Anyone can cook, let me show you how to make it fun!
You’ll find the entire list of my new August, September and October cooking classes each week in my email newsletter ( just shoot me an email if you would like to subscribe) and in the Cooking Class section of HeidiBillottoFood.com.
I thought you would like a more detailed taste of the four classes I have coming up in the next few weeks ahead…..I’d love to have you come and join in the fun for one or all.
These classes are always a blast! The At Home with Heidi classes are held at my South Charlotte home in my kitchen and my unique On the Farm Classes take place on local area farms.
Once you email me to make your reservations I will send out directions to our home or to the individual farm. In every class we offer Wine parings with every dish, recipes packets and wine notes for each class participant. Cost is $65 – $75 per person. Class size is limited – your advance reservations via email to me gets you on the class list and advance payment confirms your space in class.
At Home with Heidi – Tuesday August 13; 6:30-9:30 pm – For the Love of Julia – Years ago I had the great good fortune to interview Julia Child by phone – twice – truly a highlight in my culinary career! On August 14, my hero Julia Child would have been 101 years old! No better way to celebrate her culinary contributions and inspirations than with a class in her honor. This class will be comprised of my take on four of my favorite Julia dishes from an assortment of her cook books – I have so many I am still trying to decide which ones to prepare -of course we’ll use local product as much as possible and I’ll probably base my selections on what I find at the market before class. As always Josh Villapando from the Sorting Table will provide our wine pairings.
Cost $65 per person – email Heidi at email@example.com to make your advance reservations
At Home with Heidi – Tuesday August 27; 6:30-9:30 -Late Summer Herbs and Spices – A great “season”al class – we’ll cook with all the fresh herbs we can get our hands on and blend them with product from my go-to spice shop – the Savory Spice Shop in SouthEnd and Pour Olive olive oil shop on East Blvd. to make a perfectly seasoned dinner for four – or more! Tips on preserving your fall herb harvest as well. Our menu will include Bistecca Florentine ( grilled steak with olive oil and fresh rosemary) and my wild salmon version of the same; marinated local feta with local tomato concasse on pasta with a fresh-made herbs de province blend; lamb chops with mint gremolata and mixed berry basil pie – Wine pairings with each course, of course! Cost $65 per person Email Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservations.
Heidi’s Unique On The Farm Cooking Classes – Saturday, September 7; 3- 7:30 pm – On the Farm at Proffitt Cattle Co. in Kings Mountain
- Home to Shelley and Brian Eagan and Shelley’s parents Diane and Steve and their family, Proffitt Cattle Co. is the first and largest cattle ranch in NC to raise beef on certified organic pastures. This beef is pasture finished, dry aged, 100% grass fed, USDA processed with no hormones and no antibiotics. Proffitt’s certified organic beef is available in Charlotte at Whole Foods
Upon arrival at the farm, we’ll start with an hors d’oeuvre and an aperitif and then settle into the kitchen for a cooking class with a beef-centric seasonal menu. As always our menu will include wine pairings from our good friend Josh Villapando at The Sorting Table at Seventh Street Market to match each course. The afternoon at the farm will wind up with an incredible tour of the Proffitt’s homestead property where you will get to experience first hand all that goes into raising this high quality local certified organic grass fed beef. Meet the cows and bulls, the horses, chickens, ducks and guinea hens and the bevy of friendly farms dogs too!
Enjoy the friendship, fellowship, generous samples, wine pairings and take away recipe packets and wine notes and more!
Lots of hands on opportunities for those who want to slice, dice and saute along with me. Or if you’d rather just enjoy the wine and drink and the beautiful view from the Proffitt’s comfy porch and patio, that’s fine too.
Cost $75 per person – email Heidi at email@example.com to make your advance reservations
At Home with Heidi – Saturday, Sept 14; 11 am – 2 pm – Thai One On – Come and delight in the Asian cuisine that brings together sweet, spicy, salty and hot flavors in each and every dish. An entire meal with all the intricate flavors of Thailand. Recipes include my twist on a Thai chicken and coconut soup, local grilled pork with green curry sauce, classic Pad Thai and savory fishcakes with spicy cucumber sauce -don’t miss it! Cost is $65; email Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your advance reservations.
Please Note the New Date – Sunday, Sept 22; 1-4 pm – Fire and Spice – Cooking from the fall grill -You’ll be good to grill for any occasion after this fun, flavorful and informative class. Lots of tips and tricks to help you achieve grilling perfection. On the menu – grilled antipasto veggies and house marinated olives, tuna burgers with grilled jalapeno and cilantro pesto, dry rub bbq chicken with tabouli, grilled from-scratch sausage biscuits and a fun grilled dessert you are going to love. Cost is $65 email Heidi at email@example.com to make your advance reservations
Check the Cook Class Info page for the rest of the list of late September and October cooking classes and simply email me to register for those that catch your fancy,
Gift Certificates – If you’d like to give the gift of a cooking class to your favorite foodie – I’m here to make it easy – You may select any dollar amount at $65 or $75 dollar increments for your gift certificate option and I’ll put it all together for you. My gift certificates are cute and clever if I do say so myself – which make the gift giving even more fun – they come all wrapped up, personalized and tied up with a bow the perfect gift for your favorite gourmet or gourmand! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order or for more details.