Does the thought of cooking a multi-course meal seem intimidating? Or, are you in search of your next culinary challenge? Taking a cooking class is the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with food no matter your skill level. Whether you want to learn the basics of cooking or perfect the skills you already have, these cooking classes in Ohio will take your culinary abilities to a whole new level. Then, dine at Kindred Spirits in the Hocking Hills to see what our chefs are cooking up! This on-site restaurant at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls boasts a casual fine-dining experience. Reserve your table at one of the most popular restaurants in the Hocking Hills!
Top 4 Cooking Classes in Ohio
Three of our favorite cooking classes in Ohio are located in Columbus. Take a cooking class in our great state’s capital, then head to the Hocking Hills for dining, outdoor adventure, and more. It’s only an hour away and makes for a great weekend trip from Columbus!
1. Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
Located in the heart of the Hocking Hills, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls hosts an annual Holiday Cookie Baking Class! Chef Matt carefully selects five holiday cookie recipes for students to bake and eat. Before you get to the final step of tasting your creation, you will receive careful instruction from our staff to ensure your cookies come out perfectly. All participants receive lunch and a goodie bag of sweet treats to take home. Stay overnight at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls before or after class and receive 25 percent off of your lodging. Now that’s a sweet deal!
2. The Kitchen
Located in the German Village of Columbus, Ohio, The Kitchen offers a variety of cooking classes called “Participatory Dining.” This experience calls you and a group of friends or family to work together to create a multicourse meal. Four to six dishes are prepared for each event and are divided among participants, each varying in difficulty and involvement. The helpful staff of The Kitchen is there to offer guidance and ensure that everyone has fun.
3. Franklin Park Conservatory
The Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio, is famous for its breathtaking botanical gardens. But did you know they offer food education courses for kids, teens, and adults? From vegan and vegetarian cooking classes to healthy holiday recipes, the Conservatory has something for everyone. Some courses are hosted in the Education Pavilion, and others are offered in an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired brick oven. Healthy eating never tasted so good!
4. The Seasoned Farmhouse
Tricia Wheeler, chef and Editor-in-Chief of Edible Columbus, is the mastermind behind The Seasoned Farmhouse. At this recreational cooking school, numerous expert instructors guide you through cooking and gardening courses. The Seasoned Farmhouse offers classes that highlight the bounty of Ohio throughout the seasons. During autumn, enjoy Taste of Fall. Ms. Wheeler herself shops locals farmers’ markets to select only the freshest ingredients for you to cook with. Taking a cooking class at The Seasoned Farmhouse is one of the best ways to taste Ohio’s bounty!
Where to Dine in the Hocking Hills
Once you’ve brushed up on your culinary skills at these cooking classes in Ohio, head to the Hocking Hills for a weekend getaway. These classes give you the knowledge and skills you need to appreciate the best dining in the Hocking Hills through a new lens!
Stay overnight in any of our accommodations and receive complimentary breakfast in the original log cabin each morning. We offer cabins, yurts, cottages, geodomes, and Hocking Hills Lodges. Many guests staying at the inn love to enjoy breakfast in the restaurant. However, we understand if you’d rather enjoy your breakfast from the comfort of your accommodation. That’s why we offer breakfast delivery for $25! Simply let us know that you’re interested at check-in.
Which of our Hocking Hills lodging options is your favorite? Check our availability and reserve it today!