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 even just better appreciate when you go out to eat next). Bon appetit!

Co-owner Nathan Williams is one of our primary food educators and brings his background working at Locals Seafood and Locals Oyster Bar to the Current's kitchen.

While you'll find lots of different classes on our schedule, Nathan's classes feature local North Carolina ingredients and Southeast Asian flavors.

His 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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Alt="Cooking Classes with Florence Melin"

In 2023, we welcomed Florence Melin to our kitchen team!

Florence was born and raised in Paris, France, and she brings her background and love for French cuisine to her classes at the Current. Every cooking class with Florence is a sophisticated event featuring fresh food and high-quality, local ingredients.

Florence is the owner and founder of Sucre&Sel, where she offers catering services and private cooking classes. Interested in booking a private group cooking class with Florence? Send us an email!

Foodways and Ingredients of the
American South

Joyu stirring the pot during our May crawfish boil class
Alt="Mortar and Pestle with papaya salad ingredients"

French Cuisine
and Parisian Flair

Flavors and Techniques
of the Global South


Pictured: Papaya salad ingredients along with a clay mortar and pestle

Alt="Making creme brulee"

Upcoming Classes

May 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


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.


What is your cancellation policy for cooking classes and mocktail classes?

This policy describes what happens should you need to cancel. To receive a full refund, cancel at least 14 days before the scheduled start time. After 14 days, no refunds will be given but you are welcome to transfer your registration to another person. Refunds will be processed using the original payment method. Should you prefer, you can choose to receive your refund in the form of a Current Wellness gift card.