Cooking
School

Richmond, VA

About this location.

Whether you’re looking to raise your culinary cred in a hands-on class or relax with a Wine & Dine Demonstration, our talented chefs are here to educate and inspire. Publix Aprons® cooking classes are a unique way to spend time together as a family or enjoy a special night out.

While our cooking schools are all about sharing new food experiences, we want our guests to feel comfortable while wining and dining with our expert chefs. For questions regarding specific COVID-19 and social distancing policies, please call us at (804) 527-1498.

We are conveniently located at Publix Super Market at Nuckols Place in Glen Allen, Virginia.

About our chefs.

Our experienced chefs are here to educate and inspire. Get to know the culinary experts who bring flavor and fun to our cooking school’s interactive learning environment. 

Kara Gavitt

Kara Gavitt

Sous Chef

Kara Gavitt loves the way food can lift spirits and inspire smiles. Her passion for cooking and competitive spirit came to light when she led her high school culinary team to place third in a statewide cooking competition in Richmond, Va. She attended Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C. on scholarship, and started her culinary career at Publix in the Simple Meals Center. To develop her entertaining and dessert making skills, she worked as an event planner and in the Publix bakery. In her cooking classes, Kara enjoys sharing tips on entertaining and inspiring her students to be kitchen superheroes.