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Give the Gift of Cooking with These 7 Classes in Georgia

Cooking classes are the perfect combination of education and dinner out on the town. For holiday gifts or just something fun to do, try these seven top cooking schools in Georgia for budding chefs and food enthusiasts.

The Cook's Warehouse, Atlanta

Cooking class at The Cook's Warehouse in Atlanta

Cooking class at The Cook's Warehouse in Atlanta

The Cook's Warehouse is one Atlanta's leading recreational cooking schools with three locations to choose from: Midtown, Brookhaven and East Cobb. All classes include a chef-led class, copies of the recipes, samples of the food prepared and complimentary beverages. All students receive a 10% discount off of same-day store purchases. Bonus: Kids classes also are available for children 6 years old and up.

The Farmer & The Larder, Brunswick

Cooking with CheFarmer Matthew Raiford at The Farmer & The Larder in Brunswick, Georgia

Cooking with CheFarmer Matthew Raiford at The Farmer & The Larder in Brunswick, Georgia

Located in Historic Downtown Brunswick, The Farmer & The Larder has intensive hands-on cooking classes focusing on coastal-inspired dishes. Every class uses a selection of the best regional food products, so you'll leave with a culinary learning experience that allows you to grow your food knowledge and palate. Bonus: It's 30 minutes from the beach, so make a day of it.

The Big Green Egg Culinary Center, Atlanta

Cooking class for The Big Green Egg

Cooking class for The Big Green Egg

Pizza on the grill? Yes! From novice cooks to grilling EGGsperts, The Big Green Egg Culinary Center creates the ultimate grill-based cooking experiences. Choose from hands-on classes, cooking demonstrations or outdoor classes that will expand your recipe library while teaching tips and techniques for grilling. Bonus: The Culinary Center has every Big Green Egg accessory you could want and more.

Chef Darin's Kitchen Table, Savannah

Chef Darin's Kitchen Table in Savannah

Chef Darin's Kitchen Table in Savannah

Chef Darin's Kitchen Table has been designed with maximum hands-on culinary fun in mind.  The kitchen classroom features five KitchenAid dual-fuel ranges, double wall-ovens, and an overhead monitor that allows each student to follow along with the chef’s instructions no matter where they are in the kitchen. Bonus: Class includes sit-down sampling of class projects.

Vino Venue, Dunwoody

Vino Venue in Dunwoody, Georgia

Vino Venue in Dunwoody, Georgia

Vino Venue offers a variety of wine-based classes with a class catalog including all levels of wine expertise. Wine neophytes and experts alike will enjoy Wine Fundamentals, Wine Certifications, Cooking and Wine, Wine Tastings, Wine and Food Pairings to name a few. Bonus: Bring home a bottle of your favorite wine.

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta

Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Classes at the Atlanta Botanical Garden range from orchids to beekeeping. Start with a class where you'll learn basics and best practices for setting up a low-maintenance, high-yield garden. Come back for an intimate culinary experience in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen, learning to preserve fruits or creating an entire meal. Bonus: Gluten-free classes are on the menu.

Irwin Street Cooking School, Atlanta

Learn to make pasta at Irwin Street cooking school in Atlanta

Learn to make pasta at Irwin Street cooking school in Atlanta

At the Irwin Street Cooking School, you'll learn the basics from soup to nuts. Classes range from couples classes, kid classes and the all-important knife skills class. Enjoy soups, pastas and more. While most classes at this boutique cooking school are taught by the owners, they also have stellar guest chefs. Bonus: Krog Street Market is right across the street. 

Published: October 2018