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ConnecticutCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

While Connecticut doesn’t really have an official cuisine, it is heavily influenced by English and Dutch traditions. Hasty Pudding, Lobster Chowder and Nutmeg are all part of Connecticut’s culinary heritage. Seeking a little gastronomic adventure? Try Connecticut Yankee Doodle Noodle Salad, or Seafood Chowder for a true taste of New England.

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Connecticut Culinary Retreat
While Connecticut doesn’t really have an official cuisine, it is heavily influenced by English and Dutch traditions. Hasty Pudding, Lobster Chowder and Nutmeg are all part of Connecticut’s culinary heritage. Seeking a little gastronomic adventure? Try Connecticut Yankee Doodle Noodle Salad, or Seafood Chowder for a true taste of New England.
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Simsbury, Connecticut

— Connecticut Cooking Schools —

A Culinary Experience
Southbury 203-521-8219
Learn how to create exquisite cuisine, enjoy a week’s worth of customized gourmet meals in your home, or just sit back and enjoy a fabulous dinner party - all from the knowledgeable, friendly and engaging chefs at A Culinary Experience.
AMG Catering and Events
Wilton 203-227-5535
AMG Catering and Events has been in business for over 18 years. We are a full service catering company and pride ourselves on " one stop shopping " in the catering world . We are unique in that we have an incredible event planner on our staff so if you choose AMG Catering you have an event planner at your fingertips as well. This combination makes planning your next big event seamless .
Another Second Penny
Stonington, 860-535-1710
Join us on the weekends, November through April, as we spend afternoons preparing historic recipes and cooking over the open hearth.
Aux Delices
Stamford 203-326-4540
Aux Délices Cooking School offers classes for adults and children. Classes are generally held on Wednesday evenings for adults and Sunday afternoons for children. Classes are hands-on for children and both participation and demonstration for adults.
Carole Peck's Good News Café
Woodbury 203-266-4663
Carole Peck teaches cooking classes at several locations in Connecticut, and conducts numerous guided tours to the south of France, featuring local star chefs who demonstrate cooking techniques suitable for all skill levels.
Chef Nanni
Danbury 203-610-3298
All classes are taught by Chef Nanni and are held in our catering kitchen in Danbury. Private cooking lessons in our kitchen or in your home are also available. Chef Nanni can work with you personally to customize your course.
Chef Silvia
Ridgefield 203-244-5018
Few things in life ignite universal appreciation, passion and enthusiasm more than good food. Come experience an evening where the aroma and taste of the many delicious dishes we prepare are blended with laughter and inspiration.
Columbus Park Trattoria
Stamford 203-967-9191
Columbus Park Trattoria would like to offer an exciting way to celebrate any special occasion with our Private Chef Cooking Parties. All of the invited guests will be able to experience a real hands-on opportunity to cook with one of our chefs in our state of the art kitchen.
Cucina CasaLinga
Wilton 203-762-0768
Sally Maraventano studied Italian language and culture at Georgetown University’s School of Languages and Linguistics and the University of Florence, Italy. She is the founder of Cucina Casalinga, since 1981, a regional Italian cooking school based in Wilton, Connecticut.
Emilie your French Chef
Fairfield 203-918-3061
My name is Emilie…your French Chef. I am thrilled to announce our new French Cooking Classes and Personal Chef Services in the Fairfield, CT area. I offer French Cooking Classes (in my own kitchen or yours) and French Personal Chef Services (for one night or every day).
Fourteen Lincoln Street
Niantic 860-739-6327
Offering a unique way to enjoy a gathering of friends, our Culinary Retreats are tremendously popular. We have a wide array of guest chefs that will tailor a menu to match your tastes.
My City Kitchen, Inc.
Meriden 203-630-2870
MCK offers hands-on healthy cooking classes for children 6-17yrs. Our Cooking Birthday Parties are unique and hassle free bring the kids and we do all the work. Adult cooking classes are by appointments only with a maximum of 8 adults per session.
Simple Real Food Inc.
Old Lyme 310 980 0139
We have a large range of cooking classes for all levels from Techniques to one day only international classes with countries from all over the globe. Try Moroccan Chicken Tagine or Pad Thai with Shrimp. All classes are three hours and include a complete meal.
Sweet and Savory Creations
Glastonbury 860-633-6879
Sweet and Savory Creations will provide special opportunities for their clients and guests to participate in a unique culinary experience. You will watch cooking demonstrations or participate in hands-on classes…and sample all of the dishes created during the evening.
Sweet Pea Cuisine
Naugatuck 203-577-8344
A unique and fun way to get a bunch of friends together! Instead of the usual dinner at a restaurant, why not get together in the comfort of your own home, eat a delicious meal and learn something along the way!
Tea Cozy Cooking
Manchester 860-646-7057
Whether you crave a light snack on a rainy day, want to introduce a new lunch menu to your next teatime gathering, or are planning your very first tea party, cooking classes by Tea Cozy Cooking will hit the spot!
The Gray Goose Cookery
Mystic 860-536-5306
Every weekend that we do not have a guest chef or classes scheduled, we will have seasonal activities in the kitchen with our in-house chef Ceil Vardar.
The Kid's Kitchen
Madison 203-421-0215
Does your child dream of being an Iron Chef? Do you think you may have the next Julia Child or Emeril Lagasse on your hands? If so then sign them up for the kids' kitchen cooking classes.
Two Steps Downtown Grille
Danbury 207-94-0032
Two Steps Downtown Grille offers cooking classes on Wednesday evenings. The classes are casual, fun and always entertaining. Wine is poured throughout the class along with tastings of all prepared items and recipe handouts. Check out our website for our current offerings!
White Gate Farm
East Lyme 860.739.9585
We raise organic produce, chicken, eggs and turkeys. These plus our prepared foods we sell in our farm stand. Restaurants featuring our produce include River Tavern & Six Main in Chester, and Aspen in Old Saybrook. We offer cooking classes year round and host Dinners at the Farm each summer.

