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CM Cooking School

Central Market Cooking School – Central Market North Lamar Austin, TX


Singer/songwriter Kimmie Rhodes will kick off the first class of our twelve month series with her inimitable style. Kimmie’s sidekick and mentor in all things Italian, Corky Hilliard, will share the recipe for her most prized chicken dish and Jaston Williams of Greater Tuna will join Kimmie as his infamous Renaissance Chicken character to crack jokes (and eggs). Their comedic ‘Chicken Three-Ways’ will be a culinary romp that is not to be missed.

Amid the merriment, you’ll pick up tips on cooking that will make your weeknight meals a breeze and enjoy a lovely meal in support of a great cause.

For ages 18 & up. 21 or older? You’ll enjoy a glass of Italian wine paired with your meal.

ABOUT HOME (Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers)

HOME, formed by a group of concerned women in Austin, is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, non-profit organization that strives to create more security for aging musicians of the Austin music scene by providing financial grant assistance, including referrals to available resources. This monthly series will help the performers who put Austin on the musical map by making sure that they have secure housing and can keep us entertained. Your support will make a huge difference right here in Austin.

ABOUT Kimmie Rhodes, Corky Hilliard, and Jaston Williams

Native Texan Kimmie Rhodes has an array of skills from songwriting to gourmet cooking, playwriting to humorist, documentarian to ambassador, and more. In her three- decade plus career, the Austin based singer-songwriter has released 16 solo albums; written and produced three musicals; published a novella-cookbook and a memoir; and written many multi-platinum songs which have been recorded by such stellar artists as Willie Nelson; Wynonna Judd; Trisha Yearwood; Amy Grant; CeCe Winans; Joe Ely; Waylon Jennings; Peter Frampton; Mark Knopfler; and Emmylou Harris.

Jaston Williams is a humorist, playwright, actor, director, producer, essayist, and novelist. He is best known as the co-author and co-actor of The Greater Tuna quartet of plays. Williams’ performances have played on and off Broadway at the Kennedy Center, the Edinburgh International Arts Festival, the Spoleto Festival U.S.A, and all over America. He received the L.A. Dramalogue Award for both Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas.


  • Corky’s Pollo con Olive, Aglio e Rosmarino (Chicken with Olives, Garlic & Rosemary)
  • How to Cook a Chicken (According to Kimmie)
  • “Vance, You’d Better Drive” Baked Egg Custard with Jaston