Cooking School at Southern Season - Charleston, South Carolina

Upcoming Classes

CLASS: The Art of Fruit Pie

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Anna Lone

The hardest decision faced daily? Cake or pie. While you may adore both, admit it, summer is when fruit pies shine. True, fruit pies can be tricky, but in this class you will learn to make the perfect flaky and flavorful crust and how to prevent your fruit from ... more details


CLASS: Italian Picnic

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 4:00pm

Chef: Cecelia Cerasoli

Italy’s warm weather and abundant sunshine draw friends and families outdoors for meals enjoyed alfresco. Cecilia Cerasoli, owner of Charleston’s late and great Italian eatery, Porta Via, presents traditional Italian picnic food. While you may not be picnicking in the rolling hills of ... more details


CLASS: Knife Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

Chef: Nanci Kestenbaum

Join Nanci Kestenbaum to learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly and how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class series. After practicing knife skills, a snack will be served. Feel free to ... more details


CLASS: Peach Perfect

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Chef: Lisa Moore

Though our neighbor to the south is the Peach State, most locals would agree that South Carolina peaches are sweeter. An icon of Southern summers, juicy peaches show up in everything from sangria to salsa. Have a hands-on experience with Lisa Moore, former ... more details


CLASS: Less Than 10-Minute Meals

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Laurie Erickson

With the kids back in school, our schedules fill up fast. Laurie Erickson, author of “Chef by Step: The World’s Easiest Cookbook,” helps you maximize meals while cutting cleanup and cook time. Learn one-pot wonders and 10-minute meals for less work on weeknights. Cooking dinner and washing dishes ... more details


CLASS: Lowcountry Summer Favorites

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Chef: Emily Kimbrough

While most adore the offerings of the Lowcountry year around, the summer season really gets foodies and cooks excited. The meats are lighter and the produce is brighter, making for meals that celebrate all the senses. But really. Your culinary creativity will go ... more details


CLASS: Classic Cookbook: The Joy of Cooking

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Its tattered, torn and splattered cover is consistent throughout American kitchens. Recently ringing in its 75th anniversary, “The Joy of Cooking” is the companion to novice and accomplished cooks alike. Including everything from how to skin a squirrel to how to bake brownies, “The Joy of Cooking,” ... more details


CLASS: Worldly One Pot Wonders

Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 4:00pm

Chef: Lisa Moore

Think one-pot meals likes soups are stews are just for cold weather? Think again. Don’t miss out on beach time or lake time with hours of washing dirty dishes. Lisa Moore, Cooking School Instructor, creates satisfying and simple one-pot meals that are delicious, ... more details


CLASS: Kids in the Kitchen: Wonderful Watermelon

Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

Chef: Lisa Moore

Make the most of fleeting watermelon months! Have a hands-on experience with Lisa Moore as she guides you and your child through a wealth of watermelon dishes for scorching Lowcountry summers.

Menu: Watermelon and Feta Salad; Grilled Chicken with Sweet Watermelon Glaze; Watermelon ... more details


CLASS: Consult the Dietitian

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Tonya Turner, Laura Nance and the Cooking School Staff

Whether you buy a roasted chicken or roast a couple over the weekend, let the Cooking School Staff show you how to turn these birds into three healthy meals with help from Tonya Turner and Laura Nance, certified dietitians from the ... more details


CLASS: Spice it Up!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Lisa Moore and Nicole Marriner

Most cooks are comfortable with salt and pepper, however the other 1,000-plus spices seem confusing and intimidating. Allow Lisa Moore and Nicole Marriner, both former apprentices of James Beard award-winner Nathalie Dupree, to lead you around the globe using spices as their guide. Visit the ... more details


CLASS: Dinner Duet: Coq au Vin

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Hearty bowls of everyone’s favorite French standard cut the chill of highly-anticipated autumn and winter evenings. Grab your significant other and enjoy a soothing serving of Coq au Vin prepared by the Cooking School Staff, accompanied by thick slices of rustic bread ... more details


CLASS: Classic French Sauces

Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Lisa Moore and Nicole Marriner with Stephen Bates

So your knowledge of French fare begins and ends with french fries? Stephen Bates, C.S.W. of the Wine Department, along with Lisa Moore and Nicole Marriner, guide you on a sophisticated journey through France, complete with classic ... more details


