The below schedule highlights upcoming cooking classes that begin in April and continue through June 2014. The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Simple Abundance Cooking Class series provides the community with a unique opportunity to interact with Atlanta’s finest chefs in The Cook’s Warehouse state-of-the-art kitchens. Participants can learn the secrets of exquisite dishes, have fun, and help feed Atlanta’s hungry.  One hundred percent of class tuition benefits the Food Bank. For details or to register, visit www.acfb.org/simple-abundance-cooking-classes, or call 404-892-FEED, x1248.
 
 
May 5
Chef Archna Becker of Bhojanic
The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur
Vegetarian Indian Cuisine Hands-On
$65, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Hands On & Tasting
You’ve asked for more Indian vegetarian, so Archna is back with a great vegetarian menu that will satisfy your craving. Add a little spice to your vegetarian repertoire once you roll up your sleeves and join Archna in the kitchen to prepare these vegetarian favorites: Alu Gobhi (Potato and Cauliflower with Ginger and Onions), Saag Paneer (Spinach and Indian Cheese), Peas Pullao (Rice with Spices and Peas), Bengan Bharta (Spicy Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Cilantro), Chana Masala (Spicy Masala Chickpeas), Chapati (Whole Wheat Indian Flatbread) and Raita (Cucumber Yogurt Sauce). 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
 
May 19
Chef Paul Albrecht
The Cook’s Warehouse – Midtown
Gluten-free Gourmet
$55, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Demonstration & Tasting
Going gluten-free doesn’t mean that you have to give up on fine dining. Chef Albrecht, an icon on the Atlanta fine dining scene for over 30 years, joins us tonight to serve up classic American fine dining dishes - and all are gluten free. He’ll share the secrets to preparing gourmet favorites such as: Citrus-cured Char with Jicama-Asian Pear Slaw and Coriander Oil; Roasted Georgia Quail; Kale Salad with Sour Cherry, Warm Pecan-smoked Bacon and Mustard Dressing; Herbed Quinoa-stuffed natural raised Chicken Breast; Sweet Peas, Morel Mushrooms, Goat Cheese Zucchini Blossoms; and a Gluten-free Swiss Chocolate Tart with Nutella Cream. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributors 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
 
June 2
Chef Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy
The Cook’s Warehouse – Midtown
Early Summer Specialties of Belgium
$55, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Demonstration & Tasting
After working for two years under Chef Guenter Seeger at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Chef Shaun Doty relocated to Europe where he pursued culinary stints throughout France and Belgium. In this class he reflects on some of his favorite springtime fare from Belgium, highlighting seasonal ingredients such as asparagus, endive, and – of course – fresh seafood. Attendees will get a first-hand taste of these Belgian specialties paired with Belgian beers as Chef Doty regales us with tales of his studies abroad. Keep checking http://www.acfb.org/ for complete class menu. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributors 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
 
June 9
Chef Costanzo Astarita of Baraonda and Publik Draft House
The Cook’s Warehouse – Midtown
Traditional Neopolitan Cucina
$55, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Demonstration & Tasting
At Baraonda, tradition is a way of life that is relished and often celebrated with good friends, great joy and exceptional food. Chef Astarita of Baraonda is here tonight to highlight some of the traditional cuisine from Naples and the surrounding area. Delight in these Neopolitan favorites: Spaghetti Schiue Schiue, Pasteria Napolitana, Ragu alla Genovese and Rabbit Ischiatana. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributors 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
 


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