Explore Your Inner Foodie

Culinary & Cooking Classes

Our Culinary Studio, equipped with top-tier Viking Range® appliances, is a beautiful 1,600 sq. ft. teaching kitchen located inside the Chateau Elan Winery.

Our skilled culinary team brings an individual and cultural specialty to the kitchen as they educate guests through public cooking classes and private culinary events.

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About Our Classes

Cooking classes are instructed at an introductory skill level, however, even an experienced foodie can enjoy the interaction with our professional Chef in our Culinary Studio kitchen. Each class includes professional cooking instruction of a three-course meal, a chef’s hat, a full serving of each dish, wine pairings chosen by our Sommelier and recipe booklet.

The Day of Your Class Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (preferably closed-toe). Chef reserves right to substitute menu items/ingredients if necessary. Classes are subject to re-scheduling at Chef’s discretion.

Registration You must be 21 years or older to participate. Classes are approximately 2 to 3 hours long. $135 per person (plus taxes). Price is for cooking class only. To inquire about adding an overnight stay, please call Reservations.

Cancellation Policy & Liability Prepayment by credit card is required to reserve a class space. Students who cancel their reservations 72 hours prior to the scheduled class will receive a full refund. No-shows and cancellations made less than 72 hours before the class will not receive a refund.

Seasonal Menus

  • September 2020
  • October 2020
  • November 2020
  • December 2020
Week 1 9/3 – 9/5 Baby Kale with Lemon Vinaigrette and Boudan Cake. Cajun Shrimp with Oyster Bienville Sauce. Bananas Foster Cake.
Week 2 9/10 – 9/12 Wild Mushroom and Arugula Flatbread. Pan Seared Salmon with Tomato Caper Relish. Bourbon Pecan Tart.
Week 3 9/17 – 9/19 Classic Caesar Salad. Cioppino with Scallops, Shrimp, Mussels, Littleneck Clams, and White Fish. Panna Cotta with Wild Berry Compote
Week 4 9/24 – 9/26 Charcuterie 101
Week 1 10/1 – 10/3 Wurstalat (Bavarian Sausage Salad), Wiener Schnitzel with a Lemon Butter Sauce, Lehgenberg’s Potatoes, Oktoberfest Red Cabbage with Apples, Lebkuchen (German Cookie Bar)
Week 2 10/8 – 10/10 Knoephla (Potatoes & Sauerkraut), Pork Tenderloin Schweinebraten, Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes) with Apple Sauce & Sour Cream
Week 3 10/15 – 10/17 Frikadellen (meat cakes) with radishes, mustard & Schnittlauchbrot, Bavarian Pan Fried Trout, Deconstructed Apple Strudel with Ice Cream
Week 4 10/22 – 10/24 Pasta 101
Week 5 10/29 – 10/31 Knoephla (Potatoes & Sauerkraut), Pork Tenderloin Schweinebraten, Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes) with Apple Sauce & Sour Cream
Week 1 11/5 – 11/7 Charcuterie 101
Week 2 11/12 – 11/14 Pear and Gorgonzola Crostini. Seared Scallops and Baby Spinach with Pomegranate Glaze. Chocolate Crepes with Raspberries.
Week 3 11/19 – 11/21 Classic Caesar Salad. Cioppino with Scallops, Shrimp, Mussels, Littleneck Clams, and White Fish. Panna Cotta with Wild Berry Compote.
Week 4 11/26 – 11/28 Pasta 101
Week 1 12/3 – 12/5 Tomato-Basil & Spinach Rissoto. Veal and Lemon Saltimbocco. Sauteed Apple Crisp .
Week 2 12/10 – 12/12 Baby Kale with Lemon Vinaigrette and Boudan Cake. Cajun Shrimp with Oyster Bienville Sauce. Bananas Foster Cake.
Week 3 12/17 – 12/19 Classic Caesar Salad. Cioppino with Scallops, Shrimp, Mussels, Littleneck Clams, and White Fish. Panna Cotta with Wild Berry Compote.
Week 4 12/24 – 12/26 Holiday Break

A candlelit dinner

Overnight Epicurean Escape


Package includes a deluxe overnight room in the Inn at Château Élan and a candle-lit food and wine pairing experience for two in our hands-on interactive Culinary Studio by Viking.

Valid only during one of our regularly scheduled Culinary Cooking Classes.

Call 678-425-0900 x 41 to book.

Private & Corporate Events

Bring your friends, family, or coworkers together through shared learning and create memories that will last a lifetime. All classes include choice of freshly brewed coffee, assorted teas, sodas, water, and appropriately paired wines. The typical class size is 12, but the Culinary Studio can be configured to accommodate 20 – 25. A selection of gourmet foods and culinary-themed products are available for gift baskets, as are personalized certificates of course completion.

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When booking a cooking class at the Chateau Élan Culinary Studio, participants must assume and accept that they will be participating in cooking activities where there is a natural element of risk of injury with kitchen appliances, equipment, knives, allergic reactions, and other participants in the class. When you confirm your cooking class you acknowledge this level of risk to yourself while participating in the activities at the Chateau Élan Culinary Studio.