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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. 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.

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All entrees are prepared using Leaning Ladder Olive Oils and Vinegars. 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.


Friday, September 21: Welcoming Fall with Chef Alan, 7-9:00 pm
$45 Per Person
Known to many as the chef that makes them smile, this is exactly what Chef Alan will make sure happens throughout the night… Your satisfaction is his mantra and he will surely get us there, quickly, as he opens the evening with his famed Spicy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. His salad of choice as we welcome the season of fallen leaves will be Baby Spinach Salad with a Buttermilk, Blue Cheese, and Sour Cream Dressing topped with English Cucumber and Garlic Croutons.

For the main dish, we will sink into a Pan-seared and then Roasted Skin on Boneless Chicken Breasts, served with a Whole-grain Mustard, Cream, Chicken Stock, and Bourbon Pan Sauce, accompanied with Buttery Garlic Goat Cheese and Green Onion Mashed Potatoes.

Tuesday, September 25: Allure of Argentina With Chef Melissa, 7-9:30 pm
$45 Per Person
September 25_ Allure of ArgentinaIf you’ve ever spoken to an Argentine, you know their accent is as beautiful as their food. And, if you haven’t… you must Google it!

Chef Melissa, our jet-setting travel enthusiast, takes us on a food journey to Argentina. We will be starting with their mouth-watering Empanadas as appetizers.

For those who love steak, Argentine Steak with Chimichurri is truly another level when it comes to the goodness of red meat, accompanied with Balsamic Roasted Potatoes. For dessert, we will enjoy the famed Boudin de Pan.

Wednesday, September 26: Mom’s Night Out End of Summer Fest with Chef Amber, 7-9 pm
$45 Per Person
Sept 26_Chef Amber MNOTurns out September 26th is National Fitness Day… we say, let’s turn it into a Mom’s Night Out featuring a strong berry who’s packed with healthy goodness. Who’s in for this end of summer fun fest with Chef Amber Elias?

She will begin the evening with a Blackberry and Microgreen Salad, featuring Leaning Ladder’s famed Organic Red Wine Vinegar. And yes, the berry of the night will be Blackberry. They’re packed with Vitamin C and just one cup of raw blackberries has 30.2 milligrams of Vitamin C. That’s half the daily recommended value! They’re high in fiber, a great source of Vitamin K, high in manganese—which is great for osteoporosis, painful joints, anemia, weight loss, and symptoms of PMS. Plus, it boosts brain health. Did we not choose the right berry for moms? Oh yes we did.

Chef Amber will then continue the evening with Herb Crusted Pork Loin with Blackberry Sauce and a Summer Farro Succotash. And for dessert, she will end the night with a splash with her decadent BlackBerry Pomegranate Panna Cotta.

Thursday, September 27: Balance and Detail with Chef Sunisa, 7-9:00 pm
$45 Per Person
Thai Basil with Chef Sunisa

Balance, detail, and variety are of paramount significance to Thai chefs and Chef Sunisa has certainly mastered this art. She will demonstrate the careful balancing of flavors and spices as she prepares an exquisite dining experience.

She will start with a Thai Basil Roll, plus her famed Dipping Sauce, followed by a Green Mango Salad topped with savory Salmon and Sauce, incorporating Leaning Ladder’s oils and vinegar.

And for the finale, which will leave you dreaming… Mango Sherbet.

Friday, September 28: For the Love of Good Times Gourmet with Chef Alan, 7-9 pm
$45 Per Person
Sold Out_Leaning Ladder_Chef AlanKicking off your weekend, Chef Alan will again, make all things happy. Just by reading the top ingredients of his first dish, he will make your mouth water: Ricotta, Roasted Grape, Rosemary, Lemon Zest, Honey on top of Toasted Bread Rounds Buttered with Ricotta Cheese.

The Classic Caesar Salad will be his second dish. There’s something special when Creamy Garlicky Homemade Caesar Dressing connects with Chopped Romaine, Garlic Croutons, and Shaved Parmesan. And for the entrée, he will prepare Ground Beef Ricotta Meatballs served over Chopped Swiss Chard braised in Olive Oil, combined with Minced Carrot, Celery, Onion, Garlic, and Tomato Paste Sauce, topped with Grated Parmesan and Chopped Fresh Oregano.


Friday, October 5: Wine Tasting, 6-8 pm
$10.00 Per Person, $5.00 Credit Toward Any Wine Purchase on October 5th Only

August 3_ Wine TastingEnjoy an evening in our loved Downtown Woodstock, and kick-start your weekend with a Wine Tasting at our Tasting Boutique.






Tuesday, October 9: It’s Time for Red, Red Wine with Chef Melissa, 7-9:30 pm
$45.00 Per Person

Leaning Ladder Class_Chef Melissa Oct 9UB40 will always be known for their contagious tunes of Red Red Wine while Chef Melissa will be known for filling our appetite and souls with the rich goodness of her red wine inspired menu. Note of caution: you’ll probably be salivating over the details of this evening’s meal… She begins our journey with Red Wine Mushroom Soup with Grilled Brie Croutons… yes, you read correctly, Grilled Brie Croutons—simply delicious, and we’ve just started.

