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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


AUGUST

Sunday, August 14, Zwilling Event – Knife Skills, 11:30am – 1:30pm &
Zwilling Event – Culinary Showcase, 4:30 – 6:30pm

$89.00 per class, per person 

(Each participant at each class gets a FREE promotional gift valued at $99.00+, sign up for both classes, get another promotional gift item FREE. )

11:30-1:30pm Knife Skills (Hands-On class) (Waitlisted)
Learn the fundamentals of good knife skills from the experts. Bernard Janssen  ZWILLING’s executive Chef & Culinary Program Manager will teach you what makes a quality knife, which knife to use for each task and how to maintain/clean your knives. He will teach the circular rocking motion, the chopping motion, how to perfectly dice an onion, mince and how to use a flexible fish fillet knife. From brunoise to julienne, you will master a range of essential cutting techniques. Light Breakfast Type Bites, Coffee / Tea Bar will be Set Up for Refreshments included.

 

4:30-6:30pm Culinary Showcase (Demonstration class)
Kitchen Essentials with Chef Bernard Janssen, in this class, Chef Bernard will cook 3-4 dishes and go over at least 15 Zwilling kitchen essentials, from cutlery to cookware to tools and electrics. You will learn how to choose your cookware for specific dishes, the ins and outs of cooking in Staub cast iron, and also how to use multi-layered Demeyere stainless steel cookware. Chef Bernard will show you the features and benefits of several Zwilling product lines and will also teach you how to get better at food prep and reduce food waste using Zwilling Fresh & Save. 3-4 small plates will be served.

 

Information about Chef Bernard Janssen

Free promotional items may vary and are subject to change. Guests can not request FREE items, or exchange / return. ALL SALES FINAL.

 


Wednesday, August 17, Summer Bakes with Chef Michelle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Hands-On class)

Conquer the crust, the foundation for making flaky, buttery pie crust, and turning it into tasty summer bakes! You’ll love this fun and festive class taught by Chef Michelle. No other food besides the menu will be served.

Menu to Include:

Lemon & blueberry tarts
Tart dough, lemon filling, blueberry compote
Homemade Pop Tarts
Flaky pie dough, jam filling, glaze

 


Saturday, August 20, Baked Chicken Milanese with Chef Alan, 6:30 – 9:00pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class) (Waitlisted)

Chef Alan is at it again, a positively perfect evening at Leaning Ladder with this mouth-watering menu! Sit back, relax and enjoy!

 

Menu to Include:

 

Puff Pastry Empanadas
Chilled Peach and Cantaloupe Soup
Baked Chicken Milanese with Heirloom Tomato Salad
Fresh Marinated Plum and Raspberry Bowls with Whipped Cream

 


Sunday, August 21, Charcuterie Board 101 at our Sunday Supper with Joanna Scott, 3:30 – 5:30pm
$35.00 per family member (Child + Adult Cooking Class) (Hands-On class) (Waitlisted)

 

Cooking is a great way to spend time together – especially when you don’t have to worry about the planning, shopping or clean-up! So, grab your kid(s), grandparents, goofy uncle, favorite auntie, or even some family friends and let’s make some delicious memories together! Ages 4+ please!

Come as a pair, or small group! At our Sunday Supper, adult(s) and kid(s) work side-by-side to make a meal, and then enjoy it together. It’s the perfect combination of family fun activity, meets hands-on instructional cooking, with a delicious dinner result, and recipes you can later recreate at home!

All classes include: Hands-On Instruction lead by one of our talented and kid-friendly instructors, all food and non-alcoholic beverages and professional printed take-home recipes.

If you’re looking to find charcuterie board inspiration and instruction then this class is for you!
We will build our own charcuterie board, then sit back and snack. This class we discuss what is needed to make these artistic creations, helpful tips, recipes and more….

 


Tuesday, August 23, Wine Dinner with Chef Kyle & Sips that Support, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$99.00 per person

 

Our August wine dinner is all about Sips that Support!. With these specially selected wines you won’t just be sipping your everyday Red or White; but wine that gives back to social causes and the environment. Cheers to that!

