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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.

  • On Friday, August 6th we will be offering 3 kinds of Gazpacho (complementary) chilled as cold as we can make them.  They will be available from 12 PM until 5 PM.  Please join us for a refreshing sampling.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Recipes for these Gazpachos will be provided as well as demonstrations on how to make them. To further help you stay cool, we will be offering ice cold craft beer from local breweries.  Join in the fun at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 12-5 PM Friday August 6, 2021.
  • On Friday, August 13th we will cooling it with some special cocktails that are sure to invigorate.  They will be available from 12 PM until 5 PM.  Please join us for some fun learn how to make these for your own gatherings.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Recipes for the cocktails will be provided as well as demonstrations.  In addition, we will also be serving refreshing dips to help turn this Friday the 13th into something very cool. There will also be a non-alcoholic cocktail in the mix.  Join in the fun at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 12-5 PM Friday August 13, 2021.
  • On Friday, August 6th we will be offering 3 kinds of Gazpacho (complementary) chilled as cold as we can make them.  They will be available from 12 PM until 5 PM.  Please join us for a refreshing sampling.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Recipes for these Gazpachos will be provided as well as demonstrations on how to make them. To further help you stay cool, we will be offering ice cold craft beer from local breweries.  Join in the fun at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 12-5 PM Friday August 6, 2021.
  • On Friday, August 27th we will be sampling an array of smoothies made in our store throughout the day.  And these are not your everyday smoothies!  They will be available from 12 PM until 5 PM.  Please join us for a refreshing afternoon.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Have fun with our Peach with Raspberry, Pineapple and Almond version.  Or sample a Blueberry with Strawberry, Vanilla and Granola one.  Then move onto a Mango with Pineapple, Banana and Coconut for a tropical moment.  And there are more planned. Recipes for these will be provided as well as demonstrations on how we made them. And stay cool with a selection of crisp wines and ice cold craft beer from local breweries.  Join in the fun at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St. Petersburg @ 400 Beach Drive  Suite 173 St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727-290-9893) from 12-5 PM Friday August 27, 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.
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    Vegan, plant-based, whatever you want to call it — we’re doing it without animal products, but NOT without flavor! Join us Friday, July 30 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM to learn how to spice up anything. Enjoy a vegan charcuterie board upon arrival. We’ll then serve up a smoky, sweet tempeh BLT, served alongside a Buffalo Chickpea Salad, dressed with a creamy, allergy-friendly ranch. Next, we’ll make the meatiest, most delicious mushrooms, paired with herb-spiced potatoes and asparagus cooked with our best selling blend of all time. Finally, we’ll show you how to easily veganize one of our favorite Spice N Easy dessert packets.  We promise to make you love plant foods more than you ever thought possible! Specialty vegan cocktails and wine included. 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 5:00 PM -7:00 PM Friday July 30, 2021.
  • Join us Sunday, August 8th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM to learn how to create and serve chilled desserts for these hot summer days.  And if the desserts don't cool you off enough, enjoy our refreshing craft beer and wine. We will be making and serving Blueberry Ice Cream Cake, Rose Champagne and Cherry Granitas,  Chilled Cardamon Pears with Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream, a Trifle that you will not forget as well as Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches. 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 12:00 PM -2:00 PM Sunday August 8, 2021.  
  • Join us Sunday, August 15th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM to learn how summer salads can become part of your routine.  They are very refreshing and will help avoid that heating up your kitchen.  Also enjoy our sampling of refreshing cocktails and local craft beers. The recipe agenda includes Crab Salad with Mango and Avocado, Tarragon Peach with Burrata and Prosciutto Salad, Pineapple and Mango Shrimp Ceviche, Citrus Salad with Spiced Honey and a Strawberry Caprese Salad. 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 1:00 PM -3:00 PM Sunday August 15, 2021.
  • Join us Sunday, August 22th from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM to see how cold soups are a wonderful solution for warm summer days.   We will be preparing and serving several unique and delicious ones.  To add to the refreshing couple hours, we will be also featuring crisp Rose and Vinho Verde wines along with local craft beers. Our menu will include Chilled Cucumber, Carrot Coconut, and Cantaloupe Soups.  Also we will include a Sweet Corn Gazpacho and a make your day Asparagus and Tarragon Velouté. 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 12:00 PM -2:00 PM Sunday August 22, 2021.  
  • Join us Sunday, August 29th from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM to see how wraps can be a summertime go to.   We will be preparing and serving several unique and delicious ones.  To add to the refreshing couple hours, we will be also featuring crisp Rose and Vinho Verde wines along with local craft beers. Our menu will include Spring Shrimp Asian Wraps and a wrap with Hummus, Veggies and Tzatziki sauce.  Also we will include a delicious wrap consisting of a mix of Avocado, Crab with Sriracha Horseradish Aioli.  A Hawaiian Chicken Wrap with Pineapple as well as a Thai Beef Salad Wrap will also be on the menu.  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 12:00 PM -2:00 PM Sunday August 29, 2021.