The #Wynwood Yard Launches Cooking Class Series

The Wynwood Yard proudly partners with the local chapter of non-profit,  Wellness in the Schools, to host a series of twelve hands-on Right On Target® Cooking Classes at The Yard. Partially funded by Target Foundation, the proceeds of the cooking series will benefit Miami-based Wellness in the Schools programs committed to ending childhood obesity through nutrition and fitness education. Home cooks will participate in hands-on classes to learn how to cook fresh, wholesome and easy meals led by some of Miami’s favorite chefs.

Right on Target Cooking Classes at The Yard 

The Wynwood Yard finds a new platform to continue its mission to serve the local community with events that promote wellness for this series of twelve cooking workshops.
“We are thrilled that Wellness in the Schools chose us as the site for this grant,” says Director of Culinary and Community Julie Frans. “It really enables us to connect with our community in a new way and to connect several of our goals at The Yard together into one event: education, healthy local food, and community.”


Tickets for the partially-funded series are $50 per person with a maximum capacity of 30 participants. Four of the 30 tickets per class will be given to local non-profit organizations and neighborhood service providers such as teachers, police and fire rescue professionals to attend the cooking classes free of charge.


Beloved Miami chef, Giorgio Rapicavoli of Glass & Vine and Eating House, kicks off the first-ever Right on Target Cooking Class at The Wynwood Yard on January 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring four easy-peasy recipes you’ll learn from the master himself and which you can make at home in a snap including:


-a refreshing strawberry gazpacho with crisp cucumber and basil,
-Mexican-inspired blistered corn with crema, cotija cheese and cilantro,
-crowd-pleasing short rib ‘vaca frita’ with sour onions and garlic,
-and a sweet ending with caramelized bananas topped with coconut ice cream, cashews and lime.


Enjoy the fruit of your labor afterward sharing the freshly-made, delicious family-style meal, in this casual and convivial setting.


Chef Giorgio glided into the Miami culinary scene as one of the youngest chefs in town. At the age of 29, he had already led a handful of respected restaurants and had become the city’s first winner of Food Network’s culinary competition series, Chopped. He went on to open Eating House, which became an immediate sensation and go-to eatery for locals and foodies, first as a pop-up and then, by popular demand, as a permanent restaurant in Coral Gables. Chef Giorgio also launched a second restaurant, Glass & Vine, an intimate garden oasis by the bay focusing on locally-sourced fresh ingredients inspired by the restaurant’s natural surroundings.


The January 30th class will feature Pamela Wasabi, cookbook author, food artist and the creator of Miami’s beloved Pamela Wasabi cookies. Other chefs lined up to teach Right On Target Cooking Classes at The Yard include pastry innovator Soraya Kilgore of Alter, Matthew Sherman of Jugofresh, and Nicole Votano, culinary director of CHARCOAL. More chefs to be announced soon!
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