Memberships are open to all adults for

$25.00 per person

for the 2016 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 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 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!




Sunday, June 26th at 4:00 PM The Ultimate Beef Burger with Chef Christi Ferretti of Pine Valley Market $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 event includes a full meal.

We are grilling everything today, including our salad!  Roll up your sleeves and join Christi in the kitchen, where she is showing us how to select the right grind of beef, prepare our patties, and grill them to perfection.  We are choosing from assorted toppings burger-bar style, and enjoying some cold sides with our perfect burger.  Finish with a grilled seasonal fruit dessert.

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Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30 PM In the Kitchen with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant $75

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.

Join us for this rare opportunity to spend an evening in the kitchen with Chef Keith in an intimate, small group setting. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you gather around the bar and enjoy a cooking lesson with one of Wilmington's favorite chefs.  A first course, entrée, and dessert will be served.

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Sunday, July 3rd at 12:00 PM Million Dollar Brunch with Susan Boyles $50 - Call Store For Reservations!

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.

Join instructor Susan Boyles for a cooking class featuring Crab-Filled Crepes with Basil Hollandaise and Grilled Summer Squash, Truffled Farm Eggs with Herbed Saffron Potatoes and Sage Pork Sausage and ‘Black & Blue’ Short Cakes with Strawberry Compot this holiday weekend. This is delicious brunch fare that your family and friends will want you to make again and again! Call 910-256-9488 to reserve your spot. No reservations will be accepted through the website.

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Tuesday, July 5th at 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table: Lobster Mania! with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch 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 Keith is all about the lobsters tonight.  He'll share all his tips about cooking and serving whole lobster and lobster tails, and he'll be serving up Lobster Rolls, Stuffed Lobster, and Blueberry Cake, all adorned with local veggies and seasoned to perfection.  Join us!

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Friday, July 8th at 6:30 PM Date Night: Viva la France with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $95 per Duo

This class is designed for couples who want to learn to cook together. Also appropriate for pairs of good friends, and mature parent-sibling duos.
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.

The staff is setting the table in elegant Paris style for this delicious meal.  Gwen is starting us with an assortment of French Cheeses, crusty bread, and crackers while we are preparing the ingredients for our delicious French dinner.  Our menu includes: Pissaladieres (onion and anchovy tart); a Barigoule (braise) of Summer Vegetables; Bouillabase (Provençal Fish Stew); and a sweet finish of Financiers with Fresh Berries & Cream.  What a lovely way to celebrate Bastille Day!  (Please note:  Pricing is per duo - select 1 seat when reserving for 2 people - thank you!)

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Sunday, July 10th at 2:00 PM Homemade Soba Noodles with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $40

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.
This class includes food to go.

Get your hands into making Fresh Buckwheat Soba Noodles.  Enjoy some of the noodles in class which we will serve in a Dashi Broth with a Tsuyu Dipping Sauce.  Take your noodles home to enjoy later.

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Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 PM World of Wine Part IV of IV 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.

Mike is condensing his usual six-part series into four parts so we can start the advanced class in August.  Join us for Part IV of this exploration of wine from the soil up.  Learn about grape varieties, growing conditions, wine making processes, and much more.  Sample an array of wines during each session. (Wine 101)  Each session builds upon the information from the previous session.  We recommend (but don't require) that you attend the entire series.

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Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30 PM Raw Vegan with Emily Lyons $40

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 have Emily of Eatery 17 share her cooking experience with us! We will enjoy a Kale Salad with Lime Cumin Dressing, Raw Walnut Tacos with Hot Sauce and finish with Banana Ice Cream topped by Chocolate Nut Crunch Topping. These recipes are vegan, gluten-free and can be modified for soy-free and oil-free. This class is not to be missed!

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Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 AM Homemade Pickles: Canning and Preserving your Garden's Harvest with Chef Dean Neff of PinPoint Restaurant $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.
This class includes food to go.

Dean is showing you his favorite Pickling Recipes today.  Get your hands into preserving summer vegetables in a tasty and versatile way, and take home what you make for later enjoyment.  Dean will put some of his pickles to use to make you a light lunch to enjoy in class.

