Memberships are open to all adults for

$25.00 per person

for the 2017 calendar year

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 .

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Welcome to Cape Fear Food & Wine Club!

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, back in July of 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 get to enjoy exclusive discounts from our host, The Seasoned Gourmet. Enjoy 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 to join the Club, click on "reserve now" next to the desired class, or call 910-256-9488, or stop by The Seasoned Gourmet.
 

Now Accepting Reservations!




June 26th-29th | 1-4pm Kid's Cooking Camp Week 1

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.



 
Pricing
 
$25 Membership Fee (In parent’s name)
 
$120 per week
 
$480 for all 4 weeks
Single classes not for sale. Must book by the week

We will contact you for additional info such as child's name, age, and allergies.
Capacity 10.

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Tuesday, June 27th @ 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table Welcoming Craig Love of Surfhouse Restaurant!! $50

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

We are very excited to welcome Chef Craig Love!  Craig is the owner/chef of Surfhouse Restaurant in Carolina Beach. This evening, he will be serving the Perfect Seafood Boil!!! Chef Craig will give you tips, techniques and "musts" to ensure that your Fourth of July Seafood Boil is a big hit!  Come enjoy some fantastic food and help us welcome Chef Craig to Cape Fear Food and Wine Club!







Maximum Capacity:  28 Guests

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Thursday, June 29th @ 6:30 PM Cooking in your Cast Iron Skillet with Courtney Matheson!! $50

Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This event includes a full meal.

Bring your own, clean but used, Cast Iron Skillet!  In this class, guests will need to bring a cast iron skillet, 8 inches in diameter or smaller. 

Bring your own, clean but used, Cast Iron Skillet!  You will begin the class by preparing Lobster Macaroni and Cheese in your skillet with the expert instruction of Chef Courtney.  While your entree is baking, you will have an Baked Brie and Garlic Dip prepared in a skillet.  Chef Courtney will teach you about proper care and cleaning of your skillet and discuss seasoning your pan when you first bring it home.  After you have eaten your Dinner, Chef Courtney will offer Ginger Peach Shortbread Cobbler!!  This class will be educational and a lot of fun.  Wine will be available for purchase throughout the evening by glass or bottle.

 

 







Maximum Capacity: 14 Guests

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Saturday, July 8th 5-7PM Kid's Cooking Class (6-11 yrs)

Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This event includes a full meal.

 

Cape Fear Food & Wine Club would like to introduce our Kid’s Classes. These classes must be purchased as a series of 4 classes from May-August. (If you have a visiting child or family member, call us to reserve single sessions!) Rest assured that all participants will be immersed in the culinary world by learning basic techniques while experiencing a professionally made meal. Students will get to work with and eat the best ingredients Wilmington has to offer. The younger group will participate in hands on activities with help from the instructor and other staff, and the older group will tackle each menu from start to finish with expert guidance and assistance when necessary.



Menu

Appetizer: Tortilla Chips & Homemade Fruit Salsa

 

Entree: Beef Sliders with Caramelized Onions, Shallot Ketchup, choice of Cheese, and choice of Condiments

 

Dessert: Hot Fudge Sundaes with Homemade Chocolate Fudge & Toppings

 

Surprise take home treat TBD!

Capacity 12

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Sunday, July 9th 3-5 PM Kid's Cooking Class (12+ yrs)

Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This event includes a full meal.

 

Cape Fear Food & Wine Club would like to introduce our Kid’s Classes. These classes must be purchased as a series of 4 classes from May-August. (If you have a visiting child or family member, call us to reserve single sessions!) Rest assured that all participants will be immersed in the culinary world by learning basic techniques while experiencing a professionally made meal. Students will get to work with and eat the best ingredients Wilmington has to offer. The younger group will participate in hands on activities with help from the instructor and other staff, and the older group will tackle each menu from start to finish with expert guidance and assistance when necessary.

 



Menu

Appetizer: Tortilla Chips & Homemade Fruit Salsa

 

Entree: Beef Sliders with Caramelized Onions, Shallot Ketchup, choice of Cheese, and choice of Condiments

 

Dessert: Hot Fudge Sundaes with Homemade Chocolate Fudge & Toppings

 

Surprise take home treat TBD!

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Sunday, July 9th @ 11:00 AM Hands-On Knife Techniques Class and Luncheon with Jennifer Wright of Port City Cheesecakes! $45.00

Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This event includes a full meal.

This class welcomes back Jennifer Wright of Port City Cheesecakes.  Jennifer will be teaching necessary knife skills that ensure kitchen proficiency.  Together, you will be creating a beautiful fruit dessert salad using presented knife techniques.  You will then indulge in Ham and Cheese Florentine wrapped in buttery, flaky, Puff Pastry accompanied by Vichyssoise.  After lunch, you will enjoy the fruits of your labor, the dessert that you created!  Unsweetened Iced Tea will be served and Wines will be offered after the stroke of Noon, and the completion of knife use :)

All guests are asked to bring their favorite 6"-8" Kitchen Knife to class.




