South Florida Chefs, their talents and their styles vary as do the foods they prepare. I’ve compiled a list of some of the ‘hottest’ kitchens in South Florida where you can learn the basics from knife skills to Thai food preparation, to preparing holiday food buffets to food and wine pairings, the opportunities and topics are endless so why not take a class everywhere and discover your inner Chef! Not all venues run weekly programs so check their websites for current updates.
For those seeking an introductory course in wine, Florida International University offers a Level I wine course; a 13-week program that introduces participants to the practical world of wine. Upon completion of this course participants will be to identify and evaluate wine in a blind tasting format; Become familiar with well-known wine regions of the world; Learn the fundamentals of wine and food pairings; Purchase, store and serve wine properly and sell wine in an on-premise (restaurant) scenario.
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Cooking Classes in Fort Lauderdale:
Lenore Nolan Ryan Cooking School
Chef Jean-Pierre’s Cooking School
Publix Apron’s Cooking School – Plantation
Chef Andy Trousdale, Le Bistro Cooking Classes
Chef Oliver Saucy, Cafe Maxx’s Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes in Boca Raton:
Publix Apron’s Boca Raton Cooking School
Cooking Classes in Miami:
Four Seasons Miami
Biltmore Culinary Academy
Miami Culinary Institute
Cindy Hutson Cuisine Ortanique on the Mile
Indian Cooking Classes at Ayesha’s Kitchen
Eleanor Hoh’s Wok Star Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes of Miami
Florida International University
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all details directly with the venue before visiting these establishments.
updated: 11/3/12; 1/15/13