Our Create What You Crave workshop series presents the artistic and scientific principles and technologies that go into creating some of the foods and beverages you enjoy the most. See demonstrations from experts and be guided through hands-on experiences that you'll remember for a lifetime! You'll happily say: "I learned it at The Leo!" 


Salt Bistro is Salt Lake City's newest restaurant located inside of The Leonardo Museum. Run by Chef Zanetta Jones, Salt Bistro's menu features fresh foods with a twist. Chef Jones' approach to food exemplifies The Leonardo's approach to local and sustainable eating.

BBQ 101 

Thursday, August 28th | 6:00 p.m.

Humans have craved the smell of meat grilled over an open flame for over 100,000 years, but that doesn’t mean your next barbeque needs to be a primitive affair! At BBQ 101, our Executive Chef Zanetta Jones will show you how to bring your grilling skills to the next level. Learn what happens on a molecular level when your steak is marinated, seared, roasted, rested, cut, and (most enjoyably) eaten. We’ll gather ‘round the flame for hands-on practice and sample some grilled goodness. All while seeing a demonstration from fruit carver, Adam Smith. Satisfy your caveman cravings, while adding some sophistication to your backyard barbeque at this can’t miss Create What You Crave.

Cost: $35/Member Rate $25

Cheese Tasting

Thursday, September 18th | 6:30 p.m.

Calling all cheese lovers! Whether you're an expert cheesemonger, or a rookie who doesn't know a bleu from a brie, Create What You Crave's Cheese Course will explore the world of tasting aged cheeses with Pat Ford, of World Cheese Award Gold Medal winning Beehive Cheese, and Dr. Carol George, PhD., to explain the chemistry behind the cheddar! We’ll show you how to make your own cheese at home, come enjoy this tasting experience!

Price: $35/Member Rate $25


Thursday, September 25th | 6:30 p.m.

Gastronomy is the art and science of cooking and eating fine foods. Art? Science? Eating fine food? These are a few of our favorite things! Executive Chef Zanetta Jones shares her culinary training and talents to educate and entertain both minds and palates. Discover what makes your favorite ingredients so irresistible and sample some of our favorites. 

Cost: $35/Member Rate $25