Cooking Classes

You’ll love our lessons and teachers! All of our cooking classes begin at 6:00pm, unless noted. Maximum of 12 students per class.

Want to learn new cooking skills to
impress your friends or throw the best
dinner party ever? Join our culinary
experts for fabulous, demonstration
and partial hands-on cooking classes,
right here in historic downtown Lititz,
Class participants enjoy 10% off everything
in the store on the evening of the class.

Our Cooking Class Schedule

Holiday Desserts of Southern Italy

December 11, 2017 6:00 pm | $75 | Chef Antonino Elia & his wife Elizabeth Elia

What a special treat to have Chef Antonino Elia and his wife Elizabeth demonstrate the making of some favorite family desserts. When you arrive, relax while enjoying an antipasto tray of olives, cheese and bread with a light spritzer. After everything is prepared taste each delicious recipe with Italian espresso.

  • Zia Rosa’s Rum Cake
  • Nonna Elizabeth’s Ricotta Pie with Candied Fruit
  • My Mother Santina’s Cuccidati (Fig Filled Cookies)
  • Nonna Maria’s Ricotta Cookies with Orange Glaze
  • Nino’s Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Dark Chocolate



“Olives, Lemons & Za’atar – The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking”

January 10, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Dana Getz

Chef Dana Getz highlights a favorite cookbook “Olives, Lemons, & Za’atar – The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking” by Rawia Bishara. These remarkable recipes are from the author’s restaurant, Tanoreen, in Bay Ridge, NY.

  • Mezze Platter: Whipped Tahini Sauce, Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, and Tabouleh
  • Fish Tagine with Rice and Vermicelli Pilaf
  • Brussels Sprouts with Panko

Soup Season

January 17, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

This is the perfect time of the year for a bowl of comfort! Tina Bare will help you keep warm and cozy this winter with these delicious and easy soups.

  • Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup (vegetarian/gluten/dairy free)
  • Mulligatawny Soup (gluten free/option for dairy free)
  • “Tastes Like Lasagna” Soup (gluten free)
  • Harvest French Onion Soup with Sharp Cheddar Smothered Crostini (gluten free)

Kids Cooking – Lovin’ Lasagna SOLD OUT

January 19, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Everyone loves lasagna. Gwen Eberly will teach kids aged 8-14 years in this hands-on class to make two tasty lasagnas. After they create these recipes in class, they will be ready to try their skills at home!

  • Vegetable Lasagne
  • Meat Lasagne
  • Caesar Salad
  • Mixed Berries with Lemon Curd

Wok-it with Stellar Stir Fries!

January 23, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Gili Kieffer

Chef Gili Kieffer will share tips for care and maintenance wok pans and help you build your own delicious stir fries using a variety of fresh and healthy ingredients. Come and create a stir fry!

  • Veggie Stir Fry with Ginger Miso Sauce
  • Indonesian Marinaded Tofu Stir Fry
  • Coconut Rice

Sensational Scones

January 30, 2018 10:00 am | $55. | Valerie Baer

Valerie Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, will demonstrate tips and tricks for making delightfully tender scones that melt in your mouth! Enjoy tasting your scones with fresh brewed coffee or tea!

  • Blueberry Scones
  • Lemon Scones (Lower in fat than most scones!)
  • Cheesy Savory Scones (Perfect to grab and go for breakfast or lunch!)
  • Chocolate Scones (Practically Dripping with Chocolate!)
  • Lemon Curd
  • Simple Clotted Cream Substitute

Super Bowl Snacks

January 25, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Jason Hampton

Score big with these Super Bowl Snacks. Jason Hampton knows all about entertaining! He is freelance chef that has been cooking professionally for 20 years. Jason owns and operates In A Pinch, a private chef and personal catering service in Elizabethtown.

  • Tomato Bacon Jam Crostini
  • Cheddar Dijon Ale Soup with Bavarian Croutons
  • Sriracha Chicken BBQ Sliders with Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Cast Iron Cooking!

January 26, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Paul Anater

Grow in confidence and increase your recipe variety as you cook with your cast iron. Paul Anater will demonstrate how to season, re-season, clean and store your cast iron. Once you have the basics down, Paul will demonstrate how versatile cast iron is by making a pear tarte tatin, a recipe that starts on the cooktop and moves into the oven! Bring along your pan to start the seasoning process!

  • Pear Tarte Tatin
  • Savory Dutch Babies

Taste of Italy

January 29, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Chef Maria Quaranta

Chef Maria Quaranta, owner of Pepe’s Pizza in Ephrata, has a wealth of experience when it comes to Italian Cuisine. Maria was born in Sicily and has always worked in family owned restaurants. She loves sharing her recipes with you. In this hands-on class you will make your own mini apple pie to take home and bake!

  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Rosemary & Parsley Seasoned Potatoes
  • Mini Apple Pie with Cream Filling

Big Flavor, Bold Taste and NO Gluten!

