Temporary memberships are available for $5 per person and are good for 30 days from date of purchase.
Please call The Seasoned Gourmet at 910-256-9488 or stop by to join the club or reserve a seat in class.
Club Members and their guests must make reservations to attend classes and events unless otherwise noted. Advance payment is required to reserve your space in cooking classes, dinners, and certain special events. Wine classes, member celebrations, book signings, and demonstrations are pay-at-the-door, though reservations are still requested to ensure adequate seating. Please see Club Policies and member Information for full details.
The club accepts Cash, Check, Debit, Visa, Mastercard and Discover when registering for events.
Gift Certificates available! Call 910-256-9488 .
The Seasoned Gourmet has been teaching cooking classes for over 15 years. The ever-growing interest in all things food and wine led to the forming of the Cape Fear Food & Wine Club in July 2011 to continue serving the needs of home cooks, foodies, and wine lovers living in and visiting the Wilmington area. We offer many unique events for members and their guests, including cooking classes, wine pairing classes, premium wine dinners, and free members-only events throughout the year.
Members also enjoy exclusive discounts from our host, The Seasoned Gourmet. Enjoy a 5% every day discount on all merchandise in their store, plus a 10% discount during classes that you attend. There’s also a special members-only discount wine during events - 15% off 6 or more bottles and 20% off 12 or more bottles.
To reserve a seat in class or join the Club, click on "reserve now" next to the desired class, or call 910-256-9488, or stop by The Seasoned Gourmet.
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Pizza is a go-to easy meal when family and friends gather, and we’ll show you how to make it easy to do at home from scratch! Get your hands all the way into this lesson and take your dough home. We will experiment with all-purpose, bread, and “00” flour so that you can experience the difference and pick your favorite pizza flour. We’ll make a Classic Red Pizza Sauce, a Garlic Paste, and an Artichoke Pesto for our bases. Choose from an array of toppings and cheeses to enjoy your own custom pizza, and take the dough you make home. Please bring a 3-4 quart bowl (with lid, if available) with you for transporting your dough home.
Join us for an evening of food and fun with the Proprietor and Chef of Catch Restaurant and Catch the Food Truck. Chef Keith surprises us with delicious menus from in-season local products, sharing the bounty of our area in his unique, modern Southern style. Please let us know if you have any allergies or special dietary needs when reserving so that we may ensure a fun evening for all.
You need big flavor, and you’re short on time. We have the solution! Come get yer learnin’ on with Dave ‘Billy Bob’ Bettendorf from Still There Shine Sauce and our own Susan Boyles as they show you myriad ways to use Still There Shine Sauces to make your meals shine. Salads, Sandwiches, and Suppers—even your Holiday turkey—we have it all covered! Enjoy generous samples of all items prepared, and take recipes and a jar of your favorite flavor home with you.
Learn how to make classic Southern Cheese Straws just in time for the holidays! When it comes to making cheese straws, cheddar is better! We will learn to make Classic Cheddar Cheese Straws, and two variations: Rosemary Cheddar, and Hot Cheddar Straws. Put them out for snacking at all your holiday parties, or give them as gifts. Take a small assortment of cheese straws home.
Join us for this annual event featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine compliments of the Club. Take the recipes home, as always. Stock up on your favorite wines with 15% off 6 bottles, 20% off 12 or more bottles, mix and match. Members may bring a +1 for this event. Please call to reserve. Thank you!
Join us for our twice-monthly wine pairing, during which we feature three special wine finds from around the world, each paired with a small bite. Sample our featured wines, then purchase a glass or bottle of your favorite, or a half-glass flight of all three. The hors d’oeuvres are complimentary with your wine purchase, and take the recipes home to recreate at your next dinner party! Wine prices range from $8 to $15 per glass; from $15 to $25 per half-glass flight; and from $18-$50 per bottle. Reservations are not necessary but are appreciated to ensure we have enough food on hand. Check our Facebook page for details on each event’s featured wines and pairings a few days prior. Pairings held the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month.
Put the kids to bed early and have some snacks so you can enjoy this special dinner a bit later, whether you are having company or it’s just the two of you. The trick to holiday meals is make them special, but make them easy. We have that for you here in this Asian-inspired meal, starting with a fantastic plate of Shrimp Three Ways (Chilled with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Blackened Cajun Grilled, and Lemon Butter Poached). Your entrée of Vietnamese Caramel Chicken (Ga Kho) with Seared Bok Choy and Coconut Sticky Rice will be a phenomenal hit. Finish with a fantastic Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Mango & Lime—this ain’t your Mama’s tapioca! Make most of it ahead and have it on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Fudge, Everybody Loves It! Gwen will show you 3 basic flavors that are easy to make and can be customized with the addition of nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, or even pretzel bits! Get your hands into making Classic Chocolate Fudge, Peanut Butter Fudge, and White Chocolate Fudge. Take home an assorted box and ideas for ways to package the fudge for giving.
Get your hands into making these delicate little pasta dumplings that are more cheese than they are pasta. Chef Dean will guide you step by step through making your own gnudi using a gnocchi board, which you will take home with some of your gnudi. Dean will show you how to serve them up with Roasted Mushrooms, Radicchio, Winter Squash, Toasted Pepitas, and Toasted Sage Butter for your enjoyment. Finish with a sweet bite of Profiteroles Roasted Apples, Dates, and Rum Ice Cream.