Feb & Mar 2018: Four Fabulous Cooking Classes with Heidi Billotto

heidi with cookwareWow what a month it has been. I have a had a blast cooking with all of you at catering jobs and private cooking classes nearly every weekend since the middle of December 2017. Now, its time to kick off my 2018 Cooking Class schedule with  a couple of great On the Farm Classes and a few much requested At Home with Heidi Classes as well.

Interested? Simply email me to make your reservations – links are at the end of each class descriptive. Your advance payment confirms your spot in class. Each class is a hands-on experience ( as much or as little as you would like) and each includes featured wine pairings from my friend Josh Villapando and his team at Assorted Table Wine Shop.

simply-email-heidi-to-make-your-reservationsAs always I cook with as much local product as I can get and when I can’t get something local, I opt for the organic alternative. Glad to accommodate any dietary restrictions – just let me know in advance, and we can make it work!

I can promise you, you’re going to have a blast! My cooking classes have always been a delightful way meet new food-centric folk and are a fun date night or evening out with friends experience.

If you don’t see a time and date that works for you, why not plan a private cooking class all your own – Just shoot me an email and I can share all the details you’ll need to know to get a date on the calendar!     Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Sat, Feb 3, 4-8 pm – On the Farm Cooking Class

Proffitt Cattle Company in Kings Mountain 

The crisp, cool  air of the first weekend in February will provide a beautiful time to visit this certified organic cattle ranch in Kings Mountain, NC.

4485ad23-8399-4900-b312-436b3bd29825Our hosts Shelley  Eagan will take us on a farm tour where we will meet the finishing herd that grazes the grasses surrounding the Proffitt homestead and learn all about what it takes to be an organic rancher – the process and attention to detail is amazing! You’ll meet the horses and the dogs and cats and the chickens and then we’ll head back to the house to cook with Proffitt’s delicious grass fed and finished beef. We’ll start with a beefy appetizer and a bubbly toast upon arrival and then prepare 4 additional beef-centric courses with recipes you could easily serve at your Superbowl soiree the next day.

Cost is $85 per person. For reservations, email Heidi at HLNC@carolina.rr.com

 

Sat, Feb 17, 2-5 pm – Fresh from the Farmers’ Market Cooking Class 

At Home with Heidi Billotto

This class takes place in my South Charlotte home kitchen. I spend nearly every Saturday morning shopping for my week at at least 2 local farmers’ markets. Farming is not just a spring and summertime occupation and so you can easily buy everything you need – products, produce and proteins too all through the year from our area’s local farmers.  I’ll shop early this Saturday morning and then come back and share what I bought as we prepare 4 fabulous courses of truly farm to table fare. You are going to love Eating Local and cooking in season!

Cost is $85 per person. Email Heidi at HLNC@carolina.rr.com to make your advance reservations.

 

Tues, Feb 20, 6:30-9:30 pm – Gluten Free Gourmet Cooking Class 

At Home with Heidi

This much requested class takes place in my South Charlotte home kitchen and provides a menu for a fabulous 4-course meal that is totally gluten free. We’ll make a milk bread and a chocolate bread pudding for dessert that will become your gluten free go-tos and inbetween a soup, salad and entree. Each course includes a wine pairing and tons of fun!

Cost is $85 per person. For reservations, email Heidi at HLNC@carolina.rr.com

 

Sat, March 10, 3-6pm – On the Farm Cooking Class

 Tega Hills Farm in Ft. Mill, SC

This year marks the 20th anniversary for my friends Mark and Mindy Robinson at Tega Hills Farm! What better way  to kick off the year long celebration than with an On the Farm cooking class!

10c2d9d6-fd8f-4fcd-a8cf-72306f0ab28cWe’ll start with a little bite to eat and a beverage with which to toast and then move into the greenhouses to tour this incredible hydroponic farm of lettuces, microgreens and more. Then, I’ll have a kitchen set up in one of the greenhouses  – or outside under the tents if weather allows and we’ll prepare 4 wonderful courses features the greens and veggies that Mark and Mindy so lovingly grow  and I’ll supplement the produce with a variety of proteins from other local farms. And yes there will be a fun birthday cake recipe that you will want to make again and again. Join us for the celebration!

Cost is $85. Make your advance reservations by emailing Heidi at HLNC@carolina.rr.com

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