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Aug 3, 2007 04:27 PM

Cooking Classes

I have been searching for "hands on" classes. I am not looking to enroll in a school I just want some structured classes. Any Help?

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  1. Savona in Gulph Mills hosts a class most Saturdays in their fantastic kitchen with their head chef -- great food, good instruction, and you'll come away inspired by their creative, well-executed menus! After the class there is a three-course lunch with a wine-pairing served in their wine cellar. Fabulous!

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      1. re: coffey605

        Nope, they're not too big. I've taken two there and each time it's only been about 6-7 people. I remember being told while reserving once that they limit the class sizes so that everyone can fit comfortably in the kitchen (around their AMAZING Bonnet stove -- $75K and worth taking the class for that alone)! The classes really are super -- in fact, I'm going again in a few weeks!

          1. re: Fanthai

            It is quite varied -- French, Mediterranean. It is hard to say exactly. He uses many seasonal and local ingredients. They do have a dinner menu up online at

    1. They are booked until September (just checked). I will call tomorrow to set the next available. Thank You!

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      1. re: coffey605

        My pleasure! I hope you like it, but they're hard not to like!

      2. If you are open to personal classes in your home, there are some people that do that also. There is a website (and of course I can't think of it) that has sort of a directory of who in the area does them. You could google it. I do know that David Katz formerly chef of M Restaurant is doing some private cooking/classes around the Washington Square area lately. He'd make for a great lesson, I have been to a party in which he cooked, and it was crazy good!

        1. My friend and I just took a class at the Viking Cooking School in Bryn Mawr. It was terrific! They have classes every night, so you can find the perfect class for what you are looking to get out of it. Each class has a different set of skills that you learn. We had Chef Andrew, who was great!! He had some terrific tips. The class fits all skills levels. I love to cook and do it quite often. There was another woman who never cooks and her friend just brought her along. We both raved about the class. The meal at the end is the cherry on a sundae! I highly recommend it. Very fun, educational and yummy!

          1. I've been looking for the same thing. Recently, I found that the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill has Community Education course ranging from one-day intensives to one-night-a-week seasonals. Might be worth looking into...