Not only is Grand Rapids a great restaurant city, it's a great city for people who love to cook. Or would love to learn to cook. Or just love the pursuit of culinary knowledge.

The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College presents an ongoing schedule of hands-on workshops for the general public. Many of our creative farm-to-table chefs take great delight in sharing their tips and techniques in special classes designed for home cooks. And some of our finest restaurants open their doors for fun educational events like beer and wine tastings, theme dinners and more.

Check back here often - we're always cooking up more ideas!

Cooking class at the Local Epicurean

Head to Eastown and enjoy a cooking class at The Local Epicurean, followed by a meal featuring your own hand-crafted creations!

Photo by Haley Chicoine for Experience GR

Middle Eastern Cooking Class

Chef Shaun has curated an amazing menu and will guide you step by step as you prepare a Middle Eastern meal to remember! Explore the flavors of chicken shawarma. Learn how to make falafel and finish off the class with a baklava recipe that you’ll…

Take a Cooking Class