Alpharetta is a foodie’s paradise. From seafood risotto with an Italian flair to farm-to-table faves like Southern fried chicken, you’re certain to find your new favorite dish in this Deep South culinary hub. As you take your taste buds on a whirlwind tour of all the incredible breakfast, lunch, and dinner spots in our little corner of Georgia, you may find yourself inspired to give the culinary arts a shot yourself. Satiate your curiosity for creating exquisite cuisine for you and your loved ones by checking out one of our four cooking schools. You’ll walk away with next-level gastronomic edification and some sweet skills to show off for your next mealtime:
This culinary school is the only one of its kind in the state of Georgia. Here, you’ll get a taste of various global cuisines, learn new techniques, and glean some serious hands-on experience in the kitchen under the masterful eye of one of Publix Apron’s master chef teacher-trainers. From masaman curry to a feast fit for the Kentucky Derby, the classes offered at Publix Apron’s Atlanta Cooking School will have you wowing a crowd the next time you opt to entertain.
Elevate your dining and shopping at Avalon to an all-encompassing experience with this special ode to healthy, fresh cooking. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn about wine pairings. Perhaps you’ve spent years trying to perfect the perfect pizza. Whatever direction your taste buds lead you, you’re bound to find something to up the ante in your home’s kitchen thanks to Salud! Cooking at Whole Foods. Classes are offered multiple evenings a week, with certain classes reserved specifically for teens and children. Get Junior in to whip up your next family feast or take your honey for a sweet, hands-on baking lesson.
Sur la Table, known for upscale culinary tools and fabulous dishware, has a knack for helping folks create stunning delicacies atop breath-taking tablescapes. Right now, their focus is on all things fall, so you’ll develop a keen eye for autumnal treats like chocolate ganache tartlets and velvety first-course soups —just in time for dazzling your family at this year’s Thanksgiving feast. And if you’ve longed for a little help in the kitchen from your beau, now is the perfect time to enroll him in the Guys’ in the Kitchen class—a hands-on experience sure to sweep you off your feet!
Williams Sonoma—the crème de la crème of wedding registries. If you’re in awe of their servingware, you’ll be delighted by the technique lessons and cooking classes they offer! Jr. Chef sessions, cookbook clubs, and hands-on classes are available each week. Additionally, you can serve up an expertly-curated private event to a group of your nearest and dearest followed by an unforgettable outing to Avondale’s al fresco restaurants and bars!
Ready to start your Alpharetta cooking adventure? For a full list of classes available, click here.