THE SEASONS OF MY LIFE
Cook Book Package
COOK BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!
CHEF JOHN BOGAN
THE SEASONS OF MY LIFE
This Cook Book makes a
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
Chef John's Signature Seasoning.
Sample our Spring Menu
featuring these Recipes from our Cook Book:
CHEF JOHN BOGAN Recipes From the Seasons of My Life
Dinner Time, Wine Time 2022
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 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, Napa Valley, Paris, Tuscany and Celebrating Holidays with Special Themes
Take a culinary field trip as we put together menu highlighting the regions’ Classic dishes and match it with excellent wine.
Friday, August 19th - Napa Valley
Saturday, August 20th - Lake Geneva
Saturday, August 27th - Tuscany
Friday, September 2nd - Napa Valley
Saturday, September 3rd - Duckhorn Wine
Sunday, September 4th - Caymus Wine
Saturday, September 24th - Paris
Friday, September 30th - Tuscany
Classes are held 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Labor Day Weekend Celebrations
Enjoy a Sparkling Wine Reception with Parmigiano Popovers as Chef introduces himself and goes over the nights DUCKHORN & CAYMUS VINEYARD wine themed menu and demonstrates some 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 DUCKHORN or CAYMUS wine themed dish from the four-course menu under the guidance of Chef John and the LGSC staff.
After all the cooking is done, everyone will sit down for a fine dining experience with a gourmet meal that you helped create while pouring
DUCKHORN or CAYMUS VINEYARD wines.
Saturday, September 3rd
Dinner Time, Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Time
$150 per participant
Class is held: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 4th
Dinner Time, Caymus Vineyards Wine Time
$195 per participant
Class is held: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thrill of the Grill
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".
Classes are held 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$120-$125 per person
Kids Cuisine 2022
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:
11:00 am – 2:00pm:
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 9th / 10th
This class is presented as a 2-day session
$125 per person
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*
$95 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
local 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!
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:
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.