Spotlight: Apron’s Cooking School

Too often, I hear about couples that let wedding planning overwhelm their lives.  I’ve mentioned it on the blog before, but I have a quote on my office wall that says, “Now and then, it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” (quote by Guillaume Apollinaire)

What better way to spend time together as a couple than cooking!  Here in Jacksonville, we are lucky enough to have an Apron’s Cooking School at the Publix at San Jose and I-295.  You might think “cooking school” sounds boring, but these chefs are anything but.  From the Publix website:

Whether you’re a brand-new beginner or an experienced cook wanting to expand your repertoire, we have classes that you’ll find entertaining and informative. Renowned chefs, authors, cooking celebrities and restaurant chefs make the culinary arts accessible and fun. Some classes focus on certain cuisines or cooking techniques, others center on topics such as desserts or holidays. We also offer deliciously entertaining gourmet food and wine tastings, and cooking classes just for kids and teens.

Some examples of classes coming up in January are:

  • Couples Cooking: New Year’s Lifestyle
  • Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Wines of Monterey
  • Date Night Pizza
  • Havana Nights

Some classes are demonstration-style, where you watch the chefs prepare food for you to sample, while other classes are hands-on.  Most classes include wine pairings and 3-5 courses (appetizer, soup/salad, entree, dessert).

Our local chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives has had several luncheon meetings at Apron’s, and the food is always amazing!  So next time you are looking for a fun date night, check out the Publix website.