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At The Chef’s Hat, we believe that all you need to enjoy one of our cooking events is a desire to learn and to laugh. We offer classes on all types of cuisines, for cooks of all skill levels. Even if you’ve never done anything more ambitious than tear the plastic off a prepared dinner and slide it into the microwave, we’re sure you’ll have a great time at our themed cooking events.

Our events range from 2-hour quick classes where you’ll have a chance to prepare (and eat) just a few recipes, to full-day explorations of a cuisine, technique, or type of cooking, during which you’ll prepare multiple recipes, or even a full meal. Whichever class you choose, the fun is built in.

This is culinary entertainment. This is The Chef’s Hat.

  • Helping friends and family celebrate together! This is a private cooking event where we will be preparing and enjoying a multi-course dinner menu.  The menu is below:
    • Appetizer: Bacon & Bloody Mary Shrimp
    • Side: Balsamic Roasted Carrots
    • Main: Grilled Salmon w/ our Pearl St. Salmon Rub
    • Dessert: Cherry & Peaches in a Vanilla Red Wine Reduction
    The event will be held at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 6-8 PM Thursday February 10, 2022.
  • This night is for romantic food and drink.  So we could not think of anything more appropriate than Italian.  So this is the plan..

    Aperitivo

    Prosecco/Italian Red and White Vino Selection

    Antipasti

    Caprese Skewers/Basil & Burrata

    Primi

    Clams with Fennel & Pancetta Linguine

    Secondi/Contorni

    Sausage & Peppers

    Dolce

    Red Velvet Cheesecake Trifle The event will be held at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 6-8 PM Saturday February 12, 2022.
  • We don't often think about soup and other cold weather foods in Florida.  But we should because there are January days that are perfect for them.  Our planned recipes include a unique Chicken Noodle Stew, Tomato Basil Bisque and much more.  For beverages Mulled Wine, Chai Hot Toddy and Spiked Hot Chocolate are planned .  Wine and beer will be available as well. The event will be held at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 6-8 PM Friday January 28, 2022.    
  • Sale!
    Brunch has become a weekend tradition for so many.  The tradition typically means heading to your favorite brunch restaurant or perhaps trying a new one that came as a recommendation – but this book helps home cooks like you create favorite restaurant dishes in the comfort of home and at a fraction of the price. Our anticipated publish date for this book is August 2020.  It will be available on all platforms for eBooks and in hard cover editions.
  • At our Thai Cuisine event, you get to set the spice level as though you are at your favorite Thai restaurant   We want you to be enjoined in making the final touches to your dishes so that it is just the way you like it. Of course we will show off our Pad Thai entree.  But we really want you to experience some of Thailand's great other traditional recipes as well. Our plans include a Thai Chicken and Curry Soup with Morel mushrooms, a Mango/Pineapple Chile Lime Salad and of course we must serve Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork). The event will be held at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 6-8 PM Friday February 18, 2022.
  • One of the most fun nights we have is our pizza party event.  We will be grilling multiple unique pizza recipes that always get a smile. For example, does a mushroom, roasted garlic and brie cheese one sound good?  How about a Mexican pizza that has won many accolades?  Then help us make a meat lovers pizza with peppers that could be an event by itself.  And one more mouth watering one as a surprise! The event will be held at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 6-8 PM Friday February 4, 2022.    
  • When one thinks of wine pairing, food comes to mind.  We are going to turn it a bit upside down by pairing the wine with a spice and then the spice with a food.  As we trust you will discover, this triple play turns into an unmistakable match when we prep and cook the resulting dish.     We will be serving a variety of wines with unique tastes to make the food combinations even more interesting.  The menu will include appetizers, a main, a side and dessert. For spices we will be using Pink Peppercorns, , Chipotle Chile Powder, Pearl Street Salmon Rub, Ancho Chile Powder and many more. The foods that will be brought together with the wines and spice include Mango and Pineapple Shrimp/Scallop Ceviche, Squash Tart, Chipotle Vegetable Soup, Glazed Salmon and a Raspberry and Vanilla Trifle. The event will be held at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 6-8 PM February 25, 2022.      
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    Helping friends and family celebrate together! The event will be held at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 6-8 PM Tuesday February 22, 2022.
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    Helping team building for companies! The event will be held at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 6-8 PM Saturday February 1, 2022.