Cooking School at Southern Season - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Upcoming Classes

CLASS: Taste of California Wine Dinner

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:00pm

Wine

Caitlin Burke & Elizabeth Cooper

Join Caitlin Burke, Cooking School instructor, and Elizabeth Cooper, Wine Manager, for this delicious pairing of California cuisine and wine! Learn new cooking techniques, recipes and how the various wines enhance the flavors in the foods. Come eat, enjoy and ... more details

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CLASS: Advanced Sushi

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2:00pm

Hands On

Masa Tsujimura

Have you mastered the basics of sushi and interested in learning more? 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. Come ready to learn ... more details

Register$55.00

CLASS: Summer Flavors of Northern Italian Cuisine

Monday, August 10, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Chef Curt Shelvey of Curt's Cucina in Southern Pines

Nestled in the heart of Southern Pines, Curt's Cucina is an award-winning restaurant for Italian cuisine. Chef and owner Curt Shelvey has been in and around restaurants since he was 10 years old and cut his ... more details

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CLASS: Summertime and the Living is Delicious

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Ben and Karen Barker

We are again honored to welcome Chefs Ben and Karen Barker, who left a legacy in Durham with the late and great Magnolia Grill. Both are James Beard award winners and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Foodways Alliance. ... more details

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CLASS: Fast and Fresh Dinners

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Brian Adornetto

Are you strapped for time, but still want tasty, home cooked meals? Are you struggling to feed your family nutritious dinners while on the run? Join Chef Brian and learn to make quick recipes featuring fresh, easyto- find, all-natural ingredients that are ... more details

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CLASS: Dinner on the Italian Piazza

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Sheri Castle

Have you been thinking about a trip to Italy? Do you see yourself sitting on a balcony overlooking the piazza? Join cookbook author and food writer Sheri Castle and let her food and recipes take you on a trip to Italy with great ... more details

Register$50.00

CLASS: Food of Mexico: HIP Tostadas

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Marcelo Villasuso

Ubiquitous around the mercados and plazas, tostadas unite freshness with light comfort food. Food expert Marcelo Villasuso will take attendees on a culinary tour thru Mexican markets and plazas where they will learn the reason why the mostly fresh toppings used in tostadas ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Summer Sunday

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos

North Carolina born and New Orleans-trained Chef Mel Melton is just as famous for his music as for his food. Join us for this Sunday supper celebration of good food and great music. Mel and his band, the Wicked ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Girls on the Grill

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Katie Coleman

Ladies fire up your grills! Join Chef Katie Coleman of the Durham Spirits Company for this fun and educational hand-on class. Learn new techniques and recipes to entertain friends and family.

Menu:
Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad; Tequila Lime Chicken with Sauce Verde; ... more details

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CLASS: Summer Salads

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Caitlin Burke

When it is hot outside a cool crisp salad is the perfect choice for a delicious dinner. Join Cooking School instructor Caitlin Burke for this hand-on approach to fresh, light and cool dinners.

Menu:
Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Pecans and Blueberries; Pasta Salad ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: South African Cooking

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Cheryl Ann and Alexander Kast

Join husband Alexander, cheese maker for Goat Lady Dairy, and wife Cheryl-Anne, South African native and chef, for this delicious introduction to the foods and cooking of South Africa. Cheryl-Anne Kast is a graduate of The Institute of Culinary Arts ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Live Well - Eat Well

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Jill Dahan

Jill Dahan is passionate about preparing, eating and sharing foods that nourish the body and the soul. She sees food as the best investment in our overall health and firmly believes the time is now to make changes and get cooking. Join Jill ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: New Ideas for Late Summer Veggies

Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Lucindy Willis

As the summer season draws to a close, we look for ways to freshen up our garden dishes. Join Chef Lucindy as she offers new recipes to expand your summer vegetable menu because one can only eat so many tomato sandwiches (well, maybe ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Summer Dinner Party

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Katie Coleman

Summer is the perfect time to catch up with good friends and family over a great meal. Jon Chef Katie Coleman of the Durham Spirits Company for this fun and educational hands-on class. Afterwards you'll be able to impress guests and enjoy ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

CLASS: South American Casual

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Sandra Gutierrez

The food of South America lends itself to informal entertaining and quick cooking methods. Cookbook author Sandra Gutierrez is just the person to introduce you to these delectable cuisines. The menu features food from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Brazil. None of it is ... more details

Register$50.00

CLASS: Fast and Furious Five-Minute Recipes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Amanda Fisher

Spend only minutes in the kitchen to make these quick and easy recipes! Amanda Fisher from the Blakemere Company will show you how to maximize those precious minutes to get dinner on the table in a snap. All these recipes take either five ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

CLASS: Late Summer Harvest

Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb

North Carolina farmers and entrepreneurs Jamie and Richard, owners of Coon Rock Farm, Bella Bean Organics, Heirloom Provisions and the Piedmont Restaurant, bring the bounty of their farm to the class. Join Jamie and Richard as they create this late ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Learn at Lunch: Layers of Flavor

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 12:00pm

Demonstration

Susan Hearn

Looking for a new way to punch up your dinner menus? Think of layering flavors. Join Chef Susan for some quick and easy ways to punch up the flavors in your week night or entertaining menus in this one-hour class.

