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!




Friday, October 20th @ 6:30 PM Dinner and Wine Pairing Evening with Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin: An Evening in South America! $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.
Wine is included with this event.

This evening, Chef Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin will be transporting you to South America!!!  The Menu for this evening will be:


Mini Mushroom Empanada

Gazpacho with Garlicky Croutons

Aztec Chicken with Black Beans

Dulce de Leche Rice Pudding

Mike Summerlin will offer perfectly matched South American wines with each course.  Reserve early!!!
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Capacity: 20 Guests

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Saturday, October 21st 5-8PM Kid's Halloween Spooky Snacks Class with Ashley Wixon $40.00

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This class includes food to go.





Come learn how to make 13 Spooky Snacks and Drinks that will WOW your friends and family!!!  Ashley Wixon from Colonel's Confections is back and excited to celebrate Halloween!!!  Ashley will be demonstrating a few snack ideas that guests will munch on for dinner and then will decorate some great treats to bring home!  Sign up quickly, this class will fill.


 JOIN US IF YOU DARE!!!

When reserving class, a parent is required to become  a member of Cape Fear Food and Wine Club. If not currently a member,  the fees for membership are $25.00 for the calendar year or $5.00 temporary membership covering the month of class attending.  If you have any questions, please call us at 910-256-9488. 

 Please let us know if your child has any allergies or restrictions and we will accommodate needs accordingly.

Capacity: 20 Guests


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Sunday, October 22nd @ 1:00 PM A Season of Soups with Chef Helen Welsh $55

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 will allow you both  demo and hands-on experiences with our table top burners.  Chef Helen is back again and will be helping you answer the question, is it a Bisque? a Chowder? a Soup???  In this class we will be learning how to make a Tomato/Basil Bisque, a Chunky Seafood Chowder and a Spiced Pumpkin Soup.  Chef Helen will discuss the basics of soup making and show you how to make garnishes that will elevate your presentation and tickle your imaginations.  Serving vessels are important too!  Soup spoons await!!!!










Capacity: 16 Guests

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Saturday, October 28th @ 6:30 PM Murder Mystery Dinner: Murder of a Chef!!!! $65

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.

Come help us solve a mystery!!  Guests will be given character  assignments and information before the event.  You can come in character.  Chef Jennifer Wright will be serving a three course dinner  while you are  investigating clues, questioning other guests and solving  a murder!!!!  The Mystery takes place in the 1940's and the menu will reflect that.  The dinner will begin with Deviled Eggs, Pickled Cucumbers and Onions and Barbeque Sausages. The Entree will be Shepard's Pie and Dessert will be Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding!!!  Just like dinner at my Grandmother's!   Prize will be awarded for best costume!!  As always wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle!  Grab some friends and come have some fun…  If you  dare!!!




Capacity : 20 Guests



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Saturday, November 4th @ 1 PM Homemade Vegan Bread and Stuffing Class with Ashley Wixon! $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.

This afternoon Ashley will be showing guests how to bake the perfect Vegan Crusty White Bread and Vegan Corn Bread, and then turn those both into phenomenal Stuffing!! Guests will bake a mini loaf of each bread to take home and will enjoy Roasted Squash and Carrot Soup served in a Bread Boule.  When the breads are done, Ashley and guests will prepare Cranberry Apple Stuffing, Vegan Cheese & Caramelized Onion Stuffing and Sweet Corn Bread and Vegan Sausage Stuffing using samples of breads that Ashley will have already prepared.  This is the perfect class to brush up on your Stuffing skills, just in time for the Holidays!  Wine will be available for purchase by glass or by bottle.



 
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Capacity: 12 Guests

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Saturday, November 4th 5-8 PM Kid's Cooking Class with Sherry Storms $40.00

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 evening, Chef Sherry's star of the dinner will be..... Pumpkin!!!  Guests will start with a Pumpkin Dip.  The next step will  be making the main entree, Pumpkin Ravioli!!!  Mmmmm!!!!!  The Dessert will be...... you guessed it... Pumpkin Cupcakes!!  This is a wonderful Thanksgiving themed event for the guests.  We hope you come and join us!




When reserving class, a parent is required to become  a member of Cape Fear Food and Wine Club. If not currently a member,  the fees for membership are $25.00 for the calendar year or $5.00 temporary membership covering the month of class attending.  If you have any questions, please call us at 910-256-9488. 

 Please let us know if your child has any allergies or restrictions and we will accommodate needs accordingly.


Capacity: 16 Guests

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Sunday, November 5th @ 11 AM The Eggcellent Omelette Class with Chef Helen Welsh $55

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.

 The Omelette Bar is open!!!  While you sip Mimosas, we will demonstrate the classic technique of Omelette making.  Several fillings will be prepared and discussed as you try your own hand: Pesto and Roasted Tomato filling, Mexican filling, Sauteed Spinach and Bacon filling and the delicious Denver Filling.  While enjoying your very own Omelette creation, Helen will demonstrate a Grilled Cheese Omelette, just to show this class where the egg can get cracking!!   Reserve early! 






