Sausage Making & Super Bowl Tailgating Traditions

Match playoff football with championship tailgating right here in the kitchen with our large screen TV and Chef John's traditions!

Join Chef John as we make homemade Italian Sausage, Mimosa’s, Bloody Marys and WI Micro Brews.


Come with your buddies or come with your family

for this “hands-on” approach to the football season.  You’ll be making your very own Italian Sausage from scratch with all the sides and beverages you need for a true football experience.  It brings new life to a classic tradition!  We’ll have the big game on our TV as we make a feast fit for any Tailgating King!

The Super “Tailgating” Bowl Party will be held on:

​​Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

2:00- 5:00 pm Tailgating and

Hands-On Cooking Class

5:00- 9:00 pm Watch the Big Game

$75 /pp

Sample Tailgating Menu


Parmigiano Popovers

Sausage Cheddar Meatballs

Colossal Shrimp Cocktail

Sausages with Caramelized Onions

Italian Sausage, Merchand de Vin Sauce

Roasted Sausage Giambotta


My Funny Valentine

Let the romance flow in our “hands-on” Couples Cooking class by going back to the original “Land of Love”.

Celebrate with your sweetheart in Paris on

Saturday, Feb. 8th, or celebrate with your sweetheart in Tuscany on Sunday, Feb. 9th.

If you’d like to keep your heart close to home, you can celebrate with us right here in Lake Geneva on

Thursday, February 13th, Friday, Feb. 14th and

Saturday, February 15th.

In addition to a romantic setting, guests will enjoy a “hands-on” cooking class, four-course meal, wine tasting, and a night full of celebrating love and laughter.


Saturday, February 8th at 6:00 pm $115/pp

Sunday, February 9th at 5:00 pm $90/pp

Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm $95/pp

Friday, February 14th at 6:00 pm $125/pp

Saturday, February 15th at 6:00 pm $125/pp


Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

Surprise the Valentine in your family this February by joining us in the afternoon for this family oriented workshop!
Let the family indulge in a “hands-on” Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate workshop designed for the Chocoholic in all of us on Saturday, Feb. 8th  where we’ll decorate assorted pastries with whimsical designs, brightly colored icings, sprinkles, and sugar crystals.

(Class will feature a light lunch and Chocolate Buffet)


Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 12 noon $75/pp

My Funny Valentine

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate


Tableside Thursdays

with Jerry Pawlak

Reminiscent of the Good Ol' Days at the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva, Maitre d' Extraordinaire Jerry Pawlak will share stories and demonstrate tableside dining.

In the United States, the position of Maitre D’ may be a part of the role of a manager or supervisor in charge of the "front of the house" operations.  In the original French language Maitre D’ is literally the "master of the hotel".

In this combination of Hands-on class and Dinner Demonstration, you will help prepare Shrimp Scampi, Classic Caesar Salad, Steak Diane and Bananas Foster.

Enjoy this journey of a bygone era.

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

6 pm - 10 pm

$75 per participant


My Life in France with Julia Child

Join us at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking as we celebrate the recipes and cuisine of Julia Child and honoring her memoir, My Life in France. 


Julia’s fun and approachable cooking style allows everyone to feel at home in the kitchen.  Her witty character and passion for sharing her love of cooking allows Chef John to create a relaxed feel to this class.  Whether you’re looking to add a little French inspiration into your cooking or just have an entertaining evening out, this is the class for you!


In this hands-on class, you will learn how to make the best of Julia’s very own recipes. Her goal was to make all home chefs to feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen, even when preparing fine foods and intimidating recipes.  The Lake Geneva School of Cooking embraces this approach and brings it to life with an intuitive and enjoyable culinary event.

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Friday, March 6th, 2020

6 pm- 10 pm

$85 per participant


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

P.O. Box 1082

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

(262) 248-3933