Our hands–on Vermont cooking classes are offered throughout the year and are a huge hit. Work directly with Chef-Owner Douglas Mack in a small, intimate group and learn the secrets of the culinary trade from a Slow Food perspective. Prepare seasonal dishes using high quality ingredients, then dine with the Chef as you enjoy a delicious, class-prepared meal with wine or beer. Due to their popularity, each 3 1/2 hour Vermont cooking class is usually offered on at least two separate occasions.
We firmly believe in the farm to plate concept so our cooking classes often include a tour of the gardens and hoop houses at Baldwin Creek. With Chef Mack as our guide, we survey the day's harvest and pick herbs and vegetables to use during the cooking class.
Unless otherwise noted, classes run from 11:30 to 3:00. The cost is $75 per person. Two students booking the same cooking class at the same time: $140.
Monthly Friday Night Date Night classes are 6:30-8:15, followed by three course dinner seated within the restaurant. $65 per person, $110 couple. Alcohol, tax and tip is additional.
Class size is limited to 12, so early reservations are encouraged. Prepayment is required; your credit card is processed for your cooking class at time of reservation.
2013 Class Schedule - Book your class now!
May 5: Tuscan KitchenMay 16: Born on the Bayou
August 4: Playing with Fire - Grilling ClassAugust 8: Playing with Fire - Grilling Class
September 4: Tailgate Gourmet
September 8: Tailgate Gourmet
September 22: Pasta Perfecto
September 26: Pasta Perfecto
October 6: Pig-Out (All about Pork)
October 10: Pig-Out (All about Pork)
October 20: Soups and Stews
October 24: Soups and Stews
November 10: Fun and "Game"
November 17: Fun and "Game"
December 7: Get to the Root of It
Kids Cooking Classes
Geared for the 8-12 year olds, our hands-on classes for kids are fun and teach basic culinary skills. Saturday classes run from 10:00-12:00. Cost is $35 per student; second student registering together is $30.
Saturday February 16: "Love of Chocolate"
Saturday February 23: "What Came First: Chicken or the Egg"
GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for any of our cooking classes. A perfect gift for all of your "foodie" friends.
Private Classes are available for company team building, bachelorette parties, showers, reunions. We design a custom Vermont cooking classes to fit interests and schedules for groups between 8 and 14 in size. In the summer larger private groups can be accommodated when our class location can move to the Red Barn.
Cost ranges between $70-125 per person, depending on topic, length of class time, meal and drinks.
Note: We supply aprons, knives and recipe booklets. If you prefer, you are welcome to bring your favorite knife and/or apron with you to use during the class.
If you must cancel a cooking class, we will refund the full amount or give you credit for another class if cancellation occurs at least one week before the class is scheduled. If you cancel at least 48 hours before the class, we will give you credit for another class within this upcoming year. Unfortunately, if cancellation occurs less than 48 hours prior to class, credit can be given only if we are able to re-book your space in the class.
We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment with five days' notice. In this case, any prepaid class may be used for another upcoming cooking class or reimbursement will be made.
2013 Wine and Beer Pairing Dinners
Wine, beer and harvest pairing dinners are planned throughout the year. Join us for one of these specialty dinners for a memorable culinary weekend.
Saturday January 26: Winter Redheads Wine Pairing Dinner
Saturday April 27: Taste of Tuscany Wine Pairing Dinner
Saturday October 19: Beer Pairing Dinner