Where to Find Us
We're located in the beautiful Atherton Market at 2104 South Blvd Charlotte, NC 28203. The Market is open Tuesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Wednesday – Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Atherton Market is set in the heart of Charlotte’s historic South End District, featuring a lively mix of retailers and a high quality Urban Market with daily provisions for the savvy shopper. From fresh meats and vegetables to unique art and jewelry, the market offers a fantastic shopping experience for a variety of wants and needs.
About Us

Alyssa Gorelick and Andrew Wilen met in Charlotte in Fall 2011. They began dating soon after and in December 2012 they hatched an idea. Thinking about the needs of Charlotte, Alyssa and Andrew decided to collaborate their skills as a chef and event planner/marketer respectively. So the pair decided to do what all young, newly dating couples usually do – start their own company. Since then, Alyssa Gorelick became Alyssa Wilen when they tied the knot in May, 2016.

The company’s mission is to provide a comfortable and social environment that will allow guests to enhance their skills for those who love to cook and eat well.

We believe everyone wants to cook more and live healthier. All of our classes are designed to be fun and informative. With these thoughts in mind, Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen is a true representation of both our passions. In just a few short years, Chef Alyssa's Kitchen has received local and national recognition. Best Cooking Class in Charlotte by Charlotte Magazine in 2015 and 2016. Ranked as one of the top 9 Cooking Classes in the United States by Tripping.com. In 2017, Chef Alyssa was named Top 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte by The Mecklenburg Times. Andrew was named a Forty Under 40 recipient by the Charlotte Business Journal.

We’d love to hear from you. Contact us: alyssa@chefalyssaskitchen.com and andrew@chefalyssaskitchen.com.

Step Into the Kitchen

All of our classes are held at Atherton Market in South End. Visit the page below for more information and see some pictures of our wonderful home.


Meet Chef Alyssa

Chef Alyssa Gorelick has been cooking her entire life. She's worked in all different types of restaurants and in different parts of the world! She's excited for the chance to get to know you!


Meet Andrew

Without Andrew, there'd be no kitchen! Andrew brings his winning smile and expertise on event management to Chef Alyssa's Kitchen.


Meet Emily

Emily Gantt leads all Kids Culinary Programs, Classes and Camps along with assisting all regular cooking classes.


Meet Gloria

Gloria assists all aspects of Chef Alyssa's Kitchen including all Kids Culinary Classes, regular cooking classes and special events.


Meet Dani

Dani is the lead chef instructor for many of our private cooking classes and team building events.


Our Policies

Need to cancel a class? Want to sign up for a class but it's sold out? Read on for our company policies.


Any Questions?

Have a question? Chances are you'll find an answer here. If not, don't hesitate to contact us! We'd be glad to help


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