Capacity: 16 Guests

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Tuesday, November 7th @ 6:30 PM At The Chef's Table with Keith Rhodes $60.00

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 Rhodes returns this evening with what will be a wonderfully, fresh and delicious menu chosen by the Chef himself.  Because he relies on the freshest products available, he lets us know the menu within 24-48 hours of service.   Chef Rhodes has a very busy schedule and we are lucky to have him.  He will be offering this May class and then returning to our Fall session as his schedule allows.  If you have any food allergies, please let us know upon registration and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.







Capacity: 28 guests

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Thursday November 9th at 6:30 PM How do you like them Apples?? with Chef 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.

Chef Courtney is back with the perfect Fall ingredient........Apples!!!  Chef Courtney will show you how to incorporate Apples into all courses of your dinner!!! Guests will have one hands-on component in this class, and will enjoy a wonderful meal while learning.  Menu will include a Grilled Apple Salad with Pancetta, blue cheese and a mulled apple Kombucha vinaigrette. Local pasture raised pork chops with bourbon apple glaze & apple and salted caramel ice cream.








Capacity: 12 Guests

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Sunday, November 12th: 1-4 PM Fantastic Holiday Appetizers with Annemarie!!!$55.00

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.

Annemarie will spend the afternoon with you today showing you how to make 5 amazing Appetizers for your own Holiday Celebration, or to bring when attending others.  These Appetizers not only taste wonderful, they are beautiful to display!  The menu for today will be:

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Garlic and Gouda

Festive Appetizer Wreath with Vegetables

Annemarie's Famous Swedish Meatballs

Roasted Cranberry, Goat Cheese and Chicken Flatbread

Holiday Cheese Wreath


Annemarie will demonstrate how to make the Meatball and Flatbread Appetizers.  Guests will help make the Stuffed Mushrooms, and will have plenty of all to munch on.  Guests will then create their own Appetizer Wreath and Cheese Wreath to take home.  This class will be a little longer than usual (2.5-3 hours in duration), as a lot of material will be covered and a lot of fun will be had!!  Wine by the glass and by the bottle will be available for purchase.  Come enjoy!!!

Capacity: 26 Guests

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Tuesday, November 14th @ 6:30 PM At The Chef's Table with Chef 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.

Chef Craig Love is back for this one appearance in our Fall Session.  Guests absolutely loved his debut classes last session so I encourage you to sign up quickly!!  Menu details soon to follow!










Capacity: 26 Guests

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Wednesday, November 15th @ 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.

This evening Annemarie will be starting with Tortellini En Brodo Soup (Chicken Broth and Tortellini).  The Entree will be Italian Pork Tenderloin.  The Pork will be served with a Rich Cream Sauce with Fresh Sage, Dried Tomatoes, Prosciutto...absolutely delicious!  Dessert will be Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Gelato Ice Cream.  As always, wines will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.  




















Capacity: 16 Guests

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Friday, November 17th @ 6:30 PM Dinner and Wine Pairing Evening with Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin: An Evening in Italy! $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.
Wine is included with this event.

For the third Wine Pairing Dinner this session, Chef Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin will take you on a tour of Italy!!!! Chef Gwen's Menu for the evening is as follows:

White Bean and Prosciutto Bruschetta

Radicchio, Fennel and Olive Panzanella

Classic Lasagna Bolognese

Walnut Cream Cake with Orange Sauce

Mike Summerlin will pair each course with beautiful Italian Wines.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening out before the holidays!  


Capacity: 20 Guests

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Saturday, November 18th @ 1 PM Holiday Cheesecakes with Chef Jennifer Wright of Port City Cheesecakes $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 class includes food to go.

This afternoon, back by popular demand, Chef Jennifer Wright will be showing us how to make the perfect Cheesecake. Her Cheesecakes are decadent, New York Style Cheesecakes.  Guests will make a personal size cheesecake to take home in a complimentary mini cheesecake pan. While you are waiting for your creation to bake, you will be enjoying cheesecake already prepared. Chef Jennifer will show you how to make different sauces, toppings and give you plenty of ideas on incorporating your own favorite flavors for the holidays!!!  Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.     




 


Capacity: 12 Guests

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Tuesday, November 21st @ 6:30 PM Fall 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.

Session III of Fall 2017 Wine Series with Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education.












Capacity: 16 Guests

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Friday, December 1st @ 6:30 PM Dinner and Wine Pairing Evening with Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin: Home for the Holidays!!! $60

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
This event includes a full meal.
Only CFFWC Members may attend this event. No guests, please!
Wine is included with this event.

Chef Gwen and Mike Summerlin are finishing off the year taking you Home for the Holidays!!!  Chef Gwen will delight guests with a decadent holiday dinner while Mike pairs each course with the perfect California Wines!  The Menu :



Oysters Rockefeller

Endive, Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Mustard Glazed Ham with Gratin Potatoes & Asparagus

Pavlova with Raspberries & Dark Chocolate Sauce

 

We wish you a wonderful Holiday Season!!!!

