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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.


NOVEMBER 2019

Monday, November 18: Epic Autumn Comfort Foods: Flash in the Pan! Sheet Pan Dinners with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS-ON) Complimentary Wine

Leaning Ladder Class_Feb 22- Wine TastingHave you ever wished you could come home, snap your fingers and dinner was ready…in a flash? Well this menu is almost that simple and is ready in a flash! …in a pan! 

With chefs guidance, you will learn how to create hearty winter meals with ease and the simplicity of one sheet pan. Easy cooking, easy cleaning! These days, who has time for anything more? 

Your menu will include:

Winter Tart on Puff Pastry

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dunner with Brussels, Apples & Butternut Squash 

Twice Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey

Cherry Pecan Slab Pie

 


Tuesday, November 19: Thanksgiving with a Twist Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$50 per person

For the biggest food holiday of the year, we tend to find ourselves cooking for a crowd.  Because of that, we’re totally feeling the pressure!  Limited time, limited space, and a desire to impress our family and friends has led to us relying on the tried and true “safe” classics.  The down side is that this can maybe be a bit boring.  In this class, Chef Kyle will guide you through a Thanksgiving menu for the 21st century.  To go along with these new classics, he will also show you how to manage the implementation, timing, and plating for the big day!

 

Menu:
Purple Cabbage with Cranberry, Pear, and Gorgonzola
Glazed Carrots with Pistachio, Parmesan, and Aged Balsamic
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Sweet Onion and Brioche
Sweet Potatoes Foster with Rum Caramel

 


Thursday, November 21: Thai Restaurant Favorites with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$49 per person

If you long to learn how to cook your beloved Thai Restaurant favorites, This is the class for you! Chef Sunisa, native born and raised in Thailand for 20 years, will guide you through the secret of how to make original recipe Coconut Chicken Soup, Pad Thai and Thai Bubble Tea just like in Thailand.  She will teach you all the techniques and delicate Thai ingredients and where to get them. Now you can make all your meal just like in Thailand.

 


Friday, November 22: Wine Tasting with Empire Distributors, 6:30 – 8:30pm
$15 per person

August 3_ Wine Tasting

 

Come sample perfect wines for your holiday entertaining. We will be tasting 5-6 wines served with appetizers.  Wine description coming soon.

 

 

 

 


Saturday, November 23: Annual Holiday Open House, 12:00 – 4:00pm

LLOOVIt’s time again to Deck the Halls Y’all! The holidays are just around the corner and we at Leaning Ladder are excitedly preparing to offer all of the magical things of the season! To showcase our new and fabulous finds for the perfect gift, we’re hosting our Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 23rd from noon to 4pm. We hope you’ll join us for tasty treats, festive beverages and to celebrate the joy of the holidays with us!

 


DECEMBER 2019

Wednesday, December 4: Trimming the Holidays Gluten Free Style with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$49 per person

It’s always so much fun to trim the holiday tree! It’s going to be even more fun, and certainly more delicious, joining Chef Megan in trimming the holidays gluten free style! Learn how to enjoy your holiday in a healthy way with these delightfully delicious holiday recipes!

Your menu will include:
Sweet Potato and Thyme Soup (vegan)
Arugula and Pear Salad with Cranberry Pear Vinaigrette 
Quinoa with Power Greens and Pomegranates 
Oven Roasted Salmon with Sundried Tomato Pesto 
Holiday Coconut butter truffles with Almonds and Chia

 

 


Thursday, December 5: Celebrating Seasonal Produce with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$50 per person

Vegetables don’t have to be just supporting characters. They can be the star of the show! In this class, Chef Kyle will teach you how to make an exciting and satisfying meatless meal using the freshest and most seasonal produce available.

 

Menu:
Frisee Salad with Warm Dijon Dressing and Poached Egg
African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
Cabbage Steaks with Romesco
Winter Fruit Salad with Marsala Sabayon

 


Saturday, December 7: Celebrations! A Heavenly Holiday Brunch Affair with Chef Melissa, 11:00am – 1:30pm
$49 per person (HANDS ON) (SOLD OUT)

Colorful, delicious and oh so heavenly, this enticing brunch menu is really a piece of cake…um… crepe! With a little planning prowess shared by our chef, you can prepare this delightful holiday brunch with ease for friends and family anytime of the year!