 

Menu to Include:

Wine: Chenin Blanc
Small Plate: Glazed Butternut Squash, Lemon Confit, Pickled Shallot

 

Wine:  Pinotage
Small Plate:   Grilled Cucumber, Plum, Red Oak Lettuce, Prosciutto

 

Wine:  One Flock Red Blend
Small Plate:   Roast Lamb, Pecan Dukkah, Salsa Verde, Honey Lavender Glazed Carrots

 

Wine:  Malbec
Small Plate:   Dark Chocolate Tart, Blackberry Anglaise

 

Wine:  Sparkling Moscato
Small Plate:   Nectarine Ice Cream, Tangerine Shaved Ice

 


Wednesday, August 24, Pad Thai! with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Hands-On class)

Enjoy this beloved street food dish found all over Thailand, Pad Thai! The name pad thai comes from the Thai word phàtthai, which means “Thai stir-fried food.” Chef Sunisa will help guide you as you learn about methods, and techniques to craft these recipes at home. Enjoy Spicy Shrimp Soup, mouthwatering Pad Thai as your entree and flavorsome Rice Corn Pudding for dessert.

 

Menu to Include:

 

• Spicy Shrimp Soup
• Pad Thai
• Rice Corn Pudding

 


Friday, August 26, Plant Power with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$75.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Chef Megan’s classes make for a fun and interactive experience using plant power! She will create delicious and nutritious clean eating treats! For those of you who keep or aspire to a Plant Focused Lifestyle – this is your class!

Avocado Soup

Heirloom Veggie Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Savory Summer Soba Noodle Bowl with Salmon

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls


Tuesday, August 30, Fundamentals of French Sauces with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$85.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Sauces add flavor, texture, moistness, viscosity, and eye appeal to a dish. They help pull together the various elements of a plate and make it whole. Sauces add contrasting or complimentary favors and colors to a plate thereby keeping the dish interesting and appealing throughout the dining experience. Reserve your seat for this informative and delicious class.

 

Menu to Include:

 

-Blanched Asparagus with Hollandaise

-Gnocchi Parisienne with Gruyere Bechamel and Herbes de Provence Breadcrumb

-Crispy-Skinned Chicken Thigh with Tarragon Veloute

-Champagne Sabayon with Fresh Berries


SEPTEMBER


Saturday, September 3, Lasagna with Chef Kathy, 6:30 – 9:30pm

$85.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Savor the authentic taste of this Italian homestyle favorite – Lasagna! Join Chef Kathy for her upcoming Italian cooking class for new inspiration when it comes to cooking Italian recipes. Sit back, relax and enjoy this flavorful meal.

Menu to Include:

  • Focaccia Bread
  • Antipasto Mix Starter
  • Homemade Lasagna with Meat Ragu
  • Apple Bellavista Strudel with Warm Vanilla Bean Sauce

Tuesday, September 6, Taste of Thailand with Chef Sunisa!, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$75.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

If Thailand has been on your travel bucket list, why not begin with this authentic Thai cooking class with Chef Sunisa! You might not actually be in Thailand, but your taste buds will believe you are!

 

Menu to Include:

 

Coconut Chicken Soup
Chicken and Shrimp Pineapple Fried Rice served in Pineapple
Mango Sorbet

 


Saturday, September 10, Yeast-Raised Sweet Breads with Chef Michelle, 11:00am – 2:00pm
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class)

 

Mouth-watering pillowy-soft — rich yeasted breads are what weekends and lazy mornings were made for. Chef Michelle will guide you in understanding and making sweet yeast-raised breads.
Coffee & Tea will be served! No other food besides the menu will be served.

 

Menu to Include:

 

• Wool Bread
• Challah
• Star Bread

 


Sunday, September 11, Breakfast for Dinner at our Sunday Supper with Joanna Scott, 3:30 – 5:30pm
$35.00 per family member (Child + Adult Cooking Class) (Hands-On class) (Waitlisted)

 

Cooking is a great way to spend time together – especially when you don’t have to worry about the planning, shopping or clean-up! So, grab your kid(s), grandparents, goofy uncle, favorite auntie, or even some family friends and let’s make some delicious memories together! Ages 4+ please!

Come as a pair, or small group! At our Sunday Supper, adult(s) and kid(s) work side-by-side to make a meal, and then enjoy it together. It’s the perfect combination of family fun activity, meets hands-on instructional cooking, with a delicious dinner result, and recipes you can later recreate at home!

