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!



A Very Veggie Evening with Chef Alan
Friday, February 23, 7-9pm

You’ve asked and we’ve listened! Join chef Alan for a fabulous vegetarian evening of pasta! This night you will enjoy learning how to prepare mini phyllo cups with apple, thyme and shallot; a comforting pureed butternut squash winter soup; and finally, Ricotta and Fontina cheese stuffed shells with fennel and radicchio in marinara sauce. All you need for a great meal is fresh ingredients and little imagination! 

$40.00 per person



“An Afternoon in Thailand” with Chef Sunisa
Tuesday, February 27, 11:30am-1:30pm

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 a lightly fried fish with Three Flavour Sauce, incorporating Leaning Ladder oil and vinegars. The afternoon will begin with a complimentary glass of wine, flavorful Thai chicken spicy soup (customized to your spice level) followed by a fresh Asian fusion salad with a special vinaigrette dressing that you will want to make over and over again!

$45.00 per person

Spring Ahead for a Healthy Lifestyle with Chef Megan
Wednesday, February 28, 11:30am-2pm

Spend the afternoon with Chef Megan McCarthy, Edible Garden Chef at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and editor of Healthy Eating 101. Enjoy a glass of wine on the house while Chef Megan teaches you how to prepare simple, fast, healthy recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients. You learn about healthy fats, superfoods, organics and much more. The menu will include: Spring Pea Hummus – Endive and Avocado Spring Salad – Black Rice Salad with Roasted LeeksLemon Pepper Spring AsparagusCedar Plank Salmon with Sesame Ginger Glaze.

$45.00 per person

Show me Your Mussels! A Shellfish Experience with Chef Alan
Friday, March 9, 7-9pm

Shellfish is fresh, light and delicious, and makes a beautifully presented meal. Join Chef Alan to learn the “ins” and “outs” of shellfish preparation.  Tonight’s menu features creamed spinach mini phyllo cups filled with onion, garlic and cheese; a unique salad of sliced English cucumber, sliced navel orange on a butter lettuce; and finally steamed mussels or clams ( depending on market availability)  with wilted swiss chard over Leaning Ladder pasta with a roasted red pepper, white wine and clam juice sauce. 

$45.00 per person



Chef Roberto Crocenzi Returns for an Encore Authentic Italian Experience
Saturday, March 10, 7-10pm

Italian Guest Chef and Sommelier Roberto Crocenzi returns to Leaning Ladder on March 10 for an authentic Italian meal encore! Roberto visited Leaning Ladder last year and served a decadent menu of Italian delights to a sold out crowd. This year Chef Roberto will feature a dining experience similar to what people can find in his Tuscan trattoria. The menu will highlight a fresh spelt and assorted bean salad, followed by an eggplant parmigiana with fresh buffalo mozzarella, and a farmstead raw milk cheese plate as dessert. Each dish will be expertly paired with a delicious Italian wine. Seats are sure to sell out soon for this authentic Italian experience!

$60.00 per person


An Elegant Irish Evening with Chef Melissa
Tuesday, March 13, 7-9:30pm

Irish Food is more than just Corned Beef and Cabbage. Join Chef M for a truly elegant, authentically Irish, St. Patrick’s Day meal. The meal will begin with a delicious appetizer of Smoked Irish Salmon on Irish Boxty with Dill Mustard Sauce, followed by Guiness Braised Beef with Colcannon Potatoes & Cabbage with Irish Brown Bread. Lastly, an elegant Irish dinner would not be complete without dessert; a Classic Irish Barmbrack.

$48.00 per person



Booze Cruising at the Ladder: Learning to Cook with Spirits and Wine with Chef Melissa
Tuesday, March 20, 7-9:30pm

Julia Childs once said, “I enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.” While most of us are well versed in how to drink wine and spirits, the question is how to cook with these beverages. Join Chef M in the Leaning Ladder kitchen and learn to proficiently and confidently cook with wine and spirits. This evenings menu will include Goat Cheese Truffles with Bourbon Honey, Mushroom & Red Wine Soup with Brie Croutons, Shrimp & Grits with a Savory Whisky Gravy, and Chocolate Cobbler with Red Wine Whipped Mascarpone. Catch your seat today with Chef M on the LL Booze Cruise! 

$50.00 per person


Date Night with Chef Alan
Friday, March 23, 7-9pm

Join chef Alan in the Leaning Ladder kitchen for another beautifully decadent meal. Tonight’s indulgence will include a puff pastry canape assortment, mixed baby greens dressed with a Leaning Ladder oil and vinegar vinaigrette mixed with dried cherries, apples and walnuts, and the piece de resistance, Madeira braised chicken thighs with dried figs served over Leaning Ladder Pasta. 

$45.00 per person




A Tough Act to Follow:  The Art of Tenderizing Meats & Vegetable with Chef Melissa
Tuesday, March 27, 7-9:30pm

Meat is expensive! A prime, tender cut of meat is almost a mortgage payment! But there is HOPE! Join Chef M to learn all of the secrets to tenderizing and truly enjoying tough cuts of meat. From dry pork chops to boot leather cube steak, she can teach you how to deliciously prepare these inexpensive cuts. She will also teach you how to avoid tough vegetables such as mixed fresh greens. Tonight’s menu will include Marinated Flank Steak Lollipops with Blistered Tomatoes, Brined Bone in Pork Chops with Spiced Apples and Pears, Herbed Cream Potatoes, and Southern Style Greens. Look out Filet Mignon… Here comes the Flank!

$45.00 per person



The Streets of Thailand with Chef Sunisa
Saturday, March 31, 6:30-8:30pm

It’s back to the beautiful cuisine of Thailand with Chef Sunisa! In her very popular Thai food series, this night Chef Sunisa will take you on an exotic exploration creating a meal of stream fish with soy sauce and ginger, a Thai basil roll, and dessert made with sweet potato and a fantastic light ginger syrup. Our Thai series sells quickly, so don’t miss your seat on this delicious journey!

$45.00 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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