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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


JANUARY

Thursday, January 20, Winter in Tuscany with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class) (Waitlisted)Winter in Tuscany with Chef Kyle. Let’s explore the regional tastes and comfort with this beautiful menu. Chef Kyle will guide you in creating authentic recipes perfect for the season! Don’t miss this culinary adventure!

 Menu to Include:

-Red Cabbage Salad with Cranberry, Pear, and Gorgonzola
-Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Sage
-Orzo Cacio e Pepe
-Chocolate Hazelnut Crema with Espresso Ganache

 


Friday, January 21, Curries of Thailand with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69.00 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. Warm up this winter with 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, January 22, Classic Croissants with Chef Michelle, 11:00am – 3:00pm
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class) 

Due to popular demand… Chef Michelle will be offering her Classic Croissants again… Students will be 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, no additional food besides the croissants will be made / served, please plan accordingly.

Menu to Include:

  • Classic Croissants
  • Ham & Cheese Croissants
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Morning Buns

 


Sunday, January 23, Breakfast for Dinner at our Sunday Supper with Joanna, 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 led by one of our talented and kid-friendly instructors, all food and non-alcoholic beverages and professional printed take-home recipes.

Menu to Include:

    • Super Green Smoothie
    • French Toast Strawberry Bruschetta
    • Maple Candy Bacon

 


Tuesday, January 25, Beyond Vinaigrettes – Winter Cooking with Leaning Ladder Premium Olive Oils and Vinegars with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Leaning Ladder is excited another Beyond Vinaigrettes: Cooking with Leaning Ladder Oils & Vinegars with Chef Kyle. These classes will offer class participants new and different ways to use Leaning Ladder Oils and Vinegars, creating exciting recipes with delicious endings! Don’t miss these educational and fun classes.

 

Menu to Include:

 

– Warm Marinated Olives with Citrus and Rosemary
– Herbs de Provence Pork Chop
– Green Beans Roasted with Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil and Pomegranate-Quince Balsamic
– Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar Pie


Friday, January 28, Sushi Roll Making and Sake with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$85.00 per person (Hands-On class) (Waitlisted)

 

Chef Sunisa will guide you in the art and enjoyment of sushi roll making, plus, enjoy the tastes and education surrounding a Sake with one of our wine experts. Experience Japanese Asian Fusion at its finest – along with the fine taste of Sake, plus, delicate Japanese Cucumber Salad, then, try slicing up your own Tuna tataki and rolling California rolls.

Menu to Include:

      • 3 – pours of sake
      • Cucumber Salad
      • Tuna Tataki
      • California Rolls

     


Saturday, January 29, Soups & Stews of Spain with Begona Stone, 6:30 – 9:00pm
$75.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Join Begona as she presents delicious Soups / Stews from Spain! This class is perfect for those really chilly days where you are in need of some comfort and warmth.

 

Menu to Include:

 

• Garbanzo Leek Chorizo Stew
• Lentejas (Lentil Stew)
• Patatas Con Costillas (Potato and Beef)
Served with Toasted Baguette


FEBRUARY
Tuesday, February 1, Beef Masterclass with Chef Kyle, 6:30 – 9:30pm
$99.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Deep dive into all things beef with Chef Kyle. We will cover the butchery and trimming of a whole ribeye, separating it into two distinctly different steaks. From there, you will learn two methods of preparation and why we would choose one over the other. Lastly, we’ll cover the basics of sauce-making and how to make your beef stand out from the rest. This masterclass will not disappoint!

 Menu to Include:

– Grilled Ribeye Top Cap Steak with Chimichurri
– Slow-Roasted Rib Filet with Yorkshire Pudding and Rosemary Fig Balsamic Butter
– Sous Vide Miso Flank Steaks with Mirin Vegetable Slaw

 


Friday, February 4, Black Garlic with Chef Oakley, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$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!

Menu to Include:

  • Black Garlic Cremini Dip with Toasted Baguettes
  • Kale Caesar Salad with Homemade Black Garlic Croutons
  • Black Garlic Chicken Rollatini with Roasted Herb and Black Garlic Potatoes
  • Black Garlic Molten Chocolate Cakes

Saturday, February 5, Paella with Begona Stone, 6:30 – 9:00pm
$89.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Paella A true show-stopper Spanish meal.  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:

Traditional Spanish Tapas (Small plates)
Mixed Seafood / Meat Paella
Traditional Lemon Cream Dessert

 

 


Tuesday, February 8, Fresh and Vibrant Mediterranean with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Looking for something different? Well, Chef Kyle is at it again, bringing you an extraordinary Mediterranean dinner! This fresh and vibrant multi-course meal offers something for everyone, and will leave you feeling like you just left Greece.

