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Minnesota Culinary Travel

MinnesotaCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Food plays into the local charm of communities throughout Minnesota. Innovative, free-thinking chefs create incredible culinary works of art in the hippest restaurants in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Smaller destinations pride themselves on featuring unique takes on fresh, regional fare. Plus, distilleries, wineries and breweries offer samples all over the state.

— Minnesota Cooking Schools —

Ann Cooks
St. Paul 651-690-9818
Ann Cooks! When Twin Cities clients want to add good taste, individuality and a little sizzle to their events, they’re discovering that Ann Cooks is as much a promise as a name. Contact Ann Cooks for in-home dinner parties, team building events, cooking classes and event planning.
Asian Culinary Arts Center
Minneapolis 612-813-1757
We would like to welcome you to the Asian Culinary Arts Institutes founded in 1994 to offer food professionals and cooking enthusiasts a source for learning about the more than 50 extraordinary cuisines of the Asia Pacific Rim.
Carmela’s Cucina
Edina 952-929-9583
Carmela's classes are perfect for book clubs, bible study groups, birthday parties, bridal showers, or for groups of friends and family. These classes can also be a great team-building experience for your company!
Coastal Seafoods
Minneapolis 612-724-5911
Who, but the Twin Cities finest fresh fish markets, could offer the best classes in seafood cookery? At Coastal Seafoods, you can sample an extraordinary variety of fresh fish and seafood creatively prepared by our own experts as well as some of the Twin Cities top chefs.
Cooks of Crocus Hill
St. Paul 651-228-1333
For the past 30 years, Cooks has been the Twin Cities’ industry leader in all things culinary. We were the first cooking school to bring nationally recognized chefs and cookbook writers to the Twin Cities, and the first retail store to incorporate cooking classes.
Eagle Ridge Restaurant
Belle Plaine 952-873-4653
Jim Odegarden, our Head Chef at Eagle Ridge has made our facilities one of the finest facilities in southern Minnesota. Come join Jim for a memorable cooking adventure that is sure to delight you and your friends.
Ethnic Foods Company
Osseo 952-593-3000
We offer international cooking classes and show our guests how to cook at home with flavors and tastes from around the world. We have Thai, Indian, Persian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Chinese, Seasonal and Ayurvedic cooking classes.
Garden County Cooking
St. Paul
Garden County Cooking: Welcome to a Garden of Cooking Dreams - Cookbooks, Cooking Classes, Private Events, & Culinary Vacations to Tuscany and the Caribbean with the People’s Chef John Michael Lerma
Kim’s Cuisine
Minnesota Lake 507-462-3259
The gourmet cooking classes by Kim’s Cuisine are designed for people who enjoy and appreciate fine food and like to cook. All classes are held at Kim’s Cuisine Cooking School located in Minnesota Lake, Minnesota.
Kitchen Window
Minneapolis 612-824-4417
Kitchen Window is the Twin Cities’ leader in all things culinary for the past 30 years. Our retail store offers everything a novice or experienced cook requires, plus our Cooking School & Events Center is the perfect place to hone your skills or host your next special event or party.
Kushi’s Kitchen
Minneapolis 952-915-1476
Gabriele Kushi is known for her macrobiotic natural foods cooking classes and lectures at Natural Food Coops, Whole Food Markets, Cooking Schools and Conferences nationally and internationally.
Let’s Cook
Minneapolis 612-623-9700
Let’s Cook’s ever-changing line-up of classes is a great way to fuel your passion for cooking. In addition to learning about and eating great food, our classes provide generous portions of fun and entertainment.
Marshall O’Brien - Taste Success
Using cooking as the catalyst, we facilitate an experience that focuses on collaboration, communication and creativity to bring humanity back into the workplace. Based in Minnesota, we service the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and the mid-west.
Minneapolis 612-338-6451
Learn to make delicious Thai cuisine for yourself, family and friends! All Thai cooking classes are presented by Supenn Harrison, the owner of Sawatdee Thai Restaurants. Plan to get your hands dirty and bring your appetite!
Sopra Sotto
Rochester 507-252-5234
Cooking instruction classes take place one or two nights a week. All classes are held in the kitchen of our Sopra-Sotto store in the Centerplace Galleria in Rochester.
Supatra’s Thai Cuisine
St. Paul 612-222-5859
Supatra Johnson, Chef/owner of Supatra's Thai Cuisine, has been teaching Thai cooking classes in the Twin Cities for over 7 years! She got the idea for teaching Thai cooking classes after many customers asked for information on how to cook with the ingredients she offered in the store.
Tanpopo Restaurant
St. Paul 651-209-6527
Located in Lowertown, Tanpopo Noodle Shop cooking classes will help you discover home-style Japanese cooking, along with great sushi workshops.
Way-Cool Cooking School
Eden Prairie 952-949-6799
The WAY-COOL Cooking School, Inc™ offers programs for both kids and adults who want to have fun when they cook. Students start out in our Beginner Cooking Basics Sessions and progress to more advanced concepts such as baking pastries and creating fine cuisine.

