Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Heidi Billotto's January and February Cooking Classes

January and February At Home with Heidi and On the Farm Cooking Classes

Scroll down for my cooking class schedule at Reid's Fine Foods

All of the At Home with Heidi classes are held in the intimate setting of my south Charlotte home. Email or call to reserve your spot and then your reservation is confirmed by your cash or check payment. Once your reservation is confirmed I'll send you detailed directions to my home.

My unique On the Farm Classes are held at various farms in and around Charlotte- this session at Proffitt Family Farms in Kings Mountain and at Bosky Acres Artisan Goat Dairy in Waxhaw NC. Each starts with a walking Farm Tour and then we settle into the farm kitchen to cook with whatever is in season. Again, once your reservations is confirmed, I'll send you directions to the farm and any other specific details you may need to know.

In all cases, class size is limited. You and your fellow classmates can watch or lend a hand if you'd like and together will learn to chop, slice, simmer and saute along the way.
It's always a blast! Wine parings with every dish, recipes packets and wine notes for each class participant. Cost is $ 65-$75 per person depending on the class.
For reservations, simply email Heidi at

At Home with Heidi - Sunday Jan 8 - 1-4 pm. Eat, drink and speak Italian at A Tuscan dinner for Four with guest Nada Vergili.

Hope you'll plan to join me and the entertaining Nada Vergili of Nada's Italy as we join forces in the kitchen for and afternoon of fun and flavor!
As class participants watch and work with Heidi to prepare an entire authentic Italian meal perfect for wintertime entertaining, special cooking class guest Nada Vergili will be teaching us all about this beautiful cities in Tuscany as well as fun little Italian expressions, sayings and phrases - plus how to talk with our hands! All as we eat and drink our way through the afternoon. Cost is $75. For reservations, simply email Heidi at

At Home with Heidi - Tuesday Jan 10 - 6:30-9:30 pm - Basics of Baking homemade bread and yeast rolls
We'll all dive into the dough to make an easy french baguette,a pepper and black olive bread, a rolled sundried tomato pesto loaf and the very best oatmeal molasses rolls. You'll have plenty to eat in class and lots to take home as well. Cost $65. For reservations, simply email Heidi at

At Home with Heidi - Tuesday Jan 24 - 6:30-9:30 pm - A World of Winter Soups
After the popularity of my daytime Winter Soup class at Reid's last month, I've decided to plan another with four more fabulous soups for those of you who couldn't come to a daytime class. On the menu - Ribollita ( an Italian white bean and kale soup), an Asian hot and sour soup, Spanish black bean soup ( with and without local chorizo) and a zesty Mexican tortilla soup. Cost $65. For reservations, simply email Heidi at

On the Farm at Proffitt Family Farms - Sat Jan 28 - 3- 7 pm - A beefy Superbowl Spread is whats for dinner at Proffitt Family Farms.
Home to Shelley and Brian Eagan and Shelley's parents Diane and Steve and their family, Proffitt Family Farm is the only cattle ranch in NC to raise beef on certified organic pastures.
This beef is pasture finished, dry aged, 100% grass fed, USDA procesed with no hormones and no antibiotics.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate with us so that class will begin with a farm tour where we will visit with the chickens, the horses and of course, the cows and then we'll all settle into the Eagan's beautiful home kitchen to cook up a super Superbowl menu ( which will include beef tallow sweet potato fries - oh my!) to get your guests grazing round gametime - with some of the best beef around.
Afterwards, class participants are invited to stock their freezers with a shopping spree at the farm store. Cost is $65 per person. For reservations, simply email Heidi at

At Home with Heidi - Tuesday Feb 7 - 6:30-9:30 pm - The Art of Making Sauces -
From bechamel to brown sauce, stocks to savory rouxs - You'll cetainly get sauced in this hands-on class as we make sauces for meat fish chicken and veggies too . Cost $65 For reservations, simply email Heidi at

At Home with Heidi - Sat Feb 11 and Sun. Feb 12 - 4:30-7:30 pm each night - That's Amore - Food, wine and pillow talk of Italy to share with your Valentine's Sweetie, with guest Nada Vergili of Nada's Italy.
Same all Italian menu for two at both classes. Cost is $75 per person. For reservations, simply email Heidi at