Menu to Include:

– Griddled Halloumi Cheese with Peas, Mint, and Arugula
– Greek Style Baked Cod with Lemon and Harissa Olive Oil
– Mediterranean Vegetable Parcels
– Melopita (Greek Honey Pie with Ricotta Cheese)

 


Wednesday, February 9, Plant Love is in the Air with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$75.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Plant Love is in the Air! Enjoy a plant-powered Valentine’s meal with your sweetie or special friend during this class. Chef Megan’s motto; Real Food. Real Fun.

 

Menu to Include:
Steamy Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Sauce
Roasted Beet, Citrus and Goat Cheese Salad
Cilantro Pesto Roasted Salmon
Spicy Dark Chocolate Fondue

 


Friday, February 11, Pad Thai with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$75.00 per person (Hands-On class) (Waitlisted)

 

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 Shrimp Pad Thai as your entree and flavorsome Rice Corn Pudding for dessert.

Menu to Include:

  • Spicy Shrimp Soup
  • Shrimp Pad Thai
  • Rice Corn Pudding

Sunday, February 13, Be My Valentine at our Sunday Supper with Joanna, 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 led by one of our talented and kid-friendly instructors, all food and non-alcoholic beverages and professional printed take-home recipes.

Menu to Include:

  • Fizzy Party Punch
  • You Stole a Pizza My Heart Personal Pizzas
  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Wednesday, February 16, French Desserts with Chef Michelle, 6:00 – 9:30pm
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class)

 

Do you enjoy Mousse, Soufflé, Tarts, and other delectable French desserts? Learn to make the French desserts you will no doubt find on any decent bistro menu? A beginners’ 3 +hour French Desserts class in Paris, oops, Downtown Woodstock, you’ll feel like you’re in Paris… Learn to make some of the quintessential French Desserts that you might see on a typical Brasserie menu. No additional food besides the desserts will be made / served, please plan accordingly.

Menu to Include:

  • Raspberry Souffle
  • Lemon Tart
  • Chocolate Mousse

Thursday, February 17, Copper Cane Wine Dinner with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$99.00 per person

 

Sit, Sip, Eat and Learn at our monthly wine dinners

Menu to Include: Menu TBD

 


Thursday, February 24, Winter One Pot Wonders with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

Creating comfort in just one pot, leave it to Chef Kyle. Satisfying recipes, warm up in the Leaning Ladder studio kitchen with this beautiful menu!

Menu to Include:

– Mediterranean Red Lentil Stew
– American Beef Goulash
– Rice Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Rice
– Buttery Bananas Foster

 


Saturday, February 26, Chicken Cordon Bleu with Chef Alan, 6:30 – 9:00pm
$75.00 per person (Demonstration class)

 

What is the Bleu in Chicken Cordon Bleu? The French term cordon bleu is translated as “blue ribbon”. According to Larousse Gastronomique cordon bleu “was originally a wide blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood, L’Ordre des chevaliers du Saint-Esprit, instituted by Henri III of France in 1578. Come enjoy this culinary evening with Chef Alan as he prepares his Chicken Cordon Bleu and some other delicious menu items!
Menu to Include:

 

Goat Cheese and Tomato Tartines
Roasted Fennel Salad with Bagna Cauda Dressing
Chicken Cordon Bleu with Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Cherry Cobbler

 


Sunday, February 27, Classic Croissants with Chef Michelle, 12:00 noon – 4:00pm
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class) (Waitlisted)

Due to popular demand… Chef Michelle will be offering her Classic Croissants again… Students will be 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, no additional food besides the croissants will be made / served, please plan accordingly.

Menu to Include:

  • Classic Croissants
  • Ham & Cheese Croissants
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Morning Buns

 


MARCH

Tuesday, March 1, Fat Tuesday with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Expand your culinary repertoire as you learn to make delicious recipes straight out of the Big Easy and just in time for Fat Tuesday!

Menu to Include:

– Holy Trinity Salad with Creamy Red Wine and Honey Vinaigrette
– Red Beans and Rice Risotto with Andouille Sausage
– Crawfish Etouffee with Butter Olive Oil
– King Cake Beignets

 


Thursday, March 3, Sweet and Savory Pies & Tarts with Chef Michelle, 11:00am – 2:30pm
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class)

Sweet and Savory Pies & Tarts for every day, pies can also moonlight as breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes with ease. Let Chef Michelle help you master pie crust and fillings in this workshop / hands-on style class. Coffee / Tea will be served, no additional food besides the pies / tarts will be made / served, please plan accordingly.

Menu to Include:

  • Pear & Almond Tart
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Quiche Lorraine

 


Saturday, March 5, Tapas and Sangria 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
Seared Scallops
Spanish Tortilla 

 

 


Sunday, March 6, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at our Sunday Supper with Joanna, 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 led by one of our talented and kid-friendly instructors, all food and non-alcoholic beverages and professional printed take-home recipes.

