Cooking School at Southern Season - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Upcoming Classes

Class: A Lean and Lovin’ It Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Don Mauer

If you haven’t read Don Mauer’s long-running column Lean and Lovin’ It in Durham’s The Herald-Sun, or watched him cook live on UNC-TV’s Festival, or seen his cookbooks – Lean and Lovin’ It or A Guy’s Guide to Great Eating – you’re in luck because he’ll be cooking up ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Venetian Dinner

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:00pm

Amanda Fisher

Come and join Amanda Fisher from Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company for a delicious evening of authentic Venetian dining. Discover how different Venetian cooking is from the rest of Italy. This is a perfect menu that will help you create a unique and easy holiday party or a casual ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Taste of the Triangle: La Farm Bakery

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Lionel Vatinet

Learn to bake bread with the best! Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina is best known for his signature La Farm Sourdough Bread – an impressive five-pound boule with a savory and supple interior. Let Lionel lead you ... more details

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Class: Pickles and Preserves for Holiday Gifts

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:00pm

Andrea Weigl

Award winning food writer at the Raleigh News and Observer and author of new cookbook “Pickles and Preserves,” Andrea Weigl is an expert on putting delicious things in jars. Join her as she teaches the techniques of pickling and canning to make new and wonderful gifts from your kitchen.

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Register$40.00

Class: Jasper Hill Farm: Cheese and Beer

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:00pm

Zoe Brickley

At Vermont’s Jasper Hill dairy, the mission is to make the highest possible quality products. They are driven to be the standard bearer of quality and innovation in the artisan cheese industry. Join Zoe from Jasper Hill as she leads you on a guided cheese tasting across styles with ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Date Night: Cooking With Beer

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Sure, beer is good to drink but it’s also great to cook with. Join us for this hands-on class and let Chef Brian, master of the grill, show you the techniques and flavors to enhance your next party or week night meal with ... more details

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Class: Sushi

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Masa Tsujimura

Finally learn to savor sushi in your own home. Born in a fishing village in western Japan, Chef Masa Tsujimura of Waraji Japanese Restaurant in Raleigh has over 30 years of experience in sushi preparation and has trained dozens of sushi chefs throughout ... more details

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Class: Cooking from the Cast Iron Nation Cookbook

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sheri Castle

Join Sheri, cookbook author, food writer and master of Southern cooking for a demonstration of one of her favorite cooking methods: cooking in cast iron. She’ll teach you new ingredients and cooking methods and share enticing flavors all wrapped in good humor and extensive food knowledge.

Menu: Mussels with Chorizo, ... more details

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Class: Wine and Appetizers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Elizabeth Cooper and Caitlin Burke

Just in time for the holidays join Caitlin Burke, cooking school instructor, and Elizabeth Cooper, wine director, for new appetizer recipes and wine pairings. They will share tips on wine selection, pairing and storage as well as cooking techniques to ... more details

Register$40.00

A Cheesemonger Walked Into A Bar

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00pm

Gary Crunkleton

Join cheesemongers Ashley Morton and Callie Doty from The Chapel Hill Creamery and bartender Gary Crunkleton from The Crunkleton as they present various types of cheeses paired with various types of spirits. This innovative approach to flavor pairings is sure to satisfy your palate, as well as your gourmet ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Winter Soups

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00pm

Susan Hearn

It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with a warm and hearty bowl of soup. Come learn some of the many different ingredients and techniques that are sure to entice your pallet including a dessert soup! This is a one-hour class.

Menu: Italian Kale and Farro Soup; Spicy ... more details

Register$30.00

Class: Cooking School Favorite Cookies and Confections

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Is it time to spice up your holiday cookie repertoire. Come prepare and taste the cooking school’s best. Participants will enjoy cookies and confections in class and take home a sample of each. A light snack will also be ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Class: Sam Ratto- Videri Chocolate Factory

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sam Ratto, owner of Raleigh’s Videri Chocolate Factory, will educate us on how high-quality chocolate is made and demonstrate its use in delicious desserts. You’ll learn techniques for cooking with chocolate including how to temper it and how to melt and mold chocolate.

