Cooking School at Southern Season - Richmond, Virginia

Upcoming Classes

CLASS: Steakhouse Classics Dinner Party

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Kendra Bailey Morris

There's nothing like a great steak with all the fixin's. Kendra Bailey Morris, Richmond-based cookbook author, personal chef, culinary instructor and cooking show host, will show you how to prepare classic steakhouse favorites.

Menu:
Bacon and Blue Cheese Wedge Salad; NY Strip with ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Tomato Craze!

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:00pm

Hands On

Minh Coli

Born in Vietnam, Minh came to United States in 1975 and grew up in Southern California. As a child, she helped her grandmother and mother in their kitchen daily with authentic Vietnamese home-style cooking. After a long career in the fashion industry, ... 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.

CLASS: Food Photography

Friday, August 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Hands On

Dave Masucci

Have you ever flipped through pages of Gourmet or Food and Wine magazine and come across a photograph that stopped you cold? Maybe you wondered, "How did they shoot that?" In this class, as a photographer, you will learn how to work ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Recipes for Basic Food Writing

Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11:00am

Demonstration

Patrick Evans-Hylton

All folks eat, few truly dine. In this class we'll explore the essence of eating, and learn how to express your thoughts on the experience in a clear, concise and compelling way. We'll cover a number of food writing styles including profiling people, ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Kids in the Kitchen: Pasta

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11:00am

Hands On

For Kids

Cooking School Staff

Most kids are very familiar with macaroni and cheese or ravioli but there is a whole world of paste out there to discover. All of the children attending this hands-on class will learn a ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: The Art of Smoking Foods

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Mike Ledesma

Where there's smoke, you're sure to find Chef Mike Ledesma of Richmond's Patina restaurant. With his guidance you'll learn how easy it is to master smoking, discover new flavors and learn how versatile the process can be. The perfect class for a summer ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Sous Vide Cooking

Monday, August 10, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Cooking School Staff

Ever heard of sous vide? Top chefs have been doing this for years. It's the process of vacuum sealing and slow cooking meats, vegetables, fruits, custards--almost anything! We'll explore this method of cooking using both professional equipment and work-arounds. Join us for ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Paleo Party Appetizers

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

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 with the Paleo lifestyle and wants to ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: A Summer in Italy

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Kendra Bailey Morris

Ever wish you could attend cooking school in Italy? This may be the next best thing. Join popular chef Kendra Bailey Morris and learn to master some creative Italian dishes that go beyond the usual.

Menu:
Grilled Pancetta Crostini with Red Onion Marmalade; ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Wine and Flower Arrangements

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 6:00pm

Hands On

Sarah Creech and Sergio Pinzon

Wine and flowers go hand-in-hand! In this fun class you will have the opportunity to sample dry wines and learn how to make your own flower arrangements. Sergio, Southern Season's Beverage Manager, will be on hand to discuss all ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Learn at Lunch, Pasta!

Friday, August 14, 2015 at 11:00am

Hands On

Cooking School Staff

Join the staff for this hands-on class that will introduce you to the world of fresh pasta. You won't become an expert in one class, but when you finish up with this class, you'll definitely have more experience and have gained ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Biscuits 101

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 11:00am

Hands On

Cooking School Staff

Once upon a time, every Southern cook knew the secret to making biscuits. Unfortunately it's becoming a lost art. We're here to help, however, and in this popular hands-on class you will learn all of the tricks your ancestors forgot to ... 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: Going Whole Hog: All About Pork

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Tanya Cauthen of Belmont Butchery

Interested in learning the art of butchering meat? In this class, the butchers from Richmond's Belmont Butchery will breakdown a whole hog (well, actually a half!). We will start with the anatomy of a hog and what all the cuts ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Knife Skills 201

Monday, August 17, 2015 at 5:30pm

Hands On

Cooking School Staff

Hone the skills you've already learned with a class that goes beyond the basics. In this hands-on class you will learn how to select the right knife for any particular task, how to de-bone a chicken, truss, trim and carve roast ... more details

Register$55.00

CLASS: Summer Entertaining

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Sergio Pinzon and Alexa Pinzon

Pastry chef and Richmond native Alexa Pinzon and her husband Sergio, Southern Season's beverage manager, have teamed up to demonstrate how easy it is to make a summer entertaining menu with just a few quality ingredients. You'll learn to prepare ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Easy & Elegant Outdoor Entertaining

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Kendra Bailey Morris

Popular instructor Kendra Bailey Morris, a Richmondbased cookbook author and personal chef, returns to show you how to prepare a sumptuous feast that will still allow you to be a guest at your next terrace fete!

