Southern Seasonal: SUMMER SOIRÉE

Event Date:

July 20, 2024

Event Time:

6:00 pm

Event Location:

The Travelling Cafe at The Kitchen Specialist

A series of seasonal demonstration cooking classes from former instructors and managers of Southern Season Cooking School. Chefs Ellen, Kim, Stefanie and Leslie are back together to reminisce about their time at Southern Season and share their favorite dishes with you!

For those of you who don’t know, Southern Season is a specialty grocery store that was founded in 1975 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Southern Season became synonymous with exceptional customer service. From its knowledgeable staff to its beautiful store ambiance, the experience was nothing short of top-notch. The store offered upscale shopping, a restaurant, coffee shop, tea shop, deli, cheese shop, beer and wine shop, a restaurant, AND a cooking school, which created an unparalleled destination shopping experience for its customers. After 44 years at University Place Mall, the store sadly came to a close in January 2020. Despite its physical closure, it still runs a successful online store that extends its reach beyond North Carolina.

Chefs Ellen and Kim were each Managers of the Cooking School at Southern Season. Stefanie was an Assistant Manager, Instructor and Lead and Leslie (the owner of The Travelling Cafe) was a Lead and Instructor.

You’re sure to have a fun time with these ladies as you experience the food and atmosphere that is Southern Season! Secure your tickets now before it’s too late!



Fresh corn polenta with smoked fish and creme fraiche
Zucchini Carpaccio Salad with Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts
Crab, Zucchini, and Corn with Homemade Tagliatelle
Strawberry Almond Cream Tart


Please expand FAQs for our cancellation policy.

When you purchase ticket(s), please share your first name and any guests’ first names so we can have name tags ready. Also indicate any dietary restrictions or anything you’d like the chef to know.

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Event FAQs


1. This is a demo class. The class and the space are very informal. Relax and make 

yourself comfortable. Our classes are always full of tips, tricks, multiple recipes, and 


2. If you are unable to make it to class, please let us know.

More than 7 days: Cancellations made more than seven (7) days prior to class

receive full refund, or you may choose to have credit applied to a future class of

your choice. Please state your preference in your email.

Between 2-7 days: Cancellations less than seven (7) days but more than two (2)

days prior to class will have credit applied to a future class of your choice.

Less than 2 days: Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the class start time

receive no refund or credit. Ingredients have been purchased, chef and staff

booked, and preparations made based on your attendance. You of course may

send a substitute in your place, please advise us of a name change so we can

adjust the roster.

3. HAVE FUN! Relax and have fun, and enjoy the food, learning and interaction!


When you purchase ticket(s), please share your first name and any guests’ first names

so we can have name tags ready.

Please review FAQs for cancellation policy and detailed directions to the culinary studio.


  • The Travelling Cafe at The Kitchen Specialist
  • 3407 University Dr
  • Durham
  • NC
  • 27707
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • July 20, 2024 6:00 pm   -   8:00 pm
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