Learning to cook, waitress, bartend, and barback may seem like overpreparing for the food industry, but Restaurant & Bar Industry Training’s experts know that restaurant managers need all of these skills and more. The team teaches future managers the fundamentals of each role they aspire to supervise, as well as skills such as code enforcement and inventory management. Alternatively, the school’s 40-hour classes can focus on front-of-house roles, such as bartending and waitressing, or behind-the-scenes skills, such as cooking or assembling the restaurant’s booths every morning. Regardless of its area of focus, each course culminates in a final exam; students that score 80% or higher receive certification in their area of study.
The resident chefs at The Cooking School at Irwin Street model their teaching style after that of the quirky, patient Julia Child as they walk kitchen cadets through the basics of food transmogrification with a collection of helpful and laughter-filled classes held in two distinctive locations. Tucked away in the historic Old Fourth Ward, the indoor kitchen lets students loose on modern appliances amid appetite-kindling hues of pumpkin and avocado. The newly unveiled farm kitchen, meanwhile, incorporates vine-fresh produce and just-picked herbs from the surrounding soil in recipes prepared under the open sky. In both of these settings, the instructors pare cooking down to the essentials—an open mind, an eager palate, and a sharp, non-argumentative knife. Classes cater to a number of dietary restrictions, from creative vegan options and gluten-free baking lessons to smoked-meat sessions for inveterate salamivores. Most classes are BYOB, and some sessions are open to parent-child combos.
There are so many nifty kitchen tools and gadgets available here, you'll be cooking like a pro in no time!
Here you can find a wide range of kitchen organizers and storage items, all of which are available at an affordable price point.
You don't have to be worried about parking. If you are heading to Sur La Table, there are plenty of options nearby.
Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at Lenox (Gold) and Buckhead (Red).
Sur La Table offers safe bike parking outside.
Build your own burger at Simply Supper — this restaurant serves all-American food.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the restaurant and easily park nearby.
A meal at Simply Supper will typically set you back about $30.
When you are ready to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner, make your way over to Simply Supper for tasty American fare.
Using the Wilton Method—which has been perfected more than 85 years—the cake artisans at Bianca's Designs lead specialized classes, during which they share their knowledge with curious students. Teaching everything from simple basics to specialty courses focusing on crafting fondant flowers or decorating an entire topsy-turvy cake, instructors show students how to work with gum paste, pliable and smooth fondant, and the unmatched power that comes with spelling congratulations correctly in icing. The bakers also craft their own special-order cakes and cupcakes, designing custom sweets for special events, parties, and weddings.
Dan Vallish has been homebrewing beer as a hobby for more than 20 years. During that time, he often envisioned the perfect place to shop for his supplies. It would have all the specialty grains one could want, an onsite milling facility, and fresh yeast and hops. Ultimately, he made that vision a reality, founding Barley & Vine to be a one-stop shop for beer lovers and beer brewers, complete with a 27-tap growler bar with 26 craft beers and a cider on tap at all times.
Of course, Dan offers more than just disparate beer-brewing supplies. He teaches classes on the subject, or provides cloning kits for beginners, which contain all the ingredients to mimic Irish stouts or American pale ales. He also provides winemaking kits, which produce 6 gallons of fermented libations at a time. He even offers instructions and supplies to make cheese, so that his customers can pair their homemade beverages with the perfect snack.