Join us for our THIRD Birthday-Versary!!

From our birthday-versary capers in 2016

Where has the time gone?  It really does fly when you’re having fun and it is hard to believe that our little business is now THREE years old (and Jessica is also gaining a number).  On Friday, April 7th* we hope you can drop by our cottage between 6:00 and 8:00 (pm) to enjoy a piece of cake and join us as we celebrate!

We will have birthday cake we would love to share. The event will be free and you are welcome to bring your own beverage of choice.

*Please note that the date of the celebration has been changed to Friday (April 7) not Wednesday.

Time for Thai in Thomasville!

THAI FAVORITES
 
On Thursday, April 13 at 6pm- Chef Jessica of KitchenAble will be teaching the fresh exotic flavors of Thailand at Relish of Thomasville. Fresh herbs, coconut milk, peanuts, and mango will be featured ingredients for this delicious menu.
 
 

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Thai Tea
The creamy Thai version of sweet tea.

Fresh Summer Rolls with Peanut Curry Sauce
Peanuts, garlic, and Massaman curry combine to create a simple and slightly spicy dipping sauce for fresh summer rolls made from rice paper, fresh vegetables, and fresh herbs. Come ready to roll your own!

Tom Kha Gai
This creamy coconut milk and chicken soup is full of flavorful ingredients including galangal, lemongrass, and kefir lime leaves.

Shrimp Pad Thai
Stir-fried rice noodles in a tangy-salty-sweet sauce with scallions, egg, bean sprouts, lime, peanuts, and wild-caught Gulf shrimp.

Sticky Rice with Fresh Mango
Lime zest, coconut, and short grain rice combined with the sweet and sticky texture of tapioca topped with fresh mango slices. One of our favorites! 
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Thursday, March 30 @ 6:00 pm

$75 per person

B.Y.O.B

Limited Seating | 20 Tickets Available
*Recipes featured on this menu are gluten-free.

Order your ticket in-store or over the phone: 229.236.5999

Join Us In Thomasville This Thursday


We'll be cooking up Panamanian style this Thursday, February 23 at Relish of Thomasville and hope you can join us! 

FRESH FLAVORS FROM PANAMA
 
Join Chef Jessica of KitchenAble as she shares recipes and techniques she recently learned on her culinary adventure in Panama. The delicious flavors of this tropical country are sure to please your palate. Learn new ingredients and where to source them in our area.
  
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Spicy Guava Jelly with Cheese & Crackers
This fabulous tropical fruit brings refreshing and delicious flavor for a new twist on our southern standby of pepper jelly.

Corvina Ceviche
Fresh fish marinated in fresh lime juice create this flavorful salad with tomato and avocado.

Yuca con Mojo
Cassava or yuca is a staple in Panama. You will learn our favorite way to enjoy this creamy tuber and where to buy it locally.

Ropa Vieja
Gently cooked for hours with vegetables and herbs in a Le Creuset French oven on our Big Green Egg. This tender beef entree is full of flavor.

Tres Leches Cake
This delicious and moist cake combines three kinds of milk with cinnamon for a flavor you are sure to love.
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Thursday, February 23 @ 6:00 pm

$75 per person- B.Y.O.B

Limited Seating | 20 Tickets Available

Reserve your ticket in-store at Relish 
or over the phone: 229.236.5999

Summer? Again?

While we have been focused on chocolate, valentines, and other things February… we’ve already had a ton of parents call to inquire about our plans for Summer Cooking Adventures at KitchenAble.  Thank you so much for the enthusiasm!  We are, at the moment officially announcing our dates and details and we ALREADY HAVE reservations for every week.  We suspect that we will have a wait list like we did last year so… if you have a young chef that wants to join us, please don’t delay.

Our summer kitchen adventure sessions will be from 10:00am until 2:00pm, Monday-Friday and will include a generous lunch prepared during class each day.  Total cost for week is $200 (this $50 deposit plus remaining balance of $150 due by June 1).

Dates for 2017:

June 12-16, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 31-Aug 4

A broad range of topics will be taught that include:  kitchen safety, basic kitchen skills, basic knife skills, menu planning, nutrition, the science of baking, how to understand

(and follow) a recipe, and proper dish washing technique.

The majority or our time in the kitchen will be taught through demonstration though the participants will take turns as helpers for “hands-on” experience. Each week has a limited number of participants.  This non-refundable deposit of $50 will act as a reservation for the specified week, for one child.  The balance of $150 for the remaining fee and necessary paperwork are due by June 1st.  Participants will receive a recipe packet, certificate of completion, and a few kitchen tools that they will take home at the end of their week.

