Food & Wine Enthusiast Program

Attendees are paired together in groups or they work individually under the direction of the Chef in an intimate culinary school kitchen setting. Small class sizes ensure that students receive one-on-one time with the Chef and lots of hands on cooking experience. A printed recipe package is provided and at the end of each class students feast on the fruits of their labor! Search recipes from our kitchen.

Culinary Adventures are a special way to experience artisan food production, purchasing and eating from a Chef’s perspective! Explore culinary hot spots of the East Bay, Bio-diverse Farms and Cheesemakers in Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties, San Francisco’s Chinatown and much, much more!

Upcoming Food & Wine Enthusiast Classes

Decorate & Delight: A Beginner’s Guide to Cake Decorating

April 13 @ 11:00 am - April 14 @ 1:00 pm

Join Napa baking legend, Toni Chiappetta of Sweetie Pies Bakery, as she walks us through cake decorating.Join Napa baking legend, Toni Chiappetta of Sweetie Pies Bakery, as she walks us through cake decorating. Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, Toni is a wealth of information with over 30 years of experience building an array of cakes and pastries. This hands-on, two-day workshop covers essential techniques, from frosting preparation to piping mastery and cake layering. Unleash your creativity as you learn to adorn cakes with elegant floral [...]

Join us for a morning filled with laughter, learning, & culinary delights; toast to the wonderful mothers who make every day extraordinary!Treat the special Mom in your life to a memorable cooking experience at our Upper Valley culinary kitchen in St. Helena where we’ll learn to craft a delectable brunch spread under the guidance of our culinary instructors. From fluffy pancakes and savory quiches to elegant fruit parfaits, participants will explore a variety of brunch favorites while mastering essential cooking techniques and sipping on Napa Valley [...]

Treat the Dad in your life to a lit culinary experience with a "BBQ & Beers" class,& the art of barbecue meets the perfectly chilled brews!Led by seasoned grill master and culinary instructor, Pat Burke, this hands-on workshop invites participants to explore the secrets of achieving mouthwatering barbecue perfection, from mastering the flame to infusing meats with flavor through marinades and dry rubs. As you hone your grilling skills, sip on a variety of craft beers to complement your barbecue creations. Whether you're a seasoned pitmaster [...]

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