Friday, March 23, 2012

Heidi Billotto's March and April Cooking Classes - On The Farm, At Home with Heidi, and At Reid's Fine Foods, too!

Heidi classes in her home kitchen, On the Farm and at Reid's Fine Foods...
I am also happy to help book your very own private cooking class - fun way to entertain friends or co - workers.Email me at for details and in the meantime, check out what classes are coming up in the next couple of weeks...

Saturday March 24 - On the Farm at Proffitt Family Farm -
These classes at Proffitt Family Farms have become a monthly event and we always have a blast. We now tour two different ranches with my good friend Shelley Proffitt Eagan, so you may choose which tour you would like to attend or both or, if you have been before, and just want to attend the class, that's fine too. Just let me know what you'd like to do when you make your reservations and I'll tell you the start time.
Josh Villapando - wine guru from the Common Market in Charlotte's Plaza Midwood neighborhood will be on hand to provide our wine pairings and take wine orders and as always we will prepare 4-5 new and different fabulous beef dishes.
The menu for this class will center around burgers and beefy sandwiches - a classic Carolina burger with Heidi's special slaw, a fun and flavorful braised beef Sloppy Joe, a Mediterranean spiced beef kabob pita wrap and a cheeseburger calzone, oh my!
The fun starts at 1:30 pm with the farm tours where we will visit with the chickens, the horses, cows and all the mamas and the new baby calves too... Then we'll all settle into the Proffitts beautiful farm kitchen about 4 pm to cook with some of the best beef around.
Class participants will receive a packet of recipes and wine notes plus the opportunity to shop after class at the Proffitt Farm's farm store and stock your freezers with the best beef in town! Cost $75
Email Heidi at to make your reservations now!

Sunday March 25- 1-4 pm - Cast-Iron Cooking - at Reid's Fine Foods

Everything old is new again as you pull out your old or new cast iron pans and join me as I prepare chicken and dumplings, creamy jalapeno cornbread, oven baked catfish with quick fried hushpuppies and an cast iron baked cobbler for dessert. I will also talk about seasoning your cast iron cookware and PS - even if you don't want to cook in cast iron, these are great recipes and I'll share tips on how to cook them in non-cast iron pans as well. Cost $65
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Tuesday March 27 -6:30-9:30 pm - Springtime Cake decorating and the art of working with Fondant - At Home with Heidi

My very favorite cake bakers and decorators, Cake Experts Tiz Benson and Anita Stack from Tizzerts are joining me for one of my At Home Classes and I couldn't be more excited. In this all hands-on class in my home kitchen, we will all learn how to work with fondant and use it for some great springtime cakes and cupcake decorations. You'll get to take home everything you make and impress all your friends and neighbors. If you've dabbled in cake decorating but it always left you wanting more, then this is a class you won't want to miss. Cost $85.
Email Heidi at to make your reservations now!.

Sunday April 1- 1-4 pm - Faux Food - A hands-on Garnishing Class - At Home with Heidi

Its time to hone your carving and knife skills a bit as we have tons of fun creating our own edible spring garden. On the menu - carrot tulips, tomato and citrus roses, onion mums, green onion sprays, radish pansies, cucumber leaves, bell pepper tropical flowers and more.

While we carve I'll share recipes for a couple of light and easy springtime hors d'oeuvres - served with wine parings as always - that we can enjoy throughout the class. Cost $65
Email Heidi at to make your reservations now!

Save the date and make your reservations now for more fun and flavorful Cooking Classes coming up in April...

Sat April 14 - Springtime Hors D'oeuvres at Reid's Fine Foods- 11 am - 2 pm - Cost $65 Make your reservation now

Sunday April 15 - Annual Cooking with Olive Oil Class and Olive oil tasting at Reid's Fine Foods 1-4 pm - Cost $75 Make your reservation now

Monday April 16 - The Cuisine of Greece at Reid's Fine Foods 9:30-11:30 am - Cost $55 Make your reservations now

Saturday April 21 - Growing and Cooking with Fresh Herbs at Reid's Fine Foods - 11 am - 2 pm - Cost $70 Make your reservation now

Thursday April 26 - The Art of Making Sauces - At Home with Heidi -6:30-9:30 pm. A hands-on adventure on making all of the master sauces and several variations - Cost $65 Email Heidi at to make your reservations.

Sunday April 29 - Cuban Cuisine at Reid's Fine Foods - 1-4 pm - Cost $65
Make your reservations now.

Monday April 30 - French Dinner for the Family at Reid's Fine Foods - 9:30-11:30 am - Cost $55 Make your reservations now

And...More On the Farm classes coming in May and June -

Saturday May 5 - its at Cinco de Mayo theme On the Farm at Proffitt Family Farms - Cost $75 menu details to come - Email Heidi at to make your reservations now

Saturday June 2 -On the Farm at New Town Farms After a long hiatus we will be cooking back On the Farm at New Town Farms in Waxhaw with hosts Sammy and Melinda Koenigsburg - very excited - menu details to come, when we see what is growing in the feilds, but will feature New Town's chickens and eggs for sure. Cost $75.
Email Heidi at to make your reservations now! - you woin't want to miss it!

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