After our “Innkeeper for an Afternoon” offering was a sellout last year, we’ve just added a new “Chef for a Day” program, launched to allow you to try your hand running the Inn kitchen.
Led by Executive Chef Anthony Schulz, you can become chef for a day, with classes taking place from 1-5 p.m. most days by advance reservation. You’ll enjoy a private, four-hour, one-on-one cooking class, tastings and dinner, plus take home the day’s menu, a copy of an Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls cookbook and apron.
The program takes place in the Inn kitchen, where you’ll help Chef Anthony prepare evening dinner service, while you gain specialized training in everything from prepping veggies to making desserts and properly designing a menu.
Already, Chef for a Day is receiving rave reviews from early attendees like Tod and Mary Beckett of Columbus.
“It was so great that we immediately booked a cooking class with Anthony that the Inn was hosting at Hills Market in Columbus. And we brought ten friends with us,” Mary said.
“We really did this Tod, who is a foodie, but rarely gets to cook because he works such long hours and I usually do the cooking at home,” she said. “But he just loved it. It was so great to see him learn to separate an egg. He had never separated an egg! He had never made a crème brûlée. But he learned how and did it all that day at the inn.”
Chef Anthony added that Chef for a Day is a great way to bring couples or friends together, especially if one person cooks and the other does not.
“They experience what it’s really like behind the lines. Students learn classic technique, but in an approachable way, and they can ask questions along the way. Then, they enjoy one of the best meals of their lives, while seeing other guests enjoy the meal that they helped prepare. It’s very gratifying for them.”
If you’d like to become Chef for a Day, just call (800) 653-2557.