Anyone can cook, let Charlotte Culinary Expert, Heidi Billotto show you how to make it fun!!
Each of Heidi’s cooking classes classes include the preparation of 4-5 different dishes centering around a main topic, using as much local and organic protein, produce and product as possible.
Each class is a hands-on experience (as much or as little as you would like), printed recipes, servings of each dish we create, wine pairings from our friends at Assorted Table Wine Shop, gift bags, coupons and, of course, tons of fun.
So now, the next step is yours…Call Your Friends, Save the Date and Make your Reservations now, to confirm your place in any one of the following October and November 2017 cooking classes. Never too late to make a reservation… Hope to see you soon!
For your convenience, visit the “Heidi Billotto Food” shop where you can make your reservation and pay in advance for the cooking classes you would like to attend all at once time – gotta love one stop shopping!
After you make your reservation, Heidi will personally follow up with an email giving you any details and directions you’ll need to know before class.
And if you would rather register by email and pay with a check, then by all means feel free to contact Heidi directly at HLNC@carolina.rr.com!
Here’s the updated list of October and November cooking classes. Keep checking back as we are adding in new classes all of the time!
Sun October 22, 1-4 pm – At Home with Heidi – Getting Sauced
Even with great local proteins, its a wonderful well done sauce that often really makes the dish. In this hands-on class we’ll cover all there is to know in terms of basic technique for making the five “mother sauces” as outlined in French culinary technique and then create an all local dish with each one. Wine pairings with each course by Assorted Table. Cost is $85 per person. Make your reservations here
Tuesday October 24, 6-8pm Like Cheerwine? Then you will love this special cooking class I am doing as a part of the YELP Charlotte Made series of events this fall.
My “Cooking with Cheerwine” YELP class is free and promises to be tons of fun, but to make a reservation, you have to be signed up as a YELPER which is super easy to do… Here is the link for the class registration ( which will also take you to the YELP website) once you are registered as a “Yelper” you can sign up for the class; but hurry, The class is limited to 25 participants and is sure to sell out – its going to be tons of fun! We’ll start with a little appetizer upon arrival and then I’ll be sharing 4 recipes using the iconic soft drink. We will also have a make-it-yourself Cheerwine Ice Cream Float station and then you’ll be able to photograph your creation for a posssible post on Cheerwine’s social media!! Plus the folks from Cheerwine will have swag, four pack bottles and Cheerwine syrup for sale at the class; and we have fun take home gift bags for everyone in attendance as well. Hope to see lots of familiar faces in the crowd!
Saturday October 28, 4-7pm – At Home with Heidi – Local Pork 101
A “Back to Basics” presentation with great recipes and big time flavors and a focus on locally raised pork from several of my favorite farms. We’ll braise pork shanks in a rich tomato sauce, sear crusted pork tenderloin, sauté or grill bacon topped pork burgers and bake tender stuffed chops plus have a couple of other surprises on hand, like the easiest way to cook bacon ever!!… Its a class you won’t want to miss and with wine pairings by my friends at Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, this late afternoon event becomes a wine dinner of sorts! For more great local pork recipes, Check out this blog post done in coordination with a promotion run by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture
Cost for Pork 101 cooking class and wine dinner is $95 per person. Make your reservation now
Saturday November 5, 2-5 pm – Soups On – At Home with Heidi
Nothing speaks to calm and comfort like a great bowl of soup – perfect for a first course for guests, an easy family dinner or quick heat and serve lunch. On the menu for this class four of my personal favorites – The real deal French onion soup with a thick cheesy crust; Local Kale and white bean Ribolita just like like they serve in Tuscany; an elegant vegetarian Potato and Leek soup with parslied pumpkin seed pesto and a totally from scratch real chicken noodle soup ( with your own bone broth and fresh made noodles) everyone in the family will love.
Cost is $75 per person. Click here to make your reservation
Saturday November 11, 5-8 pm – A Classic Steakhouse Dinner – At Home with Heidi
For this class the focus is on a meal just like the big steakhouses made but I’ll show do it all at home. Recipes include from-scratch blue cheese dressing; creamed local spinach; killer scalloped potatoes with local spuds, and a braised garlic steak spread plus all the basics of cooking a steak – we’ll do local grass fed fillets, ribeyes, t-bone and a New York Strip all locally raised from Proffitt Family Farms – and then, for dessert a classic chocolate souffle. of course! Wine parings for each course offered by my friends at Assorted Table Wine Shop.
Cost is $95 per person. Make your reservations here.
Wanting Something More?? A Little More Personalized perhaps, or maybe one of these same classes, but a different day and time?
In addition to these regularly scheduled cooking classes, just a reminder that Heidi teaches tons of private classes for company team building events, for birthday parties or Girl’s Night Out gatherings, supper clubs, couples date nights or just as fun gathering of friends.
Email Heidi to Plan a Private Class all your own…Start with a cocktail hour complete with appetizers and a wine tasting from our friends at Assorted Table Wine Shop; then move into the kitchen for a hands-on class to cook and enjoy!