January 31, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

Tina Bare chose a few recipes that her family enjoys from her favorite gluten free cookbook to share with you.  “The Lagasse Girls’ Big Flavor, Bold Taste and NO Gluten!” cookbook, by Jilly Lagasse & Jessie Lagasse Swanson, is just what the title says, lots of taste and no gluten. Taste and see that you won’t miss the gluten!

  • Easy Chicken Satay Skewers
  • Healthy Huevos Rancheros
  • Moroccan Lamb Tagine
  • Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Bakery Fresh Brioche  Make-it & Take-it

February 1, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Paul Anater

Travel to France in this class, where you will learn the secrets to making Brioche, a delicate, tender and versatile French dough. In this hands-on class, Paul Anater will walk you through making your own batch of brioche dough that you will take home and bake. Enjoy brioche creations with hot cafe au lait and marmalade!

  • Traditional Brioche
  • Brioche Clover Leaf Rolls
  • Brioche Hamburger Buns
  • Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

Kids Cooking – Heart Winning Delights

February 2, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Gili Kieffer

Kids, ages 8-12 years of age, will create fabulous, fun desserts in this hands-on class taught by Chef Gili Kieffer.  (Vegan)

  • Heart Shaped Cookies with Individual Messages
  • Strawberry Agar & Meringue Layered Mini Parfaits
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Chocolate Oreo Truffles

Romantic Desserts

February 7, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Nothing says “I love you” like a rich chocolate confection! Pastry Chef Danielle DiSanto will make creating these silky and delicious desserts seem simple. Everyone will want to be your Valentine! A hands-on class.

  • Silky Chocolate Souffle
  • Molten Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Caramels with Sea Salt

An Amazing Mexican Meal

February 8, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Tina Bare

Packed with bold flavors, this south-of-the-border inspired dinner will wake up your taste buds. Tina Bare teaches this flavor filled hands-on class. (Gluten Free)

  • Braised Brisket Tacos
  • Elote (Mexican Street Corn Dip)
  • Homemade Refried Black Beans
  • Easy Cilantro and Tomato Rice
  • Jicama and Orange Salad with Fresh Lime Dressin

Date Night with Nino!

February 9, 2018 6:00 pm | $75. | Chef Antonino Elia

Chef Antonino Elia shops the day of class to obtain the freshest in season ingredients; so he can create a spectacular Date Night menu, perfectly paired with wine! You won’t want to miss this culinary adventure! Just leave it to Nino!



Kids Cooking – Dazzling Valentine Desserts

February 10, 2018 1:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Valentine’s Day is a great time to create dazzling desserts and share them with the ones you love. Kids, ages 8-12, love learning how to bake with Gwen Eberly. A hands-on class!

  • Flourless Chocolate Tortes with Raspberries
  • Mini Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream
  • Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate

Quiche Feast

February 13, 2018 10:00 am | $55. | Valerie Baer

These deep dish delights can be enjoyed anytime of the day! Quiche isn’t just for brunch. Quiche is full of flavor and nutrients! Val Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, brings years of practical experience to this partial hands-on class.

  • Roasted Butternut, Spinach, Tomato Quiche with Whole Grain Crust
  • Sausage, Bacon, Mushroom Quiche with Potato Crust
  • Cinnamon Streusel Oatmeal Muffins

Southern Italian Cuisine

February 15, 2018 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Antonino Elia

A truly relaxing experience taught by Chef Antonino Elia, a native of Sicily. Grab a seat in this demonstration style class with some hands-on opportunities! Delizioso!

  • Zuppa di Scarola e Fagioli (Escarole and Bean Soup)
  • Rigatoni al Sugo di Coda (Rigatoni with Oxtail sauce)
  • Coda di Bue con Salsa di Pomodoro (Oxtail in Tomato Sauce)
  • Torta  al Limone Siciliano (Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake)

Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites

February 21, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Kay Weaver

Chef Kay Weaver highlights recipes from one of her favorite cookbooks, “smitten kitchen EVERY DAY, triumphant & unfussy new favorites”  by Deb Perelman. You will love the recipes from this award winning blogger and New York Times Best-selling author.

  • Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar
  • Artichoke and Parmesan Galette
  • Sizzling Beef Bulgogi Tacos
  • Wintry Apple Bake with Double Ginger Crumb

Go Further with Food series – Heart Health

February 26, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN

Join Giant Food Store’s Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN, for a fun and interactive culinary nutrition experience as we kick-off the Go Further With Food series! Gain confidence in the kitchen as you learn tips and tricks for shopping, selecting, and creating nutritious and delicious foods. Bring your appetite as we prepare, cook, and taste seasonal recipes featuring foods that support a healthy heart and body!

  • Quinoa Kale Acorn Squash with Pecans
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberry Pistachio Pesto
  • Pomegranate Pistachio Bark

French Macarons – Winter Flavors

February 27, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Chef Danielle DiSanto is back with yet another fun and flavor filled French macaron class! In this hands-on class, Danielle will share many tips for making these petite sandwich cookies.

  • Red Velvet Macarons with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Apple Pie Spice Macarons with Salted Caramel Buttercream
  • Peppermint Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache


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