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Farm to Fork Cooking with JM Stock


Basic Knife Skills

Sunday, October 23rd 5-7pm $60 per person Limit 12 people

Join Matt Greene from JM Stock for this Basic Knife Skills Class.This class will teach basic large dice and fine dice, as well as julienne. You will also learn how to break down a chicken and will take home your local River Oak Farm chicken (included in price). Matt will also cook a cut of beef during class and will demonstrate proper meat slicing technique. Class includes a basic overview of knives and knife care. Students are welcome to bring their favorite knife form home or will be provided one. Beverages included.

Pig Butchery & Cooking Tips

Sunday, November 6th 7pm-9pm $70 per person Limit 16 People

This class will be at JM Stock’s Butcher shop at 709 W Main St.  Join Matt Greene to learn the basics of modern pig butchery during this fun introduction to the craft of sustainable meat production. During this 2 hour class, we will discuss the various cuts, preparations, and what it takes to produce JM Stock pork from start to finish. Beverages will be provided along with an array of house made charcuterie, sausage, and some of our favorite less-common cuts!

Stocks, Sauces & Steak

Sunday, November 13th 5-6:30pm $40 per person Limit 16 people

Just in time for winter, this will class will show you key skills for making perfectly cooked meat (no grill required), and bases for wonderful winter soups and stews.This class will teach you how to make a perfect stock and basic variations. Matt Greene will also demonstrate how to make two sauces: an egg-based hollandaise and a roux-based sauce. In addition, participants will learn basic techniques for cooking steak in a cast-iron skillet.

Farm to Fork 3 Class Bundle available $150($20 savings) per person 

Please call The Happy Cook at 434-977-2665 to book.

38th Anniversary Celebration

Join The Happy Cook Celebrating

38 Years of Serving the

Charlottesville Community


Monday, October 3rd to Saturday, October 8th

We want to thank all of our customers for their support of The Happy Cook over the last 38 years.  We’ll be having prize giveaways, gourmet samples and demos during our Anniversary Celebration.

Prize Giveaways Everyday!

Come in to the store during the week and enter in for daily raffles.  Over $2,000 in prizes throughout the week.


Monday: 20% Off all Le Creuset

Includes: Dutch Ovens, Stainless & Non-stick Cookware, Bakeware and Gadgets

Excludes promotional pieces and sets.

Tuesday: 20% Off all Polish Pottery

Wednesday: 20% Off all Cutlery

Includes:  Wusthof, Shun, Global, Mercer, Chroma, Kikuichi and more.

Excludes promotional pieces and sets.

FREE Knife Skills Class, Wednesday, October 5th at 6pm

Come join us as Wusthof’s Joe Gosh teaches us about how to handle and knife and care for it during this basic knife skills class. This is a Free event!

Thursday: 20% Off All-Clad

Excludes promotional pieces and sets.

Red Rooster Coffee Roasters, Thursday, October 6th at 6pm

Come join us for an evening of fine coffee tasting and learn all about one of Virginia’s Premier Coffee Roasters. This is a Free event!

Friday: 20% Off all Juliska 

Includes: Berry and Thread, Jardin du Monde, Pewter and Country Estate

Saturday: Vita-Mix  $50 OFF!

Vita-Mix Demo/Tasting: 10 am to 2 pm


During our Anniversary Celebration come in each day and sign up for daily prize giveaways.  All entries will be carried over for the Grand Prize Drawing.  You may enter each day, making you eligible for all drawings as well as 6 entries for the grand prize.

Holiday Pie Class with The Pie Chest’s Rachel Pennington

Wednesday November 2nd 6-8pm $50 Dollars

Come and join Rachel Pennington, from The Pie Chest, as she shows us all the secrets to making a delicious Honey Spiced Pear Pie. This will be a hands on class and students will  take home a sample pie. This is a 2 hour class. Beverages included. Fifty Dollars per person.

Fall Feast with Christian Kelly

Thursday, October 20th 6pm $40 per person.

Join Restaurant Maya’s Chef/Owner Christian Kelly for a Fall Feast. Christian will round up some of the best seasonal ingredients to create a savory and delicious menu. Menu: Butternut squash risotto, oven dried tomatoes, charred okra, brown butter sauce; Seared duck breast, celery root purée, wilted kale, mulled wine syrup; Apple and pear crumble with candied ginger anglaise. Beverages included.

Red Rooster Coffee Roasters

Thursday, October 6th at 6pm

Come join us for an evening of fine coffee tasting and learn all about one of Virginia’s Premier Coffee Roasters. This is a Free event!



Melissa Close-Hart

Monday, September 26th 6pm $40 per person

Join us for for an evening with 4 time James Beard nominated Chef Melissa Close-Hart. Melissa will be presenting menu items from her soon to be open Nouveau Mexican restaurant “The Junction”. Menu: Tomatillo Salad with Chipolte Honey Vinaigrette, Southwest Spiced Chicken with Spanish Rice and Beans, and a Classic Flan. Delicious!! Beverages included.

Melissa Close-Hart

Monday, September 12th 6pm $40 per person

Join Award James Beard nominated Chef Melissa Close-Hart as she presents menu items from her new restaurant The Junction. Menu: Texas Chili and Churros. This will be a delicious class. Beverages included.$40 per person



Cocktail Class

Wednesday, September 28th 6pm $40 per person

Join Alex Spidalieri, The Local Restaurant’s resident Mixologist, as he shows us the ins and outs of the classic Cocktails. From Manhatten to Old Fashioned, Alex will show you how to muddle and mix them. This will be a hands on class. We will have some light appetizers to snack on. Bring a friend this will be a very fun class. . Must be 21 to partake of this class.

Lavender and Blueberry Infused Water


Infused water is a great way to refresh yourself on a hot summer day. It is also a lovely addition to any table setting. It’s so simple to do and fun. Think of all the flavor profiles you can create.  Need to relax and unwind? Try a combination of lavender and blueberries.    Lavender is known for its relaxing scent and blueberries,  with their abundance of antioxidants and phytonutrients, are known to do the same. The rich colors of both ingredients will have you feeling at ease.

Melissa Close-Hart Empanadas and Tres Leche Cake

Sunday August 21 5-6:30 pm $40 per person Limit 16 people

Join Chef Melissa Close-Hart as she showcases some delicious “Nouveau Mexican” cuisine getting ready to open her new restaurant “The Junction”. Menu Empanadas and Tres Leches Cake. Forty Dollars per person. Beverages included.

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