Cooking Classes

Uncork your inner chef in AWS’ state of-the-art demonstration kitchen with diverse classes & series like Southern Comfort, Global Cooking & Wine Pairings, Fusion Flavors and Entertaining with Ease. Every class features professional chef instruction, hands-on cooking and a multi-course meal with wines paired to perfection by your own personal sommelier.

Classes, Events & Gifts

Volunteer Assistant Orientation

Each year we host hundreds of classes and private events, from wine appreciation and wine certification programs, to international food and wine pairing classes and hands-on cooking classes. The dedicated group of loyal volunteers that supports our VV staff helps us keep things running efficiently and smoothly. The success of this vibrant program has also been critical to the growth of Atlanta Wine School allowing us to continue to provide our customers with the level of variety and excellence that they’ve come to expect from us.

 


Gingerbread House Decorating Party for All Ages!!!

Nothing warms your heart and home like the sweet smell of freshly baked Gingerbread! Let Vino Venue help you get into the holiday spirit with our all-ages holiday decorating experience. We'll provide you with the blank canvas gingerbread house and teach you how to make decadent Royal Icing... you select from over 20 different "construction materials" AKA... CANDY!!!  Let your inner artist take over as your decorate your Gingerbread Masterpiece.  

$39.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Brunch in Burgundy

Join hostess extraordinaire and Chef for an unforgettable brunch inspired by the flavors of the countrysides of France. You’ll learn the secrets for creating an impressive brunch menu of scrumptiously classic dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Discover some tips and tricks for easy, stress-free entertaining while learning how to make some of the iconic French foods like Burgundian gougeres, quiche and crêpes. Weekend brunch entertaining will never be the same!

$69.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Chicken & Waffles

Designed for the culinary enthusiast, whether you’re a seasoned cook or brand new to the kitchen, Chef Melissa’s series will teach you basic and advanced techniques to increase your culinary confidence and expand your everyday repertoire. With Chef Melissa’s tricks, tips and culinary quips you’ll learn basic knife skills and techniques from sautéing, braising, frying, poaching, baking, roasting, searing, emulsifying and more. And best of all, you’ll learn how to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create simple yet delicious, and healthy meals everyday at home. 

$69.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Easy as Pie!

Designed for the culinary enthusiast, whether you’re a seasoned cook or brand new to the kitchen, Chef Melissa’s series will teach you basic and advanced techniques to increase your culinary confidence and expand your everyday repertoire. With Chef Melissa’s tricks, tips and culinary quips you’ll learn basic knife skills and techniques from sautéing, braising, frying, poaching, baking, roasting, searing, emulsifying and more. And best of all, you’ll learn how to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create simple yet delicious, and healthy meals everyday at home. 

$69.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Homemade Pizza & Gelato

Designed for the culinary enthusiast, whether you’re a seasoned cook or brand new to the kitchen, the everyday essentials series will teach you basic and advanced techniques to increase your culinary confidence and expand your everyday repertoire. With Chef Melissa’s tricks, tips and culinary quips you’ll learn basic knife skills and techniques from sautéing, braising, frying, poaching, baking, roasting, searing, emulsifying and more. And best of all, you’ll learn how to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create simple yet delicious, and healthy meals everyday at home. 

$69.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Southern Fried Chicken & Biscuits

Designed for the culinary enthusiast, whether you’re a seasoned cook or brand new to the kitchen, Chef Melissa’s series will teach you basic and advanced techniques to increase your culinary confidence and expand your everyday repertoire. With Chef Melissa’s tricks, tips and culinary quips you’ll learn basic knife skills and techniques from sautéing, braising, frying, poaching, baking, roasting, searing, emulsifying and more. And best of all, you’ll learn how to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create simple yet delicious, and healthy meals everyday at home. 

$69.00

Everyday Korean with cookbook author Seung Hee Lee

Come and experience the enticing and exquisite flavors of Korean cuisine with Chef Seung. This class will help demystify Korean cuisine and teach you how to make simple, healthful, yet delicious, everyday recipes, including bibimbap, scallion pancakes, as well as, the secret to making delicious Korean BBQ marinade. Chef Seung will walk you through simple steps on how to make your favorite Korean dishes at home, including how-to’s and tricks, accompanied by wine, appetizers, and fun stories.

$69.00

Culinary Boot Camp: Braising, Searing & Sautéing 101

Designed for the ultimate culinary enthusiast, this unique chef-driven, chef-inspired series goes beyond the basics to teach you the foundational knowledge and techniques taught in professional culinary programs. Our most serious cooking class ever, Culinary Boot Camp combines the best elements of an expensive, time-consuming culinary degree into a three-hour immersion workshop. And best of all, after your work is done, you get to enjoy your culinary creations in a multi-course meal paired with wine!

