Culinary

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.

Culinary programs will be held indoors during cold or wet weather

Garden Tea Party: Dim Sum

Sunday, September 29 | 11am-1pm

This month showcases teas and infusions from Asia paired to the delectable Chinese bites known the world over as “dim sum”. Asian-inspired sweets will also be part of the menu. And please do indulge in dressing up for our most gentile of garden experiences.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

Instructors: Katrina Flores, Botanical Garden Culinary Team with Chef Sofia Tejeda, Pastry Chef at The Eilan Hotel & Spa

Register for September 29

Blue Zones: Loma Linda, CA

Tuesday, October 1 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Explore Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones - five geographic areas, where people live longer, healthier, and happier than anywhere else in the world. This month’s focus is America’s own Blue Zone – Loma Linda, California, where plant-forward cuisine is a way of life. Learn how these cultures eat, while sourcing hyper-locally from our own culinary garden, and lifestyle tips you can apply in your day to day life.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

Chef Katrina Flores of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Wellness Coach Julie Little

Register for October 1

Vinyasa and Vino: Oktoberfest with German Wines

Thursday, October 10 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Release the tension of the week in the Garden with a gentle, restorative session that celebrates the end of summer and the arrival of fall. And what better way to do that than a yoga session followed by an Oktoberfest inspired tasting menu featuring German varietals. This event is for ages 21+.
Fee: $25 ($22.50 member)

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

Register for October 10

Date Night in the Garden: Honeybunch Brunch

Saturday, October 11 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Breakfast for dinner is always popular, but how about brunch for a date night? Our amazing Culinary and Wellness Team will set up a fun and romantic space for our dates to prepare and enjoy their own inspired brunch creations in the moonlight, paired to an original elixir created just for the mood. This event is for ages 21+.
Fee: $60 ($54.00 member)

Instructors: Culinary and Wellness Team

Register for October 11

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt: Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin

Sunday, October 20 | 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Let’s be honest, you all knew it was coming. Everywhere you go, the aroma of pumpkin spice fills the air! We’ll serve up a unique cocktail and paired tastings after you take one of our maps for a garden stroll, finding live specimens of the plants and trees that give us those wonderful fruits and spices that we recognize and look forward to every fall.
Fee: $25 ($22.50 member)

_Culinary and Wellness Team

Register for October 20

Plant Forward Cuisine: Root Vegetables Done Right!

Thursday, October 24 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Eating green in the summer is splendid with all of the season’s tasty sun-kissed garden produce. But fall’s cornucopia includes majestic purples, reds, oranges, greens and golds that are harvested from above and below the ground. Learn how to prepare, and of course taste, several courses of root veggie dishes that bring the best out of the delicious, healthy treasures of the fall garden.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

Instructors: Joseph Martinez, chef de cuisine of Silo

Register for October 24

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)

_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)

Botanical Garden Culinary Team

Register for October 27