While you'll find lots of different classes on our schedule (at times featuring local chefs), many of our classes feature local North Carolina ingredients and Southeast Asian flavors. Co-owner Nathan Williams is our primary food educator and brings his background working at Locals Seafood and Locals Oyster Bar to the Current's kitchen. This experience, combined with his travels and food adventures in Thailand and Laos, make for a class menu that is spicy at times (adjustable to your comfort level!) and always vibrant and delicious.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How are you keeping cooking class participants safe during the COVID pandemic?
To create lots of room to spread out, cooking classes at the Current are being held in our larger Movement Studio adjacent to our kitchen.
Each participant/couple is given a private table to prepare your ingredients and dishes. Masks are required by all participants except when actively eating and drinking.
Are cooking classes hands-on?
The majority of our classes are designed for you to learn skills using tools and techniques that you can replicate at home. At times, we offer "demo-style" classes where chefs demonstrate certain skills and the focus is more on the appreciation of a dish or ingredient (but these are the minority of our classes and we make sure to include this in the description if this is the case).
Will I get my own station to chop/cook/prepare foods?
If you are signing up with a partner, we will give you a station with them. If you are signing up just you, we may ask you to a share a station with someone else.
Can my allergies and/or dietary restrictions be accommodated?
We will contact you after you sign up to find out about any allergies or restrictions you have. In most cases, we can accommodate your needs with few modifications (i.e., give you the chance to leave ingredients out, offer gluten-free or vegetarian alternatives, etc.). If this is not possible, we'll give you a heads up about what dishes can't be changed to figure out what would work best for your needs, so you can have the most enjoyable time in the class.