Cooking School at Southern Season - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Upcoming Classes

Class: Dinner from the Winter Farmers Market

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Sheri Castle

The weather may be cold but the area’s farmers are still producing wonderful food. Join Sheri Castle, cookbook author, food writer and Southern food expert, to learn the techniques for making these delicious seasonal dishes.

Menu: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Hazelnuts; Mustard Crusted Pork Loin; ... more details

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Class: Learn at Lunch: Super Southern Super Bowl Party

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00pm

Chef: Ellen Clevenger-Firley

Get ready for the Super Bowl with new appetizers and small plates. Learn the easy techniques to prepare these dishes in advance so you can enjoy your own party! This is a one-hour class

Menu: Pimento Cheese Biscuits with Pimento Cheese; Pickled Shrimp; Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs; Pulled Pork ... more details

Register$30.00

Class: Get Ready for Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

Chef: Lucindy Willis

Express your love and show off your culinary expertise by preparing a Valentine’s menu that will sweep your love-dove off his or her feet. Join Chef Lucindy in the kitchen and “feel the love” as she prepares a “Foothills Cuisine”. Learn how to use phyllo and the art ... more details

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Class: A Winter's Tale

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Brendan Cox

In the spring of 2012 Chef Brendan Cox unveiled Oakleaf in Pittsboro, NC with the goal of serving creative seasonal cuisine and small production wines. Much acclaim and many awards have followed. Join Chef Brendan for his version of “A Winter’s Tale,” made delicious and entertaining with his ... more details

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Class: Winter Warmers

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Isaiah Allen (The Eddy Pub)

When he’s not in the kitchen at his Saxapahaw restaurant, The Eddy Pub, Chef Isaiah Allen is digging in the dirt on his farm and raising many of the vegetables he prepares. Needless to say he is a bit proponent of the farm-to-fork movement. Close ... more details

Register$40.00

A Cheese Infused Menu w/ Wine Pairings for a Stay at Home Valentines Celebration

Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 4:00pm

Chef: The Brothers Kast

Join the Kast brothers, Maximilian, Advanced Sommelier and Wine Director at the Fearrington House, and Runner-Up America’s Top Sommelier 2014, and Alexander, Certified Cheese Professional & cheese maker from Goat Lady Dairy, for this delicious and educational class. Learn the tips and techniques to create this wonderful ... more details

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Class: Chocolate Truffles for Your Valentine

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Susan Hearn

Do you love chocolate? Join Chef Susan Hearn to learn how to make truffles for your special Valentine or just for yourself!

Menu: Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles with Frangelico; Key Lime and White Chocolate Truffles; Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Truffles; Spicy Truffles ... more details

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Class: Taste of the Triangle: La Farm Bakery

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: 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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A Valentine’s Day Menu: Tips and Tricks for Cooking at Home on the Big Day

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Ben Adams of Piedmont Restaurant

Join Chef Ben Adams, chef and partner at highly acclaimed Piedmont restaurant in downtown Durham, to learn the techniques needed to make this elegant meal at home. You’ll be able to dazzle your sweetheart with this meal and your cooking talents.

Menu: Oysters on the Half ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner Menu

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12:00pm

Chef: Katie Coleman

Join Chef Katie Coleman to learn how to make–and taste– this wonderful dinner for your sweetheart. This is a one-hour class.

Menu: Roasted Grapes and Ricotta; Steak au Poivre with Rosemary Risotto and Asparagus; My Heart is “Beeting” For You Cake

Register$30.00

Class: Wine Dinner: Spanish Cuisine

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Caitlin Burke and Elizabeth Cooper

Join Wine Director Elizabeth Cooper and Cooking School Instructor Caitlin Burke for this culinary trip to Spain. Enjoy the warm and inviting flavors paired with unique and delicious wines.

Menu: Fried Manchego with Romesco Sauce; Jamon-wrapped Shrimp with Salsa Cruda; Paella; ... more details

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Class: Valentine Date Night

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Amanda Fisher

Romance is in the air with Amanda Fisher from Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company. Join her and your sweetheart for Date Night at Southern Season and learn to cook the most decadent and delicious lover’s dinner in this fun, hands-on class.

