By Lauren Levine
Join the Chef’s Table
If you’ve dined at Mimosa Grill, Upstream or Harper’s, you’re familiar with the delicious dishes created by the well-respected chefs at these Charlotte favorites. Try Harper’s Restaurant Group’s cooking classes to learn tips directly from the chefs. You’ll leave class fueled with everything from sushi-making secrets to well-kept tips on perfecting pizza.
Learn from the Pros
Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, helmed by culinary pro Alyssa Gorelick, offers classes whose curriculum spans five different ability levels, so there’s always something new to discover, regardless of your skills. Classes incorporate healthy, unique ingredients that you’ve likely never thought to stock on your shelves. Or you can slice, dice and dredge under the instruction of culinary expert, food blogger and restaurant critic Heidi Billotto. Billotto offers regular cooking classes in her home kitchen and occasionally on local farms, all with a focus on locally grown farm-to-fork fare. Schedule a private cooking class planned especially for you and up to 15 of your food-centric friends at heidibillottofood.com.
Watch and Learn
Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods in South Park allows aspiring chefs of all ages to try their hands in the kitchen. Prefer to sit back and watch the pros get to work while you fire questions their way? Check out one of the demonstration classes.
Three to See
This article ran in the March 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.
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