Exciting News from Smoky Mountain School of Cooking!

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We are thrilled to announce that our very own Chef Stephanie Foley has been selected to participate in the prestigious 2024 Favorite Chef competition! Chef Stephanie has shared with us her culinary skills, passion for cooking, and dedication to teaching. Now, she needs YOUR support to win this amazing competition and bring home the title! […]

Join Us at the Classic Cookie Festival

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Calling all cookie connoisseurs! Think you’ve got what it takes to crown the ultimate cookie champion? Join us this Saturday at the Classic Cookie Festival at for our fan-favorite cookie judging contest! We’re looking for taste testers to sample and judge some mouthwatering cookie creations. Be one of the first 50 people in line to […]

Calling All Bridesmaids!

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Abby’s bridal squad had something special cooking this past Saturday at Smoky Mountain School of Cooking! They joined us for a delightful bachelorette cooking class where each member crafted a layer of cake, culminating in a stunning Berries Vanilla Stack Cake for the blushing bride. But that’s not all! We also whip up some mouthwatering […]

We’re Moving… But Not Far!

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Our Appalachian Gift Store is closed this weekend as we transition to our new location. Scheduled Cooking Class for Saturday, September 30 will take place as planned at the 2005 Wears Valley, Sevierville, TN location. We’re looking forward to seeing our cooking guests! Visit us Saturday, October 7 at our new location – 1004 Parkway, […]

WATE TV Visits Our Cooking School

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It was a pleasure having Veronica Ogbe from WATE TV in the cooking school. Veronica was taping a cooking segment for Living East Tennessee featuring the Bloomin’ Music & BBQ that will air Friday, May 19 from 3-4 PM. I prepared Blackberry Dumplings! You can see us at the Bloomin’ BBQ Festival this weekend. I’ll […]

School Lunch, A Cooking Class


It was an honor to host a class from Pigeon Forge High School. For lunch, we cooked homemade chicken noodle soup, cornbread muffins, and some delicious apple dumplings! This was the perfect fall lunch. Thanks to the staff at Pigeon Forge High School for allowing me the opportunity to share my recipes with these awesome […]

A Great Way to Start Your Day

Blackberry Cobbler

We get the pleasure of connecting with some of the sweetest people in our cooking classes! Fun fact…Did you know that cobblers were originally served for breakfast? Yes! You can start your day out with this sweet delicious goodness. We like our blackberry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy your day.

New Products Just In!


Come visit our Appalachian Gift Store. We have some lovely handmade pottery. I can’t get over the adorable egg separators! These are so unique and quite handy! We also have butter bowls, canning funnels, bacon cookers, and apple cooking bowls. Come browse our store for a Smoky Mountain souvenir or unique gift.

Dressings, Salsas, Jams & More!

Apple Butter at the Smoky Mountain School of Cooking Appalachian Store.

We’ve got a whole line of dressings, salsas, jams, and Apple Butter too! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon! Our Appalachian Store is open Monday-Saturday, 10am until 5pm.

Handmade Gourd Birdhouses

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Check out these hand-painted gourd birdhouses. These were handmade by an Appalachian artist. Fun fact – gourd houses were used by native Americans for housing purple Martins centuries ago. These birdhouses are lovely enough to be used as a decorative centerpiece in your home.