pesto; Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Mixed Berry/Peach Cobbler.

 

UPTON ABBEY

Thursday, June 23, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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 Missing your Downton Abbey fix. Ah, the dresses! Ah, the food! Ah, the staff!! Join us for a soiree with savoir-faire that will have your friends wondering if there is a touch of the landed gentry in your ancestry! MENU: Fig and Stilton Salad with Port Wine Vinaigrette; Beef Tenderloin with Madiera Green Peppercorn Sauce; Minted Pea Puree, Parisienne Potatoes with Herb Butter and Traditional English Trifle.

 

WINE 101 - SPAIN

Friday, June 24, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMO $40

Register: here

 ‘Spain’ is one of the aisles in your favorite wine store that you should be wandering over to; if you like full bodied reds, easy drinking blends, or crisp refreshing whites. Spain has the largest area under vine in the world, and they have a long history steeped in viticulture and winemaking. Still sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you are buying, as we tend to identify with the grape variety. In this class, we will cover some history, the main wine regions, the grapes that grow in them as well as taste some exciting wines that are available here in Nashville. Come visit Spain for a night, no passport required!

 

COUPLES: CHINESE TAKE OUT

Saturday, June 25, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

Register: here

Take-out junkies, rejoice! Our chefs will guide you through quick and easy recipes that will enable you to re-create your own Chinese take-out. With this hands-on class, you can prepare classic “to-go “favorites to your own tastes and preferences in about as much time as it takes for delivery to come to your front door. MENU: Fried Egg Rolls with Chinese Hot Mustard; General Tao’s Chicken; Shrimp Stir Fried Rice ; Homemade Fortune Cookies.

 

ONE BOWL RICE DISHES

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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Summertime and who wants to cook? What about if we just have amazing food all in one bowl and we call it done! Throw some rice in the rice cooker, gather these simple ingredients and instant meal. Great idea, wonderful flavors, just the thing to serve for summer. MENU: Red Dragon Chicken Bowl with Garlic Scented Rice and Bone Broth; Grilled Lemongrass Pork Rice Noodle bowl with Fresh Herbs and Vietnamese Vinaigrette; Thai Shrimp Curry Bowl with Jasmine Rice and Grilled Asparagus and Radicchio Bowl with Brown Rice and Pickled Chutney.

 

TEENS AND ADULTS MAKE CHALLAH WITH DR. ROB

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON FOR AGES 14 AND UP $50

Register: here

Challah is one of the most delicious, fantastic breads that you can make. It is a yeast risen egg bread, rich with butter and then braided into a beautiful form. Challah is a classic part of Jewish celebration but is also something that all bread bakers should add to their repertoire of bread skills. If you are looking to add to your bread making skills, join Dr. Rob Stein as he takes you thru the steps to create this wonderful, beautiful bread. Students will take home Challah dough. A light lunch will be included.

 

KNIFE SKILLS

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $ 60

Register: here

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s knife to class, but a knife is not required. MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

 

COOK THE BOOK: GIADA DE LAURENTIIS - "EVERYDAY ITALIAN

Thursday, June 30, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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2nd in our series of Cook the Book, this class features “Everyday Italian” from TV Chef, Giada De Laurentiis. MENU: Caprese Salad; Orecchiette with Spicy Sausage and Broccoli Rabe; Chickeen Piccata; Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta; Roasted Baby Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic; Toasted Pound Cake with Mascarpone and Amaretto.

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You'll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of adult beverage will complete the evening! MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon & Tuna); Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls.

 

MEALS TO HEAL WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF LAURA RODRIGUEZ

Thursday, July 07, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

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We are delighted to welcome Executive Chef Laura Rodriguez of Meals 4 Health and Healing. We all know how important it is to feed our body the nutrients that it needs to function well. If you are health compromised, this is not just a matter of choice but a matter of necessity. Nashville is so fortunate to have an organization like Meals 4 Health and Healing. Chef Laura will be focusing this demonstration class on using Quinoa, Millet and Legumes in your everyday repertoire. This is a fantastic class offering our guests not only an opportunity to learn about this organization but also learn how to bring healing foods in their life.

