Cooking School at Southern Season - Charleston, South Carolina

Upcoming Classes

Class: Classic Italian

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Jessica O'Neal

Learn how to make classic Italian dishes using seasonal ingredients. In this class you’ll learn the best way to adapt the menu to the changing seasons and make sure Italian dishes grace your dinner table year-round.

Menu: Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Bruschetta; Parmesan Encrusted Pork Chops; Butternut ... more details

Register$35.00

Kids in the Kitchen: April Fools!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Chef: Nicole Marriner and Halley Connell

Kids ages 9 and up will have fun creating edible practical jokes to fool unsuspecting snackers. Parents beware – you just might get served a beautiful “cake” for dessert that is not actually what is seems!

Register$30.00

Kids in the Kitchen: Spring Birdhouse Decorating

Friday, April 3, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Looking for a fun craft project for the kids? Join us for some springtime fun and let them decorate their very own birdhouse. These pastel creations will be perfect to enjoy as a centerpiece on the table – or placed outside ... more details

Register$35.00

Basic Knife Skills

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

This hands-on class will have you wielding a chef’s most important tool like a pro in no time! Learn basic cutting and chopping techniques (carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, and more), how to hold a knife properly and how to care for ... more details

Register$50.00

Cooking with Coffee

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Marilyn Markel

Originating in Ethiopia and now grown around the world, coffee is one of the world’s most famous beverages. Not only is it good to drink, it’s also great to use when cooking. Our staff will show you how to create a delicious ... more details

Register$40.00

Mastering the Art of Hand-Made Pasta

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Nicole Marriner

Did you know the noodle dates back to 100 BC? It does, and today almost every country has some kind of noodle incorporated into its food traditions. In this class we will focus on Italian pasta and learn three different techniques for ... 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.

A Szechuan Dinner

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Devany Vickery-Davidson

Did you know that while Szechuan peppers resemble peppercorns, they are not actually related to peppercorns? They are a pungent and distinctive spice native to the Szechuan province of China. You’ll discover more about the bold flavors of the regions and learn ... more details

Register$45.00

Making Healthy Delicious: Spring Dinner Party

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Jessica O’Neal

Spring is a time of rebirth so Chef Jessica O’Neil will show you how to re-engineer your standard dinner party fare in this hands-on class. You’ll learn healthy, colorful and delicious ideas for your spring table. (Recipes are gluten-free, however this is ... 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: Chucktown Chow: The Fat Hen

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Fred Neuville

A native of Virginia and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Fred Neuville opened the Fat Hen on Johns Island. Specializing in Lowcountry French with ingredients sourced from the local farming community, the restaurant’s menu puts a creative twist on regional favorites. Come learn from ... more details

Register$40.00

Flavors of Thailand

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Jessica O’Neal

Everyone loves the fresh flavors of Thai food and you will be surprised how easy it is to make at home! Join Chef Jessica in this hands-on class as she shows you the ingredients and techniques integral to making authentic and delicious ... 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.

Italian Spring

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Nicola Marriner

It’s all about Italy! In this hands-on class Chef Nicole will show you just how much fun it is to enjoy the gifts of spring, Italian style. From farinata (a thin chickpea crepe) to risotto you’ll learn to create a well-rounded Italian ... more details

Register$45.00

Sweets!

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:00am

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Chef: Marilyn Markel

Explore new sweet sensations with the cooking school staff! You’ll learn to think outside the box and make unusual and creative desserts with a variety of sugars. You will even get to create a small box of truffles to take home and ... more details

Register$40.00

From My Mother’s Kitchen

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 4:00pm

Chef: Celia Cerasoli

Join popular Chef Celia, a Charleston favorite, in this stroll down memory lane as she remembers the sights and smells of her Mom’s (and her Nonna’s) kitchen and recreates some of the dishes that started her lifelong love affair with food.