Taste What's Happening!

Bozrah Farmers' Market

Bozrah
10/3/2014 - 10/10/2014
Vendors sell Connecticut-grown & Connecticut-made products, along with weekly musical guests, special guest vendors & theme nights. Every Friday.

Apple Harvest Festival

Southington
10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014
Spectacular fun, delicious food, live entertainment and crafts.

Coventry Farmers' Market

Coventry
10/5/2014 - 10/26/2014
A country fair. the old fashioned kind, with farmers, produce, fresh pies, jars of preserves & pickles, handmade goods and fiddlers. Every Sunday.

Apple Harvest Festival

Southington
10/10/2014 - 10/12/2014
Spectacular fun, delicious food, live entertainment and crafts.

Garlic & Harvest Festival

Bethlehem
10/11/2014 - 10/12/2014
Fresh garlic and farm produce, garlic specialty food vendors, crafts, food court, garlic growing lectures, garlic cooking demos, live entertainment.

Mystic Seaport Chowder Days

Mystic
10/11/2014 - 10/13/2014
Coastal Gourmet's menu is sure to satisfy all appetites and will feature numerous selections of chowders, bisques, stews and gumbos

Chili Challenge

Windsor
10/11/2014
Join in on the tongue-tingling flavors, toe-tappin' sounds and a great time at the Chili Challenge.

Fungus & Forage Festival

Coventry
10/12/2014
Held at the Nathan Hale Homestead.

The Sun Winefest

Uncasville
1/23/2015 - 1/25/2015
The largest Wine & Food show in Connecticut, includes celebrity chefs, whiskey & bourbon tasting, oyster open and more.

Hebron Maple Festival

Hebron
3/14/2015 - 3/15/2015
Maple related events, self-tours, demos, a variety of maple products, dog sled exhibition, chain saw carvers, crafts, vendors and lots of good food!

Asparagus Festival

Sherman
5/16/2015 - 5/17/2015
Annual asparagus festival. Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music

Mystic Seaport Lobster Days

Mystic
5/23/2015 - 5/24/2015
Lobster platters are served picnic-style. Watch boats cruising on the Mystic River and enjoy music of the sea.

Rhubarb Festival

Sherman
6/6/2015 - 6/7/2015
Rhubarb cobbler, Rhubarb compote, Rhubarb ice cream, and more made with our farm grown rhubarb.

Coventry Farmers' Market

Coventry
6/7/2015 - 6/28/2015
A country fair. the old fashioned kind, with farmers, produce, fresh pies, jars of preserves & pickles, handmade goods and fiddlers. Every Sunday.

Taste of Mystic

Mystic
6/12/2015 - 6/14/2015
Restaurants in Historic Downtown Mystic, offering a unique and delicious taste of their specialties.

New Horizons Strawberry Festival

Unionville
6/20/2015
Includes a craft fair, antique car show, music, and strawberry shortcake!

Bozrah Farmers' Market

Bozrah
7/3/2015 - 7/31/2015
Vendors sell Connecticut-grown & Connecticut-made products, along with weekly musical guests, special guest vendors & theme nights. Every Friday.

Coventry Farmers' Market

Coventry
7/5/2015 - 7/26/2015
A country fair. the old fashioned kind, with farmers, produce, fresh pies, jars of preserves & pickles, handmade goods and fiddlers. Every Sunday.

Clinton Bluefish Festival

Clinton
7/17/2015 - 7/18/2015
Great Entertainment, Contests, Food, Vendors, Crafters.

Old Lyme Midsummer Festival

Old Lyme
7/24/2015 - 7/25/2015
In Old Lyme's historic district, with receptions at each art venue, riverside concert, and Market En Plein Air, just like markets in French villages.
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