Before I go on a little more about the cooking classes, I also want to emphasize Crav, which is a great option for those of us with busy schedules to eat well. Each week, Crav chef Juanita Barrientos prepares a new menu that she thoughtfully prepares and makes available for take-out. Here's this week's menu. Crav is located inside Gourmet Gallery in the Diamond Point Shopping Center at Valley Mills and Cobb.
Barrientos frequently takes the cooking class stage to share her culinary gifts. Her next outing in the chef rotation will be Oct. 18 when she demonstrates gluten-free baking.
I've posted a few videos of cooking classes that can be found on YouTube and every time I walk away wanting to cook more often.
On Thursday, I dropped by Gourment Gallery to take some photos of chefs Chris and Kristi DeCluitt as they taught a sauces class. Full disclosure, I had an overlapping appointment, but darn if the pleasant aroma didn't make me want to hang around for the whole class.