A Virginia cooking vacation will prove that there's a lot more to Virginia Cuisine than peanuts. On the Eastern Shore, the variety of succulent seafood, tasty oysters, clams, flounder, and crab will please the culinary traveler. Northern Virginia feeds a demand for gourmet products and upscale produce, including culinary herbs and shiitake mushrooms. When exploring central and southern Virginia, as well as the Blue Ridge highlands and Appalachia, foodies will find comfort in foods such as Brunswick stew, fried chicken, black-eyed peas, accompanied by cornbread, biscuits, and slaw. Virginia has become known for its vineyards and wineries, gaining the respect of wine critics at home and abroad. Virginia's rich history ties distinctively with the cuisine, which continues to evolve and develop today.
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Southern Hospitality, Old World elegance and refinement await you at The Clifton Inn as you discover the best dining and attentive personalized service in an area rich with history and all the treasures of nature, in the heart of Charlottesville. Tour Monticello, the many vineyards in the area, or stay close and enjoy cooking and eating at your own Inn.
Join an Innkeeper and Chef for a behind-the-scenes look into a kitchen’s daily operations. See what it takes to operate a small Inn, and become "Chef For A Day" after spending time to learn professional techniques in your earlier cooking class. Are you up for the challenge?
Old Town Alexandria is located approximately 6 miles south of downtown Washington, DC, and is the host city for this extraordinary culinary getaway. Chiefly known for its historic town houses, art galleries, antique shops, and restaurants…Alexandria is also home to many talented chefs making their mark on the national culinary scene.
With all the beauty, food, wine and culture Williamsburg has to offer, you can understand why it attracts people from all corners of the world. Whether you are a food and wine connoisseur, or just want to indulge in a sumptuous experience, this getaway will create delicious memories for years to come.
All of our cooking classes include cooking demonstrations, written recipes, dinner with fine wine and a 2941 French baguette to take home. A highly entertaining evening for couples, friends or co-workers. From cooking novices to connoisseurs, everyone will enjoy this unique experience.
A Pinch of Thyme Alexandria
Let Robyn Webb show you how to create naturally simple gourmet meals utilizing traditional culinary techniques. Robyn also shares her passion for European culture and healthy cooking through her tour company, A Pinch of Thyme Abroad.
Come learn, taste, and enjoy yourself in a relaxed environment. Upon arrival, you will be served a light appetizer to take the edge off your hunger. A light meal of all the savory preparations will be served along with a complimentary glass of wine.
Chef Martin E. Gravely Glen Allen804-869-0020
I offer classes spanning a wide variety of interesting cooking topics and techniques, all geared toward the budding home chef. Virtually all of my classes are hands-on in an effort to maximize the educational experience.
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Cooking Classes for families or friends and Team-Building Corporate functions; work collectively as teams bonding in a fun educational, setting. Often we cook a full dinner and then set down and share our creations with friends and family…what I call the “Supper Club”.
Dinner is Served Fairfax703-323-6261
Enjoy Chef Cal, Executive Chef of “Dinner Is Served” Personal Chef Service, while he demonstrates preparing quick and easy meals. He has spent over thirty years in the travel and hospitality industry, from flying the friendly skies to running a country inn.
Fine Dining Solutions Alexandria703-869-1242
Discover your cuisine range, aspire to your quick preparation goals, unfold a road map to your individual taste preferences...Private cooking classes can anything you want them to be-all in the privacy of your home. Every class includes personalized menu development, recipes, shopping info, kitchen vocab, mise list & related articles.
Glenfiddich Farm Cookery School Leesburg703 771 3056
We look forward to seeing you at Glenfiddich Farm, so bring along your appetite and curiosity and pick up ideas for whipping together some interesting, elegant and easy meals for family and friends.
Italian Insights Vienna703-938-0822
Enjoy a three-hour lunch or dinner with your friends in your own home while learning about Italy, cooking, and most important…eating a delicious and simple Italian meal that you can always recreate for your loved ones!
Lebanese Taverna Café Arlington703-841-1562
Lebanese Taverna holds public and private cooking classes. A great idea to celebrate a special occasion, a team building experience or group activity. Whether you are a recreational chef or a beginner, join in on the fun and learn our trade secrets!
Mancini's Café & Bakery Alexandria703-838-3663
Mancini’s schedules special events at the café. We offer cooking classes, themed parties, such as our very popular Italian Sunday Night Dinner, where I prepare recipes from the old Brooklyn neighborhood, and guests enjoy this food while meeting new friends.
Market Salamander Middleburg540-687-8011
We offer demonstration-style cooking classes with celebrity and local chefs. Improve your skills and impress your friends! Learn how to create dazzling canapés, appetizers and main courses from our talented chefs. It's a great evening adventure that includes a gourmet meal prepared before you.
Simply Delicious Indian Leesburg304-433-1930
Learn to cook authentic Indian cuisine in a fun, hands-on atmosphere. You will create and sample delicious Indian dishes under the instruction of a private cooking instructor. Great for team building, birthday parties, or a couple’s night out!
Sur la Table Arlington703-414-3580
Sur La Table's cooking programs provide the opportunity for you to become a celebrity in your own kitchen. Instructors include each region's best known as well as internationally renowned chefs willing to share their secrets.
Thai Basil Restaurant Chantilly703-478-3666
At the Thai Basil Restaurant, Chef-Owner Nongkran Daks offers classes for those who wish to make authentic Thai dishes right in their own home. Courses consist of three hands-on sessions with each class session concluding with a dinner consisting of the dishes learned.
Young Chefs Academy Richmond804-360-9797
Young Chefs Academy is a cooking school created just for children ages 3 to 14. We offer weekly classes, birthday parties, field trips, camps and other cooking-themed events. The unique sessions are designed to help children build life-enriching skills and experience the thrill of discovering, creating and tasting new foods.
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A Celebration of the Vine Wine Festival
Come enjoy a day of wine tasting from 18 award winning Virginia wineries and musicby Casper. There will also be a variety of food and artisans.