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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
Minneapolis
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.
Sawatdee
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!

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Saint Paul
1/22/2015 - 2/1/2015
Join in the merriment at the “Coolest Celebration on Earth,” Parades, Beer Dabbler, World's Toughest BBQ, Ice Palace, Ice Carving Competitions, etc.

Annual Gourmet Cook’s Auction

Albert Lea
1/30/2015
Area gourmet chefs serve their best items and auction dinners, picnics, catering, trips & vacation packages, and theatre packages.

Bock Fest

New Ulm
2/14/2015
An all-outdoor event on the grounds of Schell's Brewery. Release of the seasonal bock beer, with food and other drink.

International Eelpout Festival

Leech Lake
2/19/2015 - 2/22/2015
Centered on catching the ugliest of bottom-dwelling fish, the Eelpout! Enjoy live music, beer, refreshments, eelpout fish fry, and more!

Annual Winterfest

Saint Paul
2/27/2015 - 2/28/2015
Celebrate beer brewed in MN by members of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, hearty food, beer education, entertainment and music.

Twin Cities Food & Wine Experience

Minneapolis
3/7/2015 - 3/8/2015
More than 200 companies sampling 100's of fine wines, specialty beers, gourmet cuisine and showcasing the latest culinary gadgets!

Chocolate March

St. Croix Valley
3/15/2015
A delectable way to discover the Inns in WI and MN. "Get inside" these beautiful and unique B&Bs and taste your way through the valley.

Chocolate March

St. Croix Valley
3/22/2015
A delectable way to discover the Inns in WI and MN. "Get inside" these beautiful and unique B&Bs and taste your way through the valley.

Taste of Wabasha

Wabasha
3/28/2015
Join us for tasting portions from the area’s best restaurants, a silent auction and an evening with the eagles!

Chocolate March

St. Croix Valley
3/29/2015
A delectable way to discover the Inns in WI and MN. "Get inside" these beautiful and unique B&Bs and taste your way through the valley.

Taste of Heritage

Albert Lea
5/2/2015
Discover Albert Lea's diverse heritage and enjoy free live entertainment, displays of heritage, food samples, and games and activities for the kids.

Rochester Craft Beer Expo

Rochester
5/2/2015
Indulge your palate with craft brews from across the US while learning about the wonderful styles of beer available to you.

Annual Taste of Lakeville

Lakeville
5/14/2015
Enjoy samples of food from more than 35 of the area's best restaurants and caterers, wine and beer tasting, live music, chef demos,

Lefse Dagen

Starbuck
5/16/2015
Live music, Scandianvain food, crafts sales and Lefse making demonstations.

Pine Island Cheese Festival

Pine Island
6/5/2015 - 6/7/2015
Cheese Ball Contest, Wine & Cheese Tasting, Street Dance, Midway, Car Show, Pie Stand.

The Rhubarb Festival

Lanesboro
6/6/2015
Celebrate Rhubarb, MN's sweet-tart favorite with rhubarb delights, Rhubarb Olympics and rhubarb growing contest.

St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

St. Paul
6/6/2015
Sampling from 100 breweries, live music, food, educational seminars, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul,

Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival

Moorhead
6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
A celebration of Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish Cultures, discover Scandinavian foods from lefse to pickled herring.

Annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival

Duluth
6/27/2015
Celebrate all things Ruhbarb! The abundant garden fruit that sweetens so nicely in more than 900 pies, baked goods, preserves.

Deer's Annual Wild Rice Festival

Deer River
7/10/2015 - 7/12/2015
The World's Largest Wild Rice Festival for over 60 years, a celebration of wild rice, one of the area's natural staples.
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