Menu: Videri Chocolate Brownies; Videri Chocolate ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Moosewood Restaurant Favorites

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

David Hirsch

David Hirsch has been involved with Ithaca, NY’s legendary Moosewood restaurant since 1976. An avid gardener as well as a cook, David is the author of the Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden, which offers information and instruction on growing, harvesting, and cooking home-grown produce as well as designing gardens. He ... more details

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Class: Moosewood Restaurant Favorites Part Deux

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:00pm

David Hirsch

David Hirsch has been involved with Ithaca, NY’s legendary Moosewood restaurant since 1976. An avid gardener as well as a cook, David is the author of the Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden, which offers information and instruction on growing, harvesting, and cooking home-grown produce as well as designing gardens. He ... more details

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Class: Thanksgiving Sides

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00pm

Rick Rodgers

To help you get ready for Thanksgiving, Rick Rodgers’ new book. The Big Book if Sides, has over 450 great side dishes from which to choose. This class concentrates on Turkey Day, when many of us are stumped for new ways to prepare old favorites.

Menu: The Ultimate Dry-Brined Roast ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Classic Desserts from Vienna and Budapest

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:00pm

Rick Rodgers

Chef and cookbook author Rick returns for a second day to help you get ready for the holidays. He’ll guide you through some classic dessert recipes from Austria and Hungary that will make great additions to you repertoire. They are sure to impress family and friends and have them ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Emergency Appetizers

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sandra Gutierrez

It's the holiday season and friends unexpectedly ring the doorbell. Do you hide and pretend you're not home, or do you invite them in for an impromptu celebration? If you need to refresh your appetizer repertoire with succulent and vibrant recipes that take a little less than 30-minutes to ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Kids Give Thanks

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00am

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Gwen Cummings

Start the tradition of kids contributing to the Thanksgiving meal early. This fun hands-on class for kids 6 and older will teach them some basic cooking techniques and some wonderful side dishes to include in the Thanksgiving meal.

Menus: Stuffing Muffins; Cranberry Applesauce; ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Class: Food of México: HIP Tacos!

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Marcelo Villasuso

How hip can it be to have a specific type of taco for each time of the day? Or eat veggie tacos for the sake of joy and healthiness at the same time? Very! Join Marcelo Villasuso, food and travel expert and native of Mexico, on a culinary tour ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly, as well as how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class series with Brian. After practicing your knife skills, a snack will be served. Feel free ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly, as well as how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class series with Brian. After practicing your knife skills, a snack will be served. Feel free ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Class: Thanksgiving Sides

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Susan Hearn

Tired of the same old Thanksgiving side dishes year after year? Join Chef Susan Hearn, owner of Satisfy Your Soul product line, in this hands-on class to learn how to use new ingredients and techniques to create some exciting new side dishes to ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Staying Home for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:00pm

Brendan Cox – Oakleaf

Tired of the same old turkey for Thanksgiving? Let Chef Brendan show you how enjoyable it can be to stay home for the holiday and impress friends and family with a wonderful meal. In the spring of 2012 Chef Brendan Cox unveiled Oakleaf in Pittsboro, serving creative ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Luncheon with Patricia Wells

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:00pm

Patricia Wells

Join us for a delicious 3-course luncheon with a menu selected from Patricia Wells’ cookbooks. Patricia will speak about each course before it is served and entertain questions at the end of lunch. The author of 13 books, Patricia has won four James Beard Awards.

Menu: Salad Trio: ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 4:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 4:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: English Holiday Roast

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:00pm

Amanda Fisher

Amanda Fisher of Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company brings you back to her homeland with this sumptuous and very traditional English roast dinner. These timeless recipes will be a wonderful addition to your holiday menus and all are very easy to do!

Menu: Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding; Horseradish Sauce ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Riedel Glassware Event

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Elizabeth Cooper and Danny Sanford

Join us for an informative evening of wine tasting with emphasis on the importance of glass size and shape to the appreciation of fine wines. Three glasses from the Riedel Vinum Collection will be highlighted with the premium wines they ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Make-Ahead Appetizers For Holiday Entertaining

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00am

Yvonne Hoffman

Join chef instructor and NC local Yvonne Hoffman to get ready for a season of holiday parties. Learn new recipes, ingredients and techniques that will allow you the cook to be a part of and enjoy your own party!