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Sunday, July 17th at 2:00 PM Heirloom Beans - Soup, Salad, Salsa with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $40

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.
This class includes food to go.

Gwen is showing you myriad ways to enjoy Heirloom Beans.  Learn to make and Heirloom Bean & Mango Salsa; Heirloom Bean & Sweet Corn Salad;  Indian Spiced Heirloom Beans & Greens; and take a Layered Heirloom Bean Soup Mix home to make later or give as a gift.  Enjoy generous samples of everything in class and take some home.

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Sunday, July 24th at 12:00 PM Knife Skills and Southwest Sunday Brunch with Susan Boyles $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.

Learn the techniques used in professional kitchens.  We are working with cook's or chef's blades today, learning how to hold, hone, and safely use them to achieve precise cuts to support even cooking - and no injured fingers!  Along the way, we will create our fresh summer brunch menu of Mixed Potato Hash with Poached Eggs and Green Chili Hollandaise; Pulled Pork Tacos with Cotija Cheese and Tomatillo-Red Pepper Relish; Black Bean-Avocado Cantina Salad; and Pineapple-Melon Salad with Chilis and Cilantro.  A delicious lesson!  Please Bring a 6"-8" Cooks or Chef's Knife from Home.

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Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant: Late Summer Vegetarian $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.

Keith is bringing the best of local, organic produce, legumes, and grains to show you how he creates delicious dishes that are bursting with flavor.  Join us for this delicious plant-based menu that is good for your body and your soul!

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Friday, July 29th at 6:30 PM Paella! Paella! With Chef Christi Ferretti of Pine Valley Market $45

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 enjoying a feast this Friday evening with Chef Christi from PVM!  Start with an authentic tapas nibble, then watch Christi build a classic Valencian Seafood Paella using delicious Spanish flavors like smoked pimenton and saffron.  We'll serve it with a cool, crisp salad, and finish with Stone Fruit in White Wine over Cake.

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Sunday, July 31st at 2:00 PM Super Summer Salsas with Lisa Andree $40

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.
This class includes food to go.

Join Lisa in the kitchen to learn her 3 favorite salsa recipes that will add flavor to any entrée or provide healthy snacks for family and friends.  Make Classic Pico de Gallo, Cucumber Mango, and Straberry Jicama and enjoy them with an assortment of chips with a complimentary Wine-Rita.  Take a 1/2 pint of each salsa home. (Vegan/Vegetarian)

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Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant: Memories of Coastal Summers $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.

Keith grew up here on the coast and has many fond memories of summers with his grandfather on Figure 8 Island and all about town.  Come hear his stories as he strolls down memory lane and enjoy summer Southern classics including Oyster Corn Chowder, Shrimp & Grits, and Sweet Peach Tarts.

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Sunday, August 7th at 2:00 PM Relish Three Ways with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $40

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.
This class includes food to go.

Roll up your sleeves and learn to make this variety of relishes, including:  Italian Giardinara;  Southern Chow Chow; Strawberry Blueberry Relish; and Sweet Corn & Zucchini Relish.  Enjoy samples of everything in class with crackers and other accompaniments, and take a 1/2 pint of each home to enjoy later.

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Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30 PM Wine 201 - Part I of IV 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.

This is the advance wine education class we've been promising for over a year!  Mike is condensing his usual six-part series into four parts so we can finish before the holidays.  Join us for Part I of this exploration of wine from the soil up.  Learn about grape varieties, growing conditions, wine making processes, and much more.  Mike is bringing the science for this advanced class - so wake up your inner geek!  Sample an array of wines during each session.

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Friday, August 12th at 6:30 PM Date Night: California Dreamin' with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $95 per duo

This class is designed for couples who want to learn to cook together. Also appropriate for pairs of good friends, and mature parent-sibling duos.
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.

Gwen is showing us how to prepare this fantastic California-inspired menu.  Start with Farm Stand Veggies with Green Goddess and Artichoke Dips to nosh on as we gather.  Then help us prepare the ingredients for:  Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese; Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette; Monterey Cioppino; and a sweet finish of a Summer Berry Crisp. (Please note: Price is per duo - please select one seat for two people when reserving. Thank you!)

