All Events & Cooking Classes

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Join us for cooking classes featuring accomplished chefs from the greater Atlanta area. We take pride in providing the setting where chef and students discover and experience together what fine cooking is all about. All entrees are prepared using Leaning Ladder Olive Oils and Vinegar. Grab your friends or significant other and a bottle of wine, and join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, and laughter.
Please review class policies and what to expect

Calendar of Upcoming Events and Cooking Classes


Friday, June 9, Paella with Begona Stone, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$99.00 per person (Demonstration class) (Waitlisted)

Enjoy the visual art of making paella and learn tips for recreating delicious paella at home. Come experience a true show-stopper Spanish meal. This cooking class is about more than recipes—it’s about techniques, and immersing yourself in the culture it stems from. Our vibrant instructor will guide you, and fill your spirit and bellies with this delicious meal.

Menu to Include:

A true show-stopper Spanish meal
Complimentary Glass of House Spanish Wine
Traditional Spanish Tapas (Meat, Cheese, Olives and Chef Choice Tapa)
Mixed Seafood / Meat Paella alongside a Tomato Salad with Sherry Reserve Vinegar
Traditional Lemon Crema


Sunday, June 11, Sweet Yeast Breads with Chef Michelle, 12:00 – 3:30pm
$99.00 per person (Hands-On class)

I Like BIG BUNS. Join Chef Michelle as she instructs participants to make Sweet Yeast Breads. Do not miss this tasty class, filled with fluffy and moist outcomes. Coffee & Tea will be served! No other food besides the below menu will be served.

Menu to Include:

Roasted Strawberry Cream Cheese Rolls
Neapolitan Rum Baba – brioche bun soaked in citrus and rum
Apricot Streusel Buns


Wednesday, June 14, Senior Brunch, 10:30 – 11:45am
Complimentary Breakfast



Our Cooking for a Cause Summer Culinary Campers are pleased to team up with the Senior Medicare Patrol as they prepare and present the second annual Senior Brunch for a limited group of Seniors. This event is FREE to attend, we just ask that you RSVP using this link, or calling our store at 678-401-2609, Limited seats are available. 


Wednesday, June 14, Summer Lovin Plants with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$69.00 per person (Demonstration class)


Come experience the wealth of knowledge that Chef Megan brings each time she is in our kitchen. Give yourself the gift of health and healing each day with the assistance of plant power!
Menu to Include:


Strawberry Arugula Salad
Roasted Green Bean and Radish Salad
Cumin Spiced Lentil Burgers
Orange Rhubarb Granita


Friday, June 16, Thai Street Food with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class / Hands-On class)

Thai food culture is lively, communal, and rewards those who are willing to take risks with new dishes. Get inspired, and enjoy this delicious cooking class with Chef Sunisa.

Menu to Include:

Fried Wontons
BBQ Pork with Sticky Rice
Grilled Banana with Coconut Carmel Sauce

Saturday, June 17, June Dinner Party with Chef Alan, 6:30 – 8:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)


It’s Greek Night, again with Chef Alan. His last class was so amazing; we are doing it
again! Enjoy this multi-course Mediterranean style meal! Make a reservation and allow Chef Alan to serve you during this tasty monthly Dinner Party.
(Please note: This is NOT a cooking class; it is more like a Dinner Party where the majority of the meal is prepared ahead of time.)


Menu to Include:


• Mini spanakopita –served with a traditional Tzatziki sauce
• Traditional Greek Salad with Leaning Ladder Red Wine Vinaigrette
• Moussaka – This is a layered Greek masterpiece – baked to perfection!
• Greek Semolina Ravani Cake


Tuesday, June 20, Wine Dinner with Chef Kyle and G3 Wines, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$99.00 per person (Wine Tasting & Education, 5 course Interactive Chef Tasting Menu and Special Pricing for Additional Bottles Purchased that Night)

Sit, Sip, Learn and Eat at Leaning Ladder. Amazing food combinations, paired with 5 spectacular Goose Ridge Washington State Wines. Enjoy the stories and science behind these wines and the food that supports them. Wine Tasting & Education, 5 Course Interactive Chef Tasting Menu.

Menu to Include:


Wine: Goose Ridge Chardonnay 
Small Plate Course 1: Warm Brie Pastry, Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad, Green Goddess
Wine: Goose Ridge Rose (Revelation) 
Small Plate Course 2: Duck Breast, Grilled Watermelon, Preserved Orange, Basil Salsa Verde
Wine: Goose Ridge Red Blend
Small Plate Course 3: Crispy Pork, Red Plum BBQ, Arugula
WIne: Goose Ridge Merlot 
Small Plate Course 4: Almond Cake, Cherry Mousse, Shaved Dark Chocolate
WIne: Goose Ridge 
Small Plate Course 5: Blackberry Streusel, Black Cardamom Ice Cream


Thursday, June 29, Fresh and Vibrant Georgia Summer with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$85.00 per person (Demonstration class)


Come cool off with Chef Kyle as he shares his roundup of sensational summer recipes you will find yourself wanting to eat well through September. Grab your seats for this flavorful summer cooking class.