Menu: Mommy’s Onion Pie with Arugula, Fennel and ... more details

Register$40.00

Making Healthy Delicious: Brunch

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Jessica O’Neal

We love brunch! It’s a healthy way to start the day and also the perfect meal for easy entertaining. Join Chef Jessica in this hands-on class and learn to make delicious and healthy brunch dishes that will get your day started on ... more details

Register$40.00

Kids in the Kitchen: Smart Snacking

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Lisa Moore

Between homework, sports and music lessons, there isn’t much time to give kids the nutritious boost they need after a long day of hard work. The snacks they will learn in this class are quick and easy to prepare, delicious and nutritious, ... more details

Register$35.00

Garden to Table

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Emily Kimbrough

Personal Chef Emily lists gardening as one of her favorite hobbies (after cooking, of course). To celebrate the harvests of spring she is leading this hands-on class that will feature the April bounty of her garden. Come learn to make a fresh ... more details

Register$45.00

Kids in the Kitchen: Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Chef: Halley Connell and Nicole Marriner

Kids can come celebrate Earth Day in this hands-on class, learn the importance of taking care of our planet, and create some fun treats that are “close to nature.” Ages 9 and up.

Menu: Ants on a Log; Trees and ... more details

Register$30.00

Biscuits

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: Nicole Marriner

Tender and light biscuits, either sweet or savory, are the quintessential Southern bread. Chef Nicole will have you rising to the occasion in this hand-on class that will teach you the application of basic biscuit techniques to create delicious small bites and ... more details

Register$40.00

Just Say Cheese, And Wine!

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Chef: Cooking School Staff and Wine Department

No one will be left whining at this wine and cheese fest! Southern Season’s wine department and cooking school staff will pair simple noshes with wines, then provide detailed explanations of each pairing.

Menu: Piquillo Peppers stuffed with Herbed Goat ... more details

Register$35.00

Four Meals in One

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Nicole Marriner

Cured hams, that delicious Southern staple, can be the base of so many innovative dishes. In this class Chef Nicole will help you get the most out of your ham, use up leftovers and create multiple dishes from one easy meal.

Menu: Ham, ... more details

Register$35.00

Kids and Parents in the Kitchen: Lunchbox La Bamba

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Lisa Moore

Near the end of the school year, packing yet another lunchbox may seem like the same old song and dance–but don’t sing the blues yet! In this class kids will learn fun, packable favorites from south of the border that will make ... more details

Register$35.00

Classic and Contemporary Sauces

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Nancy Dye, Nicole Marriner and Trent Caldwell

Sauces enhance food and bring out flavors and in the 19th century a French chef developed four mother sauces by which hundreds of derivative sauces can be made. In this class you will expand your culinary horizons and ... more details

Register$40.00

Indian Favorites at Home

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Chef: Nicole Marriner

Indian home cooking may seem intimidating to the newcomer but in this hands-on class Chef Nicole will show you just how fun and easy it is to make everything from wafer thin poppadums to tandoori chicken. Come explore exotic spices that will ... more details

Register$45.00

The French Cook: Soups and Stews

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Holly Herrick

Chef Holly is the recipient of Le Grande Diplome in Pastry and Cuisine from Cordon Bleu in Paris. The author of seven cookbooks, she once lived in southern France but now calls Charleston home. In this class you’ll learn creative and delicious ... more details

Register$35.00

Pies and Tarts

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Nancy Dye and Nicole Marriner

Don’t be intimidated by dough–you can make pastry! In this hands-on class you’ll learn tips and tricks for making perfect dough, how to roll like a pro and create both savory dishes and sweet desserts.

Menu: Quiche Lorraine; Caramelized Onion ... more details

Register$45.00

Cinco de Mayo OLE!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Halley Connell and Nicole Marriner

The fifth of May has been a day of Mexican pride since 1862 and in this hands-on class Chefs Halley and Nicole will pay respect to the food traditions of our neighbors to the south. Join them for what’s ... more details

Register$45.00

Asian Noodles

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Jessica O’Neal

Make delicious Asian noodle dishes a staple at home. In this hands-on class Chef Jessica will show you the various types of Asian noodles, give advice on trusted brands and share techniques for cooking the perfect noodle.