At Home with Heidi - Sunday Feb 19 - 1:30- 4 pm - Cooking with kids 7-12 - Fun with Fondue
Cheese, broth, and chocolate, too! - Cost $65. For reservations, simply email Heidi at

At Home with Heidi - Tuesday Feb 21 - 6:30-9:30 pm - From Farm to Table - A seasonal dinner for friends and family.
Consider this to be a mid-winter fresh from the farmers market class. No menu specifics as of yet - just have to see what in season and looking good - menu will include an appetzier, entree, side and dessert - all made from local product. cost $65. For reservations, simply email Heidi at

On the Farm at Bosky Acres - Saturday Feb 25 - 11 am - 3:30 pm - Cooking with Local Goat cheese at Bosky Acres Artisan Goat Dairy
Join Heidi and meet Bosky Acres' owner Michele Lamb and her oh-so-friendly herd of goats at the farm and learn how to milk a goat and how Michele makes her delicious fresh chevre. As the cheese process takes place, Heidi will cook four different dishes - appetizers, entrees and a dessert - all using Bosky Acres tasty chevre and feta cheese. this will be a vegetarian menu with dairy - includes farm tour and cooking class- Cost $65. For reservations, simply email Heidi at

Heidi Billotto's January and February Cooking Classes at Reid's Cooking School

My Winter line-up of cooking classes at Reid's Fine Foods, located at the corner of Selwyn Ave and Colony Rd. in Myers Park, includes my regular Saturday morning cooking classes, a few Sunday classes, some Monday morning classes and our first Cooking for Kids class, too. To register visit and click on the cooking class link.

Note: If you have a cooking class gift certificate from Reids, you will still need to make a reservation for the class you would like to take and you will not be able to use your gift card online. Simply, email me to make your reservation and get further instructions on redeeming your Reid's gift card.

Monday MORNING Jan 9 - 9:30-11:30 am - Cold Weather Comfort Foods
Four great one-dish meals featuring chicken, local ground beef, pasta and a great vegetarian entrée too - perfect for friends and family alike Cost $55

Saturday Jan 14 - 11 am - 2 pm - Steakhouse Dinner for Four
Learn all the tricks of the trade to preparing the perfect steak,a homemade blue cheese wedge with candied bacon, plus enjoy Heidi's creamed spinach, steakhouse scalloped potatoes and a quick and easy yet oh so impressive chocolate soufflé for dessert! Cost $75

Saturday Jan 21 - 11 am - 2 pm - Make you own stuffed Pasta with winter sauces
All from scratch and so much fun. In this class Heidi Billotto will show us how to make our own ravioli, cannelloni, tortellini, and more! Cost $65

Sunday Jan 22 - 1-4 pm - Cooking with locally grown Organic Herbs and Veggies.
Nothing like a class full of local product. Join Heidi Billotto as she welcomes special guest Mary Roberts from Windcrest Farm to share everything you ever wanted to know about growning and eating organically. Cost $65

Sunday Jan 29 - 1 - 4 pm Cooking with kids ages 12-15
In our first class for up and coming chefs Heidi will lead the group in a hands on class in which they will learn to prepare an Italian dinner for four - Cost $65

Saturday Feb 4 - 11 am - 2 pm- Touchdown Tapas -
...and other little plates for your Super Bowl spread. A great array of eats certain to please your favorite armchair quarterback - Cost $65

Monday MORNING Feb 13 - 9:30-11:30 am - Cooking with winter herbs and spices
Spice up winter's coldest months with recipes for an entire meal, including appetizer, entree side and dessert, each using as assortment of dried and fresh winter herbs and spices. Cost $55

Saturday Feb 18 - 11 am - 2pm - Wok on the wild side
Pull out the chopsticks and get ready to enjoy a wonderful assortment of Asian dishes from China, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam - delish! Cost $65

Sunday Feb 26 - 1-4 pm - Food and Wine of the Pacific Northwest
A meal made from the tastiest of product out of Washington State and Oregon - think cherries, salmon, walnuts, Cabernet and Pinot Noir. Cost $65


  1. We also went to Tuscany w/Nada a few years ago. We actually got the rabbit and it was great for me but my husband could eat his childhood pet. I would love to reproduce this wonderful memory of that inspiring, beautiful place. I'm trying to get the other recipes to complete your meal from Charlotte Living from Jan/Feb 2012. Would love to have it. Can you direct me to the correct web site as I can't seem to find it.


    Marie Kadan

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