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

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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SOLD OUT | 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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SOLD OUT | 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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Lunch & Learn: Spices 101

11:30 am – 1 pm, Thursday, January 30

Spice up your cooking this winter with warm, colorful spices. This special class at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen includes a farm-fresh lunch and many demonstrations. It’s open house-style, so stay for as long or as little as you’d like between 11:30am and 1pm. Chef Stephanie will be sharing tips and tricks for choosing and using spices, as well as creating spice blends, to make colorful, creative dishes sure to take the chill off this winter. There will be plenty of bold ideas, recipes and lunch fare to inspire you!

$35 per person.

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SOLD OUT | Farmer & Chef: Roast Chicken Date Night Dinner

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, January 30

Come roast a chicken that was raised within feet of the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen. For this date night, Turner Farm’s livestock and pastures manager Daniel Losekamp with join Chef Stephanie for an unforgettable evening of local food and learning. Guests will gain a holistic understanding of Turner Farm’s pasture-raised chickens before cooking up the perfect winter dinner for two: whole roasted chicken and farm-fresh seasonal vegetables. Not only will you get hands-on cooking experience preparing, cooking and carving a whole roasted chicken, but also deepen your connection to the food you eat. Class will end with a shared meal, including wine for of-age individuals, and a few surprises from the kitchen. 

$125 per couple.

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Cheese 101 with Urban Stead Cheese

11 am – 1 pm, Saturday, February 1

It’s always a grate time when Urban Stead Cheese comes to the farm! Join us at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a class with the masterminds (and cheesemaker!) behind Urban Stead Cheese in Evanston. Owners Andrea and Scott will cover how cheese is produced, from cow to curd, and share their own cheesemaking story. All while guiding you through a tasting of their luscious cheeses alongside the tastiest of accoutrements. This is one special class you definitely don’t want to miss!

$35 per person.

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SOLD OUT | Date Night: Taco Tuesday

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Tuesday, February 4

Taco ‘bout a good time! Bring a date to the farm for an evening of hands-on time learning the ins and outs of making amazing tacos. Work together to mix and press tortillas from scratch, then build your own tacos using local meats, seasonal salsas and pickles, all while sipping on classic margaritas (for our of age students). Then sit down to a dinner comprised of all the dishes created throughout the class, plus a few extras from the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen.

$125 per couple.

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Fermentation Basics

11:30 am – 1 pm, Wednesday, February 5

From sourdough all the way to lacto-fermented pickles, fermented foods have been staples in culturally rich cuisines around the world for centuries. Now we know they play a major role in maintaining (and even improving) gut health, too. And it’s easier than you might think to make them yourself, as Chef Stephanie will show you in this lecture and demonstration-based class focused on the foundations of fermentation practices. This is the class for anyone looking to get more comfortable with both using fermented products more creatively in the kitchen and safely fermenting at home. You will even leave the class with a kombucha scoby so you can get the ball rolling right away. A farm-fresh lunch will also be provided.

$40 per person.

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African Cooking & Culture with Chef Gabi Odebode from Afromeals

11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Friday, February 7

Taste the traditional flavors of West Africa with someone who grew up cooking there: Chef Gabi Odebode, author of Afromeals in 30 Minutes. Join her for lunch at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen to learn all about the many different kinds of African soups, their cultural significance, and even their health benefits. Then get hands-on experience preparing a traditional soup from Ghana called “light soup” (also known as “pepper soup” in Nigeria). Chef Gabi will also demonstrate how to make her famous puff puff (African vegan donuts) before the class ends with a shared meal and a discussion on African foods. This class is the perfect way to warm up to the hearty, healthy foods of West Africa as you deepen your understanding and appreciation of the culture.

$70 per person.

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Muddlers & Mixers: The Winter Edition

6:30 – 8 pm, Friday, February 7

Kick off your weekend with cocktail hour on the farm! Joshua Jones, farmer, bartender and Turner Farm community garden manager, will join Chef Stephanie in the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for the first Muddlers & Mixers of 2020. Learn how to make three wintertime cocktails sure to keep you warm and cozy on those cold nights, and enjoy farm-fresh appetizers throughout the evening. Ages 21+ only. 