 

CHILLING WITH REDS

Friday, July 08, 2016

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMO $20

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There are many of you who truly like either red or white wine. With only so much cash in our pockets, we all tend to buy what we like, regardless of the situation. For those of you faithful only to the black grape…this is the class for you. However, there will be no over -oaked, high alcohol wines here. It’s an opportunity to find some other reds that you might truly enjoy; refreshing reds that will not be too heavy and overpowering during the summer’s heat! We might even chill one or two of them! Come and taste some wines that are great alternative reds for this time of year.

 

TEENS BAKE PIZZA WITH DR. ROB

 Saturday, July 09, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $50 FOR AGES 13 and Up

Register: here

Making pizza from scratch is so easy. Especially when you have Dr. Rob Stein to show you all the tricks. Teens will learn how to make dough, shape and then create their own customized pizza. As a bonus, students will take home extra dough to recreate their experience for family or friends.

Class includes Caesar salad and Ice cream sundaes.

 

COUPLES: COOKING RIO STYLE

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLES

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With Brazil being in the spotlight for the Olympics, we thought it would be fun to have a couples cook “Rio Style” class. Brazilian food is composed of many different ethnic cuisines. It is not necessarily elaborate but instead focuses on tried and true family based recipes with lots of flavor and always with a budget in mind. Our menu covers a spectrum of ethnic dishes but all of them are delicious and will put you in the know for your next family or friend event. MENU: Salad with Brazilian Dressing; Feijoada (Brazilian Stew with Black Beans); Covve Refogada ( Collard Greens); Homemade Hot Pepper Sauce; and Bolo de Queijadinha (Coconut Cheese Cake).

 

SALUD! SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 6 - 9

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016 10:00 AM – July 15, 2016 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $245

Register: here

 

SUMMER PICNIC WITH CHEF MELINDA KNIGHT

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register: here

 

PARENTS AND KIDS MAKE BREADSTICKS

Saturday, July 16, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $100 INCLUDES ONE ADULT AND ONE CHILD FOR AGES 10 AND UP

Register: here

What a fun way to spend a Saturday morning baking with your young chef. Who would think a made from scratch finished yeast dough could be made in 2 hours. Not just one type of bread but variations within the same time. You and your young baker will learn how to prepare the doughs, shape and rise them and then enjoy the freshly baked bread, straight out of the oven!

 

COUPLES: MOROCCO

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

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Morocco is known for its tagines and spices as well as a certain exotic flair. As more and more visitors travel to this area, they return with a desire to recreate those amazing flavors and textures. This class will invite you to challenge your skills as you work hands-on to recreate some of the most popular dishes. MENU: Briouats Bil Jben – Phyllo Triangles with Fresh Cheese; Cucumber Salad with Sweet Marinade and Oregano; Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Olives; Couscous with Raisins and Almonds; Ghriba – Walnut Cookies; Mint Tea; Khobz – Classic Round Bread – Bonus Recipe; Harira – Traditional Vegetable Soup– Bonus Recipe

 

SALUD! SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 10 – 12

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016 10:00 AM – July 22,2016 12:30 PM

Register: here

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s knife to class, but a knife is not required. MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

 

WINE 101 BORDEAUX

Friday, July 22, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

Register: here

Trying to navigate through any of the complex French Wine regions is hard. It’s enough to make you just forget about them, and move on to what is easier. But some things are worth figuring out. Bordeaux is one of them. At least some basics, so that you don’t miss out on the pleasures it has to offer. Because there are many! Here we will try to help you not be frightened by one of the most famous French Wine Regions. The home to some of your favorite grape varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

 

COUPLES: ITALIAN CLASSICS

Saturday, July 23, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

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There is a reason we call them classics. Dishes that have stood the test of time with family, friends, entertaining or just family style. This class will remind you why Italian cuisine is one of the most popular and delicious. Simple, something for everyone’s tastes and just plain good! MENU: Lasagna, Eggplant Parmigiana, Fettucine Alfredo, Caesar Salad, Tiramisu.

