Fort Collins, Colorado
Cooking Classes and Summer Foodie FUN!
Fort Collins has added some summer fun for Foodies with their Foodie Walk – Fort Collins. This monthly event is a self-guided walk, featuring food and wine tasting opportunities.The Colorado Brewers Festival held every year in June is a chance celebrate craft brewing and to sample a few of the 50 Colorado beers that will be represented at the festival.
Fort Collins has great culinary skill training options for the recreational cook. There are also exciting programs for the children. Here is a list of the Fort Collins, Colorado based cooking schools for the recreational cook:
Foodies! Culinary Academy This culinary school creates a fun learning environment where young people and families can develop meal planning and meal preparation skills. They also have occasional programs featuring Disney Artists; how exciting! The program emphasizes basic cooking techniques and safety. Men’s only cooking classes, gluten-free, vegetarian, or diabetic-friendly specialty cooking classes are also offered.
Hands on Classes for Adults are presented by Chef Linda at Come Back to the Table. Chef Linda Hoffman recently celebrated her tenth year teaching cooking classes in Fort Collins. Her classes are fun, informative and filling. Upcoming classes include Fearless Fish, Grilling, or Fast and Fresh Seasonal Eating at its Best.
Indian Cooking Classes are available at bina mehta. All classes include ingredients, recipes, and wine. There are public individual classes or a three part Vibrant Indian Cooking series.
Salud - Whole Foods Cooking School The Salud Cooking School at Fort Collins Whole Foods focuses on nutrition education and fun. There are demonstration and hands on class options.
The Cupboard The unique kitchen store in downtown Fort Collins, also features demonstration style cooking classes or special foodie events. The Cupboard is participating in the Fort Collins - Foodie Walk.
Two university programs also provide cooking classes:
- The Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center at Colorado State University occasionally holds a public cooking classes on unique topics during the school year.
- The Community Botanic Garden in partnership with the University of Colorado Health presents the Garden to Fork program. The focus of the Garden to Fork series is transforming local garden ingredients into a healthy and delicious meals. Students experience harvesting produce in the Garden of Eatin’ and cooking in an outdoor kitchen.
If you are looking for personalized cooking training or skill development, check out private classes by Chef David Daggett and his wife Chef Gay at the Tastebuds Epicurean Cafe. They also offer lunch-and-learn sessions at your business. This chef team has been serving Fort Collins since 2001.