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Cook Book Package







This Cook Book makes a Great Gift!


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 Cook Book package includes one copy of

Chef John's Cook Book and one canister of

Chef John's Signature Seasoning.

Fontana Home Shop and Cornerstone Shop & Gallery in Lake Geneva will continue to sell Chef John's cook books, and as always LGSC will continue to sell the cook books at:


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 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, Napa Valley, Hawaii, 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, July 31st - Hawaii

Saturday, August 7th - Napa Valley

Saturday, August 14th - Americana

Friday, August 20th - Tuscany

Friday, August 27th - Paris

Saturday, August 28th - Lake Geneva

Friday, September 3rd - Napa Valley

Classes held 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$95 - $125 per person


2021 Farmer's Market & 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 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.

Farmer’s Market & More

Thursday’s at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm*

$75 per person

* Please check our class calendar for dates and details.


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

  • Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms: Locally Raised Lamb, Delavan, WI

  • Reminder: Have your knives sharpened at Blade Works while visiting the Market!

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Kids Cuisine Class Series 2021


Whether your child is interested in becoming a chef or just wants to cook cool food, this 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:

Session II:  Tuesday & Wednesday, July 27th / 28th

Session III:  Tuesday & Wednesday, August 17th / 18th  

Classes are held: 11:00 am – 2:00pm


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


Warm weather brings outdoor activities and nothing says

“the great outdoors” like 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 reviews some of his favorite grilling recipes and demonstrates some basic cuts and important safety techniques before breaking into cooking 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, July 22nd

Thursday, August 5th

 Classes are held 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

$90-$95 per person

Thrill of the Grill


Prime Time 2021

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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  enjoy a Sparkling Wine and Parmigiano Popover Reception, a Grilled Prime “Bone In” Filet and a fabulous wine tasting.


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


Prime Time includes coaching by Chef and our staff,  

Sparkling Wine, Parmigiano Popovers, Wine Tasting while Dining and four-course meal.

Saturday, September 4th

Sunday, September 5th

Saturday classes are held 6:00 -10:00pm

Sunday classes are held 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$150 per person

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.

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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. 

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"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."