Cooking School at Southern Season - Richmond, Virginia

Upcoming Classes

Knife Skills

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

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. After practicing your knife skills, a snack will be served. Feel free ... more details

Register$50.00

Sweet & Savory Crepes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Morgan Botwinick

Crepes are delicious thin pancakes that can be rolled many ways and stuffed with a variety of fillings both sweet and savory. And don’t be intimidated by the French name– crepes are easy and they even freeze well. In this class, Chef ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call (855) 592-3446 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Delectable Vietnamese Fried Rice

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: Minh Coli

A native of Vietnam, Minh Coli came the United States as a child and grew up in California. During a long career in the fashion industry, she traveled and experienced the foods of the world. This encouraged her to cook and after ... more details

Register$45.00

Croissants

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Morgan Botwinick

Buttery and flakey, the crescent-shaped pastries we call croissants have been a staple in French bakeries for centuries. In this hands-on class Pastry Chef Morgan will show you just how easy it is to create these versatile and tasty treats at home. ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call (855) 592-3446 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Basic Floral Design

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 5:00pm
In this class, you will learn how to take a basic bouquet of flowers and arrange it into a beautiful, yet simple, arrangement at home. We will demonstrate the use of various different vases and flowers. The hands on experience of being able to create your own arrangements ... more details
Register$45.00

Southern Biscuits

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00am

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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

Register$35.00

Everyone Loves Brunch!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Judith Brown

Judith Brown, resident home cook on the Southern Season instructor staff, came to Richmond in 1987. Since then, she has been an officer in the Richmond Culinary Guild, a cooking instructor for Compleat Gourmet and a consultant and recipe developer for the ... more details

Register$40.00

Clean Healthy Eating

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Sara Pomeroy

Sara, a resident of RVA since 2002, has always loved to cook and that landed her jobs with several high-end catering companies before she started her own. In the last year, she has lost 50 pounds and wants to use her love ... more details

Register$40.00

Coffee Cupping and Tasting

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00am

 

Chef: James Hutchins

Our cupping class is designed for enthusiasts of all levels. Coffee & Tea Manager James Hutchins will lead students through a selection of coffees that will include locally and regionally roasted beans. The class will give a brief history on the origin of coffee and explain and demonstrate ... more details

Register$25.00

Build Your Favorite Fresh Spring Rolls

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Minh Coli

A native of Vietnam, Minh Coli came the United States as a child and grew up in California. During a long career in the fashion industry, she traveled and experienced the foods of the world. This encouraged her to cook and after ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call (855) 592-3446 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Breakfast Pastries

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Morgan Botwinick

Nothing is more satisfying than gooey delicious breakfast pastries on a lazy Saturday morning. Join Morgan from Richmond’s Sugar Baking Co. in this hands-on class and learn these treats that are as much fun to make as they are to eat. And ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call (855) 592-3446 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Sushi & Sashimi

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Robert Ramsey

Ready your chopsticks and try your hand at sushi preparation with help from distinguished local chef Robert Ramsey. In this hands-on class you’ll have fun learning to make this fun and healthy meal.

Menu: Sushi Rice; California Roll; Tempura Shrimp; Nigiri Sushi; Spicey ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call (855) 592-3446 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Simply Vegetarian Thai

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Nancie McDermott

Join cookbook author Nancie McDermott for an evening of vibrant, beautiful, and delicious dishes from her newest book, Simply Vegetarian Thai. In an array of dishes ranging from soup, salad and curry to rice, luscious ice cream and Thailand’s signature take on ... more details

Register$45.00

Mother’s Day Brunch

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Kendra Bailey Morris

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

Register$45.00

Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Cathy Barrow

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

Register$45.00

Homemade Stocks and Soups

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Bruce Clarke and Cooking School Staff

In 1968, Chef Bruce Clarke was an Honors Graduate from the Fort Lee Cooks and Bakers School. In 1997, he was the ACF Virginia Chefs Association Chef of the Year. In his long and distinguished career he has ... more details

Register$40.00

Deep Fried Dough

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Morgan Botwinick

This class will feature three very different recipes that all have one thing in common- the deep fryer. And what could be better than a sweet, hot doughnut, fresh from your own kitchen? Come learn to master these irresistible creations with help ... more details

Register$40.00

Healthy Comfort Foods Makeover

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: Kendra Bailey Morris

Chef Kendra will teach kids how much fun it can be to put a healthy twist on on some of the comfort foods we all love.

Menu: Fish Tacos with Avocado and Lime Cream; Oven Baked French Fries with Homemade Ketchup; Cheese ... more details

Register$40.00

Candy Making

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Morgan Botwinick

Candy making doesn’t have to be intimidating. With a few simple ingredients, the use of a candy thermometer and the expert intruction of pastry chef Morgan, you can be enjoying these classic candies in no time.

