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A Taste of the Hawaiian Islands:

Embark on a culinary journey with our latest lunch addition at The Chef’s Kitchen – 'A Taste of the Hawaiian Islands!’  Immerse yourself in the vibrant and unique flavors of Hawaii with chef-curated menus inspired by the tropical paradise where you can build your own Hawaiian plate and celebrate the fusion of tradition and innovation with both savory and sweet options! 

Hours: Monday-Friday

Cooking Classes:
Keep Cooking:

Keep Cooking is a five-consecutive week cooking class that focuses on specific recipes, meal types and baking, taught by Professional Chef John Eisensmith!
This class is full but you may be added to the waiting list here.

About the Instructor:
John Eisensmith
John’s love of food began watching his grandfather cook meals at their family’s farm in Virginia. In high school, he started his professional cooking career at a local diner in his hometown of York Haven, Pennsylvania before attending The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. For the next 20 years, he honed his knowledge and skills working primarily in 4 star/fine dining restaurants in the Outer Banks, Miami, Nantucket, and Durham; even getting to cook at the James Beard House in NYC. From 2010-2017, John was Executive Chef and eventually Partner at Six Plates Wine Bar, before opening Mattie B’s Public House and Black Twig Cider House with his then business partner, until he was ready for his first solo venture. After taking time off to travel, he began building Season to Taste to utilize his food knowledge and skills to help home cooks feel comfortable, confident, and excited in the kitchen, learning beyond recipes.

John has taught cooking classes at Southern Season, the Art Institute of RaleighDurham, and the UNC Wellness Center and those classes introduced him to teaching non-professional cooks, as well as planted the seed for the next phase of his career. He created Season to Taste for all who love food, want to be more comfortable and confident in the kitchen, and want to learn to cook the way a chef does, at home. He is excited to partner with Duke to continue expanding his ability to improve the lives (and food) of home cooks through sharing his knowledge, skills, excitement, and ideologies with the Duke community!

Chef Demos:
Healing Benefits of Tea:
Wednesday, 1/31
This class is full but is open for viewing only at The Chef's Kitchen.

Jacob Boehm:
Monday, 2/12
Registration will open on Monday, 2/5.