CLASS: Knife Skills

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

Chef: Nanci Kestenbaum

Join Nanci Kestenbaum to learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly and how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class series. Feel free to bring your own chef's knife, otherwise, one will be ... more details


CLASS: Everything Coconut

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Laurie Erickson

Prized among natural-food folks, coconut oil is quickly replacing olive oil on supermarket shelves. Its natural nutty, vanilla flavor is milder and lighter than butter and shines in sautés, soups and baked goods. Laurie Erickson, author of “Chef by Step: The World’s Easiest Cookbook,” helps you add coconut ... more details


CLASS: North Meets South America

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Lisa Moore

Two continents collide when these delicious traditionally-South American recipes get a North American twist from Chef Lisa Moore, a North Carolina native with a passion for travel and ethnic cuisine. Find inspiration for your next backyard barbecue, spiced and spiked with Southern American flair.

Menu: Peruvian Crab Causa; Brined ... more details


CLASS: Chucktown Chow: Louis's at Sanford's

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Louis Osteen

What could be better than an eatery following the expression, “Where Lowcountry magic is in the air—and on the table.” Louis’s upscale renditions of Lowcountry classics and the piquant pleasures of his food are on display in his restaurant menu of scrumptious, impeccably-prepared, regional dishes. The area’s rich ... more details


CLASS: Starting Fresh! Recipes for Life

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:00pm

Chef: Jill Dahan

You’re not a dietitian and you’re not a nutritionist, but you can still learn to make healthy meals for your family. In her debut cookbook “Starting Fresh! Recipes for Life,” Jill Dahan promotes her philosophy of wholesome yet simple meals. Learn to throw together a healthy, fuss-free dinner ... more details


CLASS: Mediterranean Flavors

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Chef: Emily Kimbrough

You may be miles from the Mediterranean, but Emily Kimbrough is bringing those fresh flavors to the Cooking School kitchen. From the Greek Isles to the Amalfi Coast, the Mediterranean diet is often recommended by doctors as a heart-healthy eating plan focused on ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 855-716-1240 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

CLASS: Volunteer Orientation and Sign Up for Classes

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Join us for an orientation outlining the benefits of becoming a volunteer in the Cooking School and a brief discussion of proper kitchen procedures, sanitation and safety. Southern Season’s Cooking School provides an epicurean education paired with a heaping serving of expertise and style. Students learn from ... more details

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CLASS: Shop the Farmers’ Market

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:00pm

Chef: Lisa Moore and Nicole Marriner

Our late summer and early fall farmers’ markets are a celebration of the senses—the aromas, the colors, the flavors… the list goes on. Lisa Moore and Nicole Marriner are both practiced locavores and guide you through an adventure to the ... more details


CLASS: The Science of Food and Wine

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Elizabeth Cooper and Trent Caldwell

Wine aficionados Elizabeth Cooper and Trent Caldwell teach you the sacred science behind wine and food pairing. While you may not become a sensational sommelier overnight, Elizabeth and Trent offer practical tips and terms to impress any guest. Simplify wine ... more details


CLASS: Eat Your Vegetables

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Whether you’re cooking for one or cooking for a crowd, Joe Yonan’s cookbook, “Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook,” provides innovative insight for actually enjoying your vegetables. Say goodbye to broccoli with processed cheesed or freezer-burned bag of peas, and allow the Cooking School ... more details


CLASS: ‘Cue Camp

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Chef: Jimmy Hagood

A seasoned and celebrated pitmaster, Jimmy Hagood has claimed three top-five finishes at the Memphis in May International BBQ Festival, following the slow-smoked meat mantra. As owner of Food for the Southern Soul, Charleston Favorites and the new Cue-osk at the Charleston City Market, Jimmy is the bourgeoning ... more details


CLASS: Heirloom Recipes

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:00pm

Chef: Lisa Moore, Nicole Marriner and Marilyn Markel

An heirloom recipe is worth its weight in heirloom gold. Seriously. How else can you savor grandma’s biscuits once she’s gone? Our Cooking School Staff—Lisa Moore, Nicole Marriner and Marilyn Markel—team up to share and celebrate some family-favorite heirloom recipes. Lisa has a ... more details


CLASS: Cheese and Beer with Cypress Grove Chèvre

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Chef: Debbie Peterson

Goat cheese and beer are a perfect pairing—we’re not KIDding. Located in picturesque Humboldt Country, California, Cypress Grove is the maker of iconic Humboldt Fog, a tangy chèvre with notes of buttermilk and cream imparting a clean citrus finish. Debbie Peterson of Cypress Grove discusses the art of ... more details


