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

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

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: Northern Italian Classics

Whisk away your significant other to Northern Italy for an unforgettable evening! Learn a few tricks in the kitchen and create classic Italian dishes from recipes just like Mama used to make.

$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: Spanish Splendor

Join us as we journey to Spain for an unforgettable evening of regional cuisine prepared masterfully by you, and paired with Spanish wines by your own personal sommelier. 

$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

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: French Steak House Classics

Why go out to dinner when you can learn how to prepare your favorite Steak House classics at home! Come experience the exquisite and decadent flavors of French cuisine, Atlanta Wine School style. Your Chef Instructor will teach you how to cook a typical three-course steak bistro dinner with French techniques and twists and pair your incredible creations perfectly with wine. Date night will never be the same!

$89.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Under the Tuscan Sun

Experience the Tuscan way of life and cuisine through delicious dishes prepared with fresh seasonal produce and quality local ingredients. Your Chef will teach you about the delightful aspects of Italian regional cooking, culture and wine. Learn how to transform rustic ingredients into an authentic Italian feast. Come experience the magic and rhythm of life under the Tuscan sun.

$79.00

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.

 


Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Parisian Bistro Classics

Take a journey to the City of Light and delight yourself with the comforting flavors of the cuisine and lush wine of romantic France. Your Chef will guide you as you prepare a three course meal inspired by the most decadent of traditional Parisian dishes paired with regional wines. Indulge in this ultimate comfort French menu with your favorite someone and learn how to bring a taste of France into your own home with Chef’s culinary tips and secrets. 

$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: Ultimate Steak Night

Spice up your next dinner party with a tasty new twist on the classic steak dinner. Hostess extraordinaire, Chef Paula, will teach you how to create an unforgettable gourmet meal showcasing fresh seasonal flavors, essential techniques and hot takes on classic sides. Learn the secret to perfectly seared steak, homemade vinaigrettes, compound butters that you’ll want to slather on everything, plus a decadent twist on chocolate cake. Steak night will never be the same!

$89.00

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

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Taste of Portugal

One of the best kept secrets in the culinary world, Portuguese cuisine is characterized by its use of fresh seafood, world class olive oils, cheeses, cured hams and its tantalizing desserts, not to mention its world famous dessert wines, Port and Madeira. The flavors of Portuguese cuisine are as diverse as the culture, wines and traditions of the Iberian peninsula, but one thing is constant: the love of good, fresh food and wonderful regional wines. Experience the magic of Portugal for yourself with an unforgettable culinary feast for the senses!

$79.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Modern Mediterranean

Come discover why the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle is all the rage. Not only is this delicious fusion of flavors from the hottest regions of Greece, France, Catalonia, Southern Italy and Israel sinfully delicious, but Mediterranean cuisine is also known for being extremely healthful. Join Chef as she shows you how the simple pleasures of the Mediterranean are the secret to a long, happy and healthy life. 

$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

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

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

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

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

Southern Comfort Series: New Orleans Style

New Orleans is a unique melting pot of culture, music and cuisine steeped in a history of influences from all over Europe and the Caribbean. Join us on a culinary adventure through the Big Easy and learn the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine and the “holy trinity” of Louisiana cooking as we explore the rich ingredients, unique methods and traditional dishes of this incredible spirited city. From flavorful one-pot Cajun creations to classic French-inspired Creole techniques, this class will have you saying “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

$79.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Summer in Santorini

Opa! Sail through the Mediterranean sea exploring the beautiful, bold flavors of the Greek Isles. Learn traditional Greek techniques incorporating fresh herbs, local produce and the famous trinity of Mediterranean cuisine: olive oil, wheat and wine. Discover the tantalizing flavors and wines of Greece and learn how to effortlessly re-create the essence of the Mediterranean life at home. 

$79.00

Southern Comfort Series: For the Love of Bacon

Bacon makes everything better! This class will push that popular saying to the limits with a four course Southern-style menu honoring the humble pork belly. Take a journey with Chef Melissa through the wonderful world of bacon and discover jut how versatile and utterly delicious meat candy can be. 

$79.00

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

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: 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: 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

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

Southern Comfort Series: Home for the Holidays

Join Chef Melissa for a holiday feast, Southern-style, and learn how to effortlessly whip up traditional holiday dishes with our simple recipes and instruction. Take your holiday dinners to new levels with Chef Melissa’s culinary tips and tricks so you can spend more time entertaining family and friends and less time in the kitchen! Her crowd-pleasing recipes will help you plan the perfect feast, whether you’re entertaining a table of 4 or 24. In addition to learning the secrets to perfectly moist turkey, Chef Melissa will provide you with some make-ahead strategies, menu planning and hosting ideas so you can make the most of your holiday

$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