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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.

  • Often we have an event that is based on a particular cuisine.  We will once again be taking on the world by making one dish from the below different international cuisines.  The cuisines for the October "Around the World" event are:
    • Peruvian
    • Greek
    • German
    • Thai
    • Italian
    Wines and cocktails from these regions are also 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 4-6 PM Sunday October 9th, 2022. The shop is located three storefronts west of Beach Drive on 4th Avenue North.    
  • Given the popularity of our "Around the World" cooking events, we decided to create a similar international event based around cocktails from around the world.  This event will be a hybrid of our "Around the World" and "Wine & Spice Pairing" events.   We will be pairing the each of food items with an international cocktail.   The food menu and cuisines that we will feature include:
    • Asian Spiced Turkey Meatballs - Thai: Holiday Mai Tai
    • Tiradito - Peru: Algarrobina Cocktail
    • Frestelse med Lax - Scandinavian: Glogg
    • Endive with Pear and Blue Cheese - French: Kir Royale
    Wine and beer will also be available with these internationally inspired holiday cocktails. 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 November 11th, 2022. The shop is located three storefronts west of Beach Drive on 4th Avenue North.  
  • We have been holding quite an array of "Around the World" cooking events over the last few months.  Now that we are entering the holiday season, we thought we would focus on holiday recipes from a diverse group of international cuisines.   Our plan for the event includes:
    • Camorão na Moranga (Pumpkin Shrimp Soup) - Brazilian
    • Vegetable Biryani - Indian
    • Seven Fishes Stew - Italian
    • Risalamande (Fruit & Rice Pudding) - Danish
    Wine and beer and internationally inspired holiday cocktails are included 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 4-6 PM Sunday November 13th, 2022. The shop is located three storefronts west of Beach Drive on 4th Avenue North.    
  • For this event we wanted to get creative and venture "beyond pie" for a great finish to your Thanksgiving feast.  And this is more than just preparing some unique desserts for this holiday.  We will be pairing wines with these desserts and the spices used in them.  The dessert and wine plan is presented below:
    • Bananas Foster - White Sauternes & Spiced Double Vanilla Homemade Ice Cream - Beaujolais
    • Sugared Cardamon Pears - Viognier
    • Fall Candy & Chocolate Brownie Trifle - Zinfandel
    • Pumpkin Tiramisu Trifle - Port
    Our usual selection of White and Red Wine as well as beer are 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 6-8 PM Friday November 18th, 2022. The shop is located three storefronts west of Beach Drive on 4th Avenue North.  
  • One of our most popular cooking events is our Cajun cuisine one.   Of course our recipes will reflect the usual Cajun suspects such as Shrimp & Grits and Jambalaya.   We will toss in a couple of authentic Cajun dishes that we think may surprise you as well. Cajun is also the theme for our beverages which include Cajun Lemonade.  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 October 21st, 2022. The shop is located three storefronts west of Beach Drive on 4th Avenue North.
  • We will focus this night on seafood with emphasis on Florida varieties.  Think Grouper, Corvina, Crab and Pink Shrimp.  Our planned menu features:
    • Pink Shrimp and Andouille Sausage with Grits
    • A Seasoned Grouper and Corvina Duo
    • Crab and Avocado Salad 
    • Florida Trifle
    We will also include a Florida inspired cocktail recipe, along with local craft beer and wine. 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 October 7th, 2022. The shop is located three storefronts west of Beach Drive on 4th Avenue North.
  • We will help you get inspired for your own Halloween gathering. We'll get off to a great start with a variety of Halloween themed appetizers, treats and more.  Some recipes we will be making include:
    • Jalapeno Popper Mummies
    • Pumpkin Queso Dip Cooked and Served in a Pumpkin 
    • Scary Caprese Bites
    • White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts
    • Halloween Candy Brownie Trifle
    Of course we will also have spirits...specialty cocktails, mimosas and wine.  Costumes are optional as well. Try our Spiced Chocolate Truffles, Marshmallow Ghosts or Butterscotch Pumpkin Fudge followed by a Cider Mimosa or Goosebumps Punch for the kids. 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 6-8 PM Friday October 28th, 2022. The shop is located three storefronts west of Beach Drive on 4th Avenue North.
  • We invite you to bring family and friends to our Thanksgiving celebration event. We will focus on some unique Thanksgiving recipes, wines and cocktails.  The idea is to make it possible for you to enjoy your usual Thanksgiving at home and join us for a change of pace meal. Some of what we have planned includes:
    • Chipotle Pumpkin Soup
    • Sausage Bread w/Curry Dipping Sauce
    • Thanksgiving Risotto
    • Pecan Pie Trifle
     Champagne, wine, beer and Thanksgiving cocktails are 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 4-6 PM Sunday November 20th, 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.
  • We always look forward to our Autumn cooking events because we love fall savory and sweet flavors.  This is our first one of the season with more to come.  Our outstanding autumn recipes for the event include:
    • Chipotle Pumpkin Soup
    • Yorkshire Pudding w/Bacon & Sage
    • Acorn Squash Tart w/Pink Peppercorns
    • Cuban Island Pork Tenderloin
    • Pumpkin Tiramisu Trifle
    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 4-6 PM Sunday October 30th, 2022. The shop is located three storefronts west of Beach Drive on 4th Avenue North.
  • At this private event (hosted by Gini and Paul Berry), we will be taking on the world by making a dish from the below different international cuisines:
    • Greek - Lamb Meatballs
    • Caribbean - Crab & Avocado Salad
    • Thai - Fragrant Green Curry Chicken
    • Venezuelan - Pabellon Criollo
    • Moroccan - Almond Briouats
    We will open with Champagne served with Radishes in a traditional French method.  Wines that compliment the menu will also be served throughout the event. 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 October 15th, 2022. The shop is located 3 storefronts West of Beach Drive on 4th Ave North.  Street parking is available on Beach Drive and nearby avenues/streets. Some parking is metered and some is provided at no charge for 2 hours.  There is a parking garage near the corner of 3rd Ave North and 1st Street as well as at 2nd Street North and Sunshine Lane.    
  • At this private event (organized by the Beacon430 Team), we will be taking on the world by making a dish from the below different international cuisines:
    • Greek - Lamb Meatballs w/Tzatziki Sauce
    • Puerto Rican - Arroz con Gandules (Soffrito Chickpeas)
    • Thai - Krapow Moo Saap (Spicy Pork & Basil)
    • French - Prawns Flambe w/Pastis
    • Indian - Kulfi Ice Cream
    Champagne, wine and beer are also 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 6-8 PM Wednesday October 5th, 2022. The shop is located 3 storefronts West of Beach Drive on 4th Ave North.  Street parking is available on Beach Drive and nearby avenues/streets. Some parking is metered and some is provided at no charge for 2 hours.  There is a parking garage near the corner of 3rd Ave North and 1st Street as well as at 2nd Street North and Sunshine Lane.