Food & Drink

Food notes from around Charlotte region

Teens can learn to cook at CityKitch

CityKitch, the new cooking and teaching facility at 9545 Pinnacle Drive, will hold a cooking camp for teenagers 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11-15. The class is aimed at high school students and includes kitchen basics, creating recipes, script writing and a video. It’s $349, but get a $100 discount with the code “TCK811.” Details: or 704-499-3046. Kathleen Purvis

Mallard Creek teen lands spot on health advisory board

James Hoover, 15, a 10th-grader at Mallard Creek High School, will serve on the youth advisory board for the Alliance For a Healthier Generation. Founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, the alliance works with kids to reduce childhood obesity. Hoover started a pilot program, “Living Healthy, Living Loud” at Ridge Road Middle School. KP

Secret Chocolatier wins

6 medals at competition

The Secret Chocolatier brought back six medals from the International Chocolate Salon put on by TasteTV, which produces lifestyle programs. In the Best White Chocolate category, Cardomom Crunch Bark won gold for best ingredient combination, silver for most unique and bronze for best white chocolate. In the Top Artisan Toffee category, the sea salt butter toffee won bronze for best ingredient combination and best taste, while white chocolate honey toffee won bronze for best texture. Secret Chocolatier now has two locations, at 2935 Providence Road and 11318 N. Community House Road. KP

Coming Friday

Helen Schwab takes a taste of Little Spoon and Earl’s Grocery. Find restaurant reviews in CLT.