Menu: Asian Tuna (sesame seared tuna served on top ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Build Your Own Terrarium

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:00am

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Floral Department Staff

Winter is not exactly the favorite time of year for gardeners but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your hands dirty and have a bit of fun. Join our Floral Department staff in the Cooking School to create your own whimsical ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Moroccan Sweets

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:00pm

Ruth Barnes

Ruth Barnes, who grew up in a large culinary Moroccan family on a farm filled with fresh and colorful food, will be sharing recipes from her new cookbook. For Ruth, cooking, creating, and designing are a passion, and she has made it her life’s work. Come and let her teach ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: A Cajun Night Before Christmas

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

Lucindy Willis

One of Chef Lucindy’s favorite children's books is The Cajun Night Before Christmas: “Twas the night before Christmas an’ all t’ru de house, / Dey don’t a ting pass Not even a mouse. / De chirren been nezzle good snug on de flo’, / An’ Mama pass ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Holiday Tapas Party

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Susan Hearn

Are you ready for a new holiday tradition? How about a tapas party? Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation, because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Cocktails

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

Gary Crunkleton

Another installment of Cocktails with the Crunkleton Crew just in time for holiday entertaining! We will have Gary Crunkleton and his bar staff on hand to educate us on the hottest new trends in the cocktail industry with a focus on beverages perfect to celebrate the season. His wealth of knowledge ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Wine and Pizza

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cooper and Caitlin Burke

Pizza and beer often leaving you feeling too full, but pizza and wine make a perfect pair. Learn the basic dough techniques, new and wonderful combinations of toppings for America’s favorite food as well as wine pairings.

Menu: Mediterranean Pizza, Caesar Salad with Pizza Crust Croutons, ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Holiday Brunch

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:00pm

Katie Coleman

Invite friends and family to a delicious holiday brunch. Join Chef Katie Coleman to learn the basics of scone, frittata and crepe making. Taste her delicious versions and use the techniques to create your own at home. This is a one-hour class.

Menu: Holiday Scones; Potato and Kale Frittata; Crepes ... more details

Register$30.00

Class: Food of México: Holidays in México.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

Marcelo Villasuso

Food is the main component of celebrations and Christmas is the most important family gathering celebration in Mexico. Many foods for the holidays in Mexico are shaped by Spain’s traditional dishes but Mexico’s cuisine re-creates them in their own special way with local ingredients and techniques.

Menu: Ponche (hot ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Kids and Parents in the Kitchen: Hunger Games

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Fan of the Hunger Games books and movies? Get ready for the new movie, out in December, with Chef Brian Adornetto. In this fun, hand-on class, parents and kids can learn together new cooking techniques and recipes to enjoy. Price is per-attendee.

Menu: Sliced ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gourmet Make Ahead Casseroles

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:00pm

Susan Hearn

The holidays are a busy time. Chef Susan Hearn is here to help with make-ahead casseroles ready to pull out of the refrigerator for friends and family.

Menu: Spinach Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Gorgonzola Cheese and a Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette; Slow Cooker Shrimp Creole; Green Chile Chicken Casserole; Greek ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sheri Castle

Make your next cocktail party sparkle with delicious hors d’oeuvres, all with a Southern twist. Cookbook author, food writer and Southern food expert Sheri Castle will lead share her knowledge and entertaining stories as she shows you how to prepare scrumptious holiday treats, both savory and sweet.

Menu: Sorghum Pecans; ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Holiday Dinner Party

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Susan Hearn

Have you ever cooked with celery root? Most people probably haven’t. Join Susan Hearn in this hands-on class and discover new ingredients and cooking techniques to make your next holiday party a hit!

Menu: Chestnut, Celery Root and Apple Soup; Beef Wellington; ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Make Your Own Holiday Center Piece

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Floral Department Staff

Always wanted a perfect centerpiece for the middle of your holiday table? Make it yourself! Join experts from our Floral Department staff as they teach you to create your own beautiful floral arrangements at home. Each guest will take home their own ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Gifts From A Kids Kitchen

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Gwen Cummings

Gifts for the kitchen are personal and loved. This class, for kids 6 and older, will start the tradition of giving homemade gifts. Each child will leave with one of each recipe packaged and ready to give. A light snack will also ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Seriously Simple New Year's Eve Party

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Ellen Clevenger-Firley

Enjoy a delicious dinner party where the cook gets to be part of the party. Join Ellen Clevenger-Firley, Cooking School Manager for this hand-on learning experience and enjoy the party!

Menu: Warm Sweet and Spicy Nuts; Grilled Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Mango Sauce; Arugula ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Parents and Kids: New Year Eve's Party Menu

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:00am

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Gwen Cummings

Parents and kids will enjoy preparing this menu to celebrate the New Year.

Menu: Sparkling Cider with a Surprise; Cheese Ball Pops; Homemade Crackers with Lobster Dip; Milk Chocolate Mousse Sundaes.

Register$35.00