Join The Lake Geneva School of Cooking as we celebrate

St. Patrick’s Day!


A culinary field trip to Ireland as we put together menu highlighting this regions classic dishes and match it with excellent wine.


This class  is sure to change your usual St. Patrick’s Day dinner and make it into something extraordinary with this "hands-on" cooking class!


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


hen let the "hands-on" cooking begin as you slice, dice, chop, laugh, and dance while each team creates a delicious dish from the Irish Themed 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.



Friday, March 13th at 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 14th at 6:00 pm



Dinner Time, Wine Time: Ireland

Sample Menu


Sparkling Wine/Irish Beer Reception

St. Paddy’s Day Popovers


Potato Crusted Salmon Fillet

Duet of Three Mustard Sauce and Chili Pepper Puree


Wilted Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese en Croute

Grilled Mushroom & Bacon Vinaigrette


Char Grilled Pinn-Oak Farms Lamb Porterhouse

River Valley Ranch Vegetable Boquetierre


Vanilla Bread Pudding with Raisins

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Irish whiskey Sauce

Dinner Time, Wine Time:



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, March 26th, 2020

Thursday, April 30th, 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, March 6th, 2020

Friday, April 17th, 2020

6 pm- 10 pm

$85 per participant


Welcome to Woman's Weekend in Lake Geneva


What better way to enjoy Women’s Weekend “Hit the Jackpot” than gathering around for a Sparkling Wine Reception at the

Lake Geneva School of Cooking!


Gather the girls for this hands-on cooking experience where you learn how to make entertaining easy, and delicious "fit for the Queen of Hearts” inspired dishes with our “Hit the Jackpot” Luncheon.


In addition to a beautiful lake front inspired kitchen setting, guests will enjoy a “hands-on” cooking class, wine tasting, and a culinary event full of fun and laughter.

“Hit the Jackpot” Luncheon class is Saturday, May 2nd

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Dinner Time, Wine Time: “Hit the Jackpot” Dinner class is Saturday, May 2nd

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.



Women’s Weekend in Lake Geneva

Sample Menu Items:


Sparkling Wine Reception

Three Cheese Popovers


Grilled Country Bruschetta

Tomato, Basil and Garlic


Grilled Asparagus Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Egg and Romaine Chiffonade


Chicken Medallions with Prosciutto

River Valley Mushrooms and Cream Sherry Wine Reduction


Grilled Shrimp Briana

Macadamia Nut Pesto with Angel Hair Pasta

Women’s Weekend in Lake Geneva 2020

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