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OhioCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Ohio is the heartland. If that word doesn't conjure up images of baskets full of fresh vegetables, white and golden ears of corn, and buckets of shiny red apples, what else would. Ohio Cuisine may never really be something that is distinctly Ohioan, because we’re a part of the Midwest and people living just over the border in Indiana or Pennsylvania have access to almost identical food products. However, a number of foods and food products originated in Ohio, like Stadium Mustard and Stouffer's Dinners. The pride of Cincinnati is its famous chili, known as Skyline Chili, or simply Cincinnati chili. This dish, a version of chili con carne with sweet seasonings including cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and even chocolate. Welcome to the heartland!

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Depending on the season, some of the tours below might have sale prices too low to publish!

— Ohio Cooking Schools —

Buehler’s Fresh Foods
Delaware 740-363-1933
Bueler’s “Adventures in Cooking” schools are designed especially for the home cook who is interested in trying new recipes and techniques, or just wants a fun evening out.
Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland 216-987-3075
Have you always wanted to cook like a gourmet? Community Cooking Classes is a new series of courses being offered by Tri-C’s Office of Community Continuing Education. Anyone interested in cooking and hospitality will find exciting course offerings to “fill their plate!”
Dorothy Lane Market
Dayton 937-439-7210
At the Dorothy Lane Market School of Cooking, we offer classes taught by a variety of local and guest instructors on topics as basic as knife skills and cooking with a wok, to appetizers, pastries, and pies, to classes featuring entertaining with upscale menus.
Faire la Cuisine
Newark
The words "faire la cuisine" are French meaning "to do the cooking." I want to help every customer experience the fun of planning and participating in his or her own unique event. My business has evolved into a mission to help bring families back togeth
Gorman Heritage Farm
Cincinnati 513-563-6663 website »
Gorman Heritage Farm is a non-profit 122-acre working farm and outdoor education center, which invites its visitors to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting.
GourmetBetty.com
Cincinnati 513-309-5506
Prices vary between $30 - $60 per person, depending on the menu, and number of guests. This isn't a cookie cutter cooking class, all classes are customized to you and your guest preferences.
Jungle Jim’s International Market
Fairfield 513-674-6059
The cooking classes at Jungle Jim’s International Market are as fun as they are informative! Relax in our state-of-the-art classroom complete with overhead mirror for easy viewing.
Laurel Run Cooking School
Vermilion 440-984-5727
Classes taught at Laurel Run Cooking School offer valuable cooking techniques and basic cooking foundations to build on. The staff of experienced, knowledgeable cooking instructors and trained chefs will increase your cooking knowledge each time you are here.
Mustard Seed Market’s Cooking School
Solon 440-519-3663
Whether cooking is your hobby or passion or you're coming to one of our informative lectures for your own educational needs, relax and enjoy these instructive social events. Don't forget that during cooking classes you will receive a sampling of all the dishes prepared!
Ohio Herb Education Center
Gahanna 614-428-9255
The Ohio Herb Education Center offers cooking classes for adults and children, classes that teach you how to purchasing the freshest and best meats and produce from your favorite grocery store, use medicinal herbs, classes that teach nutrition and other interesting educational topics.
Sur La Table
Columbus 614-473-1211
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.
The Art of Entertaining
Cincinnati 513-871-5170
Our cooking classes feature area chefs, a superb menu easy to replicate at home and perfectly paired wines throughout the evening. Our demonstration kitchen environment is enjoyable, comfortable and quaint!
The Cooking Studio at Shaw’s
Lancaster 740-654-1842
Susie Cork, the general manager of Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn, offers cooking classes in Shaw’s newly renovated cooking studio. Cork, who is a graduate of the Culinary School at Kendall College, has been a chef in Chicago for 17 years, and brings that experience to Shaw’s to educate and entertain.
The Culinary Vegetable Institute
Milan
The picturesque ambiance of The Culinary Vegetable Institute is the ideal location to host your next event. Whether you are hosting a corporate function, a team-building seminar, a wedding reception, or a private cooking class, we will bring a touch of so
The Hills Market
Columbus 614-846-3220
The Hills Market is the market that provides prepared foods when you don't have time to cook. And, it's the market that brings you special events like Crab Boils, or cooking classes like Passport to Naples.
The Loretta Paganini School of Cooking
Chesterland 440-729-1110
Recognized as one of Cleveland's premier cooking schools, we offer classes for amateurs and professionals, children and young at heart. We encourage you to call us to register, or for more information about upcoming classes and events.
The Seasoned Farmhouse
Columbus 614-230-6281
The Seasoned Farmhouse is a recreational cooking school, cookbook library, specialty culinary boutique, and private event space. Our classes give home cooks of all skill levels the techniques they need to create delicious meals using seasonal ingredients from throughout Ohio.
The Western Reserve School of Cooking
Hudson 330-650-1665
For many the learning starts at The Western Reserve School of Cooking, then continues as a life long pursuit of mastering the art of cooking. Whether you are a novice or pro, our classes are a great way to have fun and enjoy an exceptional meal.
What’s Cooking – The Cooking School at Cool Beans
Medina 330-722-7722
Come and join us for a delightful experience in our brand new innovative kitchen. Here you will experience all the joys of cooking with our on staff chefs, or perhaps delight in the knowledge of one of our many visiting chefs.

