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–Parent & (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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Sold Out–Sourdough 101 with Crackling Crust Microbrewery

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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Sold Out–Date Night: Tapas &  Pintxos

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, July 18

Take a trip with your favorite person across the ocean to Spain with the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen to learn about and create a world of both traditional and more modern tapas (and pintxos)! The class will end with a shared meal comprised of your creations as well as a few additional surprises from the Teaching Kitchen crew.

Tickets: $125/couple

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Summer Salads

11:30 am-1 pm, Tuesday, July 23

Summertime is filled with abundance and color! However, many of us get caught up in making the same salads repeatedly. Let Chef Stephanie help mix up your summer salad options by stopping at the barn studio for an extended lunch hour where guests will get to watch culinary demonstrations focused on farm-fresh, vibrant salads that will be sure to inspire (and are completely new recipes from last year’s Summer Salads class!). Guests will be able to try many different composed salads and receive access to all of the recipes after the class.

Cost: $35 

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Date Night: Harvest to Table

6:30-9 pm, Thursday, July 25

With Summer in full swing, bring you favorite person to Turner Farm for a one of a kind class where we’ll go beyond the kitchen’s walls to explore the abundance of what’s available from the fields in our farm market. As a class, we will select from the produce available, design, and create a unique menu to be made in the class with the assistance of the entire Teaching Kitchen staff. You’ll learn to creatively and intuitively cook by drawing from the inspiration of beautiful farm fresh ingredients. The class will also end with a shared meal together.

Tickets: $125/couple

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Preteen/Teen Cooking Class: Fajita Fun

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

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.

Cost: $55

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Knife Skills: Plant-Based Edition

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Thursday, August 1

Learn to sharpen and hone your knife skills at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen. Part of any lifestyle, especially plant-based cooking, knife skills are paramount. During this hands-on course, the TFTK will walk you through the ins and outs of slicing and dicing like a professional chef. We will also discuss other culinary fundamentals like cooking with the seasons, meal planning, and kitchen organization while creating seasonal grain bowls using farm fresh ingredients.

There will be few spots to maximize the student experience so act fast before this fills up!

Early Registration: $80

After July 18: $90

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Young Adult Cooking Retreat

10 am-3 pm, Friday, August 2

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 July 19: $150

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Preteen/Teen Class: Sweet & Savory Crepes

4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, August 6

From sweet to savory: crepes can satisfy many cravings and are nearly a necessity for aspiring chefs to accomplish. The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will walk students through making crepe batter from scratch, how best to swirl and cook these delicacies with finesse, preparing both sweet and savory fillings, and putting the whole thing together!

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 July 22: $65

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Plant-Based Mediterranean Cuisine

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Thursday, August 8

The cuisines found within the Mediterranean region are packed with colorful, full of flavor plant-based dishes. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on class where you will learn delicacies such as baba ghanoush, falafel, hummus, and tabbouleh using farm fresh ingredients followed by a shared meal with a few extra surprises! Few spots are available, so act fast!

Early Registration: $80

After July 25: $90

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Parent & (Pre)Teen Class: Flatbreads from Scratch

4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, August 13

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen hosts 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 up lasting memories. This class will focus on working together (parent & child) to create your own flatbreads. We will cover making a range of flatbreads from simple to elegant that sure to delight. 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: $80

After July 30: $90

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Plant-Based Takeout Takeover 

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Thursday, August 15

Almost everyone craves take out once in a while, but many of these dishes can be created with even greater satisfaction at home. Especially when you can craft them to be plant-based! Join the Teaching Kitchen for a special hands-on class where we will put on our aprons to craft moo-shu vegetables, dan dan noodles, cabbage & carrot slaw, and even some steamed buns from scratch! Few spots are available, so act fast.

Early Registration: $80

After August 1: $90

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Comfort Food: Plant-Based Edition 

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Thursday, August 22

Living a plant-based life styles but missing comfort foods like macaroni & cheese, pizza, and risotto? Join the TFTK in creating dreamy dishes from scratch, sans animal products. This hands-on cooking class will end with a meal including the dishes created during the class and more!

There will be few spots to maximize the student experience so act fast before this fills up.

Early Registration: $80

After August 8th: $90

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Cheese & Wine 101 Workshop with Urbanstead Cheese Co.

11 am-1 pm, Saturday, August 24

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for an early Saturday afternoon class on the farm with cheesemakers and owners of Urban Stead Cheese Company, Scott and Andrea. Pairing wine with cheese can be complicated, but there are some parameters that can help you navigate through any sense of trepidation—and what better way to learn this than by a cheesemaker that is also a sommelier! In this class, you’ll learn some general guidelines that will help you get your pairings right more often than wrong, and tasting tips for both wine and cheese. Be sure not to miss this unique opportunity.

Early Registration: $70

After August 3: $80

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Date Night: Summer Risotto

6:30-8:30 pm, Tuesday, August 27

Nothing expresses love like making risotto for those you care about. Bring a friend or loved one to Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a hands-on night making risotto from scratch. 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 a roasted tomato & mushroom risotto and even farrotto. The TK team will also teach the class to make tiramisu from scratch. The class will then sit down together to enjoy dinner comprised of dishes made during the class, as well as a few extras.

Early Registration: $110

After August 6: $125

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Plant-Based Baking & Desserts

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Thursday, August 29

Join the TFTK to learn the ins and outs of plant-based baking. We’ll be leaving the eggs and dairy out of this one to create rich & decadent desserts. During this hands-on class we will cover how to create vegan-friendly quick breads, cookies, mousse, and even ice cream! The TFTK will also provide a plant-based lunch to enjoy at the end of the class while tasting what you’ve created.

There will be few spots to maximize the student experience so act fast before this fills up.

Early Registration: $80

After August 8: $90

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