Cooking class with Bottom Dollar Food

I have one of those check lists. I suppose it’s a bucket list except that I’m no where near kicking the bucket and I’ve never written it down. But in my head, there’s a list of things I absolutely want to be sure to do.

One thing on the list was crossed off for completion this week: taking a cooking class at a real cooking school. Courtesy of Bottom Dollar Foods, I spent Saturday afternoon at the Culinary Art Institute in Philadelphia with bloggers, students and Senior Instructor and Chef Dan D’Angelo.

bloggers and chef dan d'angelo at the Culinary Art Institute of Philadelphia

I’ve never shopped at Bottom Dollar Foods, but I was shocked to hear just how much money you can save by shopping their discount prices. They guarantee the lowest prices in the area. I checked out their website a bit and was most impressed with Bottom Dollar’s coupon area, where it’s possible to click a coupon to attach it to your membership card–no coupon clipping necessary. That’s my kind of couponing. I plan to head over to Bottom Dollar to check out the store this week.

The bloggers who attended the Culinary Art Institute event participated in a cooking contest–and I won Perhaps I missed my calling!

bottom dollar foods cooking contest

We were charged with creating 2 meals using Thanksgiving leftovers for our “families.” Chef D’Angelo provided us with recipes that would cost less than $10 at the Bottom Dollar, and we were left to have some fun and create. Judged by the Chef and his students, he announced that the results were close, but, whoohoo!, have I mentioned that I was the winner!?

bottom dollar foods

So… check! Not only did I take a class at a cooking academy, talk with real chefs and chefs-to-be about their studies, adventures and careers, but I won a cooking contest.

Thanks to Bottom Dollar Foods for hosting the event (and the $100 gift card prize.) I’ll post the Thanksgiving leftovers recipes this week.

mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel ( and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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