Menu: Chinese Sesame Noodles with Broccoli; ... more details

Register$45.00

Learn at Lunch: Mother’s Day Dinner

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Marilyn Markel

Want to impress Mom (or anyone else) on Mother’s Day? Come learn to make this fabulous dinner in a one-hour class. All will delight in this spring meal full of seasonal veggies.

Menu: Roasted Spring Salad with Balsamic Glaze; Lamb with Fennel; Strawberry ... more details

Register$25.00

Chucktown Chow: Doc Crombie

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Join Kevin as he shares the story of his family’s bottled barbecue sauce and demonstrates the many uses of Doc Crombie sauces (which are made right here in Mount Pleasant). A dentist by trade, Kevin cooks for the fun of it and after years ... more details

Register$35.00

Mother's Day Brunch

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00am

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This class presents two ways you can honor your mom: 1) Have a fun morning with her in the class and learn to make an elegant brunch together, or 2) Come learn to make this yourself then go show off your new skills and ... more details

Register$35.00

The Meaning of Flowers

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

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In this fun and informative class Jan from our floral team will teach the meaning of flowers, their symbolism and the history of the tussie-mussie. Jan is passionate and very knowledgeable on this subject and will be leading this class just in time for ... more details

Register$55.00

Smoking and Grilling

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef Emily loves her stovetop smoker and she can’t wait to teach you to love using one, too. In this hands-on class you’ll learn just how easy it is to smoke and grill indoors, all while enjoying the comfort of air conditioning!

Menu: Grilled Shrimp ... more details

Register$45.00

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Join author and canning expert Cathy Barrow for a strawberry festival. You’ll learn the secrets to making strawberry jam as well as other fun recipes. The author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry and the food blog Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen, Cathy writes the “Canning Class” ... more details

Register$45.00

We Love Chocolate

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Whether you prefer it hot, cold, dark, milk or white, if you love chocolate this hands-on class is for you. Come learn to make easy, fun and delicious chocolate delights that will be enjoyed by all.

Menu: Easy Chocolate Bark with Pantry Nuts and Fruit; ... more details

Register$40.00

Empanandas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Sandra Gutierrez

Sandra is a nationally recognized food writer, culinary instructor, and author of several books. In this class she’ll share recipes for preparing some of the delicious dishes found in her book Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America.

Menu: Corn and Spanish Smoked ... more details

Register$50.00

Home to Rome

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Celia Cerasoli

In this class one of Charleston’s favorite chefs will help you expand your culinary horizons beyond the standard Italian fare. Chef Celia will share with you some of the favorite dishes she learned during the year she lived in Rome.

Menu: Suppli al ... more details

Register$40.00

Let Them Eat Cake

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Gesine Bullock-Prado

Renowned Vermont-based baker Gesine Bullock-Prado is not about limiting anyone when it comes to dessert so she has now made her drool-worthy creations accessible to all with gluten-free and other healthy variations. In this class she’ll be sharing recipes from her new ... more details

Register$45.00

Sweet and Savory Strawberry Sensations

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Lisa Moore

Strawberry season is here! These luscious red jewels are so versatile and delicious. Personal chef and instructor Lisa will teach you to prepare an entire meal using local strawberries and other seasonal ingredients in both sweet and savory dishes.

