By Kaitlin Sheppard
If braving the cold winter weather doesn’t strike your fancy, an indoor retreat to a home-cooked meal may be just what the doctor ordered. Not yet a chef de cuisine? Novice bakers and skilled cooks alike are welcome to attend the Chef’s Choice® cooking classes at Johnson & Wales University. Since its inception in 2004, the program has offered authentic cooking experiences taught by certified instructors at the university’s state-of-the-art kitchens.
Charlotteans can choose from classes inspired by global dishes to sweeter sessions focusing on desserts or artisan breads. For those interested in perfect pairings, a wine and spirit education course may be more your forte. Classes are offered weekly in four-hour sessions and start at $150 per person. Those in need of a little more instruction can opt for baking or culinary boot camps at $650 per person. These intensive five-week classes will teach you to be proficient in puff pastry creation or an expert in making a raving ratatouille that would rival Grandma’s.
Whether you’re looking to sharpen your knife skills or learn basic cooking techniques, a Chef’s Choice cooking class at Johnson & Wales University is the perfect way to treat yourself this season. And we think you future dinner guests will agree!
To plan your cooking class experience, click here.
This article ran in the Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017 of Charlotte Happenings.