 

SALUD! SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 13 - 15

Monday, July 25, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON $245

Register: here

 

ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM! WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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What a great way to end the heat of the summer! Perfect for all ages, yet these ice creams are sophisticated enough for your next soiree. Do ahead, ice cream has become one of the new food favorites. We decided to take this up a notch and treat you to some incredible ice cream recipes that will have you looking for reasons to get out your electric ice cream maker and create some fabulous summertime treats. Get me a spoon (a really large spoon)! MENU: Salty Caramel Ice Cream; Backyard Mint Ice Cream; Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; Peach Lambic Sorbet and Ice Cream Sundaes with Rum Praline Sauce.

 

COOK THE BOOK: CHEF BOBBY FLAY "MESA GRILL"

Thursday, July 28, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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Another great Cook the Book class featuring world class chef, Bobby Flay. This class will be from his “Mesa Grill Cookbook – Explosive Flavors from the Southwestern Kitchen”. Menu includes Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Salad with Toasted Pecans, Blue Cheese and Red Chile-Mustard Vinaigrette; Sauteed Shrimp with Sweet Potato and Smoked Chile Grits and Green Onion Cilantro Sauce; Cumin-Crusted Chicken with Cotija and Mango-Garlic Sauce; Creamy Green Chile Rice, Mesa Grill Spinach and Lime Vanilla Crème Brulee.

 

SUMMER BEER TASTING WITH CHAD HUMBERT

Friday, July 29, 2016

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMO $20

Register: here

While we love beer any time and any place, sometimes absolutely nothing beats an icy cold beer in the heat of summer. Join our Certified Cicerone* Chad Humbert and discover some great ideas for summer beers while he guides you through samplings of some of today’s most popular beers. * The Cicerone Certification Program certifies and educates beer professionals in order to elevate the beer experience for consumers.

 

COUPLES: MEDITERRANEAN GRILLING

Saturday, July 30, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

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Everyone grills great dogs and great burgers! How about a couples class featuring a wonderful Mediterranean menu for your next cookout in place of those tired burgers and dogs? Healthy and attractive and guaranteed to be the hit of the summer entertaining circuit. MENU: Grilled Shrimp with Red Pepper Hummus; Grilled Pita Bread; Bab Ghanoush; Turkish Chicken Kebabs with Tomatoes and Onions, Taboui Salad and Minted Melon Salad.

 

SUMMER IN ITALY WITH CHEF DAN MAGGIPINTO

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $65

Register: here

Always one of our most popular classes, Chef Dan brings his Italian heritage blended with the best the season has to offer. In this hands-on/demo class, Chef Dan will teach the proper techniques guaranteed to help you be successful. As an added bonus, his plating techniques will have your guests totally in awe of your results. Not only amazing taste but beautiful to see. MENU: Corn Pudding with Fresh Herbs; Grilled Steak with Gorgonzola Butter and Bourbon Carmelized Onions; Heirloom Tomato Salad; Farfalle with Arugula Pesto; Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Mixed Berry/Peach Cobbler.

 

FABULOUS SUMMER FRUIT

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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INDIAN COOKING - VEGETARIAN STYLE

Thursday, August 04, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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Indian food is having a resurgence in the food world. For some of us, it never went out of style. Amazing flavors, beautiful presentation and totally vegetarian. This class is a banquet of delicious spices, wonderfully flavored vegetables and so great tasting, it will be your next entertaining idea. Did I mention that it is also simple preparation? MENU: Vegetable and Wild Rice Casserole ;Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Galette; Pepper Glazed Carrots; Stuffed Mushrooms; Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower; Asparagus with Parmesean and Lemon Rind Gremolata and Seasonal Berry Trifle

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: TACO PARTY

Friday, August 05, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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Tacos are a great way to entertain. Arrange all the “fixins”, add some great music and some adult beverages and presto! Instant party.. Students will make a variety of different tacos focusing on sauces and toppings to take your tacos to the next level. Recipes and menus feature lots of do ahead ideas. MENU: Brisket Tacos with Cilantro Lime Topping; Slow Cooked Shredded Pork with North Carolina Sauce; Bison Tacos with Homemade Salt Free Taco Seasoning and Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Caramelized Onions. Cabo Fish Tacos with Cilantro Crema; Carne Asado Tacos with the Best Ever Chimichurri and Tres Leche Berry Parfaits.

