Red Gingham Gourmet

Everyday's A Holiday -June 11-15, 2018 - 1:00-3:30 pm

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Note: After an order is placed for a cooking class, you will receive an email requesting additional information about the student - age, emergency contact, food allergies, etc.  

Every Day’s A Holiday – June 11-15, 2018 - Ages 7- teen - 1:00-3:30 pm.

In this fun Holiday themed class, every day of the week will represent a different holiday throughout the year. Please click on the Menu tab above for more information on each day’s holiday themed delicious food items your young chef will be preparing.

Cooking classes are hands on and price includes all food, recipes and supplies. Participants will also learn kitchen safety, proper food handling and preparation, cooking and baking techniques. Aprons will be provided, and a souvenir chef hat.

Students will have closely supervised hands on experience and are encouraged to ask questions and offer their ideas and suggestions.

Classes run for 2 ½ hours for 5 consecutive days. Each class will prepare adequate quantities of each recipe to allow for student meals at the end of the class and take-home samples to share with family and friends.

Students will be standing, cooking and working most of the class. It is encouraged that students wear comfortable clothes, closed toe shoes and long hair pulled back.

Every Day’s A Holiday Monday – Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Calzones Pizza sauce Heart shaped fruit kabobs Salad Linzer Heart cookies   Tuesday – Easter Brown sugar glazed Ham Oven roasted potatoes Deviled eggs Bunny shaped yeast rolls Marbled egg-shaped sugar cookies   Wednesday – Fourth of July BBQ pulled chicken sliders Patriotic fruit salad Baked Pita Chips and dip Red, White and Blue cupcakes (print out cupcake collars and have kids decorate them) Thursday – Halloween Mummy Meat loaf Broccoli Tots Banana Ghosts and Tangerine pumpkins Candy Corn Fruit Parfait   Friday – Christmas Chicken and Dressing Oven Roasted Green beans Sweet Potato Casserole Yeast rolls Make and Decorate your own Gingerbread House to take home.

Instructor - Laura Hester



Laura Hester is the owner of Red Gingham Gourmet, a local company that produces fresh baked bread. Her Jalapeno and Classic cornbread muffins are sold in the frozen bread section of grocery stores throughout the southeast. Laura has been baking at the Culinary Center since 2005 and has also prepared Wednesday evening meals at her local congregation for several years. Mother of two sons and grandmother (GiGi) to a beautiful granddaughter; Laura loves cooking, baking and experimenting with new recipes.

Laura is a Healthy Hands Certified Instructor. She has completed the requirements to become a Certified Instructor, which includes, background check, Servesafe certification, working with food allergies, and tested on advanced kitchen and safety skills.

Contact Laura with any additional questions at

Shoals Culinary Center

610 West College Street

Florence, AL 35630


Cancellation and refunds are allowed up to one week from the first day of class. 

1. Model release form will need to be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian on the first day of class. If you do not wish to have your child's photo posted on Red Gingham Gourmet's website or social media accounts, that will be respected. We would love to email or text parents pictures of their children taken during the classes. 

2. Student/Parent agreement will need to be signed on first day of class.

NOTE: Forms are available to be emailed to parent or guardian, prior to the first class, to be filled out and signed by parent or guardian and brought with student on the first day.

Shoals Kids Cooking Club recipes are developed using common cooking and baking ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu titles, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc. If your child has a food allergy, please contact Laura Hester ( 256-810-2655) before attending the class. 

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