$55 per person.

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Chocolate Workshop

11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Tuesday, February 11

It doesn’t get sweeter than this chocolate-filled workshop at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen, perfect for the chocoholic in you. Students will get introduced to chocolate’s rich history and learn about the process of chocolate confection making, as well as get hands-on instruction in essential chocolate techniques. A farm-fresh lunch will also be served, and students will be able to take home the chocolate masterpieces they create.  

$70 per person.

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(Pre)Teen Chocolate Workshop

4:30 – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 11

Have your aspiring chocolatier join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on chocolate workshop, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Students will learn essential chocolate techniques as they make chocolate lollipops, chocolate truffles and chocolate covered fruit, all of which they will be able to take home. Snacks will also be provided during the class. Ages 10-14.

$65 per person.

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Wine & Food Pairing Workshop

6:30 – 8 pm, Thursday, February 13

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures,” wine critic Michael Broadbent has remarked, and we couldn’t agree more. This lecture-based class is for anyone (of legal drinking age) who wants to better understand the key principles behind wine and food pairing … by tasting their way through them! The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team will prepare small plates of seasonal, farm-fresh foods to be enjoyed with a variety of wines during the class to help you better understand pairing fundamentals. Chef Stephanie, who has worked in the wine world, will also teach you how to taste wine like a pro. Ages 21+ only.

$70 per person.

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Parent & (Pre)Teen: Pizza & Garlic Knots from Scratch

4:30 – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 18

Get in some quality time with your teen or preteen over something you know they love: pizza! Make, shape and bake your own pizzas together at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen during this hands-on class. Chef Stephanie will walk everyone through the essential steps and techniques for making pizza from scratch, as well as teach you how to make the perfect garlic knots. Students will then work in pairs to create their own pizzas using farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients. The class will end with a shared meal, including some surprises from the kitchen. All adults must be accompanied by a child, or teen (ages 8-17), and all children must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

$70 per 1 adult + 1 (pre)teen.

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Mediterranean Cuisine (AM Session)

11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Thursday, February 20

The cuisines found within the Mediterranean region are broad, colorful and full of flavor, making them a great way to brighten up your plate on the dreariest days of winter. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on lunch class where you will learn how to make delicacies with origins in the Mediterranean, such as dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), manti (Turkish dumplings), falafel and hummus. After class, students with share a meal comprised of what they’ve made, plus a few extra surprises. Wine will be available for of age participants during the dining portion of the class.

$80 per person.

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SOLD OUT | Mediterranean Cuisine (PM Session)

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, February 20

The cuisines found within the Mediterranean region are broad, colorful and full of flavor, making them a great way to brighten up your plate on the dreariest days of winter. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on lunch class where you will learn how to make delicacies with origins in the Mediterranean, such as dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), manti (Turkish dumplings), falafel and hummus. After class, students with share a meal comprised of what they’ve made, plus a few extra surprises. Wine will be available for of age participants during the dining portion of the class.

$80 per person.

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Farmer & Chef: From Seed to Microgreen

11:30 am – 1 pm, Tuesday, February 25

Microgreens may be small, but their flavors (and health benefits) are mighty. For this special class, Turner Farm’s sales and microgreen coordinator Claire McKamey will join us in the kitchen. Following a lunch buffet highlighting different uses for microgreens, Claire will dig into what goes into microgreen production as you taste your way through some of the many varieties we grow. And before you go, you’ll seed some microgreens of your own to take home and enjoy.

$40 per person.

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Winter One-Pot Wonders

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, February 27

Cooking delicious, wholesome meals doesn’t have to involve dirtying almost every dish in your kitchen. The proof is in the simple, yet satisfying one-pot wonder recipes we will share in this hands-on class at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen. These dishes are great options for any day of the week, plus they incorporate seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients. The class will end with a meal comprised of the dishes created during the class, as well as a few surprises from the kitchen. Wine will be available for of age participants during the dinner portion of the class.

$70 per person.