Menu: Shrimp ... more details

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Class: Taste of the Triangle: Crook’s Corner Mardi Gras

Monday, February 16, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Bill Smith

Join the reigning Southern culinary king of Chapel Hill, Bill Smith, for his gastronomic celebration of Mardi Gras! Bill has been creating iconic Southern dishes at the Chapel Hill’s Crooks Corner for over 20 years. Come for the food and his wonderful banter and stories.

Menu: Milk Punch; ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Cooking the Winter Market with Karen and Ben Barker

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Karen and Ben Barker

We are again honored to welcome Triangle chefs Ben and Karen Barker who left a legacy in Durham with the late and great Magnolia Grill. Both chefs are James Beard Award winners, and in October 2012, the couple received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ... more details

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Class: Mushroom Mania

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Ellen Clevenger-Firley

From porcini to portobello, mushrooms make a nutritious and delicious addition to everything from salads to burgers. Join Cooking School Manager Ellen Clevenger- Firley for a hands-on class starring everyone’s favorite fungus. Learn the proper way to store, clean and cook mushrooms ... more details

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Class: Food of Mexico: Breakfast and Brunch: Part Two

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Chef: Marcelo Villasuso

“Eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince and dinner like a pauper.” There is nothing better than a hearty and savory breakfast with a warm cup of authentic Mexican bittersweet chocolate. Join Marcelo Villasuso, food and travel expert and Mexican expat, as he takes attendees on ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Date Night on the Grill

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Brian Adornetto

Grilling is sometimes thought of as a man’s domain, but the grilling of delicious food together can be a very romantic event for couples. Join Chef Brian as he guides you though the techniques of grilling to make a delicious dinner. ... more details

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Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: 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 ... more details

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Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00pm

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Chef: 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 ... more details

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Class: Cassoulet and Cotes du Rhone

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Susan Hearn

Perhaps there is no dish in Southern France more iconic and cherished than cassoulet. Cassoulet was originally a food of peasants–a simple assemblage of what ingredients were available: white beans with pork, sausage and duck confit, cooked together for a long time. Paired with the region’s other culinary ... more details

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Class: Pasta II

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Kim Calaway

Homemade pasta fresca (fresh pasta) is both gratifying to make and wonderful to eat. Do you want to go beyond basic pasta? Join Cooking School instructor Kim Calaway to learn the tips and techniques needed to make three new types of pasta. ... more details

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Class: The Chino-Latino Movement

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Sandra Gutierrez

Did you know that Chinese immigrants have helped shape the food of an entire continent? Their culinary influences can be found in the food of many Latin American countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru. Let author and Latin expert Sandra Gutierrez introduce you to some of the most ... more details

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Class: Barrel Aged Cocktails

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Gary Crunkleton

Join us for another installment of Cocktails with Gary Crunkleton from the famed Chapel Hill watering hole that bears his name. Gary’s wealth of knowledge is amazing and his personality guarantees a fun-filled evening. You’ll learn new ways to entertain with delicious new cocktails and snacks. In this ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Winter Lunch In Provence

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:00pm

Chef: Ellen Clevenger-Firley

Most areas of Provence have mild weather throughout much of the year, yet winter months can turn quite cold. Join Ellen Clevenger-Firley, Cooking School Manager, for a warming winter menu from this culturally rich region. This is a one-hour class.

Menu: Fennel and Orange Salad with Red Onion and ... more details

Register$30.00

Class: Lamb Made Easy

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Chef: Craig Rogers

Join Craig Rogers, owner and shepherd of Border Springs Farm in Virginia, and discover the unforgettable flavor of lean and mild farm fresh lamb. He will lead you through several way to prepare delicious dishes using his grass-fed, certified naturally raised lamb.