CLASS: Chucktown Chow: Southern Occasions Catering

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Mark Thompson

If you’re not taking a trip to the sun-soaked Greek Isles this summer (if you are, take us!), then take a trip to the Cooking School for classic Greek fare. Chef Mark Thompson, the mastermind behind Southern Occasions Catering, draws on his Greek and Southern roots for traditional ... more details


CLASS: Fall is Here—Let's Get Roasting!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Chef: Nicole Marriner

While the weather may not necessarily say fall, the calendar certainly does. Learn to roast your root vegetables with help from Nicole Marriner. Chef Nicole will turnip the heat, roasting vegetables for everything from salads to crêpes. Have a hands-on experience and learn ... more details


CLASS: Cooking with Coffee and Tea

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Lisa Moore and Nicole Marriner

Whether you're partial to morning coffee or afternoon tea, it's time to think outside the box... or the tea bag. Join Lisa Moore and Nicole Marriner, both former apprentices of Nathalie Dupree, as they use the subtle flavor of tea and the bold flavor of ... more details


CLASS: Learn at Lunch: Autumn Salads

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:00pm

Chef: Marilyn Markel

It’s time to transition from summer salads to autumn salads. We are swapping strawberries for apples and summer squash for butternut squash, yielding salad entrées that are both healthy and hearty. Fresh produce doesn’t die with summer, it is simply replaced with equally delicious delicacies. This is a ... more details


CLASS: Southern-Inspired Appetizers

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Bea Shaffer

After graduating from Johnson and Wales and interning for Nathalie Dupree, Bea Schaffer found herself in the hands of Carrie Morey, owner of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits. Bea is a bona fide treasure and teaches both her sweet and savory appetizers laced with Southern flair.

Menu: Whole Grain Toast Points ... more details


CLASS: Wine and 'Cue

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Chef: Trent Caldwell and Cooking School Staff

So you’ve heard of wine and dine, but what about wine and swine? Beer may be the first thing that comes to mind, but wine and barbecue also make a happy marriage. Wine Buyer Trent Caldwell and the Cooking ... more details


CLASS: Cooking with Manicaretti

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:00pm

Chef: Cooking School Staff

When you think Italy, you think quality food (and quality wine). Rolando Beramendi, founder of Manicaretti Italian Food Importers, moved to San Francisco in the 1980s and recognized the dearth of authentic Italian food products. Over the years, Manicaretti has developed an array of basic pantry products, ... more details


CLASS: Date Night: Moroccan Flair

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

Chef: Emily Kimbrough

It's time you did something different for date night. This is your chance to have a hands-on experience in the Cooking School kitchen and rekindle romance with spicy and seductive Moroccan food, full of vibrant color and exotic flavor. Emily Kimbrough focuses on ... more details


CLASS: Everything is Coming up Paleo

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Laurie Erickson

Who knew the eating habits of Neolithic Neanderthals would find their way into modern food trends? Laurie Erikcson, author of “Chef by Step: The World’s Easiest Cookbook,” teaches Paleo-friendly snacks and meals that will keep your energy high and your carbs low. Satisfy your inner caveman (or cavewoman) ... more details


CLASS: Charleston Receipts

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00pm

Chef: Julie Daniels and Cooking School Staff

Join the Junior League of Charleston and cook through the traditional Southern fare from two of their renowned cookbooks, “Charleston Receipts” and “Charleston Receipt Repeats.” A staple in Lowcountry kitchens for more than 60 years, “Charleston Receipts is the oldest Junior League cookbook in ... more details


CLASS: Between Milk and Mouth

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Leah Lewis

So how does that Gouda go from milk to mouth? Leah Lewis of Essex Street Cheese Company—a chief group of cheesemongers that brought Americans authentic Comté—presents how batch selection works to make cheese whey better for everyone. Like wine, cheese has a vintage. But instead of one vintage ... more details


CLASS: Weeknight Family Favorites: Think Outside the Plate!

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Caroline Fennessy Campion and Kathy Brennan

Tired of your weeknight recipe rotation? Or maybe everyone else is tired? Caroline Fennessy Campion and Kathy Brennan are co-authors of “Keepers: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen,” which provides busy parents with nutritious ... more details