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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!

Tennessee Strawberry Festival

Dayton
4/30/2016 - 5/7/2016
The annual event includes a parade, carnival, golf scramble, concerts, pageant and more.

West Tennessee Strawberry Festival

Humboldt
5/1/2016 - 5/7/2016
Recipe contest, Barbeque Cookoff, Horse Show, Music, Tractor Show, Parade, Entertainment, much more.

Main Street Brew Fest

Franklin
5/7/2016
Expect (lots) of beer, live music, food trucks, merriment and more!

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Memphis
5/12/2016 - 5/14/2016
The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Granddaddy of Grilling...where on this given Saturday, it's anybody's game.

Gatlinburg Beans And Cornbread Festival

Gatlinburg
5/12/2016
A beans and cornbread cook off, foot-stompin’ Smoky Mountain music, fun and games, and lots of beans and cornbread!

Cosby Ramp Festival

Cosby
5/13/2016 - 5/14/2016
The festival celebrates the ramp, a vegetable of the lily family that looks like a little green onion, but, tastes like powerful garlic.

Memphis in May Barbecue Cooking Contest

Memphis
5/13/2016 - 5/14/2016
Hundreds of teams compete for prizes and supreme bragging rights.

Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival

Portland
5/14/2016
The annual event includes a parade, carnival, golf scramble, concerts, pageant and more.

Racks by the Tracks

Kingsport
5/14/2016
Although we love beer, BBQ and live music, our chief motivation is to make our community and region a more exciting and vibrant place to be.

International Biscuit Festival

Knoxville
5/14/2016
The festival celebrates the heritage of home cooking through the most perfect of foods--the biscuit. Enjoy food, fun, music and more.

Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass

Sevierville
5/20/2016 - 5/21/2016
Celebrating the beauty of spring, championship barbeque and world class bluegrass music

Cajunfest

Hampshire
5/28/2016
We have Cajun favorites such as: boiled crawfish... fried alligator... jambalaya... and boudin.

Covington BBQ Festival

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

Knoxville Brewfest

Knoxville
6/18/2016
A celebration of beer, Knoxville style!

Taste of Music City

Nashville
6/18/2016
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
6/18/2016
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
6/24/2016 - 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

Ripley
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

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

Toast Of Jackson, A Festival Of Fine Wine & Art

Jackson
7/23/2016
A celebration of local and regional wineries.
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