September Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

Saturdays @ The Center with Chef Duggan

Begins Saturday, Sept. 16 | at The Center for Advanced Technical Studies (916 Mount Vernon Church Road in Chapin) | 10am – 1pm | $40 per person, per class

Join Chef Duggan for Saturdays @ The Center! Everyone is welcome to this series of six Saturday cooking classes, beginning Sept. 16, that are brought to you by School District Five of Lexington and Richland counties. Class schedule includes the following topics: Tailgate with Flair, The Art of Sushi, Holiday Baking, Brunch is Served, Culinary 101, and Taste of India. All classes taught in a state-of-the-art culinary kitchen, with culinary students there to assist. Register in advance by calling 803.476.8601 or email

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RAW 101 Class | Good Life Cafe

Wednesday, September 13 | 6 – 8pm | 1614 Main Street
In this RAW 101 Class, you’ll learn how to make delicious vegan dishes like Kale Avocado Grapefruit Salad, Cashew Herb Cheez and Crackers, Alfredo Sundried Tomato Pesto over Zucchini Noodles, and Snicker-ish Bars. Seating is limited, so register now! More here.

Cooking Class: Braising and Roasting | F2T

Tuesday, September 19 | 6:30 – 8:30pm | City Roots, 1005 Airport Blvd.

This class in Braising and Roasting is from Farm to Table Event and Catering Company, and will be taught by Chef Kristian Niemi, Owner of Bourbon Columbia. He will instruct you on the techniques related to braising and roasting meats and vegetables, which is a great way to put on a wonderful dinner at home with less work. Tickets here.


August Cooking Class

Cooking Classes

Providence Cooks! Carolina Grown and Made

Tuesday, August 1 | 6 – 8pm | Providence Health Northeast, 120 Gateway Corporate Blvd

An award-winning event that provides guests with a deliciously healthy multi-course meal, instruction and conversation. Each month, registered dietitian Kay MacInnis and her team of chefs from Providence Health host a themed healthy cooking class, with a sophisticated twist and varied special guests. The location alternates between Northeast and Downtown campuses. This month’s theme, Carolina Grown and Made, features our own state’s foods as the star ingredients. Space is limited and reservations are required. The event is $25 for members of the public. More here.

Columbia Learns to Cook: Cooking Classes



Sushi 101 Class at SakiTumi


Couples enjoy the side-by-side learning experience

SakiTumi Grill and Sushi Bar
807 Gervais St, Columbia  (803) 931-0700

Perhaps you, dear foodie friend, know the joys of eating delectable, beautiful sushi… but your date/spouse/friend hasn’t quite gotten the nerve to try it.  Here’s a wonderful and interesting experience that’s educational and amazingly romantic!  You get to eat and drink while you’re learning, you share the experience, and you come away with knowledge you can use!  This class helps participants get a better understanding of what sushi is, and dispels the myths and fears of those unfamiliar with it.  It gives couples a cultural and culinary experience they won’t soon forget.

Sushi meal includes edamame, miso soup, ginger salad, and sushi. You’ll learn how to prepare your sushi ingredients and get information on rice cooking techniques.  The executive chef will show you how to make, cut, and plate your sushi before he lets you take the reins and encourages you to make your own sushi rolls.  You’ll start with a California roll, and then move on to a second roll where you are encouraged to be creative with the available ingredients.

See SakiTumi’s website for booking details.

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Uno’s helps your child become a pizza chef!

Kids Learn to Make Their Own Pizza

Uno Pizzeria & Grill
5304 Sunset Blvd Highway 378, Lexington, SC 29072

Bring your children to Uno’s in Lexington for a fun night of pizza-making and pizza-eating.  Kids don an apron and then go at it.  They learn to be pizza chefs by topping Uno’s thin crust pizza dough with the sauce and toppings.  They can make either a cheese or pepperoni pizza and then indulge in their own masterpiece!

Have you attended any fun and interesting cooking classes you think others would enjoy? Fill out this form and let us know about the great classes you’ve been taking. Your class might even appear in next month’s issue!