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Date Night: Indian Takeout Takeover

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Tuesday, March 3

Skip the takeout and make an Indian meal together with a friend, family member or your sweetheart at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen. For this installment of date night, we will be cooking Indian takeout classics such as chicken makhani (butter chicken), garlic naan, and palak paneer (spinach with cheese) from scratch! After Chef Stephanie guides you through creating these dishes at home, we will sit down to enjoy what you’ve made, along with a few extra surprises from the kitchen.

$120 per couple.

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From Seed to Cup with Deeper Roots Coffee

11 am – 1 pm, Saturday, March 7

How does a coffee seed make it from the ground to your cup? Braydon Booher gets that question a lot as the education and training coordinator for Deeper Roots Coffee, so he’s just the person to ask. Join him at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a fun lesson in the vast world of java. Braydon will narrow in on the life cycle of the coffee bean, covering coffee origins, coffee agriculture, and coffee varieties, including how they vary from region to region. After the course, taste your way through different coffees as you enjoy a local, seasonal lunch from the kitchen. Whether you’re just getting into good coffee or already obsess over the perfect pourover, this is one class you don’t want to miss! 

$35 per person.

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Parent & (Pre)Teen: Korean Stir-fried Noodles & Dumplings

4:30 – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 10

Kids and teens are invited to bring their favorite adult to the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for an evening filled with oodles of noodles. You’ll get hands-on experience making Korean stir-fried noodles (japchae) and dumplings (mandu) before sitting down to enjoy your creations together. 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.

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

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Culinary Competencies: Searing & Sauces

11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Tuesday, March 10

Cook like a classically trained chef. That is, learn how to develop flavorful sauces guaranteed to take your cooking to the next level. This class at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will focus on the searing skills required to create beautiful pan sauces. You will also learn the secrets to making flawless French sauces such as bechamel and hollandaise from scratch. After the hands-on lesson, we will sit down to enjoy a meal comprised of what we made, plus a few extras from the kitchen.

$75 per person.

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St. Patrick’s Quick-Bread Baking

11 am – 2 pm, Friday, March 13

Take your taste buds on a trip to the Emerald Isle at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen. In this hands-on intensive class, you will make your own soda bread, brown bread, and even Guinness cupcakes. Class will end with a farm-fresh lunch from the kitchen, and everything you make goes home with you, so you’ll be more than ready for any upcoming St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Lucky you! 

$80 per person.

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(Pre)Teen Pasta Class

4:30 – 6 pm, Tuesday, March 24

Drop your budding chef off at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a lesson in making, rolling, shaping and cooking made-from-scratch pasta. Students will also learn how to make a pasta sauce that’s just perfect for spring (spoiler alert: it’s pesto!), and get to enjoy their creations at the end of class. Ages 10-13.

$60 per person.

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Spring Risotto (AM Session)

11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Thursday, March 26

Spring has sprung, making now an ideal time to perfect your risotto technique in the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen. For this hands-on class, our team will walk you through the crucial steps in creating a creamy, dreamy risotto and adding local, seasonal ingredients to further elevate your dish. Chef Stephanie will also teach you how to make ricotta and almond polenta cake, one of her springtime staples, before we sit down to enjoy a lunch comprised of all our creations, plus some extra treats from the kitchen.

$65 per person.

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Spring Risotto (PM Session)

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, March 26

Spring has sprung, making now an ideal time to perfect your risotto technique in the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen. For this hands-on class, our team will walk you through the crucial steps in creating a creamy, dreamy risotto and adding local, seasonal ingredients to further elevate your dish. Chef Stephanie will also teach you how to make ricotta and almond polenta cake, one of her springtime staples, before we sit down to enjoy a dinner comprised of our creations (and some extra treats from the kitchen!). Wine will be available for of age individuals during the dinner portion. 

$75 per person.

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Date Night: Brunch for Dinner

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Tuesday, March 31

You’re adults, and you can eat brunch for dinner if you want to. Bring a date, any date–a friend, family member or significant other–to the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen and make your best brunch ever … together! We’ll cover classics with a twist, like mimosas (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and seasonal dishes you can make for one, two or a whole group. Bring your appetite and get ready to crack some local pastured eggs with us. Class will end with a shared meal made up of the dishes you created, as well as a few extras from the kitchen. 

$110 per couple.

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