Feb-May 2018 Update: Cooking Classes You’re Going to LOVE!

Its official – we are cooking up a storm. Here is an update of my ongoing 2018 Cooking Class Schedule with  even more On the Farm Classes and several new At Home with Heidi Classes I think your going to love!

Keep checking back as I will be adding in several more classes as I firm up details; but for now, read on, check your calendars, call your friends and make your reservations!

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.

Plan your own Private Cooking Class

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!

 

 

IMG_7139Saturday, February 17, 2-5 pm … Fresh from the Farmers’ Market – At Home with Heidi

I love spending nearly every Saturday morning shopping for my week at at least 2, sometime 3 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.  This Saturday, I’ll shop early and then come back and share what I bought as we prepare 4 fabulous courses of truly farm to table fare. Look for local eggs and dairy – all sorts of proteins, and winter veggies too! You are going to love eating and cooking in season! Wine Pairings, of course!

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

9a559f7e-8c2d-4009-ad08-a711f6246312Tues, 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 in between 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

 

27544746_10155955588924566_468426358223810927_n.jpgSat, 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!

We’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

january-4-eat-and-drink-local-1Sunday March 18, 2-5 pm … Eat and Drink Local – At Home with Heidi

If you follow this blog regularly, then you know about every 4-6 weeks or so I do a post on local product from the Carolinas and talk about how you can use it in your everyday meal prep. In this class we will use as many local brands as we can – from local NC spirits to local chocolate and cheese, from local granola to candied bacon, from local nut butters to local bitters and more to make a four course meal that will have you Eating Local with pride!

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

13508989_10153428494596157_5808993253119208792_nSaturday May 5, 4-8 pm – Cinco de Mayo On the Farm … Proffitt Cattle Company in Kings Mountain 

Shelley Eagan of Proffitt Cattle Company and I decided to have some fun with this springtime On the Farm beef-centric class and give it some South of the Border flair! 

As always the class begins with 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 Mexican appetizer and a bubbly toast upon arrival and then prepare 4 additional beef-centric courses that will make you flip your sombrero and shout out, Ole!

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

sammy-and-melinda.jpgSaturday May 28, 1-5 pm … Picnic On the Farm at New Town Farms in Waxhaw, NC 

The very first On the Farm class I ever taught was with Sammy and Melinda Koenigsberg at New Town Farm. We did it as sort of a lark and had no idea of the far reach it would turn out to have. I always look forward to heading back to New Town and to the Koenigsberg’s kitchen for what has become our annual springtime On the Farm Cooking Class. First Sammy will take us on a farm tour, sharing his philosophy and his love for what he does so well. Then we’ll cook together to prepare a 4 course alfresco meal –  perfectly portable fare for your Memorial Day picnic using all the local New Town has to offer.  Don’t Miss It – this class only comes around once a year!

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

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