His travels have taken him to the food centers of the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Italy and finally to Western North Carolina. Tony has done many cooking classes for years in the Hendersonville area when he was not researching and relaxing in Italy He also loves hosting cooking classes in his home for groups of 12 or less. Tony’s company, bbb Cooks, is looking forward to a very long and happy life here in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Did we mention that that Anthony (Tony) Schlarb of Hendersonville, NC with Bianco Blanco Blanc Cooks is coming to Sage Gourmet on January 21st, 2015 at 6:30 pm for a COOKING CLASS!!!
We could not be more honored or excited to be the host of this magical evening where Tony will cook his way through his Italian menu. The cost is $50.00 per person and will include the food from each course paired with delicious wines from The Wine Cellar at Sage Gourmet.
Please call today at 828-595-2236 or email at email@example.com to reserve your seat. More information to follow.
Here is his bio so you can get to know Tony and see how his experiences will bring so much to the table:
Anthony J. Schlarb was born and raised in Southern California. As the third eldest of eight children, Tony was taught to commemorate his “Heinz 57” heritage. At his parents’ home the dinner table was the place for food, family, friends and traditions. What possibly could this family of Scotch, Irish, English, German, Italian, and Latino Mexicans link together to celebrate? To be honest, it was all about the food. From his Grandmothers to his Mother, Tony was led down a path toward the kitchen.
After a 4 year stint in the Navy, stationed in Gaeta Italy, for which he thanks you all very much, Tony opened, in the early 1980’s, a catering company and store front in Palm Springs, California called “La Cuisine Brown Bag”. His company specialized in parties for 100 or less and was the toast of the town before closing to move back to Laguna Beach.
After working for Richard Freedman (creator of Pottery Barn West) and a retail store called By Design, Tony heard the call of yeast and ovens. He worked with Nancy Silverton of La Brea Bakery in the early 1990’s before moving to Sacramento California to open “Panini”, a wholesale bread bakery and in-home cooking school.