Chef John Bogan Recipes From the Seasons of My Life is a cook book incorporating Chef John's favorite recipes from each Season of the year. He has taken special care to include personal descriptions and inspirations of each recipe.

The Chef John Bogan Recipes From the Seasons of My Life cook book is selling as a package. Chef John is offering a presale promotion discounting the first 100 packages sold!


We are ecstatic to announce the "First100" copies were sold.

At checkout, enter promo code SECOND100 to receive a $5 discount with your purchase of the cook book.


The Cook Book package includes one copy of Chef John's Cook Book and one canister of Chef John's Signature Seasoning.


Excerpt: ​My collections of recipes are presented

in this book by seasons. I embrace the ingredients

available seasonally to create my menus at home

and at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking.

*Cook book will ship upon arrival at LGSC.

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Dinner Time

Wine Time!


Join The Lake Geneva School of Cooking as we celebrate dining

around the world!

A culinary field trip to any new city or country is always about the dining experience. At the Lake Geneva School of Cooking Dinner Time, Wine Time!we will explore cuisine from; Paris, Napa Valley, Tuscany, our Americana and local Lake Geneva.

Dinner Time, Wine Time takes you cities around the world and offers a menu that is sure to inspire a return trip!

Enjoy a Sparkling Wine Reception with cheese Popovers, as the Chef introduces himself and his staff and reviews the “city themed” menu, and demonstrates a few basic cuts and important safety techniques before getting broken up into teams.

Then let the "hands-on" cooking begin as you slice, dice, chop, laugh, and dance while each team creates a delicious dish from each city’s four-course menu under the guidance of Chef and the Lake Geneva School of Cooking staff.

After all the cooking is done, everyone will sit down for a fine dining experience with a gourmet meal that you helped create.




Dinner Time, Wine Time! Dining Themes

Americana, Lake Geneva, Napa Valley, Paris and Tuscany


Take a culinary field trip as we put together menu highlighting the regions’

Classic dishes and match it with excellent wine.


Saturday, August 1st at 6:00 pm - Lake Geneva

Saturday, August 8th at 6:00 pm - Tuscany

Saturday, August 15th at 6:00 pm - Lake Geneva

Saturday, August 22nd at 6:00 pm - Hawaii

Saturday, August 28th at 6:00 pm - Napa Valley

Saturday, August 29th at 6:00 pm - Paris

$95 per person


Prime Time 2020


The PRIME TIME STEAK GRILLING class promises to be serious fun for all the meat lovers out there. You and your teammates will learn the secrets of Charring and Searing your favorite Prime Steak along with three additional complimentary courses.

In this “Hands-On” four course cooking class you will begin class enjoy a Sparkling Wine and Parmigiano Popover Reception, a Grilled Prime “Bone In” Filet and a fabulous wine tasting.

Prime Time includes coaching by Chef and our staff, complete recipe package,Sparkling wine, Parmigiano Popovers, Wine Tasting while Dining and four-course meal.


Prime Time in Lake Geneva

Sample Menu

Sparkling Wine and Parmigiano Popover Reception

Wine Tasting while Dining


 Classic French Onion Soup

Wisconsin Wedge Salad

 Grilled “Bone In” Prime Filet Mignon

 Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee


Saturday, September 5th   6:00-10:00pm

Sunday, September 6th   5:00-9:00pm

$125 per person


Farmer's Market

and More!


At the Lake Geneva School of Cooking, we are committed to purchasing a portion of our meats, fruits and vegetables from producers who are dedicated toward environmentally-friendly farming, and who meet our high quality standards.

During warm-weather months, we offer classes that include trips to the

Lake Geneva Farmers Market Thursday’s from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

to enjoy a bountiful selection of locally-grown fruits and vegetables.  We also meet with local farmers regularly throughout the year, to ensure that cooking enthusiasts who attend our classes use only the finest ingredients to create fabulous appetizers, entrées and desserts.

Benefits of "Buying Local"

Buying local helps us appreciate and utilize the flavors and variety of each season in our recipes, menus and classes. Produce that is locally grown can remain on the vine or branch longer, and is therefore fresher and more flavorful. In addition, local products have a reduced impact on the environment because they don’t have to be trucked from California, Florida or Texas.


