(ENDED) Cooking Class: Southern Supper + Stories w/ University School Evening Classes

Do you enjoy cooking classes? Do you like the one-on-one interaction with a culinary professional? Do you enjoy eating a meal you got to watch be prepared in front of you? Well, I’m offering you just that on February 9, 2018!

It’s going to be my third year teaching a cooking class with my friends at The University School of Nashville, and I’m truly excited for this year’s class. I’ve decided to share with you some stories from my life growing up in East Tennessee. And I hope that doesn’t feel as boring as I think it does, because you haven’t lived until you’ve gotten off the school bus and seen squirrels being skinned or a turtle boiling in an extra large stock pot. Also, spoiler alert, I don’t recommend this class for my vegetarian/vegan friends. Sorry.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience a class with The University School of Nashville, then you are missing out. There will be wine, delicious food to gather around, and hopefully you’ll leave with some ‘new’ friends who love a good meal just like yourself! Did I mention, there’s wine?


Once you register for the class by clicking this link, you will receive an email from USN about the location of the class. Its typically in the home of a parent of a child who attends USN, and the kitchen is always spacious and houses everyone comfortably for the evening. There’s no worrying about the tall guy standing in front of you like a concert at Exit/Inn (you Nashvillians understand where I’m coming from).


Feel free to bring an apron with you if you would like to assist me with any chopping, stirring or maybe just some taste-testing. I encourage all of those things whole-heartedly! I’ve always been a believer that food taste best when enjoyed with company, and I look forward to sharing that belief with you. And I’ll leave you to be the judge once the class is over!

Not too mention! Half the fee goes to fund a need-based scholarship endowment at USN. So you’re eating for a good cause! At least, that is how I see it! There’s more info below from the USN Evening Classes website below. See you there friends!


Online: Go to the Class Catalog to sign up for classes.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Phone: Call 615-321-8019 between 9 am and 3 pm weekdays beginning Thursday, December 7th.  Have your class numbers and VISA/MasterCard/American Express credit card information ready.  Please do not leave registration information on the voice mail system: it will not be processed.
Mail:  Print out the registration form and mail it with a check (made out to USN Evening Classes) or your VISA, MasterCard, or American Express credit card information to:
USN Evening Classes, 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville, TN 37212. Registration forms will not be processed until December 7th, 2017.
Students are not considered registered until full payment is received. Students will receive a confirmation vie email or mail.  Please note: only registered students may attend class.  We do not allow students to bring guests. Students may enroll in most classes up to the date of the class, space permitting.  Instructors cannot accept fees.
These images were taken for a photoshoot for Trim Menswear by my talented friends at Eesome Co.  If you check the website, you might see a familiar face! And grab some incredibly comfortable t-shirts while your at it!

Nashville Food Bloggers teaching Cooking Classes @ Williams-Sonoma

I absolutely love Williams-Sonoma! And what food-lover doesn’t? They have everything anyone could ever think of when it comes to kitchen provisions and entertaining decor for the gourmet host. I also enjoy the technique classes that they host on Sundays where you can learn any and everything culinary related.

These classes got my wheels turning and I thought to myself, “Hey! This would be a perfect marriage for the Nashville Food Bloggers to take part in.” I mean a bunch of passionate chefs and home cooks, who not only cook their butts off but share their recipes with you on their respective blogs. Here’s the fall line-up for your favorite Nashville Food Bloggers teaching in the Green Hills Mall at Williams-Sonoma. A big Thanks! to the General Manager, Summer, for loving what we do and assisting in putting this together. Go Sign-Up and I hope to see you there!

Williams-Sonoma Green Hills Mall
2126 Abbott Martin Road
Nashville, TN 37215

Note: The classes cost $40.00 per person. Pre-payment is required to reserve class space. Class spaces are sold on a first come, first serve basis. If your cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the class, Williams-Sonoma will give you a full refund or apply the fee to another class. Otherwise the payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The menus are subject to change due to availability of ingredients and/or chef’s discretion.

Charles Hunter III from The Local Forkful
The Art of Salad Making ($40)
Tuesday, October 29 | 6:00-8:00 PM |
Charles Hunter III from The Local Forkful

Charles is a full-time chef and a Nashville Food Blogger. You may have seen him whipping up some of your favorite dishes at Mangia Nashville. He’ll be teaching you The Art of Salad Making. Salads can be a delicious side dish with any meal or a hearty and healthful main dish! Join us to learn tips and tricks for making simple and enjoyable salads for the season.

Vivek Surti of Vivek's Epicurean Adventure's
Spicing up your Dinners ($40)
January TBA | 6:00-8:00 PM |
Vivek Sutri fo Vivek’s Epicurean Adventures

Vivek is one of Nashville’s favorite Pop-Up Dinner host with Vivek’s Epicurean Adventures taking place monthly at The Nashville Farmer’s Market, your palette will never have a dull moment when you attend this event. Come and let Vivek delight your palette and give your dinners a boost with the help of spices. Learn about flavor profiles for different spices and how to use them in your everyday cooking to add flavor and excitement to your table.

Amanda of An Organic Process
Essentials of Baking at Home ($40)
Tuesday, December 3 | 6:00-8:00 PM |
Amanda from An Organic Process

Amanda is as passionate about PR as she is about whipping up a good dessert. She’ll teach you how to razzle dazzle your company with a few basic ingredients in your pantry, you can whip up delicious baked goods in a pinch for Holiday parties, bake sales or delicious treats. Learn simple baking techniques and classic recipes your family and friends will love.

Lisa Mays from Wine with Lisa
Paella 101 ($40)
Thursday, December 12 | 6:00-8:00 PM |
Lisa Mays from Wine with Lisa

Lisa knows her way around a good paella! The perfect dish for any season with the ability to change and meet your guest likes and dislikes. Come and join Lisa as she shares her passion for the timeless comfort dish. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the secret to making Paella at Home, this is the class for you. Paella makes a beautiful, crowd pleasing meal that your friends and won’t soon forget.