8 hands-on classes in metro Atlanta to get you cooking for the holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, you might be in need of some new culinary inspiration for the forthcoming parties, gatherings and special meals in the weeks ahead. Whether you’re an expert cook or a novice in the kitchen, these cooking classes scattered across metro-Atlanta’s neighborhoods will give you tips and tricks to impress your guests just in time for the holidays. Read on to see what’s cooking near you…

Sharpen your culinary skills with a cooking class at The Cook's Warehouse, which has three Atlanta-area locations. Photo by Erik Meadows Photography.
  1. Publix Apron’s Cooking School

    The only Publix Apron’s Cooking School in the state of Georgia is located in Alpharetta, where you can participate in everything from techniques classes and hands-on cooking to demonstrations, kid’s and teen’s classes, and more. Coming up on Dec. 2 (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.), take their Gingerbread Houses class ($60) that allows you and your kids (up to three children) to decorate your own gingerbread house without messing up your kitchen at home. Kids should be at least 4 years old, and one adult is required for each family group. Or on Dec. 7 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., prepare for hosting with the Awesome Holiday Hors d'oeuvre Party class ($60), which will teach you how to make pimento cheese and bacon crostini; brie stuffed figs with pomegranate; mini smoked salmon croque monsieur; pecan tassies; mini almond-ginger cheesecakes. For additional classes on the schedule, visit publix.com/recipes-planning/aprons-cooking-schools/alpharetta/classes.

    4305 State Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, 770-751-8560.

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