Capacity: 20 Guests


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Sunday, December 3rd @ 1 PM Yorkshire Pudding, Mushroom Gravy and Profiteroles with Chef Helen Welsh $55

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 afternoon, Chef Helen will show you how to make the perfect Yorkshire Pudding Batter.  This delicious batter has many wonderful uses.  You will make your own individual Yorkshire Pudding and will then make Decadent Mushroom Gravy as an Accoutrement using our table top burners.  Chef Helen will then show you how to make beautiful Cream Puffs using the same batter.  Come enjoy delicious food and learn how to make some traditional favorites just in time for the Holidays that all your friends and family will love!!!


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Capacity: 16 Guests








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Tuesday, December 5th @ 6:30 PM At The Chef's Table with Chef 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.

For his Holiday appearance, Chef Dean is sure to please!!!  Keep an eye out for menu selection, details soon to follow!!!!












Capacity: 26 Guests

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Sunday, December 10th: 1-4 PM Italian Christmas Cookies and the Best Cannoli's Ever with Annemarie! $50.00

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 class includes food to go.


This afternoon, Annemarie will be showing us how to make true Italian Wedding Cookies, Pecan Sandies and her famous Cannolis!   Guests will have extra time today to do plenty of Hands-On Baking. Not only will guests help prepare and decorate the Sweets and sample all the goodies, they will go home with a gift box of their own creations!  Cappucino will be served throughout the event and wine will be available for purchase by glass or by bottle.










Happy Holidays!!!











Capacity: 26 Guests

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Tuesday, December 12th @ 6:30 PM At The Chef's Table with Keith Rhodes $60.00

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 Rhodes returns this evening with what will be a wonderfully, fresh and delicious menu chosen by the Chef himself.  Because he relies on the freshest products available, he lets us know the menu within 24-48 hours of service.   Chef Rhodes has a very busy schedule and we are lucky to have him.   If you have any food allergies, please let us know upon registration and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.







Capacity: 28 guests

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Thursday, December 14th @ 6:30 PM Baking a Traditional Yule Log (Buche de Noel) with Chef Jennifer Wright of Port city Cheesecakes $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.

Come learn how to make a beautiful Yule Log for the holidays!!!  Chef Jennifer will show you how to make a few different flavors and guests will bake and decorate their own mini version!  You will learn how to make meringue mushrooms and other garnishes to decorate your creation.  Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.  Happy Holidays!!!










Capacity: 12 Guests

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Saturday, December 16th: 1-4PM Kid's Holiday Cookies and Crafts!!! $40.00

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This class includes food to go.

Happy Holidays!!!  This afternoon Ashley Wixon will be teaching guests how to bake wonderful holiday treats.  Guests will have snacks throughout the afternoon and will also be making food-related holiday crafts to bring home!  There may even be a surprise guest!!!  This will be a fantastic afternoon!  Reserve early!!!!



When reserving class, a parent is required to become  a member of Cape Fear Food and Wine Club. If not currently a member,  the fees for membership are $25.00 for the calendar year or $5.00 temporary membership covering the month of class attending.  If you have any questions, please call us at 910-256-9488. 

 Please let us know if your child has any allergies or restrictions and we will accommodate needs accordingly.


Capacity: 20 Guests

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Sunday, December 17th: 12:30-2:30 PM Family Holiday Gingerbread Decorating Class!!! $60/Family of up to 4

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This class includes food to go.

Come join us for a wonderful Family Holiday Event!  This afternoon we will be decorating Gingerbread Houses with Chef Michele Griesmer!!!!  We will have snacks for the kids while they decorate their creations and enjoy delicious Hot Chocolate!  We will offer wine for the adults for purchase by the glass or bottle.  Each family will have their own Gingerbread creation to take home and display ( and eat) for the holidays!!! The price is $60.00 per family of 4.  If you have a larger family, you will need to purchase 2 spots.  Each family will be required to purchase a $5.00 temporary membership to Cape Fear Food and Wine Club.  If you have any questions please feel free to call 910-256-9488 or email us at info@theseasonedgourmet.com.   Hope to see you!!!

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Tuesday, December 19th @ 6:30 PM Fall 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.

Session IV of Fall 2017 Wine Series with Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education.












Capacity: 16 Guests

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Wednesday, December 20th @ 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.


To finish up the year Annemarie will begin this evening's dinner with Potato Leek Soup.  The Entree is Chicken Involtini.  Chicken Involtini is thinly sliced Chicken layered with Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Pecorino, Spinach and Fresh Basil, then rolled and finished with a delicious sauce( there will be plenty of bread to dip).  Dessert will be Ricotta Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries. Wine will be available for purchase by glass or bottle.  Happy Holidays!!!!








Capacity: 16 Guests

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