Cooking Class: Hearty Soul Food Staples

Southern soul food is the embodiment of American home cooking. In this hands-on cooking class, Chef Shelley brings family recipes — secret ingredients and all — to teach you how to prepare a soul food spread to make any Southern grandmother proud.


You will begin with a family recipe for red bliss potato salad featuring a secret ingredient that takes this classic soul food dish to a whole new level. You will also make cornflake chicken and waffles with real maple syrup and an innovative carrot cake with pineapple, coconut, pecans and olive oil — sans sugar!


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Estelle Betty Potato Salad


Cornflake-Dipped Chicken 

With waffles


Homemade Carrot Cake 

With pineapple instead of sugar

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Singles, Gourmet, Date Night

Guest reviews for Chef Shelley

William d.

17 Feb 2018

It was a fascinating evening for sure full of amazing food. Thanks so much!

$ 85 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.


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Meet your chef

Chef Shelley
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Chef Shelley is a professional chef, cooking instructor and event planner with over 30 years of experience. Her professional background is impressive and diverse. She has cooked for many celebrities and well-known dignitaries throughout her career. She is the former owner of a popular Brooklyn restaurant and has hosted many dining events. Chef Shelley also specializes in a wide array of cooking classes for children and adults.

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