Menu:
Mixed Green Salad ... more details

Register$30.00

CLASS: Last Saturday Food and Wine Pairing: A Tapas and Wine Tour of Spain

Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 5:30pm

Wine

Wine Department and Cooking School Staff

Join the Southern Season Wine Department and Cooking School as they team up for this fun and casual evening of food and wine. Four Spanish wines (3-ounce pour of each) will each be paired with one plate of food ... more details

Register$25.00

CLASS: Homemade Pasta Filled, Shaped and Sauced

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 4:00pm

Demonstration

Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan of [ONE] Restaurant

Join Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan, executive chefs of the Chapel Hill restaurant [ONE], to learn the techniques behind the hand crafted pasta they serve. The pair truly enjoy making homemade pasta and will share their passion ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Tap and Table

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Susan Hearn

We have all heard of paring food with wine, but if you are a beer lover this class is for you. Join Chef Susan Hearn for this hands-on cooking class pairing delicious new menus and a variety of beers. ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

CLASS: Back to School Dinners

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Katie Coleman

Summer is over and the kids are heading back to school. As the activities ramp up and everyone?s schedule get busier, dinner preparation must be quick but still fun and tasty! Join Chef Katie Coleman for some new and delicious solutions to ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Dumplings From Around the World

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Kim Calaway

Dumplings can be an exciting addition to any menu. Many cultures have their own versions and this is your chance to learn to make a number of different dumpling types. Join Cooking School lead Kim Calaway for this hands-on class as she ... more details

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CLASS: Peppers

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Craig LeHoullier, Alex Hitt and Caitlin Burke

Join Alex Hitt, owner of Peregrine Farm, and Craig LeHoullier, author and vegetable expert, as they share a wealth of knowledge about growing the numerous varieties of peppers. Since 1981, they have been developing a sustainable farming system ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Seafood From the North Carolina Coast

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Brenda Cox

We are happy to welcome back acclaimed Chef Brendan Cox of the Oakleaf Restaurant in Pittsboro. Join him as he shows you how to conquer your fear of cooking seafood and take advantage of the bounty our state?s waters provide. Learn new and ... more details

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CLASS: Ciao Biscotti

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Domenica Marchetti

One of life?s pleasures is sitting down to a cup of coffee and a plate of biscotti. These twice-baked Italian cookies are known and loved the world over, and with good reason. They are the perfect dunking cookie, satisfyingly crunchy and crumbly, not ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Vegetarian Italian Menu for Fall

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Domenica Marchetti

Join cookbook author Domenica and learn to prepare a delicious fall meal based on her book The Glorious Vegetables of Italy. Like her book, this class will appeal to Italian cuisine lovers looking to celebrate vegetables in any meal, every day.

Menu:
Almond and ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: The World of Chocolate

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Demonstration

George Geary

Fall is perfect for chocolate desserts, but really anytime is! George Geary is a fabulous pastry chef, seasoned instructor and cookbook author. Join him for a detailed tutorial on delicious chocolate desserts.

Menu:
Double Rich Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Cheese Frosting; Chocolate ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Fall in Provence

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

George Geary

The greens hills of Provence are turning hues of yellow and gold. This also brings a time of fresh flavors to the area. Join George and learn to impress family and guests with this fabulous seasonal French menu.

Menu:
Caramelized Mushroom Toasts (Bouchees ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Taste of The Triangle: La Farm Bakery

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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 in an ... more details

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CLASS: Beans and Field Peas: A Savor the South Cookbook

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Sandra Gutierrez

Sandra Gutierrez, one of our favorite instructors, has a new cookbook and this time she?s delving into the world of legumes. Discover how the world eats beans and learn about the fascinating realm of field peas. This menu features Southern classics, international recipes, ... more details

Register$50.00

CLASS: Basic Dough

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Caitlin Burke

Have you always wanted to work with various types of dough but been intimidated? This is your chance to learn just how easy and fun it can be. Join Cooking School instructor Caitlin Burke for this hands-on class and learn new techniques ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

CLASS: Fresh Taste of Greece

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Sheri Castle

Imagine yourself sitting in a small restaurant on one of the beautiful Greek islands. The sun is setting and a light breeze brings the smell of seafood cooking on the grill. OK, so maybe you?ll just be in Chapel Hill but join the ... more details

Register$50.00

CLASS: Learn at Lunch: Tale of Two Scones

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00pm

Demonstration

Amanda Fisher

Similar names but different recipes! Amanda Fisher of Chapel Hill?s The Blakemere Company will show you the secret to perfect scones from both sides of the pond! And we will make an easy jam, turn scones into a savory casserole AND treat you ... more details

