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Whatever your level of expertise in the kitchen, you will always learn something new and exciting at Spoon & Whisk´s Cooking School. We’ve earned a reputation for world-class instruction by offering culinary expertise from our talented, local award-winning chefs and instructors.

One of our cooking school goals is for you to be able to re-create at home what you learn here. We encourage you to sign up early so that you have your choice of classes. Each class includes a copy of the recipes and a meal of the foods prepared. Please review our Registration and Policy Information at the bottom of this page.

Chef Biographies

 · Chef Elizabeth Barbone · Chef Sue Hatalsky · Chef Michael Hinrichs · Chef Ben Kozloski · 
 · Chef Patrick Longton · Chef Louis Maggiore · Chef Patrick Mannato · 
 · Chef Gabriel Pollow · Chef Leah Stein · Chef Suvir Saran · 
 · Chef Hayley Miller · Chef Dan Spitz · Patti Fortuna-Stannard · 

Cooking Class Schedule

Breakfast Club ***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

Thurs, Apr 9, 7 pm

The first meal of the day is an important one; why not make it a delicious one too? Chef Leah Stein will introduce us to the best way to start our day with her famous breakfast cookies, cinnamon buns, and quiche—perfect companions to your coffee, tea, or juice.
Menu: Cinnamon Buns; Breakfast Cookies; Quiche
Instructor: Chef Leah Stein

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Wed, Apr 15, 7 pm

Are you ready to motor west and visit some favorite diner stops? Take a seat on a red leather topped stool at the counter as you are poured a hot cup of joe and your order of “pope benedict,” “butchers revenge,” or “crying cow” is called back to the cook. Chef Michael Hinricks is ready to translate classic diner slang into mouthwatering dishes we have all come to know and love.
Menu: Eggs Benedict; Classic Patty Melt; Meatloaf and Gravy
Instructor: Chef Michael Hinrichs

Savory Pies of the British Isles ***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

Tues, Apr 21, 7 pm

Make room at the table Downton Abby lovers; we have Chef Hayley Miller tonight showcasing the flavors of savory pies fit for a King or Queen! We learn all about traditional English foods and culture as we enjoy the rich robust flavors of pork, beef, and vegetables and a delicious spin on chocolate for dessert.
Menu: Edwardian-Era Raised Pork Pie; Traditional Cornish Pasty; Classic Scottish Chocolate Banoffee Pie
Instructor: Chef Hayley Miller


Thurs, Apr 23, 7 pm

As winter begins to fade, we welcome spring with eager anticipation as fresh vegetables emerge from our gardens. They tend to be lighter and sweeter; and are staples in many early seasonal meals. Chef Patrick Mannato will make our menus “spring-tastic” this season!
Menu: Creamy Spring Onion Soup; Spring Panzanella with Asparagus; Spring Vegetable Pasta; Rice Pudding with Poached Rhubarb
Instructor: Chef Patrick Mannato

Knife Skills ***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

Wed, Apr 29, 7 pm

Minimize waste, save time, prevent accidents, and feel confident using your knives. To master proper chef knife techniques you’ll chop, mince, slice, dice, and julienne. Learn to select, care for and properly use the most important tool in your kitchen.
Instructor: Chef Joe Marosek

Travel Through Tuscany ***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

Wed, May 6, 7 pm

We are pleased to present a second session of this popular class! The Italian food culture has two basic rules to fantastic tasting dishes—keep it fresh and keep it simple. Chef Patrick Mannato takes us on a journey of Tuscany where the locals enjoy the freshest ingredients not only in main dishes but also in sweet, decadent desserts.
Menu: Tuscan Bean and Chicken Soup; Cheese Soufflé and Arugula Salad; Ravioli with Ragu; Crispy Anise and White Wine Taralli (Spiral-Shaped Biscotti)
Instructor: Chef Patrick Mannato

Polish Palate ***BY POPULAR DEMAND***

Thurs, May 7, 7 pm

We are pleased to present a second session of this popular class! Chef Ben Kozloski will teach us to make perfect pierogi, Poland’s national stew called Bigos, and more. As a country, Poland has welcomed many cuisines from neighboring countries, putting their own flavor spin on each. Join us as we taste and enjoy this wonderful regional cuisine.
Menu: Homemade Pierogi; Golumpki; Bigos; Barszcz (Borscht); Pagash; Pickled Herring Canapé
Instructor: Chef Ben Kozloski

Registration and Policy Information

Class sizes are limited to ensure that our participants enjoy the experience. Please sign up for our newsletter online or sign-up when you visit Spoon & Whisk to receive the list of upcoming classes via e-mail. Check our web site regularly for class updates.

  • Classes are $45.00 each, due at registration. You can register in store or by phone.
  • Most classes are demonstration style. Each class includes recipes and a tasting session.
  • Classes begin promptly at 7:00 PM, and will end at approximately 9:00 PM. Please arrive early.
  • We recommend early registration since class size is limited.
  • Students attending will receive a 10% discount on all purchases on the night of their class. (Some exclusions apply)
  • Spoon & Whisk reserves the right to substitute instructors or menu items, without prior notice.
  • In the event that a class is cancelled by Spoon & Whisk, you will receive a full refund or transfer to another available class.
  • Class fee is non-refundable, but you may give your seat away to a friend if for any reason you cannot attend.