Summer Camp Registration is OPEN (and filling quickly!)


Summer camp registration is now open and reservations are filling quickly!  We are planning 4 weeks of camp; last year we had a wait list before spring was over.  If you have a young chef that wants to join us in the kitchen, please don’t wait to register.  Thank you so much for the enthusiasm!

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 each week is $210 (this $60 deposit plus remaining balance of $150 due by June 1).

Dates for 2018 (click the date you want to be taken to the registration page):

June 25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27, or August 6-10

A broad range of topics will be taught that include:  kitchen safety, basic kitchen skills, basic knife skills, menu planning, nutrition, baking basics, how to understand (and follow) a recipe, and proper dish washing technique.

During most of our time in the kitchen we will teach through demonstration though the participants will take turns as helpers for “hands-on” experience. Each week has a limited number of participants.  Your non-refundable deposit of $60 will act as a reservation for the specified week, for one child.  Your balance of $150 for the remaining fee and necessary paperwork are due by June 1st.  Participants will receive a recipe packet, and certificate of completion that they will take home at the end of their week.

Participants 7 years or older are welcome and must 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 are 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.)

Total cost for each week of camp is $210 per participant and includes a delicious lunch each day, apron, and recipes!

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.

Need a little help this Thanksgiving?


Sweet Potato Biscuits

We have had numerous requests and orders for a few of our most popular items so we will be offering a few dishes again this year.  If your Thanksgiving feast isn’t quite complete we would love to help.  You can call or email us to order one of our famous specialties.  They will be made fresh for your enjoyment and available for pick-up on Wednesday afternoon:

Sweet Potato Biscuits- These sumptuous Southern treats are made using fresh sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, and a little cinnamon.  They will be baked fresh on Wednesday afternoon and can be refrigerated or frozen.  Price is $18 for 12, 3″ biscuits.

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Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Cornbread- Jessica has had more marriage proposals than she can count for this dish.  Locally ground Bumpy Road Cornbread is baked in a cast iron skillet to achieve buttery, golden perfection.  A 9″ round is $18.


Cranberry Apple Pie

Cranberry Apple Pie-  Our famous, all-butter pâte brisée crust is woven over a tasty combination of fresh apples, fresh cranberries, and citrus zest.  Price of $30 is for a 9″, deep-dish pie.


Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie

Butter-scotch Pumpkin Pie-  Drambuie,(the famous liquor made with Scotch whiskey, honey, herbs, and spices), elevates the flavor of this seasonal classic beyond what you can imagine.  Tucked into our all-butter crust the creamy pumpkin filling is luscious.  Price of $28.00 is for a 9″ deep-dish pie.


Pecan Praline Tart


Pecan Praline Tart-  Fleur de sel, our fresh caramel made with a hint of local honey, and Georgia pecans top a buttery and delicious shortbread crust.  This dessert is the epitome of nutty, buttery, goodness… you will want more. This 8″ circle can easily be cut into wedges or squares.  Price $25.00


IF YOU WISH TO ORDER ANY OF THE ITEMS ABOVE FOR THANKSGIVING (or any other items): Please email or call (850)264-2308.  Prices do not include sales tax and items ordered will need to be picked up in our cottage on Wednesday (between 5 and 6pm).  Quantities are limited so please don’t delay!

Join Us for a Holiday Open House!

We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a holiday open house Sunday, November 26, 1-5pm.  We will feature artwork from local artists including Eluster Richardson and Karen Stewart (as well as Chef Jessica) available for purchase.  We will also have a few gourmet gift ideas including tea, seasonings, and a very special olive oil.  We will have refreshments including our famous Buche de Noel.  Please join us for this free event, and invite a few friends!  All attendees can enter our drawing for a free cooking class too.

What a Week!

In the “barn” for the Annie Sloan workshop at Sweet South

October always surprises us.  Yes, we know that one of our biggest events of the year (the French Country Flea Market) is scheduled.  After surviving that we expect the month to be our last deep breath before the holiday season really kicks into gear.  This year however we have had some wonderful and unexpected opportunities…

With Annie Sloan

The French Country Flea Market this year was beyond extraordinary as the chalk paint and decorating legend herself, Annie Sloan, participated (and I have to say, she is delightful).  Annie crossed the pond and joined us in person for the two incredibly warm days of the market.  The following Monday she taught a workshop at Sweet South Cottage.  When Sweet South asked us to cater that luncheon- we were thrilled.  We were also delighted to meet Diane Henkler of the blog and she happened to mention us in her post about coming to the event (thank you Diane!) (and click here to read her post).

