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

Festive Desserts – Vegan

November 28, 2017 6:00 pm | $55 | Chef Gili Kieffer

Born and raised in Israel, Gili Kieffer is a Lancaster-based certified plant-based chef and pastry chef, specializing in vegan cooking. Gili is passionate about helping others make healthier lifestyle choices that taste delicious no matter what season of the year!

  • Gingerbread Men
  • Maple Stars
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Truffles
  • Almost Instant Chocolate-Peppermint Pudding

Feast of the Seven Fishes – SOLD OUT

December 1, 2017 6:00 pm | $90. | Chef Antonino Elia

Once again we are privileged to have Chef Antonino Elia and his wife, Elizabeth, prepare The Feast of the Seven Fishes! They have been serving this feast in their own home for the past 34 years. In Italy, The Feast of the Seven Fishes is traditionally served on Christmas Eve. This spectacular 7 course feast begins with appetizers and wine, moving to multiple seafood dishes and concluding with a delectable dessert and espresso. This wonderful meal will be prepared in front of you and served at intimate tables of 4. Limited to 12!

  • Sfincione (Pizza of Palermo)
  • Polpo alla Luciana (Octopus Salad)
  • Vongole e Cozze Posilipo (Clams and Mussels in Vegetable Tomato Broth Soup)
  • Linguini allo Scampi (Linguini with Shrimp Scampi)
  • Triglia al Cartoccio (Mullet baked in Foil)
  • Frittelli di Baccala (Salted Cod Fritters)
  • Tonno con Piselle (Tuna Steaks with Peas, and Cipollini Sauce)
  • Cuccidati (Fig Filled Cookies)

Gifts from the Kitchen SOLD OUT

December 5, 2017 6:00 pm | $60. | Tina Bare

The best gifts are the edible ones made in your own kitchen! In this hands-on class, Tina Bare will instruct you in making 4 delightful gifts that you will take home ready to give adorably packaged! You will leave inspired and equipped to create more of these heart warming gifts.

  • Maple Almond Granola (packaged in a Mason Jar Resealable Bag)
  • White Chocolate Hot Chocolate Mix (packaged in a Quattro Stagioni Bottle)
  • Deep Dark Chocolate Fudge (placed in a Gift Box)
  • Hot Pepper Jam (canned in a Quattro Stagioni Jar)

Make Ahead Holiday Brunch

December 7, 2017 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Kay Weaver

Waking up to the smell of breakfast wafting in the air on Christmas morning is a long time tradition. Chef Kay Weaver will help you avoid last minute stress by sharing a simple, yet delicious make-ahead menu. Come and relax as you sip on a hot beverage and see Kay demonstrate how easy it is!

  • Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyere Strata
  • Home Fries with Roasted Tomato Aioli
  • Sweet and Spicy Bacon
  • Winter Fruit Salad
  • Scones with Jam

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 24, 2018 10:00 am | $55. | Vlerie 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. |

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
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