All classes include: Hands-On Instruction lead by one of our talented and kid-friendly instructors, all food and non-alcoholic beverages and professional printed take-home recipes.

Menu to Include:

    • OJ Sunrise Drink
    • Frittata
    • Strawberry Nutella Crepes

 


Tuesday, September 13, Summer Entertaining with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$85.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Join Chef Kyle as he walks you through the tips and tricks behind cooking an impressive meal for a crowd as you entertain this summer!

Menu to Include:

-Zucchini “Carpaccio” with Citrus, Olive Oil, Pickled Shallot, and Pistachio

-Grilled Peach Flatbread with Crispy Prosciutto, Arugula, and Whipped Feta

-Flank Steak with Chimichurri

-Key Lime Tartlets

 


Wednesday, September 14, Massaman Curry with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$75.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Thailand is a beautiful country known for spicy delicacies! If you are a lover of spicy foods, you definitely know Thai Curry! Thailand has a vast number of various curries and it’s tough to keep track of each one. Chef Sunisa and this authentic guide to the curries of Thailand – all of your curried questions answered!

 

Menu to Include:

 

Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
Spicy Cucumber Salad
Massaman Curry with Thai Jasmine Rice

 


Saturday, September 17, Tapas and Sangria Party with Begona Stone, 6:30 – 9:00pm
$89.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Join Instructor Begona Stone for a lively night of traditional Spanish tapas and delicious Sangria. Tapas are incredible little dishes with tons of personality, flavor, color and texture. Sip on Sangria while Begona demonstrates and educates you about these traditional small plates, this makes a perfect Saturday night out in Downtown Woodstock.

Menu to Include:

    • Cold Spanish Tapas (Meat / Cheese, Olives and Ventresca)
    • Garlic Shrimp
    • Spanish Tortilla
    • And more… 

 


Thursday, September 22, Italian Trattoria with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$85.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Join Chef Kyle as we turn our kitchen into an authentic casual Italian restaurant, while learning about the flavors and techniques behind the perfect trattoria experience.

Menu to Include:

-Roasted Cherry Tomato, Bocconcini, and Creamy Basil Vinaigrette

-Baked Chicken and Spinach Meatballs

-Handmade Semolina Cavatelli Piccata

-Amalfi Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Almond and Mascarpone


Sunday, September 25, Croissant Class with Chef Michelle, 12:00 – 4:00pm
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class)

 

Working with a yeasted dough, create a butter block, lamination techniques, cutting, shaping and filling the three styles of croissants, proofing them properly to achieve the right texture inside, and finally, baking them to a rich golden brown. Coffee & Tea will be served! Please schedule your time accordingly, this is a long class. No other food besides the menu will be served.

 

Menu to Include:

 

Classic Croissants
Ham & Cheese Filled Croissant
Morning Buns

 


Tuesday, September 27, Wine Dinner with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$99.00 per person

 

TBD

Wednesday, September 28, Plant Power with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Chef Megan’s classes make for a fun and interactive experience using plant power! She will create delicious and nutritious clean eating treats! For those of you who keep or aspire to a Plant Focused Lifestyle – this is your class!

Carrot coconut soup

Hijiki Walnut Pate

Kale Salad with Quick Pickled Beets

Savory Mixed Grain Bowl with Mushrooms


Sunday, October 2, Fun with Pie Dough at our Sunday Supper with Joanna Scott, 3:30 – 5:30pm
$35.00 per family member (Child + Adult Cooking Class) (Hands-On class)

 

Cooking is a great way to spend time together – especially when you don’t have to worry about the planning, shopping or clean-up! So, grab your kid(s), grandparents, goofy uncle, favorite auntie, or even some family friends and let’s make some delicious memories together! Ages 4+ please!

Come as a pair, or small group! At our Sunday Supper, adult(s) and kid(s) work side-by-side to make a meal, and then enjoy it together. It’s the perfect combination of family fun activity, meets hands-on instructional cooking, with a delicious dinner result, and recipes you can later recreate at home!

All classes include: Hands-On Instruction lead by one of our talented and kid-friendly instructors, all food and non-alcoholic beverages and professional printed take-home recipes.

Pie dough in all of its buttery, flaky glory can whether its homemade or store bought, lets have fun with this beautiful, and transformative treat.

    • Chicken Pot Pies
    • Pop Tarts
    • Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies

 


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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