Maximum Capacity: 12 Guests

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July 10th-13th | 1-4pm Kid's Cooking Camp Week 2

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.




Pricing
 
 
 
$25 Membership Fee (In parent’s name)
 
 
 
$120 per week
 
 
 
$480 for all 4 weeks
Single classes not for sale. Must book by the week

 
We will contact you for additional info such as child's name, age, and allergies.
Capacity 10.


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Wednesday, July 12th @ 6:30 PM Wednesday is Italian Day with Annemarie!! $50

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

It's Italian Day!!  Tonight Annemarie makes us a dinner my Grandmother would make.  The meal will begin with a Summer Vegetable Salad.  The Main Course will be Chicken Marsala with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes.  The Dessert will be Pistachio Cake.  You will definitely leave with a full belly!








Maximum Capacity: 28 Guests

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Friday, July 14th @ 6:30 PM Celebrate Bastille Day with Gwen Gulliksen!! $50

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

This evening will entice you with fantastic French Cuisine! Chef Gwen begins the evening with Assorted Rillettes with Baguette.  The First Course is Onion-Fennel Tart with a Little French Salad.  The Main Course of the evening is Boeuf Bourguignon and Braised Fingerling Potatoes.  Decadent Miniature Chocolate Eclairs finish the meal. Expertly chosen gourmet wines will be available by the glass and by the bottle for purchase. Come enjoy!!  









Maximum Capacity: 28 Guests

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Sunday, July 16th @ 1:00 PM Vegan Desserts with our own Ashley Wixon! $40

Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This class includes food to go.

In addition to working at The Seasoned Gourmet, Ashley Wixon is the owner and baker of Colonel's Confections Bakery. Specializing in cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and pies, Ashley loves to work with doughs and batters of all kinds. With the increasing demand for vegan options, Ashley wants to help locals learn how to create delicious baked goods without all using any animal products! This class will feature vegan biscuts and vegan cupcakes. Each participant will learn how to master the art of baking in a hands on, heavily active class. Participants will also leave with a goodie basket of baked goods!


Maximum Capacity: 16 Guests

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Tuesday, July 18th @ 6:30 PM Summer Wine Series with Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education $10

Session III of Mike's Summer Wine Series









Maximum Capacity: 16 Guests

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Thursday, July 20th @ 6:30 PM Farmer's Market and Wine Pairing Dinner with Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin $60.00

Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.
Wine is included with this event.

Chef Gwen will be starting your dinner this evening with Sweet Corn and Shrimp Tartelettes.  Your Salad Course will be Local Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze.  Your Entree will be Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast with Basil Butter, Grilled Ratatouille and Garlic Bruschetta.   Dessert will be Brown Butter Plum Cakes with Raspberry Sorbet.  Mike Summerlin will again offer perfectly paired wines for each course.  Escape the July heat and come have a relaxing dinner!  









Maximum Capacity: 26 Guests

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Sunday, July 23rd @ 1:00 PM Sunday Brunch with Chef Courtney Matheson!! $45

Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This event includes a full meal.

Chef Courtney will be treating us to a gourmet brunch!!  Keep an eye out for menu details!!!









Maximum Capacity: 12 Guests

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July 24th-27th | 1-4pm Kid's Cooking Camp Week 3

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.




Pricing

 
 $25 Membership Fee (In parent’s name)

 
 $120 per week

 
 $480 for all 4 weeks

Single classes not for sale. Must book by the week

 
 
 
We will contact you for additional info such as child's name, age, and allergies.
Capacity 10.
 

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Tuesday, July 25th @ 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Craig Love!! $50

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

Chef Craig Love is back!  This evening,  Chef Craig will be showing us how to cook with Sustainable Fish at home.  This is a theme that is near and dear to his heart.  He will be offering bright recipes for cookouts or small gatherings.  Specific menu details soon to follow.  Hope to see you there!







Maximum Capacity: 28 Guests

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Friday, August 4th @ 6:30 PM Summer in the City Friday Night Dinner!!! $50

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

For the last Friday evening dinner of the Summer Session, Chef Gwen will be serving a fantastic, end of Summer Menu.  To start,  you will enjoy Chilled Crunchy Vegetables with Cool Herb Dip.  Your Soup will be Iced Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho.  The Main Course will be Grilled Sausage and Roasted Red Peppers, Heirloom Potatoes with Fresh Chopped Herbs and Cream and Crispy Ciabatta Bread.  The gorgeous Dessert tonight will be Fresh Fig Tarts with Honey Balsamic Glaze and Chantilly Cream!!   Gourmet wines will be available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle.    









Maximum Capacity: 28 Guests

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Saturday, August 5th 5-7PM Kid's Cooking Class (6-11 yrs)

Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This event includes a full meal.

