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All Events & Cooking Classes

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COVID-19 Cooking Class Guidelines

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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. PLUS: Get 10% off on all Leaning Ladder products used within demonstrations. Redeem your discount the day of or the day after the event. For your convenience, you can click on the event to purchase your seat online, or you can call today to make your reservation 678-401-2609.

 


Please see 2021 Summer Kids Cooking Camp schedule here
Summer Camp 2021 Session Offerings

Also on the Summer Cooking Camps page

2021 Spring Break Cooking Camps listed here (April 6th, 7th and 8th)

 


MAY

Thursday, May 6, Black Garlic with Chef Oakley, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69.00 per person (Demonstration class) (Waitlisted)

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:
Fried Zucchini Chips with fresh basil, roasted tomatoes and mozzarella with a black garlic balsamic reduction
Kale Caesar Salad with homemade black garlic croutons with Black Garlic Soy Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Black Garlic Molten Chocolate Cakes

 

 


Tuesday, May 11, Treat Your Mom to Something Sweet with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$85.00 per person (Hands-On class) (Waitlisted)

Enjoy this sweet and sparkling dessert making class with that special woman in your life as you celebrate the Mother’s Day holiday. This hands-on class led by Chef Kyle showcases a variety of confections to indulge in, all while spend quality time with the Mom in your life.

Menu to Include:
Complimentary Sparkling Wine Cocktail
Raspberry Soufflé with Sparkling Raspberry Sorbet
Gluten Free Almond and Citrus Cake
Mexican Chocolate Mousse with Tropical Fruits

 


Thursday, May 13, Modern Chinese Takeout with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Ditch the Chinese takeout this week, and sign up for fresher ingredients, modern cooking techniques and the irresistible flavors of Chef Kyle’s Modern Chinese Takeout class. Plus, enjoy a complimentary glass of Sparkling Proper Sake Co. Super Gold, now for sale at Leaning Ladder.

Menu to Include:
Complimentary Glass of Proper Sake
Honey Butter Fried Chicken with Green Onion and Toasted Sesame
Lamb and Shaoxing Dumplings with Chinese Black Vinegar and Peanut
Hong Kong Style Egg Tart with Whipped Green Tea

 

 


Sunday, May 16, Classic Croissants with Chef Michelle, 11:00am – 2:30pm (3.5 hour class)
$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.

Menu to Include:
Classic Croissants
Ham & Cheese Croissants
Cinnamon-Sugar Morning Buns
Coffee / Tea will be Served

 

 


Friday, May 21, Spanish Wine Dinner with Casa Rojo Wines and Chef Begona Stone, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$99.00 per person (5 course interactive chef tasting menu)

Sit, Sip, Learn and Eat at Leaning Ladder. Amazing Spanish food combinations, paired with spectacular Casa Rojo 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:
Traditional Spanish Tapas (Cheese / Meat, Bread & Olives)
Garlic Shrimp
Ventresca Salad (Tuna & Tomato with Spanish Olive Oil)
Tortilla (Potato & Egg Omelet, Stuffed with Cheese)
Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday, May 22, Classic Croissants with Chef Michelle, 10:30am – 2:00pm (3.5 hour class)
$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.

Menu to Include:
Classic Croissants
Ham & Cheese Croissants
Cinnamon-Sugar Morning Buns
Coffee / Tea will be Served

 

 


Saturday, May 22, Springtime Lamb Chops with Chef Alan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class) 

Menu to Include:
Creamy Onion Canapés
Spinach Blueberry and Mango Salad with Leaning Ladder Basil Vinaigrette
Marinated and Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with a Summer Squash Medley
Strawberry Pastry Cups

 

 


Sunday, May 23, Summer BBQ 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.

 

 


Tuesday, May 25, Sushi Making & Sake Tasting 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 rolls, plus, enjoy the tastes and education surrounding a regional Sake company out of Tennessee. 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. Finish the evening with a sweet treat, before heading home.

Menu to Include:
3 – pours for regional sake
Cucumber Salad
Tuna Tataki
California Rolls
Mochi Ice Cream

 

 


JUNE

Friday, June 4, Plant-Based Garden Groove with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69.00per person (Demonstration class)

Join Chef Megan and learn what fruits and vegetables are in season for spring! She will make some of her favorite Spring recipes and prepare a delicious plant-based meal.

Menu to Include:
Roasted Baba Ghanoush with Crudites
Petite French Lentil and Thyme Soup
Plant Possible Black Bean Burger
Orange & Chocolate Bliss Balls

 

 


Saturday, June 5, Tamales with Chef Oakley, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 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 mix up a refreshing cocktail. Then, try your hand at making tamales, with meat or non-meat fillings. Lastly, enjoy a Mexican Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert.