 

KIDS AND MOMS BAKE TOGETHER FOR AGES 10 AND UP

Saturday, August 06, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON $100 INCLUDES ONE PARENT AND ONE CHILD

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Baking is something that teaches lots of fun things not just in the kitchen but in life. Learning to measure, be accurate, reading and following directions and making sure your timing is accurate are all important skills to learn. Each child and their parent will work together to prepare some delicious and fun baked items. At the end, everyone will have a tasting party and celebrate the results of their hard work. MENU: Snickerdoodle Cupcakes; Mini Carrot Breads; 7 Ingredient Chocolate Cake.

 

COUPLES: DINING ON THE RIVERIA

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS ON $120 PER COUPLE

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French food is very regional. While everyone thinks automatically of Provence, Burgundy or Paris to name a few, the South of France offers its own delicious take on great food. In case your yacht is out of commission and you won’t be making it to Cannes, join us as we prepare our take on the South of France. Menu: Olive and Onion Tart; Provencal Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon and Basil; Potatoes Cooked in Duck Fat and Fresh Red Berry Tart with Lemon Curd.

 

HOMEMADE PASTA

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

 If you don’t have an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home. MENU: Greens with Balsamic and Pine Nuts; Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Tagliatelle with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese.

 

MAIN DISH SALADS

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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TOMATOES, TOMATOES, TOMATOES!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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One of the most popular things to grow, whether you have 1 acre or a large planter. Tomatoes have great versatility, are good for you, lend themselves to many great recipes and practically everyone has lots of them at this time of the year. Whether you grow your own, have a great neighbor who is sooo generous or even if you purchase them, this is your class. Great ideas for summer or anytime you have something wonderful, red, juicy and delicious! MENU: Easy Tomato Tart; Uncooked Tomato Sauce; Fresh Tomato Salsa; Tomato, Bacon and Blue Cheese Slaw, Fresh Tomato Pie and Tomato Basil Bread Pudding. Bonus recipe: Slow Roasted Tomatoes in Quantity

 

WONDERFUL WHITES

Friday, August 12, 2016

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $20

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Summer in Nashville is HOT! A heavy red, just will not quench your thirst. Come and see what wonderful whites there are beyond Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio; there are so many great values, and wonderful alternatives!

 

COUPLES: SUMMER IN TUSCANY

Saturday, August 13, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLES

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Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations for foodies and all things Italian. One of their secrets (besides the fact that it is in Italy!) is their use of local and seasonal items. As we often say, just because you can get strawberries in December doesn’t mean they are at their best. This menu uses wonderful fruits at their peaks, a fantastic steak dish and we even “toss” in a rustic pizza. MENU: Florentine Steaks over Arugula with Grilled Fruit and Parmigiano-Reggiano; Rustic Pizza with Onion Confit and Olives; Kale with Garlic and Olive Oil, Strozzapreti with Spinach and Cannellini Beans and Balsamic Strawberries with Cream.

 

VEGETABLES: BEST OF THE SOUTH

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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We all know about eating locally and eating seasonally. Nothing can quite compare to fresh corn or a fresh picked tomato . Join us as we celebrate the best vegetables this season has to offer. Menu will be available closer to class time.

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

Register: here

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s knife to class, but a knife is not required. MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

 

NASHVILLE FAVORITES

Thursday, August 18, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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Now that “our” hot chicken is recognized for the wonderful, regional favorite that it is – why not learn the Salud! way of preparing this great dish. What about southern biscuits? Cornbread, meat and three, banana pudding? This is a great class that will introduce you to our versions of these iconic dishes. Thanks in part to the influx of Southern chefs, we are learning how important it is to preserve our heritage, this class will help get you on your way. MENU: Hot Chicken; Southern Biscuits with Local Honey, Pulled Pork Sliders, Southern Sides, Cornbread and Banana Pudding.

