This Sunday, April 26, Children’s Home Society will Celebrate their 30th annual CHEFS’ SAMPLER
This Food Truck Thursday (April 23) Stop by KitchenAble to purchase your Chef’s Sampler ticket at the special price of only $30! 5:30-8:30 pm we will have a volunteer from CHS who will be selling these special rate tickets.
Chefs’ Sampler has become a Tallahassee tradition to showcase the city’s culinary talent while raising money and awareness for Big Bend children and families in need. This year’s event is being held Sunday, April 26 at the Centre of Tallahassee (formerly Tallahassee Mall) and features celebrity Chef Art Smith a former Tallahasseean.
Chefs’ Sampler is casual, family friendly event. Attendees will enjoy signature dishes donated by local chefs, a Kids Zone with kid friendly activities and foods, a DJ who will be spinning and craft beer and wine samplings.
KitchenAble is proud to be a participant in the event this year and will be hosting a table in the Kids Zone where we will be helping young chefs create a tasty treat.
General admission tickets are $50 each and children 12 years old and under are free. Doors open at 6:30 pm at the Centre of Tallahassee’s Victoria’s Secret wing. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.chsfl.org/chstallychefs, at the Children’s Home Society 1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive or at the door.
All the proceeds raised remain in the Big Bend to benefit those receiving services from the Children’s Home Society. Every month, the Children’s Home Society provides services to over 1,300 children and families ranging from counseling services for mental, physical or sexual abuse to foster care management to emergency. For more information, visit www.chsfl.org.
Please join us as we celebrate our first Anniversary here at KitchenAble. It also happens to be a certain someone’s birthday. So, we’re always up for any excuse to host our friends. Please come to the cottage and have a slice of cake or some other sweet on Food Truck Thursday, April 9, 6-9 pm. The food trucks will be out serving their usual tasty fare. Please bring a friend, grab dinner at a food truck, BYOB, and have cake with us. We will even have a gluten-free option available for those of you that prefer it.
Find parking at Lake Ella, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, or at the Shrine Temple on Monroe.
On the first Friday of each month thousands of visitors attend the First Friday Gallery Hop at Railroad Square from 6pm to 9pm. Now we’re hoping you will hop on over to the Cottages at Lake Ella too. KitchenAble is exited that we will have Bluesky Designs by Julie Konikoff and Tanja of the Painted Nest as our special guests for our first, First Friday, April 2, 6:30-9pm. We will have complementary refreshments and Tanja will be creating a wonderful re-purposed art project from old cookware. Find more details on our facebook page, including a list of all Lake Ella Merchants that will be offering extended hours for this fun event. Please come and bring a friend!
It is difficult for us to imagine but, summer will soon be here. After receiving several requests from local media and parents, we have realized that it is time to share our summer camp plans. We are planning 4 weeks of summer camp this year. You can choose from the following weeks:
July 20-24* Gluten Free Foods, and
Our summer camp sessions will be from 10:00am until 2:00pm and will include a large lunch prepared by the participants each day. Camp will be “hands-on” so we are limiting the number of participants. To register for camp you will need to pay $25.00 and then the balance of $150 for the remaining camp fee can be paid one week prior to your scheduled camp start.
Participants must be 6 or older and will be expected to conduct themselves appropriately during participation.
This spring we are very excited to again participate in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Curriculum. The big field trip planned for the members this term, to Spain, is the inspiration for our 6-week class series entitled “The Spanish Kitchen”. Further information on the classes will be provided to OLLI members in the course catalog. For information on OLLI please visit their website here. Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesday: 11:30am-1:30pm. The same recipes will be taught in both classes and participants may choose and register for whichever day works best for their schedule. Space is limited- and the class normally sells out so please only attend on your scheduled day. It is an honor to participate in this program with FSU and OLLI.
Thank you so very much for helping make KitchenAble such a fun place to work. Since Thanksgiving we have had at least one private party a week and numerous other special events in addition to the regularly scheduled classes. It has kept us busy but we are very grateful for the privilege of helping make delicious memories for all of you. Please forgive the delay with posting our Spring schedule but it is on the way. Several classes are already posted on our calendar and more will be listed soon!
If you have any requests or suggestions for a class please shoot us an email at: info @ KitchenAble.net (no spaces). The next time you plan an event we hope you will consider having KitchenAble help in some way.
Very Truly Yours,
Thank you to everyone that attended our Homemade Christmas Open House yesterday. We had a wonderful turnout and were delighted to share our cottage with all of the talented artists. With Buche de Noel, Sugar Cookies, Fudge, Vidalia Fondue & crackers, Hot Cider, Holiday Sangria, and Scottish Shortbread on the menu- the artists were anything but starving! It was so wonderful to see so many of our “regulars” come out to show support to our small business and the independent artists of our community. We are very grateful.
Are you trying to find the perfect gift for a foodie? Need something to give the person that has everything? For a limited time we will have an assortment of local, delicious, gourmet food and seasoning items that have been featured in our classes. Our favorite hot sauce from Sump’n Hot, our favorite grits and Cornmeal from Bumpy Road Farm, of course our signature seasoning- KitchenAble Seasoning, and we are excited to introduce an assortment of our favorite loose teas (in 3 delicious flavors). We are happy to help you create a delicious gift basket that features local flavor or supply a few items to stuff stockings with.
We also offer Gift Certificates! They are available for purchase through our site and we can either email a printable copy to you or provide the certificate and an envelope for you to present.
If you were up very early this morning you may have caught Jessica with her helpers (and kids) Max & Madeline on the WCTV morning show with Art and Brittani. In case you missed it you can catch the clip here and find the recipe on the WCTV site. You can view the clip here.
We are very excited to announce that we are hosting a Homemade Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 7th, Noon-5pm
At KitchenAble Cooking School and Catering
In the Cottages on Lake Ella
1635 North Monroe Street
Come and shop at our free event where you will find
Christmas Gifts and ideas from local artists including:
Betsy Champion, Donna Reynolds, Jeanie Wood,
Julie Konikoff, Honey Hilliard, Suzanne Conner, and Susan Frisbee
Hot Cider and Holiday Sweets will be provided
Click here for a pintable copy of the invitation: Dec 7 Invite Please come and bring a friend!