Cooking Classes

Experience New England's culinary treasures. Add a cooking class to your travel itinerary and savor the taste of a region brimming with nature's bountiful produce and world-renowned restaurants, charming inns and chefs. 


*UPCOMING EVENT OF INTEREST*

Wine & Dined: Setting the New England Table | A Historic Deerfield  Symposium 
This event will take place on Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Deerfield, MA.
For more details, visit the Historic Deerfield website.




Sampler:

Connecticut

Hunt Hill Farm Cooking School was named 'Best in CT' by Connecticut Magazine. The school has hosted famous chefs. Classes are taught in a renovated, circa-1800’s horse barn.  

For Spring 2019, Jones Family Farm in Connecticut is offering classes that feature cuisines from faraway lands—Iceland, Ireland, Iran, Ivory Coast & Carolina Coast, Italy, Israel, India, Indonesia. Additionally, they offer winery classes.

Cucina Casalinga is a home-based Italian cooking school that offers daytime and evening cooking classes with Sally Maraventano.
http://www.cucinacasalinga.com

Guide to Cooking Classes in Connecticut -CTBites.com

Sur La Table offers cooking classes in Connecticut and Massachusetts

Both youth and adult culinary classes are offered at Wakeman Town Farm, an organic demonstration homestead serving the Westport community. 
https://www.wakemantownfarm.org

Cook alongside talented local area chefs at the Weekend Kitchen School in Essex, Connecticut. Sample classes: An evening in Morocco, A Night in Havana and much more.
https://www.weekendkitchenct.com/collections/cooking-classes


Maine

Hartstone Inn (Camden, Maine)
Food and dining adventures await at the Hartstone Inn with Chef Michael Salmon.
http://www.hartstoneinn.com/cooking-school/scheduled-cooking-classes

Take a private cooking class with executive chef Derek Bissonnette at the White Barn Inn (Maine) 

Prepare recipes from the Inn's award-winning restaurant menus. All participants in the culinary experience will receive an exclusive White Barn Inn Restaurant apron as a memento. The White Barn Inn is a luxury Relais & Châteaux property.
http://www.whitebarninn.com/things-to-do/cooking-classes

Experience the wonders of woodfired cooking. The Jillyanna's Cooking School in picturesque Kennebunkport offers hands-on classes and private parties.
http://www.jillyannas.com/the-classes 

Historic Maine cooking is one of the 2019 class offerings at Ambrosia Cooking School in Bar Harbor, Maine. Learn about historic and new desserts on Sunday, July 28, 2019.
http://www.ambrosiacookingschool.com

Saltwater Farm Cooking School (Maine)  offers cooking classes for all skill levels.



 Massachusetts

The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market is on a mission to restore the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts. Check out their list of cooking classes and educational experiences.
https://bostonpublicmarket.org/kitchenhttps://bostonpublicmarket.org/kitchen

Eataly Boston  offers hands-on cooking classes, handcrafted by Chef Lidia Bastianich. 
https://www.eataly.com/us_en/classes-and-events/boston 

Stir Boston (South End)
Stir Boston is a demonstration kitchen and cookbook store offering weekly cooking classes. Instructors and the curriculum draw from the talents and passions of Chef Barbara Lynch, Wine Director Cat Silirie, and their teams.
http://stirboston.com

Learn the art of making dumplings at Mei Mei, a Boston restaurant and food truck caterer.
https://www.meimeiboston.com/classes  

Taste Buds Kitchen in North Andover, MA offers cooking classes for kids, families and adults. 
https://tastebudskitchen.com

Italy Cooking Class at The Getaways Inn (The Berkshires, Massachusetts)
This cooking package is being offered February 17 & 18, 2017. It includes dinner each night, Saturday lunch, take home recipes, notebook, apron, all taxes.
https://www.gatewaysinn.com/packages/

The Boston Center for Adult Education and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education are well-known for their cooking classes. There is no shortage of culinary programs for everyone. You can even rent their kitchens for your own private class. 

Cambridge School of Culinary Arts offers cooking classes for all skill levels. Gain knowledge and expertise from chef instructors in a hands-on environment.

