Cook Up Fun: Publix Aprons Cooking School

Written by Colleen Ann McNally | Photo courtesy of Publix

Snapshot 2014-12-01 11-38-30Make a mess you don’t have to clean up at Publix Aprons Cooking School in Alpharetta — the only one in Georgia.

Regardless of skill or experience, these classes are designed to entertain and give customers confidence. Of course, professional appliances and ample space for demonstration abound, but resident chef Laura Lynn and her formally-trained instructors ensure their hands-on classes are nothing like what you’ve seen on “Hell’s Kitchen.” Believing some of the best moments in life happen around the table, they are eager to help you create your own moments during these two-to-three hour classes.

With topics this month including Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies and Busche de Noel, donning an apron just got easier. Even kids can get creative with candy decorating at the Gingerbread Houses event on Saturdays and Sundays.

If less activity and more eating is your idea of a relaxing cooking class, that’s okay, too. Sign up for demonstration classes such as ‘Tis The Seasoning, where you can enjoy a glass of eggnog or wine while chefs prepare holiday bites such as brie cheese crostini with apple compote and spiced rosemary glaze, grilled lamb lollipops with pumpkin spice compound butter alongside mint and port wine reduction, or bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with a rosemary-gorgonzola stuffing and sweet potatoes with amaretto caramelized onions and sweet chili pistachios. Drooling yet? You’ll walk — or wobble — away with a full belly, recipes to recreate and, depending on the size of the class, leftovers.