Friday, November 11, 2011

Heidi's 2011 Holiday Cooking Class Calendar


Here we are already in the midst of November and it feels like time is moving fast. Lots of great holiday classes right around the corner,and I'd love to hav eyou join me! Registrations is easy, simply email me or for the classes I'm teaching at Reid's visit, click on the cooking class tab, scrolldown to the class of interest and register online.
Hope to see you Cooking Up a Storm real soon!

Saturday Nov 12
11 am - 2 pm
Reid's Cooking School
Fall Harvest Dinner for Four

Eat Local... this class is my fall season's version of our summer's Fresh From the Farmers' Market class. Join me THIS SATURDAY at Reid's Cooking School as we prepare an appetizer of a trio of fall stuffed mushrooms garnished with tega Hill Farms microgreens; ginger pumpkin soup ( made with Windcrest farms local baby ginger) and served in mini pie pumpkins; pan grilled NC trout with Windcrest farms local crispy seasoned kale; and apple cider-brined Grateful Growers pork chops with a local muscadine sauce.
Cost is $65 per person. Email for reservations or register online at

9:30 to noon
Reid's Cooking School
Cooking with Fall Spices and Fresh Herbs

In this Monday Morning class I'll share great ways to season the pot with an array of interesting spices and flavorful fresh locally grown herbs.
On the menu: homemade herbs de Province in a chicken pot pie with a sliced potato crust; coriander crusted salmon with red wine sauce; and Za'atar seasoned chicken kabobs
with taboulied quinoa.
Cost is $55. Email or register online at for reservations.

Guest Chef Cooking Class at Reids Cooking School
TIZ the Season... Holiday Cake Decorating class with Tizzerts
Monday Nov 14 - 5:30-8pm Cost $85

Join me for a very special season cooking class as I host my good friends and Guest chefs, the talented Tiz Benson and Anita Stack of Tizzerts.

That's right, It's time for Tizzerts' quarterly Guest Chef cake decorating class, but this one will take on a bit of a holiday spin and will be just slightly more advanced than the other basic cake decorating classes Tiz and Anita have taught at Reid's this year.
We'll start with a toast to the season with seomthing sparkly and then each participant will watch and learn not only how to use a pastry bag but how to work with fondant for the holidays as well. Decorating ideas for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas too! You'll experience some real hands-on action by decorating your own cake form in Happy Holiday style.
Cost $85. Email or make your reservations online at

Tuesday Nov 15
At Home with Heidi
Eat Well, Live well Holiday Hors d'oeuvres
6:30-9:30 pm

A fun and flavorful class of great starters all a little bit lower in fat and sugar but full of fabulous flavor. This class takes place in my south Charlotte home. On the menu: spinach stuffed shrimp; beef filled crispy phyllo, chicken kabobs with tzatziki dipping sauce; spicy sesame noodle shooters and mini apple cobblers. So delicious, no one will even think "diet."
Cost is $65. To register, email Heidi at
Saturday Nov 19

Saturday Nov 19 - 11 am - 2:30 pm
Reid's Cooking School
Sweet and Savory Holiday Pies

Cooking for the Thanksgiving holiday means pie for dessert and sometimes as
the main course the day after the big feast - come and learn the ins and out of baking your own in this informative holiday class. On the menu: Local pear and pistachio tart, Heidi's famous chocolate pecan pie, chicken or turkey pot pie with roasted root veggies, seafood mornay pie with a puff pastry crust and bite-sized lemon and almond meringue tarts.
Email to make your reservations or register online at

Saturday Dec 3 - 11 am - 2 pm
Reid's Cooking School
Cooking with Mushrooms
Cost $65

A class we've all been waiting for: On the menu - local mushroom and goat cheese soup; wild mushroom risotto; Classic beef Wellington; mushroom and truffle pate on fresh baked crostini; and pasta with a porcini mushroom sauce.
Email for reservations or register online at

Sunday Dec 4 - 1-5 pm
Hearty Holiday Hors D'oeuvres
On the Farm at Proffitt Family Farms - Cost $65

This will be our last On the Farm Class for 2011 (with more planned for 2012) and we are celebrating the season in style. After the incredible farm tour at Proffitt Family Farms, we'll settle in the beautiful farmhouse open kitchen and cook up a holiday hors d'oeuvre buffet to beat the band and enjoy it all with holiday wine pairings for every offering - you won't want to miss it!
Shopping at the farm store after class makes for a great time to stock up on your local Proffitt Farms beef for the holidays as well!
Email Heidi at to register. Cost is $65

Winter Soups

Nothing says comfort like a great bowl of soup - perfect for having around holiday time for an easy family dinner or quick heat and serve lunch.
On the menu for this class four of my personal favorites - real French onion soup, Hearty Italian vegetable soup ( just like we had in Tuscany), an elegant Potato and Leek soup and a real chicken noodle soup everyone in the family will love.
Email to make your reservations now. Cost is $55

No comments:

Post a Comment