Cooking Workshops

Hey there!

Hi, I’m Amanda, a farmer and home cook that is passionate about good food, where it comes from, and how it’s cooked! I’ve been growing my own food, cooking from scratch, and meal planning for my family for years. I’d love to share knowledge with you with the sole purpose of creating a vibrant, thriving, local food system (wherever you are!). Come learn with me the basics of eating seasonal, local, and how to grow your skills in the kitchen!

Scheduled and Upcoming Workshops

Bacon Curing Workshop

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own bacon at home? Join Amanda & BJ Callahan, owners of Callywood Farms as they demonstrate and discuss curing and making your own bacon. As pig farmers, they have been curing their own pork for 10+ years and have a wealth of knowledge to share!

Here’s what’s included:

  • 1 hour workshop (discussion, demonstration, and Q&A) on making bacon at home.
  • Recipe book with notes and suggestions for when your get home (also available for download).
  • Bacon maker ticket takes home ~1.5 lb fresh pork belly and curing packet to make your bacon at home!

This workshop will take place outside at Callywood Farms. You’re encouraged to bring a chair and something to take notes on if that’s your thing (recipe book with specifics will be provided). There will be additional bellies and jowls for sale at the farm (and other pork products).

Tickets on sale now!

Sourdough in your Kitchen!

In this workshop, we will cover the sourdough process from beginning to end:

  • Sourdough starter
  • Maintaining your starter
  • Choosing flour and grains
  • Basic sourdough boule recipe (and adaptations)
  • Creating tension when shaping
  • Making sourdough fit your schedule
  • Baking and scoring loaves

This workshop is appropriate for all levels, whether your a sourdough newbie, have a starter and don’t know what to do with it, or need some assitance troubleshooting your baking process.

The workshop will take place at Callywood Farms in Westminster, SC. You will receive sourdough starter to take home, a chance to work with dough and get your hands dirty, a recipe book, sourdough tastings, and more!

Tickets on sale here!


Gluten Free Bread & more…

March 4th 1-4pm @ Green Heart Awakening, Pendleton Square

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Schedule your own workshop or cooking class!

Did you know Amanda is available for hire to workshops or classes that fit the needs of your group or event? She can create individual cooking classes or workshops based on the needs of your group!

Some past cooking classes/workshops for groups have been:

  • Sourdough
  • Pasta making
  • Pickles
  • Canning
  • Working with culinary herbs in the kitchen
  • Adapting your kitchen to gluten free
  • Adapting your kitchen to dairy free

Prices and fees are determined by size, location, and ingredients. Please get in touch to discuss the all the possibilities! 864-280-3997 or