Start the holiday season with a hands-on culinary experience creating traditional holiday fare for your own special season’s festivities. We will feature a number of appetizers and party favorites, along with some great sparkling wines.
Classes are led by Beechwood Inn’s Executive Chef David Darugh, who grew-up in his parent’s restaurant in Sonoma, California. Chef Darugh has also studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, Johnson & Wales in Providence Rhode Island and in Dijon, France and in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to Chef David Darugh, his wife Gayle, the Inn’s Head Pastry Chef, will share many of her famous dessert and pastry recipes. Some classes may be led by special celebrity guest chefs.
Participants enjoy two nights’ accommodations (Sunday and Monday) at Beechwood Inn with breakfast Monday and Tuesday mornings, a welcoming reception Sunday evening, and lunch and dinner on class day that has been prepared by you during the cooking class. Dinner will be paired with wines from around the world. Participants will receive class materials with recipes, tips and techniques along with a Beechwood Inn apron. If you would like to extend your visit to tour the North Georgia Mountains on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday following the cooking school, we will offer participants a discount off our normal rates. Space is limited to 10 people and rooms are first come first serve.
Cost of the school for two people is usually $718.00 per couple + Tax and gratuity for a queen room ($758 for a king room) and $518.00 for a single. This includes your room for Sunday and Monday night, welcome reception Sunday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday, the class, all hand outs, apron and breakfast Tuesday morning. Class without lodging is $200.00 (space permitting).