Where can I Take a Cooking Course in Wilton?
If you want to sharpen your cooking skills, get out of a recipe rut, or just try something new, there are plenty of local cooking classes available.
Heather Priest, who was featured in an episode of Chopped and won the grand prize, offers adult cooking classes for couples and groups at Ambler Farm. She also teaches baking, pastry arts, and savory techniques to seventh and eighth graders at Middlebrook School, perhaps saving students from a regimen of ramen noodles later in life. “I try to get them to experience as many recipes as possible with foods that they have never tried,” says Priest. “It’s great to see students take their first bite and be amazed that it tastes good.”
Sally Maraventano of Cucina Casalinga provides three-hour cooking classes that include a sit-down luncheon or dinner. Kids aged ten to fifteen can also take classes on school holidays or during an August camp session. “I believe having my school in my home creates a warm and welcoming environment,” says Maraventano. “Adult students tell me that the classes bring back fond memories of cooking with their moms or grandmothers.”
Fork Knife Spoon Cooking, owned by former elementary school teacher Maria Pelizarri, offers classes to kids and adults, both in Pelizarri’s and in clients’ homes. “We try to make cooking fun by using readily available, seasonal ingredients,” says Pelizarri. “I put new spins on old favorites and come up with tastier, healthier new versions.”