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They’re almost too good to be true: Premier 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 the Food Bank! 

Each class, taught by a group of chefs, lasts two to two and half hours with ticket prices starting at $85. 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 wine tastings, samplings and a chance to win door prizes. 

Chefs not only donate their time and talent, but they also bring their own ingredients. The Cook’s Warehouse donates their space in three locations: Midtown/Ansley Mall, Peachtree Station and East Cobb.

For more information, contact Simple Abundance at simpleabundance@acfb.org or 404.892.FEED (3333) x1248

FAQ

When and how often are Simple Abundance Cooking Classes offered? 
These premier culinary experiences are each taught by multiple chefs four times a year on Monday evenings. 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 three different locations:

  • Midtown/Ansley Mall at 1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 403-R, Atlanta 30324
  • Peachtree Station at 5001 Peachtree Blvd., Suite 520, Atlanta 30341
  • East Cobb at 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd., Suite 568, Marietta 30068

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 the Food Bank 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. Visit our Events page for other upcoming chef-involved events that benefit the Food Bank.

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
  • Archna Becker of Bhojanic
  • Drew Belline of No. 246
  • Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina
  • Shaun Doty
  • Nathalie Dupree
  • Ford Fry of JCT Kitchen, No. 246 and The Optimist
  • Mary Moore of The Cook’s Warehouse
  • Virginia Willis of Virginia Willis Culinary Productions
  • Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow and Revival
  • Don Hackett of Avant Partir wine (sommelier)
  • Chris Hall of Local Three
  • Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene
  • Gerry Klaskala of Aria
  • Piero Premoli of Pricci
  • Kevin Rathbun of Krog Bar, Rathbun’s and Kevin Rathbun Steak
  • Steven Satterfield of Miller Union
Upcoming Classes

Classes are first-come, first-served and often fill up quickly. To register, please visit our Events page and click on the class of your choice to go 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 anytime due to seasonality, availability and/or the chef's discretion.


Check out our events page for upcoming classes!

Sponsors

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.