Menu: Lamb Sausage Balls (appetizer); Lamb Puttenesca ... more details

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Class: Get Ready for March Madness

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Susan Hearn

It’s tournament time so get ready to spend some time with friends in front of the TV. And of course you’ll need snacks! Chef Susan Hearn will teach you to prepare a wide assortment of easy and delicious dishes that are perfect ... more details

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Class: Shop the Market

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: Caitlin Burke

The winter farmers’ market is still full of flavors and color. Join Caitlin Burke, Cooking School Instructor, and learn how to create a sumptuous and spontaneous meal from the foods purchased at the local farmer’s market. Caitlin will escort you to the ... more details

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Class: Quick and Easy Thai

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Susan Hearn

Thai food may seem exotic and beyond the grasp of the average home cook, but trust us, it’s not! Chef Susan Hearn will show you just how easy it is to prepare a complete meal using all the unusual and delicious flavors ... more details

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Class: An Evening in Paris

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Katie Coleman

Have you always wanted to visit Paris? Join Chef Katie Coleman as she takes you for a visit to Paris through this a meal. In this hands-on class you will learn the techniques to make a classic meal, just like you would ... more details

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Class: Date Night: Cooking with Irish Beer and Whiskey

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Brian Adornetto

There’s no better way to “get your Irish on” than by cooking with some of the Emerald Isle’s finest elixirs. So, tap into your inner Hibernian and learn how to make a spirited dinner. Join Chef Brian Adornetto as he guides your ... more details

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Class: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Elizabeth Cooper and Ellen Clevenger-Firley

What’s the craic? Don’t be an eejit, join us for a real Irish celebration. Traditional Irish fare–soda bread, bangers, a bit of stew, and libations. It’s a casual evening complete with Celtic music. Learn a bit about the Blarney, and if you show up in ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Food of México: Enchiladas? What Enchiladas?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Marcelo Villasuso

Forget the bright neon yellow cheese! It’s all about the quality of the corn tortillas, the yummy sauce, creative fillings and fresh toppings. The toppings are a key element and have been evolving throughout the years but the traditional method of assembling and serving enchiladas really allows the ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: The Latin Caribbean

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Sandra Gutierrez

Winter is feeling long so escape the cold with Sandra Gutierrez. The author of Latin American Street Foods takes your taste buds on a virtual culinary tour through the tropical Latin Caribbean islands with dishes from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Escape the cold and join ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Spring Cupcakes

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Gwen Cummings Maller and Martha Newport

Join Gwen, pastry chef and graduate of the French Culinary Institute, and Martha, a self-taught cake decorator who delights friends and family with her cake and cupcake creations, to learn how to give ordinary cupcakes a professional taste ... 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: Girls Night Out: Tapas

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Caitlin Burke

Grab your girlfriends and join Caitlin Burke, Cooking School Instructor, for this fun and tasty night out. In this hands-on format you’ll learn the techniques to make these wonderful dishes and make your next party a tapas party

Menu: Marinated Olives and Feta; ... more details

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Class: Small Plates, Big Flavors

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Molly Stevens

Inspired by the Spanish tradition of enjoying a few tapas with drinks, the trend of dining on small plates has taken hold in American restaurants and shows no sign of letting up. But why wait until you’re out for dinner to have the fun and variety of a ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Cocktails -It's all about Gin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Gary Crunkleton

Join us for another installment of Cocktails with Gary Crunkleton from the famed Chapel Hill watering hole that bears his name. Gary’s wealth of knowledge is amazing and his personality guarantees a fun-filled evening. You’ll learn new ways to entertain with delicious new cocktails and snacks. In this ... more details

Register$40.00

Recipes from The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book and Vegetarian Dinner

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough

Whether you’re entertaining guests or just getting dinner on the table on a Wednesday night, you want food that is mouthwatering and doesn’t take all day to prepare. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have the solution to this culinary dilemma in their books The Great ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: A Tapas Tour of Spain

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:00pm

Chef Shellie

No meal is more fun for friends than one with lots of small, shared plates! Join Shellie Kark, a highly trained chef and skilled educator, and discover the world of Spanish tapas. She will share all the techniques you’ll need to prepare authentic tapas, paella and more to please ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Farewell to Winter

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Chef: Lucindy Willis

The winter season is coming to an end and soon we will be greeted by the harbingers of spring. Before we move to the next season, let us bid adieu to the cold with the ultimate winter dining experience. Chef Lucindy shares the secret to making light crab ... more details

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Class: Easter Dinner and Spring Harvest

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: 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 Easter recipes as well as their vast ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Spring Roasting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Amanda Fisher

Amanda Fisher takes you back to her homeland, England, for a lighter take on roasting with this sumptuous springtime menu. A roast dinner is the easiest of dinners to master and everything on this menu (except the gravy!) cooks in the same oven, saving time and effort for ... more details

Register$40.00