Want to boost your culinary I.Q.? Consider sharpening your kitchen skills at a Savannah cooking class and you’ll be slicing, dicing and icing in no time.
Savannah is also home to two acclaimed cooking schools, both of which offer lively, hands-on classes attracting visitors throughout the year. The Chef Joe Randall offers a schedule of classes. A nationally-renowned culinary expert who has been featured in Southern Living, The New York Times and on HGTV and The Food Network, Chef Joe has an unbridled enthusiasm for cooking and a passionate desire to share his knowledge with others.
Chef Joe warmly welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world to his cooking school, which comfortably seats 20 around a U-shaped demonstration kitchen. Located in a non-descript 1930’s cottage in midtown Savannah, this laid-back cooking school serves as one of the city’s hidden culinary treasures. The walls of this cooking school may be lined with framed articles, awards, and testimonials to Chef Joe’s culinary expertise, but he remains humble about his talent in the kitchen.
For a completely different experience, consider Classes by Kessler nestled in the ultra-luxurious Mansion on Forsyth Park hotel. This state-of-the-art cooking school attracts visitors with a desire to spend a few hours learning how to create a culinary feast. Best of all, you don’t need to stay at The Mansion to enroll in a class or two.
Chef Darin, who has also served as sous chef at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Orlando and ran the 700 Kitchen Cooking School in Savannah, enjoys leading his “Hands-On Cooking Classes” with a kitchen features five KitchenAid dual-fuel ranges, double wall-ovens, and a 55″ overhead monitor with remote control camera so that wherever you may be cooking you’ll be able to follow along at the chef’s station. The best part of all comes at the end of the slicing, dicing, tossing, and sauteeing when you get to sit down to eat your culinary handiwork.