Taste What's Happening!

Mesopotamia Ox Roast, Antiques and Flea Market

Mesopotamia
7/3/2015 - 7/5/2015
Visit over 160 dealers selling all types of wares, enjoy great food and live entertainment.

Canton Italian-American Festival

Canton
7/9/2015 - 7/11/2015
Italian Foods, Pastries, Games,, Men's and Women's Bocce Tournaments, Line Dancing Party, Festival Casino,  Cooking Show, and more!

Annual Italian American Festival

Akron
7/9/2015 - 7/11/2015
Sponsored by the Italian-American Council, the festival will offer food, contests, music, fireworks and more.

Ohio Veterans BBQ Cook-off

Kettering
7/10/2015 - 7/11/2015
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event is presented by American Legion Post 598 of Kettering.

Ohio Brew Week Festival

Athens
7/10/2015 - 7/18/2015
More than 176 craft beers from 28 Ohio microbreweries plus craft brew cooking competiton, Brew BQ Cookoff, homebrew competition.

Food Truck Rally

Van Wert
7/10/2015
You'll have the opportunity to sample a variety of food truck products at this event

Cheese Heritage Festival

Wellington
7/17/2015 - 7/19/2015
Come celebrate Wellington's heritage as the "Cheese Capital of America" during the late 19th century.

Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest

Columbus
7/17/2015 - 7/19/2015
A highly anticipated summertime tradition offering both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque

Hudson Wine Festival

Hudson
7/17/2015 - 7/18/2015
Wines by local, nat'l and int'l producers in addition to mouth watering food, entertainment, artists, exhibitors and raffles all weekend long.

Jazz & Rib Fest

Columbus
7/17/2015 - 7/19/2015
The Jazz & Rib Fest has become one of the most anticipated traditions in Columbus--thanks to hot ribs, cool jazz and great fans!

Wellington Cheese Festival

Wellington
7/17/2015 - 7/19/2015
Activities include performances, food, rides, games, Ohio wine tasting, parade, and macaroni & cheese eating contest.

Annual Hudson Wine Festival

Hudson
7/17/2015 - 7/18/2015
Over 250 wines from local, national and int'l producers, plus musical entertainment, int'l foods, artist exhibits, discussions on wine trends.

Marietta Sweet Corn Festival

Marietta
7/17/2015 - 7/18/2015
Enjoy hot buttered Ohio sweet corn served fresh on the cob, plus delicious foods prepared by our local restaurants, & non-stop entertainment!

Annual Grecian Festival

Warren
7/22/2015 - 7/26/2015
One of the largest Greek festivals in Ohio. Ethnic food and pastries, Music and dancing. Rides, games and entertainment.

Toast of Ohio Wine Festival

Sandusky
7/25/2015
This is an opportunity to taste some of Ohio's best wines from wineries across the state in a relaxed atmosphere.

Ukranian Village Festival

Parma
7/25/2015
Ukrainian Foods including Perogies, Stuffed Cabbage, and Borscht, Ukrainian dancers, music, displays & demos of Ukrainian art and crafts.

Dublin Irish Festival

Dublin
7/31/2015 - 8/2/2015
Features musical acts from the U.S. & Ireland, storytelling, folklore, music, Irish dancers, imported and handmade goods, and Irish food & drink.

Canal Winchester Blues & RibFest

Canal Winchester
8/7/2015
Sizzling hot ribs and authentic live blues are served up on the streets of historic downtown Canal Winchester

Van Wert Rib Cook-Off

Van Wert
8/7/2015 - 8/8/2015
The Cook-Off features award-winning rib vendors, a corn hole tournament, a wiffleball tournament and much more.

Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival

Dover
8/7/2015 - 8/9/2015
Home Cooking plus variety of delicious Food Vendors, Games, Amusement Rides, Beverage Garden & comfortable seating.
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