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Cooking schools and culinary tours

Website:          Cuisine International Inc.

Contact:           Judy Ebrey
Cuisine International
P.O. Box 25228
Dallas, Texas 75225

Phone            214-373-1161

Fax                214-373-1162


Master Class program with 5-day sessions (hands-on classes, 1 demonstration, wine tasting)

Website:          La Varenne

Contact:           La Varenne
P.O. Box 25574
Washington, Dist. of Columbia 20007

Phone            800-537-6486

Fax                703-823-5438


Series and single sessions on nutritional cookery, ethnic and international cuisines, kitchen skills, and other topics

Website:          A Pinch of Thyme Cooking School

Contact:           Robyn Webb
A Pinch of Thyme Cooking School
308 S. Payne St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Phone            703-683-5034

Fax                703-683-3097


Cooking school get-away weekends that feature cooking classes, seminars, and tastings.

Contact:           Food Fest
Gail Guggenheim
Food Fest, Inc.
125 Country Lane
Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Phone            847-831-4265

Fax                847-831-4266


Recreational programs open to non-professionals

Website:          Baltimore International College

Contact:           Lori L. Makowski
Director of Admissions
Baltimore International College
Commerce Exchange, 17 Commerce St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone            410-752-4710, 800-624-9926

Fax                410-752-3730


Hands-on classes

Website:          Blue Ribbon Cooking School

Contact:           Mike & Virginia Duppenthaler
Blue Ribbon Cooking School
1611 McGilvra Blvd. East
Seattle, Washington 98112-3119 USA

Phone:             206-328-2442Fax:                 206-328-2863


3-day hands-on cooking vacations that include a wine seminar, winery tour, and vintner dinners.

Website:          Boar's Head Inn 

Contact:           Cuisine International
P.O. Box 25228
Dallas, Texas 75225 USA

Phone:             214-373-1161

Fax:                 214-373-1162


Personalized private cooking classes.


 Website:         ChefProfessor In-Home Cooking Classes

Contact:           Jack Batten
ChefWorks PCS Personal Classes
7203 Havre Turn
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 USA

Phone:             301-627-4496

Fax:                 301-574-0816


Series, weekend & 1-day events on intro to adv topics.

Website:          Culinard - The Culinary Institute of Virginia College   

Contact:           Jill Bosich
Dean of Culinary Education
CULINARD The Culinary Institute of Virginia College
65 Bagby Drive, Suite 100
Birmingham, Alabama 35209 USA

Phone:             205-802-1200, 877-429-CHEF (2433)

Fax:                 205-802-7045





Culinary travel programs combining cultural excursions with cooking classes.


Website:        Culinary Landscapes  

Contact:           Mary Deshong Kinkelaar
Owner & Instructor
Culinary Landscapes
400 N. Clinton, #306
Chicago, Illinois 60610 USA

Phone:             312-648-9248

Fax:                 312-648-9216


Demo cooking classes & weekend food & wine camps in a resort setting.

Website:          Culinary University

Contact:           Cricket Manjarrez
Special Events Manager
Culinary University
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, Virginia 20176 USA

Phone:             703-858-2107

Fax                703-858- 2101


1-week culinary cruises featuring demonstration & participation classes, market tours & wine-tastings


Website:          French Waterways Culinary Barge Vacations 

Contact:           French Waterways
                        2820 Shearwater Cove
                        Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454 USA

Phone            757-498-3920, 866-498-3920 (toll free)

Fax                707-215-6811


One-on-one lessons

Contact:           Helen Worth's Cooking School
                        Helen Worth
                        Helen Worth's Cooking School
                        1701 Owensville Rd.
                        Charlottesville (Ivy), Virginia 22901-8825

Phone:             434-296-4380  

Courses customized to meet students' needs, including basic cooking techniques, how to stock a pantry, plan weekly menus, plan a party, baking breads, desserts.


Contact:           Home Cooks  
Larissa Fain
Home Cooks
706 7th Street, S.E.
Washington, Dist. of Columbia 20003 USA

Phone            202-543-6523


Customized cooking classes for individuals or groups.

Contact:           Joy of Cooking  
Thomas Fiammetta
Executive Chef CEC
Joy of Cooking
6106 Havener House Way#5
Centreville, Virginia 20120 USA

Phone            703-362-0684


Classes in a variety of international cuisines including Italian, French, Spanish, American Regional, Mexican, Indian and Thai.

Website:          Judy Harris Cooking School

Judy Harris
                        Judy Harris Cooking School
                        2402 Nordok Place
                        Alexandria, Virginia 22306

Phone            703-768-3767


Cooking shows, co-sponsored by nationally-known food brands and local newspapers, that feature the demonstration of more than a dozen recipes containing sponsors' products.

Contact:           Southern Living Cooking School
Kathryn Dunlap
Internal Coordinator
Southern Living Cooking School
P.O. Box 2581
Birmingham, Alabama 35202

Phone            205-877-6577

Fax                205-877-6200


Demonstration and participation classes that cover basic techniques, special occasion menus, and international cuisines. Classes for couples, singles, & youngsters.

  Website:          Stratford University  

Contact:           Daniel Traster
Stratford University
7777 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Virginia 22043 USA

Phone            703-734-5307


Demonstrations and hands-on classes covering a variety of cuisines, the basics, special subjects, chef specialties.

  Website:          Sur La Table  

Contact:           Martha Aitken
Culinary Program Manager
Sur La Table
1765 Sixth Ave. South

                        Seattle, Washington 98134

Phone            206-682-7175

Fax                206-613-6039



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