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    Published: February 12, 2020

    Updated: August 2023

    By: Frances Ellison 

    • Image of Chicken Sandwich on white plate
      WorldSkills UK/Flickr: @worldskillsteamuk

    Aside from needing it to survive, food is a huge part of our everyday lives: we socialize around it, bribe people with it and we're constantly looking for ways to make it better. One of the best parts of food is being able to cook it yourself! Cooking at home can be a fun, therapeutic experience, with an instant reward and it's an essential skill to have.


    Do you love food, but cooking isn't quite your forte? Or perhaps you're a dinner party hosting extraordinaire and want to add new dishes to your repertoire. No matter what your skill set or level of expertise, these cooking classes will help put you on the track to being the next culinary genius...well, at least at home anyway.* This list has got you covered on everything from canning to pasta making and everything in between.


    *Culinary genius not guaranteed


    What cooking classes have you taken in Philadelphia? Tell us all about it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Phillyfunguide!

    Spring Cooking & Tasting Demo


    Who doesn't love a free class? Join the Fumo Family Branch of the Free Library for a free cooking demonstration. Shake off the winter blues and stews and welcome fresh veggies and seasonal vegetarian dishes with Chef Dolores! Perfect for Spring!

    18th Century Bread and Brewing Class


    Party like it's 1770 with this bread and brewing class from Thornberry Farms and Battlefield Brewing. Guests of Thornberry Farms can learn how to make bread in a beehive oven and brew beer over an open fire just like our revolutionary ancestors. This is a hands-on class where you'll get to make and taste a (delicious) slice of the past - easily the coolest history lesson we've ever heard of!

    Tasting Through Time: A Historic Dining Experience


    Expand your palette through the confines of time with the Newlin Grist Mill! Experience a five course meal with a side of history lesson; Newlin will host this fundraising dinner where guests will enjoy a dinner with accompanying drink pairings while learning about the culinary traditions of days past. Proceeds from this event will support the restoration of the 1739 Trimble House Kitchen & Pantry at Newlin Grist Mill.

    Young Chefs: Basic Culinary Arts


    It's never too early to foster culinary genius in the future of dinner party hosts. The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College is hosting a series of summer camp classes for young aspiring chefs teaching everything from basic culinary arts to international cuisine, for children between the ages of 7-14. If your little line cook is already taking over in the kitchen, then consider sending them to culinary school this summer! You can view a full list of summer camp classes offered right here on the Phillyfunguide.

    Don't feel like cooking? Check out these other local culinary events!

    Carbon Copy Grand Opening
    Dock Street Brewery and Restaurant
    Permanent Attraction
    Chef Life Catering LLC Dinner For Two Experience
    Chef Life Catering LLC
    Permanent Attraction
    Sculpture Garden Happy Hours
    Delaware Art Museum
    May 23rd, 2024 - September 19th, 2024
    Partnering with a Purpose to Improve Maternal Health: A Summer Soiree!
    March for Moms
    June 28th, 2024
    Au Dîner des Voleurs
    Seance Media
    August 10th, 2024
    August 11th, 2024
    Ukrainian Folk Festival 2024
    Ukrainian American Sport Center
    August 25th, 2024

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