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

Kids Cooking School – Autumn Flavors SOLD OUT

October 20, 2017 6:00 pm | $55.00 | Gwen Eberly

A flavorful and fun hands-on class taught by Gwen Eberly! Kids ages 8-12 will learn delicious skills that will serve them well over and over again!

  • Harvest Vegetable Stew
  • Corn Muffins
  • Apple Crisp

Cookbook Series featuring “Salade” by Pascale Beale

October 21, 2017 6:00 pm | $55. | Zest Owner & Chef Sharon Landis

Recipes from the Market Table.  A simply amazing book that elevates the simple salad to an adventure for your taste buds.  Join Zest owner, Sharon Landis, for this class that pairs unusual ingredients together for some truly unique salads using fool proof techniques for preparation.  The cookbook features stunning photography and will be available for purchase at 10% off on the night of the class.

  • Curry Roasted Golden Beet Salad
  • Santa Barbara Crab with Shaved Fennel Salad
  • Roasted Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese Salad
  • Salade de Cousinades
  • Apple Salad with Fig & Manchego Crostini

Taste of Italy – SOLD OUT

October 23, 2017 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Maria Quaranta

Come and enjoy this authentic Italian demonstration style class. Chef Maria Quaranta, owner of Pepe’s Pizza in Ephrata, always brings us her Italian favorites.

  • Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad)
  • Maria’s own Polpettone and Piselli (Italian Meatloaf)
  • Seasoned Peas with Onion & Fennel
  • Fragole con Balsamico (Balsamic Strawberries)

Four Fabulous Fall Courses SOLD OUT

October 25, 2017 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Kay Weaver

Whether cooking for your family or having a dinner party, Chef Kay Weaver will walk you through this delightful fall menu. Taste the bounty of Autumn!

  • Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Butter Fried Sage
  • Mixed Greens with Pears, Candied Walnuts and Maple Balsamic Dressing
  • Cider Brined Pork Chops with Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Apple-Ginger Tart with Cider Bourbon Sauce

The Season’s Sweet Spud!

November 2, 2017 6:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

Beautiful in color, full of flavor and very nutritious, the sweet potato has much to offer the holiday menu! Come and learn from Tina Bare some delicious new ways to prepare an old favorite! A Gluten Free Menu.

  • Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots in Soy Sauce Marinade
  • Spinach, Sweet Potato and Cranberry Salad
  • Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Date Night with Nino!

November 3, 2017 6:00 pm | $75 | Chef Antonino Elia

Chef Antonino Elia shops the day of class for fresh, in season ingredients to create a spectacular Date Night Menu, perfectly paired with wine! You won’t want to miss this culinary adventure! Just leave it to Nino! Please note: Cost is $75/person.


Taste of Italy – Entertaining – Beginnings & Endings

November 13, 2017 6:00 pm | $55 | Chef Maria Quaranta

Chef Maria Quaranta, owner of Pepe’s Pizza in Ephrata, shares her love of Italian cuisine. This month Maria focuses on easy, yet elegant Italian appetizers and desserts for the holiday season.

  • Arancini (Rice Balls)
  • Caprese Kabobs
  • Insalata di Mare (Seafood Salad)
  • Orange Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
  • Chocolate Torrone

Prepped to Party – Appetizers & Hors d’oeuvres

November 15, 2017 6:00 pm | $55 | Tina Bare

Holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends! Tina Bare’s menu is sure to make every guest feel special! A Gluten Free Menu.

  • Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites
  • Pear & Blue Cheese Crostini
  • Bacon & Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Polenta Squares

Kids Cooking School – Holiday Baking – SOLD OUT

November 17, 2017 6:00 pm | $55 | Gwen Eberly

Kids love to help in the kitchen, especially over the holidays. In this hands-on class, kids ages 8-12 will learn, under the direction of Gwen Eberly,  to make delicious treats that they can make again at home as wonderful gifts for their teachers, coaches or friends.

  • Triple Chocolate Caramel Apples
  • Macadamia Lace Cookies
  • Chocolate Chunk Blondies

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

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

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


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