Whether you are passionate about cooking or want to explore a new hobby, The Kitchen Shoppe provides a fun and friendly environment for foodies of all levels. With a wide variety of year-round cooking classes, you'll have the opportunity to discover new cuisines and learn new skills. The best part? You get to taste the delicious results of your hard work! Classes cover a variety of cuisines, from Italian, Indian, and French to Mediterranean, Thai, and more. Most classes are designed for adults, but there are also classes suitable for all ages, including several Big Hands/Little Hands classes ideal for family fun. All classes are BYOB unless otherwise noted, and The Kitchen Shoppe provides glasses and bottle openers.
Classes either take place in a cozy indoor setting with many mirrors, making it easy to watch the instructor from any seat in the room or are held at the outdoor grilling venue under a covered pavilion. Classes are taught in two different formats: demonstration or hands-on. In the demonstration classes, guests watch as the instructor prepares the menu items, while in the hands-on classes, participants receive directions from the instructor and are assisted by additional staff to help prepare a single item or an entire menu. Participants in hands-on classes can either eat their creations in class or take them home. Regardless of the format, students have the opportunity to interact, ask questions, and receive a copy of the recipes to take home. As an added benefit, all students receive a 10% discount at the time of the class on their purchases in the gourmet superstore, which offers over 20,000 items with almost every kitchen gadget, tool, or accessory you could imagine, plus gourmet foods and teas.
When planning your visit, please keep in mind these two tips.
1. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Closed-toe shoes are recommended. Keep accessories and jewelry to a minimum. All students receive an apron to wear during class.
2. The Kitchen Shoppe is not an allergy-free environment and, therefore, cannot accommodate most special requests.
Larger groups (minimum of 15 and maximum of 50) can create a unique and private dining experience as they craft their own fabulous menu. You'll enjoy a relaxing evening with friends and family with a knowledgeable instructor, printed recipes, meal preparation, beverages, and fully dressed tables.
In addition to The Kitchen Shoppe, visitors can take cooking classes at the Culinary Kitchen and Cooking School at Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill. The private room with a Tuscan-inspired design welcomes guests and feels more like a gourmet restaurant than a classroom. These intimate classes (maximum of 25 participants) instruct, educate, and inspire participants, who can then dine on the different dishes prepared by Chef Chuck LaPorta.
Several other venues host special-event cooking and food decorating classes throughout the year including Allenberry Resort, Hollabaugh Bros., Jubilee Cake Studio, Central Wedge Cheese Shop, and Ann's Cupcakery.