In a world bustling with convenience, there’s a charming resurgence of hands-on experiences, especially in the culinary world. In our area we have some many great places that are stepping up to the plate, offering cooking classes that not only teach you how to whip up delicious dishes but also provide a unique opportunity to connect with food on a deeper level. If you are ready for a culinary adventure, check out these 3 places: The Kentucky Millstone Cafe, Macaron Bar, and Baker-Hunt.
KY Millstone Cafe: All things bread
Tucked away in the heart of Butler, The KY Millstone Cafe is a true embodiment of Southern comfort and hospitality. The aim to provide artisan bread making classes and culinary workshops suitable for chefs of all levels of expertise. Whether you’re an aspiring home baker or an experienced chef eager to diversify your skills, the have a course tailored just for you.
Their Biscuits and Gravy class is an experience that transcends the ordinary, immersing participants in the art of crafting this quintessential Southern dish. Interested in all thing’s sourdough or just dipping your toe in? They offer both a 3 day intensive sourdough class and a intro course. There is something for everyone!
If you don’t feel like getting covered in flour but just want to eat their delicious breads and pastries, you can stop in at their bakery in Butler but you can also order online or catch them at the Fort Thomas Farmers Market. Make sure to try their Morning Bun which is buttery croissant dough, rolled up with lots of cinnamon sugar and a touch of orange zest.
Home Bakery: 201 Mill Street, Butler, KY 41006
Fort Thomas Famers Market: 801 Clitz Street Fort Thomas, KY
Macaron Bar: Precision in Pastry
For those with a penchant for delicate and visually stunning confections, Macaron Bar is the ultimate destination. This chic cafe is renowned for its exquisite macarons, and their cooking classes offer a peek behind the curtain into the art of crafting these colorful treats.
The classes at Macaron Bar emphasize precision and technique to master the delicate and sometimes elusive cookie. Students learn the nuances of achieving the perfect macaronage and the art of flavor pairing. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, creating a fun and creative environment.
The “intro to macarons” is a crowd favorite, offering a introduction to the science of macarons and their best tips to achieving the best cookie. Attendees get to experiment with a variety of flavors and colors, leaving with not only a box of beautifully crafted macarons but also a newfound confidence in their pastry-making skills.
They have locations in both Hyde Park and OTR where you can take a class or pick up a delicious box of these famous cookies.
Hyde Park: 3431 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45208.
OTR: 1206 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202.
Baker-Hunt: Art & Culinary Education Hub
For those seeking a more structured education, Baker-Hunt is a beacon of knowledge and expertise for all things art related. This establishment, with its rich history and commitment to art and cultural education, provides a comprehensive range of classes for aspiring chefs and baking enthusiasts alike. The offer classes on cooking, drawing, fine arts, ceramics and much more.
At Baker-Hunt, the focus pairs honing fundamental cooking skills with fun menus. You will learn specific techniques and how to master various cooking methods. These classes usually only are a few hours long and some even serve a glass of wine with them. Most of the classes you will work in pairs and whether you’re a beginner looking to grasp the basics, a seasoned cook eager to refine your techniques, or just looking for a fun date night, Baker-Hunt has a class tailored for you.
List of classes: https://www.bakerhunt.org/cooking/
Covington KY Location: 620 Greenup Street Covington, KY 41011
A Culinary Education Awaits
These local businesses not only offer a chance to learn valuable culinary skills but also provide an opportunity to connect with the rich tapestry of food culture. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready for a culinary adventure that’s sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the art of cooking.
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