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. Call today to make your reservation 678-401-2609.

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All entrees are prepared using Leaning Ladder Olive Oils and Balsamics. Grab your friends or significant other and a bottle of wine and join us for a fun evening of food, drinks and laughs!





Salt 101 with Charmane Skillen, Founder & CEO s.a.l.t. Sisters LLC – Demonstration Class
Thursday, April 26, 7-9pm (Sold Out)

Join us in the Leaning Ladder Kitchen for a very special guest, s.a.l.t. Sisters CEO Charmane Skillen. Charmane will offer an educational tasting on the incredible s.a.l.t. Sisters products. Your evening’s experience will include Crusty Bread with Salted Butter, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Goat Cheese Dressing & Dragon’s Breath Spiced Pecans, Honey Glazed Pork Chops and a grand finale of Chocolate Chip Cookies with Smoked Sea Salt! Learn all about salts from the expert in this salt 101 Class!

$40.00 per person




Sunisa’s Favorites! with Chef Sunisa – Demonstration Class
Friday, April 27, 7-9pm (Sold Out)

Chef Sunisa is back and offering even more of her favorite, delicious Thai dishes! Tonight Chef offers an exotic array of dishes to delight your palate including Thai Fruit Salad with Fruit, Nuts and Shrimp with an enticing Spicy, Sweet and Sour Dressing. Following is an extra special Green Curry Chicken, a traditional recipe from chef’s Grandmother!  The finishing touch for your experience is a unique Thai rice pudding with sweet corn! Don’t miss a beautiful evening with Chef Sunisa’s and her most Favorites!

$45.00 per person



Quick Breads with Chef Crawford – Demonstration Class
Wednesday, May 2, 7-9pm

Man cannot live by bread alone. We must have butter!
Join Chef Crawford in the Leaning Ladder kitchen to learn the basics of quick breads, often called soda breads. This informative class will cover Irish Soda Bread, Biscuits, and Corn Bread. Class discussion will include the history and science of how these breads were created, plus how modernization and mechanical cooking has changed the concept and intent of quick breads. Discussions will also include variations (Scones, fruit filled biscuits, savory, cornpone, hush puppies and others) and how to alter recipes for vegetarian and vegan diets. Each guest will not only taste samples of each product, but will leave with step by step instructions. Reserve your seat today for the best in breads.

$40.00 per person



A Taste of Thailand with Chef Sunisa – Demonstration Class
Saturday, May 5, 6:30-8:30pm

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 a delightful mango sorbet for dessert! You might not actually be in Thailand, but your taste buds will believe you are!

$45.00 per person



Japanese-Asian with Chef Sunisa – Combination Demonstration/Hands On Class
Tuesday, May 8, 7-9pm

Fusion cuisine is cuisine that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in innovations of many contemporary restaurant cuisines since the 1970s. Experience Japanese Asian Fusion at it’s finest with chef Sunisa! Experience cucumber salad, Tuna tataki, and California roll/ Volcano rolls at this creative fusion Chef’s Table.

$45.00 per person



The Provencal Epicure with Chef Melissa – Demonstration Class
Wednesday, May 9, 7-9:30pm

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport” ~ Julia Child
Bonjour a tous! …or Hello Everyone! In the true spirit of Julia Child, we are very excited to offer this authentic French experience! Tonight Chef Melissa offers the finest in french dishes; Salade Nicoise, Mushroom Duxelle en Puff Pastry, Summer Tomato Bouillabaisse with basil Rouille, and Vanilla Rose Sugar Creme Brulee with Mint Sorbert. If you’re French Epi”Curious”, ne manquez pas cette classe passionnante  …or don’t miss this exciting class!  Includes a glass of Valdoepalacios Rose.

$50.00 per person




Baked Chicken Milanese with Chef Alan – Demonstration Class
Friday, May 11, 7-9pm

The Milanese style of cooking dates back to Milan Italy, 1475-86 and is immersed in history. The specific style of cooking is typically coated with flour or bread crumbs and browned in hot oil or butter surrounded by a sauce of tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. Chef Alan invites you to come along on the journey to Milan beginning with an appetizer consisting of grape tomatos, mozzarella balls, rolled prosciutto and fresh basil skewers drizzled with a balsamic glaze followed by a refreshing  frisee salad topped with bacon crumbles, shallots, roasted walnuts and shaved Parmesan. A healthy alternative to the classic fried chicken Milanese…this baked version will demonstrate how to use pounded chicken breasts coated with Parmesan and seasoned panko topped with baby arugula, chopped tomatoes, diced avocados and dressed with a light refreshing vinaigrette. Delizioso!

$45.00 per person



Sicilian Sizzle with Chef Melissa – Demonstration Class
Tuesday, May 15, 7-9:30pm

Sicilian cuisine shows traces of all cultures that have existed on the island of Sicily over the last two millennia. Although its cuisine has a lot in common with Italian cuisine, Sicilian food also has GreekSpanishFrench and Arab influences. Join Chef Melissa in the Leaning Ladder kitchen for a truly unique, authentic Sicilian experience that happens to be the same menu she prepared for her recent wedding anniversary! Tonight you will enjoy a beautifully coursed meal with a community board of Mixed Greens with Sundried Tomatoes & Champagne Vinaigrette, Baked Provolone and Grilled Leaning Ladder Baguette; Prosciutto & Minted Melon Salad with edible florals; Black Pepper & Lemon Pasta with Italian Sausage Filled Calamari and Tomato Basil Sauce; and finally homemade Cannolis with Pistachio Pastry Creme and Chocolate drizzle. They say a true Sicilian understands there is a word for every moment and every occasion. These words would be il miglior pasto di sempre!

