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Our stellar week in Asheville (July 13-19, 2014) will involve, as always, the top chefs of Western North Carolina, coupled with renowned wine experts, and a surrounding that is pastoral, flanked by blue mountains, and reeling with music and dance as a backdrop. Our theme for 2014 will revolve around the elements (earth, water, wind and fire) and how they affect our culinary experience.

Each day centers around a 3-hour class with master chefs, a gourmet lunch, and a wine tasting afternoon/evening session. The music in the background will be the drone of bagpipes and the lilt of flute and fiddle, as the Swannanoa Gathering's Celtic Week enhances the colors on our plates. Culinary students are welcome to join in evening festivities which last often until dawn breaks over the hill.


THE ELEMENTS

Sunday, July 13th  
2:00-5:00 Arrival & Registration
5:00-6:30 Welcome & Hors d'Oeuvres, by Nate Allen (TBC) in Garden Cabin
7:00-9:00 ROUND TABLE with selection of those available: Denny Trantham, John Fleer, Joe Scully, Chris Brown, Peter Affatato, Anthony Cerrato, Jason Roy, Brian Canipelli, Chris Aquilino, Debby Maugans, Heather Masterton, Bill Klein, & Susi Gott Séguret for students, WWC, and Asheville Community, ending with a community cocktail & selected hors d'oeuvres by Stewart Lyon (TBC), at Jensen Lecture Hall, wines by Kevin Schwartz (TBC) 

Monday, July 14th     
Theme: EARTH Chefs: Denny Trantham & Chris Brown
7:30-8:15
Walk with Mark Brenner (TBC)
8:15-9:00 Breakfast in Glad
9:00-10:30
Session One
10:45-12:15 Session Two
12:30-2:00 Lunch on Café Patio, wines by Appalachian Vintner (TBC)
2:00-4:00
Free
4:00-6:00 WINE TASTING with Devon Price (TBC) on the Cabin Porch, accompaniments by Chris Aquilino  

Tuesday, July  15th

Theme: WATER
Chefs: Anthony Cerrato & Brian Canipelli
7:30-8:15 Walk with Marc Williams
8:15-9:00 Breakfast in Glad
9:00-10:30 Session One
10:45-12:15 Session Two
12:30-2:00 Lunch on Café Patio, wines by Metro Wines
2:00-4:00
Free
4:00-6:00 ASHEVILLE BREWERY TOUR
6:00-9:00 CHEFS CHALLENGE at PACK TAVERN  

Wednesday, July 16th

Theme: WIND
Chefs: John Fleer & Joe Scully
7:30-8:15 Walk with Michael Gentry
8:15-9:00 Breakfast in Glad
9:00-10:30 Session One
10:45-12:15
Session Two
12:30-2:00 Lunch on Café Patio, wines by Asheville Wine Market (TBC)
2:00-4:00 Free
4:00-6:00
BEER TASTING with Matt McComish on the Cabin Porch, accompaniments by Jason Roy  

Thursday, July 17th   

Theme: FIRE
Chefs: Peter Affatato & Bill Klein
7:30-8:15
Walk with Tom LaMuraglia (TBC)
8:15-9:00 Breakfast in Glad
9:00-10:30 Session One
10:45-12:15 Session Two
12:30-2:00
Lunch on Café Patio, wines by Table Wine (TBC)
2:00-4:00
Free
4:00-6:00
FOOD SONGS & STORIES, on the Cabin Porch, accompaniments by Cary Shackelford  

Friday, July 18th    

Theme: ETHER
Chefs: Debby Maugans & Heather Masterton
7:30-8:15 Walk with Alan Muskat
8:15-9:00 Breakfast in Glad
9:00-10:30 Session One
10:45-12:15 Session Two
12:30-2:00 Lunch  on Café Patio, wines by Maggie B's (TBC)
3:00-6:00 Transition to Tater Gap, hikes, bean picking & corn shucking
6:00-9:00 CELEBRATION AT TATER GAP with music, food & art hosted by Peter & Polly Gott & Susi Gott Séguret, wines by Philippe Bourgeois (TBC)

Saturday, July 19th   

8:00-9:00 Breakfast at Biscuit Head
9:30-10:00
Check out and farewells

(TBC=to be confirmed)


Seasonal School of Culinary Arts, LLC
PO Box 18462
Asheville, NC  28814
828-301-2792
ssca@schoolofculinaryarts.org