Chef Alyssa's Kitchen
Chef Alyssa's is one of my favorite activities in Charlotte! I highly recommend it to everyone. Good food and they are the nicest couple! Also, I have a food allergy and they go beyond to accommodate!
The first thing you'll notice taking a class with Chef Alyssa is that she is the real deal. She's an expert cook, genuinely kind and incredibly talented at sharing her skills with you. No matter how many students in the class, Alyssa makes you feel comfortable working with the recipes and will have you leaving the class with a full stomach and legit cooking chops. Go for the classes, stay for the incredible team of Alyssa and Andrew that make them so fun.
I have been to many cooking classes before, but never one with all of the special touches that Chef Alyssa's Kitchen has! It is a truly special and unique experience. I did a class by myself the first time just to try it out, but I will definitely be back to bring friends and family! You are encouraged to do everything yourself, so you really have the opportunity to learn the skills in cooking the dish. That's not to say there wasn't excellent instruction- it couldn't have been better! Chef Alyssa was wonderful, patient, helped you understand the necessary actions step by step, and even showed you where you can have a little artistic flair to make it your own! It wasn't high pressure, but was a relaxed, hands on, truly enjoyable experience, no matter what your skill level is. It was a really special touch to all sit down family style, and enjoy the meal we all worked together to create. Excellent experience- if you are thinking twice- just go for it- you won't be disappointed!
My husband and I attended the Dressed Up Game Day Favorites Class on 9/18. We originally were going to attend in February, but Andrew and Alyssa were great to work with, as our first class was cancelled due to snow! What an awesome date! The venue is terrific, ingredients and tools were top notch and we enjoyed meeting our cooking team. We have already made a few of the recipes (one a few times!) and learned good techniques and local purveyors we can shop. Definitely a great date, girls night or even team building. Grab a bottle of wine and prepare to cook a great meal!
I attended a Healthy Southern Cuisine class at Chef Alyssa's Kitchen. It was a great time. Alyssa does an excellent job breaking down the cooking tasks for all skill levels. The class is run very smoothly and you are always engaged in activity. The food turned out delicious, and I will definitely be trying the recipes out at home again. I'd highly recommend for anyone interested in enhancing their cooking skills or just looking for a fun night out with friends.