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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!

Best Memphis Burger Fest

Best Memphis Burger Fest is Memphis' biggest and best in eating and cooking competitions. Live music.

Cumberland Homesteads Apple Festival

9/27/2014 - 9/28/2014
Everything Apple with fried apple pies, cold cider, apples by the bag or by the bushel, and a variety of baked goods and treats featuring apples.

Wine Over Water

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

National Banana Pudding Festival

10/4/2014 - 10/5/2014
National Banana Pudding Cook-Off & Auction. Lots of really good Southern comfort food Come taste the sweetness!

Crossville Oktoberfest

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014
Great German food & beverages & great German polka bands. Rated one of the most authentic Oktoberfests in the area.

Annual Goats Music & More Festival

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014
Musical entertainment, goat shows that celebrate fainting and Boer goats, sanctioned BBQ, food of every description, arts & crafts and more

Tennessee Beer Festival

25 different breweries offering a selection of 90-100 different beers. Music, education and artisan booths.

Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival

10/18/2014 - 10/19/2014
Molasses cooking & tasting at the sorghum mill, bluegrass music, dancers, crafts, sheep herding, grist mill, log cabins, and great food.

Mid-South Barbecue Festival

Mount Pleasant
10/18/2014 - 10/19/2014
Experience our beautiful Fall weather, plenty of free fun for the kids, shopping, great food and amazing entertainment.

Cleveland Apple Festival

10/18/2014 - 10/19/2014
Offering a juried art and craft show, live music, food booths, pony and hay rides, entertainment, children's activities and much more!

Jack Daniel World Championship BBQ

World Championship Invitational Barbecue

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

A great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

Enjoy live entertainment, sample chili recipes from local restaurants, and vote for your favorite.

12 South Winter Warmer

Showcasing the finest stouts, porters, barley wines, winter seasonals and barrel-aged beers.


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.

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

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

Annual Cosby Ramp Festival

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