Menu to Include:

  • Polyjuice Potion
  • Honeydukes Trolley Pumpkin Pastries
  • Pretzel Cheese Nimbus 2000 Brooms
  • Butter Beer Popcorn

 


Thursday, March 10, Modern Picnic Basket with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

As the warm weather hits, many of us choose to move our dining al fresco and opt to perch at a park with a picnic over a dimly lit restaurant. If that’s on the docket for you, this class will certainly help, just BYOB (bring your own basket 😊).

Menu to Include:

– Watermelon Poke Bowl
– Sous Vide Steak Sandwich with San Marzano Chili Jam and Creme Fraiche
– Quinoa, Spinach, and Strawberry Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
– One-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse with Dark Chocolate Balsamic Cherries

 


Tuesday, March 15, Sushi Roll Making and Sake with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$85.00 per person (Hands-On class)

Chef Sunisa will guide you in the art and enjoyment of sushi roll making, plus, enjoy the tastes and education surrounding a Sake with one of our wine experts. Experience Japanese Asian Fusion at its finest – along with the fine taste of Sake, plus, delicate Japanese Cucumber Salad, then, try slicing up your own Tuna tataki and rolling California rolls.

Menu to Include:

  • 3 – pours of sake
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Tuna Tataki
  • California Rolls

 


Thursday, March 17, St Patrick’s Day with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Unlock the secrets of making hearty Irish dishes. During this themed cooking class, Chef Kyle will teach you how to craft traditional Irish fare with a twist. Celebrate the holiday with us!

Menu to Include:

– Soda Bread with Whipped Irish Honey Lavender Butter
– Ribeye with Irish Whiskey Mustard Cream
– Colcannon
– Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel

 


Friday, March 18, Spring Ahead with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$75.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Chef Megan makes for a fun and interactive experience using plant power! She will create for you delicious and nutritious spring time treats! For those of you who keep or aspire to a Plant Focused Lifestyle – this is your class!

Menu to Include:

Spring Pea Hummus
Asparagus Farro Spring Salad
Cedar Plank Salmon with Sesame Ginger Glaze
Super Spring Green Smoothie with Maca

 

 


Saturday, March 19, Barramundi with Sweet Potatoes with Chef Alan, 6:30 – 9:00pm
$75.00 per person (Demonstration class)

What is Barramundi a.k.a. Asian sea bass is native to Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Barramundi is Aboriginal for “large-scaled silver fish” and is internationally renowned for its deliciousness and versatility. Chef Alan is looking forward to preparing this beautiful fish feast for you!

 

Menu to Include:

 

Shrimp Scampi Dip
Citrus Salad with Leaning Ladder Vinaigrette
Fresh Barramundi served with citrus mashed sweet potatoes and crispy roasted Brussel sprout leaves.
Brioche Bread Pudding

 


Sunday, March 20, Spring Thyme at our Sunday Supper with Joanna, 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 led by one of our talented and kid-friendly instructors, all food and non-alcoholic beverages and professional printed take-home recipes.

Menu to Include:

  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Spring Thyme Pasta with Peas and a Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Lemon Thyme Poppy Seed Loaf

Thursday, March 24, Taste of Thailand with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69.00 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! Experience delicious Thai dishes including Coconut Chicken Soup, Chicken and Shrimp Pineapple Fried Rice served in Pineapple and refreshing mango sorbet for dessert! You might not actually be in Thailand, but your taste buds will believe you were!

Menu to Include:

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

Friday, March 25, Pasta & Gnocchi 101 with Chef Michelle, 6:30 – 9:30pm
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class) (Waitlisted)

 

This menu says it all! Don’t miss this Pasta & Gnocchi 101 Hands-On class with Chef Michelle! You are in for a real treat that will transport you to your happy place, a kitchen filled with the smells of sauce, creamy homemade ricotta cheese, and delicious homemade pasta! WOW!

Menu to Include:

  • Homemade Pasta all’Amatriciana
  • Amatriciana sauce: tomatoes, pancetta, onions, red wine, red pepper flakes
  • Ricotta Gnocchi Gnudi with Brown Butter & Sage
  • Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Tuesday, March 29, Tamale Tuesday with Chef Oakley, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$85.00 per person (Hands-On class)

Chef Oakley will share her quick tips for authentic tasting tamales anytime. The class begins with freshly made Salsa & Chips, as you enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Then, try your hand at making tamales, with meat or non-meat fillings and Mexican street corn salad. Lastly, enjoy a chocolate lava cake for dessert.

Menu to Include:

  • Cantaritos Cocktail
  • Chips & Salsa Bar
  • Tamales (Black Bean, Chicken and Cheese)
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad
  • Mexican Chocolate Lava Cake

 


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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