$48.00 per person



Chef Daniel Porubiansky
Thursday, May 17, 7-9pm

Menu coming soon.



Visiting the Grecian Gardens with Chef Alan – Demonstration Class
Friday, May 18, 7-9pm

Enjoy a beautiful evening with Grecian delights! Experience Mini phyllo shells filled with a dried apricot, chopped pistachio and blue cheese mixture, drizzled with LL flavored balsamic and topped with fresh basil followed by a classic Greek salad. Your entree will include marinated chicken thighs, pan seared and then roasted with classic Greek flavors, served with an orzo pasta dish made with caramelized onions and raisins. This is a night for lovers!

$45.00 per person



Spring Soiree with Chef Melissa – Demonstration Class
Tuesday, May 22, 7-9:30pm

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the winter coast have been tossed in the closet! Now is the perfect time to come out and enjoy all Spring has to offer. Join Chef Melissa in the Leaning Ladder kitchen celebrating the bounty of Spring! For this experience you will enjoy Goat Cheese & Pistachio Truffles with Spiced Honey; a fresh Roasted Beet, Burrata & Asparagus Salad Board; a Spring Bounty Roasted Vegetable Napoleon with Puff Pastry & Red Pepper Cream; and for dessert, an immaculate Vanilla Rose Creme Brulee. Come celebrate the beautiful colors, and fresh foods of Springtime!

$45.00 per person




Spanish Tapas Fiesta with Chef Melissa – Demonstration Class
Tuesday, June 5, 7-9:30pm

Description coming – Menu to include White Peach Sangria, Charred Cauliflower & Shoshito Peppers in Picada, Pan Con Tomat, Shrimp Paella, and Creme Caramel.

$50.00 per person



Talkin’ Turkey (Tettrazini) with Chef Alan – Demonstration Class
Friday, June 8, 7-9pm

Let’s talk turkey! There’s no one better than Chef Alan to give you the 4-1-1 on one of America’s favorite birds!
Tonight your experience will begin with a delicious Sun Dried Tomato, Olive and Goat Cheese Crostini followed by a light and fresh Spring Salad featuring mixed baby greens with toasted almond slices, mandarin orange sections and an apricot vinaigrette. Finally, Chef Alan will present your entree of turkey tenderloin strips stir fried with green peppers, dried apricots, currants, and a Leaning Ladder Balsamic Vinegar served over steamed rice. Meet us at the Ladder to talk turkey!

$40.00 per person




Noodle On it with Chef Sunisa – Demonstration Class
Saturday, June 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Mee Krob, or Mi Krop, is a Thai dish with the name literally meaning “crisp noodles”. It is made with rice noodles and a sauce that is predominantly sweet but can be balanced with an acidic flavor, usually lemon or lime. Tonight learn the ins and outs of crispy noodles with Chef Sunisa. Your experience will include Mee krob – Salmon with green mango salad and sweet potatoes in light ginger syrup. If you’re a Thai noodle enthusiast, this class is for you!

$45.00 per person



The Big Chill with Chef Alan – Summer Soups Demonstration
Friday, June 22, 7-9pm

Tonight we’re Chillin’ at the Ladder featuring THREE spectacular chilled summer soups made to cool the heat of summer! Start with a cantaloupe and peach gazpacho using flavored oils and vinegars topped with frizzled prosciutto and chopped fresh mint. We’ll move on to a delicious Gazpacho, garnished with pan seared shrimp on a skewer, using fresh breadcrumbs, cucumber, jalapeno pepper, roma tomato, and Leaning Ladder flavored oils and vinegars. Your last course will be a chilled creamy blueberry soup highlighting the flavors of orange juice, cinnamon, and flavored vinegars, garnished with fresh chopped mint and a dollop of plain yogurt. Come out and chill at the Ladder!  Includes a glass of Rose.

$45.00 per person



The Skinny on Thai Basil with Chef Sunisa – Demonstration Class
Tuesday, June 26, 7-9pm

Thai Basil is a type of basil native to Southeast Asia that has been cultivated to provide distinctive traits. Widely used throughout Southeast Asia, its flavor, described as anise– and licorice-like and slightly spicy, is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil. Thai basil has small, narrow leaves, purple stems, and pink-purple flowers. Experience the unique flavors of Thai Basil in Chef Sunisa’s Thai Basil Roll, Thai basil fried rice and cleanse your palate with a light mango sorbet for dessert.

$45.00 per person



American Asian Fusion with Chef Sunisa – Asian Fusion Demonstration
Saturday, June 30, 6:30-8:30pm

It’s another spectacular night on deck with Chef Sunisa and the exotic flavors of Asian Fusion Cuisine. Tonight, enjoy dishes like Baked Cauliflower with Pea Pesto and Truffle Oil, Smash Potato Parmesan with Truffle Oil, Tuna with Creamy Wasabi Sauce, and the Best Brussels Sprouts ever! Come and learn from the Leaning Ladder Queen of Asian Fusion cuisine!

$49.00 per person





**We are working with the Chef to add additional classes.
Please check back regularly.**

*All classes use Leaning Ladder’s Oils and Vinegars

Please call 678-401-2609 to register

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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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