Cooking Classes in New England
Find the Magic in Mealtime
The Essex is known as one of the premier resorts with cooking classes in New England, and for good reason. For years, The Essex has been peeling back the veil on their own culinary operation, sharing with locals and guests alike the secrets to making mouthwatering meals.
Build your kitchen fundamentals with a knife skills workshop. Bring a little beauty to your baking by learning cake decorating. Or take a peek at how the pros put together a meal with a curated dinner experience.
Experience all this and more alongside the culinary experts behind The Junction, The Essex’s interactive restaurant. Now, who needs an apron?
What to Expect at Cooking Class
Cooking classes at The Essex are unique in that they provide up-close instruction with culinary pros. We also keep our classes small to ensure each student receives personalized attention. At your class, you will:
- Receive hands-on instruction tailored to cooks of every level
- Acquire new cooking techniques
- Hone skills you already have
- Learn industry insights that can help you entertain at home
New for Craft Beer Enthusiasts
Vermont Beer & Cheese Tasting
Vermont has always been known for its cheese and maple sugar but it is also known for its craft beer.
Beer enthusiasts will love this unique tasting event.
Begin your beer and cheese journey with us. Discover some of Burlington and Vermont's most interesting beer and cheese along with us. Learn some unique facts, find your favorites and have some fun along the way.
• Cooking Skills Workshops •
Knife Skills Workshop
Learn how to chop like a pro in this informative class. Practice classic knife cuts and knife maintenance to improve your meal prep time.
The first mimosa is on us in our Sunday Brunch class. Make delicious popovers, eggs benedict, fabulous frittatas and more.
Learn the unique history of sushi then perfect the quintessential roll in our sushi-making class. Learn the skills to make world-class sushi at home.
• Baking Skills Workshops •
Pipe and frost just like your favorite celebrity bakers. This inspiring class will show you how to make artistic bakes.
Learn the basics of baking from The Essex's pastry chefs. Your instructor will choose a special baked good to teach—and for you to bring home!
• Masterpiece Mealtimes •
Spend time with the chef and learn techniques as he prepares a curated menu for you along with wine pairings throughout the experience.
This exciting culinary experience is a choose-your-own adventure in the kitchen—except our chefs will make the choices for you!
Enjoy a front row seat to the open kitchen with the Junction Chef. Pick their brain along the way on what goes into creating the mouthwatering cuisine.
Awaken your inner chef at The Essex Resort. Get cooking with our chef in a hands-on Vermont hotel cooking class where you'll chop, dice, saute, and prepare a three-course meal to be enjoyed by you both. Your class is included in our Inner Chef Package, which features:
- Two nights’ accommodations
- One Cook Academy Class (per person)
- $50 (per person) credit toward dinner at Junction (reservations required)
- Breakfast at The Tavern (up to $16 value per person daily)
- Activities and amenities at The Essex