Taste What's Happening!

Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic

Sample high-end spirits from around the world, enjoy gourmet bites, and be entertained by local bartenders.
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Taste of Winona and Arts Auction

The annual event, held at the Winona County History Center, will benefit the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Winona.
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Pie Day

Come for the pie…Stay for the fun!
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Twin Cities Polish Festival

8/12/2016 - 8/14/2016
Experience "All Things Polish" - celebrate Polish heritage & culture that is a vibrant part of MN with folk art, food, music & dance.
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Irish Fair of Minnesota

St Paul
8/12/2016 - 8/14/2016
The nation’s largest free celebration of Irish culture - on the banks of the Mississippi River with a multitude of activities.
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Chokecherry Festival

Pequot Lakes
Chokecherry attire as well as a variety of chokecherry products will be available
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Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival

Live music, BBQ competition, art fair, food vendors, beer garden, home brew competition and more - the highlight of the summer.
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Minnesota Garlic Festival

Promoting gourmet garlic farming in MN featuring local foods, MN chefs, music, artisans, games, competitions, and lots of garlic.
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St Paul
IndiaFest is the joyful celebration of the rich culture and heritage of India, by the Asian Indians with all Minnesotans.
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Minnesota State Fair

Falcon Heights
8/25/2016 - 9/5/2016
Enjoy more than 50 foods served on a stick: hotdish on-a-stick, espresso on-a-stick, walleye on-a-stick & deep fried pickles on-a-stick to name a few.
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Potato Days Festival

8/26/2016 - 8/27/2016
Zany potato activities, taste tempting potato specialties and small town hospitality
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Norwood Young America
8/26/2016 - 8/28/2016
Minnesota's Oldest Community Celebration with live music, sheephead card tournament, and ethnic food.
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Rochester GreekFest

8/26/2016 - 8/28/2016
Celebrate Greek heritage with authentic Greek foods, music, ethnic Greek dancers, bake sale, and church tours.
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Big Island Bar-B-Que

Albert Lea
8/26/2016 - 8/27/2016
We draw some of the top teams in the United States that are a part of Kansas City Barbeque Society to compete annually
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Wild Rice Days

9/2/2016 - 9/4/2016
Music, arts & crafts, parade, prizes, wild rice education, family fun run & walk, an antique car show, corn feed, wild rice pancake breakfast.
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Taste of the Root River Trail

Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson
Sample local flavors along the Root River Bike Trail system.
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Hinckley's Smokin' Ribfest

An event dedicated to BBQ! Open class and professional teams compete for the title of best wings, ribs and pulled pork sandwiches.
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Unplugged XV

Grand Marais
9/15/2016 - 9/17/2016
Autumn colors & celebration filled with music, food, traditional fish boil, and viewing traditional craft workmanship by guest artisans.
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Wild Rice Festival

A celebration of wild rice, Native American culture and Minnesota's fall season.
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Taste of the Root River Trail

Fountain, Preston, Harmony
Sample local flavors along the Root River Bike Trail system.
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