Who here loves food? Pretty sure we all do! Do you ever get tired of making the same meals over and over and need some new inspiration? It’s always nice to go out to eat at a restaurant, but if you are constantly doing that it can get a little pricey. The Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery in Greenville, SC offers cooking classes where you learn some delicious recipes, techniques, and leave with a happy heart and a full stomach. Classes are taught by Chef Season who is a very experienced Chef and has so much knowledge about food it will amaze you! Classes are during the week from 6-8 pm. Classes typically have ten people and about five different recipes being made, so about two people per recipe.

Chef Season begins the class by going over the basics of how each recipe is made. Each station already has everything set up to include all of the ingredients and dishes out on the tables. There are a few meals that may already have been started due to time. She provides cutting techniques of what to do and what not to do such as cutting off a finger or how to taste to season without giving everyone your germs.

All of her classes have different themes, and only the really popular ones are repeated so make sure you check out the calendar each month to see what that month’s themes are because classes sell out quickly! This past March the themes were Fresh Pasta, Kiss Me! I’m Irish, comfort foods and eat your greens.

I had gone to the comfort foods class and let me tell you it was amazing! The five different recipes made were Shepherd's Pie, Chicken & Dumplings, Cheesy Grits, Mac & Cheese, and Upside Down Strawberry Cake. I’m going to be honest and tell you that I’m a picky eater, so I was very surprised that I loved every single bite of each recipe. Learning the basics of how to make each recipe was really interesting. To get started she let us pick our own dish to make and also gave us the option to rotate dishes so we could help with each part. I decided to go with making the mac & cheese. At first, I was a little overwhelmed knowing I was making this meal for everybody to eat because what if I messed up! Thankfully many people were newbies and felt the same way. Chef Season did a great job and rotated through each table helping everybody with their questions.

We all finished around the same time and went around and admired each other’s work. We finished the class by serving all of our recipes and sitting together as a group and trying what we made. It was a great way to learn new things, socialize and have a good time.

April’s classes are already sold out but keep an eye out for May’s classes. You can reserve your spot at swamprabbitcafe.com/cooklocal. Classes are only $35 per person. You walk away full plus Chef Season provides you with written instructions for each of the recipes you made. After the class you can also use the Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery and receive a 10% discount. The café serves local and regional goods of farm fresh produce, meat and dairy.

The Swamp Rabbit Café is located at 205 Cedar Lane Road in Greenville, SC.

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