Menu to Include:


Grilled Watermelon Salad with Shaved Collards, Pickled Shallots, Cucumber, and Feta
Sweetwater Beer-Battered Catfish
Butterbeans with Butter, Mint, and Lime
Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream



 Tuesday, July 4, Tent Sale, 11:00am – 7:00pm


These 4th of July sales are so good; you’ll be seeing stars (and stripes). The 4th of July tent sale at Leaning Ladder is a rare chance to shop for discounted items including but not limited to: Kitchen essentials, home décor, pantry staples, wine, gifts and more. Stop by on Tuesday, July 4th from 11-7pm to shop!

* while supplies last, no additional discounts apply, some exclusions apply.






Saturday, July 15, July Dinner Party with Chef Alan, 6:30 – 8:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

He is at it again! Dine amongst friends at this month’s dinner party featuring some fresh and vibrant seasonal favorites. Yummy outcomes await you.

Menu to Include:

·         Heirloom Tomato and Strawberry Bruschetta
·         Mediterranean Watermelon Salad
·         Chicken Marbella with Roasted Potatoes
·         Blueberry Mini Tarts with Whipped Cream

Friday, July 28, All Hail the Tomato with Chef Daniel, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$99.00 per person (Demonstration class)


All hail the ripe summer tomato, potentially a perfect food. Join Chef Daniel as he thoughtfully prepares this summer favorite in many ways. Ripe, sweet and colorful! To finish, you’ll enjoy a fruit cobbler that everyone will love.


Menu to Include:


    • Heirloom Tomato Salad
    • Tomato Soup with Chilled Shrimp
    • Sous Vide Chicken with Tomato Risotto
    • Blueberry Crisp



Friday, August 11, Black Garlic Cookout with Chef Oakley, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$75.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Black garlic? Yes. Black Garlic has a much higher content of allicin, the active ingredient in White Garlic that imparts its benefits, but without the odor. Plus, Black Garlic is rich in amino acids and has almost double the number of antioxidants when compared to White Garlic. Aside from being a chef, Chef Oakley of Oakley’s Provision grows Gourmet Purple Garlic and ferments garlic into Black Garlic into semi-sweet, reminiscent of balsamic flavors. During this special dinner event, Chef Oakley will introduce you to this special ingredient, and prepare a beautiful dinner for you to enjoy – just in time to fire up the grill!

Menu to Include:

  • Homemade Black Garlic Barbeque Sauce with Shrimp Skewer Wrapped in Bacon
  • Black Garlic Kale Salad with Black Garlic Croutons
  • Black Garlic Stuffed Cheeseburger on a Roll with Caramelized Balsamic Onions
  • Black Garlic Potato Salad

Saturday, August 19, August Dinner Party with Chef Alan, 6:30 – 8:30pm
$69.00 per person (Demonstration class)


Join us as Alan prepares another colorful and scrumptious meal for all to enjoy. Dine amongst friends with this carefully crafted menu. Hot fudge sundaes make everything better!

Menu to Include:

·         Pimento Cheese and Bacon Crostini
·         Tomato and Mango Salad
·         Spinach and Italian Sausage Stuffed Green Peppers
·         Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sundae



Thursday, August 24, Summer Soiree Dinner Party with Chef Daniel, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$99.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Get swanky this summer with this delicious menu! Our chef instructor will guide you through making a satisfying and flavorful summer meal. Enjoy the splendor and freshness of these summer garden favorites.


Menu to Include:


    • Farm Fresh Cucumber Salad
    • Heirloom Bean Salad
    • Pork Schnitzel with German Potato Salad
    • Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry Sauce




Saturday, September 30, September Dinner Party with Chef Alan, 6:30 – 8:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)


Join us as Alan prepares another colorful and scrumptious meal for all to enjoy. Dine amongst friends with this carefully crafted menu.

Menu to Include:

·         Fig and Blue Cheese Puff Pastry
·         Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette
·         Broiled Turmeric White Fish, with Mango Chutney and Lemon and Olive Couscous
·         Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars served ala Mode

Please know we are always working with our chefs to add additional classes; check back regularly. All classes use Leaning Ladder’s Oils and Vinegar. Call 678-401-2609 to register, or to purchase your seat online,click here. NOTE: Photos are meant to be a representation. Please refer to cooking class policies for cancellations and rescheduling guidelines.

Please register early to reserve a seat and to prevent class from being cancelled or rescheduled. Any class not meeting the minimum number of guests 48 hours prior to class time may be rescheduled or cancelled. We take all major credit cards and payment is made at time of registration.

NOTE: All classes are BYOB or Leaning Ladder offers a wide variety of wines to purchase and enjoy during your class. Please call the store to reserve your space at 678-401-2609.

Please treat your paid class reservation as you would theater tickets or sporting events, and understand that once you have purchased the class, we cannot issue refunds. However, if you have a change of plans more than 5 days prior to the class, we will issue you a Leaning Ladder gift certificate that can be used for another class. Cancellation of your reservation within 2 days of the class cannot be accommodated, but if you are unable to attend, you may send someone else in your place.
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