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

Sold Out–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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Date Night: Thai Cuisine

6:30-8:30 pm, Tuesday March 26th

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a fun night out of making Thai food staples with your favorite person! You will learn to make delicious dishes like pad thai with Turner Farm chicken, tofu with red curry sauce, and coconut sticky rice with mango from scratch. We will start the evening off with creating tamarind whiskey sours to sip while cooking and the class with end by sitting down together to enjoy all the dishes made during the class!

Early Registration: $110 per couple

After March 7: $120

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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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Spring Pasta (early session)

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Friday, March 29

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, Friday, March 29

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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Five Week Healthy Cooking Series

11:30 am-2 pm, Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1

Five weeks, Wednesdays: April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th, April 24th, May 1st

This five-week collection of culinary classes will help you on your own personal journey to gain culinary confidence and bring your cooking up a few notches by showing you techniques used by professional chefs to create healthy, vibrant dishes. Each class will include an immersive hands-on cooking experience where the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen staff will guide you through crucial steps, offer tips and tricks along the way, and explain the “whys” behind techniques and practices that will hopefully inspire you to expand your own culinary repertoire and take your cooking far beyond simple following recipes!

Each class will include a meal, but also be prepared for weekly homework assignments. Classes will be capped at 10 students to allow for maximized hands-on time and guided instruction.

Cost: $350 per person for all five weeks of hands-on cooking series; including a meal during each class and recipes throughout the program. After March 20: $380

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Stocks + Spring Soups

11:30 am-2 pm, Tuesday, April 9

Stocks + Soups is designed as a hands-on workshop to explain the process of making stock, and how to prepare stocks and soups cost-efficiently. The Teaching Kitchen Team will provide tips and tricks to make the most out of your produce and meat trim to create flavorful stocks. Additionally, the class will cover the difference stocks such as beef, chicken, and vegetable stock (and how to make them at home), as well as how to use stocks throughout your cooking to produce more flavorful dishes beyond soups. Students will make their own springtime soups as well and lunch will be included.

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

Early Registration: $80

After February 26: $90

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Parent and Pre-teen/Teen Class: Pretzels from Scratch

4:30-7 pm, Monday, April 15th

Pretzels from Scratch will focus on letting each parent & child work together to create, shape, and bake artisanal, traditional German-style soft pretzels. Learn tips and tricks to making chewy, irresistible pretzels while getting valuable time baking together. You will go home with a dozen pretzels, and snacks will be provided during the class!

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: $80

After April 1: $90

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Teen Cooking Class: Chicken and Waffles

4:30-6:30 pm, Thursday, April 18

Chicken and Waffles?!? Oh yeah! Join us in the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen to learn how to cook healthier versions of this delicious combination that is good to eat at any mealtime! Teens will learn the insider tricks to making juicy, crispy chicken and soft, yet crunchy waffles. A hands-on experience that should not be missed!

Early Registration: $55

After April 11: $65

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Lunch & Learn: Cooking with Herbs & Spices

11:30am-2 pm, Tuesday, April 23rd

Stop by the Teaching Kitchen for a farm fresh lunch and stay for a multitude of demos by Chef Stephanie over an hour and a half (stay for as long or as little as you’d like!). Chef will cover tips and tricks of working with herbs and spices to make colorful, creative dishes that will make summer seem right around the corner. You will get plenty of ideas, recipes, and (most importantly) lunch filled with bold flavors that will help inspire and brighten your own cooking

Early Registration: $35

After April 11th: $45

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Spring Shrubs: Cocktails & Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

6:30-8 pm, Thursday, April 25th

If you require a shrubbery, join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a night of learning how to make shrubs (sipping vinegar) from scratch—allowing you to savor flavors of the season longer (and potentially minimize your food waste). Chef will show you how to then use these vinegars to make playful, vibrant cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails to enjoy throughout the spring and summer. There will also be farm fresh appetizers to enjoy throughout the evening.

Early Registration: $55

After April 11: $65

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Spring Salads

11:30 am-1 pm, Tuesday, May 7

With spring finally sprung: join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a seasonal delight of fresh, vibrant spring salads. Each participant will be able to sample an assortment of farm-fresh salads that’ll be sure to inspire while watching chef Stephanie and the TFTK team demonstrate how to make bright salads that make bold statements. Each participant will also have access to all of the recipes after the class. Weather pending: after the class has ended, join the teaching kitchen staff for a short stroll around Turner Farm to see where the magic actually happens: in the fields.

Early Registration: $40

After April 24: $50

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Preteen/Teen Class: Fajita Fun

4:30 -6:30 pm, Wednesday, May 8

If your aspiring chef loves fajitas and wants a space to hone in their knife skills: this class is for them. The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will walk the students through best practices for using a knife safely to slice and dice their way to confidently making delicious dishes. During the class they will put their skills to the test to create their own fajitas. Between getting their hands dirty making flour tortillas from scratch, slicing veggies for slaws, sautéing their fillings, and creating bright salsas to top their creations—they will be sure to have fun and build confidence while cooking. Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time.

Ages 8-14.

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

Early Registration: $55

After April 24: $65

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