Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen

Cincinnati’s premier cooking class space!

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes and a state-of-the-art learning experience where chefs and other food and wellness educators make sustainability and mindfulness into a delicious and edifying experience.

Built in an exquisitely renovated, 100-year-old, two-story barn, cooking classes in the kitchen offer space for a chef to work with as many as eight different two-person teams at a time. Additionally, the space features closed-circuit TV, with two cameras capturing the lecture for an enhanced learning environment for 50 guests.

The Teaching Kitchen was built in consultation with the Culinary Institute of American and is intended for cooking classes geared toward using fresh-grown ingredients in such a way that promotes bodily health and mental well-being.  It is also a regular host of the University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness to teach medical students and other health professionals valuable nutrition information, culinary skills and self-care practices. More information on these community classes can be found here.

For cooking class information, booking and availability, contact Mary Joseph at mary@turnerfarm.org

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the limited space availability, all payments for Turner Farm educational and cooking classes are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, classes proceed provided that the weather is safe for visitors to be on the farm. Turner Farm reserves the right to cancel events for any reason with a full refund provided to each participant.

TEACHING KITCHEN COOKING CLASSES

Muddlers and Mixers

 6:30-8:30 pm, Friday, January 18

Join farmer and bartender Joshua Jones and Chef Stephanie Michalak for the first Muddlers and Mixers of 2019! Learn how to make three classic cocktails with a twist alongside farm fresh appetizers to keep you warm during the winter. Drinks include:

Gin Cosmo

A delicious winter twist on a classic cocktail, the Gin Cosmo combines winter flavors such as Juniper and Lavender to this traditional summer cocktail.

Sidecar

An ode to the roaring 1920’s. Classy yet energetic, the Sidecar came about due to necessity. Combining the sweetness of brandy and tart citrus fruits and silky-smooth texture balance this classic to be the perfect cocktail for any occasion.

Smokey Coco

Warm up those snowy winter days with an adult Hot Coco. The mesquite flavors of Mezcal blend wonderfully with Coco and hints of orange. This cocktail will be sure to keep Jack Frost at bay.

Ages 21+

Early Registration: $50

After January 7 $60

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Cheese 101 with Urban Stead Cheese Co.

 11 am-1 pm, Saturday, January 19

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for an early Saturday afternoon class to gain some “street ched” and meet the masterminds (and cheesemaker!) behind Urban Stead Cheese Company. Owners, Andrea and Scott, will walk you through an overview on how cheeses are produced from cow to curd, share their cheese making story, and guide you through a tasting of their luscious cheeses alongside some accoutrements. Be sure to not miss this opportunity!

Early Registration: $35

After Jan 5: $45

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Culinary Competencies: Searing + Sauces

11:30 am-2 pm, Tuesday, January 22

Bring in the new year by either honing your culinary skills, or developing new ones. This class will focus on building elegant and flavorful pan sauces by understanding fundamental cooking techniques such as searing and roasting. The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team will walk you through getting a perfect, golden brown sear and perfectly cooked inside to your foods, while highlighting essential steps in creating pan sauces that will elevate the whole meal. Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time and coaching!

Tentative menu: Seared Duck Breast, Fig & Red Wine Pan Sauce, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Sauteed Kale

Early Registration: $75

After January 14: $85

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Teen Culinary Competencies: Baking

 4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, January 22

Bring in the new year by either honing your culinary skills, or developing new ones. This teen class will focus on the sweeter side of the kitchen—baking! The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will walk the class through some essential baking techniques—everything from reading a recipe accurately to understanding how ingredients interact in baking. Students will make cake and frosting from scratch and receive decorating tips and tricks to design their own cake to bring home.

Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time and coaching!

Ages 13-19

Please notify us if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $70

After January 14: $80

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Sold Out: Date Night: Winter Risotto 

 6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, January 24

Nothing expresses love like making risotto for those you care about. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a hands-on night making risotto from scratch — perfect for cold winter nights with your significant other, or best friend. The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will walk you through crucial steps of making a perfectly creamy risotto, as well as how to make modify a foundation to create a variety of risottos including roasted mushroom & pea risotto and butternut squash & saffron risotto. The TK team will also teach the class to make salted caramel budino. The class will then sit down together to enjoy dinner comprised dishes made during the class, as well as a few extras.

Cost: $110 per couple

Early Registration: $110

After January 16: $135

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Healthy Comfort Foods

 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Tuesday, January 29

Join the TFTK in exploring the sumptuousness of comfort foods that satisfy the soul and belly, but without any internal nagging afterwards. We will cover revised dishes like cassoulet and bread pudding that are perfect for the winter cold. This class will be limited to a few spots to maximize hands-on kitchen time so act fast.

