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Cookery School

After two years of closure due to the pandemic, we are pleased to announce the resumption of our twice-weekly hands-on cookery school classes. Begun in 2001, the classes have welcomed thousands of participants to the pleasures of expanding culinary skills.

Chef David Correa at a table with Wine and Food PresentedJoin Chef David Correa to explore the culinary traditions of the world. Check exotic ports and places you have always wanted to visit and celebrate regional cuisine including Prince Edward County’s own bounty of local foods. The destination changes every week. The class is a hands-on experience with participants' numbers limited to enhance the experience.

Chef Correa is a culinary artist who is well-traveled and who paints a picture for you of the worlds palette as well as helping you explore basic culinary skills and knowledge. In-season classes include a visit to our Waring House herb and vegetable garden and participants are encouraged to visit farm stands located in the immediate vicinity of the Inn. 

Learn by experience! The Waring House recreational cooking classes are suitable for all levels of cooking expertise. Expand your culinary repertoire, and learn new skills and chef techniques.

Each class features a particular culinary subject, food type, region, ingredient, or theme.  Many of our classes feature fresh, local ingredients — some were picked that day at farms just down the road from the cookery school, or from our Waring House garden.

Thursday Evening and Sunday morning classes are $130, plus gratuity and HST. Class price includes a Waring House apron, cooking instructions package, the meal that you prepare & a glass of local red or white wine.

Evening classes start at 5:30 PM, and feature a sit-down dinner, while 10:30 AM Icing sugar being dusted on a cheesecakeSunday classes offer nibbling as you prepare the meal, and then you can package it and take it home to enjoy later.

Are you coming from out of town? We have great cookery school packages that include accommodation and dining.

Cookery classes can be a great team-building exercise or a way to spend some time with a group of friends, relatives, or business associates. We offer private classes for groups of 6 or more. Please note payment is required at time of booking. 

To reserve a spot in a scheduled class, contact our Guest Services desk at (613) 476-7492 or (800) 621-4956 or email

Upcoming Classes:

Thursday, July 13th at 5:30 pm or Sunday, July 16th at 10:30 am - Bounty in the County - This class will display what the County has to offer through fine farm fresh cuisine - even featuring herbs from the Waring House herb gardens.

Thursday, July 20th at 5:30 pm or Sunday, July 23rd at 10:30 am - Bounty in the County II - Fished off the shores of Lake Ontario in PEC - fresh pickerel is lovely and you will bring it to perfection with explanation from Chef David Correa.

Thursday, July 27th at 5:30 pm or Sunday, July 30th at 10:30 am - Campania, Italy - This region of Italy is famous for its Mediterranean cuisine. The cuisine is fresh with seasonal ingredients often seasoned with an abundance of olive oil and vegetables.

Thursday, August 3rd at 5:30 pm or Sunday, August 6th at 10:30 am - Bounty in the County III - Working with Prinzen's local chicken - you will produce a dinner which is County from start to finish - including produce from our own gardens.

Thursday, August 10th at 5:30 pm or Sunday, August 13th at 10:30 am - N'Orlans Here We Come! - One of Chef Davis's favourite destinations - New Orleans offers an endless variety of tasting experiences.

Thursday, August 17th at 5:30 pm - Plant Based Cooking with Chef Chris Byrne - Join us for an evening of celebrating plants! Together we will be identifying and harvesting edible wild plants and learning how incorporate them into a delicious meal.

Sunday, August 20th at 10:30 am - N'Orlans Here We Come! - Chef David Correa will explore a popular theme once again...

Thursday, August 24th at 5:30 pm or Sunday, August 27th at 10:30 am - Bounty in the County IV - KING CORN! Find out how wonderful fresh-picked corn tastes and how well it presents in different Summer dishes.

Thursday, August 31st at 5:30 pm or Sunday, September 3rd at 10:30 am - Chill Out in Chile - Explore the cuisine of Chile as Chef David guides you through some authentic dishes.

Thursday, September 7th at 5:30 pm or Sunday, September 10th at 10:30 am - Bounty in the County 6 - Check out the late Summer gardens with County produced pork - Think blueberries, apples and fresh vegetables.

Thursday, September 14th at 5:30 pm or Sunday, September 17th at 10:30 am - Parisian Bistro - Enjoy the comforts of French cuisine.

Thursday, September 21st at 5:30 pm or Sunday, September 24th at 10:30 am - Cooking with Wine - As we move into grape harvest - Chef David Correa will present a wine & food pairing dinner.

Thursday, September 28th at 5:30 pm or Sunday, October 1st at 10:30 am - Dinner in Portugal - Chef David will guide you through creating a meal that will make you think you're dining in Lisbon.

**Please advise of any allergies or food restrictions upon booking

Call (613) 476-7492 ext. 1 to Book TODAY!