Our culinary classes use only the freshest of ingredients. Registration cutoff for culinary classes ends 48 hours before class start so our instructors can obtain materials and avoid waste. Classes with insufficient enrollment at that time will be cancelled. Registered students will be notified by e-mail or phone and will receive a full refund.

Cancellations more than five business days prior to the start of class will be issued a credit for another Culinary program if space is available. Refunds are not issued for missed classes.

While our Outdoor Teaching Kitchen is spectacular in warm weather, culinary programs will be held indoors during cold or wet weather

Farm Fresh Flavors Series

Check back for 2019 dates!

Not sure what to buy at farmers markets or how to use it?
The garden’s nutrition educator Taylor Phelps, along with special guest chefs, growers, producers and purveyors will showcase locally grown produce and artisanal gourmet foods, and combine them into amazing seasonal culinary delights!
Fee: $25.00 per class ($22.50 members)

Instructor: Chef Dave Terrazas, MA, Culinary and Wellness Program Specialist, SABOT

The Green Plate: Vegan and Vegetarian Culinary Series


Vegan and Vegetarian cuisine continues to grow quickly in popularity in San Antonio, and there’s a good reason why – it’s delicious! Join Chef Joshua Schwenke and nutrition educator Taylor Phelps and friends for the garden’s own “green” culinary experience, focusing on localism and seasonality, and well as exotic colors, textures, and amazing flavors!
Fee: $25.00 per class ($22.50 members)

Thursday, December 13 | 6:30pm-8:30pm: 'Vegan Holiday Go-to Recipes'

Instructors: Chef Joshua Schwenke and nutrition educator Taylor Phelps

Register here BY DECEMBER 11th for December 13th

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt

Select Sundays 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Cocktails – the ultimate botanical elixir! Join our fun, self-guided photo hunt where we give you a list of ingredients growing in the garden, and you find, capture and present the images to our bartender, who will make you the cocktail! Cheers!
Fee: $20.00 ticket ($18.00 members)

December 30, 2018 – Bubbly Bliss - Ideas for the New Year’s Eve Party

Self - Guided event. 21 and over. Maps provided at kiosk

Click here for December 30th

The Blue Zone: Long Life Cuisine

Last Saturday of the month: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

People in some areas of the world are known for living a long and healthy life, to a large degree from their local diets. We explore these places’ cuisines, and celebrate delicious, healthy recipes through multi-course demonstration and tasting. And we’ll harvest from our own garden, as well!
Fee: $25 per adult, $5.00 per child ($23.50 adult, $4.50 child for members)

• December 15, 2018 (Holiday foods from the Blue Zones)

Instructor: Christen Butterfield, Dave Terrazas, and guests

Click here by DECEMBER 13TH for December 15th: Holiday Foods

Blue Zones Lifestyle

December 13, 2018 10am to 12pm

How do some people live so long, so well? Join instructors Julie Little and Chef Dave as they explore how people live longer than average in the so-called “blue zones”, which includes much more than food, and what the implications are toward overall wellness. The session includes lecture and demonstration sessions with wonderful tastings from different zones around the world.

Tips and Tastes from the Blue Zones: Eastern Asia (Dec. 13th)

Instructor: Julie Little is a health and wellness coach

Register here for December 13 session: Eastern Asia

CHEF Cooking Demonstrations

Select Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

From Garden to Plate, learn about the fresh fruits and veggies which make delicious, nutritious meals. Watch a CHEF recipe demonstration and taste a bite of the day’s recipe. No pre-registration necessary. Included in cost of admission

Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) Series

Five part series!

Bring the whole family to the Garden and learn how to cook! Join Chef Dave for a family-friendly culinary class that combines nutrition and cooking basics. Enjoy a savory appetizer when you arrive, then roll up your sleeves to prepare (and taste!) several delicious and healthy recipes. This class is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Families will leave with recipes developed by the Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) program. Sign up for all five classes!
Fee: $25.00 per adult ($23.50), $5.00 ($4.50) per child

It is not necessary to have taken previous modules to sign up for the others!

Class #1 - September 27, 2018 (Module 1 - Cook Well, Eat Well, Live Well)
Class #2 - October 11, 2018 (Module 2 – Discovering Delicious Ways to Cook Vegetables)
Class #3 - November 1, 2018 (Module 3 – Cooking with the Best Dietary Fats)
Class #4 - November 29, 2018 (Module 4 – Power of Proteins)
Class #5 – December 20, 2018 (Module 5 – Baking with Whole Grains)

Instructor: Chef Dave Terrazas, MA, Culinary and Wellness Program Specialist, SABOT

Register here BY DECEMBER 18th for December 20th Module 5 – Baking with Whole Grains