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PennsylvaniaCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Whether you’re craving some pork belly or shoofly pie, a pint of pilsner or a tall glass of pinot grigio, Pennsylvania’s food and drink options are among the keystones that make this state unique. Pennsylvania's rich culinary heritage has been simmering for years, piled high with French fries, served with maple syrup or topped with a bit of chow chow. From whoopie pies to the Pittsburgh pierogi, Pennsylvania is popping with unique foods. Try Lancaster County’s smorgasbords or enjoy one of Pennsylvania’s staples: the Philly cheesesteak, Primanti Brothers sandwich, or Hershey’s chocolate. Pennsylvania offers a diverse collection of edible delights and tasty one of-a-kind dishes from just about every region.

Choose one of our Pre-Packaged Vacations to Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Culinary Escape
In addition to its famous historical sites, Philadelphia offers an abundance of scrumptious and diverse culinary experiences. This package includes lodging in the heart of the city in a luxury boutique hotel, hands-on cooking class, food tour to taste the best of Philly’s famous cuisine, and a myriad of choices for gourmet dining.
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Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

— Pennsylvania Cooking Schools —

Bucks County Community College
Newtown 215-968-8409
From regional favorites to Japanese, you will fine excellent instruction on the fine art of cooking at one of Bucks County Community College's many culinary arts classes.
Carlow Cookery
Doylestown 215-489-2677
Over the years, we have conducted hundreds of classes on topics ranging from soup to dessert, basic to advanced techniques, and cuisines from around the world.
Charlotte Ann Albertson's Cooking School
Wynnewood 610-649-9290
Food has become a national pastime in America. No one is as enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge of it as Charlotte Ann Albertson.
Chef Alice
Pocono Summit 570-856-6525
All classes are hands-on and three hours or a bit longer in length. They include a sit-down meal, and a folder of class recipes. Bring containers for any leftovers.
Chef Jean Pierre
Newtown 215-968-7580
Our general classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week and consist of up to 25 people. The classes are informal, entertaining, and geared toward the home amateur cook.
Clean Your Plate
Philadelphia 215-284-9586
Learn to cook in the convenience of your own home. Learn culinary techniques you always wanted to perfect, such as knife skills and easy sauces. Cook healthier meals for busy days. Work one-on-one or invite friends for a party.
Crate Kitchenware & Cooking School
Pittsburgh
Crate Kitchenware and Cooking School is the premiere cooking school in Western Pennsylvania. Located in Pittsburgh, we have both demonstration and hands-on kitchens in our cooking school.
DantasticFood
New Hope 215-794-0527
The more than 100 avocational cooking classes taught by Dan Macey have ranged from “Fun and Sun Fiesta” to “Holiday Appetizers” to “Entertaining Made Easy.”
Gaynor's School of Cooking
Pittsburgh
Our new schedule has all your favorite courses including our established Art of Fine Cooking Series, as well as a variety of programs to suit many different interests and abilities.
J Cabot Catering
Philadelphia 215-574-0887
Our private cooking classes not only provide an enjoyable atmosphere, but also serve as a stepping-stone to team building and enhancing team morale. We have both hands-on and demonstration style classes.
Joseph Poon Kitchen
Philadelphia 215-500-9774
Each class includes hands-on instruction, followed by a full meal. Some classes join Chef Poon on a trip to the Asian grocery store, to learn about the unique ingredients needed to prepare the dishes at home. His newest classes are for kids with adults.
La Cucina Rustica
Bloomfield 412-682-3370
Come and join our cooking classes and theme dinners for up to 12 students. Alternatively, board our organized bus trips to great markets, dining experiences, fun outlets and factories. We also feature demonstrations by guests who are as passionate about
La Cuisine De Babette
Bethlehem 610-657-2071
You now have the opportunity to attend Private "Hands-On" Cooking Classes  with a French Chef, Babette, in her kitchen or in your home as a personal Chef. You will learn not only to prepare a delicious French Meal, but also familiarize yourself with French culture and way of life.
Rania's Catering
Pittsburgh 412-531-2222
All of our classes are $50 each except for The Wine Tasting, The Black Tie Dinner, The (almost) Hands-On Pastry Class, and The House and Garden Tour at Rania’s home. Kids classes are $30 each.
Sagra Catering
Hellertown 610-438-4838
At Sagra, we teach you how to cook the things you love to eat in a fun and dynamic setting. All classes are designed to be enjoyed by the beginner to the most advanced chef.
Sylvie's Recipes
Lancaster 717 517 4246 website »
I am a French native who lives in Lancaster County. I will help you prepare a French meal in a true hands-on experience. Invite France into your home" and let me be your Personal Chef. Private cooking classes can be scheduled. Menus organizes to your group's taste.
Tastings & Tours
Bucks County 484-695-6465
Enjoy a carefree day of wine and food while touring some of the finest wineries Bucks County and the surrounding area have to offer.  We invite you to come along for the ride, sit back, relax and enjoy a day of great wine and camaraderie without having to worry about the driving. Take in the beautiful picturesque views of Bucks County, Pa and let us create the perfect "tastings and tours" just for you.
The Cooking Cottage
Sellersville 215-453-8186
We are always busy cooking up a storm in our corner of Bucks County, and we look forward to teaching and inspiring you in this new year. We are striving to incorporate healthier eating ideas and recipes into our class menus.
The Inn Keeper's Kitchen
West Chester 610-399-1390
The Inn Keeper's Kitchen is the Dilworthtown Inn’s state-of-the-art culinary demonstration kitchen. Our goal is to teach our students the fine points of food preparation and the discerning art of wine selection.
The Kitchen Garden Cooking School
Upper Black Eddy 610-847-2853
The Kitchen Garden Cooking School is located on an organic farm in Bucks County. Classes at The Kitchen Garden Cooking School utilize freshly harvested herbs, fruits and vegetables. Students travel the kitchens of the world learning cuisines from Morocco, Thailand, India, France, Italy, Mexico, South America and the Middle-East.
The Kitchen Shoppe Inc. and Cooking School
Carlisle 800-391-2665
For amateur chefs and all food lovers, The Kitchen Shoppe and Cooking School provides a light-hearted look at cooking through our entertaining and educational classes.
The Kitchen Workshop
Paoli 610-993-2665
We are The Kitchen Workshop. A hands-on cooking school offering in-depth classes on specific culinary subjects as well as classes in which entire meals will be prepared and eaten.
Young Chefs Academy
McMurray 724-941-6672
Young Chefs® Academy offers after school classes that are organized by a monthly theme. These courses are designed to help young chefs explore cuisines while building upon basic skills.