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Sunday, August 14th at 2:00 PM Awesome Ancient Grains with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $35

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.
This class includes food to go.

Join us for this informative class during which Gwen will show us how to make the best of a selection of Ancient Greens.  Learn to make Forbidden Black Rice Salad with Asparagus, Lemon, Almonds & Goat Cheese; Quinoa Tabbouleh; and Farro with Black Beans, Sweet Corn & Avocado.  Enjoy some in class and take some home for later.

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Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 PM Women's Night Out: Sizzlin' Southwest with Chef Chrsiti Ferretti of Pine Valley Market $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.
Wine is included with this event.

Join us for this all inclusive 3-course evening out that includes wine with every course!  Christi is serving us a family-style meal starting with a delicious Avocado, Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad with a Roasted Garlic Lime Vinaigrette.  For our supper, it's Chicken and Steak Fajitas, grilled to perfection, and served with Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Grilled Peppers & Onions, and Cotija Cheese.  We're finishing with Chocolate Pot de Creme that Christi says is super easy to make at home.

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Saturday, August 20th at 11:00 AM Simple Charcuterie at Home with Chef Dean Neff of PinPoint Restaurant $50

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.
This class includes food to go.

Today's lesson is all about seasonal cooking and preserving meats.  Dean will teach you the steps of preparing Rillettes and Cured Salmon and serving them with a Salad and a Simple Vinaigrette.  It's delicious eats that will keep for a while in your fridge.  Have lunch; take home your first Charcuterie creation to enjoy later!

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Sunday, August 21st at 4:00 PM Sunday Supper: Clean Eats with Susan Boyles $40

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.

What is meant by "clean" eating?  How do you know if the food you've selected is the best quality?  Isn't a tomato just a tomato?  We will answer these questions and more as Susan serves up locally-sourced delicious foods and shows you some of the visual cues to use when selecting your meats and produce.  Learn how to read a label for what it says and what it doesn't.  We're eating family-style tonight at our communal table starting with a Grilled Organic Veggie Salad with Nature's Way Goat Cheese and a lesson on the Anatomy of a Vinaigrette; Roasted Humble Roots Farm Chicken is the crown jewel of our dinner table tonight, slathered with a delicious Herb Pesto and served with a Dijon Potato Salad and crusty bread for sopping up the plate; and we're finishing with a simple Seasonal Fruit dessert.  This is a great meal to serve family and friends!

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Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM At The Chef's Table with Chef Dean Neff of PinPoint Restaurant: Oysters and Octopus $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.

Dean is talking all about the 'O' tonight. Learn all about mastering the cookery of Oysters and Octopus. Enjoy Oysters with Cucumber Mignonette; Braised Octopus with Carolina Gold Rice Purloo, Watercress, Preserved Lemon, and Toasted Benne Gremolata. Finish with a sweet treat of Gluten-Free Brownies with Roasted Dandelion Root Ice Cream. Join us for this demonstration and delicious dinner with one of our town's best young chefs.

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Saturday, August 27th at 12:00 PM Give (Chick) Peas a Chance with Lisa Andree $45

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 is a great class for new vegans and the vegan-curious! From its natural state, to flour, to the brine in the can, we invite you to discover the lowly chickpea and all of the possibilities for delicious eating!  Learn about ways to use the latest craze, Aquafaba; Lisa will show you how to make Chick Pea Crackers with Black Olive Pecan "Caviar" for starters; learn to make Vegan "Crab" Cakes with a lovely Salad; and the final tasty lesson is Blondies made with Chick Peas.  Give Peas a Chance, won't you?  (Vegan/Vegetarian)

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Tuesday, August 30th @ 6:30pm In the Kitchen with Keith Rhodes - $75

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.

Join us for this rare opportunity to spend an evening in the kitchen with Chef Keith in an intimate, small group setting. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you gather around the bar and enjoy a cooking lesson with one of Wilmington's favorite chefs.  A first course, entrée, and dessert will be served.

 

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