Menu: Soft Caramels; Butter Toffee; Peanut Butter ... more details

Register$40.00

Five French Mother Sauces

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Robert Ramsey

Properly made sauces count as an experienced cook’s greatest tool in creating fine cuisine. In the 19th century, French chef Antonin Careme developed four “mother“ sauces -Bechamel, Veloute, Espagnole and Tomato. Then in the 20th century, Chef Auguste Escoffier added the fifth ... more details

Register$45.00

Memorial Day Picnic Favorites

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Kendra Bailey Morris

Have the best spread at your next picnic or outdoor dinner! Chef Kendra will teach you to entertain with style and include hometown favorites.

Menu: BLT Deviled Eggs; BBQ Ribs with Coca Cola BBQ Sauce; Mom’s Best Potato Salad; Coconut Black Walnut ... more details

Register$45.00

Let Them Eat Cake

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Gesine Bullock-Prado

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

Register$45.00

Paleo Brunch

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: Sara Pomeroy

Sara, a resident of RVA since 2002, has always loved to cook and that landed her jobs with several high-end catering companies before she started her own. In the last year, she has lost 50 pounds on the Paleo lifestyle and wants ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Flower arranging in unique containers

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
During this class, we will be demonstrating the use of unique containers to enhance your floral arrangements. We will show you how to easily assemble large flower arrangements, how to successfully make an arrangement in an odd shaped container, and how to enhance your arrangements using various everyday items. ... more details
Register$30.00

Cheese

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Dany Schutte

Ever wanted an overview of the world of cheese? Now is your opportunity! Certified Cheese Professional and Southern Season Cheese Buyer Dany Schutte will lead you as you learn the categories of cheese, discuss the range within each group, applications and, ... more details

Register$35.00

One Recipe, Two Meals: Making the Most of Your Cooking

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Kendra Bailey Morris

Cook once and have two meals utilizing “planned overs”, not leftovers. Chef and cookbook author Kendra will show you how to create declicious meals while also saving time and money.

Menu: Slow Cooker Mustard Rubbed Whole Chicken = Tomorrow’s Tarragon Walnut Chicken ... more details

Register$45.00

Custard Tarts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Morgan Botwinick

This class will introduce you to the perfect marriage of a flaky pastry crust with sweet cream. Fresh blueberries won’t always be in season, so come learn how to make these crowd pleasers all year long.

Menu: Lemon Meringue; Chocolate Bavarian; Banana Cream

Register$40.00

Empanadas, The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Sandra Gutierrez

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

Menu: Corn and Spanish Smoked ... more details

Register$50.00

Breakfast for Dinner

Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Mike Ledesma

They always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why limit it to the morning? In this class Chef Mike Ledesma will show you how much fun you can have creating a sumptuous breakfast feast that makes a ... more details

Register$45.00

Superfoods

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Though there is no legal or medical definition, superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them may reduce the risk of chronic disease and prolong life, and people who eat more of them ... more details

Register$40.00

A Tour of the Coastal South

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Kendra Bailey Morris

Fun and knowledgeable chef and cookbook author Kendra will help you explore the best of Southern coastal fare. She’ll teach how many cultures have integrated with delicious results to create this unique cuisine.

Menu: Mini Crab Cakes with Cajun Blonde Remoulade Sauce; ... more details

Register$45.00

Having Fun With Fungi: Mushroom Side Dishes

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Judith Brown

Judith shares new ideas and recipes for incorporating comforting mushroom side dishes into your current culinary repertoire. In this class, you will learn about edible mushrooms that come in all shapes and sizes, fresh as well as dried. These mushrooms are now ... more details

Register$40.00

What Can You Do With A Chicken?

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: John Maxwell

John Maxwell, Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator, member of the American Academy of Chefs and television cooking show host is one of Richmond’s highest profile chefs and his popular classes are always highly informative. In this class you’ll learn the tricks ... more details

Register$45.00

Southern Biscuits

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 11:00am

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Chef: 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 ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call (855) 592-3446 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Pizza From the Expert

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Elana Iaciofano

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

Register$35.00

Summer in Italy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Kendra Bailey Morris

Ever dream of an Italian vacation? Join Richmond-based cookbook author and personal chef Kendra Bailey Morris on a journey to discover Italian flavors that go beyond the usual. She’ll teach you to prepare a meal - and have a two-hour summer ... more details

Register$45.00

Women's Culinary Wellness

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Robert Ramsey

Come and learn techniques for using natural whole food sources that maximize flavor and nutritional value with the “Zen Master of fresh ingredients,” Chef Ramsey. Learn about folate, iron, vitamin D, calcium and more.