Menu to Include:
Cantaritos Cocktail
Salsa & Chips
Tamales (Black Bean, Chicken and Cheese)
Mexican Chocolate Lava Cake

 


Saturday, June 19, Summer Sous Vide with Chef Alan, 6:30 – 9:00pm
$69.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Sous Vide in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This technique produces results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method.

Chef Alan will bring this delicious summertime menu:
Speck wrapped Cantaloupe
Grilled Romaine Salad with Leaning Ladder Orange Vinaigrette
Sous Vide Grilled BBQ Chicken
Chilled Blueberry Soup

 

 


Saturday, June 26, Paella Party with Chef Begona Stone, 6:30 – 9:00pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

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 Crema

 

 


Sunday, June 27, Sensational Seasonal Strawberries Sweets with Chef Michelle, 11:00am – 2:00pm (3 hour class)
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class)

The sun is shining, and strawberry season is in full production! Strawberries are juicy, sweet, and contain lots of Vitamin C, plus, they are the perfect ingredient to create beautiful confections with. Chef Michelle is excited to offer this hands-on sensational strawberry class to eager students!

Menu to Include:
Strawberry Shortcake (Sweet biscuits, homemade creme fraiche, and macerated berries)
Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Ice Cream
Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie (Pie dough, fruit preparation, and preparing and baking an attractive pie.)
Coffee / Tea will be Served

 

 


JULY

Sunday, July 11, Amazing Cakes with Chef Michelle, 11:00am – 2:30pm (3.5 hour class)
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class)

There’s an amazing cakes class in your future! Do not miss this wonderful hands-on cake class at Leaning Ladder. Chef Michelle brings you an opportunity to create classic sponge, homemade ricotta and share her tips and tricks to creating crowd pleasing cakes.

Menu to Include:
Queen Victoria Sponge Cake (Vanilla cake layers, fresh strawberry filling, & whipped cream)
Blueberry & Lemon Ricotta Cake (Homemade ricotta)
Vanilla & Chocolate Marble Cake
Coffee / Tea will be Served

 


Saturday, July 17, Sangria! Sangria! Sangria! with Chef Alan, 6:30 – 9:00pm
$59.00 per person (Demonstration class)

Sangria is a summer treat that can perk up any occasion. It’s back, a fun sangria night with Chef Alan! Enjoy Red, White and Rose Sangria made with seasonal fruits! Chef Alan will instruct you on how to make these beautiful spirits, plus, prepare light bites as you sip! Complimentary Leaning Ladder re-usable wine glass for each participant.

Menu to Include:
3 Sangrias (Red, White and Rose) made with using seasonal fruits and our Leaning Ladder balsamic vinegar
Fresh fruit, bread and cheese board
Grilled shrimp skewers

 

 


Friday, July 23, Paella Party with Chef Begona Stone, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79.00 per person (Demonstration class)

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 Crema

 


Thursday, July 29, Sushi Making & Sake Tasting 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 rolls, plus, enjoy the tastes and education surrounding a regional Sake company out of Tennessee. 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. Finish the evening with a sweet treat, before heading home.

Menu to Include:
3 – pours for regional sake
Cucumber Salad
Tuna Tataki
California Rolls
Mochi Ice Cream

 

 


AUGUST

Friday, August 6, Eclairs, Cream Puffs & Gougeres with Chef Michelle, 6:30 – 9:30pm (3 hour class)
$89.00 per person (Hands-On class)

Students will learn to make pate a choux or choux paste; a versatile dough used in sweet and savory applications. We will also make a classic vanilla pastry cream filling and a chocolate ganache topping.

Techniques covered:
Making a proper pate a choux
Piping cream puffs, eclairs, and choquettes
Savory version – Gougeres, Burgundian cheese puff
Vanilla pastry cream
Ganache

 

 


Saturday, August 21, Mexican Fiesta – Kids Night Out Parents Night Off with Joanna, 6:15 – 9:15pm
$40.00 for 1st child, $35.00 for each additional sibling (Ages 4-12) (Hands-On class)

Drop the kids off for a 3-hour hands-on cooking party, while you enjoy a night out on the town! Kids will enjoy making their dinner and other treats! Games, craft and/or movie will enhance the theme of the night! Reservations required. $40 for 1st child, $35.00 for each additional sibling, tax and materials included. Ages 4-12. Registration paperwork must be completed for each child. Reserve your spot(s) today! Spaces are limited.

(Doors open at 6:15pm for drop-offs, pick-ups end promptly at 9:15pm, we cannot accommodate early drop-offs or late pick-ups)

 

 


Sunday, August 29, Oh, La, La French Crepes 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.

 

 


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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