They’re almost too good to be true: Cooking classes taught by Atlanta’s finest chefs, at a variety of locations – all in The Cook’s Warehouse state-of-the-art kitchens. Even better, 100% of the proceeds benefit ACFB.
Each class lasts two hours, and ticket prices begin at $55. Most are demonstration-based, with chefs preparing a sampling of recipes. On occasion, we do offer hands-on classes. Classes wouldn’t be complete without tastings, samplings and a chance to win door prizes.
Chefs not only donate their time, but they also bring their own ingredients. The Cook’s Warehouse donates their space in four locations: Brookhaven, Decatur, East Cobb and Midtown/Ansley Mall.
For more information, contact Simple Abundance at email@example.com or 404.892.FEED (3333) x1248
When and how often are Simple Abundance Cooking Classes offered?
Classes are offered an average of two Monday evenings each month from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Class dates are arranged to accommodate our chefs’ schedules.
Where are the classes held?
The Cook’s Warehouse offer their state-of-the-art kitchen space in four different locations:
- Brookhaven at 4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30319
- Decatur at 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. , Decatur 30030
- East Cobb at 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd., Suite 568, Marietta 30068
- Midtown/Ansley Mall at 1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 403-R, Atlanta 30324
Are the recipes easy to learn?
Our goal is to provide classes that give our participants new skills in their own kitchens. While some classes are more advanced than others, most recipes are surprisingly easy to create at home!
Do we get to taste the food?
Of course! Class would not be complete without your chance to sample everything that was prepared by the chef. Each class also includes wine tastings and a chance to win door prizes.
Do the classes ever focus on specific techniques?
Absolutely. Our chefs have shared their own unique twists on everything from pickling and iron-skillet cooking to sauces and grilling!
How do you choose the chefs who teach your classes?
The cause of hunger is one that many chefs embrace, and ACFB has received incredible support from Atlanta’s hospitality industry throughout the years. We invite chefs from the best establishments in town, and most often they are glad to help. Many have returned to teach again after their initial experience.
Who are some of the chefs on your roster?
We’ve been fortunate to have a wonderful roster of chefs! See an extensive list of Simple Abundance chefs.
Are Simple Abundance Chefs involved in other hunger relief efforts?
Yes. Many participate in gala fundraisers such as Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation. Several also host Supper Club, ACFB’s monthly dine-out event.
Sign me up! How do I register, and when is payment due?
Register for individual classes either through the Register tab or on our Events page. Payment is due upon registration. If you need to cancel we require notice 48 hours in advance. A one-time class credit will be issued for a future class.
The chefs who donate their time and talent to teach ACFB’s Simple Abundance Cooking Classes are the cream of the crop! Many have been featured on Top Chef or Iron Chef, received the prestigious James Beard Award, and/or authored their own cookbooks. See below for a sampling of some of our most popular Simple Abundance Chefs:
- Hugh Acheson of Empire State South
- Rob Alexander of H&F Bread Company
- Brent Banda of La Tavola Trattoria
- Archna Becker of Bhojanic
- Drew Belline of No. 246
- Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina
- Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy
- Ron Eyester of Rosebud and The Family Dog
- Ford Fry of JCT Kitchen, No. 246 and The Optimist
- Julia LeRoy of Watershed on Peachtree
- Mary Moore of The Cook’s Warehouse
- Keira Moritz of Pacci Ristorante
- Christian Speigal of Wahoo
- Joe Truex of Watershed on Peachtree
- Virginia Willis of Virginia Willis Culinary Productions
- Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill
- Anthony Gray of Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
- Don Hackett of Sherlock’s Wine Merchant (Senior Wine Educator)
- Chris Hall of Local Three
- Robert Holley of Atlanta Fish Market
- Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene
- Scott Keefer of The Original El Taco
- Gerry Klaskala of Aria
- Jimmy Meas of Aja
- Piero Premoli of Pricci
- Kevin Rathbun of Krog Bar, Rathbun’s and Kevin Rathbun Steak
- Steven Satterfield of Miller Union
- David Sweeney of The Bakery at Cakes & Al
- Dan Tederous of Chops Lobster Bar
- Doug Turbush of Seed Kitchen & Bar
- Chip Ulbrich of South City Kitchen
- Ian Winslade of Murphy’s
Simple Abundance Cooking Classes would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thanks to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine for helping get the word out; The Cook’s Warehouse for providing kitchens for our classes; Hey! Roger Design & Illustration for designing our brochure; Gordo’s Print Service for printing the brochures; Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese for providing door prizes for each class; and National Distributors and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant for providing our wine tastings.
Classes are first-come, first-served and often fill up quickly. To register, please scroll down to class schedule and click on the link to our secure site. Please have your credit card information handy.
Please note that the non-refundable class tuition fee is required at the time of registration.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation is accepted no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled class. No cash refunds will be given. A one-time class credit will be issued, based upon schedule availability.
Menu Changes: All class menus are subject to change at any time due to seasonality, availability and/or the chef's discretion
Fire In My Belly II
Chef Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow
The Cook’s Warehouse – Midtown
($65, 7-9 p.m. Booksigning, Demonstration & Tasting)
Cookbook author and Top Chef Fan Favorite Chef Kevin Gillespie returns to Simple Abundance at the helm of his very own restaurant, Gunshow, which has been generating quite the buzz with its brand new interactive take on restaurant dining. Kevin will be happy to autograph copies of his book and will demonstrate the following menu: First Course – Cranberry, Almond and Radicchio Salad, Second Course – Glazed Root Vegetables, Brussels Sprouts Gratin, and Oven-Roasted Chicken; and Third Course – Warm Banana Pudding. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.
Location: The Cook’s Warehouse – Midtown: 1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 403-R, Atlanta, GA 30324
Delicious Winter Entertaining with Mary & Don
Chef/Owner Mary Moore of The Cook’s Warehouse and Wine Specialist Don Hackett of Sherlock’s Wine Merchant
The Cook's Warehouse – Decatur
($60, 7-9 p.m. Demonstration & Tasting)
An essential part of The Cook’s Warehouse mission is sharing good fortune and giving back – in this case, via Simple Abundance. Join Cook’s Warehouse founder and CEO, Mary Moore, and Senior Wine Educator and Sommelier, Don Hackett, for a delectable evening of food, fun and tips for entertaining during the winter/holiday season. Chef Moore will demonstrate how to prepare the following dishes: Local Cheese with Caramelized Onion Jam, Scuppernong Reduction and Marcona Almonds, Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger Cream, Big Green Egg® Smoked Salmon with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce, Oven Roasted Winter Root Vegetables, and Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Crème Anglais. As always, Don will choose an amazing wine to be paired with each course and answer any wine questions you may have. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.
Location: The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur: 180 West Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030