Restaurants with Cooking Classes
Once a year a group of girlfriends and I go out to a restaurant for a cooking class. There are usually about 20 or 25 of us. For the past couple of years we have been going to Spargos. The first year I thought the food was excellent. The second year it was so-so. Anyone know of any other Central Jersey restaurants that will do a cooking class?
I don't know of any restaurants offering cooking classes. However, since you mention Spargo's, which is in Freehold, here's an idea. Brookdale Community College offers cooking classes as part of their Community Development program (non-credit courses) at their Freehold campus, which is on Route 9 South. You could contact the Community Development office to see if arrangements can be made for one of the instructors to do a private, hands-on class for your group in the instructional kitchen.
Hi Cielle! I posted something on this earlier this year, and to my delight, someone introduced me to the site. http://www.cookntell.com/
I took a class here, (it is bascially a woman's house in Colts Neck and she brings in GREAT chefs to teach.) I took a class called "Paris Revisited" by Kathleen Sanderson. So much fun! It was a demonstration class, but then you get to eat everything she makes.
Let me just tell you, EVERYTHING I learned in that class, I make now and everyone raves about how great it is. The other people in the class (She keeps them small, 10 people) were all so much fun and I got to meet really nice people. I am sure if you have 25, she could probably accomodate a class just for all of you. She is really nice, the owner is Sue.
Definately check it out!
I also am waiting to see the new schedule for this place in Westfield, http://www.westfieldtoday.com/westfield/access?objName=WESTFIELD.C.GENVMDW.com_att_Westfield_GENVMDW_VisualManager&action=publicAnnouncements&viewAction=viewByAnnID&annID=1379
it is called Classic Thyme, or you can call them for the schedule. I regisitered for a class with the same chef I met in Colts Neck, but then the class was cancelled due to low turnout.
Another thought is Kings Cooking Classess
The only problem, the classess are far from me, Short Hills and Bedminster.
If you want to drive, which I don't..in Fairfield there is the Viking Cooking School
Let us know or please post if you find any!!
cielle, this is the thread that ran earlier about cooking school opportunities. I'm thrilled to hear a fellow NJ hound enjoyed Cook N Tell.
The only restaurant-ish place I can think of is Mumfords in Tinton Falls but not sure if that is central Jersey for you..if you come across others in your search, please share them.
My daughter and I did a class geared toward the little ones at cook n tell and it was great. While not an adults class, I could see how Sue, the instructor, would be great at an adult themed class. HillJ knows what he's talking about. Check them out.
Also, Happy Thyme cooking school in Westfield is another option.
Another option but over the bridge in S.I. is carolscafe.com
Classic Thyme Westfield NJ
Not a restaurant, not really a cooking school, but they offer a number of diferent cooking classes....from what you wrote this would be a very good fit for yourgrou[
David MArtone is the head chef...he has a number of menus from which you can choose or you can create something for yourselves, especially considering you hae a rather large group
Chef Martone uses quality ingredients and is ery personable. Go and you will have fun!