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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.

  • Chef Ivan has a tradition for Christmas Eve that makes it very special but easy.  It includes pre-made Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo. We will share the secrets to this delicious gumbo. Then, everyone can join in to help make his favorite Christmas Eve appetizers as well.     Of course, we will be serving beverages to help make this another laugh and learn event.  An Eggnog to remember, Finnish Mulled Wine and our holiday mimosa recipes are planned. 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 December 17, 2021.
  • Just before New Year’s we will show you how seafood and steaks can become simple appetizers to wow the party.  The lobster and filet are the stars of the night.  Take home some ideas for your own New Year's celebration. Of course champagne is in order on this special night.  Our champagne cocktails will join the usual sparkling wine this night.  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 December 28, 2021.  
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    Helping friends and family celebrate the holidays 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 December 21, 2021.
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    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.
  • We are not going to simply make treats and cookies.  You are taking home a cookie and treat extravaganza assortment.  White Chocolate and Cherry Fudge, Oreo Cookie Truffles, and Cranberry Macadamia with White Chocolate cookies are just the beginning. Of course, we will be serving beverages to liven up this event.  Mulled Wine, Spiked Eggnog and our holiday mimosa recipes are planned. 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 December 10, 2021.