Menu: Strawberry and Arugula ... more details

Register$45.00

Bành Mì

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:00pm
Register$35.00

Chucktown Chow: Vincent Chicco’s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Aaron Lemieux

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of Charleston, Aaron Lemieux began working at Magnolias under Donald Barickman and Donald Drake who are widely respected as pioneers in the Charleston culinary scene. In 2007, Lemieux joined Holy City Hospitality and he now serves ... more details

Register$40.00

Artisan Flatbreads

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Halley Connell

Flatbreads transcend cultural boundaries, are easy to make with basic ingredients, can be leavened or not and can include various types of flour. No matter how they are made the results can be exciting and delicious. Join Chef Halley for this interesting ... more details

Register$35.00

Advanced Knife Skills

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Hone your knife skills with this class that goes beyond the basics. In this hands-on class you’ll learn the selection of the proper knife for a particular task, how to debone a chicken, fillet, truss, trim, carve and butterfly as well ... more details

Register$55.00

Summer Soups

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Halley Connell

Soup is not just a winter meal! Veggies are plentiful in the summer and Chef Halley will show you how to use them to make fantastic soups. You will also learn freezing tips so you can save your soups to enjoy later

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Register$35.00

Basic Knife Skills

Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

This hands-on class will have you wielding a chef’s most important tool like a pro in no time! Learn basic cutting and chopping techniques (carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, and more), how to hold a knife properly and how to care for ... more details

Register$50.00

Rough Puff Pastry

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Nicole Marriner and Nancy Dye

Pate Feuillette, or puff pastry, is easier than you think and you can use it to create numerous dishes, both sweet and savory. In this hands-on class Chefs Nicole and Nancy will teach you to make your own light ... more details

Register$45.00

Cue Time and Wine

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Cooking School Staff and Wine Department

We don’t normally think of wine and barbecue going together but after this class, resident experts from Southern Seasons’s wine department will change your mind. They will have delicious pairings to accompany the different types of ‘cue from around ... more details

Register$35.00

Summertime Seafood and Wine

Friday, June 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

Chef: Nicole Marriner and Trent Caldwell

One of the many reasons we love the Lowcountry is the abundance of seafood in the summer. In this class, Chef Nicole will show you how to cook summer’s bounty while wine expert Trent will perfectly pair selections with each ... more details

Register$45.00

Pizza From the Expert

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Elana Iaciofano

You won’t be making any plain boring pepperoni pizzas in this class. Instead, expert Chef Elana will be sharing her passion for preparing healthy, seasonal pizza recipes. The author of Top Your Pizza for Colavita Olive Oil, Elana will open your eyes ... more details

Register$35.00

A Night in Old Havana

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Devany Vickery-Davidson

A fusion of native American, Spanish, African and Caribbean foods, Cuban cuisine represent the best of many worlds. In this class you’ll learn to prepare a traditional Cuban meal from black beans to grilled bananas.

Menu: Cuban Style Porchetta Done in a Slow ... more details

Register$35.00

Terrariums: The Basics

Monday, June 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Pam Prezanno

Back by popular demand but with a twist. In this class our own Pam will teach the proper plant foundation to sustain the plants and mosses used in terrariums while designing one of her creations. Pam will also show you how add ... 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.

Cupboard Cleanout

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Lisa Moore

Procrastinating on spring cleaning? We can get you started with this class that will help you to use those dry and canned goods that have been hiding in the back of the pantry for months. Focusing on basic recipes and techniques, you’ll ... more details

Register$35.00

Learn at Lunch: Weeknight Pasta

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Marilyn Markel

Any night is a good night for pasta and in this one-hour class the cooking school staff will teach you how to make a delicious homemade meal. The staff will guide you through shortcuts and show you some new and unusual pastas.

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Register$25.00

Making Healthy Delicious: Summer Cookout

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Jessica O’Neal

Nothing says summer like a cookout. They are obviously fun but can also be healthy. In this hands-on class Chef Jessica will show you how to freshen up your party with innovative and healthful summer dishes perfect for your next outdoor party.

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Register$45.00

Contemporary Cast-Iron Cooking

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Halley Connell

A good cast iron skillet is a treasured family heirloom passed down for generations. Seasoned properly they can be used to cook just about anything. In this class, an ode to the iron skillet, you’ll learn about cleaning and seasoning as well ... more details

Register$35.00

I Scream for Ice Cream

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Chef: Nicole Marriner

Ready to beat the heat this summer? No better way than with ice cream! Come cool off with us and learn to make several new and refreshing flavors of ice cream.

