For up-to-date schedules and menus, register below for our weekly emails.

For up-to-date schedules and menus, register below for our weekly emails.

Fresh garden vegetables on a barnwood table prepared for a cooking class at The Kitchen at Middleground Farms


Classes come in many formats, but all have one thing in common: FUN!

A bunch of multi-colored carrots for a cooking class at The Kitchen at Middleground Farms

About Our Cooking Classes

We enjoy sharing The Kitchen in an immersive experience.

You are welcome to do as much or as little as you want.  Depending on the topic, expect to be in an apron, both in and out of the kitchen, maybe at a cutting board with a sharp knife, at the stovetop…you name it - you’re welcome there.

Some classes are skill-driven (think Back to Basics), some are seasonally driven (Plant Based Meals), some are deep dives (Foraging Wild Mushrooms, anyone?) and some are a little bit of everything (hello Brunch & Bubbles!)

What to Expect

  • Classes last between 2 and 3 hours.
  • Classes culminate in a family style meal around our barn wood tables.
  • You’ll be happier if your shoes are comfortable and your hair is tied back.
  • Your version of hands on can be “your hands on a wine glass” or you can be the chef’s right hand.  Your choice.
  • You’ll have access to a packet of recipes from the class so you can repeat them at home.
  • We will welcome you with an adult beverage if you’d like, and more are available to enjoy for purchase.
You’ll feel welcome.
A bowl of handmade pasta and a glass of white wine on a barnwood table at The Kitchen at Middleground Farms
Types of Classes

Back to Basics
Knife skills, Cooking Fundamentals, Sauce Making, Baking Basics, and more.  There are intro classes and advanced, but they can meet you where you are and help improve your skillset in basic cookery.

Brunch & Bubbles
 This is a celebration of all the things brunch.  These classes are menu-driven and for those of us who enjoy a food-focused start to our weekend days.  While sipping sparkling wine, of course.

Plant-based Meals
When you are trying to lean heavier into vegetables in your diet, this class helps you gain that experience.  The classes are not restricted to the vegan diet but can be accommodated.  Meat eaters are allowed and encouraged to attend. :)

Simple Seasonal Suppers
Think of this as a class in “what you should be making for dinner right now”.  The approach to the food is always simple, but some menus are for entertaining on the weekends and some will be designated as easy weeknight meals.  Beginners to advanced cooks will have the opportunity to learn something.

Foodie's Night Out
These classes are for people who both want to geek out and step up their game in the kitchen but also demand a good time.  They are thematic and the classes are always hands-on and tend to be a fun social evening.

Date Night Out
Much like Foodie’s Night Out, these classes are both informative and a fun way to go out to dinner.  It allows you and a date (could be your BFF, your partner, or your dad) to spend the evening together without having to entertain yourselves alone.

Kids & Teens
We break kids into two groups 8-12 (kids) and 13-17 (teens). Classes explore the fundamentals of cooking and farming, with a splash of discipline, responsibility, and hygiene.  Our aim it to help kids gain confidence while having fun in The Kitchen.

Family Classes
These classes are offered once a month and are designed for adult/kiddo pairs to come and cook together.  This is a great activity to do as a family or a fun idea for grandparents and grandkids. Expect plenty of fun hands-on activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our chefs all come from different culinary backgrounds; they are all trained and ready to educate you on everything from foraging and harvesting to knife skills and baking.

For detailed information about our classes, go to the to the ‘Learn’ tab. Registering for our weekly email is highly recommended to be “in the know” about classes as they are launched.

Our exact amount differs monthly depending on private events and the season, but you can expect 8-12. We do our best to offer a wide selection of classes each month so keep your eyes peeled!

We recommend our classes for adults and older teens. However, we also provide specialized classes and camps exclusively designed for teens or kids. We aim to create inclusive culinary experiences for every age group.

If there is a particular class you and your teen(s) are interested in, please contact us and we can ask the chefs if the minimum age can be dropped.

Yes, indeed! Our incredible farm team is dedicated to ensuring that our garden yields a bounty of seasonal ingredients exclusively for your use in our classes.

We value your input! If you have specific classes in mind or suggestions you’d like to share, feel free to reach out to us. We’re open to turning your class dreams into reality and will explore the possibilities of making it happen.

Absolutely no need to come in as a chef! We meet you where you are.

Our trained chefs find joy in helping you gain greater confidence and knowledge in cooking no matter your culinary abilities and background.

All you need to bring is yourself, we’ve got the rest covered!  But you are free to bring it if you’d like.