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Spring 2011

Chef Sherry Swanson of A Culinary Experience teaches classes in two different locations, Jones Family Farms in Shelton, and at The Kitchen at Whittemore Crossing in Middlebury, CT. Chef Sherry also does customized, private, in-home cooking classes.


The Kitchen at Whittemore Crossing - Middlebury, CT

Price: $80 To reserve your space go to

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Jones Family Farms Cooking Classes

A Culinary Experience and Jones Family Farms are continuing our series of hands-on cooking classes and wine events. Classes will focus on fresh, local ingredients. These classes will help you make the most of the finest Connecticut has to offer. For directions to Jones Family Farms click here.

Spring 2011

Our next round of classes will begin in April 2011. Hope to see you then. In-home classes are available year round.
Contact me via email for more information. Sherry

What to Expect:
Harvest Kitchen classes are entirely hands-on rather than demonstration and are taught by Jean Jones, MPH, RD and Sherry Swanson. In each class, you’ll learn how to prepare 4 recipes from start to finish. We are passionate about using fresh, local ingredients and you’ll learn where to source and select the best that Connecticut has to offer. You’ll learn new cooking techniques, tips and tricks. You will finish each class with new skills, fond memories, and a greater level of confidence in the kitchen and maybe even a few new friends. Class size averages 12 people. We supply all ingredients, tools, aprons, and of course, recipes. A full meal and three wines are served in regular cooking classes, with a hands-on cooking time of about 90 minutes.

What to Wear for Cooking Class:
Comfortable clothing and flat, closed-toe shoes are required for your safety and comfort. Please avoid high heels, sandals and long loose sleeves.

Cost:
$75.00 per person. A full meal & wine are included in the cost. Additionally, you keep your wine glass, class recipes, and apron.

Payment:
Cash, Check, Visa, MC, or Discover *
Checks make payable to: Jones Family Farms

Registrations must be made in person at the Jones Winery Tasting Room during hours of operation.


Private Culinary Classes

Entertain your guests with a hands-on cooking class in your home or in a gourmet teaching kitchen. You and your friends will enjoy an intimate evening of food and fun. Our engaging chefs will share their passion for good food, as well as some expert techniques and tricks. Then enjoy the feast you have created while our staff serves it to you and cleans up. Our cooking classes are designed for the home cook, from beginner to advanced, who wants to broaden their culinary skills in a fun and relaxed environment. We focus on cooking from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients and traditional French and Italian techniques. You will finish each class with new skills, fond memories, and a greater level of confidence in the kitchen.


A Culinary Experience cooking class parties are a delicious way to celebrate birthdays, bridal showers, and other special occasions.

Enjoy wine? In our wine tasting classes we teach you the basics, focusing on different grape varietals or wine regions of the world. We can also pair your favorites entrees or hors d’oeuvres with the perfect wine. A great way to spend an evening with friends.




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A Culinary Experience
Southbury, CT
Phone: (203) 521-8219
sherry@aculinaryexperience.com