The Gourmet Pantry is the New River Valley’s premiere cooking school and gourmet retail store. We hold many of our classes in our gourmet kitchen on-site. We offer demonstration and hands-on classes, as well as wine classes, private classes, private cooking parties and corporate events. Our classes cover a wide range of topics including cooking for one, French cuisine, knife skills, vegetarian and sushi-making!
Whatever your level of skill, we promise you’ll find a class to suit your needs. For beginners, we offer courses designed to take the fear out of cooking by teaching fundamental skills that you will learn to apply in a variety of situations. More advanced students will have the opportunity to learn new recipes and add new techniques to their repertoires. Our classes focus on cooking from scratch, using fresh ingredients and implementing time-tested culinary techniques. Every class is led by an experienced and enthusiastic chef/instructor, each drawn from a variety of culinary arts backgrounds.
Classes are typically made up of 12-14 people. Keeping a small class size makes for a more intimate experience and gives ample opportunity for interaction with instructors.