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

Beer Tasting & Discussion on Sustainability in Brewing with Fibonacci Brewing Company

6:30-8pm, Tuesday, May 21

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen Team for an exceptional evening and beer tasting with the co-founders of Fibonacci Brewing Company, Bob and Betty Bollas. This is a unique opportunity for you to learn about what sustainability in brewing encompasses, as well as Fibonacci Brewing Company’s deep commitment to the Mt. Healthy and greater Cincinnati community through the use of locally sourced ingredients.

During the class we will taste five beers that highlight the breadth and depth of Fibonacci’s current beer selection and the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will provide some light bites for your enjoyment throughout the class. Be sure to not miss this opportunity!

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The first four beers will be Prunus, The Noid, Pride of the Valley, and Hazy Daisy. The fifth beer will be your choice between two very unique beers when signing up for the class: Beta (an ale with beet and ginger) and Tollhouse Caps (an American stout with Carolina Reapers).

Cost: $35

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Tantalizing Tidbits: Irresistible Spring Appetizers

6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday, May 22

Spring typically brings the onslaught of larger social gatherings that last through the Fall until the cold beckons us to recoil back to the warmth and comfort of our own homes again. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a hands-on night of seasonally-inspired, tantalizing tidbits. Students will work in teams to create various Spring appetizers that will be shared at the end of the evening, along with wine during the dinner portion—making this a perfect night out with the crew. Besides making delicious small bites: participants will learn a few tips and tricks on how to more efficiently create and serve seasonally appropriate appetizers that’ll be sure to wow anyone.

Tickets: $65

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Fermentation Basics: Lecture & Demonstration

Early Session: 11:30 am-1 pm, Wednesday, June 5

Afternoon Session: 3-4:30 pm, Wednesday, June 5

With fermented foods at the helm of gut health and found as staples in culturally rich cuisines: this lecture and demonstration-based class will cover the foundations of fermentation practices to get you more comfortable both using fermented products and fermenting at home. You will even leave the class with a kombucha scoby so you can get the ball rolling at home right away. Chef Stephanie will go through how to create fermented products beyond yogurt at home and how to more creatively use fermented foods.

A farm fresh lunch (including some fermented foods) will also be provided.

Early Registration: $40

After May 31: $50

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Summer Sweets

11 am-1 pm, Tuesday, June 11

With summer right around the corner: join Chef Stephanie and the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a two-hour hands-on workshop focused on creating summer desserts using seasonal ingredients that’ll be sure to wow even the most discerning dessert eaters. Participants will also receive access to a recipe packet to incorporate into their baking repertoire and a farm fresh lunch will also be provided during the class.

Early Registration: $70

After May 28: $80

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(Pre)Teen Macaron & Macaroon Workshop

4:30-6 pm, Tuesday, June 11

While macarons and macaroons are completely different cookies: they are equally as delicious and fun to make! Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a hands-on (pre)teen class where participants will get their hands dirty creating, baking, and decorating these cookies. Each student will leave with their own batches of cookies to enjoy at home as well as the recipes to recreate their creations.

Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time.

Open to ages 10-14.

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

Early Registration: $50

After May 28: $60

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Muddlers & Mixers: Celebrate Summer

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

Farmer/Mixologist Joshua Jones is bringing back the tastes of summer with the next installment of Muddlers & Mixers. Joshua will highlight three cocktails with farm-fresh ingredients, while Chef Stephanie will thrill the taste buds with savory snacks. Join us in the Teaching Kitchen and, weather permitting, on the Studio Barn patio as we celebrate summer with a round of delicious drinks, including:

–Cucumber Breeze

–Lemon Rhubarb Tart

–Lavender Soda

Tickets for these farm-to-tumbler gatherings sell quickly, so don’t hesitate!

Tickets: $50

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Date Night: Romantic Summer Picnic Essentials

6:30-8:30 pm, Friday, June 21

With summer officially here: Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a very special date night focused on picnic essentials. (Think more leisurely French picnic and less Yogi Bear’s pic-a-nic forays). We will walk you through how to effortlessly pack a romantic picnic; including a sangria fit for royalty, before setting out on the farm to bask in the setting summer sun with our food creations.

Early Registration: $120/couple

After June 1: $135/couple

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Parent & (Pre)Teen Class: Afternoon Tea Time

1-3 pm, Saturday, June 22

Join the Teaching Kitchen team for a new parent and (pre)teen class perfect for early summertime. Work together in the kitchen to create perfect tea time treats like sweet and savory scones, farm fresh tea sandwiches, and assembling mini-trifles. The Teaching Kitchen team will also guide you through tips and tricks for creating the perfect cup of tea before sitting down to sip on tea and enjoy the scrumptious treats made 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 June 24: $90

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Young Adult Cooking Retreat

10 am-3 pm, Friday, June 28

This five-hour cooking intensive will help prepare young adults to better navigate their way through any kitchen by learning to plan, prepare, and execute healthy and affordable dishes. This course will be heavily based on farm-fresh ingredients using practical cooking techniques and concepts, rather than recipes, to build culinary confidence and allow participants to develop and hone their sense of taste and seasoning based on personal preferences. We will also cover how to better organize, plan, and budget for meals. This class will be hands-on and kept to a maximum of 10 students, so act fast before the spaces fill up!

Ages: 16-24. Please notify us of any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $135

After June 11: $150

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International Street Food Series

One of the best ways to understand other cultures is through learning their cuisines. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for our International Street Food Series. Each hands-on class will be take you on a culinary journey without having to travel very far.

The classes in the series are:

Israeli & Palestinian,  6:30pm-8:30pm, Tuesday, July 9:  Come to the metaphorical edge of the Mediterranean sea, along the Gaza Strip and West Bank to explore the rich and colorful street food of Israel and Palestine.

New Delhi, 6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday, July 10: Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team in exploring the jam-packed nooks and crannies of New Delhi, India’s street food fare. Luckily, this hands-on class will feel a little more intimate and a little quieter at Turner Farm than the streets of New Delhi, but just as flavorful.

South America, 6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, July 11: This night of South American street foods that’ll have you creating and tasting savory and sweet treats from Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Argentina.

Mexico, 6:30-8:30 pm, Friday, July 12: This will be a night of Mexican street foods that’ll be sure to satisfy your own little cravings. This hands-on class will be sure to send you across the border without needing to travel very far!

Tickets: $75 per class or $250 for the entire series

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Parent and (Pre)Teen Cooking Class: Ramen from Scratch

4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, July 16

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. The 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 per adult/child pair

After July 9: $100 per adult/child pair

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Sourdough 101 with Crackling Crust Microbakery 

10 am-2:30 pm, Wednesday, July 17

Never baked bread before but always wanted to try? Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen 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 dough, how to shape, and 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 act quickly!

Early Registration: $90

After July 3: $100

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