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.

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

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt

Select Sundays 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Hunt, snap, sip! Challenge yourself and your companions to a Cocktail Scavenger Hunt. Find and photograph ingredients growing in the Garden with an educational map and then present them to the culinary team in exchange for a refreshing spritzer-based cocktail, and paired tasting menu. This event is open to ages 21+.
Fee: $25.00 ticket ($22.50 members)

Sunday, May 26 | 12:30pm-3pm
Sunday, June 9 | 12:30pm-3pm Death by Chocolate
Sunday, June 30 | 12:30pm-3pm Stone Fruit and Sangria
This event is open to ages 21+.
Fee: $25 ($22.50 member)

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

Register for May 26

Register for June 9

Register for June 30th

Around the World: Taste of the Philippines

Sunday, June 2 | 11am-1pm

Make the most of this tropical weather with a deliciously Filipino cuisine program. Join Chef Dave and Master Gardener Nora Richards in the Outdoor Teaching Kitchen for a horticultural and culinary presentation of Nora’s native Philippines, showcasing unique herbs and spices in a four-course tasting experience.
Fee: $25.00 ($22.50 member)

Instructors: Dave Terrazas, Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Programs Manager, and Nora Richards, Master Gardener

Register for June 2

Date Night in the Garden: Chillin’ & Grillin’

Friday, June 21 | 7pm-9pm

We’re celebrating the first day of summer in the Garden with another date night filled with hot cast iron grilled skewers, and cool cocktail and dessert hands-on activities.
Fee: $60 per person ($54 member)

Instructor: Dave Terrazas, Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Programs Manager

Register for June 21

Summer Garden Tea Party

Saturday, June 22 | 12pm-2pm

Join us for a delightfully refined indoor program in our Garden! It will include a backyard horticulture and culinary presentation during a splendid multi-course sweet and savory tea menu, featuring the very best heirloom produce in season.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

Instructors: Dave Terrazas, Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Programs Manager, and guests

Register for June 22

Plant-Forward Cooking: Basil, Basil, Basil!

Thursday, June 27 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Basil is in season, and we’ve planted six unique cultivars with their own aromas and flavors! We’ve put together an educational talk on how to grow this wonder-herb at home, a chef demo featuring our cultivars, followed by a delicious multi-course tasting. Vegan and Vegetarian cuisine continues to grow quickly in popularity in San Antonio, and there’s a good reason why – it’s delicious! Come to the Garden for a green culinary experience, focusing on localism and seasonality, and well as exotic colors, textures, and amazing flavors.
Fee: $25 ($22.50 member)

Instructor: Dave Terrazas, Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Programs Manager

Register for June 27

The Blue Zone: Long Life Cuisine

Last Saturday of the Month 6:30p-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: $25.00 per class ($22.50 members).

• June: Loma Linda, California: Celebrate the bounty of grains, fruits, nuts, legumes, and fresh veggies, in a uniquely Californian culinary tradition. Vegan cuisine at its best!
• July: Ikaria, Greece: A jewel in the Aegean Sea, navigate the splendor of the Mediterranean Diet rich in vegetables, healthy fats, and just a bit of dairy and meat proteins.

Instructor: Dave Terrazas, and guests

Register for June 29

Register for July27