Taste What's Happening!

Endless Mountains Maple Festival

Endless Mountains
4/26/2014 - 4/27/2014
Maple Festival was started in 1981 to promote Maple syrup products in the area.

GoodTaste! Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
4/26/2014
Celebrity Chefs, Local Chefs, Wine tasting and pairings, demonstrations, workshops, sampling, couponing and a day of food-filled fun!!!

Taste of the Nation Philadelphia

Philadelphia
4/27/2014
Along with a bounty of culinary delights, guests have the opportunity to sample select wines, specialty cocktails and premium beers.

Strawberry Festival

Lahaska
5/3/2014 - 5/4/2014
Strawberries - dipped in chocolate, in pastries & shortcake, jams, fritters & fresh and unadorned. Live entertainment and pie-eating contests.

Washington Crossing Brewfest

Washington Crossing
5/3/2014
Brewfest will offer beer tasting, music, and food and will benefit this historic landmark.

Sly Fox Bock Fest & Goat Race

Phoenixville
5/4/2014 - 5/5/2014
A German menu complements one of the largest offerings of bock beers in the US. The running of the ruminants finishes near the festival area.

Pittsburgh Wine Festival

Pittsburgh
5/8/2014
Welcomes guests with all levels of wine experience. Expand your palate or try, buy and cellar the best of this year’s releases.

'Smoke in the Valley' BBQ Competition

Green Lane
5/9/2014 - 5/10/2014
Sanctioned by the KCBS. Over 50 teams from the U.S. and Canada will compete in this years event.

BrewFest at Mount Hope

Mount Hope
5/10/2014
Fill your sampling glass with unique brews from a variety of different breweries from across the country.

Rhubarb Festival

Intercourse
5/16/2014 - 5/17/2014
The village comes alive with the sweet aroma of rhubarb jam bubbling in kettles. Rhubarb is the harbinger of spring.

South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

Philadelphia
5/17/2014 - 5/18/2014
It’s an extravaganza for the senses — streets lined with vendors offering every Italian delicacy possible, live entertainment, fun contests and more!

Chocolate and Wine Festival

Montrose
5/17/2014
Taste and purchase Pennsylvania wines and gourmet chocolates  at their best.

Taste of Pennsylvania Wine & Music Festival

York
5/17/2014 - 5/18/2014
Sample great wines from wineries from across Pennsylvania, together with an ever growing assortment of live music, fresh food and unique vendors.

Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival

Erie
5/28/2014 - 5/31/2014
Celebrating delicious, fall-off-the bone BBQ, great entertainment, arts & crafts, vendors, demos, and fun for the entire family.

Brandywine Strawberry Festival

Coatesville
5/29/2014 - 6/1/2014
Filled with exciting entertainment, family fun, food, laughter, music and more.

Philly Beer Week

Philadelphia
5/30/2014 - 6/8/2014
America's best Beer-Drinking City.

Polkafest

Johnstown
5/30/2014 - 6/1/2014
A celebration of music, food and fun! Live bands, ethnic foods, and live entertainment

Taste of Weaver's Orchard

Morgantown
5/31/2014
Sample foods from many of our great vendors! Other activities include door prizes, pick-your-own strawberries, childrens activities and much more!

International Great Beer Expo

Philadelphia
5/31/2014
Be there to experience the flavors of award-winning breweries from countries across the globe.

The Great Chefs Event

Philadelphia
6/10/2014
Superstar chefs and Alex's Lemonade Stand supporters continue the quest for childhood cancer cures with this fantastic foodie event!
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