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Chef du Jour

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a few hours to spend with a culinary expert? Wait no more! Register today for one of our Chef du Jour classes to sample new cuisines or to learn new and fun ways to prepare the foods that you've always enjoyed!

These are not your typical cooking "demonstrations."

In many similar classes, you sit back and watch a chef do all of the cooking as he or she demonstrates a variety of cooking techniques. Our classes are not for onlookers, but rather for those of you who are ready to get your hands (and clothes) a little messy. You will actually be doing the cooking, learning three to five new recipes in the process. So come to class dressed comfortably and be ready for some fun!

Offered approximately twice a month, our Chef du Jour classes take place at the McCutchen House, located on the historic Horseshoe, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays (unless otherwise specified). Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes fill quickly so make your reservations early.


Spring 2019 Classes

February 23

Can It! Preserves and Pickling

This beginners class will take the fear out of canning. The lesson will consist of proper pre- and post-preparation techniques to canning your favorite food items. We'll also prepare some items for taking home. Preserves, jellies and even pickled asparagus will be the headliners.

Cost: $65 per person

Make reservation

This class begins at 9 a.m. There are many events in the city scheduled that might hinder normal traffic patterns; please plan accordingly for possible delays.


March 23

Dinner for Two

In this class, participants will be partnered in order to prepare a four-course meal that we'll enjoy in the McCutchen House dining room afterward. This will include an appetizer, salad, three main entrees with a vegetable, starch, and of course, dessert. Bring your favorite wine to this delicious event.

Cost: $65 per person

Make reservation

This class begins at 2 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m. There are many events in the city scheduled that might hinder normal traffic patterns; please plan accordingly for possible delays.


April 6

Horseshoe Family Picnic

Bring the family (and a blanket to sit on) for a outside meal on the historic Horseshoe. Enjoy a good ol' spring picnic of fried chicken, BBQ, cold salads, and desserts. And what picnic would be complete without sweet tea and other beverages? Price includes up to five family members (children under six are free). If it rains, we will be inside. You bring the fun and games; we will supply the food and drink.

Cost: $60 per family of five or less

Make reservation

This class begins at noon. There are many events in the city scheduled that might hinder normal traffic patterns; please plan accordingly for possible delays.