 

SUMMER BEER TASTING

Friday, August 19, 2016

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $20

Register: here

While we love beer any time and any place, sometimes absolutely nothing beats an icy cold beer in the heat of summer. Join our Certified Cicerone* Chad Humbert and discover some great ideas for summer beers while he guides you through samplings of some of today’s most popular beers. * The Cicerone Certification Program certifies and educates beer professionals in order to elevate the beer experience for consumers.

 

COUPLES: SUMMER SEAFOOD

Saturday, August 20, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

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Eating lighter is always a great idea but summer seems to be the time we really want to lighten up our eating. In this hands-on couples class, you will prepare a variety of seafood along with some simple side dishes and a great summer dessert. Learn about selecting seafood, farm raised vs. wild caught and proper methods for preparing, cooking and storing your seafood purchase. (Yes, it does make a difference)MENU: Mussels with Tarragon and Crème Fraiche; Spicy Linguine with Shrimp and Peas; Grilled Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Lime Crème; Citrus Asparagus and Lemon Chess Pie with Raspberry Coulis.

 

MEALS TO HEAL WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF LAURA RODRIGUEZ

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

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We are delighted to welcome Executive Chef Laura Rodriguez of Meals 4 Health and Healing. We all know how important it is to feed our body the nutrients that it needs to function well. If you are health compromised, this is not just a matter of choice but a matter of necessity. Nashville is so fortunate to have an organization like Meals 4 Health and Healing. Chef Laura will be focusing this demonstration class on “You Say Tomato”. Tomatoes are not just something pretty to brighten up a salad but have many other health benefits. This is a fantastic class offering our guests not only an opportunity to learn about this organization but also learn how to bring healing foods in their life.

 

KNIFE SKILLS

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping in the most efficient manner and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. Students also learn the basics of preparing homemade stocks and vinaigrettes, sautéing, making a pan sauce, and whipping cream. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s knife to class, but a knife is not required. MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & White Wine Pan Sauce and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Whipped Cream.

 

VEGETARIAN SALADS WITH CHEF MELINDA KNIGHT

Thursday, August 25, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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WINE 101 - BEYOND THE BASICS

Friday, August 26, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION $40

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For all you wine geeks…If you have been to our Wine 101 Basics class, this is the next step up. Here we will discuss how wine is actually made, the basic history of the wine world, wine faults, and other such things, in more detail. Of course we will taste through some interesting alternatives to the varieties that you might already know. It’s always great to learn more about why it is you appreciate that amazing liquid in your glass.

 

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Saturday, August 27, 2016

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

NO COST - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Curious about being a part of Salud! Attend this orientation and learn about becoming a volunteer. Volunteers select the classes they wish to participate based on their schedule, accumulate points toward a free classes and work directly with the chefs to prepare for the classes. Volunteers enjoy the same meal, receive printed recipes and have a great opportunity to learn and improve their skills. Volunteers arrive one hour prior to class to begin set up. No experience is required. Salud! always has something for everyone to contribute.

 

COUPLES: PIZZA WITH DR. ROB

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON $120 PER COUPLE

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One of our most popular classes, pizza making can be a real challenge. Dr. Rob has been perfecting his skills for years. Learn how he created a pizza oven environment with inexpensive tiles, how to make the dough, shape the dough and finally enjoy your very own customized pizza. Isn’t it time that you had an evening out? Bring a friend and enjoy a nice cold beer or a glass of wine and learn to make pizza. Fun, informal and a great evening. MENU: Caesar Salad, Custom Pizzas and Ice Cream Sundaes.

 

SUSHI WORKSHOP

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You'll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of adult beverage will complete the evening! MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon & Tuna); Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls.

 

END OF SUMMER ICE CREAM PARTY!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON $60

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What a great way to end the heat of the summer! Perfect for all ages, yet these ice creams are sophisticated enough for your next soiree. Do ahead, ice cream has become one of the new food favorites. We decided to take this up a notch and treat you to some incredible ice cream recipes that will have you looking for reasons to get out your electric ice cream maker and create some fabulous summertime treats. Get me a spoon (a really large spoon)! MENU: Salty Caramel Ice Cream; Backyard Mint Ice Cream; Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; Peach Lambic Sorbet and Ice Cream Sundaes with Rum Praline Sauce.