La Cucina at Avanti Savoia LogoChef Karen Crumley

Due to popular demand, Avanti Savoia is offering cooking class in Knoxville.  Featuring a wide range of cuisines and traditions, the classes will always focus on efficient professional cooking techniques that will make any cook’s life easier – and more fun!

During the two-hour long technique-oriented class, you will receive samples of all food prepared over the course of the evening. You’ll also receive the printed recipes and surprise tastings of other Avanti Savoia products!

The classes are taught by Chef Karen Crumley. A Knoxville home-grown chef, she is a 2008 graduate of the Culinary Institute of University of Tennessee.  Always the worker-bee with a desire to never stop learning, she has worked her way up the through the ranks in several area restaurants as head chef, sous chef, kitchen manager, and caterer - to name a few.  Chef Karen's specialties are American regional cuisine and she happens to be a trained sushi chef so, obviously, she's the one teaching our ever-popular sushi classes at La Cucina, the cooking school at Avanti Savoia.  Currently serving as the Director of La Cucina, Chef Karen’s focus is to teach at-home cooks how to be more efficient in the kitchen [despite any insecurities, food allergies, and distractions], all while having fun!

Have questions about our cooking classes? Feel free to call or, click here to send us an email.

We hope to see you soon! Be sure to check back and look for announcements concerning guest chefs, and new classes.