Sarasota, FL

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 (941) 358-7829.

We are conveniently located at Publix Super Market at University Walk in Sarasota, Florida.

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. 

Jim Hendry

Jim Hendry


Jim Hendry is inspired by the vibrant flavors of Spanish, Italian, and Asian cuisines and the endless possibilities they present. He honed his culinary skills at some of Southwest Florida’s most acclaimed restaurants including Cosimo’s Brick Oven & Trattoria, Nick’s On the Water, and Top of the Quay. In his cooking classes, Jim enjoys creating a lively, but casual atmosphere where students can get to know one another, share a fun experience, and make memories.