Cooking School at Southern Season - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Upcoming Classes

CLASS: Yankee in Dixie

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Chef: Brian Adornetto

Southern or not, almost everyone appreciates Southern food. Chef Brian Adornetto hails from the North, graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. While Brian has nearly perfected sweet tea and buttermilk biscuits, join him for a Northern approach to Southern food.

Menu: Black-Eyed Pea Bruschetta; Salami-Studded Waffles ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Taste of the Triangle: Crook’s Corner

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Bill Smith

As reigning culinary king of Chapel Hill, Bill Smith has been creating innovative yet iconic Southern dishes at Crook’s Corner for over 10 years. Known for his marriage of Mexican and Southern flavors, Bill brings noteworthy nuances to downhome dishes. As winter squash and root vegetables begin to ... 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: Wine and Pizza

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Caitlin Burke and Elizabeth Cooper

Pizza and beer often leave you feeling too full (carbs, anyone?), but pizza and wine seem to make a perfect pair. Cooking School Instructor Caitlin Burke and Wine Director Elizabeth Cooper teach you unique combinations for America’s favorite food ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Superfoods

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Susan Hearn

Superfoods aren’t called superfoods for no reason. These healthy and hearty foods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and may even reduce the risk of chronic disease. Join Chef Susan Hearn, owner of Satisfy Your Soul product line, for an invigorating start ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Learn at Lunch: Paella

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:00pm

Chef: Katie Coleman

Authentic Valencia-style paella is darker, richer and smokier than its counterfeit cousins often made in America. Join Katie Coleman, owner/chef of the Durham Spirits Company, as she introduces this Spanish sensation accented with fresh seafood and chorizo. This is a one-hour class.

Menu: Classic Paella with Seafood and Chorizo; ... more details

Register$30.00

CLASS: Moles and Pipianes

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Chef: Marcelo Villasuso

Marcelo Villasuso, food and travel expert and Mexican expat, takes this class on a culinary tour full of tradition. A rich, reddish-brown blend, mole is a building block of Mexican fare, transforming food from bland to bold. Join Marcelo as he guides you through making mole in its ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Lock, Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels: A Meat Smoking Primer

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Chef: Jim Jones and Cooking School Staff

Fall brings football, and football brings barbecue. Win the tailgate with help from Pitmaster Jim Jones, an award-winning barbecue competitor with a passion for the slow-smoked meat mantra. Jim discusses regional differences in style and sauce along with how to smoke indoors or outside. ... more details

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CLASS: Cupcakes

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Gwen Cummings

The cupcake craze continues as Chef Gwen Cummings, graduate of the French Culinary Institute, teaches you how to give ordinary cupcakes a professional taste and appearance. Have a hands-on experience with Gwen and learn to make and fill a variety of cupcakes ... more details

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CLASS: Simple, Whole Grain Goodness

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Catherine Cunningham

We’ve all heard whole grains are good. But why? Catherine Cunningham, founder of Powder Mill Grain and Baking Company in Cary, North Carolina, teaches you why you need to go for whole grains. Powder Mill provides whole grain flours that are low in sugar and sodium, perfect for ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Some Good Things to Eat from the Southern Living Community Cookbook

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sheri Castle

Funny and entertaining, Chef Sheri will be here to share some favorite recipes from her second cookbook. Produced in conjunction with Southern Living, her new book is loaded with tasty recipes that no good Southerner (or anyone else for that matter) will be able to resist!

Menu: Cheese Ring ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4:00pm

Brian Adornetto

Oktoberfest may be drawing to end but it’s never to late to celebrate the season and, of course, delicious German food and beer. Chef Brian, whose experience includes time with top restaurants in New Jersey and New York, leads you on this adventure into traditional German foods and cooking ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Between Milk and Mouth: Batch Selection Cheese

Monday, October 6, 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

Register$30.00

Class: Thai Cooking

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00pm

Hana Mastro

Hana Mastro learned the art of Thai cooking as a child in her mother’s kitchen in southern Thailand. That love for cooking continued into adulthood and soon friends began asking Hana to teach them her secrets. Now a professional chef and caterer, she’s happy to share her knowledge. Come ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Cocktails

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00pm

Gary Crunkleton

oin us for another installment of Cocktails with the Crunkleton Crew.  We will have Gary Crunkleton and his bar staff on hand to educate us on the hottest new trends in the cocktail industry. His wealth of knowledge is not only enriching; he’s also a lot of fun– don’t miss ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Weeknight Family Favorites: Think Outside the Plate!

Saturday, October 11, 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

Register$45.00

Class: Stuff It!

Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Lucindy Willis

Stuffing allows cooks to combine dishes and layer flavors, doubling your guests dining pleasure. Chef Lucindy Willis’ menu features autumn meats, vegetables, and fruits filled with savory and sweet stuffings to be served as appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts.

Menu: Walnuts, Feta, and Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Balsamic ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Biscuits I

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Once upon a time, every good Southern cook knew the secret to making biscuits. Unfortunately it’s becoming a lost art. We’re here to help, however, and in this hands-on class you’ll learn from the pros how to make this staple just like ... 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: Indian Summer Dinner Party

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Katie Coleman

Join Chef Katie from Durham Spirits Company for this hands-on experience and learn how to host a delicious Indian Summer party. She will use new techniques and ingredients to build this wonderful menu that is sure to wow all guests.

