The Wine Country Cooking School is all about learning while having fun!
You settle in and sit back in our classroom while your instructor reviews the day's menu. Then it's into the spacious, light filled kitchen, outfitted with top-quality professional home equipment, to create a themed, three-course meal using Niagara's abundant seasonal ingredients and fresh herbs from the School's own garden.
When we say hands-on learning, we mean it - each team of two students (capably assisted by our staff) will prepare all of the recipes. You'll do it all except the dishes!
Lunch is served in the School's private dining room, hosted by Wine Country Cooking School owner Jane Langdon and her winemaker husband Joe Will. Invariably there are lots of stories, laughter and relaxation over a great meal matched with great wines.
Starting at 10:00 am and wrapping up around 3:30 pm, one day classes are offered on the first three Saturdays of each month from January through November. The cost is $195 pp. A 'Couples Class' is offered three times in both January and February and then on the 2nd Saturday of each month from March through November (booking must be made for two people) at a special rate of $340 per couple. Note: 13% HST is applicable to these prices.
Our two-day Culinary Weekends are offered the 4th weekend of each month from January through November. They start at the School at 9:00 am and wrap up around 3:00 pm on Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday. On Saturday, you'll have the chance to meet a local grower or visit the Niagara-on-the-Lake Farmers Market to make the connection between farm and table. And if the weather doesn't cooperate, there's a tutored wine tasting at Strewn instead. Cost is $350 pp plus 13% HST .
Two-day Culinary Weekends may also be booked as a package with two nights accommodation at a boutique hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Class registration and two nights accommodation (deluxe room) range from $550 - $1,150 per person OR $1,200 - $1,490 per couple depending on the property selected and whether it is booked during high, shoulder or low season. Applicable taxes extra. Participating properties include the Harbour House Hotel, the Shaw Club and the Riverbend Inn. For more information or to book the package, contact the Wine Country Cooking School (905) 468-8304.
Come as an individual, come with a partner or come with a group of friends and make it a private class. Each menu-based class is complete by itself but 'repeat' students will find new recipes, different themes and new vintages of wines to discover.
Payment and Cancellation Policy: All bookings are considered firm and payments are processed when booking is made. Rebooking to a different date may be made up to three weeks before the class or until the class is full if that happens earlier. We can only accommodate a booking change after that if we are able to fill the spot(s) with other patrons. If you are unable to attend class, you may send a substitute. No refund is given for cancellations.