several years back and immediately climbed its way to
the top. Luckily, there are now more ways than simply
dining at Pinpoint to connect with Ne;’s gastronomic
genius—as he hopped on board to instruct at Wilmington’s premiere cooking school—Seasoned Gourmet.
Get the hang of oyster shucking and rub elbows
with a charming chef whose catfish and grits were featured on Cooking Channel? Yes, please.
You’ve strolled the Riverwalk, hit Front Street Brewery
for an icy pint, and taken Wilmington’s famed walking
tour of downtown’s historic district. What’s next? All
signs point to Seasoned Gourmet. This staple has been
o;ering cooking classes for over 20 years and is the proud
home of the Cape Fear Food & Wine Club. Whether
you’re a local looking to change up your typical date
night or a visitor in town exploring the area, Seasoned
Gourmet will indulge your every desire to nerd out in
the kitchen. From learning classic techniques alongside
Wilmington’s most proficient experts on regional cuisine
to getting to know the world of wine pairing, there’s
something to scratch every curious culinary itch.
Other worthy Wilmington chefs (like Keith Rhodes of
Catch and Sam Cahoon of Savorez, to name a few) have
raised their hands to guide folks through fun, interactive
demos showcasing their signature cuisine. Rhodes gives
insider tips on Asian specialties infused with a Southern twang, and Cahoon presents a bold perspective into
spicy, fresh Latin American ceviche. All instructors
share a similar mission of making chef-oriented food
accessible so that students receive a genuine, thoughtful
experience. Whether your goal is group bonding, weekend mingling, or basic education—Seasoned Gourmet
is a one-stop-kitchen-shop where you’re always guaranteed to leave full and happy.
Charleston, South Carolina
Noted for encompassing one of the nation’s most
energetic restaurant scenes, it’s no surprise that Charleston boasts numerous locations where you can pick up
some slicing and dicing skills of your own. Chef Bob Waggoner’s In The Kitchen series was voted as one of South
Carolina’s 10 best cooking classes, and it’s the perfect
place to get schooled in seasonal tastings inspired by local
All instructors share a similar mission of making
chef-oriented food accessible so that students
receive a genuine, thoughtful experience.
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