Whether you’re cooking for one, two, or ten, it’s always good to have a couple of great recipes up your sleeve. And during the summer months, we all love a good barbecue or dinner party. But putting together a great meal for friends and family can be beyond stressful! And knowing what to pick out of the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking is not something we’d like to even think about. But there’s a way to master the art of a few foolproof, delicious, and stress-free party meals, and that’s through a cooking class! We’ve put together a list of some fun and affordable cooking class options that’ll make for a fun summer day’s activity, and will certainly pay back in the long run. Before you know it, all of your friends will be asking for your secret recipes!
For the best of gourmet cooking experiences, head over to Cooking Uptown. If you need to learn the secrets of good old-fashioned southern cooking, you’re in the right place. Located in the Elizabeth Neighborhood, you’ll also get a bargain deal at just $65 per person. Classes begin at beginner level, so don’t feel intimidated and get cooking!
Gallery Restaurant at Ballantyne
We’ve mentioned the Ballantyne Resort and Spa before, and for good reason! Chef Gilbert of the famed Gallery Restaurant at Ballantyne offers hands-on classes revealing his cooking secrets several times throughout the year. Nothing says successful dinner party like whipping up some of the state’s best dishes! And you’ll certainly get your money’s worth, as you’ll be enjoying the four-course meal you’ve prepared at the end of the $65 class!
Cookbook Club at Williams-Sonoma
We can bet that there isn’t a single person on this planet who doesn’t love Williams-Sonoma. The only thing that store leaves us wanting more of is how to use all of their fancy kits and tools. Now, you can learn the real tricks of the trade and enjoy everything Williams-Sonoma has to offer. Call and register to take classes at the store in the North Lake Mall, and call now! The classes certainly fill up quickly when the content is so coveted!
And don’t miss out on the most affordable of options at Harper’s Restaurant for group cooking classes! At just $35 per person, you’ll walk away not just with a full stomach and the satisfaction of having created your own delicious meal, but all the techniques necessary to recreate and improvise your dish in your own kitchen! This summer, choose from class options like the BBQ Bash or a class on The Tomato!