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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. 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.

 


FEBRUARY 2020

Saturday, February 22: Asian Take-Out & Street Foods with Chef Melissa, 12:00 – 2:30pm
$59 per person (Interactive Hands On Class)

 

Weekend Chinese takeout is a tradition! It makes life so much easier, right? But what if, you could create your favorite Chinese dishes at home with ease? What’s the point when you can simply pick it up or have it delivered you ask? Choices! You choose the amount of sodium, your choice of vegetables and proteins, no MSG, no order mistakes, and you can ALWAYS have it your way!

 

The meal you will create:
Toasted Edamame with Dipping Sauce
Egg Drop Soup
Veggie Eggrolls
Shrimp Fried Rice
Asian Vegetable Lo Mein
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Fortune Cookies (prepared)
*This will be a family style cooking experience*

Friday, February 28: Date Night: An Evening in Italy with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS ON) (SOLD OUT)

 

This Valentine’s month, celebrate each other by working together to prepare a decadent Italian dinner for two!

 

 Full menu
-Fluffy Ricotta Gnudi with Butter, Parmesan, Black Pepper, and Shaved Pancetta
-Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary & Barolo
-Velvety Butternut Squash Puree with Toasted Hazelnut
-Dark Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse with Balsamic Glazed Amarena Cherries

MARCH 2020

Tuesday, March 3: Global Dumplings with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS ON)

Wherever you go around the world, there tends to be a dumpling waiting to be enjoyed.  From Italy and Poland to China and Turkey, we will take you on a tour of the global food that is just as fun to make as it is to eat!
 Full menu
-Ricotta Gnudi with Butter, Black Pepper, and Parmesan
-Potato Pierogi with Bacon and Sauerkraut
-Shrimp and Pork Shumai with Soy and Black Vinegar Dipping Sauce
-Turkish Beef Manti with Garlicky Yogurt and Aleppo Tomato Sauce

Wednesday, March 4: Date Night: An Evening in Italy with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$60 per person (Demonstration Class)

Enjoy an Italian dinner for two on this date night out.

 

Full menu
-Fluffy Ricotta Gnudi with Butter, Parmesan, Black Pepper, and Shaved Pancetta
-Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary & Barolo
-Velvety Butternut Squash Puree with Toasted Hazelnut
-Dark Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse with Balsamic Glazed Amarena Cherries

 

 


Tuesday, March 10: I want to Cook Something Different! with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (Interactive Hands On Class)

For those who love to cook, or even sometimes for those who don’t, we just want to make a nice meal that’s not the norm. The problem is ideas for a nice dinner aren’t readily available, we don’t have the time to search the net, and we wind up creating the same ye old faithful meals we’ve made time and time again or just opting for takeout. Are you ready for something different? From simple to sophisticated, let chef guide you through meal creation concepts using ingredients you love, as well as offering guidance on where to find unique and different meal ideas.
The meal you will create:
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Cioppino with Whipped Cream Mashed Potatoes
Blistered Tomato & Herb Focaccia
Zabayon with Fresh Seasonal Berries
*This will be a family style cooking experience*

 


Wednesday, March 11: Curry Series 1 with Chef Sunisa – Massaman Curry, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS ON)

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 amount of various curries and it’s tough to keep track of each one. This Winter Chef Sunisa will offer an authentic guide to the curries of Thailand! Join chef in the Leaning Ladder kitchen with this fun Curry series that not only offers an authentic Thai experience, but answers all of your curried questions!
Chef Sunisa who was born and raised in Thailand, she will show you how to make her family recipe Massaman chicken along with pork satay and cucumber salad (A-JARD). Learn to make curry paste from scratch to enjoy anytime in the comfort of your own kitchen!
Your menu:
Chicken Satay with spicy peanut dipping sauce
Massaman curry
Thai Jasmine rice
Spicy cucumber salad

 


Friday, March 13: Date Night: Modern Spain with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS ON) (SOLD OUT)

Spain is fast becoming the defining cuisine of the modern food movement.  The nation’s chefs have done an incredible job of taking classic and authentic flavors and then rethinking the combinations, preparations, and plating techniques.  As a result, the food is both familiar and new.  This class will highlight the secrets behind modern Spanish cuisine.  While using blowtorches and immersion circulators, you will create a meal that is both comforting and exciting!

 

Full menu
-Charred Avocado Salad, with Orange, Manchego, and Sherry Vinaigrette
-Pimenton-Spiced Duck Breast with Garlicky Ajo Blanco
-Creamy Sofrito Farro with Crispy Jamon
-Sous Vide Crème Caramel

 


Saturday, March 14: An Afternoon Brunch in the Country with Chef Melissa, 12:00 -2:30pm
$59 per person (Demonstration Class)

Spring + brunch go hand in hand. With these light, delicious recipes you’ll be able to create a fabulous brunch anytime, anywhere!

