Cooking Classes

“For starters, learn how to cook.”

Charles Simic, poet, when asked “What advice would you give to people who are looking to be happy?”

Please check individual listings for latest schedule of classes.

General Cookery

Berrybogg Farm – Cooking Classes

650 Province Rd, Strafford, NH 03884
(603) 664-2100
• Demonstration cooking classes held on the farm, concentrating on using fresh and local food.

The Black Tie Company – Cooking Classes

One Union Wharf, Portland, ME 0401
(207) 761-6665,
• Offers hands-on and demonstration cooking classes in their professional kitchen, taught by an assortment of catering chefs and guest professionals.

Canterbury Shaker Village

288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224
(603) 783-9511,
• Schedule of culinary classes offered during season.

Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen

Various venues: Amesbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, Rowley, and Topsfield, MA
(978) 994-1692,
• Seasonally themed cooking classes focused on native foods and flavors from local farms.

Chez Boucher Cooking School

32 Depot Square, Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-2202,
• Wide range of classes offered, from one-day workshops to professional culinary arts training.

The Culinary Playground

Kristen Chinosi
16 Manning St, Suite 105, Derry, NH 03038
(603) 339-1664,
• Cooking classes and after-school programs for kids

Five Seasons Cooking School

Lisa Silverman
87 St. Lawrence St., Portland, ME
(207) 780-0738,
• Group as well as private cooking classes, emphasis on macrobiotic and gourmet whole foods.

Girl Gone Raw

Elizabeth Fraser
81 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 650-3437,
• Raw vegan classes, potlucks and demos.

Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group
• Based on Permaculture principles, skills workshops include preserving, animal husbandry, and homesteading.

Immigrant Kitchens

Lindsay Sterling
Freeport, ME
• Learn a new dish every month at cooking classes based on immigrant dishes.

Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School

141 Wildes District Road, Kennebunkport, ME
(297) 967-4960,
• Intimate, hands-on 3 1/2 hour classes as well as private classes, specializing in pizza, pasta and woodfired cooking.

Julie Cable McElhaney, Nutritionist and Traditional Whole Food Educator

Brookvale Pines Farm, Fremont, NH
(603) 969-6836,
• Traditional cooking techniques for groups or individuals: Lacto-fermentation, culturing dairy, making soup and bone broth, soaking and properly preparing and cooking whole grains and legumes, marinating and cooking pastured meat, baking with alternative grains, and nutrient-dense first foods for babies.

Kitchen & Cork

400 Expedition Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 885-5727,

Li Yuen’s Chinese Cooking School

Li Yuen Buesing
112C Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862
(603) 964-8181
• Six levels of instruction in Chinese cooking, each level consisting of four sessions.

Mrs. Murphy’s Kitchen

Sue Murphy
Mailing address: PO Box 1650, York Beach, ME 03910
(207) 363-4217,
• Offering a variety of hands-on vegetarian cooking classes for children and adults.

Nature’s Wonders Cooking Classes for Children

Rye, NH

New Hampshire Farm Museum

PO Box 644 Rt. 125, Plummer’s Ridge, Milton, NH 03851
(603) 652-7840,

Rolf’s Kitchen Project

Rolf Staub
Seacoast, NH
(603) 502-9688,
• Cooking classes at various locations.

Salt Water Farm

Annemarie Ahearn
Lincolnville, ME 04849
(207) 230-0966,
• Year-round schedule of classes and multi-day workshops, emphasizing using local ingredients from basic kitchen and gardening skills, to butchering and preserving.

Stone Turtle Baking & Cooking School

Michael & Sandy Jubinsky
173 Howitt Rd, Lyman, ME 04002
(207) 324-7558,
• “We really wanted to call our school the ‘Stone Turtle Baking, Cooking, Pizza-making, Community Oven, Team Building, omigod I’m having a great time, Wood-fired Oven Learning Center” but it wouldn’t fit.”

Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School

2 Stonewall Lane, York, ME 03909
(877) 899-8363
• Full schedule of lunch and evening classes covering a wide range of topics and instruction, often featuring noted restaurant chefs, cookbook authors, and cooking professionals.

Ten Apple Farm — Homesteading Workshops

Margaret Hathaway & Karl Schatz
Gray, ME
• Workshops in basic homesteading skills offered each season, including Basic Home Cheesemaking, Baking, Poultry Slaughter & Processing, and Preserving & Canning.

Tracey Osborne Miller, Health & Wellness Counselor

8 Wendell Dr, Brentwood, NH 03833
(603) 380-1080
• Individual and group instruction on making healthy choices and eating locally.


