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We teach the basics in Appalachian cooking through live demonstration classes. Join us in our homestyle kitchen where our instructors incorporate culinary techniques and season it with folklore to make cooking fun. Watch, learn, and then eat an Appalachian-inspired meal. If you’re not taking a class, come browse our gift store or enjoy a meal in our cafe.

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My favorite cook was my grandmother. She was always in the kitchen making a big meal on Sundays. I would watch her, and she never ran us kids out of the kitchen! You got to sit as close as you could, and you got to ask all the questions you wanted to ask.


— Stephanie Foley, Smoky Mountain School of Cooking

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A fun and entertaining way to learn about authentic Appalachian cooking. Great for individuals, groups, and families.

Black bear mannequins great guest in the Appalachian Store.

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Stop in for Smoky Mountain Souvenirs and Appalachian gifts!
Open 10am to 5pm. Closed Sunday.

bowl of chili with cornbread

Fill Your Tummy!

If cooking is not your thing, enjoy some Appalachian regional food from our cafe. Serving 10am to 2pm. Closed Sunday.