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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.


OCTOBER 2019

Wednesday, October 16: Fall Thai Favorites with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$49 per person

Fall is in the air pumpkin spice and crisp air in the morning. Chef Sunisa, Authentic Thai chef, will share some Thai recipes that you will enjoy with fall weather. Start with spicy shrimp Tom Yum soup that will warm you right up. Follow with Thai Basil stir fried with chicken that will help you fight cold you might get and last but not least Pumpkin with sweet coconut sauce will wrap your meal up.  Don’t worry about too spicy chef Sunisa will ask you spicy level and cook it up to your liking.

Menu:

Shrimp Tum Yum Soup (spicy)
Thai Basil Stir Fried with Chicken
Pumpkin in Sweet Coconut Sauce

 


Thursday, October 17: 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:
Golden Beet, Pear, and Spinach Salad with Cranberry-Pear Vinaigrette
Carrot Risotto with Wild Mushroom and Sage
Parsnip Fritters with Pomegranate
Pumpkin Mousse with Candied Walnut

 


Friday, October 18: Epic Autumn Comfort Foods: Chili and Apple Cider Doughnuts, Yes Please! with Chef Melissa, 11:00am – 1:30pm
$49 per person (HANDS-ON)

Chili. Mac n cheese. Cornbread. Doughnuts. All in one warm, comforting, stick to your ribs meal! Chef will guide you in this hands on class to learn the best tips and tricks in preparing these classic fall dishes in your own home. How can you say no to this?? 

Your menu will include:

Homestyle Chili Colorado

Easy Baked Mac N Cheese

Scratch Cornbread

Apple cider Doughnuts

 


Tuesday, October 22: Back by Popular Demand! Chef Massimo’s Italian Wine Paired Dinner, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person

Leaning Ladder Class_Feb 22- Wine TastingAutumn in Italy is a thing dreams are made of. While we can’t send you to Italy, we can bring a slice of Italian heaven to you! By popular demand, Chef Massimo returns to the Leaning Ladder kitchen in October!

Your wine and dine experience will include three courses, all expertly paired with deliciouso Italian wines.

FIRST COURSE: Creamy butternut squash soup with truffle oil and homemade croutons
SECOND COURSE: Roasted balsamic glazed pears and Teleggio cheese risotto with crispy sage

THIRD COURSE: Panna cotta with wild berries drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar.

This event is extremely popular, and sells out quickly! Reserve your seats with Chef Massimo today!

 

 


Wednesday, October 23: South of the Border Meets South of the Mason Dixon with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$50 per person

Traditional Mexican food is simple and delicious, but we typically enjoy it here in the states as
the fusion cuisine known as “Tex-Mex”.
Chef Kyle would argue that, although the Southwest is geographically closer to the border, the
food culture of the Southeast makes for an even better marriage with the rustic, comforting
cuisine of the Mexican home kitchen.
In this class, Mexico and Georgia will meet to harmoniously create a satisfying and exciting
holiday meal that your friends and family are sure to enjoy!

 

Menu:
Masa Johnny Cakes with Black-eyed Peas, Tomatillo, and Cotija
Jicama and Orange Slaw
Guajillo BBQ Pulled Chicken
Horchata Rice Pudding with Fried Banana

 

 


Tuesday, October 29: Epic Autumn Comfort Foods: Elegance Meets Comfort with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$69 per person (HANDS-ON) Includes Wine

Leaning Ladder Class_Feb 22- Wine TastingWe can all appreciate a hearty fall meal that not only warms our tummies, but our spirits. In this hands on class, chef will provide you with all of the instruction and skill needed to create a comforting, yet elegant meal, perfect for any fall family night. 

Your menu will include:

Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Pomegranate & Fried Sage

Cast Iron Roast Chicken with Caramelized Leeks

Harissa & Maple Roasted Carrots

Chocolate Bread Pudding

 


NOVEMBER 2019

Monday, November 4: 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:
Grapefruit Salad with Pistachio and Mint
Leeks in White Wine and Dijon
Mashed Rutabaga with Buttered Cracker Crumb
Vanilla and Pomegranate Ice Cream

 

 


Tuesday, November 5: Autumn Abundance Gluten Free class with Chef Megan, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$49 per person

With the temperatures finally dropping, the leaves are slowly beginning to change into the glorious hues of the season. Even better, it’s time to enjoy all of the tasty abundance the Autumn harvest brings. Join Chef Megan in the Leaning Ladder kitchen for a fabulously healthy and gluten free meal celebrating all of the flavors of fall!

