Culinary

Our culinary classes use only the freshest of ingredients.  Please note registration cutoff times. These allow our instructors to 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.

Culinary programs will be held indoors during cold or wet weather

CHEF Family Cooking Class: Cook Well, Eat Well, Live Well

Wednesday, October 23| 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This family-friendly interactive class combines nutrition education and cooking basics using the CHEF - Culinary Health Education for Families curriculum. Participants will get to taste their work and leave with delicious, healthy recipes in hand. A snack will be provided upon arrival. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.
Fee: $20 per adult ($18 member); $10 per child ($8 member)
**Registration cutoff time 24 hours before event**

Instructors: Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Team

Register for October 23

Foodie Cinema: Hocus Pocus

Friday, October 25 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Our popular big screen multi-sensory series returns with a seasonal cinematic favorite. Enjoy a brief horticultural presentation on locally harvested produce followed by an inspired fall multi-course tasting and beverage menu. This will truly be a BOOtanical experience.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)
**Registration cutoff time 24 hours before event**

Botanical Garden Culinary Team

Register for October 25

Garden Tea Party: Sugar, Spice, and Squashes

Sunday, October 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Our garden tea experience “falls” into the cool season, where we will present and serve a multi-course tea and petite bite menu, sweet and spicy, harvesting our delicious fall produce. Dress for the season in your autumn splendor, and we’ll see if we can make the flowers jealous.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)
**Registration cutoff time 48 hours before event**

Botanical Garden Culinary Team

Register for October 27

CHEF Family Cooking Class: Discovering Delicious Ways to Cook Vegetables

Wednesday, October 30 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

During this family-friendly interactive class, you will learn tips and tricks of making greens delicious using the CHEF - Culinary Health Education for Families curriculum. Participants will get to taste their work and leave with delicious, healthy recipes in hand. A snack will be provided upon arrival. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.
Fee: $20 per adult ($18 member); $10 per child ($8 member)
**Registration cutoff time 24 hours before event**

Instructors: Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Team

Register for October 30

CHEF Family Cooking Class: Cooking with the Healthiest Dietary Fats

Wednesday, November 6 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn to identify the best dietary fats for cooking, flavor, and promoting health during this interactive, educational, and fun evening. This family-friendly interactive class combines nutrition education and cooking basics using the CHEF - Culinary Health Education for Families curriculum. Participants will get to taste their work and leave with delicious, healthy recipes in hand. A snack will be provided upon arrival. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.
Fee: $20 per adult ($18 member); $10 per child ($8 member)
**Registration cutoff time 24 hours before event**

Instructors: Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Team

Register for November 6

Vinyasa and Vino: Hard Ciders

Thursday, November 7 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate the fresh crisp air in the Botanical Garden with a creative, relaxing, and fun way to get into the fall spirit. AC Power Yoga will be on hand to guide you through your session, followed by the garden team creating oneness in the garden in the most delicious and seasonal way - hard ciders and culinary tastings. This event is open to ages 21+.
Fee: $30 ($27 member)
**Registration cutoff time 10am on day of event**

Instructors: AC Power Yoga, Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Team

Register for November 7

Date Night: Spanish Tapas Party!

Friday, November 8 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In this fun, hands-on class, we’ll show you how to transform seasonal ingredients into an assortment of classic, delicious tapas. We will introduce you to the authentic flavors of Spain and share secrets of this unique cuisine. You will work alongside your partner practicing techniques for cooking a variety of proteins and vegetables to create the ultimate Spanish Tapas. This event is open to ages 21+.
Fee: $65 ($58.50 member)
**Registration cutoff time 10am on day of event**

Instructors: Chef Katrina Flores of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Botanical Garden Culinary Team

Register for November 8

CHEF Family Cooking Class: Power of Proteins

Wednesday, November 13 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Discover how to incorporate both animal and plant proteins to keep the body strong and healthy during this interactive, educational, and fun evening. This family-friendly interactive class combines nutrition education and cooking basics using the CHEF - Culinary Health Education for Families curriculum. Participants will get to taste their work and leave with delicious, healthy recipes in hand. A snack will be provided upon arrival. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.
Fee: $20 per adult ($18 member); $10 per child ($8 member)
**Registration cutoff time 24 hours before event**

Instructors: Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Team

Register for November 13

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt: Taste of Louisiana

Sunday, November 17 | 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our most popular daytime culinary event continues with a celebration of Louisiana’s Cajun Cuisine. Find these flavorful ingredients in the garden and we’ll reward your excursion with an original craft cocktail and multi-course tasting. The menu is inspired by rural French cooking and will include the Holy Trinity- onion, celery and green bell pepper.
This event is open to ages 21+.
Fee: $28 ($26.00 member)
**Remains open until full**

Instructor: Joseph Martinez, Chef de Cuisine of Silo

Register for November 17

CHEF Family Cooking Class: Cooking with Whole Grains

Wednesday, November 20 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn to cook and fuel your body with a wide assortment of whole grains during this interactive, educational, and fun evening. This family-friendly interactive class combines nutrition education and cooking basics using the CHEF - Culinary Health Education for Families curriculum. Participants will get to taste their work and leave with delicious, healthy recipes in hand. A snack will be provided upon arrival. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.
Fee: $20 per adult ($18 member); $10 per child ($8 member)
**Registration cutoff time 24 hours before event**

Instructors: Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Team

Register for November 20

Plant Forward Cuisine: Fall Soup & Stews

Thursday, November 21| 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

What is more comforting than a hot bowl of soup or as mouthwatering as a hearty stew? No better way to warm up the soul and share some family recipes. You will learn great techniques for creating ultimate fall meals, full of richness, depth and flavor.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)
**Registration cutoff time 10am on day of event**

Instructor: Teddy Liang, Chef Consultant

Register for November 21

Fuel Up!

Friday, November 22| 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Fuel Up combines a workout with a healthy, delicious and educational culinary experience. Nourish your body with 50 minutes of moderate intensity exercise and learn how to properly fuel your body with nutrient rich food and drink.
Fee: $40 ($36 member)
**Registration cutoff time 10am on day of event**

Instructors: ACSM Certified Trainer Alexis Phelps of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Team

Register for November 22

Garden Tea Party: Apples to Apples

Sunday, November 24 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We are celebrating everyone’s favorite fall fruit with an amazing sweet and savory tea bites. Discover new ways to make the most of the season’s apple harvest through food and drink. You will feel as if you are in an apple orchard during a brisk day of fall. Seats are limited, so register early!
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)
**Registration cutoff time 48 hours before event**

Instructor: Chef Sofia Tejeda, Pastry Chef at The Eilan Hotel & Spa

Register for November 24