Participants must be 7 years or older and will be expected to conduct themselves appropriately during participation.  In addition to fun with food we will discuss health and nutrition.  Please be aware that children who attend this program will be expected to taste at least one small bite of all we prepare unless they have a food allergy. (Parents, thank you for supporting this policy.)

Experienced and older campers can apply to be a kitchen assistant for the Total cost for each week of camp is $200 per participant and includes a delicious lunch each day, apron, and kitchen tools!

Please note that this is a group learning environment and that although we do have a hands-on activity scheduled each day the majority of class time will be demonstration  as participants take turns in their role of kitchen helper.  If your chef needs more supervision or has difficulty with patience you may prefer to book a private lesson for them.  You can email us for further details.

WTXL Visited Our Kitchen!

Last Saturday we had a very full “Barks and Brittles” kids cooking class.  Not only did we have our usual participants, a reporter from WTXL stopped by to investigate exactly what we were up to!  We enjoyed sharing our holiday spirit in the kitchen with a few delicious sweets and treats.  Special thanks to Elizabeth for giving us a good review (we may owe you more peanut brittle for that!).

Our Christmas Cookie Class is now completely full so we’ve added a Gingerbread Workshop on December 22, and a Buche de Noel Class on December 23, kids of all ages are welcome at both classes (and you get to take goodies home with you)!

Florida Today Article Mentions KitchenAble

 

img_1051Thank you to Robin of “Authentic Florida” for the mention of KitchenAble in your recent article on “10 Things to Do In Tallahassee” in the Florida Today Newspaper.  We are thrilled to see our little cooking school at the top of your “Serving Up Southern” listing.  You can read the full article about Tallahassee and things to do here.

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Come Celebrate Brittany and our new Cookbook!

france-coverJoin us on Saturday, October 29th- 10am-noon as we gather to celebrate and remember our trip to Brittany, France, see the new “Flavors of Brittany” cookbook, and find out the details of our trip in 2017! We hope you’ll join us as we “tchin-tchin” (toast) our travels.  Light refreshments will be served.

Many of the guests who participated in the 2016 trip will be attending this festive gathering.

Seven Days of Local Deliciousness 2016

7 Days of Delights TLHSupposedly, somewhere… “The frost is on the punkin and the fodder is in the shock”.  Here in Tallahassee, we’re just glad it isn’t 90-plus degrees with 100% humidity (though that can always sneak up on us).  As we celebrate our version of autumn we hope your join us as we again participate in the annual “Seven Days of Local Delights” that is presented by Red Hills Small Farm Alliance to support local agriculture.  KitchenAble is thrilled to help host three tasty events:

-Our Regular Tuesday night class will be focused on “Local Fall Flavors” and will include Pulled Pork as an entree.

-Relishing Local flavor, literally, with a class in Thomasville at Relish on Thursday night- Cam and Jessica are going to grill fresh, local ingredients using the Green Egg

-Or on Friday, learn about Community Supported Agriculture and “Farm Shares” as Louise Divine of Turkey Hill Farm joins us in the kitchen with a crop of fresh picked delights… then watch as she and Jessica transform the harvest into dinner.

Be sure to check out the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance website for the the full list of fabulous flavor opportunities!

We are proud to be part of the Red Hill Online Market!

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Though we have been a member for a while, we are thrilled to announce that KitchenAble will be participating in the Red Hills Online Market as a producer!  You are now able to purchase your favorite seasoning and gourmet loose tea from KitchenAble and pick them up when you get your other items from this CSA.   Please visit the Red Hills Online Market site to learn more about helping this Community Supported Agriculture by joining and shopping from the local farmers, gardeners, beekeepers, bakeries, and restaurants they represent.  It is a wonderful way to add flavor and nutrition to your diet while helping our community!

We Are Authentically Thrilled!

When we recently received an email with “10 Authentic Things to do in Tallahassee” we were curious.  We love our town and all of the fun things to do here; had we already done everything on their list?  As we perused the list of fun activities (no, we hadn’t done all of them), THERE WE WERE!  Yes, KitchenAble Cooking School made their list!

Thank you so much for coming to Tallahassee Robin and for sharing a little about our town with the world.  We hope you come back again, soon.

Find the Authentic Florida blog on Tallahassee here.