Merci Beaucoup to our WONDERFUL market crew!

If you receive the Tallahassee Democrat… you may have noticed an article on the front page of our local section today(find the article here).  Special thanks to Rochelle Koff for taking the time to write about KitchenAble.  If you haven’t visited her blog yet, Tallahassee Table (click here to read her post) , we recommend you do so to find out more about the local food scene.


This Sunday we hope to see you at the Chopped Jr. event being hosted at The Moon to benefit Whole Child Leon, we are a sponsor and will be participating in the restaurant challenge!

And, finally there is one more bit of very exciting news that we will be announcing next week.  It is almost official enough to share but you’ll have to wait a few more days.  Very soon we’ll be letting you know about a very large project we are excited to launch.

Thank you so much for supporting KitchenAble and for joining us in the kitchen.

Bon Appetit!



Time to Celebrate Local Flavor!

We love fresh, local produce any time we can get it… and living where we do, there is alway something in season!  Once a year though, we officially celebrate these fabulous flavors with the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance and Seven Days of Local Delights is the week-long “tasting holiday” for our community.  This will be our fourth year as an event host and we’ll be offering two separate events that we hope you will join us for.

On Wednesday, November 1- we will host a Farmer’s Market Tour and Tasting at 3:00pm– Our cooking class will begin with a stroll from our kitchen to the Lake Ella Farmer’s Market.  We’ll meet the vendors, learn about the products they offer and discuss strategies for successfully for shopping at our open air farmer’s markets to support our local producers.  After the tour we will return to the demonstration kitchen to prepare and taste some of our seasonal items.


On Friday, November 3, at 6:30pm We will host a “Chef’s Table- with a Farmer” dinner– During this Friday night cooking class, one of the RHOM founders, Louise Divine of Turkey Hill Farm will join us with a big, beautiful basket of fresh produce, and together with Jessica our chef, (who happens to be a farmer’s daughter) will talk and cook through all of the fresh ingredients. You will leave with a full stomach and a better understanding of our local agriculture, how to navigate local markets or shop from a CSA.  The menu for this class will be determined by the “cream of the crop” at the moment but will include an ample 5 courses:  a Ploughman’s Board, a delicious salad- fresh from the field, Scotch Eggs, turnips au gratin, Roasted organic local chicken, and for dessert Louise has promised to share her incredible Sourdough Chocolate Cake recipe. 

Reservations are required for this delicious event- we hope you can join us!


Almost Time for the Tomato Feastival!

We hope you join us in one week, on Sunday June 11th, as we celebrate tomatoes and local agriculture.  This annual event, hosted by the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance and their Red Hills Online Market, takes place at the beautiful Turkey Hill Farm.  Bring a covered dish, enter the contest for best local tomato, buy from the silent auction, feast on tomatoes, and tour the farm at the family friendly event.  Find all of the details and reserve a ticket here.

Mother Sauces, Knife Skills, Kitchen Basics Series!

By popular request we’re teaching the Mother Sauces this summer at KitchenAble.  Starting July 11 the five week series “It’s All Gravy” will begin (other classes will be on July 18, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8).  We will explore the five sauces the famous chef Escoffier felt were the fundamental basics of French cuisine.  We will also learn some of the “daughter” sauces that can be created using these sauces.  

Following the sauce series we will also cover what you need to know to slice and dice safely with our Knife Skills Class.

We hope you can join us!

Tea Time is Almost Here!

Tea Time is fast approaching, as are all of the other fun endeavors that are part of the annual English Fayre at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church.  The event will be held this year on Saturday, April 29.  You can find details about the Fayre here or book a reservation to join us for tea at 11:30am or 12:45pm, (just click on the time that you would like to reserve).  Won’t it be lovely!

Join us for a very special event on May 13!

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.