Early Registration: $65

After Jan 15: $75

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Sold Out–Parent and (Pre)Teen Class: Ramen from Scratch

 4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, January 29

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will be hosting a number of classes specifically for pre-teens and teens to learn and foster culinary skills that will last a lifetime, but this class is a little more focused on bringing together parents and kids through cooking, creating lasting memories. This week’s class will focus on working together (parent & child) to build your own ramen bowls, including noodles and assorted toppings. Chef will also cover how to make these in bulk and freeze extras for dinner in a snap. This hands-on class will be limited in size so act fast!

All adults must be accompanied by a child, or teen (ages 8-17), and all children must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Please notify us if you, or your child, has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $90/pair

After January 15: $100/pair

Sold Out–Mediterranean Cuisine

 6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, January 31

The cuisines found within the Mediterranean region are broad, colorful, and full of flavor. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on evening class where you will learn delicacies such as dolmas, manti, falafel, and hummus followed by a shared meal with a few extra surprises! An evening you don’t want to miss.

Early Registration: $90

After January 17: $100

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Lunar New Year’s Eve: Lucky Dumpling

 12-1:30 pm, Monday, February 4

Celebrate the Lunar New Year’s Eve day by creating a bounty of dumplings from scratch. Wrapped in tradition and symbolism, dumplings signify wealth and the fillings can be endless, just like our future opportunities! Join the Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on cooking class where you will learn how to roll, pinch, and cook a variety of dumplings rich in flavor. After cooking, students will share a meal together. A special class that you shouldn’t miss out on!

Early Registration: $50

After January 22: $60

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Pre-Teen Cooking Class: Fortune Cookies

 4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 5

Just in time for the lunar New Year, this pre-teen only class will teach the young chefs in the class to make their own fortune cookies! Students will be able to write their own fortunes and bring home their creations. Snacks made by the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team will also be provided during the class.

Ages 8-12 years old.

Please notify us if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $50

After February 1: $60

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Chocolate Workshop

 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Tuesday, February 12

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a chocolate filled workshop perfect for the chocoholic in you! Participants will get a hands-on guided experience creating chocolate creations and get an introduction to the rich history and process of chocolate confection making.

A farm-fresh lunch made by the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team will also be provided during the class and students will be able to take home their chocolate creations.

Early Registration: $70

After February 1: $80

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(Pre)Teen Cooking Class: Chocolate Workshop

4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 12

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a chocolate filled workshop for preteens and young teens! The young chef participants will get the chance to make their own chocolate lollipops and truffles while getting an introduction to the wide world of chocolate making.

Snacks made by the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team will also be provided during the class and students will be able to take home their chocolate creations.

Ages 8-14 years old

Please notify us if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $65

After February 1: $75

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Sold Out–Date Night: Valentine’s Day

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, February 14

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a hands-on night making a perfect Valentine’s dinner for two — with your significant other or best friend! The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team will walk you through crucial steps of making a romantic meal effortlessly together – that happens to be both delicious and heart healthy. You’ll learn to make dishes that’ll be sure to wow including a cocktail (or mocktail) and a dessert. The class will then sit down together to enjoy dinner comprised of the dishes created during the class.

Early Registration: $125

After February 2: $150

Plant-Based Cookery: West African Inspired Dishes

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Tuesday, February 19

With the cold months of winter and our grey skies in Ohio, take a journey across the globe with the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen to learn how to make West African inspired plant-based recipes. This hands-on cooking class will cover dishes such as peanut stew, jollof rice, coconut tapioca pudding, and perhaps a few extra surprises! After cooking, students will share a meal together. A special class that you shouldn’t miss out on!

Early Registration: $65

After February 5: $75

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(Pre)Teen Cooking Class: Mac’ and Cheese

4:30 -6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 19

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a cheese filled  comfort food classic: macaroni and cheese. The teaching kitchen team will walk the young chefs through making their own mac and cheese from scratch as well as how to modify a classic recipe to add their own personal touches!

Ages 8-14 years old

Please notify us if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $60

After February 5: $70

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Savory Pies (early session)

11:30 am-2 pm, Tuesday, March 5

From pot pies to tarte tin, savory pies can take many forms as long as there’s a flaky crust and hearty filling. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for an evening learning the ins-and-outs of creating amazing savory pies from the crust to the filling. This class will take place in the Teaching Kitchen and will be extremely hands-on followed by a shared meal comprised of dishes made during the class, so bring your appetite and act quickly as there are few spots!

Early Registration: $80

After February 19: $90

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Savory Pies (evening session)

6:30-9 pm, Tuesday, March 5

From pot pies to tarte tin, savory pies can take many forms as long as there’s a flaky crust and hearty filling. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for an evening learning the ins-and-outs of creating amazing savory pies from the crust to the filling. This class will take place in the Teaching Kitchen and will be extremely hands-on followed by a shared meal comprised of dishes made during the class, so bring your appetite and act quickly as there are few spots!

Early Registration: $80

After February 19: $90

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Mediterranean Cuisine (early session)

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Thursday, March 7

The cuisines found within the Mediterranean region are broad, colorful, and full of flavor. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on evening class where you will learn delicacies such as dolmas, manti, falafel, and hummus followed by a shared meal with a few extra surprises! An evening you don’t want to miss.

