Food experiences at the Current are more than just cooking classes! Rather than focusing on fancy techniques or high-end equipment, we celebrate the culture, history and flavor of food in a way that you can try at home (or just better-appreciate when you go out to eat next...).

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.

Foodways and Ingredients of the
American South

Joyu stirring the pot during our May crawfish boil class
Whole fish, Thai chiles and basil, oysters, scallops

Flavors and Techniques
of the Global South

Upcoming Classes

December 2023
January 2024
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Cooking Class Reviews

We had the best experience at our private cooking class and Nathan and Brit were a dream to work with to get everything organized and planned. Can’t wait to go back.
-Jessica N.
We loved the cooking class - the food was delicious, the portions were great, and we had a lot of fun! Nathan and Brit were warm and welcoming.
-Sabina B.
What a fantastic ceviche class!! We learned so much and the end result was amazing!
-Erica L.
Brit and Nathan cooking in the Current Wellness kitchen

Frequently Asked Questions


How are you keeping cooking class participants safe during the COVID pandemic?

Cooking class participants are required to submit proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within the 24 hours preceding the class.  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.