Your menu will include: 

Lemon Parsley Gougeres

Sour Cream Quiche

Savory Crepes with Bacon, Mushrooms & Ricotta

Sweet Raspberry Chocolate Crepes with Mascarpone

 


Tuesday, December 10: Holiday Brunch with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$50 per person

Holiday mornings offer us the rare opportunity to spend quality time with our families and friends.  One of the best gifts we can give is a meal made with love (and no stress).  In this class, Chef Kyle will present recipes that give you the freedom to relax and prep in advance, while still creating a wholesome, nourishing, and impressive meal for a big group.

Christmas Morning Scones with Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Dutch Baby with Maple Balsamic
Open-Face Ham and Egg Sandwiches with “Can’t Screw It Up” Hollandaise
Winter Citrus Salad with Jicama and Pomegranate

 


Wednesday, December 11: Celebrations! Heavenly Home For The Holidays Decadence with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm 
$69 per person (HANDS-ON) Complimentary Wine

Leaning Ladder Class_Feb 22- Wine TastingWe all need a little foodie splurge in our lives and what better time to be “extra” than the holidays? Join chef in the Leaning Ladder kitchen to learn to prepare this decadent, elegant menu in the comfort of your own kitchen. You’ll be sure to wow your friends, family and guests serving this one!

Your menu will include:

Decadent Sherried Mushroom Bisque

Savory Squash Carpaccio

Red Current Jelly Roasted Sparchcock Cornish Hen with Orange Zested Amaretto Cranberry Sauce

Sausage & Sage Cornbread Dressing

Brulee’d Glass Top Pumpkin Pie with Chantilly Cream

 


Tuesday, December 17: Warm Winter Desserts with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$50 per person

For those cold winter days, there’s nothing more satisfying than a warm and sweet finish to a meal.  Join Chef Kyle as he shows you recipes and techniques for his favorite rustic cold weather desserts, while also showing you that you don’t need to be a pastry chef to wow your guests!

 

Menu:
Medjool Date and Butterscotch Cakes
Mexican Chocolate Mousse with Torched Honey Marshmallow and Candied Walnut
Persimmon and Cranberry Galette

 


Wednesday, December 18: Warm Winter Desserts with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$50 per person

For those cold winter days, there’s nothing more satisfying than a warm and sweet finish to a meal.  Join Chef Kyle as he shows you recipes and techniques for his favorite rustic cold weather desserts, while also showing you that you don’t need to be a pastry chef to wow your guests!

 

Menu:
Medjool Date and Butterscotch Cakes
Mexican Chocolate Mousse with Torched Honey Marshmallow and Candied Walnut
Persimmon and Cranberry Galette

 


Thursday, December 19: Epic Autumn Comfort Foods: Pot Pies Oh MY!! with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS-ON) Complimentary Wine

Leaning Ladder Class_Feb 22- Wine TastingThere’s nothing more satisfying on a chilly fall day than a warm, comforting pot pie. Wether filled with chicken, beef or vegetables, flaky crust and hearty fillings always hit the spot! Learn how to make the perfect crust with Chef M’s secret ingredient (you wont believe this one!), and fill them with sweet and savory fillings.

Your menu will include:

Autumn Salad with Dried Apricots, Cherries and Bacon

Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie

Guinness Beef Pot Pie

Country Mile High Apple Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

 


Saturday, December 28: Celebrations: Happy Heavenly New Year’s Eve Celebration! with Chef Melissa, 11:00am – 1:30pm
$49 per person (HANDS-ON)

2020! Can you even believe it? Yesterday we were partying like it was 1999! But here we are and chef has an amazing menu to take you into the New Year in style! Set the stage for your New Year in this amazing, not to be forgotten class! 

Your menu includes:

Olive and Artichoke Winter Galette

Warm Spinach & Fingerling Salad

Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Risotto

Old Time Happy New Year Crunch Cake

 


JANUARY 2020

Friday, January 24: Marinated and Grilled London Broil Steak with Personal Chef Alan, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$50 per person

Starter:
A slightly spicy spinach, LL smoked Artichoke, sour cream, cream cheese, shredded Monterey jack cheese, LL spicy oil mixture, topped with grated parmesan and baked. Served with either bagel or pita chips.

Salad:
Corn, cherry tomato, red onion, sugar snap pea, basil and bacon salad flavored with LL vinegar.

Entrée:
Beef London Broil Steak is marinated for 12 hours in a LL oil and vinegar, Worcestershire, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper mixture. Then grilled to medium rare, thinly sliced across the grain and served along with roasted rosemary, onion, garlic, LL oil and cubed red potatoes.

Desert:
Rich chocolate ganache tart slice with a sweet cherry compote and a dollop of whipped cream.

 

 


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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