Chef Andy Borgmeier and the Celebrations Catering & Events team opened their new kitchen for a private interactive cooking challenge almost two years ago. That special event led to a series of cooking classes — all with different themes — and the idea for the Learning Kitchen was born. Here students young and old can learn the joys of cooking through a casual, informative hands-on approach.
Now the Learning Kitchen is it’s sixth session of seasonal classes. Although our classes have grown in popularity, we keep each class limited to twelve students ensuring there is room for everyone to truly participate and interact with the chefs. After donning aprons and selecting the appropriate utensils, it’s time for students to start creating! Later we invite everyone to taste the fruits of their labor and enjoy a glass of wine over good conversation.
Due to the high demand for catered events The Learning Kitchen is currently not available
Previous Class Schedule
CQ’s Chef Eric Sayers
Wednesday, January 19th @ 5:30 PM, $95/pp
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet Chef Sayers and learn more about his amazing culinary career as you create signature dishes from his collection of recipes.
From graduating with honors at the Culinary Institute of America, to working as a Chef Instructor at the Institut Hotelier Cesar Ritz in Switzerland under famed Chef Rolf Epprecht, and ultimately landing on Hilton Head, Chef Sayer’s great stories and dynamic cuisine are a fantastic start to the 2011 classes.
Antonio’s, Chef Yuri Gow
Wednesday, February 9th @ 5:30 PM, $95/pp
Another graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Gow grew up on an organic and sustainable farm, which he credits as the root behind his appreciation for the simplicity of quality ingredients and his vision for molding them.
Join Chef Andy as Chef Yuri features signature Antonio dishes and explores his passion for what Italian Cuisine is truly about in its purest form. Simple, local, quality produce, meats, and seafood prepared expertly in a way that stirs past emotions and creates memories for the future. It will be a night not forgotten!
Lowrey Group’s, Chef Peter Zoole
Wednesday, February 16th @ 5:30 PM, $95/pp
What better qualified Lowrey Group Chef to demystify French cuisine than Chef Peter Zoole. Chef Zoole left his South Carolina home to study at the esteemed Cordon Bleu in Paris. From there he took his talents to the Michelin starred Aqua restaurant in San Francisco. Chef Zoole was unable to shake off South Carolina and was lured back home. In 2008 Chef Zoole found his way to the Lowrey family.
Team up with Chef Peter and Chef Andy for an evening study of French technique and classis French cuisine. Chef Zoole will share his unique style of cooking which is self described as using his southern roots infused with French technique. Ooh, la, la….y’all!
Old Fort Pub’s, Chef Keith Josefiak
Wednesday, February 23rd @ 5:30 PM, $95/pp
Quiet, reserved with impeccable manners and hospitable charm, is how one would describe the Executive Chef of the Old Fort Pub, Keith Josefiak. Not exactly the personality you would expect from a chef – least of all one who has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Celebrity Chefs Wolfgang Puck (Spago) and Jimmy Schmidt (The Rattlesnake Club). Chef Josefiak has been the Executive Chef for the Old Fort Pub since 2005, but his culinary experience started in the 80’s as he trained at the Culinary Institute of America embarking on the journey to become the esteemed Chef he is today.
Join Chef Andy with Chef Keith as they prepare an evening of culinary decadence surely to feature Chef Keith’s signature Old Fort Pub dishes and secret recipes.
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 @ 5:30 PM, $95/pp
Get ready for summer and team up with Chef Peter and Chef Andy as they spend an evening introducing Super Foods into your daily diet. Goji berries, cocoa, quinoa, blueberries and more amazing super foods will add a healthy dose of ingredients to the menu. With the right foods eating healthy can be easy and most importantly, delicious!
Little Wallet….Big Flavor
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 @ 5:30 PM, $95/pp
The grocery store does not have to be your wallets worst enemy. Chef Andy and Chef Peter will create an entertaining and interactive class as they help you learn economical ways to shop, prep and create fantastic feast while ensuring you get the most bang for your buck.
What are our students saying about the Learning Kitchen?
“I can’t say enough good things about the Cooking Class today!!! Everyone had a wonderful time. The instruction was superb, thanks to your two wonderful Chef Instructors, the food was fabulous, and the luncheon was so beautifully presented. We are thrilled to have all those great recipes!
I have been to many Cooking Schools (for fun and good recipes) including several on the Island—Michael Anthony’s, Robert Irvine, Aqua, Charley’s Crab, and the Chart House, as well as one in Italy and I must say that this was the best today! I will without a doubt make all of these recipes and the instruction was excellent! The girls were surprised also and very pleased that they had something to take home!
Your attention to detail was great, even to Christian escorting us to our cars with an umbrella in the rain! Very impressive! Please convey our heartfelt thanks to all of your staff.”
Anna Broecker and All of the “Happy Cookers”.
Classes fill up quickly. Call today to reserve your apron! 843.689.PLAN (7526).