At the Restaurant
As part of our ongoing cooking class series Chef Erik Johansen, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, will lead the class in a relaxed social environment. Each student will find just how easy cooking can be by learning to prepare from scratch and make variations on recipes which focus on seasonal, organic ingredients.
The cost per person is menu dependent but typically costs approximately $85 per person.
The classes include all ingredients and kitchen utensils.
Printed recipe packets are supplied for each student to take home.
No experience is needed, bring only an appetite and comfortable shoes.
To add to the social ambiance, hors d’oeuvres and wine are served during the class.
During the class we will discuss the fundamentals of cooking along with ideas for variations on basic recipes. The emphasis is on learning to cook, not just reproducing one recipe. The class uses the recipes as a base from which to learn basic skills which apply to cooking just about anything. Confidence in the kitchen is what we like our students to leave with as well as the experience of learning in a fun, social setting.
A full refund will be issued up to
five days prior to the class date.
For cancellations made one to five days of the class date, the class payments may be transferred to another date.
For cancellations made the day of the event, payments are non-refundable.
In Your Home
Private Cooking Class Dinner Parties
Whether looking to celebrate with old friends or learn to be comfortable and confident in your new kitchen, Chef Erik Johansen will bring the dinner party to you.
These classes cater to those who are looking for an evening of entertainment set in their own home. The cooking dinner party can be either a hands-on social event, which involves everyone participating in making the meal or a relaxed kitchen demonstration in which the chef performs the work.
The cooking dinner parties are a great way to keep everyone involved and having fun, whether for an intimate evening for two or a larger gathering of friends and family.
Learn to use YOUR kitchen space and the tools that YOU have – not everyone has professional grade equipment in their home. Feel confident the next time that you have dinner guests by learning to cook with the tools in your own home. If you have moved into a new home or want to feel more confident in your existing kitchen, let a trained professional chef help you to feel more comfortable.
The menu options focus on seasonal, local ingredients and are limited only by imagination.
Email (my address) for more information. Leave a phone number if you like a you will be contacted at our earliest convenience.
Gift certificates are available (link)
Help your employees become their personal best while learning a craft in a hands – on professional environment. Team building exercises and team bonding classes will challenge your staff to create a meal from scratch within a group under the careful instruction of a trained professional chef. The process of cooking as a group will increase your employee’s awareness of themselves and their coworkers through organization, creating and tasting, communicating and establishing trust. The classes may range from a simple chef’s demonstration and tasting to a full, hands-on, multi-course meal created as a group, in teams, or as individuals. Prior to scheduling the class we will make every effort to fulfill your teams goals and needs. Classes are available to come on location to your next employee retreat, corporate event or private celebration, which allows for easy planning; time constraints become a non-issue.
In addition, classes may be set in our Victorian era, historic restaurant site built circa 1760. Package deals may be available with local B&B’s when staying in the Warwick, NY area.
A few examples of class possibilities may include
- Food and Wine pairing events
- Package deals with overnight stays at area B&B’s with tours of the Hudson Valley’s farms and winery’s
- A cooking class or private party held on location at the destination of your choice
Dietary concerns are easily accommodated
Create something real that everyone can enjoy.
Reward your employees or special client with a truly unique experience. If you have someone that stands out among your team or a client that you would like to thank, show them your appreciation with a gift that they can remember. Would you like to create a goal for your employees to reach? Treat them to a stay in the country while learning hands-on cooking. These classes are set at a relaxed social pace for the enjoyment of our guests.