Menu:
Crostini with Goat Cheese; Balsamic Marinated ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Basic Floral Design

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00am

Hands On

Sarah Creech

Create your own floral arrangements! In this hands-on class you will learn how to take a basic bouquet and arrange it at home using various sizes of vases and flowers. Class participants will take home the vase and arrangement they make in ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Movie Night

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Sergio Pinzon and Alexa Pinzon

Want to create some fun treats for a movie night at home? Pastry chef and Richmond native Alexa Pinzon is thrilled to share her love of desserts and food with you. After working in fine dining restaurants in Charleston, S.C. ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Parents and Kids in the Kitchen: Lunchbox La Bamba

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Hands On

For Kids

Cooking School Staff

As the school year approaches learn to pack an amazing lunch. In this fun hands-on class, kids will learn packable favorites from south of the border that will make them the envy of the ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Food Writing and Restaurant Reviews: How to Write Them

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Demonstration

Patrick Evans-Hylton

Learn the ins-and-outs of dining out (through a tried-and-true 88 point check list) and writing clear, concise, informative and impartial reviews on restaurant experiences. We'll also touch on writing profiles on restaurants, chefs and dishes. Your newfound knowledge can be used for everything ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Eat Well - Live Well

Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 1:00pm

Demonstration

Jill Dahan

In her debut cookbook Starting Fresh! Recipes for Life, Jill promotes her philosophy of wholesome, yet simple meals. Learn to throw together a healthy, fuss-free dinner, snack and even a dessert with Jill's nutritious tips and techniques. The food is so delicious no ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Hawaiian Style

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 6:00pm

Hands On

Mike Ledesma

Even if a trip to Hawaii isn't in your plans, it's OK to put on a flowered shirt and pretend you're there. Please join Chef Mike Ledesma of Patina restaurant, as he goes back to his roots, so to speak. From the ... 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: Biscuits 201

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 5:30pm

Hands On

Cooking School Staff

So you thought you knew all about biscuits but there is always more to learn. In this hands-on class let the Cooking School staff help you fill in the blanks and expand your skills, then enjoy a nice repast!

Menu:
Southern Pimento ... 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.

CLASS: A Tour of the Coastal South

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Kendra Bailey Morris

Many of the South's most famed culinary creations have their beginnings in the coastal region. In this class Kendra Bailey Morris, a Richmond-based cookbook author, personal chef, culinary instructor and cooking show host, will teach you how to prepare some beloved classics.

Menu: ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Kids in the Kitchen: Tasty Casseroles

Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Hands On

Cooking School Staff

Let us help your children learn how to help you in the kitchen! Cooking should be fun for everyone and in this hands-on class kids will learn techniques and recipes that are sure to impress parents. Ages 7 - 12.

Menu:
Chicken ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Italian Wine and Cheese Pairing

Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Dany Schutte

Two of Italy's most famous exports are its wine and cheese. Pairing the two in this class will be Southern Season's Dany Schutte, a Certified Cheese Professional. She will cover whites, reds and a sparkling wine, and various types of cheeses will be ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: A Foodie Five Star Labor Day Picnic

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 1:00pm

Demonstration

Laurie Beth Gills

Labor Day is when we traditionally have a day free from work. What better way to do that than with a relaxing and tasty picnic meal? Chef Laurie is the owner of LB's Classic & Contemporary Cooking, a culinary instruction and catering ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Back to School Easy Family Favorites

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Kendra Bailey Morris

School's in and everyone just got a lot busier. In this class, Kendra Bailey Morris, Richmondbased cookbook author, personal chef and culinary instructor, will show you how to get ready for "back to school." Easy soups and dinner preparations will allow you ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Sweet Delectables for the New Year: A Gluten-Free Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Melissa Krumbein

Melissa Krumbein is a self-trained cook who started helping food entrepreneurs get their foot in the door in the food industry with Richmond's first culinary incubator, Kitchen Thyme. She has been cooking since her days in college and even prepares dinners for her ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Ciao Biscotti

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 6:00pm

Hands On

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, ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Recipe for Food Writing and Cookbook Basics

Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:00am

Demonstration

Patrick Evans-Hylton

Whether you are a chef or foodie looking to bring your recipes to a wide audience or a home cook hoping to pass down your dishes to your family's next generation, this class will help get you started with choosing a theme and ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Fall Tailgating Party

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Kendra Bailey Morris

Please join Chef Kendra for her rendition of the classic gridiron buffet. She will show you how to prepare a classic pre-game spread, whether it's for high school, college or even FC Richmond.

Menu:
Texas-Style Frito Pie with Chili Con Carne; Baby Back ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Pipe & Flow, Kids Cookie Class

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00am

Hands On

For Kids

Mary Lynn Gramp

Owner of The Cake Stylist of Richmond, Mary Lynn graduated has a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and interned with world renowned cake designer Maggie Austin of Maggie Austin Cake. There she perfected ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Spanish Wine and Cheese Pairing

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Dany Schutte

We've all heard of Rioja and Manchego (and love them) but there is a lot more to be discovered in the world of Spanish wine and cheese. Southern Season's Dany Schutte, a Certified Cheese Professional, will lead this pairing of Spanish wines and ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Cooking with Vinegar

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Mike Ledesma

Vinegar often doesn't get the respect it deserves when it come to cooking. Chef Mike Ledesma of Richmond's Patina restaurant returns to take you through the ins and outs of using vinegar as a flavorful ingredient in several different types of dishes, including ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Latin Paleo

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Sarah Pomeroy

Come learn a fresh Paleo twist on Latin classics! 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 ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Mastering the Art of Cast-Iron Cooking

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Kendra Bailey Morris

Have your grandmother's cast iron skillet or maybe an old Dutch oven? Chef Kendra will show you how to properly use and care for it. Cast iron utensils are amazingly versatile and treated properly will last a lifetime.

