Exploring Durham

Learning to cook like a pro
Oct. 12, 2013 @ 12:32 PM

When Durham was crowned the “Tastiest Town in the South” by Southern Living magazine in April, 2013, the announcement made waves nationwide. For foodies, Durham is not only a great dining town, but also a place to learn about making food, too.

Several celebrated Durham chefs offer opportunities at restaurants like Revolution with their monthly 12 person, five-hour class called Chop Shop, and at Nana’s  where highly acclaimed chef Scott Howell teaches a two-hour lunchtime cooking lesson to groups who seek out this service.

The Cookery, Durham’s culinary incubator, and The Durham Spirits Company, which is located in a historic Durham home and fitted with a commercial kitchen, offer classes as well with topics ranging from dim sum to pasta to mixology. The Real Life Cooking School at The Kitchen Specialist is the newest on the scene, offering classes at their design studio on University Drive.

Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma, both at The Streets at Southpoint, also host in-store cooking classes often taught by local chefs. Pinnacle Culinary Arts Institute teaches six-course mastery courses in essential skills like braising & pan frying, broiling & sautéing, roasting & pureeing and more.

Insider Tip: Learn more about cooking classes in Durham at www.durham-nc.com/dining/features/cookingclass.html

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is Durham’s official marketing agency. For more information about things to see and do in Durham, visit www.Durham-NC.com and www.DurhamEventCalendar.com, or stop by the Visitors Information Center at 101. E. Morgan St. in Downtown Durham and pick up the Official Durham Visitor & Relocation Guide.