Menu: Butternut Squash, ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Leafy Greens and Local Legumes – How to cook Seasonal Vegetables

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00pm

Jason Smith (Harvest 18)

Everyone knows how packed with nutrition leafy greens and dried beans can be, but join Chef Jason Smith chef, owner of Harvest 18, to also learn just how good they can taste. He will show you how to cook beans, greens and other tasty local produce to ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Every Day French

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12:00pm

Susan Hearn

Despite common misperceptions, French food does not have to be formal and fussy to be delicious. Join Susan Hearn, chef and owner of Satisfy Your Soul product line to enjoy this delicious French lunch menu. Learn the simple and easy cooking techniques of shallow poaching and cooking with ... more details

Register$30.00

Class: Shop the Market

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00am

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Caitlin Burke

Fall farmers’ market full of flavors and color! Join Caitlin Burke from the school staff and learn to create a sumptuous and spontaneous meal from foods purchased at the local farmers’ market. Caitlin will lead you to the Farmers’ Market to talk with ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Biscuits II

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

As we mentioned in the Biscuits I class, every good Southern cook should aspire to make a variety of delicious biscuits. We’ll take this hands-on class a bit further than the first and discover even more delicious uses for the venerable ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Autumn Dinner Party

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos

North Carolina born but New Orleans-trained, Chef Mel Melton is just as famous for his food as his music. Join him for this Louisiana-influenced menu where you’ll learn the techniques and ingredients that make Cajun food so special. Between recipes Mel and his band, the ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: October in the Old Country

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Kim Calaway

October is when we celebrate the season and what pairs better with cool fall weather than German food and beer? Join Cooking School instructor Kim Calaway as she shares her favorite recipes from time living in Germany.

Menu: Zwiebelkuchen (Onion pie); Rouladen Hausfrauenart (Stuffed ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: An Introduction to Argentinian Cuisine

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef: Sandra Gutierrez

Think you know everything there is to know about chimichurri? Not until you've tasted one made with carrots! Join Sandra A. Gutierrez on a culinary journey to the Land of Beef and Pampas. Learn about the food traditions of this South American country, while sampling some of the ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Girls Night Out: Dough

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Caitlin Burke

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get flour on your hands! In this fun class, Cooking School Instructor Caitlin will guide you through the basics of dough making. You’ll learn basic dough techniques that you can easily expand upon to create a ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Baking with George Geary

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:00pm

George Geary

A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company who travels the world teaching cooking classes and leading culinary tours, George Geary bring his skills to Chapel Hill just in time for baking season. There’s nothing like the great flavors and aromas of fall baking to fill your ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Brunch Anyone?

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00am

Sara Moulton

With a storied career that stretches back more than 30 years, Chef Sara Moulton needs little introduction. As a protégée of Julia Child, executive chef of Gourmet magazine, Food Editor of ABC-TV’s ”Good Morning America,” host of several popular shows on the Food Network during that channel’s first decade ... 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: Fall Harvest

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:00pm

Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb

North Carolina farmers and entrepreneurs Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb – who own Coon Rock Farm, Bella Bean Organics, Heirloom Provisions & Piedmont restaurant– bring the bounty of their 55-acre farm to the class. They’ll share farmhouse and family recipes as well as their vast knowledge ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, October 26, 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

Register$50.00

Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, October 26, 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

Register$50.00

Class: Sweet Treats for Halloween

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Katie Coleman

Join Chef Katie from Durham Spirits Company and get ready to the treat part of Halloween! Enjoy and learn new techniques to make these delicious desserts in this hands-on class.

Menu: Apple Spice Fritters with Caramel Sauce; Cinnamon Ice Cream Sandwiches; Chocolate Halloween Whoopie ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Dinner Party for a Large Group

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:00pm

Susan Hearn

Scared of the thought of hosting a large dinner party? Don’t be. Join Chef Susan Hearn, owner of Satisfy Your Soul product line, to learn how to use new ingredients and techniques to impress and welcome guests to your home. You’ll be ready for the holidays with new recipes, ... more details

Register$40.00

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

Book Launch Party

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join Chef Sheri Castle for a party to celebrate the launch of her new cookbook. She will be demonstrating and sampling a variety of recipes from her new book during this fun and free event.
Free Event

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

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: 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

Register$45.00

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

Register$50.00

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

Register$50.00

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

Class: Cocktails

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00pm

Gary Crunkleton

Join us for another installment of Cocktails with the Crunkleton Crew.  We will have Gary Crunkleton and his bar staff on hand to educate us on the hottest new trends in the cocktail industry. His wealth of knowledge is not only enriching; he’s also a lot of fun– don’t miss ... 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

Register$45.00

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

Register$55.00

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

Register$55.00

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

Register$35.00

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

Register$50.00

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

Register$50.00

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

Register$40.00

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

Register$45.00

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

Register$35.00

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