Rocky Top Hospitality Announces Cooking Classes

Raleigh, NC, August 20, 2007 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, has announced that the restaurant will host a Seafood 101 cooking class at Red Room Tapas Lounge, located at 510 S. Glenwood Ave. from 10:00 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 25. The class, which will be led by Michael Dean's executive chef, Marshall Smith, will teach how to clean and cut tuna, scallops, and Hawaiian hebi, as well as allow attendees to learn how to distinguish the differences between oysters from three different seas. The cost for the class is $50 per person, and 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. For more information or to sign up online, visit their Web site at

“These classes are a great opportunity for our customers,” said Ogan. “They can learn how to make one of our signature entrees at home while donating to a good cause at the same time.”

About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality has been devoted to improving Raleigh, North Carolina’s local dining scene since 1998, when their first restaurant opened. Michael Dean’s Wood Oven and Seafood Grill was the culmination of years of planning by co-owners and college friends Kevin (Michael) Summers and Dean Ogan. Six other restaurants have now opened under the Rocky Top Hospitality name. New restaurants are always built from the menu-out, so the emphasis is always on the food and how to create an experience you can’t find anywhere else. For more information visit their Web site at

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