Menu: Strawberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Ice Cream; Rosemary, Honey, and Lemon Frozen Yogurt; ... more details

Register$35.00

Food Photography

Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Jonathan Boncek

Whether to remember a favorite meal or try to replicate one at home, it seems like everyone enjoys taking pictures of their food these days. Why not learn to do it like a pro? In this class, Jonathan will use his camera ... more details

Register$35.00

School’s Out For Summer

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:00am

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Twelve kids, ages 9-12, will have the opportunity to travel the world “culinary style” with our staff chefs in this special weeklong adventure camp. From Italy they will go to Mexico, then tour the Southern U.S, France and Asia. This is ... more details

Register$150.00

Enticing Southern Vegan

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Jessica O’Neal

Southern flavors meet vegan sensibility with help from South Carolina farm girl and chef Jessica. In this class, you will learn tricks to remaking classic Southern dishes without meat or dairy. You’ll be surprised how these traditional favorites can be reinvented without ... more details

Register$30.00

The Art of Blending

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:00pm
Register$50.00

Five Easy Pastas

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Celia Cerasoli

Anyone can master Italian cooking with Chef Celia’s expert instruction. In this class she will teach you how to prepare five deceptively easy pasta dishes for your family and friends.

Menu: Pasta Te Adoro (with Artichokes and Capers); Rigatoni Gorgonzola (a favorite from ... more details

Register$40.00

Lowcountry Brunch

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: Halley Connell

There’s no better way to start a weekend morning than with a delicious brunch. In this class Chef Halley will show you how to put a Lowcountry spin on this meal and create a menu that is perfect for entertaining.

Menu: Avocado, ... more details

Register$35.00

Celebrate Father’s Day with an Australian Barbecue

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

When it comes to grilling prowess, Australians can rival anyone. In this class we’ll go down under for a look into a traditional Australian-style barbecue and we’ll talk about some of the creative things being done by today’s top Australian chefs.

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Register$40.00

Sunshine, Citrus, and Seafood

Monday, June 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Emily Kimbrough

We all know summer seafood is fantastic but do you know what compliments it perfectly? Citrus! In this hands-on class Chef Emily will show you how to marry the bounty of Lowcountry waters with different types of citrus and create perfect light, ... more details

Register$45.00

A Taste of Ecuador

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Devany Vickery-Davidson

Come explore new lands with Chef Devany! Ecuador is an amazing country that produces extremely diverse foods. The cuisine boasts many unique dishes that can vary greatly depending on whether you are in the mountains or at sea level. This class happens ... more details

Register$35.00

Easy Asian Class

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Join us and you’ll be cooking Asian food like a pro in no time! This delicious cuisine is fun and easy to make and its exotic flavors are delicious for any meal.

Menu: Vegetable Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce; Pulled Pork Pad ... more details

Register$45.00

Bread Revolution: Sprouted Grain Flour Breads are the Next Frontier

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Peter Reinhart

Sprouted flour is, according to Peter, the next big frontier in baking, partly because it is the most nutritious form of whole grain but, even more importantly, because it tastes better than any other version of whole grain bread. It fulfills what ... more details

Register$50.00

Southern Italian

Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Chef: Nicole Marriner

Busy Chef Nicole finds culinary inspiration from both her South Carolina upbringing and her Italian mother. In this class she will show you how to put a twist on classic Italian fare using local, Southern ingredients

Menu: Burrata, Peach Chutney, and Country Ham ... more details

Register$35.00

Learn at Lunch: Summertime Salads

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Nicole Marriner

Gardens and farmers’ markets are full of fresh produce so when better to create fresh and delicious salads? In this one-hour class, Chef Nicole will lead you on an adventure that will have you creating salads you never imagined.

Menu: Shaved Asparagus ... more details

Register$25.00