Your menu will include:
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Pomegranate Baby Green Salad
Creamy Polenta with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans 
Garlic Sea Scallops 
Superfood Cacao Power Bites 

 

 


Wednesday, November 6: Fun Thai Appetizer and Soup with Chef Sunisa, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$49 per person (HANDS-ON)

No matter you are a host or be a guest. If you run out of idea for appetizer for thanksgiving or any party. This class will make you super star!!! Join chef Sunisa and learn how to make beloved Thai appetizers that you’re craving from the restaurant. You will learn the secrets of the best coconut chicken soup that you feel like you are in Thailand with Thai basil roll that you will make over and over again. Also, Sunisa’s famous Fried wontons and Spicy Sweet and sour dipping sauce!!! Who is in???

Menu:

Fried Wontons
Thai Basil Roll
Coconut Chicken Soup

 


Thursday, November 7: Ladies Holiday PJ Party at Leaning Ladder with Chef Melissa, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$65 per person

You asked and we listened!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

It’s that time of the year again to grab your mom, daughter, galpal or bestest bestie, don your finest silk, satin, lace or sweats and join us for a spectacular girls night in! We’re cranking out a little music and a lot of wine and girl chat over a decadent menu of appetizers, heavy hors d’oeuvres and more! This event always sells out fast, so find your girls, grab your tickets and plan to party in your pjs!

 

Your menu will include:
Holiday Prosecco
Decadent Seasonal Cheese & Charcuterie Board
Smoked Trout Rillettes on Blini
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon with Dressed Arugula
Baked Feta with Tomato Sauce on Grilled Baguette
Holiday Meatballs
Truffled Butternut Squash Wontons with Fried Sage & Candied Bacon

 

As always, you will receive copies of all of the recipes tasted during the event. Space is limited; reserve your seat today through Eventbrite or by calling the store. This event WILL sell out. We can’t wait to see you and your fabulous PJs!
*One complimentary glass of prosecco per guest. You may purchase additional glasses if desired.

 

 


Friday, November 8: Marinated and Grilled London Broil Steak with Personal Chef Alan, 7:00 – 9:00pm
$50 per person (SOLD OUT)

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

 


Tuesday, November 12: Steakhouse Classics with Chef Kyle, 7:00 – 9:30pm
$50 per person

In a steakhouse, the classics are a classic for a reason!  In this class, we aim to teach you the fundamental techniques and tricks behind these revered dishes.  To that, Chef Kyle will add some insight on how to elevate and plate the menu to make it not only nostalgic but also modern and exciting.

 

Menu:
Wedge Salad with Pickled Shallot, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon, and Blue Cheese
Seared NY Strip with Pink Peppercorn Butter
Fondant Golden Potatoes
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Cocoa Nibs and Warm Caramel

 


Saturday, November 16: Celebrations! Heavenly Holiday Appetizers & Noshes with Chef Melissa, 11:00am – 1:30pm
$49 per person (HANDS-ON)

The 2019 holidays are THIS CLOSE! 

In this hands on class, chef will teach you the ultimate techniques and skills to master party bites for any occasion. No matter which holiday celebrations are on your list, these are sure to fit the bill! 

Your menu includes:

Glorious Amaretto Cheese Dip with Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Brussels Sprouts Sliders

Four Cheese Pate’ with Homemade Herb Crackers

Antipasto in Eggplant Boat

Flank Steak Rolls with Horseradish Sauce

Cherry Sauced Meatballs

 


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) Includes 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

Friday, November 22: Wine Tasting with Empire Distributors, 6:30 – 8:30pm

August 3_ Wine Tasting

Wine tasting details TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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)

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) Includes 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

 

 


Friday, December 13: Celebrations: Heavenly Merry Christmas Morning Make Ahead Breakfast with Chef Melissa, 11:00am – 1:30pm
$49 per person (HANDS-ON)

Leaning Ladder Class_March 29_ Southern Sunrise with Chef MelissaAre you the designated holiday host? There’s always one in every bunch! If you find yourself running out of ideas, or time, let chef introduce you to this delicious, make ahead, holiday time-saver!

Your menu will include:

Holiday Morning Punch

Potato Cheese Brunch Roll

Gingered Candied Bacon

Three “G’s”, Grits with Gruyere & Gouda

Cranberry & Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Rolls

 

 


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) Includes Wine

There’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

 

 


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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