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TennesseeCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Tennessee is a hot spot for great eating adventures with cuisine to speak to all of your senses. With great restaurants, fantastic food festivals, products made in Tennessee, or homegrown goodies fresh off the farm, you are sure to find a special place in your vacation for some Tennessee tastes. Sink your teeth into some down-home cooking with Tennessee classics like juicy barbecue, famous country hams, and flaky biscuits. Or treat yourself to our upscale or trendy urban eateries with international cuisine and creative twists on traditional southern cooking. Get your culinary groove on with the best in comfort food, from local favorites to satisfying soul food. Whether you are looking for the best breakfast to start your day, great diner food, or a relaxing, casual family dinner, a taste of Tennessee can help you make your vacation unforgettable.

— Tennessee Cooking Schools —

Glass Bazaar
Knoxville 865-584-9072
Since 1970, we have been supplying distinctive gifts for the table and the gourmet kitchen from our store in Knoxville, Tennessee. We also offer a variety of cooking classes, which include recipes, instruction and samples of each meal prepared.
Julie’s Cooking Service
Murfreesboro 615-631-2252
Each class will focus on a specific topic such as chicken, beef, pork, sauces, appetizers, desserts, etc. We will cover different methods of preparing ahead, shopping tips, stocking your freezer, and recipes that are easy and wholesome. My hope is that you will leave with a renewed joy of cooking.
Mantia’s Cooking Classes
Memphis 901-762-8560
When it comes to fine food, whether you like to eat it, cook it, or just talk about it, Mantia's is the place for you! While we will only schedule a few classes through August, it is our plan to fill up our cooking class schedule for the fall.
River Oaks Restaurant
Memphis 901-683-9305
River Oaks is modern French-American bistro where the traditions of French cuisine meet the flavors of the American market. You can watch the chef in action while he prepares your meal in the kitchen with our white tablecloth covered “Chef's Table.”

Taste What's Happening!

Taste!

Chattanooga
3/5/2015
Great restaurants, live music, drinks and flair, a hotspot for an upscale night on the town.

Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza

Johnson City
4/10/2015 - 4/11/2015
A beer lover’s festival, where you get a chance to sample over 100+ unique and obscure beers from craft breweries around the region.

Smoky Mountain Winefest

Gatlinburg
4/11/2015
Sample wines from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some of the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.

National Cornbread Festival

South Pittsburg
4/24/2015 - 4/25/2015
This festival honors cornbread with the National Cornbread Cook-Off. Sample cornbreads and main dish recipes.

Tennessee Strawberry Festival

Dayton
5/2/2015 - 5/9/2015
The annual event includes a parade, carnival, golf scramble, concerts, pageant and more.

A Toast To Tennessee Wine Festival

Nashville Shores
5/2/2015
With award winning Tennessee wineries offering samplings of their finest wines, this continues to be one of the area’s most anticipated events!

Annual Cosby Ramp Festival

Cosby
5/6/2015
The festival celebrates the ramp, a vegetable of the lily family that looks like a little green onion, but, tastes like powerful garlic.

Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival

Portland
5/8/2015 - 5/9/2015
The annual event includes a parade, carnival, golf scramble, concerts, pageant and more.

International Biscuit Festival

Knoxville
5/14/2015 - 5/16/2015
The festival celebrates the heritage of home cooking through the most perfect of foods--the biscuit. Enjoy food, fun, music and more.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Memphis
5/14/2015 - 5/16/2015
The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Granddaddy of Grilling...where on this given Saturday, it's anybody's game.

Taste of Music City

Nashville
6/20/2015
Samples from some of Nashville’s best restaurants and an opportunity to taste some of the best beverages that call Music City home!

Annual RC and Moon Pie Festival

Bell Buckle
6/20/2015
There is plenty of country and bluegrass music, clogging dancers, Moon Pie games, crafts, and the ever popular "Synchronized Wading Extravaganza".

Big BBQ Bash

Maryville
6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
Live music and food vendors.  All Proceeds from this event benefit Helen Ross McNabb Center, serving families of Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Grainger County Tomato Festival

Rutledge
7/24/2015 - 7/26/2015
Tomato and produce sales, three stages of entertainment, tractor show, living history area, art, children's activities and Tomato Wars.

Southern Artisan Cheese Festival

Nashville
9/26/2015
Where else can you sample 75+ handcrafted cheeses and meet the good folks who make 'em?

Wine Over Water

Chattanooga
10/3/2015
Tennessee's premier wine tasting festival, with all proceeds benefiting Cornerstones for Historic Preservation in Chattanooga.

National Banana Pudding Festival

Centerville
10/3/2015 - 10/4/2015
National Banana Pudding Cook-Off & Auction. Lots of really good Southern comfort food Come taste the sweetness!

Crossville Oktoberfest

Crossville
10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
Great German food & beverages & great German polka bands. Rated one of the most authentic Oktoberfests in the area.

Brewsboro Festival

Murfreesboro
10/10/2015
Sample brews from local, regional, national, and imported breweries and enjoy food from Murfreesboro and Nashville's best restaurants.

Tennessee Beer Festival

Nashville
10/17/2015
25 different breweries offering a selection of 90-100 different beers. Music, education and artisan booths.
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