 

The meal you will prepare:
Egg Scramble with Cream Cheese & Chives over Vinaigrette Dressed Greens & Grilled Sourdough
Savory Sage Turkey Sausage Patties
Parmesan & Sun dried Tomato Hash browns
Strawberry Ricotta Muffins

Wednesday, March 18: Curry Series 2 with Chef Sunisa – Green Curry, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS ON)

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 amount of various curries and it’s tough to keep track of each one. This Winter Chef Sunisa will offer an authentic guide to the curries of Thailand! Join chef in the Leaning Ladder kitchen with this fun Curry series that not only offers an authentic Thai experience, but answers all of your curried questions!
Chef Sunisa who born and raised in Thailand, she will teach you to make her family recipe Green curry Beef (Kang Keaw Wan Near). This dish will be enjoyed with a special rice noodle (Kanum Jean) or jasmine rice. We will finish this authentic experience with an exotic Thai bubble tea!
Your menu:
– fried wonton with spicy and sweet dipping sauce
– green curry beef
– jasmine rice
– special rice noodle
– Thai bubble tea

Saturday, March 21: The Masters: Quiche & Crepes Masterclass with Chef Melissa, 12:00 – 3:00pm
$59 per person (Interactive Hands On Class)

 

We are so excited to now offer Master Cooking Classes! Master classes are specialized education on a specific topic taught by “masters” on the subject. In this master class, chef will guide you though mastering quiche and crepes!

 

The menu you will create:

Sour Cream Quiche with your choice of various accompaniments
Savory Crepes with Bacon, Mushrooms & Ricotta
Sweet Raspberry Chocolate Crepes with Mascarpone

*This will be a family style cooking experience*

Tuesday, March 24: The Culinary Cork Wine & Dine: A Perfectly Wine Paired Picnic with Chef Melissa and Guest Sommelier, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$79 per person (Demonstration Wine Pairing Event)
Leaning Ladder Class_Feb 22- Wine TastingPicnics!!!! We endure ice, snow, and all sorts of things just to return to the freshness of Spring! Let’s toss a blanket on the ground, and fill a basket with true and utter deliciousness! And there’s NO better time of the year for tossing food in a basket and enjoying Mother Nature than Spring! In this fantastic wine experience, Spring and picnics are the star! What pairs perfectly with popular, traditional picnic foods? Hmmm. Guess you’ll have to join us to find out!
Your wine paired meal experience will include:
Crudite with Hummus in Latch Jars
Trio of Deviled Eggs (Smoked Salmon, Candied Bacon, Truffled)
Southern Pickled Tiger Shrimp with Cold Noodle Salad
Fennel Spiced Sausage Plait with Gruyere & Spring Onion Muffins
Honey & Cheese Fruit Tart

Wednesday, March 25: Curry Series 3 with Chef Sunisa – Red Curry, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS ON)

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 amount of various curries and it’s tough to keep track of each one. This Winter Chef Sunisa will offer an authentic guide to the curries of Thailand! Join chef in the Leaning Ladder kitchen with this fun Curry series that not only offers an authentic Thai experience, but answers all of your curried questions!
In our final curry class in the series, Chef Sunisa has kept the best for last sharing her grandmother’s famous red curry recipe, guaranteed to be the best in town! Learn to make red curry paste in this master curry class! Your experience will conclude with the Thai trendy dessert “Honey toast” with ice cream.
Your Menu:
– Spicy fried pork nugget
– sweet and spicy
– cucumber salad
– Red curry chicken
– Honey toast

Sunday, March 29: A Southern Spring Brunch with Chef Melissa, 1:00 – 3:30pm
$59 per person (Interactive Hands On Class)
Imagine a beautiful spring day with blue skies, billowing clouds floating by, and a delicious brunch awaiting you on the veranda. Creating a light, delicious southern-style brunch is easier than one might think! With a few key ingredients and a little basic instruction, you and your family and friends will be enjoying a wonderful experience on that veranda in the very near future!

 

The meal you will create:
Coconut Lavender Lemonade
Herbed Egg Stuffed Tomatoes
Prosciutto Asparagus Bundles in Puff Pastry
Candied Bacon
Southern Tea Cakes
*This will be a family style cooking experience*

Tuesday, March 31: Beef Master Class with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS ON)

 

In this class, we take a deep dive into all things beef.  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.  To offset the relative ease of getting a ribeye right, we will also focus on a tougher cut of beef and why the modern method of sous vide reigns supreme when preparing the perfect flank steak.  Lastly, we’ll cover the basics of sauce-making and how to make your beef stand out from the rest!

 

Full menu
Reverse Seared Ribeye Filet with Rosemary Pink Peppercorn Compound Butter
Pan-Roasted Ribeye Spinalis with Beef Fat Roasted Potatoes
Sous Vide and Grilled Flank Steak with Argentine Chimichurri

 


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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