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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!


We have Cajun favorites such as: boiled crawfish... fried alligator... jambalaya... and boudin.

Covington BBQ Festival

6/2/2016 - 6/4/2016
Enjoy live music, tractor pulls, demolition derby, lots of barbeque cooking and much, much more.

Knoxville Brewfest

A celebration of beer, Knoxville style!

Taste of Music City

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
There is plenty of country and bluegrass music, clogging dancers, Moon Pie games, crafts, and the ever popular "Synchronized Wading Extravaganza".

Big BBQ Bash

6/24/2016 - 6/25/2016
Live music and food vendors.  All Proceeds from this event benefit Helen Ross McNabb Center, serving families of Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Laudedale County Tomato Festival

7/8/2016 - 7/9/2016
Live Music, Tomato Contest, Tomato Tasting, 5-K Run, Pageant and Tomato Farmer of the Year.

BBQ-Fest Cooking Contest

7/22/2016 - 7/23/2016
KCBS sanctioned Contest

Toast Of Jackson, A Festival Of Fine Wine & Art

A celebration of local and regional wineries.

l’Eté du Vin

7/28/2016 - 7/30/2016
The signature event of the Nashville Wine Auction and the country’s oldest charity wine auction.

Grainger County Tomato Festival

7/29/2016 - 7/31/2016
Tomato and produce sales, three stages of entertainment, tractor show, living history area, art, children's activities and Tomato Wars.

Music City Brewer's Fest

Samples from the best local, regional, national, and import breweries in the world.

Smokin' in McMinnville BBQ Competition

8/12/2016 - 8/13/2016
This Tennessee state competition draws professional barbecue teams from all over the United States along with area backyard grill-masters

Southern Brewers Festival

Microbrewers from across the country present over 30 ales & lagers, including live music and plenty of food.

Music City Festival & BBQ Championship

8/26/2016 - 8/27/2016
Over 100 BBQ cook teams competing in a TN State Champion event sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and the KC BBQ Society.

Smoke in the Valley

Backyard BBQ competition & festival

Tennessee Soybean Festival

9/3/2016 - 9/10/2016
Big Bean and Service Awards, BBQ Cookoff and Live Entertainment.

International Cowpea Festival & Cookoff

Cook-off focusing on cowpea recipes, marketplace with arts & crafts, produce and other local items, entertainment, food vendors and a heritage area.

Music City Food + Wine Festival

9/17/2016 - 9/18/2016
Indulge in hundreds of artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits purveyors.

Champagne and Chardonnay

A Sparkling Evening Just for Ladies
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