Cooking Classes

‘Open Kitchen’ COOKING CLASSES for the public are held in our off-season at the School’s professional kitchens for enthusiastic home cooks, keen children and their parents, and those seeking to refine their skills in a specific culinary area. Classes are generally for 12 to 15 guests maximum, and range from $45 to $85 per person, depending on the class/menu.

Classes are offered March through early October with Chef Instructor Eli Silverthorne.

Open Kitchen Class participants

Open Kitchen Class participants.

Open Kitchen Class offerings typically include a variety of classes in the following categories:

GET COOKING!: Intensive workshops focused on themed recipes.

TRADE SECRETS: Intensive workshops focused on a cooking technique, dish or product.

HOW DO I USE THAT?: Informative workshops dedicated to demonstrating cooking techniques with new-to-you ingredients.

EXPLORER: A five day intensive sneak peek of the Stratford Chefs School’s renowned full time professional culinary program, perfect for experienced home cooks looking to hone their skills, or for anyone interested in examining a future career in the culinary industry.

COOKING FUNDAMENTALS | 12 Class Series: Learn foundational cooking methods as taught in our Professional Program in a series of twelve 4-hour Sunday daytime classes

Chef Eli ran the kitchen and the ensemble of amateur chefs like a conductor directs and pulls the best performance from their symphony orchestra. And the result was an amazing and sumptuous three course meal of our own making, paired with the perfect wine. 

I loved every minute of it. Thank you for the wonderful experience!

-Gayle | Get Cooking! Inspired by FRANCE | July 3, 2023

Chief Instructor Eli Silverthorne

Open Kitchen Manager and Chef Instructor Eli Silverthorne.

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