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About Our Cooking Classes

Featuring a wide range of cuisines and traditions, our cooking classes, located in Knoxville, TN, 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 designed for beginners and advanced alike, 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!

Click the class title for more information about the menu and the instructor. Space is limited, so add select classes to your shopping cart or call us at 865.922.9916 to reserve your spot!

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

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Tuesday, January 27th:  Winter Harvest
Tuesday, January 27th: Winter Harvest Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150127 $50.00
Limited Seats Available!

Raiding the pantry in the winter can bring meager findings and the blahs. This class showcases some inspirational dishes to cast off those winter blues.

Tuesday, February 3rd:  Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate who loves chocolate?
Tuesday, February 3rd: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate who loves chocolate? Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150203 $50.00

Group price: $160.00 (4/group)
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In this class we will explore new ways to use chocolate, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Learn how to impress your sweetie with not just a box of chocolates but an entire menu.

Tuesday, February 17th: Mardi Gras
Tuesday, February 17th: Mardi Gras Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150217 $50.00

Group price: $160.00 (4/group)
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Toss me some…uh Favorite New Orleans dishes! Let the good times roll at Avanti Savoia. Continuing the tradition join us for a fun filled class on Mardi Gras to celebrate.

Tuesday, February 24th:Quebecois Vive Le Quebec!! Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150224 $50.00

Welcome to an exciting class that blends classic Parisian cooking techniques with the rustic traditions of Quebec, Canada.

Date Night: February 27th: The Romance Of Brunch
Date Night: February 27th: The Romance Of Brunch Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150227 $50.00

Group price: $160.00 (4/group)
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Who says you can't have breakfast for dinner?  We will explore new twists and techniques for creating the perfect brunch.

Tuesday, March 3rd: Advanced Sushi
Tuesday, March 3rd: Advanced Sushi Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150303 $75.00

Group price: $240.00 (4/group)
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In this 3 hour class, Chef Karen will share more of her skills and knowledge with techniques for cutting sushi vegetables and fish.

Tuesday March 10th: Pantry Essentials featuring Chef Jesse Newmister with Northshore Brassiere
Tuesday March 10th: Pantry Essentials featuring Chef Jesse Newmister with Northshore Brassiere Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150310 $50.00

Group price: $160.00 (4/group)
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Avanti Savoia is bringing you a special class with a guest chef. Executive Chef Jesse Newmister of Northshore Brassiere will share basic techniques in cooking.

Friday March 13th: The World's Finest Balsamic Vinegars and Extra Virgin Olive Oils
Friday March 13th: The World's Finest Balsamic Vinegars and Extra Virgin Olive Oils $5.00

A guided tasting of the “Heart and Soul” of Avanti Savoia; our “best of the best”!

Tuesday March 17th: Salt Block Cooking
Tuesday March 17th: Salt Block Cooking Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150317 $50.00

Group price: $160.00 (4/group)
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In this class we will explore salt blocks in depth. What are they? How do you use them and where is the benefit in using a salt block?

Tuesday March 24th: La Technique Knife Skills
Tuesday March 24th: La Technique Knife Skills Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150324 $60.00

Group price: $192.00 (4/group)
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This is THE BASICS:  From how to properly hold your knife to methods of sharpening, honing and the numerous techniques and terms used in professional kitchens.

Tuesday April 7th: Hats Off for Derby Entertaining
Tuesday April 7th: Hats Off for Derby Entertaining Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_:150407 $50.00

Group price: $160.00 (4/group)
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Aaaand they're off!! The most exciting 2 minutes in sports!

Tuesday April 21st: An Evening with Chef Jesse Newmister
Tuesday April 21st: An Evening with Chef Jesse Newmister Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_:150421 $50.00

Group price: $160.00 (4/group)
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Chef Jesse Newmister will demonstrate his Dogwood Arts dish

Tuesday April 28th: Cooking with herbs and Spices
Tuesday April 28th: Cooking with herbs and Spices Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_:150428 $60.00

Group price: $192.00 (4/group)
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This 2 and 1/2 hour class we will taste fresh herbs and spices and discuss how to use them. We will also have a special guest Todd Lambert with Dixie Lee Greenhouse, to teach us how to grow and care for your herb garden.

Tuesday May 5th: Cooking with Balsamic Vinegar. Going beyond the salad
Tuesday May 5th: Cooking with Balsamic Vinegar. Going beyond the salad Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_:150505 $50.00

Group price: $160.00 (4/group)
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Going beyond the salad with balsamic vinegar.

Tuesday May 12th:Sushi 101
Tuesday May 12th:Sushi 101 Catalog Number: Tuition:CC_150512 $60.00

Group price: $192.00 (4/group)
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Perfect for beginners!!!  In this class with limited enrollment, students will receive detailed instruction and will have the opportunity to create their own maki, temaki, spicy tuna rolls, California rolls and other personal creations

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