There’s always something cooking – literally – at Cookology in the Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA. The popular recreation cooking school is perfect for learning new cooking skills, polishing existing ones, or hosting events for friends, family, and colleagues.
The range of activities guarantees something for everyone, and the options are limitless. You can sign up for a scheduled class in say, baking, or arrange a private session for your own group event. “Individual groups can schedule private cooking classes to take with their friends and family”, says Erika LaChance, Cookology Marketing and Communications Director. “It’s a great change of pace from a typical dinner party or night out at a restaurant. They get a chance to interact, learn a few skills, and best of all – we take care of the clean-up!” These cooking parties are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, dinner club outings, or just a little foodie fun! You can choose from several gourmet menus designed by Executive Chef Ian Douglass, or work with the Cookology staff to create your own menu.
Looking to sharpen your cooking skills? “We offer a wide array of classes to appeal to a variety of interests and skill levels”, says LaChance. “Novice home chefs who are looking to learn their way around the kitchen love classes like Knife Skills, Chicken 101, and culinary boot camp, where they’ll learn basics and precise techniques. On the other hand we also have sessions like Date Night, BFF Night, and our wine tasting seminars. Students in these classes are still learning valuable skills, but in a more relaxed atmosphere.” Former student Marty M. says “Last weekend I made French toast using Ian’s brunch recipe, with fresh baked challah bread I learned to make in Brad’s bread class! How cool is that?! It was absolutely delicious! I never thought I’d be able to bring together the components of a dish like that.”
The kids are not left out at Cookology, either. They offer a ton of activities just for the budding chef as young as three years old! There are “Mommy & Me” classes, “Big Kids in the Kitchen” classes, and a number of summer cooking camps through August. Additionally, kids have an opportunity to prepare goodies for Mom during Cookology’s special Mother’s Day events (see website for details and to register).
What do Cookology chefs enjoy most about working directly with customers? Brad Spates, Lead Pastry Chef says it best: “I love being out of the kitchen and with people that are so enthusiastic and eager to learn about food. It is refreshing to see how people truly appreciate and respect the art that we strive to perfect.”
For more info:
Dulles Town Center
21100 Dulles Town Circle
Sterling, VA, 20166