Menu: “Wonder Woman’s” Iron Green Smoothie; Barbecued Salmon with ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Terrarium Building

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:00am
In this class we will go over the care of basic terrariums. We will show the different styles of terrariums, the different types of plants, and enhancements to make your terrariums unique. Class participants will have the chance to get their hands dirty and build their own unique ... more details
Register$60.00

Vietnamese Street Food

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 3:00pm

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Chef: Minh Coli

A native of Vietnam, Minh Coli came the United States as a child and grew up in California. During a long career in the fashion industry, she traveled and experienced the foods of the world. This encouraged her to cook and after ... more details

Register$45.00

Beer and Cheese

Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

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Chef: Dany Schutte

Get ready for summertime! Join Certified Cheese Professional and Southern Season Cheese Buyer for a look at some of the seasonal offerings of craft beer paired with cheese. We will also delve into some of the other accompaniments that round out those gatherings ... more details

Register$35.00

Fun with Phyllo

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Phyllo dough is a freezer-friendly culinary creation that instantly elevates a meal from average to elegant. While we certainly would not recommend canned biscuits or pre-made pie shells over homemade, frozen phyllo dough is hard to top. Allow the Cooking School ... more details

Register$45.00

Puff Pastry

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Morgan Botwinick

Puff pastry is easier than you think and you can use it to create numerous dishes, both sweet and savory. In this hands-on class Chef Morgan Botwinick will teach you to make your own light and fluffy puff pastry and show techniques ... more details

Register$40.00

Just For Dad: Beer, Bourbon and BBQ

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Kendra Bailey Morris

Want to impress Dad (or anyone else) on Father’s Day? Come learn to make this fabulous dinner that incorporates the kinds of things many Dads love. Better yet, bring Dad along and share the class with him as a gift!

Menu: Beef ... more details

Register$45.00

Bread Revolution: Sprouted Grain Flour Breadsare the Next Frontier

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1:00pm

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Chef: Peter Reinhart

frontier in baking, partly because it is the most nutritious form of whole grain but, even more importantly, because it tastes better than any other version of whole grain bread. It fulfills what Reinhart calls the “Baker’s Mission,” by evoking the full ... more details

Register$50.00

Chinese Cookery

Monday, June 22, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Shiu-min Block

Born in China, Shiu-min has cooked professionally in the U.S. for over three decades in New York, Connecticut and most recently Richmond. Her long culinary career has included everything from teaching classes at Culinary Arts to running a successful catering company, but ... more details

Register$45.00

Fresh, Local and In-Season

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Kendra Bailey Morris

Richmond chef and cookbook author Kendra Bailey Morris will lead you on an expedition to scour the farmers’ market and find the freshest local produce, meats and dairy, then show you how to create a special menu featuring Virginia’s Finest.

Menu: TBA, ... more details

Register$45.00

Soufflés

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Morgan Botwinick

After training at the International Culinary Center in New York City, Morgan began her professional culinary career as an assistant pastry chef at the Jefferson Hotel. In 2012, she started Sugar Baking Co., a purveyor of fromscratch baked goods, selling at various ... more details

Register$40.00

The Art of Blending

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 6:00pm

Chef: Jason Tesauro

your own? In this class you’ll get to see a little of what it’s like to be an actual winemaker. Sommelier Jason Tesauro from Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia’s most honored winery, brings his laboratory to class to let attendees blend, bottle and imbibe their ... more details

Register$50.00

Peppers & Potatoes: The New World’s Gift to Europe

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: John Maxwell

John Maxwell, Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator, member of the American Academy of Chefs and television cooking show host is one of Richmond’s highest profile chefs and his popular classes are always highly informative. In this class you’ll learn how two ... more details

Register$45.00

Knife Skills

Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

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. After practicing your knife skills, a snack will be served. Feel free ... more details

Register$50.00

BBQ, Marinades, Brines…Oh My!

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Mike Ledesma

Acclaimed chef and instructor Mike Ledesma, from Richmond’s Patina restaurant, is back to teach perfect dishes for summertime grilling. You’ll learn to master marinades and barbecuing as well as create delicious desserts.

Menu: Huli Huli Chicken; Ribs; Pork BBQ ; Apple Phyllo Strudel ... more details

Register$45.00

Blitz Puff Pastry

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Chef: Mary Lynn Gramp

Owner of The Cake Stylist of Richmond, Mary Lynn Gramp graduated from culinary school with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and interned with world-renowned cake designer Maggie Austin of Maggie Austin Cake. There she perfected the art of sugar ... more details

Register$35.00