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

Holiday Bread Baking

10 am – 2:30 pm, Friday, November 15

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to learn (or just brush up on) how to make irresistibly festive holiday breads from start to finish. Join Chef Stephanie for a half-day workshop where she will walk you through the crucial steps of bread baking as you make a few breads from scratch to take home with you. Lunch also included.

Early Registration: $80
After October 19th: $90

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(Pre)Teen Class: Soups & Sandwiches

4:30 – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, November 19

What better combination than soups and sandwiches in the fall? Have your young chef join the Teaching Kitchen team in learning how to make satisfying soups from scratch and sandwiches that rock. Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time and coaching! Ages 10-14.

Tickets: $65

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SOLD OUT | Hearty & Healthy One-Pot Wonders

11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Thursday, November 21

Join the Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on class where participants will learn simple, yet satisfying one-pot dishes that can be great options for any day of the week. These will be sure to please anyone looking for new dishes to incorporate into their repertoire to get through the cold months. The class will end with a meal comprised of the dishes created during the class, as well as a few surprises.

Tickets: $70 per person

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Holiday Food Gifts (11AM Session)

11 am – 12 pm, Wednesday, December 4

Kick back, relax and watch Chef Stephanie show you how to build and design an assortment of food-based gifts. You’re sure to leave inspired to put on an apron, and give your loved ones heartfelt and from scratch presents this holiday season. This class will include culinary demonstrations from Chef Stephanie with a plethora of decorating ideas and foods to try during the class. Each guest will also be able to take home one gift already made and packaged, and receive a downloadable copy of recipes.

Early Registration: $25
After November 26th: $30

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Holiday Food Gifts (2PM Session)

2 – 3 pm, Wednesday, December 4

Kick back, relax and watch Chef Stephanie show you how to build and design an assortment of food-based gifts. You’re sure to leave inspired to put on an apron, and give your loved ones heartfelt and from scratch presents this holiday season. This class will include culinary demonstrations from Chef Stephanie with a plethora of decorating ideas and foods to try during the class. Each guest will also be able to take home one gift already made and packaged, and receive a downloadable copy of recipes.

Early Registration: $25
After November 26th: $30

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Easy, Irresistible Holiday Appetizers

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, December 5

We’ve all been there. You get invited to a holiday gathering and are asked to bring an appetizer. Then you completely forget about it until the day of, or can’t decide what to make and settle for a veggie tray from the store. Never again, we say! Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on evening filled with learning about (and cooking) easy, elegant appetizers that will wow anyone during the holiday season. The class with end with a shared dinner made of everything prepared during class, as well as a few extras from the Teaching Kitchen team, plus wine for participants of age.

Early Registration: $65
After November 20th: $75

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(Pre)Teen Cookie Decorating Workshop

4:30 – 6:30 pm, Wednesday, December 10

Even though cookie decorating can appear effortless, making the perfect sugar cookie base, putting together various royal icings, and decorating techniques can get tricky. The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team will guide your pastry-chefs-in-training through the ins and outs of crafting and decorating the perfect winter cookie. Snacks will also be provided during the class, and students will take home the cookies they decorate, as well as additional cookies for practicing at home. Ages 10 to 14.

$55 per person.

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Wine, Food & Evergreen Wreath Workshop

6 – 9 pm, Friday, December 13

It doesn’t get more festive than this! Get in the holiday spirit on the farm with wine, food and evergreen wreath making. Turner Farm florist and flower farmer Melinda O’Briant will guide you through making a fresh, fragrant evergreen wreath while Chef Stephanie serves up seasonal appetizers and delicious wine. Each participant will be provided with all of the needed materials, including ribbon, pinecones and greens. Deck your own halls with your wreath or give it to someone as the perfect give. ‘Tis the season, after all!

$95 per person.

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Date Night: Thai Cuisine

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Tuesday, December 17

Break away from the holiday chaos and bring your favorite person to the farm for a fun night of making Thai foods with Chef Stephanie and the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen. You will work together in teams of two to create your own summer rolls, dipping sauce, and drunken noodles from scratch. Learn how to build flavors in curries, including making your own curry pastes. After class, you will share the meal you created together, plus get to enjoy a few surprises from the Teaching Kitchen team.

$110 per couple.

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Culinary Competencies: Knife Skills

11:30 am – 2 pm, Tuesday, January 7

Hone your culinary skills in the new year. This class will focus on developing dexterity with chef’s knives, so you can cook with even more confidence. Not only will you learn how to properly hold a knife to safely and efficiently slice, chop and dice a variety of ingredients, but also how to sharpen and care for your kitchen knives. Students will practice and use their newly honed skills to make their own lunch. Few spots are available to maximize hands-on time and coaching, so get your tickets now.