$79.00

Culinary Boot Camp: Ultimate Knife Skills

Designed for the ultimate culinary enthusiast, this unique chef-driven, chef-inspired series goes beyond the basics to teach you the foundational knowledge and techniques taught in professional culinary programs. Our most serious cooking class ever, Culinary Boot Camp combines the best elements of an expensive, time-consuming culinary degree into a three-hour immersion workshop. And best of all, after your work is done, you get to enjoy your culinary creations in a multi-course meal paired with wine!

$79.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: Chocolate Obsession!

Chocoholics, rejoice! This fun and decadently delicious class in our brand new Entertaining with Ease series focuses exclusively on your favorite ingredient. Hostess with the mostess, Chef Paula will teach you how to effortlessly make chocolate the star of the show in an amazing three course chocolate lover’s menu. We’ll explore the different kinds of chocolate and share secrets for using them effectively in savory and sweet dishes. Discover the power of chocolate and see for yourself that entertaining and cooking with chocolate is easier than you think and even more delicious than you can imagine.

$79.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: Greek Meze Bar

Opa! Join chef and hostess extraordinaire for an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter and the fabulous flavors of the Mediterranean. Move over ordinary appetizers and make room for Meze- a collection of tasty treats from Greece. You’ll not only learn how to effortlessly transform fresh ingredients into an assortment of small plates packed with authentic Mediterranean flavors, but you’ll also discover just how easy it is to whip up classic Meze perfect for everyday entertaining.

$79.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres

Join chef and hostess extraordinaire for an unforgettable evening of holiday fun, laughter and fabulous flavors. Move over ordinary appetizers and make room for easy, make-ahead holiday hors d’oeuvres that will keep you out of the kitchen so you can join the party and enjoy your friends. You’ll learn how to effortlessly transform fresh ingredients into a dazzling assortment of small plates packed with big flavors and discover just how easy it is to whip up crowd pleasing recipes for holiday entertaining.

$79.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: Spanish Tapas Bar

Join chef and hostess extraordinaire for an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter and fabulous flavors. You’ll not only learn how to effortlessly transform fresh ingredients into an assortment of small plates bursting with authentic Spanish flavors, but you’ll also discover just how easy it is to whip up classic tasty tapas perfect for everyday entertaining.

$79.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: St. Patrick's Day Feast

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to whip up an unforgettable St. Patrick’s day feast! Our chef and hostess extraordinaire will show you how to create Irish classics from scratch using traditional ingredients and techniques. Once you discover how simple it is to create a St. Patrick’s inspired feast, you’ll want to eat, drink and be merry all year long!

$79.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: Sushi Bar

Have you always wanted to learn how to make your favorite sushi dishes, like shrimp tempura, nigiri and maki rolls? This class takes you above and beyond every day entertaining to teach you essential knife cuts, techniques and terminology. Learn how to break down exotic ingredients and turn them into Japanese edible works of art under the guidance of our skilled Chef. Enjoy a glass of wine (or two) while our Chef demonstrates the tricks of the trade and leave our kitchen as an ultimate sushi master with a few new entertaining tricks up your sleeve!

$79.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: Ultimate Taco Bar

Mexican food is hot! And we’re not just talking about heat from spices. Authentic Mexican cuisine was one of the world’s first fusion cuisines, blending the alluring flavors of Spain with its own indigenous culture. We’ll show you how to create south-of-the border classics from scratch, including how to make the ultimate fresh guacamole and melt-in-your-mouth cilantro-flecked corn masa tortillas. Once you discover how simple it is to create a Mexican-inspired fiesta, you’ll want to bring the sabor of Mexico home to your own cocina!

$79.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Brunch Basics

Designed for the culinary enthusiast, whether you’re a seasoned cook or brand new to the kitchen, Chef Melissa’s series will teach you basic and advanced techniques to increase your culinary confidence and expand your everyday repertoire. With Chef Melissa’s tricks, tips and culinary quips you’ll learn basic knife skills and techniques from sautéing, braising, frying, poaching, baking, roasting, searing, emulsifying and more. And best of all, you’ll learn how to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create simple yet delicious, and healthy meals everyday at home. 

$79.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Summer Barbecue

Chef Melissa will teach you everything you need to pull off the perfect Southern-inspired summer holiday barbecue. Learn how to effortlessly whip up traditional barbecue dishes with our simple recipes and instruction while using fresh, seasonal ingredients and classic techniques. In addition to mastering a few barbecue essentials and Chef Melissa will provide you with some make-ahead strategies, menu planning and hosting ideas so you can make the most of your summer celebration.

