We offer a wide range of culinary experiences including seasonal supper club events, kids classes and summer camps and fun adult events. We are always adding events to the calendar but would love to customize your private event such as a fun adult or kids cooking party, supper club dinner or in home soiree.
Contact us to plan your own supper club event, party or cooking class.
Hailing from different states and having lived, worked and trained all over the country we have come back “full circle” as family and friends to create Circle City Supper Club. With a combined lifetime of experience serving people both front of the house and behind the scenes as restaurant owners, teachers, caterers and more, we have realized that at the heart of it all still remains the desire to feed the ones we love and get to know the ones we don’t through our shared love of food.
After living and working in Pittsboro we began to notice a trend; there were no creative opportunities to gather around food, combine knowledge and encourage camaraderie around cooking. We are over the moon to be partnering with local restaurants, farmers, artisanal purveyors and fellow folk who love to eat. Our hope is to gather with friends old and new to share what we have learned through exciting supper club pop ups, classes for kids and adults, private and community-supporting events and have a good ole time while doing it.
Hailing from southern Louisiana, food has always been at the center of everything for Chef Clare. Those Southern roots run deep but when combined with French classical training at Le Cordon Bleu in a global food meca like San Francisco, those roots sprout one heck of a fabulous food tree. Her culinary style is as diverse as her background. Clare has owned and operated her own restaurant in Houma, LA, worked as a private chef, consulting chef and most recently as a culinary instructor, planning and leading adult interactive cooking programs, hosting private “cooking parties”, leading corporate team building classes, family classes and private lessons. She has coached several students on applications and participation in national televised cooking shows like Top Chef Junior and on entry into high school culinary arts programs at the renowned New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Culinary Program, developed by Chef Emeril Lagasse. Nothing makes her happier as a chef than seeing people make the connection to food that brings them from just following recipes to truly being able to cook what they love. She is excited to have come full "circle" and be back in North Carolina to feed you, share her knowledge and celebrate the joy of food with you.
Stephanie’s first lasting food memory is of wandering barefoot down the hot sandy rows in her families’ garden picking off warm sugar snap peas to snack on. This magical grazing experience left an impression on her that she hopes to share with others through gathering around food and creating together. Stephanie began her long and varied restaurant career as a dishwasher at a local joint when she was 14. The realities of the job quickly encouraged her to prove herself worthy of prep cooking and dessert plating. So began years of cooking in kitchens in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill and Wilmington. Wanderlust eventually led her west where she worked front-of-the-house alongside other traveling foodies in Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon’s south rim and northern California. Itchy feet somewhat abated, Stephanie settled in Asheville to work with the stellar folks at Early Girl Eatery and attend UNC Asheville majoring in Health and Wellness Promotion. It's here, while researching and developing Edible Schoolyard programs, that a lightbulb blazed bright. She realized a community gathering place and cooking school was exactly what her hometown needed. Stephanie enjoys teaching kids how to cook at home and in local summer camps and when not fulfilling her role as the village soup lady or conducting fermentation experiments, she can be found outside by the river or with her nose in a good cookbook.
Only a true culinary genius can take an assortment of mystery ingredients, along with our assortment of rowdy friends, and guide us in creating a one of a kind dining adventure. Clare is the essential ingredient for an unforgettable evening.
I love me some local sisters cooking good food! So much fun! And tying in local makers and food creators was icing on the cake.
I am very comfortable with southern cooking but taking these classes opened me up to new techniques and introduced me to regional ingredients I wouldn’t have had any idea how to use. I’m so excited to take my cooking to the next level.