$70 per person.

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Teen Culinary Competencies: Knife Skills

4:30 – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, January 7

Prep your teen for a lifetime of cooking. The new year is a great time to hone culinary skills, and this teens-only class will focus on developing dexterity with chef’s knives. Not only will teens learn how to properly hold a knife for safety and efficiency, but also how to slice, chop and dice a variety of ingredients. Students will practice and hone their skills throughout the class to create a meal. Few spots are available to maximize hands-on time and coaching, so get your tickets sooner than later. Ages 14-19.

$65 per person.

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Date Night: Winter Pastas

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, January 9

Enjoy handmade pasta dishes perfect for cold winter nights … without leaving the warmth and comfort of your own home. This hands-on date night is all about making pasta from scratch. Working together with your special someone, best friend, or a family member, you’ll mix together pasta dough and roll it out like a pro, then learn how to make luxurious sauces to go with it. After instruction, the class will sit down together to enjoy the dishes made during class, as well as a few extra surprises (and wine for those of legal drinking age). 

$125 per couple.

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Sourdough 101 with Crackling Crust Microbakery

10 am – 2:30 pm, Wednesday, January 15

Never baked bread before but always wanted to try? Now’s your chance! Join us for a 4.5-hour bread baking class with Michelle Kovach of Crackling Crust Microbakery. This is an intensive and practical lesson on the science of naturally leavened bread-making and baking. Students will receive instruction on how to maintain a sourdough starter, how to mix and shape dough, and how to bake the loaves. We will bake bread (and break bread!) together to look at crust and crumb textures. Students will leave the class with the new knowledge gained, as well as a proofing basket, a portion of sourdough starter, a loaf to bake on their own the following day, and a bag of organic, freshly-milled whole grain, whole wheat flour. The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will also provide a light lunch comprised of farm-fresh ingredients. This class has limited spots due to its hands-on nature, so get your tickets now before it sells out (and it always sells out).

$90 per person.

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Teen Quick Bread Basics

4:30 – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, January 21

Make 2020 a little sweeter for your teenager. This hands-on, teens-only class will focus on the sweeter side of the kitchen: baking! The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen staff will walk the class through some essential baking techniques—everything from reading a recipe accurately to understanding how ingredients interact in baking. Students will bake a variety of quick breads to take home, and snacks will be provided during class. Ages 13-19.

$65 per person.

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Lunch & Learn: Winter Salads

11:30 am – 1 pm, Wednesday, January 22

Brighten up those drab winter days with bright, fresh salads featuring seasonal ingredients. Stop by the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for an extended lunch hour. This is open house-style, so come and go as you please between 11:30am and 1pm. Guests will be able to watch culinary demonstrations focused on vibrant, farm-fresh winter salads sure to inspire and satisfy. There will be plenty of ideas, recipes, lunch and big, bold flavors to go around.

$35 per person.

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Lunar New Year’s Eve: Lucky Dumpling Date Night

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Friday, January 24

Celebrate Lunar New Year’s Eve with your favorite person and all the dumplings! Wrapped in tradition and symbolism, dumplings signify wealth, and the fillings can be endless, just like our future opportunities. In this hands-on cooking class at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen, you will learn how to roll, pinch and cook a variety of dumplings rich in flavor and texture. After cooking, students will share a meal together, including the dumplings you made, plus some surprises from the kitchen. A special class that only happens once a year … get your tickets now so you don’t miss out.

$125 per couple.

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Culinary Competencies: Winter Stocks & Soup

11:30 am – 2 pm, Tuesday, January 28

Soup’s on at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen! In this hands-on workshop, learn the process of making stock, as well as how to prepare stocks and soups that are cost-efficient and low-waste. Students will get tips and tricks for making the most out of produce and meat trimmings by turning them into flavorful, multipurpose stocks. We will cover how to make beef, chicken and vegetable stock at home, as well as how to use stocks throughout your cooking to produce more flavorful dishes—soup or otherwise. Lunch will be provided.

$80 per person.

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Parent & (Pre)Teen Class: Winter Ramen from Scratch

4:30 – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, January 28

Meet the cure to cabin fever: ramen from scratch. In this class, parents and their (pre)teens will work together to make their own ramen bowls, from making the noodles from scratch to building flavors using homemade broth and assorted toppings. Class will end with a shared meal, including the ramen made during class, as well as a few surprises from the kitchen. This hands-on class is very limited in size, so get your tickets before they’re gone.

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.

$90 per 1 adult + 1 (pre)teen.

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