Cooking Class - Going Down to Dixie

Take a trip down to Dixie with Chef Ben and learn to cook some Southern staples.

Southern food is comfort food, and in this class you’ll learn how to whip up the most comforting dishes from south of the Mason-Dixon line. Chef Ben has been cooking for over twelve years and is ready to pass his knowledge onto you.

You’ll start off with the caviar of the South-pimento cheese spread with homemade crackers. Next, Chef Ben will teach you how to make a Cajun-inspired appetizer, shrimp boudin fritters paired with creole mustard. For your third course, you will learn to make soul food style smothered turkey wings with Savannah red rice. Prefer your poultry crispy? Chef Ben will also teach you how to make the perfect fried chicken with classic collards and cornbread on the side. For dessert, traditional banana pudding closes out this evening of stick-to-your-ribs Southern goodness.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class. If your class is under the minimum, Chef Ben is available to host for an upgrade fee equal to 35% of the per person rate.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Meal Courses 5
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Adult, Date Night, Fun, New American, Singles

Reviews guests left for this experience



01 Aug 2016

Chef Ben is a food historian - something I did not know even existed - and as such is full of interesting stories and bits of information. Having spent time in New Orleans, his cuisine has a Southern drawl and an authentic flavor of the South. From crispy fried chicken (a recipe he spent 6 years developing) to juicy plum clafoutis it was all delicious and we left inspired to go and cook!

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19 Apr 2017

We loved the French cooking class with Chef Ben! Thank you for a memorable class!



10 Dec 2016

Ben was excellent! The menu was delicious and we enjoyed the things he chose for us. In addition to the amazing meal, Ben was incredibly knowledgable, engaging, and easy to talk to. He was kind enough to let us take over his house and we felt very welcome. I would recommend Chef Ben to anyone who wants a fun, enjoyable experience for French cuisine or anything else he's preparing in the future.

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I have been cooking professionally for over twelve years. During that time, I have cooked at restaurants in Seattle, New York City, Paris, and Spain. I am also a trained sommelier and love pairing wine and cocktails with my food. I like to think of my cooking as influenced by travels throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa and a vehicle to understand diverse cultures and peoples.

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