“Cooking Along the Crooked Road” classes offer children, teens and adults hands-on, creative experiences that can transform mere nourishment into culinary adventures. Students of all ages acquire valuable life-long skills, taught by local chefs and other accomplished, imaginative cooks. From healthy lifestyle cooking and a variety ethnic culinary classes to bread and pastry making and special youth classes, there is something for everyone in the warmth of the teaching kitchen!
2017 COOKING CLASSES-All Classes 6-9pm/$35 unless otherwise noted.
April 3, 2017 – Cooking from the French Countryside with Abigail Hutchinson register
Abigail Hutchinson, executive chef at the The Olde Farm Golf Club will be teaching her first class with us this spring. Chef Hutchinson also teaches part time at the UT Culinary School and former positions include Biltmore Estates, The Jekyll Island Club and The Ocean Club of Amelia Island.
April 10, 2017 – Antipasto, A Long Italian Tradition with Susan Lachmann register
Antipasto is the famous Italian tradition of having small bites of delicious and beautiful food before the meal. The literal meaning is “before the meal” and it was introduced in early Italian history to stimulate the appetite before the main course. The Italians love nothing more than sitting down with good friends and good conversation before the meal. In today’s culinary world, antipasto has come to mean small bites that can be served at dinner, tailgate events, cocktail parties or any place where people gather to savor great food and great company!
Susan will share many traditional and new antipasto ideas, including proper marinades, how to blend flavors, aromas and colors to making the pleasing plates. She will also discuss bread and cheese selections as well ideas for presenting meats, vegetables and fruits which the class will prepare to together for the perfect antipasto plates!
April 24, 2017 – Springtime Cooking with the Big Green Egg register
“ The Big Green Egg stands alone as the highest quality and most versatile outdoor cooking product available today.” Grill, bake , barbeque, roast, smoke and even make pizza as you learn all about this perfect cooking system. Back by popular demand, Becky Nelms and Mick Foran of Alfresco Lifestyles will be lead the class in a night of cooking on The Big Green Egg. The class will prepare and cook together some of her outstanding dishes and enjoy taking home some fabulous recipes just in time for springtime eating! Come and experience first -hand the amazing tastes and rewarding health benefits reaped from this phenomenal year-round cooker.
May 1, 2017 – Small Bites for Spring Celebrations with Susie Buckner register
Spring is the season of new beginnings, and with that, come celebrations; Tea parties, Wedding Showers, Derby Parties, Graduations, and Cinco de Mayo festivals. This class will show you how to prepare beautiful and simple “Small Bites”, guaranteed to wow your guests. Most of the recipes can be made in advance or frozen, leaving the hostess with plenty of time for what matters most… your guests! After making the recipes, you will learn how to create a beautiful tablescape to showcase your food. Join us for hands on instruction and come for a fun, informative evening with Susie Buckner.
May 8, 2017 – Sushi Fun with the Tavern Chefs register
Join the chefs from The Tavern for some sushi fun! More info to come soon about this unique, educational culinary experience.
May 15, 2017 – Perfect Pairings with Matt Henry register
May 22, 2017 – Patio Daddy-O! Grill Master Meat and Brew Pairing with Matt Shy register
June 19 – June 22, 9AM -12:30PM – Summer Sizzlin’ in the Kitchen Teen Camp register
TAKE A CULINARY TRIP AROUND THE WORLD! Enjoy four days of chillin’ and cookin’ in the teaching kitchen with local chefs and culinary experts. This year’s camp will feature Culinary cultures from Around the World. Teens will enjoy learning about food from France, Asia, Mexico and Italy. Teens,ages 12-17 will learn basic kitchen and knife skills. Using math skills to work on recipes and artistic flair to create their own new recipes during Jr. Iron Chef games…teens will develop new friendships and team building skills. This class is for every cooking level..from beginner to those who have cooked at home or with friends. On the final day, the class will prepare a buffet lunch for parents to show off the skills that have been developed during the week.
Detailed flyer available.
Camp Hours: 9 am -12:30 pm Mon, Tues, Wed 9 am-1:30 pm Thurs
June 26-June 29, 9AM-12PM – Kids in the Kitchen Summer Cooking Camp register
detailed flyer available April 1, 2017
Dates and times: M-Tu-W- 9:00 to Noon Thursday 9-12:30 with parent lunch.