The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Unveils Cooking School Schedule

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is pleased to announce its 2012 curriculum for its popular Cooking School. Celebrating its fifth year, Cooking School continues to evolve and celebrate the palate in rewarding and unexpected ways.
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Dec. 12, 2011 - PRLog -- The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is pleased to announce its 2012 curriculum for its popular Cooking School. Celebrating its fifth year, Cooking School continues to evolve and celebrate the palate in rewarding and unexpected ways. Under the direction of Chef de Cuisine J. Kelly Morrow and Executive Sous Chef David Moore, Cooking School offers an entertaining, informative and interactive class for all culinary levels.

Cooking School begins with a welcome reception with a continental breakfast, mimosas and Bloody Marys. Chef Morrow and Chef Moore will lead the class in preparing a variety of dishes, detailing all of the techniques and aspects of presentation. Each class will be limited in size, designed to give students personal attention and hands-on instruction.  

2012 Cooking School sessions include:
March 17 – Cheese! Need We Say More?

April 14 – Lamb, Nose to Tail  

July 21 – Fish & Shellfish – MF Foley & Gallery Signature Dishes

August 11 – Pairings – Local Farms, Distilleries & Breweries

October 27 – BBQ – Featuring our Local Baucom’s Best Beef

December 1 – Cooking Techniques – Traditional & Modern French

Cooking School is held on a Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Upon completion of each session, attendees will receive a folder of recipe cards. The cost for each session is $85 plus tax & gratuity. Reservations are required at 704-248-4100.

About The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, part of Starwood’s The Luxury Collection, is a Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond award-wining hotel located in Charlotte, NC. Featuring 214 elegant guest rooms, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge also offers a four-bedroom Cottage and a Lodge group retreat with 36 spacious guest rooms. Guests can enjoy meeting and event facilities, spa, fitness, indoor and outdoor pools, golf, Dana Rader Golf School, tennis and dining at Gallery Restaurant. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is a two-time winner of the Tiffany Trophy, an annual award presented by The Luxury Collection to the hotel or resort with the highest overall guest satisfaction score in North America. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is owned by Bissell. For information and reservations, please contact The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge toll-free at 866-248-4824, or visit Like The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge at or follow The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge at

About The Luxury Collection
The Luxury Collection® is a selection of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Today, The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning hotels that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class in some of the most desired destinations in the world. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information, please visit

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Bissell, located in Charlotte, NC, is a collection of organizations that engage in development of office, medical, flex and hotel product, office leasing and management, hotel management, golf management and instruction, and spa services.
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