In addition, buying local helps sustain neighboring farmers, contributing to the success of Lake Geneva's local growers and economy. Each trip to a local farm or market generates more money, profiting these growers and the local economy. We, at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking, are proud to support the following family farms and businesses:

  • River Valley Mushroom Farm & Kitchens: Mushrooms & Organic Vegetables, Slades Corner, WI

  • Wilson Farm Meats: Locally Raised Pork & Smoked Bacon, Elkhorn, WI

  • Lake Geneva Country Meats: Meats, Sausages, Wine & Produce, Lake Geneva, WI

  • Yuppie Hill Poultry: Eggs and Poultry, Burlington, WI

Bring your knives with you, Blue Ribbon Edge will sharpen knives while you are visiting the Farmer's Market.


Whether your child is interested in becoming a chef or just wants to cook cool food, the Kids Cuisine class is designed with the young chef in mind!  Open to children between the ages of 4 and 16, this class is exciting and educational for everyone.  Moms and Dads can drop off the kids and enjoy their own lunch and shopping in Lake Geneva.


In this “hands-on class”, kids will be able to learn the importance of proper nutrition while enjoying the freedom to create a well balanced meal. 


After everyone is done cooking, we will sit down for a family style lunch where the children will learn and discuss 12 Basic Table Manners for Kids.  It’s a great way for children to make new friends and explore a new activity in a fun, controlled environment where we don’t mind a mess!


Classes will be held on the selected following dates 11:00 am – 2:00pm:

Session I:  Tuesday & Wednesday, July 7th / 8th

Session II:  Tuesday & Wednesday, July 14th / 15th

Session III:  Tuesday & Wednesday, July 28th / 29th  

Session IV:  Tuesday & Wednesday, August 4th / 5th  


This class is presented as a 2-day session at $95 per child.

Kids Cuisine 2020



Warm weather brings outdoor activities and nothing says the great outdoors more than grilling!

From appetizer to dessert, we'll keep you fired up about grilling!

Enjoy a Sparkling Wine Reception with Parmigiano Popovers as Chef introduces himself and goes over some of his favorite grilling recipes and demonstrates some basic cuts and important safety techniques before getting broken up into teams.


Then let the "hands-on" cooking begin as you learn professional techniques for charring and searing as well as mastering how to keep meats, seafood, fruits, and vegetables tender, juicy, and flavorful.

After all the cooking is done, everyone will sit down for a fine dining experience with a gourmet meal that will be sure to make you feel like a true "King of the Grill".


Thursday, August 20th, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, September 25th, 6:00 - 10:00 pm

$85 per person

Thrill of the Grill


For our Lake Geneva School of Cooking

Family, Friends & Alumni




We look forward to sharing our kitchens – inside and out – with our family, friends, and alumni.


We ask all guests to wash hands upon arrival, before preparing food, handling food, and dining.  


We will be doing our best to keep all surfaces disinfected, however by entering you do so at your own risk, and agree to not hold this establishment and employees responsible for any illness you may incur.


We ask you please practice social awareness, and if you are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms please stay home, get well, and join us at a later date.


WELCOME BACK family, friends, and Alumni!

Chef John Bogan and the Lake Geneva School of Cooking Team

A gourmet cooking experience

Spend a day with co-workers outside the office and head to Lake Geneva for a customized team-building event!

Following recipes in cookbooks or watching demonstration shows on television cannot equal the "experience" of real cooking classes that we at The Lake Geneva School of Cooking have to offer. We look forward to your company in joining us for a learning, lasting, and gourmet cooking experience.

Become a proficient cook without the cost or time commitment 

Classes will provide the essential training one needs to become a proficient cook without the cost or time commitment of a traditional culinary academy. In addition to daily classes, the school offers catering and corporate team building events, and hosts private parties including:

  • Birthdays

  • Anniversaries

  • Bridal Showers

  • Bachelorette Parties

  • Weddings

  • Book Clubs


Customize your evening with one of our many packages

Looking for something for the birthday guest, the anniversary couple or the bachelorette? You can customize your evening with one of our many packages. 

The Lake Geneva School of Cooking has teamed up with Ideal Impressions Photography to offer you an interactive selection of portraits and videos to capture great memories from your Team Building and Culinary events. 


"It was an amazing, fun, and team building experience! The food we cooked ended up tasting better than a five-star restaurant. Chef John is talented as a chef, as a host, and as a standup comedian. I can't imagine anyone going here and not having an awesome time. And, the team of people he has is equally amazing."


727 Geneva Street

​Lake Geneva, WI 53147

(262) 248-3933