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Cookery School

Beginning at Waring House 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 Sunday 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.

Icing sugar being dusted on a cheesecake

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


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

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Upcoming Cookery Classes

Dinner in Dublin- Sunday March 10th, Thursday March 14th, and Sunday March 17th

Celebrate the traditional culinary heritage of Ireland. Local sourcing is at the heart of the food movement of the Emerald Isle.


Dinner in Languedoc-Roussillon- Thursday March 21st and Sunday March 24th

Southwest France. Prepare and enjoy regional favorites such as Nimes Bradacle de Nioure, Cassoulet Castel Naudary, Crème Catalone.


Chef Albert Schnell- Thursday April 4th and Sunday April 7th

Learn about this iconic chef who touched the lives of countless culinary professionals over 45 years attracting many chefs to come to Canada, specifically to come to work with him. Chef David will share a sample menu of some wonderful dishes. 


Bounty in the County Countylicious- Thursday April 18th and Sunday April 21st

Countylicious sourcing local on the off season. Prepare and enjoy dishes from the menu!


Down Under Dinner- Thursday April 25th and Sunday April 28th

Find out why dinner and wine from down under are so special. We'll pair your main course with a glass of Australian wine. Lamb of course is the centerpiece of the meal!


World Chef Series- Thursday May 2nd and Sunday May 5th

American celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse- Restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author and Nation Best Recipe award winner. Emeril has earned his place in the culinary world. Chef David will pick some of his favourite Lagasse recipes and take you through the preparation of a delicious meal.


Bounty in the County- Thursday May 16th

Explore what the County has to offer as this weekend, some seasonal variation occurs and asparagus should be gracing PEC tables! Chef David will help you whip up a meal with local ingredients. 


Fit for a King- Sunday May 19th

What better place to enjoy a meal than at Buckingham Palace! Chef David with share several dishes from those who cook for royalty.


Bounty in the County- Thursday May 23rd

Asparagus, fresh herbs, and other local delicacies will be gracing our tables. No matter the weather it's a day for local food!


Dinner in the Loire Valley of France- Sunday May 26th and Thursday May 30th

Enjoy a meal prepared to pair expertly with wines of the region. Learn something about both food and wine of Loire region.

Chef Anthony Bourdain- Sunday June 2nd and Thursday June 6th

A true legends of the culinary world, Chef Bourdain graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978. Chef David will choose  the exotic dishes he discovered on his world tours.


Bounty in the County- Sunday June 9th and Thursday June 13th

It's a berry berry world. Learn how seasonal berries compliment every course on the menu!


Fathers Day- Sunday June 16th and Thursday June 20th

Treat dad to a BBQ cookery class! Enjoy locally sourced black angus beef from Cart Lake Farms PEC and fresh produce from local market gardens including our own herbs. Families welcome!


Veneto- Sunday June 27th and Thursday June 30th

Take a trip to the fabled venetion area and sample foods served in the North-Eastern Italian region. Chef David will guide you through the preparation of the dishes using key regional foods like asiago, risotto, polenta, soperssa, salami and more. Toast the evening with a glass of Prosecco.