Early Registration: $90

After February 21: $100

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Mediterranean Cuisine (evening session)

6:30 -8:30 pm, Thursday, March 7

The cuisines found within the Mediterranean region are broad, colorful, and full of flavor. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on evening class where you will learn delicacies such as dolmas, manti, falafel, and hummus followed by a shared meal with a few extra surprises! An evening you don’t want to miss.

Early Registration: $90

After February 21: $100

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From Seed to Cup with Deeper Roots Coffee

11 am-1 pm, Saturday, March 9

Curious on how a coffee seed makes it all way to the cup in your hand?

Whether you’re a newcomer to coffee or a self-proclaimed caffeine aficionado: join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen on an early Saturday afternoon with Deeper Roots Coffee’s education and training coordinator, Braydon Booher, to better understand the vast world of java.

This class will help narrow in on the life cycle of the coffee bean, from coffee origins, to coffee agriculture, to how coffee varies from region to region, and have a taste exploration at the end with a tasting of several different coffees. This is meant to be an approachable, informative, and fun class, meant for anyone who wants to learn more about coffee! Be sure to not miss this opportunity!

Early Registration: $35

After February 17: $45

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Weeknight Meals (morning sessions)

11:30-1 pm, Tuesday, March 12

Stop by the Teaching Kitchen for an extended lunch hour and learn to expand your repertoire of week night dinner options! Not only will you be able to try an assortment of healthy, quick options that’ll be sure to please your family, but you will get to watch the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team demonstrate many of the recipes while walking you through crucial steps. You’ll be able to learn simple tricks to streamline your evenings and excite your palate. Leave with a collection of recipes and ideas to make your best weeknight home cooked meals.

Early Registration: $35

After February 26: $45

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Weeknight Meals (evening sessions)

6:30-8 pm, Tuesday, March 12

Stop by the Teaching Kitchen for an extended lunch hour and learn to expand your repertoire of week night dinner options! Not only will you be able to try an assortment of healthy, quick options that’ll be sure to please your family, but you will get to watch the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team demonstrate many of the recipes while walking you through crucial steps. You’ll be able to learn simple tricks to streamline your evenings and excite your palate. Leave with a collection of recipes and ideas to make your best weeknight home cooked meals.

Early Registration: $35

After February 26: $45

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Spring Pasta (early session)

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Thursday, March 21

Nothing says spring like fresh eggs, tender vegetables, and bright flavors to shake off the cold of winter. Let the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen show you how to make your own pasta from scratch to bring out the best of spring all season long. This class will take place in the Teaching Kitchen, where participants will get exposure to a variety of Spring pasta dishes with hands-on experience.

At the end of the class, participants will enjoy a meal comprising of all dishes created during the class.

  • Lasagna with Mushrooms, Leeks, & Asparagus
  • Ricotta Raviolo with Roasted Carrots & Browned Butter
  • Lemony Mixed Greens Salad

Early Registration: $80

After March 7: $90

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Spring Pasta (evening session)

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, March 21

Nothing says spring like fresh eggs, tender vegetables, and bright flavors to shake off the cold of winter. Let the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen show you how to make your own pasta from scratch to bring out the best of spring all season long. This class will take place in the Teaching Kitchen, where participants will get exposure to a variety of Spring pasta dishes with hands-on experience.

At the end of the class, participants will enjoy a meal comprising of all dishes created during the class.

  • Lasagna with Mushrooms, Leeks, & Asparagus
  • Ricotta Raviolo with Roasted Carrots & Browned Butter
  • Lemony Mixed Greens Salad

Early Registration: $80

After March 7: $90

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Date Night: Pizza and Salads

6:30-8:30 pm, Friday, March 22

Take a night to step into the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen with your favorite person and work together to bring some color into the beginning of spring. Let the Teaching Kitchen show you how to stretch your own pizza from scratch, make simple sauces, and elegant toppings ranging from farm fresh produce and meats to artisan cheese. We will walk you through some tips and tricks for cooking pizza just so and cover simple, yet elegant salads that satisfy. At the end of the class, participants will enjoy a meal comprising of all dishes created during the class. Wine and craft beer will be available for of-age guests during the meal portion of the class.

Early Registration: $125 per couple

After March 7: $135

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Artisan Bagels from Scratch with Crackling Crust Microbakery

6:30-9 pm, Thursday, March 28

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a 2.5-hour bagel intensive with the owner of Crackling Crust Microbakery, Michelle Kovach. In this class, students will learn how to make sourdough bagels at home! Topics covered include: how to correctly mix, properly roll, and carefully shape bagels. This class will also cover boiling, topping, and baking bagels. Students will leave with their own baked bagels to take home, as well as a laminated instruction sheet.

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will also provide an assortment of dishes made with farm-fresh ingredients to enjoy during the class. This class has limited spots due to its hands-on nature so act quickly!

Early Registration: $60

After March 1: $70

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