Register$30.00

CLASS: Food of Mexico: Chiles Rellenos

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Marcelo Villasuso

In Mexico, chiles rellenos are fresh chiles filled with vegetables, fruits, animal proteins and/or dairy products. Each region has their own varieties, and the types across Mexico are countless. Most of the time, chiles rellenos recipes use seasonal ingredients. Quintessential "Chiles en Nogada" ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Thinking Ahead: New Recipes for Fall

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Lucindy Willis

It isn?t too early to start looking ahead to fall dinner celebrations so now is the time to start experimenting with some new and creative dishes using the best of the season?s offerings. In this class, Chef Lucindy takes a new look at ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Crabs and Oysters

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Bill Smith

Hill, Bill Smith, to enjoy recipes from his new book, Crabs and Oysters: A Savor the South Cookbook. Bill has been creating iconic Southern Dishes at Crooks Corner for over 20 years. Come for the delicious food and his wonderful stories.

Menu:
Crab and ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

CLASS: Basics to Brilliant: Simple to Stunning Shrimp

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Amanda Fisher

Come join entertaining instructor Amanda Fisher for this fun class on all things shrimp! You will learn the tips for purchasing, storing, cleaning cooking perfect shrimp, baked, broiled, poached or sautéed and build three recipes from the basic sauté technique

Menu:
Pan Sauteed Shrimp; ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Knife Skills

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Brian Adornetto

Proper knife skills can make all the difference when cooking. Join Brian, a personal chef, food writer and graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, to learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly and how ... more details

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CLASS: Tailgating Cocktails

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Gary Crunkleton

Gary, from the famed Chapel Hill watering hole that bears his name, will show how to take your next tailgating party to the next level.

Menu:
Light snacks will be paired with each cocktail

Register$40.00

CLASS: Learn at Lunch: Tea Pairing: A Three Course Meal

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:00pm

Demonstration

Caroline Cahan

While a masterfully produced tea can be a pleasure unto its own, pairing the same tea with a well-chosen dish can add nuance and open up a whole other realm of taste experiences??a rewarding dialogue? begins. This learn at lunch will feature a ... more details

Register$30.00

CLASS: Breakfast at Timothy’s: An Egg-U-Cation

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 11:00am

Demonstration

Timothy O'Lenic

There are some things we all cook without ever truly exploring all the possibilities; eggs are a prime example. This is the cooking class you never thought you needed but do! Timothy will share some chef tips that will elevate your egg awareness ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Last Saturday Food and Wine Pairing: A Food and Wine Tour of Italy

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 5:30pm

Wine

Wine Department and Cooking School Staff

Join the Southern Season Wine Department and Cooking School as they team up for this fun and casual evening of food and wine. Four wines (3-ounce pour of each) will each be paired with one plate of food. Enter ... more details

Register$25.00

CLASS: Sweet Potatoes: Know your Roots!

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

April McGreger

April McGreger quite literally wrote the book on Sweet Potatoes! (Sweet Potatoes: A Savor the South Cookbook) This sweet potato farmer's daughter will show you how to incorporate more of North Carolina's delicious and nutritious state vegetable into your everyday cooking. We'll look ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Farm to Table Party

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Susan Hearn

The end of summer does not mean the end of end of farm fresh foods in North Carolina! Join Chef Susan Hearn for the celebration of farm fresh fall foods.

Menu:
Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Brandy Crema and Cilantro Pepita ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

CLASS: Harvest with Moosewood Restaurant

Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

David Hirsch

Early October is a nice bridge time for the availability of both summer vegetables and the harvest of early fall as well. In this class David Hirsch. part of the legendary Moosewood cooperative since 1976, shares an early fall menu from the latest ... more details

Register$55.00

CLASS: More From Moosewood

Monday, October 5, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

David Hirsch

Returning for an encore class, David Hirsch will be sharing more culinary creations from upstate New York?s legendary Moosewood restaurant. Join him and learn a perfect menu for fall.

Menu:
Potage Jacqueline (Creamy Sweet Potato Soup); Skillet BBQ Tofu with Quinoa; Autumn Salad Plate ... more details

Register$55.00

CLASS: Souffles and Crepes

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Shellie Kark

Chef Shellie of KitchenCUE simplifies souffles and crepes so that they are approachable for everyone. Nothing is more impressive than to serve your guests piping high soufflés or a great crepe flambé!

Menu:
Shiitake Mushroom and Boursin Cheese Souffles; Tarragon Crepes with Spinach Filling; ... more details

Register$50.00

CLASS: The Pillars of Italy: Pasta; Light, Pillowy Gnocchi and Grilled Pizza

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Shellie Kark

A professionally trained chef and culinary educator, Chef Shellie translates her vast knowledge into easy formulas that simplify the techniques of cooking. Join her and learn a fun new menu that incorporates some of the classic flavors of Italy.

Menu:
Crispy Chickpeas with Garlic ... more details

Register$50.00