ArtEpicure Cooking School (Sommerville, MA) - Hone professional restaurant kitchen skills in an intimate setting. Classes in Mediterranean, Italian, French, Greek, Spanish, German and Southern/Cajun cuisines.
http://www.artepicure.com/index.html

flour bakery + cafe baking classes include private classes and are held at headquarters in Allston, MA. View the current calendar https://flourbakery.com/classes


Nantucket Culinary offers a variety of kids and adult classes, chef's workshops.
https://nantucketculinary.com/

New Hampshire

Colby Hill Inn (New Hampshire)
Prepare and enjoy a hands-on three-course dinner. The popular 'Cooking Confidential' classes can be customized for your corporate, club or team retreat.
http://www.colbyhillinn.com/cooking-classes.htm

The Manor on Golden Pond (New Hampshire)
"Fork in the Road" Cooking Classes - Learn how to prepare award-winning cuisine during your luxury vacation.
http://www.manorongoldenpond.com/dining/cooking-school
 
Rhode Island

The mantra at Newport Cooks in Newport, Rhode Island is "Cook it Good." Lively classes are taught by professional chefs and instructors. Cooking Club Session 10: Holiday Treats from Around the World! is a new adult cooking club series, led by Chef Deja Hart on December 5, 2018.

Ellie's Bakery in Providence, Rhode Island (an extension of the bread program at Gracie's)
Attend a baking class at Ellie's and experience the Parisian way of life.
http://elliesbakery.com/classes


Gracie's - Providence's only Four Diamond Award-Winning restaurant 
Gracie's provides learning techniques and lessons from the professional kitchen which can be applied in your home cooking. As of writing, there is still space for "Duck is a Beautiful Thing" on November 12, 2017.
http://graciesprov.com/happenings

Newport Cooks (Rhode Island) - Cooking School for adults and children. Cooking classes include private classes.
http://www.newportcooks.com

Master classic culinary techniques with À la Carte classes at the historic and luxury resort, Ocean House
Hone your cooking skills in the Gaggenau Demonstration Kitchen, featuring top-of-the-line appliances that will light your culinary fire. Classes revolve around the exploration of New England’s agricultural bounty, seasonal produce, seafood, local meats and cheeses. Wine classes are offered at the resort as well.
http://www.oceanhouseri.com/culinary/center-for-wine-and-culinary-arts/a-la-carte-classes

Bespoke Experiences: Vanderbilt Private Cooking Classes For the Whole Family
Experience local produce and classic New England cooking during your cooking class at the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island.
http://www.gracehotels.com/vanderbilt/bespoke-experiences/vanderbilt-private-cooking-classes 

Vermont

King Arthur Flour Baking School (Norwich, Vermont) - offers baking classes for adults and children of all skill levels and baking interest. 
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/baking-school/

The Inn at Weathersfield in Southeastern Vermont

The Inn at Weathersfield offers cooking classes year-round with cookbook authors & visiting chefs/instructors.
http://www.weathersfieldinn.com/hidden-kitchen


Café Provence in Brandon, Vermont offers a selection of cooking classes.
http://cafeprovencevt.com/

 
Inn at Baldwin Creek (Vermont)
Work directly with Chef-Owner Douglas Mack, assisted by Chef Leah Pryor, in a small, intimate group and learn the secrets of the culinary trade from a Slow Food perspective.
http://www.baldwincreek.net/cooking-classes/

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 
Classes offer a low-pressure, hands-on culinary experience where you can enjoy learning new techniques or honing the skills you already have. You'll work alongside one of the chefs as you prepare a delicious meal using local Vermont ingredients. Classes generally include a three- or four-course meal paired with a glass of wine.
http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/vtculinaryresort/index.php?page=classes#2669


// List updated 8/25/19
 
We'd love to mention your cooking classes on New England Food Adventures. We are especially interested in classes offered by restaurants, cooking schools, B&Bs, resorts/hotels, and farms throughout New England. Write to us via email: newenglandfoodadventures (at) gmail (dot) com.




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