The Baking Education Center

King Arthur Flour, 133 Route 5 South, Norwich, VT
(800) 652-3334,
• Ongoing classes for home bakers, professionals, as well as kids.


Hitz Baking Facility, 97 Chestnut Street, Rehoboth, MA
(508) 252-9733,
• Hands-on baking workshops led by master baker, Chef Ciril Hitz, in an intimate setting. Workshops include Artisan Bread, Breakfast Breads, and a Wood-Fired Oven Intensive.

Kneading Conference & Maine Artisan Bread Fair

Skowhegan Fairgrounds, Skowhegan, ME
• The Kneading Conference brings together novice and professional bakers, grain farmers and millers, researchers, wood-fired oven enthusiasts and anyone who loves to eat handcrafted breads for two-days of participatory workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. Occurs annually with the Maine Artisan Bread Fair.

Stone Turtle Baking & Cooking School

Michael & Sandy Jubinsky
173 Howitt Rd, Lyman, ME 04002
(207) 324-7558,
• “We really wanted to call our school the ‘Stone Turtle Baking, Cooking, Pizza-making, Community Oven, Team Building, omigod I’m having a great time, Wood-fired Oven Learning Center” but it wouldn’t fit.” Ongoing schedule of hands-on baking workshops and guest instructors, with many of them focused on using their wood-fired oven.


Appleton Creamery

Brad, Caitlin & Fiona Hunter
780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, ME 04862
• Beginners workshops and advanced one-on-one cheesemaking instruction; also sheep dairying and cheese.

Formaggio Kitchen

244 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA
• Offers cheesemaking classes in addition to those focused on tasting.

Maine Cheese Guild

c/o State of Maine Cheese, 461 Commercial Street, Rockport, ME
• Monthly meetings, workshops for home and small production, consumer education.

New England Cheesemaking Supply

Ricki Carroll
PO Box 85, Ashfield, MA 01330
(413) 628-3808,
• Cheesemaking 101, a one-day workshop with Ricki, the Cheese Queen; Cheesemaking 201 for intermediate and advanced level students.

Pineland Farms

15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, ME 04260
(207) 688-4691,
• Learn to make cheese with Head Cheesemaker, Mark Whitney; unique 2-day workshop.

Shelburne Farms

1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482
(802) 985-8686
• Variety of cheesemaking workshops, behind-the-scenes tours & annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival.

Sterling College Artisan Cheese Program

PO Box 72, Craftsbury, VT 05827
(800) 648-3592
• Two-week intensive program in partnership with the Cellars at Jasper Hill, providing students the practical and scientific knowledge involved in creating small-scale artisan cheese.

Three Shepherds Cheese

Dr. Larry & Linda Faillace
108 Roxbury Mountain Road, Warren, VT 05674
(802) 496-3998,|
• 3-day artisanal cheese making classes

The Training Center for Farmstead Cheesemaking

Peter Dixon
131 West Parish Rd, Westminster West, VT 05346
(802) 387-4041,
• Artisan cheesemaking workshops at Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet, Vermont; 2 and 3 day workshops in other locations.

Adult Education

Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County

Dover: 61 Locust St, Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-1030
Rochester: 63 South Main St (First Church Congregational), Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 335-6200

Exeter Adult Education

Tuck Learning Campus, 30 Linden St, Exeter, NH 0383
(603) 775-8457

Kittery Adult Education

Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave., Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-5896

Marshwood Adult & Community Education

260 Route 236, South Berwick, ME 03908
(207) 384-5703

UMaine Cooperative Extension
• Master Food Preserver Program, and hands-on preserving workshops.

York Adult & Community Education

1 Robert Stevens Dr, York, ME 03909
(207) 363 7922

Shared-Use Commercial Kitchens

Acorn Kitchen

Susan Tuveson
64 Government Street, Kittery, ME
(207) 332-4425

Chester Kitchen

84 Chester Street, Chester, NH
Patricia Martin,

Creative Chef Kitchens

135 Manchester Road, Unit 9, Derry, NH
(888) 625-2111,

Kitchen Local

Lisa Sutton
14 Cedar Street, Studio 106, Amesbury, MA 01913
(978) 204-3197,

Monadnock Fusion Kitchen

Roy Gandhi-Schwatlo
50 Jaffrey Road, Peterborough, NH
(603) 313-9768,

Neighbor Made

52 Dunbar Street, Keene, NH 03431
(603) 338-9121

Public Market House Community Kitchen

28 Monument Square, Portland, ME
(207) 228-2056,

Shaker Hill Kitchens

Martha Huestis
17 Thornton Avenue, Saco, ME 04072
(207) 283-3128,

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