$79.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Summer Picnic Classics

Chef Melissa will teach you everything you need to pull off the perfect Southern-inspired summer picnic. Learn how to effortlessly whip up classic picnic foods with our simple recipes and instruction while using fresh, seasonal ingredients and simple techniques. In addition to mastering a few summer essentials and Chef Melissa will provide you with some make-ahead strategies, menu planning and ideas so you can make the most of your summer picnic at the park, pool or beach!

$79.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Asian Fusion Cuisine

Come and experience the enticing and exquisite Asian flavors with Chef Seung. This class will help demystify Asian cuisine and teach you how to incorporate unique Asian sauces into simple, healthful, yet delicious, everyday recipes, including Thai-style butternut squash red coconut curry, Fail-freeAsian roasted salmon, and Panna cotta with azuki beans. Chef Seung will walk you through simple steps on how to make exotic Asian flavors at home, including how-to’s and tricks, accompanied by wine, appetizers, and fun stories.

$79.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Best of Bali

A fusion of intensely aromatic flavors, exotic spices and rich ingredients, Indonesian cuisine is one of the most vibrant and colorful cuisines in the world. Discover the best of Bali in this fascinating class featuring age-old traditional dishes that exemplify its unique culinary heritage. Spice up your night with the flavors of Indonesia and take home some exciting Balinese recipes and newly acquired skills and techniques to help you re-create a uniquely authentic culinary experience for family and friends.

$79.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine

Hawaiian cuisine is a fusion of five distinct cultures reflecting the diverse food styles and history of settlement and immigration in the Islands. Experience the enticing and exquisite flavors of Korea, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Portugal while Chef Seung demystifies Hawaiian cuisine and teaches you how to incorporate unique spices, sauces and flavors into simple and healthful, yet delicious, everyday recipes.

$79.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Midnight in Morocco

Take a journey with Chef to the magical kingdom of Morocco, known for its exotic culture and cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is rich, both in terms of history and the richness of flavors, aromas, colors and breadth of exotic ingredients. The cuisine of Morocco reflects its Berber, Mediterranean, African, and European influences, with a generous use of powerful spices like cumin, cinnamon and ginger. Learn how to use these powerful spices effectively while making signature dishes that you can easily recreate at home. 

$79.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Sizzling Latin Fusion

Latin cuisine is HOT! Spice up date night with tasty twists on traditional Latin American dishes. Experience the enticing and exquisite flavors of Latin cooking while learning how to effortlessly incorporate unique spices, sauces, flavors and fresh ingredients into simple yet flavorful everyday meals. Date night will never be the same!

$79.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Spice it Up, Indian Style!

India’s cuisine is known for its fusion of colorful, aromatic and uniquely delicious spices and flavors. In this class, Chef Nalini will guide you on a culinary journey of the senses where you will learn about the 5 essential spices that make up Garam Masala, their health benefits and how to use them dexterously in everyday cooking. Engage your senses and experience the art of holistic living while learning how to effortlessly create wholesome, traditional Indian dishes at home.

$79.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Taste of Thailand

Thai cuisine is a fusion of balance, detail, and variety known for its complex interplay of flavors. Our skilled chef will teach you the secret to using aromatic herbs and spices fused together with authentic ingredients to effortlessly create traditional dishes that demonstrate the intricacy, attention to detail, texture, color and flavors of Thai cuisine. Who needs takeout when you can re-create the uniquely delicious flavors of your favorite Thai classics at home?

$79.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Alsatian Sensations

Discover the French way of cooking in this regional class featuring the German influenced region of Eastern France. It’s no secret that France is one of the world’s most prestigious culinary destinations. Take a journey with our Chef to the kitchens of regional France, studying the ingredients and dishes that sets Alsatian cuisine apart from the rest of Europe. Chef will show you how to create classic Alsatian dishes and pair them with traditional wine from the region.

$79.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Authentic Argentina

Tango on over to Argentina for this one-of-a-kind Cuisine & Wine experience!

$79.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Flavors of France

Journey with us to France for an enchanting evening and culinary tour of one of the most romantic gastronomic countries in the world. Learn how to effortlessly prepare sumptuous French favorites using classic techniques and fresh ingredients. Indulge your senses with authentic dishes paired to perfection with regional wines while your French chef delights you with stories, tips and the secret to the creamiest most decadent potatoes. Bon appetit!

$79.00