Charlotte | Sep 5, 2024

Our State Master Series: Fall Cooking Class

Learn how to create a delicious summer menu full of local ingredients in a hands-on cooking class with Our State and Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen.

Join Our State and Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen for a hands-on cooking class. Start the evening with light bites and a drink as you set up your cooking station. Follow Chef Alyssa and explore some of the best seasonal ingredients in a modern Southern menu! New recipes and a flavorful meal await!

Tickets are limited for this hands-on cooking class.


Event details:

Thursday, September 5, 2024
Light bites and Prosecco spritzers at 5:45 p.m.
Cooking class begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen
4001 Yancey Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

This class is for ages 21 and older.

Light Bites
Seasonal appetizers and spritzers to be announced soon!
Cooking Class Menu
Smoked Chicken with Aji Dulce Barbeque Sauce
Charred Onion and Apple Cornbread
Grilled Eggplant with Fennel Frond Pesto
Blackberry Ginger Upside Down Cake with Sweet Potato Ice Cream

Note: This menu can be made gluten- and dairy-free with prior notice when signing up. 


About Chef Alyssa Wilen:

Chef Alyssa Wilen has been cooking her entire life. She has worked at some of Charlotte’s favorite restaurants and became an executive chef at just 26 years old. Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen opened its doors in 2013 with the goal of providing a comfortable, social environment where guests can learn to cook and eat well. The company grew so much that Wilen and her husband, Andrew, built a custom-designed, state-of-the-art kitchen in Charlotte’s historic Lower South End neighborhood. In 2016, she launched Chef Alyssa’s Spreads, her own product line of condiments.

Wilen has been featured in multiple local, regional, and national magazines. She has won numerous awards and has been recognized by multiple outlets for her expertise. Wilen was named one of Charlotte’s Top 5 Chefs by CBS Charlotte and has appeared on Beat Bobby Flay on The Food Network. She’s had the privilege of cooking on two separate occasions at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City.

She is passionate about using local, fresh ingredients and adding layers of flavor. Wilen loves adding her personality, passion, and creative sense into all her menu items.

Notable features and/or mentions include: Food &Wine Magazine, Parade Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Food Network, ESPN College GameDay. Most recently, in 2024, she was named one of the “Top 10 Impressive Women shaping Charlotte” by Axios Charlotte.

To learn more about Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, click here.



$150 per person (plus processing fee)

Refund Policy: We are unable to refund ticket purchases after August 22.

Our State Master Series: Fall Cooking Class 2024

Price: $154.65
22 items available.
The price includes the $150 class fee, plus credit card processing fees.
I confirm that everyone on this registration is 21 years of age or older.(Required)


Additional Information:

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen will do its best to accommodate allergens, however, not all menu items can be adjusted. Please email with specific allergy questions.

Tables are set for four people per group with individual work stations. Chef Alyssa will demonstrate several steps at a time, and each table will work together to make the full menu. The chef team will visit each table to assist and answer questions throughout the class. After about two hours of cooking, everyone will sit down to enjoy their meal.

If you are joining as a single ticket, you will be sharing a table with three other guests for a table of four. If you’re registering with three guests in your party, your party may be split between two tables, however the tables will be near each other. Please note, guests will be sharing equipment, tools, prep, and ultimately the food they’ve made during the class with their table mates.


About the Our State Master Series:

Over the course of 90 years, Our State has become the go-to resource for all things North Carolina. As an award-winning magazine, Our State has gained access to and partnered with top talent in their fields. The hands-on classes and workshops in Our State’s Master Series provide opportunities to explore, learn, and develop skills across a variety of topics.