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

Date Night: Tuscan Dinner Under the Stars

Friday, December 13| 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Journey into Tuscany and learn about dishes, ingredients and proper techniques needed to prepare our tasty four-course Tuscan menu. The menu will be paired with a variety of wines from the region. You will work alongside your partner and our in-house Chef Katrina Flores. Join us and discover how easy it can be to master a menu of scrumptious small bites perfect for any occasion. Ages 21+.
Fee: $130 per couple ($117.00 per member couple); registration deadline is 1 p.m. on day before event

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

Register for December 13

Cookies & Cocktails Extravaganza

Wednesday, December 18 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

What better way to toast the holidays than with seasonal cocktails and cookies? Join us for our first annual Cookie & Cocktail Extravaganza, where you will enjoy three modern holiday cocktails, each paired with a homemade, seasonal cookie. Come ready to decorate and wear your favorite sweater for our ugly sweater contest! Ages 21+
Fee: $35 (members $31.50) ); registration deadline is 24 hours before start of event

Instructors: Botanical Garden Culinary Team

Register for December 18

Teen Chef!

Saturday, January 11 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This teen cooking class will focus on kitchen safety, cooking basics, and using healthy ingredients. Recipes will be based on the CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families) curriculum and inspired by seasonal produce found in our Culinary Garden. Teens will work in groups to harvest their own ingredients for three unique dishes! Ages 13-17.
Fee: $35 ($31.40 member); registration deadline is 24 hours prior to event

Instructor: Lexi Phelps, CHEF and Wellness Programs Specialist

Register for January 11