Menu:
Cast-Iron Seared Scallops with ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Tofu and Vegetables

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:00pm

Hands On

Minh Coli

Born in Vietnam, Minh came to United States in 1975 and grew up in Southern California. As a child, she helped her grandmother and mother in their kitchen daily with authentic Vietnamese home-style cooking. After a long career in the fashion industry, ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Food Phon-Tography, Geared to Your Smart Phone Use

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11:00am

Demonstration

Patrick Evans-Hylton

In this class we will explore the basics of digital food photography through use of smartphone cameras and apps. You will learn how to capture effective, compelling pictures of food or drink using tools readily available, and then write a clear, concise description ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Gluten Free, Kids Sukkot

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 11:00am

Hands On

For Kids

Melissa Krumbein

Melissa Krumbein is a self-trained cook who started helping food entrepreneurs get their foot in the door in the food industry with Richmond's first culinary incubator, Kitchen Thyme. She has been cooking since her days ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: Your Easy Introduction to Homemade Bread

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:00pm

Hands On

Laurrie Lolly

Let Laurrie Lolly guide you along the path to feel and knead your own bread in this hands-on class. With over 50 years of cooking and baking experience, she will teach you to prepare both a savory and a sweet yeasted creation. ... more details

Register$40.00

CLASS: An Afternoon with Manicaretti

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Cooking School Staff

imports. Using top-of-the-line pastas, oils, vinegars and sauces we will explore several new dishes. We will also introduce a new children's pasta.

Menu:
Homemade Ricotta drizzled with Green Walnut Syrup; Baby Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette; Scialatielli with Tomato and Basil Sauce; Stelline ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Under Pressure: Secrets of Pressure Cooker Cooking

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Cooking School Staff

It seems pressure cookers are all the rage these days. Though they've been around for ages, everyone is rediscovering just how quick and easy it is to prepare meals using this versatile utensil. Join our cooking school staff and learn some tasty ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Devils Backbone Brewery

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Warren Haskell

Warren Haskell, of Devils Backbone Brewery in Roseland, Virginia, is a Certified Cicerone. Those who achieve this designation, designed for beer professionals in order to elevate the beer experience for consumers, have a deep and well-rounded knowledge of beer as well as competence ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: South Africa!

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:00pm

Demonstration

Katie Moose

Katie is a native of Maryland and resides on the Eastern Shore, she has written many cookbooks that focus on history and the bounty that the Chesapeake has to offer. This time around, however, Katie will lead us to South Africa. With all ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Kids in the Kitchen: Cupcakes!

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Hands On

For Kids

Mary Lynn Gramp

Owner of The Cake Stylist of Richmond, Mary Lynn has a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and interned with world re-known cake designer Maggie Austin of Maggie Austin Cake. She specializes in wedding ... more details

Register$35.00

CLASS: Quick Breads: Doughs and Breads

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Mike Ledesma

Want to incorporate quick breads into your daily meal plans? It's probably easier than you imagined! Acclaimed chef and instructor Mike Ledesma of Richmond's Patina restaurant will teach you how it's done.

Menu:
Banana Raisin Muffins; Duck Fat Country Biscuits; Flatbreads; Donuts and Focaccia

Register$45.00

CLASS: Baking Outside the Box

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Alexa Pinzon

Pastry chef and Richmond native Alexa Pinzon is thrilled to share her love of desserts and food with you. After working in fine dining restaurants in Charleston, S.C. and traveling through Europe, she returned home to join the Shyndigz team as the pastry ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Fall Flavors of Virginia

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Kendra Bailey Morris

The fall season presents so many delicious flavors here in Virginia. Chef Kendra Bailey Morris will show you how to prepare some of her seasonal favorites using creative new recipes.

Menu:
Arugula Salad with Warm Goat Cheese Pears and Hazelnuts; Butternut Squash and ... more details

Register$45.00

CLASS: Harvest with Moosewood Restaurant

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1:00pm

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$50.00

CLASS: Soufflés and Crepes

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Shellie Kark

Chef Shellie of KitchenCUE simplifies soufflés 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 Soufflés; Tarragon Crepes with Spinach Filling; ... more details

Register$50.00

CLASS: Italian Baking, Savory and Sweet

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00pm

Demonstration

Nick Malgieri

Italy is renowned for homey baking specialties served as antipasti, main courses, and of course, dessert. Acclaimed pastry chef Nick Malgieri returns to help you sample a variety of the best Italian home baking specialties, all easy to prepare in advance for family ... more details

Register$50.00