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Cooking Classes Fall and Holiday 2018 Update

Heidi’s Cooking Classes in November and December 2018

November Cooking Classes… Saturday Nov 17, 2-6 pm – Fall Harvest Dinner from the Fields, On the Farm at New Town Farms in Waxhaw, NC

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We’ll be talking and cooking local pasture raised turkey and chicken, eggs and all sorts of seasonal vegetables in this November On the Farm class with my friends, farmers Sammy and Melinda Koenigsberg. New Town Farms is another small family run farm focusing on the art and craft of growing vegetables in their five acre garden, raising pastured poultry, pastured laying hens, and Heritage breed, free range hogs. Join us for a fabulous farm tour and 4-5 course cooking class with wine pairings, that will set in the classic flavors of the season and help you get ready for your own Thanksgiving family feast!  Cost is $85 per person. Email Heidi at to make your reservations before its too late!

Sunday Nov 18, 2-5pm -At Home with Heidi – Gotta Love Grilled Cheese

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Time for a cooking class full of the real taste of local dairy. Melted and grilled cheese, in all its guises, is one of the best comfort foods you’ll find around. This creamy and delicious crowd pleaser, works well for breakfast and lunch, later in the day as an appetizer or snack, at dinner as an entree or a sauce and even after the meal as a fun and flavorful dessert! Vegetarian and gluten free options. Email Heidi at to make your reservations NOW

Then, read more about cooking with local dairy here

Sunday, November 26 – 2-5pm Make it a more casual Holiday – At Home with Heidi –  with a big pot of Chili

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Let’s continue to celebrate gathering with friends around the table this
holiday season with a group of recipes perfect for the cold weather to come, pre-game tailgating and Sunday night suppers at home this holiday
season! Inspired by all I tasted at the recent Dilworth/Southend Chili Cookoff, I thought it would be fun to have a post Thanksgiving Chili class
Among my list of Holiday Cooking classes.
What’s more, I’ll share tips and tricks on how to convert these crowd pleasing recipes into several to hearty appetizers for casual holiday fare as
well! In this class, we’ll make and enjoyTexas chili with chunks of beef,
White bean, cilantro and chicken chili, Hearty vegetarian chili served
over baked potatoes and a tomato based, spicy ground beef and pork
Variations on the theme include a great chili beef dip, and chili stuffed
portabellos baked with a bechamel crust. Wine parings too – you’re gonna love it!
Cost is $85 per person. Email Heidi to make your advance

Holiday Cooking Classes Continue

Saturday December 1, 2-5 pm -Holiday Appetizers & Small Plates

This, the first of two Holiday appetizer cooking classes this season, will feature a menu you can easily do-ahead to avoid that last minute holiday season rush.

The recipes include: homemade chicken sausage and potato puffs, my favorite spanekopeta, pork and mushroom steamed dumplings with a from-scratch hoisin sauce, bite-sized crab cakes and chocolate and peppermint creme brulee shooters to cap it all off.

A Holiday spiced local NC cider and wine pairings with each course round out the menu, Class will be held in Heidi’s south Charlotte kitchen. Cost is $85

Email Heidi at to make your advance reservation.

Thurs December 13, 6-9pm -Holiday Appetizers and Sweet Treats

In addition to two more delicious do-ahead holiday starters: an impressive savory Mexican cheesecake and beef-filled profiteroles… This cooking class also includes the delicious how-to’s for several edible gifts from the kitchen including homemade vanilla, homemade coffee liqueur, Your own luscious limoncello, and a traditional Moravian sugar cake to enjoy any and every morning of the holiday season.  Holiday Wine Pairings, too!  Class will be held in Heidi’s south Charlotte kitchen. Cost is $85

Email Heidi at to make your advance reservation.

Heidi’s Cooking Classes are Hands On, A Celebration of Local Food & Drink and Tons of Fun

My cooking classes are all hands-on events and I use as much locally grown and sourced product as is available, shopping at local farmers markets for all of our ingredients. When I can’t find local product, I opt for organic product, so we will all know whats in the food we are eating.

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Call your friends, plan a day or evening out at any one of these fall or holiday cooking classes and then contact me to  make reservations.

If you and your friends like to cook, why not invite guests to enjoy a tailor-made cooking class. I’d love to plan a private cooking class for your group in your own kitchen or in mine – complete with printed recipes and an assistant to help with clean-up, so you can enjoy the party, too. Private classes can be done in a demonstration style or a hands-on format in which your friends can learn to chop, simmer and sauté, doing all of the cooking themselves.After the cooking is done, sit back and relax, enjoying the fruits of your labors with a wine paired to match each course.

I’d love to help you plan your own private cooking class – simply email me at for details and we’ll get a date on the calendar!


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