Cape Fear Food & Wine Club would like to introduce our Kid’s Classes. These classes must be purchased as a series of 4 classes from May-August. (If you have a visiting child or family member, call us to reserve single sessions!) Rest assured that all participants will be immersed in the culinary world by learning basic techniques while experiencing a professionally made meal. Students will get to work with and eat the best ingredients Wilmington has to offer. The younger group will participate in hands on activities with help from the instructor and other staff, and the older group will tackle each menu from start to finish with expert guidance and assistance when necessary.



August Menu

Appetizer: Fresh Iceberg Salad with Homemade Ginger Carrot Onion dressing.

 

Entree: Homemade Lo Mein with Spiced Meat, Homemade Sauce, and Fresh Vegetables

 

Dessert: Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit and Homemade Pound Cake for dipping

 

Surprise take home treat TBD!



 

 

 

 




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Sunday, August 6th 3-5 PM Kid's Cooking Class (12+ yrs)

Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This event includes a full meal.

Cape Fear Food & Wine Club would like to introduce our Kid’s Classes. These classes must be purchased as a series of 4 classes from May-August. (If you have a visiting child or family member, call us to reserve single sessions!) Rest assured that all participants will be immersed in the culinary world by learning basic techniques while experiencing a professionally made meal. Students will get to work with and eat the best ingredients Wilmington has to offer. The younger group will participate in hands on activities with help from the instructor and other staff, and the older group will tackle each menu from start to finish with expert guidance and assistance when necessary.



August Menu


Appetizer: Fresh Iceberg Salad with Homemade Ginger Carrot Onion dressing.


 
Entree: Homemade Lo Mein with Spiced Meat, Homemade Sauce, and Fresh Vegetables


 
Dessert: Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit and Homemade Pound Cake for dipping


Surprise take home treat TBD!




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August 7th-10th | 1-4pm Kid's Cooking Camp Week 4

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.




Pricing

 
 
 
 $25 Membership Fee (In parent’s name)

 
 
 
 $120 per week

 
 
 
 $480 for all 4 weeks

 
Single classes not for sale. Must book by the week

 
 
 
 
 
We will contact you for additional info such as child's name, age, and allergies.
Capacity 12.

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Tuesday, August 8th @ 6:30 PM Summer Wine Series with Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education $10

Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.

The final session of Mike's Summer Wine Series.









Maximum Capacity: 16 Guests

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Wednesday, August 16th @ 6:30 PM Wednesday is Italian Day with Annemarie!! $60

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

For the last Italian evening of the summer session, Annemarie will be treating you to a feast!  She will begin with a Traditional Italian Salad.  The Main Course will be Braciolettine Di Vitello ( Roasted Veal stuffed with Cheese and Proscuitto).  Annemarie will serve side dishes that will highlight the Veal and dinner will culminate with Chocolate Kahlua Cake!  You can't miss this one!






Maximum Capacity: 28 Guests

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Thursday, August 17th @ 6:30 PM Farmer's Market and Wine Pairing Dinner with Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin $60.00

Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.
Wine is included with this event.

Chef Gwen and Mike Summerlin will finish their Farmer's Market Wine Pairing Evenings with a bang!!  To start, Chef Gwen will serve Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta.  She will follow that with a Fresh Cucumber, Sweet Pepper, Tomato Salad with Lemon, Mint and Feta.  The Entree this evening will be Locally Harvested Seafood Cioppino with Roasted Garlic Bread.  The Dessert will be Late August Fresh Fruit Trifle.  Mike Summerlin will pair wines that go beautifully with the local products Chef Gwen will be serving.  Come enjoy all that this area has to offer!









Maximum Capacity: 28 Guests

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Sunday, August 20th @ 1:00 PM Berry Cobblers with Jennifer Wright!! $45

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.

Jennifer is back helping us make a  wonderful end-of-the summer dessert.  This afternoon you will be assisting Jennifer in baking your Dessert, Coconut Peach Cobbler topped with Home-Made Whipped Cream.  Once your Cobbler is prepared and baking in the oven, you will dine on Meat and Vegetable Quiches accompanied by Spring Greens tossed in a delicious Basil Vinaigrette Dressing.  When your Cobbler is cooled and the Cream is ready, Dessert will be served!!!  Wines will be available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle.  What a beautiful Sunday afternoon! 








Maximum Capacity: 12 Guests

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Tuesday, August 29th @ 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Dean Neff of Pinpoint Restaurant!! $50

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

Chef Dean will finish our 2017 Summer Session with a bang!  This evening he will again be instructing Sous Vide Cooking.  The Menu will be: Crispy Sous Vide Chicken Wings in House-made Hot Sauce with Mirepoix and Remoulade.  The Entree will be Olive Oil Poached Steelhead Trout with Confit of Fingerling Potatoes, Leeks, Arugula and Roasted Lemon Jam.  To complete the meal, Mango Pudding with Macadamia Nut Crumble will be served. Beautiful!









Maximum Capacity: 28 Guests

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