For the main course, Braised Short Rib Ragout over Red Wine Risotto. And for the finale, Chef Melissa completes the evening with her Spiced Poached Pears with Red Wine Caramel. We cannot emphasize enough… simply delicious, indeed!

Thursday, October 11: Private Event, 7-9 pm

Tuesday, October 16: Celebrating World Food with Chef Amber on National Boss Day, 7-9pm
$45.00 Per Person

Leaning Ladder Class_Chef Amber Oct 16Lots to celebrate this day. World Food Day on National Boss Day—we say: Bring on the good food! Chef Amber, a versatile chef who can cook a wide range of food from all around the world takes us on a cultural ride… For starters, she will begin with Korean Beef Bulgogi Skewers with Pickled Radish.

We then dive into some Middle Eastern fare with Moroccan Harissa and Lime Chicken with Couscous. The word “harissa” comes from the word “herass” in Arabic, which refers to the action of crushing the dried chilies… a charming and fierce paste.

For dessert, she completes the evening by wrapping it up with Italian Cannoli Dipped in Chocolate. Known as a treat served during Carnevale in Palermo, Italy, but to us in America we say Cannoli any day, anytime.

Friday, October 12: Iconic Fall Flavors with Chef Megan, 7-9:30 pm
$45.00 Per Person

Leaning Ladder Class_Chef Megan Oct 12We can officially say it now, it’s fall, which means, it’s pumpkin season. However, there is more to fall than pumpkin spice. In fact, some of the iconic flavors of fall are based around butternut squash, apples, pears, and pecans… And, our dear Chef Megan knows exactly how to place these epic ingredients on a pedestal. For this evening, she begins with a delicate Garden Butternut Squash Soup which will leave us asking for more, please.

We then dive into a crisp, fresh Arugula and Pear Salad with Leaning Ladder’s famed Cranberry Pear Vinaigrette. If you’ve ever feared trying Brussel Sprouts, we invite you for a culinary celebration with Chef Megan’s Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans and Goat Cheese, served alongside Herb Roasted Chicken. We have a feeling, you’ll want to add this recipe to your family book of recipes… shh, we won’t tell anymore. For the finale, Nutty Baked Apple Crumble with Cashew Crème—delicious, and still healthy.

Saturday, October 20: Bold and Bountiful Italian Flavors with Special Guest Charmane of s.a.l.t. sisters,
7-10 pm
$45.00 Per Person

Leaning Ladder Class_Charmane Oct 20Back by popular demand, Charmane of s.a.l.t. sisters, who resides in Indiana, joins us for an Italian harvest dinner. Not only will our taste buds and happy senses be full this evening, Charmane will teach you how to create full-flavored, healthy food in your own kitchen without spending too much time. For starters, we must begin with Fresh Baked Bread dipped in Charmane’s Bread Dipping and Salsa di Parma, along with a traditional Antipasto.

She will then demonstrate how to prepare various dishes: Pasta with Roasted Shrimp and Anchovy Sauce; Peppery Arugula with Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes, topped with Lemon, Parsley and Peppercorn Dressing; Crispy Zucchini Finger Bites with Marinara Sauce. For the finale, Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting, alongside Flirty Fizz Prosecco Cocktail. Delizioso!

Tuesday, October 23: All Things Pastry with Special Guest Pastry Chef Torben Holm From Denmark,
7-10 pm

$45.00 Per Person

Leaning Ladder Class_Chef Torben Oct 23Coming directly from Denmark, Special Guest Pastry Chef Torben will surprise us all with a baking demonstration of goodness and rich ingredients.






Wednesday, October 24: Special Guest Chef Oakley Features Fine Gourmet and Black Garlic, 7-10 pm
$45.00 Per Person

Leaning Ladder Class_Chef Oakley Oct 24Black 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.

For this evening, she will begin with Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and a Black Garlic Aioli, followed with Caprese Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, and Mozzarella drizzled with a Black Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette. For the entrée, Chef Oakley will demonstrate the simplicity, yet bold flavors of Black Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry with Asian Rice Noodles. For the finale, we celebrate with Leaning Ladder’s famed Blood Orange Infused Brownies.

Thursday, October 25: For the Love of Fusion Cuisine with Chef Sunisa, 7-9 pm
$45.00 Per Person

Leaning Ladder Class_Chef Sunisa Oct 25Combining the elements of different cuisines, this evening Chef Sunisa starts with American Asian Fusion Baked Cauliflower with Pea Pesto with Truffle Oil. We then continue with Singapore Glass Noodles Stir-Fried with Shrimp, where each ingredient gets its turn to shine and noodles happen to be gluten-free.

For dessert, we will enjoy her famed Thai Rice Pudding, which is very different from Caribbean cultures. Thai rice pudding is scrumptious, healthy, and nourishing and many times it’s served warm. A popular dessert in Thailand, it’s foundation is its Thai sweet rice, which is also called “sticky” or “glutinous” rice. It is flavored with coconut milk, brown sugar, plus warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and star anise.

We are always working with our chefs to add additional classes. Please check back regularly.
All classes use Leaning Ladder’s Oils and Vinegars. 
Please call 678-401-2609 to register, or to purchase your seat online, click herePhotos are meant to be representative only 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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