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. 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.

For a Calendar Version of Events and Classes, click here.

JULY 2019

Tuesday, July 16: Beach Street Food with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$55 per person

Can’t get away this Summer? Join us for a cooking demonstration with Chef Melissa Pelkey-Hass, where you will learn to recreate all the flavors of the ocean. Come hungry but leave the beach towels at home.

Beachy Street Food Cooking Demonstration Menu:

Red Snapper Ceviche & Plantain Chips

Shrimp Tacos with Salt & Pepper Limes

Grilled Ahi Tuna with Chile Lime Mango Salad

Assorted Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches!


Friday, July 19: Charleston Sunrise Brunch, 11:00 – 1:00pm
$45 per person

A Charleston sunrise brunch on a Friday? Sign us up! Enjoy this brunch during class and learn how to recreate it for the weekend with Chef Melissa Pelkey-Hass.


Goat Cheese Beignets with Candied Jalapeno Gold

Crab Cakes Benedict

Citrus Asparagus

Lavender Honey Crème Brulee


Friday, July 26: Sangria Night with Personal Chef Alan, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$45 per person

Sangria Night! with Alan Peterson

These sessions were so successful last year, we decided to bring them back!
What better way to spend a summer evening than learning how Leaning Ladder’s Flavored Balsamic Vinegars bring already tasty and refreshing Sangrias to the next level.

There will be 3 different Sangria’s featured for this session: white wine, red wine and rose wine. All are made 24 hours in advance with fresh seasonal fruits and other ingredients. In each case, a Leaning Ladder Flavored Balsamic Vinegar is added to enhance the flavors. All attendees will see how each Sangria is made. A sample of each Sangria will be tasted by all both before and after the Leaning Ladder Balsamic Flavored Vinegars are added. Then the Sangria’s made in advance will be sampled by all so each attendee can appreciate the differences as we move along.

Light appetizers will also be provided for this session.


Saturday, July 27: Open House & 6 Year Customer Appreciation Celebration, 11:00 -3:00pm


Join us on July 27th from 11 am – 3 pm for an open house celebrating our 6th year!





Tuesday, July 30: Tropical Waves with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$55 per person

Need a vacation? Sign-up for a tropical meal with Chef Melissa Pelkey-Hass and treat yourself to a cooking demonstration that will leave you full and feeling the island vibes!


Pineapple Salsa & Homemade Chips

Roasted Red Snapper in Coconut Sauce

Ginger Lime Infused Rice

Key Lime Parfaits with Fried Tequila Bites


Wednesday, July 31: Healthy Entertaining – Summer Soiree with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$49 per person

As Summer heats up, palettes begin to crave light and refreshing dishes. Quench your hunger with a meal prepared by Chef Megan McCarthy. The best part? You will learn how to recreate this menu for your own soiree later!


Field Green Salad with Fig Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts

Herb Lentil Salad

Kale Feta Pesto on Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled seasonal Fruit with Honey Drizzle


Thursday, August 8: HANDS ON!! Summer Bread Basket with Chef Melissa, 11:00 – 1:00pm
$49 per person

This Summer, take those hands out of the bread basket and get them in some dough! Learn how to make your own Summer Bread Basket with Chef Melissa Pelkey-Hass.

During this class, learn how to make:

Roasted Grape Focaccia with Saba & Lavender Honey Butter Balsamic Glaze & Maldon Salt

Parmesan Garlic Herb Quick Loaf

Lemon Meringue Sweet Rolls


Friday, August 9: Farro, Mushroom, Red Grape & Tuscan Kale Salad Evening with Personal Chef Alan, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$49 per person

Summer months dictate lighter fare. The entrée will be a Farro, mushroom, red grape, Tuscan Kale salad with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese dressed with a vinaigrette made with Leaning Ladders oils and vinegars.

We will start with our meal with mini shrimp cakes topped with a dollop of spicy sriracha aioli.

Following the farro salad, the chef will serve a refreshing dessert made with sliced fresh strawberries macerated with Leaning Ladder Sicilian Lemon Balsamic vinegar and sugar served over vanilla ice cream, topped with a Marsala wine reduction syrup and garnished with crushed Amoretti cookies.


Tuesday, August 13: HANDS ON!! My Persian Plate with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$65 per person

Savor the flavors of Persia with a hands-on cooking class taught by chef Melissa Pelkey-Hass. During class, you will learn how to make classic Persian dishes and dine on the dishes you prepare.


Sabzi Platter (Olive Oil Marinated Feta, Olive Medley, Soft Wheat Pita, Fresh Herbs, Sliced Radish, Walnuts)

Fattoush Pita Salad

Whole Roasted Fish with Saffron & Feta Cream

Sour Cherry Basmati Rice

Includes wine with dinner


Thursday, August 22: A Smokin Hot Brunch with Chef Melissa, 11:00am – 1:00pm
$49 per person

Join us on a relaxing Thursday afternoon to partake in one of America’s greatest culinary past-times – brunch! Eat and learn the skills you need to impress your friends later with this Smokin’ Hot Brunch!


Smoked Bloody Mary

Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes with Hand whipped Lemon & Basil Ricotta Toast

Wild Mushroom Tart with Herbed Summer Greens

Smoked Salmon Platter with Arugula Salad, Lemon Basil Vinaigrette & Whipped Feta


Tuesday, August 27: “The Keys” to Coastal Foods with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$50 per person

If you want equal parts food and fun, grab your friends or significant other and join us for a mouthwatering coastal meal inspired by The Keys.

Chef Melissa Pelkey-Hass will be demonstrating how to prepare:

Sanibel Sangria

Shrimp Aguachile with Pineapple & Avocado with Crispy Plantains

Chicken Scarpariello, Coconut Lime Rice

Key Lime Pie Fudge


Wednesday, August 28: Healthy Entertaining – Girls Night Late Summer Harvest with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$49 per person

Grab your girlfriends for an evening of fun, laughter and a guilt-free meal! You and your friends will enjoy and learn how to prepare:

Grilled Eggplant Baba Ghanoush

Baby Green Salad with Lemongrass Vinaigrette

Quinoa with Spinach and Pine Nuts

Cedar Grilled Salmon

Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts



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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